Olds College

Land and Water Resources - Land Reclamation and Remediation

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Program Information

School:Olds College
Faculty:Land & Environment
Field of Study:Land Use Planning and Management/Development
Water Resources Engineering
Description:Prepare for a career in the reclamation industry by helping to ensure disturbed or contaminated land is put back to its original state. Reclamation has become big business, especially in Alberta, B.C. and Saskatchewan. As the oil and gas, mining, agricultural, forestry and urban development activities thrive all over western Canada, there are many employment opportunities waiting for you. Resource companies strive to meet government and industry regulations, which means you have the opportunity to provide the services they require.

URL:Land and Water Resources - Land Reclamation and Remediation at Olds College
Length:2 Year(s)
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 
  •   Biology  or   Chemistry  or   Science 

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

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]
Application Notes : The language of instruction at Olds College is English. Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate they have completed at least three years of academic study conducted completely in the English language. Any applicant who does not meet this requirement must demonstrate language proficiency through successful completion of a recognized English language assessment test dated within two years of submitting an application to Olds College. English language assessments and the corresponding scores recognized by Olds College are as follows: a TOEFL score of at least 79 (computer based) or 550 (paper based); an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 6.0; a Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) score of at least 60; a Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment (CLBA) score of at least 8.0; and a Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of at least 53-54.
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 April 17, 2020

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