You Will Rise At Bow Valley College

We have reached the top tier of two-year schools in North America by helping students contribute to the full range of their ability, becoming the best that they can be.

A significant expansion in 2013 made us Calgary’s top comprehensive community college. The over $290,000,000 transformation created one of Western Canada’s leading educational institutions, serving over14,000 learners on three campuses and 20 regional centres in Alberta.

  • Over 1,000 International students every year
  • 115 - Countries represented by students at BVC
  • 93% - Employment rate of alumni within 6 months of grad

Students Triumph Here

At BVC, you get an excellent education that fits your learning style - anytime, any place, any path, and any pace - ensuring you can overcome any barriers to a fulfilling career.

You graduate with a work-ready education in one year for a certificate or two years for a diploma, in the vital fields of business, healthcare, justice, human services, or administration.

Certificate graduates will be eligible to apply for a 1-year post-graduate work permit. Diploma graduates will be eligible to apply for a 2 or 3-year post-graduate work permit.

The skills you gain will make you an in-demand graduate, exactly what global employers are looking for, giving you the opportunity to begin your journey to a successful future.

Because we do more than help you make a living - we help you make a life.

A Great City to Learn In

There are a number of excellent reasons why The Economist magazine ranks Calgary as number five on its list of the Best Places To Live On Earth.

  • Opportunity - Second highest concentration of head offices in Canada.
  • Strong – Thriving economy and low unemployment.
  • Beautiful – The Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park form a magnificent backdrop to life in Calgary.
  • Safe - Tops the list in as one of the safest and healthiest big cities in Canada.
  • Young – The youngest population in Canada keeps us vibrant.
  • Blue Skies - More hours of sunshine than any other major city in Canada.

A Great Country To Learn In

Canada is a wonderful place to get an education, opening up doors for you around the world.

  • Affordable - Canada offers the lowest tuition rates for foreign students compared to the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and the US.
  • World Class Education – One of the most advanced, and most respected, education systems in the world.
  • Welcoming Environment- Canada is a country of immigrants and multicultural diversity, so all are welcome here.
  • High Standard of Living- All the benefits of one of the world’s most developed nations; safe, secure, extensive health care system and social security network.

Scholarships for International Students

At Bow Valley College, we remove every possible barrier to your success, including financial.

As an international student, you are eligible for a number of International Students Scholarships There are also several recognition awards for top performers during the school term.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Certificate

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You will become the linchpin in the success of a complex and vital organization, gaining the skills necessary to help dental practices thrive. ... [+]

Dental Business Assistant Certificate

You will become the linchpin in the success of a complex and vital organization, gaining the skills necessary to help dental practices thrive. You are the liaison between dentists and the patients, ensuring they get the care they need, and a team leader, ensuring everything runs smoothly. In this 8-month (2 semesters) program from the Chiu School of Business, you will learn dental science, charting, business communication, billing, financial management, and computer skills.

EMPLOYMENT

Employment prospects for Dental Business Assistants are projected to remain strong over the next five years due to an increasing population, shortage of dental staff to meet the demand for dental care, and retirements. In addition, improvements in technology and a greater proportion of people with dental insurance have made dental services more accessible, and consequently, more people are seeking out these services.... [-]

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You will learn how to support the well-being of children and adults with disabilities while taking an active role in creating inclusive and diverse communities. ... [+]

Disability Studies Certificate

Of all the roles in human services, this is one of the most rewarding. You will make a real difference for people who need it most. You will learn how to support the well-being of children and adults with disabilities while taking an active role in creating inclusive and diverse communities.

This 8-month (2 semesters) program prepares you to work one to one; with children and adults in a variety of early childhood and school programs, as well as day options and employment services, residential services and directly with families. A 16-month (4 semesters) Diploma program is also available.

EMPLOYMENT

The demand for a well-educated workforce in this field is growing because schools, companies, and communities are becoming more inclusive in their programs and services and they’re looking for you as a valuable team member. creating inclusive and diverse communities.... [-]

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This Certificate program has been designed for professionals who are interested in a leadership role. The Health and Human Services Management Post-Diploma Certificate co ... [+]

Become a leader in healthcare by developing the skills and knowledge to work in management positions in the health and human services sector. You will build upon the health or human service diploma and degree that you have already obtained to fulfill a leadership role. This Certificate program has been designed for professionals who are interested in a leadership role. The Health and Human Services Management Post-Diploma Certificate combines health and human services sector knowledge with business skills, providing learners with advanced health and human services courses as well as business courses to prepare them for work in management positions in the health and human services field. This integrated approach prepares graduates to engage in tasks related to the provision of human services as well as the effective running of an organization, e.g., through managing human resources, finances, and program evaluation. The Health and Human Services Management Post-Diploma Certificate at Bow Valley College is a unique Post-Diploma Certificate in Canada.... [-]

