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Bow Valley College
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Tuition: $2,800  Students: 5,000
345 - 6 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB      T2G 4V1

Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College was founded in 1965 as the Alberta Vocational Centre, which offered Academic Upgrading and Business Education to 535 students. Most of the classes were held at 300 -5th Avenue S.W. ... continued below

About Bow Valley College

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

In 2007/2008, the North Campus redevelopment project began to take place, which further opened fully renovated spaces that are used for new learning facilities and broader learning services. It opened the Franklin Campus to accommodate the Health and Community Care programming. It also opened an office of applied research and innovation to enhance, coordinate and develop the college’s research and innovation activities. Bow Valley is committed to strengthening the Applied Research Office. Its main areas of competence include: Test of Workplace Essential Skills, ESL literacy essential skills, adult literacy, curriculum development, and health and human services.

Student Services and Student Life

Aboriginal Centre (Academic and program advising, Elder counseling, Financial advising for sponsorship, Culturally relevant info sessions, Facilitation of Aboriginal issues amongst the BVC campuses, and Student Gatherings); Bookstore (Bow Valley College offers merchandise, such as t-shirts, mugs, pens, etc., can also be purchased at the bookstore); Counselling (Define and meet their goals, Plan their careers, Review course placement, Promote and support mental health, Manage through times of crisis, Manage funding concerns, Live and learn more effectively, Access other agencies that may provide additional supports, and Become more healthy in their lifestyle choices); Specialized Support (Sign language interpreting, Braille, Assistive technology, Preliminary assessment for Learning Disability/ADHD, Education Supports, such as: Tutor, Academic Strategist,Academic Aide, In-class supports, such as: Note Taker, Interpreter, Exam accommodations, such as: extra time, isolation, reader, scribe, and Learning Strategies, Study Skills services); Student Recruitment, Print Material Request, Student for a Day, Group/Individual Tours, Information Sessions, Health Services, Parking at Bow Valley College, Learning Resource Services (Library and Learning Commons, Student Affairs Officer, Bow Valley College Students’ Association (BVCSA), Bow Valley College Student Affairs Office, Bow Valley College Student Ambassadors); and other Related Services.

Bow Valley College Students’ Association (BVCSA) is the representative of the students. The Students' Council is the governing body of the Bow Valley College Students' Association, and they always think of ways to make the learners' lives more enriching. One of their services is a comprehensive health and dental plan for students.

Academic Programs

The college offers the following areas of study: Health Care, Business, Human Services, Administration, Academic Upgrading, Continuing Education, and English as Second Language. There are also specialized programs for International Education and Online and Distance Education.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Bow Valley offers many scholarships to students. Some of them include: Adopt-A-Student Entrance Award - Trico Homes - Career Program, AltaLink Centennial Scholarship, Bow Valley College Past Chair of Board of Governors Endowed Award, Counsellors Recognition Award, Disability Services Special Fund, Jason Lang Scholarship, Kinsmen Club of Calgary Scholarship, Legacy Builders Endowment Scholarship, Sunesis Consulting Perseverance Award, Trust Fund Award, and the Tulip Tribute Award

Calgary Information

Calgary is the largest city in the province of Alberta, Canada. Calgary's urban scene has changed considerably since the beginning of the city's rapid growth. It is also starting to become recognized as one of Canada's most diverse cities.

Calgary's downtown features an eclectic mix of restaurants and bars, cultural venues, shopping, and public squares such as Olympic Plaza. Downtown tourist attractions include the Calgary Zoo, the TELUS World of Science, the TELUS Convention Centre, the Chinatown district, the Glenbow Museum, the Calgary Tower, the Art Gallery of Calgary (AGC) and the EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts.

Calgary has a semi-arid, highland continental climate with long, dry, but highly variable, winters and short, moderately warm summers. As a consequence of Calgary's high elevation and relative dryness, summer evenings can be very cool, the average summer minimum temperature drops to +8°C, and frosts can occur in any month of the year.