Olds College

Equine Science

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Program Information

School:Olds College
Faculty:Animal Sciences
Field of Study:Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management
Description:This nationally renowned program is offered at Canada’s premier equine educational center making it amongst the elite in North America. Allow your passion to become your career by applying to this one of a kind Equine Science program offered at Olds College. As home of the Canadian Equine Centre of Innovation (CECI), we provide instructional expertise, and modern facilities with extensive technological and industrial support. We prepare our students to successfully enter the equine industry with curriculum that covers health care, nutrition, genetics and conformation, horse husbandry, horsemanship and equine facility management. Year one of our two year diploma program provides a general overview of Equine Science while year two provides students an opportunity to "pursue their Passion" through providing a number of course options to suit a variety of interests.

URL:Equine Science at Olds College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $14,323

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program.

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Applied Mathematics  or  Grade11 Pure Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Biology 

Applicants must have 50% or better in English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2; 50% or better in Biology 30; and 50% or better in Math 20-1 or 20-2.

Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 79]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Complete a minimum of 80 hours of job shadowing and/or employment in an equine related business (may be completed on, or outside of your family owned business/farm)

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on March 15, 2019

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