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1 Short Courses, Distance & Online Learning Agriculture Animal Sciences Business Land & Environment Machinery & Trades Plants & Horticulture Special Interest FALL/WINTER 2014 September - December

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3 AGRICULTURE > AGRONOMY CERTIFICATE LEVEL 1 pg. 4 Crop Production Systems pg. 4 Data Management for Field Scouting pg. 4 Field School pg. 4 Insect & Disease Management pg. 4 Introductory Soils & Crop Nutrition pg. 4 Weed Fundamentals pg. 4 > AGRONOMY CERTIFICATE LEVEL II pg. 5 Integrated Pest Management pg. 5 Soil, Water & Fertility Management pg. 5 > CERTIFIED CROP ADVISOR TUTORIAL pg. 7 > RURAL FINANCE & ENTREPRENEURSHIP CERTIFICATE pg. 6-7 Agribusiness Accounting pg. 6 Agribusiness Financial Management pg. 6 Agribusiness Planning & Management pg. 7 Agricultural Management Principles pg. 6 Commodity Marketing Fundamentals pg. 7 Principles of Marketing pg. 6 ANIMAL SCIENCES > CATTLE ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION TECHNIQUES pg. 16 > EQUINE SHORT COURSES pg. 12 Driving School - Level 1 pg. 12 Driving School - Level 2 pg. 12 Equine First Aid & Basic Health Care pg. 13 Equine Massage - Level 1 pg. 13 Horse Hoof Care & Trimming pg. 13 Horse Photography pg. 13 > EXERCISE RIDER & JOCKEY TRAINING pg. 15 > HORSEMANSHIP BOOTCAMP pg. 17 > RACE HORSE GROOM TRAINING PROGRAM pg. 14 > VETERINARY PRACTICE MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE pg. 10 Computer Applications pg. 11 Veterinary Communications pg. 11 Veterinary Financial Management pg. 11 Veterinary Human Resources pg. 11 Veterinary Marketing pg. 11 Veterinary Systems & Operating Procedures pg. 11 > WILDERNESS WRANGLER pg. 16 GST will be added to all prices unless otherwise indicated. BUSINESS > ACCOUNTING pg. 20 Accounting Fundamentals 1 pg. 20 Accounting Fundamentals 2 pg. 20 Sage 50 Accounting 2013 Levels I & II pg. 20 > COMPUTERS pg. 20 Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010 or 2013 pg. 20 Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 pg. 20 > CUSTOMIZED BUSINESS COURSES pg. 18 > ENTREPRENEURSHIP & SOCIAL ENTERPRISE CERTIFICATE pg. 21 Entrepreneurship Essentials pg. 21 Financial Literacy pg. 21 Principles of Marketing pg. 21 Social Entrepreneurship Strategies pg. 21 > RESOLVING CONFLICT THROUGH COMMUNICATION pg. 19 > THE LEARNING RESOURCE NETWORK pg. 18 Certificate in Customer Service pg. 19 emarketing Essentials Certificate pg. 18 Managing Social Media Platforms Certificate pg. 18 Negotiation: Get What You Want pg. 19 Supervisory and Leadership Certificate pg. 19 LAND & ENVIRONMENT > 2014 CAPLA Certification Examination Dates pg. 24 > Land Agent Licensing pg. 24 > Lawn & Garden Domestic Pesticide Dispenser Certification pg. 23 > PESTICIDE APPLICATOR TUTORIALS pg Agriculture, Landscape & Industrial Designation pg. 22 Agriculture, Landscape & Industrial for Authorized Assistants (No Core) pg. 22 Authorized Assistant (Core) pg. 22 Pesticide Applicator pg. 23 Seed Protectant Pestcide Applicator pg. 23 > Spill Response and Low Impact Remedial Measures- Wetlands and Water Bodies pg. 25 SPECIAL INTERESTS > Beginning Writer s Workshop pg. 37 > Creating WordPress Websites pg. 37 > Fashion in Calgary pg. 36 > How to Get Started in Game Development pg. 37 > Introduction to Guitar pg. 37 > Introduction to Photoshop pg. 37 > Master Spinner Program pg. 36 > Secrets of Better Photography pg. 37 > Speed Spanish pg. 37 PLANTS & HORTICULTURE > PRAIRIE HORTICULTURE CERTIFICATE (PHC) pg Applied Botany pg. 29 Arboriculture pg. 29 Basics of Horticultural Business Management pg. 29 Basics of Horticultural Marketing pg. 29 Field Production of Floral Crops pg. 29 Floral Design pg. 29 Fruit Production pg. 30 Greenhouse Crop Production pg. 30 Greenhouse Structures & Environments pg. 31 Herbaceous Landscape Plants pg. 31 Human Resource Management pg. 31 Indoor Landscaping pg. 31 Integrated Plant Management pg. 31 Landscape Construction pg. 31 Landscape Design pg. 32 Medicinal & Aromatic Plants pg. 32 Nursery Crop Production pg. 32 Plant Propagation pg. 32 Post Harvest Handling of Food Crops pg. 32 Safe Work/Pesticide Application pg. 33 Soils for Horticulture pg. 32 Turfgrass Production & Management pg. 33 Vegetable Crop Production pg. 33 Woody Landscape Plants pg. 33 > TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT TECHICIAN pg. 34 TRADES & INDUSTRIAL > Air Brake Endorsement pg. 40 > Animal Welfare & Humane Slaughter Program pg. 42 > CFC/HCFC/HFC Control in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry pg. 40 > CWB Weld Test pg. 40 > Forklift Operator Certification pg. 41 > Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate (HEO) pg. 38 > Introduction to Welding pg. 40 > Introduction to Woodworking Tools pg. 41 > Router Basics pg. 41 > Utility Tree Worker Safety Training pg. 44 > Utility Tree Worker & Utility Tree Trimmer Recertification pg. 44 Follow the Olds College road to Lifelong Learning.

