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While earning this provincially recognized certificate, students will develop the skills and competencies needed to be successful in this important sector of tourism.

For more information:

Olds College Distance Learning – Programs

E: info@oldscollege.ca
P: 403.507.7715
Toll Free: 1.800.661.6537 Ext. 7715

Available online with local support.
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Accommodation Management Certificate program will prepare students to enter middle management and supervisory positions within this growing industry.

For more information: 

Olds College Distance Learning – Programs

E: info@oldscollege.ca
P: 403.507.7715
Toll Free: 1.800.661.6537 Ext. 7715

Available online with local support.

An administrative assistant is the cornerstone of the modern office. This person is adept at using current computer software and technology and is a life-long learner. The Administrative Office Professional program allows students to develop the skills needed to move forward in this in-demand career.

For more information:

RDC Distance Learning- Programs

P: 403.357.3664

Toll free: 1.888.732.4630 ext 3664

Available online



This comprehensive program will give you a thorough understanding of engines, hydraulics, braking, electrical, starting, charging, fuel systems and more.

For more information:

Olds College Distance Learning – AHET

E: info@oldscollege.ca
P: 403.507.7715
Toll Free: 1.800.661.6537

Available online with local support.


The Business Administration Diploma will prepare you for a wide range of careers in businesses and public sector organizations.

For more information:

RDC Distance Learning- Programs

P: 403.357.3664

Toll free: 1.888.732.4630 ext 3664

Available online

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The Early Learning & Child Care Certificate program trains professionals to work with children from birth to 12 years.  There is an emphasis on developing caring relationships with children and families.

For more information:

RDC Distance Learning- Programs

P: 403.357.3664

Toll free: 1.888.732.4630 ext 3664


Graduates of this program will have the knowledge and confidence to assist teachers in an inclusive classroom setting. Educational Assistants may work in all levels of the K-12 edcuational system, with other opportunites in the fields of respite care and community disability programs.

For more information:

RDC Distance Learning- Programs

P: 403.357.3664

Toll free: 1.888.732.4630 ext 3664

Available online


The Health Care Aide Certificate Program provides students with the skills required to provide personal care for patients in long-term care, acute care, and community/home care settings. Health Care Aides assist patients with mobility and feeding needs, communication, medication delivery, and generally create a comfortable environment for them. Wondering if the Health Care Aide program is the right choice for you? Here are a few simple questions to help you decide: HCA Self Screening

Institution: NorQuest College
Telephone: 780.644.5932
Email: student.recruiters@norquest.ca

For more information:

https://www.norquest.ca/cal/2016-2017/program/health-care-aide/

LOCATIONS:

Drumheller, Stettler and Olds in February 2017



The Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate program provides students with the skills needed for entry level positions operating heavy equipment in the construction; oil and gas; infrastructure; or mining industries.

Using a combination of classroom and field instruction (with hands-on experience), students learn to operate numerous  pieces of heavy equipment, including: compactors, loaders, dozers, graders, and excavators.

For more information:

Olds College Distance Learning – Heavy Equipment Operator

Phone: 1(403) 507-7715
Toll Free: 1-800-661-6537 ext 7715
Email: lmackie@oldscollege.ca

* Available in Drumheller, Fall 2017


The Management Certificate provides basic business skills training which may assist students in securing management positions. The Certificate also provides students with opportunities to further advance their studies at RDC in the field of business.

For more information:

RDC Distance Learning- Programs

P: 403.357.3664

Toll free: 1.888.732.4630 ext 3664

Available online

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This full-time blended program will be delivered over two years; 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. The Practical Nurse Program prepares the graduate to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) following graduation and successful completion of the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam. As an LPN, the graduate will provide nursing care in a variety of health care settings, such as hospitals, community settings, extended care facilities, home care, and other health care agencies.

For more information:

RDC Distance Learning- Programs

P: 403.357.3664

Toll free: 1.888.732.4630 ext 3664

Available online

Online Learning

Rural Finance and Entrepreneurship Certificate

Whether you’re a rural business owner or an agricultural lender, this online program will assist you in promoting better business practices within conventional and non-conventional agriculture.

For more information:  

Olds College Distance Learning – Rural Finance and Entrepreneurship Program

E: info@oldscollege.ca
P: 403.507.7715
Toll Free: 1.800.661.6537 Ext.7715

Available online with local support.
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The Tourism Business and Services Management Certificate will prepare front-line employees with the requisite skills to enter middle management/supervisory positions in this industry.

For more information:

Olds College Distance Learning – Programs

E: info@oldscollege.ca
P: 403.507.7715
Toll Free: 1.800.661.6537 ext.7715

Available online with local support.


Unit Clerks play a vital role by managing the coordination of activity and information so the needs of medical staff, patients and families are met in an effective manner. Students enrolled in this program will develop the skills and attributes to work efficiently as a Unit Clerk in a hospital or other health facility.


For more information:





P: 403.357.3664

Toll free: 1.888.732.4630 ext 3664

Available online


Do you enjoy working with people and share a love for animals? This program combines office administration and veterinary medicine skills to train you as a valued member of a veterinary team.

The Veterinary Medical Receptionist (VMR) provides client care as the “face of the practice” and hands-on animal care to farm and companion animals, both large and small.

For more information:

Olds College Distance Learning – Veterinary Medical Receptionist

E: info@oldscollege.ca
P: 403.507.7715
Toll Free: 1.800.661.6537

Available online, with an animal handling lab at the Olds College Campus, and culminating with a 4 week practicum.