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 through a blend of scheduled in-class and online delivery methods. 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.


Financial Accounting – Introduction (ACCT 9101)

Jan 21 – Mar 5, 2020 – Tues/Thurs 17:30 – 20:30


Microsoft Excel – Introduction (COMP 9301)

Mar 10 – Mar 31, 2020 – Tues/Thurs 13:30 - 16:30


Quickbooks Introduction (ACCT9401)

Mar 10 – Mar 31, 2020 – Tues/Thurs 17:30 – 20:30


Financial Accounting – Intermediate (ACCT 9102)

Apr 2 – May 19, 2020 – Tues/Thurs 17:30 – 20:30


Budgets and Financial Reports (ACCT 9201)

May 21 – Jul 7, 2020 – Tues/Thurs 17:30 – 20:30

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

90 day program to help clarify your business goals, identify what stands in your way of success and determine solutions in a small group setting of your peers.

In class/online program. New program intake each month. Various days/times.

Click here to select your preferred start date and register.

Nov 20, 2019 / Dec 10, 2019 / Jan 22, 2020


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(s) below you wish to register for below:

December 18, 2019


Develop a business idea or pivot your business model using the business model canvas
Ever wondered what it takes to get a business off the ground? Learn how to utilize the Business Model Canvas to develop your idea or transform an existing one. In this workshop, you will learn how to use this visual chart to describe, design, challenge and pivot your business model.

Thursday, November 21 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
FREE + optional Ask a Business Advisor appointments after the session
Click here to register


Introduction to market research
Have you ever struggled with market research for your business? Learn the basics of market research and how to go about it in this introductory workshop! Market research can help you gain insight into your industry, competition, and target market, and help you create effective strategies for starting your business. Get information on Business Link’s market research resources that you can access for free!

Thursday, December 13 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
FREE + optional Ask a Business Advisor appointments after the session
Click here to register


*Free Ask a Business Advisor one on one appointments are available after the session! These appointments may be booked during the workshop registration process.

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.

New intake starts January 14, please contact Strathmore campus for details or registration.

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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