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Bow Valley Collegewww.bowvalleycollege.ca
Located in downtown Calgary, Bow Valley College is Calgary and region’s only comprehensive community college and serves more than 15,000 full-time and part-time students. Programs and courses — in class, online, part-time, full-time, and blended — are offered at campuses in downtown Calgary and at seven regional centres throughout southern Alberta. The new South Campus opened in May 2013, and along with classroom and student spaces, it also includes the Calgary campuses for the University of Lethbridge, Athabasca University, and Olds College.
The College offers one-year certificates and two-year diplomas for programs in the Chiu School of Business, the School of Health and Wellness, the School of Community Studies, and the School of Creative Technologies. The College also has a post-diploma certificate program in Health and Human Services Management, with three more post-diploma certificate programs available in 2017-2018. Programs are also offered in English Language Learning through the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement, and academic upgrading through the Centre for Excellence in Foundational Learning.
Bow Valley College offers a wide range of continuing education courses and workplace training services. Career planning and assessment services are also made available to thousands of Albertans every year.
Funding is available through an extensive financial aid and awards program. College advisors help students with planning and funding applications. Year-round entry for many programs allows students to begin studies at their convenience.
Bow Valley College welcomes learners from all parts of the world and from all walks of life, ensuring rich learning and life experiences.
Campuses and Regional Learning Sites
Calgary, Airdrie, Banff, Canmore, Cochrane, High River, Okotoks, Strathmore
Program Type Occupational
Credential Type Certificate
Length 1 Year or Less
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning Available
- Credit in either English 10-1 or 10-2 or equivalent, OR
- Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 450 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing, OR
- Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test
- Immunization Requirements must be met in order to participate in practicum placement. Details will be provided after being accepted into the program. Up to date immunizations valid for the duration of the program.
- A current CPR Healthcare Provider Level Certificate is recommended and often required by employers.
- Applicants must be able to work shifts and weekends, be on their feet for extended periods of time, use their knees, back and arms to move clients who have minimal body strength and function effectively in stressful situations.
English Language Proficiency Requirements:
In addition to academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following:
- IELTS score of 5.5 with minimum band score of 5
- TOEFL score of 71
- BVC Academic English 1 with a grade of ‘B-’
- Canadian Language Benchmarks score of 7 in each strand
- Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the Career Program
- Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction
- Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of full-time post secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2017/08/01 to 2018/07/31*.
Tuition $2,317.00 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $750.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $102.00 Year One
* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.
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Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available
Updated May 31, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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