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Build your future.
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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Profiles

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From COTR to Doctor

Raised in Kimberley, Lori Wik knew that College of the Rockies was the ideal first step for her long educational journey. After completing two years of University Transfer Science courses at College of the Rockies, Lori went on to complete a Bachelor of Medical Science and a Doctor of Medicine with special training in research. Read more about Dr. Wik

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COTR Grad Lands the Best Job in the World

Greg Snell, an Oshawa, Ontario native, was living in Golden, BC and working in the tourism industry when he learned about the Adventure Tourism Business Operations program offered at College of the Rockies. Now he works all over the world! Learn more about Greg

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Taking on big challenges

Marlies Romich’s family has worked in and owned tourism-related businesses her entire life. They have also been frequent travelers. All of this experience has fueled Marlies’ strong interest in a career in the tourism industry. Read more about Marlies

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An Inspirational Journey

Ricardo Zeilmann had a long-standing interest in woodworking. In 2012 he decided it was time to do something about it and enrolled in our Timber Framing program. Now he's a successful business owner in his native Brazil. Read more about Ricardo

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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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Experience a virtual online tour of College of the Rockies - explore our campus locations, buildings, classrooms and community.




Computer Support Technician Certificate

Our 8-month Computer Support Technician program will give students the chance to gain hands-on experience in computer hardware, application support, operating systems, and networks. Offered 100% online, this is a great program for students looking to start a career in computers and information technology.

Learn about our Computer Support Technician Certificate

Post-Degree Studies in Sustainable Business Practices

Students with an undergraduate degree now have the opportunity to also earn a certificate or diploma in Sustainable Business Practices. Our new post-degree program is designed to help students develop a deep knowledge of how sustainable business processes are helping organizations succeed in the “green economy”.  

Learn about our Post-Degree in Sustainable Business Practices