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academic programs & continuing education january – june 2010

Course Guide

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Call, email, or visit bowvalleycollege.ca to request additional information on our programs and services. You can also arrange to tour BVC or become a Student for a Day. Give our Prospective Student Centre a call at 403-410-1402 or email: recruiting@bowvalleycollege.ca

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Welcome to Bow Valley College

Make it Happen… at Bow Valley College. Each year, Bow Valley College helps more than 11,000 learners reach their goals at our downtown Calgary campus and at more than 20 locations throughout southern Alberta. In fact, as Calgary and region’s comprehensive community college, Bow Valley College serves the learning needs of all of the communities in our regional stewardship area. 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.

Bow Valley College is expanding to meet the needs of our learners and the communities we serve. When complete, our multi-million dollar expansion and redevelopment project will provide our learners with one state-of-the-art campus comprised of 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 post-secondary education and brighter futures.

Our programs include one-year career certificates and two-year diplomas in business, administration, health care, and human services. We also offer programs in English as a Second Language, high school upgrading, and a wide range of continuing education options. Whatever your goal, we will help you get where you want to go.

This is your opportunity to imagine your future and make the most of your career. 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.

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.

Make it happen… at Bow Valley College. Sharon Carry, President & CEO, Bow Valley College

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 an extensive awards and financial aid program. College advisors are on hand to provide you with all of the funding information and assistance you may require.

As a comprehensive community college, Bow Valley College serves the learning needs of all of the communities in our regional stewardship area.

Banff National Park

Dogpound

Crossfield

Airdrie

Waiparous

Banff

Beiseker

Madden

Rosebud Rockyford

Cochrane

Morley

Irricana

Balzac

Keoma Ardenode

Canmore

Delacour

Standard

Lyalta

Exshaw

Strathmore

CALGARY Chestermere Langdon

Cheadle

Priddis

Namaka

Gleichen

Dalemead Carseland De Winton 10 miles

Mossleigh

Black Diamond Blackie

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Hartell Longview

ALBERTA

Pekisko

Cayley

Queenstown Milo

High River Ensign

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Shouldice Arrowwood

Okotoks


Table of contents Welcome from the President

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Prospective Student Centre

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

34

Aboriginal Centre

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

35

Academic Accommodation for Learners With Disabilities

5

Health Care Aide Certificate (Full-Time)

36

Bookstore

5

Cafeteria

5

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

37

Career & Employment Services

5

Pharmacy Technician Diploma

37

Counselling and Specialized Support

5

Practical Nurse Diploma

39

Counselling Services

5

Practical Nurse Diploma (Part-Time)

41

Financial Aid & Awards

5

Practical Nurse Re-entry Program

42

Health Services

6

Library and Learning Commons

6

Practical Nurse Diploma for Internationally Educated Nurses

43

Student Affairs Office

6

Recreation Therapy Aide Certificate (Part-Time)

44

Student Ambassadors

6

The Centre for Alternative Delivery

44

Student Association (BVCSA)

6

Student Email and Web Portal

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Student Services

Table of con ten ts

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Aboriginal Practical Nurse Diploma

Registration Information & Payments

2

Careers in Health Care

Important College Dates

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College Directory Careers in Administration

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Careers in Human Services

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

49

Early Intervention Diploma (Part-Time)

50

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

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Early Learning and Child Care Certificate – Integrated

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

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Administrative Professional Certificate

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Administrative Professional Certificate (eCampus, Part-Time)

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Education Assistant Certificate (Full-Time & Part-Time)

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Dental Business Assistant Certificate

13

Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate

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

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Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate (Online)

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Justice Studies Diploma

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Legal Assistant Diploma

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Orientation Course for Child Care Staff – Level I

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Medical Office Assistant Certificate

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

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Veterinary Office Assistant Certificate

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Careers in Business

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ESL

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Full-Time Language Instruction

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Corporate Readiness Training Program (CRTP)

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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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Part-Time LINC Programs

70

Business Administration Diploma

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Language Skills Programs

71

Events Management Certificate (Online Part-Time)

27

TOEFL Preparation

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Events Management Diploma

28

Volunteer Program

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Human Resource Management Certificate

29

Interior Decorating & Merchandising Diploma

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TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400


Table of contents Academic Upgrading

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Aboriginal Programs

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Accounting

121

Apprenticeship Exam Preparation

80

AutoCAD

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Artstream

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AutoDesk

125

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

Building Maintenance

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Business

127

Academic Preparation

81

Computers

129

High School

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Customs and Logistics

132

Literacy

85

Desktop Publishing

134

Pre-Practical Nurse

85

Educators and Trainers – Professional Development

135

Volunteer Opportunities

86

First Aid

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Global Information Systems

137

Admission Procedures for International Students

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Home Inspection Certificate

138

International English as a Second Language (ESL)

89

Human Resources

139

International Opportunities

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Immigration Practitioner Certificate

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Information Technology

142

Insurance

143

Interior Decorating

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Interpreting

146

Languages

147

Distance and Online Learning

91

Putting the Community Back in College

92

Online Programs and Courses

93

Southern Alberta Locations

95

Employment Services

99

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Legal Administration

147

BVCWorks

100

Management Development

149

Career Connection

100

Media Arts

151

Connexion Carrière

101

Medical Courses

151

Corporate Readiness Training Program (CRTP)

104

Oil and Gas

154

Directions for Immigrants in Trades and Professional Careers

105

Personal Finance

155

Mentoring Foreign Trained Professionals

106

Private Investigations

155

Success in the Workplace

109

Project Management

156

TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills)

109

Special Events

157

Workplace Training Services

112

Web Development

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Workshops

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Application Process

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Application Form

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Refunds and Withdrawals

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Refunds & Withdrawals

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Continuing Education Registration Form

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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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Prospective student centre HOURS OF OPERATION MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8:00 a.m. TO 4:00 p.m. Third Floor North Campus Room N-363

If you are not sure what program is right for you or if you have questions about how to apply, our Prospective Student Centre is here to help. Specially trained BVC representatives will provide you with program and admission information, and can assist you in completing an application to the College. We’d love to take you on a campus tour or have you join us as a Student for a Day.

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Our Prospective Student Centre 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.

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PRESENTATIONS / INFORMATION SESSIONS

The Prospective Student Centre at Bow Valley College will customize a tour of our newly renovated main campus based on your needs and areas of interest. We are happy to accommodate a tour for you alone or for large groups.

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

STUDENT FOR A DAY

Fax: 403-297-4006

Education is perhaps one of the biggest investments you can make. BVC offers the opportunity for you to test drive your future as a Student for a Day. 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.

Web: bowvalleycollege.ca/student-recruitment/

PRINT MATERIALS REQUESTS The Bow Valley College Course Guide, view book, career booklets, and other print information are available free of charge. Individual packages are also available for students inquiring about specific programs.

INFORMATION SESSIONS Applicants who would like more information about Bow Valley College, individual program requirements or admissions requirements would benefit from attending an Information Session. These sessions provide an opportunity for prospective applicants to ask any questions before applying to a program. The sessions are held throughout the week (except on holidays). For days and times of the Information Sessions, please call 403-410-1402

ADMISSION INFORMATION SESSIONS Applicants who would like more information about Bow Valley College, individual program requirements or admissions requirements would benefit from attending an Information Session. These sessions provide an opportunity for prospective applicants to ask any questions before submitting an application. 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.”

registration information & payments HOURS OF OPERATION Office of the Registrar Registration Counter/Cashier Regular Hours Time: Mon. – Thurs. 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Summer Hours Time: Mon. – Thurs. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

Student Advising/Counselling and Specialized Support Regular Hours Time: Mon. – Thurs. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. THE COLLEGE IS CLOSED ON ALL STATUTORY HOLIDAYS.


Student services ABORIGINAL CENTRE

Counselling & Specialized support (CSS)

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.”

CSS offers academic and personal supports to prospective students and learners with complex learning and life challenges. CSS works with the student and their instructors and other College personnel to promote academic and personal empowerment.

The Aboriginal Centre provides programs and services aimed at enhancing student success through the following: • Academic and program advising • Elder counselling • Financial advising for sponsorship • Culturally relevant info sessions

Counselling Counsellors help with learners educational, career, and personal concerns. They will help with clarification of problems and how to explore options, and access resources at the College and in the community, and assist with decision-making.

Specialized Support

• Student Gatherings

Specialized Supports offers assistance to learners who require help with learning strategies and/or academic accommodations. Examples of academic accommodations include sign language interpreters, assistive technology, alternate formatting, academic strategists, notetakers, tutors, scribes, readers. Specialized Supports can help eligible learners access funding for these supports and learning assessments as well. Bow Valley College has an Academic Accommodation policy that requires provision of reasonable academic accommodation for learners with disabilities except when the accommodation would cause undue hardship to the College (for example, compromising performance standards of a course or program).

A new Aboriginal Centre is a dynamic part of the expansion plans at BVC.

Location: North Campus Aboriginal Centre’s staff offices are on Level 1 room 174. Contact: 403-410-1786

ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATION FOR LEARNERS WITH DISABILITIES 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 North 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: Summer hours: (Jul. 5 to Aug. 20) Mon. to Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Regular hours: Mon. to Thurs., 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. For more information about our bookstore, call 403-410-1740.

CAFETERIA The Bow Valley College Cafeteria is located on the 3rd floor of the North Campus. They offer a wide-range of healthy eating options to help get you through the day.

For more information or to book an appointment please call 403-4101440 or email Counselling-SpecializedSupport@bowvalleycollege.ca

COUNSELLING SERVICES 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.

FINANCIAL AID & AWARDS Financial Aid Options If you qualify, financial assistance is available through Alberta Employment and Immigration, Advanced Education and Technology, and other various funding or Government agencies. Financial Aid Options to consider: • Alberta Works Grant Funding – Alberta Employment & Immigration • Government Sponsored Federal and Provincial Student Loans, Grants, and Bursaries • Student Line of Credit – Offered at Financial Institutions

Career and Employment Services

• First Nations/Inuit Post-Secondary Support

BVCWorks assists students in making career decisions and finding work. Our staff will support you with career exploration, résumé development, interviewing and job search through our workshops, drop-in sessions, online and print resources. For more information visit bowvalleycollege.ca/bvcworks or call 403-410-3215.

• Métis Post-Secondary Support • Company Sponsorship • WCB (if WCB claim established) If you have any questions regarding Financial Assistance please visit our website at: www.bowvalleycollege.ca/financial or contact the Financial Aid Office at 403-410-1420.

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Scholarships & Awards

Student Ambassadors

Bow Valley College offers over $500,000 per year in scholarships and bursaries. No matter what type of learner you are, BVC’s Awards Program can recognize your achievements and financial need. Scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of academic merit. Bursaries are intended primarily for learners demonstrating financial need. There are two types of awards; nomination and application. To learn more about the types of awards and your eligibility visit our website at www.bowvalleycollege.ca/financial or call us at 403-410-1680.

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.

HEALTH SERVICES

The BVCSA represents student matters within the College, community, and province. Executive Members and Council Representatives administer the assets of the Association.

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.

LIBRARY & LEARNING COMMONS Learning Resource Services (LRS) is the information 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.

Student Affairs Office 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! For more information please contact: 403-410-1723.

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.

Students’ Association (Bvcsa)

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. All BVCSA members are welcome to visit the office, 2nd floor, North Campus. BVCSA offers students a number of services, including access to computers, photocopier, fax, and telephone. 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. For additional information regarding deadlines, plan details and to print a waiver form please contact the office directly (403-220-8157) or visit the Gallivan website at: www.gallivan.ca/studentnetworks or email: bvcsaplan@gallivan.ca Plan information and waiver forms are also available from the Students’ Association Office. For more Students’ Association information, please contact: 403-410-1695 (Main), 403-410-1668 (General Manager) or visit us online: www.bvcsa.ca

Getting Started

STUDENT EMAIL AND WEB PORTAL

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

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 also allows you to access the Bow Valley College student web portal. The web portal offers you access to a variety of online services and information, including unofficial transcripts, timetables, and notices on upcoming College events.

your next steps: • Take a look through this Guide using the Table of Contents on page 2 • Go to bowvalleycollege.ca • Call Student Services at 403-410-1400 (or toll-free 1-866-428-2669) • Use the application forms on p. 113 & p. 167

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.

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

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

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400 —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.


Important College Dates Winter 2010

July 1: Canada Day - College Closed July 8: Withdrawal Deadline for full-time programs: 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 9: Stampede Parade - No Morning Classes Last day to drop courses (courses will not appear on transcript if dropped by this date) July 16: Funding Best Before Date for Fall term: Funding applications for course/programs starting in Fall submitted past this date will be subject to stringent review July 19: New Students need to begin to apply for Winter 2011 Grant Funding August 2: Heritage Day - College Closed August 3: Invoices issued to students for Fall 2010 fees August 16-20: Exams for Spring/Summer Term August 20: Final day of Spring & Summer term August 23: Grade Submission

Fall 2010

August 23-26: New Student Orientation August 27: All fees for Fall 2010 due August 30: First Day of Classes September 6: Labour Day - College Closed September 16: Last day to cancel/withdraw from courses/programs staring in the Fall term to be eligible for a 100% refund September 30: Drop Deadline for full-time programs: Last Day to drop courses for current term (courses will not appear Spring 2010 on transcript if dropped by this date) May 3: First Day of Classes October 11: Thanksgiving Day - College Closed May 20: Last day to cancel/withdraw from course/programs October 28: Withdrawal deadline for full-time programs: Last day starting in the Spring/Summer term and be eligible for to withdraw from a course in the Fall term with a “W” 100% refund. grade. Withdrawals after this date will result in an May 24: Victoria Day - College Closed “F” grade May 31 - June 18: Funding drive for Ongoing Students to November 11: Remembrance Day- College Closed Extend Grant Funding December 3: Student Invoices for Winter term issued June 3: Drop Deadline for full-time programs: Last Day to drop December 13-17: Exams for Fall Term courses for current term and be eligible for a 50% December 14-16: New Student Orientation refund. Courses will not appear on transcript if December 17: Final Day for Fall Term dropped by this date. June 9: Graduation

Bow Valley College Directory BVC Switchboard Toll Free

403-410-1400 1-866-428-2669

Aboriginal Centre 403-410-1786 Bookstore 403-410-1740 Security 403-410-1713 Counselling & Specialized Support 403-410-1440 Financial Aid 403-410-1420 Financial Scholarships & Awards 403-410-1680

Health Services International Education Learner Resource Services (LRS) MyBVC Blackboard help Prospective Student Centre 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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January 4: College re-opens January 4: All fees for Winter term are due January 6: First Day of Classes January 11: Graduation January 21: Cancellation deadline for programs within academic session dates February 4: Drop deadline for programs within academic session dates Last day to drop courses (courses will not appear on transcript if dropped by this date) February 5: Counsellor Update February 15: College Closed March 4: 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) March 5: Career Exploration Day & Open House March 19: Funding Best Before Date for Spring 2010 term: Funding applications for courses/programs starting in Spring 2010 submitted past this date will be subject to stringent review March 22: First Day Funding Applications are accepted for courses/ programs starting in Fall 2010-APPLY EARLY April 2: College Closed April 5: College Closed April 27: Final day of Winter Term


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From email to transcripts and College news on student financial aid, mybvc.ca is your source for important information about Bow Valley College.

Welcome to bvc

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!

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TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400


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Administrative Professional Certificate (eCampus, Part-Time)

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Dental Business Assistant Certificate

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Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate

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Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate (Online)

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Online at: bowvalleycollege.ca/apply

Legal Assistant Diploma

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Fax: 403-297-4887

Medical Office Assistant Certificate

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Veterinary Office Assistant Certificate

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Student Services 332 – 6th Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 4S6

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Administrative Professional Certificate

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

In Person: Registrar’s Office 332 – 6th Avenue SE See Application Form on page 113.

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400


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Administrative Professional CertificatE 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 Requirement In addition to academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following: • Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 527 - 530 on the paper-based test or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 5.5 • Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B”

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (subject to change)

• Keyboarding / Skillbuilding I • Speed Development • Document Processing I • Business Communications I • Business Communications II • Interpersonal and Organizational Skills • Office Services • Microsoft PowerPoint • Document Processing II • Microsoft Excel • Preparation for the Workplace • Work Experience for Office Administration • Introduction to Petroleum • Financial Procedures • Fundamentals of Project Management (online)

Admission requirements

• Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of fulltime post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program. • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test

Transferability Graduates of the certificate program may be accepted into: • Grande Prairie Regional College • Keyano College • Lethbridge Community College

Academic Requirements

• Medicine Hat College

For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113

• Red Deer College

• Credit in English 20-1, 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent • Credit in Applied or Pure Math 10 or Math 14 or Math 24 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

Some transfer credit is available from: • SAIT Some transfer credit is available to: • Athabasca University • SAIT

OR:

Fees & dates

• Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test

Dates: Aug. 30, 2010

NOTE: a minimum keyboarding speed of 25 wpm is strongly recommended

Program length: Two semesters (One year) Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

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

• Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction


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Administrative Professional Certificate eCampus (Part-Time) Bow Valley College’s Administrative Professional 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.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (subject to change)

• Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 5.5

This program will be offered over 4 semesters as follows:

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WINTER 2010

In addition to academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following: • Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 527 - 530 on the paper-based test or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT)

• Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B”

• Keyboarding/Skillbuilding • Document Processing I

• Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction

SPRING 2010

• Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of fulltime post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction

• Business Communications I • Financial Procedures • Interpersonal & Organizational Skills • Office Services

FALL 2010 • Speed Development • Document Processing II • PowerPoint • Business Communications II

SPRING 2010 • Excel • Introduction to Petroleum • Preparation for the Workplace • Project Management --- online offered through Continuing • Education Non-Credit • Work Practicum Semester 1 will be offered again in January 2011

Admission requirements Academic Requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113 • Credit in English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent • Credit in Applied or Pure Math 10 or Math 14 or Math 24 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 NOTE: a minimum keyboarding speed of 25 wpm is strongly recommended

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

• Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program. • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test.

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 Some transfer credit is available from: • SAIT Some transfer credit is available to: • Athabasca University • SAIT

Fees & dates Date: Jan 6, 2010 & May 3, 2010 & Aug 30, 2010 Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees For further information regarding the online option, contact: Jennifer Meister - Office Administrative Assistant Phone: 403-410-1578 Fax: 403-297-5007 email: jmeister@bowvalleycollege.ca Note: Registration into the online Courses of Administrative Professional 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.


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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.

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (subject to change)

In addition to academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following: • Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 527 - 530 on the paper-based test or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 5.5 • Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B”

• Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of fulltime post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program

• Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program.

Admission requirements

• Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test.

Academic Requirements

Transferability

For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113

None

Admission requirements are currently under review.

Fees & dates

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

Dates: Aug. 30, 2010

• Credit in Applied or Pure Math 10 or Math 14 or Math 24

Program length: Two semesters (24 weeks)

OR:

Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

• 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

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• Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction

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: • A current valid immunization report • Submission of a current Police Information Check • SFA/CPR Level C Basic Rescuer Certificate taken within 6 months prior to work experience 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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• 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 • Employment Preparation • Work Experience for Dental Business Assistants

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Hospital unit clerk CERTIFICATE 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.

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COURSES IN PROGRAM* (subject to change) • 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 • Employment Preparation • Work Experience for Hospital Unit Clerks

Admission requirements Academic Requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113 Admission requirements are currently under review.

Pre-Program Requirements The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • A current valid immunization report • Submission of a current Police Information Check • SFA/CPR Level C Basic Rescuer Certificate taken within 6 months prior to work experience Note: Students who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program will have their Letter of Admission withdrawn.

English Language Proficiency Requirement In addition to academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following: • Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 527 - 530 on the paper-based test or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 5.5 • Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B” • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of fulltime post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program

• Credit in Applied or Pure Math 10 or Math 14 or Math 24

• Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program.

OR:

• Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test.

• 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

Transferability

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

None

OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test

Fees & dates Dates: Aug. 30, 2010 Program length: Two semesters (24 weeks) Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400


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Hospital unit clerk CERTIFICATE (ONLINE) The Hospital Unit Clerk program is now offered online through ECampus Alberta. The certificate program has an intake every Fall semester, and takes four semesters to complete all requirements on a part-time basis. The next program intake is 2010 Fall Semester.

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

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (subject to change)

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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• Processing Medical Orders (HCUC 131) • Introductory Unit Coordinating Skills (HCUC 130)

English Language Proficiency Requirement

Fall 2010

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

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Please view the eCampusAlberta website (www.ecampusalberta.ca) to find current course offerings and descriptions.

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

Spring 2010

• Basic Mathematics for Health Care Administration (MATH 152) • Employment Preparation (BUS0068) • Work Experience for Hospital Unit Clerks HCUC 140) * In addition to the above courses, the learner is required to complete BUS0002 Keyboarding and Document Processing for Health Care Administration, or the equivalent course(s).

Admission requirements

In addition to academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following:

• Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 5.5 • Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B” • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction

Academic Requirements

• Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of fulltime post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction

For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113

• Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program

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

• Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program.

• Credit in Applied or Pure Math 10 or Math 14 or Math 24 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

• Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test.

Transferability None

Fees & dates Dates: Aug. 30, 2010 Program Length: Four semesters Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

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Legal assistant diploma 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.

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Career possibilities 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.

Admission requirements Academic Requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113 • Credit in English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent • Credit in Grade 10 Math (excluding 10-4 and 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

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

English Language Proficiency Requirement

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (subject to change)

In addition to academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following:

YEAR 1

• Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 527 - 530 on the paper-based test or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 5.5 • Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B” • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of fulltime post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program. • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test.

• 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

Transferability Graduates of this program may be accepted into:

YEAR 2 • Commercial Law • Introduction to Legal Accounting • Keyboarding/Skillbuilding IV • Legal Transcription • Law Office Procedures • Legal Information Processing I • Securities Law • Prepare for Employment • Work Experience for Legal Assistants

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

Fees & dates Date: Aug. 30, 2010 Program length: Four semesters (two years)

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees


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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.

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (subject to change)

Admission requirements Academic Requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113

In addition to academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following: • Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 527 - 530 on the paper-based test or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 5.5 • Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B” • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of fulltime post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test

Transferability None

Fees & dates

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

Dates: Aug. 30, 2010

• Credit in Applied or Pure Math 10 or Math 14 or Math 24

Program length: Two semesters (24 weeks)

OR:

Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

• 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

Pre-Program Requirements The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • A current valid immunization report • Submission of a current Police Information Check • SFA/CPR Level C Basic Rescuer Certificate taken within 6 months prior to work experience 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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• Role Concepts in Health Care Administration • Medical Terminology I • Medical Terminology II • Keyboarding & Document Processing for Health Care Administration • Basic Medical Office Skills • Financial Management for the Medical Office • Clinical Skills for the Medical Office • Business Communications for Health Care Administration • Employment Preparation • Electronic Medical Office Management • Work Experience for Medical Office Assistants

English Language Proficiency Requirement


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VETERINARY OFFICE ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE (Approval Pending) This two-semester (24 weeks) program prepares graduates to provide effective office administration in veterinary offices and clinics. Content includes computer application training, office administration and financial procedures relevant to veterinary practice, veterinary medical terminology and common health issues in veterinary practice, and veterinary office procedures.

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COURSES IN PROGRAM* (subject to change) • Role Concepts in Health Care Administration (30 hours - 2 credits) • Business Communications for Health Care Administration (45 Hours – 3 credits) • Keyboarding and Document Processing for Health Care Administration (75 Hours- 5 credits) • Medical Terminology 1 (30 hours - 2 credits) • Veterinary Medical Terminology 2 (45 hours – 3 credits) • Introduction to the Veterinary Office (45 Hours – 3 credits) • Common Health Issues and Diseases in Veterinary practice (45 Hours – 3 credits) • Financial Management for the Veterinary Office (45 hours 3 credits) • Clinical Skills for the Veterinary Office (45 Hours – 3 credits) • Electronic Veterinary Office Management (45 Hours – 3 credits) • Employment Preparation (30 Hours – 2 credits) • Work Experience for Veterinary office Assistant (150 Hours – 3 credits)

Admission requirements Academic Requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113 • Credit in English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent

Pre-Program Requirements The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • A current valid immunization report (including Rabies and Tetanus) • Submission of a current Police Information Check • SFA/CPR Level C Basic Rescuer Certificate taken within 6 months prior to work experience Note: Students who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program will have their Letter of Admission withdrawn.

English Language Proficiency Requirement In addition to academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following: • Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 527 - 530 on the paper-based test or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 5.5 • Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B” • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of fulltime post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test

Transferability None

• Credit in Applied or Pure Math 10 or Math 14 or Math 24 OR:

Fees & dates

• 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

Dates: Aug. 30, 2010

OR:

Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

• Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

Program length: Two semesters (24 weeks)


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

CAREER EXPLORATION DAY

Plan to Attend! March 5, 2010 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information: 403-410-1402

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

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Accounting and Financial Management Certificate (Online Part-Time)

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Business Administration Diploma

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Events Management Certificate (Online Part-Time)

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Events Management Diploma

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Human Resource Management Certificate

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Interior Decorating & Merchandising Diploma

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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: Student Services 332 – 6th Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 4S6

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Accounting and Financial Management Certificate

In Person: Registrar’s Office 332 – 6th Avenue SE See Application Form on page 113.

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400


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Accounting and financial management certificate Learn the techniques of financial management, financial planning, and financial controls. This program provides you with knowledge of manual accounting 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 not-for-profit sector. You will find employment as an accounting assistant, payroll clerk, accounts receivable/payable clerk, and accountant for small and medium-sized firms.

• Financial Accounting Principles I • Business Mathematics • Business Communication • Management Communication • Financial Accounting Principles II (Prerequisite Financial Accounting Principles I) • Microsoft Excel for Accounting • Computerized Accounting (Prerequisite Financial Accounting Principles I) • Marketing • Introduction to Management • Business Law • Computer Applications • Career Advancement • Accounting & Financial Management Practicum

Admission requirements Academic Requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113

In addition to academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following: • Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 527 - 530 on the paper-based test or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 5.5 • Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B” • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of fulltime post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program. • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test.

Transferability Graduates of this program may be accepted into: • Bow Valley College - Business Administration Diploma and receive transfer credits Students may be eligible for a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) for the following courses the BVC Office Administration Program: • Word (50 hours) • Excel (50 hours) Some transfer credit is available to and from:

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

• SAIT

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

• Lethbridge College

OR:

Some transfer credit is available to:

• 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

• Athabasca University

OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

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.

• St. Mary’s University College

Fees & dates Dates: Aug. 30, 2010 Program length: Two semesters (One year) Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

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Courses in program* (subject to change)

English Language Proficiency Requirement


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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 support and feedback through email, fax, or phone. Students should plan on taking two courses each semester in order to complete the certificate within two years.

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Spring 2010 • Computer Applications • Financial Accounting Principles I • Introduction to Management • Financial Accounting Principles II (Prerequisite Financial Accounting Principles I)

Fall 2010 • Computer Applications • Financial Accounting Principles Level I • Career Advancement • Management Communications

Winter 2011 • Computer Applications • Financial Accounting Principles Level I • Financial Accounting Principles Level II (Prerequisite: • Financial Accounting Principles I) • Computerized Accounting (Prerequisite Financial Accounting Level I) • Business Law • Practicum (Prerequisite: Successful completion of all courses)

Spring 2011 • Computer Applications • Financial Accounting Principles Level I • Introduction to Management • Microsoft Excel (Prerequisite: Computer Applications) • Business Communications Note: Many of these courses can also be used towards credits in the Business Administration Diploma

Admission requirements Academic Requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113 • 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

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.

English Language Proficiency Requirement In addition to academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following: • Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 527 - 530 on the paper-based test or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 5.5 • Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B” • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of fulltime post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program. • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test.

Transferability Graduates of this program may be accepted into: • Bow Valley College - Business Administration Diploma and receive transfer credits Students may be eligible for a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) for the following courses the BVC Office Administration Program: Word (50 hours) Excel (50 hours) Some transfer credit is available to and from: • SAIT • St. Mary’s University College • Lethbridge College Some transfer credit is available to: • Athabasca University

FEES & DATES Dates: May 3, 2010 & Aug. 30, 2010 Fees: Course-based Tuition. For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees


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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.

Courses in program* (subject to change) The following courses all must be completed in the first year prior to choosing a specialization in the second year.

