Bow Valley College continues to prioritize the health and safety of our students and staff. At this time, our campuses are open to students and staff only. Visitors are invited to contact us by phone or email with inquiries: bvcairdrie@bowvalleycollege.ca or 403-355-1910.

To find out more about Regional programming, please contact us.


Flexible, Local Programs

You have goals. We can help you achieve them. Bow Valley College provides training that gets you ready for the work force. Our Airdrie Campus offers a variety of credit and non-credit programming. Upgrade your skills, start a new career path, or finish high school - here in your community.

Below you can find information on all our programs and resources:

 

Programs

Program Description

Open Studies Regional provides regional learners access to a variety of Bow Valley College post-secondary credit courses without requiring admission or commitment to one of the College's post-secondary programs. Offered each term, introductory courses from fields such as business, health, community studies, social science, and technology align with programs at the College.

Delivery Method

Courses are delivered through a mixed delivery mode where learning activities take place through a blend of in-class and online delivery methods. Learners are required to participate in scheduled learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

How to Apply

Priority will be given to regional residents within the Bow Valley College regional service area.

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Program Description

Get the skills and knowledge to take on many responsibilities in an office. Learn software applications, keyboarding, administrative procedures, and communication. The Administrative Professional Certificate is a two-term program with five courses in the first two terms followed by four weeks of work-integrated learning in the third term.

Delivery Method

Courses are delivered through a mixed delivery mode where learning activities take place through a blend of scheduled in-class and scheduled or non-scheduled online delivery methods. Learners are required to participate in scheduled learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

How to Apply

Priority will be given to regional residents within the Bow Valley College regional service area.

Apply now

Program Description

The Business Administration Certificate examines general business concepts and focuses on developing introductory skills in accounting principles, management, organizational behavior, and marketing. Graduates are qualified for entry level positions in the areas of accounting, office administration, retail services, marketing, and sales.

Delivery Method

Courses are delivered through a mixed delivery mode where learning activities take place through a blend of scheduled in-class and scheduled or non-scheduled online delivery methods. Learners are required to participate in scheduled learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

How to Apply

Priority will be given to regional residents within the Bow Valley College regional service area.

Apply now

Program Description

You can make a difference in the lives of children, families, and communities. The Early Childhood Education and Development Diploma program prepares you to provide quality child care in a wide variety of settings and plan emergent play experiences for the children in your care. Programs combines theory and practice to help you gain knowledge of child development, family dynamics, play, and program planning that will equip you to support the healthy development of children through child-centred learning experiences. Graduates of the Diploma program are eligible for Level 3 Early Childhood Educator certification from the Alberta Government.

Please note that the Certificate program is also the first year of the Diploma program. The Certificate program starts in the Winter term.

Delivery Method

Courses are delivered through a mixed delivery mode where learning activities take place through a blend of scheduled in-class and scheduled or non-scheduled online delivery methods. Learners are required to participate in scheduled learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

A full course load is 5 courses per term - students may choose to take fewer courses each term and extend the length of their program.

Practicums will be held at accessible regional licensed child care facilities approved by the Program Chair.

How to Apply

Priority will be given to regional residents within the Bow Valley College regional service area.

Apply now

Program Description

Our Health Care Aide program will provide you with the opportunity to gain knowledge and hands-on skills to assist people and provide person-centered care within a health care team. The program consists of full-time study over an eight-month period. 

Delivery Method

Courses are delivered through a mixed delivery mode where learning activities take place through a blend of scheduled in-class and scheduled or non-scheduled online delivery methods. Learners are required to participate in scheduled learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.
On-campus labs will be held at our Main Campus, located in Downtown Calgary.

Clinical instruction will occur in continuing care, acute care, and community/home care settings. 

How to Apply

Priority will be given to regional residents within the Bow Valley College regional service area.

Apply now

Program Description

There are many opportunities to use skills as a Practical Nurse, including child care, maternity nursing, community health, mental wellness, seniors care and medicine. The Practical Nurse Diploma program is a recognized and popular program for prospective health care providers.

Delivery Method

Courses are delivered through a mixed delivery mode where learning activities take place through a blend of scheduled in-class and scheduled or non-scheduled online delivery methods. Learners  are required to participate in scheduled learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required

On-campus labs will be held at our Main Campus, located in Downtown Calgary

Clinical placement will occur in continuing care, acute care, and community/home care settings.

How to Apply

Priority will be given to regional residents within the Bow Valley College regional service area

Applications for Fall 2022 (Airdrie Campus) are no longer being accepted.

Apply now

Continuing Learning at Bow Valley College generally provides advanced competencies and/or certification in selected topics such as computer applications and programming, business and management, and health and wellness. See what courses are right for you: Bow Valley College Continuing Learning.

Many courses are available online and can be worked through at your own pace.

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

LINC levels 3 - 4 

Tuesday and Thursday
9:30 am to 12:30 pm OR 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
January 11 – March 17, 2022 
April 19 – June 23, 2022 
Course delivery is online

LINC levels 4 - 6 

Monday and Wednesday
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
January 10 – March 16, 2022 
April 18 – June 22, 2022 
Course delivery is online

LINC levels 5 - 6 

Tuesday and Thursday
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
January 11 – March 17, 2022 
April 19 – June 23, 2022 
Course delivery is online

Permanent residents and Convention refugees are eligible for this course.
Please contact us for more information or to register for a class.

Resources

The Airdrie Campus supports Academic Upgrading learners by providing space for learners to work on their courses and write their exams. Please contact us for more details.

Bow Valley College partners with CLARC and the Government of Canada to offer Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) testing at the Airdrie Campus.

Please contact the Airdrie Campus to inquire about the next available dates and to book your CLB testing time.

Continuing Learning at Bow Valley College generally provides advanced competencies and/or certification in selected topics such as computer applications and programming, business and management, and health and wellness. See what courses are right for you: Bow Valley College Continuing Learning.

Many courses are available online and can be worked through at your own pace.

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

LINC levels 3 - 4 

Tuesday and Thursday
9:30 am to 12:30 pm OR 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
January 11 – March 17, 2022 
April 19 – June 23, 2022 
Course delivery is online

LINC levels 4 - 6 

Monday and Wednesday
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
January 10 – March 16, 2022 
April 18 – June 22, 2022 
Course delivery is online

LINC levels 5 - 6 

Tuesday and Thursday
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
January 11 – March 17, 2022 
April 19 – June 23, 2022 
Course delivery is online

Heart & Stroke Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) for Health Care Providers

Learn how to save lives with this course that is required/recommended by many employers and for many health care program clinical placements.
A blended learning delivery method allows you to complete your online learning at home, followed by your hands-on skills practice and evaluation at the Airdrie Campus. 

BLS 120 (full): $115.00 + GST

BLS 90 (renewal): $85.00 + GST

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Bow Valley College in Airdrie is pleased to work with other local organizations to support community initiatives.

Please contact the Airdrie Campus with any education requests, whether for yourself, your organization, or your business. We would love to hear what our community wants to learn!

 

Campus Location

 

Located in the Provincial Courthouse
121 - 104 1st Avenue NW
Airdrie, AB T4B 0R2

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Phone: (403) 355-1910
Email: bvcairdrie@bowvalleycollege.ca

Have a question? Want to apply? Call or email the campus!
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