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Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College
Bow Valley College
Established 1965
Type Public Vocational college
President Sharon Carry
Undergraduates 1st & 2nd year university transfer
Location Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2G 4V1
Campus Urban
Colours Blue      & Green     
Nickname BVC
Affiliations ACCC, CCAA, Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference, Alberta Association of Colleges & Technical Institutes, CBIE
Website .ca.bowvalleycollegewww

Bow Valley College (BVC) is a public, board-governed college operating as a comprehensive community institution under the Post-Secondary Learning Act of Alberta.[1] The branch campuses are: Airdrie, Banff, Blairmore, Brooks, Canmore, Cardston, Claresholm, Cochrane, Drumheller, Eden Valley, High River, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Morley, Pincher Creek, Red Deer, Three Hills and Stettler. Bow Valley College is a member of the Alberta Rural Development Network.

BVC offers year-round programs that lead to career certificates and diplomas, as well as adult upgrading and English Language Learning. They also offer career services and specialized services that help newcomers to Canada.


  • Programs 1
  • History 2
  • Facilities 3
  • Scholarships 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


BVC offers certificates and diplomas in a variety of areas including health and business career training, adult upgrading and English as a Second Language.


It was founded as the Alberta Vocational Centre in 1965.


In May 2013, BVC unveiled its new South Campus building on 6th Avenue. The South Campus building hosts the Calgary operations of Athabasca University, Olds College, and the University of Lethbridge.[2]


Bow Valley College joined Project Hero, a scholarship program cofounded by General (Ret'd) Rick Hillier for the families of fallen Canadian Forces members.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Post-Secondary Learning Act
  2. ^ New South Campus Grand Opening
  3. ^ Project Hero

External links

  • Bow Valley College Website
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