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  • Trades
    If you want to get your hands on the newest and biggest industry equipment in service, or want to excel in a trade, come to Olds College. Take one of our many Trades programs and get your hands dirty.
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
    If you want to jump in the seat of some serious heavy metal, this program is for you. Canada’s construction and oil/gas industries employ an arrangement of giant heavy machinery operators.
  • Pre-Employment Programs
    If you are interested in training for a trade, but do not have experience because you can’t find employment, then a pre-employment program could provide you the necessary training and education to make yourself employable.
  • John Deere Tech
    Olds College and John Deere Limited have teamed up to offer this unique program as a professional development stream for John Deere Technicians to become certified.

Trades

If you want to get your hands on the newest and biggest industry equipment in service, or want to excel in a trade, come to Olds College. Take one of our many Trades programs and get your hands dirty.

For more course offerings, also check out
Continuing Education: Trades

Trades Programs

Looking for apprenticeship programs?

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.

Welder Apprenticeship

Agricultural & Heavy Equipment

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.

 

Agricultural and Heavy Equipment