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Programs and Courses

        College of the Rockies, a publicly funded, provincially accredited community college, is located in the southeastern corner of British Columbia, Canada. Surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, the College is in the centre of a world-famous outdoor recreation environment. The region features famous hot springs resorts, beautiful forests and some of Canada’s finest skiing/snowboarding areas. All with no crowds! The College of the Rockies’ main campus is in the city of Cranbrook (population 20,000). This small, safe, affordable and very friendly city is located a one hour drive from the United States border and a three hour drive from scenic Banff. Cranbrook’s airport has daily flights from Vancouver and Calgary via Air Canada.

        College of the Rockies Cranbrook Campus is a bright and modern building located beside the community forest and the Cranbrook Golf Club yet still within walking distance of downtown and all major city services. Over 1700 Canadian students and about 90 international students attend College of the Rockies to benefit from small class sizes and a highly qualified teaching staff dedicated to giving each student personal attention. Facilities and services include:

        Easy access to computers and free internet - language lab · library ·indoor climbing wall · gymnasium · track and field · exercise room · forest trails for hiking and mountain biking · cafeteria - bookstore · on-campus student residence (open to International students all year) · study centre with tutors · Recreation Coordinator · International Student Advisor /Home stay Coordinator

Programs and Courses


Aboriginal Youth, Culture and Language

a Activity Assistant - On Line

Administrative Studies - Certificate

a Administrative Studies - Diploma

Adventure Tourism Business Operations - Diploma

a Adult Upgrading/High School Completion
a Applied Business Technology Program

Applied Computer Certificate

a Applied Psychology Certificate

Automotive Service Technician

a Aviation Program
a Bridge to Health and Technical Programs
a Business Administration
a Business Administration Diploma: Event Management Major
a Bachelor of Arts Degree Programs

Carpentry - Joinery

a Certificate in Liberal Arts

Child, Youth and Family Studies (CYFS)

a Child, Youth & Family Studies (General Studies)

Child, Youth and Family Studies (Diploma)

a Collision Repair Technician (suspended)

Continuing Education

a Continuing Education - ONLINE

Culinary Arts - Cook Training)

a Criminal Justice Diploma
a Dental Assistant Program

Distance Learning (Online Courses)

a Early Childhood Education Certificate

Early Childhood Education Diploma

a Elementary Teacher Education

English Language Training

a Event Management Certificate

Family Child Care

a First Nations Tourism Management Certificate
a Fitness & Exercise Leadership Certificate
a Fire Training Certificate Program
a Hairdressing Program

Health Programs

a Heavy Duty / Commercial Transport Mechanics

Herbalist Program

a Human Kinetics Programs

Human Service Worker

a International Education

International Expedition Leadership Certificate Program

a Introduction to Trades

Mining Apprenticeship Program


Mountain Adventure Skills Training

a Mountain Adventurer Portfolio

Natural Building Design

a Network Support Technician

Nursing Programs - see Health

a Office Administration (ABT)

Oil and Gas Training

a Planermill Maintenance Technician

Practical Herbalist for the Heathcare Professional - ON LINE

a Practical Herbalist - Online
a Access to Practical Nursing - ONLINE (APNP)

Private Investigator Associate Certificate (Online)

a Professional Dessert and Pastry Program

Practical Nursing Program


Recreation Management

a Recreation Management Diploma: Event Management Major
a Registered Nursing

Resident Care/Home Support

a River Rafting Guide Training and Certification
S & T
a Special Event Planning (online)
a Teacher Assistant
a Timber Framing Program
a Transition Program
a Tourism Management Diploma

University Degree in 3 years

a University Studies Courses



English Requirements

Students with TOEFL 550 or more (or IELTS 6 or CBT 213 or iBT 80) will receive an unconditional letter of acceptance and may proceed to a full academic load of 5 courses per semester.  Students who have completed English 12/90 in Canada or completed our English Language Training program also meet the English requirements for academic programs.

Students with no TOEFL or TOEFL less than 550 will receive a conditional letter of acceptance.  Students who are conditionally accepted must take our English Language Assessment when they first arrive.  The results of this test will determine if a student must first complete English Language Training or if the student can proceed directly to a full academic load.  Students who need English Language Training are allowed to take one to three academic courses per semester with their English, depending on their language level.

Tuition Fees - Academic Programs

Tuition Fees and Start Dates for Academic and Career/Technical Programs including:

University Transfer/Associate Degrees, Business Administration, Tourism Management, Recreation Management, College Preparation, Human Kinetics, Applied Computer, Applied Business Technology, Fitness and Exercise Leadership and Criminal Justice.

SEMESTER: Winter 2008

·         TUITION *: C$3600

·         3-DAY ORIENTATION ** START DATE: Wednesday, January 03, 2007

·         CLASS START DATE: Monday, January 08, 2007

·         CLASS END DATE: Friday, April 20, 2007

SEMESTER: Fall 2008

·         TUITION *: C$3600

·         3-DAY ORIENTATION ** START DATE: Wednesday, August 29, 2007

·         CLASS START DATE: Tuesday, September 04, 2007

·         CLASS END DATE: Friday, December 14, 2007

Tuition for ON-LINE COURSES ONLY is C$700 per on-line course.

* Tuition does not include other fees that may apply such as student fees (C$66.00 per semester, including mandatory bus/swim pass) and lab fees (C$60.00 per lab course).

** During the week before classes start, new international students are given an initial three-day orientation to College programs and services, an orientation to Cranbrook, and information on banking, health services, medical insurance, and business services. The English language Assessment also takes place during orientation week.

Tuition fees are required before the start of classes each semester.

Tuition Fees and Start Dates for Vocational Programs

Early Childhood Education/Human Service Worker/Teacher Assistant
September 4, 2007
10 months
Culinary Arts Professional Chef Training
January 2, 2007 and September 4, 2007
10 months
Adventure Tourism Business Operations Certificate
September 4, 2007
10 months
Adventure Tourism Business Operations Diploma**
ATBO Certificate required
August 27, 2007
6 months
Mountain Adventure Skills Training Certificate
September 4, 2007
10 months
Eco-tourism Expedition Leadership Certificate
September 10, 2007
3 months
Network Support Technician
September 4, 2007
10 months
Resident Care/Home Support Certificate
*other start dates available at regional campuses
September 4, 2007 (CranbrookCampus)*
5 months
Practical Nursing
*other start dates available at regional campuses
September 4, 2007*
10 months
September and January of each year
3 months
Fire Training Certificate
September and March of each year
6 months
Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship
September 4, 2007
5 months
Automotive Service Technician Pre-Apprenticeship
Continuing Education Courses (non-credit)
TUITION: same as Canadian students
September 4, 2007
8 months
Other costs:
  • Tuition does not include other fees that may apply such as student fees - C$65.10 per semester including mandatory bus/swim pass or lab fees - C$60 for each lab course.

  • Textbook costs are extra and vary depending on the individual courses taken.  Textbooks can be purchased from the College Bookstore on campus.

  • BC Medical Insurance is mandatory for all students with a study permit; cost is C$54 per month

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