4 > AGRONOMY CERTIFICATE LEVEL I Train while you work! This entry-level program will provide you with the basic agronomic knowledge & skills required for many positions within the agriculture industry. You may lack specific knowledge in agronomy, or you may have agronomy experience in another country but require specific training in Western Canadian farming practices. 4 online courses 2 residencies Tuition: $799/course (includes all textbooks & course materials) Late fee for registering after deadline: $75 Crop Production Systems An overview of basic botany and the production cycle for agricultural crops in Western Canada. You will learn the steps of land preparation, seeding, harvesting, and storage of grains, oilseeds, pulses, and hay crops. Their identity, uses, and markets will also be covered. Insect & Disease Management Become acquainted with the major insect and disease species affecting field crops in the Canadian prairies. Understand the concept of integrated pest management and practices utilized to prevent and manage outbreaks. Introductory Soils & Crop Nutrition This introductory course will provide you with an overview of basic soil formation, soil quality, crop nutrition, and fertilizer practices in Western Canada. Weed Fundamentals Gain the ability to identify common prairie weeds, understand their characteristics, and how these weeds impact various ecosystems. Understand the value of integrated weed management, and options for preventative, cultural and physical weed management. Data Management for Field Scouting This course will be an introduction to the technologies used in data collection for field scouting. This will include GPS, GIS, digital photography, and data management systems. Field School This field school will be the capstone course of the Agronomy Certificate. In this course, you will demonstrate practical, hands-on application of the competencies gained in the prerequisite courses. All five other courses from the certificate must be completed prior to qualifying for Field School. All Agronomy Certificate courses (excluding Field School) can be taken on a stand-alone basis. Course Course Dates Registration Deadline Course Format Crop Production Systems Sept 2-Oct 24, 2014 Aug 19, 2014 Online Insect & Disease Management Sept 2-Oct 24, 2014 Aug 19, 2014 Online Introductory Soils & Crop Nutrition Oct 27-Dec 19, 2014 Oct 14, 2014 Online Weed Fundamentals Oct 27-Dec 19, 2014 Oct 14, 2014 Online Data Management for Field Scouting June 2-6, 2014 May 20, 2014 Online Pre-reading + Residency Field School July 21-25, 2014 July 7, 2014 Online Pre-reading + Residency 4 Agriculture Register Today! oldscollege.ca/ce ext. 4677

