Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job and technical training in an earning-while-learning arrangement that leads to certification as a journeyman in a recognized trade. Apprenticeship Students work under a qualified tradesman becoming familiar with the principles, skills, tools and materials of a trade. Depending on the trade, the term of apprenticeship varies from two to four years. Olds College provides technical training for four year trades.
If you want to get your hands on the newest and biggest industry equipment in service come to Olds College. The Agricultural & Heavy Equipment program will give you a thorough understanding of engines, hydraulics, braking, electrical, starting, charging, fuel systems and more. You will spend the first year covering all fundamentals before specializing in your second year with either agricultural or heavy equipment.