College of the Rockies offers a variety of programs in business, tourism, health, university studies, and trades. Located in the beautiful British Columbian Rocky Mountains, students from all around the world come to enjoy the small class sizes; friendly, safe community; program affordability; and English-speaking environment.
Whether studying in one, two, or four-year undergraduate or post-graduate programs – there are easy transfer options to study at any university in British Columbia and beyond, including UBC, SFU, and UVIC.
College of the Rockies, a publicly funded, provincially recognized community college, is located in the Rocky Mountain resort region of southern British Columbia, Canada. The College is in the centre of a world-famous outdoor recreation and vacation environment offering incredible scenery and unique outdoor activities year round including famous hot springs resorts, beautiful forests for hiking and observing wildlife, and some of Canada’s finest skiing/snowboarding areas. All with no crowds!
The College of the Rockies’ main campus is in the city of Cranbrook (population 20,000), an affordable and very friendly modern city with a strong economy and a great relaxed lifestyle. It is located a one hour drive from the United States border and a three hour drive from scenic Banff. Cranbrook’s airport has daily direct flights from Vancouver (80 minutes) and Calgary (40 minutes) via Air Canada.
Founded in 1975 with major expansions in 2008 and 2010, College of the Rockies’ facilities are bright, modern and comfortable.
The College is situated beside the community forest and the Cranbrook Golf Club yet still within walking distance of downtown and all major city services. Over 2300 Canadian students and 235 international students from 40 different countries attend College of the Rockies to benefit from small class sizes and a highly qualified teaching staff dedicated to giving each student personal attention. With an average class size of only 20 students, the instructors know each student by name and students can be comfortable asking questions in class, even in the university level courses.
College of the Rockies offers outstanding educational value with some of the most affordable tuition fees in Canada.
On-campus recreation includes an indoor climbing wall, gymnasium, outdoor track and field, fitness room and forest trails. A cafeteria, bookstore, library, and wireless internet are also available on campus. Services for international students include free peer tutors, a Recreation Coordinator, Education Advisory and an international office offering free phone calls home and assistance with visas, medical insurance and home stay.
University Transfer/Associate Degrees (first and second year of Bachelor’s Degree Program in all fields of study; transfer agreements with all universities in BC) – see http://www.cotr.bc.ca/university/
Business Administration (diploma and certificate with option to transfer to university) – see http://www.cotr.bc.ca/BusinessAdmin/
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a Major in Sustainable
Business Practices http://www.cotr.bc.ca/BBA/
Tourism and Recreation Management Diploma Program (with option to transfer to university) http://www.cotr.bc.ca/TourismRec/
Kinesiology Diploma Program (with option to transfer to university) http://www.cotr.bc.ca/Kinesiology/
Graduate Certificate in Global Studies (diploma or degree required) http://www.cotr.bc.ca/global-studies/
Automotive Service Technician (eight months) www.cotr.bc.ca/automotive
For a complete listing of programs and courses, please consult the Program Guide on-line at http://www.cotr.bc.ca/programs
Must be 18 years old or older to attend and have completed the equivalent of 12th Grade for admission to academic programs at the college level; a diploma or degree plus some work experience is required for the Global Studies graduate certificate.
College of the Rockies is a community college funded, regulated and accredited by the Government of the Province of British Columbia under the Ministry of Advanced Education. As a member of BC’s public college/university system, most university level courses offered by College of the Rockies are articulated to follow the same curriculum as all public universities in BC, transferring easily to these other institutions. For more information on the BC Transfer System, please visit the BC Transfer Guide website at http://www.bccat.bc.ca
Students that complete six months of a non-ESL program are eligible to apply for an off-campus work permit to work at any job while attending College of the Rockies. Upon completion of a non-ESL program of at least two years (diploma), students can apply to for a post grad open work permit to work in Canada for three years. Program less than eight months in duration are not eligible for a post-graduate work permit.
Program Admission Requirements and Course Prerequisites
Specific high school prerequisites are required for all programs and some college level courses. These high school prerequisites are available at the College and can be taken concurrently with other college level courses for most programs. The need for these prerequisites will increase the time required to complete your academic program.
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INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS FROM INDIA
College of Rockies welcome students from India only under the SPP program. For direct admission, will require the following :