Olds College

Land and Water Resources - Environmental Stewardship and Rural Planning

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Program Information

School:Olds College
Faculty:Werklund School of Agriculture Technology
Field of Study:Land Use Planning and Management/Development
Water Resources Engineering
Description:Our population is continually growing. Along with that growth is a need for new developments in both the rural and urban areas. Skilled professionals are needed. Whether it’s a private company or municipality, you could be involved in decisions that affect the places people live along with the environment that surrounds them. Planners have the knowledge and put the plans into place which improve public and private developmental decisions. Prepare yourself for a career ensuring sustainability of the soil, water and wildlife resources amidst agriculture or land development activities.

URL:Land and Water Resources - Environmental Stewardship and Rural Planning 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 
  •   Chemistry  or   Biology  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]
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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