YEAR 1 - Common • Financial Accounting Principles I • Business Communication • Business Mathematics • Introduction to Management • Computer Applications • Marketing • Management Communication • Financial Accounting Principles II • Entrepreneurship • Microeconomics • Microsoft Excel for Accounting • Business Law

• Management Accounting I (Prerequisite:Financial Accounting Principles II) • Intermediate Financial Accounting I (Prerequisite: Financial Accounting Principles II) • Taxation • Career Advancement • Macroeconomics • Management Accounting II (Prerequisite:Management Accounting I) • Intermediate Financial Accounting II (Prerequisite: Intermediate Financial Accounting I) • Statistics • Business Finance • Computerized Accounting (Prerequisite: Financial Accounting Principles I)

YEAR 2 - Financial Services Specialization • 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 • Financial Industry, Products & Services II (Prerequisite: Financial Products & Services I) • Investment Funds in Canada • Effective Selling Skills

YEAR 2 - Risk Management Specialization UNDER DEVELOPMENT FOR FALL 2010. Risk Management Specialization Business Administration Diploma

YEAR 2 - General • Advertising • Human Resource Fundamentals • Career Advancement • Macroeconomics • Advanced Small Business Management (Prerequisite: Entrepreneurship) • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour • Introduction to eCommerce • Industrial Labour Relations • Computerized Accounting (Prerequisite: Financial Accounting Principles I) • Business Finance Plus one Elective (not all courses are offered every year) • Personal Financial Planning • Effective Selling Skills

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Risk Management: Risk Management is a structured approach to managing uncertainty in business. Business uncertainty occurs due to threats that may emerge from the environment, technology, humans, organizations, or politics (under development for Fall 2010).

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Transferability

Admission requirements

Transfer agreements have been established with:

Academic Requirements

• Athabasca University - Bachelor of Management, Bachelor of Commerce post diploma program or Bachelor of Professional Arts Communication Studies 60 block credits

For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113 • Credit in English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent

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• 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

• Mount Royal University • SAIT • St. Mary’s University College - Bachelor of Arts • Thompson Rivers University - Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Open Learning Division) • University of Lethbridge - Bachelor of Management

OR:

See Program Coordinator for details

• Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

Transfer credits are also available from:

Additional Admission Requirements • All applicants must be bondable.

English Language Proficiency Requirement In addition to academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following:

• Certified Management Accountants • Certified General Accountants • Canadian Payroll Association • Canadian Institute of Entrepreneurship • Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping

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

• Institute of Canadian Bankers

• Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 5.5

Fees & dates

• Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B” • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of fulltime post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test

Admission to Year 2 Specializations • Accounting: A Minimum GPA of 2.67 with a minimum grade of B in ACCT 155 and ACCT 156 • Financial Services: A Minimum GPA of 2.67 • General: A Minimum GPA of 2.0

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

Dates: Aug. 30, 2010 Program length: Four semesters (two years) Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees


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Events management CERTIFICATE (online Part-Time) Bow Valley College’s Events 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 questions, explain concepts, and provide support and feedback through email, fax or phone. This is a part-time certificate and will take a minimum of two years to complete. There are a total of 13 required courses.

COURSEs IN PROGRAM* (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) Spring 2010

Fall 2010 • Fundamentals of Events Management • Meetings Expos & Conventions (Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Events Management) • Career Advancement • Budgeting and Accounting • Computer Applications

Winter 2011 • Fundamentals of Events Management • Marketing • Introduction to Fundraising • Computer Applications • Business Communications • Work Experience (Prerequisite: Successful completion of all courses)

Spring 2011 • Creating the Event Experience (Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Events Management) • Essentials of Customer Service • Introduction to Media Relations • Computer Applications • Work Experience (Prerequisite: Successful completion of all courses)

Admission requirements Academic Requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113 • 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 10-4 and 16 levels) OR:

English Language Proficiency Requirement In addition to academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following: • Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 527 - 530 on the paper-based test or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 5.5 • Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B” • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of fulltime post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program. • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test.

Transferability Graduates of this program may be accepted into: • Bow Valley College - Events Management Certificate transfers to Events Management Diploma • Events Management Diploma can transfer to Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Professional Arts Degree in Communication Studies 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. Students may be eligible for a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) for some courses the program. Some transfer credit is available from: • St. Mary’s University College • Grand Prairie Regional College • College of the Caribou

FEES & DATES Dates: May 3, 2010 & Aug. 30, 2010 Fees: Course-based Tuition. For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

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• Fundamentals of Events Management • Creating the Event Experience (Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Events Management) • Catered Events (Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Events Management) • Computer Applications

• 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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Events Management 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.

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YEAR 1 • Computer Applications • Meetings, Expos & Conventions • The Essentials of Customer Service • Business Communication • Catered Events • Introduction to Fundraising • Sales & Marketing Techniques • Budgeting & Accounting • Introduction to Media Relations • Fundamentals of Event Management • Creating the Event Experience

English Language Proficiency Requirement In addition to academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following: • Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 527 - 530 on the paper-based test or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 5.5 • Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B” • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of fulltime post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program. • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test.

Transferability

YEAR 2

Graduates of this program may be accepted into:

• Introduction to Management • Event Marketing • Global Events • Business Law • Entrepreneurship • Designing & Decorating for Special Events • Digital Design • Career Advancement • Professional Event Coordination • Work Experience for Events Managers

• Bow Valley College - Events Management Certificate transfers to Events Management Diploma

Admission requirements Academic Requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113

• Events Management Diploma can transfer to Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Professional Arts Degree in Communication Studies 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. Students may be eligible for a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) for some courses the program. Some transfer credit is available from: • St. Mary’s University College • Grand Prairie Regional College

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

• College of the Caribou

• Minimum final mark of 60% in Grade 10 Math (Pure or Applied) (excluding the 10-4 and 16 levels)

Fees & dates

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

Date: Aug. 30, 2010 Program length: Certificate - Two semesters (one year)

Diploma - Four semesters (two years)

Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees


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Human Resources Management Certificate The Human Resources 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 employment law. This two semester (one year) program includes 4 weeks of work experience.

Courses in program* (subject to change)

Admission requirements

In addition to academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following: • Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 527 - 530 on the paper-based test or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 5.5 • Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B” • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of fulltime post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program. • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test.

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

Academic Requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113

Fees & dates

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

Program length: Two semesters (one year)

• Minimum final mark of 60% in Grade 10 Math (Pure or Applied) (excluding the 10-4 and 16 levels) OR:

Date: Aug. 30, 2010 Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

• 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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• Computer Applications • Business Communication • Management Communication • Human Resource Fundamentals • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour • Employee Recruiting & Selection • Compensation, Benefits and Payroll • Introduction to Employment Law • Industrial & labour Relations • Career Advancement • Human Resource Information Software • Work Experience for Human Resources

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Interior Decorating and Merchandising 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. This full-time program will 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.

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Year 1 • 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) • Textiles & Window Coverings • The Essentials of Customer Service • Computer Applications • Professional Interior Decorating

Year 2 • Advanced AutoCAD • Residential Decorating • Decorating Project • Visual Merchandising • Drawing and Sketching II • Staging and Redesign • The Business of Interior Decorating • Career Advancement • Digital Presentations • Work Experience for Interior Decorators

English Language Proficiency Requirement In addition to academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following: • Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 527 - 530 on the paper-based test or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 5.5 • Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B” • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of fulltime post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program. • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test.

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

Fees & dates Admission requirements

Date: Aug. 30, 2010

For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113

Program length: Four semesters (two years)

• 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 10-4 and 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

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees


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Aboriginal Practical Nurse Diploma

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

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

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Health Care Aide Certificate (Full-Time)

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

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Pharmacy Technician Diploma

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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

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Recreation Therapy Aide Certificate (Part-Time)

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TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

How to apply: You can apply for admission through any of the following methods. Online at: bowvalleycollege.ca/apply Fax: 403-297-4887 Mail: Student Services 332 – 6th Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 4S6 In Person: Registrar’s Office 332 – 6th Avenue SE See Application Form on page 113.


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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.

• 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 • Introduction to Sociology

Admission requirements Academic Requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113 • 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

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

English Language Proficiency Requirement In addition to the academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following:

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• Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 557 - 560 on the paper-based test or a score of 83 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 6.0 • Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B” • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of fulltime secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of full-time post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program. • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test.

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 University • Medicine Hat College • Mount Royal University • Prairie College of Applied Arts and Technology • Red Deer College • Athabasca University • Aurora College • College of the Rockies • Columbia College • Lethbridge Community College • NorQuest College • University of Calgary • Portage College • Red River College

Fees & dates Intake Dates: TBD Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees VISIT US AT bowvalleycollege.ca

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Health care aide bridging to practical nurse DIPLOMA (Part-Time - Online/Blended)

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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

Students will be required to attend labs and workshops at the Calgary Campus, as well as complete three weeks of full-time clinical practicum in the Calgary Area.

In addition to the academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following:

Students who finish the Health Care Aide Bridging to Practical Nurse Diploma courses will join Semester three of the Practical Nurse Program. At that time the student may need to become a full-time student at the Bow Valley College’s Calgary Campus.

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.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

• Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 557 - 560 on the paper-based test or a score of 83 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 6.0 • Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B”

Courses in program* (Subject to change) SEMESTER 1 • 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 (Full-Time, 3 weeks)

Admission requirements Academic Requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113 • Successful completion of a recognized (provincial curriculum) Health Care Aide Certificate

• Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of fulltime secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of full-time post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program. • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test.

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 ).

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

Fees & dates

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

Program length: Two Semesters (Part-Time)

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 • Preparation Mathematics for Practical Nurses

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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 Blackboard based online learning, and on-site workshops.

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.

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Students will be required to attend labs and workshops at the Calgary Campus, as well as complete seven weeks of full-time clinical practicum in the Calgary area.

Courses in program* (Subject to change) • College Success Skills • Health Care Delivery System • Activities for Daily Living I • 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 • Home and Community Care • Long-Term Care Clinical Experience

work shifts and weekends 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

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 may have their Letter of Admission withdrawn.

English Language Proficiency Requirement In addition to the academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following:

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

• Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 527 - 530 on the paper-based test or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 5.5 • Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B” • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of fulltime secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of full-time post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program. • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test.

• Credit in Grade 10 Math

Transferability

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

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

OR:

Fees & dates

• Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

Dates: Ongoing registration, the first Monday of every month

Admission requirements Academic Requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113

• Bow Valley College - Recreation Therapy Aide

Program length: Two years to complete Fees: Course-based Tuition. For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

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One hundred per cent of our graduates find work 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 Health Care Aide employee:


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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 Blackboard based online learning, workshops, and on-site instruction.

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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 delivery and clinical skills. Clinical experience in acute 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.

Courses in program* (Subject to change) • College Success Skills • Health Care Delivery System • Activities for Daily Living I • 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 • Long-Term Care Clinical Experience • Home and Community Care

Admission requirements Academic Requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113

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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

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 may have their Letter of Admission withdrawn.

English Language Proficiency Requirement In addition to the academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following: • Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 527 - 530 on the paper-based test or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 5.5 • Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B” • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of fulltime secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of fulltime post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program. • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test.

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

Transferability

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

• Bow Valley College - Recreation Therapy Aide

OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

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 Requirements continued on next column...

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

Fees & dates Dates: May 3, 2010 & Aug. 30, 2010 Program length: 1 semester (20 weeks) Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees


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Nutrition manager certificate (part-time – distance delivery/online) The Nutrition Manager program is delivered by Blackboard based 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 include menu planning for clients with medical and physical conditions. Food service safety legislation and guidelines will serve as foundational 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. You perform activities such as dispensing, compounding, repackaging, managing inventory, preparing sterile products and handle monetary transactions. You communicate extensively with patients, health care professionals and third-party insurance agents. 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

Admission requirements Academic Requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113 • High school equivalent

• Alberta Human Resources and Employment forecasts an above average demand for Pharmacy Technicians in hospital, community and long-term care. • The Pharmacy Technician program of Bow Valley College has been awarded the status of Provisional Accreditation by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs for a three year term 2009-2011 allowing graduates to write national certification exams which will become the standard for entry to practice. • 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 timeframe 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.

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

Transferability Currently under review

Fees & dates Dates: Ongoing registration, the first Tuesday of every month Program length: Three years to complete Fees: Course-based tuition. For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

Courses in program* (Subject to change) Semester 1 • College Success • English Composition • 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 Continued on next page...

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Semester 3

English Language Proficiency Requirement

• Career Skills Evaluation • Extemporaneous Compounding • Hospital Pharmacy Practice • Hospital Dispensing Lab • Institutional Procedures • Health Education: Personal Health and Wellness • Prescription Processing II

In addition to the academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following:

Semester 4 • Sterile Production • Community Pharmacy Practicum • Hospital Pharmacy Practicum • Entry to Practice Preparation

Admission requirements Academic Requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113 • Minimum final mark of 60% in English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent • Minimum final mark of 60% in Grade 12 Math (Pure or Applied) or equivalent • Minimum final mark of 60% in Biology 30 • Minimum final mark of 60% in Chemistry 30

• Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 527 - 530 on the paper-based test or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 5.5 • Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B” • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of fulltime secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of full-time post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program. • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test.

Transferability Some transfer credit is available from: • SAIT

Additional Admission Requirements • 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

Program length: Four semesters

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.

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

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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 • Fall 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, or professional licensure and therefore, may affect employment opportunities. NOTE 2: Due to expansion and construction at Bow Valley College’s Main Campus, the Practical Nurse Diploma Part-Time program and Semesters 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 • Growth and Development Across the Lifespan • Introduction to Sociology

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

Semester 3 • Clinical Experience Continuing Care: Intermediate • Nursing Theory III: Advanced • Nursing Science Lab III: Advanced • Maternity Nursing • Pediatric Nursing • Introduction to e-Portfolio

Semester 4 • Clinical Experience: Acute Care • Mental Health Nursing • Community Nursing • Transition to Graduate Nursing • Career Skills Evaluation • Pre-Grad Practicum I: Community and Focus (3 weeks) • Pre-Grad Practicum II : Comprehensive

Admission requirements Academic Requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113 • 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

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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.

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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 University

English Language Proficiency Requirement

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In addition to the academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following:

• Medicine Hat College • Mount Royal University • Prairie College of Applied Arts and Technology

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

• Red Deer College

• Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 5.5

• Aurora College

• Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B” • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of fulltime secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of full-time post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program. • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test.

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

• Athabasca University • College of the Rockies • Columbia College • Lethbridge Community College • NorQuest College • University of Calgary • Portage College • Red River College

Fees & dates Dates: May 3, 2010, Aug. 30, 2010 Program length: Four semesters (two years) Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees


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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.

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

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Admission requirements Academic Requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113 • 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

Courses in program* (Subject to change)

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

Semester 1

• A current valid immunization report

• 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 • Clinical Experience Continuing Care: Basic

• 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. Continued on next page...

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

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

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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.

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English Language Proficiency Requirement In addition to the academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following: • Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 527 - 530 on the paper-based test or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 5.5

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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.

• Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B”

Admission requirements

• Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of fulltime secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction

Academic Requirements

• Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of full-time post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program

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

Pre-Program Requirements

• Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program.

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

• Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test.

• Current Police Information Check (PIC)

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 University • Medicine Hat College • Mount Royal University • Prairie College of Applied Arts and Technology • Red Deer College • Athabasca University • Aurora College

• Current valid immunization report • 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.

• College of the Rockies • Columbia College

Fees & dates

• Lethbridge Community College

Dates: May 3, 2010

• NorQuest College • University of Calgary • Portage College • Red River College

Fees & dates Date: Aug. 30, 2010 Program length: Eight semesters (two and a half years) Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

Fees: Course-based Tuition. For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/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.

• Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program. • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test.

Transferability

Admission requirements Academic Requirements

• Athabasca University – Bachelor of Nursing Program 30 block credits Some transfer credit is available from: • Grant MacEwan University

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

• Medicine Hat College

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

• Prairie College of Applied Arts and Technology

• 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

• Athabasca University

• Mount Royal University • Red Deer College • Aurora College

• Credit in Medical Terminology at Bow Valley College or equivalent

• College of the Rockies

Pre-Program Requirements

• Columbia College

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

• Lethbridge Community College

• A current valid immunization report

• University of Calgary

• Current Police Information Check

• Portage College

• Current CPR Healthcare Provider Level Certificate

• Red River College

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

• NorQuest College

Fees & dates

English Language Proficiency Requirement

Dates: May 3, 2010

In addition to the academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following:

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

• Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 527 - 530 on the paper-based test or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 5.5

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Fees: Course-based Tuition. For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

• Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B” • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of fulltime secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of full-time post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction

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Recreation therapy aide certificate (part-time)

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This exciting 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 a long-term care agency, group home, assisted living, day support program or the home and community care health sector and want to expand your role within the area of recreational therapy. A flexible approach to instruction is offered in the form of online instruction, workshops 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.

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

Admission requirements Academic Requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113 • 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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Fees & dates Date: Aug. 30, 2010 Program length: One semester (Over six months) - Part-Time Fees: Course-based Tuition. For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

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

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Early Intervention Diploma (Part-Time)

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

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Early Learning and Child Care Certificate – Integrated

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

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Education Assistant Certificate (Full-Time & Part-Time)

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

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Justice Studies Diploma

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Orientation Course for Child Care Staff – Level I

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Out-of-School Programming for School-Age Children Certificate (Part-Time & 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 Mail: Student Services 332 – 6th Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 4S6 In Person: Registrar’s Office 332 – 6th Avenue SE See Application Form on page 113.

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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 Assistant or other human services certificate program. 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.

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

Collaborative Practices Dates: Aug. 31- Dec. 14, 2010 Time: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. (Tues.) Support Strategies II Dates: Sept. 2- Dec. 16, 2010 Time: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. (Thurs.) Behaviour Support Practicum I Dates: Aug. 30- Dec. 17, 2010

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Behaviour Support Practicum II Dates: Aug. 30- Dec. 17, 2010 Behaviour Support Practicum III Dates: Aug. 30- Dec. 17, 2010 PRACTICUM SEMINARS DATES

TIMES:

Sept. 20, 2010 (Mon.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Oct. 18, 2010 (Mon.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Nov. 15, 2010 (Mon.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Dec. 13, 2010 (Mon.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

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

Admission requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113 • Successful completion of a recognized Education Assistant Certificate program OR:

PART-TIME SCHEDULE (subject to change)

• Successful completion of a related Certificate in the Human Services field

The following courses are offered part-time in Spring and Fall.

Pre-Program Requirements

SPRING 2010

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

Developing Resiliency Dates: May 3- June 21, 2010 Time: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. (Mondays and Wednesdays) Individualised Program Planning Dates: May 4- June 22, 2010 Time: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. (Tues and Thurs) Behaviour Support Practicum III Dates: May 3- June 25, 2010 Time: TBA

• 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

PRACTICUM SEMINARS DATES

TIMES:

May 10, 2010 (Mon.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

May 31, 2010 (Mon.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

June 21, 2010 (Mon.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Dates: May 3, 2010 & Aug. 30, 2010 Program length: Two semesters (one year) Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert

in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

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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.

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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.

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 • 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

FALL 2010 Collaborative Practices Dates: August 31- Dec 14, 2010 Time: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m (Tues) Introduction to Early Intervention Dates: Sept 2- Dec 16, 2010 Time: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m (Thurs) Early Intervention Practicum I Dates: Aug. 30 - Dec. 17, 2010 Early Intervention Practicum II Dates: Aug. 30 - Dec. 17, 2010 Early Intervention Practicum III Dates: Aug. 30 - Dec. 17, 2010 PRACTICUM SEMINARS DATES

TIMES:

Sept. 20, 2010 (Mon.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Oct. 18, 2010 (Mon.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Nov. 15, 2010 (Mon.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Dec. 13, 2010 (Mon.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

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

Admission requirements Academic Requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113 • Successful completion of a recognized Early Learning and Child Care certificate or equivalent program

PART-TIME SCHEDULE

OR:

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

• S uccessful completion of a recognized Human Services certificate program or equivalent program

SPRING 2010 Developing Resiliency Dates: May 3- June 21, 2010 Time: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. (Mondays and Wednesdays) Individualised Program Planning Dates: May 4- June 22, 2010 Time: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m (Tues and Thurs) Early Intervention Practicum III Dates: May 3- Aug. 20, 2010

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: May 3, 2010 & Aug. 30, 2010 Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert

in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

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This certificate program prepares you to work in a child care setting with young children and families. Graduates of this certificate program provide quality childcare to young children in various settings and are eligible for Child Care Worker certification. Ninety-five per cent of graduates of this program find work in their field. Note 1: This program has the same course material in 3-credit courses OR in three 1-credit courses.

Note 3: This program is being offered at our Franklin Station campus. Please visit our website at www.bowvalleycollege.ca/franklinstation for more information. Note 4: BVC has developed a Challenge Process to enable learners to demonstrate Prior Learning for the ELCC certificate. For more information contact 403-410-1474.

Courses in program* (Subject to change) • Child Development: An Introduction - Theories of Child Development - Children`s Physical and Perceptual Development - Children`s Cognitive and Language Development • Health, Safety and Nutrition - Health and the Developing Child - Creating Safe Environments for the Developing Child - Nutrition and the Developing Child • Introduction to Early Learning and Child Care - Professionalism in the Early Learning and Child Care Workforce - Educational Programs in Early Learning and Child Care - Characteristics of the Early Learning and Child Care Workforce • Program Planning for Early Learning and Child Care - Overview of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Learning and Child Care - Development Appropriate Practice for Infants and Toddlers - Development Appropriate Practice for Preschoolers • Guiding Young Children’s Behaviour - Managing Behavioral issues in Early Learning and Child Care - Understanding Children’s Emotional Development - Understanding Children’s Social Development • Fundamentals of Written Communication - Writing Essentials - Forms of Writing - Writing for a Purpose • Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication - Communication and the World Around Us - The Role of Communication in Relationships

Please contact the department for more information by calling 403-355-4660.

PART-TIME SCHEDULE The following courses are offered beginning Winter 2010:

SUPPORT STRATEGY COURSES Improving Listening & Critical Thinking Skills Dates: Jan. 7 - Feb. 4, 2010 (Thurs.) Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Identifying Biases and Building Cultural Awareness Dates: Feb. 11 - May 11, 2010 (Thurs.) Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Reading Aloud & Advanced Essays Dates: Mar. 10 - Apr. 15, 2010 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

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Note 2: This program is offered in a variety of delivery options which include full-time delivery, of the 3-credit courses, part-time delivery evenings and weekends of the 3-credit courses, audio conferencing delivery, online delivery of the 1-credit courses, print based home study in 1-credit courses and workshop delivery.

• Developing Through Play - The Importance of Play - Play and Development - Play-Based Music, Math, and Science Education • Creative Expression in Early Learning and Child Care - Creativity Opportunities and Environments in Early Learning and Child Care - Art and Development in Early Learning and Child Care - Integrating Creativity into Early Learning and Child Care Programs • Literacy and Curriculum in the Early Years - Successful Literacy in Early Learning and Child Care - Storytelling in Early Learning and Child Care - Literacy, Media, and Technology in Early Learning and Child Care • Early Learning and Child Care Practicum I • Early Learning and Child Care Practicum II • Early Learning and Child Care Practicum III SUPPORT STRATEGY COURSES (1 credit each): • Sentence Structure and Child Care Vocabulary • Verbs, Pronouns and Punctuation • Writing Paragraphs and Basic Essays • Speaking With Confidence • Advocating for Yourself and Others • Summaries, Paraphrases, Direct Quotes and Citations • Improving Listening, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills • Identifying Biases and Building Cultural Awareness • The Importance of Reading Aloud


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Support Strategies courses:

Program Planning for Early Learning and Child Care Dates: May 4 - Aug 17, 2010 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Tues.)

Sentence Structure and Child Care Vocabulary Sept. 2, 2010 - Sept. 30, 2010 (Thurs.) Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Fundamentals of Written Communication Dates: May 5- Aug 19, 2010 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Wed.)

Verbs, Pronouns and Punctuation Oct. 7 - Nov. 4, 2010 (Thurs.) Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Early Learning and Child Care Practicum I Dates: May 3- Aug 20, 2010

Writing Paragraphs and Basic Essays Nov. 18 - Dec. 16, 2010 (Thurs.) Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Early Learning and Child Care Practicum II Dates: May 3- Aug 20, 2010 Early Learning and Child Care Practicum III Dates: May 3- Aug 20, 2010 PRACTICUM SEMINARS

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

Admission requirements Academic Requirements

DATES

TIMES:

May 15, 2010 (Sat.)

9:00 a.m. – Noon

June 12, 2010 (Sat.)

9:00 a.m. – Noon

For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113

July 24, 2010 (Sat.)

9:00 a.m. – Noon

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

Aug. 8, 2010 (Sat.)

9:00 a.m. – Noon

OR:

FALL 2010 Literacy and Curriculum in the Early Years Date: Sept. 1- Dec. 8, 2010 (Wed.) Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

• 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

Developing Through Play Sept. 11 - Nov. 20, 2010 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

OR:

Introduction to Early Learning and Child Care Aug. 30 - Dec. 13, 2010 (Mon.) 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Early Learning and Child Care Practicum I Dates: Aug. 30 - Dec. 17, 2010 Early Learning and Child Care Practicum II Dates: Aug. 30 - Dec. 17, 2010 Early Learning and Child Care Practicum III Dates: Aug. 30 - Dec. 17, 2010 PRACTICUM SEMINARS DATES

TIMES:

Sept. 28, 2010 (Tues.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Oct. 26, 2010 (Tues.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Nov. 23, 2010 (Tues.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Dec. 14, 2010 (Tues.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

• Students who successfully complete the 9, 1 credit Support Strategy Courses in addition to 6 credits in Early Learning and Child Care courses for a total of 15 credits. Students will then be accepted into the Certificate program.

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 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).


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Early learning & child care certificate (Full-time & Part-time) English Language Proficiency Requirement

Fees & dates - Full-time certificate

In addition to the academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following:

Dates: May 3, 2010 & Aug. 30, 2010 Program length: Two semesters (one year) Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert

• Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 477 - 510 on the paper-based test or a score of 53-64 on the internet-based test (iBT)

in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

• Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 5.0

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• Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B”

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• Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of fulltime post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program. • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test.

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 University– 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 • Grand Prairie Regional College - Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Year 2 Some transfer credit is available from: • Lethbridge Community College • Medicine Hat College • Mount Royal University • Prairie Bible College • College of the North Atlantic • Heritage College • Red Deer College • St. Joseph College

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Early Learning And Child Care Certificate (integrated) 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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Admission requirements Academic Requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113 • Credit in either English 10-1 or 10-2 or equivalent OR:

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

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

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

• Satisfactory Results on the BVC Admissions Test • Students who successfully complete the 9, 1 credit Support Strategy Courses in addition to 6 credits in Early Learning and Child Care courses for a total of 15 credits. Students will then be accepted into the Certificate program.

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.

• English 10-2 and/or • English 20-2 and/or • English 30-2 or • English as a Second Language for Careers: I & II Skills for Living and Working Early Childhood Education • First Aid and CPR Level C • Basic Computer Skills for Human Service Workers • 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

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.

English Language Proficiency Requirement In addition to the academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following:

• Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 477 - 510 on the paper-based test or a score of 53-64 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 5.0 • Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B” • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of fulltime post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program. • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test.

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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 University - Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Year 2 • Lakeland College - Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Year 2

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• 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 University • Prairie Bible College • College of the North Atlantic • Heritage College • Red Deer College • St. Joseph College

Fees & dates Dates: May 3, 2010 - Apr. 26, 2011 Program length: Three semesters Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

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Ninety-five per cent of graduates of this program find work in their field.

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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 Child Care Supervisor certification with Alberta Children’s Services.

Note 1: This program is also offered part-time, by audio conferencing, and online. Note 2: This program has the same course material in 3 credit courses OR in 3 1-credit courses. Note 3: This program is offered in a variety of delivery options which include full-time delivery, of the 3 credit courses, part-time delivery evenings and weekends of the 3 credit courses, audio conferencing delivery, online delivery of the 1 credit courses, print-based home study in 1 credit courses, and workshop delivery . Note 4: This program is being offered at our Franklin Station campus. Please visit our website at www.bowvalleycollege.ca/franklinstation for more information.

