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PROGRAMS AND COURSES JUNE 2011 – JANUARY 2012 ACADEMIC PROGRAMS & CONTINUING EDUCATION

Bow Valley College Programs and Courses June 2011 – January 2012

LEARN MORE. EARN MORE. DO MORE.

332 – 6 Avenue SE | Calgary, AB  T2G 4S6 | bowvalleycollege.ca Contact our Prospective Student Centre at 403-410-1402 or email recruiting@bowvalleycollege.ca

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Discover which program is right for you This Course Guide has listings for all of our programs, listed by area of study. You’ll find our full- and part-time programs listed under our Administration, Business, Health and Human Services Sections. If you’re looking to upgrade your academics or language skills, see our Academic Upgrading or ESL Sections. And if you’re looking for flexible ways to study, see our Distance, Online and Community Learning or Continuing Education Sections.

Get more information

October 15, 2011 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Always check bowvalleycollege.ca for the most up-to-date information on program content, dates, admission requirements, and tuition. On our website, you’ll also find information about funding options and the wide range of supports we offer to ensure your success.

Come and learn more about our programs, services, and state-of-the-art campus.

We also invite you to visit our Prospective Student Centre at our downtown Calgary campus. We’re open Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and can tell you more about our programs, give you a campus tour or help

North Campus, 2nd Floor Lobby 332 – 6 Ave SE, Calgary

set you up as a student for a day, so you can enjoy the Bow Valley College experience first-hand. Call us at (403) 410-1402 or email recruiting@bowvalleycollege.ca.

Apply online or in person Apply anywhere, anytime at bowvalleycollege.ca. If you need help with the application process, you can apply

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in person at our downtown Calgary campus. Our programs start year-round, and we accept students in the order

bowvalleycollege.ca /openhouse 403-410-1402

that they are qualified for our programs. For more information on applications, see page 107.

Special thanks to the many students, faculty, staff, and alumni who helped make possible this Course Guide. Produced by Bow Valley College Marketing & Communications, May 2011. Quantity: 70,000

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Learn more. Earn more. Do more. That’s the advantage of a Bow Valley College education. Each year, Bow Valley College helps more than 12,000 learners reach their education, career, and life goals so that they can go out into the world and experience more of what life has to offer. Fast, focused, and flexible Bow Valley College graduates tell us that they chose to attend Bow Valley College because our programs are in demand, they can graduate in one to two years, and that our courses are designed to fit their busy schedules and family demands. Our grads also tell us that our instructors and staff really do stand behind the BVC promise: We are here to help you succeed. Our programs include fast-track certificates and diplomas in business, administration, health care, human services, and justice. We also offer programs in English as a Second Language, high school upgrading, and a range of continuing education options. Whatever your goal, a Bow Valley College education will help you learn more, earn more, and do more. Any time, any place, any path, any pace learning A Bow Valley College education is designed to get you into the world of work faster and with the qualifications that will ensure your success. In fact, the majority of our graduates 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. We call it any time, any place, any path, any pace learning.

As Calgary and Region’s One and Only Comprehensive Community College, Bow Valley College is reaching out with new ways to stay in your community and take our programs. In fact, in partnership with eCampusAlberta, we offer 60+ programs and 600+ courses online. Here in Calgary, our North Campus has been completely renovated and in January 2013 our brand new state-of-the-art South Campus right across the street will officially open. Funding If you are like most people considering post-secondary education, you are also wondering how to find the funds to make your dreams possible. Thousands of Bow Valley College learners receive some sort of funding to further their education. We’ve 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. Use the handy step-by-step notes on the inside front cover of this book and make the most of this guide. Phone our Prospective Student Centre at 403-410-1402 with your questions. You can even become a Student for a Day or come join us at our next Open House on Saturday, October 15. Let Bow Valley College help you Learn More, Earn More, and Do More with your education, your career, and your life. Sharon Carry, President and CEO Bow Valley College

Special thanks to the many students, faculty, staff, and alumni who helped make possible this Course Guide. Produced by Bow Valley College Marketing & Communications, May 2010. Quantity: 70,000


Table of contents Welcome from the President

1

Prospective Student Centre

4

Accounting and Financial Management Certificate

23

Registration Information & Payments

4

Services for Learners

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Accounting and Financial Management Certificate (Online Part-Time)

24

Aboriginal Centre

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Business Administration Diploma

25

Alumni Association

5

Events Management Diploma

27

Events Management Certificate (Online, Part-time)

28

Human Resources Management Certificate

29

Human Resources Management Certificate (Online, Part-time)

30

Interior Decorating & Merchandising Diploma

31

Bookstore 5

Table of co n te n ts

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Career Services

5

Counselling and Specialized Support

5

Financial Aid

5

Health Services

5

International Education

6

Learner Success Services

6

Library and Learning Commons (LLC)

6

Online Student Lounge

6

Scholarships & Awards

6

Student Advising

6

Student Affairs Office

6

Students’ Association (BVCSA)

7

Student Health and Dental Plan

7

Student Email and Web Portal

7

Student ID Card

7

Tutorial Services

7

Worship Services

7

YWCA Child Care Centre at Bow Valley College

7

Other On-Campus Amenities

7

Important College Dates

8

College Directory

8

Careers in Administration

9

Careers in Business

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Interior Decorating & Merchandising Certificate (Online, Part-time) 32

Careers in Health Care

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Health Care Aide Certificate (Full-Time)

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

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Health Care Aide Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

36

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

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Pharmacy Technician Diploma

38

Pharmacy Technician Professional Transition Certificate

39

Pharmacy Technician Bridging Courses

40

Practical Nurse Diploma

41

Aboriginal Practical Nurse Diploma

42

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

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Recreation Therapy Aide Certificate

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Careers in Human Services

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Early Learning and Child Care Certificate

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Early Learning and Child Care Diploma

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Education Assistant Certificate

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Justice Studies Diploma

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Administrative Professional Certificate

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Administrative Professional Certificate (Online, Part-Time)

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Legal Assistant Diploma

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Dental Business Assistant Certificate

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English Language Proficiency Requirements

Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate

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ESL

Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate (Online Part-time)

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Full-Time Language Instruction

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Medical Office Assistant Certificate

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Full-time LINC & ESL

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Medical Office Assistant Certificate (Online)

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Part-Time Language Instruction

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Language Skills Programs

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Volunteer Program

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Veterinary Office Assistant Certificate

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Table of contents Academic Upgrading

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Building Maintenance

120

Aboriginal Upgrading Program (Full- & Part-time)

71

Business 120

Apprenticeship Exam Preparation

72

Computers 123 Customs and Logistics

126

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

Desktop Publishing

128

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Educators and Trainers – Professional Development

129

Academic Preparation

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First Aid

130

High School

74

Home Inspection

132

Literacy 76

Human Resources

133

Pre-Practical Nurse

77

Information Technology

134

Volunteer Opportunities

78

Insurance 135

International Education

79

Interior Decorating

135

Admission Procedures for International Students

81

Interpreting 138

English as a Second Language for International Students

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The Live a Better Life Series - Arts, Culture and More

139

International Opportunities

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Maintenance Management

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Management Development

142

Medical Courses

143

Personal Finance

145

Pharmacy Technician Bridging

146

Private Investigation

147

Project Management

148

Self Defence

149

Distance, Online and Community Learning

85

Putting the Community Back in College

86

Online Programs and Courses

87

Southern Alberta Locations

89

Learn from Home: eCampus Alberta

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Employment Services

93

Career Services

95

School Age Programming

150

Career Connection

96

Social Media

152

Connexion Carrière

96

Tea Sommelier

153

Corporate Readiness Training Program (CRTP)

98

Web Development

154

Directions for Immigrants in Trades and Professional Careers

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Mentoring Foreign Trained Professionals

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Success in the Workplace

102

TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills)

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Workplace Training Products

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Application Process

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Application Form

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Tuition and Fees

111

Withdrawals, Cancellations and Refunds

112

Continuing Education

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Workshops 156 ed2go Online – Non-Credit

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Tuition & Fees

159

Withdrawals, Cancellations and Refunds

159

Continuing Education Registration Form

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Index

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Accounting 115 AutoCAD 117 AutoDesk 119

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-362

If you are not sure what program is right for you and you would like more information, 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 a BVC application. 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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CAMPUS TOURS The Prospective Student Centre at Bow Valley College will customize a tour of our newly renovated North Campus based on your needs and areas of interest. We are happy to accommodate a tour for you alone or for large groups.

STUDENT FOR A DAY Education is perhaps one of the biggest investments you can make for your future. 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.

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. You can also access these items online at www.bowvalleycollege.ca

PRESENTATIONS / INFORMATION SESSIONS 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.

CONTACT Phone: 403-410-1402 Email: recruiting@bowvalleycollege.ca Fax: 403-297-4006 Web: www.bowvalleycollege.ca/student-recruitment/

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.

Student Advising Regular Hours Time: Mon. – Wed. & Fri.

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

THE COLLEGE IS CLOSED ON ALL STATUTORY HOLIDAYS.

Summer Hours (June 13 to Aug. 12, 2011) Time: Mon. – Thurs. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 403-410-1400 or 403-410-1402


Services for Learners ABORIGINAL CENTRE

COUNSELLING AND SPECIALIZED SUPPORT

The Aboriginal Centre provides programs and services aimed at enhancing Aboriginal student success through academic and program advising, elder counselling, financial advising for sponsorship, culturally relevant information sessions, and student gatherings.

Counsellors help learners with educational, career, and personal concerns. They offer career, academic and life counselling and support for personal, school or emotional crisis. Specialized Support offers assistance to learners who require help with learning strategies and/or academic accommodations such as sign language interpreters, assistive technology, alternate formatting, academic strategists, notetakers, tutors, scribes, and readers. Specialized Support can help eligible learners access funding for these supports and learning assessments.

Location: North Campus, 1st Floor, Room N-174 Email: nlittlemustache@bowvalleycollege.ca Phone: 403-410-1786

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Location: North Campus, 6th Floor Website: bowvalleycollge.ca/alumni Email: alumni@bowvalleycollege.ca Phone: 403-355-4666

BOOKSTORE The Bow Valley College Bookstore is your one-stop shop for all your textbooks, modules, and supplies. We offer a large variety of Bow Valley College signature and gift merchandise, as well as some health and confectionary items. Textbooks can be viewed and ordered online.

Location: North Campus, 2nd Floor Website: www.bowvalleycollege.ca/bookstore Email: bookstore@bowvalleycollege.ca Phone: 403-410-1740 Hours: Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Closed for Statutory Holidays and inventory

Location: North Campus, 3rd Floor, Room N-344 Website: bowvalleycollege.ca/css Email: CSS@bowvalleycollege.ca Phone: 403-410-1440 Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Note: For personal, emotional or family crisis after hours, please call: 211: Calgary community services 911: Fire, Police, Ambulance 403-266-1234: Calgary Distress Centre

FINANCIAL AID The Financial Aid Office provides learners with the financial aid tools and services necessary to access BVC programs and to reach their educational goals. 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 • First Nations/Inuit Post-Secondary Support • Métis Post-Secondary Support • Company Sponsorship

* Please see summer hours and closures posted at the Bookstore and on the College website at bowvalleycollege.ca

• WCB (if WCB claim established)

CAREER SERVICES

Career Services provides career planning and job search skill development for Bow Valley College prospective students, current students and alumni. Our services include: • Career Exploration Workshops to help uncertain students choose a career path • Job Search Skill Development Workshops to assist with job search plans, résumé and cover letter writing, interview skills development and networking • Drop-in hours in the LLC • One-to-one appointments for students who require individual assistance • Career Fairs and Speaker Workshops • Online Job Board Location: North Campus, 6th Floor Website: bowvalleycollege.ca/careerservices Email: careerservices@bowvalleycollege.ca

• Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards Location: North Campus, 3rd Floor, Room N-344 Website: bowvalleycollege.ca/financial Email: financialaid@bowvalleycollege.ca Phone: 403-410-1420 Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

HEALTH SERVICES Registered nurses provide free, confidential, and non-judgmental care including health assessment, health education, first-aid, weight and blood pressure monitoring, health resources and immunizations for health care program learners. The nurses can help you to access various community services such as low-cost eye testing and glasses, dental care and finding a family doctor.

Location: North Campus, 3rd Floor, Room N-371 Website: bowvalleycollege.ca/healthservices Email: healthservices@bowvalleycollege.ca Phone: 403-410-1675 Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Continued on next page...

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Once you have completed your studies at BVC, you will be eligible for a variety of programs, benefits, and services that are exclusive to BVC Alumni. In the meantime, the Alumni Association would like you to get involved while you are a student through programs such as Backpack to Briefcase, the Country Ambassador program, and a variety of volunteer opportunities.


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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

The International Education Office at Bow Valley College is responsible for stewarding the College’s international connections and supporting international initiatives. Our office undertakes activities related to international student recruitment, enrolment and support services, development projects, institutional partnerships, international internships and study abroad, and campus internationalization.

Bow Valley College offers over half a million dollars per year in scholarships, awards, and bursaries. No matter what type of learner you are, BVC’s Awards Program can recognize your academic excellence, achievement, and financial need. To learn more about the types of awards available and the eligibility criteria please visit our website or contact us.

Location: Rocky Mountain Plaza, 4th Floor Email: international@bowvalleycollege.ca Website: international.bowvalleycollege.ca Phone: 403-410-3476

LEARNER SUCCESS SERVICES Learner Success Services provides services to support academic and personal success. We can help with things like money, study skills, academic accommodations, stress, health, career planning and leadership development. We offer outreach through student events like orientation, welcome week, service expos, workshops and classroom presentations. The following services are offered: • Alumni Services (see ALUMNI ASSOCIATION) • Career and Employment Services (see CAREER AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES – BVCWORKS) • Counselling and Specialized Support (see COUNSELLING AND SPECIALIZED SUPPORT)

Location: North Campus, 3rd Floor, Room N-344 Website: bowvalleycollege.ca/awards Email: awards@bowvalleycollege.ca Phone: 403-410-1680 Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

STUDENT ADVISING Student Advisors are a source of financial aid and academic advising information for prospective and current learners. Advisors are available via drop-in or appointment to assist learners with academic planning. They also assist learners with applications for financial assistance and can authorize eligible learners for funding assistance through the Government of Alberta. Advisors may also refer learners to other departments and services both on- and off-campus. Location: North Campus, 3rd Floor, Registrar’s Office Phone: 403-410-1400 Hours: Monday to Wednesday & Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

• Financial Aid (see FINANCIAL AID)

STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE

• Health Services (see HEALTH SERVICES)

The Student Affairs Office provides student life opportunities on campus including New Student Orientation (NSO), the LEAD (Leadership Experience and Development) Series and volunteering opportunities. We advocate on behalf of students for the betterment of life on campus, and act as the primary point of contact between the College and the Bow Valley College Students’ Association. Student success is the heart of this office!

• Scholarships and Awards (see SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS) • Student Affairs (see STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE)

Location: North Campus, 3rd Floor, Room N-344 Website: bowvalleycollege.ca/lss Email: learnersuccess@bowvalleycollege.ca Phone: 403-410-1440 Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

LIBRARY AND LEARNING COMMONS (LLC) The Library and Learning Commons’ goal is to meet the information needs of the BVC community and promote lifelong learning. Our services include library and information services, testing services, learner technology support, and other initiatives created to support our learners. The LLC has computers, printing, study areas, an audiovisual viewing area, and group work rooms.

Location: North Campus, 3rd Floor, Room N-344 Website: bowvalleycollege.ca/studentaffairs Email: studentaffairs@bowvalleycollege.ca Phone: 403-410-1723 Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: North Campus, 1st Floor and 2nd Floor Email: circulation@bowvalleycollege.ca Phone: 403-410-1647 (North Campus, 1st Floor) 403-410-1756 (North Campus, 2nd Floor)

ONLINE STUDENT LOUNGE All Bow Valley College Students have access to the virtual Student Lounge in Blackboard, the College’s online learning tool. The Lounge is an online information and learning support centre where you can find links to sites that may enhance your course material, improve your study skills, and help with your job search. Students taking courses through Blackboard will have access to the Student Lounge through their existing account. Others may obtain access by inquiring at the Library and Learning Commons.

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STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION (BVCSA)

TUTORIAL SERVICES

The Students’ Association is the official governing body of and for BVC students. It provides representation on numerous committees and boards on and off campus, including Academic Council and the BVC Board of Governors. It also supports student personal development, student agendas, events and scholarships, and provides leadership, social networking, a dedicated website and fan page, as well as a place to hang out. The BVCSA’s Students’ Council is the governing board of the Association, consisting of students elected each Fall semester by the student body, to direct the overall goals of the Association.

A variety of tutorial services are available for Bow Valley College students, usually free of charge. Services include one-on-one tutoring, group tutoring and workshops. Tutoring services are generally available in the Library and Learning Commons but check with your program area for more information.

Location: North Campus, 2nd Floor, Room N-249 Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Hours subject to change) Website: www.bvcsa.ca Email: mailsa@bowvalleycollege.ca Phone: 403-410-1695

The Student Health and Dental Plan is designed for students in career programs 20 weeks or longer and is administered by the BVCSA. The plan provides lower medical/dental/vision costs including such items as prescriptions, paramedical needs, and dental procedures. For complete information, stop by the BVCSA office or go online.

Location: North Campus, 2nd Floor in the BVCSA Office Website: www.gallivan.ca/studentnetworks Email: bvcsaplan@gallivan.ca Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Hours subject to change)

STUDENT EMAIL AND WEB PORTAL

As a BVC student, you will be assigned a mybvc.ca email address upon your acceptance into a program. You will be expected to check your email on a regular basis in order to stay current with College communications. Your email address will also allow you to access the Bow Valley College student web portal which offers a variety of online services and information including, unofficial transcripts, timetables, T2202A tax receipts mail to transcripts College on news on student financial mybvc.ca is your source for important andand notices upcoming Collegeaid, events.

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STUDENT ID CARD

ow Valley College student now has 24-hour access to the new BVC student web community

The Student ID card is the official identification for students at Bow Valley College. It will be necessary to have the card with you as s, information on the Leadership while Experience and Development andcertain official news from the College. identification at the College to series, access services and may be n even check your unofficial transcripts and timetables. used to obtain discounts at retail outlets.

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YWCA CHILD CARE CENTRE AT BOW VALLEY COLLEGE The YWCA Child Care Centre at Bow Valley College offers quality child care services for students in a newly constructed facility located in the North Campus. Prices are reasonable for children 12 months to five years of age, but spaces are limited so it is important to register early. Bursaries may be available for eligible students. Services & Features • Accredited Centre • Clean and bright new play space • Safe, outdoor playground • Learning through play • Child care provided by provincially certified caregivers • Inclusive program welcoming children with special needs • Daily reports on your child’s activities • Hours of operation 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • Hot lunch/two snacks provided each day Location: North Campus, 2nd Floor Email: seichhorn@YWCAofCalgary.com Phone: 403-705-5786

Other On-Campus Amenities In addition to the services above, Bow Valley College’s North Campus has the following amenities for all students. See our website for more details: • Bicycle Racks • Cafeteria/Food Services • Lockers

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A new multi-faith space is an important part of the expansion plans at Bow Valley College and will be available with the opening of the South Campus in 2013. Until then, you may contact the City of Calgary’s online directory InformAlberta.ca to confirm location of churches, temples, and/or worship services in your area (www.informalberta.ca/ public/common/search.do).

• Printing Services • Security/Safewalk Program • Wireless internet connections

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WORSHIP SERVICES


Important College Dates Winter 2012

Fall 2011 Aug. 26:

Fee Deadline for Fall Term

Jan. 3:

Fee Deadline for Winter Term

Aug. 29:

Commencement of Fall Term

Jan. 5:

Commencement of Winter Term

Sept. 5:

Labour Day - College Closed

Jan. 20: Cancellation Deadline: Last day to cancel/withdraw from courses/programs in the current Term to be eligible for a 100% refund

Sept. 16: Cancellation Deadline: Last day to cancel/withdraw from courses/programs in the current Term to be eligible for a 100% refund

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Sept. 30: Drop Deadline for full-time programs: Last day to drop courses in the current Term (courses will not appear on transcript if dropped by this date)

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Thanksgiving - College Closed

Oct. 21: Withdrawal deadline for full-time programs: 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 Nov. 11:

Remembrance Day - College Closed

Dec. 16:

Final Day of Fall Term

Feb. 3: Drop Deadline for full-time programs: Last day to drop courses in the current Term (courses will not appear on transcript if dropped by this date) March 2: Withdrawal deadline for full-time programs: Last day to withdraw from a course in the current with a “W” grade. Withdrawals after this date will result in an “F” grade April 6:

Good Friday- College closed

April 9:

Easter Monday- College closed

April 25:

Last day of Winter Term

Bow Valley College Directory BVC Switchboard ...................403-410-1400 Toll Free ............................. 1-866-428-2669 Aboriginal Centre......................... 403-410-1786 Alumni Association ...................... 403-355-4666 Bookstore .................................... 403-410-1740 Security ....................................... 403-410-1713 Career Services ............................ 403-410-3215

Counselling & Specialized (Disabilities) Support ................... 403-410-1440 Financial Aid ................................ 403-410-1420 Scholarships & Awards ................ 403-410-1680 Health Services ............................ 403-410-1675 International Education ............... 403-410-3476 Learner Resource Services (LRS) .... 403-410-1647 MyBVC Blackboard ...................... 403-464-0836 Prospective Student Centre ......... 403-410-1402

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 403-410-1400 or 403-410-1402

Student Affairs ............................ 403-410-1723 Students’ Association .................. 403-410-1695 Health and Dental Plan ............... 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


C a r e e r s i n a d m i n i s t r at i o n

Administration Careers in


C a r eers in admi n istratio n

Careers in administration AT A GLANCE Program

Academic Admission Requirements*

Program Length

Tuition**

36 weeks

$4,326

Aug. 29, 2011 Jan. 5, 2012 Also available online.

24 weeks

$3,296

Aug. 29, 2011 Jan. 5, 2012

Credit in English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent AND Credit in Grade 10 Math (excluding 10-4 and 16 levels) or equivalent Administrative Professional Certificate

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

Start Dates

OR: Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test

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Dental Business Assistant Certificate

Same as requirements for Administrative Professional Certificate Program, above.

Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate

Same as requirements for Administrative Professional Certificate Program, above.

24 weeks

$3,399

Aug. 29, 2011 Jan. 5, 2012 Also available online.

Legal Assistant Diploma

Same as requirements for Administrative Professional Certificate Program, above.

64 weeks

Year 1: $3,996 Year 2: $3,240

Aug. 29, 2011 Aug. 27, 2012

Medical Office Assistant Certificate

Same as requirements for Administrative Professional Certificate Program, above.

24 weeks

$3,605

Aug. 29, 2011 Jan. 5, 2012 Also available online.

Veterinary Office Assistant Certificate

Same as requirements for Administrative Professional Certificate Program, above.

24 weeks

$3,605

Aug. 29, 2011 Aug. 27, 2012

* Academic Requirements are subject to change; see the full program listing for a complete list of non-academic program requirements. ** Tuitions are estimated based on normal full-time course loads for domestic students for each program for the 2011-12 academic year and are subject to change. Actual tuition cost will vary depending on course load and semester/year of study. Costs do not include books or applicable fees. For up-to-date tuition and fee information, please see our website at bowvalleycollege.ca

How to apply: You can apply for admission through any of the following methods. Online at: www.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 Process on page 107.

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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.

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

COURSES IN PROGRAM (subject to change)

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

• Document Processing I • Financial Procedures • Keyboarding for Administrative Professionals • Communication Fundamentals • Interpersonal And Organizational Skills • Microsoft Excel

• Athabasca University

SEMESTER 2 • Document Processing II • Speaking with Confidence in Business Settings • Office Services • Speed Development • Introduction to Petroleum • Office Communications for Administrative Professionals • PowerPoint • Preparation for the Workplace • Introduction to Project Management

• SAIT

Fees & dates Dates: Aug. 29, 2011, Jan. 5, 2012, Aug. 27, 2012, Jan. 7, 2013 and Sept. 3, 2013

Program length: 36 weeks Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

Admission requirements Academic Requirements • Credit in English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent • Credit in Grade 10 Math (excluding 10-4 and 16 levels) 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 450 in Math OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test Note: a minimum keyboarding speed of 25 wpm is strongly recommended

English Language Proficiency Requirement For applicants whose first language is not English, see page 58 for information on English language proficiency requirements.

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Administrative Professional Certificate (Online Part-Time)

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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.

Fees & dates

See the full-time Administrative Professional program listing for admission requirements and transferability information.

Program Length: Seven semesters

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This program will be offered over seven semesters as follows:

FALL 2011 - SEMESTER 1 • Communication Fundamentals • Keyboarding for Administrative Professionals

WINTER 2012 - SEMESTER 2 • Document Processing I • Interpersonal and Organizational Skills

SPRING 2012 - SEMESTER 3 • Document Processing II • PowerPoint

FALL 2012 - SEMESTER 4 • Financial Procedures • Office Services • Speed Development

Winter 2013 - SEMESTER 5 • Office Communications for Administrative Professionals • Excel

SPRING 2013 - SEMESTER 6 • Introduction to Petroleum • Preparation for the Workplace • Introduction to Project Management

FALL 2013 - SEMESTER 7 • Work Experience for Administrative Professionals * Semester 1 will be offered again in August 2012.

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Date: Aug. 29, 2011 & Jan. 5, 2012 Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

For further information regarding the online option, contact: Andrew Forbes, Administrative Assistant, Online Support Phone: 403-410-1578 Fax: 403-297-5007 Note: Registration for the online courses of the Administrative Professional Certificate can be completed through eCampusAlberta.ca. Students who are not able to access Bow Valley College for testing must choose a partner college that will provide testing services to them during the course of study.


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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.

Career possibilities

COURSES IN PROGRAM (subject to change) YEAR 1 • 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

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

Academic Requirements • Credit in English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent • Credit in Grade 10 Math (excluding 10-4 and 16 levels) 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 450 in Math

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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 For applicants whose first language is not English, see page 58 for information on English language proficiency requirements.

Transferability Graduates of this program may be accepted into: • Athabasca University (Communication Studies) – Bachelor of Professional Arts degree 60 Block credits • Royal Roads University - Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies • Thompson Rivers University (Open Learning Division) – 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. 29, 2011 Program length: 64 weeks Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

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

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DENTAL BUSINESS ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE

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This accelerated full-time program (24 weeks) is scheduled over two semesters and prepares you to manage the office workflow in a dental practice. Content includes dental science, charting, business communication, billing, financial management, and computer skills. Graduates have excellent job prospects and our employment rates are consistently high.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (subject to change)

Fees & dates

SEMESTER 1

Dates: Aug. 29, 2011 & Jan. 5, 2012

• Introductory Dental Office Management • Keyboarding and Document Processing for Health Care Administration • Business Communication for Health Care Administration • Role Concepts in Health Care Administration • Dental Insurance and Financial Management • Introduction to the Dental Office • Dental Terminology

Program length: 24 weeks

SEMESTER 2 • Employment Preparation • Computerized Dental Practice Management • Work Experience for Dental Business Assistants * All program requirements must be met within two years of program start date. Dental Terminology and Computerized Dental Practice Management have time limits for currency.

Admission requirements Academic Requirements • Credit in English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent • Credit in Grade 10 Math (excluding 10-4 and 16 levels) 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 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: • Submission of a current Police Information Check (PIC) • SFA/CPR Health Provider taken within six months prior to work experience Note: S tudents who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program will have their Letter of Admission withdrawn. This program requires students to have certain immunizations completed prior to the programs first clinical or work experience. Upon acceptance, applicants will receive immunization information as part of their acceptance package. Applicants must follow the directons provided in this information.

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For applicants whose first language is not English, see page 58 for information on English language proficiency requirements.

Transferability None

Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees


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Hospital unit clerk CERTIFICATE This accelerated full-time program (24 weeks) is scheduled over two semesters and 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. Our graduates have excellent job prospects and our employment rates are consistently high.

Pre-Program Requirements

Due to high demand, applications to the fall 2011 Hospital Unit Clerk program (North Campus) are not being accepted until further notice. This program is over-subscribed and many applicants may not be offered a seat.

This program requires students to have certain immunizations completed prior to the programs first clinical or work experience. Upon acceptance, applicants will receive immunization information as part of their acceptance package. Applicants must follow the directons provided in this information.

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (subject to change)

English Language Proficiency Requirement

SEMESTER 1

For applicants whose first language is not English, see page 58 for information on English language proficiency requirements.

SEMESTER 2

• Submission of a 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.

Transferability None

Fees & dates Dates: Aug. 29, 2011 & Jan. 5, 2012 Program length: 24 weeks Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

• Employment Preparation • Hospital Information System • Work Experience for Hospital Unit Clerks * All program requirements must be met within two years of program start date. Medical Terminology II and Hospital Information System have time limits for currency.

Admission requirements Academic Requirements Admission requirements are currently under review. • Credit in English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent • Credit in Grade 10 Math (excluding 10-4 and 16 levels) 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 450 in Math OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test

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• Keyboarding and Document Processing for Health Care Administration • Business Communication for Health Care Administration • Role Concepts in Health Care Administration • Medical Terminology I • Introductory Unit Coordinating Skills • Processing Medical Orders • Introduction to the Hospital Organization • Medical Terminology II

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


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Hospital unit clerk CERTIFICATE (ONLINE Part-Time) The Hospital Unit Clerk Online program is offered every fall semester and takes four semesters to complete the program on a part-time basis. The work experience course is a full-time commitment for four weeks. See full-time Hospital Unit Clerk program listing for admission requirements and transferability information.

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

Fall 2011 • Role Concepts in Health Care Administration (HCCS 110) • Medical Terminology I (HCMT 121) • Keyboarding & Document Processing for Health Care Administration (BUS 0002)

Winter 2012 • Introduction to the Hospital Organization (HCUC 135) • Medical Terminology II (HCMT 122)

Spring 2012 • Processing Medical Orders (HCUC 131) • Introductory Unit Coordinating Skills (HCUC 130)

Fall 2012 • Business Communications (COMM 170) • Employment Preparation (BUS 0068) • Work Experience for Hospital Unit Clerks (HCUC 140) *All program requirements must be completed within two years of the program start date. Medical Terminology II has a time limit for currency.

Fees & dates Dates: Aug. 29, 2011 Program Length: Four semesters Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees For further information regarding the online option, contact: Andrew Forbes, Administrative Assistant, Online Support Phone: 403-410-1578 Fax: 403-297-5007 Note: Registration for the online courses of the Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate can be completed through eCampusAlberta.ca Students who are not able to access Bow Valley College for testing must choose a partner college that will provide testing services to them during the course of study.

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Medical office assistant certificate This accelerated full-time program (24 weeks) is scheduled over two semesters and prepares you to manage the flow of electronic and paper-based information in a medical office setting. Our graduates have excellent job prospects and our employment rates are consistently high. You may find employment in medical offices and clinics, hospitals, health and chiropractic centres, insurance agencies, and private businesses.

COURSES IN PROGRAM* (subject to change)

• Employment Preparation • Electronic Medical Office Management • Work Experience For Medical Office Assistants * All program requirements must be met within two years of program start date. Medical Terminology II and Electronic Medical Office Management. Courses have time limits for currency.

• Submission of a current Police Information Check • SFA/CPR Health Provider taken within six months prior to work experience

This program requires students to have certain immunizations completed prior to the programs first clinical or work experience. Upon acceptance, applicants will receive immunization information as part of their acceptance package. Applicants must follow the directons provided in this information.

English Language Proficiency Requirement For applicants whose first language is not English, see page 58 for information on English language proficiency requirements.

Transferability None

Fees & dates Dates: Aug. 29, 2011 & Jan. 5, 2012 Program length: 24 weeks Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

Admission requirements Academic Requirements • Credit in English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent • Credit in Grade 10 Math (excluding 10-4 and 16 levels) 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 450 in Math OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions test

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SEMESTER 2

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

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

SEMESTER 1 • Basic Medical Office Skills • Keyboarding and Document Processing for Health Care Administration • Business Communication For Health Care Administration • Role Concepts in Health Care Administration • Introduction To The Medical Office • Medical Terminology I • Financial Management for the Medical Office • Medical Terminology II • Clinical Skills For The Medical Office

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Medical office assistant certificate (ONLINE) The Medical Office Assistant program will be available online starting in the 2011 fall semester. The certificate program will have an intake every fall semester, and takes five semesters to complete all program requirements on a part-time basis. The work experience course is a full-time commitment for four weeks. See the full-time Medical Office Assistant program listing for admission requirements and transferability information.

