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 Canmore 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.

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 below…and get the EDGE.

All courses are offered at the Canmore campus in a traditional classroom setting with an onsite instructor. Registration closes 24-48 hours before the course starts, or sooner if the course is full. To register please make an appointment, or stop in at our Canmore campus. “Financial assistance may be available – inquire at our Canmore campus for more information.”

Courses may be used toward several Bow Valley College Continuing Education Certificates.

           Microsoft Word – Introduction (COMP 9201)

October 28 – December 16, 2019 – Monday 6:00-9:00pm

Microsoft Excel – Introduction (COMP 9301)

October 29 – December 10, 2019 – Tuesday 1:00-4:00pm

Effective Business Writing (COMM 9103)

January 6 – February 24, 2020 - Monday 6:00-9:00pm
Financial Accounting – Introduction (ACCT 9101)
January 7 – April 7, 2020 – Tuesday – 1:00-4:00pm
Time Management Strategies (PPDV 9105)

March 2 – April 20, 2020 - Monday 6:00-9:00pm

Administrative Skills Fundamentals (ADMN 9203)

April 21 – May 12, 2020 - Tuesday 1:00-4:00pm & Monday 6:00-9:00pm


COMING SOON – Employee Edge Workshops (Soft Skills), Computer Basics I & II, Problem Solving, Interpersonal Skills, and Leadership.

Upcoming Programs/Workshops/Events

GED Preparation

Get the skills to challenge the official GED tests. When you pass these tests, you will earn a High School Equivalency Diploma. GED Prep is offered in a classroom at the Canmore campus, and the GED official exams are written at the downtown Calgary campus.

Please contact the Canmore Campus for next intake dates.

Upgrading Programs

High School-FlexClass instructors work one-on-one with students to help with questions. Flexible hours allow you to create your own timetable. FlexClass is suited to those who work and have time restrictions. You learn at your own pace, plus you have access to computers, technology and instructors. You
must attend five hours per week per course.

The following subjects are available at the Canmore campus:
Aboriginal Studies, Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Physics, Science and Social Studies.

Please contact the Academic Upgrading Department in Canmore for information on registering and availability at 403-812-1004 or email choughton@bowvalleycollege.ca

Students under the age of 20 are eligible for our CRPS Outreach program which significantly reduces course fees. Please call 403-812-1004 for more information.

English Language Classes

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada
LINC in Class
Permanent residents and Convention refugees are eligible for this course.
Please contact the Banff Campus for more information or to register for this class at koroconnell@bowvalleycollege.ca

Canadian Language Benchmark Testing

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

Community Collaboration

Bow Valley College in Canmore and Banff are 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!

Campus locations


330 Banff Avenue
Banff, AB  T1L 1K1

Hours: The Banff campus is open by appointment, please call or email for more information.
Phone: (403) 760-2485
Email: bvcbowcorridor@bowvalleycollege.ca


800 Railway Avenue, Suite #105
Canmore, AB T1W 1P1

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed between 12 pm - 1 pm)
Phone: (403) 812-1011
Email: bvcbowcorridor@bowvalleycollege.ca

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

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