Study Abroad

COLLEGE OF THE ROCKIES

We offer a comprehensive mix of vocational, trades, career technical and academic programs and services, for full-time or part-time study. Not close to one of our campuses? No problem. We have hundreds of classes you can take online.

Location

Located in the Kootenay Rocky Mountains of southeastern BC, we offer you lifestyle and learning opportunities to match our spectacular setting. Our Main Campus and Gold Creek Campus are in Cranbrook. We also have regional campuses in Creston, Fernie, Golden, Invermere and Kimberley, which offer unique programs and courses.

Why College of the Rockies

Smaller class sizes, personalized instruction, up-to-date technology, great support services and professional, friendly staff who are dedicated to student success make the College of the Rockies the best place to live, learn and play!

College of the Rockies #1 overall in CANADA AND the WORLD with International Students. Following impressive results in a global international student satisfaction survey conducted in 2012, which saw College of the Rockies ranked #1 overall in Canada and #2 in the world, the 2013 and 2014 results are in: The College moved up to #1 in the world in overall average international student satisfaction! On overall average, College of the Rockies recently ranked #1 in Canada and #1 in the World on the International Student Barometer 2013 and 2014 surveys.


Academic and Career Programmes

We offer a full range of programs in University Studies, Health, Child Youth and Family Studies, Trades, Recreation, Tourism, Business, and Computer Science, as well as over 200 classes you can take online.

