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Associate Diplomas at OAC

Hands-on learning at U of Guelph

Associate diplomas are two to three-year programs that provide a blend of theoretical and practical learning for a wide range of careers related to food, agriculture, communities, and the environment. Offered at the Guelph campus, as well as our Ridgetown Campus near Chatham, Ontario. 

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Discover our associate diplomas

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Study animals

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Study the environment

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Small campus. Big impact.

U of Guelph's Ridgetown Campus offers applied, hands-on learning for aspiring leaders in agriculture, animals and the environment. In many of your courses, you work in smaller groups for lab assignments and skills development, allowing you a highly interactive and hands-on experience. Gain important skills and knowledge from instructors that are leaders in their field and want to see you succeed.