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COURSES IN PROGRAM* (subject to change) Fall 2011 • Keyboarding and Document Processing for Health Care Administration (BUS 0002) • Medical Terminology I (HCMT121) • Role Concepts for Health Care Administration (HCCS 110)

Winter 2012 • Introduction to Medical Office (HCMO 135) • Financial Management for the Medical Office (BUS 0069)

Spring 2012 • Basic Medical Office Skills (ADMN 135) • Medical Terminology II (HCMT 122)

Fall 2012 • Clinical Skills for the Medical Office (HCMO 138) • Electronic Medical Office Management (COMP 136)

Winter 2013 • Business Communications (COMM 170) • Employment Preparation (BUS 0068) • Work Experience for Medical Office Assistants (HCMO 140) * All program requirements must be completed within two years of the program start date. Medical Terminology II and Electronic Medical Office Management have time limits for currency.

Fees & dates Start Dates: Aug. 29, 2011 Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

Program length: Five semesters For further information regarding the online option, contact: Andrew Forbes, Administrative Assistant, Online Support Phone: 403-410-1578 Fax: 403-297-5007

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VETERINARY OFFICE ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE This accelerated full-time program (24 weeks) is scheduled over two semesters and 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.

Pre-Program Requirements The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • Submission of a current Police Information Check (PIC) • SFA/CPR Health Provider taken within six months prior to work experience

SEMESTER 1 • Role Concepts in Health Care Administration • Introduction to the Veterinary Office • Business Communications for Health Care Administration • Keyboarding and Documenting processing for Health Care Administration • Medical Terminology I • Common Health Issues and Diseases in Veterinary Practice • Financial Management for Veterinary office • Clinical Skills for the Veterinary Office • Veterinary Medical Terminology II

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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COURSES IN PROGRAM* (subject to change)

English Language Proficiency Requirement For applicants whose first language is not English, see page 58 for information on English language proficiency requirements.

Transferability None

SEMESTER 2 • Employment Preparation • Electronic Veterinary Office Management • Work Experience for the Veterinary Office Assistant *All program requirements must be completed within two years from program start date. Veterinary Medical Terminology II and Electronic Veterinary Office Management have time limits for currency.

Fees & dates Dates: August 29, 2011 Program length: 24 weeks Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

Admission requirements Academic Requirements • 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

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Academic Admission Requirements*

Program Length

Tuition**

English 30-1 or English 30-2 or equivalent AND Credit in Applied or Pure Math 30 or equivalent Accounting and Financial Management Certificate

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

Business Administration Diploma Streams: Accounting, Financial Services, General Business Administration and Risk Management

English 30-1 or English 30-2 or equivalent AND Credit in Applied or Pure Math 30 or equivalent

Start Dates

36 weeks

$4,223

Aug. 29, 2011 Jan. 5, 2012 Also available online.

64 weeks

Year 1: $4,017; Year 2: $3,914 (General Stream)

Aug. 29, 2011 Jan. 5, 2012

64 weeks

Year 1: $3,672; Year 2: $3,456

Aug. 29, 2011 Aug. 27, 2012 Certificate available online.

64 weeks

Year 1: $3,672; Year 2: $3,672

Aug. 29, 2011 Aug. 27, 2012

OR: Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

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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 Minimum final mark of 60% in English 20-1 or credit in English 30-2 or equivalent AND Minimum final mark of 60% in Applied or Pure Math 10 or equivalent (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 450 in Math OR: Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

Interior Decorating and Merchandising Diploma

Minimum final mark of 60% in English 20-1 or credit in English 30-2 or equivalent AND Minimum final mark of 60% in Applied or Pure Math 10 or equivalent (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 450 in Math OR: Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

* Academic Requirements are subject to change; see the full program listing for a complete list of non-academic program requirements. ** Tuitions are estimated based on normal full-time course loads for domestic students for each program for the 2011-12 academic year and are subject to change. Actual tuition cost will vary depending on course load and semester/year of study. Costs do not include books or applicable fees. For up-to-date tuition and fee information, please see our website at bowvalleycollege.ca

How to apply: You can apply for admission through any of the following methods. Online at: www.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 Process on page 107.

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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.

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

Fees & dates Dates: Aug. 29, 2011, Jan. 5, 2012 Program length: 36 weeks

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Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

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• Financial Accounting Principles Level I • Introduction to Management • Computer Applications • Business Communication • Business Mathematics • Marketing

SEMESTER 2 • Financial Accounting Principles Level II • Computerized Accounting For Management • Interpersonal Communication • Microsoft Excel For Business • Career Advancement • Business Law • Practicum

Admission requirements Academic Requirements • English 30-1 or English 30-2 or equivalent • Credit in Applied or Pure Math 30 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

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 For applicants whose first language is not English, see page 58 for information on English language proficiency requirements.

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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. This is a part-time certificate and will take a minimum of two years to complete. There are a total of 13 required courses.

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Fall 2011 • Computer Applications • Financial Accounting Principles I

Winter 2012 • Business Math • Marketing

Spring 2012 • Financial Accounting Principles Level II (Prerequisite: Financial Accounting Principles I) • Microsoft Excel (Prerequisite: Computer Applications)

Fall 2012 • Business Law • Introduction to Management

Winter 2013 • Computerized Accounting (Prerequisite: Financial Accounting Principles I) • Business Communications

Spring 2013 • Interpersonal Communication • Career Advancement

Fall 2013 • Organizational Behaviour Note: Many of these courses can also be used towards credit in the Business Administration Diploma. Fall 2011 courses will be offered again in fall 2012.

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FEES & DATES Dates: Aug. 29, 2011 Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

Program Length: Seven Semesters For further information regarding the online option, contact: Andrew Forbes, Administrative Assistant, Online Support Phone: 403-410-1578 Fax: 403-297-5007


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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 will provide students with knowledge of the basic principles of business and the skills required to become a successful manager.

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 • Interpersonal Communication • Financial Accounting Principles II • Entrepreneurship • Microeconomics • Microsoft Excel for Accounting • Business Law

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 (Prerequisite: Business Math) • International Business • Business Strategy

• 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 (Prerequisite: Business Math) • Business Finance (Prerequisite: Business Math) • Computerized Accounting (Prerequisite: Financial Accounting Principles I) • Business Strategy

YEAR 2 - Financial Services Specialization • Human Resource Fundamentals • Financial Industry, Products, and Services I • Macroeconomics • Taxation • Career Advancement • Effective Customer Service Skills • Personal Financial Planning • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour • Business Finance (Prerequisite: Business Math) • Financial Industry, Products, and Services II (Prerequisite: Financial Products & Services I) • Investment Funds in Canada • Effective Selling Skills • Business Strategy

YEAR 2 - Risk Management Specialization • Career Advancement • Risk Assessment - RIMS • Macroeconomics • Introduction to Insurance • Project Management • Operations Management • Business Finance (Prerequisite: Business Math) • Risk Control - RIMS • Risk Financing - RIMS • Statistics (Prerequisite: Business Math) • Internal Control • Business Strategy  Graduates of the risk management program are entitled to apply

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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.

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Admission requirements Academic Requirements • Credit in English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent • Credit in Applied or Pure Math 30 or equivalent OR:

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• 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

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Transferability Transfer agreements have been established with: • Athabasca University - Bachelor of Management (Post Diploma), Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) 60 block credits • Grant MacEwan University - Bachelor of Commerce (Management major) • Mount Royal University - Bachelor of Business Administration • Royal Roads University - Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management

• Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

• SAIT - Bachelor of Applied Business Administration (Accounting Major)

Additional Admission Requirements

• Thompson Rivers University - Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Open Learning Division)

• All applicants must be bondable.

• University of Lethbridge - Bachelor of Management

English Language Proficiency Requirement

University College of the NorthTransfer credits are also available from:

For applicants whose first language is not English, see page 58 for information on English language proficiency requirements.

• Certified Management Accountants

Admission to Year 2 Specializations

• Canadian Payroll Association

• 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 • Risk Management: A minimum GPA of 2.67

• Canadian Institute of Entrepreneurship

• Certified General Accountants

• Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping • Institute of Canadian Bankers

Fees & dates Dates: Aug. 29, 2011 & Jan. 5, 2012 Program length: 64 Weeks Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

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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. This full-time program will 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.

COURSEs IN PROGRAM (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) YEAR 1

A transfer agreement has been established with: • Athabasca University - Bachelor of Professional Arts (Communication Studies) • Royal Roads University - BA International Hotel Management 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 in the program.

FEES & DATES Dates: Aug. 29, 2011 Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

YEAR 2 • 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

Admission requirements Academic Requirements • Minimum final mark of 60% in English 20-1 or credit in English 30-2 or equivalent • Minimum final mark of 60% in Applied or Pure Math 10 or equivalent (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 450 in Math OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

English Language Proficiency Requirement For applicants whose first language is not English, see page 58 for information on English language proficiency requirements.

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• 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

Transferability


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Events Management Certificate (Online, Part-time) Transferability

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. See fulltime Events Management program listing for admission requirements.

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Graduates of this program may be accepted into: • Bow Valley College - Events Management Certificate transfer to Events Management Diploma Some transfer credits are available to: • Thompson Rivers University - Bachelor of Tourism Management Degree

Courses in program (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

• Alberta Tourism Human Resource Council (ATEC) - Students may write the ATEC certification exam

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FALL 2011 • Computer Applications • Fundamentals of Events Management

Fees & dates

WINTER 2012

Date: Aug. 29, 2011

• Business Communication • Catered Events (Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Event Management)

Program length: Seven semesters

SPRING 2012 • Creating the Event Experience (Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Event Management) • Career Advancement

FALL 2012 • Marketing • Meetings, Expos, and Conventions (Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Event Management)

WINTER 2013 • Introduction to Fundraising (Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Event Management) • Introduction to Media Relations (Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Event Management & Business Communication)

SPRING 2013 • Essentials of Customer Service • Budgeting & Accounting

FALL 2013 • Microsoft Excel

FOR MORE INFORMATION 403-410-1400 or 403-410-1402

Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees For further information regarding the online option, contact: Andrew Forbes, Administrative Assistant, Online Support Phone: 403-410-1578 Fax: 403-297-5007


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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 twosemester (one-year) program includes four weeks of work experience.

Transferability

Courses in program (subject to change)

Date: Aug. 29, 2011

SEMESTER 1

• Bow Valley College - Business Administration Diploma

Fees & dates Program length: 36 weeks Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit

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www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees For further information regarding the online option, contact: Andrew Forbes, Administrative Assistant, Online Support Phone: 403-410-1578 Fax: 403-297-5007

SEMESTER 2 • Compensation, Benefits and Payroll • Employee Recruiting & Selection • Human Resource Information Software • Introduction To Organizational Behaviour • Industrial Labour Relations • Career Advancement • Work Experience for Human Resources

Admission Requirements Academic Requirements • Minimum final mark of 60% in English 20-1 or credit in English 30-2 or equivalent • Minimum final mark of 60% in Applied or Pure Math 10 or equivalent (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 450 in Math OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

English Language Proficiency Requirement For applicants whose first language is not English, see page 58 for information on English language proficiency requirements.

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• Computer Applications • Human Resource Fundamentals • Introduction to Employment Law • Business Communication • Essentials of Interpersonal Communication

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Human Resources Management Certificate (Online, Part-time) Bow Valley College’s Human Resources 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 12 required courses.

Fees & dates Date: Aug. 29, 2011 Program length: Six semesters Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees For further information regarding the online option, contact:

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Andrew Forbes, Administrative Assistant, Online Support

Courses in program (subject to change)

Phone: 403-410-1578 Fax: 403-297-5007

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FALL 2011 • Computer Applications • Human Resource Fundamentals

WINTER 2012 • Employee Recruiting and Selection (Prerequisite: Human Resource Fundamentals) • Industrial and Labour Relations

SPRING 2012 • Business Communications • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour

FALL 2012 • Introduction to Employment Law (Prerequisite: Human Resource Fundamentals) • Microsoft Excel

WINTER 2013 • Interpersonal Communications • Career Advancement

SPRING 2013 • Human Resource Information Software (Prerequisite: Computer Applications) • Compensation, Benefits, and Payroll (Prerequisite: Human Resource Fundamentals)

Note: Registration into the online courses of Human Resources can be completed through eCampusAlberta.ca Students who are not able to access Bow Valley College for testing must choose a partner college that will provide testing services to them during the course of study.

FOR MORE INFORMATION 403-410-1400 or 403-410-1402


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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.

English Language Proficiency Requirement For applicants whose first language is not English, see page 58 for information on English language proficiency requirements.

Transferability A transfer agreement has been established with:

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Fees & dates Date: Aug. 29, 2011 Program length: 64 weeks Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

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

Admission requirements • Minimum final mark of 60% in English 20-1 or credit in English 30-2 or equivalent • Minimum final mark of 60% in Applied or Pure Math 10 or equivalent (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 450 in Math OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

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C a reers in busin ess

• 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 • Computer Applications • Professional Interior Decorating

• Athabasca University - Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communication Studies


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Interior Decorating and Merchandising Certificate (Online, Part-Time) Bow Valley College’s Interior Decorating & Merchandising 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 and a half years to complete. There are a total of 14 required courses.

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See full-time Interior Decorating & Merchandising program listing for admission requirements.

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Courses in program (Subject to change) Fall 2011 • Computer Applications • Principles & Elements of Design

Winter 2012

Transferability Some transfer credit is available from: • Mount Royal University Credits in this program may be transfered to: • Bow Valley College - Interior Decorating and Merchandising credits in this program can be transferred to the Diploma program Note: These programs are recognized by the Canadian Decorators’ Association (CDECA).

Fees & dates Date: Aug. 29, 2011 Program length: Eight semesters Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

• Drawing & Sketching • Business Communication

For further information regarding the online option, contact:

Spring 2012

Phone: 403-410-1578 Fax: 403-297-5007

• Customer Service • Space Planning & Blueprints

Fall 2012 • Computer-Assisted Design - AutoCAD

Winter 2013 • Colour & Light in Decorating • Decorating Backgrounds

Spring 2013 • Decorating Styles • Textiles & Window Coverings

Fall 2013 • Professional Interior Decorating • Career Advancement

Fall 2014 • Microsoft Excel

FOR MORE INFORMATION 403-410-1400 or 403-410-1402

Andrew Forbes, Administrative Assistant, Online Support


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Academic Admission Requirements*

Program Length

Tuition**

Credit in either English 10-1 or 10-2 or equivalent Health Care Aide Certificate

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

Start Dates

Aug. 29, 2011 Jan. 5, 2012 April 30, 2012 Also available as part-time study

16 weeks

$2,050

64 weeks

Year 1: $5,194; Year 2: $3,536

Aug. 29, 2011 Jan. 5, 2012

Year 1: $4,349; Year 2: $4,653

Aug. 29, 2011 Jan. 5, 2012 April 30, 2012 Also available as part-time study.

OR: Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test 65% in English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent

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Pharmacy Technician Diploma

AND 60% in Pure or Applied Math 30 or equivalent and 70% on math skills assessment (administered by HCC Department) AND 60% in Biology 30 AND 60% in Chemistry 30 Minimum final mark of 60% in English 30-1 or 70% in English 30-2 or equivalent

Practical Nurse Diploma

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

68 weeks

* Academic Requirements are subject to change; see the full program listing for a complete list of non-academic program requirements. ** Tuitions are estimated based on normal full-time course loads for domestic students for each program for the 2011-12 academic year and are subject to change. Actual tuition cost will vary depending on course load and semester/year of study. Costs do not include books or applicable fees. For up-to-date tuition and fee information, please see our website at bowvalleycollege.ca

How to apply: You can apply for admission through any of the following methods. Online at: www.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 Process on page 107.

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HEALTH CARE AIDE CERTIFICATE (FULL-TIME) Obtain a Bow Valley College/Government of Alberta Health Care Aide Certificate using the updated HCA provincial curriculum. This program involves a combination of delivery modes including classroom, lab, and clinical instruction. 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, assisting with medication delivery, and clinical skills. Clinical experience in long-term care, acute care and community/home care settings is included.

Applicants are requested to review the requirements listed below and assess their ability in regard to the demands of the occupation of a Health Care Aide employee: • work shifts and weekends • be on their feet for extended periods of time • use their knees, back, and arms to move clients who have minimal body strength • function effectively in stressful situations • perform all skills independently

Courses in program (Subject to change)

Admission requirements Academic Requirements • Credit in either English 10-1 or 10-2 or equivalent OR: • Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 450 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing

English Language Proficiency Requirement For applicants whose first language is not English, see page 58 for information on English language proficiency requirements.

International students please note: academic, additional admission, preprogram, and English language proficiency requirements must be met for entrance into this program.

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

Fees & dates Dates: Aug. 29, 2011 & Jan. 5, 2012 Program length: 16 weeks Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

OR: • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

Pre-Program Requirements The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • Current Police Information Check (PIC) Note: S tudents who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program may have their Letter of Admission withdrawn. This program requires students to have certain immunizations completed prior to the programs first clinical or work experience. Upon acceptance, applicants will receive immunization information as part of their acceptance package. Applicants must follow the directons provided in this information.

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• Safe Work Practices • Assist with Medication Delivery • Introduction to Activities of Daily Living • Work with Clients with a Diagnosis of Dementia • Work and Communication in the Health Care Environment • Structure and Function of the Human Body - Health and Chronic Illness • Activities of Daily Living • Skills for Assisting with Clients with Complex Care • Special Care for Diverse Clients • Client Care Clinical Experience • Client Care Practicum

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Health Care Aide Certificate (Part-time - Online/Blended)

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Obtain a Bow Valley College/Government of Alberta Health Care Aide Certificate, using the new updated HCA provincial curriculum, while continuing to work. This program involves a combination of delivery modes including Blackboard-based online learning, workshops, labs, and clinical instruction. 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, assisting with medication delivery, and clinical skills. Clinical experience in longterm care, acute care and community/home care settings is included.

Admission Requirements

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

OR:

Academic Requirements • Credit in either English 10-1 or 10-2 or equivalent OR: • Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 450 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing • Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

Pre-program Requirement

See the full-time Health Care Aide program listing for admission requirements and transferability information.

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

Courses in program (Subject to change)

• Current Police Information Check (PIC)

• Safe Work Practices • Assist with Medication Delivery • Introduction to Activities of Daily Living • Work with Clients with a Diagnosis of Dementia • Work and Communication in the Health Care Environment • Structure and Function of the Human Body – Health and Chronic Illness • Activities of Daily Living • Skills for Assisting with Clients with Complex Care • Special Care for Diverse Clients • Client Care Clinical Experience • Client Care Practicum

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

Fees & dates Dates: Bi-monthly Intakes Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

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

• work shifts and weekends • be on their feet for extended periods of time • use their knees, back, and arms to move clients who have minimal body strength • function effectively in stressful situations • perform all skills independently This program requires students to have certain immunizations completed prior to the programs first clinical or work experience. Upon acceptance, applicants will receive immunization information as part of their acceptance package. Applicants must follow the directons provided in this information.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

Health Care Aide PRIOR learning assessment and recognition If you are working as a Health Care Aide or have worked in the field and need to meet provincial HCA certification requirements, then you may be eligible for prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR). The process includes a few easy steps: 1. Apply for the Health Care Aide PLAR Program 2. Complete PLAR Performance Checklist 3. Customize a plan for the HCA PLAR Program based on the PLAR Performance Checklist findings 4. Challenge the courses in the HCA Program (theory and lab) while taking HHC0247 Work and Communicate in a Health Care Environment 5. Receive a HCA Certificate ...continued next column

For applicants whose first language is not English, see page 58 for information on English language proficiency requirements. International students please note: academic, additional admission, pre-program, and English language proficiency requirements must be met for entrance into this program.

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

Fees & dates Dates: Aug. 29, 2011 & Jan. 5, 2012 Program length: 16 weeks Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 403-410-1400 0r 403-410-1402

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Nutrition manager certificate (part-time – distance delivery/online) The Bow Valley College Nutrition Manager Certificate is accredited by the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM). The Nutrition Manager program is delivered by Blackboard-based online learning in a flexible, self-paced format. You will acquire the knowledge and skills required for a career in nutrition management such as menu planning for clients with medical and physical conditions. You will be introduced to food service safety legislation and guidelines which 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. You will have up to three years to complete the program.

Transferability Currently under review. Some transfer credit may be available on a caseby-case basis.

Fees & dates Dates: Ongoing registration, the first Tuesday of every month Program length: Three years to complete Fees: 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) • Introduction to Nutrition Management • Business Communications • Food Service Safety • Clinical Nutrition • Foundations of Nutrition • Human Resources for Nutrition Managers • Food Production Management • Nutrition Manager Work Experience • Business Management

Admission requirements Academic Requirements • High school diploma with 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: • Approval of department

Pre-Program Requirements • Food Safe Certificate • Current Police Information Check (PIC) This program requires students to have certain immunizations completed prior to the programs first clinical or work experience. Upon acceptance, applicants will receive immunization information as part of their acceptance package. Applicants must follow the directons provided in this information.

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

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Pharmacy technician diploma

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Pharmacy Technicians work in hospital and community pharmacies. You will work with pharmacists to perform activities such as dispensing, compounding, repackaging, managing inventory, preparing sterile products and handling monetary transactions. You communicate extensively with patients, health care professionals and third-party insurance agents. Pharmacy Technicians are detail-oriented and able to problem solve and multi-task. Various duties require proficient manual dexterity.

Admission requirements

Demand for employees in the pharmacy field is growing:

Additional Admission Requirements

• The Bow Valley College Pharmacy Technician Diploma program is accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP), allowing graduates to write national certification exams, which will become the standard for entry to practice.

• 70% on math skills assessment (administered by HCC Department) • Minimum of 35 wpm on the Bow Valley College keyboarding assessment • Ability to work with computer word processing, spreadsheets, and database programs is an asset

• There is demand for Pharmacy Technicians in hospital, community and long-term care. 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.

Pre-Program Requirements

Courses in program (Subject to change) Semester 1 • English: Composition • Pharmacy Jurisprudence and Ethics • Pharmacotherapeutics I • Pharmacotherapeutics II • Pharmacy Calculations • Prescription Processing I • Pharmacy Theory

Semester 2 • Pharmacy Management and Inventory Control • Pharmacotherapeutics III • Pharmacotherapeutics IV • Community Pharmacy Practice • Community Dispensing Lab • Non-Prescription Self-Care • Hospital Pharmacy Practice

Semester 3 • Prescription Processing II • Extemporaneous Compounding • Hospital Dispensing Lab • Institutional Procedures • Sterile Production • Entry to Practice Preparation

Academic Requirements • Minimum final mark of 65% in English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent • Minimum final mark of 60% in Pure or Applied Math 30 or equivalent • Minimum final mark of 60% in Biology 30 • Minimum final mark of 60% in Chemistry 30

The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • Current Police Information Check (PIC) This program requires students to have certain immunizations completed prior to the programs first clinical or work experience. Upon acceptance, applicants will receive immunization information as part of their acceptance package. Applicants must follow the directons provided in this information.

English Language Proficiency Requirement For applicants whose first language is not English, see page 58 for information on English language proficiency requirements. International students please note: academic, additional admission preprogram, and English language proficiency requirements must be met for entrance into this program.

Transferability Some transfer credit may be available on a case-by-case basis

Fees & dates Dates: Aug. 29, 2011 & Jan. 5, 2012 Program length: 54 weeks Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit

Semester 4 • Community Pharmacy Practicum • Hospital Pharmacy Practicum* * Every effort is made to accommodate students in hospital placements within the time frame of the program. In some cases, students may be required to complete their hospital placements by travelling to alternative locations outside of Calgary. In rare instances, the College may need to delay the date of completion until a hospital placement can be arranged.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 403-410-1400 0r 403-410-1402

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Pharmacy Technician Professional Transition Certificate The Pharmacy Technician Professional Transition Certificate is designed to enhance employability by assisting practicing pharmacy technicians with the transition to meet requirements of regulation. With integration of theory and practical application of knowledge in the College’s newly constructed world class pharmacy lab, the certificate program will focus on knowledge and skills required to prepare technicians for regulation.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that they meet ONE of the following eligibility criteria for the four bridging courses as determined by the Alberta College of Pharmacists: • Successful completion of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board of Alberta (PTCB-AB) certification exam prior to June 2008 • Successful completion of the OCP certification exam prior to December 2008 • Successful completion of the PEBC Evaluating Exam

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• Successful completion of a CCAPP accredited training program • Inclusion on the ACP voluntary membership register • At least 2,000 hours of practice experience in the field of pharmacy within the past 36 months (for examples see Application for PEBC Evaluating Exam: http://www.pebc.ca/PharmacyTechnicians)

Transferability

Bridging courses are Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) eligible except Professional Practice for Pharmacy Technician Bridging. Candidates are permitted to attempt a PLAR challenge only once for each of these courses. For non-bridging courses, some transfer credit may be available on a case-by-case basis.

None

Note: This program will be offered in January 2012, pending approval by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology.

Program length: Learners will be given up to three years to complete

Fees & dates Dates: J anuary 2012, pending approval from Alberta Advanced Education and Technology

Fees: F or a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

Courses in program In order to obtain a certificate, students must successfully complete the four mandatory bridging courses and acquire an additional 12 credits from the electives below.

Mandatory Bridging Courses (Developed by CON*NECT) • Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technician Bridging (2 credits) • Management of Drug Distribution Systems for Pharmacy Technician Bridging (3 credits) • Product Preparation for Pharmacy Technician Bridging (2 credits) • Professional Practice for Pharmacy Technician Bridging (3 credits)

Elective Courses (Developed by Bow Valley College) • Pharmacy Calculations (4 credits) • Pharmacy Jurisprudence and Ethics (3 credits) • Basic Sterile Preparation and USP <797> (1 credit) • Advanced Sterile Preparation and USP <797> (2 credits) • Hazardous Product Preparation (1 credit) • Sterile Preparation Certification (1 credit) • Business Mathematics (3 credits) • Introduction to Management (3 credits) • Medical Terminology (2 credits)

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Pharmacy technicians in Alberta will be regulated as a profession under the Health Professions Act. As part of licensure, most pharmacy technicians will be required to complete four bridging courses. This program not only includes the bridging courses, but also provides hands-on training in sterile production, as well as pharmacy law, management, and math components. This program will benefit pharmacy technicians without formal academic training, technicians without experience in sterile production, and those who wish to update their knowledge and skills to prepare for regulation. The program’s flexible format and schedule is designed to accommodate the learner’s work schedule.

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Pharmacy Technician BRIDGING COURSES The Pharmacy Technician Bridging Program has been introduced by the Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP) to assist Pharmacy Technicians currently working in the profession to meet new regulatory requirements and expanded scope of practice. For more information, please visit the ACP website at www.pharmacists.ab.ca Applicants are responsible for ensuring that they meet ONE of the following eligibility criteria for the bridging courses as determined by the Alberta College of Pharmacists:

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• Successful completion of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board of Alberta (PTCB-AB) certification exam prior to June 2008; OR • Successful completion of the OCP certification exam prior to December 2008; OR • Successful completion of the PEBC Evaluating Exam; OR • Successful completion of a CCAPP accredited training program; OR • Inclusion on the ACP voluntary membership register; OR • A  t least 2,000 hours of practice experience in the field of pharmacy within the past 36 months (for examples see Application for PEBC Evaluating Exam: www.pebc.ca/pharmacytechnicians) The four bridging courses may be taken in any sequence. Applicants may choose to complete a Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) Challenge Exam. Three of the four bridging courses are PLAR-eligible (all courses EXCEPT Professional Practice for Pharmacy Technician Bridging). PLAR-Challenge exams may only be taken once.

Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technician Bridging This course provides a practical, applied approach to pharmacology. Through a variety of learning tools such as assignments, quizzes, case studies, and group work, learners will enhance their ability to practice competently and contribute to a safe patient care setting. Participants will gain basic knowledge related to the pharmacological uses of drugs within a variety of commonly encountered medical conditions. PLAR-Challenge exam is available. Optional Textbook available.

Management of Drug Distribution Systems for Pharmacy Technician Bridging This course will examine various drug distribution systems in pharmacy practice, and prepare learners to manage operations in different practice settings to ensure safe and effective drug supply and distribution. Learners will explore distributive functions in institutional settings, as well as common drug plans and their formularies, adjudication challenges, inventory management elements, and common business practices. Accurate product release within the parameters of the pharmacy technician role receives special emphasis. PLAR-Challenge exam is available.

Product Preparation for Pharmacy Technician Bridging This course addresses the theoretical knowledge and practical skills essential for safe and accurate preparation of sterile and non-sterile pharmaceutical products. For non-sterile preparation, students will focus on compounding practices for various internal and external preparations and specialty dosage forms, equipment and tools, professional guidelines, standards and legislation, pharmaceutical calculations, and documentation requirements. For sterile product preparation, areas of emphasis include infection control, aseptic technique, parenteral dosage forms, accurate calculations, appropriate use of equipment, and quality control. Best practices associated with the preparation of TPN and antineoplastics are also covered. PLAR-Challenge exam is available. Purchase of lab kit is required.

Professional Practice for Pharmacy Technician Bridging Students will be prepared for entry to practice in five main areas of focus: legal requirements, scope of practice, ethical principles, professionalism, and communication skills. Through a variety of learning strategies such as interactive case studies, assignments, quizzes and group work, the student will enhance his/her ability to practice competently within the professional practice framework. This course is not PLAR-eligible. Optional textbook available. For more information, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/ pharmbridging or call 403-410-1400.

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Practical nurse diploma Practical Nurses are an integral part of the Alberta health care team. As members of a self-regulating profession they use knowledge and skill to assess, interpret and develop client care, perform a wide variety of prescribed medical treatments and advocate for safe, comfortable environments and care for their clients. Our Practical Nurse program educates you to provide high-quality nursing in acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities and in the community. Practical Nurses work in the areas of acute care hospitals, medical surgical care, pediatrics, maternity, mental health, and long-term care nursing facilities. 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).

Practical Nurse Diploma Full-Time

Fall, Winter, Spring enrolments

Practical Nurse Diploma Part-Time

Fall enrolment

Aboriginal Practical Nurse Diploma

This program is offered in partnership with Aboriginal communities. Program locations and start dates will vary accordingly.

Practical Nurse Diploma for Internationally Educated Nurses

Fall, Winter, Spring enrolments

Practical Nurse Diploma Re-entry

Fall, Winter, Spring enrolments

Health Care Aide Bridging to Practical Nurse Diploma

Spring and Fall enrolments

Semester 1 • Health Education: Personal Health and Wellness • English Composition • Anatomy and Physiology • Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills • 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 Science Lab II: Intermediate • Adult Health Assessment

Semester 3 • Clinical Experience Continuing Care: Intermediate • Nursing Theory III: Advanced • Nursing Science Lab III: Advanced • Mental Health Nursing • Nursing Theory II: Intermediate • Community Nursing

Semester 4

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: E very 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 on admission, current CPR Health Care Provider Level certificate (on admission and updated every year) and a Current Police Information Check (PIC) (on admission and updated every six months). Alberta Health Services requires students to have a valid Police Information Check completed before starting, and throughout the duration of the clinical. Students are responsible for ensuring these documents are current throughout the program. The existence of a criminal record may prevent clinical placement, program completion, or professional licensure and therefore, may affect employment opportunities.

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• Clinical Experience: Acute Care • Maternity Nursing • Pediatric Nursing • Transition to Graduate Nursing • Pre-Grad Practicum I: Community and Focus (three weeks) • Pre-Grad Practicum II: Comprehensive

Admission requirements Academic Requirements • Minimum final mark of 60% in English 30-1 or 70% in English 30-2 or equivalent • Credit in Math 20 Pure or a minimum final mark of 60% in Math 20 Applied or equivalent • Minimum final mark of 60% in Biology 30 or a minimum final mark of 60% in Anatomy and Physiology (ANPH 150) at Bow Valley College or equivalent Continued on next page...

