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Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College


Bow Valley College is a Canadian public, board-governed college located in Calgary, Alberta, operating as a comprehensive community institution under the Post-Secondary Learning Act of Alberta. The branch campuses are Airdrie, Banff, Cochrane, Okotoks, and Strathmore. Bow Valley College is a member of the Alberta Rural Development Network and Colleges and Institutes Canada.

Calgary and region’s only Comprehensive Community College — with 14,000 full- and part-time students, Bow Valley College helps Open Doors – Open Minds to in-demand jobs in Calgary, Alberta, and Canada. Bow Valley College graduates contribute to the digital economy, careers in business, TV & film production, and serve on the frontlines of healthcare and social services. Bow Valley College invests in three applied research pillars: educational technology, social innovation, and health.

Why Bow Valley College?

Current students

Student Services provides resources to enhance the student experience and support academic success at Bow Valley College. From student engagement to personal and academic support, and Indigenous support programs and services, we are ready to help.

International students

We support International Students in achieving their dreams through academic and student-life experiences. Our dedicated and experienced instructors and staff help provide the skills you need to live, study, and work in Alberta.

Continuing learning

You are ready to continue your educational journey, and we are here to help. From one course to certificates, we have options for you.

Regional campuses

Get the benefits of a city college without a city commute. Regional campuses in Airdrie, Cochrane, and Okotoks provide service to those communities and their surrounding areas.

One of the top 50 Research Colleges in Canada

According to Research Infosource. Our Research and Innovation department offers expertise to build capacity and promote applied research, teaching excellence, curriculum design, and workforce development.

Campus Features

Life at Bow Valley College is more than classes. You’ll also have access to lots of services that make your life easier. Great campus services make being a student so much better. Find quick and healthy food options, plus access to health and wellness services. There’s also a multi-faith center and affordable daycare for students with kids.


Find textbooks, used books, and basic supplies for your program. We also carry hoodies, mugs, and other gift items.

Campus Security

Bow Valley College is committed to providing a safe campus environment for its students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Safe Walk

Our Safe Walk program provides Campus Security escorts to walk you within a two-block radius of campus.


Need a locker to store your books in during the semester? You can now rent them online.

Child Care Centre

Bow Valley College’s tenant Laugh ‘N’ Learn daycare has ceased operations at the College’s downtown Calgary campus effective January 2021.

Imagine Health Centre

See a doctor or nurse, get vaccinations for Bow Valley College programs, and fill prescriptions, all right on campus.

Food Services

Find plenty of fresh, healthy options for breakfast and lunch. Or grab a coffee and a snack at the on-campus Tim Hortons.

Printing Services

Get your printing and copying done right on campus, at a reasonable price.


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      6 Avenue Southeast,345, T2G 4V1, Calgary