Aug 30, 2010
Shannon van Leenen
Media Relations Officer
Applications and enrolments up in BVC career programs
CALGARY - Applications to Bow Valley College (BVC) full-time career programs are up 48 per cent from this time last year. The College’s enrolment for health care and human services programs is anticipated to increase by 21 per cent for the Fall 2010 semester (starting August 30).
“In the midst of these challenging economic times, we’re pleased to announce that Calgary and region’s one and only Comprehensive Community College has reached enrolment capacity in our business, health care, and human services programs,” says Sharon Carry, President and CEO, Bow Valley College. “These are impressive numbers as we enter into our first Fall semester in our newly renovated downtown North Campus.” .
“Bow Valley College’s fast, focused, and flexible career programs are meeting the growing needs of Alberta’s business, industry and healthcare sectors – producing work-ready graduates for the province’s labour market.”
Other highlights and statistics from BVC’s applications and enrolments, include:
• A 20 per cent increase in total applications to BVC programs
• A 21 per cent increase in full-time career program enrolment, including a 12 per cent increase in full-time business program enrolment
• A seven per cent increase in English as a Second Language applications
• A 65 per cent increase in part-time academic upgrading enrolment
• Most popular programs this year include Practical Nurse, Health Care Aide, Hospital Unit Clerk, Justice Studies, and Dental Business Assistant
• Learners have responded favourably to the first-ever Veterinary Office Assistant certificate with close-to-capacity enrolment