Bow Valley College

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Coordinates: 43°00′29.84″N 81°16′18.82″W / 43.0082889°N 81.2718944°W / 43.0082889; -81.2718944

Bow Valley College
Bow Valley College
Type Public Vocational college
Established 1965
President Laura-Jo Gunter
Undergraduates 1st & 2nd year university transfer
Location 345 6th Avenue SE
, Alberta, Canada
T2G 4V1
Campus Urban
Colours Blue      & Green     
Nickname BVC
Affiliations ACCC, Alberta Association of Colleges & Technical Institutes, CBIE

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, Canmore, Cochrane, Drumheller, High River, Okoktoks, and Strathmore. 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.


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 Fashion Institute, 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]

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