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 Strathmore 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.


Employee Edge Business & Computer Training

In today’s job market, the deciding factor for employers often comes down to a candidates’ ideal mix of technical and soft skills. Take one or all of the courses and workshops below…and get the EDGE.

All courses are offered at the Strathmore Campus in a traditional classroom setting with an onsite instructor. Registration closes 24-48 hours before the course starts, or sooner if the course is full. Register for each course individually using the links below and choose the Strathmore location to secure your seat. Courses may be used toward several Bow Valley College Continuing Education Certificates.

Microsoft Word – Introduction (COMP 9201)

Sept 23-Oct 9, 2019 – Mon/Wed 13:00 – 16:30

Microsoft Excel – Introduction (COMP 9301)

Sept 23-Oct 9, 2019 – Mon/Wed 08:30 – 12:00

Financial Accounting – Introduction (ACCT 9101)

Oct 15-Nov 21, 2019 – Tues/Thurs 17:00 – 20:30

Administrative Skills Fundamentals (ADMN 9203)

Oct 15-Oct 31, 2019 – Tues/Thurs 12:30 – 16:00


Employee Edge Workshop: (click on workshop title for details and registration)

Customer Service Excellence  (for employees, students, job seekers)

September 20, 2019 9am-4pm @ Strathmore Entrepreneur Centre


COMING in 2020...

           Time Management Strategies, Effective Business Writing and other Employee Edge Workshops (Soft Skills).

Strathmore Entrepreneur Centre

At the Strathmore Entrepreneur Centre and the Bow Valley College Campus, we believe great business ideas are worth exploring. We provide aspiring and seasoned business owners the opportunity to strategize, sustain and succeed in competitive markets with community access to collaborative spaces, unparalleled access to resources and exceptional faculty and influencers who are leaders in their field.

Upcoming Programs/Workshops/Events

Entrepreneur Roadmap Bootcamp Sessions

Clarify your business goals, identify what stands in your way of success and determine solutions in a small group setting of your peers.

Click here to register for your preferred date:

Aug 22 / Sept 17 / Oct 17 / Nov 20 / Dec 17 - 7am-12pm


Monthly Free Coworking Days

Participating in the Coworking Day means working alongside other professionals and entrepreneurs in a shared space.  Bring your to-do list, laptop and headphones and we'll supply the Wi-Fi, waffles, coffee and tea!

Click the date you wish to register for below:

September 25

October 16

November 13


Business Link Workshops (Click on title for details and to register)

Introduction to the business financing landscape

September 27 10am-12pm + free Ask A Business Advisor appointments after the session


Business startup steps

October 31, 2019 10am-12pm + free Ask A Business Advisor appointments after the session


Develop a business idea or pivot your business model using the business model canvas

November 21, 2019 10am-12pm + free Ask A Business Advisor appointments after the session


Introduction to market research

December 13, 2019 10am-12pm + free Ask A Business Advisor appointments after the session


Coming soon…

Experiential Tourism Workshop October 9, 2019 12pm


Storytelling with Local Entrepreneurs and Mentors sharing their stories of challenges, success, best practices, and things they wish they knew sooner…

Practical Nurse (5 Term) - January 2020 (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 recognized and popular program for prospective health care providers.

Please contact the Strathmore campus at 403-983-1221 or bvcstrathmore@bowvalleycollege.ca for more details about the next intake. 

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

GED Preparation

Get the skills to challenge the official GED tests. When you pass these tests, you will earn a High School Equivalency Diploma. GED Prep is offered in a classroom at the Strathmore campus, and the GED official exams are written at the downtown Calgary campus.

Please contact the Strathmore Campus for next intake 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 Strathmore Campus. Please contact us for more details.

English Language Classes

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada
LINC online
Permanent residents and Convention refugees are eligible for this course.
Please contact the Strathmore Campus for more information or to register for this class.

Canadian Language Benchmark Testing

Bow Valley College partners with ILVARC and the Government of Canada to offer Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) testing at the Strathmore campus.
CLB testing is available at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.   
Please contact the Strathmore Campus to inquire about next available dates and book your CLB testing time.

Community Collaboration

Bow Valley College in Strathmore 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


Unit 1, 320 2 Street
Strathmore, AB T1P 1J8

Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Phone: (403) 983-1221
Email: bvcstrathmore@bowvalleycollege.ca
Have a question? Want to apply? Call, email, or visit the campus!

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