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Administration • Business • Health Care • Human Services • High School Upgrading • ESL • Continuing Education

Bow Valley College Course Guide January – June 2009

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Administration • Business • Health Care • Human Services • High School Upgrading • ESL • Continuing Education

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Make It Happen at Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College Course Guide January – June 2009

Plan to Attend! Career Exploration Day & Open House

Tel: 403-410-1400 Toll-free within Alberta: 1-866-4-BVC-NOW (1-866-428-2669)

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CAMPUS EXPANSION Building for the Future – Yours, Ours, and Calgary’s

Welcome to Bow Valley College

BUILDING OF THE FUTURE The redevelopment of the Main Campus is the first phase of this exciting project and is scheduled to be complete by 2010. This updated building will have more student spaces, increased green spaces, and plenty of natural light. The second phase began with the demolition of the old Provincial Courts building. The new South building, slated for completion in 2012, will house classrooms, more student spaces, and various department offices. By the time we are finished we will have one campus – two buildings, offering thousands of Albertans a greater chance at a post-secondary education. These campuses will be a landmark in East Village and will help spur development of this underused area. Check out our website for the latest expansion news for more images of what the new campus will look like.

Imagine your future … at Bow Valley College. If you are looking for a change in your career or life, Bow Valley College can help. We provide innovative and practical programs that prepare you for an exciting, new career. And Bow Valley College learner service staff and instructors provide you with the services and supports you need to succeed. Each year, BVC helps more than 11,000 learners reach their goals at our downtown Calgary campus and at more than 20 locations throughout southern Alberta. Bow Valley College learners come from all parts of the world and from all walks of life – ours is a truly international and diverse campus. Our programs include one-year career certificates and two-year diplomas in business (p. 24), administration (p. 14), health care (p. 36), and human services (p. 50). We also offer programs in English as a Second Language (p. 70), high school upgrading (p. 84), and a wide range of continuing education options (p. 144). Whatever your goal, we will help you get where you want to go. And our programs get you into the world of work … faster. Each year, 97% of our learners find employment in their respective fields within six months of graduation. We offer flexible ways for you to study – including part-time and online options – as well as year-round entry to give you a faster way to reach your goals.

redevelopment project. When complete, Bow Valley College will have one campus – two buildings, our redeveloped North Building and our brand new South Building. The new campus will boast a modern, welcoming learning environment as well as a rejuvenated base upon which to develop innovative programs and support services for delivery in rural areas, offering generations of learners increased access to postsecondary education and brighter futures.

Bow Valley College is building for the future. Our ambitious plan will add 50,000 square feet to our existing building and more than 400,000 square feet in a second building across the street. 1. Interior view of the main lobby of the North building 2. Aerial view of the south face of the North building with walkway to new South building

Our latest Course Guide outlines Bow Valley College’s dynamic range of courses and programs. You can find out more by visiting bowvalleycollege.ca, by calling us at 403-410-1400, or by visiting us in person to talk with a student advisor or to take in one of our info sessions. This is your opportunity to imagine your future and make the most of your career. Make it happen … with Bow Valley College.

3. Exterior view of the southeast corner of the North building and gateway to the Urban Campus Learning Village 4. Exterior view of the new South and redeveloped North buildings

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Sharon Carry President & CEO, Bow Valley College

Getting Started This is your opportunity. Make the most of your education and future career by enrolling at Bow Valley College today.

Thousands of Bow Valley College learners receive some sort of funding to further their education. We’d like to help you along the way and have developed a healthy awards and financial aid program. Entrance scholarships are available for which you may qualify and a number of other scholarships and bursaries may be available throughout your BVC experience. College advisors are on hand to provide you with all of the funding information and assistance you may require. To get our “funding your future – Financial Aid Options” workbook, simply visit bowvalleycollege.ca or call 403-410-1400 (1-866-428-2669).

your next steps:

Bow Valley College is expanding to meet the needs of our learners and the communities we serve. As our city grows, so does our downtown Calgary campus—with a major multi-million dollar expansion and

• Come to an information session. Call 403-410-1400 (or toll-free 1-866-428-2669) for times and locations

• Take a look through this Guide using the Table of Contents on page 2

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• Go to bowvalleycollege.ca • Call Student Services at 403-410-1400 (or toll-free 1-866-428-2669) • Use the application forms on p. 141 & p. 191

Special thanks to the many students, faculty, staff, and alumni who helped make possible this Course Guide. Produced by Bow Valley College Marketing and Communications November 2008. Quantity: 70,000

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BOW VALLEY COLLEGE GRADS ARE AT WORK IN OFFICES AND ON WORK SITES THROUGHOUT CALGARY & SOUTHERN ALBERTA—MEETING THE DEMANDS OF BUSINESS & INDUSTRY. Amy Office Administration Graduate

10 Flexible Learning Options 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

20 Rural Campus Locations 4 Calgary Campus Locations Learner Resource Services eCampusAlberta Student exchange programs

6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Work experience practicums E-learning In-class mybvc.ca student web portal Continuing education courses

OUR GRADUATES Since we opened our doors in 1965, Bow Valley College has trained more than a quarter of a million learners for rewarding new careers or upgraded their academic skills to give them a new start in life. Bow Valley College has always delivered programs and skills that stimulate creative thinking and remove barriers to fulfilling and lasting employment. That’s why 96 per cent of our alumni are pleased with the quality of the education they receive here, and the majority find jobs very quickly. Fast, focused, and flexible — that’s the reality of a Bow Valley College education. Today and always, Bow Valley College puts students first.

TOUR BVC

OR BECOME A STUDENT FOR A DAY

Want to see what BVC is all about? Book a campus tour or apply for our student-for-a-day program. We can also mail you customized packages based on the program or course in which you are interested. Give our student recruitment office a call at 403-410-1402 or email: recruiting@bowvalleycollege.ca

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome from the President

TABL E O F CO N TEN TS

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Careers in Human Services

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Our Graduates

1

Behaviour Support Diploma (Full-Time & Part-Time)

Financial Assistance

4

Career Development Certificate (Full-Time & Part-Time)

52

Important Dates

5

Correctional Studies Diploma

53

College Directory

5

Student Support

7

Disability and Community Support Certificate (Part-Time – Alternative Delivery)

55

Prospective Students

7

Disability and Community Support Diploma (Part-Time)

56

Admission Procedures

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51

Early Intervention Diploma (Part-Time)

57

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Early Learning and Child Care Certificate (Full-Time & Part-Time)

58

Refunds and Withdrawals

12

Early Learning and Child Care Certificate – Integrated

60

Careers in Administration

14

Early Learning and Child Care Diploma (Full-Time & Part-Time)

61

Education Assistant Certificate

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Fee Information

Dental Business Assistant Certificate

15

Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate

16

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Community Liaison Certificate Program (Part-Time)

Legal Assistant Diploma

17

Orientation Course for Child Care Staff – Level I

65

Medical Office Assistant Certificate

19

Office Administration Certificate with Oil & Gas Focus

20

Out-of-School Programming for School-Age Children Certificate (Part-Time & Online)

65

Office Administration Certificate – Online

21

Careers in Business

ESL

70

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Full-Time Language Instruction

71

Accounting and Financial Management Certificate

25

Corporate Readiness Training Program (CRTP)

73

Accounting and Financial Management Certificate (Online Part-Time)

International English as a Second Language Program

74

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Business Administration Diploma

27

Part-Time LINC Programs

76

Events Management Certificate & Diploma

29

Language Skills Programs

77

TOEFL Preparation

79

TOEFL Preparation - Full-time

79

Volunteer Program

80

Tuition and Fees (Part-Time & Full-Time)

81

Financial Services Certificate

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Human Resource Management Certificate

32

Interior Decorating & Merchandising Certificate & Diploma

33

Careers in Health Care Aboriginal Practical Nurse Diploma

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Academic Upgrading

84

Aboriginal Programs

85

Health Care Aide Bridging to PN Diploma (Part-Time - Online/Blended)

38

Apprenticeship Exam Preparation

86

Health Care Aide Certificate (Part-Time – Online/Blended)

39

Artstream

86

Health Care Aide Certificate (Full-Time)

40

Nutrition Manager Certificate (Part-Time – Distance Delivery Online)

American Sign Language for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adult Learners (ASL for DHH)

86

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Academic Preparation

87

Pharmacy Technician Diploma

41

High School

87

Practical Nurse Diploma

43

Literacy

90

Practical Nurse Diploma (Part-Time)

45

Pre-Practical Nurse

91

Practical Nurse Re-entry Program

46

Volunteer Opportunities

91

Tuition and Fees (Full-Time)

92

Practical Nurse Diploma for Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN) 47 Recreation Therapy Aide Certificate

48

Centres of Community Support

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TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400


TABLE OF CONTENTS International Education

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Continuing Education

144

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Accounting

145

Internship and Study-Abroad Opportunities

96

Asset Planning

147

Career Program Information for International Students

96

AutoCAD

148

AutoDesk

150

Aviation

151

Building Maintenance

151

Business

152

Computer Basics

154

Customs and Logistics

157

Desktop Publishing

159

Educators and Trainers – Professional Development

160

First Aid

160

106

Health & Beauty

163

BVCWorks

107

Human Resources

163

Career Connection

107

Immigration Practitioner Certificate

164

Connexion Carrière

108

Information Technology

166

Insurance

167

Interior Decorating

167

Interpreting

170

Languages

171

Legal Administration

171

Management Development

173

Medical Courses

175

Oil and Gas

179

Distance and Online Learning

97

Online Programs and Courses

98

Southern Alberta Locations

Student Services

100

103

New Aboriginal Centre

104

Counselling & Specialized Support

104

Student Recruitment

105

Bow Valley College Students’ Association

105

Employment Services

CRTP (Corporate Readiness Training Program: Communications Training and Work Experience for Immigrant Professionals)

111

Directions for Immigrants in Trades and Professional Careers

112

New Opportunities for Work

114

TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills)

114

Workplace Training Services

117

Global Training & Community Development

117

Course Description Glossary Application for Admission Forms

Private Investigations

179

119

Project Management

180

141

Special Events

181

Web Development

182

Workshops

183

ed2go Online – Non-Credit

185

Continuing Education Registration Form

191

Index

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When this Course Guide was published, every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of all the information contained herein. The College reserves the right to deviate from what appears in the Course Guide without prior notice, in order to serve the best interests of the College or due to circumstances beyond the College’s reasonable control. The College expressly denies responsibility or liability to any person who may suffer loss or who may be otherwise adversely affected by such a change.

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TA BL E O F CO N TEN TS

International English as a Second Language (ESL)


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE If you’re applying, you might also want to check out external scholarships and bursaries in addition to those awarded by the College. More detailed information about those other award opportunities can be found by consulting the following websites:

Bow Valley College also has a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries. They recognize the achievement of our students and assist them in reaching their goals.

• www.scholarshipscanada.com

Scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of academic merit and standing, however financial need may also be taken into consideration. Bursaries are intended primarily for students demonstrating financial need who show satisfactory academic standing and promise.

For more information about Bow Valley College awards, please visit the Financial Aid & Awards section under Campus Services at bowvalleycollege.ca/financial/

• www.alis.gov.ab.ca/scholarships

• www.studentawards.com

New funding to help students with children cover the cost of childcare is now available. Please call 403-410-1410 for more information.

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If you are eligible, funding for Bow Valley College students may be available from Alberta Human Resources and Employment, Alberta Learning, and other various funding or Government agencies. You should apply for financial assistance a minimum of 6-8 weeks prior to starting school to allow time for processing.

YOU HAVE MAIL From email to transcripts and College news on student financial aid, mybvc.ca is your source for important information about Bow Valley College. Each Bow Valley College student now has 24-hour access to the new BVC student web community —one-stop access to a range of College information and student services. Get advice about health and dental benefits, information on the Student Ambassador Program, and official news from the College. You can even check your unofficial transcripts and timetables.

Get connected. It’s your community. Log on today!

your – student – email TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

@ mybvc.ca


IMPORTANT COLLEGE DATES WINTER 2009 January 2:

College re-opens

January 2:

All fees for Winter term are due

January 6:

Commencement of Winter term

January 22:

Cancellation deadline for programs within academic session dates

February 5:

Drop deadline for programs that fall within academic session dates Last day to drop courses (courses will not appear on transcript if dropped by this date)

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Counsellor Update

February 16:

College Closed

March 5:

Withdrawal deadline for programs within academic session dates Last day to withdraw from a course in the Winter term with a “W” grade (withdrawals after this date will result in an “F” grade)

Withdrawal deadline for programs within academic session dates Last day to withdraw from a course in the Spring/ Summer term with a “W” grade (withdrawals after this date will result in an “F” grade)

July 17:

Funding Best Before Date for Fall term: Funding applications for courses/programs starting in Fall 2009 submitted past this date will be subject to stringent review

July 20:

First Day Funding Applications are accepted for courses/ programs starting in Winter 2010 – APPLY EARLY

August 3:

College Closed

August 21:

Final day of Spring/Summer term

FALL 2009 August 28:

All fees for Fall term are due

August 31:

Commencement of Fall term College Closed

March 6:

BVC Career Exploration Event & Open House

September 7:

March 20:

Funding Best Before Date for Spring/Summer term: Funding applications for courses/programs starting in Spring/Summer 2009 submitted past this date will be subject to stringent review

September 17: Cancellation deadline for programs within academic session dates

March 23:

First Day Funding Applications are accepted for courses/ programs starting in Fall 2009 – APPLY EARLY

April 10:

College Closed

April 13:

College Closed

April 27:

Final day of Winter term

October 1:

Drop deadline for programs within academic session dates Last day to drop courses (courses will not appear on transcript if dropped by this date)

October 12:

College Closed

October 29:

Withdrawal deadline for programs within academic session dates Last day to withdraw from a course in the Fall term with a “W” grade (withdrawals after this date will result in an “F” grade)

November 6:

Funding Best Before Date for Winter 2010 term: Funding applications for courses/programs starting in Winter 2010 submitted past this date will be subject to stringent review

November 9:

First Day Funding Applications are accepted for courses/ programs starting in Spring 2010 – APPLY EARLY

SPRING 2009 May 1:

All fees for Spring/Summer term are due

May 4:

Commencement of Spring/Summer term

May 18:

College Closed

May 21:

Cancellation deadline for programs within academic session dates

June 4:

Drop deadline for program within academic session dates Last day to drop courses (courses will not appear on transcripts if dropped by this date)

July 1:

College Closed

November 11: College Closed December 18:

Final day of Fall term

December 24- January 3, 2010: College closed for holidays

BOW VALLEY COLLEGE DIRECTORY BVC Switchboard Toll Free Aboriginal Centre Bookstore Security Counselling Services Specialized Support Financial Aid & Awards

403-410-1400 1-866-428-2669 403-410-1786 403-410-1740 403-410-1713 403-410-1413 403-410-1440 403-410-1410

Health Services International Education Learner Resource Services (LRS) MyBVC Blackboard help Recruitment Students’ Association Health and Dental Plan

403-410-1675 403-410-3476 403-410-1647 403-464-0836 403-410-1402 403-410-1695 403-410-1696

If you are looking for a specific department or Bow Valley College service please call the main switchboard at 403-410-1400 or visit our website at bowvalleycollege.ca

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February 6:

July 2:


FIND YOUR PASSION Whether it’s a career program, English as a Second Language training, high school upgrading, or continuing education, BVC has a program that’s right for you.

CAREERS IN ADMINISTRATION Got a mind for business? If you’re good with details, have a keen sense for organization, and want to work in a professional setting, we have the career for you. Your BVC education can be put to work in a law firm, accountant’s office, oil and gas company, human resources department, small business, and more. See page 14 for more information.

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CAREERS IN HEALTH CARE Get a career in health care in as little as four months. If you’re a caring individual who likes helping people, are a good team player, and has good communication skills health care could be the field for you. You could get a position in a nursing home, hospitals, or caring for homebound patients. See page 36 for more information.

ESL Bow Valley College is the largest English as a Second Language (ESL) provider in Calgary and has some of the best ESL programs in Canada. Our teachers have a reputation for excellence in teaching and understanding your individual needs. We work with newcomers to Canada, Canadian citizens, international students, and corporate clients. See page 70 for more information.

HIGH SCHOOL UPGRADING Every year, we help thousands of people upgrade their high school education. If you need your high school diploma, you’ve come to right place. With our expert instructors and variety of learning options there is a place for you at BVC. Finishing your high school education could be the door to a future career or further education. Take a look at the career you want and plan your future now. We can help. See page 84 for more information.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CAREERS IN HUMAN SERVICES Do you want to make a difference in someone else’s life? If you’re a people person, can work as part of a team, and can be patient, sensitive, and mature, take a look at a career in a daycare, school, halfway house, or hospital. See page 50 for more information.

CAREERS IN BUSINESS There are unlimited possibilities for careers in business. Build on your creativity, tap into your entrepreneurial spirit and ability to sell your ideas to others, and find the place that fits. You could be the person who keeps the office organized, makes the sales calls, has the creative vision, or makes sure the event goes smoothly. See page 24 for more information.

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

Do you want to move ahead in your career, earn a part-time certificate, or take some courses just for fun? Bow Valley College’s Continuing Education programs could be just the right choice for you. Choose from computer training, first aid and medical courses, immigration practitioner courses, accounting, interior decorating, investigations, and more. Our instructors bring years of teaching and workplace experience to the classroom, as well as a keen interest in helping learners achieve their goals. See page 144 for more information.


STUDENT SUPPORT COUNSELLING SERVICES

STUDENT EMAIL AND WEB PORTAL

Bow Valley College Counsellors can help you with educational, career, and personal concerns and explore accommodations and funding for special needs. They can also help you explore appropriate programs and careers. All interviews are confidential. Please call 403-410-1413 for more information.

As a BVC student, you will be assigned a personalized mybvc.ca email address upon your acceptance into a program. You will be expected to check your email on a regular basis in order to stay current with College communications. Your email address will also allow you to access the Bow Valley College student web portal. The web portal will offer you access to a variety of online services and information, including unofficial transcripts, timetables, and notices on upcoming College events.

HEALTH SERVICES See nurses for emergency/critical care, non-judgmental treatments, non-prescription medications, First Aid, health education, weight, blood pressure and blood sugar monitoring, and a variety of educational materials. The nurses will also assist with referrals to various community agencies, including available family physicians. All medical information, phone calls, documents, and visits are confidential.

Bow Valley College provides reasonable academic accommodations for learners, except when the accommodation would cause undue hardship to the College or when the performance standards of a course or program would be reduced below what other learners in the same program are expected to achieve at the College. The provision of academic accommodation is based on shared responsibilities between the learners and the College, determined on an individual basis.

BOOKSTORE Bow Valley College has a bookstore on the main floor of the Main Campus with textbooks and basic supplies for both full- and part-time programs. Bow Valley College merchandise, such as T-shirts, mugs, and pens can also be purchased at the bookstore. Hours of operation are: Mon. to Thurs., 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. For more information about our bookstore, call 403-410-1740.

CAFETERIA

LEARNING RESOURCE SERVICES BVC is the Learning Resource Services (LRS) hub of the College. You can access academic support, computers, testing facilities, workshops, and orientations. The LRS also includes a variety of support services for learners with physical and/or learning disabilities. They are there to help you succeed. For more information call 403-410-1640.

The Bow Valley College Cafeteria is located on the 3rd floor of the Main Campus and is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., and Friday from 7:00 to 2:00 p.m.. They offer a wide-range of healthy eating options to help get you through the day.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS PRINT MATERIALS REQUESTS

GROUP/INDIVIDUAL TOURS

The Bow Valley College Course Guide, the High School ViewBook, career booklets, and other print information are available free of charge. Individual packages are also available for students inquiring about specific programs. Visit our website at bowvalleycollege.ca for the most up-to-date information on our programs.

The Student Recruitment office at Bow Valley College will customize a tour of the campus based on your needs and areas of interest. We are happy to accommodate a tour for you alone or for large groups.

STUDENT FOR A DAY Education is perhaps one of the biggest investments you can make. BVC offers the opportunity for you to test drive your future with our Student for a Day program. You can spend a day attending classes in your area of interest and meet other students and the staff who can pave the way to your personal success and new career. We match you with a student already enrolled in the program and ensure that your in-class experience at Bow Valley College is valuable, tailored to meet your needs, and answers all of your questions.

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PRESENTATIONS / INFORMATION SESSIONS Student Advisors and Recruitment Staff deliver presentations on Bow Valley College’s programs and services to a variety of audiences. Contact us to set up a customized presentation for your high school, organization, or event.

Contact For more information on BVC’s wide range of programs or to request print materials, Student for a Day, tours or presentations, please contact: Student Recruitment Phone: 403-410-1402 Email: recruiting@bowvalleycollege.ca Fax: 403-297-4887 Web: bowvalleycollege.ca/student-recruitment/

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ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATION FOR LEARNERS WITH DISABILITIES

All College communications sent by email are subject to the access and privacy provisions of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protections of Privacy Act.


ADMISSION PROCEDURES ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS STUDENT ADVISOR INFORMATION SESSION Applicants who would like more information about Bow Valley College, individual program requirements, admissions requirements, or funding options would benefit from attending a Student Advisor Information Session. These sessions provide an opportunity for prospective applicants to ask any questions before submitting an application.

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The sessions are held at various times through out the week (except on holidays). For days and times of the Student Advisor Information Sessions please call 403-410-1400 and press “0.”

Bow Valley College admission requirements are designed to accommodate mature students. Applicants to Bow Valley College programs or courses must be 18 years of age or older, or able to demonstrate to the Registrar the maturity to benefit from a selected program of study. Admission requirements are listed under each specific program. Applicants should familiarize themselves with the specific requirements of the program they are applying to. In some cases, pre-program requirements or additional admission requirements are also listed. Applicants must provide proof of successful completion of the admission requirements for the programs or courses selected. It is not mandatory to have a completed high school diploma to apply to programs or courses at Bow Valley College.

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HOW TO APPLY Applicants, using one of the following methods, must complete an Application for Admission form and include the application fee. Online: bowvalleycollege.ca/apply Fax: 403-297-4887 Mail: Bow Valley College Student Services 332 – 6th Avenue S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4S6 In Person: Registrar’s Office 332 – 6th Avenue S.E. Application forms on pages 141 & 191.

Application Fee $40.00 Domestic $100.00 International Application fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Students completing one Bow Valley College program and applying to another with no break in study are not required to pay another application fee. International applicants are advised to apply three to six months in advance in order to obtain a student visa. Continuing Education applicants do not pay an application fee.

WHEN TO APPLY Most programs have a limited number of spaces available. Admission to a program is determined by the rule of first-come, first-served. Selection to the program will not begin until all required documentation is provided and/or admission requirements have been met and the file is deemed complete.

Admission Requirements Applicants must provide: • official transcript OR • statement of marks In some cases, applicants will be asked to write a placement test and/or attend an interview.

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

Should you require further information about our admissions policy, please refer to the College website: bowvalleycollege.ca

PRE-PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS Police Information Check (PIC) Some Bow Valley College programs include clinical placements in agencies where employers require a police information check as part of the entrance requirements. Results of this check may restrict opportunities for placement in a practicum. The PIC must be obtained before the start of the program and may need to be renewed more than once while enrolled in a program. Students are responsible to apply for and obtain their own PIC record and to understand the implications on work or clinical placement and licensure and/or employment prospects. In addition, applicants in some Human Services programs must request a Vulnerable Sector Screen on their PIC. Vulnerable sector screening provides screening of individuals who intend on working or volunteering with the vulnerable sector. A vulnerable person is defined as a person who, because of their age, a disability, or other circumstances, whether temporary or permanent are (a) in a position of dependence on others or (b) are otherwise at a greater risk than the general population of being harmed by a person in a position or authority or trust relative to them. For information on how to obtain a PIC, please contact your local police district office. Learners who have not submitted their PIC by the start of the program will have their Letter of Admission withdrawn.


ADMISSION PROCEDURES Immunization Requirements For Heath Care Workers Programs Some programs at Bow Valley College require students to have certain immunizations completed prior to the program’s first clinical or work experience. These include: Practical Nurse Health Care Aide Hospital Unit Clerk Dental Business Assistant Medical Office Assistant Pharmacy Technician Upon acceptance into a full- or part-time program, applicants will receive immunization information as part of their acceptance package. Applicants must follow the directions provided in this information.

As part of the application process, applicants must provide Bow Valley College with official transcripts from high school and any/all postsecondary institution(s) attended. Official Transcripts are: 1. Original academic documents bearing the seal and signature of the institution or agency, and 2. Mailed directly to the receiving institution in a sealed envelope by the Office of the Registrar from the sending institution.

Applicants should contact the Office of the Registrar at the postsecondary institution they attended to have the official transcript forwarded to Bow Valley College. Students who have attended more than one post-secondary institution prior to applying at Bow Valley College must have transcripts from each institution forwarded to the Office of the Registrar at Bow Valley College.

Foreign Transcripts Applicants educated outside of Canada and applying to Bow Valley College for full-time career programs will be required to produce their original academic documents as well an official assessment provided by the International Qualification Assessment Service (IQAS). Please contact the International Admissions Officer at 403-410-1400 for specific details. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) may be used for admission into most programs. Note: Applicants to programs other than full-time career programs at Bow Valley College may provide Unofficial Transcripts or Statements of Courses and Marks.

ALBERTA STUDENT NUMBER Applicants must have an Alberta Student Number (ASN) to begin classes. This number can be found on all Alberta high school transcripts.

Transcripts received by Bow Valley College become the property of Bow Valley College and will not be photocopied for the student or forwarded to other institutions. An exception to copy originals may be made for applicants educated outside of Canada who receive only one set of original official transcripts.

An Alberta student number can also be retrieved by:

Evaluation of academic documents will only be assessed for Bow Valley College applicants.

The Alberta Student Number must be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar immediately along with the applicant’s full name and birth date.

Alberta High School Transcripts Official transcripts for high school education completed in Alberta can be requested from Alberta Learning by contacting: Alberta Learning Transcript Coordinator 44 Capitol Boulevard 10044 – 108 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T5J 5E6 Phone: 780-427-5732 Fax: 780-422-2137 Toll Free (within Alberta): 310-0000 To order a transcript online, visit their website: www.education.gov.ab.ca/learning/studentservices/transcripts/

Out of Province High School Transcripts Visit the Alberta Learning website: www.alis.gov.ab.ca/learning/pset/high_school_transcripts.asp

• Visiting www.education.gov.ab.ca/learning/studentservices/ASNLookup/ • Mail or fax an application form to Alberta Learning. The application form is available at the BVC Office of the Registrar.

WAITING LISTS If a program or course is full, applicants are automatically placed on the program or course waiting list. The wait list is determined by date of qualification so early application is advised. Every effort is made to contact applicants if space becomes available. Please be aware that other student cancellations may result in short notice for acceptance into a program therefore funding applications should be submitted early if applicable.

TRANSFER CREDIT Transfer Credit is a process where applicable course work completed at other recognized or accredited post-secondary institutions will be considered for possible transfer credit towards a Bow Valley College post-secondary program. Students should request Transfer Credit in writing when they apply for admission to the College. It is the responsibility of the student to arrange for official transcripts to be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar at Bow Valley College from the sending institution in a timely fashion so that Transfer Credit may be awarded at the point of admission and prior to the commencement of classes.

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Post-Secondary Transcripts


ADMISSION PROCEDURES GUIDELINES 1. Course work must be completed at a recognized or accredited post-secondary institution. 2. Transfer Credit will only be assessed for students who have applied to and been accepted into a Bow Valley College program.

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3. The amount of Transfer Credit is limited by the Bow Valley College residency requirement, which states that at least 25% of a program must be completed at Bow Valley College, except in those instances where a particular partnership or articulation agreement states otherwise. 4. Only courses completed at a recognized or accredited post-secondary institution with a course mark of ‘C-’ or better (not lower than 2.0 GPA) will be considered for Transfer Credit. Please note that specific programs may require higher marks for transferability of specific courses. 5. Specific programs may have time limits with respect to the acceptable transferability of specific courses. These limitations are normally associated with changes in technology and/or practice that are used to measure the learning outcomes of the course. Applicants who are denied Transfer Credit may appeal in writing to the Registrar (or designate) of Bow Valley College with a copy to the corresponding department. Any additional fees or costs associated with Transfer Credit will be the responsibility of the applicant. Bow Valley College subscribes to the principles, policies, and practices of Transfer Credit assessment and recognition that have been articulated and endorsed by the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer (ACAT). Students wishing to transfer to other Alberta institutions should refer to the Alberta Transfer Guide which lists all course and program transfer agreements between post-secondary institutions in Alberta, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. The Guide and other transfer information are available online at www.transferalberta.ca or by contacting:

Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer 11th Floor, Commerce Place 10155 – 102 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 4L5 Phone: 780-422-9021 Fax: 780-427-0423

PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT AND RECOGNITION (PLAR) Bow Valley College’s Prior Learning Assessment process uses a variety of approaches and methods to help identify and demonstrate prior learning. This learning may have been acquired through experience in the workplace, independent study, and life experiences that have not been recognized through the traditional means of obtaining credit. Any adult may request an assessment of their prior learning at Bow Valley College. Applicants who wish to receive recognition and accreditation for lifelong learning may inquire about a Prior Learning Assessment by contacting the Office of the Registrar at 403-410-1400. Methods of assessment will be tailored to specific courses. The standards applied to Prior Learning Assessments are the same as those applied to course assessments. The amount of Prior Learning Credit is limited by the Bow Valley College residency requirement which states that at least 25% of a program must be completed at Bow Valley College. Credits received through Prior Learning Assessment can be applied to Bow Valley College certificates. The fee for conducting a Prior Learning Assessment is determined by the appropriate academic department. The fee ranges from $100 to a maximum of the course tuition. This fee is established by the academic department prior to the commencement of the Prior Learning Assessment. Any additional fees or costs associated with prior learning will be the responsibility of the applicant.

FEE INFORMATION PAYMENT OF FEES

MANDATORY FEE INFORMATION

All fees must be paid in full prior to the commencement of classes. Account invoices are mailed to each student prior to the commencement of classes. Any discrepancies must be reported as soon as they are discovered. Please inquire at the Office of the Registrar by calling 403-410-1400.

All fees are subject to change.

All fees may be paid by cash, cheque, money order, debit, Visa, or MasterCard. Cheques and money orders should be made payable to Bow Valley College. Please write your student name and ID number on the cheque or money order.

The confirmation deposit is applied to tuition, but is non-refundable and non-transferable in the event of a student initiated cancellation. An applicant’s place in the program is not confirmed until the confirmation deposit has been paid in full.

Note: Registrants with student or visitor visas will be charged a minimum of double the domestic tuition listed. Tuition fees are subject to change without notice.

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Confirmation Deposit $200.00 Domestic $500.00 International


FEE INFORMATION Student ID Card $5.00/semester The Student ID Card is the official identification for students at Bow Valley College. All full-time students are required to purchase an ID card and to carry it as identification.

Student Association Fees $49.60/semester Full-time student $12/course, up to $24.80 per semester Full-time and part-time students are subject to a Bow Valley College Student Association (BVCSA) fee. Student Association fees are non-refundable.

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Student Health and Dental Plan All full-time students in post-secondary certificate or diploma programs of two semesters or longer are subject to fees for a supplemental Health and Dental plan. Opt-out options are available upon proof of alternative coverage within 30 days of program start. Students funded through the Alberta Works Program are not eligible for coverage. See the Health and Dental office in the Students’ Association Office for additional information.

Jamal Suleman, BVC Graduate

Materials Fee

RE-ISSUE OF DOCUMENTS

Varies per program

$10.00/year Student ID card $10.00 Income Tax Receipts $10.00 Official Transcript $20.00 Certificate/Diploma

The materials fee applies to full-time programs to cover the cost of materials instructors use in classes (i.e. handouts, additional texts, or resources and lab supplies, etc.)

OUTSTANDING FEES/ACCOUNTS Reinstatement Fee $40.00 Unpaid or outstanding fees will result in program or course withdrawal and denial of future registration, as well as denial of access to transcripts and certificates. The re-instatement fee will be charged, in addition to the outstanding fees. Upon payment of all outstanding tuition/fees, students may receive permission to be re-instated. Any fees that remain outstanding past the drop deadline will be sent to collections.

ADDITIONAL FEE INFORMATION Administration Fee An administrative fee is automatically applied to all approved tuition refunds and cannot be waived. The administration fee for all refunds is 20% of total tuition to a maximum of $50.00.

Transfer Fee $30.00 Charged for all approved transfers due to medical or employment reasons only.

Tuition fees include the cost of a timetable, transcript (upon completion of a program), certificate/diploma (if applicable) and Income Tax Receipt. Duplication of these items will be subject to the fee. Replacements or additional certificates and official transcripts can be requested in person at the Office of the Registrar and Client Services. Official transcripts can also be requested online at: bowvalleycollege.ca/prospective_students/online_official_transcripts.asp

TUITION PAYMENT RECEIPTS Receipts are issued at the time of payment. It is advisable for students to retain all receipts for future reference or income tax purposes.

TUITION TAX RECEIPTS Students enrolled at Bow Valley College may be eligible for tuition credit. To be eligible for a tax receipt (T2202A), students must be working towards an occupation or improving their occupation related skills by taking courses. In accordance with the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA), ESL and Academic upgrading students are not eligible for income tax receipts (T2202A). These students will receive a receipt for the Education Amount (T2202). Income Tax receipts are automatically generated and mailed to students by the end of February according to CCRA guidelines. Duplicate income tax receipts are available for an additional charge.

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$254.00/year


REFUNDS AND WITHDRAWALS TUITION REFUND PROCEDURES In the event that Bow Valley College cancels a program or course, a full refund will be issued. Students withdrawing from a program or course may be eligible to receive a refund of their tuition based on the refund guidelines and fee schedule, provided there are no outstanding financial accounts and the student has followed the formal withdrawal/cancellation procedures of the College.

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Compassionate grounds may be considered with official documentation (i.e., medical certificate).

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Approved refunds are issued within two to three weeks of notification of student withdrawal or cancellation. Payments originally made by cash, cheque, debit, or money order are refunded via cheque. Payments originally made by Visa or Mastercard are refunded back to the credit card originally used for payment.

Full- and Part-Time Programs within Academic Session Dates Students who cancel prior to the program or course start date are eligible for a full refund, less the administrative fee. Cancellations on or after the start date up to the cancellation deadline are eligible for a 100% tuition refund less the administrative fee. Students who withdraw after the cancellation deadline but before the Drop Deadline are eligible for a 50% tuition refund less the administrative fee. A $50 or 20% administration fee, whichever is less, will be levied on all refund amounts. This fee cannot be waived.

Programs/Courses outside the Academic Session and are longer than 3 classes Cancellations prior to the start date of the course are eligible for a 100% tuition refund. Withdrawal on the first day of class is eligible for a 50% refund. No refund will be granted after the first day of class.

Programs/Courses outside the Academic Session and are 3 classes or shorter Cancellations prior to the start date of the course are eligible for a 100% tuition refund. No refunds will be granted for withdrawals. Note: Refund monies for students who are recipients of Canada or Alberta Student Loans are sent directly to the service provided (National Student Loans Service Centre for Canada Student Loans and Edulinx Canada Corporation for Alberta Student Loans).

PROGRAM/COURSE CANCELLATIONS Bow Valley College reserves the right to cancel programs or courses due to insufficient enrolment or other unexpected circumstances. Course tuition, content, textbook/supplies, and dates are subject to change.

CHANGES TO REGISTRATION Students are permitted to transfer courses for medical or employment reasons only that arise prior to the start date of the program/course. In such circumstances, a written request for a transfer must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar with a valid medical certificate or a letter on the employer’s letterhead. A fee is charged for this change.

WITHDRAWAL FROM A COURSE OR PROGRAM Programs/Courses that do not fall within academic session dates and are longer than 4 months Withdrawal within 14 days of the start date of the course results in 100% refund. Withdrawal within 30 days of the start date results in 50% refund. No refund will be granted after this period.

Programs/Courses that do not fall within the academic session and are less than 4 months, but greater than 3 classes Withdrawal within 7 days of the start date results in 100% refund. Withdrawal within 14 days of the start date results in 50% refund. No refund will be granted after this period.

Programs/Courses that do not fall within academic session dates and are 3 classes or shorter. Cancellation prior to start date of the course results in 100% refund. No refunds will be granted for withdrawals.

Any courses cancelled by Bow Valley College will result in 100% refund with no administrative fees.

To withdraw from a course or program students must notify the academic department. Failing to report to class or ceasing attendance from a course or program does not constitute withdrawal and no refund will be assessed under these circumstances. The period of enrolment is calculated from the day on which the program commences to the last day of attendance.

HOURS OF OPERATION Office of the Registrar Registration Counter/Cashier Dates: Time:

Jan. 2 – June 12, 2009 (Regular Hours) Mon. – Thu. 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Dates: Time:

June 15 – Aug. 11, 2009 (Summer Hours) Mon. –Thu. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Aug. 14 - Dec. 18, 2009 Mon. - Thu. 8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Student Advising/Counselling and Specialized Support Dates: Time:

Mon. – Thurs. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

THE COLLEGE IS CLOSED ON ALL STATUTORY HOLIDAYS.

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CAREERS IN ADMINISTRATION TABLE OF CONTENTS Dental Business Assistant Certificate

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Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate

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Legal Assistant Diploma

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Medical Office Assistant Certificate

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Office Administration Certificate with Oil & Gas Focus

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Office Administration Certificate – Online

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HOW TO APPLY: You can apply for admission through any of the following methods. ONLINE AT: bowvalleycollege.ca/apply FAX: 403-297-4887

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DENTAL BUSINESS ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE Our two semester (24-week) program prepares you to manage the office workflow in a dental practice. Content includes dental science, charting, business communication, billing, financial management, and computer skills. Over 95% of our graduates find employment in this field.

International Applicants or Applicants Educated Outside of Canada

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

• Achieving an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5

* For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the Glossary of Courses on page 119.

• Achievement of a TOEFL score of 527 – 530 on the paper-based test, a score of 197 on the computer-based test, or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT)

• Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP 3) program at Bow Valley College with a grade of B • Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test Additional Admission Requirements and Pre-Program requirements are same as above.

Transferability None

FEES & DATES Dates: Jan. 6, 2009 & Aug. 31, 2009 Program length: Two semesters (24 weeks)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification. • Credit in either English 20-1 or 20-2 or equivalent • 2 additional Grade 11 subjects (excluding the 26-levels) OR: • Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 450 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing OR: • Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

DENTAL BUSINESS ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE*

DOMESTIC TUITION INTERNATIONAL TUITION

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

$1,661.50

$1,661.50

$3,323.00

$3,323.00

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

$5.00

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

$49.60

MATERIALS FEE

$55.00

N/A

DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL

$127.00

$127.00

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DENTAL

$240.00

$240.00

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

$1,898.10

$1,843.10

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - INTERNATIONAL

$3,799.60

$3,744.60

Pre-Program Requirements The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • A current valid immunization report

* Fees subject to tuition increase. Note: The majority of BVC students are eligible for either government funding or BVC awards. Call 403-410-1400 today for more information.

• Current Police Information Check (PIC) Note: Students who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program will have their Letter of Admission withdrawn. • SFA/CPR Level C Basic Rescuer Certificate taken within 6 months prior to work experience

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• College Success Skills • Role Concepts in Health Care Administration • Dental Terminology • Business Communications for Health Care Administration • Computerized Dental Practice Management • Dental Insurance and Financial Management • Keyboarding and Document Processing for Health Care Administration • Introduction to the Dental Office • Introductory Dental Office Management • Career Preparation • Work Experience for Dental Business Assistants

English language proficiency can be demonstrated by any one of:


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HOSPITAL UNIT CLERK CERTIFICATE

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Our two semester (24-week) full-time program prepares you to manage information in a hospital nursing unit. Learn about basic human needs, hospital organization, medical terminology, processing medical orders, communication skills, telephone and reception activities, and basic computer skills. Over 95% of our Hospital Unit Clerk graduates find employment.

Pre-Program Requirements

Hospital Unit Clerk is now also offered online! Complete the Certificate online through eCampus Alberta in four semesters (approximately 1 year part-time studies). Contact Anne Bundgaard, Program Coordinator, at 403-410-1478 for more information.

Note: Students who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program will have their Letter of Admission withdrawn.

The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • A current valid immunization report • Current Police Information Check (PIC)

International Applicants or Applicants Educated Outside of Canada English language proficiency can be demonstrated by any one of:

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) • College Success Skills • Introduction to the Hospital Organization • Role Concepts in Health Care Administration • Medical Terminology 1 • Medical Terminology 2 • Keyboarding and Document Processing for Health Care Administration • Introductory Unit Coordinating Skills • Hospital Information System • Processing Medical Orders • Business Communications for Health Care Administration • Basic Mathematics for Health Care Administration • Career Preparation • Work Experience for Hospital Unit Clerks * For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the Glossary of Courses on page 119.

• Achievement of a TOEFL score of 527 – 530 on the paper-based test, a score of 197 on the computer-based test, or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achieving an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5 • Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP 3) program at Bow Valley College with a grade of B • Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test Additional Admission Requirements and Pre-Program requirements are same as above

Transferability None

FEES & DATES Dates: Jan. 6, 2009 & Aug. 31, 2009

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification.

Program length: Two semesters (24 weeks)

HOSPITAL UNIT CLERK CERTIFICATE*

• Credit in either English 20-1 or 20-2 or equivalent

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

$1,661.50

$1,661.50

$3,323.00

$3,323.00

• 2 additional Grade 11 subjects (excluding the 26-levels)

DOMESTIC TUITION

OR:

INTERNATIONAL TUITION

• Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 450 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

$5.00

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

$49.60

MATERIALS FEE

$55.00

N/A

OR:

DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL

$127.00

$127.00

• Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DENTAL

$240.00

$240.00

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

$1,898.10

$1,843.10

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - INTERNATIONAL

$3,799.60

$3,744.60

* Fees subject to tuition increase.

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This four-semester (two-year) diploma program prepares you for a wide range of employment opportunities in legal support services. This is a growing field with excellent employment prospects. This diploma schedule enables participants to complete the entire program in just over 18 months, giving graduates an opportunity to enter a legal career in the shortest possible time.

CAREER POSSIBILITIES

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

• Commercial Law • Introduction to Legal Accounting • Keyboarding/Skillbuilding IV • Legal Transcription • Career Skills Evaluation • Law Office Procedures • Legal Information Processing I • Securities Law • Prepare for Employment • Work Experience for Legal Assistants

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* For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification. • Credit in English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent • Credit in Grade 10 Math (excluding 14 & 16 levels)

YEAR 1 • College Success Skills • Legal Document Processing I • Litigation I • Introduction to Law • Credit and Collections • Keyboarding/Skillbuilding I • Keyboarding/Skillbuilding II • Legal Document Processing II • Legal Office Communications • Corporate Law • Keyboarding/Skillbuilding III • Advanced Legal Word Processing for Legal Assistants • Wills and Estates • Litigation II • Microsoft Word • Introduction to Real Estate • Intermediate Real Estate • Family Law • Introduction to e-Portfolio • Leadership Development Continued on next column...

OR: • Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing and 520 in Math OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

Additional Admission Requirements • Minimum keyboarding speed of 25 wpm is strongly recommended • Some practicum agencies and field placements may require a Police Information Check. Please see page 8 for details.

International Applicants or Applicants Educated Outside of Canada English language proficiency can be demonstrated by any one of: • Achievement of a TOEFL score of 527 – 530 on the paper-based test, a score of 197 on the computer-based test, or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achieving an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5 • Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP 3) program at Bow Valley College with a grade of B • Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test Math requirement can be demonstrated by one of the following: • Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test • English transcripts showing equivalent level Math completion. Additional Admission Requirements are same as above

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Legal assistants work under the supervision of lawyers and assist lawyers. Employment exists in law firms, legal departments of large corporations, real estate companies, insurance companies, financial organizations, and government agencies. Specific examples of legal assistant duties include handling real estate transactions, preparing common forms of wills, estates, probate work, collection work, and litigation and corporate work. Legal assistants also perform general office and clerical duties.

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Transferability Graduates of this program may be accepted into: • Athabasca University – Bachelor of Professional Arts degree 60 Block credits • Thompson Rivers University – Bachelor of Commerce degree 24 Block credits Some transfer credit is also available from:

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• Alberta Association of Legal Assistants – eligibility for membership upon application to the association.

FEES & DATES Date: Aug. 31, 2009 Program length: Four semesters (two years)

Kim Shllaku, BVC Graduate

LEGAL ASSISTANT DIPLOMA*

DOMESTIC TUITION INTERNATIONAL TUITION

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 4

$1,882.50

$1,882.50

$1,936.50

$1,936.50 $3,873.00

$3,765.00

$3,765.00

$3,873.00

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

$5.00

$5.00

$5.00

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

$49.60

$49.60

$49.60

MATERIALS FEE

$25.00

$25.00

$25.00

$25.00

DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL

$127.00

$127.00

$127.00

$127.00

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DENTAL

$240.00

$240.00

$240.00

$240.00

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

$2,089.10

$2,089.10

$2,143.10

$2,143.10

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - INTERNATIONAL

$4,211.60

$4,211.60

$4,319.60

$4,319.60

* Fees subject to tuition increase.

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MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE This two semester (24 week) full-time program prepares you to manage the flow of electronic and paper-based information in a medical office setting. Over 95% of BVC Medical Office Assistant graduates find employment in medical offices and clinics, hospitals, health and chiropractic centres, insurance agencies, and private businesses.

International Applicants or Applicants Educated Outside of Canada

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

• Achieving an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5

* For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the Glossary of Courses on page 119.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification. • Credit in either English 20-1 or 20-2 or equivalent

• Achievement of a TOEFL score of 527 – 530 on the paper-based test, a score of 197 on the computer-based test, or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT)

• Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP 3) program at Bow Valley College with a grade of B • Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test Additional Admission Requirements and Pre-Program requirements are same as above

Transferability None

FEES & DATES Dates: Jan. 6, 2009 & Aug. 31, 2009 Program length: Two semesters (24 weeks) MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE* SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

DOMESTIC TUITION

$1,661.50

1,661.50

INTERNATIONAL TUITION

$3,323.00

$3,323.00

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

$5.00

• 2 additional Grade 11 subjects (excluding the 26-levels)

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

$49.60

OR:

MATERIALS FEE

$100.00

N/A

• Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 450 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing

DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL

$127.00

$127.00

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DENTAL

$240.00

$240.00

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

$1,943.10

$1,843.10

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - INTERNATIONAL

$3,844.60

$3,744.60

OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

* Fees subject to tuition increase.

Pre-Program Requirements The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • A current valid immunization report • Current Police Information Check (PIC) Note: Students who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program will have their Letter of Admission withdrawn.

• SFA/CPR Level C Basic Rescuer Certificate taken within 6 months prior to work experience

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• College Success Skills • Role Concepts in Health Care Administration • Medical Terminology I • Medical Terminology II • Keyboarding & Document Processing for Health Care Administration • Introduction to the Medical Office • Basic Medical Office Skills • Financial Management and Billing • Introduction to Medical Transcription • Clinical Skills for the Medical Office • Business Communications for Health Care Administration • Career Preparation • Work Experience for Medical Office Assistants

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OFFICE ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATE WITH OIL & GAS FOCUS The role of the administrative assistant is rapidly changing and growing in scope and complexity. This program provides you with the practical skills and knowledge to take on a wide range of responsibilities related to office work. Learn software applications, keyboarding, administrative procedures, information administration, and communications, as well as a range of interpersonal skills that make you an effective and skilled member of any office environment.

English language proficiency can be demonstrated by any one of: • Must present a minimum score of 71 on the internet-based TOEFL test (iBT) or equivalent OR: • Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B” OR:

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International Applicants or Applicants Educated Outside of Canada

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

• Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

The following courses must be completed to obtain the one-year certificate.

The Math requirement may be met by presenting English transcripts showing equivalent level Math completion or attaining a passing mark on the same program entrance examination.

• Career Skills Evaluation • College Success Skills • Keyboarding / Skillbuilding I • Keyboarding / Skillbuilding II • Document Processing I • Business Communications I • Business Communications II • Outlook • Interpersonal and Organizational Skills • Office Services I • Office Services II • PowerPoint • Document Processing II • Introduction to e-Portfolio • Excel • Preparation for the Workplace • Work Experience for Office Administration • Introduction to Petroleum • Financial Procedures • Fundamentals of Project Management (online) * For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

Note: a minimum keyboarding speed of 25 wpm is strongly recommended.

Transferability Graduates of the certificate program may be accepted into: • Grande Prairie Regional College • Keyano College • Lethbridge Community College • Medicine Hat College • Red Deer College For more information, see the Program Coordinator at Bow Valley College at 403-410-1573.

FEES & DATES Dates: Jan. 6, 2009 & Aug. 31, 2009 Program length: Two semesters (One year) OFFICE ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATE* SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

DOMESTIC TUITION

$2,320.50

$2,320.50

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

INTERNATIONAL TUITION

$4,641.00

$4,641.00

Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification.

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

$5.00

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

$49.60

• Credit in English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent

MATERIALS FEE

$25.00

$25.00

• Credit in Grade 10 Math (excluding 14 & 16 levels)

DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL

$127.00

$127.00

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DENTAL

$240.00

$240.00

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

$2,527.10

$2,527.10

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - INTERNATIONAL

$5,087.60

$5,087.60

OR: • Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing and 450 in Math OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test

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OFFICE ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATE (ONLINE) ONLINE CERTIFICATE Bow Valley College’s Office Administration Certificate is now available online through eCampusAlberta. Study from home using your own internet service provider to access courses from Bow Valley College, Keyano College, Lethbridge College, SAIT, NorQuest College, Red Deer College, Olds College, and Grande Prairie Regional College. You may work at home using your own internet service provider. You are given an internet address and password to access the course material.

Internet Courses Course material is available through the internet allowing you to: • Work through lessons and demonstrations

Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification. • Credit in English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent • Credit in Grade 10 Math (excluding the 14 & 16 levels) OR: • Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing and 450 in Math OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

Additional Admission Requirements • Minimum keyboarding speed of 25 wpm is strongly recommended

• Submit assignments through email

• PC with Office 2003

• Participate in class discussions through the chat room, discussion board, or email

• Reliable internet connection

• Complete online testing • Receive feedback through email, fax, or phone • View your assignment grades

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) Please view the eCampusAlberta website (www.ecampusalberta.ca) to find current course offerings and descriptions. • Office Procedures – OAA 142 (Lethbridge College) • Keyboarding I – CMPT 072 (Red Deer College) • Word Processing I – CMPT 083 (Red Deer College) • Keyboarding II – CMPT 073 (Red Deer College) • Word Processing II – CMPT 092 (Red Deer College) • Document Formatting – VA100 (Red Deer College) • Business Communications I – OA 120 (Keyano College) • Communication Skills – VA 110 (Red Deer College) • Interpersonal and Organizational Skills – COMM 152 (Bow Valley College) • Windows and File Management – OA 110 (Keyano College) • Microsoft Word Specialist – OSWD 100 (Keyano College) • Introduction to the Internet – BCPT 199 (SAIT) • Microsoft Outlook – ECOL 1000 (NorQuest College) • Microsoft Excel Introductory/Intermediate – ECEX 1000 (NorQuest College) • Microsoft PowerPoint – COMP 106D (Olds College) • Microsoft Access – Core OA 1150 (Grande Prairie Regional College) • Employment Preparation and Job Search – ECEP 1000 (NorQuest College) • Work Experience for Office Administration (Individual Institutions)

Once accepted into the program, students will be notified to complete an online WebCT orientation course.

International Applicants or Applicants Educated Outside of Canada English language proficiency can be demonstrated by any one of: • Achievement of a TOEFL score of 527 – 530 on the paper-based test, a score of 197 on the computer-based test, or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achieving an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5 • Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP 3) program at Bow Valley College with a grade of B • Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test Math requirement can be demonstrated by one of the following: • Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test • English transcripts showing equivalent level Math completion. Additional Admission Requirements are same as above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THE ONLINE OPTION, CONTACT: Catherine Bruce Program Coordinator, Office Administration Phone: 403-410-1573 Fax: 403-297-5007 cbruce@bowvalleycollege.ca Note: Registration into the online Courses of Office Administration can be completed through eCampusAlberta.ca. Students must choose a partner college that will provide learning services to them during the course of study. These services include access to facilities and learning technology, financial and educational counselling, library, and information services.

* For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

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Accounting and Financial Management Certificate

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Accounting and Financial Management Certificate (Online Part-Time)

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Business Administration Diploma

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Financial Services Certificate

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ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE Learn the techniques of financial management, financial planning, budget preparation, and financial controls. This program provides you with knowledge of accounting principles and computerized accounting. Learn how to operate a complete set of books and prepare financial statements. Graduates of this program are qualified for entry-level positions in accounting and bookkeeping firms, financial institutions, governments, industry, and the non-for-profit sector. You will find employment as accounting assistants, payroll clerks, accounts receivable/payable clerks, and accountants for smalland medium-sized firms.

• College Success Skills • Financial Accounting Principles Level I • Business Mathematics • Business Communication • Management Communication • Financial Accounting Principles Level II • Microsoft Excel for Accounting • Computerized Accounting • Introduction to e-Portfolio • Career Skills Evaluation • Introduction to Management • Business Law • Computer Applications • Career Advancement • Accounting & Financial Management Practicum • Accounting Tutorial I • Accounting Tutorial II * For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

• All applicants must be bondable. • Applicants should also be aware that many employers require completion of a high school diploma for consideration for employment.

International Applicants or Applicants Educated Outside of Canada • English language proficiency can be demonstrated by any one of:

• Achieving an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5 • Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP 3) program at Bow Valley College with a grade of B • Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test • Math requirement can be demonstrated by one of the following: • Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test • English transcripts showing equivalent level Math completion • Additional Admission Requirements are same as above

Transferability Graduates of this program may be accepted into: • Bow Valley College – Business Administration Diploma and receive transfer credits

FEES & DATES Dates: Jan. 6, 2009 & Aug. 31, 2009 Program length: Two semesters (One year)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification.

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE* SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

DOMESTIC TUITION

2,320.50

$2,320.50

INTERNATIONAL TUITION

$4,641.00

$4,641.00

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

$5.00

• Credit in Grade 12 Math: Math 30 (Pure or Applied) or equivalent

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

$49.60

OR:

MATERIALS FEE

$25.00

$25.00

DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL

$127.00

$127.00

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DENTAL

$240.00

$240.00

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

$2,527.10

$2,527.10

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - INTERNATIONAL

$5,087.60

$5,087.60

• Minimum final mark of 60% in English 20-1 or credit in English 30-2 or equivalent

• Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing and 520 in Math OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

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• Achievement of a TOEFL score of 527 – 530 on the paper-based test, a score of 197 on the computer-based test, or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT)

* Fees subject to tuition increase.

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ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE (ONLINE PART-TIME) Bow Valley College’s Accounting and Financial Management Certificate is now available online. These courses offer the flexibility to study at home. As you work through a course, your instructor will be available to answer any questions, explain concepts, and provide continuous support and feedback through email, fax, or phone.

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Winter 2009 • Financial Accounting Principles Level I • Financial Accounting Principles Level II • Introduction to Management • Microsoft Excel

Spring 2009 • Business Communication • Career Advancement • Computer Applications • Computerized Accounting • Financial Accounting Principles Level I

Additional Admission Requirements • All applicants must be bondable. • Applicants should also be aware that many employers require completion of a high school diploma for consideration for employment.

International Applicants or Applicants Educated Outside of Canada English language proficiency can be demonstrated by any one of: • Achievement of a TOEFL score of 527 – 530 on the paper-based test, a score of 197 on the computer-based test, or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achieving an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5 • Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP 3) program at Bow Valley College with a grade of B • Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test • Math requirement can be demonstrated by one of the following: • Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test • English transcripts showing equivalent level Math completion • Additional Admission Requirements are same as above

Fall 2009 • Financial Accounting Principles Level I • Financial Accounting Principles Level II • Computer Applications • Business Law • Management Communication * For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119. Note: Many of these courses can also be used towards credits in the Business Administration Diploma

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification. • Minimum final mark of 60% in English 20-1 or credit in English 30-2 or equivalent • Credit in Grade 12 Math: Math 30 (Pure or Applied) or equivalent OR: • Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing and 520 in Math OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

Transferability Graduates of this program may be accepted into: • Bow Valley College – Business Administration Diploma and receive transfer credits Additional Information: Textbooks are required for all these courses and may be purchased from the Bow Valley College Bookstore.


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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DIPLOMA The Business Administration Diploma prepares you for a wide array of employment opportunities in the world of business. The diploma consists of a common first year to give you a strong base in general business skills and knowledge. In the second year, specialize in one of the following areas: Accounting: This specialization focuses on giving you the accounting knowledge and skills you need to excel in the accounting profession. Financial Services: This specialization gives you the skills required to assume a position at a bank or other financial institution. General: This specialization gives you the opportunity to take a variety of business courses.

The following courses all must be completed in the first year prior to choosing a specialization in the second year.