5 > AGRONOMY CERTIFICATE LEVEL II The Agronomy Certificate Level II Program builds upon the agronomic skills gained in the Level I Certificate. Students will integrate concepts and be able to make general recommendations regarding crop production. This program will prepare students to work in agricultural retail and agronomic support positions, as field technicians or to better manage their own farms. 5 online courses Tuition: $799/course plus textbooks Late fee for registering after deadline: $75 Integrated Pest Management This course is designed to advance your knowledge and the application of integrated pest management concepts in agricultural cropping systems. Effective pest management is much more than just applying a pesticide. In this course, you will integrate all aspects of pest and crop management and see how ecological principles play an important role in pest management. The learning process will involve selected readings, assignments, discussions and a comprehensive term project. Soil, Water & Fertility Management Students in this course will study the potential negative effects of agricultural practices on soil and water resources and discuss beneficial management practices that can minimize environmental impact. They will also investigate advanced practices in fertility management, learn to diagnose nutrient deficiencies, and gain the knowledge required for development of effective fertilizer recommendations. Please refer to our website for additional courses Must have completed the Agronomy Certificate program at Olds College or have completed the designated prerequisites for each course. Course Course Dates Registration Deadline Course Format Integrated Pest Management Jan 5-Mar 13, 2015 Dec 15, 2014 Online Soil, Water & Fertility Management Sept 29-Dec 5, 2014 Sept 15, 2014 Online For more course information go to our website Agriculture 5

6 > RURAL FINANCE & ENTREPRENEURSHIP CERTIFICATE Advance your rural enterprise! Upgrade your management skills and improve your financial assessment skills! Whether you are a rural business owner or an agriculture lender, this online program will assist you in promoting better business practices within conventional and non-conventional agriculture. Courses are directly transferable into the Agricultural Management Diploma for gaining higher credentials and furthering your career in the Agriculture Industry. 4 required courses 1 Elective All courses are 15 weeks Tuition: $799/course + $35 ecampus fee + Textbook or Software (where applicable) Late fee for registering after deadline: $75 Visit our website for information on the required textbooks for each course. Agricultural Management Principles You will develop fundamental concepts of business management within the context of agriculture. These basic tools will provide the foundation for sound business decisions as they relate to all aspects and functional areas of the organization. Principles of Marketing You will develop an understanding of marketing concepts, principles, and practices. Topics examined include the influence of environmental factors on the marketing process, marketing strategy development, marketing mix formulation and adjustment for pricing, and promoting and distributing appropriate products and services to selected markets. Agribusiness Accounting You will generate financial records and statements for agribusinesses using generally accepted accounting principles. Industry software is used and attention to unique industry issues is emphasized. Agribusiness Financial Management Improve your business management practices and processes for decision making. The impact of money management on business performance is examined through the application of selected budgeting processes and business risk assessments. Prerequisite: Agribusiness Accounting Please see next page for description of electives. Course Course Dates Registration Deadline Course Format Agribusiness Accounting Sept 8 - Dec 19, 2014 Sept 2, 2014 Online Agribusiness Financial Management Sept 8 - Dec 19, 2014 Sept 2, 2014 Online Agricultural Management Principles Sept 8 - Dec 19, 2014 Sept 2, 2014 Online Agribusiness Planning & Management Sept 8 - Dec 19, 2014 Sept 2, 2014 Online Commodity Marketing Fundamentals Jan 26 - May 8, 2015 Jan 12, 2015 Online Principles of Marketing Jan 26 - May 8, 2015 Jan 12, 2015 Online Please note that four of the courses have no pre-requisite & can be taken on a stand-alone basis. You can take one or two courses at the same time, whichever is more suitable for your schedule! 6 Agriculture Register Today! oldscollege.ca/ce ext. 4677

