Bow Valley College recently launched its school of creative technologies with programs in software development, digital marketing, data management and analytics, as well as kitchen and bath design. The school offers a post-diploma certificate and has introduced its first post-baccalaureate certificate.
Bow Valley has a main campus in downtown Calgary and six regional campuses throughout southern Alberta (Banff and Canmore share a campus). These collectively serve more full- and part-time students than any other community college in the province. Though Bow Valley does not have its own residence, students are eligible to live in accomodation at SAIT in Calgary.
As the Calgary region’s only publicly funded, comprehensive community college, Bow Valley offers a wide range of programs leading to certificates and diplomas, as well as foundational learning and continuing education in fields such as business, health, legal and administration. Bow Valley also recently launched one of Canada’s first comprehensive certification courses for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or drones, at its Okotoks and High River campuses.
Aboriginal students have access to Bow Valley’s Iniikokaan Aboriginal Centre,which provides a gathering space, elder counselling, and academic support services.
The school also boasts a large contingent of international students, coming from 148 countries and speaking 98 languages.
|Size of school||Tuition (diploma)||Tuition (certificate)||Tuition (post-grad)||Residence offerings|
|Mid-sized (2,000 full-time students to fewer than 10,000 full-time students)||$2,426-$5,068||$7,743-$15,695||$6,102-$11,428||Yes|
• Kitchen and Bath Design: Meant for students with an existing education in decorating, architecture or interior design, this is the first post-diploma course of
its kind in Canada. Students learn about emerging trends, working within building codes and honing presentation documents.
• Career Pathways: Offered with a focus on either health or business, this program allows students who do not meet the entrance requirements to post-secondary programs to upgrade their skills in the context of a discipline while earning advance standing for their intended program.
• English Language Learning
• Practical Nursing
• Academic Upgrading
• Business Administration Diploma
• Hospital Unit Clerk