YEAR 1 – Common • College Success Skills • Financial Accounting Principles Level I • Business Communication • Introduction to Management • Computer Applications • Marketing • Management Communication • Financial Accounting Principles Level II • Entrepreneurship • Microeconomics • Microsoft Excel for Accounting • Business Law

YEAR 2 – General • Advertising • Human Resource Fundamentals • Career Advancement • Macroeconomics • Advanced Small Business Management • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour • Introduction to eCommerce • Industrial Labour Relations • Computerized Accounting • Business Finance • Introduction to e-Portfolio • Career Skills Evaluation Plus one Elective (not all courses are offered every year) • Management Studies in Supervision • International Business • Personal Financial Planning • Effective Selling Skills

• Management Accounting I • Intermediate Financial Accounting I • Taxation • Career Advancement • Macroeconomics • Management Accounting II • Intermediate Financial Accounting II • Statistics • Business Finance • Computerized Accounting • Introduction to e-Portfolio • Career Skills Evaluation

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YEAR 2 – Financial Services Specialty • Taxation • Human Resource Fundamentals • Financial Industry, Products and Services I • Macroeconomics • Career Advancement • Effective Customer Service Skills • Personal Financial Planning • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour • Business Finance • Introduction to e-Portfolio • Career Skills Evaluation • Financial Industry, Products & Services II • Investment Funds in Canada • Effective Selling Skills * For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification. • Credit in English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent • Credit in Grade 12 Math: Math 30 (Pure or Applied) or equivelant OR: • Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing and 550 in Math OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

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Additional Admission Requirements

Transfer credits are also available from:

• All applicants must be bondable.

• Certified Management Accountants

• International Applicants or Applicants Educated Outside of Canada

• Certified General Accountants

• English language proficiency can be demonstrated by any one of:

• Canadian Payroll Association

• Achievement of a TOEFL score of 527 – 530 on the paper-based test, a score of 197 on the computer-based test, or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT)

• Canadian Institute of Entrepreneurship • Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping • Institute of Canadian Bankers

• Achieving an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5

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• Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP 3) program at Bow Valley College with a grade of B

FEES & DATES

• Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

Dates: Jan. 6, 2009 & Aug. 31, 2009 Math requirement can be demonstrated by one of the following:

Program length: Four semesters (two years)

• Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test • English transcripts showing equivalent level Math completion • Additional Admission Requirements are same as above

Transferability Graduates of this program may be accepted into: • Athabasca University – Bachelor of Management, Bachelor of Commerce post diploma program or Bachelor of Professional Arts – Communication Studies • University of Lethbridge – Transfer agreement into the Bachelor of Management • St. Mary’s University College-Transfer agreement into the Bachelor of Arts BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DIPLOMA* SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 4

DOMESTIC TUITION

$1,957.50

$1,957.50

$2,011.50

$2,011.50

INTERNATIONAL TUITION

$3,915.00

$3,915.00

$4,023.00

$4,023.00

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

$5.00

$5.00

$5.00

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

$49.60

$49.60

$49.60

MATERIALS FEE

$25.00

$25.00

$25.00

$25.00

DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL

$127.00

$127.00

$127.00

$127.00

$240.00

$240.00

$240.00

$240.00

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

$2,164.10

$2,164.10

$2,218.10

$2,218.10

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - INTERNATIONAL

$4,361.60

$4,361.60

$4,469.60

$4,469.60

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DENTAL

* Fees subject to tuition increase. Note: Additional Information for Financial Services Diploma Students: You will need to send approximately $350 to the Institute of Canadian Bankers in early December to register for the Investment Funds in Canada Course. This fee includes the book and one attempt at the final examination.

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EVENTS MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE & DIPLOMA Organizing a meeting, trade show or conference, or throwing a corporate party requires many special skills and abilities. BVC’s full-time programs provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to successfully plan, organize, manage, promote, and evaluate special events. Learn how to effectively work in a business environment in a variety of roles associated with event planning. You have the option of taking the one-year certificate program or the full two-year diploma. Courses successfully completed in the certificate program can be transferred to the diploma program.

CERTIFICATE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) The following courses must be completed to obtain the one-year certificate. • College Success Skills • Budgeting & Accounting • Business Communication • Computer Applications • Conventions and Trade Shows • The Essentials of Customer Service • Introduction to Media Relations • Sales & Marketing Techniques • Special Events in the Hotel Industry • Special Event Management • Introduction to Fundraising • Career Advancement • Work Experience for Events Managers • Introduction to e-Portfolio • Career Skills Evaluation

• Introduction to Management • Event Marketing • Global Events • Business Law • Entrepreneurship • Designing & Decorating for Special Events • Desktop Publishing • Career Advancement • Career Skills Evaluation • Professional Event Coordination • Introduction to e-Portfolio • Management Studies in Supervision OR: • Work Experience for Events Managers OR: • Microsoft Excel for Accounting OR: • Human Resource Management * For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification. • Minimum final mark of 60% in English 20-1 or credit in English 30-2 or equivalent • Minimum final mark of 60% in Grade 10 Math (Pure or Applied) (excluding the 14 & 16 levels) OR: • Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing and 520 in Math OR:

DIPLOMA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) The following courses must be completed to obtain the two-year diploma.

YEAR 1 • College Success Skills • Computer Applications • Conventions and Trade Shows • The Essentials of Customer Service • Business Communication • Special Events in the Hotel Industry • Special Event Management • Introduction to Fundraising • Sales & Marketing Techniques • Budgeting & Accounting • Introduction to Media Relations

• Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

International Applicants or Applicants Educated Outside of Canada English language proficiency can be demonstrated by any one of: • Achievement of a TOEFL score of 527 – 530 on the paper-based test, a score of 197 on the computer-based test, or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achieving an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5 • Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP 3) program at Bow Valley College with a grade of B • Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test • Math requirement can be demonstrated by one of the following: • Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test Continued on next page...

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• English transcripts showing equivalent level Math completion

Transferability Graduates of this program may be accepted into: • Bow Valley College - Events Management Diploma • Athabasca University Bachelor of Professional Arts Degree in Communication Studies

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Some transfer credits are available to: • Thompson Rivers University – Bachelor of Tourism Management Degree • Alberta Tourism Human Resource Council (ATEC) – Students may write the ATEC certification exam.

FEES & DATES Date: Aug. 31, 2009 Program length: Certificate – Two semesters (one year) Diploma – Four semesters (two years) Katie Cowling, BVC Graduate (Events Management) EVENTS MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE* SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

DOMESTIC TUITION

$2,288.50

$2,288.50

INTERNATIONAL TUITION

$4,577.00

$4,577.00

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

$5.00

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

$49.60

MATERIALS FEE

$25.00

$25.00

DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL

$127.00

$127.00

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DENTAL

$240.00

$240.00

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

$2,495.10

$2,495.10

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - INTERNATIONAL

$5,023.60

$5,023.60

* Fees subject to tuition increase.

EVENTS MANAGEMENT DIPLOMA* SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 4

DOMESTIC TUITION

$1,966.50

$1,966.50

$2,020.50

$2,020.50

INTERNATIONAL TUITION

$3,933.00

$3,933.00

$4,041.00

$4,041.00

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

$5.00

$5.00

$5.00

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

$49.60

$49.60

$49.60

MATERIALS FEE

$25.00

$25.00

$25.00

$25.00

DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL

$127.00

$127.00

$127.00

$127.00

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DENTAL

$240.00

$240.00

$240.00

$240.00

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

$2,173.10

$2,173.10

$2,227.10

$2,227.10

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - INTERNATIONAL

$4,379.60

$4,379.60

$4,487.60

$4,487.60

* Fees subject to tuition increase.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES CERTIFICATE The financial sector is a large and important part of the Canadian economy. Today, the financial system is growing more and more complex and employers are in need of qualified representatives for their customer service related occupations. This one year fulltime certificate program provides you with the practical skills and knowledge to succeed in an entry level position at a bank or other financial institution.

International Applicants or Applicants Educated Outside of Canada

Graduates find jobs as customer service representatives, mortgage specialists, personal banking associates, or in clerical and administrative positions. This industry appeals to individuals who have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Graduates of this program may also opt to continue their studies and transfer their course credits into the Business Administration Diploma.

• Achieving an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5

English language proficiency can be demonstrated by any one of: • Achievement of a TOEFL score of 527 – 530 on the paper-based test, a score of 197 on the computer-based test, or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT)

• Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP 3) program at Bow Valley College with a grade of B • Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

• College Success Skills • Career Skills Evaluation • Computer Applications • Financial Accounting Principles Level I • Introduction to e-Portfolio • Microeconomics • Financial Industry, Products & Services I • Effective Customer Service Skills • Personal Financial Planning • Basic Banking Transactions • Effective Selling Skills

• English transcripts showing equivalent level Math completion Additional Admission Requirements are same as above

Transferability Graduates of this program may be accepted into: • Bow Valley College – Business Administration Diploma and receive transfer credits in Year One.

FEES & DATES Date: Aug. 31, 2009 Program length: Two semesters (one year)

* For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119. FINANCIAL SERVICES CERTIFICATE*

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification.

DOMESTIC TUITION

$1,805.00

$1,805.00

INTERNATIONAL TUITION

$3,610.00

$3,610.00

• Minimum final mark of 60% in English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

$5.00

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

$49.60

MATERIALS FEE

$25.00

$25.00

DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL

$127.00

$127.00

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DENTAL

$240.00

$240.00

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

$2,011.60

$2,011.60

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - INTERNATIONAL

$4,056.60

$4,056.60

• Minimum final mark of 60% in Grade 12 Math: Math 30 (Pure or Applied) or Math 33 OR: • Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing and 550 in Math OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

* Fees subject to tuition increase.

Additional Admission Requirements • Applicants must be bondable

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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE The Human Resource Management Certificate program provides you with practical skills and knowledge to work in the exciting field of Human Resources. In addition to administrative and business training, receive specific training in human resource management, recruitment, selection, compensation and payroll, and business law. This two semester (one year) program includes 4 weeks of work experience.

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COURSES IN PROGRAM* (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) • College Success Skills • Computer Applications • Business Communication • Management Communication • Human Resource Fundamentals • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour • Employee Recruiting & Selection • Compensation, Benefits and Payroll • Introduction to Employment Law • Career Advancement • Human Resource Information Software • Work Experience for Human Resources • Introduction to e-Portfolio • Career Skills Evaluation * For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification. • Minimum final mark of 60% in English 20-1 or credit in English 30-2 or equivalent

• Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP 3) program at Bow Valley College with a grade of B • Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test Math requirement can be demonstrated by one of the following: • Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test • English transcripts showing equivalent level Math completion

Transferability Credits in this program may be transferred to: • Bow Valley College – Business Administration Diploma

FEES & DATES Date: Aug. 31, 2009 Program length: Two semesters (one year) HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE* SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

DOMESTIC TUITION

$2,320.50

$2,320.50

INTERNATIONAL TUITION

$4,641.00

$4,641.00

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

$5.00

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

$49.60

MATERIALS FEE

$25.00

$25.00

DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL

$127.00

$127.00

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DENTAL

$240.00

$240.00

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

$2,527.10

$2,527.10

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - INTERNATIONAL

$5,087.60

$5,087.60

* Fees subject to tuition increase.

• Minimum final mark of 60% in Grade 10 Math (Pure or Applied) (excluding the 14 & 16 levels) OR: • Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing and 520 in Math OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

International Applicants or Applicants Educated Outside of Canada English language proficiency can be demonstrated by any one of: • Achievement of a TOEFL score of 527 – 530 on the paper-based test, a score of 197 on the computer-based test, or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achieving an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

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INTERIOR DECORATING AND MERCHANDISING CERTIFICATE & DIPLOMA Decorate a new home or office or redecorate an existing one with style and confidence. Get the skills you need for an exciting career in interior decorating and merchandising. These full-time programs provide you with the practical skills and abilities to successfully manage interior decorating projects. Learn how to work effectively in a business environment in a variety of roles associated with interior decorating. You have the option of taking the two semester (one year) certificate program or the full four semester (two year) diploma. Courses successfully completed in the certificate program can be transferred to the diploma program.

CERTIFICATE The following courses must be completed to obtain the one-year certificate:

• College Success Skills • Business Communication • Principles and Elements of Design • Colour and Lighting in Decorating • Decorating Styles • Decorating Backgrounds • Drawing and Sketching • Space Planning and Blueprints • Computer Assisted Design (AutoCAD) • Sales and Marketing Techniques • The Essentials of Customer Service • Computer Applications • Professional Interior Decorating • Career Advancement • Work Experience for Interior Decorators • Introduction to e-Portfolio • Career Skills Evaluation

• Introduction to e-Portfolio • Career Skills Evaluation • Introduction to Management • Advanced AutoCAD • Residential Decorating • Decorating Project • Visual Merchandising • Drawing and Sketching II • Staging and Design • The Business of Interior Decorating • Career Advancement • Desktop Publishing OR: • Human Resource Fundamentals OR: • Work Experience for Interior Decorators

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* For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification. • Minimum final mark of 60% in English 20-1 or credit in English 30-2 or equivalent • Minimum final mark of 60% in Grade 10 Math (Pure or Applied) (excluding the 14 & 16 levels) OR: • Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing and 520 in Math OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

DIPLOMA The following courses must be completed to obtain the two-year diploma:

International Applicants or Applicants Educated Outside of Canada

Year 1

English language proficiency can be demonstrated by any one of:

• College Success Skills • Business Communication • Principles and Elements of Design • Colour and Lighting in Decorating • Decorating Styles • Decorating Backgrounds • Drawing and Sketching • Space Planning and Blueprints • Computer Assisted Design (AutoCAD) • Sales and Marketing Techniques • The Essentials of Customer Service • Computer Applications • Professional Interior Decorating

• Achievement of a TOEFL score of 527 – 530 on the paper-based test, a score of 197 on the computer-based test, or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achieving an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5 • Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP 3) program at Bow Valley College with a grade of B • Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test Math requirement can be demonstrated by one of the following: • Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test • English transcripts showing equivalent level Math completion Continued on next page...

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Transferability Graduates of the certificate program may be accepted into: • Bow Valley College – Interior Decorating and Merchandising Diploma and receive transfer credits • Athabasca University – Bachelor of Professional Arts Degree in Communication Studies Note: These programs are recognized by the Canadian Decorators’ Association (CDECA).

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Date: Aug. 31, 2009 Program length: Certificate – Two semesters (one year) Diploma – Four semesters (two years) INTERIOR DECORATING AND MERCHANDISING CERTIFICATE* SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

DOMESTIC TUITION

$2,289.00

$2,289.00

INTERNATIONAL TUITION

$4,578.00

$4,578.00

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

$5.00

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

$49.60

MATERIALS FEE

$25.00

$25.00

DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL

$127.00

$127.00

$240.00

$240.00

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

$2,495.60

$2,495.60

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - INTERNATIONAL

$5,024.60

$5,024.60

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DENTAL

* Fees subject to tuition increase. INTERIOR DECORATING AND MERCHANDISING DIPLOMA* SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 4

DOMESTIC TUITION

$1,966.50

$1,966.50

$2,020.50

$2,020.50

INTERNATIONAL TUITION

$3,933.00

$3,933.00

$4,041.00

$4,041.00

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

$5.00

$5.00

$5.00

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

$49.60

$49.60

$49.60

MATERIALS FEE

$25.00

$25.00

$25.00

$25.00

DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL

$127.00

$127.00

$127.00

$127.00

$240.00

$240.00

$240.00

$240.00

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

$2,173.10

$2,173.10

$2,227.10

$2,227.10

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - INTERNATIONAL

$4,379.60

$4,379.60

$4,487.60

$4,487.60

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DENTAL

* Fees subject to tuition increase.

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Health Care Aide Bridging To Practical Nurse Program (Part-Time) 38

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Health Care Aid Certificate (Part-Time - Online/Blended)

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Health Care Aid Certificate (Full-Time)

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HOW TO APPLY: You can apply for admission through any of the following methods.

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ONLINE AT: bowvalleycollege.ca/apply

Pharmacy Technician Diploma

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FAX: 403-297-4887

Practical Nurse Diploma

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MAIL:

Practical Nurse Diploma (Part-Time)

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Practical Nurse Re-Entry Program

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Practical Nurse Diploma For Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN) Program

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Recreation Therapy Aide Certificate

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ABORIGINAL PRACTICAL NURSE DIPLOMA The Aboriginal Practical Nurse Diploma program provides an opportunity for you to acquire the knowledge, skills, and values required as a Practical Nurse in the context of Aboriginal culture, values, spirituality, and traditional methods of healing. The Aboriginal content of the program is fully integrated into the core curriculum so that concepts of wellness, healing, spirituality, family, and community from Aboriginal perspectives are considered alongside western traditions. Affiliation and commitment to working with Aboriginal populations is required. For more information about BVC admissions criteria and course dates for the program, please contact HCC Student Services at 403-410-1781.

• Introduction to Sociology * For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification. • Minimum final mark of 60% in English 30-1 or 70% in English 30-2 or equivalent • Credit in Math 20 Pure or a minimum final mark of 60% in Math 20 Applied or equivalent • Minimum final mark of 60% in Biology 30 or a minimum final mark of 60% in Anatomy and Physiology (ANPH 150) at Bow Valley College or equivalent

• Aboriginal Identity I • Aboriginal Identity II • Aboriginal Identity III • College Success Skills • Introduction to ePortfolios • Career Skills Evaluation • Anatomy and Physiology • Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills • English Composition • Health Education: Personal Health and Wellness • Pharmacology • Community Nursing • Maternity Nursing • Pediatric Nursing • Adult Health Assessment • Nursing Science Lab I: Basics • Nursing Science Lab II: Intermediate • Nursing Science Lab III: Advanced • Nursing Theory I: Basics • Nursing Theory II: Intermediate • Nursing Theory III: Advanced • Pathophysiology • Transition to Graduate Nursing • Clinical Experience: Acute Care • Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan • Mental Health Nursing

Pre-Program Requirements The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • A current valid immunization report • Current Police Information Check (PIC) • Current CPR Healthcare Provider Level Certificate

Transferability Graduates of this program may be accepted into: • Athabasca University – Bachelor of Nursing Program 30 block credits Some transfer credit is available from: • Grant MacEwan College • Medicine Hat College • Mount Royal College • Prairie College of Applied Arts and Technology • Red Deer College

FEES & DATES Intake Dates:

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ABORIGINAL PRACTICAL NURSE DIPLOMA* SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 4

SEMESTER 5

SEMESTER 6

DOMESTIC TUITION

$1,710.33

$1,710.33

$1,710.33

$1,746.33

$1,746.33

$1,746.33

INTERNATIONAL TUITION

$3,420.67

$3,420.67

$3,420.67

$3,492.67

$3,492.67

$3,492.67

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

$5.00

$5.00

$5.00

$5.00

$5.00

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

$49.60

$49.60

$49.60

$49.60

$49.60

MATERIALS FEE

$90.00

$90.00

$90.00

$90.00

$90.00

$90.00

DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL

$127.00

$127.00

$127.00

$127.00

$127.00

$127.00

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DENTAL

$240.00

$240.00

N/A

$240.00

$240.00

N/A

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

$1.981.93

$1.981.93

$1.981.93

$2,017.93

$2,017.93

$2,017.93

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - INTERNATIONAL

$3,932.27

$3,932.27

$3,692.27

$4,004.27

$4,004.27

$3,764.27

* Fees subject to tuition increase.

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The Health Care Aide Bridging to Practical Nurse Diploma program will prepare learners to enter the second year of the Practical Nurse program using knowledge and skills obtained in the Health Care Aide program and subsequent work experience. The aim is to decrease the amount of time it takes the Health Care Aide to complete the Practical Nurse program by giving credit for prior learning and experience. Bridging courses have been custom designed to build on content already covered in the HCA program. Clinical practicums will be shortened as the learner will enter the program with knowledge and skills of providing activities of daily living.

Pre-Program Requirements

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

English language proficiency can be demonstrated by any one of:

SEMESTER 1

• Achievement of a TOEFL score of 557 – 560 on the paper-based test, a score of 220 on the computer-based test, or a score of 83 on the internet-based test (iBT)

• Anatomy/Physiology/Pathophysiology Bridge • Health Education and Communication Bridge • Nursing Theory Bridge • Nursing Science Lab Bridge

SEMESTER 2 • Adult Health Assessment Bridge • English Composition • Pharmacology • Clinical Experience: Continuing Care Bridge * For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification. • Successful completion of a recognized (provincial curriculum) Health Care Aide Certificate • Minimum final mark of 60% in English 30-1 or 70% in English 30-2 or equivalent • Credit in Pure Math 20 or a minimum final mark of 60% in Math 20 Applied or equivalent Applicants who do not meet the Math and/or English admission requirements for the program may take the following courses prior to acceptance into the program: • College Preparation English for Practical Nurses

The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • A current valid immunization report • Current Police Information Check • Current CPR Healthcare Provider Level Certificate Note: Students who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program may have their Letter of Admission withdrawn.

International Applicants or Applicants Educated Outside of Canada

• Achieving an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.0 • Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP 3) program at Bow Valley College with a grade of B Math and Science proficiency can be demonstrated by: • English transcripts showing equivalent level Math and Science completion Additional Pre-Program requirements are same as above

Transferability Following successful completion of the Health Care Aide Bridging to Practical Nurse Diploma courses students will continue with Semesters 3 and 4 of the Practical Nurse program. Upon successful completion of the program and the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE) you are eligible for licensure with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA).

FEES & DATES Dates: Jan. 6, 2009, May 4, 2009 & Aug. 31, 2009 Program length: Two Semesters (Part-Time) Note: The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) administers the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE). The fee is $600.00, but is subject to change.

Fees: Course-based tuition

• Preparation Mathematics for Practical Nurses Note: Part-time Students’ Association see applicable

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HEALTH CARE AIDE CERTIFICATE (PART-TIME – ONLINE/BLENDED) Achieve a Bow Valley College/Government of Alberta Health Care Aide Certificate while continuing to work. This program involves a combination of delivery modes including Blackboardbased online learning, workshops, and on-site instruction.

Additional Admission Requirements

Learn the important core skills needed to care for clients in the health care field. Topics include personal care, assisting with mobility and feeding needs, communication, medication administration, and clinical skills. Clinical experience in longterm care and community/homecare settings and Standard First Aid and CPR Level C training are included in the program. One hundred per cent of our graduates find work in the health care field.

• work shifts and weekends

Applicants are requested to review the requirements listed below and assess their ability in regard to the demands of the occupation of a Health Care Aide employee:

• be on their feet for extended periods of time • use their knees, back, and arms to move clients who have minimal body strength

• perform all skills independently

• College Success Skills • Health Care Delivery System • Long-Term Care Clinical Experience • Activities for Daily Living I • Home and Community Care • Activities for Daily Living II • Urinary and Intestinal Systems • Maternal and Child Care • Introduction to Body Structures • Role Concepts for the Health Care Aide • End Stages of the Lifecycle • Measuring Health Status/First Aid and CPR • Assisting with Medication Delivery • Career Preparation * For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification.

The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • A current valid immunization report • Current Police Information Check (PIC) Note: Students who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program may have their Letter of Admission withdrawn.

International Applicants or Applicants Educated Outside of Canada English language proficiency can be demonstrated by any one of: • Achievement of a TOEFL score of 527 – 530 on the paper-based test, a score of 197 on the computer-based test, or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achieving an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5 • Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP 3) program at Bow Valley College with a grade of B • Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test Additional Admission Requirements and Pre-Program requirements are same as above

• Credit in either English 10-1 or 10-2 or equivalent

Transferability

• Credit in Grade 10 Math

• Bow Valley College - Health Care Aide Bridging to Practical Nurse Diploma Program

OR: • Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 450 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing and 450 in Math OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

• Bow Valley College - Recreation Therapy Aide

FEES & DATES Dates: Ongoing registration, the first Monday of every month Program length: 1 year to complete Fees: Course-based tuition

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Achieve a Bow Valley College/Government of Alberta Health Care Aide Certificate while continuing to work. This program involves a combination of delivery modes including Blackboardbased online learning, workshops, and on-site instruction.

• use their knees, back, and arms to move clients who have minimal body strength • function effectively in stressful situations • perform all skills independently

Learn the important core skills needed to care for clients in the health care field. Topics include personal care, assisting with mobility and feeding needs, communication, medication administration, and clinical skills. Clinical experience in longterm care and community/homecare settings and Standard First Aid and CPR Level C training are included in the program. One hundred per cent of our graduates find work in the health care field.

Pre-Program Requirements

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) • College Success Skills • Health Care Delivery System • Long-Term Care Clinical Experience • Activities for Daily Living I • Home and Community Care • Activities for Daily Living II • Urinary and Intestinal Systems • Maternal and Child Care • Introduction to Body Structures • Role Concepts for the Health Care Aide • End Stages of the Lifecycle • Measuring Health Status/First Aid and CPR • Assisting with Medication Delivery • Career Preparation * For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • A current valid immunization report • Current Police Information Check (PIC) Note: Students who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program may have their Letter of Admission withdrawn.

International Applicants or Applicants Educated Outside of Canada English language proficiency can be demonstrated by any one of: • Achievement of a TOEFL score of 527 – 530 on the paper-based test, a score of 197 on the computer-based test, or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achieving an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5 • Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP 3) program at Bow Valley College with a grade of B • Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test Additional Admission Requirements and Pre-Program requirements are same as above

Transferability • Bow Valley College - Health Care Aide Bridging to Practical Nurse Diploma Program • Bow Valley College - Recreation Therapy Aide

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

FEES & DATES

Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification.

Dates: Jan. 6, 2009 & Aug. 31, 2009

• Credit in either English 10-1 or 10-2 or equivalent • Credit in Grade 10 Math

Fees: Course-based tuition

OR: • Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 450 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing and 450 in Math

Program length: 1 semester (20 weeks)

RECREATION THERAPY AIDE CERTIFICATE* SEMESTER 1 DOMESTIC TUITION

$1,969.00

OR:

INTERNATIONAL TUITION

$3,938.00

• Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

MATERIALS FEE

$75.00

DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL

$127.00

Additional Admission Requirements Applicants are requested to review the requirements listed below and assess their ability in regard to the demands of the occupation of a Health Care Aide employee: • work shifts and weekends • be on their feet for extended periods of time

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DENTAL

$2,225.60

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - INTERNATIONAL

$4,674.60

* Fees subject to tuition increase.

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$480.00

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NUTRITION MANAGER CERTIFICATE (PART-TIME – DISTANCE DELIVERY/ONLINE) The Nutrition Manager program is delivered by Blackboardbased online learning. The program is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills required for a career in nutrition management. Basic nutritional knowledge will be introduced and expanded to plan menus for clients with medical and physical conditions. Food service safety legislation and guidelines will serve as foundation knowledge to the coordination of food service production at the organizational level, including kitchen and service management, financial management, and human resources management.

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN DIPLOMA Pharmacy Technicians work under the supervision of a pharmacist in hospital and community pharmacies, performing activities such as dispensing, compounding, repackaging, managing inventory, preparing sterile products, and communicating extensively with patients and health care professionals. Pharmacy Technicians are detail-orientated and able to problem solve and multi-task. Various duties require proficient manual dexterity.

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Demand for employees in the pharmacy field is growing:

• Introduction to Nutrition Management • Business Communication • Foundations of Nutrition • Clinical Nutrition • Food Service Safety • Food Production Management • Human Resources for Nutrition Managers • Business Management • Nutrition Manager Work Experience * For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification. • High school equivalent OR: • Approval of the department

Additional Admission Requirement • Applicant must be working at a supervisory level, or have access to complete the required supervisory work experience in the food service industry

FEES & DATES Dates: Ongoing registration, the first Tuesday of every month Program length: 3 years to complete Fees: Course-based tuition Note: If you have previously completed a food-service worker program at another educational facility, and you wish to enter the Nutrition Manager program, you may be eligible for the Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR). Please call 403-410-1475 for more information on the above program and/or the PLAR.

• Alberta Human Resources and Employment forecasts an aboveaverage demand for Pharmacy Technicians. • The Canadian Association for Chain Drug Stores increased its number of technicians by 23% from 2001-2002. Nearly half of those store managers had difficulty filling those positions. • More pharmacies, increased pharmacy hours, an aging population, and a significant shortage of pharmacists across Canada all contribute to a positive growth outlook for Pharmacy Technicians. NOTE: Every effort is made to accommodate students in hospital placements within the time frame of the program. In some cases, students may be required to complete hospital placements by travelling to locations outside of Calgary. In rare instances, the College may need to delay the date of completion until a hospital placement can be arranged.

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) Semester 1 • College Success • Written Communication • Pharmacy Theory • Pharmacotherapeutics I • Prescription Processing I • Pharmacy Calculations • Pharmacy Jurisprudence & Ethics • Pharmacotherapeutics II • Medical Terminology

Semester 2 • Introduction to e-Portfolio • Community Dispensing Lab • Pharmacotherapeutics III • Pharmacotherapeutics IV • Non-Prescription Self-Care • Pharmacy Management & Inventory Control • Community Pharmacy Practice • Interpersonal Relationships & Communication

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• Hospital Dispensing Lab • Institutional Procedures • Fundamentals of Written Communication • Health Education: Personal Health and Wellness • Prescription Processing II

The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • A current valid immunization report • Current Police Information Check (PIC) Note: Students who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program will have their Letter of Admission withdrawn.

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International Applicants or Applicants Educated Outside of Canada

• Sterile Production • Community Pharmacy Practicum • Hospital Pharmacy Practicum • Entry to Practice Preparation

English language proficiency can be demonstrated by any one of: • Achievement of a TOEFL score of 557 – 560 on the paper-based test, a score of 220 on the computer-based test, or a score of 83 on the internet-based test (iBT)

* For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

• Achieving an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.5

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP 3) program at Bow Valley College with a grade of B

Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification.

Math and Science proficiency can be demonstrated by:

• Minimum final mark of 60% in English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent

• English transcripts showing equivalent level math and science completion

• Minimum final mark of 60% in Grade 12 Math (Pure or Applied) or equivalent

Additional Admission Requirements and Pre-Program requirements are same as above

• Minimum final mark of 60% in Biology 30 • Minimum final mark of 60% in Chemistry 30

Transferability Additional Admission Requirements

Currently under review

• Minimum of 35 wpm on the Bow Valley College keyboarding assessment

FEES & DATES

• Ability to work with computer word processing, spreadsheets, and database programs is an asset

Dates: Jan. 6, 2009 - part-time, blended delivery May 4, 2009 - full-time delivery

Pre-Program Requirements

Program length: Four semesters

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN DIPLOMA* SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 4

DOMESTIC TUITION

$2,192.00

$2,192.00

$2,194.00

$2,194.00

INTERNATIONAL TUITION

$4,388.00

$4,384.00

$4,384.00

$4,388.00

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

$5.00

$5.00

$5.00

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

$49.60

$49.60

$49.60

MATERIALS FEE

$75.00

$75.00

$75.00

$75.00

DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL

$127.00

$127.00

$127.00

$127.00

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DENTAL

$240.00

$240.00

$240.00

$240.00

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

$2,448.60

$2,448.60

$2,450.60

$2,450.60

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - INTERNATIONAL

$4,880.60

$4,880.60

$4,884.60

$4,884.60

* Fees subject to tuition increase.

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PRACTICAL NURSE DIPLOMA 100% OF BOW VALLEY COLLEGE PRACTICAL NURSE GRADUATES ARE EMPLOYED IN HEALTH CARE! Practical Nurse Diploma Program educates you to enter one of the most highly respected and in demand careers in health care today. If you enjoy a challenge and have a desire to work in a dynamic environment a professional career in Practical Nursing is for you.

At Bow Valley College the Practical Nurse Diploma Program can be completed in just 17 months. Upon successful completion of the program and the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE) you are eligible for licensure with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA).

The Practical Nurse Diploma Program has a variety of delivery offerings including: Practical Nurse Diploma Full-Time • Fall, Winter, Spring intakes Practical Nurse Diploma Part-Time • Winter intake Aboriginal Practical Nurse Diploma • Fall intake Practical Nurse Diploma for Internationally Educated Nurses • Fall, Winter, Spring intakes Practical Nurse Diploma Re-Entry • Fall, Winter, Spring intakes Health Care Aide Bridging to Practical Nurse Diploma • Spring & Fall intakes Instruction is provided in classroom and nursing skills laboratory settings, plus clinical experience in a variety of care settings including urban and rural hospitals, continuing care facilities, community and other health related institutions. NOTE 1: Every effort is made to accommodate students in clinical placements within the time frame of the program. Students may be required to complete clinical placements during evening and weekend hours and may also need to travel to alternative locations. In rare instances, the College may need to delay the date of completion until a clinical placement can be arranged. Under no circumstances are students allowed to participate in clinical placements without submission of a current valid immunization report, current CPR Health Care Provider Level certificate and a Current Police Information check (PIC). The existence of a criminal record may prevent clinical placement, program completion, professional licensure and therefore, may affect employment opportunities. NOTE 2: Due to expansion and construction at Bow Valley College Main Campus, the Practical Nurse Diploma Part-Time program and Semesters 2, 3, & 4 are offered at our Franklin Station Campus. Please visit our website at: bowvalleycollege.ca/franklinstation for more information.

Semester 1 • College Success Skills • Health Education: Personal Health and Wellness • English Composition • Anatomy and Physiology • Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills • Adult Health Assessment • Nursing Theory I: Basics • Nursing Science Lab I: Basics

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Practical Nurses work in an inter-professional practice health team assisting clients to meet their physical, emotional and psychological needs. As a member of the health care team you will provide, daily living activities, administer medications, provide medical treatment, perform assessments and create a safe, comfortable environment for their clients.

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Semester 2 • Applied Pharmacology • Pathophysiology • Nursing Theory II: Intermediate • Nursing Science Lab II: Intermediate • Clinical Experience: Continuing Care • Introduction to e-Portfolio

Semester 3 • Community Nursing • Growth and Development Across the Lifespan • Nursing Theory III: Advanced • Nursing Science Lab III: Advanced • Clinical Experience: Acute Care

Semester 4 • Maternity Nursing • Mental Health Nursing • Pediatric Nursing • Introduction to Sociology • Transition to Graduate Nursing • Pre-Grad Practicum I: Community and Focus (3 weeks) • Pre-Grad Practicum II: Comprehensive • Career Skills Evaluation * For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification. • Minimum final mark of 60% in English 30-1 or 70% in English 30-2 or equivalent • Credit in Math 20 Pure or a minimum final mark of 60% in Math 20 Applied or equivalent • Minimum final mark of 60% in Biology 30 or a minimum final mark of 60% in Anatomy and Physiology (ANPH 150) at Bow Valley College or equivalent Continued on next page...

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Pre-Program Requirements

Transferability

The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes:

Graduates of this program may be accepted into:

• A current valid immunization report

• Athabasca University – Bachelor of Nursing Program 30 block credits

• Current Police Information Check (PIC)

Some transfer credit is available from:

• Current CPR Healthcare Provider Level Certificate

• Grant MacEwan College • Medicine Hat College

International Applicants or Applicants Educated Outside of Canada

• Mount Royal College

English language proficiency can be demonstrated by any one of:

• Prairie College of Applied Arts and Technology

• Achievement of a TOEFL score of 557 – 560 on the paper-based test, a score of 220 on the computer-based test, or a score of 83 on the internet-based test (iBT)

• Red Deer College

FEES & DATES

• Achieving an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.0

Dates: Jan. 6, 2009, May 4, 2009, Aug. 31, 2009 Program length: Four semesters (two years)

• Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP 3) program at Bow Valley College with a grade of B • Math and Science proficiency can be demonstrated by: • English transcripts showing equivalent level Math and Science completion Additional Pre-Program requirements are same as above

PRACTICAL NURSE DIPLOMA* SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 4

DOMESTIC TUITION

$1,972.50

$1,972.50

$2,026.50

$2,026.50

INTERNATIONAL TUITION

$3,945.00

$3,945.00

$4,053.00

$4,053.00

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

$5.00

$5.00

$5.00

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

$49.60

$49.60

$49.60

MATERIALS FEE

$90.00

$90.00

$90.00

$90.00

DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL

$127.00

$127.00

$127.00

$127.00

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DENTAL

$240.00

$240.00

$240.00

$240.00

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

$2,244.10

$2,244.10

$2,298.10

$2,298.10

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - INTERNATIONAL

$4,456.60

$4,456.60

$4,564.60

$4,564.60

* Fees subject to tuition increase.

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

Note: The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) administers the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE). The fee is $600.00, subject to change.


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Practical Nurses help clients with daily living activities, perform assessments, provide prescribed medical treatments and create safe, comfortable environments for their clients. Our Practical Nurse program educates you to provide high-quality nursing care in hospitals, community care facilities, and other health related institutions. If you don’t have the time to devote to full-time studies, the Part-Time Practical Nurse Diploma Program is for you. This Diploma is offered over two and a half years and is designed for individuals who are currently employed in a flexible work environment.

Note: Every effort is made to accommodate students in clinical placements within the time frame of the program. In some cases, students may be required to complete their clinical placements during evening and weekend hours or by travelling to alternative locations. In rare instances, the College may need to delay the date of completion until a clinical placement can be arranged. Under no circumstances are students allowed to participate in clinical placements without submission of a security clearance. The existence of a criminal record may prevent clinical placement, program completion, professional licensure and therefore, may affect employment prospects.

* For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

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Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification. • Minimum final mark of 60% in English 30-1 or 70% in English 30-2 or equivalent • Credit in Math 20 Pure or a minimum final mark of 60% in Math 20 Applied or equivalent • Minimum final mark of 60% in Biology 30 or a minimum final mark of 60% in Anatomy and Physiology (ANPH 150) at Bow Valley College or equivalent

Pre-Program Requirements The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • A current valid immunization report

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

• Current Police Information Check • Current CPR Healthcare Provider Level Certificate

Semester 1 • Health Education: Personal Health and Wellness • English Composition • Anatomy and Physiology • Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills • Adult Health Assessment • Nursing Science Lab I: Basics • Nursing Theory I: Basics

Semester 2 • Pharmacology • Pathophysiology • Nursing Theory II: Intermediate • Nursing Science Lab II: Intermediate • Clinical Experience: Continuing Care

Semester 3 • Community Nursing • Growth and Development • Nursing Theory III: Advanced • Nursing Science Lab III: Advanced • Clinical Experience: Acute Care

Note: Students who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program will have their Letter of Admission withdrawn.

International Applicants or Applicants Educated Outside of Canada English language proficiency can be demonstrated by any one of: • Achievement of a TOEFL score of 557 – 560 on the paper-based test, a score of 220 on the computer-based test, or a score of 83 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achieving an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.0 • Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP 3) program at Bow Valley College with a grade of B Math and Science proficiency can be demonstrated by: • English transcripts showing equivalent level Math and Science completion Additional Pre-Program requirements are same as above

Transferability Graduates of this program may be accepted into: • Athabasca University – Bachelor of Nursing Program 30 block credits

Semester 4

Some transfer credit is available from:

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The delivery format includes home study, online, classroom and lab study, peer study groups and clinical work experience in a variety of health care settings. You are required to come to class approximately five days/evenings a month for class and lab courses, and full time for three 6-7 week clinical courses.

• Pediatric Nursing • Sociology • Transition to Graduate Nursing • Pre-Grad Practicum I Community and Focus) • Pre-Grad Practicum II (Comprehensive)


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• Grant MacEwan College • Medicine Hat College • Mount Royal College • Prairie College of Applied Arts and Technology • Red Deer College

Want to go back to work as a Licensed Practical Nurse? The time has never been better. With Bow Valley College, you can study part-time to update your knowledge and skills to meet the current practice standards and licensure requirements for Practical Nurses in Alberta. This four-stage program includes a challenge exam, online study, workshops, and a seven week preceptored clinical.

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Date: Jan. 6, 2009

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Program length: Eight semesters (two and a half years)

• Graduate of a recognized Practical Nurse Program

Note 1: Fees are for 2008-2009 Academic year. Note 2: The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) administers the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE). The fee is $600.00, but is subject to change.

Fees: Course-based tuition

• Referral from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) • Credit in a Medical Terminology course

Pre-Program Requirements The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • Current valid immunization report • Current Police Information Check (PIC) • Current CPR Health Care Provider Level Certificate Note: Students who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program will have their Letter of Admission withdrawn.

Additional Admission Requirements It is strongly advised that applicants have computer access with word processing and Internet capabilities. Note: Every effort is made to accommodate students in clinical placements within the time frame of the program. In some cases, students may be required to complete their clinical placements during evening and weekend hours or by travelling to alternative locations. In rare instances, the College may need to delay the date of completion until a clinical placement can be arranged.

FEES & DATES Dates: Jan 6, 2009, May 4, 2009, Sep 7, 2009 Fees: Course-based tuition, plus challenge exam and non-refundable fees Note: This four stage program includes a challenge exam, online study, workshops, and a seven week preceptored clinical.

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PRACTICAL NURSE DIPLOMA FOR INTERNATIONALLY EDUCATED NURSES PROGRAM The Practical Nurse IEN program is designed for internationallyeducated nurses who received their health care education and experience outside of Canada. It provides opportunities to update knowledge and skills to meet the current practice standards and licensure requirements for Practical Nurses in Alberta. This four-stage program includes a Challenge Exam, online study, workshops and a seven-week preceptored clinical practicum.

Transferability Graduates of this program may be accepted into: • Athabasca University – Bachelor of Nursing Program 30 block credits Some transfer credit is available from: • Grant MacEwan College • Medicine Hat College • Mount Royal College • Prairie College of Applied Arts and Technology

Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification.

• Red Deer College

• Minimum final mark of 60% in English 30-1 or 70% in English 30-2 or equivalent

FEES & DATES

• Credit in Math 20 Pure or a minimum final mark of 60% in Math 20 Applied or equivalent

Program length: Eight semesters (two and a half years)

• Minimum final mark of 60% in Biology 30 or a minimum final mark of 60% in Anatomy and Physiology (ANPH 150) at Bow Valley College or equivalent • Credit in Medical Terminology at Bow Valley College or equivalent

Dates: May 4, 2009 & Aug. 31, 2009 Fees: Course-based tuition, plus challenge exam and non-refundable fees Note: The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) administers the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE). The fee is $600.00, but is subject to change.

Pre-Program Requirements The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • A current valid immunization report • Current Police Information Check • Current CPR Healthcare Provider Level Certificate Note: Students who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program will have their Letter of Admission withdrawn.

International Applicants or Applicants Educated Outside of Canada English language proficiency can be demonstrated by any one of: • Achievement of a TOEFL score of 557 – 560 on the paper-based test, a score of 220 on the computer-based test, or a score of 83 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achieving an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.0 • Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP 3) program at Bow Valley College with a grade of B

Math and Science proficiency can be demonstrated by: • English transcripts showing equivalent level Math and Science completion

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• Additional Pre-Program requirements are same as above

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RECREATION THERAPY AIDE CERTIFICATE This exciting new program enhances the employability skills of individuals who have a Health Care Aide credential. The program is for you if you are currently working in long term care agencies, group homes, assisted living, day support programs or the home and community care health sector and want to expand your role within the area of recreational therapy.

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A flexible approach to instruction is offered in the form of online instruction, workshops and home study in order to accommodate individuals working in the role of the Health Care Aide. The Recreation Therapy Aide program focuses on the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the Health Care Aide to further enhance their ability to work effectively within a team in various recreation therapy settings, enhancing the quality of life for their clients. A work experience component provides an opportunity to apply the learned knowledge and skills. Note: This program is being offered at our new Franklin Station campus. Please visit our website at bowvalleycollege.ca/franklinstation for more information.

FEES & DATES Date: Jan. 6, 2009 & Aug. 31, 2009 Program length: One semester (Over 6 months) - Part-Time RECREATION THERAPY AIDE CERTIFICATE* SEMESTER 1 DOMESTIC TUITION

$1,243.00

INTERNATIONAL TUITION

$2,486.00

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

MATERIALS FEE DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DENTAL

N/A $127.00 $480.00

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

$1,424.60

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - INTERNATIONAL

$3,147.60

* Fees subject to tuition increase.

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) • Role of the Therapy Aide • Therapeutic Communication • Common Conditions and Client Groups • Wellness Through Leisure • Recreational Programming and Implementation I • Recreational Programming and Implementation II • Recreation Therapy Aide Practicum * For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Part-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification. • Successful completion of a recognized Health Care Aide Certificate Program or equivalent AND • Current employment in the Health Care field Applicants are requested to review the requirements listed below and assess their ability in regard to the demands of the occupation of a Recreation Therapy Aide: • fairly strenuous physical activity • be on their feet for extended periods of time • use their knees, back, and arms to move clients who have minimal body strength • function effectively in stressful situations • perform all skills independently

Transferability None

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CENTRE FOR QUALITY CAREGIVING Bow Valley College, in partnership with the RBC Foundation, recognizes and applauds the professional caregivers in our society who provide support to others in a variety of settings. The diverse work of caregivers makes a profound difference in the lives of children, families, and entire communities. The Centre for Quality Caregiving (CQC) strives to ‘care for the caregiver’ by providing recognition and developmental opportunities to refresh and strengthen the lives of those providing care.

THE CENTRE FOR ALTERNATIVE DELIVERY The Centre for Alternative Learning in the department of Health and Community Care supports programs in their delivery of alternative learning options for students including online learning, audio conferencing, video conferencing, and blended learning (combination of face-to-face and technology supported learning). This enhances access to a variety of courses and programs that might not otherwise be available to individuals.


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Behaviour Support Diploma (Full-Time & Part-Time)

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Career Development Certificate (Full-Time & Part-Time)

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Correctional Studies Diploma

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Disability And Community Support Certificate (Part-Time – Alternative Delivery)

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Disability And Community Support Diploma (Part-Time)

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ONLINE AT: bowvalleycollege.ca/apply

Early Intervention Diploma (Part-Time)

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FAX: 403-297-4887

HOW TO APPLY: You can apply for admission through any of the following methods.

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MAIL:

Early Learning & Child Care Certificate – Integrated

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Early Learning & Child Care Diploma (Full-time & Part-Time) – Integrated

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Education Assistant Certificate

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First Nations, Métis And Inuit Community Liaison Certificate Program (Part-Time)

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Orientation Course For Childcare Staff – Level 1 (54 Hrs)

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Out-Of-School Programming For School-Age Children Certificate (Part-Time & Online) 65

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BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT DIPLOMA (FULL-TIME/PART-TIME) The Behaviour Support Diploma Program builds on the knowledge and skills you developed in the Education/Teacher Assistant certificate program (see page 66 for more information). This additional year of study focuses on the development of knowledge and skills to work with children and youth with behavioural challenges. Graduates of the Behaviour Support Diploma have the knowledge and skills to work in education/community settings with individuals who exhibit emotional and/or behavioural challenges requiring support.

Specialized Interventions Dates: May 6 - June 23, 2009 Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Wed. & Mon.) Fees*: $342 Behaviour Support Practicum III Dates: May 7 - Aug. 25, 2009 Fees*: $342

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* This program is subject to part-time non-refundable fees and Students’ Association fees

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification.

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

College Success Skills Collaborative Practices Professional Practices Trends and Issues in Human Services Family and Society Studies Therapeutic Communication Individualized Program Planning Support Strategies I Support Strategies II Specialized Interventions Developing Resiliency Working with Atypical Behaviours Behaviour Support Practicum I Behaviour Support Practicum II Behaviour Support Practicum III Introduction to e-Portfolio Career Skills Evaluation

* For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

• Successful completion of a recognized Education Assistant Certificate program OR: • Successful completion of a related Certificate in the Human Services field

Pre-Program Requirements The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • Current Police Information Check (PIC) with vulnerable sector search Note: Students who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program will have their Letter of Admission withdrawn.

Transferability Currently under review

FEES & DATES Dates: Aug. 31, 2009 Program length: Two semesters (One year) Full-time

PART-TIME SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) The following courses are offered part-time in Winter and Spring.

BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT DIPLOMA* SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

DOMESTIC TUITION

$2,490.00

$2,490.00

INTERNATIONAL TUITION

$4,980.00

$4,980.00

WINTER 2009 Behaviour Support Practicum II Dates: Jan. 7 - Apr. 15, 2009 (Wed.) Fees*: $342 Support Strategies II Dates: Jan. 7 - Apr. 15, 2009 (Wed.) Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fees*: $342

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

$5.00

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

$49.60

MATERIALS FEE

$25.00

$25.00

DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL

$127.00

$127.00

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DENTAL

$240.00

$240.00

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

$2,696.60

$2,696.60

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - INTERNATIONAL

$5,426.60

$5,426.60

* Fees subject to tuition increase.

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Note: This program is being offered at our Franklin Station campus. Please visit our website at bowvalleycollege.ca/franklinstation for more information.

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The Career Development Certificate program provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills to facilitate career development; including individual career planning, career counseling, and program supervision. Note 1: Prior Learning Assessment – individuals may earn advanced credit in the certificate program through prior learning assessment. Note 2: This program is being offered at our new Franklin Station campus. Please visit our website at bowvalleycollege.ca/franklinstation for more information.

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COURSES IN PROGRAM* (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) • College Success Skills • Foundations of Career Development • Introduction to Counselling Principles and Ethics in Career Development • Career Counselling and Coaching Techniques • Developing Essential Competencies for Life/Work • Work Search Strategies • Individual Career Development Planning • Program Supervision • Creating a Learning Environment for Adults • Resources and Tools for Career Development • Advanced Facilitation and Process Methodologies • Career Development in the Workplace • Career Development Practicum * For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

FULL-TIME & PART-TIME SCHEDULE WINTER 2009 Work Search Strategies Dates: Jan. 6 – Jan. 15, 2009 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dates: Jan. 10 & 11, 2009 (Sat. & Sun.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fees*: $268 – plus $10 materials fee

Resources and Tools for Career Development Dates: Jan. 27 – Mar. 5, 2009 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dates: Feb. 21 & 22, 2009 (Sat. & Sun.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fees*: $536 – plus $10 materials fee Developing Essential Competencies for Life/Work Dates: Mar. 17 – Mar. 26, 2009 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dates: Mar. 21 & 22 (Sat. & Sun.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fees*: $268 – plus $10 materials fee Individual Career Development Planning Dates: Apr. 7 – Apr. 23, 2009 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Date: Apr. 18 (Sat.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fees*: $268 – plus $10 materials fee

SPRING 2009 Practicum Dates: May 4 – Aug. 21, 2009 Time: TBD Fees*: $402 Program Supervision Dates: May 4 – Aug. 21, 2009 Time: TBD Fees*: $402 Creating a Learning Environment for Adults Dates: June 9 – Jul. 2, 2009 Time: TBD Fees*: $268 Career Development in the Workplace Dates: Jul. 2 – Jul. 30, 2009 Time: TBD Fees*: $268 * This program is subject to part-time non-refundable fees and Students’ Association fees.

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DOMESTIC TUITION INTERNATIONAL TUITION

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

SEMESTER 3

$1,339.00

$1,339.00

$1,339.00

$2,678.00

$2,678.00

$2,678.00

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

$5.00

$5.00

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

$49.60

$49.60

MATERIALS FEE

$30.00

$40.00

$40.00

DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL

$127.00

$127.00

$127.00

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DENTAL

$240.00

$240.00

N/A

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

$1,550.60

$1,560.60

$1,560.60

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - INTERNATIONAL

$3,129.60

$3,139.60

$2,899.60

* Fees subject to tuition increase.

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE (FULL-TIME/PART-TIME) ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification. • Successful completion of 30 post-secondary credits • Three to five years experience in a career development environment • Credit in Advanced Facilitation and Process Methodologies (LSCD 262) at Bow Valley College or equivalent

CORRECTIONAL STUDIES DIPLOMA The Correctional Studies Diploma is a four-semester (two year) program that gives you the skills and knowledge to build a career in corrections and youth work. With an increasing offender population and the need for leadership and programming, this field offers exciting career opportunities. One hundred percent of graduates of this program find work in their field. Correctional service personnel are employed primarily in: • Correctional centres

OR:

• Young offender centres

• Approval of the department

• Open custody group homes

Transferability

• Community corrections offices

• Bow Valley College – Life Skills and Career Development Diploma Year 1

• Not-for-profit agencies engaged in criminal justice work

Date: Aug. 31, 2009 Program length: Three semesters

The program is offered through a partnership agreement with Lethbridge Community College. The diploma is awarded from the Lethbridge Community College with Bow Valley College identified as the partner college delivering the program. Note: This program is being offered at our Franklin Station Campus. Please visit our website at bowvalleycollege.ca/franklinstation for more information.

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) YEAR 1 • College Success Skills • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System • Criminal Law • Human Relations in the Criminal Justice System • Health, Wellness & Fitness (or approved elective) • Effective Presentation & Speech • English Composition I • Introduction to Sociology • Interviewing • Introduction to Corrections • Multiculturalism & Criminal Justice in Canada • Alternative Dispute Resolution • Introduction to Psychology • Law, Youth & Young Offenders • Correctional Law

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• Correctional Report Writing • Corrections Administration • Correctional Casework and Counselling • Corrections Practicum II • Defence & Tactics (or approved elective) • Special Needs Offenders • Introduction to e-Portfolio • Career Skills Evaluation

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Pre-Program Requirements The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • Current Police Information Check (PIC) Note: Students who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program will have their Letter of Admission withdrawn.

International Applicants or Applicants Educated Outside of Canada

* For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

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• English language proficiency can be demonstrated by any one of: • Achievement of a TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test, a score of 213 on the computer-based test, or a score of 80 on the internet-based test (iBT)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification.

• Achieving an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.0

• High School diploma preferred with credit in English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent

• Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP 3) program at Bow Valley College with a grade of B

AND: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

• Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

Additional Post Admission Requirements

Additional Admission and Pre-Program requirements are same as above

Applicants are requested to complete a questionnaire which outlines the following to assess their ability in regard to the demands of an occupation in Corrections:

Transferability Graduates of this program may be accepted into: • Bow Valley College – Youth Justice Diploma Year 2 (proposed offering Fall 2009)

• motivation to enter career • suitability for a career in criminal justice

• Lethbridge Community College – Bachelor of Applied Arts, Correctional Studies

• work experiences • additional education and/or training and certification

• University of Great Falls

• agencies and persons in the criminal justice field they contacted for career information

• Athabasca University – Bachelor of Professional Arts in Criminal Justice

• applicants must also submit a hand-written essay

FEES & DATES

Note: Although no physical requirements are placed on applicants for entry to the program, applicants should ensure through a medical examination that their cardiovascular system is suitable to undertake strenuous exercise.

Date: Aug. 31, 2009 Program length: Four semesters (two years) Time: Classes are generally scheduled between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Mon. - Fri.

CORRECTIONAL STUDIES DIPLOMA* SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

DOMESTIC TUITION

SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 4

$2,215.00

$2,215.00

$2,269.50

$2,269.50

INTERNATIONAL TUITION

$4,430.00

$4,430.00

$4,539.00

$4,539.00

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

$5.00

$5.00

$5.00

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

$49.60

$49.60

$49.60

MATERIALS FEE

$30.00

$30.00

$30.00

$30.00

DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL

$127.00

$127.00

$127.00

$127.00

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DENTAL

$240.00

$240.00

$240.00

$240.00

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

$2,426.60

$2,426.60

$2,481.10

$2,481.10

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - INTERNATIONAL

$4,881.60

$4,881.60

$4,990.60

$4,990.60

* Fees subject to tuition increase.

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DISABILITY AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT CERTIFICATE (PART-TIME – ALTERNATIVE DELIVERY) ...continued from previous column

Whether you are currently working with people who have physical and/or developmental disabilities or just starting your career, the Disability and Community Support Certificate program advances your knowledge and skills for assisting people with disabilities to enhance their quality of life in partnership with their communities. Learn about current trends, policies, issues, and support systems in the field of disability services, implement a variety of strategies to assist with meaningful community living, and participate in community/ work-based practicums.

* This program is subject to part-time non-refundable fees and Students’ Association fees.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification. • Credit in English 30-1 or a minimum final mark of 60% in English 30-2 or equivalent OR: • Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test OR:

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Foundations of Human Services Fundamentals of Written Communication Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills Applied Behaviour Analysis and Positive Behaviour Support Introduction to Exceptionalities Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan General Health Care Introduction to Psychology Community Building Person Centred Planning Cross Cultural Awareness of Disabilities Introduction to Practicum Disability and Community Support Practicum I Disability and Community Support Practicum II * For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

WINTER 2009 Introduction to Exceptionalities Dates: Jan. 7 – Apr. 22, 2009 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: T.B.D. Fees*: $321

SPRING 2009 Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills Dates: May 11 – June 24, 2009 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: T.B.D. Fees*: $316 Introduction to Practicum Dates: Jan. 7 – Apr. 22, 2009 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: T.B.D. Fees*: $79

• Successful completion of three of five courses: Foundations of Human Services; Applied Behaviour Analysis & Positive Behaviour Support; Introduction to Exceptionalities; Community Building; Interpersonal Relationships & Communication Skills, or Person Centred Planning

Pre-Program Requirements The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • Current Police Information Check (PIC) with vulnerable sector search Note 1: Students who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program will have their Letter of Admission withdrawn. Note 2: Successful completion of the Disability and Community Support program may require First Aid and CPR certification for employment in most settings with people who have disabilities.