7 > RURAL FINANCE & ENTREPRENEURSHIP CERTIFICATE RURAL FINANCE & ENTREPRENEURSHIP CERTIFICATE - ELECTIVES Agribusiness Planning & Management One approved course (or more) in an area which supports your individual professional development needs and is consistent with the goals of this Certificate. Elective course(s) must be approved by Program Manager. Options include: - Commodity Marketing Fundamentals - Agribusiness Planning and Management - Olds College online courses (see Agronomy or Horticulture) - Related courses from other institutions This course allows you to integrate concepts from other agricultural management courses in the preparation and presentation of a business plan related to an agribusiness or agri-value venture. Prerequisites: Agricultural Management Principles, Agribusiness Accounting, and Principles of Marketing. Commodity Marketing Fundamentals It s time to take action! Use a solution-based philosophy to create and apply a portfolio of marketing strategies for your commodity production. Investigate current price risk management choices within your chosen sector to critique and rank various pricing and delivery solutions. Certified Crop Advisor Tutorial Advance your career become a Certified Crop Advisor! Take advantage of this intensive tutorial training session and prepare to write the Certified Crop Advisor Prairie Province and International exam. This course is an overview only and will highlight the regional and international objectives required to pass the exam. The instructors have a wealth of knowledge that they will share with you to help you be better prepared to write the exam! Course Dates: Jan 6-9, am-5pm daily Olds College Campus $599 +GST Required Text & Material Prairie Provinces Certified Crop Advisor Study Guide (includes Performance Objectives) International Certified Crop Advisor Study Guide (includes Performance Objectives) CCA Exam Information Exam Date: February 6, 2015 Exam Registration Deadline: TBD Exam Location: Olds College Registration for the exam must be done through the Prairie CCA website at For more course information go to our website Agriculture 7

8 > VETERINARY PRACTICE MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE Olds College provides NEW program to meet the Veterinary Industry s continuing education needs! Over the last year, Olds College has been rolling out a new Certificate program for those working in the Veterinary Industry. The Veterinary Practice Management Certificate is offered in an online format that makes it possible for students to continue working while they complete their certificate! Each course is led by an instructor with years of hands-on experience working as a Veterinary Practice Manager. This ensures that students receive constant coaching and feedback. Students also have the opportunity to interact with other course participants and the instructor via online forums designed to further the critical thinking skills required to become an innovative and effective business leader within the veterinary industry. This Certificate is the first of its kind in Canada, and is open to students from across Canada. The certificate is comprised of six courses: Veterinary Human Resources, Veterinary Marketing, Veterinary Financial Management, Veterinary Communications, Veterinary Systems & Operating Procedures, and Veterinary Computer Applications. Students can elect to take individual courses or to complete all 6 courses in order to acquire the Certificate. Following completion of the program, graduates will be able to demonstrate effective communication and management skills; apply these skills in the supervision and development of employees; support business success by contributing to their clinic s strategic marketing plan; confidently manage and report financial results; and competently manage the daily operations of their veterinary clinic. Since the beginning of 2014, courses have run at or near capacity, demonstrating that this niche education is being very well received by industry. Building on the success of this program, the first of what will be an annual industry event is being held at Olds College. The 1st Annual Strategic Veterinary Summit will further support the non-technical training needs identified within the veterinary industry. On June 20th & 21st, the College will welcome veterinarians, animal health technologists, and other veterinary staff from across Alberta to take part in interactive workshops facilitated by recognized leaders and trainers in the industry. The 2014 Summit will focus on achieving improved business and patient health outcomes by strengthening communication skills both within the practice and with clients. - Excerpt from Olds College Horizons Magazine 8 Animal Sciences Register Today! oldscollege.ca/ce ext. 4677

9 THE 1 ST ANNUAL STRATEGIC VETERINARY SUMMIT Thank You to Our Sponsors! GOLD SPONSORS: BRONZE SPONSORS: ADDITIONAL SPONSORSHIP PROVIDED BY: PHONE Toll Free: ext ONLINE For more course information go to our website Animal Sciences 9

10 > VETERINARY PRACTICE MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE Advance your career in the veterinary industry! Veterinary Practice Managers are in demand. Upgrade your skills to allow you to move into a management role, manage with more confidence, and add exceptional value to the clinic that you work in. This online certificate allows you to train while you work and customize your learning schedule to suit your busy lifestyle. Complete any of the courses on a stand-alone basis, or the entire six course certificate program. There are four intakes per year, so you may start the program at the time of year that suits you. Each course takes three months to complete, and you may take one or two courses at a time, whichever best suits your schedule. There are no exams - all course work is assignment, quiz & interactive forum based. Assignments have been designed to allow you to create working documents that you can implement in the clinic immediately to improve business results. Although this is an online program, each course is led by an instructor with years of hands-on experience working as a Veterinary Practice Manager. You will receive coaching, feedback, and have the opportunity to interact with other course participants and your instructor via online forums framed to further your learning. Tuition - $749/course 10 Animal Sciences Register Today! oldscollege.ca/ce ext. 4677