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Pre-Program Requirements The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • Current Police Information Check (PIC) • Current CPR Health Care Provider Level Certificate (updated every 12 months)

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This program requires students to have certain immunizations completed prior to the programs first clinical or work experience. Upon acceptance, applicants will receive immunization information as part of their acceptance package. Applicants must follow the directons provided in this information.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

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. This program is offered in partnership with Aboriginal communities. Location and intake dates will vary accordingly. For more information about BVC admissions criteria and course dates for the program, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 403-410-1400, 403-410-1402 or 1-866-428-2669 (toll free).

For applicants whose first language is not English, see page 58 for information on English language proficiency requirements.

Transferability Graduates of this program may be accepted into: • Athabasca University – Bachelor of Nursing Program 30 block credits • Thompson Rivers University (Open Learning Division) –B  achelor of Health Science (57 credits) and Bachelor of General Studies (60 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 College • NorQuest College • University of Calgary • Portage College • Red River College • Keyano College • Lambton College

Fees & dates Dates: Aug 29, 2011 Program length: Four semesters (two years) All course requirements must be completed within four years

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Practical nurse diploma (part-time) Practical Nurses are an integral part of the Alberta health care team. As members of a self-regulating profession they use knowledge and skill to assess, interpret and develop client care, perform a wide variety of prescribed medical treatments and advocate for safe, comfortable environments and care for their clients. Our Practical Nurse program educates you to provide high-quality nursing in acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities and in the community. Practical Nurses work in the areas of acute care hospitals, medical surgical care, pediatrics, maternity, mental health, and long-term care nursing facilities.

Instruction is provided in classroom and nursing skills laboratory settings, plus clinical experience. Note: 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 on admission, current CPR Health Care Provider Level certificate (on admission and updated every year) and a Current Police Information Check (PIC) (on admission and updated every six months). Alberta Health Services requires students to have a valid Police Information Check completed before starting, and throughout the duration of the clinical. Students are responsible for ensuring these documents are current throughout the program. The existence of a criminal record may prevent clinical placement, program completion, or professional licensure and therefore, may affect employment opportunities. See the full-time Practical Nurse program listing for admission requirements and transferability information.

• Adult Health Assessment • Clinical Experience: Basics • Nursing Theory I: Basics

Semester 4 • Nursing Science Lab II: Intermediate • Pharmacology • Nursing Theory II: Intermediate

Semester 5 • Clinical: Continuing Care • Community Nursing • Mental Health Nursing

Semester 6 • Nursing Theory III: Advanced • Nursing Science Lab III: Advanced

Semester 7 • Maternity Nursing • Pediatric Nursing • Clinical: Acute Care

Semester 8 • Transition to Graduate Nursing • Pre-grad Practicum I: Community and Focus • Pre-grad Practicum II: Comprehensive

Fees & dates Date: Aug. 29, 2011 Program length: Eight semesters (two and a half years) All courses must be completed within four years

Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

Courses in program (Subject to change) Semester 1 • Interpersonal Communications • Anatomy and Physiology • Health Education

Semester 2 • English Composition • Introduction to Sociology • Growth and Development • Nursing Science Lab I: Basics • Pathophysiology

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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. 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 clinical courses. All course requirements must be completed within four years.

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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 blended delivery program includes a challenge exam, online study, theory and clinical workshops, and a seven-week preceptored clinical.

This program requires students to have certain immunizations completed prior to the programs first clinical or work experience. Upon acceptance, applicants will receive immunization information as part of their acceptance package. Applicants must follow the directons provided in this information.

Courses in program (Subject to change)

It is strongly advised that applicants have computer access with word-processing and Internet capabilities.

• Anatomy and Physiology • Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills • Health Education: Personal Health And Wellness • Applied Pharmacology • Community Nursing • Maternity Nursing • Pediatric Nursing • Adult Health Assessment • Applied Pharmacology with Medication Therapy • Nursing Theory I: Basics • Nursing Theory III: Advanced • Pathophysiology • Nursing Theory II: Intermediate • Practical Nurse Refresher • Transition To Graduate Nursing • Nursing Science Lab III: Advanced • Nursing Science Lab I: Basics • Clinical Experience: Acute Care • Pre-grad Practicum II: Comprehensive • Nursing Science Lab II: Intermediate • Pre-grad Practicum I: Community And Focus • Clinical Experience: Continuing Care • Human Growth and Development Across the Life Span • Mental Health Nursing

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.

Additional Admission Requirements

Fees & dates Dates: Aug. 29, 2011 & Jan. 5, 2012 Program length: This is a Part-time, self-paced program. All courses must be completed in two years.

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Admission requirements Academic Requirements • 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 The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • Current valid immunization report is required and must be approved by BVC Health Services • Current Police Information Check (PIC) • Current CPR Health Care Provider Level Certificate Note: S tudents who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program will have their Letter of Admission withdrawn.

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Practical Nurse Diploma for Internationally Educated Nurses The Practical Nurse IEN program is designed for internationally educated registered 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 blended delivery program includes a challenge exam, online study, theory and clinical workshops, and a seven-week preceptored clinical practicum.

Courses in program (Subject to change)

Admission requirements

The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • A current valid immunization report • Current Police Information Check (PIC) • Current CPR Healthcare Provider Level Certificate Note: Students who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program will have their Letter of Admission withdrawn. 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: 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 on admission, current CPR Health Care Provider Level certificate (updated every year) and a Current Police Information Check (PIC) (updated every six months). Alberta Health Services requires students to have a valid Police Information Check completed before starting, and throughout the duration of the clinical. Students are responsible for ensuring these documents are current throughout the program. The existence of a criminal record may prevent clinical placement, program completion, or professional licensure and therefore, may affect employment opportunities.

English Language Proficiency Requirement For applicants whose first language is not English, see page 58 for information on English language proficiency requirements.

Academic Requirements

Transferability

• Graduate of a recognized Registered Nurse Program (Transcripts outlining grade achieved, and courses are required)

See full-time Practical Nurse program for transfer information

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

Fees & dates

• Proof of RN licensure • 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

Dates: Aug. 29, 2011 & Jan. 5, 2012 Program length: This is a part-time, self-paced program. All courses must be completed in two years.

Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

• Credit in Medical Terminology at Bow Valley College or equivalent

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• Anatomy and Physiology • Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills • English: Composition • Health Education: Personal Health And Wellness • Applied Pharmacology • Community Nursing • Maternity Nursing • Pediatric Nursing • Adult Health Assessment • Nursing Theory I: Basics • Nursing Theory III: Advanced • Pathophysiology • Nursing Theory II: Intermediate • Practical Nurse Equivalency Preparatory • Transition To Graduate Nursing • Nursing Science Lab III: Advanced • Nursing Science Lab I: Basics • Pre-grad Practicum II: Comprehensive • Nursing Science Lab II: Intermediate • Pre-grad Practicum I: Community And Focus • Human Growth and Development Across the Life Span • Mental Health Nursing • Introduction to Sociology

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The Health Care Aide Bridging to Practical Nurse Diploma program will prepare learners to enter the Practical Nurse program building on the foundation obtained in the Health Care Aide Program and subsequent work experience of a minimum of 1,900 hours.

Applicants who do not meet the Math and/or English admission requirements for the program may take the following BVC courses prior to acceptance into the program:

Learners have the option to take required courses on a part-time or full-time basis, in a traditional classroom setting or online, if available. Learners will be required to attend all labs at our Calgary campus.

• Preparation Mathematics for Practical Nurses (ACF0015)

Learners applying to the Health Care Aide Bridging to Practical Nurse Diploma Program are encouraged to take ANPH150 Anatomy and Physiology prior to entering the Health Care Aide Bridging to Practical Nurse Diploma Program. Prior learning recognition will be given for the courses listed below based on having obtained a Provincial Health Care Aide Certificate as well as a minimum of 1,900 hours of work experience for the following courses within the Practical Nurse Program: COMM180

Interpersonal Communication and Relationships

HEDU150

Health Education

PRNR190

Nursing Science Lab

Courses in program (Subject to change) SEMESTER 1 • English Composition • Introduction to Sociology • Human Growth and Development • Anatomy and Physiology

SEMESTER 2 • Adult Health Assessment • Clinical Experience: Basic • Nursing Science Lab II • Health Care Aide Bridge to Practical Nurse Theory • Applied Pharmacology • Pathophysiology After completion of Semesters 1 and 2 students join Semesters 3 and 4 of the Practical Nurse Diploma Program.

• College Preparation English for Practical Nurses (ACF0014) * Effective January 2011, Bridging courses in Semesters 1 & 2 are currently under revision. Please make an appointment with the program coordinator to assist you in course selection, time-lines and course delivery options

Pre-Program Requirements The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the first day of classes: • Current Police Information Check (PIC) • 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. This program requires students to have certain immunizations completed prior to the programs first clinical or work experience. Upon acceptance, applicants will receive immunization information as part of their acceptance package. Applicants must follow the directons provided in this information.

English Language Proficiency Requirement For applicants whose first language is not English, see page 58 for information on English language proficiency requirements.

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 Diploma program. Upon successful completion of the program and the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE), students will be eligible for licensure with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA)

Fees & dates Dates: Aug 29, 2011

Admission requirements Under review – see website for up-to-date requirements.

Program length: 32 weeks (Semester 1 & 2 only) Fees:

Academic Requirements • Successful completion of a Provincial Health Care Aide Certificate (Provincial Curriculum). (Applicants may be required to demonstrate proof of completion of the following courses: Vital Signs, Medication Administration and Communications.) • Minimum final mark of 60% in English 30-1 or 70% in English 30-2 or equivalent • Credit in Pure Math 20 or a minimum final mark of 60% in Applied Math 20 or equivalent

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Recreation therapy aide certificate (part-time) 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 long-term care agencies, group homes, assisted living, day support programs or the home and community care health sector and want to expand your role within the area of recreational therapy. A flexible approach to instruction is offered in the form of online instruction, workshops and home study in order to accommodate individuals working in the role of the Health Care Aide.

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Fees & dates Date: Aug. 29, 2011 Program length: 20 weeks Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

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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.

Transferability

Courses in program (Subject to change) • Observing, Reporting, Documentation • Common Conditions and Client Groups • Wellness Through Leisure • Recreational Programming and Implementation 1 • Recreational Programming and Implementation 2 • Recreation Therapy Aide Practicum • Recreational Therapy Therapeutic Communication • Role of the Therapy Aide

Admission requirements Academic Requirements • 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

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Academic Admission Requirements*

Tuition**

Start Dates

35 weeks

$3,956

Aug. 29, 2011 Jan. 5, 2012 Also available as part-time study.

32 weeks

$3,496

Aug. 29, 2011 Jan. 5, 2012 Also available as part-time study.

34 weeks

$4,223

Aug. 29, 2011 Aug. 27, 2012

64 weeks

Year 1: $3,502; Year 2: $3,399

Aug. 29, 2011 Aug. 27, 2012

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

Early Learning and Child Care Certificate

OR: Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing OR: Satisfactory Results on the BVC Admissions Test OR: Completion of nine, one-credit Support Strategy Courses

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Program Length

Early Learning and Child Care Diploma

Successful completion of a recognized Early Learning and Child Care certificate or equivalent program OR: Approval of the department Credit in English 30-1 or a minimum final mark of 65% in English 30-2 or equivalent

Education Assistant Certificate

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

Credit in English 30-1 or a minimum final mark of 65% in English 30-2 or equivalent Justice Studies Diploma Specializations: Correctional OR: Successful completion of the General Equivalency DevelStudies, Law Enforcement, opment test with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing Youth Justice OR: Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test

* Academic Requirements are subject to change; see the full program listing for a complete list of non-academic program requirements. ** Tuitions are estimated based on normal full-time course loads for domestic students for each program for the 2011-12 academic year and are subject to change. Actual tuition cost will vary depending on course load and semester/year of study. Costs do not include books or applicable fees. For up-to-date tuition and fee information, please see our website at bowvalleycollege.ca

How to apply: You can apply for admission through any of the following methods. Online at: www.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 Process on page 107.

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Courses in program (Subject to change) • Basic Computer Skills for Human Services Workers • Child Development: An Introduction - Theories of Child Development - Children’s Physical and Perceptual Development - Children’s Cognitive and Language Development • Health, Safety and Nutrition in Early Learning and Child Care - 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 Pre-schoolers • Guiding Young Children’s Behaviour - Managing Behavioural 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 • 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 Please contact the department for more information by calling 403-355-4660.

PART-TIME SCHEDULE Part-time courses are available in a blended format with face to face and webinar combined whether you are in Calgary or a rural community. Delivery format may be adjusted if required.

FALL 2011 Developing Through Play Dates: Sept. 6 – Dec. 13, 2011 (Tue) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Introduction to ELCC Dates: Sept. 10 – Dec. 17, 2011 (Sat) Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills Dates: Sept. 8 – Dec. 15, 2011 (Thu) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Early Learning and Child Care Practicum I Dates: Aug. 29 – Dec. 16, 2011 Early Learning and Child Care Practicum II Dates: Aug. 29 – Dec. 16, 2011 Early Learning and Child Care Practicum III Dates: Aug. 29 – Dec. 16, 2011

Support Strategies courses: Sentence Structure and Child Care Vocabulary Dates: Sept. 8 – Oct. 6, 2011 (Thu) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Verbs, Pronouns and Punctuation Dates: Oct. 13 – Nov. 10, 2011 (Thu) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

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The Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) program at Bow Valley College is designed to provide learners with a combination of practical skills and theoretical knowledge to enable them to provide high quality developmentally appropriate care to young children. The certificate year focuses on providing students with a concrete blending of theory and practice to enable students to be prepared to plan developmentally appropriate activities and programs based on the ages, abilities, and interests of the children in their care. Graduates of this certificate program provide quality child care to young children in various settings and are eligible for Child Development Worker certification from Alberta Child and Youth Services. Note 1: This program has the same course material in three-credit courses OR in three one-credit courses Note 2: This program is available in a variety of delivery options: • Face-to-face delivery in three-credit format, full-time or part-time • Online, home study or workshop delivery of the one-credit format. NB: Students are strongly urged to enrol in one credit per month, and not in all three credits at the same time Note 3: BVC has developed a Challenge Process to enable learners to demonstrate Prior Learning for the ELCC certificate. For more information contact 403-410-1474.


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Writing Paragraphs and Basic Essays Dates: Nov. 17 – Dec. 15, 2011 (Thu) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. PRACTICUM SEMINARS

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DATES

TIMES:

July 5 & 19, 2011 (Tue)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Aug. 2, 2011 (Tue)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Sept. 14 & 28, 2011 (Wed)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Oct. 12 & 26, 2011 (Wed)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Nov. 9 & 23, 2011 (Wed)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Dec. 7, 2011 (Wed)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

WINTER 2012 Guiding Young Children’s Behaviour Date: Jan. 12 – April 19, 2012 (Thu) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Literacy & Curriculum in the Early Years Date: Jan. 10 – April 17, 2012 (Tue) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fundamentals of Written Communication Date: Jan. 7 – April 21, 2012 (Sat) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Admission requirements Academic Requirements • Credit in either English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent OR: • Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing OR: • Satisfactory Results on the BVC Admissions Test OR: Completion of nine, one-credit Support Strategy Courses, as follows: • 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 Followed by six credits in Early Learning and Child Care courses as listed above under Courses in Program for a total of 15 credits.

Pre-Program Requirements

Early Learning and Child Care Practicum I Date: Jan. 5 – April 25, 2012

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

Early Learning and Child Care Practicum II Date: Jan. 5 – April 25, 2012

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

Early Learning and Child Care Practicum III Date: Jan. 5 – April 25, 2012

Support Strategies Courses: Speaking With Confidence Dates: Jan. 5 – February 9, 2012 (Thu) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Advocating for Yourself and Others Dates: Feb. 16 – March 22, 2012 (Thu) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Summaries, Paraphrases, Direct Quotes & Citations Dates: March 29 – April 19, 2012 (Thu) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

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

English Language Proficiency Requirement For applicants whose first language is not English, see page 58 for information on English language proficiency requirements. International students please note: academic, pre-program, and English language proficiency requirements must be met for entrance into this program.

Transferability Graduates of this program may be accepted into: • Bow Valley College - Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Year 2 • Lakeland College - Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Year 2 • Medicine Hat College - Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Year 2

PRACTICUM SEMINARS DATES

TIMES:

Jan. 11 & 25, 2012 (Wed)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Feb. 8 & 22, 2012 (Tue)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

March 7 & 21, 2012 (Wed)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

April 4, 2012 (Wed)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

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

Fees & dates Dates: Aug. 29, 2011 & Jan. 5, 2012 Program length: 36 weeks Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

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The Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) program at Bow Valley College is designed to provide learners with a combination of practical skills and theoretical knowledge to enable them to provide high quality developmentally appropriate care to young children. The diploma year focuses on linking theory to practice while continuing the development of research and writing skills relevant to early learning and child care providers who are able to supervise a program.

Note 1: This program has the same course material in three-credit courses OR in three one-credit courses Note 2: This program is available in a variety of delivery options:

• Face to face delivery in three-credit format, full-time or part-time

• Online, home study or workshop delivery of the one-credit format. NB: Students are strongly urged to enrol in one credit per month, and not in all three credits at the same time

Note 3: BVC has developed a Challenge Process to enable learners to demonstrate Prior Learning for the ELCC diploma. For more information contact 403-410-1474.

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 • Respecting 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

PART-TIME SCHEDULE Part-time courses are available in a blended format with face-toface and webinar combined whether you are in Calgary or a rural community. Delivery format may be adjusted if required.

Fall 2011 Child Development Through Observation Dates: Sept. 6 – Dec. 13, 2011 (Tue) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Diversity in Early Learning and Child Care Settings Dates: Sept. 10 – Dec. 17, 2011 (Sat) Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Early Learning and Child Care Practicum IV Dates: Aug. 29 – Dec. 16, 2011 Early Learning and Child Care Practicum V Dates: Aug. 29 – Dec. 16, 2011 PRACTICUM SEMINARS DATES

TIMES:

July 6 & 20, 2011 (Wed)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Aug. 3, 2011 (Wed)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Sept. 12 & 26, 2011 (Mon)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Oct. 17 & 31, 2011 (Mon)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Nov. 14 & 28, 2011 (Mon)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Dec. 5, 2011 (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.

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The Early Learning and Child Care Diploma program 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 Development Supervisor certification with Alberta Children and Youth Services.

• 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 • 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


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Transferability

Creative Expressions: Theory & Practice Dates: Jan. 10 – April 17, 2012 (Tue) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Graduates of this program may be accepted into:

Leadership in Early Learning and Child Care Settings Date: Jan. 7 – April 14, 2012 (Sat) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

• University of Victoria - Bachelor of Arts, Child and Youth Care

Early Learning and Child Care Practicum IV Date: Jan. 5 – April 26, 2012 Early Learning and Child Care Practicum V Date: Jan. 5 – April 26, 2012

• Athabasca University - Bachelor of Professional Arts (Human Services) • Ryerson University - Bachelor of Arts, Early Childhood Education • University of Calgary – Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation

Diploma Year 2 Some transfer credit is available from: • Lethbridge College • Medicine Hat College

PRACTICUM SEMINARS DATES

TIMES:

• Mount Royal University

Jan. 9 & 23, 2012 (Mon)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

• Prairie College of Applied Arts and Technology

Feb. 6 & 27, 2012 (Mon)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

• College of the North Atlantic

March 5 & 26, 2012 (Mon)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

• Heritage College

April 2 & 23, 2012 (Mon)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

• Red Deer College • St. Joseph College

Admission requirements

• Mothercraft College

Academic Requirements

• Calgary Board of Education

• Successful completion of a recognized Early Learning and Child Care certificate or equivalent program

Fees & dates (FULL-TIME)

OR: • Approval of the department

Pre-Program Requirements

Date: Aug. 29, 2011- April 25, 2012 Program length: 32 weeks Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit

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 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. The Education Assistant works with students in inclusive and specialized settings supporting their cognitive, psychological, and social development.

English Language Proficiency Requirement For applicants whose first language is not English, see page 58 for information on English language proficiency requirements.

Transferability Under review

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Date: Aug. 29, 2011

• Basic Computer Skills for Human Services Workers • Roles and Responsibilities of the Education Assistant • Observation and Behaviour I • Education Assistant Practicum I • Introduction to Exceptionalities • Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan • Fundamentals of Written Communication • Language and Literacy • Instructional Strategies Across the Curriculum • Observation and Behaviour II • Working with Exceptionalities • Education Assistant Practicum II • Topics/Issues in Exceptionalities • Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills • Communication Disorders

Program length: 36 weeks Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

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

Admission requirements Academic Requirements • 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

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 S tudents who have not submitted their documents by the start of the program will have their Letter of Admission withdrawn.

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Let your interest in serving and protecting our community guide you to Bow Valley College’s Justice Studies Diploma. Bow Valley College facilitates excellence in criminal justice career skills through both classroom and experiential learning. 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. Justice Studies personnel are employed primarily in: • Calgary Police Services • Federal penitentiaries • Correctional centres (provincial) • Young offender centres • Open custody group homes • Community corrections offices • Border Services • Sheriffs’ offices • Not-for-profit agencies engaged in justice work • Bylaw Office

Courses in program (Subject to change)

YEAR 2 - Law Enforcement Specialization • Abnormal Psychology • Law Enforcement Practicum I • Law Enforcement Practicum II • Health, Wellness, and Fitness II • Criminal Law in Canada • Introduction to Law Enforcement • Canadian Criminal Procedure • Criminal Evidence • Criminal Investigation • Law Enforcement Legislation and Case Law • Law Enforcement Ethics

YEAR 2 - Youth Justice Specialization • Abnormal Psychology • Youth Justice Practicum I • Youth Justice Practicum II • Health, Wellness and Fitness II • Criminal Law in Canada • Role of the Youth Justice Worker • Intervention Strategies with Youth I • Intervention Strategies with Youth II • Therapeutic Communication • Human Growth and Development Across the Life Span • Law, Youth, and Young Offenders

YEAR 1 - Justice Studies Diploma Courses: • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System • Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills • Health, Wellness, and Fitness I • Effective Presentation and Speech • English Composition • Introduction to Sociology • Diversity and Criminal Justice in Canada • Introduction to Psychology • Suicide Prevention • Criminology • Fundamentals of Written Communication • Technical Report Writing • Basic Computer Skills for Human Service Workers

YEAR 2 - Correctional Studies Specialization • Abnormal Psychology • Correctional Studies Practicum I • Correctional Studies Practicum II • Health, Wellness, and Fitness II • Correctional Methods • Special Needs Offenders • Introduction to Corrections • Correctional Administration • Correctional Casework and Counselling • Correctional Law

Admission requirements Academic Requirements • High School Diploma with credit in English 30-1 or a minimum final mark of 65% in 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

Additional Admission Requirements • A current Police Information Check (PIC) with a vulnerable sector search that is completely clear (All three streams)

Law Enforcement Additional Admission Requirement • A medical release form completed by a doctor stating that: - The applicant can handle strenuous physical exercise - The applicant has good eyesight and colour vision

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English Language Proficiency Requirement For applicants whose first language is not English, see page 58 for information on English language proficiency requirements.

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

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The following are the Language Proficiency Requirements for admission to Bow Valley Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career certificate and diploma programs. Please note these are not the complete admissions requirements for each program; for a complete list of academic and other admission requirements, please see the program listing. IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Early Learning and Child Care

5 with minimum band score of 4.5

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5.5 with minimum band score of 5

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Accounting and Financial Management, Administrative Professional, Business Administration, Dental Business Assistant, Events Management, Hospital Unit Clerk, 6 with minimum Interior Decorating and Merchandising, band score of 5.5 Justice Studies Legal Assistant, Medical Office Assistant, Practical Nurse, Veterinary Office Assistant 7 with minimum band score of 6

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Bow Valley College EAP (English for Academic Purposes)

Bow Valley College ENP (English for New Pathways)

CLB (Canadian Language Benchmarks)

Grade B

7 in each strand

Grade B

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8 in each strand

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Grade B

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8 in each strand

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Grade B

n/a

9 in each strand

OR Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the Career Program; OR Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction; OR 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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3rd Floor, 332 – 6th Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 4S6

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.

In Person: Registrar’s Office 332 – 6th Avenue SE See Application Process on page 107.

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Full-Time LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION Full-Time Linc & ESL

English for New Pathways

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:

English for New Pathways (ENP) gives learners the language skills to be successful in English for Academic Purposes, the 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.

• Highly qualified instructors.

For example:

• Advisors and counsellors to help you with academic, career, and life goals.

• Study skills: organization, note-taking, and exam strategies

• A curriculum based on Canadian Language Benchmarks. • An ESL Tutorial Centre where you can get individual help with language problems before and after class. Small group instruction for specific language issues is also available.

• Computer labs for practicing reading, writing, listening, grammar, software, and internet skills. • The Library and Learning Commons (LLC), where you can use computers and borrow books, videos, and audio cassettes. The LLC also has ESL Conversation, Reading, and Writing clubs which you can join for more practice. Class Schedules: Literacy to Benchmark 3 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.*

Benchmark 4 to 6 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.*

Program Dates:

Aug. 29 – Dec. 16 Jan. 5 – April 20, 2012

* Hours of classes subject to change.

Funding for Full-time LINC and ESL Full-Time Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC): This full-time ESL program, funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, is open to Landed Immigrants and Convention Refugees, but not to Canadian citizens. All tuition fees are covered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. 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.

• 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

Admission Requirements • Minimum Canadian Language Benchmarks of 6,6,6,6* • Satisfactory results on the admission test • Minimum of high school education • Clear and reasonable academic and career goals • Completed application form * Benchmarks must be less than one year old and documented. External applicants without current benchmarks must have their benchmarks assessed at ILVARC, 403-262-2656. Students who successfully complete ENP will receive a Certificate of Achievement. Class Schedule:

Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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ALBERTA WORKS LEARNER BENEFIT This full-time ESL program is open to Landed Immigrants, Convention Refugees, and Canadian citizens who are no longer eligible for the LINC program (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada). The maximum length is 20 months. Alberta Employment & Immigration (AEI) pays tuition fees and living costs for eligible students. Student Advisors help with funding applications and appointments for placement testing. Please note that students in this program are either Full-Time EI/EI Reachback or Full-Time Non-EI Skills Development Grant (SDG) clients.

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English For Academic Purposes

BRIDGE

In English for Academic Purposes (EAP), learners develop skills required for success in academic programs. These skills are refined while exploring a series of thought-provoking themes and completing in-depth reports, research projects, and presentations. Areas of focus include:

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.

• Reading authentic and challenging texts with speed and accuracy

The courses in the Bridge Program include:

• Listening to lectures and applying strategies to maximize comprehension

Intermediate Academic Literacy

• Contributing to group discussions, seminars, and debates on relevant topics • Delivering presentations with clarity and confidence

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• Researching and writing well-developed and organized essays and reports • Applying critical thinking skills and developing and defending ideas • Using Blackboard for online learning and communicating with the instructor

Admission Requirements • Minimum 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 • Completed application form * Benchmarks must be less than one year old and documented. External applicants without current benchmarks must have their benchmarks assessed at ILVARC, 403-262-2656. Students who successfully complete EAP will receive a Certificate in Adult Education. Completion of EAP with a grade of B satisfies the English Language Proficiency Requirement for all Bow Valley College programs. Class Schedule:

Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Program dates:

Aug. 29 – Dec. 16 Jan. 5 – April 20, 2012

Note: English for Academic Purposes is not a LINC-funded program. SFB, EI/EI Reachback clients may apply for funding to cover tuition and living costs.

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.

Advanced Academic Literacy 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.

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 Academic Preparation. Program Dates:

Aug. 29 – Dec. 15 (Mon - Thu) Jan. 5 – April 19, 2012 (Mon - Thu)

Time:

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Registration:

Ongoing

For more information, please contact the program coordinator at 403-410-3409. This program is funded by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology.

Youth in Transition This LINC program is for newcomers to Canada between the ages of 18 and 24. Learners in this program have up to 12 years of formal education and are grouped according to educational experience and language proficiency. 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.

Corporate Readiness Training 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.

For information about the Corporate Readiness Training Program, please see Page 98 of the Employment Services section.

Dates:

Aug. 29 – Dec. 15 (Mon - Thu) Jan. 5 – April 19, 2012 (Mon - Thu)

Time:

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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Part-Time Language Instruction LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION FOR NEWCOMERS TO CANADA (LINC) PROGRAM - PART-TIME Learn the English language skills you need for living, working, and studying in Canada. For eligible applicants, there is no charge for these classes. Applicants must be landed immigrants or have refugee status, but cannot be Canadian citizens. Funding for this program is provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Dates: Aug. 30 – Dec. 16 (Tue & Fri) Jan. 6 – April 20, 2012 (Tue & Fri) Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Levels 4 to 6) Registration: Based on seat availability Dates: Aug. 30 – Dec. 15 (Tue & Thu) Jan.5 – April 19, 2012 (Tue & Thu) Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Levels 3 to 6) Registration: Based on seat availability

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Linc Listening and Speaking

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: Aug. 29 – Dec. 14 (Mon & Wed) Jan. 9 – April 18, 2012 (Mon & Wed) Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Levels 3 to 6) Registration: Based on seat availability

Dates: Aug. 29 – Dec. 15 (Mon, Wed, Thu) Jan.5 – April 19, 2012 (Mon, Wed, Thu) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration: Based on seat availability

At Bow Valley College I learned the skills essential to get work in my field. -Muhammed Amer, M.Eng (Pakistan) Transportation Planner, HDR/iTrans

Combines workplace communication training and work experience for internationally trained professionals

Co mm u n i c a t i o n s t ra i n i n g & wor 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 .

• Suitable for Engineers, IT professionals, Accountants, Finance and Banking professionals, Business Administrators, Technicians, Designers (other occupations will be considered) • Includes ten weeks of intensive in-class training followed six weeks of relevant work experience, and a six month follow-up job search program • Over 80% of graduates in the Corporate Readiness Training Program are employed in their field.

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

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Applicants must be referred by ILVARC.

Dates: Aug. 29 – Dec. 14 (Mon & Wed) Jan. 9 – April 18, 2012 (Mon & Wed) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Registration: Based on seat availability

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Basic ESL

Grammar and Writing

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

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

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: Time: Fees:

Dates: Time: Fees:

June 27 – Aug. 17 (Mon & Wed) Aug. 29 – Oct. 19 (Mon & Wed) Oct. 24 – Dec. 14 (Mon & Wed) Jan. 4 – Feb. 22, 2012 (Mon & Wed) 9:00 a.m. - Noon $205.00 plus GST

Dates: June 28 – Aug. 18 (Tue & Thu) Aug. 30 – Oct. 20 (Tue & Thu) Oct. 25 – Dec. 15 (Tue & Thu) Jan. 5 – Feb. 23, 2012 (Tue & Thu) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Fees: $170.00 plus GST

June 27 – Aug. 17 (Mon & Wed) Aug. 29 – Oct. 19 (Mon & Wed) Oct. 24 – Dec. 14 (Mon & Wed) Jan. 4 – Feb. 22, 2012 (Mon & Wed) 9:00 a.m. – Noon $205.00 plus GST

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

Learn to:

• learn and implement listening techniques; • practice English for everyday use through group work and role-playing; • receive ongoing error correction in grammar, structure, and pronunciation; • distinguish between formal and informal English; and, • recognize and practice idioms in common use.

• Initiate and participate effectively in conversations

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

Intermediate ESL This intermediate-level course improves your ability to speak, read, and write in English. Students in this class should already have knowledge of basic grammar and be able to read basic English print.

• Write one or two paragraphs about personal experiences or future plans • Get information from print (short stories, newspapers, charts, schedules, etc.) • Fill out application forms Dates: June 28 – Aug. 18 (Tue & Thu) Aug. 30 – Oct. 20 (Tue & Thu) Oct. 25 – Dec. 15 (Tue & Thu) Jan. 5 – Feb. 23, 2012 (Tue & Thu) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Fees: $170.00 plus GST

Dates: Time: Fees:

June 27 – Aug. 17 (Mon & Wed) Aug. 29 – Oct. 19 (Mon & Wed) Oct. 24 – Dec. 14- (Mon & Wed) Jan. 4 – Feb. 22, 2012 (Mon & Wed) 9:00 a.m. – Noon $205.00 plus GST

Dates: June 28 – Aug. 18 (Tue & Thu) Aug. 30 – Oct. 20 (Tue & Thu) Oct. 25 – Dec. 15- (Tue & Thu) Jan. 5 – Feb. 23, 2012 (Tue & Thu) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Fees: $170.00 plus GST Dates: Time: Fees:

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Grammar

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 two cycles. There is no prerequisite for either cycle.