Courses in program* (Subject to change) • Child Development Through Observation - Child Development: Documentation in all Domains - Child Development: Observing, Documenting, and Creating Portfolio - Child Development: Communicating, Observations with Families • Inclusive Care and Education of Young Children - The Role of the Early Learning and Child Care Practitioner in Inclusive Care - The Inclusive Environment in Early Learning and Child Care - Caring for Children with Challenging Behaviours • Diversity in Early Learning and Child Care Settings - Diversity in Early Learning and Child Care Settings - Addressing the Diverse Needs of Children - The Needs of Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families • Leadership in Early Learning and Child Care Settings - Elements of Quality Early Learning and Child Care Programs - Strategies for Achieving Quality Early Learning and Child Care Programs - Leadership in Early Learning and Child Care Programs • Creative Expression: Theory and Practice - The Importance of Creativity and Aesthetics in Early Learning Environment - Supporting Child Development Through Creativity and Art - A Holistic Approach to Creativity • Issues in Early Learning and Child Care - Policy Frameworks in Early Learning and Child Care - Societal Perspectives in Early Learning and Child Care - Frontline Issues in Early Learning and Child Care ...continued in next column

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• Family and Society Studies - Understanding Families - Families Facing Challenges - Working With Families • Caring for Infants and Toddlers - Infants - Year One - Novice Toddlers - Year Two - Experienced Toddlers - Year Three • Introduction to Out of School Programming - School-Age Care: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - Development in Middle Childhood - Developmentally Appropriate Practice for School-Age Children • Early Learning and Child Care Practicum IV • Early Learning and Child Care Practicum V • One Human Services elective course

PART-TIME SCHEDULE SPRING 2010 Introduction to Out of School Programming Date: May 4 - Aug. 17, 2010 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Tues.) Child Development Through Observation Date: May 6 - Aug. 19, 2010 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Thurs.) Practicum IV Dates: May 3 - Aug. 20, 2010 Practicum V Dates: May 3 - Aug. 20, 2010 PRACTICUM SEMINARS DATES

TIMES:

May 17, 2010 (Mon.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

June 21, 2010 (Mon.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

July 19, 2010 (Mon.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Aug 10, 2010 (Mon.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

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FALL 2010

Transferability

Introduction to Early Intervention (Option) Dates: Sept. 2- Dec. 16, 2010 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Thurs.)

Graduates of this program may be accepted into:

Creative Expressions: Theory and Practice Date: Aug. 31- Dec. 14, 2010 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Tues.)

• Ryerson University - Bachelor of Arts, Early Childhood Education

Leadership in Early Learning and Child Care Settings Date: Sept. 11- Nov. 20, 2010 Time 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Sat.)

• Athabasca University- Bachelor of Human Services • University of Victoria - Bachelor of Arts, Child and Youth Care • Mount Royal University, Bachelor of Child and Youth Care Some transfer credit is available from: Lethbridge Community College

Practicum IV Dates: Aug. 30 - Dec. 17, 2010

Mount Royal University

Practicum V Dates: Aug. 30 - Dec. 17, 2010

College of the North Atlantic

Prairie Bible College Heritage College

PRACTICUM SEMINARS

Red Deer College

DATES

TIMES:

Sept 27, 2010 (Mon.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Oct 25, 2010 (Mon.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Fees & dates (FULL-TIME)

Nov 22, 2010 (Mon.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Date: May 3, 2010 & Aug. 30, 2010

Dec 13, 2010 (Mon.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

* This program is subject to part-time non-refundable fees and Students’ Association fees. Contact 403-355-4660 for more information.

St. Joseph College

Program length: Four semesters (two years) Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

Admission requirements Academic Requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113 • Successful completion of a recognized Early Learning and Child Care certificate or equivalent program OR: • Approval of the department

Pre-Program Requirements The criteria listed above 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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Education assistant certificate (Full-time & Part-time) 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, you will develop knowledge and skills to work with children and adolescents who have a range of exceptionalities.

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Admission requirements Academic Requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113 • Credit in English 30-1 or a minimum final mark of 65% 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

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. Note: This program is being offered at our Franklin Station campus. Please visit our website at bowvalleycollege.ca/franklinstation for more information. Also available for part-time study.

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

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 Note: Some changes in curriculum may occur to ensure consistency with the needs of the employers.

PART-TIME SCHEDULE FALL 2010 Roles and Responsibilities of the Education Assistant Date: Sept. 1- Dec. 15, 2010 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Wed.)

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.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

In addition to the academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following: • Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 527 - 530 on the paper-based test or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 5.5 • Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B” • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of fulltime post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test

Transferability • Bow Valley College - Behaviour Support Diploma

Fees & dates Date: Aug. 30, 2010 Program length: Two semesters (one year) Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400


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

Fundamentals of Written Communication Dates: May 5 - Aug. 19, 2010 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Wed.)

FALL 2010 Aboriginal History, Identity and Culture Dates: Sept. 1- Dec. 15, 2010 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Wed.)

Admission requirements Academic Requirements

• Strategies to Assist with Learner Success • Aboriginal History, Identity, and Culture • Cross Cultural Communication and Interpersonal Relationships • FNMI Community Liaison: Role and Responsibilities • Developing Family, School, and Community Relationships

For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113 • 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

This program is offered through eCampus Alberta.

Pre-Program Requirements

Note 3: Individuals may register in up to 3 of the following 5 courses prior to applying into the program:

For more information on the courses available please contact the Department at 403-410-1474.

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 OR • Family and Society Studies • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Community Liaison Practicum I • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Community Liaison Practicum II Students may register in any of the online courses to begin on the first Monday of each month. The following courses are available online: • FNMI Community Liaison: Roles and Responsibilities • Aboriginal History, Identity and Culture • Strategies to Assist with Learner Success • Fundamentals of Written Communication • Family and Society Studies

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.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

In addition to the academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following: • Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 527 - 530 on the paper-based test or a score of 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 5.5 • Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B” • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of fulltime post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test

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

Fees & dates Date: May 3, 2010 & Aug. 30, 2010 Program length: Two semesters (one year) Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees VISIT US AT bowvalleycollege.ca

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Note 2: 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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Justice Studies Diploma

The Justice Studies Diploma is a four-semester (two year) program that gives you the skills and knowledge to build a career in one of three specializations: Youth Justice, Correctional Studies or Law Enforcement. Correctional service personnel are employed primarily in: • Correctional centres

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• Young offender centres • Open custody group homes

Admission requirements Academic Requirements • For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113 • High School Diploma, with credit in English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent OR:

• Border Services

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

• Sheriffs’ offices

OR:

• Not-for-profit agencies engaged in justice work

• Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

• Community corrections offices

Note: In Fall 2010 BVC will be offering the Correctional Studies Stream. Note: This program is being offered at our Franklin Station Campus. Please visit our website at bowvalleycollege.ca/franklinstation/ for more information.

Additional Post-Admission Requirements 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: • Motivation to enter career

Courses in program* (Subject to change)

• Suitability for a career in criminal justice

Justice Studies Diploma Courses:

• work experiences

YEAR 1 • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System • Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills • Criminal Law • Health, Wellness, and Fitness I • Effective Presentation and Speech • English Composition • Introduction to Sociology • Multiculturalism and Criminal Justice in Canada • Introduction to Psychology • Suicide Prevention

• additional education and/or training and certification • agencies and persons in the criminal justice field they contacted for career information

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.

YEAR 2 - Correctional Studies Specialization • Criminology • Abnormal Psychology • Correctional Studies Practicum I • Correctional Studies Practicum II • Health, Wellness, and Fitness II • Technical Report Writing • Correctional Methods • Special Needs Offenders • Introduction to Corrections • Correctional Administration • Correctional Casework and Counseling * For more information on the individual courses in this program, please refer to the Glossary of Courses in the online College Calendar at www.bowvalleycollege.ca/ccal/

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English Language Proficiency Requirement In addition to the academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following: • Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test or a score of 80 on the internet-based test (iBT) • Achievement of a valid Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall band score of 6.0

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• Complete the Bow Valley College EAP program with a grade of “B”

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• Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of fulltime post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction • Where applicable, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) standard as determined by the Career program • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts (ELA) course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the program. • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test.

Transferability Graduates of this program may be accepted into: • Lethbridge Community College - Bachelor of Applied Arts, Correctional Studies • University of Great Falls • Athabasca University - Bachelor of Professional Arts in Criminal Justice Some transfer credit is available from: • Douglas College • Mount Royal University

Fees & dates Dates: Aug. 30, 2010

(Correctional Studies Specialization will be offered Fall 2010)

Program length: Four semesters (two years) Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

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Orientation Course For Childcare Staff – Level 1 (58 hrs)

This no-fee 58-hour course is offered by Bow Valley College in cooperation with Alberta Children and Youth Services. It is intended for licensed 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 certification as a Child Development Assistant, previously known as Level 1.

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Funding for this program is provided by Alberta Children and Youth Services. Bow Valley College also offers the Orientation Course for Childcare Staff - as an 84 hour course for individuals wishing to qualify for their Child Development Assistant 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 - (84 Hours). Note: This program is being offered at our Franklin Station Campus. Please visit our website at bowvalleycollege.ca/franklinstation for more information.

Admission requirements Academic Requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113 • Registration must be done in person

Pre-Program Requirements • Actively employed in a licensed child care program (day care, outofschool care, pre-school) or approved Family Day Home Agency (not private babysitting) by listing the name of the child care program, name and telephone number of the child care program operator. • Students must verify that they are Canadian Citizens or have obtained legal Canadian Residency status (students in Canada on temporary foreign worker permits are not eligible to register in the course)

Transferability None

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 403-355-4660.

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

• 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

SPRING 2010 Child and Adolescent Growth and Development Dates: May 4 - July 13, 2010 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Tues./ Thurs.) Out of School Programming Practicum Dates: Jan. 6 - Apr. 27, 2010

Out of School Programming II Dates: Aug. 31 - Dec. 15, 2010 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Wed.) Out of School Programming Practicum Dates: Aug. 30 - Dec. 17, 2010 PRACTICUM SEMINARS DATES

TIMES:

September 28, 2010 (Tues.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

October 26, 2010 (Tues.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

November 23, 2010 (Tues.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

December 14, 2010 (Tues.)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

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

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 Academic Requirements For further clarification of Admissions Procedures, refer to the Application Process on page 113 • 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

PRACTICUM SEMINARS DATES

TIMES:

May 15, 2010 (Sat.)

9:00 a.m. – Noon

June 12, 2010 (Sat.)

9:00 a.m. – Noon

• Early Learning and Child Care

July 24, 2010 (Sat.)

9:00 a.m. – Noon

• Social Work

August 8, 2010 (Sat.)

9:00 a.m. – Noon

• Child and Youth Care

Transferability Some transfer credit is available from related programs in:

• Human Service Worker

Fees & dates Dates: May 3, 2010 & Aug. 30, 2010 Program length: Two semesters (one year) Fees: Course Based Tuition. For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

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Courses in program* (Subject to change)

FALL 2010


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

CAREER EXPLORATION DAY

Plan to Attend! March 5, 2010 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information: 403-410-1402

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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 113.

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

Bow Valley College is the largest English as a Second Language provider in Calgary and has some of the finest ESL programs in Canada. Our teachers have a reputation for excellence in teaching and accommodating each student’s individual needs. We work with newcomers to Canada, Canadian citizens, international students, and corporate clients. Each student is individually assessed for English-language ability and placed in the appropriate class.


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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. • 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: Jan. 6 - Apr. 23, 2010 May 3 - Aug. 20, 2010 Aug. 30 - Dec. 17, 2010 Class Schedules: Literacy to Benchmark 3 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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

* Hours of classes subject to change.

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.

English for New Pathways English for New Pathways (ENP) prepares learners for English for Academic Purposes, Corporate Readiness Training Program, and career bridging programs. Language skills are developed while exploring relevant issues, themes, and projects. Learning tasks teach competencies required for success in college classrooms and the workplace. For example: • Study skills: organization, note-taking, and exam strategies • Computer and technology skills for researching, writing, and presenting • Reading, interpreting, and understanding a variety of authentic texts • Writing skills: summarizing, outlining, and essay writing • Understanding lectures and taking notes • Speaking and listening strategies for giving effective presentations • Collaborative teamwork skills • ENP Certificate of Completion ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Full-Time Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

• Recommended Canadian Language Benchmarks of 6,6,6,6*

This full-time ESL program, funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, is open to Landed Immigrants and Convention Refugees, but not to Canadian citizens. All tuition fees are covered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. There is no application fee for this program.

• Minimum of high school education

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

* Benchmarks must be current and documented. External applicants without current benchmarks must contact ILVARC at (403) 262-2656 to write a benchmark assessment test.

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

Full-Time Ei/Ei Reachback 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.

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• Satisfactory results on the admission test • Clear and reasonable academic and career goals • Complete application form

Program Dates: Jan. 6 - Apr. 23, 2010 May 3 - Aug. 20, 2010 Aug. 30 - Dec. 17, 2010

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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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English for Academic Purposes is a full-time program that prepares students to enter college or university programs. Recommended minimum Canadian Language Benchmarks of 7-77-7. 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.

BRIDGE PROGRAM 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. There is no application fee for this program.

The courses in the Bridge Program include: Intermediate Academic Literacy 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.

EAP program requires:

Advanced Academic Literacy

• Logical organization of academic writing and speaking

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.

• Problem-solving, critical analysis, and reflection • Original and creative thought and expression • 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 • Taking responsibility for one’s own learning • Collaborative student-instructor relationship • Sharing and supporting opinions and ideas in debates, discussions, and assignments • Accepting the ideas and opinions of others • Respectful behaviour toward cultural, social, age, and sexual diversity

Admission requirements • Recommended Canadian Language Benchmarks of 7,7,7,7* • Satisfactory results on the admission test • Minimum of high school education • Clear and reasonable academic and career goals • Complete application form * Benchmarks must be current and documented. External applicants without current benchmarks must contact ILVARC at (403) 262-2656 to write a benchmark assessment test. Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs on page 113 for further clarification. Program dates: Jan. 6 - Apr. 23, 2010 May 3 - Aug. 20, 2010 Aug. 30 - Dec. 17, 2010 Note: This is not a LINC-funded program. SFB, EI/EI Reachback clients may apply for tuition and living costs.

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Advanced Transition Academic Literacy 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) 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. 22, 2010 (Mon. - Thurs.) May 3 - Aug. 20, 2010 (Mon. - Thurs.) Aug. 30 - Dec 16, 2010 (Mon. - Thurs.) 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 and Alberta Employment and Immigration..

Youth Linc This program is for newcomers to Canada between the age of 18 and 24. Learners in the Youth LINC program have 0-12 years of formal education from another country. 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. There is no application fee for this program. 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. Dates: Jan. 6 - Apr. 22, 2010 (Mon. - Thurs.) May 3 - Aug. 20, 2010 (Mon. - Thurs.) Aug. 30 - Dec. 16, 2010 (Mon. - Thurs.) Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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Corporate Readiness Training Program (CRTP) Communications Training and Work Experience for Immigrant Professionals (formerly known as the Work Experience for Immigrants Program)

Mentoring Foreign Trained Professionals

Are you a skilled professional immigrant with no Canadian work experience?

United Way and Bow Valley College have partnered to develop a mentoring program for foreign trained professionals to enable them to connect and learn from working professionals.

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

A bridging program to fast track foreign trained professionals into the Canadian workplace

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• 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

This part time program assists skilled foreign-trained professionals to:

Communication and Business Skills Training for Immigrant Professionals • Write more accurately and effectively • Speak and communicate with clarity and precision • Increase understanding of Canadian business culture

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

• Actively participate in teams

• 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

• Make effective presentations • Improve reading speed and understanding • Find and use information quickly and accurately See page 109 for more information

• six weeks of unpaid work experience (dependent 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 two months. Apply now for the 2010 intake. 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. See page 104 for more information about the Corporate Readiness Training Program

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Learn the English language skills you need for living, working, and studying in Canada.

Improve your reading, writing, and conversation skills. Classes are offered at Canadian Language Benchmark Level 2 and 3. Applicants must be referred by ILVARC.

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.

Dates: Jan. 7 - Apr. 22, 2010 (Mon., Wed., Thurs.) May 3 - Aug. 19, 2010 (Mon., Wed., Thurs.) Aug. 30 - Dec. 16, 2010 (Mon., Wed., Thurs.) Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

To register for part-time LINC:

Registration: Based on seat availability

• 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.

Computer-Enhanced ESL Literacy

Linc Listening and Speaking ESL

Linc Reading, Writing, And Conversation

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. Dates: Jan. 6 - Apr. 21, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) May 3 - Aug. 18, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) Aug. 30 - Dec. 15, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration: Based on seat availability Dates: Jan. 8 - Apr. 23, 2010 (Tue. & Fri.) May 4 - Aug. 20, 2010 (Tue. & Fri.) Aug. 31 - Dec. 17, 2010 (Tue. & Fri.) Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon (Levels 4 to 6) Registration: Based on seat availability Dates: Jan. 7 - Apr. 22, 2010 (Tue. & Thurs.) May 4 - Aug. 19, 2010 (Tue. & Thurs.) Aug. 31 - Dec. 16, 2010 (Tue. & Thurs.) Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Levels 4 to 6) Registration: Based on seat availability

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: Jan. 7 - Apr. 22, 2010 (Tues. & Thurs.) May 4 - Aug. 19, 2010 (Tues. & Thurs.) Aug. 31 - Dec. 16, 2010 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Registration: Based on seat availability Dates: Jan. 7 - Apr. 22, 2010 (Mon., Wed., Thurs.) May 3 - Aug. 19, 2010 (Mon., Wed., Thurs.) Aug. 30 - Dec. 16, 2010 (Mon., Wed., Thurs.) Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon Registration: Based on seat availability

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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. 18 - March 26, 2010 (Mon., Wed., & Fri.) Apr. 19 - June 25, 2010 (Mon., Wed., & Fri.) Sept. 20 - Nov. 26, 2010 (Mon., Wed., & Fri.) Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon Registration: Ongoing Fees*: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees * Fees can be waived in cases of financial hardship for Canadian citizens, immigrants, and refugees


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Language Skills Programs Language Skills

Grammar and Writing

Registration for part-time ESL courses is accepted up to one week after start date.

This intermediate-level course improves your writing and grammar skills. In this course:

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

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: Jan. 6 - Feb. 24, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) March 1 - Apr. 21, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) May 3 - June 23, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) June 28 - Aug. 18, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) Aug. 30 - Oct. 20, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) Oct. 25 - Dec. 15, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

Listening and Speaking This intermediate to advanced course improves your listening and speaking skills. In this course:

Dates: Jan. 6 - Feb. 24, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) March 1 - Apr. 21, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) May 3 - June 23, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) June 28 - Aug. 18, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) Aug. 30 - Oct. 20, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) Oct. 25 - Dec. 15, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) Time: 6:30 a.m. - 9:00p.m. Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

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Note: The Mon. & Wed. morning classes are high intermediate only.

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Dates: Jan. 6 - Feb. 24, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) March 1 - Apr. 21, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) May 3 - June 23, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) June 28 - Aug. 18, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) Aug. 30 - Oct. 20, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) Oct. 25 - Dec. 15, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees Dates: Jan. 8 - Feb. 26, 2010 (Fri.) March 5 - Apr. 23, 2010 (Fri.) May 7 - June 25, 2010 (Fri.) July 2 - Aug. 20, 2010 (Fri.) Sept. 3 - Oct. 22, 2010 (Fri.) Oct. 29 - Dec. 17, 2010 (Fri.) Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

Dates: (Jan. 6 - Feb. 24, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) (Cycle B) March 1 - Apr. 21, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) (Cycle A) May 3 - June 23, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) (Cycle B) June 28 - Aug. 18, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) (Cycle A) Aug. 30 - Oct. 20, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) (Cycle B) Oct. 25 - Dec. 15, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) (Cycle A) Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

Speaking Professionally This is an advanced-level ESL class focusing on the language of business. In this course, focus on the following areas of language as they relate to the workplace: • presentations • meetings • networking • small talk

Pronunciation

• idioms

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.

• cultural differences

In Cycle A, you: • compare and contrast the production of vowel sounds; and, • compare and contrast the production of consonant sounds. In Cycle B, you: • 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.

Course work includes text-based testing and an oral presentation. Dates: Jan. 6 - Feb. 24, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) March 1 - Apr. 21, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) May 3 - June 23, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) June 28 - Aug. 18, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) Aug. 30 - Oct. 20, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) Oct. 25 - Dec. 15, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

Dates: Jan. 6 - Feb. 24, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) (Cycle A) March 1 - Apr. 21, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) (Cycle B) May 3 - June 23, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) (Cycle A) June 28 - Aug. 18, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) (Cycle B) Aug. 30 - Oct. 20, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) (Cycle A) Oct. 25 - Dec. 15, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) (Cycle B) Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

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Language Skills Programs Grammar 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 the intermediate level learn: • simple tenses • adjectives • spelling rules

Dates: Jan. 8 - Feb. 26, 2010 (Fri.) March 5 - Apr. 23, 2010 (Fri.) May 7 - June 25, 2010 (Fri.) July 2 - Aug. 20, 2010 (Fri.) Sept. 3 - Oct. 22, 2010 (Fri.) Oct. 29 - Dec. 17, 2010 (Fri.) Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

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• parts of speech In the advanced level learn:

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• perfect tenses

This course prepares you, through classroom and computer-assisted learning, to take the new “Next Generation Internet-Based Test.”

• conditionals • gerunds/infinitives Dates: Jan. 6 - Feb. 24, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) (Advanced) March 1 - Apr. 21, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) (Intermediate) May 3 - June 23, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) (Advanced) June 28 - Aug. 18, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) (Intermediate) Aug. 30 - Oct. 20, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) (Advanced) Oct. 25 - Dec. 15, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) (Intermediate) Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

Reading and Writing

In this course, you: • become familiar with computer-based testing; and • focus on improving TOEFL-specific speaking, writing, listening, reading, and structure skills. Dates: Jan. 6 - Feb. 24, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) March 1 - Apr. 21, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) May 3 - June 23, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) June 28 - Aug. 18, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) Aug. 30 - Oct. 20, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) Oct. 25 - Dec. 15, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

This intermediate-level ESL course will develop and improve learners’ writing and reading skills. In this course: • build on your vocabulary each lesson through interactive activities • discover strategies for better reading • understand the basics of writing good sentences • compose different types of paragraphs • keep a weekly journal Dates: Jan. 6 - Feb. 24, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) March 1 - Apr. 21, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) May 3 - June 23, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) June 28 - Aug. 18, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) Aug. 30 - Oct. 20, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) Oct. 25 - Dec. 15, 2010 (Mon. & Wed.) Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

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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. Dates: Jan. 19 - March 25, 2010 (Tues. & Thurs.) Apr. 20 - June 24, 2010 (Tues. & Thurs.) Sept. 21 - Nov. 25, 2010 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Registration: Ongoing Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

.55+ Culture and Community Practice English while learning about community resources and participate in leisure activities. Topics may include: • art appreciation and crafts • nature and gardening • financial planning and retirement • health and wellness • food and nutrition • travel and leisure Dates: Jan. 19 - March 25, 2010 (Tues. & Thurs.) Apr. 20 - June 24, 2010 (Tues. & Thurs.) Sept. 21 - Nov 25, 2010 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Registration: Ongoing Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

SATURDAY ESL Saturday ESL classes 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.

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

Business English and Etiquette Practice business communication skills and learn about Canadian workplace etiquette. Dates: Jan. 23 - March 27, 2010 (Sat.) Apr. 17 - June 19, 2010 (Sat.) Sept. 21 - Nov 25, 2010 (Sat.) Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Registration: Ongoing Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees This program is funded by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology through Calgary Learns.

Volunteer Opportunities English as a Second Language Volunteer Program Help English language learners improve their language skills 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

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Aboriginal programs 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 pre-employment training programs and student services and community, we are committed to serving this rapidly growing segment of our population.

Aboriginal Upgrading Program (Full- And Part-Time) This program, with an Aboriginal focus, accepts students for either full-time or part-time studies.

Aboriginal Pre-Trades Training (Full-Time) Thinking about a career in the trades? 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. Courses offered include: • Apprenticeship Math and Science Preparation • Life Management Skills • Career Exploration • Employment Preparation Skills

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

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• Math Foundations 1

• First Aid/CPR

• Math Foundations 2

• WHMIS

• Essential Mathematics

• Construction Safety

• Math Prep 10

• Job Shadowing

• Applied Math 10, 20, 30

• Work Experience

• Pure Math 10, 20, 30

Start dates: Jan. 6, 2010; May. 3, 2010; Aug. 30, 2010 Location: Marlborough Campus Registration: Call 403-273-1873 for more information

• Biology 20, 30 • Chemistry 20, 30 • Physics 20, 30 • Social Studies 10-1, 10-2, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2 • Aboriginal Studies 10, 20, 30 • Information Processing levels 10, 20 • Work Experience 15, 35 Start dates: Jan. 6, 2010; May. 3, 2010; Aug. 30, 2010 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, independent learning 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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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

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: Ongoing registration Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Mon, Tues & Wed. Location: Marlborough Campus Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees (Government funding available for eligible students) 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: Ongoing registration Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Mon. & Wed. Location: Suite 380 Marlborough Professional Building Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees (Government funding available for eligible students) 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.

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.

Start dates: Jan. 2010 & Sept. 2010 Register: Call Jill Flaman 403-284-7678 or jill.flaman@acad.ca Note 1: Government funding available for eligible students

American Sign Language For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Adult Learners (Asl For Dhh) The 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: May 3, 2010 & Aug. 30, 2010 Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/feess (Government funding available for eligible students) 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

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: North 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: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees (Government funding available for eligible students)

• Communications and Computers • Computer Fundamentals

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 in the online College Calendar at www.bowvalleycollege.ca/ccal/

Academic Preparation – Part-Time Evenings Start Date: Ongoing registration Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Mon., Tues. & Wed. Location: Marlborough Campus Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees Note: This program is funded by Alberta Advanced Education through Calgary Learns

Funding is available for eligible students.

Academic Preparation – Full Time Start date: Jan. 6, 2010, May 3, 2010, Aug 30, 2010, Monthly start dates at Marlborough Campus Location: North Campus, Marlborough Campus Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees plus non-refundable fees (Government funding available for eligible students)

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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 option. On campus, you can take courses during the day or in the evening.

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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 • Computer Studies 10, 20, 30 • Math 14, 24 • Math 31 • Math Prep 10 • Physics 20, 30 • Science 10, 14, 24 • Social Studies 10-2, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2 • Work Experience 15, 35

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.

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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: • Individualized teaching, assistance and support from instructors and tutors • Flexible scheduling • Independent pace of learning • Course progress plans keep students on track and help them complete successfully • Access to computers and technology • The opportunity of 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: North Campus Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees (Government funding available for eligible students)

High School – Evenings 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 Campus.

The Traditional Program offers a full complement of courses throughout the day in regularly scheduled classes from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In addition to regular contact with instructors, students in this program can access tutors in Math, Science, English and Social Studies.

• Math Prep 10 (Mon. & Wed.)

Start date: Jan. 6, 2010; May. 3, 2010; Aug. 30, 2010 Location: North Campus Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees (Government funding available for eligible students)

• Pure Math 10, 20, 30 (Mon. & Wed.)

• Math 14, 24, 31 (Mon. & Wed.) • Math 13, 23, (non-credit) (Mon. & Wed.) • Applied Math 10, 20, 30 (Mon. & Wed.) • Science 10, 14, 24 (Mon. & Wed.) • Biology 20, 30 (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.) • Social Studies 10-2, 20, 23, 30, 33 (Tues. & Thurs.)

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Start date: Ongoing admission Location: Marlborough Campus Registration: B  rief 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. Note 1: Ask how you can get two evening courses for the price of one Note 2: If possible, please bring a copy of your high school transcripts with you on the first night of class.

High School – Online A wide range of Alberta Education credit courses are offered Online. 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. Courses offered online: • English 10-1, 10-2, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2 • Social Studies 10-2, 20-1, 20-2 • 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 • Computer Studies 10, 20, 30 High School equivalency courses available for grade 12 diploma examination subjects. Start date: Ongoing admission Note: Students have six months to complete course from date of registration.

Challenge any High School final exam (non-diploma) for High School Credits. Grade 10 or 11 only. Tuition fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees REGISTRATION: CALL 403-410-1545 FOR MORE INFORMATION

High School Equivalency (GED) Exams The GED exams are a way to obtain an Alberta Education High School Equivalency Diploma. Additional upgrading of high school courses may be required for students entering some post-secondary programs. 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. 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, in the Marlborough Campus. 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. Exam Date:

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Feb. 5 & 6, 2010

Jan. 13, 2010

Mar. 12 & 13, 2010

Feb. 17, 2010

Apr. 16 & 17, 2010

Mar. 17, 2010

May 14 & 15, 2010

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June 25 & 26, 2010

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Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees (Government funding available for eligible students)

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High School equivalency – GED Preparation Course – online

This program prepares students to successfully write the GED Exams through one full-time term of study taking three courses: GED Prep Reading Science & Social, GED Prep Writing and GED Prep Math. Students receive daily classroom instruction to develop the skills needed to maximize their score on the GED exams (courses will only be offered if there is sufficient enrollment).

