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 High River campus offers a variety of credit and non-credit programs. English Language classes are available, too. Upgrade your skills, start a new career path, or finish high school. Right in the Foothills.

Choose Your Program


Practical Nurse Diploma - Two years (4 term pathway) Fall 2019 at the High River Campus.

Early Childhood Education and Development Certificate Fall 2019 at the Okotoks Campus.
You will be eligible to receive a Government Child Development Worker Certification upon completion (formerly Level 2).

ENGL1201 through Open Studies in a Traditional Classroom setting, Tuesday evenings 6:00-9:00pm starting May 2019 at the Okotoks Campus.
Open Studies ENGL1201 credits earned are transferable towards your ECED Certificate, as well as 7 other Bow Valley College programs.
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Online English 30-1 or 30-2 upgrading is available. Credits earned through upgrading are not transferable to the ECED Certificate.
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*Now accepting paper applications, in person, at the Okotoks or High River Campus. Potential learners may inquire at either campus.

Other courses

English Language classes

The High River campus offers a range of English Language classes. Details for the next offerings are as follows:

LINC class, Levels 4 to 6
January 15 to March 21, 2019
Tuesdays and Thursdays
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
April 23 to June 27, 2019
Tuesdays and Thursdays
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
You must be a permanent resident or refugee to take this class - No cost.
Please contact the High River Campus to register for this class.
For other information on English language classes, contact the High River or Okotoks campus.

Canadian Language Benchmark Testing

Bow Valley College partners with ILVARC and the Government of Canada to offer Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) testing at the High River campus.

CLB testing is available at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.on: 

  • February 14th
  • March 7th and 21st
  • April 11th and 23rd

Please contact the High River Campus to book your CLB testing time.


Do you need to upgrade your high school courses?

Academic Upgrading

Community Partnerships

Bow Valley College in the Foothills is pleased to partner with other local organizations to support community initiatives. 

In partnership with Business Link, Community Futures, and the High River Chamber of Commerce, the High River campus will host a series of 1 hour entrepreneurial workshops that will help connect small businesses with services to assist them in the Foothills region.

Stay tuned for upcoming events in 2019.


Campus Location

2nd Floor, 710 Centre Street SE
High River, AB T1V 0H3

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed 12:00 to 12:30 for lunch)
Phone: (403) 441-2399
Email: bvcfoothills@bowvalleycollege.ca

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