Our College continues to prioritize the health and safety of our students and employees. Our campuses remain closed. At this time, employees continue to work remotely, and we continue to teach students in a remote learning environment. Please contact us by email at bvccochrane@bowvalleycollege.ca, or please leave a phone message at 403-851-0463.
Please contact us to find out more about Regional programming.

College Spotlight

At Bow Valley College, we measure our success by the success of our learners. Nothing makes us as proud as seeing a learner overcome barriers and obstacles to obtain their goals and pursue their dreams. Samantha is a recent graduate of our Early Childhood Education and Development Certificate program. She sat down with Educational Assistant Theresa to talk about her experience at Bow Valley College. Hear Samantha share the challenges she faced and overcame, what she believes made the regional campus experience special, and some meaningful advice to anyone considering enrolling in a program.  


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 Cochrane 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.

Below you can find information on all our resources. Use the links to jump to the section you are interested in:


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/Summer 2022:
TBA
Delivery Method (Due to COVID-19, all classes will be delivered online until further notice)
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 service region.
  Applications for the Fall term will be accepted soon.

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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 (Due to COVID-19, all classes will be delivered online until further notice)
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.

APPLY NOW

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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 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 (Due to COVID-19, all classes will be delivered online until further notice)
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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Health Care Aide Certificate (2-Term Program) – Fall 2021

Program Description
Our Health Care Aide program will provide you with the opportunity to gain knowledge and hands-on skills to assist people and provide person-centered care within a health care team. The program consists of full-time study over a eight-month period. 
Delivery Method (Due to COVID-19, all classes will be delivered online until further notice)
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 our Main Campus, located in Downtown Calgary.

Clinical instruction 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.

APPLY NOW

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Practical Nurse Diploma (5-Term Program) – Fall 2021, Winter 2022

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 (Due to COVID-19, all classes will be delivered online until further notice)
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 our Main Campus, located in Downtown Calgary.
Clinical placements 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.

APPLY NOW

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Academic Upgrading

The Cochrane 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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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 Cochrane 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 Cochrane is pleased to work with other local organizations to support community initiatives.

Please contact the Cochrane 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

    305 1 Street E
    Cochrane, AB T4C 1Z3

    Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Phone: (403) 851-0463
    Email: bvccochrane@bowvalleycollege.ca

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

     

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