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

In Cycle A, you:

In the intermediate level learn:

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

• simple tenses • adjectives • spelling rules • parts of speech

• 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. June 27 – Aug. 17 (Mon & Wed) (Cycle B) Aug. 29 – Oct. 19 (Mon & Wed) (Cycle A) Oct. 24 – Dec. 14 (Mon & Wed) (Cycle B) Jan 4 – Feb 22, 2012 (Mon & Wed) (Cycle A) 9:00 a.m. – Noon $205.00 plus GST

Dates: June 27 – Aug. 17 (Mon & Wed) (Cycle A) Aug. 29 – Oct. 19 (Mon & Wed) (Cycle B) Oct. 24 – Dec. 14 (Mon & Wed) (Cycle A) Jan. 4 – Feb. 22, 2012 (Mon & Wed) (Cycle B) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Fees: $170.00 plus GST

In the advanced level learn: • perfect tenses • conditionals • phrasal verbs/action words • gerunds/infinitives Dates: June 27 – Aug. 17 (Mon & Wed) (Intermediate) Aug. 29 – Oct. 19 (Mon & Wed) (Advanced) Oct. 24 – Dec. 14 (Mon & Wed) (Intermediate) Jan. 4 – Feb. 22, 2012 (Mon & Wed) (Advanced) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Fees: $170.00 plus GST

Reading and Writing 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

Speaking Professionally

• discover strategies for better reading

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:

• understand the basics of writing good sentences

• presentations • meetings • networking • small talk • idioms • cultural differences Course work includes text-based testing and an oral presentation. Dates: June 27 – Aug. 17 (Mon & Wed) Aug.29 – Oct. 19 (Mon & Wed) Oct. 24 – Dec. 14 (Mon & Wed) Jan. 4 – Feb. 22, 2012 (Mon & Wed) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Fees: $170.00 plus GST

• compose different types of paragraphs • keep a weekly journal Dates: June 27 – Aug. 17 (Mon & Wed) Aug. 29 – Oct. 19 (Mon & Wed) Oct. 24 – Dec. 14 (Mon & Wed) Jan. 4 – Feb. 22, 2012 (Mon & Wed) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Fees: $170.00 plus GST Dates: July 15 – Aug. 19 (Fri) Sept. 2 – Oct. 21 (Fri) Oct. 28 – Dec. 16 (Fri) Jan. 6 – Feb. 24, 2012 (Fri) Time: 9:00 a.m. – Noon Fees: $105.00 plus GST

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IELTS Intensive

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

This course prepares participants to take the IELTS Academic format but has fewer practice hours than the IELTS Preparation class. This course is aimed at learners who want a brief introduction to the test, a review of the test, or additional practice with each component of the test.

In this course, you: • become familiar with computer-based testing • focus on improving TOEFL-specific speaking, writing, listening, reading, and structure skills

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June 27 – Aug. 17 (Mon & Wed) Aug. 29 – Oct. 19 (Mon & Wed) Oct. 24 – Dec. 14 (Mon & Wed) Jan. 4 – Feb. 22, 2012 (Mon & Wed) 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. $275.00 plus GST

IELTS Preparation This course prepares participants to take the Academic format of the IELTS test. The Academic format tests a person’s ability to study in English at an undergraduate or postgraduate level and can be used to satisfy the English Language Proficiency requirements at many institutions. In this course you:

In this course you: • Practice each component of the IELTS test – speaking, listening, academic reading and academic writing • Practice completing test sections within the time restrictions set by IELTS • Have the opportunity to receive feedback from a BVC instructor on performance as well as tips on how to improve your IELTS score Dates: Time: Fee:

July 15 – Aug. 19 (Fri) Sept. 2 – Oct. 21 (Fri) Oct. 28 – Dec. 16 (Fri) Jan. 6 – Feb. 24, 2012 (Fri) 9:00 a.m. – noon $140 plus GST

Computer-Enhanced ESL Literacy

• Practice each component of the IELTS test - speaking, listening, academic reading and academic writing

This course supports learners with low-level literacy skills. Learn reading, writing and computer skills and develop employment and personal management skills.

• Practice completing test sections within the time restrictions set by IELTS

For more information, please contact the program coordinator at 403-410-3409.

• Have the opportunity to receive feedback from a BVC instructor on performance as well as tips on how to improve your IELTS score

Dates: Sept. 19 – Nov. 25 (Mon, Wed, & Fri) Jan. 16 – March 23, 2012 (Mon, Wed, & Fri) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Mon, Wed, and Fri) Registration: Ongoing Fees*: $50 plus GST

Dates: Time: Fees:

June 28 – Aug. 18 (Tue & Thu) Aug. 30 – Oct. 20 (Tue & Thu) Oct. 25 – Dec. 15 (Tue & Thu) Jan. 5 – Feb. 23, 2012 (Tue & Thu) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $275.00 plus GST

* Fees can be waived in cases of financial hardship for Canadian citizens, immigrants and refugees. This program is funded by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology through Calgary Learns.

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ESL

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

Business English and Etiquette

55+ Tutorials

Beginner English

55+ Everyday English

Learn and practice beginner everyday English skills.

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.

Dates: Sept. 24 – Dec. 3 (Sat) Jan. 21 – March 24, 2012 (Sat) Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Registration: Ongoing Fees: $55.00 plus GST

For more information, call 403-410-3408. Dates: Sept. 20 – Nov. 24 (Tue & Thu) Jan. 17 – Mar. 22, 2012 (Tue & Thu) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Registration: Ongoing Fees: $55.00 plus GST

Practice business communication skills and learn about Canadian workplace etiquette.

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

ESL

55+ Culture and Community Practice English while learning about community resources and participate in leisure activities. This course focuses on areas of interest, such as art appreciation and crafts and health and wellness. Program registration includes extra pronunciation and vocabulary classes. Dates: Sept. 20 – Nov. 24 (Tue & Thu) Jan. 17 – March 22, 2012 (Tue & Thu) Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration: Ongoing Fees: $55.00 plus GST

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

Saturday ESL classes are suitable for beginner 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.

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Academic Upgrading


Academic Upgrading AT A GLANCE GENERAL INQUIRIES: Please call 403-410-1545

How to apply: You can apply for admission through any of the following methods. Online at: www.bowvalleycollege.ca/apply

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Registrar’s Office 332 – 6th Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 4S6 In Person: Petya Mirtchovska Student Liason Academic Foundations 5th Floor 332 – 6th Avenue SE See Application Process on page 107.

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Aboriginal Upgrading Program (Full- and Part-Time) 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 emphasis on tradition, culture, and community.

Aboriginal Upgrading Program (Full- And Part-Time) This program, with an Aboriginal focus, accepts students for either fulltime 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:

Courses offered include: (Note: Courses marked with * are not for Alberta Education High School Credit)

• Apprenticeship Math and Science Preparation

• Reading 4, 5*

• Career Exploration

• Writing 4, 5*

• Employment Preparation Skills

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

• Computer Applications

• Math Foundations 1, 2*

• First Aid/CPR

• Essential Mathematics*

• WHMIS

• Prep Math 10*

• Construction Safety

• Math 10-3, 20-3

• Job Shadowing

• Math 10-C, 20-1, 20-2

• Work Experience

• Applied Math 30

Start date: Aug. 29, 2011 Location: Marlborough Campus Registration: Call 403-273-1873 for more information

• Science 10 • 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 • Computer Fundamentals* • Computer Studies 10, 20, 30* • Work Experience 15, 35 Start date: Aug. 29, 2011 Location: Marlborough Campus Registration: Call 403-273-1873 for more information Note: Funding available for eligible students.

• Life Management Skills

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Apprenticeship Exam Preparation Our evening apprenticeship course offers self-paced, independent learning classes to prepare you for your trade. You can also take it during your technical training to maintain or improve your math and reading skills.

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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: Room N525, North (Main) Campus Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees (Government funding available for eligible students) Note 1: If you are in the electrical trades, see High School Credit Courses – Math – for dates and evening times. Note 2: This program must be completed within five months of your registration date.

Artstream

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. Course offered: • ASL for Literacy Purposes Time:

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Mon & Wed)

For those interested in improving ASL and Literacy skills using ASL and English instruction: a. Communication skills in ASL and English b. Development of pre-employment readiness skills Registration: Academic Foundations Call: 403-410-1544 or Email: bnovodvorski@bowvalleycollege.ca For information on interpreter services, funding, and other BVC programs, contact: Specialized Support Phone: 403-410-1527 TTY: 403-410-1699 Email: rayer@bowvalleycollege.ca

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.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Academic Requirements Applicants must successfully complete all of the following: • a portfolio following guidelines provided by the Alberta College of Art + Design • a personal statement (please see www.acad.ca for more information) • an academic assessment at Bow Valley College Start date: Sept. 2011 Register: Call Jill Flaman 403-284-7678 or jill.flaman@acad.ca Note 1: Government funding available for eligible students Note 2: Bow Valley College offers Artstream in partnership with the Alberta College of Art + Design. For complete fee information, visit www.acad.ab.ca

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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 • Reading 2, 3, 4 & 5 • Writing 2, 3, 4 & 5 • Math Foundations 2 • Essential Mathematics • Communications and Computers

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: First Wednesday of the month Time: 1:15 p.m. – 4:15 pm (Wed & Fri) Location: North (Main) Campus Note: Students who enter the program will be assessed to determine their appropriate course placement. Information may be obtained on the entry process by telephoning the Registrar’s office at 403-410-1400. Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees (Government funding available for eligible students.)

Start date: Aug 29, 2011 Location: North (Main) Campus Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees (Government funding available for eligible students.)

Admission Requirements • Applicants will normally be expected to obtain a minimum score on the BVC Admissions Placement Test. • Where possible, applicants may provide an official transcript or statement of marks.

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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 an online option. On campus, you can take courses during the day or in the evening. High school credit courses include: (Courses marked with * are not for Alberta Education High School Credit.) • English Language Arts 10-1, 10-2, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2 • Prep Math 10 * • Math10-3, 20-3 • Math 10-C, 20-1, 20-2 • Applied Math 30 • Pure Math 30 • Math 31 • Science 10, 14, 24 • Biology 20, 30 • Chemistry 20, 30 • Physics 20, 30 • Social Studies 10-2, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2 • Computer Fundamentals* • Computer Studies 10, 20, 30* • Work Experience 15, 35

Admission Requirements • Transcripts for high school courses successfully completed in Canada within the last five years OR:

High School – FlexClass FlexClass is a flexible High School program that offers several advantages and is a successful option for students who are ready to learn more independently. FlexClass is open during the day Monday to Thursday and students can take high school courses at times that suit their schedule. Instructors and education assistants 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 education assistants • Flexible scheduling • Independent pace of learning • Course progress plans keep students on track and help them compete successfully • Access to computers and technology • The opportunity to complete 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 except for August and December Location: North (Main) Campus Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees (Government funding available for eligible students.)

High School – Evenings

• Obtain a high school level on the BVC Admissions Placement Test

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 525, North (Main) Campus.

High School – Traditional

(Courses marked with * are not for Alberta Education High School credit.)

The Traditional Program offers a full complement of courses throughout the day in regularly scheduled classes from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. In addition to regular contact with instructors, students in this program can access tutors in Math, Science, English and Social Studies. Start date: Aug. 29, 2011 Location: North (Main) Campus Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees (Government funding available for eligible students.)

• Prep Math 10* (Mon & Wed) • Math 10-3, 20-3(Mon & Wed) • Math 10-C, 20-1, 20-2 (Mon & Wed) • Applied Math 30 (Mon & Wed) • Pure Math 30 (Mon & Wed) • Math 24*, 31 (Mon & Wed) • Science 10, 14, 24 (Mon & Wed) • Biology 20, 30 (Mon & Wed) • Chemistry 20, 30 (Mon & Wed) • Physics 20, 30 (Mon & Wed) • English Language Arts 10-1, 10-2, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2 (Tue & Thu) • Social Studies 10-2, 20, 30 (Tue & Thu) Start date: Ongoing admission Location: Room N525, North (Main) Campus ...Continued on next page

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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.

High School Exam Challenge

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

Fees: $145.00 REGISTRATION: Call 403-410-1545 for more information.

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

Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees (Government funding available for eligible students.)

Challenge any High School final exam (non-diploma) for High School Credits (Grades 10 or 11 only). Exam challenges for the same course may only be attempted twice.

High School Equivalency (GED) Exams

• Science 10, 14

Registration requirements:

• Biology 20, 30

• 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.

High School – Online A wide range of Alberta Education credit courses are offered through our online option. 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, practice material (assignments and/or quizzes), hand-outs, and additional resources to help you succeed. You may proceed as quickly as you can. Courses offered online include: (Courses marked with * are not for Alberta Education High School credit.) • English Language Arts 10-1, 10-2, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2 • Essential Mathematics* • Prep Math 10* • Math 10-3, 20-3 • Math 10-C, 20-1, 20-2 • Applied Math 30 • Pure Math 30

• Chemistry 20, 30 • Physic 20, 30 • Social Studies 10-2, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2 • 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.

Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees (Government funding available for eligible students.) Register online at www.ecampusalberta.ca

Exam Date:

Deadline date to apply:

Final Cut-off date with late fees:

June 24 & 25, 2011

May 26, 2011

June 2, 2011

Sept. 23 & 24, 2011

Aug. 24, 2011

Aug. 31, 2001

Oct. 28 & 29, 2011

Sept. 28, 2011

Oct. 6, 2011

Nov. 18 & 19, 2011

Oct. 13, 2011

Oct. 20, 2011

Dec. 9 & 10, 2011 (only rewrites)

Nov. 3, 2011

Nov. 10, 2011

Jan. 20 & 21, 2012

Dec. 15, 2011

Dec. 21, 2011

Feb. 24 & 25, 2012

Jan. 12, 2012

Jan. 19, 2012

March 16 & 17, 2012

Feb. 9, 2012

Feb. 15, 2012

April 13 & 14, 2012

March 7, 2012

March 14, 2012

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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: Friday evening and all day Saturday. These exams are written over a two-day period: Friday evening and all day Saturday. 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 monthly (except for July and August) and are written at Bow Valley College 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.


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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. Students receive daily classroom instruction to develop the skills needed for these three courses:

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.

• Reading, Science & Social for GED • Writing for GED

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• Math for GED Note: Students with adequate Math skills do not need to take Math for GED but will still be required to write the Math section of the GED Exam. Students can register in Math for GED separately, but must register in both Reading for GED and Writing for GED concurrently.)

Start dates: Aug. 29, 2011 Location: North (Main) Campus Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

High School Equivalency – GED Preparation Courses – Evenings Many employers accept the General Educational Development (GED) diploma as equivalent to a high school diploma and it is also accepted for entrance into many Bow Valley College career programs. We provide you with the skills to challenge the official GED exams. This three-evenings-a-week 10-week course gives you a solid foundation in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and 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. The evening GED preparation course is held three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Location:

North (Main) Campus

Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees (Government funding available for eligible students.) (Note: Program components can be taken all together or as separate subjects.) Classes: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) DATES

Holidays:

Aug. 22, 2011 – Oct. 27, 2011

No classes Sept. 5 & Oct. 10

Nov. 7, 2011 – Jan. 19, 2012

No classes Dec. 23, 2011 Jan. 2, 2012 inclusive

Feb. 6, 2012 – April 12, 2012

No classes Feb. 20 & April 9, 2012

Start Date: Ongoing Admission Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, 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.

LITERACY LIFELINE TO Literacy (BASIC) 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. Start dates: Sept 12, 2011 Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., (Mon or Tue & Wed) Registration: Call 403-410-1525 Funded by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology through Calgary Learns, and supported by the Laing Foundation.

Intermediate Literacy This program assists individuals in developing basic reading and writing skills by working one-on-one with a volunteer tutor. Start date: Ongoing registration Time: Flexible Registration: Call 403-410-1525 Funded by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, Post-Secondary and Community Education.

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LITERACY 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.

PRE-Practical NURSE 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. Take them in FlexClass and get the fast track into the Practical Nurse program with immediate acceptance upon successful completion of the courses. You may also be eligible to earn advanced credits for a course offered, in the Practical Nurse program itself. Prerequisites: • English 20-1 (50%), English 20-2 (60 %), English 30-1 (50%) or English 30-2 (60%)

Registration: Call 403-410-1503

• Biology 20 (65%) or Biology 30 (50%)

Funding available for eligible students.

• Pure Math 10 (60%) or Applied Math 10 (70%), Math 10-C (65%) or Applied Math 20 (50%)

Funded by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology through Calgary Learns, and supported by the Rotary Club of Calgary and the Harry and Martha Cohen Foundation.

Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) This course will assist you to gain reading and writing skills that can help you enter Academic Preparation Level 2 Reading and Writing courses. A literacy facilitator and a trained volunteer tutor work with you in this class for adults reading at Grade levels 2-4, and are appropriate for adults with disabilities as well as mainstream students. The course is a collaboration between the Intermediate Literacy program and SARAW program. Start date: Sept. 6, 2011 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Tue & Thu) Registration: Call 403-410-1503 Funded by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, Post-Secondary and Community Education, anonymous donor, Rotary Club of Calgary, Harry and Martha Cohen Foundation and the Lions Foundation.

Building Reading and Writing Skills This is a part-time course that aims to provide learners with the reading and writing skills necessary to be successful in continued upgrading or in building confidence for the workplace. Students who successfully complete this course can be recommended to Academic Preparation Reading 4 and Writing 4 levels.

Start Dates: First Monday of the month (except for Aug. and Dec.) Location: North (Main) Campus Fees: Course fees are the same as High School course fees.

College Prep for Health Care Aide Bridging to Practical Nurse Program 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 Nurse 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 reading and writing.

College Preparation Math for PN

Time: 1:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (Wed & Fri)

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, percentage and basic algebraic manipulations and will facilitate learning 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.

Registration: Call 403-410-1651

Prerequisites: Health Care Aide certificate

Funded by Calgary Learns.

Please submit an application and official transcripts to the Health Care Aide Bridging to Practical Nurse program.

Start date: First Wednesday of the month

Courses can be taken in FlexClass or online. Start dates: First Monday of the month except for August and December (FlexClass) Ongoing registration (Online)

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Volunteer Opportunities Adult Literacy Volunteer Program

American Sign Language for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adult Learners

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, ABLE, SARAW/SAM, and Intermediate Literacy. There are opportunities to work in classroom settings with a facilitator or individually with a single student.

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Provide ASL (American Sign 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.

In SARAW/SAM and Intermediate Literacy programs you work one-onone 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. If you are specifically interested in volunteering in SARAW/SAM, call Belle Auld at 403-410-1503.

If you would like to volunteer, contact: Phone: 403-410-1527 TTY: 403-410-1699 Email: bnovodvorski@bowvalleycollege.ca

YOU HAVE MAIL From email to transcripts and College news on student financial aid, mybvc.ca is your source for important information about Bow Valley College. Each Bow Valley College student now has 24-hour access to the new BVC student web community —one-stop access to a range of College information and student services. Get advice about health and dental benefits, information on the Leadership Experience and Development series, 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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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AT A GLANCE How to apply: International Students can apply for admission through any of the following methods: ONLINE: http://international.bowvalleycollege.ca EMAIL: international@bowvalleycollege.ca Phone: 403-410-3476 Fax: 403-297-3984 WALK-IN ADDRESS: International Education, 4th Floor Rocky Mountain Plaza 615 Macleod Trail SE Calgary, Alberta, T2G 4T8 Mailing ADDRESS: 332 - 6 ave SE Calgary, Alberta, T2G 4S6


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International Education Global Ready Graduates

2. Submit Completed Application

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 these programs and services to international learners in Calgary and overseas.

• Please write clearly and fill out every part of the application.

The International Education Office also contributes to the promotion of intercultural competencies, a College-wide learning outcome, by providing opportunities for staff and students to participate in an international experience.

INFORMATION WITHIN THIS SECTION

• An application fee of $100.00 (Cdn.) must be included with the application. • Applications may be submitted by email, regular mail, fax, or in person.

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3. Assessment • Assessments for the International ESL programs are done during the week before classes begin. Please make sure you are able to arrive in Calgary the week before classes begin. 4. Admission Acceptance and Payment of Tuition and Fees

International Student Services

• Once your application has been processed and accepted, the International Education Office will provide you with an Offer of Admission and an estimate for the required tuition and fees.

English as a Second Language for International Students

• Payment of required tuition and fees will be due within 14 days of the Offer of Admission in order to reserve your seat in the program.

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• If you are applying for fewer than three terms, you are required to pay a minimum of one term’s tuition and fees.

Why should you choose BVC?

• If you are applying for more than three terms, it is recommended that you pay a minimum of three terms’ tuition and fees.

International Student Admissions Procedures

As an international student, you have a lot of choices to pursue your education. Bow Valley College offers you a pathway to achieving your goals in a fast, flexible, and focused way. Our ESL programs prepare international students for success in Bow Valley College career programs or in other post-secondary institutions through our articulation agreements. They also provide high levels of language proficiency for those students wishing to return home or join the workforce. Bow Valley College offers government-recognized one-year certificates and two-year diplomas in Administration, Business, Health Care, Human Services and Justice Studies. 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. International student graduates of some of our certificates or diplomas gain Canadian credentials and may be eligible to stay and work in Canada following graduation.

• We accept payment by Wire (bank) Transfer, Visa, MasterCard, Cash (in person only) or Debit (in person only). • When making a payment, be sure to have your name, address, and student ID number attached to your payment. If paying by Wire Transfer, please ask your bank to include your name, address, and student ID number on the transfer documentation. Please note that any fees charged by the issuing bank, intermediary banks, or the College’s bank will be the responsibility of the student. 5. Letter of Acceptance • Once payment has been received, a Letter of Acceptance and a receipt of payment will be mailed to the address indicated on the original application. • Please keep a copy of the Letter of Acceptance for your reference. 6. Apply for a Study Permit or Visitor Permit at the nearest Canadian Embassy or Consulate • With your Letter of Acceptance, you can apply for a Study Permit (Student Visa) or a Temporary Resident Permit (Visitor Visa).

Admissions Procedures for International Students

• If you think you may study for more than six months, you should apply for a Study Permit.

International Students interested in Bow Valley College’s International ESL program can apply by following these steps:

Note: Some individuals will be required to obtain an Entry Visa, depending on their country of origin.

1. Complete an Application Form • Download an application form from the BVC International Education website at http://international.bowvalleycollege.ca • Request a hard copy application form from the International Education Office by contacting us at 403-410-3476 or email: international@bowvalleycollege.ca

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• If you need more information about the Visa application process, please consult Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website at www.cic.gc.ca Note: It is recommended that you apply a minimum of six months in advance of your program offering.

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Contact our office to learn more about our International ESL programs, Career Programs for international students, opportunities for domestic students to go abroad, and our international contract training and development projects.

• Provide your mailing address as well as your phone number and email address in case we need to contact you.


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• Request a hard copy application form from the International Education Office by contacting us at 403-410-3476 or email: international@bowvalleycollege.ca 2. Submit Completed Application • Please write clearly, and fill out every part of the application (If you can’t write clearly, please have someone else write for you). • Provide your student mailing address as well as your phone number and email address in case we need to contact you. • An application fee of $100.00 (Cdn.) must be included with the application. • Applications may be submitted by email, regular mail, fax, or in person. 3. English Language Proficiency Requirement Applicants whose first Language is NOT English must demonstrate the required English Proficiency. Be sure to check your program of interest to find out what level is required. Information about English Language Proficiency Requirements can be found on our website or on page 58 of this guide. 4. Academic Transcripts

• When making a payment, be sure to have your name, address, and student ID number attached to your payment. If paying by Wire Transfer, please ask your bank to include your name, address, and student ID number on the transfer documentation. Please note that any fees charged by the issuing bank, intermediary banks, or the College’s bank will be the responsibility of the student. 6. Letter of Acceptance • Once payment has been received, a Letter of Acceptance and a receipt of payment will be mailed to the address indicated on the original application. • Please keep a copy of the Letter of Acceptance for your reference. 7. Apply for a Study Permit at the nearest Canadian Embassy or Consulate • With your Letter of Acceptance, you can apply for a Study Permit (Student Visa). • If your program of choice includes a work practicum, you may also need to apply for a Work Permit. • If you need more information about the Visa application process, please consult Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website at www.cic.gc.ca Note 1: Some individuals will be required to obtain an Entry Visa, depending on their country of origin Note 2: It is recomended that you apply a minimum of six months in advance of your program offering

Applicants must provide proof of successful completion of the admission requirements for the programs or courses selected.

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

Admission requirements are listed under each specific program. Please review them carefully.

Please see the International Student Tuition and Fee Refund Information on http://international.bowvalleycollege.ca for policies regarding visa refusal, deferral, and other issues.

Official transcripts from high school and/or post-secondary education demonstrating successful completion of the admissions requirements must be received before an application will be processed. Transcripts that are not in English should be accompanied by a notarized official translation. Bow Valley College may request an official “Assessment for an Educational Institution” IQAS evaluation of foreign transcripts. Note 1: Some programs have additional Admission requirements and/or Pre-Program Requirements which must be met prior to the start of classes. Please review all requirements for your program of choice.

International Tuition, Fees and Refunds

International Student Services International Students can contact the International Education Office for the following services: • Immigration and academic advising • Cultural counselling • Health insurance information • Homestay program • Airport pick-up service

Note 2: International students must meet both the English Language Proficiency requirements and the Academic Admissions Requirements as specified by each program.

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5. Admission Acceptance and Payment of Tuition and Fees

• Recreational events

• Upon meeting all academic and language proficiency requirements, you will be provided with an Offer of Admission and an estimate for the required tuition and fees.

Homestay Accommodation and/or Airport Pick-up (Optional – Additional fees apply)

• Payment for the first semester’s tuition and fees will be due within 14 days of the Offer of Admission in order to reserve your seat in the program. • We accept payment by Wire (bank) Transfer, Visa, MasterCard, Cash (in person only) or Debit (in person only).

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-3476 (International)

• Social cultural events for international students

• Complete and submit the Homestay Application Form, which is available at http://international.bowvalleycollege.ca The monthly fee covers your room and board for that period. • If you need to be picked up at the airport when you arrive, complete and submit the Airport Pickup Request form, which is available at http://international.bowvalleycollege.ca The driver will take you wherever you need to go (one-way transportation).


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International ESL The International Education Office offers two different program options for international students: 1. International ESL Program 2. Post-Secondary Preparation for International Learners (PPIL) Both programs offer intensive, academic language courses that are outcomes based and learner centred. The classes focus on all four strands – listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Skills are developed through a range of contemporary themes, topics, and activities.

The International ESL program has six intakes a year: January, March, May, June/July, September, and October. Classes are eight weeks long and run from 9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Fridays are reserved for independent study, specialized programs, and social activities. The International ESL program assumes students enter with an intermediate level of proficiency. To build further proficiency focused on academic success, we offer four different levels of classes: 1. Introduction to Academic English 2. Intermediate Academic English

This 16-week program is designed especially for international students interested in pursuing academic programs at post-secondary institutions. The program features a combination of two classes, both of which are mandatory to successfully complete the program: In English for Academic Purposes, international and internationally educated learners develop skills required for success in academic programs. These skills are refined while exploring a series of thoughtprovoking themes and completing in-depth reports, research projects, and presentations. Areas of focus include: • Reading authentic and challenging texts with speed and accuracy • Listening to lectures and applying strategies to maximize comprehension • Contributing to group discussions, seminars, and debates on relevant topics • Delivering presentations with clarity and confidence

3. High Intermediate Academic English

• Researching and writing well-developed and organized essays and reports

4. Advanced Academic English

• Applying critical thinking skills and developing and defending ideas

Students who complete the program will be able to:

• Communicate information in discussions and presentations

Completion of EAP with a grade of B satisfies the English Language Proficiency Requirement for all Bow Valley College programs. Students who successfully complete EAP with a grade of B+ will meet the English Language requirements for post-secondary programs at SAIT, and be eligible for the final EAP level at the University of Lethbridge.

• Interact with confidence in a North American academic environment

2. Success Skills

• Read efficiently and effectively in an academic context • Write clearly and accurately for academic purposes

• Use technology to enhance learning Students are assessed upon entry and placed according to their English Language ability. Please arrive the week before classes begin in order to attend the assessment sessions. Students who test below the Intro to Academic English level will be placed in the regular full-time ESL. For more information, please contact the International Education Office at 403-410-3476 or send an email to: international@bowvalleycollege.ca Note: F or students who hold permanent residence status please refer to the full-time ESL program or phone 403-410-3400. Term Offerings 2011: June 27 – Aug. 19 Aug. 29 – Oct. 21 Oct. 24 – Dec. 16 Jan. 5 – Feb. 24, 2012 Students who successfully complete Advanced Academic English with a B, meet the language proficency requirement for BVC’s full-time ELCC program. Students who acheive a B- in Advanced Academic English are eligible for the PPIL program.

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Success Skills is designed to prepare international students for entry into a North American academic classroom. Topics are selected to allow learners to develop key study skills and academic success skills for a Canadian context. Students who successfully complete the Success Skills class will earn post-secondary credit. Term Offerings 2011: Aug. 29 – Dec. 16 Jan. 5 – Apr. 25, 2012 Students will be required to write an assessment test to gain admissions to the program. This test will be written the week prior to the start of classes. Students who test too low will be placed in International ESL. Students may also meet the admissions requirements by successfully completing the International ESL program with a B- in the Advanced Academic English course. For more information about this program, please visit the International

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International Opportunities

Education website: http://international.bowvalleycollege.ca

International Partnerships, Projects, and Mobility

IELTS Preparation

Bow Valley College’s international initiatives extend the reach and influence of the College, bringing innovative educational opportunities to communities around the world. Through partnership agreements with other international post-secondary institutions, and with training and development projects around the world, we remain committed to supporting the College’s international outreach.

This course prepares participants to take the Academic format of the IELTS test. The Academic format tests a person’s ability to study in English at an undergraduate or postgraduate level and can be used to satisfy the English Language Proficiency requirements at many institutions. In this course you: • Practice each component of the IELTS test – speaking, listening, academic reading, and academic writing • Practice completing test sections within the time restrictions set by IELTS • Have the opportunity to receive feedback from a BVC instructor on performance as well as tips on how to improve your IELTS score Dates:

June 28 - Aug. 18 (Tue & Thu) Aug. 30 – Oct. 20 (Tue & Thu) Oct. 25 – Dec. 15 (Tue & Thu) Jan. 5 – Feb 23, 2012 (Tue & Thu)

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Fees: $275.00 plus GST

IELTS Intensive This course prepares participants to take the IELTS Academic format but has fewer practice hours than the IELTS Preparation class. This course is aimed at learners who want a brief introduction to the test, a review of the test, or additional practice with each component of the test. In this course you: • Practice each component of the IELTS test – speaking, listening, academic reading and academic writing • Practice completing test sections within the time restrictions set by IELTS • Have the opportunity to receive feedback from a BVC instructor on performance as well as tips on how to improve your IELTS score Dates: Time: Fee:

July 15 – Aug. 19 (Fri) Sept. 2 – Oct. 21 (Fri) Oct. 28 – Dec. 16 (Fri) Jan. 6 – Feb. 24, 2012 (Fri) 9:00 a.m. – noon $140 plus GST

Tuition and Fees: 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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Our previous initiatives have provided opportunities for students to study overseas through exchange agreements or to work overseas through internships. Staff members have also worked overseas delivering training. As opportunities become available, we will post them on our website. Individuals interested in opportunities to broaden their horizons with an international experience are invited to contact the International Education Office or visit our website: http://international.bowvalleycollege.ca Organizations interested in learning more about Bow Valley College, exploring institutional partnership opportunities, or pursuing a development project are invited to contact the International Education Office at international@bowvalleycollege.ca


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Putting the Community back in College The Alberta Government has designated Bow Valley College as comprehensive community college for the Calgary region, an area that includes approximately 1.3 million Albertans. Bow Valley College has responded by collaborating with communities, government, civic and industry leaders, and partner education institutions to deliver quality adult learning opportunities throughout the region. And that includes to you! Bow Valley College is based in Calgary but has a long-standing presence in communities throughout Southern Alberta. You can access learning opportunities through flexible delivery options including online, video-conferencing, and classrooms located at over 20 Bow Valley College regional sites, or through our partnership with eCampus Alberta. You can also access exchange programs, work experience practicums, and continuing education courses to enhance your career skills. The choice is up to you. Banff National Park

Planning for the Calgary Regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Educational Future: We want to hear from you! Bow Valley College, the Alberta Government, and our partner post-secondary institutions are all committed to providing relevant and innovative adult education programs and services to learners in the Calgary region. In order to better meet your education needs Bow Valley College is currently engaged in a consultative process with your local community to collectively identify opportunities to expand access to adult learning, address local labour demand, and promote community vitality throughout the region.

