Bow Valley College has courses that are recognized by universities, colleges, and professional associations around the world. Take individual courses, groups of courses, or entire programs at the College and transfer them towards a university degree! Check below to see our agreements with other institutions. 

Admissions and transfer credit is at the sole discretion of the Institution to which students are applying to, including Bow Valley College. Each student's transfer situation will be unique, and the agreements listed below cannot capture the different stipulations for each institution. We also encourage students to confirm the receiving institution's admissions information that is specific to their case. For more information regarding the details of transfer between Alberta Institutions, please check transferalberta.alberta.ca.

Incoming Agreements

The chart below lists programs from other institutions that are transferable to Bow Valley College programs.

Institution and Program Bow Valley College Program
College of the Rockies - Criminal and Social Justice Certificate (CSJC) Justice Studies Diploma (Year II)
Lethbridge College - Early Childhood Education Certificate Early Childhood Education and Development Diploma (Year II)
Norquest College - Early Learning and Child Care Certificate Early Childhood Education and Development Diploma (Year II)
Red Deer Polytechnic - Early Childhood Education Certificate Early Childhood Education and Development Diploma (Year II)
SAIT - Architectural Technologies Diploma Kitchen and Bath Design Post-Diploma Certificate
(The portfolio will be waived as an admission requirement for AT graduates)

Outgoing Agreements

The chart below lists Bow Valley College programs that are transferable into programs at Alberta University of the Arts

Bow Valley College Program  Alberta University of the Arts
Digital Design Diploma  Bachelor of Design – course to course approvals


The chart below lists Bow Valley College programs that are transferable into programs at Ambrose University

Bow Valley College Program Ambrose University
Child and Youth Care Diploma Bachelor of Arts – Behavioral Science (course-to-course)


The chart below lists Bow Valley College programs that are transferable into programs at Athabasca University

Bow Valley College Program Athabasca University Program
Addiction Studies Diploma Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation (60 credits)
Administrative Professional Certificate Bachelor of Professional Arts - Communication Studies Major (up to 30 credits)
Business Administration Diploma - all majors Bachelor of Commerce; Bachelor of Human Resources; Bachelor of Management (up to 60 credits)
Disability Studies Certificate Bachelor of Professional Arts - Human Services Major
Disability Studies Diploma

Bachelor of Professional Arts - Human Services Major (60 credits)

Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation (60 credits)
Bachelor of Health Science (Public Health) 60 credits
Early Childhood Education and Development Diploma
Bachelor of Professional Arts - Human Services Major (60 credits)
Interior Decorating Diploma
Bachelor of Professional Arts - Communication Studies Major (60 credits)
Justice Studies Diploma – All Majors Bachelor of Professional Arts - Human Services, Governance – Law & Management, Criminal Justice (60 credits)
Legal Assistant Diploma Bachelor of Professional Arts - Communication Studies Major; OR Governance & Law Management; OR Criminal Justice; OR Human Services Major (up to 30 credits)
Pharmacy Technician Diploma
BSC Human Science Major Post Diploma (30 credits); Bachelor of Science Post-Diploma (60 credits)
Practical Nurse Diploma Post LPN Bachelor of Nursing (30 credits)


The chart below lists programs that are transferable within Bow Valley College.

Bow Valley College Program Bow Valley College Program
Business Administration Certificate Business Administration Diploma Year II (30 credits)
Early Learning and Childcare Certificate (older curriculum) or Early Childhood Education and Development Certificate (new curriculum)
Early Childhood Education and Development Diploma (Year II)

The chart below lists Bow Valley College programs that are transferable into programs at College of the Rockies

Bow Valley College Program College of the Rockies
Business Administration Diploma – Accounting and Marketing Majors
Bachelor of Business Administration- Sustainable Practices (up to 60 credits)

The chart below lists Bow Valley College programs that are transferable into programs at Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC)

Bow Valley College Program Justice Institute of British Columbia
Justice Studies Diploma – All Majors
Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies


The chart below lists Bow Valley College programs that are transferable into programs at Lethbridge College

Bow Valley College Program Lethbridge College
Justice Studies Diploma – All Majors
Bachelor of Applied Arts – Justice Studies (60 credits)


The chart below lists Bow Valley College programs that are transferable into programs at Macewan University

Bow Valley College Program MacEwan University
Business Administration Diploma – All Majors
Bachelor of Commerce (course-to-course)
Early Childhood Education and Development Diploma
Bachelor of Early Childhood and Curriculum Studies (76 credits) 

The chart below lists Bow Valley College programs that are transferable into programs at NAIT

Bow Valley College Program NAIT
Business Administration Diploma - all majors
Bachelor of Business Administration (Campus Alberta Business Pathways)

The chart below lists Bow Valley College programs that are transferable into programs at Olds College

Bow Valley College Program Olds College
Business Administration Certificate
Business Management Certificate (up to 22 credits)

The chart below lists Bow Valley College programs that are transferable into programs at Red Deer Polytechnic

Bow Valley College Program Red Deer Polytechnic
Early Childhood Education and Development Certificate
Early Learning and Childcare Diploma (37 credits)

The chart below lists Bow Valley College programs that are transferable into programs at Royal Roads University

Bow Valley College Program Royal Roads University
Justice Studies Diploma - All Majors Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies
Business Administration Diploma – All Majors Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management
Business Administration Diploma – All Majors Bachelor of Sustainability & International Business
Business Administration Diploma – All Majors Bachelor of Arts in International Hotel Management
Business Administration Diploma – All Majors Bachelor of Arts in Global Tourism Management Degree

The chart below lists Bow Valley College programs that are transferable into programs at SAIT

Bow Valley College Program SAIT
Business Administration Diploma – All Majors
Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting, Marketing, Supply Chain, Financial Services, Management Major (up to 60 credits)

The chart below lists Bow Valley College programs that are transferable into programs at Thompson Rivers University

Bow Valley College Program Thompson Rivers University
Business Administration Diploma – General Business
Bachelor of Commerce (up to 60 credits)
Legal Assistant Diploma Bachelor of Commerce (up to 24 credits)
Pharmacy Technician Diploma
Bachelor of General Studies (up to 60 credits); Bachelor of Health Science (up to 54 credits)
Practical Nurse Diploma Bachelor of General Studies (up to 60 credits); Bachelor of Health Science (up to 57 credits)

The chart below lists Bow Valley College programs that are transferable into programs at University of Alberta

Bow Valley College Program University of Alberta
Early Childhood Education and Development Diploma
Bachelor of Elementary Education (30 credits)

The chart below lists Bow Valley College programs that are transferable into programs at University of Calgary

Bow Valley College Program University of Calgary
Disability Studies Diploma
Bachelor of Health Science (Public Health) 60 credits
Early Childhood Education and Development Diploma
Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation (60 credits)
Social Work Diploma Bachelor of Social Work (up to 80 credits)

The chart below lists Bow Valley College programs that are transferable into programs at University of Lethbridge

Bow Valley College Program University of Lethbridge
Business Administration Diploma – All Majors
Bachelor of Management (up to 60 credits)

Education Assistant Certificate Bachelor of Professional Arts - Human Services; Governance - Law & Management; Criminal Justice Major (30 credits)
Health and Human Services Post-diploma certificate Bachelor of Health Science (Public Health) course-to-course
Social Work Diploma Bachelor of Health Science (Public Health) 60 credits
Software Development Diploma Post-Diploma Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (with minimum 2.50 GPA)


Office of the Registrar and Enrolment Services

 

Transfer Credit & PLAR

South Campus, First Floor
345 6 Avenue SE
403-410-1400
transfercredit@bowvalleycollege.ca

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