Bow Valley College continues to prioritize the health and safety of our students and staff. At this time, our campuses are open to students and staff only. Visitors are invited to contact us by phone or email with inquiriesbvccochrane@bowvalleycollege.ca or 403-851-0463.

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 Cochrane Campus offers a variety of credit and non-credit programming. Upgrade your skills, start a new career path, or finish high school - here in your community.

Below you can find information on all our programs and resources:

 

Programs

Program Description
This Open Studies program will provide regional learners access to a variety of Bow Valley College post-secondary credit courses without requiring admission or commitment to one of the College's post-secondary programs. Offered each term, introductory courses from fields such as business, health, community studies, social science, and technology align with programs at the College.
Delivery Method 
Courses are delivered through a mixed delivery mode where learning activities take place through a blend of in-class and  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 Fall 2022 will be accepted starting May 24.

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 three-term program with five courses per term in the first two terms followed by four weeks of work-integrated learning in the third 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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Program Description
The Business Administration Certificate examines general business concepts and focuses on developing introductory skills in accounting principles, management, organizational behaviour, and marketing. Graduates are qualified for entry level positions in the areas of accounting, office administration, retail services, marketing, and sales.
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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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. Graduates of the Diploma program are eligible for Level 3 Early Childhood Educator certification from the Alberta Government.
Please note that the two-term Certificate program is also the first year of the Diploma program. The Certificate program starts in the Winter 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.
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.

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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 an eight-month period. 
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 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.

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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 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.

Applications for Fall 2022 (Cochrane Campus) are no longer being accepted.

Resources

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 or email the campus!

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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Continuing Learning at Bow Valley College generally provides advanced competencies and/or certification in selected topics such as computer applications and programming, business and management, and health and wellness. See what courses are right for you: Bow Valley College Continuing Learning.

Many courses are available online and can be worked through at your own pace.

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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

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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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