Our College continues to prioritize the health and safety of our students and employees. Our campuses remain closed. At this time, employees continue to work remotely, and we continue to teach students in a remote learning environment. Please contact us by email at bvccochrane@bowvalleycollege.ca, or please leave a phone message at 403-851-0463.

 

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If you missed Open House on October 17, you can still register to access the information: 

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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 Cochrane Campus offers a variety of credit and non-credit programs. Upgrade your skills, start a new career path, or finish high school - right here in your community.

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 Open Studies - Regional – Winter 2021

Program Description
This Open Studies program will provide regional learners 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 as follows:
Business:
HRES1101 – Organizational Behaviour MGMT1101 – Introduction to Management
MKTG1101 – Introduction to Marketing
Technology:
CADD1101 – AutoCAD 1
TECH1101 – Web and Internet Fundamentals
Community Studies:
ELCC2209 – Caring for Infants and Toddlers
ELCC2301 – Observation and Documentation in Child Development
ELCC2305 – Inclusive Care and Education of Young Children
PSYC1101 – Introduction to Psychology
For more details on the courses, see the course matrix.
Delivery Method (Due to COVID-19, all classes will be delivered online until further notice)
Courses are delivered through a mixed delivery mode where learning activities take place through a blend of scheduled or non-scheduled 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 service region.

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Practical Nurse Diploma (5-Term Program) – Winter 2021

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 (Due to COVID-19, all classes will be delivered online until further notice)
The delivery method is a combination of online learning, synchronous learning, and traditional classroom learning. On-campus labs will be held at our Main Campus, located in Downtown Calgary.
How to Apply
Priority will be given to residents of Cochrane, followed by other rural residents within the Bow Valley College service region.

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Early Childhood Education & Development Certificate (3-Term Program) – Fall 2021

Program Description
You can make a difference in the lives of children, families, and communities. The one-year (3 terms) Early Childhood Education and Development (ECED) Certificate 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. You will 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.

Delivery Method (Due to COVID-19, all classes will be delivered online until further notice)
The ECED Certificate program in Cochrane is offered during the evenings and weekends in a traditional classroom setting with an onsite instructor, plus a weekly online course.
This program combines theory and practice and graduates are eligible for Child Development Worker certification from Alberta Human Services (Formerly Level II).
Please note that this certificate is also the first year of our Early Childhood Education and Development Diploma (formerly Level III).
How to Apply
Priority will be given to residents of Cochrane, followed by other rural residents within the Bow Valley College service region.
Applications will be accepted starting in Spring 2021.

 

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Health Care Aide Certificate (2-Term Program)  Winter 2021

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.
Delivery Method (Due to COVID-19, all classes will be delivered online until further notice)
Full-time study over a eight-month period. You will learn in a combination of on-campus labs, online or in-class learning, and clinical instruction in continuing care, acute care, and community/home care settings. Clinical shifts may include days, evenings, nights, and/or weekends. 
How to Apply
Priority will be given to residents of Cochrane, followed by other rural residents within the Bow Valley College service region.

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Academic Upgrading

The Cochrane Campus offers flexible options for High School Upgrading such as online, flexclass, and in-class for you to take the courses you need to further your education. Online students can book space to work on their courses and write their exams at the Cochrane Campus. Please contact us for more details.

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Online Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR)

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 Cochrane Campus. 

BLS 120 (full): $115.00 + GST
BLS 90 (renewal): $85.00 + GST

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Community Collaboration

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

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

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    Campus Location

    305 1 Street E
    Cochrane, AB T4C 1Z3

    Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Phone: (403) 851-0463
    Email: bvccochrane@bowvalleycollege.ca

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