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Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College is the Calgary area’s only community college, serving 17,000 students and committed to student success with programs focused on fast, career-focused education and work-integrated learning with expert faculty and dedicated student services.

The College offers one-year certificates and two-year diplomas for programs in technology, entertainment arts, business administration, community studies, and health & wellness. The College has one-year post-diploma certificate programs for college/university graduates in Data Management & Analytics, Cloud Computing, Digital Marketing, Health & Human Services Management, Kitchen & Bath Design, and Software Development. Bow Valley College also offers high school upgrading, English language learning, and continuing education.

Bow Valley College is a leader in flexible learning, with many courses and programs offered fully-online, in-class, or through blended delivery. In addition, Bow Valley College is a provincial leader in competency-based education (CBE), which gives students control over their workload and pace in a growing number of programs.

Funding is available through an extensive financial aid and awards program, including Alberta Student Aid and Learner Income Support. College advisors help learners with planning and funding applications.

Bow Valley College is committed to ongoing reconciliation with Indigenous communities and the inclusion of Indigenous ways of knowing and doing in our curriculum and processes. We are located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot Confederacy) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, and the traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Mohkinstsis” which we now call the City of Calgary. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.

Campuses: Calgary, Airdrie, Banff, Cochrane, Okotoks, Strathmore

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Registrar's Office
345-6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta, T2G 4V1, Canada

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Application Date

First Day Applications Accepted

For most programs, applications open on the first business day of the month, 13 months before the program begins.

Last Day Applications Accepted

Programs are filled on a first-qualified, first-accepted basis. Admissions will close either when the program reaches capacity or the day before the program begins. Many programs reach capacity 8-10 months before the program starts.

Our Practical Nurse Diploma has strict application and transcript deadlines. Learners should visit for more details.

Standard Admission Requirements

Admission requirements vary significantly by program, and may include academic courses, career program pathways, GED exam results, or BVC admissions testing. Visit for more details.

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