Location
Start Dates

  • September 01, 2020
Program Delivery

  • Real-time Online
Start Dates

  • September 01, 2020
Program Delivery

  • Real-time Online
Start Dates

  • September 01, 2020
Program Delivery

  • Real-time Online
Start Dates

  • September 01, 2020
Program Delivery

  • Real-time Online

Program Description

Regional Stewardship's Open Studies program provides regional learners with access to a selection of Bow Valley College post-secondary credit courses without requiring admission or commitment to one of the College's post-secondary programs. The courses offered align with a number of programs at the College. See the course listings below.

If you apply later to a full time program at the College and are accepted, the courses you've taken in Open Studies may be applied towards the completion of your program. Open Studies courses are subject to the Academic Continuance and Graduation Policy.

Courses are delivered real-time online where virtual learning activities happen through scheduled interaction using online communications technologies such as Microsoft Teams. Learners ARE REQUIRED to participate in online learning activities at regularly scheduled times, and scheduled exams may be required.

Priority will be given to regional residents within the Bow Valley College service region. Regional campuses in Airdrie, Strathmore, Cochrane, Okotoks, and High River provide service to those towns and their surrounding regions.

To apply, please submit your application through ApplyAlberta


 

Airdrie Campus

121-104 1st Avenue NW
Airdrie, AB  T4B 0R2
(403) 355-1910
bvcairdrie@bowvalleycollege.ca

Cochrane Campus

305 1st Street E
Cochrane, AB  T4C 1Z3
(403) 851-0463
bvccochrane@bowvalleycollege.ca

Okotoks Campus

11 Elizabeth Street
Okotoks, AB  T1S 1A8
(403) 476-2233
bvcokotoks@bowvalleycollege.ca

Strathmore Campus

1-320 2nd Street
Strathmore, AB  T1P 1K3
(403) 983-1221
bvcstrathmore@bowvalleycollege.ca



 

Course Listing


Business CoursesCredit

The central theme of the course focuses on the relationship between thinking, human behaviour, and organizational effectiveness. Opportunity is provided for learners to experience incidental learning as they evaluate their own behaviour. Learners explore how concepts and ideas pertaining to human behaviour can transform self, relationships, and the workplace.

Course Delivery
Any-time Online A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required. In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

With today's dynamic business climate and diverse workforce, there is increasing demand on managers to engage employees, think critically, and be adaptive. This course introduces learners to the multifaceted roles of managers within an organization through theory and practical application. While analyzing and critically reflecting on the functions of management, learners have the opportunity to connect key concepts with their own professional practice.

Course Delivery
Any-time Online A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required.

Community Studies CoursesCredit

This course focuses on the development of creative activities and engaging program for children in child care. In this course, learners examine ideas for the development of two- and three-dimensional activities, creative language experiences, science and mathematics, music and movement, indoor and outdoor play, dramatic play, and media. In addition, learners also explore the impact of creativity on the development of the child and how caregiver interactions with the child contribute to the child's overall sense of self.

Prerequisite: ELCC1999

Course Delivery
Any-time Online A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required. In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

This course addresses the goals and essential components of programs for school aged children. In addition, the course also explores the historical and social influences of such programs in Canada. Learners examine the role of school age caregivers while evaluating their own personal qualities and philosophy for working in early learning and child care.

Course Delivery
Any-time Online A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required. In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

This course focuses on language, literacy, and communication in the early years. Learners design literacy-rich environments following an emergent curriculum approach. Learners use quality literature and scaffolding strategies to stimulate interest and enhance literacy development. The course includes the connection between language and culture. In addition, the course explores the importance of engaging children, family, and community partnerships in support of literacy development.

Prerequisite: ELCC1999

Course Delivery
Any-time Online A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required. In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

Learners explore principles of interpersonal relationships and communication, considering the importance of self-awareness including such values as empathy, respect, genuineness, and humility therein. Learners practice verbal, nonverbal, emotional, conversational, and technology-mediated messaging necessary for effective communication in personal and professional contexts. Through this exploration and this practice, learners improve their ability to communicate assertively and respectfully with others in various contexts, taking care to understand the social and cultural contexts that affect communication, including the impacts of colonization on Indigenous groups in Canada in relation to interpersonal relationships and communication.

Course Delivery
Blended A mixed course delivery mode where learning activity takes place through a blend of scheduled in-class and scheduled or non-scheduled online delivery methods. Learners ARE required to participate in scheduled in-class and/or online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

Creative Technologies CoursesCredit

Principles of design are introduced to learners through exercises, projects and rapid ideation. Learners will explore contrast, repetition, proximity, alignment and colour, with a focus on design process and composition across a variety of media.

Course Delivery

The "image" in interactive design, interface building, and web publishing is central to digital production. This course covers key tools, filters, and layers in the creation and manipulation of images, building foundational skills in the use of creative production software. A combination of photography, typography, drawing, computer graphics, brainstorming techniques, and production methods are addressed, as well as interactive design. Learners explore techniques combining photographic and illustrative material using imaging software to produce digital based visuals, collages, and conceptual mock-ups with both bitmap and vector elements.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

Computer programming is central to software development. In this course, learners analyze basic problems to design solutions, then create programs that address those problems. The course also contrasts current and past approaches to programming and programming tools through collective discussion.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

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