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 inquiries: bvcokotoks@bowvalleycollege.ca or phone 403-476-2233.
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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 - here in the Foothills.

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

  • Open Studies Regional
  • Administrative Professional Certificate
  • Early Childhood Education & Development Diploma
  • Health Care Aide Certificate
  • Practical Nurse Diploma
  • Academic Upgrading
  • Continuing Learning
  • Exam Proctoring
  • Online Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR)
  • Community Collaboration
  • Campus Location

  • Open Studies Regional – Winter 2022

    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.
    Winter 2022:
    HRES1101 – Organizational Behaviour
    MGMT1101 – Introduction to Management
    MKTG1101 – Introduction to Marketing
    Spring/Summer 2022:
    ENGL1201 – English Composition
    PSYC1101 – Introduction to Psychology
    MKTG1101 – Introduction to Marketing
    Fall 2022:
    COMM1101 – Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills
    ENGL1201 – English Composition
    SOCI1101 – Introduction to Sociology

    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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    Administrative Professional Certificate (2-Term Program) – Fall 2022

    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 
    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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    Early Childhood Education & Development Diploma (4-Term Program) – Fall 2022

    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 Certificate program is also the first year of the Diploma program. Applications are being accepted for the Winter 2022 intake of the Certificate program.

    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 accessible 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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    Health Care Aide Certificate (2-Term Program) – Fall 2022

    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.

    APPLY NOW

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    Practical Nurse Diploma (5-Term Program) – Fall 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
    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 placement 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 Okotoks 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

    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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    Exam Proctoring 

    We offer exam proctoring/invigilation for individuals taking distance education courses through other post-secondary institutions or learning organizations.
    Exams may only be written from Monday to Friday, starting at 9:00 am or at 1:00 pm and finishing by 4:30 pm, based on campus availability.
    Each exam writer will be charged an invigilation fee of $70 + GST per exam, as well as any additional costs incurred (printing, postage, etc.), to be paid on the day of the exam before exam writing begins.
    For more information or to make a booking, please contact the Okotoks Campus by email at bvcokotoks@bowvalleycollege.ca.

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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 Okotoks 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 Okotoks is pleased to work with other local organizations to support community initiatives and is a proud member of the Okotoks Chamber of Commerce.
    Please contact the Okotoks 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

    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

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