All Programmes

Course/Program Type
Aboriginal Education Support Worker Diploma Online Blended
Aboriginal Financial Management Diploma Online Blended
Accounting Diploma On-Campus Online
Activity Assistant Certificate of Achievement Online
Administrative Assistant Specialty Certificate of Achievement On-Campus Online
Administrative Studies Certificate On-Campus Online
Administrative Studies Diploma On-Campus Online
Adult Upgrading Diploma On-Campus Online Blended
Business Operations Certificate On-Campus
Business Operations Diploma On-Campus
Arts and Sciences Certificate On-Campus Blended
Arts and Sciences Diploma On-Campus Blended
Associate of Arts (AA) Associate Degree On-Campus Blended
Associate of Science (ASc) Associate Degree On-Campus Blended
Associate of Science (ASc) – Environmental Sciences Associate Degree On-Campus Blended
Automotive Service Technician Foundation On-Campus
Automotive Service Technician- Year 1 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Automotive Service Technician - Year 2 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Automotive Service Technician - Year 3 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Automotive Service Technician - Year 4 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree On-Campus
BC Adult Graduation Diploma On-Campus Online Blended
Biology and Medicine Pre-Major Associate Degree On-Campus Blended
Birth Doula Studies Certificate of Achievement Online
Bookkeeping Specialty Certificate On-Campus Online
Business Management Certificate On-Campus Online
Carpentry Foundation On-Campus
Carpentry - Year 1 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Carpentry - Year 2 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Carpentry - Year 3 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Carpentry - Year 4 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Certified Dental Assistant Certificate On-Campus
Child, Youth and Family Studies Diploma Online
Computer Support Technician Certificate Online
Criminal and Social Justice Certificate On-Campus Online
Database Administration Specialty Certificate Online
Early Childhood Education Certificate Online Blended
Early Childhood Education Infant/Toddler Diploma Online Blended
Early Childhood Education Special Needs Educator Diploma Online Blended
Economics and Commerce Pre-Major Associate Degree On-Campus Online
Education Assistant Certificate Online Blended
Electrical (Construction / Industrial) Foundation On-Campus
Electrical (Construction / Industrial) - Year 1 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Electrical (Construction) - Year 3 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Electrical (Construction) - Year 4 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Emergency Medical Responder Certificate of Achievement On-Campus
Engineering (transfer to UBC) Certificate On-Campus
Engineering (transfer to UVic) Certificate On-Campus
English Language Program Certificate On-Campus Blended
Family Child Care Program Certificate Online
Fine Arts Certificate On-Campus
Fire Training Certificate On-Campus
General Management Diploma On-Campus Online
Global Studies Advanced Certificate (Canadian) Graduate Certificate Blended
Global Studies Advanced Certificate (International) Graduate Certificate Online Blended
Hairstylist Certificate On-Campus
Haul Truck Operator Certificate of Achievement On-Campus
Health Care Assistant Certificate On-Campus
Heavy Duty Equipment Technician - Year 1 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Heavy Duty Equipment Technician - Year 2 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Heavy Duty Equipment Technician - Year 3 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Heavy Duty Equipment Technician - Year 4 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Heavy Mechanical Foundnation On-Campus
Herbal Practitioner Certificate of Achievement On-Campus Online
Human Service Worker Certificate Online Blended
Human Service Worker Citation Online
Human Service Worker Diploma Online Blended
Industrial Electrical - Year 3 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Industrial Electrical - Year 4 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Industrial Mechanics (Millwright) Foundation On-Campus
Industrial Mechanics (Millwright) - Year 1 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Industrial Mechanics (Millwright) - Year 2 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Industrial Mechanics (Millwright) - Year 3 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Industrial Mechanics (Millwright) - Year 4 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Kinesiology Exercise Science Certificate On-Campus
Kinesiology Exercise Science Diploma On-Campus
Kinesiology Health & Human Performance Certificate On-Campus
Kinesiology Health & Human Performance Diploma On-Campus
Marketing Certificate On-Campus Blended
Mining Apprenticeship Program Apprenticeship On-Campus
Mountain Adventure Skills Training Certificate On-Campus
Office Administration Certificate On-Campus Online
Piping Trades Foundation On-Campus
Practical Nursing Diploma On-Campus
Practical Nursing Access Program Diploma Blended
Pre-Education Certificate On-Campus Blended
Professional Cook Certificate On-Campus
Recreation Leaders Certificate On-Campus Online
Science Certificate On-Campus Blended
Social Work Pre-Major Associate Degree On-Campus Online Blended
Special Event Planning Certificate of Achievement Online
Steamfitter/Pipefitter Year 2 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Steamfitter/Pipefitter Year 3 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Steamfitter/Pipefitter Year 4 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Sustainable Business Practices Post-Degree Certificate Blended
Sustainable Business Practices Post-Degree Diploma On-Campus Blended
Sustainable Business Practices – Bachelor of Business Administration Degree On-Campus Blended
System Administration Specialty Certificate Online
TESOL Certificate of Achievement Online Blended
Timber Framing Foundation On-Campus
Tourism and Recreation Management Certificate On-Campus Online
Tourism and Recreation Management Diploma On-Campus Online
UVic Bachelor of Education Degree On-Campus
Web Development Specialty Certificate Online
Welding Foundation On-Campus
Welding – Multi-Process Alloy Welding Apprenticeship On-Campus
Welding - Year 1 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Welding - Year 2 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Welding - Year 3 Apprenticeship On-Campus
Welding A Level Modular On-Campus
Welding B Level Modular On-Campus
  • Complete an application for International Students
  • Support your application by providing proof of your previous education in one of the following ways:
  • Submit an official copy of your SSCE results
  • Mature students (19 years of age or older or 17 years of age and out of school at least one full academic year): Submit an official copy of your SSCE results. You may also be required to write College Assessments.
  • Application Deadline

  • Applications should be sent to the Admissions Office as soon as possible. Processing time may take up to four weeks.
  • Application deadline for most September-entry programs - August 15th
  • Application deadline for most January-entry programs - December 15th.
  • Please contact Program Advisors for exceptions to the September-entry application deadline. However, some programs have early application deadlines (March-May). Program Advisors can be found on the Programs and Courses pages.

    What are the entry requirements?

    This depends on the programmeof choice and also the particular institution. However, generally, a minimum of 5 credits in relevant subjects in SSCE, including a credit pass in English Language that is not below C5.

    How long does it take to process my admission?

    For most of the institutions, visa processing takes 2 – 3 weeks after confirmation of admission and payment of all necessary fees.

    Does the school help with accommodation?

    Nearly all the institutions are multi-campus and as such most students are accommodated on campuses. However, some of them encourage and facilitate off campus residency especially among people in the community in order foster integration with the community.

  • Select a school and a course of study
  • Obtain an application form with our guidelines & instructions pamphlets
  • Fill and return the application forms
  • apply now