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. Right here in your community.

Early Childhood Education & Development Certificate – August 2019

Program Description
You can make a difference in the lives of children, families, and communities. The 1 year (3 term) Early Childhood Education and Development (ECED) Certificate 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. You will gain knowledge of child development, family dynamics, play, and program planning that will equip you to support the healthy development of children through child-center learning experiences.
Delivery options
The ECED Certificate program in Airdrie is offered during the evenings and weekends in a traditional classroom setting with an onsite instructor, plus a weekly online course.
This program combines theory and practice and graduates are eligible for Child Development Worker certification from Alberta Human Services.(formerly Level II)
Please note that this certificate is also the first year of the Early Childhood & Education Diploma (formerly Level III)

Practical Nurse (5 Term) coming January 2020

Please contact the Airdrie campus at 403-355-1910 or bvcairdrie@bowvalleycollege.ca  for more details.  Please note that you must be a resident of Airdrie or the surrounding rural community, we do not accept applicants from Calgary.

GED Preparation

May 7  -  July 11, 2019
Tuesday and Thursday
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
In partnership with Rocky View Adult Learning, some funding is available for this program. Please contact the Airdrie campus for more details. We will be accepting applications for this program until May 15, 2019

Please contact the Airdrie Campus for next intake information.

Upgrading Programs

High School-Anytime Online Learning(ATOL) offers a flexible opportunity to take the courses you need to further your education. Online Bow Valley College students can book space to work on their courses and write their exams at the Airdrie Campus. Please contact us for more details.

English Language classes

The Airdrie campus is pleased to offer the following English Language Learning Classes:
LINC class, Levels 3 to 6
Tuesday and Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Permanent residents and Convention refugees eligible, ongoing registration.
Please contact the Airdrie Campus for more information or to register for this class.

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.
CLB testing is available at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.   
Please contact the Airdrie Campus to inquire about next available dates and book your CLB testing time.

Community Partnerships

Bow Valley College in Airdrie is pleased to partner with other local organizations to support community initiatives.
The Airdrie campus is hosting a series of Entrepreneurial workshops.
To register or see the next event go to our event page.
You can choose one or more sessions once you begin the registration process.


Other courses


Coming Soon!  Watch for details

High School Equivalency Courses

Employee Edge

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!

Campus Location

Provincial Courthouse
#121, 104 - 1st Avenue N.W.
Airdrie, AB T4B 0R2

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

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