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 High River campus offers a variety of credit and non-credit programs. English Language classes are available, too. Upgrade your skills, start a new career path, or finish high school. Right in the Foothills.


Practical Nurse (5 Term) - January 2020 High River (Accepting Applications)

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 program is a recognized and popular program for prospective health care providers.

Please note that you must be a resident of High River, Okotoks or the surrounding rural community; we do not accept applicants from Calgary.

Applications for this program must be submitted in-person to the Okotoks or High River Campus.   


Early Childhood Education & Development Certificate – Fall 2019 Okotoks (Accepting Applications)

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 Okotoks 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).

Applications for this program must be submitted in-person to the Okotoks or High River Campus.


Other courses

English Language classes

The High River campus offers a range of English Language classes. Details for the next offerings are as follows:

LINC class, Levels 4 to 6
Stay tuned for upcoming classes starting in the Fall.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
You must be a permanent resident or refugee to take this class - No cost.
 
Please contact the High River Campus to register for this class.
For other information on English language classes, contact the High River campus.

Canadian Language Benchmark Testing

Bow Valley College partners with ILVARC and the Government of Canada to offer Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) testing at the High River campus.
CLB testing is available at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.   

Please call the High River campus for available dates.

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 High River Campus. Please contact us for more details.


Community Collaboration

Bow Valley College in High River 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!

                                   

Campus Location

2nd Floor, 710 Centre Street SE
High River, AB T1V 0H3

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed 12:00 to 12:45 for lunch)
Phone: (403) 441-2399
Email: bvcfoothills@bowvalleycollege.ca

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