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Bow Valley College (BVC), a public community college in Calgary and established in 1965, serves almost 14,000 full-time and part-time students at its main campus in downtown Calgary and at its locations across southern Alberta.

Bow Valley College offers a variety of diploma programs in Business, Healthcare, Human Services, Justice and Creative Technologies.  BVC also offers high-school upgrading in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, GED preparation and testing and Literacy, Numeracy and Essential Skills Programs designed for adults who are returning to learning.

Bow Valley College Diploma Programs and Courses

School of Health and Wellness 

  • Health Care Aide Programs
  • Nutrition Manager Certificate
  • Pharmacy Technician Programs
  • Practical Nurse Program
  • Recreation Therapy Certificate

Chui School of Business

Many courses and diploma programs are offered are also offered online. Certificate Programs can all be completed within 1 year (30 weeks / 2 semesters).

  • Administrative Professional Certificate
  • Business Administration Certificate
  • Business Administration Diploma
  • Dental Business Assistant Certificate
  • Events Management Certificate
  • Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate
  • Human Resources Certificate
  • Interior Decorating Diploma
  • Legal Assistant Diploma
  • Medical Office Assistant Certificate
  • Veterinary Office Assistant Certificate

School of Community Studies and Creative Technologies

Justice Studies Diplomas

  • Aboriginal Focus
  • Correctional Studies Specialization
  • General Justice
  • Law Enforcement Specialization
  • Youth Justice Specialization

Human Services Certificate Programs

  • Addiction Studies Aboriginal Focus Certificate
  • Disability Studies Certificate
  • Early Learning and Child Care Certificate
  • Education Assistant Certificate
  • Health and Human Services Management Post-diploma Certificate

Human Services Diploma Programs

  • Addiction Studies Aboriginal Focus Diploma
  • Disability Studies Diploma
  • Early Learning and Child Care Diploma
  • Social Work Diploma

Creative Technologies

  • Interior Decorating Diploma

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Bow Valley College Campus Locations

  • Calgary - 345 - 6 Avenue SE (Main Campus)
  • Airdrie - #121, 104 - 1st Avenue NW (Provincial Courthouse)
  • Banff 
  • Canmore - 800 Railway Avenue (Provincial Building)
  • Cochrane - 209 - 2 Ave W
  • High River - 2nd Floor 710 Centre Street SE 
  • Okotoks - 11 Elizabeth Street
  • Strathmore - 85 Lakeside Blvd
  • Three Hills - Offered in partnership with the Prairie College of Applied Arts & Technology

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