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

(Note: Students can register in Math for GED separately, but must register in both Reading for GED and Writing for GED concurrently.)

Start dates: Jan. 6, 2010, May. 3, 2010, Aug. 30, 2010 Location: North Campus Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

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: TBA Dates: Feb. 17 - Apr. 15, 2010, Apr. 28 - June 24, 2010, Sept. 20 - Nov. 18, 2010 Mondays: Science & Math Wednesdays: Social Studies & Reading and Writing Skills Thursdays: Math & Reading and Writing Skills Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees (Government funding available for eligible students) Classes: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) DATES

Holidays:

Feb. 17, 2010 to Apr. 15, 2010

No classes Apr. 5

Apr. 28, 2010 to June 24, 2010

No classes May 24

Sept. 20, 2010 to Nov. 18, 2010

No classes Oct. 11 & Nov. 11

Nov. 25, 2010 to Feb. 3, 2011

No classes Dec. 17 to Jan. 2 inclusive

Feb. 16, 2011 to Apr. 14, 2011

No classes Feb. 21

Apr. 27, 2011 to June 23, 2011

No classes May 23

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Start Date: Ongoing Admission Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees (Government 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.


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PRE-Practical NURSE

Lifeline to Literacy (Basic)

PRE-Practical Nurse (Pre-PN)

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 work with you in this class. Two Options are Available:

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.

Start dates: Feb. 1, 2010 & Sept. 1, 2010 Registration: Call 403-410-1507 Funded by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology through Calgary Learns, and supported by the Laing Foundation.

Funded by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology through Calgary Learns, and supported by the Laing Foundation. Start date: Ongoing registration 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 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.

The following two courses will provide you with the high school English and Math requirements for entry into the Health Care Aide Bridging to Practical Nurse 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. To register for these courses, students need to complete their application and submit their transcripts to the practical Nurse Bridge Program.

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 collaboration between Intermediate Literacy program and SARAW program. Start date: Feb. 2, 2010 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 Adult Literacy Volunteer Program 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/

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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. For SARAW/SAM, call Belle Auld at 403-410-1503

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: Academic Foundations Call: 403-410-1502 TTY: 403-410-1545 bnovodvorski@bowvalleycollege.ca

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EMAIL: international@bowvalleycollege.ca Phone: 403-410-3476 Fax: 403-297-3984 Mail: International Education, 332 – 6th Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 4S6 In person: 4th Floor Rocky Mountain Plaza 615 Macleod Trail SE Calgary, Alberta, T2G 4T8

for information call 403-410-3476

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International Education Admission Procedures for International Students

Global Ready Graduates

Whether you are applying for International ESL or Career programs, the International Education Officeis here to assist you. Please contact us directly if you have any questions about the programs offered at Bow Valley College.

Bow Valley College delivers innovative adult education programs and services that prepare people for success in a global, knowledge-based economy. The International Education Office 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 study-abroad opportunities.

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1. Contact the International Education Office to request an application form. 2. Submit the completed application form to the International Education office with the application fee (non-refundable) For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees 3. Once your application for admission and the application fee are received, the International Education Office will acknowledge receipt of the documents and give information about the next steps.

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

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

Please note that: • Career programs applicants should review the Program Admission Requirements and submit supporting documents at the time of application. An IQAS assessment (International Qualifications Assessment Services) of the transcripts may be required. • Applications should be submitted 6 months prior to the intended month of study. • Applicants should review the Canadian immigration regulations and visa processing times. This information can be found by contacting your local Canadian Embassy or Consulate Office or online at www.cic.gc.ca Homestay Accommodation (Optional): If you are interested in homestay accommodation, please contact the International Education Office to request a Homestay application form. There is an additional fee for this service. Airport Pick-up (Optional): If you are interested in airport pickup, please contact the International Education Office to request an Airport Pickup form. There is an additional fee for this service.

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This section provides information for:

Internships and International Education Opportunities: International Internships and Study Abroad Opportunities For more detailed information on any programs or services listed here, please contact the International Education Office at 403-410-3476 or email international@bowvalleycollege.ca Every effort was made to ensure accuracy of information at the time of publication.


International English As A Second Language (Esl) 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. 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 e-letter.

Coming soon: NEW program options Note: For information on part-time ESL courses please refer to page 66. For students who hold permanent residence status please refer to the LINC ESL program which is described in detail on page 67 or phone 403-410-3400.

BASIC

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 requirements for this course.

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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.

English For Academic Purposes

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.

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.

INTERMEDIATE

Term Offerings 2010

Intermediate 1

Jan. 5 – Feb. 26 March 1 – Apr. 23 May 3 – June 25 June 28 – Aug. 20 Aug. 30 – Oct. 22 Oct. 25 – Dec. 17

Enhance your skills in reading and writing, while learning and practicing 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 this 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.

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Schedule 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.

Tuition and Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees. * All program information and fees are subject to change

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International Opportunities Career Certificate and Diploma Programs

Bow Valley College participates in various international programs and coordinates international development projects to build local capacity and foster education in collaboration with our partners overseas. When possible, we offer international internship opportunities to students and new graduates. When available, these opportunities are posted on our website at www.bowvalleycollege.ca/international/

Bow Valley College offers government recognized one year Certificates and two-year Diplomas in Administration, Business, Health Care, and Human Services. 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.

For more details about our projects or international internship opportunities, please contact the International Education Office at 403-410-3473 or email us at issc@bowvalleycollege.ca

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International student graduates of some of our Certificates or Diplomas gain Canadian credentials and may be eligible for work in Canada.

Reference Information For Admission Requirements to bow valley college certificateS and diplomas: • Copies of transcripts will be accepted for initial assessment. Official documents must be received by Bow Valley College prior to program commencement. • Admissions Officers reserve the right to request an IQAS assessment (International Qualifications Assessment Services) on any foreign transcript. More information about IQAS assessments is available at http://employment.alberta.ca/immigration/4512.html Note: For International students applying outside of Canada, additional requirements need to be completed before commencement of the program but upon arrival in Canada.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS English Language Proficiency can be demonstrated by one of the following (please refer to the Program information section for specific requirements): • Valid Academic IELTS score - International English Language Testing System, www.ielts.org • Valid TOEFL score - Test of English as a Foreign Language, www.toefl.org • EAP - English for Academic Purposes completed through the International English as a Second Language program at Bow Valley College • Bow Valley College Admissions Test • Alberta Education English Language Arts course consistent with the specified Admission requirement for the Career program • Three years of full-time Secondary education from an institution where English was the language of instruction • One year of full-time post-secondary education at an institution where English was the language of instruction Note: International applicants must meet both Academic and English Language Proficiency requirements for admission to Bow Valley College

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Putting the Community back in College Learn from Home: eCampus Alberta

Alberta Advanced Education and Technology has designated Bow Valley College as the comprehensive community college for Calgary and its surrounding region, an area that includes approximately 1.2 million Albertans. Together with communities, government, civic and industry leaders, and partner institutions, Bow Valley College will collaborate to address and deliver learning opportunities to those within its region. And that includes you! Though based in Calgary, the College has a long standing presence in communities throughout southern Alberta. You can access learning opportunities through flexible delivery options, including in classrooms at over 20 regional sites, online through eCampus Alberta, or through self-paced correspondence. You can also access exchange programs, work experience practicums, and continuing education courses to enhance your career skills. The choice is up to you.

Sometimes where you live or your busy schedule won’t allow you to attend Bow Valley College in person. That doesn’t mean you can’t become a Bow Valley College student. Through eCampus Alberta, Bow Valley College can come right into your home whenever it is convenient for you. That means that time you would have spent travelling or rearranging your schedule can be spent on getting one step closer to your career—today. Almost 100 Bow Valley College courses are offered online through eCampus Alberta so you’ll be sure to find something that suits your needs, whether you want to finish high school or start into a career program. And you have access to all of the traditional Bow Valley College student supports. It’s time. Look to Bow Valley College and eCampus Alberta to build your future. Visit www.ecampusalberta.ca

Banff National Park

Dogpound

Crossfield

Airdrie

Waiparous

Banff

Beiseker

Madden

Rosebud Rockyford

Cochrane

Morley

Irricana

Balzac

Keoma Ardenode

Canmore

Delacour

Standard

Lyalta

Exshaw

Strathmore

CALGARY Chestermere Langdon

Cheadle

Priddis

Namaka

Gleichen

Dalemead Carseland De Winton 10 miles

Mossleigh

Black Diamond Okotoks Blackie

20 kilometres

As a comprehensive community college, Bow Valley College will steward the learning BRITISH COLUMBIA needs of its geographical service region. ALBERTA

Hartell Longview

Cayley

Queenstown Milo

High River Ensign

Pekisko

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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.

High School Upgrading (Online & Homestudy)

Business And Industry • Accounting Financial Management Certificate • Administrative Professional Certificate • Events Management Certificate • Hospital Unit Clerk 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 3D Advanced • AutoLISP • AutoDESK Inventor • AutoDESK Inventor Advanced

• Customs and Logistics – Statutes and Regulations • Customs Administration I • Brokerage and Logistics I • Customs Administration II • Brokerage and Logistics II • Customs Administration III • 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

Global Information Systems • Extraordinary Business Mapping for Ordinary People

Home Inspection Certificate Human Resources • Introduction to Human Resources Administration • Employee Recruiting and Selection • Compensation and Benefits Administration • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour

Medical • Immunization • Leadership for Licensed Practical Nurses • Medical Terminology I • Medical Terminology II • Certificates of Achievement for Licensed Practical Nurses • Adult Mental Health • Gerontology • Post Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate • Chronic Disease

Website Development • Website Development Using HTML • Marketing Your Website

Business

Health And Human Services

• Customer Service • Fundamentals of Project Management • Introduction to Marketing • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour • Editing in the Workplace • Growth Stock Mentorship for Superior Returns

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• 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 • Social Studies 10-2, 20, 23, 30, 33 • Computer Studies 10, 20, 30

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Out of School Programming Certificate

Early Learning and Child Care Diploma

• 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

• Child Development: Documentation in all Domains • Child Development: Observing, Documenting, and Creating Portfolios • Child Development: Communicating Observations with Families • The Role of the Early Learning and Child Care Practitioner in Inclusive Care • The Inclusive Environment in Early Learning and Child Care • Caring for Children with Challenging Behaviours • Diversity in Early Learning and Child Care Settings • Addressing the Diverse Needs of Children • The Needs of Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families • The Importance of Creativity and Aesthetics in Early Learning Environment • Supporting Child Development Through Creativity and Art • A Holistic Approach to Creativity • Infants—Year One • Novice Toddlers—Year Two • Experienced Toddlers—Year Three • Policy Frameworks in Early Learning and Child Care • Societal Perspectives in Early Learning and Child Care • Frontline Issues in Early Learning and Child Care • Understanding Families • Families Facing Challenges • Working With Families • Elements of Quality Early Learning and Child Care Programs • Strategies for Achieving Quality Early Learning and Child Care Programs • Leadership in Early Learning and Child Care Programs • School-Age Care: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow • Development in Middle Childhood • Developmentally Appropriate Practice for School-Age Children • School-Age Care: Professionals, Children and Their Families • School-Age Program Planning

Early Learning & Child Care Certificate • Theories of Child Development • Children’s Physical and Perceptual Development • Children’s Cognitive and Language Development • The Importance of Play • Play and Development • Play-based Music, Math and Science and Education • Successful Literacy in ELCC • Storytelling in ELCC • Literacy, Media and Technology in ELCC • Health and the Developing Child • Creating Safe Environments for the Developing Child • Nutrition and the Developing Child • Professionalism in the ELCC Workforce • Educational Programs in ELCC • Characteristics of the ELCC Workforce • Overview of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in ELCC • Developmentally Appropriate Practice for Infants and Toddlers • Developmentally Appropriate Practice for Preschoolers • Creativity, Opportunities, and Environments in ELCC • Art and Development in ELCC • Integrating Creativity into ELCC Programs • Managing Behavioural Issues in ELCC • Understanding Children’s Emotional Development • Understanding Children’s Social Development • Introduction to Interpersonal Communication • Communication and the World Around Us • The Role of Communication in Relationships • Writing Essentials • Forms of Writing • Writing for a Purpose

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Support Strategies • Sentence Structure and Child Care Vocabulary • Verbs, Pronouns and Punctuation • Writing Paragraphs and Basic Essays • Speaking with Confidence • Advocating for Yourself and Others • Summaries, Paraphrases, Direct Quotes and Citations • Improving Listening, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills • Identifying Biases and Building Cultural Awareness • The Importance of Reading Aloud


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online programs & courses Practical Nurse Diploma

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

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.

Airdrie Provincial Building 112 - 1st Avenue NW (west side of parking lot) Airdrie, AB T4B 2A2 Phone: 403-355-1910

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• Apprenticeship Math & Science • Academic Preparation • Computer Applications • Continuing Education Courses • High School Courses • High School Equivalency (GED) • Career Transitions • Early Learning and Child Care • Hospital Unit Clerk • Practical Nurse Diploma in Partnership with the Chinook Educational Consortium

Banff 102 Spray Ave (Banff YWCA lower floor) Phone: 403-760-2485 Fax: 403-678-3127 email: canmoreinfo@bowvalleycollege.ca A warm, quiet and welcoming campus offering services to newcomers to town and long term residents. Our highly qualified staff will assist with resume preparation*, cover letters and job search services in addition to a full complement of self-paced computer applications and accounting courses. You may use the campus facilities for accessing online courses including academic upgrading and exam supervision (fee). Financial assistance is available for EI recipients and those on a low income to cover course fees and service costs. See available courses under Canmore. *French translation on site See available courses under Canmore. Funding may be available through Alberta Employment Industry and immigration.

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• 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

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Blairmore 10501 – 20 Avenue Phone: 403-562-2853 or 1-800-784-7073 All programs offered in partnership with the Chinook Educational Consortium.

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• Continuing Education – Computer Courses • Practical Nurse Diploma • Early Learning and Child Care

Access to our campus and computer labs is also available to support Bow Valley College and eCampusAlberta students who are registered in online or distance education programs and courses. Exam supervision is available. Job Search Services: Our highly qualified staff will assist with resume preparation, cover letters and job search services including skills upgrading in computer applications and accounting applications. Corporate Training:

Brooks 200 Horticultural Station Road East Phone: 403-529-3811 All programs offered in partnership with Medicine Hat College. • Practical Nurse Diploma

Canmore

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. Financial assistance is available for EI recipients and those on a low income to cover course fees and service costs.( subject to employability criteria). Funding may be available through Alberta Employment and Industry and Alberta Advanced Education.

Canmore Provincial Building 800 Railway Avenue, T1W 1P1 Phone: 403-678-3125 email: canmoreinfo@bowvalleycollege.ca

Cardston

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.

• Aboriginal Practical Nurse Diploma

Training includes: • Computer Applications courses • Computerized Accounting courses • Financial Accounting courses Part-time Certificates: • Administration Assistant for Small Business Certificate • Business Computer Certificate • Accounting Applications Certificate Workshops: • Digital Photography Workshops • Skill Builder Computer Application Workshops • Web 2.0 Workshops Full-time career programs: • Practical Nurse Diploma (through Chinook Educational Consortium) • OST Office Administration Certificate • OST Accounting Administration Certificate • OST Health Administration Certificate

Red Crow Community College/BVC partnership Box 1258 Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0

Old Sun Community College in Partnership with Bow Valley College P.O. Box 1250 Siksika, Alberta T0J 3W0 • Aboriginal Practical Nurse Diploma

Claresholm 5202 – 5 Street East Phone: 403-625-4231 All programs offered in partnership with the Chinook Educational Consortium. • Continuing Education – Computer Courses • Practical Nurse Diploma • Early Learning and Child Care

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Drumheller

Stettler

245 – 3 Street West Phone: 403-823-8300

4704A – 55 Street Phone: 403-742-6700

All programs offered in partnership with the Big Country Educational Consortium.

All programs offered in partnership with the Big Country Education Consortium.

• Health Care Aide Online • Practical Nurse Diploma • Early Learning and Child Care • Education Assistant/Behaviour Support • Disability & Community Support • Pharmacy Technician

• Practical Nurse Diploma • Early Learning and Child Care

Phone: 403-558-2004 All programs offered in partnership with the Stony Nation. • Apprenticeship Math & Science • Academic Preparation • High School Courses • High School Equivalency (GED) • Career & Life Skills • Employment Preparation • Work Experience • Early Learning & Child Care

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 Certificate • Health Care Aide Bridging to Practical Nurse Diploma

High River 111 Macleod Trail West Phone: 403-652-8338 • Early Learning and Child Care • Pre-Trades Program • High School Courses • GED Preparation • Academic Preparation • Apprenticeship Math & Science • Continuing Education - Computer Courses

Pincher Creek 1300 Hewetson Avenue (Co-op Ranchlands Mall, SW entrance) Phone: 403-627-4478 All programs offered in partnership with the Chinook Educational Consortium. • Continuing Education – Computer Courses • Early Learning and Child Care • Practical Nurse Diploma

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BVCWORKS BVCWorks offers career and employment services for Bow Valley College Students and Alumni.

Career Advice BVCWorks helps students make career choices and explore their options. We work with you in person, direct you to online resources and identify networking opportunities to help you make an informed decision about your career.

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Job Search Support

Career connection Open to Calgarians, Career Connection is a career and employment resource centre assisting individuals achieve their career goals. 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? • What kind of training do I need to obtain a job? • How do I find a good job? • How do I use the Internet to look and apply for work opportunities?

BVCWorks helps our students and alumni connect with local employers. We can help you find a part-time job during school or full-time work in your career area after you graduate. Come to us for our online job board, career fairs, résumé advice and drop-in sessions on topics including résumé writing, job search and interviewing. We’re here to help you turn your education into a career.

• How do I use the computer to write my résumé?

Services for Employers

Drop in and access our self-serve resources for job search, career planning, and educational planning.

BVCWorks helps employers connect with our students and alumni. Our graduates represent a wide range of skills and abilities. We can help with recruitment via our online job board, skills testing, career fairs and other on-campus recruiting opportunities. For more information on BVCWorks services and resources, visit bowvalleycollege.ca/bvcworks or call 403-410-3215.

• How do I get ready for a job interview?

NO COST SERVICES Resource Centre

• Computers with Internet access, Microsoft Office, and Winway Résumé (a resume writing template) • Printer, fax, telephone, photocopier • Real and virtual job boards • Access to Career Connection website (Links to job banks, career, and educational planning information, on-line workshops, and more.)

Career and Employment Assistance You may be eligible for career coaching assistance • Small group seminars

Internet Job Search (set up an e-mail / apply on-line)

Basic Computer Skills for Work Search (Introduction to Microsoft Word) • Individual appointments with career coaches

Résumé and cover letter support and reviews

Interview skills and practice

Exposure Course approvals (assessment for course tuition fee waiver eligibility) International Qualification Assessment Service – IQAS (eligibility assessment for waiver of basic fee) • Job Connection, a two week job finding club With the support of the coach facilitator and group members: Learn new job search techniques and the power of networking, define your assets and abilities, write your resume and cover letters, target the labour market based on your strengths, practice contacting employers and prepare for interviews • In depth one-on-one career coaching for career planning or job search

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Connexion Carrière

Career Connection services are available at the following locations:

Connexion Carrière est le seul Centre d’emploi Francophone à Calgary qui vous permet d’atteindre vos objectifs de Carrière et le tout sans frais. Êtes- vous à la recherche d’un emploi ou désirez-vous changer de carrière? Vous ne savez-pas par où commencer? Vous posez-vous les questions suivantes?

Career Connection Downtown Calgary Rocky Mountain Plaza, Main Floor, 150 – 615 Macleod Trail South 403-410-3203 bowvalleycollege.ca/careerconnection careerconnection@bowvalleycollege.ca

• Quel sorte de travail suis-je capable d’obtenir?

Career Connection South Calgary

• Comment rencontrer des employeurs locaux?

#130, 259 Midpark Way S.E. 403-254-2917

• Comment devrai-je me préparer pour une entrevue?

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

• Comment rédiger un résumé et une lettre de motivation efficace? • Où trouver de l’information pertinente en ligne?

Nous pouvons vous aider! Services à l’emploi Avec Connexion Carrière, vous avez accès à plusieurs ressources: • Ordinateurs avec accès internet • Téléphone, imprimante, scanner, télécopieur et photocopieuse • Babillard d’emploi, aussi disponible en ligne • Publications sur le marché du travail local Continued on next page...

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

with us, a cool job for the summer,

professionals. Post jobs,

or the perfect position once you have graduated.

attend career fairs, BVCWork s place for is Bow Valley Co ll employe rs to con ege’s our stud nect wit ents, alu h mni, and clients.

or work with our placement officers to find the right candidate.

Connect at bowvalleycollege.ca/bvcworks or call 403-410-1446 for more information.

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Assistance en matière de Planification de Carrière

Contactez-nous

Bâtissez sur vos compétences et concentrez-vous sur vos objectifs professionnels.

Nos conseillers rendront le processus de recherche d’emploi un peu plus facile en vous procurant les outils nécessaires à votre succès.

• Ateliers de groupes

Connexion Carrière #700, 633 - 6e Avenue SO, T2P 2Y5 403-355-1777

• Planification de carrière • Stratégies de recherche d’emploi

Email: connexioncarriere@bowvalleycollege.ca Site Web: www.connexioncarriere.ca

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• Comment conserver votre emploi • Ateliers en Anglais

Ce service est rendu possible grâce au financement fourni par le

• Techniques d’entretien

Gouvernement de l’Alberta et le Gouvernement du Canada.

• Entretien pratique • Prononciation • Vocabulaire et jargon spécifiques à l’industrie en général • Sessions individuelles de travail avec un conseiller en emploi • Développement de résumé et lettre de motivation • Techniques d’entrevue • Stratégies de recherche d’emploi • Réseautage • Formations techniques

Bow Valley College opened the door for me to enter my field here in Canada. ~ Dawn Xiaohua Peng, (China) Petroleum Engineer, Encana

Whether you are an individual looking for training or a business looking for work-ready, foreign-trained professionals, CRTP is here to help you. 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 .

• Designed

for foreign-trained professionals

• Program has a success rate of over 90% • Works particularly with Engineers, IT professionals, Accountants, Administrators, Technicians, Designers, and many others • Includes ten weeks of intensive in-class training, six weeks of relevant work experience, and a six month follow-up support program

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At Directions for Immigrants, we support internationally trained and experienced professionals 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. Restart your career and learn about effective job search strategies, labour market information, licensing processes, and employer expectations. • • • •

Career Coaching Study Groups for Licensing Exams Workplace Communication Industry Information Sessions

If you are an immigrant professional and resident of Calgary, looking to find work in your profession, contact us now.

“With the advice and resources I received from my career coach, I was able to understand the Canadian workplace.” - Noreville Orbe Internationally Educated Chemical Engineer (Philippines)

DIRECTIONS FOR IMMIGRANTS (McFarlane Tower) Suite 260, 700 – 4 AVE SW Calgary, AB T2P 3J4 403-297-2555 directions@bowvalleycollege.ca www.directionsforimmigrants.ca Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Alternate Tuesdays: 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Directions for Immigrants in Trades and Professional Careers is operated by Bow Valley College. This service has been funded by the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada.

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Corporate Readiness Training Program Communications Training And Work Experience For Immigrant Professionals (formerly known as the Work Experience for Immigrants Program) Are you a skilled professional immigrant with no Canadian work experience?

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• receiving Employment Insurance (EI); • receiving Alberta Works Income Support (IS) benefits; and/or • eligible for EI Reachback

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

Program Content

• learn the strategies to successfully find a job

During the program participants will learn to:

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

• Write an effective professional cover letter and résumé

• improve their English language skills for the Canadian workplace

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Applicants can be:

• Interview techniques • Work as a member of a team to complete various projects • Network to find job leads, meet people and further their career

Program Description

• Understand Calgary’s corporate culture

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

• Make effective oral presentations

• 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 • 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 2010 intake.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Academic Requirements Refer to Admissions Procedures for Full-Time Programs for further clarification. • completed application package mailed to College or submitted at information session (see page 8 for details)

• 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

Work Experience Placement During the work experience component of the program (weeks 11-16), participants have the opportunity to be placed with a host company in a sector 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.

• have Canadian Language Benchmarks of 6 or higher

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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Fees & Dates Date: Jan 6, 2010, May 3, 2010 & Aug 30, 2010 Fees: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and parttime fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

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:

Program Schedule: Weeks 1 – 10: 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Mon. – Fri.) Weeks 11 – 16: According to host company’s normal hours

RESOURCE CENTRE • Computers, internet access, printer, fax machine, scanner, and photocopier

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• Job search materials

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.

• Newspapers, business directories, and magazines • Job Board • Labour market, training, accreditation, and licensure information

Workshops Learn how to be effective and build your network to find the job you are searching for through our on-going workshops. Topics include: • Information interviewing • Networking skills • Employment standards • Job maintenance • Canadian work culture • Study skills Our resource centre and workshops are open to anyone pursing employment or accreditation.

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Anyone 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.


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DIRECTIONS FOR IMMIGRANTS IN TRADES AND PROFESSIONAL CAREERS Career Coaching 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. For Immigrant Professionals to be eligible for career coaching support you need to:

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• 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 For Immigrant Health Professionals 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 a minimum language benchmark level 6 • Be a resident of Southern Alberta

Employer/Industry Presentations Meet company and licensing/association representatives to learn more about companies in Calgary and the process to be licensed in your profession.

Study Groups Study groups help you prepare for licensing exams required to attain your professional certification. We currently offer study groups for nurses, pharmacists, physicians, medical radiation technologists, medical laboratory technologists, and engineers. Improve your communication skills through our study groups on Clear Communication for Business, Clear Communication for Health Professionals, and Communication Works! CONTACT US Visit us at 260, 700 – 4 Avenue S.W. (McFarlane Tower) Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Alternate Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) or call 403-297-2555 – Outside Calgary 1-877-297-2553 directions@bowvalleycollege.ca www.directionsforimmigrants.ca This service has been funded by the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada.

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Mentoring Foreign Trained Professionals A bridging program to fast track foreign trained professionals into the Canadian workplace. United Way and Bow Valley College have partnered to develop a mentoring program for foreign-trained professionals to enable them to connect with and learn from working professionals. United Way funding is provided through a grant from Shell Canada. Foreign-trained professionals face a variety of obstacles when arriving in Canada. The information and guidance they receive can be critical to making decisions related to their career, their skill development, and finding meaningful employment. This mentoring partnership would provide for this guidance.

Program Description This program will help: • To facilitate the opportunity for foreign-trained professionals to network with working professionals in the Calgary workplace through a more structured, formal mentoring relationship. • To offer the opportunity for the mentors to learn about the special skills and talents of the foreign-trained professionals and recognize their potential value and contribution to the workplace. • To offer an opportunity for employers and supervisors to participate in a structured training program where leadership and mentorship skills can be developed. • To develop tools, strategies, and resources for professional immigrants that improve and increase integration into Canadian work culture. • To provide the opportunity for organizations to develop a corporate culture that is more aware and understanding of the issues faced by newcomers entering the Calgary workplace.

Matching Mentors and Protégés • Matching criteria would be based on needs: • If someone needs to develop their interpersonal skills, they would be matched with someone who has strong interpersonal skills. • If someone is looking for career guidance they would be matched with someone with a similar career. • To build diversity and multicultural awareness, pairs would come from different cultural backgrounds


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Mentoring Foreign Trained Professionals Program Participants

Admission Requirements:

Protégés

Protégés: This program will only be available to current BVC students and Alumni. Preference will be given to CRTP Alumni or Directions for immigrants Clients.

Protégés would be recruited from the following professional fields: Engineering, Accounting and Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Sales and Marketing, Office Administration, Nursing, Teaching and the Trades This target group would be recruited from former CRTP students and Directions for Immigrants clients, and other Bow Valley College Alumni. Individuals would have to:

Mentors: If you are a working professional who feels they would like to give back, help a newcomer find their way in their profession, learn leadership skills and have the opportunity to add mentorship to your own résumé, we welcome your participation! If you are interested in being either a mentor or protégé please email crtp@bowvalleycollege.ca or call Katalina Bardell at 403-410-3463.

