Health and Human Services Management Post-Diploma Certificate
We were very excited to welcome our first graduating class from the HHSM program in June 2017! After the hard work and dedication of completing all 10 courses in the program, these learners are ready to enter the job market as leaders in the Health and Human Services sector.
Early Childhood Education and Development
This is a career that will give you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children, families and communities. Your learning will include child development, family dynamics, play, and program planning that will equip you to support the healthy development of children through child-centered learning experiences.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Education Certificate
The online Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Education certificate prepares you to understand the unique challenges of FASD due to the variety of ways alcohol affects brain development. This certificate gives you the tools to provide quality care for individuals with FASD.
Would you like to work with teachers in an educational setting to support children with diverse learning needs and exceptionalities? This program gives you the skills necessary to work with children supporting their cognitive, psychological and social development.
Child and Youth Care Diploma
Support the social and emotional wellbeing of young people, including Indigenous children and youth. Make a difference by training to work in familial, educational, community and organizational settings.
"I have gained significant professional and personal growth in this program! The passionate instructors share their experience, strength, and hope for a brighter future for people with disabilities and society as a whole."
Recipient of the Disability Studies Program Career Award and the Dean's Scholarship Award
A career with a positive differenceYou can build a career that makes a positive difference in your community. You have the commitment, dedication, and vision. We're here to help you make those dreams a reality.
Faculty & Staff
Dean, Health & Community Studies.
Nora MacLachlan, RN, Master of Science in Human Services
Nora MacLachlan is the Dean of the School of Health and Wellness at Bow Valley College. She has extensive experience as an instructor, having taught almost all of the courses in the Practical Nurse program at a college in southern Alberta. Nora also coordinated and developed clinical practice guidelines, and facilitated access improvement work in health care settings and coordinated building teams in physician offices. Prior to leading the School of Health and Wellness at Bow Valley College, she was an auditor, and a nursing manager in the continuing care environment.
Nora’s education pathway moved from a Rehabilitation Practitioner Diploma to a Registered Nursing Diploma. This expanded to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and she now has a Master of Science in Human Services, with a specialization in Health Care Administration.
She recently completed a knowledge translation project on the topic “Connecting with People with Dementia.” Her goal is to continue to develop excellence in the health programs at Bow Valley College.Meet Our Team