International Applicants or Applicants Educated Outside of Canada English language proficiency can be demonstrated by any one of: • Achievement of a TOEFL score of 527 – 530 on the paper-based test, a score of 197 on the computer-based test, or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achieving an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5 • Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP 3) program at Bow Valley College with a grade of B • Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test Additional Pre-Program requirements are same as above

Transferability Graduates of this program may be accepted into: • Bow Valley College – Disability and Community Support Diploma Year 2

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Courses in this part-time program are being offered in an alternative delivery format to rural Alberta students through a partnership between Bow Valley College and the Chinook Educational Consortium. Courses are offered to students in the evening (in an audio conferencing format combined with weekend face-to-face seminars and individual study as required) at various learning centres hosted by the Chinook and Big Country Educational Consortia.

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The Disability and Community Support Diploma program builds on the knowledge and skills you developed in the Disability and Community Support certificate program. This additional year of study focuses on the development of more specialized knowledge and a higher level of practical ability in supporting people with disabilities.

Individuals may register in up to three of the following five courses prior to applying to the program:

Graduates of the Disability and Community Support Diploma program have the knowledge to work in educational/community settings with individuals of all ages living with a disability.

• Supporting Community Inclusion

One hundred per cent of graduates of this program find work in their field.

PART-TIME SCHEDULE

• Trends and Issues in Human Services • Roles of the Community Support Practitioner • Lifestyle and Behaviour Support

• Advanced Topics in Exceptionalities

The following courses are offered part-time in Fall and Winter: Note: This program is being offered at our Franklin Station campus. Please visit our website at bowvalleycollege.ca/franklinstation for more information.

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) • College Success Skills • Introduction To E-Portfolios • Career Skills Evaluation • Interpersonal Relationships And Communication Skills • Fundamentals Of Written Communication • Therapeutic Communication • Introduction To Exceptionalities • Assisting In Medication Delivery For Non-Medical Staff • Disability And Community Support Practicum I • Disability And Community Support Practicum II • Roles Of The Community Support Practitioner • Lifestyle And Behaviour Support • Promoting Health And Wellness • Supporting Community Inclusion • Advanced Topics In Exceptionalities • Foundations Of Human Services • Applied Behaviour Analysis And Positive Behaviour Support • Community Building • Person Centred Planning • Cross Cultural Awareness Of Disabilities • Collaborative Practices • Professional Practices • Trends And Issues In Human Services • Individualized Program Planning • Family And Society Studies • Introduction To Psychology • Human Growth And Development Across The Life Span • General Health Care • Introduction To Practicum • Disability and Community Support Practicum V • Disability and Community Support Practicum IV • Disability and Community Support Practicum III * For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

WINTER SEMESTER 2009 Supporting Community Inclusion Dates: Jan. 6 – Apr. 13, 2009 (Mon.) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fees* $387

SPRING SEMESTER 2009 Roles of the Community Support Practitioner Dates: May 6 – Jun. 10, 2009 (Mon. & Wed.) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fees* $258 * This program is subject to part-time non-refundable fees and Students’ Association fees.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS • Successful completion of a recognized Disability and Community Support certificate OR: • Successful completion of a related certificate in the Human Services field OR: • Successful completion of three of five identified courses

Pre-Program Requirements The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • Current Police Information Check (PIC) with vulnerable sector search Note: Students who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program will have their Letter of Admission withdrawn.

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EARLY INTERVENTION DIPLOMA (PART-TIME) The Early Intervention Diploma Program builds on the knowledge and skills you developed in the Early Childhood Education or Education Assistant certificate program. This additional year of study focuses on intervention strategies for young children and their families who may be at risk. Graduates of the Early Intervention Diploma find work in educational or community settings with children and their families providing early intervention strategies. Note: This program is being offered at our Franklin Station Campus. Please visit our website at bowvalleycollege.ca/franklinstation for more information.

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

College Success Skills Collaborative Practices Professional Practices Trends and Issues in Human Services Family and Society Studies Therapeutic Communication Individualized Program Planning Developing Resiliency Introduction to Early Intervention Multicultural Perspectives on Child Development Community Based Practice Assessment, Planning and Strategies Early Intervention Practicum I Early Intervention Practicum II Early Intervention Practicum III Introduction to e-Portfolio Career Skills Evaluation

Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification. • Successful completion of a recognized Early Learning and Child Care certificate or equivalent program OR: • Successful completion of a recognized Human Services certificate program or equivalent program

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Pre-Program Requirements The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • Current Police Information Check (PIC) with vulnerable sector search Note: Students who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program will have their Letter of Admission withdrawn.

Transferability Currently under review

* For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

PART-TIME SCHEDULE The following courses are offered part-time in Winter and Spring:

WINTER 2009 Community Based Practices Dates: Jan. 7 – April 15, 2009 (Wed.) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fees*: $342

SPRING 2009 Introduction to Early Intervention Dates: May 6 – June 23, 2009 (Mon. & Wed.) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fees*: $342.00 * This program is subject to part-time non-refundable fees and Students’ Association fees.

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FULL-TIME This certificate program prepares you to work in a childcare setting with young children and families. Graduates of this certificate program provide quality childcare to young children in various settings and are eligible for Level 2 Child Care Worker certification. One hundred per cent of graduates of this program find work in their field.

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Note 1: This program is also offered part-time and through online learning. Note 2: This program is being offered at our Franklin Station campus. Please visit our website at bowvalleycollege.ca/franklinstation for more information.

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) • College Success Skills • Child Development: an Introduction • Health, Safety and Nutrition • Introduction to Early Learning and Child Care • Program Planning for Early Learning and Child Care • Guiding Young Children’s Behaviour • Fundamentals of Written Communications • Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills • Developing Through Play • Creative Expression in Early Learning and Child Care • Literacy and Curriculum in the Early Years • Early Learning and Child Care Practicum I • Early Learning and Child Care Practicum II • Early Learning and Child Care Practicum III • Introduction to e-Portfolio • Career Skills Evaluation

Time: Fees*:

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $221

Health Safety and Nutrition Dates: Jan. 8 – Apr. 16, 2009 (Thu.) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fees*: $221 Writing Skills for Childhood Education Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 23, 2009 (Mon.) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fees*: $147 Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills Dates: Jan. 7 – Apr. 15, 2009 (Wed.) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fees*: $316 Early Learning and Child Care Practicum I Prerequisite: Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Child Development or department consent Dates: Jan. 7 – Apr. 30, 2009 Fees*: $147 Early Learning and Child Care Practicum II Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education Practicum I Dates: Jan. 7 – Apr. 30, 2009 Fees*: $221 Early Learning and Child Care Practicum III Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education Practicum II Dates: Jan. 7 – Apr. 30, 2009 Fees*: $368 PRACTICUM SEMINARS DATES

TIMES:

Jan. 17, 2009 (Sat.)

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

* For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

Feb. 21, 2009 (Sat.)

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Mar. 14, 2009 (Sat.)

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

PART-TIME

Apr. 18, 2009 (Sat.)

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

This certificate program prepares you to work in a childcare setting with young children and families. Graduates of this certificate program provide quality childcare to young children in various settings and may be eligible for Level 2 Child Care Worker certification. Note: This program is also offered full-time and through online learning and through audio conferencing.

Please contact the department for more information by calling 403-410-1474.

PART-TIME SCHEDULE The following courses are offered beginning Winter 2009:

WINTER 2009 Developing Through Play Dates: Jan. 13 – Apr. 21, 2009 (Tue.) Continued on next column...

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SPRING 2009 Creative Expressions in Early Learning and Child Care Dates: May 12 – Aug. 18, 2009 (Tue.) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fees*: $221 Fundamentals of Written Communication Dates: May 14 – Aug. 20, 2009 (Thu.) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fees*: $324 Early Learning and Child Care Practicum I Prerequisite: Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Child Development or department consent Dates: May 7 – Aug. 26, 2009 (Thu) Fees*: $147 Continued on next page...


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Early Learning and Child Care Practicum II Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education Practicum I Dates: May 7 – Aug. 26, 2009 (Thu.) Fees*: $221 Early Learning and Child Care Practicum III Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education Practicum II Dates: May 7 – Aug. 26, 2009 (Thu.) Fees*: $368 PRACTICUM SEMINARS

International Applicants or Applicants Educated Outside of Canada English language proficiency can be demonstrated by any one of: • Achievement of a TOEFL score of 527 – 530 on the paper-based test, a score of 197 on the computer-based test, or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achieving an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5

TIMES:

May 23, 2009 (Sat.)

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

• Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

June 20, 2009 (Sat.)

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Additional Pre-Program requirements are same as above

July 18, 2009 (Sat.)

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Aug. 15, 2009 (Sat.)

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

* This program is subject to part-time non-refundable fees and Students’ Association fees.

Transferability Graduates of this program may be accepted into: • Bow Valley College – Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Year 2 • Bow Valley College – Early Intervention Diploma Year 2 • Mount Royal College – Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Year 2

Early Learning and Child Care course now available in a new format. Study Early Learning and Child Care Certificate and Diploma: • Online

• Lakeland College – Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Year 2 • Medicine Hat College – Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Year 2

• Self Study

• Grand Prairie Regional College - Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Year 2

•Workshop based

Some transfer credit is available from:

Contact 403-410-1474 for more information.

• Lethbridge Community College • Medicine Hat College

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification. • Credit in either English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent OR: • Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

Pre-Program Requirements

• Mount Royal College • Prairie Bible College

FEES & DATES – FULL-TIME CERTIFICATE Dates: Aug. 31, 2009 Program length: Two semesters (one year) EARLY LEARNING AND CHILD CARE CERTIFICATE* SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

DOMESTIC TUITION

$1,733.50

$1,733.50

INTERNATIONAL TUITION

$3,467.00

$3,467.00

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

$5.00

The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes:

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

$49.60

MATERIALS FEE

$35.00

$35.00

• Current Police Information Check (PIC) with vulnerable sector search

DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL

$127.00

$127.00

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DENTAL

$240.00

$240.00

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

$1,950.10

$1,950.10

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - INTERNATIONAL

$3,923.60

$3,923.60

Note 1: Students who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program will have their Letter of Admission withdrawn. Note 2: Successful completion of the Early Learning and Child Care program may require First Aid and CPR certification for employment in most settings with people who have disabilities. Note 3: Individuals who do not meet the admission requirements may be eligible for the Early Learning and Child Care Program – Integrated (with High School upgrading or ESL for Careers).

* Fees subject to tuition increase.

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DATES

• Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP 3) program at Bow Valley College with a grade of B


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Do you want to work with children, but need to improve your English? This program is a combination of English as a Second Language (or high school level English), theory in child development, communication, and programming with practical applications of knowledge and skills. Graduates are able to provide quality childcare to young children in various settings and be eligible for Level 2 Child Care Worker certification.

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One hundred per cent of graduates of this program find work in their field. Note: This program is being offered at our Franklin Station Campus. Please visit our website at bowvalleycollege.ca/franklinstation for more information.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification. • Credit in either English 10-1 or 10-2 or equivalent OR: • Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 450 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

Pre-Program Requirements

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) Note: Applicants who have not completed high school English should take the English 10-2, 20-2 and 30-2 courses. Applicants whose first language is not English should take the English as a Second Language for Careers program.

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

College Success Skills English 10-2 AND/OR English 20-2 AND/OR English 30-2 OR English as a Second Language for Careers: Early Childhood Education First Aid and CPR Level C Basic Computer Skills for Human Service Workers College Success Skills Child Development: an Introduction Health, Safety and Nutrition Introduction to Early Learning and Child Care Program Planning for Early Learning and Child Care Guiding Young Children’s Behaviour Fundamentals of Written Communications Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills Developing Through Play Creative Expression in Early Learning and Child Care Literacy and Curriculum in the Early Years Early Learning and Child Care Practicum I Early Learning and Child Care Practicum II Early Learning and Child Care Practicum III Introduction to e-Portfolio Career Skills Evaluation

* For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • Current Police Information Check (PIC) with vulnerable sector search Note: Students who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program will have their Letter of Admission withdrawn.

Transferability Graduates of this program may be accepted into: • Bow Valley College – Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Year 2 • Grand Prairie Regional College - Early Learning and Child Care Year 2 • Mount Royal College – Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Year 2 • Lakeland College – Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Year 2 • Medicine Hat College – Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Year 2 Some transfer credit is available from: • Lethbridge Community College • Medicine Hat College • Mount Royal College • Prairie Bible College

FEES & DATES Dates: May 4, 2009 Program length: Three semesters plus one month Fees: Tuition for this program is determined in negotiation with Alberta Employment & Immigration. Financial assistance: Do you need additional funding? If you are unemployed and can benefit from additional academic preparation at the high school level you may be eligible for funding support. To determine if you are eligible for the program and funding support, please contact Bow Valley College’s Student Services at 403-410-1400. Continued on next page...

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EARLY LEARNING AND CHILD CARE CERTIFICATE (INTEGRATED) ...continued from previous page EARLY LEARNING AND CHILD CARE CERTIFICATE (INTEGRATED)* SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

SEMESTER 3

DOMESTIC TUITION

$3,313.33

$3,313.33

$3,313.33

INTERNATIONAL TUITION

$6,626.67

$6,626.67

$6,626.67

$5.00

$5.00

$5.00

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

$49.60

$49.60

N/A

$35.00

$35.00

DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL

$127.00

$127.00

$127.00

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DENTAL

$240.00

$240.00

N/A

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

$3,494.93

$3,529.93

$3,529.93

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - INTERNATIONAL

$7,048.27

$7,083.27

$6,843.27

MATERIALS FEE

* Fees subject to tuition increase.

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FULL-TIME The Early Learning and Child Care Diploma is the second year of a two-year program that prepares you to work in child care settings with young children and families as a frontline caregiver or as a supervisor. Completion of the diploma program qualifies you to apply for Level 3 certification with Alberta Children’s Services. One hundred per cent of graduates of this program find work in their field. Note: This program is also offered part-time, by audio conferencing and online. Note: This program is being offered at our Franklin Station Campus. Please visit our website at bowvalleycollege.ca/franklinstation for more information.

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

College Success Skills Child Development: an Introduction Health, Safety and Nutrition Introduction to Early Learning and Child Care Program Planning for Early Learning and Child Care Guiding Young Children’s Behaviour Fundamentals of Written Communications Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills Developing Through Play Creative Expression in Early Learning and Child Care Literacy and Curriculum in the Early Years Early Learning and Child Care Practicum I Early Learning and Child Care Practicum II Early Learning and Child Care Practicum III Introduction to e-Portfolio Career Skills Evaluation Child Development through Observation Continued on next column...

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Inclusive Care and Education of Young Children Diversity in Early Learning and Child Care Settings Leadership in Early Learning and Child Care Settings Creative Expressions : Theory and Practice Issues in Early Learning and Child Care Family and Society Studies Caring for Infants and Toddlers Introduction to Out-of-School Programming Early Learning and Child Care Practicum IV Early Learning and Child Care Practicum V Out of School Programming I (5 to 9 Year Olds) Elective Introduction to Sociology Multicultural Perspectives on Child Development Introduction to Early Intervention Foundations of Human Services

* For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

PART-TIME SCHEDULE WINTER 2009 Family and Society Studies Dates: Jan. 8 – Apr. 16, 2009 (Thu.) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fees*: $357 Creative Expression: Theory and Practice Dates: Jan. 7 – Apr. 15, 2009 (Wed.) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fees*: $226 Child Development Through Observation Dates: Jan. 13 – Apr. 21, 2009 (Tue.) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fees*: $226 Continued on next page...

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Early Learning and Child Care Practicum IV Dates: Jan. 7 – Apr. 30, 2009 Fees*: $302 Early Learning and Child Care Practicum V Dates: Jan. 7 – Apr. 30, 2009 Fees*: $302 PRACTICUM SEMINARS

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification. • Successful completion of a recognized Early Learning and Child Care certificate or equivalent program OR: • Approval of the department

DATES

TIMES:

Jan 19, 2009 (Mon.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Feb. 9, 2009 (Mon.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Mar. 16, 2009 (Mon.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Apr. 6, 2009 (Mon.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Pre-Program Requirements The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • Current Police Information Check (PIC) with vulnerable sector search Note: Students who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program will have their Letter of Admission withdrawn.

SPRING 2009 Caring for Infants and Toddlers Dates: May 12 – Aug. 18, 2009 Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Tues.) Fees*: $226

Transferability Graduates of this program may be accepted into: • University of Victoria - Bachelor of Arts, Child and Youth Care

Introduction to Out of School Programming Dates: May 14 – Aug. 20, 2009 Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Thu.) Fees*: $224 Early Learning and Child Care Practicum IV Dates: May 5 – Aug. 22, 2009 Fees*: $302 Early Learning and Child Care Practicum V Dates: May 5 – Aug. 22, 2009 Fees*: $302

PRACTICUM SEMINARS

• Ryerson University - Bachelor of Arts, Early Childhood Education

FEES & DATES (FULL-TIME) Date: Aug, 31 2009 Program length: Two semesters (one year)

EARLY LEARNING AND CHILD CARE DIPLOMA* SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

DOMESTIC TUITION

$1,556.50

$1,556.50

INTERNATIONAL TUITION

$3,113.00

$3,113.00

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

$5.00 $49.60

DATES

TIMES:

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

May 13, 2009 (Wed.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

MATERIALS FEE

$25.00

$25.00

June 17, 2009 (Wed.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL

$127.00

$127.00

Jul. 15, 2009 (Wed.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DENTAL

$240.00

$240.00

Aug. 12, 2009 (Wed.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

$1,763.10

$1,763.10

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - INTERNATIONAL

$3,559.60

$3,559.60

* This program is subject to part-time non-refundable fees and Students’ Association fees.

Early Learning and Child Care course now available in a new format. Study Early Learning and Child Care Certificate and Diploma: • Online • Self Study •Workshop based Contact 403-410-1474 for more information.

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

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The Education Assistant one-year certificate program prepares you to work in an educational setting with teachers and other professionals supporting children with diverse learning needs. Through the integration of theory and practice, develop knowledge and skills to work with children and adolescents who have a range of exceptionalities. The Education Assistant works with students in inclusive and specialized settings supporting their cognitive, psychological and social development. One hundred per cent of graduates of this program find work in their field.

Also available part-time by audio conferencing.

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

College Success Skills Roles and Responsibilities of the Education Assistant Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills Fundamentals of Written Communication Introduction to Computers Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan Observation and Behaviour I Observation and Behaviour II Language and Literacy Instructional Strategies Across the Curriculum Introduction to Exceptionalities Working with Exceptionalities Topics/Issues in Exceptionalities Communication Disorders Education Assistant Practicum I Education Assistant Practicum II Introduction to e-Portfolio Career Skills Evaluation

* For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119. Note: Some changes in curriculum may occur to ensure consistency with the needs of the employers.

The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • Current Police Information Check (PIC) with vulnerable sector search Note 1: Students who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program will have their Letter of Admission withdrawn. Note 2: Graduates require Standard First Aid and CPR for employment in most educational settings.

International Applicants or Applicants Educated Outside of Canada English language proficiency can be demonstrated by any one of: • Achievement of a TOEFL score of 527 – 530 on the paper-based test, a score of 197 on the computer-based test, or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achieving an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5 • Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP 3) program at Bow Valley College with a grade of B • Obtain satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test Additional Pre-Program requirements are same as above

Transferability • Bow Valley College - Behaviour Support Diploma

FEES & DATES Date: Aug. 31, 2009 Program length: Two semesters (one year)

EDUCATION ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE* SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

DOMESTIC TUITION

$2,236.50

$2,236.50

INTERNATIONAL TUITION

$4,473.00

$4,473.00

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

$5.00

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

$49.60

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MATERIALS FEE

$35.00

$35.00

Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification.

DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL

$127.00

$127.00

$240.00

$240.00

• Credit in English 30-1 or a minimum final mark of 65% in English 30-2 or equivalent

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

$2,453.10

$2,453.10

TOTAL TUITION & FEES - INTERNATIONAL

$4,929.60

$4,929.60

OR: • Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing

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Note: This program is being offered at our Franklin Station campus. Please visit our website at bowvalleycollege.ca/franklinstation for more information.

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This program prepares you to work as a Community Liaison (Home School Liaison) worker within school and community settings. Learn to be a “connector” in building positive relationships between homes and schools. Graduates of the program have the knowledge and skills to work effectively with students, parents, school jurisdictions, and staff. They also work with staff from government and community agencies assisting them to integrate the school into the community and develop trust and communication between Aboriginal homes and schools. Note 1: Courses in the FNMI Community Liaison Certificate Program are also available through studies online. Note 2: This program is being offered at our Franklin Station campus. Please visit our website at bowvalleycollege.ca/franklinstation for more information. Note 3: Individuals may register in up to 3 of the following 5 courses prior to applying into the program:

• Aboriginal History, Identity, and Culture • Cross Cultural Communication and Interpersonal Relationships • FNMI Community Liaison: Role and Responsibilities • Developing Family, School, and Community Relationships

PART-TIME WINTER 2009 Family and Society Studies Dates: Jan. 8 – Apr. 16, 2009 (Thurs.) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fees*: $357

SPRING 2009 Fundamentals of Written Communication Dates: May 14 – Aug. 21, 2009 (Thurs.) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fees*: $324 * This program is subject to part-time non-refundable fees and Students’ Association fees.

In addition to the above courses being offered at Bow Valley College, courses in the FNMI Community Liaison program are available online. For more information on the courses available please contact the Department at 403-410-1474. Students may register in any of the online courses to begin on the first Monday of each month.

• Strategies to Assist with Learner Success This program is offered in various locations and formats, including through eCampus Alberta. Contact 403-410-1474 for more information. Note: This program is being offered at our Franklin Station campus. Please visit our website at bowvalleycollege.ca/franklinstation for more information.

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

FNMI Community Liaison: Role and Responsibilities Aboriginal History, Identity, and Culture Cross Cultural Communication and Interpersonal Relationships Therapeutic and Professional Communication Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan Introduction to Exceptionalities Strategies to Assist with Learner Success Fundamentals of Written Communication Computer Applications for Community Liaison Staff Professional Practices: Leadership and Teamwork Developing Family, School and Community Relationships Family and Society Studies First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Community Liaison Practicum I First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Community Liaison Practicum II

* For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification. • Credit in English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent OR: • Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 450 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

Pre-Program Requirements The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • Current Police Information Check (PIC) with vulnerable sector search Note: Students who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program will have their Letter of Admission withdrawn.

Transferability Graduates of this program may be accepted into: • Bow Valley College – Early Intervention Diploma Year 2 • Bow Valley College – Behaviour Support Diploma Year 2 • Bow Valley College – Disability and Community Support Year 2


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ORIENTATION COURSE FOR CHILDCARE STAFF – LEVEL 1 (54 HRS)

OUT-OF-SCHOOL PROGRAMMING FOR SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN CERTIFICATE (PART-TIME & ONLINE)

This no fee 54-hour course is offered by Bow Valley College in cooperation with Alberta Children’s Services and is intended for family day home providers and caregivers working in licensed daycare centres who have no formal training in early childhood development, focusing on children aged 0 - 6 years. Successful completion of this course will lead to provincial Level 1 certification.

This Certificate prepares you to work with five to 14-year old children in childcare, recreation and community centres, and other group settings. Develop the skills and understanding to facilitate relevant, age-appropriate programs and activities for school-age children, and understand operational functions such as health and safety standards, policies and records. Courses within the program are available through part-time studies (evenings and weekends) and online.

Note: This program is being offered at our Franklin Station Campus. Please visit our website at bowvalleycollege.ca/franklinstation for more information.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification. • Registration must be done in person

Pre-Program Requirements • Current Police Information Check (PIC) with vulnerable section search • Personal interest in working with young children (0-6 years of age) in a child care setting (contingent on availability of space)

FEES & DATES Dates: A schedule of courses with the dates of each course is sent to licensed daycare centres. The course is offered on numerous dates throughout the year. For more information on the course schedule, please phone 403-410-1474.

Fees: There is no tuition fee for this course.

Note: This program is being offered at our Franklin Station Campus. Please visit our website at bowvalleycollege.ca/franklinstation for more information.

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) • Introduction to Out-of-School Programming • Family and Society Studies • Inclusive Programming for School-Age Children with Special Needs • Leadership and Organizational Skills • Child and Adolescent Growth and Development • Out-of-School Programming I • Out-of-School Programming II • Fundamentals of Written Communication • Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills • Recreation and Healthy Living • Out-of-School Programming Practicum * For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

WINTER 2009 Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills Dates: Jan. 7 – Apr. 15, 2009 (Wed.) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fees*: $316 Family and Society Studies Dates: Jan. 8 – Apr. 16, 2009 (Thu.) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fees*: $357 Out of School Programming Practicum Dates: Jan. 7 – Apr. 30, 2009 Seminar Dates: Jan. 31 (Sat.) & Mar. 14, 2009 (Sat.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Fees*: $352

SPRING 2009 Fundamentals of Written Communication Skills Dates: May 14 – Aug 24, 2009 (Thu.) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fees*: $324

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Funding for this program is provided by Alberta Children’s Services. Bow Valley College also offers the Orientation Course for Childcare Staff – Level 1 as an 84 hour course for individuals wishing to qualify for their Level I certification whose first language is not English and who would benefit from additional instruction on child care concepts and vocabulary. Individuals interested in this course should request the ESL Orientation Course for Child Care Staff – Level I (84 Hours).


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Out of School Programming Practicum Dates: May 5 – Aug. 24, 2009 Seminar Dates: June 13 (Sat.) & July 11, 2009 (Sat.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Fees*: $352 * This program is subject to part-time non-refundable fees and Students’ Association fees.

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ONLINE LEARNING All courses in the Out-of-School Programming for School Age Children Certificate are available online. Registration for online courses is ongoing. Courses start the first Monday of each month.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification. • Credit in English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent OR: • Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

Transferability Some transfer credit is available from related programs in: • Early Learning and Child Care • Social Work • Child and Youth Care • Human Service Worker

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Full-Time Language Instruction

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Corporate Readiness Training Program (CRTP)

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International English As A Second Language Program

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Part-Time Linc Programs

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Language Skills Programs

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Volunteer Program

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HOW TO APPLY: You can apply for admission through any of the following methods. ONLINE AT: bowvalleycollege.ca/apply FAX: 403-297-4887 MAIL: 2nd Floor, 332 – 6th Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 4S6 IN PERSON: Registrar’s Office 332 – 6th Avenue SE See Application Form on page 141.

The application fee for full-time programs is $40 for domestic students and $100 for international students. Application fees are non-refundable. Please submit official transcripts, statement of marks or letter of standing with your application form whenever possible. Applications will not be reviewed until all required documentation is provided and/or entrance requirements have been met. Assessment cost is included with the application fee and includes testing and/or transcript review. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or equivalent may be required.

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FULL-TIME LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION Classes are offered from basic literacy to high intermediate levels of English. Literacy classes are available at several levels. Each class focuses on all skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and gives students the language they need to live, work, and study in Canada. These programs offer: • Highly qualified instructors • An ESL Tutorial Centre where you can get individual help with language problems before and after class. Small group instruction for specific language problems is also available.

FULL-TIME SKILLS DEVELOPMENT GRANT (SDG) This full-time ESL program is open to Landed Immigrants, Convention Refugees, and Canadian citizens who have used all of their hours of Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) (see above) or who are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI). The maximum length is 12 months. The Alberta Students Finance Board (SFB) pays tuition fees and living costs for eligible applicants. Student Advisors help with funding applications and appointments for placement testing. Call 403-410-1400 for information session times. Referral by the Immigrant Language and Vocational Assessment Referral Centre (ILVARC) is welcome, but not necessary.

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• Computerized language labs for practicing a variety of listening tasks • Computer labs for practicing reading, writing, listening, grammar, software, and internet skills • A curriculum based on Canadian Language Benchmarks

• Advisors and counsellors to help you with academic, career, and life goals. Program Dates: Class Schedules:

Jan. 6 – Apr. 27, 2009 May 4 – Aug. 21, 2009

English for Academic Purposes is a full-time program that prepares students to enter college or university programs. Recommended minimum Canadian Language Benchmarks of 6-6-6-6. Students who complete EAP with a grade of B or higher meet the English requirement to enter all Bow Valley College programs. In this program, students practice tasks similar to those done in academic programs. For example, reading large amounts of authentic text, listening to lectures on unfamiliar topics, participating in group discussions and seminars, writing essays and reports, and using computer technology to meet academic requirements. The EAP program requires:

Literacy to Benchmark 3 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

• Logical organization of academic writing and speaking

Benchmark 4 and higher 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.*

• Original and creative thought and expression

* Hours of classes subject to change.

FULL-TIME LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION FOR NEWCOMERS TO CANADA (LINC) This full-time ESL program, funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, is open to Landed Immigrants and Convention Refugees, but not to Canadian citizens. LINC students can access a maximum of 1,200 hours of classes. All tuition fees are covered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. There is no application fee for this program.

• Problem-solving, critical analysis, and reflection

• Accurate and complete documentation of borrowed ideas • Recognition of point of view, bias, intention, and audience in written and spoken materials • Participation in formal and informal presentations, lectures, and seminars • The use of technology to assist learning • Group discussion and group assignments • A high degree of student participation

Applicants must be referred to the program by the Immigrant Language and Vocational Assessment Referral Centre (ILVARC).

• Taking responsibility for one’s own learning

The telephone number for ILVARC is 403-262-2656.

• Sharing and supporting opinions and ideas in debates, discussions, and assignments

FULL-TIME EI/EI REACHBACK

• Accepting the ideas and opinions of others

This full-time ESL program is open to Landed Immigrants, Convention Refugees, and Canadian citizens. The maximum length is 12 months. For eligible applicants, funding is available to cover tuition fees and living costs. Student Advisors help with funding applications and appointments for placement testing. Call 403-410-1400 for information session times. Referral by the Immigrant Language and Vocational Assessment Referral Centre (ILVARC) is welcome, but not necessary.

• Respectful behaviour toward cultural, social, age, and sexual diversity

• Collaborative student-instructor relationship

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• Learning Resource Services (LRS) where you can use computers and borrow books, videos, and audio cassettes. You can also take handouts that help you with English reading, writing, spelling, and grammar.

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FULL-TIME LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS • Complete application form

Academic Literacy: Intermediate

• Satisfactory results on the BVC EAP admissions test

Students will develop skills in reading, writing and use of learning strategies. Students are involved in goal-setting, self-assessment and creation of a portfolio. College readiness is also a focus of the course.

• Strong reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills presented through documented Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB). (6/6/6/6 is recommended.)

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Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification.

Additional Admission requirements • Clear and reasonable academic and career goals Program dates: Jan. 6 – Apr. 23, 2009; May 4 – Aug. 20, 2009

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The courses in the Bridge Program include:

Note: This is not a LINC-funded program. SFB, EI/EI Reachback clients may apply for tuition and living costs.

Academic Literacy: Advanced Students will receive continued instruction in reading, writing and the use of learning strategies to further develop literacy skills. Goal-setting, self-assessment and portfolios remain integral to the course. Students are expected to work at a more independent level.

Academic Literacy: Advanced Transition Students will continue to improve their reading and writing skills. This course focuses on independent learning and preparation for the academic requirements of Basic Education.

Building Essential Life and Literacy Skills (BELLS)

CAREER LINK This full-time ESL program is open to Landed immigrants, Convention Refugees and Canadian citizens. In this program, you will learn about Canadian work culture and learn strategies to lessen language barriers. You will also learn how to effectively interact with co-workers and clients, and meet employer expectations. Career Link is a full-time, four month course designed to assist you in understanding the Canadian labour market, how to successfully find and maintain employment and how to communicate effectively at work. Course Modules will include: • Clear Speech • Speaking With Confidence • Job Search • Success in the Workplace • Goal Setting and Lifelong Learning • Workplace Literacy Prerequisites: Canadian Language Benchmarks 5/6 or permission from the ESL and Languages Department Location: Rocky Mountain Plaza Campus Dates: Time:

Jan. 6 – Apr. 24, 2009 (Mon. – Fri.) May 4 – Aug. 20, 2009 (Mon. – Fri.) 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This is a required component of the Bridge Program. The course provides students with an opportunity to develop problem-solving, numeracy, and computer skills. Dates:

Jan. 6 – Apr. 24, 2009 (Mon. – Thu.) May 4 – Aug. 20, 2009 (Mon. – Thu.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration: Ongoing For more information, please contact the program coordinator at 403-410-3409. This program is funded by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology.

YOUTH LINC This program is for newcomers to Canada between the age of 18 and 24. Learners in the Youth LINC program have three to ten years of formal education in another language. Learners have higher listening/ speaking skills than reading/writing skills. For more information, please call 403-410-1400. This ESL program is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. It is open to landed immigrants and convention refugees, but not to Canadian citizens. LINC students can access 1,200 hours of classes. All tuition fees are covered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. There is no application fee for this program.

Funding is available for eligible students. Please contact a Bow Valley College career advisor for more information at 403-410-3400.

Applicants must be referred to the program by the Immigrant Language and Vocational Assessment Referral Centre (ILVARC). The telephone number for ILVARC is 403-262-2656.

BRIDGE PROGRAM

Dates:

This program is for ESL learners between the ages of 18 and 25 who have interrupted formal education. This program offers instruction that is age and content appropriate and develops the study and life skills necessary for success in further education. A program entry assessment is required for placement.

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

Time:

Jan. 6 – Apr. 24, 2009 (Mon. – Thu.) May 4 – Aug. 20, 2009 (Mon. – Thu.) 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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Applicants can be:

This full-time program assists skilled, foreign-trained professionals to:

• receiving Alberta Works Income Support (IS) benefits; and/or

• receiving Employment Insurance (EI);

• eligible for EI Reachback

• learn the strategies to successfully find a job • have an opportunity to earn a Canadian work experience reference using the qualifications and experience gained in their countries of origin

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• improve their English language skills for the Canadian workplace

• Write an effective professional cover letter and résumé

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• Successfully Interview for a job • Work as a member of a team to complete various projects

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• Network to find job leads, meet people and further their career

This full-time program takes place on Monday to Friday with each day beginning at 8:00 a.m. The program provides:

• Better understand Calgary’s corporate culture

• six weeks of unpaid work experience (dependant on company acceptance) • job search client support for six months after completion of the program Over 90% of graduates in the Corporate Readiness Training Program are employed in their field.

Costs: Government funding and Scholarships from TRICO Homes are available for eligible applicants. Applicants who are in need of funding must be aware that the process to apply will take up to 2 months. Apply now for the 2009 intake.

• Present to colleagues and clients effectively • Understand the importance of volunteerism in Calgary • Communicate with colleagues and clients formally and informally • Understand and use a variety of Canadian expressions and idioms • Set short and long term career goals • Conduct and participate in business meetings • Multitask in a stressful environment; meet deadlines and manage time effectively • Research the labour market for future opportunities • Evaluate and improve their Workplace Essential Skills using the TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills) • Evaluate their computer skills through CBSA testing • Improve their English language skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Work Experience Placement

Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification.

During the work experience component of the program (weeks 11-16), participants have the opportunity to be placed with a host company that takes advantage of their education and work history from their country of origin. Participants are not paid for this placement, but are able to include this experience on their résumés as Canadian Experience. The hours worked in this unpaid position depend on the host company’s normal work hours.

• completed application package mailed to College or submitted at information session (see page 8 for details) • have Canadian Language Benchmarks of 6 – 8

Additional Admission Requirements • be legally entitled (e.g. Canadian citizen, Landed Immigrant) to work and train in Canada • reside in Canada for 10 years or less • require Canadian/Alberta work experience to enter your occupational field • require English training to secure employment • have work experience in the country of origin and desire to enter that occupational field in Canada

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Any one interested in learning more about the Corporate Readiness Training Program can attend an Information Session. Application Packages will be available at these sessions as well. Please see bowvalleycollege.ca/crtp for times, dates, and locations of all Information Sessions. For more information about the program or application procedures, please refer to the Corporate Readiness Training Program website at bowvalleycollege.ca/crtp/ or email crtp@bowvalleycollege.ca or call 403-410-3466 Bow Valley College is known for teaching excellence, progressive methodology, and attention to the individual needs of its students.

INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE PROGRAM The International ESL program is an intensive language program offered at the basic to advanced level. Students are assessed upon entry and placed according to their ability. As well as academic programming, social, and cultural activities are incorporated into the program through classroom activities, scheduled events, and a weekly newsletter. For more information, please contact the International Education Department at 403-410-3476 or international@bowvalleycollege.ca

BASIC Focusing on listening and speaking skills, the basic classes give new English speakers the opportunity to practice functional conversation skills and to build vocabulary. Basic grammar is taught through dialogues and short conversations. Reading and writing skills introduce and assist students in improving both language and confidence.

INTERMEDIATE Intermediate 1 Enhance your skills in reading and writing, while learning and practising the newly introduced grammar and vocabulary. The writing segment of the course includes formal and informal writing styles, and develops paragraph writing skills. Reading skills are enhanced through skimming, scanning, summarizing, finding the main idea, and vocabulary building. Listening and speaking focuses on communication skills, interpersonal skills, and working in a team. Course work includes introductions, casual conversations, participation in group discussions, and expressing opinions. Listen to live and recorded information, answer questions, make predictions, and identify mood, attitude, and tone of speaker. Five minute oral presentations, responding to newspaper articles, as well as a research paper are requirements of the course.

Intermediate 2 Intermediate 2 focuses on enhanced question and answer techniques on common topics in conversations, developing reading strategies, writing activities including academic writing patterns, and functional grammar. This integrated approach combines listening and speaking to explore a variety of themes and topics. This class also introduces idioms and expressions and allows the learner to make short classroom presentations, individually and in groups.

ADVANCED Advanced 1 Study advanced grammar and improve listening and speaking skills. Reading strategies are studied to improve speed and comprehension. Reading materials for this course include newspapers, novels, and academic publications. Two researched presentations of 20 to 30 minutes each and a written portfolio are course requirements.

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INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE PROGRAM Advanced 2

• Language lab – used in most classes weekly

Lessons and assignments in Advanced 2 help learners improve their ability to speak in public, work collaboratively to accomplish tasks, conduct research and undertake a variety of projects using all language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing). Successful graduates from this class have the skills and abilities to achieve success in higher ESL levels, leading to post-secondary study.

• Online newsletter provides opportunities for social and cultural activities in and around Calgary • Membership for various Calgary amateur sports teams • Visa assistance – applications, extensions, and advice • Discounts on YWCA fitness facility memberships • Textbooks and additional classroom materials

ENGLISH FOR BUSINESS The English for Business course prepares learners to use English in a business or professional setting, explore and practice workplace culture when conducting job interviews, business meetings, and telephone conversations and when providing customer service. The program also assists you in acquiring skills and vocabulary to write résumés, business letters, and read a variety of workplace documents.

The English for Academic Purposes course helps learners meet North American college/university/technical institute academic language standards. The course develops academic skills integrating listening, speaking, reading and writing through presentations and a final research paper. Opportunities for articulation to SAIT, DeVry, University of Lethbridge, and Bow Valley College’s career programs exist for students who successfully complete English for Academic Purposes.

Note: All fees are subject to change without notice. The International ESL program is offered continuously through the year. The classes are eight weeks long.

Date:

Jan. 5 – Feb. 27, 2009 March 2 – Apr. 24, 2009 May 4 – June 26, 2009

For information on homestay placement and airport pick-up, please contact the International Education department at 403-410-3476 or international@bowvalleycollege.ca

TOEFL PREPARATION The TOEFL Preparation course helps you acquire the skills and strategies that are needed to successfully complete the TOEFL exam. You will expand your vocabulary and learn strategies to analyze text, communicate your ideas, draw inferences, synthesize information, and understand rhetorical purpose. You will also learn how to construct a personal essay.

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PART-TIME LINC PROGRAMS LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION FOR NEWCOMERS TO CANADA (LINC) PROGRAM – PART-TIME Learn the English language skills you need for living, working, and studying in Canada. For eligible applicants, there is no charge for these classes. Applicants must be landed immigrants or have refugee status, but not be Canadian citizens. Funding for this program is provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. For more information, please call 403-410-1400.

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To register for part-time LINC:

LINC READING, WRITING, AND CONVERSATION Improve your reading, writing, and conversation skills. Classes are offered at Canadian Language Benchmark Level 2. Applicants must be referred by ILVARC. Dates:

Time: Dates:

• Applicants for the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program must be referred by the Immigrant Language and Vocational Referral Centre (ILVARC) at 403-262-2656.

Time:

LINC LISTENING AND SPEAKING

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Learn conversational skills that are required for everyday situations. Classes are offered from Canadian Language Benchmark Levels 3 – 6. Applicants must be referred by ILVARC. (Mon. & Wed.) Jan. 7 – Apr. 22, 2009 May 4 – Aug. 19, 2009 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration: Based on seat availability

(Mon. & Wed.) Jan. 7 to Apr. 22, 2009 May 4 – Aug. 19, 2009 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Tue. & Fri.) Jan. 6 to Apr. 24, 2009 May 5 – Aug. 21, 2009 9:00a.m. – Noon

(Tue. & Thu.) Jan. 6 to Apr. 23, 2009 May 5 – Aug. 20, 2009 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Registration: Based on seat availability

Dates:

Dates:

(Tue. & Thurs.) Jan. 6 – Apr. 23, 2009 May 5 – Aug. 20, 2009

Time:

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Registration: Based on seat availability Note: Students may be required to take placement tests on Jan. 5 & May 4, 2009

LINC READING, WRITING AND GRAMMAR Improve your reading skills and learn to write clearly using correct grammar. Classes are offered at Canadian Language Benchmarks Levels 3 to 5. Applicants must be referred by ILVARC. Dates:

(Mon. & Wed.) Jan. 7 – Apr. 22, 2009 May 4 – Aug. 19, 2009 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Registration: Based on seat availability Dates:

(Mon., Wed., Thurs.) (Levels 3 and 4 only) Jan. 7 – Apr. 23, 2009 May 4 – Aug. 20, 2009 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration: Based on seat availability Note: Students may be required to take placement tests on Jan. 5 & May 4, 2009

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

Note: Students may be required to take placement tests on Jan. 5 & May 4, 2009

COMPUTER-ENHANCED ESL LITERACY This program supports adult learners with low-level literacy skills. Learn reading, writing and computer skills, and develop employment and personal management skills. For more information, please contact the program coordinator at 403-410-3409. Dates:

Jan. 19 – March 27, 2009 Apr. 20 – June 26, 2009 Time: 9:00 a.m. – Noon (Mon., Wed., & Fri.) Registration: Ongoing Fees*: $50, plus G.S.T. * Fees can be waived in cases of financial hardship for Canadian citizens, immigrants, and refugees.

Evening Offering Dates:

Jan. 6 – Apr. 16, 2009 May 5 – Aug. 13, 2009 Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Tue. & Thu.) Registration: Ongoing Fees*: $50, plus G.S.T. *Fees can be waived in cases of financial hardship for Canadian citizens, immigrants, and refugees.


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BASIC ESL This basic-level course improves your ability to speak, read, and write in English.

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Learn to: • provide basic personal information in oral and written form • respond with short answers to everyday situations • follow short written instructions • fill out simple forms. Dates:

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(Mon. & Wed.) Jan. 5 – Feb. 25, 2009 March 2 – Apr. 22, 2009 May 4 – June 24, 2009 9:00 a.m. – Noon $180, plus G.S.T. Dates:

GRAMMAR AND WRITING This intermediate-level course improves your writing and grammar skills. In this course: • • • • •

learn simple tenses, adjectives, spelling rules, and parts of speech understand the basics of writing good sentences develop awareness of paragraph forms improve accuracy and fluency in your writing build your writing vocabulary

Dates:

Time: Fees:

(Mon. & Wed.) Jan. 5 – Feb. 25, 2009 March 2 – Apr. 22, 2009 May 4 – June 24, 2009 9:00 a.m. – Noon $180, plus G.S.T.

LISTENING AND SPEAKING This intermediate to advanced course improves your listening and speaking skills.

Time: Fees: Dates:

Time: Fees: Dates:

Time: Fees:

(Mon. & Wed.) Jan. 5 – Feb. 25, 2009 March 2 – Apr. 22, 2009 May 4 – June 24, 2009 9:00 a.m. – Noon $180, plus G.S.T. (Mon. & Wed.) Jan. 5 – Feb. 25, 2009 March 2 – Apr. 22, 2009 May 4 – June 24, 2009 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $150, plus G.S.T. (Fri.) Jan. 9 – Feb. 27, 2009 March 6 – Apr. 24, 2009 May 8 – June 26, 2009 9:00 a.m. – Noon $90, plus G.S.T.

In this course: • learn and implement listening techniques; • practice English for everyday use through group work and role-playing; • receive ongoing error correction in grammar, structure, and pronunciation; • distinguish between formal and informal English; and, • recognize and practice idioms in common use. Note: The Mon. & Wed. morning classes are high intermediate only.

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This intermediate to advanced level pronunciation course introduces you to strategies and techniques to improve your spoken English. Pronunciation is a computer-assisted course and is offered in 2 cycles. There is no prerequisite for either cycle.

Learn where you are making grammatical mistakes and apply the rules of grammar to communicate effectively. There is an assessment at the first class. It is recommended you complete the intermediate level before registering for the advanced level.

In Cycle A, you:

In the intermediate level learn:

• compare and contrast the production of vowel sounds; and,

• simple tenses

• compare and contrast the production of consonant sounds

• adjectives

In Cycle B, you:

• spelling rules

• learn correct word and sentence stress; • practice intonation and rhythm patterns; and • focus on improving listening skills Cycle A is not a requirement for Cycle B.

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Time: Fees: Dates:

Time: Fees*:

(Mon. & Wed.) Jan. 5 – Feb. 25, 2009 (Cycle A) March 2 – Apr. 22, 2009 (Cycle B) May 4 – June 24, 2009 (Cycle A) 9:00 a.m. – Noon $180, plus G.S.T. (Mon. & Wed.) Jan. 5 – Feb. 25, 2009 (Cycle B) March 2 – Apr. 22, 2009 (Cycle A) May 4 – June 24, 2009 (Cycle B) 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $150, plus G.S.T.

• parts of speech In the advanced level learn: • perfect tenses • conditionals • phrasal verbs/action words • gerunds/infinitives Dates:

Time: Fees:

(Mon. & Wed.) Jan. 5 – Feb. 25, 2009 (Advanced) March 2 – Apr. 22, 2009 (Intermediate) May 4 – June 24, 2009 (Advanced) 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $150, plus G.S.T.

READING AND WRITING This intermediate-level ESL course will develop and improve learners’ writing and reading skills. In this course:

SPEAKING PROFESSIONALLY

• build on your vocabulary each lesson through interactive activities

This is an advanced-level ESL class focusing on the language of business.

• discover strategies for better reading

In this course, focus on the following areas of language as they relate to the workplace:

• compose different types of paragraphs

• presentations

• understand the basics of writing good sentences

• keep a weekly journal Dates:

• meetings • networking • small talk • idioms

Time: Fees:

• cultural differences

Dates:

Course work includes text-based testing and an oral presentation. Dates:

Time: Fees:

(Mon. & Wed.) Jan. 5 – Feb. 25, 2009 March 2 – Apr. 22, 2009 May 4 – June 24, 2009 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $150, plus G.S.T.

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

Time: Fees:

(Mon. & Wed.) Jan. 5 – Feb. 25, 2009 March 2 – Apr. 22, 2009 May 4 – June 24, 2009 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $150, plus G.S.T. (Fri.) Jan. 9 – Feb. 27, 2009 March 6 – Apr. 24, 2009 May 8 – June 26, 2009 9:00 a.m. – Noon $90, plus G.S.T.


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(Mon. & Wed.) Jan. 5 – Feb. 27, 2009 March 2 – Apr. 24, 2009 May 4 – June 24, 2009 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $243, plus G.S.T.

The TOEFL Preparation course helps you acquire the skills and strategies that are needed to successfully complete the TOEFL exam. You will expand your vocabulary and learn strategies to analyze text, communicate your ideas, draw inferences, synthesize information, and understand rhetorical purpose. You will also learn how to construct a personal essay. Dates:

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TOEFL PREPARATION – FULL TIME

Jing Fang Zheng, BVC Graduate

(Mon. – Fri.) Jan. 5 – Feb. 27, 2009 Mar. 2 – Apr. 24, 2009 May 4 – June 26, 2009 $2,305, plus G.S.T.

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Improve your English in a small-group setting with the support of a volunteer tutor. To register, call 403-410-1400. Fees are nonrefundable.

Grammar Fundamentals

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Business English and Etiquette

55+ Everyday English

Practice business communication skills and learn about Canadian workplace etiquette.

Learn English in a fun-filled environment. Classes are offered from beginner to advanced levels. You can also participate in extra pronunciation and vocabulary classes. For more information, call 403-410-3408.

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Jan. 20 – Mar 26, 2009 (Tues. & Thurs.) 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Ongoing $55, plus G.S.T.

Learn and practice grammar that will help to improve your communication skills.

Dates: Time: Registration: Fees:

Jan. 24 – Mar. 28, 2009 (Sat.) Apr. 18 – Jun. 20, 2009 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Ongoing $55, plus G.S.T.

This program is funded by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology through Calgary Learns.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Practice English while learning about community resources and participate in leisure activities. Topics may include:

English as a Second Language Volunteer Program

• art appreciation and crafts • nature and gardening

Help second-language speakers learn English by assisting in an ESL classroom or by tutoring a small group of adult ESL learners. To become a volunteer, call 403-410-3408 or contact jrobarts@bowvalleycollege.ca.

• financial planning and retirement • health and wellness • cooking and nutrition • travel and leisure Dates: Time: Registration: Fees:

Jan. 20 – Mar. 26, 2009 (Tues. & Thurs.) Apr. 21 – Jun. 25, 2009 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Ongoing $55, plus G.S.T.

SATURDAY ESL TUTORIALS Saturday ESL Tutorials are suitable for intermediate to advanced level ESL speakers. Choose from one of the following:

Speaking Successfully Improve your vocabulary, pronunciation, non-verbal communication, and presentation skills.

Pronunciation Practice Learn pronunciation strategies and techniques to improve your spoken English skills.

Practical Conversations Improve your listening, speaking, and vocabulary skills.

Effective Writing Practice and improve your written communication skills.

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

New Program Starting May 2009!

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONALLY EDUCATED NURSES PRACTICAL NURSE DIPLOMA PROGRAM Language training instructors, in partnership with practical nurse instructors, help participants acquire the nursing knowledge, clinical judgment, and communication skills required for practical nursing in Canada. For details on the health portion of the program, see page 47. For more information on the English language training component, please call Hana Imai at 403-410-3480.


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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (FULL-TIME PROGRAM)* FEES/SEMESTER DOMESTIC TUITION

$3,210.00

STUDENT CARD FEES

$5.00

MATERIALS FEE

$50.00

TOTAL DOMESTIC TUITION & MANDATORY FEES

$3,265.00

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PART-TIME ESL TUITION* 2008/2009 TUITION COMPUTER ENHANCED ESL LITERACY PROGRAM

$50 $55

55+ ESL TUTORIALS

$55

SPEAKING SUCCESSFULLY

$55

PRACTICAL CONVERSATIONS

$55

55+ ESL CULTURE AND COMMUNITY

$55

EFFECTIVE WRITING

$55

GRAMMAR FUNDAMENTALS

$55

BUSINESS ENGLISH & ETIQUETTE

$55

LISTENING AND SPEAKING - INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

$90

READING AND WRITING

$90

LISTENING AND SPEAKING - LOW INTERMEDIATE

$150

LISTENING AND SPEAKING - HIGH INTERMEDIATE

$150

SPEAKING PROFESSIONALLY

$150

GRAMMAR - ADVANCED

$150

PRONUNCIATION - INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED (EVENING)

$150

READING AND WRITING - INTERMEDIATE

$150

GRAMMAR - INTERMEDIATE I

$150

BASIC ESL

$180

PRONUNCIATION - INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED (MORNING)

$180

TOEFL PREPARATION

$243

LISTENING AND SPEAKING

$180

GRAMMAR AND WRITING

$180

LISTENING AND SPEAKING - ADVANCED

$150

* All applicants to the College are required to pay a $40 non-refundable application fee.

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GENERAL INQUIRIES:

Apprenticeship Exam Preparation

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Artstream

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American Sign Language For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Adult Learners (ASL for DHH)

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ONLINE AT: bowvalleycollege.ca/apply

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Registrar’s Office 332 – 6th Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 4S6

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You can apply for admission through any of the following methods.

IN PERSON: Peter Dawe Student Liason Academic Foundations 5th Floor 332 – 6th Avenue SE See Application Form on page 141.

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The application fee for full-time programs is $40 for domestic students and $100 for international students. Application fees are non-refundable. Please submit official transcripts, statement of marks or letter of standing with your application form whenever possible. Applications will not be reviewed until all required documentation is provided and/or entrance requirements have been met. Assessment cost is included with the application fee and includes testing and/or transcript review. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or equivalent may be required.

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Bow Valley College works to meet the needs of Aboriginal learners and helps to ensure their success in school, work and life. Our Aboriginal programs place great emphasis on tradition, culture, and community. Through our academic and preemployment training programs, student services and community initiatives, we are committed to serving this rapidly growing segment of our population.

ABORIGINAL UPGRADING PROGRAM (FULL- AND PART-TIME)

ABORIGINAL PRE-TRADES TRAINING (FULL-TIME) Thinking about a career in the trades? With lots of employment opportunities in Alberta, the time has never been better. Our Aboriginal Pre-trades Training program is specifically designed to assist Aboriginal people in establishing and maintaining careers in a wide range of trades. You will have the opportunity to investigate career options, build sustainable employment skills, challenge the Apprenticeship Exam, become an indentured apprentice and qualify as a journeyman in your chosen trade.

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Courses offered include:

This program, with an Aboriginal focus, accepts students for either full-time or part-time studies.

• Life Management Skills • Career Exploration

• English 10-1, 10-2, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2

• Employment Preparation Skills

• Math Foundations 1

• Computer Applications

• Math Foundations 2

• First Aid/CPR

• Essential Mathematics

• WHMIS

• Math Prep 10

• Construction Safety

• Applied Math 10, 20, 30

• Job Shadowing

• Pure Math 10, 20, 30

• Work Experience

• Science 10, 14, 20, 24, 30

Start dates: Jan. 6, 2009 Location: Marlborough Campus Registration: Call 403-273-1873 for more information

• Biology 20, 30 • Chemistry 20, 30

Note: Funding available for eligible students.

• Physics 20, 30 • Aboriginal Studies 10, 20, 30 • Information Processing levels 10, 20 • Work Experience 15, 35 Start dates: Jan. 6, 2009 & May 4, 2009 Location: Marlborough Campus Registration: Call 403-273-1873 for more information Note: Funding available for eligible students.

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Our evening apprenticeship courses offer self-paced, independentlearning classes to prepare you for your trade. You can also take them during your technical training to maintain or improve your math and reading skills.

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Ongoing registration 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Mon. - Wed. Marlborough Campus $497 (All students eligible for awards or bursaries)

Note: The Apprenticeship Reading program must be completed within five months of your registration date.

Apprenticeship Math And Science The Apprenticeship Math and Science course prepares you to pass the Non-Electrical Apprenticeship and Industry Training entrance exam, a first step in entering a trade. The modules cover fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio and proportion, geometry and science. Start dates: Time: Location: Fees:

Applicants must successfully complete all of the following: • a portfolio following guidelines provided by the Alberta College of Art + Design • an academic assessment at Bow Valley College

This technical reading course will give you the reading skills you need to successfully pass the Apprenticeship entrance exam and complete your trade training at SAIT or NAIT. You will learn to read, understand, and study trade textbooks. Vocabulary development, reading techniques, graph, table and chart-reading skills, and study skills are presented in independent study classes. Start dates: Time: Location: Fees:

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Ongoing registration 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Mon. & Wed. Suite 380 Marlborough Professional Building $497 (All students eligible for awards or bursaries)

Notes: If you are in the electrical trades, see High School Credit Courses – Math – for dates and evening times. This program must be completed within five months of your registration date.

Apprenticeship Math And Science: Challenge Find out if you are ready to challenge the Apprenticeship and Industry entrance exam (non-electrical). You can challenge Bow Valley College’s Apprenticeship Math and Science course final exam. Results can be sent to Apprenticeship and Industry Training, but you will still need to write the Apprenticeship and Industry Training entrance exam. This exam challenge is available only at our Marlborough Campus.

• a personal statement (please see www.acad.ca for more information) Start dates: Jan. 2009 Register: Call Jill Flaman 403-284-7678 or jill.flaman@acad.ca Fees: $2587.90 Note 1: Funding available for eligible students Note 2: Bow Valley College offers Artstream in partnership with the Alberta College of Art + Design.

For complete fee information, visit www.acad.ab.ca

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING ADULT LEARNERS (ASL FOR DHH) American Sign Language (ASL) for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Adult Learners program helps you improve and develop better bilingual skills in ASL and English, increase your knowledge of Deaf and Non-deaf Culture, and learn about local Deaf and Hard of Hearing services. The ASL for DHH Adult Learners program offers two courses: • ASL for Literacy Purposes For those interested in improving reading, writing and math skills using ASL and English instruction: a. Communication skills in ASL and English b. Development of pre-employment readiness skills • ASL for Academic Purposes For learners enrolled in high school upgrading, advanced ESL, and career programs, courses are taught by Deaf instructors with strong bi-lingual and bi-cultural skills and experience. Courses can be taken part-time or as one course in full-time studies. Funding available for eligible students Start dates: Jan. 6, 2009 & May 4, 2009 Fees: $497 per course, plus non-refundable fees (All students eligible for awards or bursaries)

ARTSTREAM If you want to attend the Alberta College of Art + Design but don’t have all the prerequisites, you can upgrade your skills for direct entry into the program. Artstream is a full-time program providing academic support while you begin your first-year studies at the Alberta College of Art + Design.