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• Have earned a professional qualification outside of Canada

• Be able to commit to meeting with a mentor for four to six hours a month for up to four months • Be open to being mentored and respect guidelines/boundaries and confidentiality • Be able to self reflect and follow through on goals

Mentors

Fees and Dates Dates: Mentorship training will begin in February 2010. (Actual dates TBD) Tuition: no costs to participants, funding is provided by the United Way of Calgary through a grant from Shell Canada. For more information, email: crtp@bowvalleycollege.ca or call Katalina Bardell at 403-410-3463 or kbardell@bowvalleycollege.ca

Mentors may be past CRTP graduates, CRTP host company contacts, BVC business contracts, supervisors from “Success in the Workplace Program (OLES),” contacts through Directions and Career Connections who have: • At least two years experience in their fields • A demonstrated understanding of the Canadian workplace culture and knowledge of the skills required to meet the market demands • An interest in and an understanding of other cultures • Previous experience in mentoring or being mentored • Are interested in further developing their leadership skills

Program Description Training: Mentors and Protégés will be required to attend two initial training sessions before the formal mentorship project begins. These sessions will offer: • Training around expectations and protocols for mentorship programs as well as offering a schedule of discussion topics and activities. • Training in leadership skills specific to mentoring. The second session will match the pairs and facilitate the initial meeting through a series of discussions around expectations, goal setting and boundaries. Mentorship Pairs will be asked to schedule a series of 10 meetings over the course of the four month project. Five of these meetings should be face to face, but the other five can be facilitated through Skype, telephone, MSN or whatever method the pair decides is appropriate and private. A project wrap-up session will be scheduled to mark the end of the program and gather feedback from participants.

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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

GROUP SEMINARS

CAREER AND EMPLOYMENT COUNSELLING

Drop in and access our self-serve resources for career planning, educational planning, job search, and labour market information. • Computers • Printer, fax, telephone, photocopier • Internet access • Real and virtual job boards

Develop computer skills to support your job search and career planning. • Internet Job Search (2 hour session - navigating the web, finding sites/info) • Basic Computer Skills for Work Search (2 hour session - review of basic word processing skills)

JOB CONNECTION

Build on your career planning knowledge and job search skills to focus your employment goals by working with our Career Coaches. • Overview of Career Connection online • Résumé critique and interview practice • Job search strategies • Exposure course approval

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.

• A two-week full-time job finding club (Priority given to Income Support Clients)

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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Success in the Workplace

TOWES

Communication and Business Skills Training for Immigrant Professionals This part-time program assists skilled foreign-trained professionals to: • Write more accurately and effectively • Speak and communicate with clarity and precision • Increase understanding of Canadian business culture • Actively participate in teams • Make effective presentations • Improve reading speed and understanding • Find and use information quickly and accurately

Across Canada, employers, educators, labour organizations, and governments are working together to ensure frontline workers have the Essential Skills needed for safe and productive employment in our 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

Program Description

TOWES – Canada’s Essential Credential!

This part time program 16-week program will involve: • 6 hours of training per week, 3 hours in class/3hours on-line • In class training will be Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. • Course will run from January 6-April 28, 2010 • TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills) for accurate skills assessment For more information please refer to www.bowvalleycollege.ca/crtp

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.

Foreign-trained professionals who: • Are interested in furthering their career but need to increase their communication skills • Are currently working in their field but would like to take on tasks of greater responsibility in the future • Would like to further develop their skills in oral communication, finding and using information, writing, working with others, and critical thinking • Have a CLB of 6 (or equivalent) or higher in reading, writing, listening, and speaking Classroom instruction will include: • Case studies • Workplace simulation activities • Team projects • Research assignments • Continuous assessment of skills using formal tools such as TOWES and CBSA • Continuous in-class assessment • Presentations • Pronunciation instruction and practice On-line instruction will include: • Participating in discussions and blogs • Reviewing materials • Accessing internet resources • Practicing pronunciation • Researching key content • Completing and submitting assignments

Fees and Dates Dates: Jan. 6, – Apr. 28, 2010 & May 5, - Aug. 25, 2010 Tuition: For full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees For more information email: crtp@bowvalleycollege.ca or call Kamlesh Doad at 403-410-3466

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TOWES G – Series TOWES G-Series tests accurately measure the skills needed for over 200 frontline occupations in Canada. Results can be compared to the national occupational Essential Skills standards established by Human Resources & Social Development Canada’s Essential Skills Profiles.

• TOWES G1 The G1 most accurately 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.

• TOWES G2 The G2 is the most widely used version of TOWES and has a variety of workplace and educational applications. The G2 most accurately assesses Essential Skills at levels 2 and 3, which are the typical Essential Skills levels needed for entry level, front-line occupations. An online version of the TOWES G2 is also available.

• TOWES G3 The G3 is the most difficult version of the TOWES G series. The tool is designed for assessing the Essential Skills of workers in technical and trades occupations, or those who are entering into apprenticeship programs.

TOWES SECTOR SERIES TOWES Sector Series tests are customized. Each test contains questions related to a particular occupational sector.

• TOWES Manufacturing (MFG) The Manufacturing test is designed to assess the Essential Skills of workers in manufacturing, processing, utilities, and primary production industries. This test is also suitable for the trades and technical fields.

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• TOWES Office Administration (ADM)

• TOWES Healthcare Sector Series

The Office Administration test is designed to assess the Essential Skills of workers in administrative, sales, business, and financial support occupations.

TOWES for Healthcare Professionals assesses the common set of skills needed by workers in the health care industry. TOWES for Healthcare Professionals assists employers and trainers to prepare individuals for the challenges of training, work and certification.

• TOWES Entrance into Apprenticeship (APR)

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The Entrance into Apprenticeship test is designed to assess the Essential Skills of workers entering 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 help ensure there is return on the training investment and by training institutions early in first year of technical training. Research has shown that identifying and addressing Essential Skills gaps dramatically improves the completion rate and test scores of first year apprentices. The APR best assesses levels 2 and 3.

TOWES Custom Tests

• TOWES Aerospace Entry-Level Sector Series

TOWES & Essential Skills Training

The Manitoba Aerospace Human Resources Coordinating Committee (MAHRC) has generously partnered with TOWES to allow corporate clients in other sectors to use their custom designed Aerospace assessment. TOWES Aerospace assesses reading text, document use and numeracy skills needed for safe and productive employment in aviation service, maintenance, and assembly occupations.

TOWES & Essential Skills Training is designed to give participants an overview of Essential Skills theory and research and an introduction to the tools and resources related to TOWES. The analysis of TOWES and the review of the applications of TOWES and other Essential Skills tools gives participants the practical knowledge they need to effectively inform key stakeholders about Essential Skills and TOWES and to promote and sell the assessment and supporting materials. The training is 2-3 days in length and is open to any interested groups or individuals.

TOWES Custom Tests are tailored to meet the needs of individual organizations. Tests contain workplace specific problem sets which represent the Essential Skills requirements of the organization.

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.

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CREATE A SAFER WORKFORCE Research has shown that employees with sufficient levels of Essential Skills have lower accident rates and are more productive. TOWES enables employers to pinpoint Essential Skills gaps in their workforce and to then provide focused training to improve skills. Highly skilled employees contribute positively to the bottom line. What is TOWES? TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills) is an effective testing and training system that uses workplace documents to accurately measure the Essential Skills that are needed for safe and productive employment: Reading Text, Document Use, and Numeracy.

Canada’s Essential Credential Before being released for use in high-stakes situations, TOWES underwent an extensive psychometric review and nation-wide field testing. To date, more than 60,000 Canadians have written a TOWES assessment. “For several years, Standard Aero Winnipeg has been using TOWES as part of the recruitment process, for succession planning and to help determine training requirements. TOWES has helped us ensure we have people who are able to safely and effectively use our documentation and processes to aerospace standards, in order to complete their work.” – Rob Despins, CF34 HR & Training Manager, Standard Aero Visit www.towes.com to learn more about: • how employers are using TOWES • the complete line of TOWES assessments • our Essential Skills training materials

TOWES is the sole property of Bow Valley College and is sold through approved distributors only. 332 - 6th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 4S6 403-410-3200 www.towes.com towes@bowvalleycollege.ca

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On Target! ESL Assessment Tools

TOWES offers custom training on a variety of TOWES and Essential Skills topics. Sessions range from informal workshops to structured presentations and can be developed to incorporate organizationspecific training needs. The length and focus of sessions is established in partnership with the client.

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 levels 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. 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.

Workforce Analysis TOWES is nationally recognized for their expertise in workforce data analysis. Businesses and industries benefit from customized, in-depth reporting on planning and operational aspects of their organization. Areas of analysis include available workforce skills for succession planning, safety rates, Essential Skills training requirements, recruitment and selection, workforce demographics, and identification of skill gaps within the workforce.

TRAINING PRODUCTS TOWES Essential Skills Online (ESO ) ESO is an interactive online learning tool, designed originally for use by new immigrants, to improve their Essential Skills and assist them to 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 is easy to use and accessible anywhere the learner can connect to the internet. ESO can be delivered as an independent learning model, supported by a TOWES mentor or it can be facilitated in a classroom setting and incorporated into existing curriculum. Facilitator resources and training are also available for purchase.

Building Workplace Essential Skills A curriculum designed to improve Essential Skills of students in educational programs or employees in workplace education programs. It consists of three 20-hour modules one each in reading text, document use and numeracy. It features authentic workplace documents and actual re-created work tasks, as source materials. An Instructor’s Guide is also available.

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 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 WHIMS is 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 employees with this important training. The Winning Label interactive DVD is an excellent way to introduce employees to the basic features of 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 DVD also includes an animated introduction to WHMIS and interactive activities covering important WHMIS knowledge such as: WHMIS symbols, labels, and MSDS.

Skills for Working, Learning & Living (SWLL ) This curriculum is designed to improve workplace skills, such as: teamwork, leadership and goal setting. SWLL helps individuals acquire and strengthen the skills they need in order to succeed. SWLL includes topics such as: Time Management, Teamwork, Problem Solving and Decisions-making. SWLL is a 60 hour curriculum on a CD-ROM and includes self-assessment exercises.

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WTS 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 person, or online.

• Soft Skills Training • Computer Training • Communication Training • Health and Safety Training • Industry-specific ESL training • English language assessments • Assessment services to identify skill gaps and training needs • Entry level technical skills training focused on health care and business

Contact us today. For general information about our department and services, please contact us: Tel: 403-410-1497 Fax: 403-297-4586

WTS – WORKPLACE TRAINING SERVICES wts@bowvalleycollege.ca

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Application Process 1. HOW TO APPLY Applicants must complete an Application for Admission to Bow Valley College online at www.bowvalleycollege.ca/apply using Visa or MasterCard. Applicants may also choose the PAY LATER option and come in person to the Office of the Registrar with Cash, Debit, Cheque or Money Order. A paper application form may also be mailed or faxed with a valid Visa or MasterCard number to: Mail: Bow Valley College Prospective Student Centre 332 – 6th Avenue S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4S6 Fax: 403-297-4887 In Person: Registrar’s Office 332 – 6th Avenue S.E. Application Fee: F or full-time fees, please consult the Fee Schedule insert in the current Course Guide. For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees Application fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. International applicants are advised to apply three to six months in advance in order to obtain a student visa and are encouraged to contact the International Education Office prior to application at: international@bowvalleycollege.ca or 403-410-3476.

Applicants must have an Alberta Student Number (ASN) to apply to Bow Valley College. This number can be found or created at: www. education.gov.ab.ca/learning/studentservices/ASNLookup/ Applications submitted without an Alberta Student Number will not be accepted.

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 qualified, firstserved. 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. It is not mandatory to have a completed high school diploma to apply to programs or courses at Bow Valley College. 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. Applicants whose first language is not English must also fulfil the English Proficiency Requirements to the program applied for prior to final acceptance.

5. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS Transcripts received by Bow Valley College become the property of Bow Valley College and will not be photocopied or printed 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. Evaluation of academic documents will only be assessed for Bow Valley College applicants. In some cases, applicants will be asked to write a placement test and/or attend an interview. Applicants must: • Arrange for an official copy of any high school transcripts • Arrange for an official copy of transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended As part of the online application process, applicants may choose the free electronic transcript transfer between institutions participating in Apply Alberta. Transcripts may be requested from Alberta Education (for high schools transcripts) as well as from other post-secondary institutions currently using the Apply Alberta application site. Official transcripts requested from high schools or institutions who are not members of Apply Alberta must be: 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. 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/ ...continued on next page

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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 403-410-3489 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 (Only valid within a two-year period).

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8. PRE-PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 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 and/or immunizations prior to the start of the program.

9. 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.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

• 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. • 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. • Information Sessions: Applicants who would like more information about Bow Valley College programs or admission requirements would benefit from attending an information session. These sessions provide an opportunity for prospective applicants to speak with an Admissions Officer and ask any questions before submitting an application. The sessions are held at various times throughout the week except on holidays. Please contact the Prospective Student Centre for more details at 403- 410-1402. • Student for a Day/ 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 the Prospective Student Centre at 403-410-1402 or email to: recruiting@bowvalleycollege.ca. For more information, you can either view the BVC Frequently Asked Questions website at askbvc.com or contact us:

Prospective Student Centre recruiting@bowvalleycollege.ca Tel: 403-410-1402 Toll-free: 1-866-428-2669 TTY: 403-410-1412

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ABORIGINAL STATEMENT Alberta Education is collecting this personal information pursuant to section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act as the information relates directly to and is necessary to meet Ministry and School Board mandates and responsibilities to measure system effectiveness over time and develop policies, programs and services to improve Aboriginal learner success. This information will also be used to determine the provincial First Nations, Métis and Inuit Funding Allocation provided to school jurisdictions. For further information or if you have questions regarding the collection activity, please contact the office of the Director, Aboriginal Policy, Policy Sector, Strategic Services Division, Alberta Education, 10155-102 Street, Edmonton AB, T5J 4L5, 780-427-8501 or your institution’s Registrar’s office. DECLARATION OF APPLICANT The information collected on this form is collected under the authority of the Post-Secondary Learning Act, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Statistics Act (Canada) and the Taxation Act (Canada). I understand that all documentation submitted in support of this or any subsequent application for admission, financial award or any appeal or petition becomes the property of the College and will not be returned to me. The information will become part of my student record and will be disclosed to relevant Bow Valley College departments for the purposes of administration of policies, procedures, programs, services, registration, electronic transcript authorization/collection, tax receipts, scholarships and awards, graduation, follow-up educational information, research, and alumni programming. In addition, I authorize Bow Valley College to disclose or request information to and from the federal and provincial governments to meet reporting requirements and to determine eligibility for services and funding, as well as to the Bow Valley College Students’ Association and cooperating agencies in accordance with contractual agreements. For more information regarding the collection or use of this information, contact the Office of the Registrar at 332 – 6 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 4S6. Phone 403-410-1400 or toll-free in Alberta 1-866-428-2669. I certify that I have read and understood all the instructions and information accompanying this application form and that all statements made in connection with this application are true and complete in all respects. I understand that misrepresentation, falsification of documents, or withholding requested information are serious offences which may result in the cancellation of my admission and/or registration at Bow Valley College. If I am admitted, I agree to be bound by the rules and regulations in existence or as amended from time to time by the Bow Valley College Board of Governors.

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Refunds and withdrawals TUITION REFUND PROCEDURES

PROGRAM/COURSE CANCELLATIONS

In the event that Bow Valley College cancels a program or course, a full refund will be issued.

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.

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.

CHANGES TO REGISTRATION

Approved refunds are issued within two to three weeks of notification of student withdrawal or cancellation.

WITHDRAWAL FROM A COURSE OR PROGRAM

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. A $50 or 20% administration fee, whichever is less, will be levied on all refund amounts. This fee cannot be waived.

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.

Academic Session Credit Programs and Courses Withdrawal submitted up to and including the College Cancellation Deadline (according to the College Fee Schedule- please see Important College dates in Course Guide) will be eligible for a 100% refund of tuition. Other student fees will not be refunded. Withdrawal submitted after the College Cancellation Deadline and up to and including the College Drop Deadline (according to the College Fee Schedule- please see important College dates in the course guide) will be eligible for a 50% refund of tuition. Other student fees will not be refunded.

Alternate Schedule/Delivery Credit Programming Cancellation prior to the first day of class will result in a 100% refund of tuition and fees, excluding non-refundable confirmation fee if applicable. Withdrawal within 10 business days from the start of the course/program will result in a 100% refund of tuition. Other student fees will not be refunded. Withdrawal between 11 and 20 business days from the start of the course/program will result in a 50% refund of tuition. Other student fees will not be refunded. No refund will be granted 21 days or later from the start of the course/program.

Non- credit Courses/Programs Cancellation prior to the first day of class will result in a 100% refund of tuition. Withdrawal by the end of the first day of class will result in a 100% refund. No refund will be granted after the first day of class. Any courses cancelled by Bow Valley College will result in 100% refund with no administrative fees. Confirmation fee for domestic and international students is nonrefundable.

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

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.


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Continuing Education Table Of Contents

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Accounting

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AutoCAD

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AutoDesk

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Building Maintenance

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Business

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Computers

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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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Global Information Systems

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To meet your needs we schedule continuing education offerings on evenings and weekends throughout the year. Check out what we have to offer now!

Home Inspection Certificate

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CUSTOM TRAINING

Human Resources

139

Immigration Practitioner Certificate

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Information Technology

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Insurance

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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 159 for more information.

Interior Decorating

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Interpreting

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Languages

147

How to register:

Legal Administration

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Fill out the Continuing Education registration form on page 167.

Management Development

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Media Arts

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Medical Courses

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Oil and Gas

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Personal Finance

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Private Investigations

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Project Management

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Special Events

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Web Development

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Workshops

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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. 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.

Online at: bowvalleycollege.ca/apply Fax: 403-297-4887 Phone: 403-410-1400 Mail: Student Services 332 – 6th Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 4S6 In Person: Registrar’s Office 332 – 6th Avenue SE

All dates listed are for 2010, 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:

Prerequisite:

• Keyboarding Skills – 15 wpm

• Completion of Accounting Applications Certificate

• Introduction to Computers

Required Courses:

Required Courses:

• Microsoft Excel Intermediate (see Computers)

• Microsoft Excel Introduction (see Computers)

• Financial Accounting Advanced

• Business Mathematics (see Business)

• Simply Accounting Advanced (must have Simply Accounting Introduction)

• Financial Accounting Introduction • Financial Accounting Intermediate

Note: A USB Memory Stick is required for all computerized courses.

• Simply Accounting Introduction or QuickBooks

About your instructors

These Accounting courses qualify towards Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping courses:

Your instructors are all professionals in the finance and accounting fields. They are Chartered Accountants, Certified General Accountants, Certified Management Accountants and bookkeeping professionals with experience in private industry as well as public and non-profit sectors. Our teaching team includes bookkeepers, accountants, auditors, controllers and chief financial officers.

• Financial Accounting Introduction and Intermediate

QuickbookS (20 HOURS)

• Financial Accounting Advanced

Fees: $295.00

• Simply Accounting Introduction and Advanced Simply Accounting

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.

• QuickBooks

Recommended:

PAYROLL ASSOCIATION

• Financial Accounting Introduction

These Accounting courses qualify towards the Payroll Management Certificate: • Financial Accounting Introduction • Financial Accounting Intermediate Note: A USB Memory Stick is required for all computerized courses.

• Introduction to Computers or equivalent experience Dates: Time:

Jan. 26 – Feb. 16 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dates: Mar. 13 – Apr. 10 (Sat.) (No class Apr. 3) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Dates: May 26 – Jun. 16 (Mon. & Wed.) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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Accounting Simply Accounting Introduction (24 Hours) Fees: $325.00 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.

Fees: $355.00

Recommended:

• Financial Accounting Introduction textbook

• Financial Accounting Introduction

Recommended:

• Introduction to Computers or equivalent experience

• Financial Accounting Introduction or equivalent experience

Dates: Time:

Jan. 16 – Feb. 6 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Jan. 12 – Feb. 23 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dates: Mar. 16 – Apr. 8 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Feb. 24 – Apr. 12 (Mon. & Wed.) (No class Apr. 5) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Simply Accounting Advanced (24 Hours)

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This course covers accounting for merchandise activities, payroll, special journals (cash receipt, cash payment, sales, and purchase journals), and accounting for bad debts. Required:

Dates: Apr. 24 – Jun. 19 (Sat.) (No class May 22) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Fees: $325.00

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

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.

You must specify your choice of classroom instruction or the Homestudy option at time of registration.

Recommended:

Fees: $355.00 (plus textbook and learning materials)

• Financial Accounting Intermediate

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Financial Accounting Intermediate – In-class or Homestudy* (40 Hours)

• Simply Accounting Introduction or equivalent experience Dates: May 4 – May 27 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Financial Accounting Advanced (40 Hours) 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 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:

Jan. 13 – Mar. 1 (Mon. & Wed.) (no class Feb 15) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Feb. 20 – Apr. 17 (Sat.) (No class Apr. 3) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

• Financial Accounting Intermediate or equivalent experience Dates: Time:

Jan. 16 – Mar. 13 (Sat.) (No class Feb. 13) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Dates: May 3 – Jun 16 (Mon. & Wed.) (No class May 24) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Textbooks are available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740. For more information about these programs and courses, please call 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

Dates: May 4 – Jun. 15 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. *Homestudy: You can register at any time to take this course through Homestudy. You must specify your choice of classroom instruction or the Homestudy option at time of registration.

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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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. You will 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 3D Certificate (90 Hours) (NEW) The AutoCAD 3D Certificate prepares the professional or student to work in the exciting field of three dimensional Computer Aided Design/Drafting. You will 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 3D skills.

• AutoCAD 2D Level I

Courses:

• AutoCAD 2D Level II

• AutoCAD 3D Level I

• AutoCAD 3D Level I

• AutoCAD 3D Level II

• AutoCAD 3D Level II

• AutoCAD 3D Advanced

Autocad 2d Certificate (99 Hours)

Autocad One Month Certificate (114 Hours)

The AutoCAD 2D Certificate prepares the professional or student to work in the exciting field of two dimensional Computer Aided Design/Drafting. You will 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.

Fees: $1,295.00 (Manuals included) $2,913 International, plus part-time student association fee.

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 two dimensional and three-dimensional features and commands through the following courses: • AutoCAD 2D Level I

• AutoCAD 2D Level I

• AutoCAD 2D Level II

• AutoCAD 2D Level II

• AutoCAD 3D Level I

• AutoCAD 2D Advanced

• AutoCAD 3D Level II

Advanced Autocad Certificate (66 Hours)

For more information about these programs and courses, please call 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

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. You will 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 • AutoLISP

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AutoCAD Autocad 2d Level I – In-Class Or Online* (33 Hours)

Autocad 2d Advanced – Online Only (33 Hours)

Fees: $395.00 (Manual included)

Fees: $395.00 (Manual included)

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.

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.

Recommended: • Introduction to Computers or equivalent experience. Dates: Time:

Jan. 13 – Feb. 22 (Mon. & Wed.) (No class February 15) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dates: Mar. 9 – Apr. 13 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dates: May 3– Jun. 9 (Mon. & Wed.) (No class May 24) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ONLINE: You can register at any time to take this course online. You will have four months to complete the course. Software is not provided, but you may be eligible to purchase student software. Please note that once learning materials have been downloaded, no refunds will be provided.

AutoCAD 2D Level II – In-class or Online (33 Hours) Fees: $395.00 (Manual included)

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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.

Recommended: • AutoCAD 2D Level 1 and AutoCAD 2D Level 2 or equivalent experience. ONLINE: You can register at any time to take this course online. You will have four months to complete the course. Software is not provided, but you may be eligible to purchase student software. Please note that once learning materials have been downloaded, no refunds will be provided.

Autocad 3d Level I – In-Class Or Online (33 Hours) Fees: $395.00 (Manual included) 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: • AutoCAD 2D Level II Dates: Time:

Feb. 23 – Mar. 6 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Recommended: • AutoCAD 2D Level I Dates: Time:

Feb. 24 – Mar. 31 (Mon. & Wed.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dates: Apr. 27 – Jun. 1 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

ONLINE: You can register at any time to take this course online. You will have four months to complete the course. Software is not provided, but you may be eligible to purchase student software. Please note that once learning materials have been downloaded, no refunds will be provided.

Autocad 3d Level Ii – In-Class Or Online (24 Hours) Fees: $325.00 (Manual included)

ONLINE: You can register at any time to take this course online. You will have four months to complete the course. Software is not provided, but you may be eligible to purchase student software. Please note that once learning materials have been downloaded, no refunds will be provided.

Recommended: • AutoCAD 3D Level I Dates: Apr. 17 – May. 8 (Sat.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ONLINE: You can register at any time to take this course online. You will have four months to complete the course. Software is not provided, but you may be eligible to purchase student software. Please note that once learning materials have been downloaded, no refunds will be provided.

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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AutoCAD 3D Advanced – In Class or Online (33 Hours) (NEW)

Autodesk Inventor Certificate – Online (200 Hours)

Fees: $395.00 (Manual included)

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.

This hands-on course teaches AutoCAD’s advanced features and commands that are not covered in the AutoCAD 3D level 1 and 2 courses. It was designed to teach AutoCAD Operators to view, shade, animate and render 3D surface or solid models. Topics include visual styles, view cube, navigation tools, walk and fly through models, animation, materials, textures, lighting, cameras and rendering. Recommended:

Courses:

• AutoCAD 3D Level 1 and AutoCAD 3D Level 2 or equivalent experience.

• AutoDesk Inventor • AutoDesk Inventor Advanced

Dates: May 15 – Jun.26 (Sat.) (no class May 22) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

AutoDesk Inventor – Online Only (100 Hours)

ONLINE: This course will be available online as of April 5, 2010, after which you can register at any time. You will have four months to complete the course. Software is not provided, but you may be eligible to purchase student software. Please note that once learning materials have been downloaded, no refunds will be provided.

Fees: $495.00 (Manual included)

AutoLISP – Online Only (33 Hours)

Recommended:

Fees: $395.00 (Manual included)

• Introduction to Computers or equivalent experience

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.

Software is not provided, but you may be eligible to purchase student software.

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.

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• AutoCAD 2D Level II

AutoDesk Inventor Advanced – Online Only (100 Hours)

You can register at any time to take this course online. You will have four months to complete the course. Software is not provided, but you may be eligible to purchase student software. Please note that once learning materials have been downloaded, no refunds will be provided.

Fees: $495.00 (Manual included)

For more information about our AutoCAD certificates and courses, please call 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

Recommended:

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. • AutoDesk Inventor Software is not provided, but you may be eligible to purchase student software. Duration: five months Ongoing registration Note: Once learning materials have been downloaded, no refunds will be provided. For more information about our AutoDesk courses, please call 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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Building maintenance Modern Caretaking Certificate (40 Hours) Fees: $395.00 plus GST 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. Dates:

Feb. 20– Mar. 20 (Sat.)

Time:

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

For more information about this certificate, please call 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

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This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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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 Marketing • Essential Supervisory Skills • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour Complete any additional two courses from the following list: • Simply Accounting Introduction • Financial Accounting Intermediate

Building A Successful Business Using the Internet (30 Hours) Fees: $295 plus GST Site Build It! License: $299 ($US) plus GST This course uses theory and proven practices to walk students through all the steps of starting and operating an online business. This course is an instructor-directed tutorial designed for students who wish to use the SBI! (Site Build It!) system (software and Web hosting) to start and operate an online business. SBI! is a web-based system developed to start and support the growth of different types of online businesses. The course does not require technical knowledge but uses theory and proven practices, together with SBI!’s smart tools, to assist students through all stages of developing an online business. By the end of the course, students will be ready to operate and manage an Internet business, using the lessons learned during the course and benefiting from professional after-course mentoring. Students must purchase the license for the Site Build It! system prior to registering for the course. Please call 403-410-1595 for more information.

• Website Development Using HTML (available online only)

Dates: Times:

These Business courses qualify towards the Payroll Management Certificate:

*Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

• Basic Business Communication

Business Mathematics – In-Class Or Homestudy* (45 Hours)

• Introduction to Organizational Behaviour

Jan. 20 – Mar. 24 (Wed.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Fees: $355.00 (plus textbook) $798.00 International, plus Part-time Student Association fee

• Essential Supervisory Skills

Basic Administration Skills – Homestudy* (40 Hours) Fees: $295.00

Ongoing registration

Basic Business Communication – In-Class Or Homestudy* (30 Hours) Fees: $295.00 plus GST (plus textbook) This course 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.