Because we want to hear from you, we have created a survey that gives you the opportunity to tell us what educational services and programs are needed in your area. Please go to bvcsurvey.ca to complete the survey today.

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Online Programs And Courses CONTINUING EDUCATION

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.

Bow Valley College’s Continuing Education Department offers a wide range of online courses in the following areas:

Distance learning may be facilitated through online (computer) learning, face to face instruction at various sites, audio conferencing, homestudy, and/or other forms of delivery of instruction.

High School Upgrading (Online & Homestudy) Note: Courses marked with * are not for Alberta Education High School credit

Business And Industry The following programs in business and administration are available online: • Accounting Financial Management Certificate • Administrative Professional Certificate • Events Management Certificate • Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate • Human Resources Management Certificate • Interior Decorating and Merchandising Certificate For more information regarding Business & Industry’s online options, see the Business and Administration sections of this guide or contact: Andrew Forbes, - Administrative Assistant Online Support Phone: 403-410-1578 Fax: 403-297-5007 aforbes@bowvalleycollege.ca

For details on courses in these subject areas, see the Continuing Education section of this guide.

Health And Human Services 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 & 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 ...continued on next page

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• English Language Arts 10-1, 10-2, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2 • Essential Mathematics* • Prep Math 10* • Math 10-C, 20-1, 20-2 • Applied Math 30 • Pure Math 30 • Math 31 • Science 10, 14 • Biology 20, 30 • Chemistry 20, 30 • Physics 20, 30 • Social Studies 10-2, 20-1, 20- 2, 30-1, 30-2 • Computer Studies 10, 20, 30*

• AutoCAD and CAD • Business • Customs and Logistics • Educators and Trainers – Professional Development • Global Information Systems • Home Inspection • Human Resources • Human Services • Medical • Personal Finance • Pharmacy Technician Bridging • Website Development


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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 * It is strongly recommended that ELCC students register only in one online course per month.

Early Learning and Child Care Diploma • 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

Practical Nurse Diploma • Anatomy and Physiology • Health Education: Personal Health and Wellness • Nursing Theory I: Basics • Nursing Theory II: Intermediate • Nursing Theory III: Advanced • Pharmacology • Pathophysiology • Community Nursing • Pediatric Nursing • Mental Health Nursing • Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan • Transition to Graduate Nursing • Maternity Nursing • Interpersonal Relationships & Communication Skills • Role of the Health Care Aide • Communication in the Health Care Environment • Structure and Function of the Human Body – Health and Chronic Illness • Providing Client Care and Comfort • Special Care for Diverse Clients • Client Care Clinical • Client Care Practicum

Recreation Therapy Aide Certificate • Role of the Therapy Aide • Therapeutic Communication • Observing, Reporting, Documentation • Common Conditions and Client Groups • Wellness Through Leisure • Recreational Programming and Implementation I • Recreational Programming and Implementation II • Recreation Therapy Aide Practicum

Nutrition Manager • 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

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Southern Alberta Locations

Bow Valley College is committed to providing education anytime and in any place to help meet the needs of learners throughout southern Alberta. For full course offerings, fees, prerequisites, and other information, please call the numbers listed for each site.

For information on programs and courses in your community, please contact a location below.

Airdrie Provincial Building #121, 104 – 1st Avenue NW Airdrie, AB T4B 0R2 Phone: 403-355-1910 • Apprenticeship Math & Science • Academic Preparation • Computer Applications • Continuing Education Courses • High School Courses • High School Equivalency (GED) Preparation • Career Transitions • Hospital Unit Clerk • Practical Nurse Diploma

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 résumé 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 required). 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

Piikani Employment Services/BVC partnership PO Box 3318 Phone: 403-281-3872

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

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

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 • OST Office Administration Certificate • OST Accounting Administration Certificate • OST Health Administration Certificate 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:

See available courses under Canmore. Funding may be available through Alberta Employment Industry and immigration.

Our highly qualified staff will assist with résumé preparation, cover letters and job search services including skills upgrading in computer applications and accounting applications.

Blairmore

Corporate Training:

10501 – 20 Avenue Phone: 403-562-2853 or 1-800-784-7073

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In response to consultations with communities in Southern Alberta, Bow Valley College has established three new education representatives for the Okotoks & High River, Strathmore, and Cochrane areas. The representatives are part of the College’s commitment to evaluating the demand for, and creating more access to, post-secondary education in Southern Alberta.

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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.

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Pincher Creek 1300 Hewetson Avenue (Co-op Ranchlands Mall, SW entrance) Phone: 403-627-4478

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Red Crow Community College/BVC partnership Box 1258 Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0 All programs offered in partnership with Red Crow College.

Siksika Nation Old Sun Community College/BVC partnership PO Box 1250 Phone: 403-734-3862

• Aboriginal Practical Nurse Diploma

Claresholm

• Aboriginal Practical Nurse Diploma

5202 – 5 Street East Phone: 403-625-4231

Stettler 4704A – 55 Street Phone: 403-742-6700

Cochrane Regional Education Representative 403-476-2204

• Practical Nurse Diploma

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Strathmore

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

Regional Education Representative 403-462-2550

• Practical Nurse Diploma

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Three Hills

Phone: 403-558-2004 All programs offered in partnership with the Stoney Nation.

Box 4000, Three Hills Phone: 403-443-3007 Toll Free 1-800-661-2425

• Apprenticeship Math & Science • Academic Preparation • High School Courses • High School Equivalency (GED) Preparation • Career & Life Skills • Employment Preparation • Work Experience • Early Learning & Child Care

All programs offered in partnership with Prairie College of Applied Arts & Technology. • Practical Nurse Diploma • Early Learning and Child Care

High River Regional Education Representative 403-603-0009 111 Macleod Trail West Phone: 403-652-8338 • Pre-Trades Program • High School Courses • GED Preparation • Academic Preparation • Apprenticeship Math & Science • New Opportunities for Work - Office

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eCampus alberta Learn from Home: eCampusAlberta 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 eCampusAlberta, 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 eCampusAlberta 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 eCampusAlberta to build your future.

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E mploy me nt services

career SERVICES Career Services assists Bow Valley College students and alumni.

Career Advice Career Services 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.

Services for Employers Career Services 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, career fairs and other on-campus recruiting opportunities. For more information on Career Services and job search resources, visit bowvalleycollege.ca/careerservices or call 403-410-3215.

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Career Services helps our students and alumni connect with local employers. We can help you find a part-time job during school or fulltime work in your career area after you graduate. Use Career Services for the online job board, career fairs, career advising and job search skills workshops on topics including: résumé writing, cover letters, networking and interview skills. We’re here to help you turn your education into a career.

NEED A JOB want some help?

Career Services

Career Services offers students and alumni career advising, workshops, career fairs, an online job board and more…

Connect at bowvalleycollege.ca/careerservices or call 403-410-3215 for more information.

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Career connection Career Connection is a career and employment resource centre assisting with job search and career planning.

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Individuals can drop in to use the Career Connection resource centre. The centre offers career and employment information resources, computers with internet, printer, fax and telephone for job search.

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Career and Employment Assistance You may be eligible for no charge career coaching assistance including: résumé and cover letter critiques, mock interview practice, Win Way demonstration (e-résumé template), and one-on-one career advising.

Connexion Carrière Connexion Carrière Connexion Carrière est le seul Centre d’emploi Francophone à Calgary qui vous permet d’atteindre vos objectifs de Carrière en français et ce sans frais. Nos conseillers, nos ressources et nos ateliers vous préparent efficacement à intégrer le marché de l’emploi albertain. Connexion Carrière vous donne accès entre autres à: • Un service d’aide à la planification de carrière • Un centre de ressources pour les carrières • Un service d’aide à la recherche d’emploi • Des ateliers de préparation en recherche d’emploi • Des conseils en carrière et en emploi

VISIT US at www.mycareerconnection.ca

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

EMAIL US at careerconnection@bowvalleycollege.ca

Pour plus d’information, visitez notre site internet: www.connexioncarriere.ca

CONTACT US Career Connection services are available at the following locations:

Career Connection Downtown Rocky Mountain Plaza, Main Floor, 150 - 615 Macleod Tr. South, (across from the downtown public library) Phone: 403-410-3203 Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Career Connection Midnapore 130 - 259 Midpark Way SE, (across from McDonald’s in the Fish Creek Racquet Club building) Phone: 403-254-2917 Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Pour prendre rendez-vous, contactez-nous à l’adresse ou au numéro de téléphone ci-dessous:

Connexion Carrière #700, 633 - 6e Avenue SO, Calgary, AB T2P 2Y5 403-355-1777 Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Courriel: connexioncarriere@bowvalleycollege.ca Ce service est financé par le Gouvernement de l’Alberta et le Gouvernement du Canada.

Career Connection Bowness/Montgomery Northwest Centre II, 4520 - 16 Ave. NW, (same side of the street as the 7-11) Phone: 403-202-0862 Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This service is made possible through funding provided by The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada.

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no charge career service Career Connection is a career and employment resource centre that helps individuals achieve their career goals. The following career and employment assistance services are available at no cost:

CAREER RESOURCES

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

CAREER ASSISTANCE

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

CAREER AND EMPLOYMENT COUNSELLING Work with Career Coaches to set realistic career and employment goals and develop a personalized action plan.

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 McDonald’s in the Fish Creek Racquet Club building) Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 403-254-2917

This service is made possible through funding provided by The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada.

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WHAT KIND OF JOBS AM I CAPABLE OF DOING? WHAT TYPE OF TRAINING DO I NEED FOR MY IDEAL JOB? HOW DO I PRESENT MYSELF IN PERSON, IN PRINT, OR OVER THE PHONE? AM I READY TO WRITE AN EFFECTIVE COVER LETTER? WILL MY RÉSUMÉ GET ME AN INTERVIEW? WHERE CAN I FIND CAREER RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET? WHERE CAN I GO TO CONNECT WITH LOCAL EMPLOYERS?


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Program Description

Program Content

Are you a skilled professional immigrant with no Canadian work experience? This full-time program assists skilled, foreign-trained professionals to:

During the program participants will learn to:

• Learn the strategies to successfully find a job

• Participate in an effective interview

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

• Work as a member of a team to complete various projects

• Improve their English language skills for the Canadian workplace Classes for this 10-week training program are scheduled for Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The six-week work experience component follows the host companies’ regular working schedule. The training includes: • 10 weeks of intensive workplace language, culture, and skills training with a focus on the Workplace Essential Skills required for success in the Calgary workplace • Six weeks of unpaid work experience (dependent on company acceptance) • Access to the Mentorship program and membership in the Job Skills Club

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Academic Requirements • Completed application package mailed to College or submitted at the Registrar’s Office (see page 107 for details) Applicants must: • Must have a Canadian Language Benchmark of 6 or higher • Be legally entitled (Canadian citizen, Landed Immigrant) to work and train in Canada • Be a Canadian resident for 10 years or less • Require Canadian/Alberta work experience to enter their 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 Applicants can be: • Receiving Employment Insurance (EI); • Receiving Alberta Works Income Support (IS) benefits; and/or eligible for EI Reachback

• Write an effective professional cover letter and résumé

• Network to find job leads, meet people and further their career • Understand Calgary’s corporate culture • Deliver effective oral presentations • 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 to meet deadlines and manage time effectively • Research the labour market for future opportunities • Evaluate and improve their Workplace Essential Skills using TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills) • Evaluate their computer skills through CBSA testing • Improve their English language skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking Please visit crtp.bowvalleycollege.ca for more information.

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.

Fees & Dates Date: Aug. 29, 2011, Jan. 5, 2012, & April 30, 2012 Fees: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees online, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

Program Schedule: Weeks 1 – 10:

8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Mon. – Fri.)

Weeks 11 – 16:

According to host company’s normal hours

Information Sessions To attend an information session or for more information about the program and the application procedures, please refer to the Corporate Readiness Training Program website at crtp.bowvalleycollege.ca, email crtp@bowvalleycollege.ca, or call 403-410-3466.

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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 provide services to professionals in the areas of health care, engineering, finance, IT, business administration, in addition to other occupations.

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.

“The Clear Communication for Business job success study group provided me with key insights of Canadian workplace culture.” Felipe Guzman, Internationally Educated Business Administrator

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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DIRECTIONS FOR IMMIGRANTS IN TRADES AND Mentoring Foreign Trained Professionals PROFESSIONAL CAREERS At Directions for Immigrants, we support internationally trained and experienced professionals as they work towards securing employment in their profession and gaining accreditation.

Our services include:

RESOURCE CENTRE All the resources you need to conduct your job search including 12 client computers with internet access.

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Workshops Learn how to be effective and build your network to find the job you are searching for through our on-going workshops. Our resource centre and workshops are open to anyone pursuing employment or accreditation.

A very successful bridging program to fast track foreign trained professionals into the Canadian workplace. Visit our website at.crtp. bowvalleycollege.ca for intake dates, application forms and additional information. The United Way, CRIEC (Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council) and Bow Valley College have developed a mentoring program for Internationally Educated professionals (IEPs) to enable them to connect with and learn from working professionals. United Way funding is provided through a grant from Shell Canada. IEPs 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 provides this guidance.

Program Description

Career Coaching

This program will provide the opportunity:

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:

• to network with working professionals in Calgary by participating in a structured, formal mentoring relationship

• Be an immigrant professional with a degree, diploma or trade certificate from another country

• for mentees with training on expectations and protocols that should be followed for a successful mentoring relationship

• Have two years of experience in your profession or trade outside of Canada

• for support and guidance to the mentee during the mentoring relationship

• 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

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 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

• for mentors to learn about the special skills and talents of IEPs and recognize their potential value and contribution to the workplace

• to develop tools, strategies, and resources for IEPs to improve their employment chances and increase integration into the Canadian work culture Training: Mentors and Mentees will be required to attend two initial training sessions before the formal mentorship project begins and four training sessions during the course of the program. This training includes: • An examination of expectations and protocols for mentorship programs as well as a schedule of discussion topics and activities • leadership skills specific to mentoring During a second session mentors and mentees will be introduced to their mentoring pair. At this time a schedule of 10 meetings over the course of the four-month project will be set. Five of these meetings should be face to face, but the other five can be facilitated through Skype, telephone, MSN or other communication methods the pair decides are appropriate and private. A project wrap-up session will be scheduled to mark the end of the program and gather feedback from participants.

This service has been funded by the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada.

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Fees and Dates

Mentees

Dates: Ongoing.

Mentees would be recruited from the many professional fields such as Engineering, Accounting and Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Sales and Marketing, and Office Administration. All Mentees will be interviewed to ensure they are “work ready” to qualify. “Work ready” means that Canadian Language Benchmarks are higher than 7 and technical skills are all current and up to date. This target group would be recruited from former CRTP students and Directions for Immigrants clients, and other Bow Valley College Alumni. Individuals have to:

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.caor call Katalina Bardell at 403-410-3463 or kbardell@bowvalleycollege.ca

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• Have Canadian Language Benchmarks of 7 or higher • Have earned a professional qualification outside of Canada • Be highly motivated and committed to looking for work in their profession in 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 Mentors will all be referred to CRIEC. If you want more information please contact Marie-France Varin at 403-410-1861 or marie-france@criec.ca for more information.

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Success in the Workplace Communication and Business Skills Training for Immigrant Professionals

Online instruction will include:

This part-time program assists skilled internationally educated professionals to:

• Reviewing materials

• Write more accurately and effectively • Speak and communicate with clarity and precision • Increase understanding of Canadian business culture

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• Actively participate in teams • Make effective presentations

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• Improve reading speed and understanding • Find and use information quickly and accurately

Program Description This part-time, 16-week program will involve: • Six hours of training per week, three hours in class / three hours online • In-class training will be Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. • Course will run from September-December 2011 and January-April 2012.

• Participating in discussions and blogs • Accessing internet resources • Practicing pronunciation • Researching key content • Completing and submitting assignments

Fees and Dates Dates: Sept. 7, 2011 – Dec. 15, 2011 Jan. 4, 2012 – April 18, 2012 Tuition: For a complete list of full- and part-time fees, please visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees For more information email: crtp@bowvalleycollege.ca or call Kamlesh Doad at 403-410-3466. This program can also be adapted to be offered in the workplace and modules can be selected to meet the needs of each organization. For more information, please contact Laurel Madro at lmadro@bowvalleycollege.ca, 403-410-3459.

• TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills) for accurate skills assessment For more information please refer to crtp.bowvalleycollege.ca

Admission Requirements: Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) 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 Canadian Language Benchmark 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

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TOWES 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

General Series - Generic, multi-level assessments that can be used in a wide range of situations. Three General Series versions are currently available: • G1: assesses Essential Skill Levels 1 and 2 • G2: assesses Essential Skill Levels 2 and 3 An online version of the G2, the G2L is also available • G3: assesses Essential Skill Levels 3 and 4

ASSESSMENTS TOWES – Canada’s Essential Credential!

TOWES has a suite of assessments that represent a full range of Essential Skill levels needed in the Canadian workplace:

• TOWES Manufacturing (MFG) • TOWES Office & Administration (ADM) • TOWES Entrance into Apprenticeship (APR) • TOWES Aerospace (AER) • TOWES Health Sector Series (HCR) Custom Assessments - Developed on demand for corporate customers. TOWES en français - The TOWES assessments currently available in French include: General Series assessments, Entrance into Apprenticeship, Manufacturing, and Office and Administration Sector Series assessments. Contact TOWES or visit our website www.towes.com for more information about our Assessments.

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CREATE A SAFER WORKFORCE What is TOWES? TOWES is an effective testing and training system that accurately measures three Essential Skills needed for safe productive employment: Reading Text, Document Use and Numeracy. Test-takers and learners assume the role of a worker and use information embedded in authentic documents to solve real workplace problems. Some of the types of documents used are: catalogues, order forms, labels and schematics. Canada’s Essential Credential Before being released for use in high-stakes situations, TOWES underwent an extensive psychometric review and nationwide 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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TOWES is an effective assessment that accurately measures three Essential Skills needed for safe and productive employment: Reading Text, Document Use, and Numeracy. TOWES is significantly different from other skills assessments as test-takers assume the role of a worker and use information embedded in authentic documents to solve real workplace problems. Types of documents used include catalogues, order forms, labels, and schematics.

Sector Series - Industry-specific tests designed for the Essential Skill requirements of the targeted sector. Five sector-specific assessments are available:


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CONSULTING & TRAINING SERVICES TOWES offers a variety of consulting and training services, which can be customized for your group or audience. Training sessions are offered at Bow Valley College, on site at your organization, or at conference and training facilities located across the country. Examples of possible consulting and training sessions include:

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• TOWES Practitioner Training (Introduction to TOWES and Essential Skills, Test Administrator Training, interpreting TOWES test results)

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• Understanding National and International literacy and Essential Skills initiatives • Case studies and best practices in workforce training and development • Developing curriculum and integrating Essential Skills into Collegebased programs

OnTarget! (hard-copy) A straightforward and practical ESL resource book of classroom assessment tasks that relate to the Canadian Language Benchmarks levels.

In Focus (hard-copy) Instructor & Learner workbooks designed to build the foundational skills of adult learners that contribute to success at school, work and daily living.

The Winning Label (I hour to 5 hours, DVD) The Winning Label is an interactive training program that teaches the basics of WHMIS. This program is targeted to learners with low levels of literacy or second language speakers.

The Winning Label (Instructor’s Guide and Resource Binder)

Contact TOWES or visit www.towes.com for more information about our Consulting and Training Services.

The training binder provides a resource for instructors who would like to deliver The Winning Label materials in a traditional classroom learning environment.

WORKPLACE TRAINING PRODUCTS

Skills for Working, Learning & Living (30 minutes to 100 hours, CD-ROM)

TOWES is best known for assessing Essential Skills, but we are also committed to improving them. TOWES has a suite of materials and tools that will meet your diverse workplace and educational training needs. Current products include:

A series lessons and activities designed to improve the foundational skills needed for successful employment such as teamwork, leadership and goal-setting. Modules may be purchased and used individually, or as a complete set.

Building Workplace Essential Skills (30 hours, hard-copy)

Contact TOWES or visit www.towes.com for more information about our Workplace Training Products.

Building workplace Essential Skills contains lessons and activities that will improve reading, document use and numeracy skills.

TOWES Essential Skills Online (20 hours, online) A fun, interactive online curriculum designed to improve the Essential Skills of ESL learners or those entering the labour market for the first time.

TOWES Essential Skills Online for Practical Nurses (25 hours, online with optional print materials) An employment-focused curriculum that will help college students and internationally educated nurses complete technical training and prepare for certification as a practical nurse.

TOWES Essential Skills Direct (25 hours, online with optional print materials) As supplemental resource for apprenticeship programs, this interactive online curriculum will improve the Essential Skills needed for success in technical training and employment. Versions are available for trades, automotive, oil and gas, and health care occupations.

A Day on the Job (20 hours, hard-copy) A Day on the Job provides the Essential Skills basics needed for successful completion of apprenticeship training. Versions are available for carpenters, electricians, pipefitters and welders.

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• 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 HOW TO APPLY Applicants must complete an Application for Admission to Bow Valley College online at www.bowvalleycollege.ca/apply and make payment 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 or cheque 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 $60.00 Domestic, $100.00 International per application.

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Application fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Continuing Education applicants do not pay an application fee and should complete a course registration form.

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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, first-accepted. 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 and are encouraged to contact the International Education Office prior to application at: 403-410-3476

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.

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS 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 school 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/

Out of Province High School Transcripts Visit the Alberta Learning website: http://alis.alberta.ca/ps/ep/pps/high-school-transcripts.html 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.

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Applicants must have an Alberta Student Number (ASN) to apply to Bow Valley College. This number can be found or created at: http://www.education.alberta.ca/ students/asn.aspx (Applications submitted without an Alberta Student Number will not be accepted.)


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Foreign Transcripts Applicants educated outside of Canada and applying to Bow Valley College for full-time career programs will be required to produce their original academic documents as well an official “Assessment for an Educational Institution” 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) – Academic may be used for admission into most programs (only valid within a two-year period) to fulfill the English Proficiency Requirement. Note: Applicants to programs other than career programs at Bow Valley College may provide Unofficial Transcripts or Statements of Courses and Marks.

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Police Information Check (PIC)

AP P L ICATIO N P RO C ESS

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

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

WAITING LISTS If a program or course is full, qualified applicants are automatically placed on the program or course waiting list. The wait list is determined by date of acceptance so early application is advised. Every effort is made to contact individuals if a space becomes available. Please be aware that other cancellations may result in short notice for full 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 post-secondary 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. - 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: recruiting@bowvalleycollege.ca. -  General Information: Applicants who would like more information about Bow Valley College programs or admission requirements before submitting an application are encouraged to contact the Prospective Student Centre in person at room N362, by phone 403-410-1402 or by email: recruiting@bowvalleycollege.ca Questions or assistance with this application can be directed to the Prospective Student Centre 403-410-1402 or by email: recruiting@bowvalleycollege.ca

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TUITION & FEES Tuition fees must be paid in full when registering. Some payment options are available for some programs. Please inquire at the Student Services office by calling 403-410-1400. Specific tuition fees are listed under the Tuition and Fees Schedule online at bowvalleycollege.ca/fees. For fee deadlines for semester-based programs and courses, please see the Important College Dates section of this guide. Tuition fees can be paid at the Office of the Registrar (3rd Floor, North Campus) by: • Cash • Interac Direct Payment

English as a Second Language and International Fee covers the costs of one workbook per term as well as other class resources, such as newspapers and magazines.

Health and Community Care • Pharmacy Technician Diploma: covers lab supplies and supplies required for doing prescriptions in class. • Practical Nurse Diploma and Health Care Aide Certificate: Materials Fee covers lab kits and lab supplies.

• Money order

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The Technology Fee provides new or ongoing improved technology services to students. These fees are levied on all Bow Valley College online and eCampusAlberta courses.

• Purchase order • Personal Cheques You may also pay by credit card by calling us at 403-410-1400.

Students’ Association Fee

In addition to tuition, Bow Valley College collects mandatory fees each semester to enhance your student experience and help you get the most out of your time at BVC.

Full- and part-time students are considered members of the Bow Valley College Student Association (BVCSA), and are subject to fees for this membership. Bow Valley College collects these fees on behalf of the BVCSA.

Student Services Fee The Student Services Fee replaces many of the existing fees at the College. This fee includes your Student ID Card, transcripts (official and unofficial), confirmation of enrolment letters, graduation and other registration items.

Materials Fee The Materials Fee is attached to full-time programs and some part-time courses for the materials instructors use in their classes. Below is a summary of the items the Materials Fee covers in each program area:

Academic Foundations

Health and Dental Fee All members of the Student Association in programs of 26 weeks or longer are subject to fees for a health plan. Opt-out options are available upon proof of alternative coverage within 30 days of program start. Students who are funded through the Student Finance Board or through EI are not eligible for coverage. See the Students’ Association Office or visit http://www.gallivan.ca/studentnetworks for additional information. These fees are collected by Bow Valley College on behalf of the BVCSA. For more information on specific fees four your program, visit www.bowvalleycollege.ca/fees

The Materials Fee for these students covers the costs of handouts and tests for students, lab supplies and materials, student information materials, and subsidization of field trips. Students are not generally required to print out their own course handouts in Academic Foundations courses.

Business and Industry These programs’ fees cover materials distributed in class (course outlines, program booklets, exams), as well as assignments printed in computer labs at the request of the instructor. • Medical Office Assistant Certificate fees also cover dressing materials, gloves, cleansing solutions, distilled water, etc. • Interior Decorating and Merchandizing program fees also cover paints, fabrics, design materials and accessories for displays. Note: M  aterials fees do not include costs for printing instructor presentation materials used during class lectures (such a PowerPoint presentations), or of any electronic reference materials. Instructors are not expected to provide their presentation materials to students.

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General Notes:

Alternate Schedule/Delivery Credit Programming

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.

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.

To withdraw from a credit course or program students must notify the academic department. To withdraw from a non-credit course please email registration@bowvalleycollege.ca. 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. Approved refunds are issued within two to three weeks of notification of student withdrawal or cancellation. Payments originally made by cash, cheque, debit, or money order are refunded via cheque. Payments originally made by Visa or Mastercard are refunded back to the credit card originally used for payment. Any outstanding fees will be deducted from the total refund amount. Confirmation fees are non-refundable. Please see the list of Mandatory Fees for other non-refundable fees. Compassionate grounds may be considered with official documentation (i.e., medical certificate). Students who receive advanced or transfer credit for courses will be automatically refunded 100% of tuition paid for those courses, according to the refund payment guidelines. No administration fee will be assessed. Students who are terminated from their program of study by the College are not eligible for a refund of tuition fees.

Full-Time Credit Programming (See Important College Dates for exact dates for each semester) First Day of Class: 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. Mandatory fees will not be refunded for courses/programs dropped on or after the first day of class. Cancellation Deadline: Last day to cancel/withdraw from courses/ programs and be eligible for a 100% tuition refund. Other mandatory fees will not be refunded.

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.

Cancellations Bow Valley College reserves the right to cancel programs or courses due to insufficient enrolment or other unexpected circumstances. Any courses cancelled by Bow Valley College will result in 100% refund with no administrative fees.

Transfers 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.

Important Information for FUNDED Students • If a funding application has been completed/submitted, there will be information on the invoice indicating an “ESTIMATED FINANCIAL AID AMOUNT.” If there is no estimated financial aid amount noted on the invoice, no funding application has been submitted and the student is responsible for paying full tuition and fees. • If funding is not approved, the student will be responsible for immediate payment of the entire balance of tuition and fees. • MATERIALS FEES are not paid directly to the College as part of funding. Students MUST pay the materials fees by the fee deadline.

Drop Deadline: Last day to withdraw from courses/programs and be eligible for a 50% tuition refund. Other mandatory fees will not be refunded. Withdrawal Deadline: 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; no refund will be given for tuition and fees.

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Continuing Education Table Of Contents Accounting 115 AutoCAD 117 AutoDesk 119 Building Maintenance

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Business 120 Computers 123 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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Home Inspection

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Human Resources

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Information Technology

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Insurance 135 Interior Decorating

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

CUSTOM TRAINING 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 151 for more information.

The Live a Better Life Series - Arts, Culture and More

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Maintenance Management

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How to register:

Management Development

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Fill out the Continuing Education registration form on page 161.

Medical Courses

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Personal Finance

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Online at: www.bowvalleycollege.ca/apply

Pharmacy Technician Bridging

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Private Investigation

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Project Management

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Self Defence

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School Age Programming

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Social Media

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In Person: Registrar’s Office 332 – 6th Avenue SE

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Web Development

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Parking available at Calgary Board of Education, one block west of Bow Valley College. $3.50 after 5:00 p.m. and on weekends

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All dates listed are for 2011, 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

Required Courses:

Required Courses:

• Microsoft Excel Introduction

• Microsoft Excel Intermediate

• Business Mathematics

• Financial Accounting Advanced

• Financial Accounting Introduction

• Simply Accounting Advanced or QuickBooks Advanced

• Financial Accounting Intermediate

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

• Simply Accounting Introduction or QuickBooks

These Accounting courses qualify towards Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping courses:

QuickbookS Introduction (20 HOURS) Fees: $295.00 This course covers the basics in working with an integrated accounting package suitable for most small- to medium-sized businesses. Topics include setting up company files, working with lists, bank accounts, creating invoices and sales receipts, receiving payments and making deposits, entering and paying bills, doing payroll, and tracking and paying GST. Software not included.

• Financial Accounting Introduction • Financial Accounting Intermediate • Financial Accounting Advanced • Simply Accounting Introduction • Simply Accounting Advanced

Recommended:

• QuickBooks Introduction

• Financial Accounting Introduction

• QuickBooks Advanced

• Financial Accounting Introduction Note: A USB Memory Stick is required for all computerized courses.

Dates: Time:

Sept. 7 – 28 (Mon & Wed) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Nov. 19 – Dec. 10 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

QuickBooks Advanced (20 hours)

About your instructors

Fees: $295.00

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.

This course covers more advanced features in QuickBooks. Topics include creating customer statements, exporting reports to Excel, tracking time, customizing forms and letters, creating estimates and progress invoicing, using multiple price levels, setting up inventory, and working with advanced payroll functions. Recommended: • QuickBooks Introduction Dates: Times:

Oct. 15 – Nov. 5 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Contact us for more information about these programs and courses. Phone: 403-410-1595 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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This Accounting course qualifies towards the Payroll Management Certificate:

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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. Recommended: • Financial Accounting Introduction • Computer Basics or equivalent experience Dates: Time:

Sept. 10 – Oct. 1 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Oct. 18 – Nov. 10 (Tue & Thu) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Simply Accounting Advanced (24 Hours)

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

Aug. 15 – Sept. 28 (Mon & Wed) (no class Sept. 5) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Oct. 4 – Nov. 15 (Tue & Thu) 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. Textbooks are available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

Financial Accounting Advanced (40 Hours)

Learn how to review the setup and conversion of accounting data and learn to manage the wide scope of transactions encountered during regular bookkeeping. Software not included.

Fees: $355.00 (plus textbook and learning materials)

• Financial Accounting Intermediate • Simply Accounting Introduction or equivalent experience

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Fees: $355.00 (plus textbook and learning materials)

Fees: $325.00

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

Dates: Time:

Nov. 21 – Dec. 14 (Mon & Wed) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Financial Accounting Introduction – In-class or Homestudy* (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 Intermediate or equivalent experience Dates: Time:

Oct. 31 – Dec. 12 (Mon & Wed) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Fees: $355.00 (plus textbook and learning materials)

Textbooks are available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

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.

