Bow Valley College Regional campuses will re-open Monday, August 23, prior to the start of the fall term. In the meantime, employees continue to work remotely, and we continue to teach students in a remote learning environment. Please contact us by email at bvcairdrie@bowvalleycollege.ca or phone 403-355-1910 with any inquiries.
To find out more about Regional programming, please contact us.

Flexible, Local Programs

You have goals. We can help you achieve them. Bow Valley College provides training that gets you ready for the work force. Our Airdrie Campus offers a variety of credit and non-credit programs. Upgrade your skills, start a new career path, or finish high school - here in your community.

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Open Studies Regional – Fall 2021

Program Description
This Open Studies program will provide regional learners access to a selection of Bow Valley College post-secondary credit courses without requiring admission or commitment to one of the College's post-secondary programs. The courses offered align with programs at the College. For more details on the courses, see the course outlines.
Fall 2021:
COMM1101 – Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills
ENGL1201 – English Composition
SOCI1101 – Introduction to Sociology
Winter 2022:
HRES1101 – Organizational Behaviour
MGMT1101 – Introduction to Management
MKTG1101 – Introduction to Marketing
Spring 2022:
TBA 
Delivery Method 
Courses are delivered through a mixed delivery mode where learning activities take place through a blend of scheduled in-class and scheduled or non-scheduled online delivery methods. Learners ARE REQUIRED to participate in scheduled learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.
How to Apply
Priority will be given to regional residents within the Bow Valley College regional service area.

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Administrative Professional Certificate (2-Term Program) – Fall 2021

Program Description
Get the skills and knowledge to take on many responsibilities in an office. Learn software applications, keyboarding, administrative procedures, and communication. The Administrative Professional Certificate is a two-term program with five courses per term.
Delivery Method
Courses are delivered through a mixed delivery mode where learning activities take place through a blend of scheduled in-class and scheduled or non-scheduled online delivery methods. Learners ARE REQUIRED to participate in scheduled learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.
How to Apply
Priority will be given to regional residents within the Bow Valley College regional service area.

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Early Childhood Education & Development Diploma (4-Term Program) – Fall 2021

Program Description
You can make a difference in the lives of children, families, and communities. The the Early Childhood Education and Development Diploma program prepares you to provide quality child care in a wide variety of settings and plan emergent play experiences for the children in your care. Programs combines theory and practice to help you gain knowledge of child development, family dynamics, play, and program planning that will equip you to support the healthy development of children through child-centred learning experiences.
Please note that the two-term Certificate program is also the first year of the Diploma program.
Graduates of the Diploma program are eligible for Level 3 Early Childhood Educator certification from Alberta Human Services.
Delivery Method 
Courses are delivered through a mixed delivery mode where learning activities take place through a blend of scheduled in-class and scheduled or non-scheduled online delivery methods. Learners ARE REQUIRED to participate in scheduled learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required. 
A full course load is 5 courses per term - students may choose to take fewer courses each term and extend the length of their program. 
Practicums will be held at regional licensed child care facilities approved by the Program Chair. 
How to Apply 
Priority will be given to regional residents within the Bow Valley College regional service area.

APPLY NOW

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Practical Nurse Diploma (5-Term Program) – Fall 2021

Program Description
There are many opportunities to use skills as a Practical Nurse, including child care, maternity nursing, community health, mental wellness, seniors care and medicine. The Practical Nurse Diploma program is a recognized and popular program for prospective health care providers.
Delivery Method
Courses are delivered through a mixed delivery mode where learning activities take place through a blend of scheduled in-class and scheduled or non-scheduled online delivery methods. Learners ARE REQUIRED to participate in scheduled learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required. 
On-campus labs will be held at Main Campus, located in Downtown Calgary.
Clinical placement will occur in continuing care, acute care, and community/home care settings.
How to Apply
Priority will be given to regional residents within the Bow Valley College regional service area.

Applications for the Fall 2021 intake are no longer being accepted.

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Employee Edge Business & Computer Training

In today’s job market, the deciding factor for employers often comes down to a candidates’ ideal mix of technical and soft skills. Take one or all of the courses and workshops offered and get the EDGE. Courses may be used toward several Bow Valley College Continuing Education Certificates.

All courses are offered by the Airdrie Campus through scheduled real-time online delivery methods.

Please check back at a later date for course offerings.

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Academic Upgrading

The Airdrie Campus supports Academic Upgrading learners by providing space for learners to work on their courses and write their exams. Please contact us for more details.

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English Language Classes
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

LINC class, Levels 4 to 6
Tuesday and Thursday
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Permanent residents and Convention refugees are eligible for this course.
Please contact the Airdrie Campus for more information or to register for this class.

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Canadian Language Benchmark Testing

Bow Valley College partners with ILVARC and the Government of Canada to offer Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) testing at the Airdrie campus.
Please contact the Airdrie Campus to inquire about the next available dates and to book your CLB testing time.

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Online Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR)

Heart & Stroke Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) for Health Care Providers

Learn how to save lives with this course that is required/recommended by many employers and for many health care program clinical placements.
A blended learning delivery method allows you to complete your online learning at home, followed by your hands-on skills practice and evaluation at the Airdrie Campus. 

BLS 120 (full): $115.00 + GST

BLS 90 (renewal): $85.00 + GST

REGISTER NOW

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Community Collaboration

Bow Valley College in Airdrie is pleased to work with other local organizations to support community initiatives.

Please contact the campus with any education requests, whether for yourself, your organization, or your business. We would love to hear what our community wants to learn!

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Campus Location

Located in the Provincial Courthouse
121 - 104 1st Avenue NW
Airdrie, AB T4B 0R2

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Phone: (403) 355-1910
Email: bvcairdrie@bowvalleycollege.ca

Have a question? Want to apply? Call, email, or visit the campus!

 

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