Dates: Mar. 6 – May 8 (Sat.) (No class Apr. 3) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. *Homestudy: Ongoing registration Textbook available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

Customer Service – Online Fees: $295.00 plus GST 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. Ongoing registration

Dates: Jan. 16 – Feb. 27 (Sat.) (No class Feb. 13) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. *Homestudy: Ongoing registration Textbook available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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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.

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.

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Business Editing in the Workplace (10 HOURS) Fees: $195.00 Communication is one of the most important elements in any organization’s success and a skilful editor can make the difference between decent content and a great message. Whether you need to edit documents for your boss, your co-workers—or even just your own email—this course provides the basic skills you need to add real value in a competitive workplace. Learn about the many different kinds of editing along with practical strategies for eliminating factual errors, correcting grammar problems, and ensuring consistency of style and tone. Discover new ways to use computers and the Internet to produce high-quality documents for effective and professional communication. Date: Mar. 9 – Apr. 6 (Tues.) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Essential Supervisory Skills – In-class or Homestudy* (30 Hours)

Fees:

$90 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: Mar. 6 (Sat.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Date: May. 15 (Sat.) Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Taking Effective Minutes (3 Hours) Fees: $ 90.00 plus GST

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.

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.

Feb. 23 – Mar. 25 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

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Chairing Effective Meetings (3 Hours )

Fees: $295.00 (plus learning materials)

Dates: Time:

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Introduction to Marketing – In-class or Online* (30 Hours ) Fees: $295.00 (plus textbook) This course is an introduction to the concept of marketing. You will learn the origins, evolution and principles of modern marketing management, including marketing information systems, marketing research, consumer behaviour, and marketing-mix strategies.

Date: Mar. 6 (Sat.) Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Date: May. 15 (Sat.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. For more information about these courses and seminars please contact 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

Dates: Apr. 13 – May 13 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. *Online: Ongoing registration

Introduction to Organizational Behavior – In-class or Online* (45 Hours ) Fees: $375.00 (plus textbook) $843.00 International, plus part-time Student Association Fee 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: Mar. 6 – May 11 (Sat.) (no class Apr. 3) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. *Online: Ongoing registration Textbook available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740. .

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400


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Computers Administrative Assistant For Small Businesses Certificate (213-219 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.

Word Processing Certificate (105 Hours) 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

Required Courses:

• Introduction to Computers

• Keyboarding – Beginner and Skill Builder

• Microsoft Word Introduction

• Introduction to Computers

• Microsoft Word Intermediate

• Microsoft Word Introduction

• Microsoft Word Advanced

• Microsoft Word Intermediate

• Microsoft Excel Introduction

• Microsoft Excel Introduction

Note: A USB Memory Stick is required for all computerized courses.

• Microsoft PowerPoint • Microsoft Outlook • Basic Administrative Skills (available by Homestudy only) • Financial Accounting Introduction

For more information about these certificates and courses please contact 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

Choose one of the following:

Introduction to Computers – In-class or Homestudy* (18 Hours )

• Microsoft Access Introduction • Simply Accounting Introduction • Quickbooks Note: A USB Memory Stick is required for all computerized courses.

Business Computer Certificate (72 – 84 Hours)

Prerequisites: • Completion of the Word Processing Certificate

Required Courses: • Microsoft Excel Intermediate or Advanced

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. 9 – Jan. 23 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Feb. 16 – Mar. 4 (Tues. & Thurs.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Dates: Apr. 6 – Apr. 22 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

• Microsoft Access • Microsoft PowerPoint

Dates: May 31– Jun. 16 (Mon. & Wed.) Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Choose only one from: • Adobe Photoshop

*Homestudy: ongoing registration

• Adobe Illustrator • Website Development Using HTML (available online only) 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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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.

Fees: $295.00 $663.00 International, plus Part-time Student Association fee


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ComputerS Keyboarding – Beginner and Skill Builder (15 Hours) Fees: $195.00 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 you achieve up to 25 words per minute.

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.

Jan. 11 – Jan. 27 (Mon. & Wed.) 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

(Software not provided for home use.)

Dates: Time:

Feb. 16 – Mar. 4 (Tues. & Thurs.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

• Microsoft Word Introduction and typing speed of 20 wpm or equivalent experience

Recommended:

Dates: Mar. 16 – Apr. 1 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Dates: Apr. 26 – May 12 (Mon. & Wed.) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Dates: Mar. 30 – Apr. 15 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dates: May 31 – Jun. 16 (Mon. & Wed.) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Dates: May 26 – Jun. 14 (Mon. & Wed.) Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Fees: $295.00

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Fees: $295.00

Dates: Time:

Microsoft Word Introduction – In-class or Homestudy* (18 Hours)

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Microsoft Word Intermediate – In-class or Homestudy* (18 Hours)

Feb. 8 – Mar. 1 (Mon. & Wed.) (no class Feb. 15) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

Microsoft Word Advanced – In-class or Homestudy* (18 Hours)

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.

Fees: $295.00

(Software not provided for home use.)

Recommended:

Recommended:

• Microsoft Word Intermediate and typing 20 wpm or equivalent experience

• Introduction to Computers and typing speed of 20 wpm or equivalent experience Dates: Time:

Jan. 11 – Jan. 27 (Mon. & Wed.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Feb. 4 – Feb. 23 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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.)

Dates: Mar. 8 – Mar. 24 (Mon. & Wed.) Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dates: May 4 – May 20 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. *Homestudy: Ongoing registration

Dates: Apr. 15 – May 4 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dates: May 29 – Jun. 12 (Sat.) Time: 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/

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400


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ComputerS 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.

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. (Software not provided for home use.)

(Software not provided for home use.) Recommended: • Introduction to Computers and Microsoft Word Introduction or equivalent experience

Recommended: • Microsoft Excel Intermediate or equivalent experience

Dates: Time:

Jan. 11 – Jan. 27 (Mon. & Wed.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dates: Feb. 2 – Feb. 18 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Feb. 22 – Mar. 10 (Mon. & Wed.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dates: Apr. 26 – May 12 (Mon. & Wed.) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dates: Apr. 6 – Apr. 22 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration.

Dates: May 29 – Jun. 12 (Sat.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fees: $295.00

Microsoft Access – In-class or Homestudy* (18 Hours)

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

Microsoft Excel Intermediate – In-class or Homestudy* (18 Hours) Fees: $295.00 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.

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. (Software not provided for home use.) Recommended: • Microsoft Excel Introduction or equivalent experience

Recommended:

• Microsoft Word Introduction or equivalent experience

• Microsoft Excel Introduction or equivalent experience

Dates: Time:

Feb. 22– Mar. 10 (Mon. & Wed.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Dates: Mar. 30 – Apr. 15 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Jan. 18 – Feb. 3 (Mon. & Wed.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dates: Mar. 30 – Apr. 15 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. *Homestudy: Ongoing registration

Date: May 3 – May 19 (Mon. & Wed.) Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 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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(Software not provided for home use.)

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COMPUTERS Microsoft Outlook – In-class or Homestudy* (10 Hours)

CUSTOMS AND LOGISTICS CERTIFICATE – ONLINE (180 Hours)

Fees: $195.00

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.

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: Feb. 1 – Feb. 10 (Mon. & Wed.) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. *Homestudy: Ongoing registration

Microsoft PowerPoint – In-class or Homestudy* (18 Hours) Fees: $295.00 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:

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• Introduction to Computers and Microsoft Word Introduction or equivalent experience Dates: Mar. 6 – Mar. 20 (Sat.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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CUSTOMS AND LOGISTICS

This certificate prepares graduates for positions with customs brokerages and private businesses in logistics and freight forwarding. Customs and logistics appeal 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. Each course is 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.

Required Courses: • Customs and Logistics – Statutes and Regulations (30 Hours)

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

• Customs Administration I (30 Hours)

Dates: Mar. 6 – Mar. 20 (Sat.)

• Brokerage and Logistics I (30 Hours)

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

• Customs Administration II (30 Hours)

Microsoft Project Levels 1 & 2 - See Project Management For more information please contact 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

• Brokerage and Logistics II (30 Hours) • Customs Administration III (30 Hours) For more information about this certificate please contact 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

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. 18 – Apr. 23

Dates: May 3 – Aug. 6 *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)

Customs Administration Level III (30 Hours)

Fees: $295.00

Fees: $295.00

Study the application of legislation and regulations governing customs and excise in the importation and the exportation of goods.

This course gives an in-depth look into the work and practices of customs administration, stressing the administration of the importation and exportation of goods. You will acquire a working knowledge of customs requirements in reference to regulations.

Prerequisite or co-requisite: • Customs and Logistics – Statutes and Regulations Level I Dates:

Jan. 18 – Apr. 23

• Customs Administration Level II

Dates: May 3 – Aug. 6

Dates:

*Available online only

Jan. 18 – Apr. 23

Dates: May 3 – Aug. 6

Brokerage And Logistics Level I (30 Hours) Fees: $295.00 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 Dates:

Prerequisite:

Jan. 18 – Apr. 23

*Available online only

Customs Brokerage Professional Exam Preparation Online (80 Hours) Fees: $1,495.00 plus GST This course prepares you for your professional designation in the customs field. You should be 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 you need to successfully challenge this exam.

Dates: May 3 – Aug. 6

Duration: Five months

*Available online only

Ongoing registration

Customs Administration Level II (30 Hours) Fees: $295.00

Customs Career Preparation Online (30 Hours) Fees: $295.00 plus GST

Prerequisite:

Learn to conduct successful employment searches in the Import/Export workplace. Develop skills in online research, résumé writing, and interviewing techniques.

• Customs Administration Level I

Duration: Five months

Dates:

Ongoing registration

Jan. 18 – Apr. 23

Note: This course is not a requirement for the Customs and Logistics Certificate.

Dates: May 3 – Aug. 6 *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 delves deeper into the movement of goods, geographical problems in transportation and general transportation systems.

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For more information about these courses please contact 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

Prerequisite: • Brokerage and Logistics Level I Dates: Jan. 18 – Apr. 23 Dates: May 3 – Aug. 6 *Available online only This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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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.


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Desktop publishing Layout and Design Fundamentals (18 Hours)

Adobe Illustrator (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. You will discover the effective use of space and colour, the role of typography, traditional and modern layout methods, and review 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. 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.

Dates: Time:

Dates: Mar. 2 – 23 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Feb. 2 – Feb. 18 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Note: This is not a computer course.

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• Introduction to Computers • Microsoft Word Advanced or equivalent experience

Adobe InDesign (20 hours)

Adobe Acrobat (10 Hours)

Fees: $295.00 plus GST

Fees: $195.00 plus GST

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.

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.

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Recommended:

Date: Time:

Jan. 16 – Feb. 6 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Note: A USB Memory Stick is required for all computerized courses

Recommended:

Adobe Photoshop (20 Hours)

• Microsoft Word Introduction

Fees: $295.00

• Introduction to Excel and PowerPoint or equivalent experience.

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.

Dates: Time:

Feb. 20 – Feb. 27 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Dates: May 31 – Jun. 9 (Mon. & Wed.) Times: 6:00p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Recommended: • Introduction to Computers and Microsoft Word – Advanced or equivalent experience. Dates: Apr. 17 – May 8 (Sat.) Times: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. For more information about these courses please contact 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400


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Educators And Trainers – Professional Development

FIRST AID

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

Align Instructional Strategies to Learning Needs – Online (10 Hours) Fees: $225.00 plus GST You will learn to profile the instructional strategies that are commonly used in class and to evaluate their effectiveness in meeting the needs of your learners. You will be introduced to several new instructional strategies that can be adopted to improve your success as an instructor.

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, please call 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. 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; twoperson rescuer CPR for adult/child/infant; choking for adult/child/infant; adult/child AED. You will be issued with a Heart & Stroke Foundation certificate upon successful completion. *This course requires pre study. Please call 403-410-1589 to arrange pick up of materials.

Ongoing registration

Date: Time:

Jan. 9 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Manage the Learning Relationships in Various Learning Environments – Online (10 Hours)

Dates: Time:

Jan. 25 – Jan. 26 (Mon. & Tues.) 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Fees: $225.00 plus GST

Date: Time:

Feb. 20 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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 For more information about these courses please contact 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

Date: Mar. 13 (Sat.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Dates: Mar. 24– Mar. 25 (Wed. & Thurs.) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Date: Apr. 24 (Sat.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Dates: May 26– May 27 (Wed. & Thurs.) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Date: Time:

Jun. 12 (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). Date: Mar. 6 (Sat.) Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Date: Time:

Jun. 5 (Sat.) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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Date: May 8 (Sat.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 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. You must present a current certificate to the instructor in class.

Dates: Time:

Jan. 23 – Jan. 24 (Sat. & Sun.) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Feb. 20 – Feb. 21 (Sat. & Sun.) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Dates: Mar. 20 – Mar. 21 (Sat. & Sun.) Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Dates: Apr. 17 – Apr. 18 (Sat. & Sun.) Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Dates: May 15– May 16 (Sat. & Sun.) Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Dates: Time:

Jun. 19 – Jun. 20 (Sat. & Sun.) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Standard First Aid with CPR Level C Refresher (8 Hours) Fees: $90.00 plus GST

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It’s important to update your skills regularly. This course reviews basic first aid and refreshes your skills and knowledge. Re-certification in CPR is included. You must present a current certificate to the instructor in class. Prerequisite: • Current Certificate for Standard First Aid with CPR Level C Date: May 8 (Sat.) Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Pediatric First Aid with CPR Level C (16 Hours) Fees: $120.00 plus GST 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. Dates: Time:

Feb. 6 – Feb. 7 (Sat. & Sun.) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Dates: Apr. 10 – Apr. 11 (Sat. & Sun.) Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Dates: Time:

Prerequisite: • Current Certificate for Pediatric First Aid with CPR Level C Dates: Time:

Jun. 5 (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 PRE-STUDY: You must successfully complete the Classroom Communication Instructor Reference Guide. The cost of this guide is included in the course fees, and it is available upon registration. You must complete this assignment prior to the first class. Dates: Times:

Jan. 8 – Jan. 10 (Fri., Sat., & Sun.) 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Fri.) 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.)

Dates: Mar. 26 – Mar. 28 (Fri., Sat., & Sun.) Times: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Fri.) 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.)

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 preparing individuals to 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:

Jan. 21 – Feb. 2. (Study days: Jan. 27 & Jan. 28 - no class) 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Jun. 12 – Jun 13. (Sat. & Sun.) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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FIRST AID

GLOBAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Medic First Aid Advanced Level III Recertification Fees: $595.00 Your Advanced Level III designation lasts for three years. Recertify with us during Days 1-6 of the current Advanced Level III course. Dates: Time:

Jan. 21 – Jan. 26 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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. You will 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 the EMR course enables you to write the Alberta College of Paramedics EMR exam.

Fees: $295 plus GST Maps and mapping technology represent tools as potentially important to the success of operating and managing a business as spreadsheets and word processing. This course provides practical knowledge and hands on techniques necessary to produce basic maps suitable for display in reports presentations, and web sites. Making use of MapInfo ProViewer™, a free mapping software download from Pitney Bowes MapInfo, one of the GIS industry’s leading software application developers, you will learn to share geographic data, also known as location intelligence, with associates, strategic partners, clients, and any other stakeholders you deem necessary. This training program will cover basic mapping fundamentals and making use of the suggested no cost downloadable software, provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to open, view and manipulate maps and related data tables in a digital environment. Recommended: Introduction to Computers (basic computer literacy) Duration: Four months Ongoing registration

Prerequisite: • Medic First Aid Advanced Level III Dates: Time:

EXTRAORDINARY BUSINESS MAPPING FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE – ONLINE (NEW) (24 HOURS)

For more information about these courses please contact 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

Feb. 5 – Feb. 10 (Fri. – Wed.) 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Please Note: You can register concurrently for Medic First Aid Advanced Level III and Medic First Aid Emergency Medical Responder. The combined course fee is $1,490.00.

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For more information on the above courses, other Medic First Aid courses, Heart & Stroke courses and on-site first aid training for groups/companies, please call 403-410-1499 or email firstaid@bowvalleycollege.ca.

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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HOME INSPECTION certificate Home Inspection Certificate – Online or Correspondence

Structural Inspection – Online or correspondence (42 Hours )

This program provides an opportunity to enter an exciting and growing profession. Home inspection is a consulting service that helps homebuyers make informed decisions about their prospective new home.

Fees: $295 (plus text)

Bow Valley College in partnership with Carson Dunlop and Associates is offering a ten subject Home Inspection program that is approved by the Association of Home Inspectors and incorporates the Standards of Practice of ASHI/CAHPI (American Society of Home Inspectors/Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors). Standards of Practice define a minimum and uniform standard for private, fee-paid home inspectors. Home inspections performed to these standards are intended to provide the client with information regarding the condition of the systems and components. Required Courses: • Roofing Inspection • Structural Inspection • Plumbing Inspection

Duration: Four months Ongoing registration

Plumbing Inspection – Online or correspondence (42 Hours ) Fees: $295 (plus text) This subject prepares students to inspect, in a residential dwelling, the interior water supply and distribution systems including fixtures and faucets, as well as grounding systems, water heating equipment and drain/vent/waste systems and their related fixtures. Duration: Four months Ongoing registration

• Heating Inspection I

Electrical Inspection – Online or correspondence (42 Hours)

• Heating Inspection II

Fees: $295 (plus text)

• Air Conditioning & Heat Pumps Inspection

This subject prepares students to inspect the performance of the following components of electrical systems within residential buildings: service drops, grounding systems, service panels, wiring systems, devices and fixtures.

• Electrical Inspection

• Exterior Inspection

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Gain an understanding of structural components of a residential dwelling: foundations and footings, floors, walls, roof and ceiling structures. You will apply your knowledge of structures to focus on system performance, safety concerns and compliance with good construction practices.

• Interior/Insulation Inspection • Communication & Professional Practices

Duration: Four months

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Ongoing registration Recommended Prerequisites: • High School Diploma

Heating Inspection I – Online or correspondence (42 Hours)

• Experience in the construction industry

Fees: $295 (plus text)

Textbooks Textbooks can be purchased directly from the publisher, Carson Dunlop and Associates at 1-800-268-7070 ext. 251 for approximately $200 plus GST plus delivery charges.

This subject covers installed heating systems (gas and oil furnaces and hot water boilers). Emphasis is on the inspector’s ability to identify the energy source, type, material, condition, and safety concerns, as well as inspecting the heating equipment.

For more information, please phone 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

Duration: Four months

Roofing Inspection – Online or correspondence (42 Hours) Fees: $295 (plus text)

Ongoing registration

Heating Inspection II – Online or correspondence (42 Hours)

This course covers some of the more typical defects of the various types of roof coverings, drainage systems, flashings, skylights, chimneys and other roof penetrations. System performance, safety concerns, and compliance with existing codes and standards receive particular attention.

Fees: $295 (plus text)

Duration: Four months

Duration: Four months

Ongoing registration

This subject covers vent systems, flues and chimneys, as well as fireplaces, other wood heating appliances, steam and electric heating systems. Students will apply knowledge of these systems to the role of home inspector. Ongoing registration

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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HOME INSPECTION certificate Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps Inspection – Online or Correspondence (42 Hours ) Fees: $295 (plus text) Emphasis in this subject is on cooling systems and heat pumps. Students learn to identify typical defects and apply correct inspection techniques. Duration: Four months Ongoing registration

Exterior Inspection – Online or correspondence (42 Hours) Fees: $295 (plus text) This subject covers retaining walls, grounds, window wells, lot grading, driveways, patios, walkways, decks, balconies, stoops and steps, porches, railings, wall cladding, flashing trim, eaves, soffits, fascia, as well as exterior doors and windows. Students learn to describe the exterior wall coverings and inspect all aspects of the exterior named above.

Human Resources

Human Resources Certificate – In-Class Or Online (115 Hours) 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) • Introduction to Organizational Behavior (45 Hours)

Duration: Four months

• Employee Recruiting and Selection (25 Hours)

Ongoing registration

• Compensation and Benefits Administration (20 Hours)

Interior/Insulation Inspection – Online or correspondence (42 Hours ) Fees: $295 (plus text) Focus is on the inspection of thermal insulation, vapor retarders and ventilation systems, as well as the inspection of interior elements of residential dwellings such as walls, ceilings, floors, basements, doors, windows, interior stairs/railings, installed countertops and cabinets, and garage doors/door operators. Duration: Four months

Communication and Professional Practices – Online or correspondence (42 Hours ) Fees: $295 (plus text) Home inspectors must be able to communicate clearly and effectively to ensure understanding of an inspection. In this course students develop their oral and written communication skills, and learn the reporting requirements and proper conduct required of a professional in this industry. Duration: Four months

Textbooks available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740. For more information, please phone 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

Introduction to Human Resources Administration – In-class or Online* (25 Hours)

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Fees: $295.00 (plus textbook) $663.00 International, plus Part-time Student Association fee 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. Dates: Jan. 18 – Feb. 10 (Mon. & Wed.) Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. *Online: Ongoing registration

Employee Recuiting and Selection – In-class or Online* (25 Hours )

Ongoing registration

Fees: $295.00 (plus textbook) $663.00 International, plus Part-time Student Association fee

For more information about these courses please contact 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

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. 22 – Mar. 17 (Mon. & Wed.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

*Online: Ongoing registration

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Human Resources Introduction to Organizational Behavior – In-class or Online* (45 Hours )

Immigration Practitioner Certificate Program (182 HOURS)

Fees: $375.00 (plus textbook) $843.00 International, plus Part-time Student Association fee

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.

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: Mar. 6 – May 1 (Sat.) (no class Apr. 3) Time: 9:00 – 5:00 p.m. *Online: Ongoing registration

Compensation and Benefits Administration – In-class or Online* (20 Hours ) Fees: $275.00 (plus textbook) $618.00 International, plus Part-time Student Association fee 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: Mar. 29 – Apr. 21 (Mon. & Wed.) (no class Apr. 5) Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. *Online: Ongoing registration For more information about these courses, please call 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

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Immigration Practitioner Certificate

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 at 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. The next offering of this certificate will begin in August 2010. We are now accepting applications for that intake.

Admission Requirements: • a copy of a Canadian university degree or two or three year Canadian community college diploma (or transcripts showing graduation requirements have been met) Please note: Foreign Degrees need to be evaluated and evaluation needs to be submitted. 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 • documentation proving that you are a Canadian citizen or have Permanent Resident status in Canada • successful completion of one of the language assessment tests identified by CSIC • attendance at a mandatory orientation session prior to first class. For more information on the Immigration Practitioner Certificate program and how to apply, please contact 403-410-1591.

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Immigration Practitioner Certificate 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

Module 1: Basic Principles of Immigration Law and Policy (29 Hours ) (To be offered August 2010) Fees: $650.00 (includes subject materials) In this first module students explore world 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; immigration targets and categories; the structure and decision-making process of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration; the precedents set by the Federal Court of Canada in interpreting both legislation and policy; an overview of The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations; an introduction to methods of legal research both traditional and electronic; legal terminology, formats and language typical to immigration law; fiduciary obligations and an overview of the CSIC Rules of Professional Conduct with respect to ethical considerations for practitioners. . Prerequisite: • Admission requirements *Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

Fees: $650.00 (includes subject materials) Focus in this module is on the Skilled Workers category. Topics include: the immigration selection criteria and related law and regulations; assessing experience and language; application forms. Students learn about arranged employment: what constitutes an application, substituted evaluation, timely decision and retroactivity, and procedural fairness. Students are introduced to Quebec Immigration and the various Provincial Nominee Programs. They explore the legislative, regulatory and policy underpinnings of business immigration: selfemployed, entrepreneurs and investors. In addition, criminal and medical inadmissibility are covered. The exercise of discretion by visa officers and ethical considerations are also components of this module. Ethics is studied as it relates to the above topics and the CSIC Rules of Professional Conduct.

Fees: $650.00 (includes subject materials) Students 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 and requirements for sponsors; sponsorship agreements and applications for permanent residence; assessment of sponsorships; spousal and common-law in-Canada applications for landing; applications on humanitarian and compassionate grounds; legal remedies for overseas refusals and in-Canada refusals; authority, rules and procedure for appeals by sponsors and appeals by permanent residents who lose their status. Students study law and procedure for detention reviews, admissibility hearings and removals, as well as the ethical obligations of counsel in dealing with sponsorships, applications for inland processing and appeals. Ethics studied relate to the above topics and the applicable CSIC Rules of Professional Conduct. Prerequisite: • Module 2 *Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

Module 4: Convention Refugees (29 Hours) (To be offered March 2011) Fees: $650.00 (includes subject materials) Students study eligibility and application to make a refugee claim in Canada. Topics include the principles and legal requirements for establishing that a client is a Convention Refugee or a Person in Need of Protection as well as the relevant forms and application steps. Students are taught advocacy skills, competent interviewing and active listening procedures. Students develop an understanding of key cultural, psychological and communication themes relevant to refugee claims. Ethics studied relate to the above topics and the relevant CSIC Rules of Professional Conduct. . 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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Module 2: Skilled Workers (26 Hours) (To be offered October 2010)

Module 3: Family Class, In-Canada Applications and Appeals (33 Hours) (To be offered January 2011)


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Immigration Practitioner Certificate Module 5: Temporary Status (29 Hours) (To be offered May 2011)

CompTIA A+ Certification (60 Hours)

Fees: $650.00 (includes subject materials)

This course is designed for individuals interested in working in Information Technology, specifically PC technology. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for computer support technicians. The international, vendor-neutral certification proves competence in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. CompTIA A+ certified technicians also have excellent customer service and communication skills to work with clients. This course prepares you to write the two exams required to become CompTIA A+ certified.

Students 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 confirmation of work permits is discussed. Alternatives to the above processes are explored, 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 relevant CSIC Rules of professional Conduct.

Prerequisite: • Basic knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems

• Module 4

Objectives:

*Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

This course is designed for individuals interested in working in Information Technology, specifically PC technology. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for computer support technicians. The international, vendor-neutral certification proves competence in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. CompTIA A+ certified technicians also have excellent customer service and communication skills to work with clients. This course prepares you to write the two exams required to become CompTIA A+ certified.

Fees: $750.00 (includes subject materials)

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Fees: $695.00 (textbooks, kit, and exam not included)

Prerequisite:

Module 6: Professional Practice Management (36 Hours) (To be offered July 2011)

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Emphasis in this module is on practical professional management with respect to day-to-day immigration practice management and the tools available to assist practitioners/consultants. Topics include: planning necessary to start your own business; why businesses fail; organizing your business; assessing start up costs and monthly expenses; setting up an office; Errors and Omissions insurance; accounting; trust funds; computer and legal advice; establishing systems; client relations: interview techniques, keeping clients satisfied; and developing a consulting business plan. Students are taught the advocacy skills of effective communication, competent interviewing and listening procedures, as well as an understanding of key cultural, psychological and non-verbal (body language) themes relevant to practice as they relate to client relations; interview techniques, non-verbal communication, observation skills, art of listening, interacting with distressed and withdrawn clients; keeping the client satisfied; managing relations with employees, agents and associates. Building on this theoretical knowledge, students are engaged in practical scenarios created to develop the skill sets necessary to represent clients at Immigration tribunals and CIC interviews. Ethics studied relate to the above topics and applicable CSIC Rules of Professional Conduct. Prerequisite: • Module 5 *Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course. For more information about this program, please call 403-410-1591.

Dates: Time:

Jan. 26 – Apr. 1 (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. CompTIA Network+ Certification is a vendor-neutral certificate sponsored by CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association). 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. Recommended: • Experience with Windows 98 and Windows 2000 • CompTIA A+ Certification is also recommended Dates: Apr. 13 – Jun. 17 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. For more information please call 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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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. Completing this course qualifies you 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:

Jan. 30 – Mar. 20 (Sat.) (No class Feb. 13) 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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 Core Courses:

General Level II – Personal Lines (15 Hours)

• Basics of Design

Fees: $265.00

• The Influence of Colour in Decorating

• Decorating Styles: Traditional to Modern

This course introduces learners to advanced principles of insurance and concepts relating to the insurance industry. Through a number of learning activities, you will acquire and use additional knowledge of automobile, property and liability insurance coverage. There is advanced discussion of Alberta automobile insurance.

• Lighting Effects and Techniques

This course prepares you 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. If you already have a Level 1 General Insurance Agent Licence you will earn 15 hours of Continuing Education credit toward the General Licence upon successfully completing this program.

