Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

Equine Reproduction Technician Certificate

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Program Information

School:Olds College of Agriculture & Technology
Faculty:School of Life Science and Business
Field of Study:Animal Breeding
Animal Health
Animal Nutrition
Animal Training
Description:Become a specialist in equine reproduction with the Equine Reproduction Technician certificate. This one year program — unique in Canada — will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage or operate an equine breeding facility, taught from experienced instructors and Doctors of Veterinary Medicine.

Through hands-on instruction, you’ll gain proficiency with common modern reproductive techniques, such as hand breeding , AI and Transported Cooled Semen, as well as, the interpretation of ultrasounds. You will also be exposed to frozen semen and embryo transfer. Over the course of the program, you’ll gain confidence in managing the process of breeding horses from semen collection and insemination, to managing synchronization and fertility issues. You will manage mares in late pregnancy and caring for the mare during the foaling process on the commercial breeding/foaling operation at the College.
URL:Equine Reproduction Technician Certificate at Olds College of Agriculture & Technology
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $3,147

Total cost per year including tuition, fees, books, and supplies: $4,226.81
Careers:Biological Technologists and TechniciansVeterinary Assistants and Animal Health TechnologistsFarm Supervisors and Specialized Livestock Workers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*50
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics  or  Grade11 Precalculus 
Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement
Completion of the Olds College Equine Science or Animal Health Technology diploma with a program GPA of 2.0 or higher. An equivalent diploma or degree in equine studies or animal health, or a degree in veterinary medicine may also be considered;
50% or better in English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2, and;
50% or better in Biology 30, and;
50% or better in Math 20-1 or 20-2, and;
120 Hours of Job Shadowing and/or Employment. Submit a Verification Form to verify the required 120 hours.
Applicants must complete a minimum of 120 hours of paid and/or volunteer job shadowing and/or employment in an equine related business (may be completed on or outside of your family owned business/farm). Hours are to be completed so the applicant is able to gain an understanding of the equine industry - the equine industry is both rewarding and challenging!
The hours may be gained from more than one equine related business.
The job shadowing and/or employment hours are not required to be completed through a school program/class.
The job shadowing and/or employment hours must be completed prior to submitting the Verification Form.
The Verification Form must include the name & contact information of the supervisor/employer who most closely supervised the applicant in the location where the job shadowing and/or employment hours were gained.
The applicant will need to submit one Verification Form for each job shadowing/employment that was used to gain the required hours.
Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Work Experience

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* 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 18, 2023

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