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Bow Valley College

As a health care aide, you will become an important part of a caring group of individuals vital to the healthcare system. ... [+]

Health Care Aide Certificate

As our population ages, there are few careers as important – or fast growing – as health care. As a health care aide, you will become an important part of a caring group of individuals vital to the healthcare system. You will care for individuals in institutions and their homes, enhancing and improving their quality of life.

This 4-month (1 semester) full-time program focuses on developing the core skills needed to care for clients in the healthcare field. Topics include personal care, assisting with mobility and feeding needs, communication, assisting with medication delivery, and clinical skills. Program delivery combines traditional classroom learning, labs, and clinical instruction in long-term care, acute care and community/home care settings.... [-]

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As a Hospital Unit Clerk, you will keep the system running smoothly, which is vital to the successful treatment of patients. ... [+]

As our population ages, few careers are as important – or fast growing – as health care. As a Hospital Unit Clerk, you will keep the system running smoothly, which is vital to the successful treatment of patients. As part of a team of medical professionals operating in a dynamic environment, you’ll find very few careers as fulfilling. This 8-month (2 semesters) Certificate program prepares you to manage information in a hospital nursing unit. You will learn about basic human needs, hospital organization, medical terminology, processing medical orders, communication skills, and basic computer skills.

EMPLOYMENT

Over 95% of Bow Valley College graduates have found employment. Job opportunities for program graduates are significant regardless of age. Employers seek candidates who demonstrate excellent communication skills, maturity, strong interpersonal skills, reliability and organizational skills.... [-]

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You will learn to become the linchpin in the success of a complex and vital organization, gaining the skills necessary to help medical practices thrive. ... [+]

As our population ages, there are few careers as important – or fast growing – as health care. You will learn to become the linchpin in the success of a complex and vital organization, gaining the skills necessary to help medical practices thrive. You are a team leader, the liaison between doctors and the patients, ensuring they get the care they need. This 8-month (2 semesters) Certificate program prepares you to manage the flow of electronic and paper-based information in a medical office setting. You may find employment in medical offices and clinics, hospitals, health and chiropractic centers, insurance agencies, and private businesses.

EMPLOYMENT

Over 90% of our graduates have found employment. Job opportunities for program graduates are significant regardless of age. Employers seek candidates who demonstrate maturity, strong interpersonal skills, reliability, organizational skills, and excellent communication skills.... [-]

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Diploma

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Of all the roles in human services, this is one of the most rewarding. You will make a real difference for people who need it most. ... [+]

Disability Studies Diploma

Of all the roles in human services, this is one of the most rewarding. You will make a real difference for people who need it most. You will learn how to support the well-being of children and adults with disabilities while taking a leadership role in creating inclusive and diverse communities. This 16-month (4 semesters) program will provide you with a rewarding career using your skills in advocacy, policy, leadership, and counseling to support children and adults with disabilities and their families. The diploma program will equip you to act as a team leader, designing multilevel plans and meeting funding requirements.

Employment

After graduation, you can work in a leadership role in a variety of services that support children and adults with disabilities, including educational settings, not-for-profit community agencies, employment agencies, or directly with families.... [-]

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You will be a vital part of the health care system, using critical thinking to interpret assessments, implement a variety of treatments, and provide professional, compreh ... [+]

Professional Nurse Diploma

One of the most compassionate and caring choices for a career. You will be a vital part of the health care system, using critical thinking to interpret assessments, implement a variety of treatments, and provide professional, comprehensive care. Patients and doctors alike rely on you to be the foundation of keeping people healthy and improving quality of life. Our 16 month (4 semesters) Practical Nurse Diploma program emphasizes hands-on learning and prepares you to provide high-quality nursing care in the areas of medical, surgical, pediatric, maternity, mental health, and geriatric care. After graduation, specialization options include Orthopedic Technician, Operating Room Technician, Wound Care Nurse, Community Immunization Nurse, Foot Care Specialist, Leadership, and LPN Nurse Educator. Candidates are eligible for licensure upon successful completion of this program and a national exam.... [-]

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We all rise with Bow Valley College - 50th Anniversary

Studying at Bow Valley College

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