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Registration: Academic Foundations Call: 403-410-1502 TTY: 403-410-1505 bnovodvorski@bowvalleycollege.ca For information on interpreter services, funding, and other BVC programs, contact: Specialized Support Call: 403-410-1527 TTY: 403-410-1699 rayer@bowvalleycollege.ca

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ACADEMIC PREPARATION It’s never too late to improve your reading, spelling, writing, and math skills or to learn how to use a computer. If you are at a Grade 4 to 9 level, you can come to school full-time or part-time and work as fast as you choose. Each program is designed to meet your personal needs. Our Academic Preparation program will prepare you for high school studies.

ACADEMIC PREPARATION – FULL-TIME • Level 2 to 5 (Grade 4 to 9) • Reading 2, 3, 4 & 5 • Writing 2, 3, 4 & 5

• Math Foundations 2 • Essential Mathematics • Communications and Computers

This program provides the basic skills for you to brush up on your English and math before taking high school courses, before further job training or simply to improve self-esteem. This is an exceptional place for you to start if you have been out of school for a long time and were unable to finish high school, or if you are a recent immigrant who wants to get a Canadian education. You, like many students who qualify, may be eligible for Alberta Works part-time financial assistance. Start Date: Time: Location: Fees:

Ongoing registration 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Mon., Tues. & Wed. Marlborough Campus $497 per course, plus non-refundable fees (All students eligible for awards or bursaries)

Note: This program is funded by Alberta Advanced Education through Calgary Learns

Funding is available for eligible students.

• Computer Fundamentals Start dates: Jan. 6, 2009 - Apr. 27, 2009 May 4, 2009 - Aug. 21, 2009 Locations: Main Campus, Marlborough Campus Fees: $497 per course/$1,491 per semester, plus non-refundable fees (All students eligible for awards or bursaries)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must, if possible, provide: • Official transcript OR • Statement of marks In some cases, applicants will be asked to write a placement test and/or attend an interview. Refer to Admission Procedures on page 8 for more information

ACADEMIC PREPARATION – PART-TIME DAYS Our part-time basic skills upgrading program offers flexible attendance commitments, individualized programs, and self-paced study. You can apply to start at any time. This program will focus on reading, writing, spelling, grammar, and math. Start date: Ongoing registration Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Wed., Fri. Location: Main Campus Note: Book an appointment for an assessment of your learning needs. The assessment will help us design a program to meet your needs.

Fees:

$497 per course, plus non-refundable fees (All students eligible for awards or bursaries)

HIGH SCHOOL If you did not complete high school, do not have the grades required to take the post-secondary program you want, or have been out of school for a long time, our high school courses may be for you. Our programs provide a variety of learning options to match your needs. We offer traditional classroom instruction or more flexibly scheduled learning. You can study at our campus locations or at home through Online and Homestudy options. On campus, you can take courses during the day or in the evening. High school credit courses include: • Applied Math 10, 20, 30 • Pure Math 10, 20, 30 • Biology 20, 30 • Chemistry 20, 30 • English 10-1, 10-2, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2 • Information Processing 10, 20, 30 • Math 14, 24, 31 • Math Prep 10 • Physics 20, 30 • Science 10, 14, 24 • Social Studies 10-2, 20-1, 20-2, 30, 33 • Work Experience 15, 35 Continued on next page...

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

HIGH SCHOOL – EVENINGS

Applicants must, if possible, provide:

Materials, supplies, and textbook costs for high school courses apply If you need a high school credit course, our self-paced, multi-level evening program may be your answer. Classes are held two evenings per week from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Room 380 at the Marlborough Professional Building.

• Official transcript OR • Statement of marks In some cases, applicants will be asked to write a placement test and/or attend an interview.

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• Math Prep 10 (Mon. & Wed.) • Math 14, 24, 31 (Mon. & Wed.)

HIGH SCHOOL – TRADITIONAL

• Math 13, 23, (non-credit) (Mon. & Wed.)

The Traditional Program offers a full complement of courses throughout the day in regularly scheduled classes from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In addition to regular contact with instructors, students in this program can access tutors in math, science, English and social studies.

• Pure Math 10, 20, 30 (Mon. & Wed.)

Start date: Jan. 6, 2009 & May 4, 2009 Location: Main Campus Fees: $497 per course, plus non-refundable fees (All students eligible for awards or bursaries)

• Biology 20, 30 (Mon. & Wed.)

• Applied Math 10, 20, 30 (Mon. & Wed.) • Science 10, 14, 24 (Mon. & Wed.)

• Physics 20, 30 (Mon. & Wed.) • Chemistry 20, 30 (Mon. & Wed.) • English 10-1, 10-2, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2 (Tues. & Thurs.)

HIGH SCHOOL – MAXPACE Maxpace is a flexible High School program that offers several advantages and is a successful option for students who are ready to learn more independently. Maxpace is open during the day Monday to Thursday and students can take high school courses at times that suit their schedule. Instructors and tutors guide students through their courses and provide a learning approach that is a combination of independent learning and one-on-one assistance and support. This learning option provides the following advantages to students:

• Social Studies 10-2, 20, 23, 30, 33 (Tues. & Thurs.) Start date: Ongoing admission Location: Marlborough Professional Building – Suite 380 Monday and Wednesday – Math and Science Tuesday and Thursday – English and Social Studies Registration:Brief interview with instructor is required to confirm readiness for course. Interviews are conducted at the classroom between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on the evenings the class is in session (see above). No appointment necessary.

• Individualized teaching, assistance and support from instructors and tutors

Note 1: Ask how you can get two evening courses for the price of one

• Flexible scheduling

Note 2: If possible, please bring a copy of your high school transcripts with you on the first night of class.

• Independent pace of learning • Course progress plans keep students on track and help them complete successfully • Access to computers and technology • The opportunity to completing courses more quickly • The possibility of taking two courses for the price of one – and get there faster! Start date: First Monday of the month Location: Main Campus Fees: $497 per course, plus non-refundable fees (All students eligible for awards or bursaries)

Summer Session: Maxpace is an ideal program delivery if you would like to take a high school course in the summer. Register for a July start and study with us over the summer! If you are registered in a diploma course you can write your diploma exam in August.

Fees:

$497 per course, plus non-refundable fees (All students eligible for awards or bursaries)

HIGH SCHOOL – ONLINE AND HOMESTUDY A wide range of Alberta Education credit courses are offered through either the Online or Homestudy options. These courses allow you to study at your own pace from your home, overseas, while working or travelling, or wherever you happen to be. All required course examinations must be written at a Bow Valley College Campus or at an approved alternate location. With the Online option, instructors and tutors provide support through telephone, email and other online support features. Online courses include course guides, online practice tests, hand-outs, and additional resources to help you succeed. A course calendar helps you pace yourself through the course. You may proceed as quickly as you can. The Homestudy option provides you with all course materials in print form. Instructors and tutors provide support through telephone and email. Continued on next page...

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Courses offered online and through Homestudy: • English 10-1, 10-2, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2 • Social Studies 10-2, 20, 23, 30, 33 (print format only) • Science 10, 14 • Biology 20, 30 • Chemistry 20, 30 • Physics 20, 30 • Essential Mathematics • Math Prep 10

• Pure Math 10, 20, 30

Please note that you will need to bring only your picture ID to the exams and nothing else. Cellular telephones are not permitted in the GED test rooms. Registration requirements: You must be an Alberta resident, 18 years of age or older, and have been out of school for at least 10 consecutive months. For more information please call 403-410-1400. Dates: Jan. 16 & 17, 2009 Registration deadline: Dec. 3, 2008

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Now you can take High School Equivalency courses online in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

Dates: Mar. 20 & 21, 2009 Registration deadline: Feb. 19, 2009

Start date: Ongoing admission

Dates: Apr. 24 & 25, 2009 Registration deadline: Mar. 18, 2009

Note: Students have six months to complete course from date of registration.

Funding is available for eligible students. Fees: $497 per course Register online at www.ecampusalberta.ca

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY (GED) EXAMS A GED diploma is the most widely accepted Grade 12 equivalency diploma in North America. Five subject areas are tested on the GED exams: Language Arts (Writing), Language Arts (Reading), Social Studies, Science and Math. These exams are written over a two-day period: Fri. evening and all day Sat. The Language Arts – Writing exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and an essay. The Language Arts – Reading exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions. The Social Studies exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. The Science exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. The Math exam consists of two individual Math exams: Math – Part I and Math – Part II. The Math exam – Part I allows the use of calculators that we supply. You cannot bring your own calculator to the exam. The Math exam – Part II does not allow the use of calculators. Each part has 25 questions, some of which are multiple-choice, some of which require an exact numerical answer and some of which need to be answered on a coordinate plane grid.

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HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY – GED PREPARATION COURSES – EVENINGS Many colleges and employers accept the General Educational Development (GED) diploma as equivalent to a high school diploma. We provide you with the skills to challenge GED exams. This three evening a week course gives you a solid foundation in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Reading and Writing skills. While you are enrolled, register to take the GED exam, which consists of tests in each of the five subjects. Passing all five exams gives you a GED diploma. Location:

Room 205 and/or Room 210 Rocky Mountain Plaza

Dates:

Mondays: Science & Math Wednesdays: Social Studies & Reading and Writing Skills Thursdays: Math & Reading and Writing Skills

Course Begins: Dec. 4, 2008 – Feb. 12, 2009 Feb. 25 - Apr. 23, 2009 Apr. 29 - Jun. 25, 2009 Fees: $497 for three or more subjects or $166 per subject Note: Funding available for eligible students.

GED exams are not marked on percentage, but rather on standard score. In order to earn a GED diploma, a standard score of 450 is needed on each exam. GED exams are held four times per year and are written at Bow Valley College’s Campus. in the Marlborough Professional Building.

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To write GED exams, you must register in person and pay the nonrefundable, non-transferable $195 fee before the registration deadline date. If you fail an exam (or exams) and would like to rewrite, you must register and pay the non-refundable, non-transferable $185 rewrite fee before the registration deadline.


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LITERACY

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY – GED PREPARATION COURSE – ONLINE

LIFELINE TO LITERACY (BASIC)

Take your GED preparation course online through eCampus Alberta. This course prepares students to write the battery of GED exams. Students have access to interactive learning activities, practice tests, and instructor support.

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Note: Funding available for eligible students.

Register online at www.ecampusalberta.ca under the ‘Adult Upgrading’ discipline. Students have a maximum of six months from the date of registration to complete the course.

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY – GED PREPARATION – FULL-TIME This program prepares students to successfully write the GED Exams through one full-time term of study through taking three courses: GED Prep Reading, GED Prep Writing and GED Prep Math. Students receive daily classroom instruction to develop the skills to maximize their score on the GED exams. (Note: Students can register in Math for GED separately, but must register in both Reading for GED and Writing for GED concurrently.)

Students who complete any of these courses can continue with their upgrading. Having successfully completed the GED Prep Reading and GED Prep Writing courses, students can continue on to English Language Arts 20-2. Similarly, students can move from GED Math to Applied Math 10 or Pure Math 10, having achieved the required scores. At the same time, students can write the GED exams to gain a high school diploma for employment. More importantly, students can use their course marks or GED exam scores towards acceptance in career programs at Bow Valley College and other accepting institutions. Start date: Jan. 6, 2009 & May 4, 2009 Location: Main Campus Fees: $1,491, plus non-refundable fees Students in this program can qualify for full-time funding or are eligible for entrance awards of $100 per course. In addition, GED exam registration costs are covered by the department.

HIGH SCHOOL EXAM CHALLENGE Challenge any High School final exam (non-diploma) for High School Credits. Grade 10 or 11 only. Tuition fees: $120 REGISTRATION: CALL 403-410-1539 FOR MORE INFORMATION

This program will help you read, write and do math. You can also learn skills to use at work. Practice writing messages, reading instructions, and solving everyday math questions. A literacy facilitator and trained tutors works with you in this class. Start date: Feb. 2, 2009 Fees: $30 (one night per week) + GST $60 (two nights per week) + GST Registration: Call 403-410-1507 Funding available for eligible students Funded by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology through Calgary Learns, and supported by the Laing Foundation.

INTERMEDIATE LITERACY Get help to read and write well. Practice solving everyday math problems. Learn skills for work and daily living. Study pre-GED materials for GED preparation. A trained volunteer tutor will help you improve your skills. You will meet with your tutor at agreed-upon times in your own community. Start date: Ongoing registration Fee: $30 + GST Registration: Call 403-410-1525 Funding available for eligible students Funded by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, Community Learning and Industry Connections, and supported by the Rotary Club of Calgary.

SPEECH-ASSISTED READING AND WRITING (SARAW) SARAW is a talking computer program that teaches basic reading, writing and math skills. This computer program is for adults who are reading and writing at levels between beginners and Grade 6. The course is designed for adults who have physical or developmental disabilities. Accompanying support workers are trained as tutors to help with all aspects of the course. Tutors may be supplied for students who do not have a support worker. Start date: Ongoing registration Registration: Call 403-410-1503 Funding available for eligible students. Funded by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology through Calgary Learns, and supported by the Rotary Club of Calgary and the Harry and Martha Cohen Foundation.

ADULT BASIC LITERACY EDUCATION (ABLE) This non-credit course will assist you to gain reading and writing skills that can help you enter Academic Preparation level II credit courses. A literacy facilitator and a trained volunteer tutor work with you in this class for adults reading at grade levels 2 -4, and is appropriate for adults with disabilities as well as mainstream students. The course is a collaboration between Intermediate Literacy program and SARAW program. Start date: Feb. 3, 2009 Fee: $60.00 Registration: Call 403-410-1545 Subject to Funding by an anonymous donor and Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, Community Learning and Industry Connections.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Want to get a great career as a Practical Nurse, but need to upgrade your education to get the entry requirements you need? Bow Valley College offers courses that give you the boost you need and secure you a place in the next program offering.

ADULT LITERACY VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

PRE-PRACTICAL NURSE (PRE-PN) If you are hoping to become a Practical Nurse, but don’t have all the entry requirements, these four-month upgrading courses may be for you. Get the fast track into the Practical Nurse program with immediate admission upon successful completion of this course. You can also challenge one or two courses in the Practical Nurse program itself and earn advanced credits.

• English 20-1 (60%), English 20-2 (70%) or English 30-2 (60%) • Biology 20 (65%) or Biology 30 (50%) • Pure Math 10 (60%) or Applied Math 10 (70%), Applied Math 20 (60%) Start dates: Jan. 7, 2009 & May 5, 2009 Fees: $1,491 per semester/$497 per course, plus non-refundable fees (All students eligible for awards or bursaries)

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING ADULT LEARNERS Provide ASL (American Sigh Language) in-class assistance to DHH students. A bilingual/bicultural approach is used and classes are delivered in ASL. These courses include reading, writing, computer basics, and ASL. Orientation and ongoing support is provided. Volunteers must have fluent ASL skills and day-time availability. If you would like to volunteer, contact: Academics Foundations Call: 403-410-1502 TTY: 403-410-1545 bnovodvorski@bowvalleycollege.ca

PRACTICAL NURSE BRIDGE PROGRAM If you are a Health Care Aide and are interested in the Practical Nurse Program, check out the College’s PN Bridge Program. The following two courses will provide you with the high school English and Math requirements for entry into the PN Bridge Program, if you don’t currently possess them.

College Preparation English for PN College Preparation English for Practical Nurses provides students with an effective skills base for success in the Practical Nursing program. It develops proficiency in writing and composition, grammar and mechanics, studying and utilizing basic medical terminology, critical thinking, study and time management, research, and source acknowledgement. Students will read and analyze a range of texts and will respond to them in a variety of ways, with an emphasis on functional readings and writings.

College Preparation Math for PN College Preparation Math for Practical Nurses provides students with a solid foundation of the mathematical skills required of health care workers. The course will build skills in whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratio, proportion, percent and basic algebraic manipulations and will facilitate the learning of calculation techniques (manual and calculator) from a health care perspective. This course will prepare students for success in the mathematical components of the Practical Nurse Program. For more information, call 403-410-1545.

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Prerequisites:

Open the doors to knowledge and skills by helping an adult student improve their reading, writing and basic math skills. Work one-on-one with an adult in one of the Bow Valley College adult literacy programs: Lifeline to Literacy, SARAW/SAM, and Intermediate Literacy. Volunteer tutors and students work together in a classroom setting with the support of an instructor in the Lifeline to Literacy program. In SARAW/ SAM and Intermediate Literacy programs you work one-on-one with a literacy student. The time commitment is approximately three hours per week. Training and ongoing support is provided. If you’d like to become a volunteer tutor, call Carol McCullough at 403-410-1525.


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$1,491.00

DOMESTIC TUITION

$1,491.00

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

STUDENT CARD FEE

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$49.60

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MATERIALS FEE

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DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL

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TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

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ACADEMIC PREPARATION EACH 16 WEEK SEMESTER

EACH 16 WEEK SEMESTER

DOMESTIC TUITION

$1,491.00

DOMESTIC TUITION

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

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HIGH SCHOOL (MAIN CAMPUS) EACH 16 WEEK SEMESTER DOMESTIC TUITION

$1,491.00

STUDENT CARD FEE

$5.00

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE

$49.60

MATERIALS FEE

$55.00

DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION TABLE OF CONTENTS HOW TO APPLY:

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International Students can apply for admission through any of the following methods:

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ONLINE AT: bowvalleycollege.ca/international/ FAX: 403-297-3984 MAIL: International Education, 332 – 6th Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 4S6 IN PERSON: Room 930, 9th Floor Rocky Mountain Plaza 615 McLeod Trail SE Application Form available online at bowvalleycollege.ca/international/

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Global Ready Graduates Bow Valley College delivers innovative adult education programs and services that prepare people for success in a global, knowledge-based economy. The Department of International Education and Workplace Training brings those programs and services to international learners. We also offer opportunities for domestic students wanting international experience through a growing selection of internship and studyabroad opportunities.

As the largest ESL provider in Calgary, Bow Valley College is known for its experienced teaching staff and interactive classes which provide our students with the maximum learning experience.

This section provides information for:

• Each individual is tested for placement in the appropriate course. Please refer to page 75 for details of each course.

• International learners looking for career or language education programs within Bow Valley College. (International learners are those holding any status other than permanent residence or citizenship in Canada.) • Domestic learners looking for internationally focused education opportunities outside of Canada.

• The full-time International ESL program is offered to international students through the ESL Department. Note: For information on part-time ESL courses please refer to page 80. For students who hold permanent residence status please refer to the LINC ESL program which is described in detail on page 75 or phone 403-410-3400.

• There are a total of nine courses, from beginner to advanced levels of English language skills.

• English for Academic Purpose (EAP) is the most advanced course. Upon completion of EAP with a B+, students fulfill English Language requirements for career programs at Bow Valley College, SAIT, and Devry.

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INFORMATION WITHIN THIS SECTION • International English as a Second Language (ESL)

Class instruction takes place Mon.–Thurs., 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., and Fri., 9:00 a.m. – 12: 15 p.m. Each course/term is eight weeks. Students may study one course per term.

• International Academic Preparation (IAP)

Term Offerings 2009

• IELTS Preparation Course

Dates: Jan. 5 – Feb. 27, 2009 Registration Deadline: Jan. 2, 2009

Language programs:

• TOEFL Preparation Course

Internships and International Education Opportunities: • Exchange to Japan • International Internships and Study Abroad Opportunities • CIDA Internships For more detailed information on any programs or services listed here, please contact the Department of International Education and Workplace Training Services at 403-410-3476 or email international@bowvalleycollege.ca

Dates: Mar. 2 – Apr. 24, 2009 Registration Deadline: Feb. 23, 2009 Dates: May 4 – Jun. 26, 2009 Registration Deadline: Apr. 27, 2009 Dates: Jun. 29 – Aug. 21, 2009 Registration Deadline: June 22, 2009 Dates: Aug. 31 – Oct.23, 2009 Registration Deadline: Aug. 24, 2009 Dates: Oct. 26 – Dec. 18, 2009 Registration Deadline: Oct. 19, 2009

TUITION AND FEES: The cost of each course (eight weeks) is $2,305 (all inclusive), including mandatory medical insurance coverage. Students are covered from the first day of the term until one day prior to the start date of the next term. Also included in the cost are: textbooks use, learning materials, student ID card, access to tutors, visa assistance, discount on membership to fitness facilities, activities, and cultural events in Calgary and surrounding area. * Fees are subject to tuition increase

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INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC PREPARATION (IAP) COURSE:

IELTS PREPARATION COURSE

Each IAP course integrates: • advanced professional language

This support course is designed for individuals who already posses a high intermediate to advanced level of English and are seeking to achieve the score they require on the IELTS exam for university study, occupational associations, and immigration purposes. Study the exam components and develop the skills and strategies needed to reach your highest possible score.

• communication skills in the workplace • working in intercultural environments IAP student graduates transition into their academic study and ultimately into the workplace with confidence and ease. Students will study a variety of content, including IELTS preparation, Academic English, pronunciation, and Bow Valley College’s College Success course worth one credit.

For details, please contact International Education at Bow Valley College at 403-410-3476. In addition each program includes preparation and scheduling for an IELTS exam near completion of the program.

Jan. 6 – Mar. 21, 2009 May 4 – Jul. 24, 2009 Aug. 31 – Nov. 20, 2009

Schedule: Mon., Wed. & Fri. Time:

9:00 a.m. – 11:30.

Registration: Ongoing Tuition:

$1,438.50, including GST, books, exam, and exam registration fee.

* Fees are subject to tuition increase

TOEFL PREPARATION COURSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrated knowledge of applicants’ English skills by providing one of the following:

Bow Valley College offers a full-time and part-time TOEFL preparation course. For detailed information, please refer to page 75.

• IELTS: Overall bandscore of 5.0 • TOEFL: Overall ibt (internet based test) score of 71 • Completion of Bow Valley College’s EAP program • Successful completion of the IAP entrance evaluation

Schedule: Each course is twelve weeks. Instruction is on Mon. – Fri., 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Course Offerings: Jan. 6 – Mar. 31, 2009 May 4 – Jul. 24, 2009 Aug. 31 – Nov. 20, 2009 Note: Students may be required to take a placement test on Jan. 5, 2009

TUITION AND FEES: The cost of each course (twelve weeks) is $ 3,325.00 (all inclusive), including mandatory medical insurance coverage. Students are covered for the duration of the term. Also included in the cost are: GST, textbooks, cost of preparation for IELTS and the IELTS exam, learning materials, student ID card, visa assistance, and a discount on membership to fitness facilities. * Fees are subject to tuition increase

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INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)

CAREER PROGRAM INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Bow Valley College offers a wide range of full-time programs for international students. Our Certificate and Diploma programs combine theoretical knowledge and work experience and can be completed in two years or less. Graduates are work-ready when they enter the market, either locally or internationally.

Bow Valley College offers government recognized one year Certificates and two-year Diplomas in Administration Business, Health Care and Education. International student graduates of our one of our certificates or diplomas gain Canadian credentials, long-term work experience with the opportunity to immigrate or repatriate back home with enhanced employability. For full program details, visit bowvalleycollege.ca/international/ or contact the International Education Office at hotline@bowvalleycollege.ca

International students who complete an IAP course and then continue into a Certificate or Diploma program at Bow Valley College will be provided with ongoing tutor support until they complete their program. Upon graduation there are job placement services available.

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Note: For detailed information on the International Academic Preparation program, please see previous section.

• Copies of transcripts will be accepted for initial assessment; official copies must be received by Bow Valley College prior to program commencement.

Model of the International Stream Option

International Academic Preparation (IAP)

Career Program Study + Continued IAP Support

REFERENCE INFORMATION FOR ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS TO BOW VALLEY COLLEGE CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS:

Post Graduation: Work Permit + Job Placement Services

• Admission officers reserve the right to request an IQAS assessment on any foreign transcript.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS (Please refer to specific requirements under each program’s information page): • IELTS, International English Language Testing System, www.ielts.org

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Academic Exchange Program Nagasaki Wesleyan University, Japan From January to March, International Education recruits applicants for our academic exchange program with Nagasaki Wesleyan University (NWU) in Japan every year. The exchange sees you traveling to Japan in September or February to become immersed in a dynamic learning environment while studying the essence of Japanese language and culture. Successful graduates of the program receive a Diploma from NWU’s Japanese Language and Arts Program. All interested individuals are welcome to apply through the International Education office (Room 930 - Rocky Mountain Plaza). Preference will be given to Bow Valley College student applicants.

INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Under a contribution agreement with the Canadian International Development Agency’s International Youth Internship Program there may be opportunities for individuals to apply for various positions, as they become available, to gain international work experience on one of our CIDA sponsored development projects in Africa. For more information on any of the above programs please contact the Department of International Education and Workplace Training, 403410-3473 or email us at aschalin@bowvalleycollege.ca

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• TOEFL, Test of English as a Foreign Language, www.toefl.org • IAP: International Academic Preparation • EAP, English for Academic Purposes completed through the International English as a Second Language program at Bow Valley Note: For International students applying outside of Canada. Additional Requirements need to be completed before commencement of the program but upon arrival in Canada.


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ONLINE PROGRAMS AND COURSES Online learning involves the use of the Internet to access learning materials and interact with the instructor and other learners. Students will need to have access to a computer and the Internet. Distance learning may by facilitated through online (computer) learning, face to face instruction at various sites, audio conferencing, home study, and/or other forms of delivery of instruction.

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HIGH SCHOOL UPGRADING (ONLINE & HOMESTUDY) • English 10-1, 10-2, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2 • Science 10, 14 • Biology 20, 30 • Chemistry 20, 30 • Physics 20, 30 • Essential Mathematics • Math Prep 10 • Applied Math 10, 20, 30 • Pure Math 10, 20, 30 • Math 31

BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY* • Office Administration Certificate

CONTINUING EDUCATION AutoCAD and CAD • AutoCAD 2D Level I • AutoCAD 2D Level II • AutoCAD 2D Advanced • AutoCAD 3D Level I • AutoCAD 3D Level II • AutoCAD Customization • AutoLISP • AutoDESK Inventor • AutoDESK Inventor Advanced

Business* • • • •

Customer Service Fundamentals of Project Management Introduction to Marketing Organizational Behaviour

• Customs Brokerage Professional Exam Preparation • Customs Career Preparation

Educators and Trainers – Professional Development • • • •

Align Instructional Strategies to Learning Needs Foster Adult Learning Needs and Development Manage the Learning Relationships in Various Learning Environments

Human Resources* • • • •

Introduction to Human Resources Administration Employee Recruiting and Selection Compensation and Benefits Administration Organizational Behaviour

Medical * • • • • •

Immunization Leadership for Licensed Practical Nurses Medical Terminology I Medical Terminology II Certificate of Achievement for Licensed Practical Nurses • Adult Mental Health • Gerontology • Chronic Disease

Oil and Gas • A Study of the Petroleum Industry

Website Development* • Website Development Using HTML • Marketing Your Website

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES* First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Community Liaison Certificate • First Nations Métis, and Inuit Community Liaison Roles and Responsibilities • Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan • Fundamentals of Written Communications • Developing Family, School and Community Relationships * For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

Customs and Logistics* • Customs and Logistics – Statutes and Regulations • Customs Administration I • Brokerage and Logistics I • Customs Administration II • Brokerage and Logistics II • Customs Administration III

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OUT OF SCHOOL PROGRAMMING CERTIFICATE*

EARLY LEARNING & CHILD CARE CERTIFICATE* • Introduction to Early Childhood Education • Child Development I • Child Development II • Health, Safety and Nutrition • Introduction to Early Childhood Education • Program Planning I • Program Planning II • Program Planning III • Guiding Children’s Behaviour • Fundamentals of Written Communications • Career Development • Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills • Developing Through Play I • Developing Through Play II • Introduction to Creative Expression I • Introduction to Creative Expression II • Literacy and the Developing Child • Infant and Toddler Care

EARLY LEARNING AND CHILD CARE DIPLOMA* • Introduction to Out-of-School Programming • Out-of-School Programming I • Inclusive Programming for School-Age Children with Special Needs • Leadership and Organizational Skills • Developing Family, School and Community Relationships

PRACTICAL NURSE DIPLOMA* • Anatomy and Physiology • Health Education: Personal Health and Wellness • Nursing Theory I: Basics • Nursing Theory II: Intermediate • Nursing Theory III: Advanced • Pharmacology • Pathophysiology • Community Nursing • Pediatric Nursing • Mental Health Nursing • Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan • Transition to Graduate Nursing • Maternity Nursing • Interpersonal Relationships & Communication Skills

HEALTH CARE AIDE CERTIFICATE* • Introduction to Body Structures • Role Concepts for the Health Care Aide • Health Care Delivery System • Activities for Daily Living I • Activities for Daily Living II • Urinary and Intestinal Systems • End Stages of the Life Cycle • Measuring Health Status • Assisting with Medication Delivery • Home and Community Care • Maternal and Childcare • Career Preparation • Long Term Care Clinical Experience

NUTRITION MANAGER* • Foundations to Nutrition Management • Business Communication • Introduction to Nutrition • Clinical Nutrition • Food Service Safety • Food Production Management • Human Resources for Nutrition Managers • Business Management • Nutrition Manager Work Experience * For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the glossary of courses on page 119.

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• Introduction to Out-of-School Programming • Out-of-School Programming I • Out-of-School Programming II • Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills • Inclusive Programming for School-Age Children with Special Needs • Child and Adolescent Growth and Development • Leadership and Organizational Skills • Developing Family, School and Community Relationships • Fundamentals of Written Communication • Recreation and Healthy Living


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Bow Valley College is committed to providing education anytime, anyplace to help meet the needs of learners throughout southern Alberta. For information on programs and courses in your community, please contact a location below: For full course offerings, fees, prerequisites and other information, please call the numbers listed for each site.

Brooks

Airdrie

Canmore

Provincial Building 112 - 1st Avenue NW (west side of parking lot) Airdrie, AB T4B 2A2 Phone: 403-948-6556

Canmore Provincial Building, 800 Railway Avenue, T1W 1P1 Phone: 403-678-3125 email: canmoreinfo@bowvalleycollege.ca

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Apprenticeship Math & Science Academic Preparation Computer Applications Continuing Education Courses High School Courses High School Equivalency (GED) Career Transitions Accounting and Financial Management Certificate Early Learning and Child Care Office Administration Hospital Unit Clerk

Banff 102 Spray Ave (Banff YWCA) Phone: 403-760-2485 We offer a variety of adult education computer applications and business courses, and part-time certificates. Our courses and programs are offered through self-paced study, on-line learning or class/ workshops. We also offer job-seeker services, including résumé and cover letter assistance. See available courses under Canmore. Funding may be available through Alberta Employment Industry and immigration.

Blairmore 10501 – 20 Avenue Phone: 403-562-2853 or 1-800-784-7073 All programs offered in partnership with the Chinook Educational Consortium. • Pre-Trades Program • Academic Preparation • High School Courses • High School Equivalency (GED) • Continuing Education – Computer Courses • New Opportunities for Work • Practical Nurse Diploma • Early Learning and Child Care

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

200 Horticultural Station Road East Phone: 403-529-3811 All programs offered in partnership with Medicine Hat College. • Practical Nurse Diploma

We offer a variety of adult education courses, part-time certificates and a 22 week full-time occupational skills employment program. Our self-paced part-time courses offer flexibility to work according to one’s schedule with access to our drop-in computer labs and study rooms or from home or workplace. Instructor assistance and tutorials always available.

Training includes: • • • • • • • • •

Computer Applications Computerized Accounting Financial Accounting AutoCAD Administration Assistant Certificate Business Computer Certificate Accounting Applications Certificate Digital Photography Workshops Skill Builder Workshops

Funding may be available through Alberta Employment Industry and immigration. We also offer job-seeker services, including résumé and cover letter assistance Corporate training through courses and workshops is available for employees who wish to develop new skills and enhance current skill sets – funding may be available to support employee training. As the Community Learning Centre we give access and support to BVC and eCampusAlberta students taking online or distance education courses.

Cardston Red Crow Community College/BVC partnership Box 1258 Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0 All programs offered in partnership with the Red Crow College. • Practical Nurse Diploma


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SOUTHERN ALBERTA LOCATIONS Claresholm

Pincher Creek

5202 – 5 Street East Phone: 403-625-4231

1300 Hewetson Avenue (Co-op Ranchlands Mall, SW entrance) Phone: 403-627-4478

All programs offered in partnership with the Chinook Educational Consortium.

Drumheller 245 – 3 Street West Phone: 403-823-8300 All programs offered in partnership with the Big Country Educational Consortium. • Health Care Aide Online • Practical Nurse Diploma • Early Learning and Child Care • Education Assistant/Behaviour Support • Disability & Community Support • Pharmacy Technician • Health Care Aide • Bridge to Practical Nurse

Eden Valley Phone: 403-558-2004 All programs offered in partnership with the Stony Nation. • Apprenticeship Math & Science • Academic Preparartion • High School Courses • High School Equivalency (GED) • Career & Life Skills • Employment Preparation • Work Experience

• Pre-Trades Program • Academic Preparartion • High School Courses • High School Equivalency (GED) • Continuing Education – Computer Courses • New Opportunities for Work • Early Learning and Child Care

Stettler 4704A – 55 Street Phone: 403-742-6700 All programs offered in partnership with the Big Country Education Consortium. • Practical Nurse Diploma • Early Learning and Child Care • Health Care Aide Online

Three Hills Box 4000, Three Hills Phone: 403-443-3007 Toll Free 1-800-661-2425 All programs offered in partnership with Prairie College of Applied Arts & Technology. • Practical Nurse Diploma • Early Learning and Child Care • Health Care Aide Full-Time Certificate • Early Learning and Child Care

High River 111 Macleod Trail West Phone: 403-652-8338 • Early Learning and Child Care • Pre-Trades Program • High School Courses • GED Prep. • Academic Preparartion • Apprenticeship Math & Science • Continuing Education - Computer Courses • New Opportunities for Work

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• Apprenticeship Math & Science • Academic Preparartion • High School Courses • High School Equivalency (GED) • Continuing Education – Computer Courses • New Opportunities for Work • Practical Nurse Diploma • Early Learning and Child Care

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COUNSELLING AND SPECIALIZED SUPPORT (C.S.S.)

Aboriginal people encompass the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples of Canada. In some instances Aboriginal people may refer to being a member of a “Nation.”

COUNSELLING

The Aboriginal Centre will provide programs and services aimed at enhancing student success through the following: • Academic and program advising • Elder counselling

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• Financial advising for sponsorship • Culturally relevant info sessions • Facilitation of Aboriginal issues amongst the BVC campuses

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• Student Gatherings A new Aboriginal Centre is a dynamic part of the expansion plans at BVC, with the expected date of completion in 2012.

A team of qualified counsellors is available to Bow Valley College applicants and learners. Counsellors can help you resolve educational and personal concerns. They can also help you explore programs and careers. Counsellors can offer individual or group counselling, workshops or information sessions. Counsellors can help learners to: • Define and meet their goals • Plan their careers • Review course placement • Promote and support mental health • Manage through times of crisis

All interested students may contact the following personnel at these locations:

• Manage funding concerns

Location: Main Campus

• Access other agencies that may provide additional supports

Aboriginal Centre’s staff offices are on Level 1 room 174.

• Become more healthy in their lifestyle choices

Contact: 403-410-1786

Counsellors are available Monday to Friday at the main campus and on Wednesdays at Franklin Campus. All interviews are confidential.

• Live and learn more effectively

Call 403-410-1413

SPECIALIZED SUPPORT Bow Valley College offers a wide range of support to learners with diverse needs and disabilities. We provide services, or will assist you in requesting funding for services, that include but are not limited to: • Sign language interpreting • Braille • Assistive technology • Preliminary assessment for Learning Disability/ADHD • Education Supports, such as: Tutor, Academic Strategist, Academic Aide • In-class supports, such as: Note Taker, Interpreter • Exam accommodations, such as: extra time, isolation, reader, scribe • Learning Strategies, Study Skills services Please contact the Specialized Support office in advance of program start date (we recommend 3 months). Bring documentation if available to ensure that we can request and establish the appropriate supports. See also: bowvalleycollege.ca/disabilities Call: 403-410-1440 or email: specializedsupport@bowvalleycollege.ca

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STUDENT RECRUITMENT

BOW VALLEY COLLEGE STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION

PRINT MATERIALS REQUESTS

BOW VALLEY COLLEGE STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION (BVCSA)

The Bow Valley College Course Guide, the High School ViewBook, career booklets, and other print information are available free of charge. Individual packages are also available for students inquiring about specific programs. Visit our website at bowvalleycollege.ca for the most up-to-date information on our programs.

The BVCSA represents student matters within the College, community and province. Executive Members and Council Representatives administer the assets of the association.

STUDENT FOR A DAY

GROUP/INDIVIDUAL TOURS

The Students’ Association administers a comprehensive health and dental plan. Students on these plans may also purchase coverage for a spouse and/or dependents through the Students’ Association Office. The family add-on form and payment of the additional fees must be submitted to the Health and Dental office in the Students’ Association Office prior to the applicable deadline.

The Student Recruitment office at Bow Valley College will customize a tour of our campus based on your needs and areas of interest. We are happy to accommodate a tour for you alone or for large groups.

For additional information regarding deadlines, plan details and to print a waiver form please contact the office directly (220-8157) or visit the Gallivan website at: www.gallivan.ca/studentnetworks or email: bvcsaplan@gallivan.ca

PRESENTATIONS/INFORMATION SESSIONS

Plan information and waiver forms are also available from the Students’ Association Office.

Student Advisors and Recruitment Staff deliver presentations on Bow Valley College’s programs and services to a variety of audiences. Contact us to set up a customized presentation for your high school, organization, or event.

For more Students’ Association information, please contact:

CONTACT

BOW VALLEY COLLEGE STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE

For more information on BVC’s wide range of programs or to request print materials, Student for a Day, tours or presentations, please contact:

The Student Affairs Officer at Bow Valley College provides strategic advice on matters of student affairs and advocacy to the Registrar and Director, as well as the senior administration of the College. It is the job of the Student Affairs Officer to advocate on behalf of student rights and the betterment of student life on campus as well as act as the primary point of contact and interface between the College and the Bow Valley College Students’ Association. Student success is the heart of this position!

Student Recruitment Phone: 403-410-1402 Email: recruiting@bowvalleycollege.ca Fax: 403-297-4887 Web: bowvalleycollege.ca/student-recruitment/

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All BVCSA members are welcome to visit the office, 2nd floor, Main Campus. BVCSA offers students a number of services, including access to computers, photocopier, fax, and telephone.

403-410-1695 (Main), 403-410-1668 (General Manager) or email: mailsa@bowvalleycollege.ca

For more information please contact: Elizabeth Marko at 403-410-1723.

BOW VALLEY COLLEGE STUDENT AMBASSADORS Leadership potential exists in everyone. Being a Bow Valley College Student Ambassador, just like being a student at Bow Valley College, is yet another chance to develop employability skills and improve the world around us. For those that want to learn more about leadership and become more involved in College and student events, please contact the Student Affairs Office at 403-410-1723.

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Education is perhaps one of the biggest investments you can make. BVC offers the opportunity for you to test drive your future with our Student for a Day program. You can spend a day attending classes in your area of interest and meet other students and the staff who can pave the way to your personal success and new career. We match you with a student already enrolled in the program and ensure that your in-class experience at Bow Valley College is valuable, tailored to meet your needs, and answers all of your questions.

Students’ Council is the governing board of Bow Valley College Students’ Association. Volunteers who work in this capacity are elected each Fall from and by the student body. The BVCSA is always looking for volunteers. It’s a great way to meet new people and learn more about the College.


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Connexion Carrière

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Corporate Readiness Training Program

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Directions For Immigrants In Trades And Professional Careers

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New Opportunities For Work

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TOWES

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CAREER CONNECTION

BVCWORKS

Career Connection is a career and employment resource centre assisting individuals achieve their career goals.

Employment Services at Bow Valley College BVCWorks is Bow Valley College’s place for employers to connect with our students, alumni and clients.

Are you looking for a job or ready to change jobs? Not sure where to start? Do you have questions? • What career should I choose?

BVCWorks for Students and Alumni

• What kind of training do I need to obtain a job?

For our students and alumni, BVCWorks can help you choose right career and get the job you want. Our staff can help you make career decisions, fine-tune your resume and connect with employers. Join us for workshops and on-campus career events, or use our online job board and self-directed career resources. We’re here to help you turn your education into a great career.

• How do I find a good job?

BVCWorks for Employers

CAREER SERVICES

BVCWorks offers a range of services to help local employers with the recruitment and selection of workers at many levels. Looking for candidates with the right mix of job skills and soft skills? Post your openings on our online job board. Want to diversify your organization with talented, immigrant professionals? Get in touch with one of our placement officers. Or, if you want to make sure you have the right candidates, you can take advantage of our computer-based skills assessments.

Career Connection provides many services that can help you. The following career and employment assistance services are available, at no cost:

• How do I use the Internet to look and apply for work opportunities?

• How do I get ready for a job interview?

Drop in and access our self-serve resources for job search, career planning, and educational planning. • Computers with Internet access, Microsoft Office and Winway Résumé

• Online job board

• Printer, fax, telephone, photocopier

• Résumé Collection and Placement Services

• Real and virtual job boards

• On-Campus Recruiting Events • Placement Services for Immigrant Professionals

• Access to Career Connection website (Links to job banks, career and educational planning information, on-line workshops, and more...)

• Skills Testing

Career Assistance

We can also help link you into other services at Bow Valley College to help you meet your organization’s training and development needs.

You may be eligible for career coaching assistance • Small group seminars Internet Job Search Basic Computer Skills for Work Search • Individual appointments with career coaches Résumé and cover letter support and reviews Interview skills and practice Job search strategies (i.e. the hidden job market, finding job leads and networking...) Exposure Course approvals • If you have foreign credentials we can help you get your certificates verified through IQAS. • Career coaching for individual career planning, self employment and job search action plans

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Our full menu of services is as follows:

Call 403-410-1446 or visit bowvalleycollege.ca/bvcworks for more information.

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Contact our nearest office to find out how you can meet with a professional career coach to learn more about how Career Connection can help you with the next step forward on your career journey.

Le 2 juin 2008 le collège Bow Valley a ouvert un nouveau service d’emploi et de carrière pour tous les Albertains francophones. Connexion Carrière offre une multiplicité de services d’emploi et de carrière qui seront livrés en français. D’abord, nos clients participeront à une seana d’orientation pour ensuite rencontrer un conseiller de carrière qui déterminera les besoins individuels du client. Une variété de services seront offerts dont : la critique de C.V./lettres de présentation, des stratégies de recherche d’emploi et des entretiens pratiques. La clientèle pourra aussi participer aux ateliers de préparation d’emploi comme la planification de carrière, les compétences d’entrevues, comment maintenir un emploi, l’information sur le marché du travail et l’utilisation de la communication en anglais au travail. Connexion Carrière fournira entre autre à sa clientelle un accès aux services d’ordinateurs/internet, de télécopieur, de photocopieur, et de téléphone.

Career Connection is located at the following three locations:

Career Connection Downtown Calgary

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Rocky Mountain Plaza, Main Floor, 150 – 615 Macleod Trail South 403-410-3203 bowvalleycollege.ca/careerconnection email: careerconnection@bowvalleycollege.ca

Career Connection South Calgary #130, 259 Midpark Way S.E. 403-254-2917

Career Connection Bowness/Montgomery Northwest Centre II 4520 – 16th Avenue N.W. 403-202-0862 This service is made possible through funding provided by the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada

Connexion Carrière utilise les 43 années d’expérience du collège Bow Valley dans le domaine de l’emploi dans la communauté multi-culturelle de Calgary. De plus, il profite de ses 6 ans d’expérience comme un pourvoyeur de services d’emploi et de carrière capable de satisfaire les besoins de carrières de milliers d’Albertains.

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BVCWorks is Bow Valley College’s place for employer’s to connect with our students, alumni, and clients.

STUDENTS AND ALUMNI BVCWorks can help you connect with a great part-time job while you are studying

EMPLOYERS Find the workers you need, from administrative staff to immigrant

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or work with our placement officers to find the right candidate.

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Ce service est rendu possible grâce au financement fourni par le Ministère Albertain de l’Emploi et de l’Immigration et le Gouvernement du Canada.

Connexion Carrière builds on Bow Valley College’s 43-year history working within Calgary’s multi-cultural community and its over six years as a career service provider, meeting the career needs of thousands of Albertans.

Connexion Carrière Suite 110 – 805 5e Avenue SO Calgary, AB T2P 0N6

This service is made possible through funding provided by Alberta Employment and Immigration and the Government of Canada. Connexion Carrière Suite 110 – 805 5 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 0N6

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Bow Valley College opened the door for me to enter my field here in Canada. ~ Dawn Xiaohua Peng, (China) Petroleum Engineer, Encana

Whetheryouareanindividuallookingfortraining orabusinesslookingforwork-ready,foreign-trained professionals,CRTPisheretohelpyou. Co mm u n i c a t i o n s t ra i n i n g & wo r k e x p e r i e n c e f o r i m m i g ra n t p ro f e s s i o n a l s .

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CORPORATE READINESS TRAINING PROGRAM COMMUNICATIONS TRAINING AND WORK EXPERIENCE FOR IMMIGRANT PROFESSIONALS

Applicants can be:

(formerly known as the Work Experience for Immigrants Program)

• receiving Alberta Works Income Support (IS) benefits; and/or

Are you a skilled professional immigrant with no Canadian work experience?

• eligible for EI Reachback

This full-time program assists skilled, foreign-trained professionals to:

Program Content

• learn the strategies to successfully find a job • have an opportunity to earn a Canadian work experience reference using the qualifications and experience gained in their countries of origin

• receiving Employment Insurance (EI);

During the program, participants will learn to: • write an effective professional cover letter and résumé

• work as a member of a team to complete various projects • network to find job leads, meet people and further their career

Program Description

• better understand Calgary’s corporate culture

This full-time program takes place Monday to Friday with each day beginning at 8:00 a.m. The program provides:

• present to colleagues and clients effectively

• ten weeks of intensive business language, culture and skills training with a focus on the Workplace Essential Skills a foreign trained professional will need to be successful in the Calgary Corporate workplace

• communicate with colleagues and clients formally and informally

• six weeks of unpaid work experience (dependant on company acceptance)

• conduct and participate in business meetings

Over 90% of graduates in the Corporate Readiness Training Program are employed in their field. Costs: Government funding and Scholarships from TRICO Homes are available for eligible applicants. Applicants who are in need of funding must be aware that the process to apply will take up to 2 months. Apply now for the 2009-2010 intakes.

• understand the importance of volunteerism in Calgary

• understand and use a variety of Canadian expressions and idioms • set short and long term career goals

• multitask in a stressful environment; meet deadlines and manage time effectively • research the labour market for future opportunities • evaluate and improve their Workplace Essential Skills using the TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills) • evaluate their computer skills through CBSA testing • improve their English language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking

Work Experience Placement

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 8 for further clarification. • Completed application package mailed to College or submitted at the Registration Office.

Additional Admission Requirements

During the work experience component of the program (weeks 11-16), participants have the opportunity to be placed with a host company that takes advantage of their education and work history from their country of origin. Participants are not paid for this placement, but are able to include this experience on their résumés as Canadian Experience. The hours worked in this unpaid position depend on the host company’s normal work hours.

• be legally entitled (e.g. Canadian citizen, Landed Immigrant) to work and train in Canada • reside in Canada for 10 years or less • have Canadian Language Benchmarks of 6 – 8 • require Canadian/Alberta work experience to enter your occupational field • require English training to secure employment • have work experience in the country of origin and desire to enter that occupational field in Canada Continued on next page...

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FEES & DATES

• Networking skills

Dates: Jan. 6, 2009, May 4, 2009

• Employment standards

Tuition: $7,950, plus non-refundable fees

• Job maintenance

Application Fee: $40

• Canadian work culture

Program Schedule:

Our resource centre and workshops are open to anyone pursing employment or accreditation.

Weeks 1 – 10: Weeks 11 – 16:

8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Mon. – Fri.) According to host company’s normal hours

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INFORMATION SESSIONS Any one interested in learning more about the Corporate Readiness Training Program can attend an Information Session. Application Packages will be available at these sessions as well. Please see bowvalleycollege.ca/crtp for times, dates, and locations of all Information Sessions. For more information about the program or application procedures, please refer to the Corporate Readiness Training Program website at bowvalleycollege.ca/crtp/ or email crtp@bowvalleycollege.ca or call 403-410-3466.

Work with a career coach to develop a plan to obtain your employment goals. Career coaches provide valuable advice, support, and help to keep you motivated in your job search. To be eligible for career coaching support you need to: • Be an immigrant professional with a degree, diploma or trade certificate from another country • Have two years of experience in your profession or trade outside of Canada • Have a minimum language benchmark level 6 • Be a resident of Calgary

Employer/Industry Presentations

DIRECTIONS FOR IMMIGRANTS IN TRADES AND PROFESSIONAL CAREERS At Directions for Immigrants, we support internationally trained and experienced professionals as they work towards securing employment in their profession and gaining accreditation. We work with professionals in the areas of health care, engineering, finance, IT, business administration, and many others. Our services include:

STUDY GROUPS Study groups help you prepare for licensing exams required to attain your professional certification. We currently offer study groups for nurses, pharmacists, medical radiation technologists, medical laboratory technologists, and engineers. Improve your communication skills through our study groups on Clear Communication for Business and Clear Communication for Health Professionals.

RESOURCE CENTRE • Computers, internet access, printer, fax machine, scanner, and photocopier • Job search materials • Newspapers, business directories, and magazines • Job Board • Labour market, training, accreditation, and licensure information

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Meet company and licensing/association representatives to learn more about companies in Calgary and the process to be licensed in your profession.

Visit us at 260, 700 – 4 Avenue S.W. (McFarlane Tower) Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or call 403-297-2555. directions@bowvalleycollege.ca www.directionsforimmigrants.ca Bow Valley College operates Directions for Immigrants with funding from the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada.


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no charge career service Career Connection is a career and employment resource centre that helps individuals achieve their career goals. The following career and employment assistant services are available at no cost:

CAREER RESOURCES

CAREER ASSISTANCE

Drop in and access our self-serve resources for career planning, educational planning, job search, and labour market information. s Computers s Printer, fax, telephone, photocopier s Internet access s Real and virtual job boards

Build on your career planning knowledge and job search skills to focus your employment goals by working with our Career Coaches. s Overview of Career Connection online s Résumé critique and interview practice s Job search strategies s Exposure course approval

GROUP SEMINARS

CAREER AND EMPLOYMENT COUNSELLING

Develop computer skills to support your job search and career planning. s Internet Job Search (2 hour session - navigating the web, finding sites/info) s Basic Computer Skills for Work Search (2 hour session - review of basic word processing skills)

Work with Career Coaches to set realistic career and employment goals and develop a personalized action plan.

PLACEMENT SERVICES Get the tools and resources you need to connect directly with local employers and get working in the field you want.

Northwest Centre II: 4520 - 16th Ave NW (same side of the street as 7-11) Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 403-202-0862

Rocky Mountain Plaza, Main Floor 150 – 615 Macleod Trail South (across from the downtown public library) Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 403-410-3203 or 403-410-3219

130, 259 Midpark Way SE (across from McDonalds in the Fish Creek Racquet Club building) Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 403-254-2917

This service is made possible through funding provided by The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada.

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WHAT KIND OF JOBS AM I CAPABLE OF DOING? WHAT TYPE OF TRAINING DO I NEED FOR MY IDEAL JOB? HOW DO I PRESENT MYSELF IN PERSON, IN PRINT, OR OVER THE PHONE? AM I READY TO WRITE AN EFFECTIVE COVER LETTER? WILL MY RÉSUMÉ GET ME AN INTERVIEW? WHERE CAN I FIND CAREER RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET? WHERE CAN I GO TO CONNECT WITH LOCAL EMPLOYERS?


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TOWES

The NOW Program is specially designed to assist you with finding employment and gaining the necessary employability skills to succeed in the workplace. Based on a skill test and goals assessment to recognize your strengths, an individualized training plan is established utilizing guided learning that ensures the most effective approach toward your employment goal.

Across Canada, employers, educators, labour organizations, and governments are working together to ensure front-line workers have the Essential Skills needed for safe and productive employment in the new knowledge based economy. Bow Valley College is recognized as a national leader in Essential Skills assessments, training and workforce analysis. For more information on our products and services, please contact TOWES at 403-410-3200 or visit www.towes.com

Focused for the higher basic education learner, the program offers skill building for employability such as workplace communication and numeracy, familiarity with computer programs and techniques for personal management. The program also provides you with workplace credentials and direct work experience placements. The NOW Program lasts eight months or less. Course work is customized, based on your interests and goals. You will learn academic, employability, and occupational skills that enhance your success in the workplace. If you have the necessary pre-requisite skills, preparation for the GED examination and relevant workplace credentialing can be part of your program. Upon satisfactory completion of the NOW Program, you will get a Certificate. The NOW Program will help you gain first-hand experience working in entry-level positions or In entry-level office support positions in one of manufacturing, business, health, finance/ insurance, or real estate sectors of the community.

Prerequisites: Grade 9 or higher reading level Location: Dates: Fees:

Blairmore, Claresholm, High River, Pincher Creek Jan. 6, 2009 – Apr. 27, 2009

ASSESSMENTS TOWES – Canada’s Essential Credential! The Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES) is an effective tool for measuring the skills needed for safe and productive work in Canada. Test takers assume the role of a worker who must find and use information embedded in an authentic workplace document to solve a workplace task.

TOWES G – Series TOWES General Series tests accurately measure the skills needed for over 200 frontline occupations in Canada. Results can be compared to the national occupational standards established by Human Resources & Social Development Canada’s Essential Skills Profiles.

• TOWES G1 The TOWES G1 (General Series Level 1/2) best assesses Essential Skills at levels 1 and 2. It is the lowest-level TOWES test available and is designed for clients with limited education and workplace experience, or those who are unfamiliar with Canadian workplace documents.

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The TOWES G2 (General Series Level 2/3) is the most widely used version of TOWES and has a variety of workplace and educational applications. The G2 best assesses levels 2 and 3, which are the typical Essential Skill levels needed for entry level, front-line occupations.

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An online version of the TOWES G2 is also available.

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DOMESTIC HEALTH AND DENTAL TOTAL TUITION & FEES - DOMESTIC

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For more information about this service contact the Program Coordinator, Eliise Jeffers at: Phone: Email:

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• TOWES G3 The TOWES G3 (General Series Level 3/4) is the most difficult version of TOWES. The tool is designed for assessing workers in technical and trades occupations, or those who are entering into apprenticeship programs.

TOWES SECTOR SERIES TOWES Sector Series tests are customized to contain questions related to a particular industry.

• TOWES Manufacturing (MFG) The TOWES Manufacturing test is designed to assess workers in manufacturing, processing, utilities, and primary production industries. This test is also suited for the trades and technical fields. Continued on next page...

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• TOWES Office Administration (ADM) The TOWES Office Administration test is designed to assess workers in administrative, sales, business, and financial support occupations.

TOWES Entrance into Apprenticeship (APR)

Towes Custom Tests TOWES Custom Tests are tailored to meet the needs of individual organizations. Tests contain personalized, workplace specific problem sets which represent the Essential Skills requirements of a particular organization. Results can also be compared to the national standards outlined in the Essential Skill Profiles.

TOWES en Français The TOWES FG series is a French language version of the English G series, which measures skills at levels 1, 2 & 3. The MFG and ADM series are also available in French.

Understanding Essential Skills A 2-day seminar designed for those who are new to Essential Skills. Participants learn the basics of Essential Skills and how to use the Essential Skill Profiles. The course also provides information on how to administer and use TOWES assessments along with how to incorporate Essential Skills into a variety of workforce development and training activities. This course can be customized to meet the needs of a specific industry or group.

Teaching Workplace Essential Skills A 2-day workshop designed for instructors who want to incorporate authentic workplace materials and essential skills methodologies into traditional academic programs or workplace training initiatives. Led by some of the country’s top applied literacy instructors, the program provides a background to Essential Skills, an analysis of literacy task complexity and techniques for teaching literacy skills.

Developing Essential Skills Profiles – Analyst Certification Developed to meet the standards of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, this five-day course trains educators, consultants, and administrators to develop Essential Skills profiles. Participants learn how to rate the complexity of tasks and the methodology required to produce a profile. Participants receive a Bow Valley College certificate upon successful completion of the course. Continued on next page...

CREATE A SAFER WORKFORCE Employees who lack essential skills have higher accident rates and are often less productive. TOWES lets employers zero in on skill gaps and provide focused training to improve their bottom-line. WHAT IS TOWES? TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills) is effective testing and training that uses workplace documents to accurately measure the three essential skills that are needed for safe and productive employment: Reading Text, Document Use and Numeracy.

