College Of The Rockies

Live, Learn and Play! – College of the Rockies is located in the Kootenay Rocky Mountains of southeastern BC, offering students a lifestyle and learning opportunities to match the spectacular setting. The Main Campus and Gold Creek Campus are in Cranbrook while the college also has regional campuses in Creston, Fernie, Golden, Invermere and Kimberley, which offer unique programs and courses.

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!

The college serves a regional population of close to 83,000 people, guided by their Values and Mission Statements, and through the leadership of their President and Board of Governors. Each year, they provide instruction in a wide variety of programs to approximately 2100 full-time equivalent (FTE) students, including close to 200 international (FTE) students from more than 30 countries. Their commitment to providing relevant and quality education is unwavering. Their state of the art campuses and facilities are meeting the East Kootenay’s steadily growing demand for skilled workers and employees.

Why Study at COTR

  • No. 1 in International Student Satisfaction
  • Economical Tuition Rates
  • Affordable Leaving Costs
  • Dedicated Faculty
  • Smaller Class Size
  • Personalized Instruction
  • Up To Date Technology

International Education & Development Department

College of the Rockies #1 overall in Canada and the World with International Students. 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: COTR moved up to #1 in the world in overall average international student satisfaction!

Business Administration

College of the Rockies offers a wide range of options to meet your business education goals. Whether you want to complete a Business Administration degree, diploma, or certificate, there is a program for you. They offer business majors in Accounting, General Management, and Marketing, as well as the specialty business program of Aboriginal Financial Management.

  • Bachelor of Business (Sustainable Business Practices) – The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Sustainable Business Practices is a four-year program that integrates social, economical and environmental theories and applications for sustainable business practices in a wide variety of fields. The program includes liberal arts and laboratory sciences in addition to specific business courses such as accounting, marketing and general management and courses that address the increasing need for organizations to commit to and demonstrate sustainability.
  • Business Administration Diploma (Accounting, Marketing and General Management) – Graduates of Business Administration Diploma programs may find employment in accounting, banking, finance, real estate, insurance, purchasing, marketing and many other management training positions from medium to large corporations or in small business entrepreneurship. This program takes at least two years to complete and is our most popular program.

Admission Requirement

  • 12th with over 50%. IELTS Requirements – 6.0 overall and reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 5.5, speaking 5.5. Math Requirement – minimum 65%.
  • Tuition Fee – CAD 4850 per semester (15 weeks). There are two semesters per year.
  • Application Fee – CAD 100(non-refundable)

Other Study Areas

Arts and Science

  • Bachelor of Science Nursing
  • Bachelor of Education

Child, Youth and Family Studies

  • Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certificate
  • Education Assistant
  • Family Child Care
  • Human Service Worker

Computers and Information Technology

  • Computer Support Technician Certificate

Health Programs

  • Bachelor of Science Nursing (Registered Nursing)
  • Bridge to Health and Technical Programs
  • Dental Assistant
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Kinesiology
  • Practical Nursing Access Program – ONLINE
  • Practical Nursing Program

Student Life

The Student Life and Athletics team is dedicated to enhancing your entire experience by offering a wide variety of activities and events throughout the academic year. Whether it’s a ski day, a co-ed basketball league or an Avalanche volleyball match, we have something for everyone. Throughout the semester, various fitness classes like Zumba and Yoga are offered with reduced rates for the students.

Student facilities are provided such as:

  • Weight Room
  • Gymnasium
  • Wall Climbing
  • Disc Golf

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