• AutoCAD 2D Level I (see AutoCAD)

Note: Text and Level II exam fee not included

• Colour Boards

Dates: Time:

• Drawing and Sketching for Interiors – Level II

• Space Planning • Final Project – Professional Certificate

Group A Electives: • Background Coverings • Fibres to Fabrics

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• Window Treatments

• Accessories • Drawing and Sketching for Interiors – Level I

Jan.16 – Jan. 23 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

• Decorating for the Spring Season

Dates: May 29 – Jun. 5 (Sat.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

• Decorating for the Christmas Season • Decorating Condos and Small Spaces

For more information about these courses please contact 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca.

• Plumbing Fixtures, Features and Functions • The Operation of Design For more information please call 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

Accessories (6 Hours) Fees: $115.00 In this workshop, you’ll learn how to make an impression by decorating with accessories. You’ll learn the art of balance and symmetry and practice with actual examples and samples. Date: Time:

Feb. 6 (Sat.) 9:00 a.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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Interior Decorating Background Coverings (20 Hours) Fees: $225.00 (plus textbook and learning materials) You will learn to 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. You will go on two tours to see actual samples of backgrounds, retail, and wholesale.

Here you’ll 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. You’ll find a spring decorating idea for every room in your home. Date: Mar. 20 (Sat.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Textbook available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

Decorating Styles: Traditional to Modern (20 Hours)

Fees: $225.00 (plus textbook and learning materials) 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:

Jan. 12 – Feb. 23 (Tues.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Textbook available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

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Dates: May 3 – Jun. 21 (Mon.) (no class May 24) Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Decorating for the Spring Season (6 Hours)

Fees: $225.00 (plus textbook and learning materials) In this course, you will learn how to decorate in a style that complements the personal lifestyle of your client. You will discuss the characteristics of traditional, country, modern/contemporary and eclectic decorating styles. You’ll explore the elements of each style, including atmosphere, colour scheme, lighting, background coverings, furniture, window coverings, and accessories. Dates: Time:

Feb. 20 – Mar. 13 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Textbook available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

Colour Boards (6 Hours)

Drawing and Sketching for Interiors – Level I (6 Hours)

Fees: $125.00

Fees: $115.00

In this workshop, you will 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 – you will discover how to depict this onto a presentation board. Industry standard board is supplied.

This course is a basic introduction into drawing and sketching. Through a hands-on approach, you will develop techniques to create realisticlooking sketches quickly and easily. Learn drawing skills that will help you effectively sell your decorating ideas to clients. You are required to supply their own sketchbook, drawing pencils, eraser, colour pencils and coloured felt markers. Other materials will be provided.

Date: Time:

Jan. 23 (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: Aug. 24 (Sat.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Decorating for the Christmas Season (6 Hours) (TO BE OFFERED FALL 2010) Fees: $115.00

Date: Apr. 10 (Sat.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Drawing and Sketching for Interiors – Level II (6 Hours) Fees: $115.00 This course explores one-point and two-point perspective drawings in depth. You will learn how to create professional-looking drawings that realistically depict furniture, accessories and complete interiors. You will develop simple techniques to check the accuracy of your drawings quickly and easily. You are required to supply your own sketchbook, drawing pencils, eraser, and ruler. Date: May 1 (Sat.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 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. This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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INTERIOR DECORATING Fibres to Fabrics (20 Hours)

Space Planning (20 Hours)

Fees: $225.00

Fees: $225.00 (plus textbook and learning materials)

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. You will take a tour to a wholesaler.

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.

Dates: May 29 – Jun. 19 (Sat.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Recommended: • Basics of Design

The Influence of Colour in Decorating (20 Hours)

Dates: Mar. 3 – Apr. 14 (Wed.) (No class May 24) Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Fees: $225.00 (plus textbook and learning materials)

There will be a field trip if time permits.

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.

Textbook available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

Dates: Time:

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.

Jan. 14 – Feb. 25 (Thurs.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Lighting Effects and Techniques (20 Hours) Fees: $225.00 (plus textbook and learning materials) 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. Dates: Mar. 1 – Apr. 19 (Mon (No class Apr. 5) Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Window Treatments (20 Hours) Fees: $225.00 (plus textbook and learning materials)

Dates: Apr. 8 – Apr. 20 (Thurs.) Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Textbook available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

Final Project – Professional Certificate (20 Hours) Fees: $265.00

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.

Prerequisite: • 100 hours – core Interior Decorating courses • 60 hours – electives

Recommended:

Dates: Apr. 27 – Jun. 8 (Tues.)

• Basics of Design

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The Operation of Design (12 Hours)

Dates: Mar. 23 – Apr. 1 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Plumbing Fixtures, Features and Functions (6 Hours) (NEW)

For more information about our Interior Decorating courses and certificate please contact 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

Fees: $225.00 (plus textbook and learning materials) Learn how to create attractive and functional kitchens, bathrooms and wet bars through the application of plumbing fixtures and features. This course covers basic plumbing terms, components and functions as well as materials, styles and features of bathtubs, showers, toilets, sinks, and faucets. A field trip to a plumbing showroom to view and demo products will be included.

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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Fees: $175.00

Prepare to manage projects and pitch presentations with this final course in the Professional Interior Decorating Certificate. You’ll 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.

Textbook available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

Dates: May 15 (Sat.) Times: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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INTERPRETING Health Care Interpreter Certificate (190 Hours) 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.

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: • Medical Terminology I

Pre-Interpreting Skills (30 Hours) (To be offered Jan. 2011)

Admission Requirements:

Fees: $295.00

• University education recommended

This course is designed to develop oral/aural skills, memory, language transfer skills, and terminology research in preparation for bilingual interpreting.

• Aptitude for interpreting • Successful completion of the language proficiency test Candidates apply to take the examination by calling 403-410-1587 and pay a fee of $125.00. There will be no refunds on the exam fee.

Required Courses:

Prerequisite: • Introduction to Health Care Infrastructure

Introduction to Interpreting (15 Hours) (To be offered Feb. 2011) Fees: $195.00

• Bilingual Interpreting for Health Care (60 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.

• Health Care Interpreter Practicum (40 Hours)

Prerequisite:

For more information about this program and how to apply, please contact 403-410-1587.

• Pre-Interpreting Skills

• Medical Terminology I (30 Hours) • Introduction to Health Care Infrastructure (15 Hours) • Pre-Interpreting Skills (30 Hours) • Introduction to Interpreting (15 Hours)

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The next offering of this certificate will begin in Fall 2010.

• Excellent oral and written knowledge of English and one other language

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Medical Terminology I – In-class (to be offered Sep. 2010) or Online* (30 Hours) Fees: $295.00 (plus learning materials, if in class) $663.00 International, plus Part-time Student Association fee 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. *Online: Ongoing registration

Bilingual Interpreting for Health Care (60 Hours) (To be offered March 2010) Fees: $795.00 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.

Health Care Interpreter Practicum (30 Hours) (To be offered May 2011) 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 For more information about this program, please contact 403-410-1587.

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Languages

Legal Administration Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate (186 Hours)

Conversational Spanish (30 Hours) Fees: $295 plus GST (course materials included) 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. Dates: Time:

Feb. 22 – Mar. 24 (Mon. & Wed.) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

For more information about this course, please contact 403-410-1595.

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.

Courses: • Microsoft Word Introduction (please refer to the Computers section in this course guide) • Introduction to the Legal System • Corporate/Commercial Law • Civil Litigation • Family Law Administration • Legal Business Communication • Legal Word Processing and Document Preparation • Real Estate Law • Wills and Estates Administration For more information about this program please call 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

Introduction to the Legal System (21 Hours) 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. • Microsoft Word Introduction and keyboarding speed of 30 wpm Dates: Time:

Jan. 16 – Jan. 30 (Sat.) 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Corporate/Commercial Law (21 Hours) (To be offered Winter 2010) 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

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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LEGAL ADMINISTRATION Civil Litigation (21 Hours)

Real Estate Law (21 Hours)

Fees: $295.00

Fees: $295.00

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.

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.

Recommended:

• Microsoft Word – Introduction and keyboarding speed of 30 wpm

• Microsoft Word – Introduction and keyboarding speed of 30 wpm

Dates: May 29 – Jun. 12 (Sat.) Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dates: Mar. 13 – Mar. 27 (Sat.) Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Family Law ADMINISTRATION (21 Hours) Fees: $295.00 Learn the basic procedures and documents for an uncontested divorce, maintenance/custody orders, and division of matrimonial property. Recommended:

Recommended:

Wills and Estates (21 Hours) (To be offered FALL 2010) Fees: $295.00 Learn how to prepare wills and the documents and procedures involved in probate. Recommended: • Microsoft Word – Introduction and keyboarding speed of 30 wpm

• Microsoft Word – Introduction and keyboarding speed of 30 wpm Dates: Apr. 17 – May 1 (Sat.) Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

For more information about this program and courses please call 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

Legal Business Communication (21 Hours) 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 Dates: Time:

Feb. 20 – Mar. 6 (Sat.) 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Legal Word Processing and Document Preparation (21 Hours) (To be offered FALL 2010) 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

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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Management Development Maintenance Management Professional (Mmp) Certificate Program (225 hours)

Module 3: Human Resource Management for the Maintenance Manager (30 Hours)

Developed and authorized by the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada this program is designed for people aspiring to management positions in the maintenance field and those already in maintenance management and looking for formal training. The MMP Program is recognized by Alberta Blue Seal. If you are seeking only focused training in selected areas, you can also simply take individual MMP courses. The MMP Certificate Program comprises the eight modules listed below. It is recommended that learners start with Module 1, and then take Modules 2-7 in any order. Module 8 must be taken at the end.

Fees: $795.00 (plus learning materials)

Required Courses: • Module 1 – Maintenance Management Skills and Techniques • Module 2 – Production and Operations Management for the Maintenance Manager • Module 3 – Human Resource Management for the Maintenance Manager • Module 4 – Accounting and Finance for the Maintenance Manager • Module 5 – Developing and Implementing Maintenance Tactics • Module 6 – Maintenance Planning and Scheduling • Module 7 – Computerized Maintenance Management • Module 8 – Capstone Course Learning materials are available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

Module 1: Maintenance Management Skills and Techniques (15 Hours) 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 maintenance excellence. Dates: Time:

Feb. 3 & Feb. 4 (Wed. & Thurs.) 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dates: Apr. 7 & 8 and Apr. 21 & 22 (Wed. & Thurs.) Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. *Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

Module 4: Financial Management for the Maintenance Manager (30 Hours) Fees: $795.00 (plus learning materials) The focus of this course is the application of accounting and finance as it pertains to the maintenance management role. You will gain an understanding of the four main pillars of accounting knowledge the maintenance manager needs to support a successful maintenance department: Project Analysis, Budgeting/Forecasting, Cost Analysis for managerial Decisions, and MRO Inventory. Dates: May 19 & 20 and Jun. 2 & 3 (Wed. & Thurs.) Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. *Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

Module 5: Developing and Implementing Maintenance Tactics (30 Hours) (To be offered FALL 2010) Fees: $795.00 (plus learning materials) This module focuses on maintenance efforts to ensure that physical assets safely, capably, reliably and repeatedly perform to their designated specifications. You will explore techniques to develop maintenance tactics that will address how the assets are used, how they are likely to fail, and the consequence of failure. You will then focus on implementing these tactics and tracking their effectiveness. *Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

*Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

Module 6: Maintenance Planning and Scheduling (30 Hours) (TO BE OFFERED FALL 2010)

Module 2: Production and Operations Management for the Maintenance Manager (30 Hours)

Fees: $795.00 (plus learning materials)

Fees: $795.00 (plus learning materials) This module links maintenance strategies with those of production and operations. Topics include an overview of planning and scheduling methods, inventory control, production management principles, quality control methods, and Lean improvement concepts such as TPM in a maintenance environment. Dates: Time:

Feb. 24 & 25 and Mar. 10 & 11 (Wed. & Thurs.) 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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You will develop a sound understanding of planning and scheduling tools and processes, and how to apply them to effectively transition from reactive to proactive maintenance and physical asset management. Key learning elements include effective use of resources, aligning maintenance activities with production or service schedules, developing and documenting maintenance strategies and integrating proactive maintenance tactics. *Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

*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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Fees: $395.00 (plus learning materials)

This module looks at how human resources practices relate to the maintenance environment. Topics include legal implications, recruitment and selection, orientation training and employee development, the union management interface, managing change through effective leadership, and managing safety in the workplace..


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Management Development Module 7: Computerized Maintenance Management (30 Hours) (To be offered Fall 2010) Fees: $795.00 (plus learning materials) This is a study of the features, benefits and the effective use of a CMMS or EAM computerized maintenance work management process. Topics include selection, implementation and optimization of a suitable computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) in addition to ongoing support and upgrading of a CMMS based on changing requirements. *Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

Module 8: Capstone Course (30 Hours)

• 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: Apr. 16 (Fri) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Challenge of Leadership

Through the application of the key learning elements from the previous seven modules you will apply the principles, latest concepts and techniques to a final project. Working in small groups or teams, you will select a project that will audit, assess and improve your current maintenance departments, develop a new maintenance strategy in your company, or resolve a significant maintenance issue within your departments.

Date: Apr. 23 (Fri) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course. Dates: Jan. 27 and Feb. 10 (Wed.) Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Students will work in teams and with the instructor on a final project, between class sessions.

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Management Foundations

Fees: $795.00 (plus learning materials)

Prerequisite: • Module 1 – 7

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For more information on the Maintenance Management Professional program, please contact 403-410-1587 or 403-410-1589.

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: $199.00 plus GST per session or $895.00 plus GST for all five sessions Dates: Apr. 16 – May 14 (Fri) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

• Managerial styles • Your leadership profile • Which kind of leadership is best? • What makes an effective leader? • Improving your leadership ability

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: Apr. 30 (Fri) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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: May 7 (Fri) Time: 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: May 14 (Fri) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information please contact 403-410-1595.

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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MEDIA ARTS

Medical Courses

The Practical TV Producer (30 hours) (NEW)

Gerontology

Fees: $295 plus GST

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.

Do you have a great TV show idea, or are you a producer or TV host in waiting who just needs to know what to do next? An experienced writer/ producer will take you through the process of refining and developing your idea, finding and pitching a broadcaster, learning what it takes to make a good host, and understanding TV contracts and partnerships. Lots of examples and tape to watch in this fun course.

This certificate is offered online and includes the following four courses: • Perspectives in Gerontology

About your instructor

• Aging and Mental Health

Karin Klassen has been a TV producer for close to 20 years, working both with a national broadcaster in news, and as an independent producer with her own production company. She has been a writer/ producer of everything from open line talk shows to award winning lifestyle series for HGTV, FOOD TV and CBC.

• Aging and Physical Health

Dates: Times:

Jan. 26 – Feb. 25 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Admission Requirement: • Proof of current registration or the eligibility to register with aprovincial licensing or regulatory body (e.g. College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta). To apply for this program go to bowvalleycollege.ca/apply After you have been accepted at Bow Valley College, you can register for the necessary courses offered through Mount Royal University.

Dates: Apr. 10 – May 8 (Sat.) Times: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information about this course, please call 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

For certificate information and detailed course descriptions visit Mount Royal University’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 at Bow Valley College please email lpn@bowvalleycollege.ca or call 403-410-1499.

Medical Courses CERTIFICATES OF ACHIEVEMENT FOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES

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. This certificate is offered online and includes the following four courses: • The Nature of Adult Mental Health Nursing Practice • Competencies for Mental Health Nursing Practice • Mental Health Concerns, Disorders and Interventions

CHRONIC DISEASE POST LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE CERTIFICATE Bow Valley College, NorQuest College, and Northern Lakes College have combined our expertise in educating health care providers to create this certificate specifically for Licensed Practical Nurses. This is an interactive online program composed of 7 courses:

Leadership for Licensed Practical Nurses (45 hours ) Building on the knowledge gained from their practical nurse education, this course provides LPNs 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.

Foundations of Chronic Disease Management (30 hours) This course leads to a foundational understanding of the field of chronic disease management, including prevalence of diseases and current models of management.

Supporting Client Self Management (30 hours) This course introduces the LPN to the skills and understandings needed to support clients in their self-management: healthy living, lifestyles, change, and motivation.

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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Bow Valley College and Mount Royal University have combined our 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.

• Leadership for Licensed Practical Nurses

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Self Management of the Respiratory Chronic Diseases: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and As thma (30 hours)

Advanced Assisting with Medication Delivery (30 Hours – 20 Hours Class Time and 10 Hours Homestudy)

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.

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

Self Management of the Cardiovascular Chronic Diseases: Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia and Congestive Heart Failure (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 self-management of hypertension, hyperlipidemia and congestive heart failure.

Textbook and/or learning materials available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

Basic Foot Care (12 Hours ) Fees: $159.00 plus GST

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 diabetes.

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.

Presently under development For more information email lpn@bowvalleycollege.ca or 403-410-1499

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Dates: Mar. 23 – May 4 (Tue.) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Self Management of Chronic Disease: Diabetes (30 hours )

Neurological Chronic Diseases (30 hours)

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Fees: $225.00 plus GST (plus learning materials)

Anatomy and Physiology (90 Hours – 70 Hours Class Time and 20 Hours Homestudy) Fees: $545.00 (plus textbooks and learning materials) $1224.00 International, plus Part-time Student Association fee 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. Dates: Time:

Jan. 19 – May 18 (Tues.) 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Jan. 21 – May 20 (Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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. Textbook available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403410-1740.

Dates: Mar. 17 – Mar. 18 (Wed. & Thurs.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Dates: Time:

Jun. 9 – Jun. 10 (Wed. & Thurs.) 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Care of an Agitated Client - Homestudy (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

Documentation Refresher - Homestudy (10 hours ) Fees: $ 90.00 plus GST 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. Duration: One month Ongoing registration

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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Medical Courses Immunization - Online or Homestudy (45 Hours )

Intravenous Medication Administration (6 Hours )

Fees: $295.00 plus GST

Fees: $110.00 plus GST

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 judgments necessary to become certified to administer immunizing/biological agents.

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 prestudy prior to workshop. Please call 403-410-1499 to arrange pick-up of materials.

Prerequisite: The applicant for this course must be an LPN who holds an active license and has successfully passed an Intramuscular and Intradermal Injection course approved by the College of Licenced Practical Nurses.

Prerequisite:

Student must provide registry number upon registration. Duration: four months Ongoing Registration

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: • LPN, Practical Nurse students or a Practical Nurse who is taking the course to meet Alberta licence requirements Jan. 30 – Jan 31 (Sat. & Sun.) 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

• LPN, or a Practical Nurse who is taking the course to meet Alberta licence requirements Date: Mar. 20 (Sat.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Leadership for Licensed Practical Nurses – Online (45 Hours) Fees: $349.00 (plus textbook) $785.00 International, plus Part-time Student Association fee 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. Prerequisite: • LPN or Practical Nurse who is eligible for licensure Duration: four months

Dates: Apr. 10 – Apr. 11 (Sat. & Sun.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Ongoing registration

Intramuscular and Intradermal Injections (6 Hours )

Fees: $295.00 (plus textbook and learning materials, if in-class) $663.00 International, plus part time Student Association fee

Learn the technique of administering intramuscular and intradermal injections. Pre-study is required prior to the workshop. Please call 403410-1499 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. 6 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Dates: Apr. 17 (Sat.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Medical Terminology I – In-class or Online* (30 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. Dates: Time:

Jan. 9 – Mar. 23 (Tues.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

*Online: ongoing registration Please specify your choice of classroom instruction or the online course when you register.

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Medical Courses Medical Terminology II (45 Hours )In-class (30 Hours Class Time and 15 Hours Homestudy) or Online* Fees: $305.00 (plus textbook and learning materials) $686.00 International, plus part time Student Association fee 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. Prerequisite: • Completion of a Medical Terminology I course within the last three years or equivalent Dates: Apr. 6 – Jun. 8 (Thurs.) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. *Online: ongoing registration.

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An Introduction to Petroleum (45 hours ) (NEW) Fees: $395.00 (plus textbook) $888.00 International, plus part time Student Association fee In Alberta a large percentage of the working population is directly employed in oil and gas. Most Albertans are influenced by the activity of this vast industry. This course takes a look at this complex industry and its unique terminology. It focuses on the different areas of oil and gas including the history, economy, geology, land management, drilling and production, pipelines and transportation, processing, refining and marketing, the people in the industry and the environment. Dates: Times:

Feb. 3 – May 19 (Wed.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 pm

*Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

Petroleum Industry Overview Workshop (12 hours) (NEW) Fees: $249.00

Please specify your choice of classroom instruction or the online course when you register.

This workshop is a condensed version of the course “An Introduction to Petroleum” with a high level overview of the oil and gas industry from exploration to abandonment.

Textbook and/or learning materials available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

Dates: Mar. 6 – Mar. 7 (Sat. & Sun.) Times: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Medical Transcription (30 Hours)

For more information about these courses, please call 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca.

Fees: $305.00 (plus textbook and learning materials) $686.00 International, plus part time Student Association fee

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Oil And Gas

Fees: $295.00 plus GST (plus learning materials) 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: Apr. 26 – May 31 (no class May 24) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. For more information on any of these courses, please contact 403-410-1499 or lpn@bowvalleycollege.ca

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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PERSONAL FINANCE

PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS

Growth-Stock Mentorship for Superior Returns Online Fees: $595 plus GST Do you want to know more about the stock market and would you like to try it out with a modest amount of money? With this course, you will study with a mentor for three months to design a 20-stock “TakeHome” portfolio for personal use in a retirement, tax-free savings or other account. Before using the portfolio at home, you will give it a nine-month, trueto-life “Tryout” by investing from $10 – $100 in each of your portfolio choices. Tryout accounts are administered by Canadian ShareOwner Investments Inc. a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and are covered under the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. The twelve-month mentorship includes: course text; stock-study software (pc) and database of 6,000 companies; three video lessons (buying, portfolio building and selling); mentor-led lesson tutorials (monthly); top-stock research reports (bi monthly); mentor-led case studies (monthly); mentor-supervised take-home portfolio; and commission-free scheduled trading during the portfolio tryout. Ongoing registration *Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course.

Taking Control of Your Personal Finance and Household Budgeting (12 HOURS) (NEW)

Women and Personal Finance: Rewrite Your Financial Future (12 HOURS) (NEW) Fees: $139 plus GST In this course you will learn the challenges that women as a demographic face when addressing personal finances. You will create your own financial and psychological profile, and apply this knowledge to create a budgeting plan that will optimize your financial future. To do so you will be provided with an Excel-based budgeting and financial model. Recommended: • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel Dates: `Feb. 9 – Feb. 18 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: `6:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Dates: `Apr. 6 – 15 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: `6:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

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) For more information about this program please call 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

About your instructor Ali Wirsche has a knack for undercover work and a thirst for the truth. She has written two books (with Marnie Milot): Gotcha: How to Tell if your Lover is having an Affair and Sex, Lies and P.I.s. Her work has been featured in many newspapers and magazines (Chatelaine, Cosmo, Avenue, Calgary Herald and more) and has fascinated audiences on television (W-5, Marketplace, Canada AM, Vicki Gabereau, Mike Bullard and more) and numerous radio shows. She appeared on the Wise Guy Show live at the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas and as an expert P.I. on the Sally Jessy Raphael show.

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Introduction to Private Investigation (30 Hours) Fees: $335.00 This course is designed to give an overview of the private investigation industry. You will 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. Dates: Time:

Jan. 21 – Feb. 23 (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: Mar. 2 – Mar. 11 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

For more information about these courses, please call 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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Fees: $139 plus GST This course introduces you to the basics of personal finances. You will work with an Excel-based budgeting/financial model so that you can review your current financial position and estimate where you will be in the future. Recommended: • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel Dates: Mar. 9 – Mar. 18 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 6:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Dates: May 11 – May 20 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 6:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

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PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS Undercover/Covert Operations (10 Hours) Fees: $149.00 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! Dates: Mar. 20 – Mar. 27 (Sat.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Surveillance Techniques (10 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: Apr. 17 – Apr. 24 (Sat.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Report Writing for Investigators (10 Hours) Fees: $149.00

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Investigators must be skilled report writers in order to be successful. Clients require specialized reports: background, surveillance, insurance fraud, locates/skip tracing, etc. Often, these reports end up in legal proceedings. Learn how to produce professional documents from successful investigators. Recommended: • Introduction to Microsoft Word or equivalent experience Dates: May. 11 – May. 20 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Starting a Private Investigation Business (10 Hours ) Fees: $149.00 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: May 29 – Jun. 5 (Sat.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Project Management UNDERSTANDING PROJECT MANAGEMENT – CERTIFICATE (16 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 25 & 26 (Thurs & Fri.) 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT – ONLINE (20 HOURS) 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

MICROSOFT PROJECT 2007 – LEVEL I (6 HOURS) Fees: $175 plus GST Microsoft Project 2007 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 Computers or knowledge of a either Windows XP or Windows Vista. •If you do not have Project Management experience, Fundamentals of Project Management is also recommended. Dates: May 8 (Sat) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information about these courses, please call 403-410-1590 or email: continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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Project Management

Special Events

MICROSOFT PROJECT 2007 – LEVEL II (6 HOURS)

PLANNING SPECIAL EVENTS CERTIFICATE (145 Hours)

Fees: $175 plus GST

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.

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.

• Introduction to Special Events (30 Hours)

Prerequisite:

• Organizing and Funding an Event (30 Hours)

• Microsoft Project Level I

• Special Event Logistics (30 Hours)

Dates: May 15 (Sat.)

• Legal and Ethical Considerations of Special Events (15 Hours)

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

• Promoting an Event (30 Hours)

For more information about these courses please call 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

• Planning an Event – Final Project (10 Hours).

Introduction to Special Events (30 Hours) 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. You will 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. Dates: Time:

Jan.19 – Feb. 18 (Tues. & Thurs.) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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Organizing and Funding an Event (30 Hours) Fees: $235.00 (plus textbook)

Dates: Mar. 2 – Apr. 1 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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: Apr. 13 – May 13 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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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.


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Special Events Legal and Ethical Considerations of Special Events (15 Hours )

Website Development Using HTML – Online (18 Hours)

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: May 25 – Jun. 8 (Tues. & Thurs.) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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.

Promoting an Event (30 Hours) (TO BE OFFERED FALL 2010) 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.

Planning an Event – Final Project (10 Hours) (To be offered FALL 2010)

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WEB DEVELOPMENT

Fees: $165.00 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. Prerequisite: • You must have completed the five previous courses in order to take this course. Textbooks for these courses are available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

SPECIAL EVENT SEMINARS Planning Your Ultimate Event (6 Hours) Fees: $149.00 plus GST

Fees: $295.00

Recommended: • Introduction to Computers, Microsoft Word - Intermediate and Introduction to the Internet or equivalent experience Duration: four months Ongoing registration

Marketing Your Website – Online (18 Hours) Fees: $295.00 plus GST 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. Recommended: • Website development using HTML, Microsoft Word – Intermediate, Introduction to the Internet or equivalent experience Duration: four months Ongoing registration For more information about these courses, please contact 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

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:

Feb. 20 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Date: May 29 (Sat.) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information about these courses and workshops, please call 403-410-1595 or email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

This course is eligible for 10% Alumni discount. Please see website for more details bowvalleycollege.ca/alumni/

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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.

ACCOUNTING WORKSHOPS 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 Chairing Effective Meetings This seminar teaches the basics of meeting organization. Explore premeeting planning and set-up, and learn how to develop an agenda and keep meetings productive and on time.

Stepping up to Supervisor

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.

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.

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.

Grammar Made Easy Topics covered will include punctuation, parts of speech, tenses, subject verb agreement, misplaced modifiers, unclear pronouns and common spelling mistakes.

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.

DESKTOP APPLICATIONS WORKSHOPS Computer Basics Explore the basics of the Windows operating system, computer hardware 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.

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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.

Microsoft Word 2003 or 2007 – Skillbuilder 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.

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 Here you will learn basic spreadsheet techniques such as how to enter, analyze and calculate data, how to use simple formulas, and how to create graphs and format worksheets.

Telephone Techniques Designed for customer service representatives who communicate using the telephone, this seminar involves exercises that build speaking skills. You will learn a positive phone attitude as well as strategies for dealing with upset callers.

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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.

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WORKSHOPS Microsoft Excel 2003 or 2007 – Skillbuilder

Chest Tubes

Build on your basic knowledge of Excel to increase your productivity. You will learn to create and format charts, protect worksheet data, and create advanced formulas.

Gain knowledge in anatomy and physiology, pathology, assessment, equipment, nursing implications, and care as they apply to chest tubes.