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CANADA’S ESSENTIAL CREDENTIAL TOWES has undergone an extensive psychometric review and nation-wide field-testing involving thousands of Canadians. These results prove that TOWES is the best measure of essential skills in Canada. TOWES is essential testing for over 150 occupations. TAKE A FREE TEST Visit www.towes.ca and click on Measure Up! for a free test of your essential skills. Or call us for more information, 403-410-3200.

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The TOWES Entrance into Apprenticeship test is designed to assess workers entering into their first year of apprenticeship training in all trades. This assessment may be used by employers, prior to enrolling employees into the apprenticeship system to ensure successful completion of technical training. This assessment may also be used early in first year of technical training to identity any possible Essential Skill gaps that might affect completing the first year. The APR best assesses levels 2 and 3.

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Custom Training TOWES offers custom training ranging on a variety of TOWES and Essential Skills topics. Sessions range from informal workshops to structured presentations and can be developed to incorporate organization specific training needs. The length and focus of sessions is established in partnership with the client.

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Custom Occupational Profiles Occupational Profiles provide an effective measure of the reading, document use and numeracy skills required of a particular occupation. Currently, over 200 frontline occupations have been profiled by the federal government, but many companies require detailed information related to unique positions within their organization. Custom profiles provide a precise, occupation specific breakdown of the Essential Skills proficiencies required for safe and productive employment.

Workforce Analysis TOWES is nationally recognized for their expertise in workforce analysis. Businesses and industries benefit from the high-level, customized, in-depth reporting on various planning and operational aspects of their organization. Areas of analysis include succession planning, safety, training requirements, recruitment and selection, demographics, and identifying skill gaps within the workforce.

life skills will open doors to new opportunities, with such topics as: time management, teamwork, problem solving and decisions-making. SWLL includes a 60 hour curriculum on a CD-ROM, which includes self-assessment exercises to assess the skills needed for working, learning and living.

On Target! ESL Assessment Tools This is a user-friendly resource book of assessment tasks, which reference the Canadian Language Benchmarks. Covering all three general skills areas (listening/speaking, reading and writing), the tasks in On Target! are designed to allow practitioners to accurately assess the skill level of a broad range of ESL learners in an efficient and straightforward manner. The practical assessment tasks are based on everyday language situations and provide a simple way to measure learners’ abilities in reference to national standards. On Target! provides a bank of reproducible assessments for Canadian Language Benchmarks 1 through 4 for basic proficiency and 5 through 8 for intermediate proficiency. Designed for ESL service providers On Target! can be used by instructors and consultants to gauge the language proficiency of clients or students or alternatively, to create their own assessment instruments.

In Focus A program geared to address the specific needs of adult learners that if developed and strengthened, will contribute to better performance at school, at work and in daily life. The In Focus (Strengths & Struggles) Self Awareness Activity is designed to be:

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• Instructor Led - you are there to lead the group through each learning activity and help the learner learn.

TOWES Essential Skills Online (ESO)

• Self Contained - all required reading and activities are contained in the workbook.

Interactive online learning tool, designed to improve learners assess and improve their Essential Skills and better integrate into the Canadian workplace. ESO uses authentic workplace documents such as safety manuals, specifications, regulations and entry forms to teach skills and strategies in the context of the Canadian workplace. ESO learners assume the role of the worker who must find and use information to solve a workplace problem or complete a workplace task. ESO is easy to use and accessible anywhere the learner can connect to the internet. ESO can be delivered in an independent learning model supported by a TOWES mentor; or it can be facilitated in a classroom setting and incorporated into existing curriculum. ESO includes a workbook for all learners, chapter assessments as well, facilitator resources and training are available for purchase.

Building Workplace Essential Skills A curriculum for students in educational programs or employees in workplace education programs designed to improve Essential Skills. It consists of three 20-hour modules in reading text, document use and numeracy, featuring the use of authentic workplace documents and actual re-created tasks as source materials. An Instructor’s Guide is also available to compliment this curriculum.

WHMIS Training (The Winning Label) Canada’s Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is designed to reduce accidents and injuries in the workplace by focusing on the safe handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials. As one of the most important occupational health and safety regulations with which employers must comply in Canada, your organization needs an easy and effective way to provide your employees with important WHMIS training. The Winning Label is an excellent way to introduce employees to the basic features of Canada’s Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). Designed specifically for workers who speak English as a second language and workers with low literacy skills, the video features an amusing and informative animation style with no dialogue. The package includes a DVD and a binder with information sheets to aid in the delivery of your training program. The DVD and information sheets feature the hazard symbols and an outline on the basic MSDS labeling. The interactive approach and multimedia support improve learner interest and comprehension.

Skills for Working, Learning & Living (SWLL) This curriculum is designed to improve workplace skills, such as: teamwork, leadership and goal setting. SWLL will help your employees acquire and strengthen the skills they need in order to succeed. Strengthening your

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s Curriculum development s Train the trainer services s Industry-specific ESL training s Entrepreneurial skills training s English language assessments s Intercultural communication training s Occupational analysis and job profiling s Assessment services to identify skill gaps and training needs s Foreign workers and family relocation and integration programs s Entry level technical skills training focused on health care and business Get WTS and GTCD to provide a no-cost assessment of your company’s unique training needs, and watch your business grow. Contact us today. For general information about our department and services, please contact us: Tel: 403.410.3213 Fax: 403.297.3984 WTS – WORKPLACE TRAINING SERVICES wts@bowvalleycollege.ca bowvalleycollege.ca/wts/

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WTS and GTCD can provide your company with consultations, assessments, testing, professional development services, and customized on- and off-site training. Our programs can accommodate various trainings scales and can be delivered in Canada, overseas, or online.


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Abnormal Psychology – Anatomy/Physiology/Pathophysiology Bridge

Abnormal Psychology PSYC 250 Develop working definitions of normal and abnormal behaviour of mental health. The DSM IV is used as basis for classification of abnormal behaviour.

Aboriginal History, Identity and Culture HHC 0023 120

Develop an awareness and understanding of diverse Aboriginal, First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures and cultural practices. Focus is on history, spirituality, and traditions of diverse Aboriginal cultures.

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Aboriginal Identity I ABPN 150 This course will provide an overview of the history and traditions and customs of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples along with an introduction to the health field (nursing). The course will also facilitate success in the Aboriginal Practical Nurse Program by preparing students for the role of full-time learners, developing basic skills and attitudes necessary for success in postsecondary studies.

Aboriginal Identity II ABPN 151 Prerequisite: Aboriginal Identity I This course builds on the knowledge of aboriginal identity introduced in ABPN 150. It provides an overview of the beliefs and values of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. The concepts of health, healing and wellness will be discussed and integrated into care for the client in a health care and/or a community setting. The history, traditions, values, beliefs and customs of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples will be discussed and integrated into the core nursing courses of the PN program, including the semesters (3 and 4) that follow.

Aboriginal Identity III ABPN 152 Prerequisite: Aboriginal Identity I and II This course provides the student with an opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and values required by a Practical Nurse working with Aboriginal populations. Aboriginal culture, values, spirituality and traditional methods of healing will be integrated into the core curriculum so that concepts of wellness, healing, spirituality, family and community from Aboriginal perspectives are considered alongside western traditions.

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Accounting and Financial Management Practicum ACCT 191

Advanced Small Business Management BUSN 254

Put your skills and knowledge to work in a four week full-time practicum in a local company or organization.

Prerequisite: Entrepreneurship Learn how to start and manage a small business effectively.

Accounting Tutorial I BUS 0004 This is an opportunity for students to work on accounting assignments and to get some individual assistance from their instructor.

Accounting Tutorial II BUS 0005 This is an opportunity for students to work on accounting assignments and to get some individual assistance from their instructor.

Activities for Daily Living I HCAP 131 This course teaches the basic skills of caregiving and assisting clients in the activities of daily living.

Activities for Daily Living II HCAP 132 This course studies meeting the needs of clients related to nutrition, spirituality, culture, and altered behaviours.

Adult Health Assessment PRNR 158 Using knowledge of anatomy and physiology, you learn how to complete a holistic adult health assessment. This course has a nursing laboratory component.

Adult Health Assessment Bridge HHC 0117 This course bridges the assessment skills mastered in the HCA program to knowledge and skills require of the practical nursing student.

Advanced Topics in Exceptionalities HSDP 274 Prerequisite: EACP 160, Introduction to Exceptionalities or equivalent. This course builds on previous knowledge and provides an in-depth examination of supportive accommodations and interventions relating to the diversity of disability classifications.

Advanced Writing Skills for Accounting and Finance BUS 0018 Designed for foreign-trained professionals in accounting and finance fields who are either employed in Canada or working on their professional designation. Instruction focuses on the improvement of writing skills as they apply to case analysis in accounting and financial fields.

Advertising MKTG 250 Prerequisite: Marketing OR Sales and Marketing This course covers the full process from the creation to the implementation of an advertisement campaign.

Alternative Dispute Resolution CORR 156 The main focus of the course involves training in mediation and family group conferencing (FGC) as well as other methods of conflict resolution.

Anatomy and Physiology ANPH 150 An introduction to the structure and function of the human body according to body systems.

Advanced AutoCAD BUS 0040 Prerequisite: AutoCAD This course is a continuation of COMP 180 from the 1st year. In addition to the review of the basic commands, like line, circle arc, fillet, etc the course will cover; polylines, polygons, drawing utilities, reference files, dimensioning, text options, and paper space vs. model space.

Advanced Legal Word Processing for Legal Assistants ADMN 161 Work in Microsoft Word to learn the word processing skills needed to produce legal and office documents. There is an emphasis on accuracy and the ability to follow instructions.

Anatomy/Physiology/Pathophysiology Bridge HHC 0116 This course will enhance the knowledge learned in basic anatomy and physiology of the HCA course. The knowledge of anatomy and physiology will be related to the causes, treatment and usual courses of illness. It provides a body systems approach to common health care issues, focusing on studying physiological changes that occur with alterations in biological health.


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Applied Behaviour Analysis and Positive Behaviour Support HHC 0054

Behaviour Support Practicum I HHC 0004

Gain an understanding of the factors that motivate behaviour and apply a variety of assessment tools to the design of an intervention plan that integrates the values of choice, person-centeredness, and inclusion with the techniques of applied behaviour analysis.

Concepts and skills learned in the classroom are applied in community settings through placement with educational/community service agencies.

Assessment, Planning and Strategies HHC 0021

Prerequisite: Behaviour Support Practicum I or departmental approval. Continuation of concepts and skills learned in the classroom applied in community settings through placement with educational/community service agencies.

Assisting in Medication Delivery for Non Medical Staff HCAP 123 This course studies the medication delivery systems and the role of the non-medical staff in medication delivery.

Assisting with Medication Delivery HCAP 128 This course studies the medication-delivery systems and your role in assisting with medication delivery.

Basic Banking Transactions BUS 0060 Provides students with hands on experience in completing basic banking transactions.

Basic Computer Skills for Human Service Workers COMP 149 This course provides an introduction to basic computer skills. Instruction and practice are provided in Microsoft Word, Windows and internet applications for the workplace.

Basic Mathematics for Health Care Administration MATH 152 Provides instruction for the basic concepts of Mathematics used in health care.

Basic Medical Office Skills ADMN 135 Learn and apply medical administrative skills, including appropriate telephone communication, health record filing and documentation, appointment scheduling, and inventory management.

Business Communications II COMM 151 Prerequisite: Business Communications I This course focuses on enhancing your writing strategies and skills by editing and composing a variety of relevant emails, memos, and letters.

Business Finance BUSN 250 Behaviour Support Practicum II HHC 0005

Behaviour Support Practicum III HHC 0006

Prerequisite: Financial Accounting II Learn the basic framework of business finance. Topics include: the time value of money, bond and dividend valuation, and capital budgeting.

Business Law LEGL 150 This course focuses on statutory and contractual laws that affect the operation of a business enterprise.

Business Management HHC 0113

Prerequisite: Behaviour Support Practicum II or departmental approval. Continuation of concepts and skills learned in the classroom applied in community settings through placement with educational/community service agencies.

Budgets and inventory control will be the focus of this course. Marketing and public relations will also be discussed. Student will develop a strategic plan for a food service, and prepare annual operating and capital budgets.

Budgeting and Accounting ACCT 180

Learn the business uses of algebra, functions, interest, present value, annuities, mortgages, sinking funds, depreciation methods, and techniques used in evaluating investment decisions.

Examine the basics of budgeting, including cash flow planning, and learn to keep complete records for a small business in this class.

Business Communication COMM 170 Focuses on the development and practice of fundamental writing skills with an emphasis on grammar, basic professional correspondence including letters, memos and reports, research papers and work-related written communication.

Business Communications for Health Care Administration BUS 0013 Provides an introduction to the importance of correct business English for the workplace, including: proofreading, spelling, grammar, number-style, and practice of basic writing techniques and communication skills.

Business Communications I COMM 150 Learn the importance of correct and current business English as well as other communication essentials for the office environment.

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Business Mathematics MATH 150

Career Advancement JOBS 100 Create a résumé and covering letter and develop a personal plan for career and professional growth.

Career Counselling and Coaching Techniques LSCD 252 Focus on strategies to deal effectively with obstacles clients face in order to make a successful transition into or back into the workforce.

Career Development COMM 156 This course provides you with the opportunity to cultivate skills in researching job opportunities, preparing a résumé and portfolio, and participating in mock job interviews.

Career Development Facilitation LIFE 154 Explore the tools and strategies of career development. Develop your own professional profile and gain strategies for your own career management.

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Examine the evolution of family centred practice in early intervention including key principles of effective family centred practice, including principles of individualized intervention programs.

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Career Development in the Workplace - Community Nursing

Career Development in the Workplace LSCD 259

Clinical Experience: Acute Care PRNR 194

Explore the changing demographics of workers and the resources required to assist employees to make critical career decisions. Develop and assess a professional portfolio.

Plan and provide all aspects of nursing care in the fast-paced acute care setting. Added to this challenge is pre/post operative care.

Enhance and strengthen your skills for success in college and your career. Emphasis is placed on personal management, study skills, and critical thinking.

Career Development Practicum LSCD 290

Clinical Experience: Continuing Care PRNR 200

Colour and Lighting in Decorating IDEC 180

Introduces continuing care settings with opportunities to apply knowledge and assist clients with activities of daily living. Provide safe and knowledgeable care, medication administration, and health assessment.

The course focuses on providing an understanding of the effective use of colour schemes to create a desired atmosphere and enhance furnishings throughout the dwelling.

In this practicum experience, you have an opportunity to integrate your learning into practice. The field work focus is on the professional development of the practitioner.

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Career Preparation CARP 101 Develop skills in researching job opportunities, preparation of a résumé, and cover letter, participation in a job interview, and development of a career portfolio. Includes employer-employee relationships.

Career Skills Evaluation ACF 0007 This final course in the college success series helps you assess your employment skills and design a professional development plan as you prepare to transition from college to the workplace.

Caring for Infants and Toddlers HHC 0084

Commercial Law LEGL 258 Clinical Experience: Continuing Care Bridge HHC 0120 The focus of this clinical experience will be transition from the HCA role to the practical nurse’s role in the continuing care setting.

Clinical Nutrition HHC 0086 This course focuses on the knowledge and skills required to provide nutritional treatment and prevention to patients with various disease processes. The course includes nutritional screening, and the development and application of nutritional care plans.

This course focuses on the strategies and skills needed to provide developmentally appropriate care for infants and toddlers. The central role of the caregiver and of daily routines is emphasized. The importance of effective communications is addressed.

Clinical Skills for the Medical Office HCM0 138

Certification Exam Preparation HHC 0109

Collaborative Practices HSDP 250

Review community and hospital pharmacy theory in a self study format. Gain valuable practical lab experience to prepare for entry to practice.

Child and Adolescent Growth and Development PSYC 155 This course covers growth and development of children from infancy through adolescence. Major theories of development within an ecological framework are examined. (Also available online)

Child Development through Observation ECED 250 This ecological approach focuses on the observation of children aged 0-8 years, where you will formulate developmentally appropriate activities based on observations.

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College Success Skills ACF 0005

Learn to take vital signs, prepare and sterilize articles; perform simple diagnostic testing, and other initial patient screening skills.

You are introduced to the purchase and sale of a business, including Master Sales Agreement and types of security transactions.

Common Conditions and Client Groups HHC 0076 Learn about specific disease processes and strategies used to encourage and facilitate the client’s functional independence. Understand and respond to behaviours associated with selected conditions/disorders.

Community Based Practice HHC 0020 Become familiar with the broad array of services offered through government and nongovernment agencies and organizations within the community.

Community Building HHC 0055

Explore the principles of leadership and teamwork including decision making, problem solving, conflict resolution, advocacy and lifelong development.

Learn about the principles of community development, the essential skills of networking, and the art of relationship building. Develop strategies for working with, and nurturing family relationships, as well as strengthening support circles.

College Preparation English for PN ACF 0014

Community Dispensing Laboratory HHC 0102

This English course includes the following units: study skills, grammar, spelling, reading skills, expository essays, business correspondence and research.

Apply dispensing procedures while integrating skills and knowledge including prescription translation, pharmacy law and ethics, calculations, reimbursement considerations and effective communication.

College Preparation Math for PN ACF 0015 The math course covers arithmetic calculations, basic algebra and measurement. Successful completion of this course will fulfill the Math admission requirement to the Health Care Aide Bridge to Practical Nurse Diploma program.

Community Nursing PRNR 155 Focuses on community health, adapting nursing roles and activities to the needs of the community. Levels of prevention, primary health care, and determinants of health are discussed.


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Community Pharmacy Practice - Credit and Collections

Community Pharmacy Practice HHC 0101

Computerized Dental Practice Management COMP 127

Learn about procedures specific to community pharmacy, including third party billing. Investigate and demonstrate use of devices and health care products encountered in community practice and perform role-plays to enhance development of effective communication skills.

Includes the applications of family files, appointment scheduling, ledger files and recalls. Practice is provided by the use of a clinical and practice-management software application.

Community Pharmacy Practicum HHC 0110

This course provides an insightful guide to the full potential of computers in the workplace. Primary focus will be spent on learning about the computer’s operating system as well as specific application software.

Spend four consecutive weeks in a community pharmacy to gain experience in all aspects of the pharmacy technician’s role.

Prerequisite: Human Resource Management Topics include job satisfaction and the link to compensation, pay equity, motivation and incentive plans, compensation policies, collective bargaining, job evaluation systems, setting up payroll applications, and using the major payroll functions.

Reports utilized in both community and institutional corrections (federal and provincial) are addressed, as well as those required for young offender work.

Corrections Administration CORR 252 Explore motivation theory, organizational behaviour, labour relations, personnel evaluation, and how the system is influenced by governmental priorities.

This course provides you with effective skills and strategies to solve interpersonal conflicts.

Conventions and Trade Shows TOUR 180

Corrections Practicum II CORR 291

Prerequisite: Special Events in the Hotel Industry This course provides an overview of conventions, visitor bureaus, expositions and the incentive travel sector.

Observation of correctional practitioners at work in selected correctional settings and ongoing contact between you and the faculty supervisor and the student ensures a high degree of professional development.

Conflict Resolution COMM 140

Corporate Law LEGL 255

This course provides a general orientation to the internet, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Focusing on small non-distributing corporations, this course covers procedures for incorporating, maintaining a corporation and dissolving procedures according to current Alberta law.

Creating a Learning Environment for Adults LSCD 260 Examine the role of career development coaches in providing a diverse and flexible set of courses and processes to accommodate individuals and their needs.

Instruction and practice are provided in Microsoft Word, Windows and internet applications for the workplace. In addition, learn to effectively use assistive technology with students who require support for their learning.

Correctional Casework and Counselling CORR 253

Computer-Assisted Design – AutoCAD COMP 180

Correctional Classification CORR 250

This course focuses on the development of creative activities and their role in providing a developmentally appropriate program for children in child care.

The implications of classification for case management, security and control, and the management of risk are included.

Creative Expressions – Theory and Practice ECED 260

Learn the introductory principles of CAD and the basic AutoCAD features and commands. Use these techniques to produce CAD drawings on a microcomputer using AutoCAD software.

Computerized Accounting ACCT 254 Prerequisite: Financial Accounting I This course is a “hands-on” approach to performing accounting functions with pre-packaged software on the microcomputer.

A thorough understanding of the purpose of casework, the specific procedures involved and practical application through case studies are provided.

Creative Expression in Early Learning and Child Care HHC 0045

Expectations of correctional staff in light of the Charter of Rights and Criminal Code are reviewed. Current legal issues in corrections are explored.

This course allows you to plan and develop activities across the curriculum including the development of Science and Math concepts, and indoor and outdoor physical activities that promote social, physical, and cognitive development.

Correctional Methods CORR 254

Credit and Collections LEGL 269

Security procedures, offender management skills and issues confronting corrections officers are studied and, where appropriate, practical application is provided.

Learn the process for collecting on judgments, including credit and collections applications such as attachment, garnishment, seizure, and sale.

Correctional Law LEGL 161

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Corrections Practicum I CORR 290 First-hand observation of correctional practitioners at work in selected correctional settings and ongoing contact between you and the faculty supervisor ensures a high degree of professional development.

Computer Applications BUS 0003

Computer Applications for Community Liaison Staff HHC 0026

Correctional Report Writing COMM 200

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Compensation, Benefits and Payroll BUS 0021

Computers in the Workplace COMP 151

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Criminal Law - Document Processing II

Criminal Law LEGL 160 Statute law and basic constitutional law, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is examined.

Criminology CORR 255

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Historical and modern day theoretical concepts of crime, criminals, and criminality and the relationships with other sciences are included.

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Crisis Intervention CORR 256 A basic understanding in the areas of victimology, human interaction, and behaviour with emphasis on techniques for safe and effective intervention, mediation, and referral are explored.

Cross Cultural Awareness of Disabilities HHC 0057 Develop an awareness of the dynamic interplay between culture and disability and learn about the values, beliefs, and rituals that influence the experience of disability within a variety of different cultures.

Cross Cultural Communication and Interpersonal Relationships HHC 0025

Defence and Tactics (or approved elective) PFIT 250 A variety of defence and control tactics necessary in the provincial and federal corrections are taught. Physical fitness is maintained as a necessary condition for application of tactics.

Dental Insurance and Financial Management HCDB 129 Introduces basic financial procedures within a dental office, knowledge of different dental insurance requirements, coding of procedures, and calculation of client claims to insurance companies.

Dental Terminology HCMT 126 Provides instruction in the language of dental terminology and teaches you how to read and interpret commonly used dental terms, symbols, and abbreviations. Common dental procedures and materials, dental specialties, and treatments are included.

Designing and Decorating for Special Events (TBD)

Expand self understanding and awareness of your own behaviour and beliefs as a platform to develop effective interpersonal communication skills in a cross cultural context.

This course will study aesthetics, the design process, and professional practices in various types of events. This will include non-profit events, corporate events, weddings, fairs and parades.

Decorating Backgrounds IDEC 181

Desktop Publishing BUS 0011

This course provides you with a fundamental understanding of background coverings, fibres and fabrics, and window treatments.

Prerequisite: Computer Applications Learn to use common desktop publishing and graphics application software.

Decorating Project BUS 0033

Developing Essential Competencies for Life/Work LSCD 255

Prerequisite: Residential Decorating Students will plan and design a complete interior decorating project. They will develop and apply their skills in decorating, space planning, interior perspective renderings, and preparation of AutoCAD and/or manually drafted drawings.

Decorating Styles IDEC 182 Learn how to decorate in a style that complements the personal lifestyle of your client.

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Build on personal capacity that help clients develop the essential competencies needed to be successful in their work and in their daily life.

Developing Family, School and Community Relationships PSAC 153 Learn to work cooperatively and foster positive relationships with significant adults in the child’s environment, namely parents/guardians, school and jurisdiction staff, and community members.

Developing Resiliency HSDP 283 This course focuses on the concept of resiliency in children, families and communities. Factors that contribute to resiliency and factors that limit resiliency are examined.

Developing Through Play HHC 0046 This course explores the role of play in children’s development and how play is integral to a child’s developmental needs. Develop understanding of the role the environment and the caregiver play in enhancing play.

Disability and Community Support Practicum I HHC 0007 Prerequisites: Foundations of Human Services and Introduction to Practicum or equivalent. Students are placed in community and agency settings and supervised by agency staff. Weekly seminars provide opportunity for reflection and the integration of theory and practice.

Disability and Community Support Practicum II HHC 0008 Prerequisites: Disability and Community Support Practicum I or Permission of the Department. Continue the experience of practicum from Practicum I. Weekly seminars provide opportunity for reflection and the integration of theory and practice.

Diversity in Early Childhood Settings ECED 253 Define diversity in early childhood settings, explore, plan and implement curriculum using individually, age-related and culturally appropriate methods and materials.

Document Processing I BUS 0054 This course provides students with an overview of computer software and hardware, electronic file management tasks, and Internet research. Primary attention will be on the ability to key, proof, and format a variety of business documents.

Document Processing II ADMN 152 Prerequisite: Keyboarding/Skillbuilding II & Document Processing I Combine keyboarding, computer applications, formatting, and communication skills in the production of advanced letters, reports, tables and other advanced business documents from printed handwritten and electronic sources. Learn advanced MS Word 2007 functions.


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Drawing and Sketching - End Stages of the Lifecycle

Drawing and Sketching IDEC 183 This course provides you with hands-on experience in the area of drawing and sketching to create professional presentation boards. Develop your drawing and sketching skills to clearly communicate your decorating ideas and concepts.

Drawing and Sketching II BUS 0030 Prerequisite: Drawing & Sketching +An extension of Year 1 Drawing and Sketching with advanced rendering techniques. You will also learn oblique drawings and create a basic 3-D model.

Learn the symptoms of drug and alcohol intoxication and how to identify and manage offenders who are abusers or addicts of drugs or alcohol.

Early Intervention Practicum I HHC 0001 Concepts and skills learned in the classroom are applied in community settings through placement and educational/community service agencies.

Early Intervention Practicum II HHC 0002 Prerequisite: Early Intervention Practicum I Building on skills learned in theory classes and in practicum I, students will be placed in early intervention programs in order both to observe best practice and link skills learned in theory classes with practical knowledge from the field. Students will work in supervised positions, directly with families and with other professional personnel. (Includes practicum seminars)

Early Intervention Practicum III HHC 0003 Prerequisite: Early Intervention Practicum I and II Building on skills learned in theory classes and in practicums I and II, students will be placed in early intervention programs in order to continue observing best practice and linking skills learned in theory classes with practical knowledge from the field. Students will work in supervised positions, directly with families and with other professional personnel. (Includes practicum seminars)

Early Learning and Child Care Practicum I HHC 0049

Education Assistant Practicum II EACP 192

Prerequisite: Introduction to Early Childhood Education, Child Development and Program Planning or department consent Apply skills and knowledge in appropriate childcare settings under the supervision of the practicum supervisor and a designated childcare supervisor. (includes Practicum Orientation of 12 Hours)

Placements give you an opportunity to expand experience and refine skills. Weekly seminars provide opportunity for reflection and the integration of theory and practice. Note: Some changes in curriculum may occur to ensure consistency with the needs of the employers.

Early Learning and Child Care Practicum II HHC 0050

This course encompasses the essential principles of customer service in a financial setting.

Prerequisite: Early Learning and Child Care Practicum I or department consent. A continuation of Practicum I, this practicum provides an opportunity for you to apply new skills and knowledge acquired.

Early Learning and Child Care Practicum III HHC 0051 Prerequisite: Early Learning and Child Care Practicum II or department consent. A continuation of Practicum II, this practicum provides an opportunity for you to apply the new skills and knowledge acquired including program planning.

Early Learning and Child Care Practicum IV ECED 290 This practicum further develops programming and observation skills in a child care setting, building upon the competencies and existing knowledge of theory.

Early Learning and Child Care Practicum V ECED 291 Prerequisite: Early Learning and Child Care Practicum IV or department consent. As the final practicum placement with preschool children, practice a leadership role, professional development and observation techniques in a child care setting.

Effective Customer Service Skills BUS 0059

Effective Presentation and Speech COMM 173 This course has been designed to teach the student to prepare and present formal presentations to an organized class, within the classroom environment.

Effective Selling Skills BUS 0049 This course introduces participants to a proven relationship sales model with an emphasis on selling in the financial service industry.

Employee Recruiting and Selection BUS 0022 Prerequisite: Human Resource Fundamentals Examine the relationship between effective planning, recruiting, selecting, and retaining of employees. Different approaches to recruitment are examined and emphasis is on the practical application of knowledge and skills required for effective recruitment and selection.

End Stages of the Lifecycle HCAP 135 This course provides instruction on the needs and care of a dying client and the skills required to provide family support. Palliative care issues are also discussed.

Education Assistant Practicum I EACP 191 Begin integrating theory and practice in an educational setting under the direction and supervision of a teacher. Weekly seminars are included.

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Drugs in Corrections CORR 251

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English as a Second Language for Careers - First Aid and CPR Level C

English as a Second Language for Careers I ESL 0015

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The main focus of this course is to provide support for students who have recently acquired English as a second language and are not yet ready to take on the main ECE courses on their own. It is designed to give major support at the start and, as students develop confidence and skills to manage the ECE content courses, to gradually break away.

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English as a Second Language for Careers II ESL 0016 This ESL course focuses on the development of confident speaking and listening skills for the workplace and also for the presentation of projects in the accompanying ECE courses. In addition, it focuses on the development of excellent reading and writing skills (with an emphasis on conciseness, grammar, & editing) and ECE vocabulary development.

Entry to Practice Preparation HHC0109 This course will assist students in preparing for entry into professional pharmacy technician practice. Students will develop and implement a personalized learning plan using comprehensive practice exams to assess knowledge, skills and abilities in the role of the pharmacy technician. Students will also prepare documentation and apply strategies to assist in obtaining employment.

Event Marketing BUS 0026 Prerequisite: Sales and Marketing This course covers marketing strategies, funding, budgeting, promotion, and the advertising involved in marketing different types of events.

Excel COMP 155 Learn the basic and intermediate functions and capabilities of Microsoft Excel 2007.

English as a Second Language for Careers III ESL 0017

Extemporaneous Compounding HHC 0104

Building on skills learned on the English as a Second Language for Careers, Early Childhood Education, students will continue to develop English skills appropriate for working in Early Childhood Settings.

Examine theory relating to extemporaneous compounding and apply this knowledge in the compounding lab. Prepare a variety of compounds using appropriate methods.

English Composition ENGL 150 This university transfer credit course provides a solid grounding in the processes writers use to communicate clearly. By analyzing a number of written materials you have the opportunity to develop reading and writing skills.

English Composition I COMM 174 In order to be successful in the Criminal Justice System field, you must be able to write clearly, concisely and accurately. Emphasis is placed on grammar skills.

English Composition II COMM 175 Assignments closely follow current law enforcement agencies’ English testing procedures and current business communication skills. Library research techniques are introduced.

Entrepreneurship BUSN 150 This course helps to understand the various issues that entrepreneurs will face in trying to make their dreams a reality. From the start of an idea through to the end product, all aspects of the entrepreneurial process will be analyzed.

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Family and Society Studies HSDP 254 This course addresses cultural competency as well as family functioning, parenting and learning from families. Family issues such as violence, neglect and abandonment are explored. This course uses Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Model.

Family Law LEGL 274 Using the Rules of Court, Matrimonial Property Act, the Marriage Act, and the Divorce Act learn to produce documentation for a Prenuptial Contract, Separation Agreement, uncontested divorce, and contested divorce.

Fieldwork WEXP 250 Field Work is an on-the-job learning experience for the student enrolled in the Business and Office Administration program that is designed to encourage the student to recognize and describe (in a report) the link between their work experience and their academic training. Field Work affords the student the opportunity to become involved in a chosen work experience which utilizes the knowledge and skills he/she is currently acquiring at the

College and receive academic credit for the work experience.

Financial Accounting Principles Level I ACCT 155 This course teaches fundamental accounting principles and concepts.

Financial Accounting Principles Level II ACCT 156 Prerequisite: Financial Accounting Principles Level I This course covers concepts and principles relating to partnership and corporation accounting including formation and liquidation of partnerships, share issues, dividend payments and share/bond retirement.

Financial Industry, Products and Services I BUS 0045 This course introduces learners to the concept of money, the Canadian Financial system, personal and commercial banking products and credit granting criteria.

Financial Industry, Products and Services II BUS 0050 Prerequisite: Financial industry, Products & Services I This is a continuation of FIPS I, exploring more complex investments, valuation of risk and return, stock markets, technical and fundamental analysis, insurance and estate planning.”

Financial Management and Billing COMP 136 Learn and apply the skills of completing financial transactions for the medical office. This includes basic banking and collection procedures, and processing Alberta Health and third-party health claims for reimbursement.

Financial Procedures BUS 0062 Learn to handle banking transactions, payments, bank deposits, cheques and prepare bank reconciliations.

First Aid and CPR Level C EMER 101 This course provides instruction and practice in the first-aid treatment of fractures, burns, cuts, wounds and other injuries. Basic Rescuer CPR Level C is included.


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FNMI Community Liaison Practicum I - Hospital Dispensing Lab

FNMI Community Liaison Practicum I HHC 0030

Foundations of Coaching Theory I HHC 0059

Prerequisite: Role of the FNMI Community Liaison or permission of the department. Begin integrating theory and practice in an educational setting. The main focus of this practicum is supervised work with children, supporting their academic success within the context of the school, the family and the community.

Gain a theoretical understanding of the functions of a coach and gain proficiency in inter and intra-personal skills. Examine coaching theories and principles of adult education.

FNMI Community Liaison Practicum II HHC 0031

Through the demonstration of communication and problem solving skills, enhance coaching competencies and proficiency in managing group process.

Foundations of Coaching Theory III HHC 0061 Develop advanced facilitation skills and coaching techniques while applying the principles of adult learning to an experiential environment.

FNMI Community Liaison: Roles and Responsibilities HHC 0024

Foundations of Human Services HHC 0053

Develop knowledge of roles and responsibilities of Community Liaison staff. Learn the skills and attitudes necessary to work professionally and effectively with children, parents and the community within legal and ethical standards and provincial policies and legislation.

Examine the societal values, service delivery models, and social policy that have had, and continue to have, an influence on the quality of life of people with developmental and/or physical disabilities.

Food Production Management HHC 0090 Focuses on the systems required to plan and produce safe, high quality food in the quantities required to meet client and organizational needs. Menu and facility planning, work efficiency, storage, communication and forecasting strategies and quality assurance methods are included.

Food Service Safety HHC 0085 Canadian and Alberta government regulations, codes and programs related to food service safety, sanitation, and security will be discussed.

Foundations of Career Development LSCD 250 Examine the overall practice of career development with emphasis on understanding the foundational theories and development of eclectic, structural and process approaches to career development.

Foundations of Nutrition HHC 0088 Nutritional standards and guides are introduced. Nutritional adequacy of personal menus for different stages of the life cycle will be discussed, as well as cultural, lifestyle and emerging issues in food and nutrition management in Canada.

Fundamentals of Personal Finance BUS 0007 Explores and applies the eight components of a financial plan into comprehensive case studies.

Fundamentals of Written Communication COMM 181 Develop and practice fundamental writing skills with an emphasis on grammar and basic professional correspondence.

General Health Care RWSP 161 Use the knowledge gained about human anatomy and physiology, the principles of holistic wellness, and preventative health care

to provide assistance to people with daily living and personal care needs.

Guiding Young Children’s Behaviour HHC 0048 This course provides an understanding of children’s behaviour in developmental context and importance of realistic expectations of children in various stages.

127 Health Care Delivery System ADMN 104 This course explores the importance of knowing and following policies and procedures and the importance of communication in interpersonal working relationships, documentation, and the care-giving role.

Health Education and Communication Bridge HHC 0115 This course is designed to offer an overview of the physical, social, mental, environmental and spiritual aspects of personal health and wellness. The course will also build on communication skills learned in the HCA program, stressing therapeutic communication techniques.

Health Education: Personal Health and Wellness HEDU 150 This university transfer course provides an overview of the physical, social, mental, environmental and spiritual aspects of personal health and wellness.

Health, Wellness and Fitness HHC 0022 You are required to develop your own personalized fitness program and participate in a variety of fitness training activities, sports, and wellness topics.

Home and Community Care HCAP 141 This course outlines the household skills and safety needed as part of a home/community setting. Apply and adapt care-giving skills under the direct supervision of a preceptor.

Hospital Dispensing Lab HHC 0105 Apply hospital dispensing procedures while integrating skills and knowledge including order interpretation, drug distribution systems, calculations, record keeping and communication.

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Prerequisite: FMNI Community Liaison: Practicum I or permission of the department. This practicum builds on the knowledge and experience gained in Practicum I, continuing to focus on supporting children and families, and acting as advocates for Aboriginal children within the school and community.

Foundations of Coaching Theory II HHC 0060

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Hospital Information System - Intermediate Financial Accounting II

Hospital Information System COMP 131 Learn and practice skills with a simulated hospital information system. Practice using a computerized patient database in a simulated hospital environment.

Hospital Pharmacy Practice HHC 0106

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Examine procedures specific to hospital pharmacy practice, including institutional practice within the health care system, drug distribution systems, and the role of the pharmacy technician. Learn principles of aseptic technique for sterile production and quality assurance.

Hospital Pharmacy Practicum HHC 0111 Spend four consecutive weeks in an institutional pharmacy to gain experience in all aspects of the pharmacy technician’s role.

Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan PSYC 151 Learn about the principles, theories, and concepts related to human growth and development with an emphasis on the physical, social, emotional, moral, and cognitive development of children and adolescents.

Human Relations in the Criminal Justice System CORR 152 Authority figures, attitudes and their dynamics, professionalism and ethics, decision making processes, and customer service skill development are explored.

Human Resource Fundamentals BUS 0019 Learn the techniques and activities associated in acquiring, developing, and maintaining an effective workforce.

Human Resource Information Software BUS 0023 Prerequisite: Computer Applications. An introductory course in current HRMS vendor solutions. This course will provide students with a survey of software such as PeopleSoft, SAP, Human Resource Microsystems, Cyborg, Genesys, CompBuilder, and others. Topics include hands-on training of specialized HR software and vendor presentations

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Human Resources for Nutrition Managers HHC 0089

Independent Study: Disability Issues RSWP 148

Focuses on effective human resource management, including management and leadership styles, communication, problems solving skills, conflict management and effective time management techniques.

This course allows to you research pertinent and current issues within the field of community support and disability.

Human Services Practicum I HSDP 290

Explore avenues of self-discovery and personal inventories used to identify transferable skills and their importance to career choice.

Concepts and skills learned in the classroom are applied in community settings through placement with educational/community service agencies.

Human Services Practicum II HSDP 291 Prerequisite: Human Services Practicum I or departmental approval. Continuation of concepts and skills learned in the classroom are applied in community settings through placement with educational/community service agencies.

Human Services Practicum III HSDP 292 Prerequisite: Human Services Practicum II or departmental approval. Continuation of concepts and skills learned in the classroom are applied in community settings through placement with educational/community service agencies.

Individual Career Development Planning LSCD 258

Individualized Program Planning HSDP 253 Prerequisite: Introduction to Exceptionalities or equivalent. Examine the principles of program plan development, including skills in observation, data collection, goal setting, and report writing.

Industrial Labour Relations HMRS 251 Learn about the process of unionization and how to be an effective manager in a unionized environment.

Institutional Procedures HHC 0107 Interpret and process institutional physician’s orders using pharmacy software. Use of the formulary system and standard institutional procedures is emphasized.

Inclusive Care and Education of Young Children ECED 251

Instructional Strategies Across the Curriculum EACP 152

This course focuses on the needs of children whose development is atypical. Explore a range of strategies to support children with exceptionalities.

Focus on learning and providing developmentally appropriate instructional strategies and materials to assist students across the curriculum.

Inclusive Programming for School-Age Children with Special Needs PSAC 154

Integrated Projects BUS 0039

This course focuses on children whose development is atypical. Explore a range of exceptionalities and strategies to support children and families. (Also available online)

Intermediate Financial Accounting I ACCT 252

Independent Study: Cultural Awareness RSWP 149 Develop knowledge of cultural awareness and cultural competency within the field of community rehabilitation and disability.

This course is currently under development.

Prerequisite: Financial Accounting II This course examines the complexities of accounting principles for corporate financial presentation.

Intermediate Financial Accounting II ACCT 253 Prerequisite: Intermediate Financial Accounting I This course continues the focus on the examination and analysis of accounting information and processes.


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Intermediate Real Estate - Introduction to Media Relations I

Intermediate Real Estate LEGL 265

Introduction to Computers COMP 112

Introduction to e-Portfolio ACF 0006

This course deals with a review of general real estate transactions, as well as the purchase and sale of condominium properties and rural lands.

Become familiar with fundamentals of word processing, file management, operating systems, Outlook, and internet access. This course is subject to challenge.

This course introduces you to e-portfolio philosophy and software. Create and maintain an e-portfolio that emphasizes your personal, educational, and career goals.

Introduction to Corrections CORR 150

Introduction to Exceptionalities EACP 160

International Business BUSN 253 This course is currently under development.

Internet Explorer COMP 153 This course provides an introduction to using the Internet and using the Microsoft Internet Explorer Web browser. Topics include browsing the World Wide Web; using the ‘Favourites’ list; searching the Web using keywords or a directory; and performing advanced searches.

Individuals successfully completing year one are recommended to pursue the Internship for Group Certification. This is an elective course and not required for entry into year two of the diploma program.

Interpersonal and Organizational Skills COMM 152 This course prepares you for entry into the contemporary Canadian office setting. Manual filing techniques are also covered.

Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills COMM 180 Develop personal strengths and gain awareness that contribute to the development of effective communication skills and positive relationships.

Interviewing CORR 153 Explore interpersonal relationships, barriers to effectiveness, paraphrasing as well as obtaining statements from complaints, victims and witnesses. Role-playing is employed extensively.

Introduction to Body Structures HCAP 101 This course introduces the student to basic body structures and functions of the body systems.

Introduction to Child Development ECED 158 This course focuses on the development of the child from conception to 8 years concentrating on the physical child and the thinking child.

Introduction to Counselling Principles and Ethics in Career Development LSCD 251 Analyze the basic tenets of counselling with an emphasis on approach and guidelines. Gain a working knowledge of the ethical decision making process in career development.

Introduction to Early Intervention HHC 0019 This course will introduce students to the field of early intervention. In particular it will focus on the roles of Early Interventionists with families, other human service professional personnel and within the community. This course will include a review of the development of early intervention practice over the past thirty years. It will also look at the context of intervention services within the broader array of human services that may be available to families and children at risk.

Introduction to Early Learning and Child Care HHC 0044 This course focuses on understanding the goals and essential components for the development of successful early childhood programs.

Develop knowledge of the contemporary philosophies and emerging trends in relation to disabilities, learn about the characteristics of childhood and adult-onset disabilities, and examine the ways these can affect an individual’s experience of inclusion within community.

Introduction to Fundraising FUND 180 Explore fundraising topics such as the grounding of fundraising, the basic principles and techniques of fundraising, and the role of the development officer in fundraising.

Introduction to Law LEGL 250 This course provides an overview of the fundamental aspects of the Canadian Legal System and the role of Legal Assistants in that system. It also provides an overview of contract law.

Introduction to Legal Accounting BUS 0058 Students will learn how to complete time entries, time calculations, disbursement postings, cheque requisitions and preparation of statements of account. In addition, students will be introduced to legal office accounting software.

Introduction to Management ADMN 170

Prerequisite: Computer Applications This course is designed to offer a comprehensive hands-on introduction to the Careers in Administration concepts of e-commerce.

This course introduces the principles of management. Review of the major managerial processes of planning, organizing, and controlling. The course will also examine the role of a manager as the decision-maker responsible for the attainment of strategic goals and objectives of the organization.

Introduction to Employment Law BUS 0020

Introduction to Media Relations MKTG 181

This course examines the legal framework of human resource management from both federal and provincial perspectives.

Prerequisite: Business Communication Gain an understanding of the media and learn how to best reach a particular market using the media as a conduit.

Introduction to e-Commerce ACCT 177

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Internship for Group Certification LIFE 191

The history of corrections, the role of corrections in contemporary society and the relationship between community corrections, correctional centres, and parole are covered.


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Introduction to Medical Transcription - Keyboarding/Skillbuilding III

Introduction to Medical Transcription HCMO 137 Provides instruction and practice in transcribing medical reports using current transcription equipment. A basic introduction is given on transcription guidelines, editing, and formatting of reports.

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Introduction to Nutrition Management HHC 0087 Introduces the role of the nutrition manager in Canada and discusses the areas of employment for nutrition managers. The Canadian Society of Nutrition Management is introduced as the organization regulating the profession of nutrition manager.

Introduction to Organizational Behaviour BUS 0024 This course studies the behaviour of groups and individuals, leadership, organizations, culture, group dynamics, the communication process, and organizational structure and design.

Introduction to Out of School Programming PSAC 150 This course covers the goals and essential components of programs for school-age children. Historical and social influences will be examined. (Also available online)

Introduction to Real Estate LEGL 264

Investment Funds in Canada BUS 0051

This course is an introduction to Real Estate Property Law with emphasis on the procedural aspects that form part of a real estate practice.

This is the Institute of Canadian Bankers mutual fund course allowing successful learners to be licensed and sell mutual funds. The course covers all aspects of the Mutual Fund industry, mutual fund products and regulatory and selling practices.

Introduction to Sociology SOCI 150 This university transfer credit introductory course examines how individual lives are shaped by one’s place in society. Focus is on Canadian culture, diversity, social trends, and globalization.

Introduction to the Criminal Justice System CORR 151 The structure and jurisdictions of governments are examined together with the development, role and functions of the police, courts, and corrections.

Introduction to the Dental Office HCDB 135 Examines dental office design and structure including office policies and procedures, ethics, legalities, confidentiality, and safety.

Introduction to the Hospital Organization HCUC 135

Introduction to Petroleum BUS 0063

Examine hospital departments, healthcare ethics and legalities, confidentiality, safety, and professional communication with patients and co-workers.

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the oil and gas industry.

Introduction to the Medical Office HCMO 135

Introduction to Practicum RWSP 190

Examine the organizational structure of a medical office, the importance of office policies and procedures, medical law, ethics, and safety in a health setting.

Gain a better understanding of the variety of agencies, programs, and services available to people with disabilities in Alberta through agency tours, placements, and information interviews with staff from a variety of different disability service organizations.

Introduction to Project Management BUS 0037 This course is currently under development.

Introduction to Psychology PSYC 150 Gain an understanding about the principles and theories of sensation, perception, memory, learning, motivation, and personality. Understand how these relate to the psychological functioning of the individual and to the identification and treatment of psychological disorders.

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Introductory Dental Office Management ADMN 126 Presents basic office administrative skills. Topics include telephone communication, scheduling appointments, handling office mail, ordering supplies, and filing systems.

Introductory Unit Coordinating Skills HCUC 130 Learn the fundamentals of hospital unit coordinating skills. Topics include telephone and other communication devices and inventory methods.

Issues in Early Learning and Child Care ECED 270 Examine critical issues in the field such as interdisciplinary practices, advocacy, early intervention, poverty and ethics, and their impact on practice in a child care setting.

Issues/Topics in Exceptionalities EACP 163 Focus on addressing knowledge and skill development in crisis intervention and behaviour de-escalation.

Keyboarding and Document Processing for Health Care Administration BUS 0002 Combines keyboarding for speed and accuracy with Microsoft computer applications required by health administrative assistants. For successful course completion, a keyboarding speed of 35 wpm is required.

Keyboarding and Document Processing I ADMN 151 Using MS Word 2007, learn how to format simple business letters, memos, reports and tables. This course includes a guide to the full potential of computers in the workplace. Students will learn the basic functions and capabilities of the internet using MS Internet Explorer.

Keyboarding/Skillbuilding I ADMN 154 Achieve mastery of the alphabetic keyboard, keying by touch and with correct technique.

Keyboarding/Skillbuilding II ADMN 157 Prerequisite: Keyboarding/Skillbuilding I Build on the skills learned in Keyboarding/ Skillbuilding I to further develop keyboarding techniques, speed, and accuracy.

Keyboarding/Skillbuilding III ADMN 158 Build on the skills learned or developed in Keyboarding/Skillbuilding I and II. In addition, work on drills containing legal terminology.


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Keyboarding/Skillbuilding IV – Management Accounting II

Keyboarding/Skillbuilding IV ADMN 159 Continue to increase your speed and accuracy with a final aim of 60 wpm.

Language and Literacy EACP 151 Examine theory, principles and instructional strategies related to language and literacy development. Focus on adapting strategies and activities to meet needs of individual students.

Law Office Procedures ADMN 163

Law, Youth and Young Offenders CORR 154 This course includes the evolution of youth justice and a detailed analysis of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Leadership and Organizational Skills ADMN 155 Develop the communication skills and leadership styles necessary to manage a program for out-of-school care effectively. (Also available online)

Leadership Development BUS 0012 This course is currently under development.

Leadership in Early Learning and Child Care ADMN 250 This course focuses on the development of organizational skills and leadership styles that are necessary for the effective management of early child care programs.

Legal Document Processing I COMP 200 This introductory computer course covers basic skills in computer operation, theory, and word processing. Produce letters, memos, and reports with an emphasis on proofreading and mailability.

Legal Document Processing II COMP 201 This course builds on legal terminology. Practice keying more advanced legal documents using the commands and functions in Microsoft Word 2007.

Legal Information Processing I COMP 216

Lifestyle and Behaviour Support HSDP 271

This course is an introduction to Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and other relevant legal software.

This course focuses on principles of behaviour to help clients develop self-management skills and function optimally in family and community settings.

Legal Office Communications COMM 250 In this course, emphasis is placed on mechanics, style, tone, and organization of communications, including email, memoranda, and letters. Develop oral communication skills through presentations and group work.

Legal Transcription ADMN 162 This course gives you experience in transcribing legal correspondence and documents from recorded instructions. Emphasis is placed on the formatting styles applicable to legal documents.

Lesson Plan Development I HHC 0062 Gain an understanding of the five stage lesson plan theory for experiential learning. Examine adult learning theories.

Lesson Plan Development II HHC 0063 Prepare lesson outlines, matching theory and practice. Explore linkages between lesson stages and develop an understanding of lesson sequencing.

Literacy and Curriculum in the Early Years HHC 0058 This course provides you with an understanding of the emergence and development of literacy in young children. Learn strategies that develop a child’s interest and skills related to reading, including the identification and utilization of appropriate children’s literature and storytelling.

Litigation I LEGL 251 This course introduces civil litigation procedures in Queen’s Bench and Provincial Court with an emphasis on actions in the Court of Queen’s Bench.

Litigation II LEGL 252 Prerequisite: Litigation I This course introduces Provincial Court civil claims procedures, Chambers Applications, and continues the progression in document preparation using specific Rules of Court and fact patterns.

Lesson Plan Development III HHC 0064

Long-Term Care Clinical Experience HCAP 140

Prepare lesson content for experiential delivery, creating visual aid supports and developing analogies from your own life experience to underpin theoretical concepts.

This six-week course provides an opportunity to practice your skills in a long-term care setting. An instructor supervises and guides you in the application of skills and knowledge.

Life Skills Coach Diploma Practicum LSCD 290

Macroeconomics BUSN 251

Prerequisites: Foundations of Career Development, Career Counselling and Coaching Techniques, Work Search Strategies, Individual Career Planning and Resources and Tools for Career Development. The practicum experience provides you with an opportunity to integrate learning into practice. The work focus is on the professional development of the practitioner.

Learn the fundamental factors of the economy and how they relate to one another.

Management Accounting I ACCT 250 This course introduces the basic concepts of management accounting – planning and control.

Management Accounting II ACCT 251 Prerequisite: Management Accounting I This course delves further into the field of management accounting to explore advanced managerial accounting topics.

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This course focuses on procedures used in law firm administration, including reception and customer service, time management, information management, and routine office skills.

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Management Communication – Nursing Theory III: Advanced

Management Communication COMM 251 This course provides theory and practice in effective communication skills in relating to others both on and off the job. Emphasis is placed on class participation, including discussion groups, self-evaluation, and case studies.

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Through a practical approach, this course investigates the various techniques and issues associated with supervision.

Medical Terminology 2 HCMT 122

Nursing Science Lab I: Basics PRNR 190

Continues instruction in language of medical terminology and integrates word components into exploring body systems, pathological conditions, lab and diagnostic procedures, and medications/drug classification.

Use nursing principles, critical thinking and problem solving techniques to provide safe, competent care for clients. This nursing lab course includes demonstrations, supervised practice, and evaluation.

Mental Health Nursing PSYC 152

Nursing Science Lab II: Intermediate PRNR 198

Introduces the assessment and treatment of clients with psychiatric and mental health issues. Apply nursing models and processes to the care of clients with psychosocial needs.

Microeconomics BUSN 151

Managing a Life Skills Program LIFE 153

Microeconomics deals specifically with the cause and effect relationship between firms and individuals.

Cultivate skills in administrative responsibilities, needs assessments, selection processes, defining goals and expected outcomes, and developing relevant delivery styles.

Microsoft Excel for Accounting COMP 171

Marketing MKTG 183 The various components and responsibilities of running an effective marketing campaign are covered in this course.

Maternal and Child Care HCAP 130 This course provides an introduction to basic needs and supportive care for families and their children. Assisting with appropriate care for children of different ages is explored.

Maternity Nursing PRNR 156 Presents a family-centred introduction to the needs and nursing interventions for childbearing families. Community resources and client teaching are addressed.

Measuring Health Status/First Aid and CPR HHC 0040 This course studies basic information and caregiving skills required to provide care for clients with common disorders of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. First Aid and CPR Level C is included.

Medical Terminology 1 HCMT 121 Learn the language of medical terminology and how to read and interpret common medical terms, symbols, and abbreviations. This course covers rules, roots, combining forms, and how to apply them.

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Learn to use assessment, nursing principles and critical thinking to develop the psychomotor skills to provide safe, competent care for clients with health care problems. This lab includes demonstrations, supervised practice, and evaluation.

Nursing Science Lab III: Advanced PRNR 189

Prerequisite: Computer Applications This course provides a comprehensive presentation of Microsoft Excel.

Use assessment, nursing, and critical thinking to provide safe, competent care for clients with complex health problems. This lab includes demonstrations, supervised practice and evaluation of nursing practice.

Microsoft Word COMP 152

Nursing Theory Bridge HHC 0118

This course provides an introduction to Microsoft Word 2007. Topics include creating, saving, formatting, and printing a variety of documents.

This course builds on the knowledge and nursing therapeutics introduced in the HCA certificate program. Diversity, culture and spiritual needs are incorporated into caring for clients.

Multicultural Perspectives on Child Development HHC 0083 This course examines the typical and atypical development of infants and young children, with an emphasis on multicultural perspectives.

Multiculturalism and Criminal Justice in Canada CORR 155 This course examines multiculturalism and the criminal justice system emphasizing recognition, acceptance, and affirmation of ethnic, racial, religious, and physical differences in Canada.

Nursing Theory I: Basics PRNR 160 An introduction to nursing and the concept of critical thinking. The nursing process and the spheres of caring conceptualize framework of the program are used for holistic nursing care.

Nursing Theory II: Intermediate PRNR 164 You have the opportunity to use the principles underlying nursing actions, critical thinking, and health promotion to plan nursing care for clients with health issues.

Non-Prescription Self-Care HHC 0103 Learn about non-prescription products available to patients for self-selection. Examine over-thecounter drugs and natural health products used in the treatment of common conditions.

Nursing Science Lab Bridge HHC 0119 Builds on HCA psychomotor nursing skills to provide safe, competent care, including more advanced assessments and nursing interventions and medication delivery.

Nursing Theory III: Advanced PRNR 162 Focuses on the medical-surgical theoretical knowledge and skills required to care for a client with complex health care issues. You have the opportunity to plan the nursing care of medical/surgical clients.


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Nutrition Manager Work Experience – Pharmacotherapeutics III

Nutrition Manager Work Experience HHC 0091 This course offers an opportunity to obtain hands-on experience in a supervisory role. The 240 hour work experience may be scheduled in the student’s workplace if it matches program criterion.

Observation and Behaviour I EACP 154 Focus on conducting and recording observations of student progress and behaviour and on developing understanding of the assistant’s role in classroom management.

Observation and Behaviour II EACP 155

This course will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of human behaviour in organizations. It will focus on an analysis of organizational behaviour from three perspectives: individual, group and organization as a whole. In addition to the theory component, students will have an opportunity to develop analytical and decision making skills through discussion of case studies, simulation exercises, research and self-reflection.

Outlook COMP 154 Learn to use the various time management and communication tools available through Microsoft Outlook.

Peer Coaching and Peer Evaluation LIFE 151 Create and maintain an optimum experiential learning environment while employing core lesson delivery skills. Participate in a peer evaluation process to assess coaching competencies.

Performance Centred Counselling LIFE 156

Person Centred Planning HHC 0056

Observation, Assessment, and Evaluation I HHC 0065

This course focuses on the school-aged child’s growth and abilities, cognitively, physically, socially and emotionally. (Also available online)

Understand the theory and techniques for facilitating meaningful, person-centred plans with individuals who have disabilities, their families and support networks. Gain skills in developing rapport, supporting selfdetermination, helping people design goals, and conducting planning meetings.