11 > VETERINARY PRACTICE MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE Veterinary Human Resources In this course, you will discover how to develop the clinic s most important resource the staff. You will learn how to determine staffing requirements, create job descriptions, and recruit effectively. Learn how to create policies and procedures in an employee handbook for orientating new staff, supporting continuing education, and managing the performance of all employees. You will also learn to describe the legal requirements for disciplining and terminating employees in their jurisdiction. Veterinary Financial Management Confidently manage all financial aspects of a veterinary practice. Gain an understanding of accounting principles, the ability to evaluate key performance indicators and overall financial performance, as well as select the appropriate tools to control clinic expenses and monitor clinic financials. Choose the most appropriate strategies to manage cash flow and develop internal protections to avoid embezzlement, and successfully compose a concise financial summary for presentation to your supervisor. Computer Applications This course addresses the Windows operating system, and Microsoft Office applications. It is made up of one compulsory General Area of Competency (GAC) on the Windows environment plus a selection of 3 more GACs. These GACs are selected by your program of study from the following list of 5: Intermediate Word Processing, Advanced Word Processing, PowerPoint and Desktop Publishing, Intermediate Spreadsheets, or Access. Veterinary Communications Learn the art of actively addressing situations to obtain the best possible outcome. Gain a greater understanding of the importance of effective communication to your success as a practice manager. Acquire the knowledge, skills & strategies that will assist you to utilize appropriate written, verbal, intrapersonal & interpersonal communications to facilitate success with clients, staff, and other stakeholders. During the course, you will have the opportunity to apply the skills that will make you a more effective leader within your team, and build your confidence handling a variety of situations that arise, including those that require conflict resolution skills. Veterinary Marketing Support business success by developing a strategic marketing plan for a veterinary clinic. Analyze factors that affect clients perceptions, develop a client retention program, and identify options for external marketing including the use of social media. Learn how marketing is part of every client interaction and how to evaluate marketing efforts to generate the greatest value for your dollar. Veterinary Systems & Operating Procedures This course will provide you with concepts essential to the day-to-day procedures for running a veterinary clinic. You will better understand options for inventory management, and examine processes for management of financial, personnel, and general records. You will develop and assess hospital policies and procedures. Learn to analyze relevant legislation and its impact on hospital or clinic policies and practices. Course Veterinary Communications Veterinary Marketing Veterinary Systems & Operations Procedures Computer Applications Veterinary Human Resources Veterinary Financial Management Course Dates Jan 12 - Apr 13, 2015 Jun 30 - Sept 19,2014 Jun 30 - Sept 19, 2014 Sept 29 - Dec 19, 2014 Sept 29 - Dec 19, 2014 Jan 12-Apr 13, 2015 Registration Deadline Dec 22, 2014 Jun 16, 2014 Jun 16, 2014 Sept 15, 2014 Sept 15, 2014 Dec 22, 2014 Course Format Online Online Online Online Online Online Note: Late fee for registering after deadline - $75 This program is ideal for: Program start dates: Veterinarians January Animal Health Technologists April Veterinary Medical Receptionists July Business Managers October Clinic Administrators The Veterinary Practice Management program at Olds College has offered me the opportunity to develop protocols and documents that can be used immediately in practice the next day. Most veterinary staff have received very little business training, making this program a huge asset to practice owners and managers alike. I highly recommend this program to anyone looking to step into or advance within a managerial role. Taylor VPM student For more course information go to our website Animal Sciences 11