Contact us for more information about these programs and courses. Phone: 403-410-1595 Email: continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

Dates: Time:

Aug. 9 – Sept. 20 (Tue & Thu) 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Sept. 10 – 5 Nov. (Sat) (No class Oct. 8) 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Oct. 24 – Dec. 5 (Mon & Wed) 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 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. Textbooks are 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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AutoCAD Autocad Operator Certificate (132 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 2D Level I • AutoCAD 2D Level II • AutoCAD 3D Level I

AutoCAD 3D Certificate (90 Hours) 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.

Courses: • AutoCAD 3D Level I • AutoCAD 3D Level II • AutoCAD 3D Advanced

• AutoCAD 3D Level II Contact us for more information about these AutoCAD Certificates and courses. Phone: 403-410-1595 Email: continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

Autocad One-Month Certificate (120 Hours) Fees: $1,295.00 (Manuals included), plus mandatory part-time fees. $3,238.00 International

Recommended:

Autocad 2d Certificate (99 Hours)

Courses: • AutoCAD 2D Level I • AutoCAD 2D Level II • AutoCAD 2D Advanced

Advanced Autocad Certificate (66 Hours)

Learn AutoCAD and earn an AutoCAD Operator Certificate in one month. This hands-on, four-week program teaches all of AutoCAD’s twodimensional and three-dimensional features and commands through the following courses:

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• AutoCAD 2D Level I • AutoCAD 2D Level II • AutoCAD 3D Level I • AutoCAD 3D Level II Dates: Time:

July 25 – Aug. 22 (Mon – Fri) (No class Aug. 1) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Contact us for more information about these AutoCAD Certificates and courses. Phone: 403-410-1595 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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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.

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AutoCAD Autocad 2d 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 twodimensional features and commands. Topics include AutoCAD Interface, AutoCAD theory, syntax, inserting 2D geometry, line, circle, arc, point, object snap, zoom, pan, fillets, chamfers, trim, extend, offset, inquiry, grids, text, making changes, line types, and layers. The course also covers drafting fundamentals and geometry theory for students who require it. Recommended: • Computer Basics or equivalent experience Dates: Time:

Sept. 7 – Oct. 17 (Mon & Wed) (no class Oct. 10) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Nov. 1 – Dec. 6 (Tue & Thu) 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 I Dates: Time:

Aug. 30 – Oct. 4 (Tue & Thu) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Oct. 24 – Nov. 28 (Mon & Wed) 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 Advanced – Online* Only (33 Hours) Fees: $395.00 (Manual included) This hands-on course teaches AutoCAD’s advanced features and commands that are not covered in the AutoCAD 2D Level I and II 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: • AutoCAD 2D Level I and AutoCAD 2D Level II 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:

Oct. 29 – Dec. 10 (Sat) (No class Nov. 12) 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 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* (33 Hours) Fees: $395.00 (Manual included) This hands-on course is part two of a two-part series covering three-dimensional features and commands. Topics include creating basic solid shapes, extruded solid shapes, composite solid shapes, filleting and chamfering solids, constructing 3D solid models, viewing, sectioning and slicing, regions, mass properties, shading, and rendering. Recommended: • AutoCAD 3D Level I Dates: In class to be offered Winter 2012. *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

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AutoCAD 3D Advanced – Online* Only (33 Hours) Fees: $395.00 (Manual included) This hands-on course teaches AutoCAD’s advanced features and commands that are not covered in the AutoCAD 3D Level I and II 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:

Autodesk Inventor Certificate– Online (200 Hours) The AutoDesk Inventor Certificate prepares the professional or student to work in the exciting field of 3-Dimensional Parametric Solid Modelling. Be trained to work as a 3D solid modeller 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.

Courses: • AutoDesk Inventor • AutoDesk Inventor Advanced

• AutoCAD 3D Level I and AutoCAD 3D Level II 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.

AutoLISP – Online* Only (33 Hours)

AutoDesk Inventor – Online* Only (100 Hours) Fees: $495.00 (Manual included) Topics include projects, sketching lines, circles and arcs, creating 3D solid models by extruding and revolving, 2D sketching planes, fillets and chamfers, editing geometry, work features, threads, modifying solid models, assemblies, animation presentation files, and 2D drawings. Recommended:

Fees: $395.00 (Manual included) This hands-on course teaches the AutoCAD operator to increase productivity by writing AutoLISP programs that run inside the AutoCAD environment. Topics include AutoLISP Visual editor, program design and layout, functions, math, user input, variables, symbols, numbers, strings, screen control, lists, system variables, looping, testing, selection sets, object access, object manipulation and symbol tables. Manual included.

• Introduction to Computers or equivalent experience Duration: five months *Online: Ongoing registration Software is not provided, but you may be eligible to purchase student software. Note: Once learning materials have been downloaded, no refunds will be provided.

Recommended: • AutoCAD 2D Level II

Contact us for more information about these AutoCAD certificates and courses. Phone: 403-410-1595 Email: continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

AutoDesk Inventor Advanced – Online* Only (100 Hours) Fees: $495.00 (Manual included) Topics include holes, patterns, shell, rib, loft, sweeps, coil, face draft, split, emboss, decal, parameters, i-parts, i-features, i-mates, sheet metal modelling, weldments, advanced assembly modelling, and simulating mechanical motion. Recommended: • AutoDesk Inventor Duration: five months *Online: Ongoing registration Software is not provided, but you may be eligible to purchase student software. Note: Once learning materials have been downloaded, no refunds will be provided. Contact us for more information about these AutoDesk programs and courses. Phone: 403-410-1595 Email: continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

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*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.

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Building maintenance

Business

Modern Caretaking Certificate (40 Hours)

Qualified Administrative Assistant Certificate (QAA)

Fees: $395.00 plus GST

The Association of Administrative Assistants is a chartered, Canadian, non-profit, professional organization founded in 1951 with a threefold purpose: to establish a national standard of qualifications for administrative assistants and senior office personnel; to reach this standard by providing advanced education; and to make management aware of the fully qualified administrative assistants’ value. Seven courses must be completed successfully within six years to qualify for the QAA designation and certificate.

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: Time:

Oct. 15 – Nov. 19 (Sat) (No class Nov. 12) 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Contact us for more information about this certificate. Phone: 403-410-1595 Email: continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

Bow Valley College offers the following courses that fulfill the QAA certificate requirements: Compulsory courses: • Basic Administrative Skills • Basic Business Communication • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour Elective courses:

Business Business Administration Certificate (205-209 hours)

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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. Two courses also qualify as elective courses for the Canadian Payroll Association’s Payroll Management Certificate.

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Required Courses: • Introduction to Marketing • Essential Supervisory Skills • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour • Financial Accounting Introduction • Financial Accounting Intermediate These business courses qualify towards the Payroll Management Certificate: • Financial Accounting Introduction • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour

• Financial Accounting Introduction and Financial Accounting Intermediate (required as a one-course equivalent) • Introduction to Human Resources Administration • Introduction to Marketing • Essential Supervisory Skills • Fundamentals of Project Management For information on this program, please visit www.aaa.ca or phone 403-410-1595.

Marketing and Sales Certificate (135 hours) (NEW) This part-time program gives you a solid foundation of marketing principles and processes, the importance of marketing research, the selling profession, and individual and group behaviour as it relates to sales and marketing. This certificate can be done entirely online and you will have four months to complete each course. Required courses: • Introduction to Marketing • Professional Selling • Marketing Research • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour Ongoing registration Contact us for more information about these certificates. Phone: 403-410-1595 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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Business Basic Administrative Skills – Homestudy* (40 Hours)

Editing in the Workplace (10 HOURS)

Fees: $295.00

Fees: $195.00 plus GST

Learn the skills most commonly used by administrative assistants in a small business environment. Learn proper telephone and reception procedures and etiquette, time- and office-management skills, business communications, and office machine operations and procedures.

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.

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

Basic Business Communication – Homestudy* (30 Hours) Fees: $295.00 (plus textbook) This course focuses on the essentials of communicating effectively in a business environment concentrating 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. *Homestudy: Ongoing registration Textbook available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

Business Mathematics – In-Class Or Homestudy* (45 Hours) Fees: $355.00 (plus textbook), plus mandatory part-time fees $888.00 International

Date: Time:

Oct. 18 – Nov. 15 (Tue) 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Essential Supervisory Skills – Homestudy* (30 Hours) Fees: $295.00 (plus learning materials) Learn the skills you need to be an efficient supervisor and enhance your value in the marketplace, increase your chances of a promotion or simply make your job easier. Study from your home or office at your convenience. The supervisory skills learned in this course are applicable to any work environment. *Homestudy: Ongoing registration

Introduction to Marketing – 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.

Dates: Time:

*Online: Ongoing registration

Sept. 10 – Nov. 19 (Sat) (No class Oct. 8, Nov. 12) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

Introduction to Organizational Behaviour – In-class or Online* (45 Hours )

Textbook available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

Fees: $375.00 (plus textbook), plus mandatory part-time fees $938.00 International

Customer Service – Online* (20 HOURS) 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.

Study the behaviour of groups and individuals, leadership, organizations, culture, group dynamics, communication processes, organizational structure, and design. These concepts will be communicated through lectures, group interaction, and case studies. Dates: Time:

Oct. 15 – Dec. 10 (Sat) (No class Nov. 12) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*Online: Ongoing registration Textbook available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

*Online: Ongoing registration

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

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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 Marketing Research – Online* (30 hours)

Planning Your Ultimate Event (6 Hours )

Fees: $295.00 (plus textbook)

Fees: $149.00 plus GST

This course provides a framework of fundamental research methods including traditional quantitative tools and qualitative applications. In this course, students will understand the interrelationship among the parts of the research process to gain the appropriate degree of confidence in a particular research result. Current research practices and processes including trends in technology-assisted research are assessed in their ability to address the challenges facing Canadian market researchers.

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.

Marketers must understand their clients’ needs and the role of marketing research as a valuable tool in the marketing process. This course emphasizes the challenge to be competitive in today’s rapidly changing global marketplace in order to be cost-effective, accurate, and timely in making marketing decisions. Real world applications will be addressed to provide learners with the opportunity to apply the research process. *Online: Ongoing registration

Professional Selling – Online* (30 hours) Fees: $295.00 (plus textbook)

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This introductory course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the selling profession and its importance within the marketing environment. Learners will understand the skills required to be successful in this field. Major topics include: strategic selling principles, prospecting, building relationships, conducting sales meetings, delivering sales presentations and dealing with objections. Emphasis will be on developing confidence and professionalism in the selling interaction and enhancing the student’s communications, listening, presentation, team participation, and problem solving skills. *Online: Ongoing registration

BUSINESS SEMINARS Taking Effective Minutes (3 Hours) Fees: $90.00 plus GST Learn the skills and techniques involved in being an effective minute taker. This workshop will cover the types of meetings, styles of minutes, meeting logistics including recording tools and aides, listening skills, and after the meeting activities. Rules of Order for meetings and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (and the implications for the minutes of this act) will also be presented. Date: Time:

Oct. 15 (Sat) 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Date: Time:

Nov. 26 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Topics covered include: • Organizing and funding an event • Special event logistics • Legal and ethical considerations • Promoting an event Date: Time:

Sept. 24 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Petroleum Industry Overview Workshop (12 hours) Fees: $249.00 plus GST 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. Dates: Times:

Oct. 22 – 23 (Sat & Sun) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Taxation Seminars Introduction to Taxation for Small Business (NEW) (4 Hours) Fees: $195.00 plus GST Learn tax planning tips and traps to defer and save taxes; tax compliance obligations; what income is to be reported and what expenses can be claimed; employee versus independent contractor arrangement; proprietorship versus incorporating and tax benefit of incorporating. Presentation is in a non-technical and entertaining language. Dates: Times:

Sept. 24 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Tax Considerations FOR NON-PROFITS (NEW) (4 Hours) Fees: $149.00 plus GST This course provides an introduction to taxation of non-profit organizations. Learn about the tax-exempt provision of paragraph 149(1)(l) for a non-profit entity; how taxes can be deferred; expenses that can be deducted; the meaning of terms “profit,” “reserves,” “organized,” and “operated”; and also various ways a non-profit organization can be set up – the process that must be properly completed and clauses that must be incorporated in enabling documentation. Dates: Times:

Oct. 15 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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

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Computers

Income Tax – Voluntary Disclosure Program – Tips and Traps (NEW) (3 Hours) Fees: $99.00 plus GST Learn about the program, its benefits, and the process. The instructor will explain how one may make a voluntary disclosure to Canada Revenue Agency of their innocently or fraudulently omitted, unreported or under-reported income received or earned in Canada or abroad; file required information returns late; or remit late payroll deductions all without any penalties and partial interest or prosecution. The step-bystep process will be explained and the benefits outlined. Dates: Times:

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 • Computer Basics • Microsoft Word Introduction • Microsoft Word Intermediate

Nov. 19 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – Noon

• Microsoft Word Advanced

Contact us for more information about these courses and seminars. Phone: 403-410-1595 Email: continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

• Microsoft Excel Introduction Note: A USB Memory Stick is required for all computerized courses

Business Computer Certificate (72 – 84 Hours) Become an expert in business computer applications. This advanced level certificate is an add-on to our Word Processing Certificate and gives you advanced training in the most commonly used spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing software, and web design software.

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. Required Courses:

Prerequisites: • Completion of the Word Processing Certificate Required Courses: • Microsoft Excel Intermediate or Advanced • Microsoft Access

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• Microsoft PowerPoint

• Keyboarding – Beginner and Skill Builder

• Adobe Photoshop (offered online through our partnership with ed2go)

• Microsoft Word Introduction • Microsoft Word Intermediate • Microsoft Excel Introduction

• Adobe Illustrator (offered online through our partnership with ed2go)

• Microsoft PowerPoint

• Website Development Using HTML

• Microsoft Outlook

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

• Basic Administrative Skills, see page 121

Contact us for more information about these certificates and courses. Phone: 403-410-1595 Email: continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

• Financial Accounting Introduction Choose one of the following: • Microsoft Access Introduction • Simply Accounting Introduction, see page 116 • QuickBooks Introduction, see page 115 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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ComputerS Computer Basics (formerly Introduction to Computers) – In-class or Homestudy* (18 Hours )

Microsoft Word 2007 Introduction – In-class or Homestudy* (18 Hours)

Fees: $295.00

Fees: $295.00

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, and navigate with Windows Explorer. You’ll also get an introduction to creating, designing, formatting, and editing documents, as well as surfing the internet. This course is designed for those with little or no computer experience.

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 spellcheck, Thesaurus, and grammar features.

Recommended: • Keyboarding – Beginner and Skill Builder or typing speed of 15 wpm or equivalent experience

(Software not provided for home use.)

Dates: Time:

Aug. 8 – 24 (Mon & Wed) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

• Computer Basics and typing speed of 20 wpm or equivalent experience

Dates: Time:

Sept. 10 – 24 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Sept. 13 – 29 (Tue & Thu) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Oct. 11 – 27 (Tue & Thu) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Oct. 22 – Nov. 5 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Nov. 21 – Dec. 7 (Mon & Wed) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

Keyboarding – Beginner and Skill Builder (15 Hours) Fees: $195.00

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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. Dates: Time:

Aug. 9 – 25 (Tue & Thu) 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Sept. 13 – 29 (Tue & Thu) 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Oct. 17 – Nov. 2 (Mon & Wed) 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Nov. 21 – Dec. 7 (Mon & Wed) 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Recommended:

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

Microsoft Word 2007 Intermediate – In-class or Homestudy* (18 Hours) Fees: $295.00 Expand your knowledge of Microsoft Word. Learn how to use the letter wizard and 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. (Software not provided for home use.) Recommended: • Microsoft Word 2007 Introduction and typing speed of 20 wpm or equivalent experience Dates: Time:

Oct. 4 – 20 (Tue & Thu) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Nov. 19 – Dec. 3 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

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

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ComputerS Microsoft Word 2007 Advanced – In-class or Homestudy* (18 Hours)

Microsoft Excel 2007 Intermediate – In-class or Homestudy* (18 Hours)

Fees: $295.00

Fees: $295.00

This Microsoft Word course covers some of the more advanced features of the program. Work with styles, columns, graphics, and the drawing tools. Learn desktop-publishing techniques and produce documents such as newsletters, flyers, brochures, business cards, and letterhead.

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.

(Software not provided for home use.)

(Software not provided for home use.)

Recommended:

Recommended:

• Microsoft Word 2007 Intermediate and typing 20 wpm or equivalent experience

• Microsoft Excel 2007 Introduction or equivalent experience

Dates: Time:

Nov. 15 – Dec. 1 (Tue & Thu) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

Microsoft Excel 2007 Introduction – In-class or Homestudy* (18 Hours) Fees: $295.00 Learn how to create and print worksheets, manipulate and protect worksheet data, work with formulas and functions, format worksheets, and create and edit charts. (Software not provided for home use.) Recommended:

Dates: Time:

Oct. 12 – 31 (Mon & Wed) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Date: Time:

Nov. 19 – Dec. 3 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

Microsoft Excel 2007 Advanced – In-class or Homestudy* (18 Hours) Fees: $295.00 In this advanced course, learn about customizing the Excel workspace, startup 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.

• Computer Basics and Microsoft Word 2007 Introduction or equivalent experience

(Software not provided for home use.)

Dates: Time:

Sept. 12 – 28 (Mon & Wed) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

• Microsoft Excel 2007 Intermediate or equivalent experience

Dates: Time:

Oct. 15 – 29 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Dates: Time:

Nov. 15 – Dec. 1 (Tue & Thu) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

Microsoft Access 2007 INTRODUCTION – In-class or Homestudy* (18 Hours) Fees: $295.00 Microsoft Access is a powerful relational database management system used for sorting, organizing and reporting various types of information. Access enables you to manipulate your data in a number of ways in the user-friendly Windows environment. It is an excellent tool for both new and experienced database users. Learn how to set up functional databases, design attractive data-entry forms, and produce meaningful reports. (Software not provided for home use.) Recommended: • Microsoft Excel 2007 Introduction or equivalent experience • Microsoft Word 2007 Introduction or equivalent experience Dates: Time:

Sept. 27 – Oct. 13 (Tue & Thu) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

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COMPUTERS Microsoft Outlook 2007 – In-class or Homestudy* (10 Hours) Fees: $195.00 Learn how to use the powerful communication and organizational capabilities of Microsoft Outlook. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to use basic and advanced email features, the calendar, the contacts, and the task list. (Software not provided for home use.) Recommended: • Computer Basics Dates: Time:

Sept. 19 – 28 (Mon & Wed) 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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CUSTOMS AND LOGISTICS CUSTOMS AND LOGISTICS CERTIFICATE – ONLINE (180 Hours) Customs and Logistics is a rapidly expanding field due to the everincreasing 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. 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. Each course is designed to be completed over four months. 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) • Customs Administration I (30 Hours)

• Computer Basics and Microsoft Word Introduction 2007 or equivalent experience

• Brokerage and Logistics I (30 Hours)

Dates: Time:

• Brokerage and Logistics II (30 Hours)

Oct. 22 – Nov. 5 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

• Customs Administration II (30 Hours)

*Homestudy: Ongoing registration

• Customs Administration III (30 Hours)

Contact us for more information about these programs. Phone: 403-410-1595 Email: continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

Contact us for more information about this certificate. Phone: 403-410-1595 Email: continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

Customs And Logistics – Statutes And Regulations Level I Online* Only (30 Hours) Fees: $295.00 The first part of this course provides an understanding of Canada Customs. It includes 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 of the course 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. *Online: Ongoing registration

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 - Online* Only (30 Hours)

Customs Administration Level III - ONLINE* ONLY (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

Brokerage And Logistics Level I - Online* Only (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

Customs Administration Level II - Online* Only (30 Hours) Fees: $295.00 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. Prerequisite:

Prerequisite: • Customs Administration Level II *Online: Ongoing registration

Customs Processes for Industry Professionals – Online* Only (40 Hours) Fees: $599 plus GST This course provides industry client professionals with an understanding of the basics of the import/export business. Students will learn how to work more effectively with customs processes and brokers. Topics covered are: Customs Act; departmental memorandums; Customs Tariff Act; Rules of Classification and the applicable sections of the Act; classification of goods, tariff treatments, NAFTA (General Rules); various import documents; accounting documentation; the implication of AMPS penalties; and brokerage research. Duration: Four months *Online: Ongoing registration Contact us for more information about our Customs and Logistics courses. Phone: 403-410-1595 Email: continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

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Brokerage and Logistics Level II - Online* Only (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. Prerequisite: • Brokerage and Logistics Level I

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

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Desktop publishing Desktop Publishing Certificate – Online (96 hours) (NEW) Master the basics of desktop publishing with our four-course, online certificate. By the time you complete these courses, you will have a clear understanding of how the various publishing programs work together and separately to allow you to create stunning and one-of-a-kind print and web-ready materials.

Required Courses: • Introduction to Illustrator CS5 (24 hours) • Introduction to InDesign CS5 (24 hours) • Introduction to Photoshop CS5 (24 hours) • Introduction to Adobe Acrobat 9 (24 hours)

Introduction to Illustrator CS5 (24 HOURS) Fees: US$115.00 In this course, you’ll see how easy it is to create amazing art using this powerful software tool. Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard for creating vector images – graphics you can resize to fit on anything from a dome to a billboard.

Introduction to InDesign CS5 (24 HOURS) Fees: US$115.00

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In this Adobe InDesign CS5 class, you’ll get hands-on desktop publishing training and come away knowing how to use this popular page layout software to design and create professional quality letterhead, business cards, brochures, PDF files that play movies, and more.

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Introduction to Photoshop CS5 (24 HOURS) Fees: US$115.00 Photoshop is the world’s best-known photo-editing program – the tool that artists, photographers, designers, and hobbyists all rely on for image creation and editing. In this course, you’ll learn how to use Photoshop with skill and confidence, even if you’re a beginner.

Introduction to Adobe Acrobat 9 (24 HOURS) Fees: US$115.00 In this course, you’ll discover how to bring together a wide range of content from dozens of programs that you can reuse and customize in Acrobat 9. You’ll work with many features, such as backgrounds and bookmarks, to help unify your documents and add navigation to guide your users. You’ll see how to protect your work using password security. For the grand finale, you’ll discover how to wrap a set of PDF files (and other documents, too) into a PDF Portfolio, complete with a Flash interface and display features. To register, visit www.ed2go.com/bowvalley or call 403-410-1499.

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

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Educators And Trainers – Professional Development Foster Adult Learning Needs and Development – Online* Only (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. * Online: Ongoing registration

Align Instructional Strategies to Learning Needs – Online* Only(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 you can adopt to improve your success as an instructor. * Online: Ongoing registration

Manage the Learning Relationships in Various Learning Environments – Online* Only (10 Hours) Fees: $225.00 plus GST Discover how to foster an environment that is conducive to helping adult learners be successful. This includes managing the relationships that are crucial to successful learning in various kinds of environments ranging from traditional to online. * Online: Ongoing registration Contact us for more information about these courses. Phone: 403-410-1595 Email: continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

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FIRST AID For more information on the courses below, other EMP Canada – Medic First Aid courses, Heart & Stroke Foundation courses, and on-site first aid training for groups/companies, please call 403-410-1499 or email firstaid@bowvalleycollege.ca

Basic Rescuer for Health Care Provider (5 Hours) Fees: $90.00 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 403-410-1499 to arrange pick up of materials.

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Standard First Aid with CPR Level C (16 Hours) Fees: $120.00 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. Dates: Time:

Aug. 20 – 21 (Sat & Sun) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Standard First Aid with CPR Level C Refresher (8 Hours) Fees: $90.00 plus GST It’s important to update your skills regularly. This course reviews basic first aid and refreshes your skills and knowledge. Re-certification in CPR is included. You must present a current certificate to the instructor in class. • Current Certificate for Standard First Aid with CPR Level C Oct. 1 (Sat) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Emergency First Aid with CPR Level A (8 Hours)

Pediatric First Aid with CPR Level C (16 Hours)

Fees: $90.00 plus GST

Fees: $120.00 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).

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 day care worker training.

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Nov. 5 (Sat) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Nov. 26 – 27 (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 Pediatric First Aid with CPR Level C Refresher (8 Hours) Fees: $90.00 plus GST It’s important to update your skills regularly. This course reviews pediatric first aid and refreshes your skills and knowledge. You must present a current certificate to the instructor in class. Prerequisite: • Current Certificate for Pediatric First Aid with CPR Level C Dates: Time:

Nov. 5 (Sat) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Medic First Aid Instructor (EMP CANADA) (20 Hours) Fees: $395.00 + approx. $175.00 for materials plus GST 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:

Nov. 4 – 6 (Fri, Sat, & Sun) 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 Standard First Aid with CPR Level C • Proof of physical fitness from your family doctor Dates: Time:

Sept. 16 – 28 (Fri – Wed) (Study days: Sept. 22 & 23 – no class) 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Medic First Aid Advanced Level III Recertification (EMP CANADA) Fees: $595.00 Your Medic First Aid Advanced Level III designation lasts for three years. Recertify with us during Days 1 – 6 of the current Advanced Level III course. Dates: Time:

Sept. 16 – 21 (Fri – Wed) 8:00 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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Contact us for more information on the above courses, other Medic First Aid courses, Heart & Stroke courses, and on-site first aid training for groups/companies. Phone: 403-410-1499 Email: firstaid@bowvalleycollege.ca

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HOME INSPECTION Home Inspection Certificate – Online or HOMESTUDY 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. Bow Valley College, in partnership with Carson Dunlop and Associates, is offering a 10-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 • Electrical Inspection • Heating Inspection I • Heating Inspection II • Air Conditioning & Heat Pumps Inspection • Exterior Inspection • Interior/Insulation Inspection

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• Communication & Professional Practices Recommended Prerequisites:

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• High School Diploma • Experience in the construction industry Textbooks: Textbooks can be purchased directly from the publisher, Carson Dunlop and Associates, at 1-800-268-7070 ext. 251 for approximately $200.00 plus GST and delivery charges. Contact us for more information about these courses. Phone: 403-410-1595 Email: continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

Roofing Inspection – Online* or HOMESTUDY (42 Hours) Fees: $295.00 (plus textbook) (plus $8.33 ECA technology fee if taken online) 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. Duration: four months *Ongoing registration

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Structural Inspection – Online* or HOMESTUDY (42 Hours) Fees: $295.00 (plus textbook) (plus $8.33 ECA technology fee if taken online) Gain an understanding of the structural components of a residential dwelling: foundations and footings, floors, walls, roofs, and ceilings.You will apply your knowledge of structures to focus on system performance, safety concerns, and compliance with good construction practices. Duration: four months *Online: Ongoing registration

Plumbing Inspection – Online* or HOMESTUDY (42 Hours) Fees: $295.00 (plus textbook) (plus $8.33 ECA technology fee if taken online) This subject prepares students to inspect the interior water supply and distribution systems in a residential dwelling. It includes fixtures and faucets, as well as grounding systems, water heating equipment and drain/vent/waste systems and their related fixtures. Duration: four months *Online: Ongoing registration

Electrical Inspection – Online* or HOMESTUDY (42 Hours) Fees: $295.00 (plus textbook) (plus $8.33 ECA technology fee if taken online) 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. Duration: four months *Online: Ongoing registration

Heating Inspection I – Online* or HOMESTUDY (42 Hours) Fees: $295.00 (plus textbook) (plus $8.33 ECA technology fee if taken online) 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. Duration: four months *Online: Ongoing registration

Heating Inspection II – Online* or HOMESTUDY (42 Hours) Fees: $295.00 (plus textbook) (plus $8.33 ECA technology fee if taken online) 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. Duration: four months *Online: Ongoing registration


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HOME INSPECTION Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps Inspection – Online* or HOMESTUDY (42 Hours) Fees: $295.00 (plus textbook) (plus $8.33 ECA technology fee if taken online) 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 *Online: Ongoing registration

Exterior Inspection – Online* or HOMESTUDY (42 Hours) Fees: $295.00 (plus textbook) (plus $8.33 ECA technology fee if taken online) 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. Duration: four months *Online: Ongoing registration

Interior/Insulation Inspection – Online* or HOMESTUDY (42 Hours) Fees: $295.00 (plus textbook) (plus $8.33 ECA technology fee if taken online)

Duration: four months *Online: Ongoing registration

Communication and Professional Practices – Online* or HOMESTUDY (42 Hours)

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, learn about the behaviour of groups and individuals during change, and discuss 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 staff training and development.

Required Courses: • Introduction to Human Resources Administration (25 Hours) • Employee Recruiting and Selection (25 Hours) • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour (45 Hours) • Compensation and Benefits Administration (20 Hours) Each course qualifies for 15 renewal credits for CHRP designation. 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) Fees: $295.00 (plus textbook), plus mandatory part-time fees $738.00 International 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: Time:

Sept. 7 – Oct. 3 (Mon & Wed) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

*Online: Ongoing registration

Fees: $295.00 (plus textbook) (plus $8.33 ECA technology fee if taken online)

Employee RecRuiting and Selection – In-class or Online* (25 Hours )

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 while learning the reporting requirements and proper conduct required of a professional in this industry.

Fees: $295.00 (plus textbook), plus mandatory part-time fees $738.00 International

Duration: four months *Online: Ongoing registration Contact us for more information about these courses. Phone: 403-410-1595 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:

Oct. 12 – Nov. 7 (Mon & Wed) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Focus is on the inspection of thermal insulation, vapour 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.

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Human Resources Introduction to Organizational BehavioUr – In-class or Online* (45 Hours )

CompTIA A+ Certification (60 Hours)

Fees: $375.00 (plus textbook), plus mandatory part-time fees $938.00 International

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.

Study leadership, culture, group dynamics, communication processes, organizational structure, and the behaviour of groups and individuals. These concepts will be communicated through lectures, group interaction, and case studies. Dates: Time:

Oct. 15 – Dec. 10 (Sat) (No class Nov. 12) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*Online: Ongoing registration

Fees: $695.00 (textbooks, kit, and exam not included)

Prerequisite:

Compensation and Benefits Administration – In-class or Online* (20 Hours )

• Basic knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems

Fees: $275.00 (plus textbook), plus mandatory part-time fees $688.00 International

Learn how to install, configure, and upgrade computers and peripherals. With our hands-on learning format, you will learn in real-time how to diagnose and troubleshoot common problems and system malfunctions, implement safety and preventive maintenance procedures, and disassemble a computer down to the motherboard, and then rebuild it. Learn how to function as an administrator by setting up user accounts, managing file permissions and directories, working with virtual memory, and implementing network security. You’ll learn to diagnose and troubleshoot network problems via the Administrative Tools folder and perform various commands such as Ping, Tracert, PathPing, and IPCONF IG. CompTIA A+ is a vendor neutral certificate sponsored by CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association)

Learn about implementing, administering, and tracking employee compensation and benefits. Topics covered include payroll, contracts, entitlement tracking, attendance reporting, and human resource management systems. Dates: Time:

Nov. 14 – Dec. 5 (Mon & Wed) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Sept. 6 – Nov. 10 (Tue & Thu) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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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 in network support or administration, or academic training • CompTIA A+ Certification Dates: Time:

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

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Oct. 1 – Dec. 17 (Sat.) (No class Oct. 8 & Nov. 12) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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INSURANCE

INTERIOR DECORATING

Insurance Agent License 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 License exam. Completing this course qualifies you for 22.5 hours of Continuing Education credit towards the General Agents license.

Required Courses: • Six core courses (120 Hours) • 60 hours of elective courses from Group A

Note: Text and Level I General Insurance License examination fee not included. Please contact the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta at 1-800-318-0197 for that material.

• 40 hours of elective courses from Group B

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Sept. 17 – Nov. 5 (Sat) (No class Oct. 8) 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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• Basics of Design

General Level II – Personal Lines (15 Hours) Fees: $265.00 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.

