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.


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 below…and get the EDGE.

All courses are offered at the Strathmore Campus in a traditional classroom setting with an onsite instructor. Registration closes 24-48 hours before the course starts, or sooner if the course is full. Register for each course individually using the links below and choose the Strathmore location to secure your seat. Courses may be used toward several Bow Valley College Continuing Education Certificates.

Financial Accounting – Introduction (ACCT 9101)

Oct 15-Nov 21, 2019 – Tues/Thurs 17:00 – 20:30

Administrative Skills Fundamentals (ADMN 9203)

Oct 15-Oct 31, 2019 – Tues/Thurs 12:30 – 16:00

Microsoft Excel – Introduction (COMP 9301)

Oct 16-Nov 6, 2019 – Mon/Wed 17:30 - 20:30

Microsoft Word– Introduction (COMP 9201)

Nov 13- Dec 4, 2019 – Mon/Wed 13:00-16:00


Employee Edge Workshop

Customer Service Excellence

Geared for employers, employees, students and job seekers.
Tuesday, November 12 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Click here to register


           COMING in 2020...

           Time Management Strategies, Effective Business Writing, other Employee Edge Workshops (Soft Skills)


Ask us about Employee Edge funding options!

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.

Upcoming Programs/Workshops/Events

Entrepreneur Roadmap Bootcamp

90 day program to help clarify your business goals, identify what stands in your way of success and determine solutions in a small group setting of your peers.

In class/online program. New program intake each month. Various days/times.

Click here to select your preferred start date and register.

Oct 17, 2019 / Nov 20, 2019 / Dec 10, 2019 / Jan 22, 2020


Monthly Free Coworking Days

Participating in the Coworking Day means working alongside other professionals and entrepreneurs in a shared space.  Bring your to-do list, laptop and headphones and we'll supply the Wi-Fi, waffles, coffee and tea!

Click the date(s) below you wish to register for below:

October 16, 2019

November 13, 2019

December 18, 2019


Customer service excellence

Competition is fierce in the marketplace and often the real difference between success and failure is the level of service you provide. As an employee your knowledge in dealing with customers can provide you with valuable skills and enhanced employability. This workshop will help you identify the role you can play in helping an employer execute their customer relations strategy. You will also learn how you can effectively deal with difficult customers, and how you can play a role in setting and executing a high level of customer service standards. By the end of the day you will have acquired new customer service skills which will help you in your current and future employment.

Tuesday, November 12 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Travel Alberta Workshop

Making memorable experiences: an introduction to experience development

Learn about how developing great experiences can be your best marketing tool. In this session, you'll be introduced to tourism experiences from Alberta and Canada that will spark new ideas on how you can develop, or be a partner for, a tourism experience that provides your visitors with a true sense of place. Space is limited; to secure your spot, please register by October 7.


Wednesday, October 9| 12:00 -2:00 pm


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ATB Entrepreneur Workshop

Transitions: What is next for your business and for you?

Transitions can be challenging in business and in life.  Are you starting a business?  Buying an existing business? Wanting to sell your business? Passing your business onto the next generation? Where do you start? What questions should you be asking? What’s next for your business and for you?

Join us to explore how to navigate these seasons from both the personal and business. The Strathmore and ATB Entrepreneur Centres are teaming up to bring you a morning of learning and storytelling with local entrepreneurs sharing their own journeys of transitions. After the presentation, One-on-one Expert Sessions (15 minute) will be available to participants.

Wednesday, November 6| 10:00 am -12:00 pm
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Business Link Workshops

Business startup steps
Have an idea and considering starting your own business? In this workshop, we will help you discover if entrepreneurship is right for you and show you how to take your idea and make it a reality. We will help you assess whether your idea is viable, as well as provide you with the tools, resources and guidance to help you along the way. You will learn the steps you need to take to start your business.

Thursday, October 31 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
FREE + optional Ask A Business Advisor appointments after the session
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Develop a business idea or pivot your business model using the business model canvas
Ever wondered what it takes to get a business off the ground? Learn how to utilize the Business Model Canvas to develop your idea or transform an existing one. In this workshop, you will learn how to use this visual chart to describe, design, challenge and pivot your business model.

Thursday, November 21 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
FREE + optional Ask A Business Advisor appointments after the session
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Introduction to market research
Have you ever struggled with market research for your business? Learn the basics of market research and how to go about it in this introductory workshop! Market research can help you gain insight into your industry, competition, and target market, and help you create effective strategies for starting your business. Get information on Business Link’s market research resources that you can access for free!

Thursday, December 13 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
FREE + optional Ask A Business Advisor appointments after the session
Click here to register


*Free Ask A Business Advisor one on one appointments are available after the session! These appointments may be booked during the workshop registration process.

Practical Nurse (5 Term) - January 2020 (Accepting Applications)

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 program is recognized and popular program for prospective health care providers.

Please contact the Strathmore campus at 403-983-1221 or bvcstrathmore@bowvalleycollege.ca for more details about the next intake. 

Please note that you must be a resident of Strathmore or the surrounding rural community; we do not accept applicants from Calgary.

GED Preparation

Get the skills to challenge the official GED tests. When you pass these tests, you will earn a High School Equivalency Diploma. GED Prep is offered in a classroom at the Strathmore campus, and the GED official exams are written at the downtown Calgary campus.

Please contact the Strathmore Campus for next intake dates.

Upgrading Programs

High School-Anytime Online Learning (ATOL) offers a flexible opportunity to take the courses you need to further your education. Online Bow Valley College students can book space to work on their courses and write their exams at the Strathmore Campus. Please contact us for more details.

English Language Classes

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada
LINC 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.

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

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

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!


Campus Location


Unit 1, 320 2 Street
Strathmore, AB T1P 1J8

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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