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Learn a trade.

StatsBC indicates that "by 2016, trades occupations as a whole will have a deficit of workers." Now is definitely the time to become skilled in a trade. We have a wide variety of trades programs to choose from. Both foundation-level and apprenticeship opportunities are available.

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Finding her calling

Haley Pelton wasn’t sure what she wanted to do after graduating from high school in 2007. She began taking University Studies courses at College of the Rockies because of the affordable tuition and ability to remain at home. Read about Haley's path from COTR to Midwifery

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Is COTR Right for You?

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.  

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Convocation 2015 - May 29

Join us in celebrating the graduating class of 2015! Our ceremony is on Friday, May 29 at 1:30pm at our Cranbrook main campus. Guests are advised to arrive between 1:00-1:25pm in order to access the limited seating.

Visit our Graduation site for more details.

Dual Admissions with University of Lethbridge

A new partnership agreement between College of the Rockies and the University of Lethbridge gives you the opportunity to be admitted to both a COTR University Studies program and to an arts and science degree program at the U of L.  If you are a current student at the College you become eligible to exercise their U of L admission upon completion of an arts or science associate degree or diploma at COTR and also have access to many other benefits. 

Learn more about Dual Admission