• The Influence of Colour in Decorating • Lighting Effects and Techniques • Space Planning • Final Project – Professional Certificate

Group A Electives: • AutoCAD 2D Level I (see AutoCAD) • Interior Finishings • Textiles

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• Window Treatments

Group B Electives: • Accessories • Colour Boards

Note: Text and Level II exam fee not included

• Drawing and Sketching for Interiors – Level I

Dates: To be offered Jan. & May 2012

• Drawing and Sketching for Interiors – Level II

Contact us for more information about these courses. Phone: 403-410-1595 Email: continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

• Decorating for the Christmas Season • Decorating Condos and Small Spaces • Home Staging • Starting an Interior Decorating Business

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This course prepares you to challenge the Alberta Insurance Council Level II General Insurance Agent Personal Lines license examination. You are responsible for obtaining your own copy of the Level II General/ Personal Lines licensing materials, and registering for and paying the required fee to write the Alberta license examination. If you already have a Level II General Insurance Agent License you will earn 15 hours of Continuing Education credit toward the General License upon successfully completing this program.

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INTERIOR DECORATING HOME Staging (6 Hours)

Lighting Effects and Techniques (20 Hours)

Fees: $115.00

Fees: $225.00 (plus textbook and learning materials)

In this course you will learn the steps necessary to visually prepare a property for sale. You will develop techniques that can be utilized for both the homeowner wishing to sell or for builder’s showhomes.

Sufficient natural and/or artificial light lets us fully appreciate the decorating products we use. You will 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: Times:

Aug. 20 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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 by practicing with actual examples and samples. Date: Time:

Aug. 27 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Basics of Design (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:

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Sept. 6 – 27 (Tue & Thu) 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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Colour Boards (6 Hours) Fees: $125.00 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 with a presentation board. Industry standard board is supplied. Date: Time:

Sept. 10 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Influence of Colour in Decorating (20 Hours) Fees: $225.00 (plus textbook and learning materials) Colour is the most stimulating and influential element in decorating. Learn about the psychology of colour and other variables that affect the selection and application of a colour scheme. Find out how to effectively work a colour scheme to create a desired atmosphere and enhance the furnishings throughout a dwelling. Dates: Times:

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Sept. 26 – Oct. 19 (Mon & Wed) (No class on Oct. 10) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 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) 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:

Oct. 25 – Nov. 15 (Tue & Thu) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Textbook available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

Decorating Condos and Small Spaces (6 Hours) Fees: $115.00 Find out how to apply the elements of design for small space decorating to create actual and visual space. Provide storage solutions, camouflage or embellish features, and work in a colour scheme to complement furniture and accessories. Date: Time:

Oct. 29 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Drawing and Sketching for Interiors – Level I (6 Hours) Fees: $115.00 This course is a basic introduction to 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 your own sketchbook, drawing pencils, eraser, colour pencils, and colour felt markers. Other materials will be provided. Date: Time:

Nov. 5 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sept. 24 – Oct. 22 (Sat) (No class on Oct. 8) 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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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INTERIOR DECORATING Decorating for the Christmas Season (6 Hours)

Textiles (20 Hours) (TO BE Offered Winter 2012)

Fees: $115.00

Fees: $225.00

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.

Experience a hands-on approach to the world of fibres and discover the differences 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.

Dates: Time:

Nov. 19 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Textbook available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

Window Treatments (20 Hours)

Interior Finishings (20 Hours) (TO BE Offered Spring 2012)

Fees: $225.00 (plus textbook and learning materials)

Fees: $225.00 (plus textbook and learning materials)

In this course you will learn how to select both hard (metal, wood and PVC) and soft window coverings for specific rooms and decorating styles. You’ll discuss the advantages and disadvantages, designs, qualities and application of both types of coverings. You’ll find out everything you need to pull it all together, including rods, finials, and trims.

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 (to retail and wholesale outlets).

Dates: Time:

Nov. 21 – Dec. 12 (Mon & Wed) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Textbook available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

Drawing and Sketching for Interiors – Level II (6 Hours) Fees: $115.00

Textbook available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

STARTING AN INTERIOR DECORATING BUSINESS (12 Hours) (TO BE Offered Spring 2012) Fees: $175.00 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.

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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.

Recommended:

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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.

Space Planning (20 Hours) (TO BE Offered Winter 2012) Fees: $225.00 (plus textbook and learning materials) 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. There will be a field trip if time permits. Recommended: • Basics of Design

Final Project – Professional Certificate (20 Hours) (TO BE Offered Spring 2012) Fees: $265.00

Prerequisite: • 100 hours – core Interior Decorating courses • 60 hours – electives Contact us for more information about our Interior Decorating courses and certificate. Phone: 403-410-1595 Email: continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

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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INTERPRETING Health Care Interpreter Certificate (190 Hours) This program is designed for fluently bilingual adults who wish to work as interpreters in the health care field. Interpreting takes place in hospitals, clinics, and other health care agencies. The program provides occupational training in both classroom and health care settings. 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 with simulated health care situations. Interpretation is practiced in small, language-specific classes and during an on-site practicum.

Admission Requirements:

This course provides 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 Dates: Times

Nov. 10 – Dec. 8 (Thu) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Pre-Interpreting Skills (30 Hours) (TO BE OFFERED WINTER 2012)

• Excellent oral and written knowledge of English and one other language

Fees: $295.00

• Successful completion of the language proficiency test Candidates apply to take the examination by calling 403-410-1589 and pay a fee of $125.00. There will be no refunds on the exam fee.

This course is designed to develop oral/aural skills, memory, language transfer skills, and terminology research in preparation for bilingual interpreting. Prerequisite: Introduction to Health Care Infrastructure

In addition, students taking the program require an up-to-date immunization record as approved by Bow Valley College Health Services and a police clearance, prior to the start of their practicum.

Introduction to Interpreting (15 Hours) (TO BE OFFERED WINTER 2012)

Required Courses:

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.

• 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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• University education recommended

• Aptitude for interpreting

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Introduction to Health Care Infrastructure (15 Hours)

• Bilingual Interpreting for Health Care (60 Hours) • Health Care Interpreter Practicum (40 Hours)

Fees: $195.00

Prerequisite: Pre-interpreting Skills

For more information about the Health Care Interpreter Certificate, please call 403-410-1589.

Bilingual Interpreting for Health Care (60 Hours) (TO BE OFFERED WINTER 2012)

Medical Terminology I – In-class or Online* (30 Hours)

Fees: $795.00

Fees: $295.00, plus mandatory part time fees (plus learning materials, if in class) (plus $16.66 ECA technology fee if online) $738.00 International This course offers instruction in the language of medical terminology and teaches how to read and interpret commonly used medical terms, symbols, and abbreviations. Medical Terminology I covers rules, prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms, and basic introduction to body systems. This course is recommended for those who are able to commit to home/ self study in addition to classroom learning. Dates: Times:

Aug. 30 – Nov. 1 (Tue) 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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 403-410-1400

This course consists of activities to develop skills in sight translation and consecutive interpreting using role plays and realism in a health care context. Bilingual interpreting practice is included. Prerequisite: Introduction to Interpreting

Health Care Interpreter Practicum (30 Hours) (TO BE OFFERED SPRING 2012) 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 Contact us for more information about the Health Care Interpreter Certificate. Phone: 403-410-1589


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THE Live a Better Life SERIES – Arts, Culture, and More Food and Wine Food: Keeping it local, Taking it Slow (9 hours) Fees: $249.00 plus GST (includes meal) This is an in-depth and hands-on introduction to the principles of slow food and how to link the pleasure of great food with a commitment to the community. Led by food culture experts (and bona fide ‘locavores’), Dawn Johnston and Lisa Stowe, this three-outing series will be a journey. You’ll spend time meeting local producers and learn about their vision. Then you’ll experience local food in a whole new way with a gourmet meal at River Café. The series will wind up with an opportunity to show off your new knowledge of local ingredients with a special “homework” assignment. Dates: Time:

Sept. 29 (Thu), Oct. 1 & 15 (Sat) 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Thu), 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Sat)

Live a Better Life… at Lunch (90 minutes) Fees: $49.00 (includes meal and tax; gratuity and alcohol are extra) Enjoy a burst of culture on your lunch break with these special noon hour meals. You’ll experience food, fun, and a bit of adventure with Karen Anderson, owner of Calgary Food Tours. At each meal, Karen will offer insight into the cultural traditions of the cuisines you’ll enjoy. Whenever possible, the proprietor will join the group to explain their inspiration for their restaurant and its food. Join us and enjoy your lunch hour exploring the world’s cuisines without leaving downtown Calgary. Thai Traditions Date: Oct. 6 (Thu) Time: 11:45 a.m.

Korean BBQ Date: Nov. 3 (Thu) Time: 11:45 a.m.

Introduction to Wine (2 hours) Fees: $55.00 plus GST Introduce yourself to the basics of wine appreciation with Sommelier Laurie MacKay. Laurie is known for removing the mystery around wine. With her as your guide, you’ll learn the basics of wine vocabulary and etiquette so you can taste with confidence. Dates: Time:

Oct. 20 (Thu) 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Fees: $75.00 plus GST Take your taste buds to some of the renowned winemaking regions around the world with Sommelier Laurie MacKay as your tour guide. Sample a selection of reds and whites and learn about the unique aspects of each region and how the climate and soil make each wine special. Dates: Time:

Nov. 17 (Thu) 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Wine Tour Okanagan OPTION A: $1,645.00 (includes accommodation in Kelowna, all meals, wine tastings, transportation in the area, and taxes) OPTION B: $1,995.00 (includes return airfare, accommodation in Kelowna, all meals, wine tastings, transportation in the area, and taxes) Open the door to an experience at Okanagan wineries that you’ve never had before with Live a Better Life’s Wine Tour to Okanagan. In the autumn, wineries are in the throes of harvest and we’ve arranged for a weekend of wine appreciation while the area is at its fullest. Led by Sommelier Laurie MacKay, we’ll spend a three-day weekend visiting Okanagan wineries, tasting new releases, and enjoying fabulous meals. This tour offers access you’ve never experienced on any other wine tour. A relaxing weekend of wine, food, and insight in the beautiful Okanagan Valley – what could be better? Dates:

Sept. 23 – 25 (Fri – Sun)

Arts and Culture A Night at the Theatre – To Kill a Mockingbird Fees: $295 plus GST This two-session theatre experience will deeply enhance your appreciation of theatre. First, we’ll read the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. We’ll form a book-club style discussion, led by a dynamic English instructor who knows the novel inside and out. We’ll be joined by a theatre expert who will give you insight into the technical details of producing the play. Next, we’ll attend the play and enjoy special seating, as well as a few surprises. For more details, including cost, contact Live a Better Life at 403-410-1546. Dates:

Oct. 20 & 27 (Thu)

Conversational Spanish for Beginners (30 Hours) Fees: $295.00 plus GST (course materials included) This course focuses on developing your listening, comprehension, and conversational skills. Learn a basic vocabulary to help you get by in a Spanish-speaking environment. Dates: Time:

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An Artful Lunch in the Virginia Christopher Gallery Date: Oct. 27 (Thu) Time: 11:45 a.m.

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THE Live a Better Life SERIES – Arts, Culture, and More Friday Night Books (6 hours) Fees: $195.00 plus GST (plus books) Share your passion for reading great books in this three-evening series. One evening per month, the class will gather at a different Calgary restaurant to enjoy an excellent meal and discuss the selected book. Discussion will be guided by a dynamic instructor. The course fee includes the cost of the meal. Dates: Time:

Oct. 14, Nov. 18, and Dec. 9 (Fri) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Personal Interest Bicycle Safety Plus (18 hours) (TO BE OFFERED SPRING 2012) Fees: $120.00 plus GST Instructors from the Canadian Cycling Association provide this traffic cycling survival course for commuters and recreational cyclists. In this combination of classroom and on-bike instruction, you will learn bicycle care, repairs, riding techniques, how to detect and avoid hazards, and effective and efficient cycling with traffic. This is an adult course for cyclists aged 14 and up with good bike handling-skills and experience riding in traffic. You will bring your own bike, cycling helmet, and gloves to each session. Completion of this course provides the student with CAN-BIKE 2 certification.

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You will need to bring a floor plan of your living space. Dates: Oct. 15 (Sat) Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Feng Shui for Vitality (4 HOURS) Fees: $99.00 plus GST Be well with Feng Shui and begin to understand the roles your environment and intention play in your health and energy levels. Is your house negatively impacting your health? Learn how the design of your home may be affecting you emotionally, mentally, and physically. Simple Feng Shui adjustments can shift patterns and create overall well-being. You will need to bring a floor plan of your living space. Date: Time:

Nov. 5 (Sat) 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Photography Introduction to Great Photography and Easy Photo Editing (7 hours) Fees: $95.00 plus GST

Digital Scrapbooking (3 HOURS)

Learn how to make the most of your digital camera. This one-day course includes an in-class component where you will explore your camera’s functions and learn about composing a great shot. You’ll take a photo walkabout to practice your new knowledge. Then you will spend time using photo editing software to tweak, polish, and export your new masterpieces.

Fees: $125 plus GST (includes Storybook software)

Requirements:

Learn how to get your photos out of your computer and in front of your family where they can be enjoyed! Tell your family’s story in a professionally-bound book in various sizes, page prints, calendars, and many more ways. This is a user-friendly program that comes with predesigned pages for the creatively challenged. Just add your photos and stories! Fast, fun, and EASY! This three hour course will provide you with all the tools you need to jump in and start creating your memories today. Check out www.mycmsite.com/dianekelm for more information. Software included in course cost.

• digital camera with SLR functions

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Sept. 24 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Photography Tour of Scotland (8 days) (TO BE OFFERED MAY 2012)

Date: Time:

Oct. 22 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – Noon

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Nov. 19 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Expand your photography skills in the beautiful Scottish highlands. Join us for a nine-day photo tour to Inverness, Scotland. This tour includes day trips to the historic Culloden Battlefield, site of the last battle on Scottish soil, and a quick trip down the nearby road to the mysterious stone circles of Clava Cairns. The tour also includes a day and night trip to beautiful Fort William, with stops at Fort Augustus, Speen Bridge, Inverlochy Castle and Ben Nevis scotch distillery; a half day at Drumnadrochit and Urquhart Castle, both resting on the eastern lip of Loch Ness; and a two-day, one-night trip to the historic city of Edinburgh. Lodgings will be in a comfortable B & B in Inverness, downtown in Edinburgh, and near Loch Linnie in Fort William.

Feng Shui My House (4 hours) Fees: $99.00 plus GST Turn your home into a comforting, modern oasis using the intriguing art of Feng Shui. Learn to use the Chinese bagua and the five elements to create balance and harmony in your spaces. Discover colours, symbols, and design details appropriate to each of nine specific life areas including health, relationship, wealth, and career. Let Feng Shui guide you in your decorating decisions, optimizing and bringing luck to your home!

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• USB cable to attach camera to computer • your camera’s instruction manual Computers will be available for the editing session but you may also bring your own laptop. Date: Time:

Nov. 5 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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MAINTENANCE Management Maintenance Management Professional (Mmp) Certificate (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. This program is recognized by the Alberta Blue Seal. If you are seeking only focused training in selected areas, you can also 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:

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. Dates: Times:

Nov. 23 – 24, Dec. 7 – 8 (Wed & Thu) 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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

• 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 – Financial Management 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 4: Financial Management for the Maintenance Manager (30 Hours) (To be offered WINTER 2012)

For more information on the Maintenance Management Professional program, please contact 403-410-1589.

Module 5: Developing and Implementing Maintenance Tactics (30 Hours) (to be offered WINTER 2012)

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:

Sept. 28 – 29 (Wed & Thu) 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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

Module 2: Production and Operations Management for the Maintenance Manager (30 Hours) Fees: $795.00 (plus learning materials)* 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: Times:

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

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.

Module 6: Maintenance Planning and Scheduling (30 Hours) (to be offered SPRING 2012) Fees: $795.00 (plus learning materials)* 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.

Oct. 19 – 20, Nov. 2 – 3 (Wed & Thu) 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Fees: $795.00 (plus learning materials)*


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MAINTENANCE Management Module 7: Computerized Maintenance Management (30 Hours) (to be offered SPRING 2012) 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.

Management DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS Management Foundations • People make the significant difference • The principle of the slight edge • Understanding the individual • A new approach to motivation • Job enrichment • Re-engineering management

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

Date: Time:

Module 8: Capstone Course (30 Hours) (to be offered FALL 2012)

The Challenge of Leadership

Fees: $795.00 (plus learning materials) 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 you will select a project that will audit, assess, and improve your current maintenance department, develop a new maintenance strategy in your company or resolve a significant maintenance issue within your department. Prerequisite: • Modules 1 – 7 *Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course. For more information on the Maintenance Management Professional program, please contact 403-410-1589.

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• Managerial styles • Your leadership profile • Which kind of leadership is best? • What makes an effective leader? • Improving your leadership ability Date: Time:

Nov. 25 (Fri) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Managing for Results • How to set clear goals • How to develop people • How to intervene positively • How to keep performance and resources on track Date: Time:

Dec. 2 (Fri) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Management DEVELOPMENT 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 team building. 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 $995.00 plus GST for all five sessions Dates: Time:

Nov. 18 – Dec. 16 (Fri) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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• Communication and the leadership process • Communication breakdown • Giving and receiving instructions • Ten commandments for effective listening • Upward, downward and lateral communication • Communication foundations for team building and effective decision making Date: Time:

Dec. 9 (Fri) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Supervising People: Special Techniques • • • • • •

Maintaining effective discipline Handling complaints and preventing grievances Delegating Introducing a new employee to the job Making the job easier to learn and to teach The win/win agreement

Date: Time:

Dec. 16 (Fri) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Medical Courses Anatomy and Physiology (90 Hours – 70 Hours Class Time and 20 Hours Homestudy)

Documentation Refresher - Homestudy* (10 hours)

Fees: $607.00 (plus textbooks and learning materials), plus mandatory part-time fees $1,518.00 International

This self-directed homestudy course reviews key elements in reporting, charting, and documentation for Licensed Practical Nurses. A final exam is completed after the course. Please call 403-410-1499 to arrange pickup of materials.

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 the first night of class. For more information please contact 403-410-1499. Dates: Time:

Aug. 16 – Dec. 13 (Tue) 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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Aug. 18 – Dec. 15 (Thu) 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Note: S tudents 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 403-410-1740.

Advanced Assisting with Medication Delivery (30 Hours – 20 Hours Class Time and 10 Hours Homestudy) Fees: $225.00 plus GST (plus learning materials)

Fees: $ 90.00 plus GST

Duration: one month *Homestudy: Ongoing registration

Immunization - Online* or HOMESTUDY* (45 Hours) Fees: $295.00 plus GST (plus $8.33 ECA technology fee if taken online) This course is designed to meet the needs of Licensed Practical Nurses 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. 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 Licensed Practical Nurses. Graduates of Alberta-based LPN programs as of 2006 have this prerequisite.

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.

Student must provide registry number upon registration.

Dates: Time:

Fees: $195.00 plus GST

* Online & Homestudy: Ongoing registration

Infusion Therapy – Fluid, Blood and Medication (12 Hours)

Basic Foot Care (12 Hours)

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.

Fees: $159.00 plus GST

Prerequisite:

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.

• LPN, Practical Nurse students or a Practical Nurse who is taking the course to meet Alberta license requirements

Textbook and/or learning materials available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740.

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Sept. 24 – Sept. 25 (Sat & Sun) 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 19 – 20 (Wed & Thu) 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 course. Please call 403-410-1499 to arrange pick-up of materials. Duration: one month *Homestudy: 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 Intramuscular and Intradermal Injections (6 Hours)

Medical Terminology I – In-class or Online* (30 Hours)

Fees: $110.00 plus GST

Fees: $295.00 (plus textbook and learning materials, if in-class) plus mandatory part-time fees (plus $16.66 ECA technology fee if taken online) $738.00 International

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 license requirements Date: Time:

Sept. 10 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Date: Time:

Nov. 19 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Intravenous Medication Administration (6 Hours) Fees: $110.00 plus GST Scope of practice for LPNs has expanded to include the competency of intravenous medication administration. Learn the theory, nursing interventions, and critical thinking skills required for administering intravenous medication safely and competently. This course requires pre-study prior to workshop. Please call 403-410-1499 to arrange pickup of materials. Prerequisite: • Infusion Therapy

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• LPN or a Practical Nurse who is taking the course to meet Alberta license requirements Date: Time:

Oct. 22 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Leadership for Licensed Practical Nurses – Online* (45 Hours) Fees: $303.00 (plus textbook), plus mandatory part-time fees (plus $25.00 ECA technology fee) $758.00 International 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 *Online: Ongoing registration

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: Times:

Aug. 30 – Nov. 1 (Tue) 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.

Medical Terminology II (45 Hours) In-class (30 Hours Class Time and 15 Hours Homestudy) or Online* Fees: $309.00 (plus textbook and learning materials) plus mandatory part-time fees (plus $25.00 ECA technology fee if taken online) $773.00 International 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: Time:

Nov. 8 – Dec. 8 (Tue & Thu) 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. Textbook and/or learning materials available for sale from the Bow Valley College Bookstore 403-410-1740. Contact us for more information about our medical courses. Phone: 403-410-1499 Email: 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 Currency Trading for Individual Investors – Online* (20 hours) (NEW) Fees: $195.00 plus GST (materials accessed online) Welcome to the world of currency trading. The Foreign Exchange (Forex) market is the largest marketplace in the world. Currency trading is similar to stock and futures trading, but with many advantages. Learn to trade online from anywhere in the world 24 hours a day. Understand the fundamentals of trading, open a trading account, and learn to buy and sell currencies on your computer, profiting from fluctuations between different currencies. *Online: Ongoing registration

Stock Market Mentorship - Online* (45 hours over 3 months) Fees: $359.00 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 trial by investing from $10 – $100 in each of your portfolio choices. Trial 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 12-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.

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*Online: Ongoing registration *Normal refund policy is not in effect for this course. Contact us for more information about our personal finance courses. Phone: 403-410-1595 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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Pharmacy Technician Bridging The Pharmacy Technician Bridging Program has been introduced by the Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP) to assist Pharmacy Technicians currently working in the profession to meet new regulatory requirements and expanded scope of practice. For more information, please visit the ACP website at www.pharmacists.ab.ca

• Successful completion of the OCP certification exam prior to December 2008; OR

This course addresses the theoretical knowledge and practical skills essential for safe and accurate preparation of sterile and non-sterile pharmaceutical products. For non-sterile preparation, students will focus on compounding practices for various internal and external preparations and specialty dosage forms, equipment and tools, professional guidelines, standards and legislation, pharmaceutical calculations, and documentation requirements. For sterile product preparation, areas of emphasis include infection control, aseptic technique, parenteral dosage forms, accurate calculations, appropriate use of equipment, and quality control. Best practices associated with the preparation of TPN and antineoplastics are also covered.

• Successful completion of the PEBC Evaluating Exam; OR

PLAR Challenge exam is available. Purchase of lab kit is required.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that they meet ONE of the following eligibility criteria for the bridging courses as determined by the Alberta College of Pharmacists: • Successful completion of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board of Alberta (PTCB-AB) certification exam prior to June 2008; OR

• Successful completion of a CCAPP accredited training program; OR • Inclusion on the ACP voluntary membership register; OR • At least 2,000 hours of practice experience in the field of pharmacy within the past 36 months (for examples see Application for PEBC Evaluating Exam: www.pebc.ca/pharmacytechnicians)

Required Courses: The Bridging Education Program is divided into four courses which may be taken in any sequence.

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Product Preparation for Pharmacy Technician Bridging

This course provides a practical, applied approach to pharmacology. Through a variety of learning tools such as assignments, quizzes, case studies, and group work, learners will enhance their ability to practice competently and contribute to a safe patient care setting. Participants will gain basic knowledge related to the pharmacological uses of drugs within a variety of commonly encountered medical conditions. PLAR Challenge exam is available. Optional textbook available.

Management of Drug Distribution Systems for Pharmacy Technician Bridging This course will examine various drug distribution systems in pharmacy practice and prepare learners to manage operations in different practice settings to ensure safe and effective drug supply and distribution. Learners will explore distributive functions in institutional settings, as well as common drug plans and their formularies, adjudication challenges, inventory management elements, and common business practices. Accurate product release within the parameters of the pharmacy technician role receives special emphasis. PLAR Challenge exam is available.

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Professional Practice for Pharmacy Technician Bridging Students will be prepared for entry to practice in five main areas of focus: legal requirements, scope of practice, ethical principles, professionalism and communication skills. Through a variety of learning strategies such as interactive case studies, assignments, quizzes and group work, the student will enhance his/her ability to practice competently within the professional practice framework. This course is not PLAR eligible.

Fees & Dates Dates: see www.bowvalleycollege.ca/pharmbridging for dates, times, and locations Fees:

In class & online courses $376.19 + GST PLAR-Challenge exams $195 + GST

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PRIVATE INVESTIGATION PRIVATE INVESTIGATION CERTIFICATE (80 Hours) 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.

Undercover/Covert Operation In-class or Online* (10 Hours)

• 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)

Fees: $149.00 (plus textbook – used for all courses) 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: Oct. 29 – Nov. 5 (Sat) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. *Online: Ongoing registration

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Surveillance Techniques In-class or Online* (10 Hours)

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Fees: $149.00 (plus textbook – used for all courses) 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: Nov. 19 – 26 (Sat) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. *Online: Ongoing registration

Introduction to Private Investigation In-class or Online* (30 Hours)

Report Writing for Investigators In-class or Online* (10 Hours)

Fees: $335.00 (plus textbook – used for all courses) 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: Sept. 6 – Oct. 6 (Tue & Thu) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. *Online: Ongoing registration

Fees: $149.00 (plus textbook – used for all courses) 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 from successful investigators how to produce professional documents. Recommended: • Introduction to Microsoft Word or equivalent experience Dates Nov. 29 – Dec. 8 (Tue & Thu) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. *Online: Ongoing registration

Interviewing Skills and Techniques In-class or Online* (10 Hours) Fees: $149.00 (plus textbook – used for all courses) 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: Oct. 11 – 20 (Tue & Thu) Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. *Online: Ongoing registration

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

Starting a Private Investigation Business In-class or Online* (10 Hours) (To BE OFFERED WINTER 2012) Fees: $149.00 (plus textbook – used for all courses) 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. *Online: Ongoing registration For more information about our Private Investigation courses. Phone: 403-410-1595 Email continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

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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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Project Management Applied Project Management Online Certificate The purpose of this program is to provide you with practical and professional skills in all aspects of project management. There are six courses including the integration project. All courses are compulsory and they may be completed uninterrupted in 14 weeks or over several terms, up to a maximum of two years. The courses are designed to be taken in sequence to give you the opportunity to progressively work through the entire life cycle of a project, from initiation to completion. The program finishes up with a practical integration project. This final project provides an opportunity to demonstrate competency by consolidating the skills developed throughout the program. Fees: $5,500.00, Textbook and software additional (approx. $300.00) Dates: 14 weeks Sept. 10 – Dec. 15

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Fees: $1,155.00 Learn to perform and control projects efficiently and effectively. At the end of this course you will be able to: • track project tasks • evaluate project performance accurately • take corrective actions to recover variances • control changes with informed decision-making • manage project contracts and procurement Dates: Oct. 22 – Nov. 10 Please note: Once online materials have been accessed, no refunds will be provided.

Project Leadership AND Communications (TWO WEEKS) Fees: $770.00

Project Initiation AND Charter Development (One Week)

Develop essential leadership and communication skills to manage project teams. At the end of this course you will be able to:

Fees: $385.00

• control project information creation, distribution, and storage • manage stakeholder expectations proactively • lead and motivate project teams • identify and manage types of power Dates: Nov. 12 – 24 Please note: Once online materials have been accessed, no refunds will be provided.

Learn the terminology, processes, and approach to formal project management. At the end of this course you will be able to:

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• identify project requirements • establish effective project objectives • define a project manager’s responsibilities • create a project charter Dates: Sept. 10 – 15 Please note: Once online materials have been accessed, no refunds will be provided.

Project Planning, Scheduling, AND Budgeting (Five Weeks) Fees: $1,925.00 Develop valuable project planning skills by creating a comprehensive project plan. At the end of this course you will be able to: • document project deliverables accurately • break down work to a manageable level • estimate task and resource needs • develop a realistic and optimized schedule • create a comprehensive project budget • plan proactively to manage project risks • use advanced features of Microsoft Project & other tools Dates: Sept. 17 – Oct. 20 Please note: Once online materials have been accessed, no refunds will be provided.

Project ClosING AND Continuous Improvement (ONE WEEK) Fees: $385.00 Learn to close out a completed project or phase and how to implement continuous improvement for future projects. At the end of this course you will be able to: • complete administrative and financial closure • transfer the project to operations • capture lessons learned • improve project management for future projects Dates: Nov. 26 – Dec. 1 Please note: Once online materials have been accessed, no refunds will be provided.

Applied Project Management Integration Project (TWO WEEKS) Fees: $880.00 Apply the various concepts, skills, and experiences from all of the previous courses to a comprehensive, integrated project. This is the final course in the program and it includes the final exam. Dates: Dec. 3 – 15 Please note: Once online materials have been accessed, no refunds will be provided. Contact us for more information about these courses. Phone: 403-410-1595 Email: continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

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INDIVIDUAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT COURSE OFFERINGS 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. * Online: Ongoing registration

MICROSOFT PROJECT 2007 – LEVEL I (6 HOURS) Fees: $175.00 plus GST Microsoft Project 2007 is 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.

Women’s Self DefenCe (4 hours) Fees: $40.00 plus GST Women’s Self Defence is a course created and taught by Rocky Mountain Training Consultants Ltd. It teaches women the legal aspects of defending yourself, physiologic changes in the body during a conflict situation, how to avoid dangerous situations, quick releases, and defensive tactics for a serious assault. Date: Time:

Aug. 16 (Tue) 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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Sept. 20 (Tue) 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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Oct. 15 (Sat) 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Nov. 19 (Sat) 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Contact us for more information about these courses. Phone: 403-410-1595 Email: continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

Prerequisite: • Computer Basics 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: Time:

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MICROSOFT PROJECT 2007 – LEVEL II (6 HOURS) Fees: $175.00 plus GST You will learn how to regularly update and modify your project plans in order to keep the project moving and on track. This course will build upon the knowledge gained in Level I and give you the opportunity to work with a project plan once it reaches the project implementation phase. You will exchange project plan data with other applications, update project plans, create visual reports, and reuse project plan information. Prerequisite: • Microsoft Project Level I Dates: Time:

Oct. 15 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Contact us for more information about these courses. Phone: 403-410-1595 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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SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMMING Out of School Programming for School-Age Children Certificate Online (645 hours) This one-year certificate program is designed to provide individuals with relevant skills and knowledge to work with 5- to 14-year-old children in child care centres, recreation and community centres, leadership and service organizations, and other group settings for children and youth. The program focuses on the development of skills and understanding to facilitate relevant, age appropriate programs and activities as well as related operational functions such as health and safety standards, policies, and records. Courses are all offered online and students have four months to complete each course. Students must take Introduction to Out of School Programming first and then can take the rest of the courses in any order. The final course, Out of School Programming Practicum, is conducted at the student’s workplace or at another organization providing out of school programming for school-age children.

