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 Okotoks 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 the Foothills.

Practical Nurse (5 Term) - January 2020 High River Campus (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 Okotoks, High River 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 – (Applications Closed)

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. Please contact either campus for more information on the next intake.

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 Okotoks campus. Please contact us for more details.

Community Collaboration

Bow Valley College in Okotoks is pleased to work with other local organizations to support community initiatives.

Upcoming Programs/Workshops/Events

Business Bootcamp: Employee Management 

If your business has grown to the stage where you are considering hiring or already have employees this workshop is for you. We will touch on some Human Resource basics, including best practices for hiring, firing and general management. How to effectively oversee your employees and create a positive workplace culture.


Monday, November 25 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Community Futures Highwood, 14 McRae Street


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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

11 Elizabeth Street
Okotoks, AB T1S 1A8

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed for lunch 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm)
Phone: (403) 476-2233
Email: bvcokotoks@bowvalleycollege.ca

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