Microsoft Excel 2003 or 2007 – Mastering

Learn insertion and care of nasogastric and gastrostomy tubes.

Work with multiple worksheets by linking data, use the database and sorting features, and customize the excel workspace.

Lift and Transfer for Institutional Settings

Microsoft Access 2003 or 2007

Learn about lifts and transfers required in agency/institutional settings, including topics such as body mechanics, transfer techniques and principles of mechanical lifters.

This workshop helps you learn to create a database using design and data-sheet view, construct and print tables, and use forms.

Learn about patient classification and documentation systems.

Learn to create presentations that include colour, animated text, graphics, charts, and sounds. You’ll find out how to add speakers’ notes and create professional-looking audience handouts.

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.

HUMAN SERVICES WORKSHOPS Culture/Conflict Resolution Develop skills in solving interpersonal conflicts.

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Patient Care Plans

Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 or 2007

Effective Electronic Filing

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Gastric Tubes

Develop effective skills to enhance interpersonal communication.

Anger Management Develop strategies to deal successfully with anger.

Dealing with Challenging Behaviours 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.

MEDICAL WORKSHOPS Adult Health Assessment Refresher Review and practice the key elements in anatomy and physiology, history taking, physical assessment, and common system disorders.

Charting/Documentation Improve your skills in data collection and recording client-care information.

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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.

Staples, Sutures and Drains Learn to care for clients with staples, sutures and drains. Includes anatomy, care, removal, and assessment.

Tracheostomy Care Learn proper care of a tracheostomy. This workshop includes topics like anatomy and physiology, pathology, assessment, equipment, nursing implications, and care.

Urinary Catheterization You will learn to insert and remove bladder catheters. You will 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 403-410-1499 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. They create warm and supportive communities of learners and 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 two week grace period at the end). Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussions, supplementary links, and more. You can complete any of these courses entirely from home or the office at any time of the day or night.

Navigating the Internet

How to get started:

ART, PSYCHOLOGY & LITERATURE

Introduce yourself to the most important works of European art on a personal and familiar level.

Music Made Easy

BASIC COMPUTER LITERACY

Master the ins and outs of the Internet with this informative behind-thescenes look at the Web, search engines, email, and more.

Introduction to Windows XP Learn how Windows XP makes it easy to work with text, pictures, audio, video, and more.

1. Visit our Online Instruction Centre: www.ed2go.com/bowvalley

Computer Skills for the Workplace

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.

Gain a working knowledge of the computer skills you’ll need to succeed in today’s job market.

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.

What you don’t know can really hurt you. Learn what you can do to protect yourself.

Start dates:

Requirements: 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. Note: All fees are $115.00 US unless otherwise stated. Please see www.ed2go.com/bowvalley to learn more and to register.

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BUSINESS COURSES Professional Sales Skills Discover how to begin a successful and rewarding career in sales.

Principles of Sales Management Master the art of managing sales teams from a sales professional.

Marketing Your Non-Profit Discover powerful marketing techniques to compete more effectively for customers, donors, members, and volunteers.

Mastery of Business Fundamentals Acquire practical experience in strategic planning, management, and finance..

Mastery of Business Applications Increase your knowledge of the basics of international business and learn about the various options and requirements for success.

PMP Certification Prep 1 & 2 Fees: $135.00 US each Prepare to take – and pass – the PMP certification exam through these two courses

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Introduction to PC Security


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Six Sigma: Total Quality Applications

Design Projects for Adobe Illustrator

Learn to apply the elements and methods of Six Sigma to achieve the highest possible quality.

Learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator with design projects that let you practice as you learn.

Introduction to Business Analysis

Introduction to Oracle

Master powerful techniques to improve your decision-making skills at work.

Learn how to use the Oracle database management system to plan, organize, and manage your data.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Listen to Your Heart, and Success Will Follow

Introduction to C++ Programming

Design a life that makes you happy by learning how you can use work to express yourself and share your interests and talents.

Learn to program in C++, even if you have no prior programming experience!

Résumé Writing Workshop

Introduction to C# Programming

Discover the secret to transforming your tired, boring résumé into a powerful tool that will get you interviews.

Learn the fundamentals of computer programming with the new C# programming language.

Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search

Intermediate C# Programming

World-renowned author and career advisor shows you how to get the job you want quickly and easily and in any economy.

Write applications with menus, toolbars and files. Find out how to interact with databases and write SQL queries.

Individual Excellence

Introduction to SQL

Master twelve career-enhancing skills including goal setting, time management, personal organization, and creativity.

Gain a solid working knowledge of the most powerful and widely used database programming language.

Leadership

Introduction to Database Development

Gain the respect and admiration of others, exert more control over your destiny, and enjoy success in your professional and personal life.

An experienced professional guides you through a structured approach to database design and development.

Merrill Ream Speed Reading

Introduction to Perl Programming

Acclaimed speed reading expert teaches you how to save yourself time by reading faster with better comprehension.

Learn a programming skill that will make you a more valuable web developer or system administrator.

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO

Introduction to Microsoft Access

Discover Digital Photography

Store, locate, print, and automate access to all types of information.

An informative introduction to the fascinating world of digital photography equipment.

Intermediate Microsoft Access Learn to solve real-world business problems with Access.

Making Movies with Windows XP and Making Movies with Windows Vista

Introduction to PowerPoint

Learn to edit and organize the content, adding titles and credits to movies, just like the pros.

Build impressive slide presentations filled with text, images, video, audio, charts, and more.

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher

Secrets of Better Photography

Create brochures, newsletters, and websites with ease.

Explore strategies and learn a variety of tricks to create excellent photographs in all situations.

Introduction to Microsoft Outlook

Introduction to Photoshop CS3/CS4

Communicate and manage information better and faster.

Learn to use Adobe Photoshop CS3 or CS4 to edit images, process photos, and create original graphics.Photoshop Elements 7 for the Digital Photographer

Introduction to Microsoft Project Use the ultimate project planning and control tool to its fullest.

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HEALTH CARE

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

Become a Veterinary Assistant

Get Assertive!

Practicing veterinarian prepares you to work in a veterinary office or hospital.

Find out how you can stop others from intimidating you or treating you poorly.

Become a Veterinary Assistant II: Canine Reproduction

Goodbye to Shy

Manage the entire canine breeding cycle, from assessing the health of parents to puppy care.

Become more confident in social, professional, and romantic situations.

Become a Veterinary Assistant III: Practical Skills

Use humour to disarm, befriend, motivate, inspire, and inform others.

Learn restraint techniques and examination procedures. Perform basic hygiene and administer medications and vaccines.

Get Paid To Travel!

Introduction to Natural Health and Healing Promote wellness, balance, and health in all aspects of your life.

Get Funny!

Tour directing, tour guiding, and cruise hosting may be the career for you!

Achieving Success with Difficult People

Fees: $199.00 U S (27 contact Hours)

Learn how to have more successful relationships with difficult bosses, coworkers, students, neighbours, or relatives.

Gain a broad understanding of alternative health care options.

Healing Through Hypnosis

Certificate in Spirituality, Health, and Healing

Learn to use hypnotic suggestion on yourself and others with amazing results.

Certificate in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Fees: $159.00 U S (22 contact Hours) Recognize the impact spiritual values and beliefs have on health and healing.

LANGUAGES Speed Spanish Learn six easy recipes to mix Spanish words together into sentences, and you’ll be speaking Spanish in no time.

Discover how easy it can be to learn common words and phrases for both leisure and business.

NETWORKING /TROUBLE SHOOTING Introduction to PC Troubleshooting Learn to decipher and solve almost any problem with your PC.

Introduction to Networking Learn the fundamentals of networking and prepare for a career in a new and fast-growing field.

Intermediate Networking Gain practical experience in a hot new career field. Topics include VPNs, security, and internet connectivity.

Wireless Networking Industry expert shows you how to plan, deploy, and connect to wireless networks.

Lost for words? Don’t be! Learn to build rapport, trust, warmth, and respect through conversation.

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Discover how easy it can be to prepare meals that are both delicious and nutritious!

START YOUR OWN BUSINESS Learn to Buy and Sell on eBay Auction pros teach you how to work from home or earn extra income by buying and selling goods online.

Secrets of the Caterer Learn cooking and business secrets from a professional caterer. You will learn to creating a successful business plan and turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-trm success.

Marketing Your Business on the Internet E-commerce expert will help you develop an Internet marketing plan for your business.

Web design and programmingDesigning Effective Websites Learn powerful graphic design techniques and build websites that are both attractive and wickedly effective.

Achieving Top Search Engine Positions Learn proven, step-by-step strategies to achieve the highest possible position with the major search engines.

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Beginning Conversational French

Keys to Effective Communication


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ed2go ONLINE – NON-CREDIT Introduction to Flash

Introduction to Internet Writing Markets

Learn how to develop rich and interactive Web media from a top Flash developer.

A professional writer helps you discover a wide variety of new markets for your written work.

Introduction to Flash MX

Breaking into Sitcom Writing

Become familiarized with the interface, drawing tools, and animation.

Learn from a veteran TV comedy writer how to write professional sitcom scripts and how to break into show business.

Introduction to Microsoft FrontPage Find out how FrontPage makes it easy to create and upload professional websites without programming.

Introduction to Java Programming An experienced Java programmer introduces important Java topics with clear, step-by-step instructions.

WRITING Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers Banish writer’s block forever with these tricks from the published writer’s toolbox.

Introduction to Journaling Discover how journaling can help you explore your dreams, values, and beliefs, survive unwanted change, succeed in your career, and express your creativity.

Pleasures of Poetry

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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.

Write Your Life Story Give your family and friends an inspirational autobiography.

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.

Effective Business Writing Develop powerful written documents that draw readers in and keep them motivated to continue to the end.

Travel Writing Profit from your experiences in exotic lands (or your own backyard) by learning how to write and sell travel articles and books.

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Refunds and withdrawals TUITION REFUND PROCEDURES

PROGRAM/COURSE CANCELLATIONS

In the event that Bow Valley College cancels a program or course, a full refund will be issued.

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.

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

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.

Approved refunds are issued within two to three weeks of notification of student withdrawal or cancellation.

WITHDRAWAL FROM A COURSE OR PROGRAM

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. A $50 or 20% administration fee, whichever is less, will be levied on all refund amounts. This fee cannot be waived.

Academic Session Credit Programs and Courses Withdrawal submitted up to and including the College Cancellation Deadline (according to the College Fee Schedule- please see Important College dates in Course Guide) will be eligible for a 100% refund of tuition. Other student fees will not be refunded.

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CHANGES TO REGISTRATION

Withdrawal submitted after the College Cancellation Deadline and up to and including the College Drop Deadline (according to the College Fee Schedule- please see important College dates in the course guide) will be eligible for a 50% refund of tuition. Other student fees will not be refunded.

Alternate Schedule/Delivery Credit Programming Cancellation prior to the first day of class will result in a 100% refund of tuition and fees, excluding non-refundable confirmation fee if applicable. Withdrawal within 10 business days from the start of the course/program will result in a 100% refund of tuition. Other student fees will not be refunded. Withdrawal between 11 and 20 business days from the start of the course/program will result in a 50% refund of tuition. Other student fees will not be refunded. No refund will be granted 21 days or later from the start of the course/program.

Non- credit Courses/Programs Cancellation prior to the first day of class will result in a 100% refund of tuition. Withdrawal by the end of the first day of class will result in a 100% refund. No refund will be granted after the first day of class. Any courses cancelled by Bow Valley College will result in 100% refund with no administrative fees. Confirmation fee for domestic and international students is nonrefundable.

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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.


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Bow Valley College Student Number Have you ever applied to Bow Valley College before?

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Are you working toward a Bow Valley College Certificate Program?

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No If yes, what program?

Personal Information Legal Last Name

Middle/Second Name

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Date of Birth

Gender Male

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Address

City

Province

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Postal Code

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Alternative Phone

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Recruitment/Career Fair Advertisements Agent

Friend/Relative Tradeshow High School

Counsellor BVC Alumni Current BVC Student

Course Guide Internet

(please specify website)

Payment Options Cash

Certified Cheque

Visa Mastercard Expiry Date (mm/yy):

Name on Credit Card (Please Print)

DECLARATION OF APPLICANT The information collected on this form is collected under the authority of the Post-Secondary Learning Act, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Statistics Act (Canada) and the Taxation Act (Canada). I understand that all documentation submitted in support of this or any subsequent application for admission, financial award or any appeal or petition becomes the property of the College and will not be returned to me. The information will become part of my student record and will be disclosed to relevant Bow Valley College departments for the purposes of administration of policies, procedures, programs, services, registration, tax receipts, scholarships and awards, graduation, follow-up educational information, research, and alumni programming. In addition, I authorize Bow Valley College to disclose or request information to and from the federal and provincial governments to meet reporting requirements and to determine eligibility for services and funding, as well as to the Bow Valley College Students’ Association and cooperating agencies in accordance with contractual agreements. For more information regarding the collection or use of this information, contact the Office of the Registrar at 332 – 6 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 4S6. Phone 403-410-1400 or toll-free in Alberta 1-866-428-2669. I certify that I have read and understood all the instructions and information accompanying this application form and that all statements made in connection with this application are true and complete in all respects. I understand that misrepresentation, falsification of documents, or withholding requested information are serious offences which may result in the cancellation of my admission and/or registration at Bow Valley College. If I am admitted, I agree to be bound by the rules and regulations in existence or as amended from time to time by the Bow Valley College Board of Governors.

Date Signed:

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Aboriginal Centre

5

Admission Information Sessions

4

Aboriginal Practical Nurse

33

Alberta Student Number

Aboriginal Programs

89

American Sign Language For Deaf & Hard of Hearing Adult Learners

80

Apprenticeship Exam Preparation

80

Academic Accommodation for Learners with Disabilities Academic Preparation

5

113

81 Application Forms

115

Academic Upgrading Index

77

Continuing Education Registration Form

167

Aboriginal Programs

79

Application Fee

115

Apprenticeship Exam Preparation

80

Steps to Complete an Application for Admission

115

Artstream

80

American Sign Language for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Artstream

84 49

Adult Learners (ASL for DHH)

80

Behaviour Support

Academic Preparation

81

Bookstore

High School

82

Business Administration

Literacy

85

Pre-Practical Nurse

85

Business Index

Volunteer Opportunities

86

Accounting and Financial Management Certificate

5 25

23

169

Accounting and Financial Management Certificate

Accounting & Financial Management

23,24

24

Business Administration Diploma

25

Events Management Certificate (Online Part-Time)

27

Administrative Professional Certificate

11

Events Management Diploma

28

Administrative Professional Certificate

12

Human Resource Management Certificate

29

Interior Decorating & Merchandising Diploma

30

(eCampus, Part-Time) Dental Business Assistant Certificate

13

Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate

14

BVC Students’ Association

Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate (Online)

15

BVCWorks

Legal Assistant Diploma

16

Cafeteria

Medical Office Assistant Certificate

17

Campus Maps

176

Veterinary Office Assistant Certificate

18

Campus Tours

4

5,100 5

Career Connection Administrative Professional Certificate

11,12

6

100

Centre for Alternative Delivery

44

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Administration Index

(Online Part-Time)


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Connexion Carrière

101

Continuing Education Index Accounting Applications Certificate

121

Administrative Assistant for Small

135

Basics of Design

144

Bilingual Interpreting for Health Care

146

Brokerage and Logistics Level I & II

133

129

Building Maintenance

126

Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional

134

Business

127

Adobe Illustrator CS3

134

Business Administration Certificate

127

Adobe InDesign CS3

134

Business Computer Certificate

129

Adobe Photoshop CS3

134

Business Mathematics – In-class or Homestudy

127

Business Seminars

129

Chairing Effective Meetings

128

Civil Litigation

148

Colour Boards

144

Communication and Professional Practices

139

and Development – Online

135

Advanced Accounting Applications Certificate

121

Advanced AutoCAD Certificate

123

Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps Inspection

139

Align Instructional Strategies to Learning Needs – Online 135

COURSE GUID E I N DEX

Basic Rescuer for Health Care Provider

Businesses Certificate

Adult Learning – Foster Adult Learning Needs

170

Basic Business Communication – In-class or Homestudy 127

Compensation and Benefits Administration –

AutoCAD 2D Advanced

124

In-class or Online

140

AutoCAD 2D Certificate

123

CompTIA A+ Certification

142

AutoCAD 2D Level II – In-class or Online

124

CompTIA Network+ Certification

142

AutoCAD 2D Level I – In-class or Online

124

Computers

129

AutoCAD 3D Level II – In-class or Online

124

Continuing Education

AutoCAD 3D Level I – In-class or Online

124

Conversational Spanish

147

AutoCAD One Month Certificate

123

Corporate/Commercial Law

147

AutoCAD Operator Certificate

123

Customer Service – Online

127

AutoDesk

125

Customs Administration Level I

133

AutoDesk Inventor Advanced – Online Only

125

Customs Administration Level II

133

AutoDesk Inventor Certificate – Online

125

Customs Administration Level III

133

AutoDesk Inventor – Online Only

125

Customs and Logistics

132

AutoLISP – Online Only

125

Customs and Logistics – Statutes And Regulations Level I 132

Background Coverings

144

Customs Brokerage Professional Exam Preparation Online 133

Basic Administration Skills – Homestudy

127

Customs Career Preparation Online

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133


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Customs & Logistics Certificate – Online

132

Human Resources

Decorating Condos and Small Spaces

144

Human Resources Certificate –

Decorating for the Christmas Season

144

In-Class Or Online

139

Decorating for the Spring Season

144

Immigration Practitioner Certificate Program

140

Decorating Styles

144

Insurance Agent License Program: Module I

Desktop Publishing

134

Drawing and Sketching for Interiors – Level I

144

ed2go online

161

Educators And Trainers – Professional Development

135

Electrical Inspection

138

Emergency First Aid with CPR Level A

135

Employee Recruiting and Selection – In-class or Online

139

Essential Supervisory Skills – In-class or Homestudy

128

Exterior Inspection

139

Extraordinary Business Mapping for 137

Family Law

148

Fibres to Fabrics

145

Final Project – Professional Certificate

145

Financial Accounting Advanced

122

Financial Accounting Intermediate – In-class or Homestudy

122

Financial Accounting Introduction –

– General Level I

143

Interior/Insulation Inspection

139

Interior Decorating

143

Interpreting

146

Introduction to Computers

129

Introduction to Health Care Infrastructure

146

Introduction to Human Resources Administration– In-class or Online

139

Introduction to Interpreting

146

Introduction to Marketing – In-class or Online

128

Introduction to the Legal System

147

Keyboarding – Beginner and Skill Builder

130

Languages

147

Layout and Design Fundamentals

134

Legal Administration

147

Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate

147

Legal Business Communication

148

Legal Word Processing and Document Preparation

148 145

In-class or Homestudy

122

Lighting Effects and Techniques

First Aid

135

Maintenance Management Professional (MMP)

General Level II – Personal Lines

143

Global Information Systems

137

Health Care Interpreter Practicum

146

Heating Inspection I

138

Heating Inspection II

138

Home Inspection

138

Certificate Program

149

Management Development

149

Management Seminars for Supervisory Personnel

150

Media Arts

151

Medical Courses

151

Medical Terminology I – In-class or Online

154

Medic First Aid Advanced Level III

137

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Ordinary People - Online

139


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Medic First Aid Advanced Level III Recertification

137

Oil & Gas

154

Medic First Aid Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

137

Occupational First Aid Level I (Workplace for BC Level I)

136

Medic First Aid Instructor (EMP)

136

Occupational/Standard First Aid

137

Microsoft Access – In-class or Homestudy

131

Organizational Behaviour for Management

Microsoft Excel Advanced – In-class or Homestudy

131

– In-class or Online

Microsoft Excel Intermediate – In-class or Homestudy

131

Pediatric First Aid with CPR Level C

136

Microsoft Outlook – In-class or Homestudy

132

Pediatric First Aid with CPR Level C Refresher

136

Microsoft PowerPoint – In-class or Homestudy

132

Personal Finance

155

Plumbing Inspection

138

Pre-Interpreting Skills

146

Private Investigations

155

Microsoft Word Advanced – In-class or Homestudy

130

Microsoft Word Intermediate – In-class or Homestudy

130

Professional Interior Decorating Certificate

143

Microsoft Word Introduction – In-class or Homestudy

130

Project Management

156

Modern Caretaking Certificate

126

Real Estate Law

148

Module 1: Basic Principles of Immigration Law and Policy 141

Roofing Inspection

138

Module 1: Maintenance Management Skills

Securities Law

148

Simply Accounting Advanced – In-class or Homestudy

122

and Techniques

COURSE GUID E I N DEX

172

128, 140

149

Module 2: Production and Operation Management

Simply Accounting Introduction – In-class or Homestudy 122

for the Maintenance Manager

149

Module 2: Skilled Workers

141

Module 3: Family Class, In-Canada Applications and Appeals

141

Module 3: Human Resource Management for the Maintenance Manager

149

Module 4: Accounting and Finance for the

Space Planning

145

Special Events

157

Standard First Aid with CPR Level C

136

Standard First Aid with CPR Level C Refresher

136

Structure Inspection

138

Taking Effective Minutes

128

Maintenance Manager

149

The Influence of Colour in Decorating

145

Module 4: Convention Refugees

141

The Operation of Design

145

Module 5: Developing Maintenance Tactics

149

Web Development

158

Module 5: Temporary Status

141

Wills and Estates

148

Module 6: Maintenance Planning & Scheduling

149

Window Treatments

145

Module 6: Professional Practice Management

142

Word Processing Certificate

129

Module 7: Computerized Maintenance Management

150

Workshops

159

Module 8: Capstone Course

150

Correctional Studies

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Corporate Readiness Training Program

69, 104

Corporate Readiness Training Program (CRTP)

69

Counselling Services

5

Part-Time LINC Programs

70

Dates (Important College Dates)

7

Language Skills Programs

71

Deadlines

7

TOEFL Preparation

73

Volunteer Program

74

Directions for Immigrants in Trades & Professional Careers Directory

105 7

Distance and Online Learning Index

Financial Aid & Awards

5,6

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Community Liaison

59

Putting the Community Back in College

92

Online Programs and Courses

93

Health Care Aide

Southern Alberta Locations

95

Health Care Aide Bridging to Practical Nurse

Early Intervention

50

Franklin Station Campus

Early Learning & Child Care Education Assistant

34,35,36 34

176

51,54,56 58

Health Care Index Aboriginal Practical Nurse Diploma

Employment Services Index

33 173

Health Care Aide Bridging to Practical Nurse Diploma 100

(Part-Time - Online/Blended)

Career Connection

100

Health Care Aide Certificate (Part-Time – Online/Blended) 35

Connexion Carrière

101

Health Care Aide Certificate (Full-Time)

Corporate Readiness Training Program (CRTP)

104

Nutrition Manager Certificate

Directions for Immigrants in Trades

34

36

(Part-Time – Distance Delivery Online)

37

and Professional Careers

105

Pharmacy Technician Diploma

37

Mentoring Foreign Trained Professionals

106

Practical Nurse Diploma

39

Success in the Workplace

109

Practical Nurse Diploma (Part-Time)

41

TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills)

109

Practical Nurse Re-entry Program

42

Workplace Training Services

112

Practical Nurse Diploma for Internationally

English as a Second Language Index Full-Time Language Instruction

67

Educated Nurses

43

Recreation Therapy Aide Certificate

44

The Centre for Alternative Delivery

44

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BVCWorks


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Health Services High School

6 82

Human Resource Management

29

Human Services Index Behaviour Support Diploma (Full-Time & Part-Time)

49

Early Intervention Diploma (Part-Time)

50

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

51

Early Learning and Child Care Certificate – Integrated

54

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

56

Education Assistant Certificate

58

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Community Liaison

174

16

Library and Learning Commons

6

Literacy

85

Maps Index (Calgary)

176

Downtown Campuses

176

Franklin Station Campus

176

Main Campus

176

Marlborough Mall Campus

176

Rocky Mountain Plaza Campus

176

Southern Alberta Locations

95

Medical Office Assistant

17

Nutrition Manager

37

Certificate Program (Part-Time)

59

Online Programs & Courses

93

Justice Studies Diploma

60

Orientation Course for Child Care Staff – Level One

62

Orientation Course for Child Care Staff – Level I

62

Out-Of-School Programming for School-Aged Children

63

Pharmacy Technician

37

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

COURSE GUID E I N DEX

Legal Assistant

63

Police Information Check (PIC)

throughout

Dental Business Assistant

13

Practical Nurse

39

Hospital Unit Clerk

14

Interior Decorating & Merchandising

30

Practical Nurse Diploma for Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN)

43

Practical Nurse Re-Entry Program

42

President’s Letter

International Education Index

1

Admission Procedures for International Students

88

Pre-Program Requirements

International English as a Second Language (ESL)

89

Print Material Requests

4

International Opportunities

90

Prospective Student Centre

4

Prospective Student Presentations

4

Justice Studies

60

Recreation Therapy Aide Refunds & Withdrawals

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400

Southern Alberta Campuses 67

throughout

44 117,166 95


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Student Email & Web Portal

6

Student Ambassadors

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Student for A Day

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Student Association (BVCSA)

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Student Email and Web Portal

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Student Services Index Aboriginal Centre

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Student Support

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Academic Accommodation for Learners With Disabilities

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Table of Contents

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Bookstore

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TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills)

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Cafeteria

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Transcripts

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Career & Employment Services

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Transfer Credit

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Counselling and Specialized Support

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Volunteer

Counselling Services

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Waiting Lists

Financial Aid & Awards

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Withdrawals & Refunds

Health Services

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Workplace Training Services

Library and Learning Commons

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Web Portal

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Student Affairs Office

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Welcome

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Take advantage of the flexibility of online learning eCampusAlberta provides you with access to more than 30 online certificate, diploma and applied degree programs and 300 courses offered by 15 Alberta colleges and technical institutes. Areas of study include:

Accounting

Health care (including nursing)

Animal health technology

Human resources

Business

Marketing

Early childhood care and education

Office administration

And much more ‌ High school upgrading and university transfer courses offered. 24-7 technical support ensures you’re never on your own.

For a complete list of courses and programs go to: www.ecampusalberta.ca

VISIT US AT bowvalleycollege.ca

CO URSE G UIDE I NDEX

Online education gives you the freedom to learn and work on your assignments at times that are convenient for you.

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DOWNTOWN CAMPUSES

NORTH CAMPUS 332 - 6th Ave S.E. 403-410-1400 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. • Aboriginal Centre • Academic Foundation

• Library & Learning Commons

• Applied Research Office

• Registrar

• Bookstore

• Security Desk

• Business & Industry Training

• Shipping & Receiving, Lock cutting, Lost & Found

• Cafeteria • Computer Labs • Continuing Education North Campus

• Information Technology Systems

• Health & Community Care • Health Services

• Student Advising • Student Services, Student Information, Photo ID • Workplace Training Services (WTS)

ROCKY MOUNTAIN PLAZA CAMPUS 615 MacLeod Trail S.E. Note: Due to campus expansion it is possible that these locations could change.

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• Assessment Centre

• Full-time ESL

• BVCWorks

• Human Resources

• Career Connections

• International Education

• Centre for Career Advancement

• International Student Registration

• ESL Classrooms

• Language Labs

• ESL Main Reception

• Marketing & Communications

• Executive Office

• TOWES

• Faculty, Staff Offices

MARLBOROUGH MALL CAMPUS

BOW VALLEY COLLEGE Marlborough Mall Campus

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FRANKLIN STATION CAMPUS

320, 433 Marlorough Way N.E. 403-297-2552 • 3rd Floor Aboriginal Programs, Employment Preparation and Academic Upgrading

2700 3 Avenue S.E. 403-410-1760

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400


Campus eXpansion BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE the redevelopment of the north Campus is the first phase of this exciting project and is scheduled to be complete in 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 Campus, 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 the rivers district and will help spur development of this revitalized area. Check out our website for the latest expansion news for more images of what the new campus will look like.

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 Campus 2. Aerial view of the south face of the North Campus with walkway to new South Campus 3. Exterior view of the southeast corner of the North Campus 4. Exterior view of the new South and redeveloped North Campuses

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332 – 6 avenue se calgary, aB t2g 4s6 tel: 403-410-1400 toll-free within alberta: 1-866-428-2669 continuing education 403-410-1595 Fax: 403-297-4887 tty: 403-410-1412 info@bowvalleycollege.ca www.bowvalleycollege.ca www.bowvalleycollege.ca/conted

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