12 > EQUINE SHORT COURSES Driving School - Level I This clinic provides an understanding of the fundamentals of driving and basic horse psychology. Harness parts, equipment, safety problem solving, horse behaviour, communicating with the driving horse, and starting and retraining horses are all discussed. This course offers you hands-on experience in harnessing, ground driving, hooking to equipment, and driving a single horse and team. An excellent opportunity for the beginner and experienced driver of both light and heavy horses to expand their knowledge. ** Horses will be supplied. Friday evening is theory and demonstration, Saturday and Sunday are hands-on. Register early, small class size (12). Course Dates: Fall 2014, watch website for specific dates Fri 7-10pm, Sat/Sun 9am - 4pm $299 Driving School - Level II You are now comfortable driving a team, what comes next? If you love to drive and want to challenge yourself and your horses to learn more, then this clinic will get you where you want to be! This Level II clinic will allow you to safely gain the experience you need so that you will be able to drive three abreast, a unicorn, and four up. The instructor provides all of the equipment, horses, and harnesses. (You must be able to harness a team and drive a team of two in order to participate in this class.) Course Dates: Spring 2015, watch website for specific dates Fri 7-10pm, Sat/Sun 9am - 4pm $299 **Register early as class size is small to ensure your safety and optimal learning experience. By far the best course I have ever taken. Exciting and fun, packed with knowledge. Loved the horses, loved the instructor. -Driving Clinic Level One student 12 Animal Sciences Register Today! oldscollege.ca/ce ext. 4677

13 > EQUINE SHORT COURSES Equine Massage - Level I This course offers you one evening of theory and two days of hands-on massage for your horse. This course gives you, a horse owner, the ability to give your horse the comfort for sore muscles and related soft tissue stress, allowing it to return to work sooner. Some equine anatomy knowledge is recommended for this course. ** It is necessary to bring your own horse. Course Dates: Oct 3-5, 2014 Fri 7-10pm, Sat/Sun 9am - 4:30pm $299 (Includes 2 nights stabling) Horse Hoof Care & Trimming Horse owners know how important hoof care is. It can also be expensive and time consuming. This course will help save you time and money. During this 2½-day, hands-on course, you will learn the basics of hoof care, how to treat minor hoof problems, and when to call the farrier. Trimming is practiced in a supervised setting. Participants may bring their own horse on the last day. Trimming tools are required. Please see oldscollege.ca/ce for more details. Course Dates: Oct 3-5 & Nov 21-23, 2014 or March & May 8-10, 2015 Fri 7-10pm, Sat/Sun 9am - 4:30pm $275 Equine First Aid & Basic Health Care This very popular and practical 1-evening and 2-day course (19 hrs) offers theory, demonstration, and limited hands-on learning. You will be confident that you can care for your horses health and well being even when they are sick or injured. Topics include vaccinations, parasite control, identifying the difference between a healthy horse and a sick horse, first aid materials and application, basic stages of wound care, medications, managing the injured horse, and principles of applying bandages. ** Horses supplied. Course Dates: Oct 17-19, 2014 Fri 7-10pm, Sat/Sun 9am - 4:30pm $275 For more Information visit oldscollege.ca/ce Thank you Cheryl, you are an incredible teacher and you are very generous with sharing your knowledge and experiences. A very fun day! - Horse Photography Student Horse Photography Learn how to take that awesome horse picture! An emphasis is placed on horse portraiture and how to obtain that perfect image in this very popular 1-day seminar. Also includes information on photographing foals, analyzing your horse subject, understanding your camera, choosing the right lenses, lighting conditions, and selecting background. The afternoon is a hands-on photo shoot (if the weather is inclement, the afternoon photo shoot will be held indoors, flash may be needed). Bring your camera. Course Dates: May 2, 2015 $139 For more course information go to our website Animal Sciences 13

14 > RACE HORSE GROOM TRAINING PROGRAM Purpose The horse race industry needs qualified, career-minded people who love working with horses. This 15-week theory and hands-on learning course promotes entry-level careers in the racehorse and breeding industry. No horse experience needed. Just bring your passion for horses. Description This program is a serious introduction to horse racing in Alberta and the basics of working as a racetrack groom. You will learn horse handling techniques, grooming, feeding and nutrition, conformation and body conditioning, health care, first-aid and bandaging techniques, tack and equipment usage, and stable management for the flat race track and the harness race track. Employment Opportunities The horse racing industry needs trained entry-level workers right now. Students will discover a training program that exposes them to a variety of employment options within the Alberta Horse Racing industry. Work with leading trainers and get valuable practical experience and the opportunity to fill the shortages in the area of trained personnel. Often, our students find that their practicum leads directly to job offers by the completion of the course! 15 Weeks Feb - May 2015 Olds College, Olds Agriculture Grounds, Alberta Spring Racehorse Training Site Visit our website at oldscollege.ca/ce/groom for admission requirements and tuition rates. In co-operation with, and funded by, Horse Racing Alberta. Accredited by Advanced Education. 14 Animal Sciences Register Today! oldscollege.ca/ce ext. 4677

