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  • Welcome to OCCI
    The Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI) is the scientifically acclaimed applied research division of Olds College. Olds College actively pursues involvement in applied research.
  • OCCI Programs
    OCCI provides student and new skills training and provide service to companies that seek new value in existing biofuel or waste-to-energy manufacturing sub-segments, such as waste recovery and valorization.
  • Compost
    The Composting Technology Centre is a full scale Class I composting facility situated on six acres of the Olds College campus. This research facility receives continuous shipments of organic residual from the communities within Mountain View County.
  • Prairie Turfgrass Research Centre
    The PTRC is a joint venture of Olds College and the Alberta Turfgrass Research Foundation (ATRF). The ATRF funds and directs the operations of the PTRC.

Olds from the Calgary airport:

  • after leaving the terminal take a left at the lights (Barlow Trail NE)
  • left at the next lights (96 Avenue NE)
  • exit right onto Deerfoot Trail north (Hwy #2)
  • travel approximately 40 min north to Hwy 27 - west to Olds (exit 340A)
  • five more minutes and you’ll see the college grounds on your left
  • take a left at the lights (Hwy 2A)
  • take the first entrance (left) onto the college campus
  • keep to the right and park in Lot AA


Olds from the Edmonton (Leduc) airport:

  • after leaving the terminal head Northeast on Service Road toward 9th Avenue
  • turn right onto Hwy 19E
  • take the ramp to Leduc/Red Deer (QEII Highway)
  • travel approximately 21 hours 40 minutes south to Hwy 27 - west to Olds (exit 340B)
  • five more minutes and you’ll see the college grounds on your left
  • take a left at the lights (Hwy 2A)
  • take the first entrance (left) onto the college campus
  • keep to the right and park in Lot AA

Locate OCCI

OCCI is located on Hwy #27, only five minutes west of the QE #2 highway; housed on the north end of the Olds College campus (map indicating OCCI facilities)

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