Develop evaluation skills and gain competency in observation of peer performance for the purpose of assessment.

Out-of-School Programming II (10- to 14-year-olds) PSAC 152

Personal Financial Planning BUS 0047

Observation, Assessment, and Evaluation II HHC 0066

This course explores ideas for creating out-ofschool environments conducive to the needs of children in this stage of development. (Also available online)

Explores and applies the eight components of a financial plan into comprehensive case studies.

Apply observation and assessment skills to writing evaluations in court admissible language and strengthen your ability to match observable behaviours to performance indicators.

Observing, Reporting & Documentation HHC 0075 Building on prior learning on observation and documentation, students will further their skills in observing, monitoring and reporting changes in client performance. Learn how to document on client charts and other records.

Office Services I ADMN 150 Review the common equipment and services found in today’s business offices.

Office Services II (TBD) This course is currently under development.

Out-of-School Programming I (5- to 9-year-olds) PSAC 151

Out-of-School Programming Practicum PSAC 190 Apply your knowledge through interacting with children and youth in an out-of-school program. Focus on developing rapport while planning, implementing and evaluating program activities.

Pathophysiology PRNR 163 Study body systems approach to common health care issues, focusing on physiological changes that occur with health issues. There is an introduction to microbiology emphasizing the relationship of micro-organisms to illness.

Pediatric Nursing PRNR 157 Presents a family-centred introduction to the needs and nursing interventions for child rearing families. Community resources and client teaching are addressed.

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Gain proficiency in one-to-one counselling techniques, based on the principle that counselling is essentially an educational process, not a therapeutic process.

Pharmacology PRNR 154 Learn the principles and actions of medications, the rationale for medication use and expected results. This course emphasizes critical thinking and nursing principles to assess the need for, and response to medications.

Pharmacotherapeutics I HHC 0094 Learn concepts of basic physiology, pathology, and pharmacology. Examine conditions related to the central and autonomic nervous systems and drugs used in the pharmacologic treatment of these conditions.

Pharmacotherapeutics II HHC 0095 Learn basic physiology, pathology and pharmacologic treatment of conditions relating to the cardiovascular, respiratory and urinary systems.

Pharmacotherapeutics III HHC 0096 Learn the physiology, pathology, and pharmacologic treatment of gastrointestinal, endocrine, and inflammatory conditions.

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Examine attitudes, skills and strategies that encourage positive student behaviour and practical approaches to managing student behaviour.

Organizational Behaviour ADMN 156

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Pharmacotherapeutics IV – Recreation and Healthy Living

Pharmacotherapeutics IV HHC 0097 Learn the basics of microbiology and antimicrobials used in the treatment of bacterial, fungal and viral infections. Examine cancers and corresponding chemotherapy treatments.

Pharmacy Calculations HHC 0098 134

Apply basic math principles to pharmaceutical calculations required in both community and hospital pharmacy. Emphasis will be placed on accuracy.

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Pharmacy Jurisprudence and Ethics HHC 0093 Examine federal and provincial legislation, drug schedules and practice standards related to the practice of pharmacy in Alberta. Learn to apply ethical principles to pharmacyspecific situations.

Pharmacy Management and Inventory Control HHC 0092 Examine inventory management practices and purchasing procedures in pharmacy with focus on both hospital and community practice.

Pharmacy Theory HHC 0112 Learn basic pharmacy theory, including drug development, pharmaceutical dosage forms and routes of administration, storage considerations, interpretation of prescription information, and dispensing procedures. Examine the role of the pharmacy technician in the health care setting.

Planning Meetings and Conferences BUS 0036 This course is currently under development.

PowerPoint COMP 156 Learn the basic and intermediate functions and capabilities of Microsoft PowerPoint 2007.

Pre-Grad Practicum I: Community and Focus PRNR 199 Facilitates the transition of working under the supervision of an instructor to working with a mentoring nurse or preceptor in a community or specialized setting.

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Pre-Grad Practicum II: Comprehensive PRNR 197

Professional Development for Life Skills Coaches LIFE 155

Facilitates the transition of working under the supervision of a mentoring nurse or preceptor to an independent practitioner through consolidation of nursing knowledge and practice.

Through a series of professional development workshops, explore a variety of conditions affecting multi-barrier and minority group clients. Gain familiarity with the Alberta Association of Professional Life Skills Coaches and their Code of Ethics.

Preparation for the Workplace JOBS 150 This course prepares you to enter the workplace by identifying essential skills and attributes needed in a business office. Develop an effective cover letter and résumé, and practice interviewing and other job search techniques.

Prepare for Employment JOBS 102 You are coached in developing the necessary skills to function as an employee in a legal practice environment. Topics include job search, ethics, role expectations, and professional responsibility.

Prescription Processing I HHC 0099 Apply dispensing procedures while learning the basics of a pharmacy software system. Enter and modify patient and physician information, interpret prescription information, apply basic third party billing principles, select appropriate products from the system database and generate labels.

Prescription Processing II HHC 0100 Build experience and efficiency in processing prescriptions using an alternate pharmacy software system. Focus is placed on accuracy and efficiency in prescription processing.

Principles and Elements of Design IDEC 184 This course covers the guidelines for a professionally decorated appearance, including the application of design elements.

Professional Event Coordination BUS 0027 This course examines the full event planning process from start to finish.

Processing Medical Orders HCUC 131 Provides instruction and practice in processing medical orders in a hospital setting, including admissions transfers and discharge of patients, diagnostic tests, medications, and pre- and post-operative treatments.

Professional Interior Decorating IDEC 185 Plan, design, and present plans for an interior decorating project to a panel of judges.

Professional Practices HSDP 251 This course addresses ethical and professional practices in human services, such as personal and professional boundaries, self care, stress management, and the role of life-long learning.

Professional Practices: Leadership and Teamwork HHC 0029 Learn leadership skills to influence, shape and imbed values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours consistent with the needs of Aboriginal children, their families and the school.

Program Planning for Early Learning and Child Care HHC 0047 This introductory course provides the values and conceptual framework for planning childcentred developmentally appropriate programs for children.

Program Supervision HHC 0067 Apply the norms and standards that stabilize work groups and gain an understanding of program management functions and the roles and responsibilities of program leadership.

Promoting Health and Wellness HSDP 272 This course introduces the general practice of health maintenance. Key strategies for selfcare and maintaining health of persons with disabilities are reviewed.

Recreation and Healthy Living PSAC 155 This course introduces recreation and healthy living programming concepts that are developmentally appropriate for individuals ages 6 to 15. (Available online)


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Recreation Therapy Aide Practicum – Sterile Production

Recreation Therapy Aide Practicum HHC 0080

Role Concepts in Health Care Administration HCCS 110

Practice and demonstrate skills within a hands-on setting. For four weeks a workplace preceptor supervises and guides the learner in the application of skills and knowledge.

Introduces the role of the Dental Business Assistant and explores the concepts of wellness, diversity, time management, communication, and conflict resolution techniques for the workplace.

Recreational Programming and Implementation I HHC 0078 Understand the principles, approaches and importance of community involvement within program planning.

Recreational Programming and Implementation II HHC 0079

Recreational Therapeutic Communication HHC 0081 Building on your knowledge of basic communication skills, study the basics of therapeutic communication process and the principles that guide it. Observing, Reporting, Documentation Building on prior learning on observing and documentation further your skills in observing, monitoring and reporting changes in client performance.

Residential Decorating BUS 0032 Prerequisite: Successful Completion Year One, Interior Decorating and Merchandising. Students will be taught residential decorating theory through practical projects on both houses and condos. Topics such as: bedrooms, dining rooms, family rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, home offices, and decorating small spaces. Particular emphasis will be on calculating the cost of labour, materials and furnishings.

Resources and Tools for Career Development LSCD 253 Develop knowledge and skills in using the resources available to the Career Development Coach including formal/informal assessment instruments, and educational planning tools.

Role Concepts for the Health Care Aide HCCS 105

Learn about the philosophy of rehabilitation services, therapeutic recreation services and identify the key role you play in the delivery of these services.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Education Assistant EACP 150 Develop knowledge of roles and responsibilities and the skills and attitudes necessary to work effectively within legal and ethical standards and provincial guidelines.

Roles of the Community Support Practitioner HSDP 270 This course develops the necessary skills and attitudes to work professionally and competently with people who have physical and/or developmental disabilities.

Sales and Marketing Techniques MKTG 182 The course provides a practical understanding of how to segment the market, analyze customers, and develop strategic marketing and sales plans.

Securities Law LEGL 275 This course introduces the regulatory framework for Alberta and Canadian Securities. Learn basic securities practice and procedures, including approval processes and relevant document preparation.

Skills for Living and Working LIFE 120 This course provides the opportunity for you to work on the challenges of personal management, managing transitions, working with others and thinking skills.

Space Planning and Blueprints IDEC 186 Learn how to plan the arrangement of furnishings to create maximum convenience of movement and visual appeal.

Special Event Management TOUR 184 In this course you are introduced to the key aspects of managing any special event.

Special Events in the Hotel Industry TOUR 183 Learn about the service requirements of meetings and special events from the perspective of a hotel venue.

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Special Needs Offenders SOCI 250 This course focuses on the identification of offender groups and the development of appropriate responses within the correctional contexts.

Specialization in Exceptionalities EACP 162 Focus on developing knowledge and understanding of how to support students within a particular area of special needs, such as mental health issues or communication disorders.

Specialized Interventions HHC 0013 This course examines special topics associated with behaviour issues such as safe restraints, suicide prevention, substance abuse and assistive technology.

Speed Development This course is currently under development.

Staging & Redesign BUS 0035 In order for a home to appeal to a wider range of buyers the home must be de-cluttered and depersonalized to showcase the features of the home.

Statistics MATH 250 The basic techniques and tools of statistical analysis and interpretation are covered in this course.

Sterile Production HHC 0108 Prepare intravenous admixtures and other sterile products while applying fundamentals of aseptic technique. Develop appropriate sterile production techniques while closely adhering to established protocol.

Learn about the ethical and legal aspects of care-giving, time management, the health care environment, and conflict resolution.

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Prepare equipment and supplies used in recreational activities in accordance with program protocols, client needs and the care plan.

Role of the Therapy Aide HHC 0082

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Strategies to Assist with Learner Success – Work Experience for Dental Business

Strategies to Assist with Learner Success HHC 0028

The Essentials of Customer Service MKTG 180

Urinary and Intestinal Systems HCAP 133

Understand the learning processes and application of learning principles in providing instructional support to Aboriginal students.

Learn how to consistently communicate a positive, friendly, ready-to-help attitude to customers, and acquire strategies for dealing with angry customers with diplomacy and tact.

Learn the basic terminology and anatomy of the urinary system and the lower intestinal tract. Emphasis is placed on preventative measures to maintain normal functioning and health.

Therapeutic and Professional Communication HHC 0027

Visual Merchandising BUS 0031

Support Strategies I HSDP 261

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This course focuses on using observational, motivational and communications skills to build relationships and address student engagement. Strategies for prevention, negotiation, instruction, modelling, improving self-esteem and providing positive reinforcement are explored.

Support Strategies I HHC 0011 This course focuses on the skills needed to build relationships and address student engagement and explore strategies for prevention, negotiation, improving self-esteem, and positive reinforcement.

Support Strategies II HHC 0012 This course focuses on proactive and reactive intervention strategies including anger management, conflict resolution, problem solving, social skill development and de-escalation.

Support Strategies II HSDP 262 This course focuses on proactive and reactive intervention strategies including anger management, conflict resolution, problem solving, social skill development, de-escalation and redirection.

Supporting Community Inclusion HSDP 273 This course addresses inclusive planning methods and strategies for working with persons with disabilities, utilizing clients’ strengths and capacities.

Taxation ACCT 255 This course covers income taxation in Canada for individuals and the self-employed.

The Business of Interior Decorating BUS0034 This course provides an overview of the decorating profession with an emphasis on business principles and practices.

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Prerequisite: Cross Cultural Communication and Interpersonal Relationships or permission of the Department. Learn about the communication skills required when developing and establishing trust with children and families, assessing situations of risk, and providing counselling under the supervision of school/jurisdiction staff.

The importance of visual display and the effects it has on customers; how it can lead to added sales, up-selling, and repeat business; and how to use retail space for maximum return will be explored in this course. Students will critique existing field related displays and produce real life settings. The design fundamentals will be reinforced; emphasis will be placed on lighting, display tools and techniques.

Therapeutic Communication COMM 280

Wellness Through Leisure HHC 0077

This course focuses on specific aspects of effective communication practices and the development of cultural sensitivity and competence.

Learn about the relationship between health and leisure. Study the concept of rehabilitation and how the methods and principles form the practice of service delivery.

Therapeutic Communication HHC 0081

Wills and Estates LEGL 259

Building on basic communication skills, students study the basics of the therapeutic communication process and the principles that guide it. Along with developing an understanding of the importance of cultural perspective and it’s influence in RT communication, the student will learn to communicate client concerns, observations and Behaviours to other heath team members.

Learn about personal representatives, administrators, trustees, guardians, and beneficiaries as they relate to the preparation of a Last Will and Testament.

Transition to Graduate Nursing PRNR 181

Work Experience for Business Administration WEXP 151

Addresses the role and responsibilities of the graduate Practical Nurse. The issues of professionalism, ethics, and legalities are emphasized.

This course provides you with on-the-job learning by combining work experience with academic preparation. Work experience gives you the opportunity to use the knowledge and skills you have acquired at the College in a local business or organization.

Trends and Issues in Human Services HSDP 252 Study human services from a historical perspective. Examine trends, values and issues associated with support for individuals with disabilities, and family functioning dynamics.

Understanding the Oil and Gas Sector BUS 0038 This course is currently under development.

Work Experience for Legal Assistants LEGL 290 Put your skills and knowledge to work with a six-week, full-time practicum in a legal office.

Work Experience for Dental Business Assistants HCDB 140 A four-week work experience is under the guidance of a workplace preceptor and provides hands-on practice in a dental office or clinic. Weekly contact with a Bow Valley College instructor is provided.


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Work Experience for Events Managers – Windows and File Management

Working with Exceptionalities EACP 161

Document Formatting VA 100 (Red Deer College)

Put your skills and knowledge to work in a four week full-time practicum in a local company or organization.

Focus on teaching/learning strategies and interventions for learners with specific exceptional needs.

OFFICE ADMINISTRATION ONLINE PROGRAM

Prerequisite: CMPT 092 Using Microsoft Word 2003 and MicroPacePro, build on your keyboarding speed and accuracy. Learn the production of mailable correspondence (including merge), tabulated and tabled material, and basic reports, tables, and itineraries.

Office Procedures OAA 142 (Lethbridge College)

Business Communications I OA 120 (Keyano College)

Prerequisite: VA 110, OSWD 100, COMM 152 Learn to schedule appointments, use proper telephone techniques, coordinate business conferences, handle procedures for travel arrangements, prepare résumés and portfolios, learn procedures for incoming and outgoing mail and email, and gain an understanding of time management.

Learn the importance of correct and current business English as well as other communication essentials for the office environment. Improve your proofreading, spelling, grammar, and number-style skills and explore Web resources for business communications.

Work Experience for Hospital Unit Clerks HCUC 140 A four-week work experience placement is under the guidance of a workplace preceptor and provides hands-on practice in an active hospital unit. Weekly contact with a Bow Valley College instructor is provided.

Work Experience for Interior Decorators IDEC 190 Put your skills and knowledge to work in a four week full-time practicum in a local company or organization.

Work Experience for Legal Assistants LEGL 290 Put your skills and knowledge to work with a six-week, full-time practicum in a legal office.

Work Experience for Medical Office Assistants HCMO 140 A four-week work experience is under the direct guidance of a workplace preceptor and provides hands-on practice in a medical office or clinic. Weekly contact with a Bow Valley College instructor is provided.

Work Experience for Office Administration ADMN 190 Put your skills and knowledge to work in a four week full-time practicum in a local company or organization.

Work Search Strategies LSCD 256 Explore specific skills and information required in successful job search, with an emphasis on résumé development, cover letters and interview techniques.

Working with Atypical Behaviours HHC 0010 Examine the functions of behaviour as well as specific types of disorders/disabilities related to aggression, hyperactivity, social problems and mental illnesses, and behaviour diagnoses.

Keyboarding I CMPT 072 (Red Deer College) Prerequisite: OA 110 Key straight-copy alphabetic material using proper touch techniques at a minimum of 20 wpm. Learn to effectively proofread documents.

Word Processing I CMPT 083 (Red Deer College) Prerequisite: CMPT 072 Learn word-wrap, editing, formatting, and correcting features. Report production following a style guide which includes a title page, reference page, header, page numbering.

Keyboarding II CMPT 073 (Red Deer College) Prerequisite: CMPT 083 Key straight-copy alphabetic material using proper touch techniques at a minimum of 35 wpm. Learn to effectively proofread documents.

Word Processing II CMPT 092 (Red Deer College) Prerequisite: CMPT 073 Manage multiple page document production; enhance the visual display of text; efficient document production through mail merge, macros and templates.

Communication Skills VA 110 (Red Deer College) This course provides an introduction to various types of communication skills important for virtual assistants. The course covers such topics as grammar, business writing, listening skills, communication technology, informal research skills, and public speaking.

Interpersonal and Organizational Skills COMM 152 (Bow Valley College) This course prepares you for entry into the contemporary Canadian office setting. Learn what to expect from a career as an administrative professional and how to conduct yourself with your co-workers and clients. Manual filing is also covered.

Windows and File Management OA 110 (Keyano College) This is an introductory course to the Windows 2000 platform and to electronic file management. This introductory course is designed for students who have limited or no previous computer experience. Students will learn the basic functions of a computer system, hardware and software components, and basic internet features. This course provides a foundation for students to learn subsequent computer courses, including Windows applications.

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Microsoft Word Specialist - Work Experience for Office Administration (Individual Institutions)

Microsoft Word Specialist OSWD 100 (Keyano College)

Employment Preparation and Job Search BUSN 1006 (NorQuest College)

Prerequisite: OA 110 Gain hands-on instruction of the concepts and functions of Microsoft Word. Complete this course to prepare for the Word Specialist Level testing in Microsoft’s Office Specialist Certificate.

Complete a self-assessment of your skills and abilities. Learn how to research job opportunities, write impressive résumé and cover letter, and develop effective job interview techniques.

Introduction to the Internet BCPT 199 (SAIT) Prerequisite: OA 110 Employing Microsoft Internet Explorer, develop useful internet skills essential to succeed in your post-secondary studies and chosen career. A working knowledge of Microsoft Windows is required prior to enrolling in this course.

Microsoft Outlook ECOL 1000 (NorQuest College) Prerequisite: OA 110 Develop the skills necessary to manage/schedule appointments and meetings, keep track of activities, prepare task lists, organize and maintain contact lists, use Outlook to communicate and collaborate across networks.

Microsoft Excel Introductory/ Intermediate ECEX 1000 (NorQuest College) Prerequisite: OA 110 Learn the fundamentals of working with spreadsheets using MS Excel. Learn how to organize, design, and edit worksheets. Develop skills in basic computations and in calculating percentages, mark-ups, and simple/compound interest and other business applications.

Microsoft PowerPoint COMP 106D (Olds College) Prerequisite: OA 110, CMPT 083 Learn to create a presentation using a design template and auto layouts, to use outline view and clip art to create a slide show, and to create a presentation on the Web.

Microsoft Access – Core OA 1150 (Grande Prairie Regional College) Prerequisite: OA 110 This course deals with the management of information in business. Learn to design and manage electronic filing systems for various office environments. Records management using the Microsoft Access database software is introduced.

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Work Experience for Office Administration (Individual Institutions) Put your skills and knowledge to work in a fourweek, full-time practicum in a local company or organization. Contact your partner college to make arrangements.


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Steps to Complete an Application for Admission 1. How to Apply Applicants must complete the attached application for admission form with the appropriate fee using one of the following methods: In person or by mail: Student Services 332 – 6th Avenue S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4S6 By Fax: 403-297-4887 Applications are also accepted online at: bowvalleycollege.ca/apply

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2. Application Fee

$100.00 International Please Note: Students completing one Bow Valley College program and applying to another with no break in study are not required to pay another application fee. Continuing Education applicants do not pay an application fee.

3. When to Apply Most programs have a limited number of spaces available. Admission to a program is determined by the rule of first-come, first-served. Selection to the program will not begin until all required documentation is provided and/or admission requirements have been met and the file is deemed complete. Applicants who require funding assistance are encouraged to apply early to ensure all necessary documents are submitted prior to the start of classes. International applicants are advised to apply three to six months in advance in order to obtain a student visa.

4. Admission Requirements Bow Valley College admission requirements are designed to accommodate mature students. Applicants to Bow Valley College programs or courses must be 18 years of age or older, or able to demonstrate to the Registrar the maturity to benefit from a selected program of study. Admission requirements are listed under each specific program. Applicants should familiarize themselves with the specific requirements of the program to which they are applying. In some cases, pre program requirements or additional admission requirements are also listed. Applicants must provide official transcripts, statement of marks or letter of standing showing successful completion of the admission requirements for the programs or courses requested. In some cases, applicants will be asked to write a placement test or attend an interview prior to acceptance into a Bow Valley College program. It is not mandatory to have a completed high school diploma to apply to programs or courses at Bow Valley College. Should you require further information about our admissions policy, please refer to the College website bowvalleycollege.ca The status of admission will be communicated to the applicant in writing once a decision has been made.

5. Official Transcripts As part of the application process, applicants must provide Bow Valley College with official transcripts from high school and any/all post-secondary institution(s) attended. Official transcripts are original academic documents bearing the seal and signature of the institution or agency and are mailed directly to the receiving institution in a sealed envelope by the Office of the Registrar from the sending institution. Please Note: Transcripts received by Bow Valley College become the property of Bow Valley College and will not be photocopied for the student or forwarded to other institutions. An exception to copy originals may be made for applicants educated outside of Canada who receive only one set of original official transcripts. Applicants to programs other than full time career programs at Bow Valley College may provide unofficial transcripts or statements of courses and marks. Evaluation of academic documents will only be completed for Bow Valley College applicants.

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t High School Transcripts (Alberta) www.education.gov.ab.ca/learning/studentservices/transcripts/ (Out of Province) www.alis.gov.ab.ca/learning/pset/high_school_transcripts.asp

t Post-Secondary Transcripts Applicants should contact the Office of the Registrar at the post-secondary institution they attended to have the official transcript forwarded to Bow Valley College. Students who have attended more than one post-secondary institution prior to applying at Bow Valley College must have transcripts from each institution forwarded to the Office of the Registrar at Bow Valley College.

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Applicants educated outside of Canada and applying to Bow Valley College for fulltime career programs will be required to produce their original academic documents as well an official assessment provided by the International Qualification Assessment Service (IQAS). Please contact the International Admissions Officer for specific details. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) may be used for admission into most programs.

6. Alberta Student Number Applicants must have an Alberta Student Number (ASN) to begin classes. This number can be found on all Alberta high school transcripts or online at: www.education.gov.ab.ca/learning/studentservices/ASNLookup/ The application form is also available at the Office of the Registrar.

7. Pre-Program Requirements Some Bow Valley College programs include clinical placements in agencies where employers require a police information check as part of the entrance requirements. Other programs may also require a child intervention record check prior to the start of the program. Please refer to the current College Course Guide for further details.

8. Waiting Lists If a program or course is full, applicants are automatically placed on the program or course waiting list. The waitlist is determined by date of qualification so early application is advised. Every effort is made to contact applicants if space becomes available. Please be aware that other student cancellations may result in short notice for acceptance into a program therefore funding applications should be submitted early if applicable.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION t Transfer Credit / Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR): Bow Valley College recognizes applicants with equivalent coursework completed at other recognized or accredited postsecondary institutions or with relevant work experience. Transfer credit applications and information on completing a PLAR assessment are available at the Registrar’s Office. t Students with a Disability or who have Specialized Support Requirements: Students with disabilities or who require specialized support for school are strongly encouraged to contact the Specialized Support Office at (403) 410-1440 as soon as possible so that services can be arranged. t Student Advisor Information Sessions: Applicants who would like more information about Bow Valley College, admissions requirements or funding options would benefit from attending an information session. These sessions provide an opportunity for prospective applicants to speak with an advisor in person and ask any questions before submitting an application. The sessions are held at various times through out the week except on holidays. Please contact the Office of the Registrar for more details at 403- 410-1400. t Student for a Day/Individual/Group Tours: Prospective applicants have the opportunity to spend a day attending classes and meeting students and instructors in their area of interest. Prospective applicants may also participate in a tour of the Campus based on need and area of interest. For more information on Student for a Day or a campus tour, please contact Student Recruitment at 403-410-1402 or email to: recruiting@bowvalleycollege.ca. Questions or assistance with this application can be directed to the Office of the Registrar (403) 410-1400 or by email to info@bowvalleycollege.ca

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Application for Admission Form

Application for Admission Form Program/course applied for Diploma CertiďŹ cate Delivery Method: Start Date:

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Location of Program Main Campus

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Bow Valley College Student Number

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Alberta Student Number Note: If you do not know your Alberta Student Number (ASN), or if you do not have an ASN, please visit: https://extranetapp.learning.gov.ab.ca/learnerRegistry/forms/

Personal Information Legal Last Name

Middle/Second Name

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Date of Birth

Gender Male

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(dd/mm/yy) Postal Code

Address

Province (abbreviation)

City

Marital Status

Alternative Phone

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Country

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Email

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Citizenship Status Canadian Citizen Landed Immigrant

Date of Entry into Canada

Country of Citizenship

Study Permit (Student Visa) Temporary Resident (Visitor Visa)

If you wish to declare Aboriginal ancestry, please specify: Status Indian/First Nations Non-status Indian/First Nations MĂŠtis Inuit

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In the previous 12 months, I lived: In Alberta In another province

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Accounting

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Asset Planning

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Autocad

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Do you love to learn but can’t seem to the find the time? Whether it’s upgrading your work skills, earning a certificate or taking a course just for fun, Bow Valley College has courses that fit your busy schedule.

Autodesk

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Aviation

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Building Maintenance

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Business

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Computer Basics

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Customs And Logistics

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Desktop Publishing

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Educators And Trainers – Professional Development

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First Aid

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CUSTOM TRAINING

Health And Beauty

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Human Resources

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Immigration Practitioner Certificate

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Information Technology

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Do you need a training session for your employees? We can custom design, and deliver seminars and workshops for workers, employers, and interested individuals who wish to develop new skills or enhance current skill sets. See the Workshops section on page 183 for more information.

Insurance

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Interior Decorating

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Interpreting

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HOW TO REGISTER:

Languages

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Fill out the Continuing Education registration form on page 207.

Legal Administration

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Management Development

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Medical Courses

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ONLINE AT: bowvalleycollege.ca/apply

Oil And Gas

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FAX: 403-297-4887

Private Investigations

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PHONE: 403-410-1400

Project Management

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Special Events

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Web Development

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Workshops

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Student Services 332 – 6th Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 4S6

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Choose from computer training, first aid and medical courses, accounting, interior decorating, special events, and more. Our instructors bring years of teaching and workplace experience to the classroom, as well as a keen interest in helping learners achieve their goals. To meet your needs we schedule continuing education offerings on evenings and weekends throughout the year. Check out what we have to offer now!

IN PERSON: Registrar’s Office 332 – 6th Avenue SE

All dates listed are for 2009, unless otherwise listed.

BVC alumni are now eligible for a

10% discount on most Continuing Education courses.

Contact the Office of Alumni Relations for details at alumni@bowvalleycollege.ca or 403-355-4666. Please look for this symbol for those discount-eligible continuing education courses.

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ACCOUNTING ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS CERTIFICATE (163 – 167 HOURS)

ADVANCED ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS CERTIFICATE (82 HOURS)

Learn to handle the accounting requirements of a business or office environment. Learn the basics of applied accounting through a variety of general accounting and accounting software.

Increase your options in the accounting field. After completing all required courses for the Accounting Applications Certificate, complete the following courses to receive an Advanced Accounting Applications Certificate.

Recommended: • Keyboarding Skills – 15 wpm

Prerequisite:

• Introduction to Computers

• Completion of Accounting Applications Certificate

Required Courses:

Required Courses:

• Microsoft Excel Introduction

• Microsoft Excel Intermediate

• Business Mathematics

• Financial Accounting Advanced

• Financial Accounting Introduction

• Simply Accounting Advanced (must have Simply Accounting Introduction)

• Financial Accounting Intermediate

Note: A USB Memory Stick is required for all computerized courses.

• Simply Accounting Introduction or QuickBooks

QUICKBOOKS (20 HOURS) Fees: $295.00

These Accounting courses qualify towards Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping courses: • Financial Accounting Introduction and Intermediate • Financial Accounting Advanced • Simply Accounting Introduction and Advanced Simply Accounting • QuickBooks

PAYROLL ASSOCIATION These Accounting courses qualify towards the Payroll Management Certificate:

Recommended: • Financial Accounting Introduction • Introduction to Computers or equivalent experience Dates: Time:

Jan. 27 – Feb. 17 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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March 14 – Apr. 4 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Dates: Time:

May 25 – June 15 (Mon. & Wed.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Choice of classroom instruction or Homestudy option must be specified at time of registration.

• Financial Accounting Introduction • Financial Accounting Intermediate Note: A USB Memory Stick is required for all computerized courses.

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Learn how QuickBooks handles billing activities. Cover topics that include invoicing, finance charges, generating estimates, collections, inventory management, tracking time and materials, payroll and producing detailed reports. Software not included.


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ACCOUNTING SIMPLY ACCOUNTING INTRODUCTION – IN-CLASS OR HOMESTUDY* (24 HOURS)

Dates: Time:

Fees: $325.00

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

This integrated accounting software package is designed to maintain complete accounting records for small- to medium-sized companies. Learn to use the general ledger and examine accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, bank reconciliations, and reporting. Software not included.

Choice of classroom instruction or Homestudy option must be specified at time of registration.

Recommended:

Fees: $355.00

• Financial Accounting Introduction

This course covers accounting for merchandise activities, payroll, special journals (cash receipt, cash payment, sales, and purchase journals), and accounting for bad debts.

• Introduction to Computers or equivalent experience Dates: Time: Dates: Time:

Jan. 17 – Feb. 21(Sat.) (No class Jan. 31 & Feb. 14 ) 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. March 17 – Apr. 9 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration Choice of classroom instruction or Homestudy option must be specified at time of registration.

SIMPLY ACCOUNTING ADVANCED (24 HOURS) Fees: $325.00 Learn how to review the set-up and conversion of accounting data and learn to manage the wide scope of transactions encountered during regular bookkeeping. Software not included.

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• Financial Accounting Intermediate

May 5 – June 16 (Tues. & Thurs.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING INTERMEDIATE – IN-CLASS OR HOMESTUDY* (40 HOURS)

Required: • Financial Accounting Introduction textbook Recommended: • Financial Accounting Introduction or equivalent experience Dates: Time:

Jan. 13 – Feb. 24 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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Feb. 25 – Apr. 8 (Mon. & Wed.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Apr. 25 – June 20 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (No class May 16)

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration Choice of classroom instruction or Homestudy option must be specified at time of registration.

• Simply Accounting Introduction or equivalent experience

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING ADVANCED (40 HOURS)

Dates: Time:

Fees: $355.00 (plus textbook and learning materials)

May 5 – May 28 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Choice of classroom instruction or Homestudy option must be specified at time of registration.

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING INTRODUCTION – IN-CLASS OR HOMESTUDY* (40 HOURS) Fees: $355.00 (plus textbook and learning materials) This course covers fundamental accounting concepts, recording of transactions, adjusting accounts, preparation of financial statements, and completion of the accounting cycle. In addition, learn to complete bank reconciliations and handle petty-cash transactions. Dates: Time: Dates: Time:

Jan. 14 – March 2 (Mon. &Wed.) (No class Feb. 16) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Feb. 21 – Apr. 18 (Sat.) (No class Apr. 11) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

Learn accounting for capital assets and various amortization methods, current liabilities and short-term notes payable, analyzing cash flows and preparing the Statement of Changes in Financial Position, analyzing a company’s profitability, efficiency, solvency, and liquidity through financial ratio analysis and other tools of analysis. Recommended: • Financial Accounting Intermediate or equivalent experience Dates: Time: Dates: Time:

Jan. 17 – March 14 (Sat.) (No class Feb. 14) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. May 4– June 17 (Mon.. & Wed.) (No class May 18) 6:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.

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ASSET PLANNING ASSET PLANNING CERTIFICATE (NEW)

SUPPLY CHAIN – 2 DAYS

Welcome to the highly sought after Asset Planning Certificate, delivered in partnership with Keyano College and designed and written by field experts, Clearpass Inc., with industry support from Suncor, Syncrude, and CNRL. This program is ideal for individuals who want to start a career in the planning and scheduling field. This includes both experienced skilled trades people, as well as individuals who have strong logic and process skills. This program will give you the methods and the tools to maximize both resource productivity and craft utilization. You will practice working with techniques that are directly transferable to a planning or scheduling position through out the seven modules. Modules must be taken in order.

Fees: $550.00

ASSET PROACTIVE PLANNING – 3 DAYS Fees: $800.00 This 3-day workshop will benefit all personnel who are accountable or responsible for the development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of maintenance activities for industrial facilities. Learn how to apply latest strategies to turn your Maintenance Department into a profit center. Applying failure and value analysis will ensure you are performing the right maintenance. Dates: Time:

Please contact Marivic Go at 403-410-1587 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WORK AND RESOURCE SCHEDULING – 3 DAYS Fees: $800.00

Dates: Time:

Please contact Marivic Go at 403-410-1587 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Please contact Marivic Go at 403-410-1587 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

TURN AROUND PLANNING AND SCHEDULING – 2 DAYS Fees: $550.00 This project management skills module benefits all maintenance project managers and turnaround planners working in industrial maintenance. The information here builds on prior planning and scheduling modules. Project management concepts applied in an industrial setting are the basis for this workshop. Identifying and controlling shutdown risks are key deliverables in any project and are highlighted in this workshop. Workshop participants practice their skills in a team-based exercise. Dates: Time:

Please contact Marivic Go at 403-410-1587 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.

TROUBLE SHOOTING / RCFA – 1 DAY Fees: $300.00 This workshop will benefit all maintenance, operations, engineering teams and team leaders. Learn how to reduce downtime with this proven Trouble Shooting and Problem Solving method. Learn how to process factual information to quickly focus on the root cause as a team and stay on track when trouble shooting. Dates: Time:

Please contact Marivic Go at 403-410-1587 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

COMPUTERIZED MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS – 2 DAYS

JOB PLANS – 2 DAYS

Fees: $550.00

Fees: $550.00

Students will learn the features and benefits of CMMS and develop an expertise in the selections, implementation and support of a CMMS package.

This module will benefit planners in providing the theory and concepts for applying a risk-based approach to job plan building as well as providing guidelines for building risk based job plans. Dates: Time:

Please contact Marivic Go at 403-410-1587 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Please contact Marivic Go at 403-410-1587 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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This 3-day hands-on module will benefit all maintenance coordinators, schedulers, and resource coordinators. Managing a daily backlog and ensuring prioritized activities are enabled in the most economical way are focus areas of this workshop. Practical team-based exercises allow participants to practice these skills.

This practical inventory optimization workshop will benefit all operations, maintenance, purchasing and materials management personnel. “Right size” your inventory while ensuring the critical spares are available. You will learn all the costs to holding a maintenance inventory and discuss various inventory management strategies.


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AUTOCAD AUTOCAD OPERATOR CERTIFICATE (123 HOURS) The AutoCAD Operator Certificate prepares the professional or student to work in the exciting field of Computer Aided Design/ Drafting. Be trained to work as an AutoCAD Operator in a variety of industrial and business areas, including architecture, manufacturing, mapping, surveying, electronics, interior design, landscaping, and electrical, mechanical and environmental engineering. The program is also designed for working professionals who want to update their AutoCAD skills.

Courses: • AutoCAD 2D Level I • AutoCAD 2D Level II • AutoCAD 3D Level I

AUTOCAD ONE MONTH CERTIFICATE (114 HOURS) (To be offered Summer 2009) Fees: $1,295.00 (Manuals included) Recommended: • Introduction to Computers or equivalent experience Learn AutoCAD and earn an AutoCAD Operator Certificate in one month. This hands-on, four-week program teaches all of AutoCAD’s twodimensional and three-dimensional features and commands through the following courses: • AutoCAD 2D Level I • AutoCAD 2D Level II • AutoCAD 3D Level I • AutoCAD 3D Level II

• AutoCAD 3D Level II

AUTOCAD 2D LEVEL I – IN-CLASS OR ONLINE* (33 HOURS)

AUTOCAD 2D CERTIFICATE (99 HOURS) The AutoCAD 2D Certificate prepares the professional or student to work in the exciting field of two dimensional Computer Aided Design/Drafting. Be trained to work as an AutoCAD Operator in a variety of industrial and business areas, including architecture, manufacturing, mapping, surveying, electronics, interior design, landscaping, and electrical, mechanical, and environmental engineering. The program is also designed for working professionals who want to update their AutoCAD 2D skills.

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This hands-on course is part one of a two-part series covering twodimensional features and commands. Topics include AutoCAD Interface, AutoCAD theory, syntax, inserting 2D geometry, line, circle, arc, point, object snap, zoom, pan, fillets, chamfers, trim, extend, offset, inquiry, grids, text, making changes, line types, and layers. The course also covers drafting fundamentals and geometry theory for students who require it. Recommended: • Introduction to Computers or equivalent experience. Dates: Time:

Jan. 14 – Feb. 23 (Mon.& Wed.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

• AutoCAD 2D Level II

Dates: Time:

March 10 – Apr. 14 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

• AutoCAD 2D Advanced

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May 4– June 10 (Mon. & Wed.) (No class May 18) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Courses: • AutoCAD 2D Level I

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ADVANCED AUTOCAD CERTIFICATE (66 HOURS) The Advanced AutoCAD Certificate prepares the AutoCAD operator to work as a CAD manager. Completion of this certificate gives a thorough understanding of AutoCAD functions such as customizing AutoCAD and writing AutoLISP programs. Be better able to increase the productivity of AutoCAD operators in your office by gaining proficiency in these advanced AutoCAD functions.

Prerequisite: • AutoCAD Operator Certificate

Courses: • AutoCAD 2D Advanced or AutoCAD Customization • AutoLISP

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

Time:

*Online: Ongoing registration Duration: four months (Software not provided, but enrolled students may be eligible to purchase student software.) Note: Once learning materials have been downloaded, no refunds will be provided.


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AUTOCAD AUTOCAD 2D LEVEL II – IN-CLASS OR ONLINE* (33 HOURS)

AUTOCAD 3D LEVEL I – IN-CLASS OR ONLINE* (33 HOURS)

Fees: $395.00 (Manual included)

Fees: $395.00 (Manual included)

This hands-on course is part two of a two-part series covering twodimensional features and commands. Topics include move, copy, rotate, scale, mirror, array, stretch, graphic manipulation, grips, crosshatching, dimensioning, blocks, reference files, advanced text, special objects, and plotting. The course will also cover drafting fundamentals and geometry theory for students who require it.

This hands-on course is part one of a two-part series covering threedimensional features and commands. Topics include extrusions, viewing 3D models, and using world and user coordinate systems to create 3D wireframes, XYZ point filters, model space, paper space, setting viewport scales, creating a layout to plot, interactive viewing, 3D surface modeling, and 3D polylines.

Recommended:

Recommended:

• AutoCAD 2D Level I

• AutoCAD 2D Level II

Dates: Time:

Feb. 25 – Apr. 1 (Mon. & Wed.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dates:

Dates: Time:

Apr. 28 – June 2 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Time:

Jan. 24 – March 7 (Sat.) (No class Feb. 14) 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

*Online: Ongoing registration

*Online: Ongoing registration

Duration: four months

Duration: four months

(Software not provided, but enrolled students may be eligible to purchase student software.)

(Software not provided, but enrolled students may be eligible to purchase student software.) Note: Once learning materials have been downloaded, no refunds will be provided.

AUTOCAD 2D ADVANCED – NEW: IN-CLASS OR ONLINE* (33 HOURS) Fees: $395.00 (Manual included)

AUTOCAD 3D LEVEL II – IN-CLASS OR ONLINE* (24 HOURS) Fees: $325.00 (Manual included) This hands-on course is part two of a two-part series covering threedimensional features and commands. Topics include creating basic solid shapes, extruded solid shapes, composite solid shapes, filleting and chamfering solids, constructing 3D solid models, viewing, sectioning and slicing, regions, mass properties, shading, and rendering. Recommended: • AutoCAD 3D Level I Dates: Time:

Apr. 18 – May 9 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*Online: Ongoing registration

Recommended:

Duration: four months

• AutoCAD 2D Level 1 and AutoCAD 2D Level 2 or equivalent experience.

(Software not provided, but enrolled students may be eligible to purchase student software.)

Dates: Time:

March 14 – Apr. 25 (Sat.) (No class Apr. 11) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Dates: Time:

May 23 – June 27 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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This hands-on course teaches AutoCAD’s advanced features and commands that are not covered in the AutoCAD 2D level 1 and 2 courses. It was designed to help AutoCAD Operators to work smarter and become more productive. Topics include file extensions, profiles, search paths, system variables, command aliases, script files, dynamic input, grips, dynamic blocks, layer states, layer filters, layer groups, attributes, tables, data extraction, workspaces, customizing toolbars, customizing pull-down menus, macros, dashboard panels, tool palettes, fields, advanced text, annotation, templates, and advance layouts.

Note: Once learning materials have been downloaded, no refunds will be provided.


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AUTODESK

3D RENDERING (15 HOURS)

AUTODESK INVENTOR CERTIFICATE – ONLINE (200 HOURS)

Fees: $295.00 plus GST

The AutoDesk Inventor Certificate prepares the professional or student to work in the exciting field of 3-Dimensional Parametric Solid Modeling. Be trained to work as a 3D solid modeler in a variety of industrial and business areas, including manufacturing, mechanical, sheet metal, and mold design. The program is also designed for working professionals who want to update their CAD skills.

Learn how to take a 3D object and add surfaces and textures to it. Use light sources to create a photo realistic image. Prerequisite: • AutoCAD 3D Level I & Level II Dates: Time:

May 23 – June 6 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

• AutoDesk Inventor

Fees: $395.00 (Manual included)

• AutoDesk Inventor Advanced

This hands-on course teaches you to customize the AutoCAD Interface, understand how AutoCAD works and increase day-to-day productivity. Topics include options, PGP, configuration, slides, scripts, menu file structures, menu file syntax, button menus, pull-down menus, cursor menus, toolbars, macros, system variables, attributes, shapes, custom linetypes and hatch patterns, drawing interchange files, and running AutoLISP programs.

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AUTODESK INVENTOR – ONLINE ONLY (100 HOURS) Fees: $495.00 (Manual included) Topics include projects, sketching lines, circles and arcs, creating 3D solid models by extruding and revolving, 2D sketching planes, fillets and chamfers, editing geometry, work features, threads, modifying solid models, assemblies, animation presentation files, and 2D drawings.

Recommended:

Recommended:

• AutoCAD 2D Level II

• Introduction to Computers or equivalent experience

Duration: four months

(Software not provided, but enrolled students may be eligible to purchase student software)

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AUTOCAD CUSTOMIZATION – ONLINE ONLY (33 HOURS)

(Software not provided, but enrolled students may be eligible to purchase student software.)

Duration: five months

Note: Once learning materials have been downloaded, no refunds will be provided.

Note: Once learning materials have been downloaded, no refunds will be provided.

AUTOLISP – ONLINE ONLY (33 HOURS)

AUTODESK INVENTOR ADVANCED – ONLINE ONLY (100 HOURS)

Fees: $395.00 (Manual included)

Fees: $495.00 (Manual included)

This hands-on course teaches the AutoCAD operator to increase productivity by writing AutoLISP programs that run inside the AutoCAD environment. Topics include AutoLISP Visual editor, program design and layout, functions, math, user input, variables, symbols, numbers, strings, screen control, lists, system variables, looping, testing, selection sets, object access, object manipulation and symbol tables. Manual included.

Topics include holes, patterns, shell, rib, loft, sweeps, coil, face draft, split, emboss, decal, parameters, i-parts, i-features, i-mates, sheet metal modeling, weldments, advanced assembly modeling, and simulating mechanical motion.

Recommended: • AutoCAD 2D Level II Duration: four months Ongoing registration (Software not provided, but enrolled students may be eligible to purchase student software.) Note: Once learning materials have been downloaded, no refunds will be provided.

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Ongoing registration

Recommended: • AutoDesk Inventor (Software not provided, but enrolled students may be eligible to purchase student software) Duration: five months Ongoing registration Note: Once learning materials have been downloaded, no refunds will be provided.


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AVIATION

BUILDING MAINTENANCE

FLIGHT DISPATCHER GROUND SCHOOL (57 HOURS)

MODERN CARETAKING CERTIFICATE (40 HOURS)

Fees: $795.00 plus GST (plus approximately $300 for Ground School Kit)

Fees: $395.00 plus GST

This course is offered in partnership with and taught by BDA Flight Training Ltd. Performing one of aviation’s most important roles, aircraft flight dispatchers share with pilots the ultimate responsibility for flight safety. The flight dispatcher is responsible for aircrew and weather briefing, flight planning, aircraft performance, weight limitations, and flight safety.

Learn practical caretaking techniques designed to meet the needs of building managers, executive housekeepers, contract cleaners, supervisors and custodians. Cleaning techniques covered include dusting, mopping, washroom cleaning and the cleaning of special areas such as ceilings, windows, and furniture. Receive training in the use and maintenance of equipment (polishers and vacuums), cleaning chemicals (WHMIS – Workplace Hazardous Material Information Systems), interpersonal skills, and safety tips.

The Flight Dispatcher Ground School prepares the learner for the Transport Canada written exam – a prerequisite for employment as a flight dispatcher with both charter and major airlines. The Transport Canada Flight Dispatcher Exam covers two areas:

Dates: Time:

Feb. 21– March 21 (Sat.) 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Exam 1 – Flight Operations, and Exam 2 – Meteorology. In order to become employed as a Flight Dispatcher (and commence on-the-job training with an air operator) students must have passed both Transport Canada generic examinations. Note: Following the completion of the Transport Canada generic examinations, candidates must complete the air operator training as approved by Transport Canada. A certificate is issued upon successful completion. Dates: Time:

Feb. 23 – Apr. 6 (Mon., Wed. &Thurs.) 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course. For more information please contact 403-410-1595.

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BUSINESS BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATE This part-time program gives a practical, flexible introduction to business administration at a supervisory or managerial level. Designed for those who are already working in a business administration environment, the certificate program provides the opportunity to add to your skill set and advance your career. Several courses also qualify as elective courses for the Canadian Payroll Association’s Payroll Management Certificate.

Required Courses: • Financial Accounting Introduction (or higher) • Introduction to Computers (or higher) • Introduction to the Internet • Introduction to Marketing • Essential Supervisory Skills

Dates: Time:

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration Textbook available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

BUSINESS MATHEMATICS – IN-CLASS OR HOMESTUDY* (45 HOURS) Fees: $355.00 (plus textbook) $710.00 International, plus Part-time Student Association fee Learn the business uses of mathematics, including arithmetic, algebra, functions, interest, present value, annuities, mortgages, sinking funds, discounts, mark-up, banking transactions, foreign exchange and depreciation methods. Dates:

• Organizational Behaviour for Management Time:

• Simply Accounting Introduction

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

• Financial Accounting Intermediate

Textbook available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

These Business courses qualify towards the Payroll Management Certificate:

CUSTOMER SERVICE – ONLINE

• Basic Business Communication

This course helps you assess your customer-service strengths and determine areas for improvement. It examines the ways that inflection, empathy and active listening impact communication with customers. Learn techniques for improving communication and responding to customers. Explore effective ways of dealing with customers’ complaints and strategies for maintaining a positive-service attitude. Develop a service promise.

• Organizational Behaviour for Management • Essential Supervisory Skills

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March 7 – May 9 (Sat.) (No class Apr. 11) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Complete any additional two courses from the following list:

• Website Development Using HTML (available online only)

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Jan. 17 – Feb. 28 (Sat.) (No class Feb. 14) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

BASIC ADMINISTRATION SKILLS – HOMESTUDY* (40 HOURS) Fees: $295.00

Fees: $295.00 plus GST

Learn the skills most commonly used by administrative assistants in a small business environment. Learn proper telephone and reception procedures and etiquette, time- and office-management skills, business communications, and office-machine operations and procedures.

Ongoing registration

Ongoing registration

Fees: $295.00

BASIC BUSINESS COMMUNICATION – IN-CLASS OR HOMESTUDY* (30 HOURS) Fees: $295.00 plus GST (plus textbook) Basic Business Communication focuses on the essentials of communicating effectively in a business environment with a concentration on real-world learning activities. Topics include the writing process in business, oral communication, report development, records management, and the technology appropriate to the planning and facilitation of everyday business communication. The mechanics of language such as word usage, sentence structure, spelling, and grammar are reviewed within the context of each topic.

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING – IN-CLASS OR ONLINE* (30 HOURS) This course is an introduction to the concept of marketing. Learn the origins, evolution and principles of modern marketing management, including marketing information systems, marketing research, consumer behaviour, and marketing-mix strategies. Dates: Time:

Apr. 14 – May 14 (Tues. & Thurs.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

*Online: Ongoing registration


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BUSINESS ESSENTIAL SUPERVISORY SKILLS – IN-CLASS OR HOMESTUDY* (30 HOURS) Fees: $295.00 (plus learning materials) Learn the skills you need to be an efficient supervisor and enhance your value in the marketplace, increase your chances of a promotion or simply make your job easier. Study from your home or office at your convenience. The supervisory skills learned in this course are applicable to any work environment. Dates: Time:

Feb. 24 – March 26 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR FOR MANAGEMENT – IN-CLASS OR ONLINE* (45 HOURS) Fees: $375.00 (plus textbook) Study the behaviour of groups and individuals, leadership, organizations, culture, group dynamics, communication processes, organizational structure, and design. These concepts will be communicated through lectures, group interaction, and case studies. Dates: Time:

March 31 – May 19 (Tues. & Thurs.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

*Online: Ongoing registration Textbook available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

BUSINESS SEMINARS CHAIRING EFFECTIVE MEETINGS (3 HOURS) Fees: $90.00 plus GST This workshop uses John Cleese’s DVD – “Meetings, Bloody Meetings” to emphasize the rules for running short, productive meetings. Topics include developing the agenda, ensuring appropriate preparation, the eight key skills for chairing a meeting, evaluating the meeting, and meeting follow-up. Learners will come away with a clear understanding of the responsibilities of the Chairperson and valuable strategies for conducting effective meetings. Date: Time:

Jan. 13 (Tues.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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March 7 (Sat.) 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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May 23 (Sat.) 9:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

TAKING EFFECTIVE MINUTES (3 HOURS) Fees: $ 90.00 plus GST Learn the skills and techniques involved in being an effective minute taker. This workshop will cover the types of meetings, styles of minutes, meeting logistics including recording tools and aides, listening skills, and after the meeting activities. Rules of Order for meetings and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (and the implications for the minutes of this act) will also be presented. Jan. 15 (Thurs.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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March 7 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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May 23 (Sat.) 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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COMPUTER BASICS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES CERTIFICATE (215 HOURS) This part-time certificate prepares you to work in a small business environment. It provides a range of office skills that cover the varied duties of administrative assistants in small businesses.

BUSINESS COMPUTER CERTIFICATE (72 – 84 HOURS) Become an expert in business computer applications. This advanced level certificate is an add-on to our Word Processing Certificate and gives you advanced training in the most commonly used spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing software and web design software, Prerequisites:

Required Courses:

• Completion of the Word Processing Certificate

• Keyboarding – Beginner and Skill Builder

Required Courses:

• Introduction to Computers

• Microsoft Excel Intermediate or Advanced

• Microsoft Word Introduction

• Microsoft Access

• Microsoft Word Intermediate

• Microsoft PowerPoint

• Microsoft Excel Introduction

Choose only one from:

• Microsoft Access

• Adobe Photoshop

• Microsoft PowerPoint

• Adobe Illustrator

• Introduction to the Internet

• Website Development Using HTML (available online only)

• Microsoft Outlook

Note: A USB Memory Stick is required for all computerized courses

• Basic Administrative Skills (Available by Homestudy only) • Financial Accounting Introduction

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS (18 HOURS)

Note: A USB Memory Stick is required for all computerized courses.

Fees: $295.00 $590.00 International, plus Part-time Student Association fee

WORD PROCESSING CERTIFICATE (110 HOURS)

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The Word Processing Certificate incorporates computer skills essential for today’s office environment. It demonstrates to employers that you are ready for a career in an office setting.

Required Courses: • Keyboarding – Beginner and Skill Builder • Introduction to Computers • Microsoft Word Introduction • Microsoft Word Intermediate • Microsoft Word Advanced • Microsoft Excel Introduction • Introduction to the Internet Note: A USB Memory Stick is required for all computerized courses.

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

Get comfortable with computers and the basic features of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, and the internet. Find out how to open and close windows properly, use online help, the My Computer function and Windows Explorer. You’ll also get an introduction to creating, designing, formatting and editing documents, and surfing the internet. This course is designed for those with little or no computer experience. Recommended: • Keyboarding – Beginner and Skill Builder or typing speed of 15 wpm or equivalent experience Dates: Time:

Jan. 10 – Jan. 24 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Feb. 18 – March 9 (Mon. & Wed.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Apr. 7 – Apr. 23 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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May 30 – June 13 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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COMPUTER BASICS KEYBOARDING – BEGINNER AND SKILL BUILDER (15 HOURS) Fees: $195.00

MICROSOFT WORD INTERMEDIATE – IN-CLASS OR HOMESTUDY* (18 HOURS)

This course is designed for learners who are brand new to keyboarding as well as learners who have basic skills but wish to increase their words per minute to a more functional level. Learn proper hand positioning and posture. Develop your skills and track speed and accuracy. The objective is to help learners achieve up to 25 words per minute.

Fees: $295.00

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Jan. 12 – Jan. 28 (Mon. & Wed.) 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

(Software not provided for home use.)

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Feb. 17 – March 5 (Tues. & Thurs.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

• Microsoft Word Introduction and typing speed of 20 wpm or equivalent experience

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March 17 – Apr. 2 (Tues. & Thurs.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Apr. 27 – May 13 (Mon. & Wed.) 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Feb. 9 – March 2 (Mon. & Wed.) (No Class Feb. 16) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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June 1 – June 17 (Mon. & Wed.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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March 31 – Apr. 16 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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May 25 – June 10 (Mon. & Wed.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Expand your knowledge of Microsoft Word. Learn how to use the letter wizard, the thesaurus, create footnotes, use bookmarks, create AutoText entries, use symbols, create and modify templates, create and modify tables, use the mail merge features, and create envelopes and labels.

Recommended:

MICROSOFT WORD INTRODUCTION – IN-CLASS OR HOMESTUDY* (18 HOURS) Fees: $295.00 Explore the basics of Microsoft Word. This course guides you through the effective use of toolbars, file maintenance, moving and copying data, manipulating fonts, font styles and attributes, working with borders and shading, adjusting margins and spacing, setting tabs and indents, and using headers and footers. Learn to use the AutoCorrect and AutoText features and finish documents by using the spelling, thesaurus, and grammar features.

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

MICROSOFT WORD ADVANCED – IN-CLASS OR HOMESTUDY* (18 HOURS) Fees: $295.00 This Microsoft Word course covers some of the more advanced features of the program. Work with styles, columns, graphics, and the drawing tools. Learn desktop-publishing techniques and produce documents such as newsletters, flyers, brochures, business cards, and letterhead. (Software not provided for home use.)

Recommended:

Recommended:

• Introduction to Computers and typing speed of 20 wpm or equivalent experience

• Microsoft Word Intermediate and typing 20 wpm or equivalent experience

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Jan. 12 – Jan. 28 (Mon. & Wed.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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March 9 – March 25 (Mon. & Wed.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Feb. 5 – Feb. 24 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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May 5 – May 21 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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March 2 – March 18 (Mon. & Wed.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

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Apr. 14 – Apr. 30 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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May 23 – June 6 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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COMPUTER BASICS MICROSOFT EXCEL INTRODUCTION – IN-CLASS OR HOMESTUDY* (18 HOURS)

MICROSOFT EXCEL ADVANCED – IN-CLASS OR HOMESTUDY* (18 HOURS)

Fees: $295.00

Fees: $295.00

Learn how to create and print worksheets, manipulate and protect worksheet data, work with formulas and functions, format worksheets, and create and edit charts. (Software not provided for home use.)

In this advanced course, learn about customizing the Excel workspace, start-up options, toolbars, default templates and automated worksheet formatting. Find out how to manipulate pivot tables, create outlines, use Excel analytical tools, create macros, and use the report manager.

Recommended:

(Software not provided for home use.)

