College Of The Rockies

College of the Rockies(COTR) brings new opportunities to students through interesting programs and providing flexibility to students to choose their options. The Main Campus and Gold Creek Campus are in Cranbrook. COTR also have regional campuses in Creston, Fernie, Golden, Invermere and Kimberley, which offer unique programs and courses.

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    College Of The Rockies Overview

    The official opening of the Cranbrook Campus took place on September 20, 1982, and amalgamated all the previous venues the college had occupied in Cranbrook. May of 1995 saw a BC Government Order in Council allowing East Kootenay Community College to change its name to College of the Rockies.With the effect that the College is now able to expand its transfer pathways for students to and from the college. Keeping up with the latest course delivery technology, the popularity of College of the Rockies online courses has more than doubled in the past five years catering to more than 1,000 online students from all over the world. Programs: The college offers a full range of programs – both in-class and online – in the areas of university studies, adult basic education, health, child youth and family studies, administrative studies, tourism, computer technology, fire services, and trades.

      Fast Facts:

    • Established: 1982
    • Type: Public community college
    • Number of Credentials: 552 awarded from 60 programs ranging from certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, and applied degrees.
    • Affiliations: ACCC, CCAA, AASHE.
    • Ranked #1 out of all British Columbia transfer institutions for degree graduation rate
    • Affordable tuition fees and cost of living
    • Updated course curriculum and state of the art facilities

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    College Of The Rockies College Programs (Courses)

    Associate Of Arts/Science (Aa) Associate Degree - College Of The Rockies
    • Program is equivalent to first two years of bachelor’s degree in Arts or Science
    • Students can take a transfer to other colleges in Canada to get their Bachelors degree certificates upon completion of program.
    • Exceptional didactic counsellors help you pick and choose your courseware for your associate degree program.
    Associate Of Science (Asc)- Environmental Sciences - College Of The Rockies
    • Get a chance for cross-disciplinary studies in their areas of interest, particularly those that relate to the local and global environment.
    • Be able to take a directed studies course in Biology and become involved in an ongoing research project in Ecology.
    Social Work Pre-Major- Associate Degree - College Of The Rockies
    • Hone your Social Work skills primarily in social sciences and humanities.
    • Prepares student for competitive admission to Year 3 in a Social Work degree program at BC and Alberta institutions.
    Sustainable Business Practices- Bachelor Of Business Administration - College Of The Rockies
    • Integrates social, economic and environmental theories and applications for sustainable business practices in a wide variety of fields.
    • Program includes liberal arts and laboratory sciences in addition to specific business functions.
    Post Degree Diploma In Sustainable Business Practices - College Of The Rockies
    • Improve employability with a highly-specialized post-degree diploma in sustainable business practice.
    • Supplement your established area of study with the knowledge to thrive in the "green" economy.
    • Develop your sustainability planning and reporting skills to help local businesses reduce their impact on the environment.
    Diploma In Kinesiology - College Of The Rockies
    • Designed for students who have a passion for exercise, sport, health and human movement.
    • Kinesiology is a growing field that offers a variety of careers and educational opportunities.
    • Careers opportunities: Physiotherapist, Kinesiologist, Exercise Physiologist, Occupational Therapist, Personal Trainer, Athletic Trainer, Coach, Teacher, Health Care Consultant, Massage Therapist,Sport Psychologist, Biomechanics Specialist, Sports Sociologist and writer, and much more.
    • Program is offered as two-year diploma with two specializations namely: Exercise Science and Health & Human Performance.
    Tourism And Recreation Management - College Of The Rockies
    • Excel your career in field of Tourism Management.
    • Get familiar with dynamic range of skills and management know-how through lectured delivery, small projects/assignments and field visits.
    • Great opportunities to students to get a deep understanding of tourism and recreation management as the college is located in one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Canada.