Required Courses: • Introduction to Out of School Programming • Out of School Programming I • Out of School Programming II • Developing Family, School and Community Relations • Inclusive Programming for School-Age Children with Special Needs • Recreation and Healthy Living

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• Fundamentals of Written Communication • Leadership and Organizational Skills • Out of School Programming Practicum

Introduction to Out of School Programming Online* (45 hours) Fees: $295.00 (plus $25.00 ECA technology fee), plus mandatory part-time fees $738.00 InternationaL This course covers the goals and essential components of programs for school-age children. Some historical and social influences that have led to the development of such programs in Canada will be examined. General developmental principles for this age group will be explored. Students will gain insight into the role of caregivers of school-age children while examining their own personal qualities and philosophy for working in the field. *Online: Ongoing registration

Out of School Programming I (5 years to 9 years) Online* (45 hours ) Fees: $295.00 (plus $25.00 ECA technology fee) plus mandatory part-time fees $738.00 International This course will provide students with the theory and opportunities for practice to understand the importance of appropriate developmental nurturing for this age group. Design and implementation of quality experiences and activities in an after-school care centre or at a community recreation facility is the focus. *Online: Ongoing registration

Out of School Programming II (10 years to 14 years) Online* (45 hours) Fees: $295.00 (plus $25.00 ECA technology fee) plus mandatory part-time fees $738.00 International Using their understanding of growth and development during this later stage of childhood and early adolescence, students will explore ideas for creating out-of-school environments conducive to the needs of this age group. They will identify community resources that provide a range of age-appropriate activities that are both appealing and challenging to older children. Involving the older child in the planning process will also be discussed. *Online: Ongoing registration

Developing Family, School, and Community Relations Online (45 hours) Fees: $295.00 (plus $25.00 ECA technology fee) plus mandatory part-time fees $738.00 International Build skills for working cooperatively with other significant adults in the out-of-school child’s environment–namely school, parents, teachers and community members. *Online: Ongoing registration

Inclusive Programming for School-Age Children with Special Needs - Online* (45 hours) Fees: $295.00 (plus $25.00 ECA technology fee) plus mandatory part-time fees $738.00 International This course will provide an introduction to the field of exceptional children and youth and their families. Various developmental disabilities and their characteristics will be discussed. Techniques for integrating children with special needs into out-of-school programs will also be explored. *Online: Ongoing registration

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SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMMING Recreation and Healthy Living - Online* (45 hours) Fees: $295.00 (plus $25.00 ECA technology fee), plus mandatory part-time fees $738.00 International This course introduces students to recreation and healthy living concepts that are appropriate for children, youth, and the adults who are part of their daily lives. The course will look at how healthy living impacts the lives of school-age children, with an emphasis on how recreational programming enhances Out of School Care programs and those who attend and work in them. *Online: Ongoing registration

Child and Adolescent Growth and Development Online* (60 hours)

Leadership and Organizational Skills Online* (45 hours) Fees: $295.00 (plus $25.00 ECA technology fee) plus mandatory part-time fees $738.00 International This course will focus on the organizational skills and leadership styles necessary to develop and operate an after-school care program for children and young adolescents aged 5 to 14 years. Administrative issues involving policies, operational procedures, budgets, and the use of community facilities and resources will be addressed. In addition, this course will identify principles of effective teamwork in the workplace, group processes, and ethical decision-making. Relationships with adults particularly co-workers, parents, and community members will also be discussed in relation to social and cultural issues.

Fees: $395.00 (plus $25.00 ECA technology fee) plus mandatory part-time fees $988.00 International

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This course will focus on the growth and development of the child from birth to early adolescence. The physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional, and moral development that occurs during this period will be examined. Major theories of development will be discussed with emphasis on the sequence of developmental growth and the impact of disruptive factors to this growth.

Fees: $395.00 (plus $25.00 ECA technology fee) plus mandatory part-time fees $988.00 International

Out of School Programming Practicum (180 hours)

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Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills - Online* (45 hours) Fees: $332.00 (plus $25.00 ECA technology fee) plus mandatory part-time fees $830.00 International

Contact us for more information about the Out of School Programming for School-Age Children certificate. Phone: 403-410-1499 Email: lpn@bowvalleycollege.ca

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Fundamentals of Written Communication Online* (45 hours) Fees: $308.00 (plus $25.00 ECA technology fee) plus mandatory part-time fees $773.00 International This course focuses on the development and practice of fundamental writing skills with an emphasis on grammar. It covers basic professional correspondence including letters, memos, and various types of reports, research papers, and work-related communication. *Online: Ongoing registration

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

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This course facilitates the development of skills to enable students to successfully relate to others on a personal, social, and professional basis. Course activities will promote personal and attitudinal change, while enhancing self-awareness and improved decision making for productive relationships and effective communication with others.

This practicum experience will provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge through interacting with children and youth in an out-of-school program. The focus of the practicum will be on developing rapport with program participants, staff, and parents, as well as planning, implementing, and evaluating program activities. Students will be expected to demonstrate personal and professional attitudes and behaviours required as an effective child care professional within the community. Supervision will be provided by a Bow Valley College supervisor in collaboration with agency staff.


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SOCIAL MEDIA Social Media Basics for Business – Beginner (2.5 hours)

Social Media for Business Hands-on Workshop – Advanced (6 hours)

Fees: $49.00 plus GST (includes handouts and work materials)

Fees: $295.00 plus GST (includes handouts and work materials)

In this classroom-based seminar, you will learn: • What Web 2.0 is and what social networking means for business

In this computer-based, hands-on, one-day workshop you will learn how social media integrates with your business strategies and goals.

• How social media creates a strong web presence

Business communication for the Web 2.0

• Privacy, social media etiquette, and best practices

• Listening - the new marketing

• How to connect directly with your existing and potential customers

• Communicating the good news

• How to ethically promote your business without resorting to spam tactics

• Business networking using social media and social networks

• Many other insights, tips, and tricks for using social media Date: Time:

Oct. 11 (Tue) 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Nov. 8 (Tue) 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

• Social networks - profile building, using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. • Customer service using social media

Promotion, Outreach, and Engagement

Fees: $49.00 plus GST (includes handouts and work materials)

• Social Media etiquette, privacy, and best practices

Upon completion of this classroom-based seminar, you will understand:

• Social Media strategy and integration

• The essential and not-so-essential social media applications • The ten essential keys to a successful social media strategy

• How the web promotes good content

Prerequisite: • Successful Small Business Social Media Marketing – Intermediate Date: Time:

Oct. 29 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

• Even more insights, tips, and tricks for using social media

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Nov. 26 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Who should attend these Social Media seminars?

• Social media Basics for Business – Beginner

• Small business owners

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Oct. 18 (Tue) 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

• Entrepreneurs

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Nov. 15 (Tue) 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

• PR Professionals

• The five best time-saving social media tools • The three best ways to track and measure your social media strategy

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Successful Small Business Social Media Marketing – Intermediate (2.5 hours)

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• Marketing Professionals • Corporate communications teams • Individuals interested in social and emerging media for business Contact us for more information about these courses. Phone: 403-410-1595 Email: contintinuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

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

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TEA SOMMELIER Tea Sommelier Certificate (150 Hours) (NEW) In partnership with the Tea Association of Canada, this certificate has been designed for individuals wishing to expand and enhance their love of tea. You’ll learn how to cup, taste, and blend tea, and you’ll have the opportunity to consume teas from all around the world. These classes are open for general registration. The course work must be completed prior to writing the Tea Sommelier certification exam.

Tea 104 – Tea Types (12 hours) (To be offered Winter 2012) Fees: $189.00 This course will cover the types of teas produced in countries and regions of the world. Tasting and style comparisons will be a major component of this section.

Required Courses:

Tea 105 – Tea Garden Management (24 Hours) (To be offered Winter 2012)

• Tea 101 - Introduction to Tea

Fees: $349.00

• Tea 102 - Regions of the World

This course is designed to introduce the student to advanced cultivation and processing practices used in the production of tea. The importance and impact of various processing decisions for the finished product will be emphasized providing the student an essential perspective of modern tea garden management practices currently used in world production. Students gain the essential knowledge and overview of processing and practices which are utilized in various regions of world production.

• Tea 103 - Tea Sensory Development and Evaluation • Tea 104 - Tea Types • Tea 105 - Tea Garden Management • Tea 106 - Preparation and Consumption • Tea 107 - Menu Design and Food Pairing • Tea 108 - Tea Service Training Note: A cupping set and course text are required and are not included in the course tuition. For more information please contact 403-410-1546.

Tea 101 – Introduction to Tea (12 Hours) Fees: $189.00

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Sept. 19 – 28 (Mon & Wed) 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Tea 102 – Regions of the World (18 hours) Fees: $295.00 Examine in detail the principal tea-growing regions of the world. Develop a fundamental understanding of tea – its evolution and its influence on culture and world events. Taste and evaluate teas that are representative of each region.

Fees: $295.00 This course provides the current information available as it relates to tea consumption. Use the skills gained in previous courses to prepare the perfect cup of tea.

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Fees: $349.00 This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of planning and development of tea beverage menus appropriate in a variety of food service and retail settings, including bed & breakfast operations, tea rooms, hotels, restaurants, and retail tea shops. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of generating revenue through effective menus with appropriate food pairings where applicable.

Tea 108 – Tea Service Training (24 Hours) (To be offered Spring 2012) Fees: $349.00

Fees: $295.00

This course provides the student training in a variety of traditional and contemporary styles of tea service appropriate for a variety of food service settings. Emphasis will be placed on the study and selection of appropriate tea wares and equipment for tea and other tea-related beverages. The student will learn effective communication and culturally appropriate etiquette as they relate to tea and its service. In addition, the student gains the necessary skills to operate in a hygienic, safe, and secure environment in accordance with Provincial and Federal Government regulations.

This course will cover: How we taste? What do we rely on? What errors we should be aware of? The tea taster’s vocabulary will be covered, as well as tastings of various products such as chocolate and,water to identify and fully understand the science of taste.

Contact us for more information about the Tea Sommelier Certificate. Phone: 403-410-1546 Email: contintinuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

Dates: Times:

Oct. 5 – 31 (Mon & Wed) (No class Oct. 10) 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Tea 103 – Tea Sensory Development and Evaluation (18 hours) (To be offered Winter 2012)

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Introductory course designed for the novice tea enthusiast. Whether pursuing a career in the hospitality industry or enhancing your enjoyment of tea. This course will provide an introduction to the history of tea. You will learn how to differentiate the types of tea, as well as the tea grading standards used in the industry. You will also be initiated to the basics of tea terminology and proper cupping techniques.

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WEB DEVELOPMENT Web Development Certificate – Online (96 hours) (NEW) Earn a certificate in web development by expanding your knowledge and skill base with this four-course online program. By learning the fundamentals of web design using a combination of coding and software tools, you’ll be able to plan, create, and maintain basic and advanced web pages with ease and confidence. Fees: US$115 per course Required Courses: • Creating Web Pages (24 hours) • Introduction to Creating WordPress Websites (24 hours) • Introduction to CSS and XHTML (24 hours) • Introduction to Dreamweaver CS5 (24 hours)

Creating Web Pages (24 HOURS) Create and post your very own website on the internet using HTML in this extensive, hands-on, six-week workshop.

Introduction to Creating WordPress Websites (24 HOURS) In addition to mastering the technical elements of WordPress, in this course you’ll learn how to organize a blog or website, create appealing content, and achieve better positions on search engine results pages.

Introduction to CSS and XHTML (24 HOURS)

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Introduction to Dreamweaver CS5 (24 HOURS) In this course you’ll work alongside an industry professional as you master skills ranging from using Cascading Style Sheets to creating standards-compliant pages. You’ll examine site planning strategies, learn principles of good web design, and explore Dreamweaver’s best practices for maintaining websites once they’re online. To register, visit www.ed2go.com/bowvalley or call 403-410-1499

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Website Development Using HTML – Online (18 hours) Fees: $295.00 (plus $8.33 ECA technology fee) 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. Recommended: • Computer Basics, Microsoft Word Intermediate and Introduction to the internet or equivalent experience Duration: four months Ongoing registration Contact us for more information about this course. Phone: 403-410-1595 Email: contintinuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca


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WORKSHOPS

We offer a variety of professional development workshops for medical and human service providers, as well as business and industry. The following workshops are arranged on a group basis. Workshops are adaptable to company and agency policies, procedures, and needs.

Grammar Made Easy

Business Skills for Success Workshops

Desktop Applications Workshops

Chairing Effective Meetings

Computer Basics

This seminar teaches the basics of meeting organization. Explore premeeting planning and setup, and learn how to develop an agenda and keep meetings productive and on time.

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.

Stepping up to Supervisor This seminar is for those aspiring to a supervisory role or for those who have little or no supervisory training. Develop skills in communication and interpersonal relations, interview techniques, staff training, motivation, and practical leadership within current workplace trends and values.

Dealing with Difficult Employees

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Topics covered will include punctuation, parts of speech, tenses, subjectverb agreement, misplaced modifiers, unclear pronouns, and common spelling mistakes.

Microsoft Word 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.

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 defuse and resolve conflict.

Microsoft Word 2007 – Skillbuilder

Effective Business Writing – Basics

Microsoft Word 2007 – Mastering

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.

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.

Time Management

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.

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 provides you with the tools you need to be an effective time manager.

Microsoft Excel 2007 – Basic

Telephone Techniques

Microsoft Excel 2007 – Skillbuilder

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.

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.

Mastering Customer Service Skills This seminar focuses on the role of the employee in providing quality customer service. It stresses the importance of a positive attitude and teaches participants to listen to and interpret customers’ concerns about a product or service, resolve customers’ problems, and determine customers’ wants and needs.

Taking Effective Minutes This seminar simplifies minute-taking, enabling you to record clear, concise, and accurate minutes.

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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.

Microsoft Excel 2007 – Mastering Work with multiple worksheets by linking data, use the database and sorting features, and customize the Excel workspace. Contact us for more information about the above courses. Phone: 403-410-1595 Email: contintinuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca


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Microsoft Access 2007

Medical Workshops

This workshop teaches you to create a database using design and datasheet view, construct and print tables; and use forms.

Charting/Documentation

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Learn to create presentations that include colour, animated text, graphics, charts, and sounds. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find out how to add speakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; notes and create professional-looking audience handouts. Contact us for more information about the above courses. Phone: 403-410-1595 Email: contintinuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

Human Services Workshops Culture/Conflict Resolution Develop skills in solving interpersonal conflicts.

Communicating Effectively Develop effective skills to enhance interpersonal communication.

Anger Management Develop strategies to deal successfully with anger.

Dealing with Challenging Behaviours

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Chest Tubes Gain knowledge in anatomy and physiology, pathology, assessment, equipment, nursing implications, and care as they apply to chest tubes.

Gastric Tubes Learn insertion and care of nasogastric and gastrostomy tubes.

Lift and Transfer for Institutional Settings Learn about lifts and transfers required in agency/institutional settings, including topics such as body mechanics, transfer techniques, and the principles of mechanical lifters.

Patient Care Plans Learn about patient classification and documentation systems.

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. You will study anatomy, care, removal, and assessment.

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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 In this workshop, you will learn to insert and remove bladder catheters. You will review the female and male urinary systems and discuss the importance of fluid balance, the purpose of catheterization, and the principles of sterile technique. Adaptations for home setting included. Contact us for more information about the above courses. Phone: 403-410-1499 Email: contintinuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

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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.

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Introduction to Microsoft Access Store, locate, print, and automate access to all types of information. Introduction to Microsoft Word Learn how to create and modify documents with the world’s most popular word processor. Introduction to PowerPoint Build impressive slide presentations filled with text, images, video, audio, charts, and more. Creating Web Pages Learn the basics of HTML so you can design, create, and post your very own site on the Web. Speed Spanish Learn six easy recipes to glue Spanish words together into sentences, and you’ll be speaking Spanish in no time. in Spirituality, Health and Healing Enhance your professional marketability by recognizing the impact spiritual values and beliefs have on health and healing.

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Effective Business Writing Improve your career prospects by learning how to develop powerful written documents that draw readers in and keep them motivated to continue to the end. Introduction to Dreamweaver CS5 In these step-by-step lessions, you’ll build an in-class website using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5. Introduction to Illustrator CS5 In this class, you’ll get the training you need to create infinitely resizable vector images using Adobe Illustrator CS5, one of the best illustration programs on the market. Going Green at Home Step into a green lifestyle as you discover simple ways to make your home environmentally friendly. Computer Skills for the Workplace Gain a working knowledge of the computer skills you’ll need to succeed in today’s job market. Introduction to PC Troubleshooting Learn to decipher and solve almost any problem with your PC. Discover Digital Photography An informative introduction to the fascinating world of digital photography equipment.

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You may also pay by credit card by calling us at 403-410-1400. In addition to tuition, Bow Valley College sometimes collects other mandatory fees to enhance your student experience and help you get the most out of your time at BVC. Technology Fee - The Technology Fee provides new or ongoing improved technology services to students. These fees are levied on all eCampusAlberta courses.

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WITHDRAWALS, CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS General Notes:

Non-credit Courses

Students withdrawing from a 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.

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.

To withdraw from a non-credit course please email registration@ bowvalleycollege.ca. To withdraw from a credit course, students must notify the academic department. Failing to report to class or ceasing to attend 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.

Compassionate grounds may be considered with official documentation (i.e., medical certificate). Students who are terminated from their program of study by the College are not eligible for a refund of tuition fees.

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.

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Transfers 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.

Cancellations Bow Valley College reserves the right to cancel programs or courses due to insufficient enrolment or other unexpected circumstances. Any courses cancelled by Bow Valley College will result in 100% refund with no administrative fees. For information about Tuitions, Withdrawals and Refunds for full-time programs, please see pages 111 and 112 of this Course Guide.

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Approved refunds are issued within two to three weeks of notification of student withdrawal or cancellation. Payments originally made by cash, cheque, debit, or money order are refunded via cheque. Payments originally made by Visa or MasterCard are refunded back to the credit card originally used for payment. A $50 or 20% administration fee, whichever is less, will be levied on all refund amounts. This fee cannot be waived. Any outstanding fees will be deducted from the total refund amount.

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Aboriginal Centre

5

Business Index

Aboriginal Programs

71

Accounting and Financial Management Certificate

23

Academic Preparation

73

Accounting and Financial Management Certificate (Online Part-Time)

24

Business Administration Diploma

25

71

Events Management Certificate (Online)

28

Aboriginal Practical Nurse Diploma

42

Events Management Diploma

27

Apprenticeship Exam Preparation

72

Human Resources Management Certificate

29

Academic Upgrading Index Aboriginal Programs

Artstream 72

Human Resources Management Certificate (Online, Part-time) 30

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

Interior Decorating & Merchandising Diploma

31

72

Interior Decorating & Merchandising Certificate (Online)

32

Academic Preparation

73

High School

74

BVC Students’ Association

Literacy 76

Campus Maps

Pre-Practical Nurse

77

Career Connection

Volunteer Opportunities

78

Career Services

168 96 5, 95

Connexion Carrière Accounting & Financial Management

7

95

23 Continuing Education Index

Administration Index Administrative Professional Certificate Legal Assistant Diploma

Accounting Applications Certificate

115

13

Administrative Assistant for Small Businesses Certificate

123

14

11, 12

Adobe Acrobat

128

Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate

15, 16

Adobe Illustrator

128

Medical Office Assistant Certificate

17, 18

Adobe InDesign

128

Adobe Photoshop

128

Adult Learning – Foster Adult Learning Needs and Development – Online

129

Dental Business Assistant Certificate

Veterinary Office Assistant Certificate Administrative Professional Certificate Alumni Association American Sign Language For Deaf & Hard of Hearing Adult Learners Apprenticeship Exam Preparation

11, 12 107 5

Advanced Accounting Applications Certificate

115

Advanced AutoCAD Certificate

117

Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps Inspection

133

72

Align Instructional Strategies to Learning Needs – Online

129

72

AutoCAD 2D Advanced

118

Application Form

109

AutoCAD 2D Certificate

117

Continuing Education Registration Form

161

AutoCAD 2D Level II – In-class or Online

118

Tuition and Fees

111

AutoCAD 2D Level I – In-class or Online

118

Withdrawals, Cancellations and Refunds

112

AutoCAD 3D Level II – In-class or Online

118

AutoCAD 3D Level I – In-class or Online

118

Artstream 72

AutoCAD One Month Certificate

117

Bookstore 5

AutoCAD Operator Certificate

117

Business Administration

AutoDesk

119

AutoDesk Inventor Advanced – Online Only

119

AutoDesk Inventor Certificate – Online

119

AutoDesk Inventor – Online Only

119

AutoLISP – Online Only

119

25

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19


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Basic Administration Skills – Homestudy

121

– In-class or Homestudy

116

Basic Business Communication – In-class or Homestudy

121

Basic Rescuer for Health Care Provider

130

Financial Accounting Introduction – In-class or Homestudy

116

Basics of Design

136

First Aid

130

Bilingual Interpreting for Health Care

138

Friday Night Books

140

Brokerage and Logistics Level I & II

127

General Level II – Personal Lines

135

Building Maintenance

120

Health Care Interpreter Practicum

138

Business

120

Heating Inspection I

132

Business Administration Certificate

120

Heating Inspection II

132

Business Computer Certificate

123

Home Inspection

132

Business Mathematics – In-class or Homestudy

121

Human Resources

133

Business Seminars

122

Colour Boards

126

Human Resources Certificate – In-Class Or Online

133

Communication and Professional Practices

133

Insurance Agent License Program: Module I – General Level I

135

Interior/Insulation Inspection

133

Interior Decorating

135

Interpreting

138

Introduction to Great Photography and Easy Photo Editing

140

Introduction to Health Care Infrastructure

138

Introduction to Human Resources Administration – In-class or Online

133

Introduction to Interpreting

138

Introduction to Marketing – In-class or Online

121

Keyboarding – Beginner and Skill Builder

124

Lighting Effects and Techniques

136 141

Compensation and Benefits Administration – In-class or Online

134

CompTIA A+ Certification

134

CompTIA Network+ Certification

134

Computers

123

Continuing Education

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164

113-162

Conversational Spanish

139

Customer Service – Online

121

Customs Administration Level I

127

Customs Administration Level II

127

Customs Administration Level III

127

Customs and Logistics

126

Customs and Logistics – Statutes And Regulations Level I

126

Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) Certificate Program

Customs Brokerage Professional Exam Preparation Online

127

Management Development

142

Customs & Logistics Certificate – Online

126

Management Seminars for Supervisory Personnel

142

Decorating Condos and Small Spaces

136

Medical Courses

143

Decorating for the Christmas Season

137

Medical Terminology I – In-class or Online

144

Decorating Styles

136

Medic First Aid Advanced Level III

131

Desktop Publishing

128

Medic First Aid Advanced Level III Recertification

131

Digital Scrapbooking

140

Medic First Aid Instructor (EMP)

131

Drawing and Sketching for Interiors – Level I

136

Microsoft Access – In-class or Homestudy

125

ed2go online

158

Microsoft Excel Advanced – In-class or Homestudy

125

Educators And Trainers – Professional Development

129

Microsoft Excel Intermediate – In-class or Homestudy

125

Electrical Inspection

132

Microsoft Outlook – In-class or Homestudy

126

Emergency First Aid with CPR Level A

130

Microsoft PowerPoint – In-class or Homestudy

126

Employee Recruiting and Selection – In-class or Online

133

Microsoft Word Advanced – In-class or Homestudy

125

Essential Supervisory Skills – In-class or Homestudy

121

Microsoft Word Intermediate – In-class or Homestudy

124

Exterior Inspection

133

Microsoft Word Introduction – In-class or Homestudy

124

Final Project – Professional Certificate

137

Modern Caretaking Certificate

120

Financial Accounting Advanced

116

Module 1 (Maintenance Management Professional Certificate): Maintenance Management Skills and Techniques 141

Financial Accounting Intermediate

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Module 2 (Maintenance Management Professional Certificate): Production and Operation Management for the Maintenance Manager 141 Module 3 (Maintenance Management Professional Certificate): Human Resource Management for the Maintenance Manager 141 Module 4 (Maintenance Management Professional Certificate): Financial Management for the Maintenance Manager 141 Module 5 (Maintenance Management Professional Certificate): Developing and Implementing Maintenance Tactics 141 Module 6 (Maintenance Management Professional Certificate): Maintenance Planning & Scheduling 142 Module 7 (Maintenance Management Professional Certificate): Computerized Maintenance Management 142

Corporate Readiness Training Program (CRTP) Counselling and Specialized Support

5

Dates (Important College Dates)

8

Deadlines 8 Dental Business Assistant Directions for Immigrants in Trades & Professional Careers

14 100

Directory 8 Distance and Online Learning Index Putting the Community Back In College

86

Online Programs and Courses

87

Southern Alberta Locations

89

Module 8 (Maintenance Management Professional Certificate): Capstone Course 142

Early Learning & Child Care

A Night at the Theatre

Education Assistant

134

98

51, 53 55

Out of School Programming for School-Age Children Certificate 150 130

Employment Services Index

Pediatric First Aid with CPR Level C Refresher

131

Career Services

95

Personal Finance

145

Career Connection

96

Plumbing Inspection

132

Connexion Carrière

96

Pre-Interpreting Skills

138

Corporate Readiness Training Program (CRTP)

98

Private Investigation

147

Professional Interior Decorating Certificate

135

Directions for Immigrants in Trades and Professional Careers

100

Project Management

148

Mentoring Foreign Trained Professionals

100

Roofing Inspection

132

Success in the Workplace

102

Self Defence

149

TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills)

103

Simply Accounting Advanced – In-class or Homestudy

116

Workplace Training Products

104

Simply Accounting Introduction – In-class or Homestudy

116

Social Media

152

Space Planning

137

Standard First Aid with CPR Level C

130

Standard First Aid with CPR Level C Refresher

130

Structural Inspection

132

Taking Effective Minutes

156

Tea Sommelier

153

The Influence of Colour in Decorating

136

Web Development

154

Window Treatments

137

Word Processing Certificate

123

Workshops

156

English as a Second Language Index Full-Time Language Instruction

61

Corporate Readiness Training Program (CRTP)

98

Part-Time LINC Programs

63

Language Skills Programs

64

Volunteer Program

67

Events Management

27, 28

Financial Aid & Awards

6

Full-Time Language Instruction

61

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

46

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

36

Health Care Aide Certificate (Full-Time)

35

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Nutrition Manager Certificate (Part-Time â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Distance Delivery Online)

37

Live a Better Life Series - Arts, Culture & more Food & Wine

139 139

Pharmacy Technician Diploma

38

Arts & Culture

139

39

Photography 140

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Lockers 6

Pharmacy Technician Professional Transition Certificate Pharmacy Technician Bridging Programs Practical Nurse Diploma

42

Practical Nurse Diploma (Part-Time)

43

Maps Index (Calgary)

168

Practical Nurse Re-entry Program

44

Downtown Campuses

168

Main Campus

168

Practical Nurse Diploma for Internationally Educated Nurses

45

Marlborough Mall Campus

168

Recreation Therapy Aide Certificate

47

Rocky Mountain Plaza Campus

168

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

46

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

36

Health Care Aide Certificate (Full-Time)

35

Health Services High School Human Resources Management

5 74 29, 30

Human Services Index

166

Medical Office Assistant Mentoring Foreign-Trained Professionals

37

Online Programs & Courses

87

Online Student Lounge Out-Of-School Programming for School-Aged Children

51

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

53

Pharmacy Technician

Education Assistant Certificate

55

Pharmacy Technician Professional Transition Certificate

56

Police Information Check (PIC)

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15, 16

Interior Decorating & Merchandising

31, 32

6 150

Parking 6

Practical Nurse Hospital Unit Clerk

17 100

Nutrition Manager

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

Justice Studies Diploma

89

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Practical Nurse Diploma for Internationally Educated Nurses

45

Practical Nurse Re-Entry Program

44

International Education Index

Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Letter

Admission Procedures for International Students

81

Pre-Program Requirements

International English as a Second Language (ESL)

83

Printing Services

7

84

Print Material Requests

4

Prospective Student Centre

4 4

International Opportunities Justice Studies

56

Prospective Student Presentations

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

62

Public Transportation

Language Skills Programs

64

Recreation Therapy Aide

Learner Success Services

6

Legal Assistant Library and Learning Commons

6 47 112

13 6

Literacy 76

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Refunds, Cancellations & Withdrawals

1 throughout

Scholarships and Awards

6

Security 7


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Services for Learners Index

Table of Contents

2

Aboriginal Centre

5

TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills)

Alumni Association

5

Transcripts 107

“Ask BVC”

5

Transfer Credit

Bicycle Racks

7

Tutorial Services

Bookstore

5

Veterinary Office Assistant

Career Services

5

Volunteer Opportunities

Food Services

7

Welcome 1

International Education

6

Withdrawals, Cancellations & Refunds

112

Learner Success Services Counselling and Specialized Support

Workplace Training Products

104

5

Financial Aid

5

Scholarships and Awards

6

Health Services

5

Student Affairs Office

6

Library and Learning Commons (LLC)

6

Lockers

7

Online Student Lounge

6

Printing Services

6

Security

7

Student Advising

6

Students’ Association (BVCSA)

7

Student Health and Dental Plan

7

Student Email and Web Portal

7

Student ID Card

7

Tutorial Services

7

Worship Services

7

YWCA Childcare at Bow Valley College

7

7

YWCA Child Care Centre at Bow Valley College

19 67, 78

7

167

90

Student Advising

7

Student Affairs Office

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Student Email & Web Portal

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Student Health and Dental Plan

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Student ID Card

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Student Support (See Counselling & Specialized Support)

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Students’ Association (BVCSA)

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Success in the Workplace

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Southern Alberta Campuses

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VISIT US AT bowvalleycollege.ca


CAM P US M AP S

DOWNTOWN CAMPUSES

NORTH CAMPUS 332 - 6th Ave S.E. 403-410-1400 • Aboriginal Centre

• Health Services

• Academic Foundation

• Information Technology Systems

• Applied Research Office

• Learning Resource Services

• Bookstore

• Registrar

• Business & Industry Training

• Security Desk

• BVCWorks

• Shipping & Receiving, Lock cutting, Lost & Found

• Cafeteria • Computer Labs NORTH CAMPUS

• Continuing Education • Health & Community Care

• 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

• Fund Development

• Career Connections

• Human Resources

• Centre for Career Advancement

• International Education

• ESL Classrooms

• International Student Registration

• ESL Main Reception

• Language Labs

• Executive Office

• Marketing & Communications

• Faculty, Staff Offices

• TOWES

PARKING

MARLBOROUGH MALL CAMPUS

Easy to get to, Bow Valley College is just one block from the C-Train City Hall station and has bus stops on both the north and south side of the building. Parking is not currently available; however, there is a drop-off area on 6th Avenue and many public parking lots in the area.

BOW VALLEY COLLEGE Marlborough Mall Campus

CAMP US M AP S

• Full-time ESL

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Our downtown Calgary campus means you can get to school easily – the C-Train is just a block away, and many transit buses stop right at our door. For further information about convenient transit routes for your needs, please visit www.calgarytransit.com 320, 433 Marlborough Way N.E. 403-297-2552

• 3rd Floor Aboriginal Programs, Employment Preparation and Academic Upgrading

TO REGISTER CALL 403-410-1400


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about Bow Valley College with this Course Guide

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Discover which program is right for you This Course Guide has listings for all of our programs, listed by area of study. You’ll find our full- and part-time programs listed under our Administration, Business, Health and Human Services Sections. If you’re looking to upgrade your academics or language skills, see our Academic Upgrading or ESL Sections. And if you’re looking for flexible ways to study, see our Distance, Online and Community Learning or Continuing Education Sections.

Get more information

October 15, 2011 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Always check bowvalleycollege.ca for the most up-to-date information on program content, dates, admission requirements, and tuition. On our website, you’ll also find information about funding options and the wide range of supports we offer to ensure your success.

Come and learn more about our programs, services, and state-of-the-art campus.

We also invite you to visit our Prospective Student Centre at our downtown Calgary campus. We’re open Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and can tell you more about our programs, give you a campus tour or help

North Campus, 2nd Floor Lobby 332 – 6 Ave SE, Calgary

set you up as a student for a day, so you can enjoy the Bow Valley College experience first-hand. Call us at (403) 410-1402 or email recruiting@bowvalleycollege.ca.

Apply online or in person Apply anywhere, anytime at bowvalleycollege.ca. If you need help with the application process, you can apply

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in person at our downtown Calgary campus. Our programs start year-round, and we accept students in the order

bowvalleycollege.ca /openhouse 403-410-1402

that they are qualified for our programs. For more information on applications, see page 107.

Special thanks to the many students, faculty, staff, and alumni who helped make possible this Course Guide. Produced by Bow Valley College Marketing & Communications, May 2011. Quantity: 70,000

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PROGRAMS AND COURSES JUNE 2011 – JANUARY 2012 ACADEMIC PROGRAMS & CONTINUING EDUCATION

Bow Valley College Programs and Courses June 2011 – January 2012

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332 – 6 Avenue SE | Calgary, AB  T2G 4S6 | bowvalleycollege.ca Contact our Prospective Student Centre at 403-410-1402 or email recruiting@bowvalleycollege.ca

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2011 July Course Guide  

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