Career Programs

Learn how Bow Valley College is the bridge to your success.

Student Centered

Our academic programs are designed to help you achieve your goals - whether that's work or further study. We offer programs that allow you to think in new and creative ways. Fast, focused, and flexible - that's the reality of a Bow Valley College education.


On-Demand Skills 

All of Bow Valley College’s academic programs are recognized by the Government of Alberta. Our career-focused offerings give you the skills you need to be ready for work in eight months to two years. Most of our certificates and diplomas feature work practicums that ensure you gain both the theoretical and practical knowledge you need to succeed in the work force. Depending on your academic program, you may also be eligible to work in Canada as you study. You may even be eligible to stay in Canada and work after you complete your studies.

Many of our programs also feature agreements with other post-secondary institutions in Alberta allowing you to continue your studies and pursue a degree after finishing your diploma at Bow Valley College.


Success Rates

Our graduates report a 96% overall satisfaction rate and 94% of our graduates find employment within 6 months after graduation. Check out our programs in Business and Administration, Health Care, Human Services and Justice to find the right program for you and find out why so many Bow Valley College graduates are pleased with their BVC experience!


Pathways to Success

And if you find that you are missing any academic requirements or the English language proficiency requirement, check out our English Language Learning Program and academic upgrading options or contact us to discuss your application.



All of our Academic Career Programs start in September and some have January and/or May start dates. Contact us to confirm the start date of the career program you want.   


Frequently Asked Questions

Before you apply, don't forget to check our Frequently Asked Questions page. It will help you take in consideration many factors that are important at the time you choose the program of your preference and intake.

New International Education Awards

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The International Education Department has made available to international students multiple awards in the following categories:

  • * Entrance Awards
  • * Learner Pathway Awards
  • * In-Course Awards

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