Olds College

Surface Land Management

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Program Information

School:Olds College
Faculty:Land & Environment
Field of Study:Land Use Planning and Management/Development
Description:Are you an excellent communicator? If so, this maybe a career suited for you. As a Land Agent you will learn how to work with industry, government and landowner stakeholders to arrive at mutually beneficial solutions to the acquisition of land for well sites, pipeline routes, highways and utility right of ways and alternate energy sites. Olds College is the leading educational institution in the training of surface land agents in Western Canada. You can play a vital part in negotiating land agreements while acting as a liaison between corporate or government agencies and the landowner.

With our hands-on training in classrooms, labs and field settings you will learn how to play a pivotal role in the acquisition of land. The Land Agent program teaches land acquisition, land administration, land and agricultural management systems, legal rights, petroleum fundamentals and specialized land and petroleum terminology. During your second year as a student, you will participate in a practicum assignment to further develop your skills.
URL:Surface Land Management at Olds College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,368

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program.
Careers:Urban and Land Use Planners

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 
  •  Grade11 Science  or  Grade11 Chemistry  or  Grade11 Biology 

Applicants must have 50% or better in English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2; 50% or better in Math 20-1 or Math 20-2 (Pure or Applied Math 20); and 50% or better in Science 20 OR Chemistry 20 OR Biology 20.

Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 79] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Portfolio
Alternate Admission Status applies if you do not meet the Alberta high school requirements of the program to which you are applying, or if you received your high school education through home based learning. Alternate Admission Status students may be required to meet specific program admission requirements. To apply under this status, you must submit a transcript(s) showing any completed high school and post-secondary courses, a statement in support of your application outlining aspects of your background and experience that might have prepared you for the program. Documents such as a resume, letters of reference from previous educators or employers, and/or a portfolio of related academic/project work must be included with your application.

* 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 May 29, 2019

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