Equine Reproduction Technician Certificate – Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

Program Info

School: Olds College of Agriculture & Technology
Faculty: School of Life Science and Business
Degree: Certificate
Field of Study: Animal Breeding
Animal Health
Animal Nutrition
Animal Training
Description: Become a specialist in equine reproduction with the Equine Reproduction Technician certificate. This one year program — unique in Canada — will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage or operate an equine breeding facility, taught from experienced instructors and Doctors of Veterinary Medicine.

Through hands-on instruction, you’ll gain proficiency with common modern reproductive techniques, such as hand breeding , AI and Transported Cooled Semen, as well as, the interpretation of ultrasounds. You will also be exposed to frozen semen and embryo transfer. Over the course of the program, you’ll gain confidence in managing the process of breeding horses from semen collection and insemination, to managing synchronization and fertility issues. You will manage mares in late pregnancy and caring for the mare during the foaling process on the commercial breeding/foaling operation at the College.

URL: Equine Reproduction Technician Certificate at Olds College of Agriculture & Technology
Length: 1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $3,147

Total cost per year including tuition, fees, books, and supplies: $4,226.81

Scholarships: 4
Careers: Farm Supervisors and Specialized Livestock Workers; Biological Technologists and Technicians; Veterinary Assistants and Animal Health Technologists


LOCATION: Olds, Alberta
ENTRANCE DATES: January, May, September
TELEPHONE: (403) 556-8281
FAX: (403) 556-4711
EMAIL: info@oldscollege.ca
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 (%)* 50
Prerequisites:* These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English
  •  Grade12 Biology
  •  Grade11 Mathematics  or  Grade11 Precalculus

Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement
Completion of the Olds College Equine Science or Animal Health Technology diploma with a program GPA of 2.0 or higher. An equivalent diploma or degree in equine studies or animal health, or a degree in veterinary medicine may also be considered;
50% or better in English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2, and;
50% or better in Biology 30, and;
50% or better in Math 20-1 or 20-2, and;
120 Hours of Job Shadowing and/or Employment. Submit a Verification Form to verify the required 120 hours.
Applicants must complete a minimum of 120 hours of paid and/or volunteer job shadowing and/or employment in an equine related business (may be completed on or outside of your family owned business/farm). Hours are to be completed so the applicant is able to gain an understanding of the equine industry – the equine industry is both rewarding and challenging!
The hours may be gained from more than one equine related business.
The job shadowing and/or employment hours are not required to be completed through a school program/class.
The job shadowing and/or employment hours must be completed prior to submitting the Verification Form.
The Verification Form must include the name & contact information of the supervisor/employer who most closely supervised the applicant in the location where the job shadowing and/or employment hours were gained.
The applicant will need to submit one Verification Form for each job shadowing/employment that was used to gain the required hours.

Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Work Experience


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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