15 > EXERCISE RIDER & JOCKEY TRAINING Get started on an exciting career in the horse racing industry. A partnership of Olds College and Horse Racing Alberta. Accredited by Advanced Education. Bring your passion for horses and your need for speed. The Exercise Rider and Jockey Training Program is a serious introduction to the horse racing industry. You will learn from top industry professionals both the advanced riding skills required to work as an Exercise Rider, as well as the theory required to pursue a future career as a Jockey. If you want a career in the horse racing industry, this program is for you! 15 Weeks Course Dates: Jan - May 2015 Olds College, Olds Agriculture Grounds, Spring Training Centre in Alberta Visit our website at oldscollege.ca/ce/jockey for admission requirements and tuition rates. Spaces are limited! Apply online at oldscollege.ca/apply For more course information go to our website Animal Sciences 15

16 > CATTLE AI & WILDERNESS WRANGLER Cattle Artificial Insemination Techniques This intensive, 4-day course covers all aspects of Artificial Insemination (A.I.) and herd reproduction management. The student will be introduced to aspects of artificial insemination and herd reproduction management to be used in a producer s own herd. Lectures will provide an understanding of controlled breeding, sire selection, and nutrition. The logistics of getting set up to practice A.I. on your own will be addressed, including required equipment and costs. The hands-on portion of this course will provide the opportunity for students to practice correct semen handling and artificial insemination techniques and procedures. Course Dates: Oct 24-27, 2014 Fri - Mon 8:30am - 5pm $749 ** Full time Olds College Students, Special price $629 > Wilderness Wrangler Course Dates: May 8-10, 2015 Olds College Campus Tuition: $395 (includes 2 nights stabling for 1 horse & handbook) Do you want to learn how to safely enjoy a backcountry trip on horseback? Could a little more guidance help you feel more comfortable planning your next wilderness experience with your horse or mule? Then this is the course for you! From horse behavior to proper packing, this course will help to make your future horse camping trips an enjoyable safe experience. You will learn the necessary theory, and get the hands-on learning that will enable you to be confident with your backcountry horsemanship. Topics covered: Preparation how to plan for a safe successful trip Back Country Horsemanship a matter of balance and timing Wilderness Safety & First Aid Getting Ready for the Trail: Catching, haltering, trailers & tack Demonstration of packing panniers & pack horses Trail Manners using the back country trails responsibly Balanced Riding the proper seat, lateral bend, mounting & dismounting Navigating Obstacles unstable footing, deadfall, water & steep terrain 16 Animal Sciences Register Today! oldscollege.ca/ce ext. 4677

17 > HORSEMANSHIP BOOTCAMP HORSEMANSHIP BOOTCAMP Are you considering the horse industry as a career? If you are a good rider that wants to improve your skills on horseback as well as in stable management, then this may be the course for you! Join our highly skilled instructional team as they guide you through this intensive 5-day bootcamp held in our world-class facilities. You will rotate each day through four stations, spending time learning about and applying your new knowledge in the areas of: Stable management Ground handling Personal fitness Horsemanship (English or Western) Successful completion of this course will assist students in obtaining the skills required to gain entrance into the Exercise Rider & Jockey Training Program, as well as the Race Horse Groom Training Program. Students who successfully complete this course will also be able to count the hours towards the Work Experience Requirement for application to the Equine Science Program. *Please note that in order to successfully participate in this course, you must be at least 16 yrs of age and physically healthy and fit enough to withstand the rigors of riding, horse handling, and barn maintenance. AUGUST 18-22, 2014 Tuition: $699 For more course information go to our website Animal Sciences 17

