New post-diploma ag-tech certificate offered at Olds College

Olds College will be offering a “dynamic” new post-diploma certificate in Agriculture Technology Integration.

Designed for students who already hold a diploma or degree, the new certificate will provide an understanding of how technologies can interact to provide real-time monitoring and controls to the agriculture producer.

“As technology applications (advance), a significant skill gap exists within the industry when it comes to… agriculture producers adopting new technology,” said Debbie Thompson, vice president, academic and student experience.

The new certificate will enable producers to maximize new technologies so they can maximize the time they spend in the field, she added. “Graduates will be able to apply this knowledge to link emerging technologies with existing farm infrastructure.”

With the launch of the Olds College Smart Farm in June 2018, and the Smart Ag Innovation Centre, the College now has a “cutting-edge learning environment” for students wanting to know more about agriculture technology.

The Agriculture Technology Post Diploma Certificate is one of many tech initiatives that are being developed and launched at Olds College.

Applications for the new certificate will open Oct. 1, with a September 2020 start date. To qualify, students must hold a diploma or degree in mechanics, agriculture, land, environment, technology, engineering, forestry or information systems, or a journeyman agriculture equipment technician or heavy equipment technician.

More information is available from the Olds College website.



Send your news tips

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Oland murder case highlights costs required for successful defence

FREDERICTON — Dennis Oland didn’t receive special favours before the courts in… Continue reading

Tiny heart sensor giving Calgary doctors big advantage in ongoing patient care

CALGARY — A tiny wireless sensor is giving cardiovascular surgeons in Calgary… Continue reading

New NHL arena in Calgary back on the table, tentative agreement struck

CALGARY — Plans for a new arena in Calgary to replace the… Continue reading

‘Next big step’: Young Canadians lawsuit given approval to proceed

CALGARY — A lawsuit filed on behalf of several young men who… Continue reading

Food fight: Liberals, Tories trade shots as pre-campaign battles intensify

OTTAWA — Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre took aim at the Liberals… Continue reading

Oland murder case highlights costs required for successful defence

FREDERICTON — Dennis Oland didn’t receive special favours before the courts in… Continue reading

Tiny heart sensor giving Calgary doctors big advantage in ongoing patient care

CALGARY — A tiny wireless sensor is giving cardiovascular surgeons in Calgary… Continue reading

New NHL arena in Calgary back on the table, tentative agreement struck

CALGARY — Plans for a new arena in Calgary to replace the… Continue reading

‘Next big step’: Young Canadians lawsuit given approval to proceed

CALGARY — A lawsuit filed on behalf of several young men who… Continue reading

Food fight: Liberals, Tories trade shots as pre-campaign battles intensify

OTTAWA — Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre took aim at the Liberals… Continue reading

Vigil in Toronto marks first anniversary of Greektown shooting that killed two

TORONTO — The sound of church bells echoed through Toronto’s Greektown on… Continue reading

Cop father says couple’s double homicide in B.C. devastating for two families

SURREY, B.C. — The father of an Australian man who was gunned… Continue reading

Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ defence has been stellar so far this season

The offence has certainly been front and centre this season but the… Continue reading

Most Read