College of the Rockies
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Tuition: $3,200.00  Students: 2,500
2700 College Way
Cranbrook, BC      V1C 5L7
250 489-2751

College of the Rockies

The College of the Rockies (COTR) was established in May 1975 in the southeast corner of British Columbia, Canada. It is a public community college, and its mission is to empower the citizens and communities through knowledge and skills. ... continued below

About College of the Rockies

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The main campus of the College is in Cranbrook. It has other regional campuses in Kimberley, Invermere, Golden, Fernie, and Creston. The five campuses have their own signature program which is unique to their campus. Creston Campus offers full and part-time programming in health and wellness, adult basic education, and continuing education. Fernie Campus offers programs in mountain adventure, hospitality, healthcare, trades, and others. Golden Campus specializes in adventure tourism and eco-tourism programs. Kimberley Campus offers day, evening or weekend vocational, general interest courses, university transfer and contract training. Invermere Campus offers a wide variety of courses, including evening/weekend programs for adults and youth.

The Purcell House Student Residence is the residential service for students who want to live inside the campus. Each living unit is equipped with 1 futon, coffee table, kitchen table, and 4 chairs. The bedroom comes with a bed, steno chair, desk,garbage can, mirror, cable, telephone, and internet outlets); and the amenities include: 2 Common Lounges with a Color TV and VCR, vending machines, and coin-operated Laundry facilities.

Student Services and Student Life

The College of the Rockies offers the following services to students: Financial Assistance & Awards, Education/Career Planning, Aboriginal Education Services, Peer Tutoring, Student Employment, Student Help Desk (computer technical support), Student Network Accounts, and Tools 4 Success.

The Diversity Committee is a group of COTR students and staff whose main goal is to bring an open-minded awareness and understanding of the differences within the greater community and the college. Some of activities and initiatives that they do are: The Education Technology Centre (attempts to meet the needs of the non-traditional learners through distance delivery), International Development (cultural sensitivity training sessions and intercultural events each semester), Recreation Department (offers programs that are popular to international students), Creston Campus (the program has a First Nation and multicultural component).

Students who are into sports can become a part of the Avalanche Varsity Team. They can take part in the Men’s Volleyball and Women’s Volleyball athletic competitions. COTR's athletic facilities, such as the weightroom, gymnasium, climbing wall, disc golf, and track and field. Those who are more into recreational activities can join the intramurals and enjoy Futsal (Indoor Soccer), Basketball, Dodge Ball, Volleyball, and Badminton. Those into fitness can join the Boot Camp, Yoga, Pilates, and Core Classes to add more diversity to their workout routines.

Academic Programs

Aboriginal Financial Management Certificate

Aboriginal Youth, Culture and Language Diploma

Access to Practical Nursing Program

Administrative Assistant Certificate

Administrative Studies Diploma

Adult Basic Education Program

Adventure Tourism Business Operations Certificate/Diploma

Associate of Arts (General/Canadian Studies/International Studies) Degrees

Associate of Science (General/Environmental Sciences/Medical Health Sciences) Degrees

Automotive Service Technician Pre-Apprenticeship (Foundation) Certificate

Business Administration Certificate

Business Administration Diploma

Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate

Certified Dental Assistant Certificate

Child, Youth and Family Studies Certificates

Child, Youth and Family Studies Diploma

Collaboration for Academic Education in Nursing (CAEN) Program

Computer and Web Specialist Certificate

Culinary Arts (Levels 1-2-3) Program

Early Childhood Education Certificate

Early Childhood Education Diploma

Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Elementary Professional Degree Program

English Language Training Program

Fire Training Certificate

Fitness and Exercise Leadership Certificate

GED Preparation and Testing

Hairdessing Foundation Program

Health Care Assistant Certificate

Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport Mechanics Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate

Human Kinetics Diploma/University Transfer Program

Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate

Liberal Arts Certificates

Liberal Arts Diplomas

Mountain Adventure Skills Training Certificate

Office Administration & Bookkeeping Certificate

Office Skills Discovery Certificate

Plumber Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Practical Nursing Certificate

Pre-Engineering Program

Recreation Management Program

Science Certificate

Science Diplomas

Timber Framing Certificate

Tourism Management Certificate/Diploma

University Transfer Studies

Welding (Basic, Levels C, B and A, and Upgrading/Testing) Program

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The College offers students entrance scholarships which range from $250 tuition awards to two-year full tuition scholarships. Among the awards given to entering full-time students at the College are: First Year Science Completion Awards, East Kootenay Scholastic Distinction Entrance Scholarship, and Academic Excellence Entrance Scholarship.

Cranbrook Information

Cranbrook, British Columbia is a city in southeast British Columbia, seat of the Regional District of East Kootenay. Cranbrook proper has a population of approximately 18,500 people and another 16,000 people in our surrounding rural area. This makes Cranbrook the largest city in the area and makes us the natural supply centre of the East and West Kootenay. Our location on Highways 3, 93 and 95 allows easy access to the large US market to the south, the Alberta market to the east and to the west, BC's lower mainland and the Pacific Rim market.

Our economic base is diverse and secure with forestry, mining, Canadian Pacific Railway, service and supply industry, transportation, manufacturing and ever increasing tourism opportunities. Our healthy outdoor lifestyle is very attractive with golfing, skiing, boating, hiking, hunting and fishing with photography opportunities beyond compare! I believe you will be pleased with all we have to offer.


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