18 > BUSINESS THE LEARNING RESOURCE NETWORK Boost your productivity and your organization s bottom line! These online certificates and courses are provided by expert instructors. Participate anytime, day or evening, from any computer. Skills for the 21st Century are attainable in only an hour a day! Managing Social Media Platforms Certificate Different social networks have distinct characteristics, different features, and are used to develop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization. Get a skill set for working and managing different social media platforms. Then find out what you can be doing, what you should be doing, and take back a plan to integrate social networks into your communication and marketing. You will get a firm foundation in Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook platforms. Come away with both an understanding of these social networks and practical, how-to techniques to integrate social networks into your organization or business. Courses Include: Twitter Sept 2 Sept 26, 2014 Facebook for Business Oct 6 - Oct 31, 2014 LinkedIn for Business Nov 3 - Nov 28, 2014 Online Course $195 each or $495 for all 3 emarketing Essentials Certificate Come get a fundamental yet advanced introduction to emarketing, including improving promotions, analyzing your website traffic, doing search engine optimization, and how to successfully employ online advertising. Relevant for any type of organization, including businesses, companies, non-profits, and government agencies. No emarketing experience or expertise is necessary. If you are already at an advanced level, your instructors are experts and can provide the latest most advanced information and answer your toughest questions. Courses Include: Improving Promotions Sept 2 Sept 26, 2014 Boost Your Website Traffic Oct 6 - Oct 31, 2014 Online Advertising Nov 3 - Nov 28, 2014 Online Course $195 each or $495 for all 3 CUSTOMIZED BUSINESS COURSES Expand your career opportunities in the world of business, develop the fundamental business skills needed to support your future career or just expand your personal horizons. Whatever your goal, we have a wide range of courses and programs designed to help you. Corporate Training Increase your productivity by upgrading the computer skills at your workplace. Several options are available including group training at a location of your choosing on specific skills that your workforce needs. Contact us for a quote on our customized corporate training programs. One-On-One Computer Training Tap into the ultimate in computer training. Get help with the precise topics that concern you. You and the instructor will decide on the content as well as the time and location for the training. 18 Business Register Today! oldscollege.ca/ce ext. 4677

19 > BUSINESS RESOLVING CONFLICT THROUGH COMMUNICATION Conflict happens. Using a self-report assessment and practical hands-on exercises, participants in this workshop will increase their awareness of their individual approach to conflict. Participants will practice practical skills for conflict mitigation and conflict resolution. The workshop stresses the importance of hands-on learning through a range of listening and speaking skills that enable individuals to effectively deal with conflict in both their personal and professional lives. Course Date: Oct 18, am - 4pm $299 for a single participant from an organization $199 for additional participants from an organization Certificate in Customer Service Excellent customer service is essential in any successful business. This certificate includes two courses to enhance your customer service: Keys to Customer Service and Extraordinary Customer Service. Take them as a certificate or individually to brush up on your skills. Course Dates: Keys to Customer Service Sept 2 Sept 26, 2014 Extraordinary Customer Service Oct 6 - Oct 31, 2014 Online Course $145 each or $245 for both Negotiation: Get What You Want Negotiation is a key skill for success in business and everyday life. Knowing strategies to clarify what you want and how to prioritize needs will ensure you get more of what s essential. Having the skills to help others get what they want will improve relationships and increase your odds of success in the future. Work with a pro to learn how to plan, implement and win in the bargaining process. Save time, grow your business network and gain confidence when dealing with even the shrewdest of deal-makers. Invest in these skills now and reap a lifetime of rewards. Course Dates: Oct 6 - Oct 31, 2014 Online Course $195 Supervisory and Leadership Certificate Your employees are your most valuable resources. Ensuring the efficiency of your team is the key to your success and is your most important responsibility. Get practical, easy to understand, and insightful methods for new and even experienced supervisors and managers. Learn about effective delegation, performance management, and writing performance reviews. Discuss the specifics of the supervisor's role and responsibilities, and strategies for improving your overall effectiveness as a leader. Take home practical information along with tips and techniques that can be applied at your job immediately. Course Dates: Sept 2 - Oct 24, 2014 Online Course $395 Register for these courses and more at: Excellent presentations! I felt like I learned a lot by watching them, especially the importance of social media. -Trish Lutter For more course information go to our website Business 19

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