Length of Program:  1 YearProgram Intakes:  Fall Intake (September program start)
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Post-Diploma Certificate

Applications Open: October

Length of Program: One Year

Program Status: Open

The one-year Post-Diploma Certificate (30 credits) at Olds College is designed to enhance your previously obtained post-secondary education with practical and employable skills in an area of specialization (e.g., Agriculture, Horticulture, Agricultural Business and Environment).

The Post-Diploma Certificate is ideal for international students who have earned a diploma or equivalent in their home country and are looking for a international experience. This program is also suited for recent graduates who have earned a diploma or degree in a general field like business or science, and who are looking to round out their education with focused and career-ready skills. The Post-Diploma Certificate may also be an excellent choice for mature learners with previous education and who are looking to retrain for a new career.

Length of Program: One year

Method of Delivery: On-Campus

Program Intakes: Fall Intake (September program start)

Applications Open: October for the Fall Intake

Credential: Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will receive a Post-Diploma Certificate

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Admission Requirements

  • GPA of 2.5 in a previous diploma or degree;

Please Note:

  • Students may not receive advance credit/standing based on credits considered as part of the admission requirement;

  • Up to 12 students can be enrolled each year on a first qualified, first admitted basis.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition: $5,635 / Fees: $1,370 / Books & Supplies: $2,000

Please refer to the current Fee Schedule for complete details.

* Please note that international students pay 3.5 times the domestic tuition amount. These fees are provided as estimates only for the purposes of budgeting. All students should refer to the Fee Schedule for the most accurate information and all fees are subject to change.*

Tuition, Fees & Payments

Scholarships & Student Awards

Olds College offers over 450 awards, valued at $500,000+ in scholarships, bursaries and prizes. Thanks to our industry partners, alumni, and friends of Olds College we are fortunate to offer a generous student awards program to students.

For additional information on scholarships, bursaries and prizes at Olds College, visit Scholarships & Awards

Entrance Awards Available!

Entrance awards range from $250 - $1500 for students applying for the upcoming academic year and have paid the tuition deposit by the deadline.

Awards are selected randomly from those that have applied and qualify based on the criteria.
Award will be applied as a tuition credit to the student's account after the add/drop course deadline, confirming full-time attendance.
Not all that apply will receive an entrance award.

Student Funding

For information on how to apply for government student loans, financial aid or for help with financial planning, visit our Student Funding page.


  • Students will be contacted by a Student Advisor approximately one month prior to the start date of the program to select courses:

  • Students will select suitable courses based on availability;

  • Course selections will normally be from one area of specialization, however applicable courses from other areas of study may be considered.

Academic Calendar: View Courses

For More Information

Our Admissions office can help navigate you through the admissions process and answer any questions you have about your program of study. 

☎ 403.556.8281
☎ 1.800.661.6537
Inquire about this program

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take this program over 2 years?

No, this program is to be completed in two consecutive terms.

What can I do with this program?

This program is intended to supplement and enhance your previous education, and provide more employable skills for specific sectors.

Can I take more then one major?
No, due to the structure and delivery of this program students are not able to complete more than one major of this Post-Diploma Certificate.
Can I transfer from this program to another program at Olds College?

Yes, courses from the Post-Diploma Program may be applied towards other programs at Olds College. For information regarding admission to other programs please see the Office of the Registrar.

Does this program qualify for Alberta Student Aid (student loans) and Olds College scholarships and bursaries?
Can I transfer credits from another institution to this program?

No. Credits from this program cannot be transferred.