• Introduction to Computers and Microsoft Word Introduction or equivalent experience

Recommended:

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Jan. 14 – Feb. 2 (Mon. & Wed.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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Feb. 25 – March 16 (Mon. & Wed.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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Apr. 7 – Apr. 23 (Tues. & Thurs.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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May 23 – June 6 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

MICROSOFT EXCEL INTERMEDIATE – IN-CLASS OR HOMESTUDY* (18 HOURS)

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• Microsoft Excel Intermediate or equivalent experience Dates: Time:

Feb. 5 – Feb. 24 (Tues. & Thurs.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Apr. 27 – May 13 (Mon. & Wed.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

MICROSOFT ACCESS – IN-CLASS OR HOMESTUDY* (18 HOURS) Fees: $295.00 Microsoft Access is a powerful relational database management system used for sorting, organizing and reporting various types of information. Access enables you to manipulate your data in a number of ways in the user-friendly Windows environment. It is an excellent tool for both new and experienced database users. Learn how to set up functional databases, design attractive data-entry forms, and produce meaningful reports.

Fees: $295.00

(Software not provided for home use.)

Build on the skills learned in Introduction to Microsoft Excel. Learn how to name ranges, work with multiple worksheets by linking data, create advanced formulas, use the database and sorting features of Excel, and build on your knowledge of creating and formatting charts.

Recommended:

(Software not provided for home use.) Recommended: • Microsoft Excel Introduction or equivalent experience Dates: Time:

Feb. 18– March 9 (Mon. & Wed.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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March 31– Apr. 16 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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May 11 – June 1 (Mon. & Wed.) (No Class May 18) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Time:

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

• Microsoft Excel Introduction or equivalent experience • Microsoft Word Introduction or equivalent experience Dates: Time:

Jan. 21 – Feb. 9 (Mon. & Wed.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dates: Time:

March 31 – Apr. 16 (Tues. & Thurs.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

MICROSOFT OUTLOOK – IN-CLASS OR HOMESTUDY* (10 HOURS) Fees: $195.00 Learn how to use the powerful communication and organizational capabilities of Microsoft Outlook. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to use basic and advanced email features, the calendar, the contacts, and the task list. (Software not provided for home use.) Recommended: • Introduction to Computers Dates: Time:

Feb. 2 – Feb. 11 (Mon. & Wed.) 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400


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COMPUTER BASICS

CUSTOMS AND LOGISTICS

MICROSOFT POWERPOINT – IN-CLASS OR HOMESTUDY* (18 HOURS)

CUSTOMS AND LOGISTICS CERTIFICATE – ONLINE (180 HOURS)

Fees: $295.00

Customs and Logistics is a rapidly expanding field due to the ever-increasing movement of goods across borders and the increased security measures being implemented. Challenging new career opportunities are being created as a result. This certificate fast-tracks the learner by teaching the essential skills and knowledge needed to work in this area. The instructor, Ron Bennett, has worked and taught in customs and logistics for over 20 years. His experience and knowledge working as a customs officer and college instructor will greatly benefit those who are serious about making a career in this dynamic and exciting field.

Use templates, drawing tools, text boxes and clip art to create professional-looking electronic and print presentations. PowerPoint enables you to organize a collection of images and text into a presentation and place it on slides, overheads, or printed pages. (Software not provided for home use.) Recommended: • Introduction to Computers and Microsoft Word Introduction or equivalent experience Dates: Time:

March 7 – March 21(Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET (5 HOURS) Fees: $125.00 Surf the internet using the Internet Explorer web browser. Find out how to research topics, locate programs and explore the internet. Visit various sites and learn to use email in this course. Time is set aside for in-class surfing. Recommended: • Introduction to Computers or equivalent experience

This certificate prepares graduates for positions with customs brokerages and private businesses in logistics and freight forwarding. Customs and logistics appeals to individuals who enjoy working in teams and are interested in international affairs, politics, news, and geography. People who work in this field require above-average communication skills, a basic understanding of math, a good knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office and strong customer service skills. This is a structured online program with scheduled intakes. Courses are designed to be done over 14 weeks. Because of the amount of work involved in this program, learners have dates by which assignments and quizzes must be submitted and exams must be taken.

Dates: Time:

Jan. 24 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Date: Time:

March 28 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

• Customs and Logistics – Statutes and Regulations (30 Hours)

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May 25 – May 27 (Mon. & Wed.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

• Brokerage and Logistics I (30 Hours)

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Required Courses: • Customs Administration I (30 Hours)

• Brokerage and Logistics II (30 Hours) • Customs Administration III (30 Hours)

CUSTOMS AND LOGISTICS – STATUTES AND REGULATIONS LEVEL I (30 HOURS) Fees: $295.00 The first part of this course provides an understanding of Canada Customs as it pertains to the duties of customs officers and the Customs Act as it relates to the movement of persons and goods into and out of Canada. The second part provides an understanding of Immigration Canada as it relates to the administration and enforcement of the Immigration Act and Regulations, with particular emphasis on the admissibility and inadmissibility of persons entering Canada. Dates:

Jan. 19 – Apr. 24 May 4 – Aug. 7

*Available online only

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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CUSTOMS AND LOGISTICS CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION LEVEL I (30 HOURS)

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Fees: $295.00 Study the application of legislation and regulations governing customs and excise in the importation and the exportation of goods. Note: CD purchase required for Classification of Goods. Prerequisite or co-requisite: • Customs and Logistics – Statutes and Regulations Level I Dates:

Jan. 19 – Apr. 24 May 4 – Aug. 7

*Available online only

BROKERAGE AND LOGISTICS LEVEL I (30 HOURS) Fees: $295.00 Discover the import and export business. The first part of this course focuses on the customs brokerage industry in Canada, while the second part looks at the movement of goods, geographical problems that may occur in transportation and general transportation systems (logistics). It provides a look into the world of freight forwarders. Prerequisite or co-requisite: • Customs and Logistics – Statutes and Regulations Level I

CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION LEVEL III (30 HOURS) Fees: $295.00 This course gives an in-depth look into the work and practices of customs administration. A working knowledge of customs requirements in reference to regulations is acquired. Administration of the importation and exportation of goods is stressed. Prerequisite: • Customs Administration Level II Dates:

Jan. 19 – Apr. 24 May 4 – Aug. 7

*Available online only

CUSTOMS BROKERAGE PROFESSIONAL EXAM PREPARATION ONLINE (80 HOURS) Fees: $1,495.00 plus GST

CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION LEVEL II (30 Hours)

Duration: 5 months

Fees: $295.00

Ongoing registration

This course provides advanced knowledge in the application of legislation and regulations governing customs and excise in the importation and the exportation of goods. Import/export Customs/ Brokerage Line Release Clearance procedures and their application are also studied.

Note: This course prepares learners for the Professional Designation in the customs field. It is not a requirement for the Customs and Logistics Certificate.

Prerequisite:

Fees: $295.00 plus GST

• Customs Administration Level I

Learn to conduct successful employment searches in the Import/Export workplace. Develop skills in online research, résumé writing, and interviewing techniques.

Jan. 19 – Apr. 24 May 4 – Aug. 7

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Prepare for your professional designation in the customs field. It is assumed you are familiar with the industry (work in a brokerage firm, freight forwarding company, etc.) or a recent graduate from a community college customs program. The learning activities and quizzes provide a review of the information needed to successfully challenge this exam.

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Jan. 19 – Apr. 24 May 4 – Aug. 7

Dates:

Jan. 19 – Apr. 24 May 4 – Aug. 7

*Available online only

BROKERAGE AND LOGISTICS LEVEL II (30 HOURS) Fees: $295.00 Further your knowledge in the import and export business, concentrating on the customs brokerage and transportation industry in Canada. The course also delves deeper into the movement of goods, geographical problems in transportation and general transportation systems. Prerequisite: • Brokerage and Logistics Level I

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

CUSTOMS CAREER PREPARATION ONLINE (30 HOURS)

Duration: 4 months Ongoing registration Note: This course is not a requirement for the Customs and Logistics Certificate.


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DESKTOP PUBLISHING LAYOUT AND DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS (18 HOURS)

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS3 (20 HOURS)

Fees: $235.00 plus GST

Fees: $295.00

This course focuses on the basic principles governing quality page layout and document design. Whether for print production or for the Web, the use of professional and creative design techniques adds a touch of distinction to any project or presentation. Discover the effective use of space and colour, the role of typography, traditional and modern layout methods, and a review of the various elements that help to turn your work into art. This course is strongly recommended for those entering the desktop publishing or website development fields.

Learn the fundamentals of vector-based graphics using Adobe’s industry-standard Illustrator CS2. This course covers the use of Illustrator’s powerful design tools, as well as the issues involved in preparing graphics for output to print and to the web.

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Feb. 3 – Feb. 19 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Note: This is not a computer course.

Recommended: • Introduction to Computers • Microsoft Word Advanced or equivalent experience March 3 – March 24 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS3 (20 HOURS)

ADOBE ACROBAT 8 PROFESSIONAL (10 HOURS)

Fees: $295.00

Fees: $195.00 plus GST

Learn how to create, import, edit and export digital images for use in publishing to print or the web. Also covered are principles of resolution, colour correction, compression, and scanning techniques.

Learn how to create and manage electronic portable document format (PDF) files. This course teaches how Adobe Acrobat documents are created from standard desktop applications. Learn to convert Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and Excel spreadsheets into electronic documents and become familiar with the main methods of creating Adobe PDF files and then enhancing those files using Adobe Acrobat. Acquire skills in creating interactive and smart documents for corporate internet/intranets, creating PDF forms, and preparing and optimizing files for distribution through the internet and email. Recommended:

• Introduction to Excel and PowerPoint or equivalent experience.

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June 1 – June 10 (Mon. & Wed.) 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Apr. 18 – May 9 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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InDesign is a professional page layout and design program that integrates tightly with other existing Adobe products: Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat. Learn how to use InDesign’s tools and palettes to set up multi-page documents with automated text and page formatting. InDesign makes it easy to move beyond print with support for publishing pages to multiple formats such as PDF and the web. Date: Time:

Jan. 17 – Feb. 7 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Note: A USB Memory Stick is required for all computerized courses

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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• Introduction to Computers and Microsoft Word – Advanced or equivalent experience.

Fees: $295.00 plus GST

• Microsoft Word Introduction

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EDUCATORS AND TRAINERS – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ADULT LEARNING – FOSTER ADULT LEARNING NEEDS AND DEVELOPMENT – ONLINE (10 HOURS) Fees: $225.00 plus GST Learn to identify the most common learning needs of adult learners and the barriers that prevent adults from attaining these needs. Help your learners overcome these barriers and become autonomous learners. Ongoing registration

FIRST AID For more information on the courses below, other EMP Canada – Medic First Aid courses, Heart & Stroke Foundation courses, and on-site first aid training for groups/companies: Contact 403-410-1499 or email firstaid@bowvalleycollege.ca

BASIC RESCUER FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER (5 HOURS) Fees: $80.00 plus GST This course is aimed at Health Care Providers and First Responders.

ALIGN INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES TO LEARNING NEEDS – ONLINE (10 HOURS) Fees: $225.00 plus GST Learn to profile the instructional strategies that are commonly used in class and to evaluate their effectiveness in meeting the needs of your learners. Be introduced to several new instructional strategies that you can adopt to improve your success as an instructor. Ongoing registration

MANAGE THE LEARNING RELATIONSHIPS IN VARIOUS LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS – ONLINE (10 HOURS) Fees: $225.00 plus GST Discover how to foster an environment that is conducive to helping adult learners be successful. This includes managing the relationships that are crucial to successful learning in various kinds of environments ranging from traditional to online. Ongoing registration Note: Each course counts as four seminar credit hours towards the University of Calgary’s Certificate in Adult Learning and their certificate in e-learning: Design & Facilitate Learning Online Programs.

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The life of another human being could rest in your hands. The skills taught in this course include: one-person rescuer CPR for adult/child/ infant; two-person rescuer CPR for adult/child/infant; choking for adult/ child/infant; adult/child AED. A Heart & Stroke Foundation certificate is issued upon successful completion. *This course requires pre study. Please call 403-410-1499 to arrange pick up of materials. Date: Time:

Jan. 10 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Jan. 26 – Jan. 27 (Mon. & Tues.) 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Feb. 21 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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March 14 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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March 25 – March 26 (Wed. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Apr. 25 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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May 9 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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May 27– May 28 (Wed. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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June 13 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Please Note: To renew your current CPR Level C, please register for Basic Rescuer for Health Care Provider.

EMERGENCY FIRST AID WITH CPR LEVEL A (8 HOURS) Fees: $90.00 plus GST Learn the basics of how to respond during a medical emergency. This course includes training in the first level of CPR (one person, adult).

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

Date: Time:

March 7 (Sat.) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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FIRST AID STANDARD FIRST AID WITH CPR LEVEL C (16 HOURS)

PEDIATRIC FIRST AID WITH CPR LEVEL C REFRESHER (8 HOURS)

Fees: $120.00 plus GST

Fees: $90.00 plus GST

Develop the skills and confidence necessary to save someone you love, or even yourself, in an emergency. Endorsed by professional firefighters and emergency responders, this course teaches first-aid treatments for fractures, burns, poisonings, cuts, wounds, and other injuries. It also covers anatomy, physiology, and safety. If you think this course could benefit your friends or family or the people in your office, it can be delivered on-site to groups upon request.

It’s important to update your skills regularly. This course reviews pediatric first aid and refreshes your skills and knowledge. A current certificate must be presented to the instructor in class.

Dates: Time:

Jan. 24 – Jan. 25 (Sat. & Sun.) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Feb. 21– Feb. 22 (Sat. & Sun.) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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March 21– March 22 (Sat. & Sun.) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Apr. 18 – Apr. 19 (Sat. & Sun.) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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May 23– May 24 (Sat. & Sun.) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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June 20 – June 21 (Sat. & Sun.) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

• Current Certificate for Pediatric First Aid with CPR Level C Dates: Time:

March 10 – March 11 (Tues. & Wed.) 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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June 6 (Sat.) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

MEDIC FIRST AID INSTRUCTOR (EMP CANADA) (20 HOURS) Fees: $325.00 plus GST (includes materials) This course prepares you to teach Standard First Aid, Emergency First Aid, and CPR Level C. Prerequisite: • Current Standard First Aid with CPR Level C

STANDARD FIRST AID WITH CPR LEVEL C REFRESHER (8 HOURS) Fees: $90.00 plus GST It’s important to update your skills regularly. This course reviews basic first aid and refreshes your skills and knowledge.

Prerequisite: • Current Certificate for Standard First Aid with CPR Level C May 9 (Sat.) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

PEDIATRIC FIRST AID WITH CPR LEVEL C (16 HOURS)

PRE-STUDY: You must successfully complete the Classroom Communication Instructor Reference Guide. The cost of this guide is included in this course’s fees, and it is available upon registration. This assignment must be completed prior to the first class. Dates: Times:

March 27 – March 29 (Fri., Sat., & Sun.) 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID LEVEL I (WORKPLACE FOR BC LEVEL I) (8 HOURS) Fees: $90.00 plus GST This course is fully recognized and certified Canada-wide. Learn the basics of how to respond during a medical emergency. Training in Artificial Respiration and CPR in adults is included. Date: Time:

Jan. 20 (Tues.) 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fees: $120.00 plus GST

TRANSPORTATION ENDORSEMENT (8 HOURS)

Whether you’re a parent, teacher or childcare worker, you need to know how to help children in your care during an emergency. Get the skills necessary to help a child or infant in distress. Learn special techniques for administering first aid in situations such as choking, allergic reactions and poisonings. This program is accredited for daycare worker training.

Fees: $90.00 plus GST

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Feb. 7 – Feb. 8 (Sat. & Sun.) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Apr. 4 – Apr. 5 (Sat. & Sun.) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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June 13 – June 14 (Sat. & Sun.) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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This course is fully recognized and certified Canada-wide. Learn the skills and knowledge needed to move and transport injured workers to medical aid. Prerequisite: • Current Occupational First Aid Level I Dates: Time:

March 3– March 4 (Tues. & Wed.) 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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FIRST AID OCCUPATIONAL/STANDARD FIRST AID (16 HOURS) Fees: $120.00 plus GST This course is fully recognized and certified Canada-wide. OFA Level I and Standard First Aid are covered in two days – normally a three-day process. Upon successful completion, certificates are issued for both courses. Dates: Time:

March 7 – March 8 (Sat. & Sun.) 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

MEDIC FIRST AID ADVANCED LEVEL III (EMP CANADA) (76 HOURS) Fees: $895.00 This intensive 76-hour program provides advanced training in prehospital emergency care oriented to individuals who work in remote locations supporting operations in oil and gas exploration, delivery and processing, logging, and mining operations. This program is recognized and certified Canada-wide. Subject knowledge includes theory and skills for Basic Life Support, Patient Packaging and Transportation, Multiple Patient Triage, Supplemental, Oxygen, AED, and First Aid Room Care and Administration. Prerequisite: • Current Occupational First Aid Level I or higher • Proof of physical fitness from family doctor Dates: Time:

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Jan. 22– Jan. 27 (Thurs. – Tues.) Jan. 30 – Feb. 3 (Fri. – Tues.) 8:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Apr. 23– Apr. 28 (Thurs. – Tues.) Apr. 28 – May 5 (Fri. – Tues.) 8:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

MEDIC FIRST AID ADVANCED LEVEL III RECERTIFICATION Fees: $595.00 Recertification days are Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 of the Advanced Level III course time frames. For more information please contact 403-410-1499 or email firstaid@bowvalleycollege.ca

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MEDIC FIRST AID EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER (EMR) (48 HOURS + 25 HOURS OF SELF STUDY) Fees: $695.00 This course prepares you to assess the extent of injuries or illness in emergency situations and determine medical treatment. Be able to administer pre-hospital emergency care including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), oxygen, bandaging and splinting, as well as to provide treatment for trauma patients and assistance in childbirth. Other skills taught include blood pressure cuffs, spider straps, head blocks, chest auscultation, operation of ambulance stretchers, oximetry testing, pharmacology, and communication systems. Successful completion of EMR course enables the holder to write the Alberta College of Paramedics EMR exam. Prerequisite: • Medic First Aid Advanced Level III Dates: Time:

Feb. 5– Feb. 10 (Tues. – Sun.) 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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May 7– May 12 (Tues. – Sun.) 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Please Note: If registering concurrently for Medic First Aid Advanced Level III and Medic First Aid Emergency Medical Responder, combined course fee is $1,490.00. For more information on the above courses, other Medic First Aid courses, Heart & Stroke courses and on-site first aid training for groups/ companies, contact 403-410-1499.


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HEALTH AND BEAUTY

HUMAN RESOURCES

WRAP YOUR NAILS WITH SILK! (24 HOURS) NEW

HUMAN RESOURCES CERTIFICATE – IN-CLASS OR ONLINE (115 HOURS)

Fees: $195 plus GST (plus $100 starter kit) Learn how to create beautiful nail enhancements without the use of primers, sculpting liquids, UV lights, smell or dust. The Linen Batiste Nails method strengthens your nails and prevents cracking and peeling through the application of silk wraps over your own natural nails or over a tip. Learn how to start your own profitable business and how to become a nail technician from an experienced instructor with over 20 years in the field. Note: To attend a free demo on Mon. Feb. 9, at 6:00 p.m. call 403-410-1595 Dates: Time:

March 2– Apr. 27(Mon.) (No class Apr. 13) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

This part-time program introduces you to Human Resources functions and processes. Study the terminology and legislation that apply to Human Resources, explore organizational structures, behaviour of groups and individuals during change, and learn about the processes of attracting, retaining and developing staff. Topics include HR management systems, recruitment and selection, job evaluation, compensation and benefits payroll, employee relations, health and safety, and training and staff development.

Required Courses: • Introduction to Human Resources Administration (25 Hours) • Organizational Behaviour for Management (45 Hours)

UNDERSTANDING THE COSMETICS INDUSTRY (15 HOURS) NEW

• Employee Recruiting and Selection (25 Hours)

Fees: $125 plus GST

• Compensation and Benefits Administration (20 Hours)

When is a product truly effective and when can it be harmful? Do cellulite creams and gels really work? What is the best way to slow down the aging process and maintain healthy skin with an attractive glow? This course will help you understand the basic science behind skin care products and treatments as well as how your skin works and reacts. It will teach you how to identify which products and treatments will work best for you and your lifestyle.

Each course qualifies for 15 renewal credits for CHRP designation.

Dates: Time:

Jan. 13– Feb. 17 (Tues.) 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Apr. 21– May 26 (Tues.) 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Need a makeover? Discover your personal style and which colors suit you best. Create a wardrobe that fits your lifestyle and budget, explore when and where to shop, and learn how to enhance both your professional and casual appearance. Join us and renew yourself!

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May 14– May 28 (Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Fees: $75 plus GST (plus learning materials) Not sure what to wear? Discover your personal style, create a wardrobe that fits your business aspirations and personal life, and understand and take advantage of your body type. Apr. 9– Apr. 23 (Thurs.) 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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Jan. 19– Feb. 11(Mon. & Wed.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

*Online: Ongoing registration

EMPLOYEE RECRUITING AND SELECTION – IN-CLASS OR ONLINE* (25 HOURS) Fees: $295.00 (plus textbook) $590.00 International, plus Part-time Student Association fee ($12)

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This course provides an overview of human resource functions, with a focus on terminology and human resource legislation. Topics include recruitment and selection, job evaluation, compensation and benefits, health and safety, training and development, employee relations and client groups for human resources departments.

This course introduces the processes involved in the recruitment and selection of staff. Learn about identifying job requirements, planning an interview, Web-based recruitment tools, job advertisements, other sources of potential applicants and interview follow-ups. Dates: Time:

Feb. 23– March 18(Mon. & Wed.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

*Online: Ongoing registration

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Fees: $95 plus GST (plus learning materials)

Feb. 26– March 12(Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION – IN-CLASS OR ONLINE* (25 HOURS) Fees: $295.00 (plus textbook) $590.00 International, plus Part-time Student Association fee ($12)

NEW LOOK, NEW YOU! (FOR WOMEN) (9 HOURS) NEW

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HUMAN RESOURCES

IMMIGRATION PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION – IN-CLASS OR ONLINE* (20 HOURS)

IMMIGRATION PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (182 HOURS)

Fees: $275.00 (plus textbook) $550.00 International, plus Part-time Student Association fee ($12)

As the process of immigration is often complex and stressful, the need is growing for well-trained immigration practitioners to help protect their clients, the public, and the immigration delivery system. This program benefits consultants, paralegals, immigration practitioners, and others interested in entering this field to become highly knowledgeable about the practice of immigration to Canada. This is accomplished by sharing the expertise of the program’s instructors, who are leaders in their fields, and the opportunities to gain from the experience of the other participants.

Learn about implementing, administering and tracking employee compensation and benefits. Topics covered include payroll, contracts, entitlement tracking, attendance reporting, and human resource management systems. Dates: Time:

May 25– June 15(Mon. & Wed.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

*Online: Ongoing registration

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR FOR MANAGEMENT – IN-CLASS OR ONLINE* (45 HOURS) Fees: $375.00 (plus textbook) $750.00 International, plus Part-time Student Association fee ($12)

Study the behaviour of groups and individuals, leadership, organizations, culture, group dynamics, communication processes, organizational structure and design. These concepts will be communicated through lectures, group interaction, and case studies. Dates: Time:

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This program is brokered from Seneca College. Transfer is available to Seneca College in Toronto as well as the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. This program has been developed and endorsed by William H. Angus, Professor Emeritus, Osgoode Hall Law School, the Organization of Professional Immigration Consultants, the Association of Immigration Counsel of Canada, and in consultation with the Citizenship and Immigration Executive Section of the Canadian Bar Association of Ontario. Steven W. Green, a leading immigration lawyer and past Chair of the Citizenship and Immigration Executive Section of the Canadian Bar Association of Ontario, assists in coordinating the program.

Admission Requirements: A university degree or minimum two-year community college diploma (must be evaluated if foreign) – a copy of your transcript and/ or degree must accompany your application or a letter from your supervisor indicating that you have a minimum of two years’ related work experience or, if you operate your own immigration consulting business, a copy of either your Articles of Incorporation or, if you are not incorporated, a copy of your banking papers. Either of these will confirm the start date of your business and completion of a language assessment test For more information on the Immigration Practitioner Certificate program and how to apply please contact 403-410-1591.

Required Courses: • Module 1: Basic Principles of Immigration Law and Policy • Module 2: Skilled Workers • Module 3: Family Class, In-Canada Applications and Appeals • Module 4: Convention Refugees • Module 5: Temporary Status • Module 6: Professional Practice Management

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IMMIGRATION PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE MODULE 1: BASIC PRINCIPLES OF IMMIGRATION LAW AND POLICY (29 HOURS) (To be offered August 2009) Fees: $650.00 (includes subject materials) This is the first module in the Immigration Practitioner Certificate Program. Learners are introduced to computer research and various immigration-related sources. Explore migration patterns; the history of immigration to Canada, from both a historical and constitutional perspective; the development of the statutory framework that guides immigration policy; the precedents set by the Federal Court of Canada in interpreting both legislation and policy; an overview of the new Immigration Act and Regulations; an overview of the CSIC Rules of Professional Conduct; immigration targets; categories of immigration status; and the structure of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, with a view to understanding the decision-making process.

MODULE 3: FAMILY CLASS, IN-CANADA APPLICATIONS AND APPEALS (33 HOURS) (To be offered January 2010) Fees: $650.00 (includes subject materials)

• Successful completion of the language assessment test

Study family class applications from time of sponsorship to appeals of refused applications to the Immigration and Refugee Board (Appeal Division). Topics include: definitions of members of the family class; sponsorship agreements and applications for permanent residence; assessment of sponsorships; in-Canada applications for landing; under humanitarian and compassionate circumstances; appeals to the Immigration and Refugee Board (Appeal Division); appeals for sponsors; appeals by permanent residents ordered deported. Study aspects of immigration enforcement procedures and practice with respect to port-of-entry inspections, arrests, detentions, detention reviews and release, inquiries and removals. In addition, examination of the ethical obligations of counsel in dealing with sponsorships, applications for inland processing and appeals are studied. Ethics studied relate to the above topics and the CSIC Rules of Professional Conduct.

• Approval of the Continuing Education Department

Prerequisite:

We are now accepting applications for the August 2009 program intake. Please submit copies of your admission requirements to the Continuing Education Department.

• Module 2

*Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

MODULE 4: CONVENTION REFUGEES (29 HOURS) (To be offered March 2010)

Prerequisite: • Admission requirements

MODULE 2: SKILLED WORKERS (26 HOURS) (To be offered October 2009)

*Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

Fees: $650.00 (includes subject materials)

Fees: $650.00 (includes subject materials)

Prerequisite: • Module 3 *Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

Prerequisite: • Module 1 or approval of the Continuing Education Department *Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

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Learners are introduced to the CIC organization chart. Topics include: the immigration selection criteria and related regulations; assessment of independent category including binding system of assessment and classification; assessing experience; application forms; and language assessment. Learn about arranged employment: what constitutes an application, substituted evaluation, timely decision, and procedural fairness. Learners are introduced to the Quebec Skilled Workers and Provincial Nominee Programs. They explore the legislative, regulatory and policy underpinnings of skilled workers and business immigration: self employed, entrepreneurs and investors. In addition, criminal and medical inadmissibility as well as ethics are studied. The exercise of discretion by visa officers and ethical considerations are also components of this module. Ethics studied relate to the above topics and the CSIC Rules of Professional Conduct.

Study the process for making a refugee claim in Canada. Topics include: a practical analysis of the forms and applications for making a Convention Refugee claim; the principles and legal requirements for establishing a client as Convention Refugee or as a Person in Need of Protection; an in-depth analysis of the definitions of “Convention Refugee” and “Persons in Need of Protection” and how these are interpreted by the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) and the Federal Court of Canada. Learners are taught the advocacy skills of effective communication, competent interviewing and listening procedures, as well as understanding key cultural, psychological and non-verbal (body language) themes relevant to refugee claims. Ethics studied relate to the above topics and the CSIC Rules of Professional Conduct.


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IMMIGRATION PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

MODULE 5: TEMPORARY STATUS (29 HOURS) (To be offered May 2010)

COMPTIA A+ CERTIFICATION (60 HOURS)

Fees: $650.00 (includes subject materials)

CompTIA A+ is the certification of choice for service Technicians in the computer hardware repair field and an essential credential for entrylevel IT professionals. This course prepares you to write the two exams required to become CompTIA A+ certified.

Study the process of obtaining temporary entry and status in Canada for a client. Various applications and programs are studied including: temporary resident visas; study and work permits; temporary resident permits; and live-in caregiver. In particular, the process of validation for work permits is discussed. Alternatives to the above processes are looked at, including regulatory exemptions, NAFTA, GATS, Intra-company transfers and other corporate employees. A review of Citizenship practice issues is included. Ethics studied relate to the above topics and the CSIC Rules of Professional Conduct. Prerequisite: • Module 4 *Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

MODULE 6: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE MANAGEMENT (36 HOURS) (To be offered July 2010) Fees: $750.00 (includes subject materials)

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Emphasis is put on practical professional management with respect to day-to-day immigration practice management and the tools available to assist practitioners/consultants. Topics include: starting your own business – planning: why businesses fail; organizing your business; assessing start-up costs and monthly expenses; setting up an office and all it entails; errors and omissions insurance; accounting; trust funds; computer and legal advice; establishing systems; client relations; interview techniques including effective questioning, non-verbal communication, observation skills, art of listening, and interacting with distressed and withdrawn clients; keeping clients satisfied; managing relations with employees, agents and associates; and developing a consulting business plan outline. Ethics studied relate to the above topics and the CSIC Rules of Professional Conduct. Prerequisite: • Module 5 *Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

Fees: $695.00 (textbooks, kit, and exam not included)

Prerequisite: • Basic familiarity with mouse, keyboard, and Windows 98 Objectives: Learn how to install, configure, and upgrade computers and peripherals. With Bow Valley College’s unique hands-on learning format, learn in real time how to diagnose and troubleshoot common problems and system malfunctions, implement safety and preventive maintenance procedures, and disassemble a computer down to the motherboard, and then rebuild it. Learn how to function as an administrator by setting up user accounts, managing file permissions and directories, working with virtual memory, and implementing network security. Diagnose and troubleshoot network problems via the Administrative Tools folder and perform various commands such as Ping, Tracert, PathPing, and IPCONFIG. CompTIA A+ Certification is a vendor-neutral certificate sponsored by CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association). Dates: Time:

Jan. 27 – Apr. 2 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

COMPTIA NETWORK+ CERTIFICATION (60 HOURS) Fees: $695.00 (textbooks, kit, and exam not included) This program prepares you for the CompTIA Network+ exam. Successful completion of this exam demonstrates to employers that you possess the knowledge to use and maintain a wide range of network technologies. This credential can be used as a stepping stone to more advanced IT certifications, and to help you become proficient in setting up a network, whether it be at home or in an office setting. With this course, you will actually create your own CAT5e network cable, install and simulate a small office network setting, and administer it as part of your hands-on experience. Software covered; Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and 2003 Advanced Servers, Windows XP Professional, Novell 6, and Linux Red Hat 9.0. Prerequisite: • Experience with Windows 98 and Windows 2000 • CompTIA A+ Certification is also recommended CompTIA Network+ Certification is a vendor-neutral certificate sponsored by CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association). Dates: Time:

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Apr. 14 – June 18 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


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INSURANCE

INTERIOR DECORATING

INSURANCE AGENT LICENCE PROGRAM: MODULE I – GENERAL LEVEL I (48 HOURS)

PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DECORATING CERTIFICATE (220 HOURS)

Fees: $445.00

Get the skills you need for an exciting career in interior decorating. This certificate program offers the theory and practice to expand your current decorating knowledge and get a job in the interior decorating industry. Many courses require out-of-class assignments.

Prepare for a career as a general insurance broker. This course provides a good understanding of the principles of insurance, personal lines of coverage, Alberta automobile insurance and property insurance. The Fundamentals of Insurance text is used to provide the knowledge required to challenge the Level I General Insurance Licence exam. Learners completing this course now qualify for 22.5 hours of Continuing Education credit towards the General Agents licence. Note: Text and Level I General Insurance License examination fee not included. Please contact the Independent Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta at 1-800-318-0197 for that material. Dates: Time:

Required Courses: • Six core courses (120 Hours) • 60 hours of elective courses from Group A • 40 hours of elective courses from Group B

COURSE LIST

Jan. 31 – March 21 (Sat.) (No class Feb 14) 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Core Courses: • Basics of Design

GENERAL LEVEL II – PERSONAL LINES (15 HOURS) Fees: $265.00

• Decorating Styles • The Influence of Colour in Decorating

This course introduces learners to advanced principles of insurance and concepts relating to the insurance industry. Through a number of learning activities, acquire and practise additional knowledge of automobile, property and liability insurance coverage. There is advanced discussion of Alberta automobile insurance.

• Lighting Effects and Techniques • Space Planning • Final Project – Professional Certificate

This course prepares learners to challenge the Alberta Insurance Council Level 2 General Insurance Agent Personal Lines licence examination. You are responsible for obtaining your own copy of the Level 2 General/ Personal Lines licensing materials, and registering for and paying the required fee to write the Alberta licence examination.

Group A Electives:

Learners who already have a Level 1 General Insurance Agent Licence earn 15 hours of Continuing Education credit toward the General Licence upon successfully completing this program.

• Window Treatments

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Jan. 17 – Jan. 24 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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May 23 – May 30 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

• Background Coverings

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Group B Electives: • Accessories • Colour Boards • Drawing and Sketching for Interiors – Level I • Drawing and Sketching for Interiors – Level II • Decorating for the Spring Season • Decorating for the Christmas Season • Decorating Condos and Small Spaces • The Operation of Design

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INTERIOR DECORATING ACCESSORIES (6 HOURS) Fees: $115.00 In this workshop, learn how to make an impression by decorating with accessories. Learn the art of balance and symmetry and practice with actual examples and samples. Date: Time:

Feb. 7 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

BACKGROUND COVERINGS (20 HOURS) Fees: $225.00 (plus textbook and learning materials) Apply the elements and principles of design to the walls, floors and ceilings in a decorating concept. Wall coverings, architectural ceilings and all varieties of flooring are depicted in various styles. There are two tours scheduled to show actual samples of backgrounds, retail, and wholesale. Dates: Time:

May. 4 – Jun. 22 (Mon.) (No class May 18th) 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Discover how to create a festive atmosphere in your home during the Christmas holiday season. Learn about Christmas decorating considerations such as colour, theme, budget, safety, design, planning, and light. Find a Christmas decorating idea for every room in your home or office.

DECORATING FOR THE SPRING SEASON (6 HOURS) Fees: $115.00 Discover how to create a fresh, alive atmosphere in your home during the spring season. Learn about spring decorating considerations such as colour, theme, budget, safety, design, planning, and light. Find a Spring decorating idea for every room in your home. Date: Time:

March 21(Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

DECORATING STYLES (20 HOURS)

BASICS OF DESIGN (20 HOURS)

Learn how to decorate in a style that complements the personal lifestyle of your client. The characteristics of traditional, country, modern/contemporary and eclectic decorating styles will be discussed. Explore the elements of each style, including atmosphere, colour scheme, lighting, background coverings, furniture, window coverings, and accessories.

There are no interior decorating rules, but there are guidelines that can give a home a professionally decorated appearance. Learn about the principles of design, proportion and scale, balance, rhythm and unity, focal point, and how to apply the elements of design (line, space, texture, colour, and light). Dates: Time:

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Fees: $115.00

Textbook available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

Fees: $225.00 (plus textbook and learning materials)

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DECORATING FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON (6 HOURS) (To be offered Fall 2009)

Jan. 13 – Feb. 24 (Tues.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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COLOUR BOARDS (6 HOURS) Fees: $125.00

Fees: $225.00 (plus textbook and learning materials)

Dates: Time:

Feb. 21 – March 14 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Textbook available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

DRAWING AND SKETCHING FOR INTERIORS – LEVEL I (6 HOURS) Fees: $115.00

In this workshop, learn how to establish and assemble a sample board. Working with all the elements and principles of design and the backgrounds – furniture, window treatments, and accessories – discover how to depict this onto a presentation board, an industry standard. Industry standard board is supplied.

This course is a basic introduction into drawing and sketching. Through a hands-on approach, develop techniques to create realistic-looking sketches quickly and easily. Learn drawing skills that will help you effectively sell your decorating ideas to clients. Learners are required to supply their own sketchbook, drawing pencils, eraser, colour pencils and coloured felt markers. Other materials will be provided.

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Jan. 24 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

DECORATING CONDOS AND SMALL SPACES (6 HOURS) Fees: $115.00 Find out how to apply the elements of design for small – space decorating to create actual and visual space, provide storage solutions, camouflage or embellish features, and work in a colour scheme to complement furniture and accessories. Date: Time:

Apr. 25 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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INTERIOR DECORATING DRAWING AND SKETCHING FOR INTERIORS – LEVEL II (6 HOURS)

THE OPERATION OF DESIGN (12 HOURS)

Fees: $115.00

Learn how to start your own small business in interior decorating. Topics covered include how to organize your space effectively and discover the abundance of wholesalers in this field. Learn how the industry operates.

This course explores one-point and two-point perspective drawings in depth. Learn how to create professional-looking drawings that realistically depict furniture, accessories and complete interiors. Develop simple techniques to check the accuracy of your drawings quickly and easily. Learners are required to supply their own sketchbook, drawing pencils, eraser, and ruler. Date: Time:

May 2 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fees: $175.00

Recommended: • Basics of Design Dates: Time:

March 24 – Apr. 2 (Tues. & Thurs.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

SPACE PLANNING (20 HOURS)

FIBRES TO FABRICS (20 HOURS)

Fees: $225.00 (plus textbook and learning materials)

Fees: $225.00

Learn how to plan for the arrangement of furnishings to create maximum convenience of movement and visual appeal. Practice creating floor plans and elevations and examine the specific space requirements of each room in a home.

Experience a hands-on approach to the world of fibres and discover the differences between and similarities in synthetic and natural fibres. Specifications for projects will seem a breeze when you learn what type of fibre is appropriate for any application. Tours will be conducted to a wholesaler for those taking a daytime class and to a retailer for those taking an evening class. Dates: Time:

Recommended: • Basics of Design

May 23 – June 13 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Dates: Time:

THE INFLUENCE OF COLOUR IN DECORATING (20 HOURS) Fees: $225.00 (plus textbook and learning materials)

Jan. 15 – Feb. 26 (Thurs.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

LIGHTING EFFECTS AND TECHNIQUES (20 HOURS) Fees: $225.00 (plus textbook and learning materials)

Mar. 4 – Apr. 15 (Wed.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Textbook available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

WINDOW TREATMENTS (20 HOURS) Learn how to select both hard (metal, wood and PVC) and soft window coverings for specific rooms and decorating styles. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages, designs, qualities and application of both types of coverings. Find out everything you need to pull it all together, including rods, finials, and trims. Dates: Time:

Apr. 9 – May 21 (Thurs.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Sufficient natural and/or artificial light lets us fully appreciate the decorating products we use. Discuss the function and aesthetics of artificial light (incandescent, fluorescent and halogen) and go through a room-by-room selection and placement of general, task, and accent lighting.

Textbook available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

Dates:

Prepare to manage projects and pitch presentations with this final course in the Professional Interior Decorating Certificate. Demonstrate all the skills you’ve learned by preparing a final interior decorating project and presenting your project before an expert panel for final evaluation.

Time:

March 2 – Apr. 20 (Mon.) (No class Apr. 13) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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FINAL PROJECT – PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE (20 HOURS) Fees: $265.00

Prerequisite: • 100 hours – core Interior Decorating courses • 60 hours – electives Date: Time:

Apr. 28 – June 9 (Tues.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Colour is the most stimulating and influential element in decorating. Learn about the psychology of colour and other variables that affect the selection and application of a colour scheme. Find out how to effectively work a colour scheme to create a desired atmosphere and enhance the furnishings throughout a dwelling. Dates: Time:

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INTERPRETING HEALTH CARE INTERPRETER CERTIFICATE (190 HOURS)

Prerequisite:

This program is designed for fluently bilingual adults who wish to work as interpreters in a health-care setting, including hospitals, clinics and other health-care agencies. The program provides occupational training in a classroom setting and in health-care settings through a practicum component. Graduates of this program have the skills required to work as interpreters in the health-care system in Calgary. Learning takes place through classroom instruction, simulated health-care situations, interpretation practice in small language-specific classes and a practicum in a health-care setting.

• Medical Terminology I Dates: Time:

Jan. 8 – Feb. 5 (Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

PRE-INTERPRETING SKILLS (30 HOURS) Fees: $295.00 This course is designed to develop oral/aural skills, memory, language transfer skills, and terminology research in preparation for bilingual interpreting. Prerequisite:

Admission Requirements: • University education recommended • Excellent oral and written knowledge of English and one other language

Feb. 10 – March 12 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO INTERPRETING (15 HOURS)

• Successful completion of the language proficiency test

Fees: $195.00

• Medical Terminology I (30 Hours)

This course describes the role of interpreters in relation to the institutions, agencies, organizations, professionals and individuals with whom they work. It describes the settings in which interpreters are needed, and indicates the language and interpreting skills that interpreters need in order to carry out the role successfully. Finally, it introduces the legal and ethical considerations relating to the work of the interpreter.

• Introduction to Health Care Infrastructure (15 Hours)

Prerequisite:

• Pre-Interpreting Skills (30 Hours)

• Pre-Interpreting Skills

• Introduction to Interpreting (15 Hours)

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Required Courses:

• Bilingual Interpreting for Health Care (60 Hours)

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• Aptitude for interpreting

Candidates apply to take the examination and pay a fee of $75.00. There will be no refunds on the exam fee. For more information, contact 403-410-1587.

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• Health Care Interpreter Practicum (40 Hours)

March 17 – March 31 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

BILINGUAL INTERPRETING FOR HEALTH CARE (60 HOURS)

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I – IN-CLASS OR ONLINE (30 HOURS)

Fees: $795.00

Fees: $295.00 (plus learning materials)

This course consists of activities to develop skills in sight translation and consecutive interpreting using role plays and realism in a healthcare context. Bilingual interpreting practice is included.

This course offers instruction in the language of medical terminology and teaches how to read and interpret commonly used medical terms, symbols and abbreviations. Medical Terminology I covers rules, prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms, and basic introduction to body systems. This course is recommended for those who are able to commit to home/ self study in addition to classroom learning. Dates: Time:

Jan. 20 – March 24 (Tues.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE INFRASTRUCTURE (15 HOURS) Fees: $195.00 This course will provide an exploration into the infrastructure of the health-care system as it pertains to interpretation. Also examined is the implication of culture for an individual’s perspective and attitude towards being a recipient of health care.

Prerequisite: • Introduction to Interpreting Dates: Time:

HEALTH CARE INTERPRETER PRACTICUM (40 HOURS) Fees: $235.00 The practicum provides opportunities to conduct research, further develop skills and gain experience in a health-care setting. Learners receive hands-on experience that enables them to practice the skills they have mastered in the classroom. Prerequisite: • Bilingual Interpreting for Health Care Dates: Time:

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

Apr. 7 – June11 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Jun. 16 – Jul. 21 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.


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LANGUAGES

LEGAL ADMINISTRATION

INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (30 HOURS) Fees: $295.00 plus GST (plus learning materials)

LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE (186 HOURS)

Gain a better understanding of the deaf community and its culture by learning how to communicate in American Sign Language. Using interactive learning and activities, learn the basic vocabulary, syntax, finger spelling, and grammatical non-manual signs. Develop your ability to use ASL skills in real-life settings.

Get the skills you need to succeed in today’s legal office environment. Learn essential legal administration skills that enhance your employment opportunities with legal firms and organizations. Our instructors bring extensive legal industry experience to the program.

Dates: Time:

Feb. 28 – May 9 (Sat.) (No class Apr. 11) 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Courses: • Microsoft Word Introduction (please refer to Computer Basics on page 168)

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH (30 HOURS) NEW

• Introduction to the Legal System

Fees: $295 plus GST (course materials included)

• Corporate/Commercial Law

Conversational Spanish for everyday use! This course focuses on improving your listening, comprehension and conversational skills. Designed for individuals who have limited knowledge of Spanish.

• Civil Litigation

Dates:

• Legal Business Communication

Time:

Jan. 19 – Feb. 23 (Mon. & Wed.) (No class Feb. 16) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

• Family Law

• Legal Word Processing and Document Preparation • Real Estate Law • Wills and Estates

INTRODUCTION TO THE LEGAL SYSTEM (21 HOURS) (To be offered Fall 2009) Fees: $295.00 Learn about the principles and concepts of the Canadian legal system, legal procedures, documents and terminology, as well as the general organization and administration of law firms.

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CORPORATE/COMMERCIAL LAW (21 HOURS) Fees: $295.00 Learn about the documents and procedures for incorporating a company, transferring shares, organizing a minute book, changing directors, filing an annual corporate summary, as well as general corporate/commercial procedures. Recommended: • Microsoft Word – Introduction and keyboarding speed of 30 wpm Dates: Time:

Jan. 17 – Jan. 31 (Sat.) 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Roua El-Hacha, BVC Alumnus

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LEGAL ADMINISTRATION CIVIL LITIGATION (21 HOURS) Fees: $295.00

REAL ESTATE LAW (21 HOURS) (To be offered Fall 2009)

Learn about basic legal procedures and documents involved in civil litigation, including initiating an action in Court of Queen’s Bench, response options of defendants, obtaining an Order, filing and serving documents, and the steps involved in taking a litigation matter to its conclusion.

Fees: $295.00

Recommended:

Recommended:

• Microsoft Word – Introduction and keyboarding speed of 30 wpm

• Microsoft Word – Introduction and keyboarding speed of 30 wpm

Dates: Time:

WILLS AND ESTATES (21 HOURS)

Feb. 21 – March 7 (Sat.) 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Get familiar with the basic concepts, documents and procedures for residential and commercial real-estate transactions. Learn about adjustments, the organization and functioning of the Land Titles system and how to take a real-estate transaction through to its conclusion

Fees: $295.00

FAMILY LAW (21 HOURS) Fees: $295.00 Learn the basic procedures and documents for an uncontested divorce, maintenance/custody orders, and division of matrimonial property. Recommended: • Microsoft Word – Introduction and keyboarding speed of 30 wpm Dates: Time:

Apr. 18 – May 2 (Sat.) 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

LEGAL BUSINESS COMMUNICATION (21 HOURS) (To be offered Fall 2009) Fees: $295.00

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Study the procedures for timely and appropriate business communication in the legal environment. Topics include both written and oral communications and the communication technology common to the legal field. Recommended: • Microsoft Word – Introduction and keyboarding speed of 30 wpm

LEGAL WORD PROCESSING AND DOCUMENT PREPARATION (21 HOURS) Fees: $295.00 Cultivate skills in fast, accurate document preparation in a variety of areas of law, including legal transcription. Recommended: • Microsoft Word – Introduction and keyboarding speed of 40 wpm Dates: Time:

March 21 – Apr. 4 (Sat.) 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

Learn how to prepare wills and the documents and procedures involved in probate. Recommended: • Microsoft Word – Introduction and keyboarding speed of 30 wpm Dates: Time:

May 23 – June 6 (Sat) 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

SECURITIES LAW (30 HOURS) Fees: $355.00 (plus learning materials) $710.00 International, plus Part-time Student Association fee ($12) This course introduces the regulatory framework for Alberta and Canadian Securities. Learn basic securities practice and procedures, including approval processes and relevant document preparation. Note: This course is not part of the Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate Dates: Time:

May 5 – June 4 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


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MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL (MMP) CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (225 HOURS) Developed and authorized by the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada, the Maintenance Management Professional Certificate Program consists of eight modules. The program is designed for individuals aspiring to management positions in the maintenance field, those already in maintenance management and looking for formal training, as well as for individuals seeking full maintenance designation (MMP, Maintenance Management Professional), or those seeking only focused training in selected areas. The MMP Certificate Program comprises the eight modules listed below. While not mandatory, it is recommended that the modules be taken and completed in the order in which they are listed.

Required Courses: • Module 1 – Maintenance Management Skills and Techniques • Module 2 – Production and Operations Management for the Maintenance Manager

Dates: Time:

Feb. 11 – Feb. 26 (Wed & Thurs) Classes are on Feb. 11, 12 & Feb. 25, 26 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

MODULE 3: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR THE MAINTENANCE MANAGER (30 HOURS) (To be offered Fall 2009) Fees: $795.00 (plus learning materials) This module looks at how human resources practices relate to the maintenance environment. Topics covered include legal implications, labour issues, team building, and managing group change. *Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

MODULE 4: ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE FOR THE MAINTENANCE MANAGER (30 HOURS) Fees: $795.00 (plus learning materials)

• Module 4 – Accounting and Finance for the Maintenance Manager

Gain a basic understanding of accounting and finance as it pertains to the maintenance professional. Accounting and financial terminology, basic accounting principles, cost accounting, budgeting, inventory management, forecasting, estimating return on investment, projecting maintenance costs, and cost benefit analysis are discussed in this course.

• Module 5 – Developing Maintenance Tactics

Dates:

• Module 3 – Human Resource Management for the Maintenance Manager

• Module 6 – Predictive Maintenance Technologies • Module 7 – Computerized Maintenance Management

Time:

March 18 – Apr. 2 (Wed & Thurs) Classes are on March 18, 19 & Apr. 1, 2 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

*Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

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Fees: $395.00 (plus learning materials) This course introduces the basic concepts of physical asset management and the latest developments and trends in effective maintenance practices. It provides a basic understanding of the strategic approach to achieving “excellence.” Dates: Time:

Jan. 21 – Jan. 22 (Wed & Thurs) 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

*Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

MODULE 2: PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT FOR THE MAINTENANCE MANAGER (30 HOURS) Fees: $795.00 (plus learning materials) Detailed studies of planning and scheduling methods, production management and quality control methods, and quality control in a maintenance environment are discussed in this course. Topics include the critical path method, Gantt charts, benchmarking, and decisionmaking strategies.

Fees: $795.00 (plus learning materials) This module provides a study of various maintenance management philosophies and techniques used to optimize the maintenance function. Dates: Time:

May 13 – May 28 (Wed & Thurs) Classes are on May 13, 14 & May 27, 28 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

*Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

MODULE 6: PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGIES (30 HOURS) (To be offered Fall 2009) Fees: $795.00 (plus learning materials) Learn how predictive maintenance dovetails into the maintenance effect. Topics discussed include various types of predictive maintenance and condition-based maintenance processes, fault code analysis, wear particles analysis, vibration analysis, laser alignment systems, NDT and ultrasonic detection, and infrared thermography. Recommended: • Completion of Module 5 *Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

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MODULE 1: MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES (15 HOURS)

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MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT MODULE 7: COMPUTERIZED MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT (30 HOURS) (To be offered Fall 2009) Fees: $795.00 (plus learning materials) This module is a study in choosing and implementing a suitable computer maintenance management system (CMMS). Understand the benefits and essentials of CMMS, and develop expertise in the selection, implementation and support of a CMMS package. *Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

MODULE 8: CAPSTONE COURSE (30 HOURS) (To be offered Fall 2009) Fees: $795.00 (plus learning materials) Learners review the major teaching points from the previous MMP modules to help enable them to apply the principles, latest concepts and techniques to real maintenance problems found in the students’ work. The facilitator guides the review discussions. Working in small groups or teams, each select a maintenance problem found in their place of work. Upon approval from the facilitator, the team works together to provide a solution to the identified problem. Prerequisite: • Module 1 – 7 *Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course. For more information on the Maintenance Management Professional program, please contact 403-410-1587.

SEMINARS Management Foundations • • • • • •

People make the significant difference The principle of the slight edge Understanding the individual A new approach to motivation Job enrichment Re-engineering management

Date: Time:

The Challenge of Leadership • • • • •

Managerial styles Your leadership profile Which kind of leadership is best? What makes an effective leader? Improving your leadership ability

Date: Time:

Apr. 24 (Fri) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Managing for Results • • • •

How to set clear goals How to develop people How to intervene positively How to keep performance and resources on track

Date: Time:

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May 1 (Fri) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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MANAGEMENT SEMINARS FOR SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL Management deals with people at work and how they may be motivated to work together in greater harmony. As managers, we seek effective, measurable results by reducing costly forms of behaviour and increasing desirable forms of action. These seminars focus on people, the work setting, leadership, motivation, and teamwork. This series is specially suited for management development, supervisory training, adult education, and management self-study. These seminars build upon each other. They are designed to be taken as a complete series of five offerings. Wally Evdokimoff is a facilitator and management consultant to private industry, business and government. He is a specialist in organizational behaviour and teaches seminars in management, supervision, leadership, motivation, communications, and teambuilding. In the public sector, he facilitates workshops on Agenda Building, Mission Statement Development, Board/Staff Relations, Consensus Building and Strategic Planning. Fees: $895.00 plus GST (All five sessions) Per session – $199.00 plus GST Dates: Time:

Apr. 17 – May 15 (Fri) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Effective Communications • • • • • •

Communication and the leadership process Communication breakdown Giving and receiving instructions Ten commandments for effective listening Upward, downward and lateral communication Communication foundations for team building and effective decision making

Date: Time:

May 8 (Fri) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Supervising People: Special Techniques • • • • • •

Maintaining effective discipline Handling complaints and preventing grievances Delegating Introducing a new employee to the job Making the job easier to learn and to teach The win/win agreement

Date: Time:

May 15 (Fri) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


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MEDICAL COURSES ADULT HEALTH ASSESSMENT (60 HOURS – 30 HOURS SELF STUDY ONLINE AND 30 HOURS NURSING LAB) Fees: $295.00 (plus textbooks) $590.00 International, plus Part-time Student Association fee ($12) Using knowledge of anatomy and physiology, you have the opportunity to learn how to complete a holistic adult health assessment. Learn to gather data from a variety of sources and assess the client in a thorough, organized manner. The course includes 30 hours of nursing practice lab. Dates:

Feb. 2 – March 21 (Sat.)

Nursing practice lab dates: Feb. 7 – March 14 (Sat.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Nursing practice lab dates are scheduled weeks 10, 11, and 12. Textbook and/or learning materials available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

LEADERSHIP FOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES – ONLINE (45 HOURS) Fees: $ 349.00 (plus textbook) Building on the knowledge gained from their practical nurse education, this course provides Licensed Practical Nurses with the knowledge, skills, and confidence required to analyze their transition to leadership practice and effectively take on formal and informal leadership roles within an increasingly complex health-care environment. This course emphasizes practical approaches to gaining skills and confidence in leadership roles.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (90 HOURS – 70 HOURS CLASS TIME AND 20 HOURS HOMESTUDY)

Prerequisite:

Fees: $410.00 (plus textbooks and learning materials) $820.00 International, plus Part-time Student Association fee ($12)

Duration: four months

• LPN or Practical Nurse who is eligible for licensure

This course offers an introduction to the normal structures and functions of the human body according to body systems. Recommended for those who have Biology 30 or who are able to commit to home/self study of complex materials in addition to classroom learning. Please read Chapters 1 and 2 of textbook before first night of class. For more information please contact 403-410-1499.

Ongoing registration

Dates:

This course is designed to meet the needs of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in performing the preparation and administration of immunizations. The course builds on previous LPN coursework in pharmacology and medication administration. This course provides new knowledge, skills, attitudes, and judgements necessary to become certified to administer immunizing/biological agents.

Time:

Jan. 20 – May 19 (Tue.) (No class Nov. 11) 5:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Jan. 22 – May 21 (Thurs.) 5:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

Textbook available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY WITH MEDICATION THERAPY (90 HOURS – 72 HOURS SELF STUDY ONLINE AND 18 HOURS NURSING LAB) Fees: $395.00 (plus learning materials) $790.00 International, plus Part-time Student Association fee ($12) Learn the principles and actions of medications, the rationale for medication use and expected results. This course emphasizes critical thinking and nursing principles to assess the need for, and response to, medications. Learn to administer medications via all routes, including intramuscular, intradermal, and subcutaneous injections and intravenous medications. The course includes 18 hours of nursing practice lab.

IMMUNIZATION ONLINE OR HOMESTUDY (45 HOURS) Fees: $295.00 plus GST

Prerequisite: The applicant for this course must be an LPN who holds an active license. Student must provide registry number upon registration. Duration: four months Ongoing Registration For more information please contact 403-410-1499 or lpn@bowvalleycollege.ca

PHARMACOLOGY REFRESHER (8 HOURS) Fees: $120.00 plus GST (plus learning materials) This course is designed to meet the needs of Licensed Practical Nurses. Review and practice the key elements in medication therapy, intramuscular, intradermal, and subcutaneous injections. To successfully complete this workshop, a mark of 90% or higher is required on an Applied Math Calculation Quiz. This workshop requires pre-study.

Prerequisite: • LPN, Practical Nurse student, or a Practical Nurse who is taking the course to meet Alberta licence requirements Duration: 14 weeks Dates: March 2 – June 6 (Mon.)

Prerequisite: • LPN, or a Practical Nurse, who is taking the course to meet Alberta licence requirements

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Note: Students who are interested in the BVC PN diploma may use Anatomy and Physiology as the science entry requirement and receive credit for this course with a mark of C, CPV 2.0 or above.

