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 bvcstrathmore@bowvalleycollege.ca, or please leave a phone message at 403-983-1221.


Please contact us to find out more about Regional programming.

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 Strathmore 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 – Spring/Summer 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 programs as follows:
MKTG1101 – Introduction to Marketing
Community Studies:
ENGL1201 – English Composition
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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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 delivery method is blended (a combination of online and traditional classroom learning).
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 the Early Childhood Education & Development Diploma (formerly Level III).
How to Apply
Priority will be given to residents of Strathmore, followed by other rural residents within the Bow Valley College service region.
Applications will be accepted starting in Spring 2021.

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Employee Edge Business & Computer Training

In today’s job market, the deciding factor for employers often comes down to a candidates’ ideal mix of technical and soft skills. Take one or all of the courses and workshops offered … and get the EDGE. Courses may be used toward several Bow Valley College Continuing Education Certificates.

Courses are offered by the Strathmore Campus through scheduled real-time online delivery methods.

Contact the Strathmore Campus for information on forthcoming courses.

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Academic Upgrading

The Strathmore 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.

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English Language Classes

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada
LINC classes are available online.
Permanent residents and Convention refugees are eligible for this course.
Please contact the Strathmore Campus for more information or to register for this class.

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Canadian Language Benchmark Testing

Bow Valley College partners with ILVARC and the Government of Canada to offer Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) testing at the Strathmore Campus.
Please contact the Strathmore Campus to inquire about next available dates and to book your CLB testing time.

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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 Strathmore Campus. 

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


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Strathmore Entrepreneur Centre

At the Strathmore Entrepreneur Centre and the Bow Valley College Campus, we believe great business ideas are worth exploring. We provide aspiring and seasoned business owners the opportunity to strategize, sustain, and succeed in competitive markets with community access to collaborative spaces, unparalleled access to resources, and exceptional faculty and influencers who are leaders in their field.


Digital Marketing and Transformation for Business Series

Digital marketing and transformation for business is a series of multiple workshops designed to empower entrepreneurs in the adoption and implementation of digital skills and tools to help their businesses survive ... and thrive. Participants may take one (or all) of the available workshops in this series. The topics of forthcoming sessions are: 

Social media marketing essentials for small business 

Getting started with email marketing to grow your small business 

Getting found online - tools and tactics to help your website show up higher in search engines 

Google Ads – what you need to know to start driving traffic to your website 


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Community Collaboration

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

Please contact the 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


#1 320 2 Street
Strathmore, AB T1P 1K3

Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Phone: (403) 983-1221
Email: bvcstrathmore@bowvalleycollege.ca

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

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