Bachelor of Digital Agriculture – Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

Program Info

School: Olds College of Agriculture & Technology
Faculty: Werklund School of Agriculture Technology
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Description: Lead change in regenerative agriculture and tackle global sustainability issues with our new Bachelor of Digital Agriculture degree. With a focus on leadership and management, this four-year program explores solutions to real-world problems using digital agriculture technologies and practices that are centered on sustainability, including social, economic, and environmental impacts.

Through a combination of classroom, project-based and work-integrated learning, you will gain foundational knowledge and understanding of dynamic leadership, problem-solving, entrepreneurial thinking, agriculture technologies management, agronomy and data sciences. These skills and knowledge allow students to realize the social, economic, and environmental objectives of sustainability.

From making ethical recommendations for crop management, animal production, soil management, pest management, and environmental stewardship, to installing, calibrating, troubleshooting and repairing precision agriculture hardware and equipment — the Bachelor of Digital Agriculture program will prepare you to lead the way in the agri-food industry upon graduation.

URL: Bachelor of Digital Agriculture at Olds College of Agriculture & Technology
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $7,868

Total cost per year including tuition, fees, books, and supplies: $10,951.65

Scholarships: 7


LOCATION: Olds, Alberta
ENTRANCE DATES: January, May, September
TELEPHONE: (403) 556-8281
FAX: (403) 556-4711
ADDRESS: 4500 – 50th Street, Olds, Alberta, Canada


Founded in 1913, Olds College has been providing quality education for over a century. With a focus on agriculture, horticulture, land and environmental stewardship, we are proud to be Canada’s Smart Agriculture College. Our regular, continued, online and blended programming offers accessible educational opportunities within Alberta and beyond. We work closely with industry to ensure our graduates have the skills to succeed.

Our areas of expertise include Agriculture, Agriculture Technology, Animal Science, Brewing, Business, Equine, Horticulture, Land & Environment, Meat Processing, Tourism, Trades & Apprenticeships and Transitional Employment. Our emphasis on hands-on training, applied research and innovative learning has resulted in graduates who are in-demand.

On-campus housing is available in our newly constructed Centennial Village private rooms or College Courts townhouses. Living on campus provides many advantages both socially and academically. Off-campus housing is also available through the Students’ Association (SAOC).

Our Career Services Office provides extensive services to students including career fairs, resume-writing and interview skills workshops and an online job board. The Broncos Athletics program competes in 8 different sports in the Alberta Collegiate Athletics Conference (ACAC). A variety of clubs are also supported by the SAOC.

Olds College is situated on traditional Treaty Seven Territory. We have developed two new spaces to enhance our indigenous students’ experience at Olds College: The Olds College Indigenous Centre gathering place and a traditional Blackfoot tipi. Olds College Health & Wellness provides free and confidential services to support students.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 65 to 100
Prerequisites:* These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English
  •  Grade12 Precalculus  or  Grade12 Mathematics
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Science
  •  Grade12 French  or  Grade12 Social Studies  or  Grade12 Calculus  or  Grade12 First Nations Studies

60% or better in English 30-1
60% or better in Math 30-1 or 30-2
60% or better in a course from Group A
60% or better in a course from Group A or B
60% or better in any 5-credit grade 12 course (excluding Special Projects courses), or a combination of two 3-credit grade 12 courses, or 5 credits of advanced career and technology courses (Group C).
Group A: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Science 30
Group B: French 30, French 31, French Language Arts, All other languages 30, Social 30, Aboriginal Studies 30, Math 31
All of the above; OR, 2.7 GPA (72-76%) or better, in a two year diploma or degree (60 credit) from an allied program area.
Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement.

Fees & Scholarships

Tuition Fees

  • International Students: The tuition fees for international students at Olds College range from $8,776 to $45,068.
  • Canadian Students: Canadian students should refer to the Fee Schedule on the Olds College website for the most accurate estimates of tuition, fees, and books & supplies costs.


  • The actual tuition fees may vary depending on the program and the number of credits taken.
  • The Fee Schedule on the Olds College website is updated annually.
  • Students should contact the Olds College Admissions Office for more information about tuition fees.

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