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Dates: Feb. 7 – Feb. 28 (Sat) Workshop Date: Feb. 28 (Sat.) Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Duration: three weeks Textbook and/or learning materials available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

INFUSION THERAPY – FLUID, BLOOD AND MEDICATION (12 HOURS) Fees: $195.00 plus GST This course is designed to meet the needs of Licensed Practical Nurses. Learn the theory, skills and responsibilities of caring for clients receiving infusion therapy. It includes information on blood, blood products and medication administration. This course requires pre-study. Please call 403-410-1499 to arrange pick-up of materials. Prerequisite:

INJECTABLE MEDICATIONS (10 HOURS) Fees: $149.00 plus GST Learn the technique of administering intramuscular, intradermal and subcutaneous injections. Pre-study is required prior to the course. Please call 403-410-1499 to arrange pick-up of materials. Prerequisite: • LPN, or a Practical Nurse who is taking the course to meet Alberta licence requirements Dates: Time:

March 7 – March 8 (Sat & Sun.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Dates: Time:

June 13 – June 14 (Sat & Sun.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

DOCUMENTATION REFRESHER (10 HOURS)

Dates: Time:

Jan. 24 – Jan. 25 (Sat & Sun.) 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Dates: Time:

March 21 – March 22 (Sat & Sun.) 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This self-directed Homestudy course reviews key elements in reporting, charting, and documentation for Licensed Practical Nurses. A final exam is completed after the one month. Please call 403-410-1499 to arrange pick-up of materials.

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Apr. 18 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

• LPN, Practical Nurse students or a Practical Nurse who is taking the course to meet Alberta licence requirements

INTRAVENOUS MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION (6 HOURS)

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Scope of practice for LPNs has expanded to include the competency of intravenous medication administration. Learn the theory, nursing interventions and critical thinking skills required for administering intravenous medication safely and competently. This course requires pre-study prior to workshop. Please call 403-410-1499 to arrange pick-up of materials. Prerequisite: • Infusion Therapy • LPN, or a Practical Nurse who is taking the course to meet Alberta licence requirements Date: Time:

March 7 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

INTRAMUSCULAR AND INTRADERMAL INJECTIONS (6 HOURS) Fees: $110.00 plus GST Learn the technique of administering intramuscular and intradermal injections. Pre-study is required prior to the workshop. Please call 403-410-1499 to arrange pick-up of materials. Prerequisite: • LPN, or a Practical Nurse who is taking the course to meet Alberta licence requirements Date: Time:

Feb. 7 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Fees: $ 90.00 plus GST

Duration: One month Ongoing registration

CARE OF AN AGITATED CLIENT (10 HOURS) Fees: $90.00 plus GST This self-directed Homestudy course reviews key elements in the care of agitated clients for Licensed Practical Nurses. A final assignment is completed after the one month. Please call 403-410-1499 to arrange pick-up of materials. Duration: One month Ongoing registration

CERTIFICATES OF ACHIEVEMENT FOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES Mount Royal College and Bow Valley College have combined their expertise in educating health care providers to create two Certificates of Achievement designed specifically for Licensed Practical Nurses. As an LPN, you are part of a dynamic and evolving health care environment. Stay current and confident in your skills by increasing your depth of knowledge in two specialized areas of practice.


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MEDICAL COURSES ADULT MENTAL HEALTH According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, more than 25 per cent of Canadians experience a mental health illness at some point in their lives. These courses enhance your competencies in working in the area of adult mental health. If you have limited or no experience in a mental health setting, it is recommended that you begin with the Nature of Adult Mental Health Nursing Practice course.

CHRONIC DISEASE POST LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE CERTIFICATE Bow Valley College, NorQuest College, and Northern Lakes have combined our expertise in educating health care providers to create the certificate specifically for Licensed Practical Nurses. This is an interactive online program composed of 6 courses:

This certificate is offered online and includes the following four courses:

LEADERSHIP FOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES (45 HOURS)

• The Nature of Adult Mental Health Nursing Practice

Building on the knowledge gained from their practical nurse education, this course provides Licensed Practical Nurses with the knowledge, skills, and confidence required to analyze their transition to leadership practice and effectively take on formal and informal leadership roles within an increasingly complex health-care environment. This course emphasizes practical approaches to gaining skills and confidence in leadership roles.

• Competencies for Mental Health Nursing Practice • Mental Health Concerns, Disorders and Interventions • Leadership for Licensed Practical Nurses – offered through Bow Valley College

GERONTOLOGY The specialty courses for this certificate help expand your knowledge and skills in working effectively with older adults. Each course strongly emphasizes wellness and health promotion. Build on your professional competencies by studying aging – a field that promises to expand.

FOUNDATIONS OF CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT (30 HOURS)

This certificate is offered online and includes the following four courses:

This course leads to a foundational understanding of the field of chronic disease management, including prevalence of diseases and current models of management.

• Perspectives in Gerontology

SUPPORTING CLIENT SELF MANAGEMENT (30 HOURS)

• Aging and Mental Health

This course introduces the LPN to the skills and understandings needed to support clients in their self-management: healthy living, lifestyles, change, and motivation.

• Aging and Physical Health • Leadership for Licensed Practical Nurses – offered through Bow Valley College

Admission Requirement:

To apply for this program go to bowvalleycollege.ca/apply

This course enhances the LPN knowledge of the pathology, assessments, associated diagnostic tests, current treatments, pharmacological management, and the specifics of supporting client self- management of COPD and asthma.

After you have been accepted at Bow Valley College, you can register for the necessary courses offered through Mount Royal. For certificate information and detailed course descriptions visit Mount Royal College’s website at www.mtroyal.ca/lpn or email lpn@mtroyal.ca or call toll-free: 1-800-240-6891 or 403-440-6075.

For certificate information and the course offered by Bow Valley College email lpn@bowvalleycollege.ca or call toll-free: 1-866-4-BVC-NOW or 403-410-1499.

Qualified applicants may be eligible for tuition reimbursement. For grant information, contact the Fredrickson-McGregor Education Foundation for LPN’s at www.clpna.com or 780-484-8886.

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• Proof of current registration or the eligibility to register with a provincial licensing or regulatory body (e.g. College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta).

SELF MANAGEMENT OF THE RESPIRATORY CHRONIC DISEASES: CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD) AND ASTHMA (30 HOURS)


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MEDICAL COURSES SELF MANAGEMENT OF THE CARDIOVASCULAR CHRONIC DISEASES: HYPERTENSION, HYPERLIPIDEMIA AND CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE (30 HOURS)

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II (45 HOURS) IN-CLASS (30 HOURS CLASS TIME AND 15 HOURS HOMESTUDY) OR ONLINE

This course enhances the LPN knowledge of the pathology, assessments, associated diagnostic tests, pharmacological management current treatments, and the specifics of supporting client self-management of hypertension, hyperlipidemia and congestive heart failure.

This course continues the instruction in the language of medical terminology and builds on the previously learned subject material in Medical Terminology I. Medical Terminology II integrates work components into exploring body systems, pathological conditions, lab and diagnostic procedures and medication/drug classifications. This course is recommended for those who are able to commit to home/self study in addition to classroom learning.

SELF MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC DISEASE: DIABETES (30 HOURS) This course enhances the LPN knowledge of the pathology, assessments, associated diagnostic tests, pharmacological management current treatments, and the specifics of supporting client selfmanagement diabetes.

Fees: $295.00 plus GST (plus textbook and learning materials)

Prerequisite: • Completion of a Medical Terminology I course within the last three years or equivalent

Visit bowvalleycollege.ca or www.eCampusAlberta.ca for course dates

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Apr. 7 – June 9 (Tue.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

For more information email lpn@bowvalleycollege.ca or 403-410-1499

Also available online (ongoing registration)

Qualified applicants may be eligible for tuition reimbursement. For grant information, contact the Fredrickson-McGregor Education Foundation for LPN’s at www.clpna.com or 780-484-8886.

Textbook and/or learning materials available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION (30 HOURS) Fees: $295.00 plus GST (plus learning materials)

ADVANCED ASSISTING WITH MEDICATION DELIVERY (30 HOURS – 20 HOURS CLASS TIME AND 10 HOURS HOMESTUDY) Fees: $225.00 plus GST (plus learning materials)

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Support workers and caregivers in a variety of settings (e.g., agencies, home care, daycare and community care) can learn about medication delivery through participation in this course. This course is for health caregivers other than Licensed Practical Nurses and does not cover injections. It is recommended for those who are able to commit to home/self study in addition to classroom learning. Dates: Time:

March 24 – May 5 (Tue.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Textbook and/or learning materials available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I – IN-CLASS OR ONLINE (30 HOURS)

This course provides instruction and practice to learn medical transcription skills. Content includes roles and responsibilities, transcription guidelines, internet use, medical terminology, medical records, reports and correspondence, grammar, spelling, proofing, editing, keyboarding and use of equipment. A written examination and a skill evaluation are completed at the end of the course. Prerequisite: • Completion of a Medical Terminology course within the last three years or equivalent • Keyboarding (40 wpm) and working knowledge of Microsoft Word and internet is strongly recommended Dates: Time:

Apr. 27 – June 1 (Mon & Wed.) (No class May 18) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Fees: $295.00 (plus textbook and learning materials)

BASIC FOOT CARE (12 HOURS)

This course offers instruction in the language of medical terminology and teaches you how to read and interpret commonly used medical terms, symbols and abbreviations. Medical Terminology I covers rules, prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms, and basic introduction to body systems. This course is recommended for those who are able to commit to home/self study in addition to classroom learning.

Fees: $159.00 plus GST

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March 11 – March 12 (Wed & Thu.) 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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June 10 – June 11 (Wed & Thu.) 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Jan. 20 – March 24 (Tue.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Also available online (ongoing registration) Choice of classroom instruction or the online course must be specified at time of registration.

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

Learn about foot anatomy, assessment and treatment, hygiene, preventive approaches and selection of footwear for optimum foot health. The program includes one day of classroom instruction at Bow Valley College and a one-day, hands-on experience at a long-term care facility. Course materials are provided in the workshop.


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OIL AND GAS

PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS

A STUDY OF THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY CERTIFICATE – IN-CLASS (21 HOURS)

PRIVATE INVESTIGATION CERTIFICATE (80 HOURS)

Fees: $395.00 (plus textbook) In Alberta, more than 50 per cent of the working population is directly employed in the exploration, production, refining or transportation of oil and gas. Another 35 per cent are influenced by the activity of this vast industry. Understanding the interrelationship of the companies is a challenge faced daily by managers, and employees at all levels. This course takes a look at this complex industry and its unique terminology and helps employees to understand their roles by focusing on the different areas of the industry. Through multimedia presentations, videos, and hands-on demonstrations, as well as personal experience, the unique terminology of the industry is made easier to understand, and the interaction and interdependence of all the different companies is revealed. Dates: Time:

Get ready to enter the intriguing world of private investigation. Topics include investigative techniques, information sources, aids to investigation, surveillance methods, interviewing, documentation, and business opportunities in the field.

Required courses: • Introduction to Private Investigation (30 Hours) • Interviewing Skills and Techniques (10 Hours) • Undercover/Covert Operations (10 Hours) • Surveillance Techniques (10 Hours) • Report Writing for Investigators (10 Hours) • Starting a Private Investigation Business (10 Hours)

INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE INVESTIGATION (30 HOURS)

Apr. 7 – Apr. 28 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Fees: $335.00

*Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

A STUDY OF THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY CERTIFICATE – ONLINE (21 HOURS) Fees: $395.00 (plus textbook) Lectures are delivered online, three times a week, for two weeks. There are specific start dates and times for which learners must log on to a computer. Duration: The course runs monthly; please contact 403-410-1595 for specific start dates. *Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

Fees: $465.00 plus GST This course focuses on oil and gas financial and management functions, procedures and practices, ranging from asset control to audits performed in the industry. Using a unique approach, gain knowledge and share experience of the industry’s financial issues. Learn about the role the Finance and Administration Support Group plays in an organization.

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Jan. 22 – Feb. 24 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

INTERVIEWING SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES (10 HOURS) Fees: $149.00 Learn the tricks of the experts! Interview employees, suspects, victims, and witnesses with confidence. The skills learned are used by the most experienced and successful fraud investigators, police detectives and federal agents. Used in conjunction with statement analysis, this is an extremely powerful tool. Dates: Time:

March 3 – March 12 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

UNDERCOVER/COVERT OPERATIONS (10 HOURS) Fees: $149.00

This course is strongly recommended for technical and non-technical office and field personnel who work or interact with finance staff. This course is beneficial for career starters and those seeking to pursue a career change in the high-demand oil and gas market.

An undercover operator is a key component of many types of cases – internal investigations, workplace conflicts, insurance investigations and, occasionally, domestic cases. He or she interacts professionally or socially with the subject(s) of the investigation, allowing a particularly advantageous type of surveillance. The undercover operator also observes the subject’s activities with others. Find the truth by having the subjects themselves tell you what’s really happening!

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Jan. 20 – March 10 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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March 14 – May 9 (Sat.) (No class April 11th) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Basic knowledge of accounting principles is a plus but not a requirement.

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March 21 – March 28 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

*Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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FINANCIAL AND MANAGERIAL PROCEDURES AND PRACTICES FOR THE OIL AND GAS SECTOR (45 HOURS)

This course is designed to give an overview of the private investigation industry. Come away with a solid, basic understanding of career and business opportunities in this growing field, as well as the various skills required of a private investigator.


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PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

SURVEILLANCE TECHNIQUES (10 HOURS)

FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT – ONLINE (20 HOURS)

Fees: $149.00 The art of surveillance is a very technical and precise method of watching the activities of a subject. Learn the best-of-the-best methods used by law enforcement experts: foot surveillance, driving surveillance, stakeouts and state-of-the-art electronic-surveillance methods. This course is extremely valuable to both experienced and novice investigators. Dates: Time:

Apr. 18 – Apr. 25 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Fees: $275.00 plus GST This course introduces the basic elements of project management. Learn the characteristics of projects, the principles of project management and the five stages involved in effectively managing projects. Develop an understanding of needs analysis documents, project proposals, production of a project-management plan, and the processes involved in building, managing, and closing projects. Ongoing registration

REPORT WRITING FOR INVESTIGATORS (10 HOURS) Fees: $149.00

NEW! MICROSOFT PROJECT 2007 – LEVEL I (6 HOURS)

Investigators must be skilled report writers in order to be successful. Clients require specialized reports: background, surveillance, insurance fraud, locates, etc. Often, these reports end up in legal proceedings. Learn how to produce professional documents from successful investigators.

Fees: $175 plus GST

Recommended: • Introduction to Microsoft Word or equivalent experience Dates: Time:

May 12 – May 21 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

STARTING A PRIVATE INVESTIGATION BUSINESS (10 HOURS) Fees: $149.00

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Learn from those who are doing it! Successful private investigators teach their secrets of success. This course covers laws, regulations and government agencies that control the industry. From start-up costs, registering a name, incorporation, legal contracts and marketing, this course provides you with what you need to be successful in this highly specialized industry. Dates: Time:

May 30 – June 6 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

NEW – Call 403-410-1595 and ask about our homestudy option!

Level I acts as a tool that assists you in managing your projects. It allows you to gather information about the various tasks involved, track resources required to accomplish the tasks, and chart the overall cost in order to plan a project. You will create a project plan containing tasks, organize these tasks in a work breakdown structure containing task relationships, create and assign resources, and finalize the project to implement the project plan. Prerequisite: • Introduction to Computersor knowledge of a Windows operating system, either Windows XP or Windows Vista. For those individuals who do not have Project Management experience, Fundamentals of Project Management is also recommended. Dates: Time:

Feb. 7 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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May 9 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

NEW! MICROSOFT PROJECT 2007 – LEVEL II (6 HOURS) Fees: $175 plus GST Level II, you will learn how to regularly update and modify your project plans in order to keep the project moving and on track. This course will build upon the knowledge gained in Level I, and give you the opportunity to work with a project plan once it reaches the project implementation phase. You will exchange project plan data with other applications, update project plans, create visual reports, and reuse project plan information. Prerequisite: • Microsoft Project Level I

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

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Feb. 21 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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May 23 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


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PROJECT MANAGEMENT

SPECIAL EVENTS

UNDERSTANDING PROJECT MANAGEMENT – CERTIFICATE (16 HOURS)

PLANNING SPECIAL EVENTS CERTIFICATE (145 HOURS)

Fees: $1,295.00 plus GST (includes all materials) This two-day course provided by Meyers Norris Penny establishes and clarifies the fundamental nature of project work. It includes practice with techniques associated with successful project management and does so in a setting that both illustrates and demands cooperative team behaviour. Participants will acquire knowledge and tools that can be immediately applied successfully in the workplace. Hands on experience will be gained working through case examples. This program is worth 18 Professional Development Units towards the Project Management Professional (PMP) Designation with the Project Management Institute. It also meets the Project Management requirement for the Certified Management Consultant designation. Dates: Time:

Feb. 26 & 27 (Thurs. & Fri.) 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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May 26 & 27 (Tues. & Wed.) 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Special events planning is an exciting and high-energy business that is growing quickly in Alberta. People who work in this field are responsible for the planning, organizing, managing, promotion and evaluation of special events such as festivals, conventions and trade shows. This industry appeals to creative individuals who have excellent interpersonal skills and a high regard for detail. • Introduction to Special Events (30 Hours) • Organizing and Funding an Event (30 Hours) • Special Event Logistics (30 Hours) • Legal and Ethical Considerations of Special Events (15 Hours) • Promoting an Event (30 Hours) • Planning an Event – Final Project (10 Hours) Note: Must complete the five previous courses to enrol in the final project.

INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EVENTS (30 HOURS) (To be offered Fall 2009) Fees: $235.00 (plus textbook) This course introduces the foundations of events management, including event development, career options in event management, event budgets and event administration. Learn about determining a client’s motivation for an event and fitting the event to their goals and objectives, developing event timelines, and the rules, regulations, and standards involved in special events. Textbooks available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

Fees: $235.00 (plus textbook) Explore media marketing for special events, event sponsorship, staff requirements for an event, event organization and post-event analysis. Learn to design a basic marketing plan, draft a sponsorship proposal, anticipate event organization needs, create an event critical path, and analyze all aspects of the event and relate them back to event objectives.

SPECIAL EVENT LOGISTICS (30 HOURS) Fees: $235.00 (plus textbook) This course covers the details that an event manager deals with – from event location to on-site communications. Learn about food and beverage logistics, accommodations and transportation for guests, creating an on-site communications plan, the impact of audio, visual and entertainment decisions, and the activities required to close an event. Date: Time:

Jan. 12 – Feb. 11 (Mon & Wed.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

WEB DEVELOPMENT

LEGAL AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS OF SPECIAL EVENTS (15 HOURS)

WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT USING HTML – ONLINE (18 HOURS)

Fees: $165.00 (plus textbook)

Learn to create basic web pages and websites using HTML (Hypertext Mark-up Language). This course teaches how to incorporate text, lists, graphics, links and tables into effectively designed web pages, then shows you how to publish them on the World Wide Web. Principles of Web design are also discussed.

Look at the legal and ethical issues involved in hosting an event. Learn how event negotiations should be conducted and the importance of obtaining the proper licences, permits and insurance for events. Prerequisite: • Special Event Logistics Date: Time:

March 2 – March 16 (Mon & Wed.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

• Introduction to Computers, Microsoft Word -Intermediate and Introduction to the Internet or equivalent experience Duration: four months

Fees: $235.00 (plus textbook)

Ongoing registration

MARKETING YOUR WEBSITE – ONLINE (18 HOURS) Fees: $295.00 plus GST

PLANNING AN EVENT – FINAL PROJECT (10 HOURS)

Learn how to increase traffic to your website through the use of search engines and other online tools and techniques. This course covers topics such as preparing an internet business plan, analyzing your web competition, developing effective website titles and descriptions, creating and positioning keywords, as well as developing web advertising campaigns. Several online marketing services are also examined. Detailed course notes and a companion webpage are included.

Fees: $165.00

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Apply the knowledge you learned in the five previous courses to develop an actual event plan. The key components of event planning are reviewed, and an overview of the process of creating an event plan is discussed. The development of the final project requires out-of-class time.

• Website development using HTML, Microsoft Word – Intermediate, Introduction to the Internet or equivalent experience

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PROMOTING AN EVENT (30 HOURS) This course discusses pricing your event, developing a detailed marketing strategy, using the media to promote your event, rewarding participants and volunteers, and responding effectively through crisis communications. Learn how to work with the media to help with fundraising for your event.

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Fees: $295.00

March 30 – May 4 (Mon & Wed.) (No class on Apr. 13) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Prerequisite: • Must have completed the five previous courses in order to take this course Date: Time:

Duration: four months Ongoing registration

May 20 – June 10 (Wed) 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENT SEMINARS PLANNING YOUR ULTIMATE EVENT (6 HOURS) Fees: $149.00 plus GST Organizing a successful event requires hard work and dedication. Let us teach you the basics of planning an event and show you the details that will make all the difference. In this condensed course, you will learn the information necessary to run a successful event or function. Topics covered include: • Organizing and funding an event • Special event logistics • Legal and ethical considerations • Promoting an event Date: Time:

Jan. 24 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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May 9 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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WORKSHOPS We offer a variety of professional development workshops for medical and human service providers and for business and industry. The following workshops are arranged on an individual or group basis. Workshops are adaptable to company and agency policies, procedures and needs. For more information on medical and human service workshops, call 403-410-1499. For more information on business workshops, call 403-410-1595.

BOOKKEEPING AND ACCOUNTING WORKSHOPS Bookkeeping I – Basics Bookkeeping I provides a comprehensive introduction to bookkeeping, including balance sheets, income statements, journals and financial statements.

Bookkeeping II – Basics Bookkeeping II involves the application of accounts receivable, accounts payable, and the study and application of generally accepted accounting principles.

Simply Accounting – Basic This introductory seminar will show you how to use Simply Accounting in the Windows environment. Work with invoices for data entry, learn to enter transactions, work within accounts, sub ledgers and the general ledger, enter payroll, and perform year-end procedures.

Quickbooks – Basics This seminar introduces the QuickBooks billing activities, including invoicing, inventory management, tracking time and materials, finance charges, and payroll.

BUSINESS SKILLS FOR SUCCESS WORKSHOPS

Effective Business Writing – Basics In this seminar, learn the essential writing skills needed for business success. Topics covered include grammar and punctuation rules, business letters, effective sentence structure and email etiquette.

Time Management This seminar covers the benefits of time management and negative impacts of mismanaged time. It also teaches how to gain control of your time, and it provides you with the tools you need to be an effective time manager.

Telephone Techniques This seminar is designed for customer service representatives who communicate using the telephone. Work through exercises that build speaking skills, and learn a positive phone attitude as well as strategies for dealing with upset callers.

Mastering Customer Service Skills This seminar focuses on the role of the employee in providing quality customer service. It stresses the importance of a positive attitude and teaches participants to listen to and interpret customers’ concerns about a product or service, resolve customers’ problems, and determine customers’ wants and needs.

Taking Effective Minutes This seminar simplifies minute-taking, enabling you to record clear, concise, and accurate minutes.

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Chairing Effective Meetings This seminar teaches the basics of meeting organization. Explore pre-meeting planning and set-up, and learn how to develop an agenda and keep meetings productive and on time.

Effective Paper-Based Filing This workshop covers the essential components of paper-based filing. Topics include warning signs that your filing system is in trouble, naming files, key filing rules and a “proficiency in filing” checklist.

Stepping up to Supervisor This seminar is for those aspiring to a supervisory role or for those who have little or no supervisory training. Develop skills in communication and interpersonal relations, interview techniques, staff training, motivation, and practical leadership within current workplace trends and values.

Dealing with Difficult Employees In this seminar, learn about the causes and patterns of conflict in organizations, the strengths and challenges of various personal styles of dealing with conflict, a model for managing conflict, and skills and techniques to diffuse and resolve conflict.

DESKTOP APPLICATIONS WORKSHOPS Computer Basics Explore the basics of the Windows operating system, computerhardware fundamentals and basic word processing. Topics include an introduction to computers, elements of personal computers, exploring the operating system, customizing, and personalizing your desktop and managing documents, folders and files.

Microsoft Word 2003 or 2007 – Basics This introductory seminar covers basic word-processing concepts and techniques. Topics covered include document creation, saving, printing, font attributes, headers/footers, page numbering, copy/paste, cut/paste, and more.

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WORKSHOPS Microsoft Word 2003 or 2007 – Skillbuilder

Dealing with Challenging Behaviours

Learn to apply more Word features to enhance your work. This course teaches how to use symbols, indexes, create templates and wizards, mail merge, and edit and calculate within tables.

Review communication techniques, therapeutic relationships, and the role both play in assisting clients who are exhibiting challenging behaviours. As well, this module provides an introduction to various mental illnesses and the components of a mental status assessment. There are many reasons why a client may be exhibiting a challenging behaviour, and understanding these reasons can help the caregiver in preventive planning.

Microsoft Word 2003 or 2007 – Mastering Learn to apply sophisticated Word features to enhance the look and efficiency of your work. This course teaches how to work with styles and columns, insert pictures, draw and format objects, and work with desktop publishing concepts.

Microsoft Excel 2003 or 2007 – Basic

Adult Health Assessment Refresher

Learn basic spreadsheet techniques, how to enter, analyze and calculate data, use simple formulas, create graphs and format worksheets

Review and practice the key elements in anatomy and physiology, history taking, physical assessment, and common system disorders.

Microsoft Excel 2003 or 2007 – Skillbuilder

Charting/Documentation

Build on your basic knowledge of Excel to increase your productivity. Create and format charts, protect worksheet data, and create advanced formulas.

Improve your skills in data collection and recording client-care information.

Microsoft Excel 2003 or 2007 – Mastering Work with multiple worksheets by linking data, use the database and sorting features, and customize the excel workspace.

Microsoft Access 2003 or 2007 Learn to create a database using design and data-sheet view, construct and print tables, and use forms.

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Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 or 2007 Learn to create presentations that include colour, animated text, graphics, charts, and sounds. Find out how to add speakers’ notes and create professional-looking audience handouts.

Chest Tubes Gain knowledge in anatomy and physiology, pathology, assessment, equipment, nursing implications, and care as they apply to chest tubes.

Gastric Tubes Learn insertion and care of nasogastric and gastrostomy tubes.

Lift and Transfer for Institutional Settings Learn about lifts and transfers required in agency/institutional settings, including topics such as body mechanics, transfer techniques and principles of mechanical lifters.

Patient Care Plans Learn about patient classification and documentation systems.

Effective Electronic Filing

Pharmacology Refresher

Topics covered include copying and moving files (single and multiple) from one folder to another on the same and different drives; viewing files and folders in different ways; understanding the type of file you are dealing with; properties of files, folders and drives; and opening files directly from Windows explorer.

Review and practice the key elements in medication delivery, and intramuscular and subcutaneous injections.

Saline and Heparin Locks Learn initiating, maintaining, and discontinuing saline and heparin locks on established IVs.

HUMAN SERVICES WORKSHOPS Staples, Sutures and Drains Culture/Conflict Resolution Develop skills in solving interpersonal conflicts.

Learn to care for clients with staples, sutures and drains. Includes anatomy, care, removal, and assessment.

Communicating Effectively

Tracheostomy Care

Develop effective skills to enhance interpersonal communication.

Learn proper care of a tracheostomy. Includes anatomy and physiology, pathology, assessment, equipment, nursing implications, and care.

Anger Management Develop strategies to deal successfully with anger.

Urinary Catheterization Learn to insert and remove bladder catheters. Review the female and male urinary systems, the importance of fluid balance, the purpose of catheterization and the principles of sterile technique. Adaptations for home setting included.

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ed2go ONLINE – NON-CREDIT

www.ed2go.com/bowvalley

Bow Valley College is pleased to be partnering with ed2go – a California-based organization that specializes in non-credit instructor-facilitated online learning.

The following are some of the over 200 ed2go courses BVC offers online

All course prices and online payments are in US dollars. If you do not have a VISA or MasterCard, please contact 403-410-1595 for payment options. All courses include GST where applicable. For more information on courses and how to register, please see below.

Enjoying European Art Online

Our instructor-facilitated online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive. Our instructors are famous for their ability to create warm and supportive communities of learners. It’s no wonder that many long-lasting friendships have formed in our lively and intelligent discussion areas.

Gain a complete understanding of rhythm, melody and harmony. Recognize pitches on the musical staff and on the keyboard.

All courses are non-credit and run for six weeks (with a twoweek grace period at the end). Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links, and more. Learners can complete any of these courses entirely from their home or office at any time of the day or night.

Discover how to begin a successful and rewarding career in sales.

How to get started:

Discover powerful marketing techniques to compete more effectively for customers, donors, members, and volunteers.

1. Visit our Online Instruction Centre: www.ed2go.com/bowvalley 2. Click the Orientation link and follow the instructions to enrol and pay for your course. During orientation, learn important information about your course. You are also provided an opportunity to choose the name and password to use to access your course. 3. When your course starts, return to our Online Instruction Centre and click the Classroom link. To begin your studies, simply log in with the name and password you selected during orientation.

ART, PSYCHOLOGY & LITERATURE

Introduce yourself to the most important works of European art on a personal and familiar level.

Music Made Easy

BUSINESS COURSES Professional Sales Skills

Principles of Sales Management Master the art of managing sales teams from a sales professional.

Marketing Your Non-Profit

Mastery of Business Fundamentals Acquire practical experience in strategic planning, management, and finance without enrolling in an MBA program.

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Increase your knowledge of the basics of international business and learn about the various options and requirements for success.

PMP Certification Prep 1

Courses have one intake per month; individuals have the option of choosing their start date upon registration.

Fees: $129.00 US

Requirements:

Total Quality Fundamentals

All courses require internet access, email, the Netscape Navigator, or the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Some courses may have additional requirements. Please visit our Online Instruction Centre for more information.

Give yourself a strong foundation in total quality management.

Note: All fees are $109.00 US unless otherwise stated.

Master powerful techniques to improve your decision-making skills at work.

Prepare to take – and pass – the PMP certification exam. Course 1 of 2.

Introduction to Business Analysis

Please see www.ed2go.com/bowvalley to learn more and to register.

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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www.ed2go.com/bowvalley

START YOUR OWN BUSINESS

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

Learn to Buy and Sell on eBay

12 Steps to a Successful Job Search

Auction pros teach you how to work from home or earn extra income by buying and selling goods online.

Get the job you want quickly and easily and in any economy.

Get Assertive! Secrets of the Caterer Learn cooking and business secrets from a professional caterer.

Find out how you can stop others from intimidating you or treating you poorly.

Creating a Successful Business Plan

Goodbye to Shy

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success.

Become more confident in social, professional, and romantic situations.

Get Funny! Marketing Your Non-profit

Use humour to disarm, befriend, motivate, inspire, and inform others.

Further the ideals and goals of your non-profit by learning to compete more effectively for members, media attention, donors, clients, and volunteers.

Get Paid To Travel!

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Achieving Success with Difficult People

Listen to Your Heart, and Success Will Follow

Learn how to have more successful relationships with difficult bosses, coworkers, students, neighbours, or relatives.

Design a life that makes you happy by learning how you can use work to express yourself and share your interests and talents.

Résumé Writing Workshop Discover the secret to transforming your tired, boring résumé into a powerful tool that will get you interviews.

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World-renowned author and career advisor shows you how to get the job you want quickly and easily and in any economy.

Individual Excellence: Secrets of Career Success Master twelve career-enhancing skills including goal setting, time management, personal organization, and creativity.

Tour directing, tour guiding, and cruise hosting may be the career for you!

The Magic of Hypnosis Learn to use hypnotic suggestion on yourself and others with amazing results.

Keys to Effective Communication Lost for words? Don’t be! Learn to build rapport, trust, warmth, and respect through conversation.

Outdoor Survival Techniques Learn the essential skills you will need to survive in a remote or stranded condition.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Leadership

Debt Elimination Techniques

Gain the respect and admiration of others, exert more control over your destiny, and enjoy success in your professional and personal life.

Specific and workable strategies that will get you out of all debt – including your mortgage – in the shortest possible time.

Merrill Ream Speed Reading Acclaimed speed reading expert teaches you how to save yourself time by reading faster with better comprehension.

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Introduction to Natural Health and Healing Promote wellness, balance, and health in all aspects of your life.

Discover Digital Photography An informative introduction to the fascinating world of digital photography equipment.

Certificate in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Making Movies with Windows XP

Gain a broad understanding of alternative health care options.

Learn to edit and organize the content, adding titles and credits to movies, just like the pros.

Certificate in Spirituality, Health, and Healing

Secrets of Better Photography Explore strategies and learn a variety of tricks to create excellent photographs in all situations.

Fees: $199.00 US (27 contact Hours)

Fees: $159.00 US (22 contact Hours) Recognize the impact spiritual values and beliefs have on health and healing.

WRITING Mastering Digital Photography: Photographing People Expert shows you how to take beautiful pictures of adults, children, and babies.

LANGUAGES

Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published Guide your work directly into the hands of an editor and onto the shelves of your favourite stores.

Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers

Speed Spanish Learn six easy recipes to glue Spanish words together into sentences, and you’ll be speaking Spanish in no time.

Banish writer’s block forever with these tricks from the published writer’s toolbox.

Introduction to Journaling Beginning Conversational French Discover how easy it can be to learn common words and phrases for both leisure and business.

Discover how journaling can help you explore your dreams, values, and beliefs, survive unwanted change, succeed in your career, and express your creativity.

FAMILY & FRIENDS

Pleasures of Poetry

Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals

Write Your Life Story

HEALTH CARE

Give your family and friends an inspirational autobiography.

Become a Veterinary Assistant Practicing veterinarian prepares you to work in a veterinary office or hospital.

Become a Veterinary Assistant II: Canine Reproduction Manage the entire canine breeding cycle, from assessing the health of parents to puppy care.

Become a Veterinary Assistant III: Practical Skills Learn restraint techniques and examination procedures. Perform basic hygiene and administer medications and vaccines.

The Craft of Magazine Writing If you’re a determined new writer, this class will provide you with the skills you need to get published.

Research Methods for Writers Learn the most efficient and effective methods to conduct research for any writing project.

Fundamentals of Technical Writing Learn the skills you need to succeed in the well-paying field of technical writing.

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Discover how easy it can be to prepare meals that are both delicious and nutritious!

This course will help you create your best possible work, whether you’re looking to be published or simply wish to craft beautiful poems for friends.


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Creating a Sense of Place

Introduction to Microsoft Outlook

Develop your eye for detail and improve your writing with vivid descriptions, memorable settings, and believable characters.

Communicate and manage information better and faster.

Introduction to Microsoft Project Effective Business Writing

Use the ultimate project planning and control tool to its fullest.

Develop powerful written documents that draw readers in and keep them motivated to continue to the end.

Design Projects for Adobe Illustrator

Business Marketing Writing

Learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator with design projects that let you practice as you learn.

Write great marketing copy to improve your company’s image and your chances of getting hired or promoted.

Introduction to Oracle

Travel Writing

Learn how to use the Oracle database management system to plan, organize, and manage your data.

Profit from your experiences in exotic lands (or your own backyard) by learning how to write and sell travel articles and books.

WEB DESIGN

Introduction to Internet Writing Markets

Introduction to ASP.NET

A professional writer helps you discover a wide variety of new markets for your written work.

Learn how to use Microsoft’s visual Web developer to create exciting, interactive and polished websites with ASP.NET.

BASIC COMPUTER LITERACY

Introduction to Dreamweaver

Introduction to the Internet

Harness the broad range of capabilities Dreamweaver brings to Web development.

Master the ins and outs of the Internet with this informative behind-thescenes look.

Introduction to Flash MX

Introduction to Windows XP 188

Learn how Windows XP makes it easy to work with text, pictures, audio, video, and more.

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Computer Skills for the Workplace Gain a working knowledge of the computer skills you’ll need to succeed in today’s job market.

Introduction to PC Security

Become familiarized with the interface, drawing tools, and animation.

Introduction to Microsoft FrontPage Find out how FrontPage makes it easy to create and upload professional websites without programming.

Designing Effective Websites Learn powerful graphic design techniques and build websites that are both attractive and wickedly effective.

What you don’t know can really hurt you. Learn what you can do to protect yourself.

Imaging for the Web Using Fireworks

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

Achieving Top Search Engine Positions

Introduction to Microsoft Access

Learn proven, step-by-step strategies to achieve the highest possible position with the major search engines.

Store, locate, print, and automate access to all types of information.

Intermediate Microsoft Access

Tap into the power of Fireworks to create dynamic Web graphics.

Introduction to Flash

Learn to solve real-world business problems with Access.

Learn how to develop rich and interactive Web media from a top Flash developer.

Introduction to PowerPoint

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

Build impressive slide presentations filled with text, images, video, audio, charts, and more.

Gain a solid foundation in drawing and become the artist you’ve always dreamed you could be!

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher Create brochures, newsletters, and websites with ease.

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NETWORKING/TROUBLESHOOTING

Introduction to Director

Introduction to PC Troubleshooting

Director skills are in high demand. Find out how to create learning applications, demos, games, interactive websites, and more.

Learn to decipher and solve almost any problem with your PC.

Creating a Home or Small Office Network Introduction to Java Programming An experienced Java programmer introduces important Java topics with clear, step-by-step instructions.

Slash expenses and improve efficiency by learning how to share printers, internet connections, drives, and documents with Windows.

Introduction to Networking Creating User Requirements Documents Learn to discover and document precisely what your customer wants and help ensure your success as a developer.

Learn the fundamentals of networking and prepare for a career in a new and fast-growing field.

Intermediate Networking Project Management @ eSpeed Discover a breakthrough model for managing truncated timelines, short-staffed project teams, skimpy budgets, and crippling risks.

Gain practical experience in a hot new career field. Topics include VPNs, security, and internet connectivity.

Wireless Networking COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Industry expert shows you how to plan, deploy, and connect to wireless networks.

Introduction to C++ Programming Learn to program in C++, even if you have no prior programming experience!

Introduction to C# Programming Learn the fundamentals of computer programming with the new C# programming language.

Intermediate C# Programming

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Write applications with menus, toolbars and files. Find out how to interact with databases and write SQL queries.

Gain a solid working knowledge of the most powerful and widely used database programming language.

Arrange training for employees regardless of how many or where they’re located. Hundreds of courses to choose from every month, value pricing and there’s no upfront cost or minimum purchase. Please visit www.ed2go.com/bowvalley-pro/ for more information.

Introduction to Database Development An experienced professional guides you through a structured approach to database design and development.

Introduction to Perl Programming Learn a programming skill that will make you a more valuable web developer or system administrator.

Introduction to the Game Industry Leading game designer prepares you for a career in game development, design, and production.

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Aboriginal Centre Aboriginal Practical Nurse

37

American Sign Language For Deaf & Hard of Hearing Adult Learners

Aboriginal Programs

85

Apprenticeship Exam Preparation

Academic Accommodation for Learners with Disabilities Academic Preparation

104

7 87

Academic Upgrading Index

86

Application Forms Application for Admission

141

Continuing Education Registration Form

191

Application For Admission

141

Aboriginal Programs

85

Admission Procedures

Apprenticeship Exam Preparation

86

Application Fee

Artstream

86

Steps to Completion

American Sign Language For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing

86

8 8, 139 139

Artstream

86 51

Adult Learners (ASL for DHH)

86

Behaviour Support

Academic Preparation

87

Bookstore

High School

87

Business Administration

Literacy

90

Pre-Practical Nurse

91

Business Index

Volunteer Opportunities

91

Accounting and Financial Management Certificate

Full-Time Tuition & Fees

92

Accounting and Financial Management Certificate

7 28

25 193

25

Administration Index

26

Business Administration Diploma

27

Events Management Certificate & Diploma

29

Financial Services Certificate

31 32

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Accounting & Financial Management

(Online Part-Time)

Dental Business Assistant Certificate

15

Human Resource Management Certificate

Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate

16

Interior Decorating & Merchandising Certificate & Diploma 33

Legal Assistant Diploma

17

Medical Office Assistant Certificate

19

BVC Students’ Association

105

Office Administration Certificate with Oil & Gas Focus

20

BVCWorks

107

Office Administration Certificate – Online

21

Cafeteria

7

Campus Tours

1

Admission Procedures Alberta Student Number

8 9, 140

Career Connection

107

Career Development

52

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Career Program Info for International Students

96

AutoDesk

150

Centre for Alternative Delivery

48

AutoDesk Inventor Advanced – Online Only

150

Centre for Quality Care Giving (CQC)

48

AutoDesk Inventor Certificate – Online

150

AutoDesk Inventor – Online Only

150

AutoLISP – Online Only

150

Aviation

151

Background Coverings

168

Child Intervention Record Check (CIRC)

8 & throughout

Connexion Carrière

108

Continuing Education Index Accessories

168

Basic Administration Skills – Homestudy

152

Accounting Applications Certificate

145

Basic Business Communication – In-class or Homestudy

152

Administrative Assistant for Small Businesses Certificate

154

Basic Rescuer for Health Care Provider

160

Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional

159

Basics of Design

168

Adobe Illustrator CS3

159

Bilingual Interpreting for Health Care

170

Adobe InDesign CS3

159

Brokerage and Logistics Level II

158

Adobe Photoshop CS3

159

Building Maintenance

151

Business

152

Adult Learning – Foster Adult Learning Needs

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and Development – Online

160

Business Administration Certificate

152

Advanced Accounting Applications Certificate

145

Business Computer Certificate

154

Advanced AutoCAD Certificate

148

Business Mathematics – In-class or Homestudy

152

Align Instructional Strategies to Learning Needs – Online 160

Business Seminars

153

Asset Planning

147

Chairing Effective Meetings

153

Asset Planning Certificate

147

Civil Litigation

172

Asset Proactive Planning

147

Colour Boards

168

AutoCAD 2D Advanced – NEW: In-Class or Online

149

Compensation and Benefits Administration –

AutoCAD 2D Certificate

148

In-class or Online

164

AutoCAD 2D Level II – In-class or Online

149

CompTIA A+ Certification

166

AutoCAD 2D Level I – In-class or Online

148

CompTIA Network+ Certification

166

AutoCAD 3D Level II – In-class or Online

149

Computer Basics

AutoCAD 3D Level I – In-class or Online

149

Computerized Maintenance Management Applications

147

AutoCAD 3D Rendering

150

Continuing Education

144

AutoCAD Customization – Online Only

150

Conversational Spanish

171

AutoCAD One Month Certificate

148

Corporate/Commercial Law

171

AutoCAD Operator Certificate

148

Customer Service – Online

152

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Immigration Practitioner Certificate

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Customs Administration Level II

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Immigration Practitioner Certificate Program

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Customs Administration Level III

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Information Technology

166

Customs and Logistics

157

Insurance Agent Licence Program: Module I

Customs and Logistics – Statutes And Regulations Level I

157

– General Level I

167

Customs Brokerage Professional Exam Preparation Online

158

Interior Decorating

167

Customs Career Preparation Online

158

Interpreting

170

Customs & Logistics Certificate – Online

157

Introduction to American Sign Language

171

Decorating Condos and Small Spaces

168

Introduction to Computers

154

Decorating for the Christmas Season

168

Introduction to Health Care Infrastructure

170

Decorating for the Spring Season

168

Introduction to Human Resources Administration – In-class or

Decorating Styles

168

Desktop Publishing

159

Drawing and Sketching for Interiors – Level I

168

ed2go online

185

Educators And Trainers – Professional Development

160

Emergency First Aid with CPR Level A

160

Employee Recruiting and Selection – In-class or Online

163

Essential Supervisory Skills – In-class or Homestudy

153

Family Law

172

Fibres to Fabrics

169

Final Project – Professional Certificate

169

Financial Accounting Advanced

146

Financial Accounting Intermediate – In-class or Homestudy 146 Financial Accounting Introduction – In-class or Homestudy 146 First Aid

160

First Impression = 9 Seconds! (for Men)

163

Flight Dispatcher Ground School

151

General Level II – Personal Lines

167

Health Care Interpreter Practicum

170

Human Resources

163

Human Resources Certificate – In-Class Or Online

163

Online

163

Introduction to Interpreting

170

Introduction to Marketing – In-class or Online

152

Introduction to the Internet

157

Introduction to the Legal System

171

Job Plans

147

Keyboarding – Beginner and Skill Builder

157

Languages

171

Layout and Design Fundamentals

159

Legal Administration

171

Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate

171

Legal Business Communication

172

Legal Word Processing and Document Preparation

172

Lighting Effects and Techniques

169

Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) Certificate Program

173

Management Development

173

Management Seminars for Supervisory Personnel

174

Manage the Learning Relationships in Various Learning Environments – Online

174

Medical Courses

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Medical Terminology I – In-class or Online

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Medic First Aid Advanced Level III

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Occupational/Standard First Aid

Medic First Aid Advanced Level III Recertification

162

Organizational Behaviour for Management

Medic First Aid Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

162

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Medic First Aid Instructor (EMP)

161

Pediatric First Aid with CPR Level C

161

Microsoft Access – In-class or Homestudy

156

Pediatric First Aid with CPR Level C Refresher

161

Microsoft Excel Advanced – In-class or Homestudy

156

Pre-Interpreting Skills

170

Microsoft Excel Intermediate – In-class or Homestudy

156

Private Investigations

179

Microsoft Outlook – In-class or Homestudy

156

Professional Interior Decorating Certificate

167

Microsoft PowerPoint – In-class or Homestudy

157

Project Management

180

Microsoft Word Advanced – In-class or Homestudy

155

Real Estate Law

172

Microsoft Word Intermediate – In-class or Homestudy

155

Securities Law

172

Microsoft Word Introduction – In-class or Homestudy

155

Simply Accounting Advanced – In-class or Homestudy

146

Modern Caretaking Certificate

151

Simply Accounting Introduction – In-class or Homestudy

146

Module 1: Basic Principles of Immigration Law and Policy

165

Space Planning

169

Module 1: Maintenance Management Skills and Techniques 173

Special Events

181

Module 2: Production and Operation Management

Standard First Aid with CPR Level C

161

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173

Standard First Aid with CPR Level C Refresher

161

Module 2: Skilled Workers

165

Supply Chain

147

Taking Effective Minutes

153

The Influence of Colour in Decorating

169

The Operation of Design

169

Transportation Endorsement

161

Trouble Shooting / RCFA

147

Turn Around Planning and Scheduling

147

Understanding the Cosmetics Industry

163

Web Development

182

Wills and Estates

172

Window Treatments

169

Word Processing Certificate

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Work and Resource Scheduling

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Workshops

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Module 4: Accounting and Finance for the Maintenance Manager

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Module 4: Convention Refugees

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Module 5: Developing Maintenance Tactics

173

Module 5: Temporary Status

166

Module 6: Predictive Maintenance Technologies

173

Module 7: Computerized Maintenance Management

174

Module 8: Capstone Course

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New Look, New You! (for Women)

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Oil & Gas

179

Occupational First Aid Level I (Workplace for BC Level I)

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Correctional Studies Corporate Readiness Training Program (CRTP)

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Counselling Services Course Description Glossary

7 119

English as a Second Language Index Full-Time Language Instruction

71

Corporate Readiness Training Program (CRTP)

73

International English As A Second Language Program

74

Part-Time Linc Programs

76

Dates (Important College Dates)

5

Language Skills Programs

77

Deadlines

5

Volunteer Program

80

Tuition & Fees (Part-Time & Full-Time)

81

Fee Information

11

Directions for Immigrants in Trades & Professional Careers

112

Directory Disability & Community Support

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Distance and Online Learning Index Online Programs And Courses Southern Alberta Locations

Early Intervention Early Learning & Child Care Education Assistant

98 100

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Financial Assistance

4

Financial Services

31

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Community Liaison

64

Global Training & Community Development (GTCD) Health Care Aide

117 39

Health Care Aide Bridging to Practical Nurse

38 197

Health Care Index

Employment Services Index 107

Aboriginal Practical Nurse Diploma

Career Connection

107

Health Care Aide Bridging To Practical Nurse Program

Connexion Carrière

108

(Part-Time)

38

Corporate Readiness Training Program

111

Health Care Aid Certificate (Part-Time - Online/Blended)

39

Health Care Aid Certificate (Full-Time)

40

Directions For Immigrants In Trades And Professional

37

Careers

112

Nutrition Manager Certificate

New Opportunities For Work

114

(Part-Time Distance Delivery/Online)

41

TOWES

114

Pharmacy Technician Diploma

41

Workplace Training Services

117

Practical Nurse Diploma

43

Global Training & Community Development

117

Practical Nurse Diploma (Part-Time)

45

Practical Nurse Re-Entry Program

46

Practical Nurse Diploma For Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN) Program

47

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Recreation Therapy Aide Certificate

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International Education Index

Centres of Community Support

48

International English As A Second Language (ESL)

94

Internship & Study Abroad Opportunities

96

Career Program Information For International Students

96

Health Services

7

High School

87

Human Resource Management

32

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) 71 Learning Resource Services

Human Services Index Behaviour Support Diploma (Full-Time & Part-Time)

51

Career Development Certificate (Full-Time & Part-Time)

52

Correctional Studies Diploma

53

Disability And Community Support Certificate (Part-Time – Alternative Delivery)

55

Disability And Community Support Diploma (Part-Time)

56

Early Intervention Diploma (Part-Time)

57

Early Learning & Child Care Certificate (Full-Time & Part-

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Early Learning & Child Care Certificate – Integrated

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Early Learning & Child Care Diploma (Full-time & Part-Time) – Integrated

61

Education Assistant Certificate

63

First Nations, Métis And Inuit Community Liaison Certificate Program (Part-Time)

64

Orientation Course For Childcare Staff – Level 1 (54 Hrs)

65

Out-Of-School Programming For School-Age Children Certificate (Part-Time & Online)

65

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Legal Assistant

17

Literacy

90

Maps Index (Calgary)

200

Downtown Campuses

200

Franklin Station Campus

200

Main Campus

200

Marlborough Mall Campus

200

Rocky Mountain Plaza Campus

200

Southern Alberta Locations

100

Medical Office Assistant

19

New Opportunities for Work (NOW)

114

Nutrition Manager

41

Office Administration

20

Online Programs & Courses

98

Orientation Course for Child Care Staff – Level One

65

Out-Of-School Programming for School-Aged Children

65 41

Dental Business Assistant

15

Pharmacy Technician

Hospital Unit Clerk

16

Police Information Check (PIC)

Interior Decorating & Merchandising

33

Practical Nurse

8 & throughout 43

Practical Nurse Diploma for Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN) 47 Practical Nurse Re-Entry Program

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IFC

Pre-Practical Nurse

91

Pre-Program Requirements

8 & throughout

Print Material Requests

7

Prospective Students

7

Recreation Therapy Aide

48

Recruitement Presentations Refunds & Withdrawals Southern Alberta Campuses Student Advisor Information Sessions

7 12 100 8, 143

Student Email & Web Portal

7

Student For A Day

7

Student Services Index New Aboriginal Centre

104

Counselling and Specialized Support (C.S.S.)

104

Student Recruitment

105

Bow Valley College Students’ Association

105

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TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills)

114

Transcripts

9, 140

Transfer Credit

9, 140

Volunteer

80, 91

Waiting Lists

9, 140

Withdrawals & Refunds Workplace Training Services

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Student Support

12 117

Web Portal

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DOWNTOWN CAMPUSES

BOW VALLEY COLLEGE Marlborough Mall Campus

320, 433 Marlorough Way N.E. 403-297-2552 • 3rd Floor Aboriginal Programs, Employment Preparation and Academic Upgrading

FRANKLIN STATION CAMPUS

332 - 6th Ave S.E.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN PLAZA CAMPUS

403-410-1400

615 MacLeod Trail S.E.

Note: Due to ongoing expansion throughout the Main Campus, be aware that many services will change location. Refer to signage on each floor that indicates where all departments are currently located.

• Main Floor Career Connections, Convenience Store, Café, Security Desk

• Shipping & Receiving, Lock cutting, Lost & Found

• 4th Floor ESL Main Reception, Assessment Centre, Full-time ESL, Faculty and Staff Offices

MAIN CAMPUS

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• Security Desk, Bookstore

• 2nd Floor ESL Classrooms and +15 Walkway • 3rd Floor ESL Classrooms and Language Labs

• Student Services, Student Information, Photo ID, Cafeteria, Student Advising, Health Services, Registrar

• 5th Floor Human Resources, Faculty and Staff Offices

• Academic Foundations

• 9th Floor, TOWES, Centre for Career Advancement, BVCWorks, International Education, WTS, GTCD, Executive Office

• Learning Resource Services, Business and Industry Training, Computer Labs • Information Systems, Computer Labs, Special Events Lounge • Health & Community Care, Continuing Education

• 9th Floor International Student Registration

• 11 Floor Marketing & Communications Note: Due to campus expansion it is possible that these locations could change.

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

2700 3 Avenue S.E. 403-410-1760


CAMPUS EXPANSION Building for the Future – Yours, Ours, and Calgary’s

Welcome to Bow Valley College

BUILDING OF THE FUTURE The redevelopment of the Main Campus is the first phase of this exciting project and is scheduled to be complete by 2010. This updated building will have more student spaces, increased green spaces, and plenty of natural light. The second phase began with the demolition of the old Provincial Courts building. The new South building, slated for completion in 2012, will house classrooms, more student spaces, and various department offices. By the time we are finished we will have one campus – two buildings, offering thousands of Albertans a greater chance at a post-secondary education. These campuses will be a landmark in East Village and will help spur development of this underused area. Check out our website for the latest expansion news for more images of what the new campus will look like.

Imagine your future … at Bow Valley College. If you are looking for a change in your career or life, Bow Valley College can help. We provide innovative and practical programs that prepare you for an exciting, new career. And Bow Valley College learner service staff and instructors provide you with the services and supports you need to succeed. Each year, BVC helps more than 11,000 learners reach their goals at our downtown Calgary campus and at more than 20 locations throughout southern Alberta. Bow Valley College learners come from all parts of the world and from all walks of life – ours is a truly international and diverse campus. Our programs include one-year career certificates and two-year diplomas in business (p. 24), administration (p. 14), health care (p. 36), and human services (p. 50). We also offer programs in English as a Second Language (p. 70), high school upgrading (p. 84), and a wide range of continuing education options (p. 144). Whatever your goal, we will help you get where you want to go. And our programs get you into the world of work … faster. Each year, 97% of our learners find employment in their respective fields within six months of graduation. We offer flexible ways for you to study – including part-time and online options – as well as year-round entry to give you a faster way to reach your goals.

redevelopment project. When complete, Bow Valley College will have one campus – two buildings, our redeveloped North Building and our brand new South Building. The new campus will boast a modern, welcoming learning environment as well as a rejuvenated base upon which to develop innovative programs and support services for delivery in rural areas, offering generations of learners increased access to postsecondary education and brighter futures.

Bow Valley College is building for the future. Our ambitious plan will add 50,000 square feet to our existing building and more than 400,000 square feet in a second building across the street. 1. Interior view of the main lobby of the North building 2. Aerial view of the south face of the North building with walkway to new South building

Our latest Course Guide outlines Bow Valley College’s dynamic range of courses and programs. You can find out more by visiting bowvalleycollege.ca, by calling us at 403-410-1400, or by visiting us in person to talk with a student advisor or to take in one of our info sessions. This is your opportunity to imagine your future and make the most of your career. Make it happen … with Bow Valley College.

3. Exterior view of the southeast corner of the North building and gateway to the Urban Campus Learning Village 4. Exterior view of the new South and redeveloped North buildings

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Sharon Carry President & CEO, Bow Valley College

Getting Started This is your opportunity. Make the most of your education and future career by enrolling at Bow Valley College today.

Thousands of Bow Valley College learners receive some sort of funding to further their education. We’d like to help you along the way and have developed a healthy awards and financial aid program. Entrance scholarships are available for which you may qualify and a number of other scholarships and bursaries may be available throughout your BVC experience. College advisors are on hand to provide you with all of the funding information and assistance you may require. To get our “funding your future – Financial Aid Options” workbook, simply visit bowvalleycollege.ca or call 403-410-1400 (1-866-428-2669).

your next steps:

Bow Valley College is expanding to meet the needs of our learners and the communities we serve. As our city grows, so does our downtown Calgary campus—with a major multi-million dollar expansion and

• Come to an information session. Call 403-410-1400 (or toll-free 1-866-428-2669) for times and locations

• Take a look through this Guide using the Table of Contents on page 2

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• Go to bowvalleycollege.ca • Call Student Services at 403-410-1400 (or toll-free 1-866-428-2669) • Use the application forms on p. 141 & p. 191

Special thanks to the many students, faculty, staff, and alumni who helped make possible this Course Guide. Produced by Bow Valley College Marketing and Communications November 2008. Quantity: 70,000

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Administration • Business • Health Care • Human Services • High School Upgrading • ESL • Continuing Education

Bow Valley College Course Guide January – June 2009

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Administration • Business • Health Care • Human Services • High School Upgrading • ESL • Continuing Education

332 – 6 Avenue SE Calgary, AB  T2G 4S6

March 6, 2009  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information:  403-410-1402

Course Guide

Fax: 403-297-4887 TTY: 403-410-1412

january – June 2009

info@bowvalleycollege.ca www.bowvalleycollege.ca

Make It Happen at Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College Course Guide January – June 2009

Plan to Attend! Career Exploration Day & Open House

Tel: 403-410-1400 Toll-free within Alberta: 1-866-4-BVC-NOW (1-866-428-2669)

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