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Building Strong Careers
Explore a career in Trades

Skilled workers are in high demand in a number of industries, making trades occupations an excellent career choice.  A career in trades allow you to make a particular ability or creative talent a part of your working life, and with Red Seal Certification you also have opportunities to practice your trade in other provinces.

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Profiles

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Firefighting - A Family Tradition

Laura Monsen first became a student at College of the Rockies in 2015 when she received her Level 1 and 2 firefighting training. In 2017, after five years with the Castlegar Fire Department, Laura became their first female officer. In an effort to better prepare for her new role, Laura is now enrolled in the College’s Fire Officer course. Read more about Laura's journey.

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Is College of the Rockies 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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It's tax time! Download your T2202A form.

T2202As are tuition tax receipts issued to all students who paid tuition for courses in the previous calendar year. These show the amount of tuition that can be deducted for income tax purposes as well as the number of months eligible for the education deduction.

> Learn more about the T2202A form

Career & Job Fair 2019

College of the Rockies will be hosting our 13th annual Career & Job Fair on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm in the Cranbrook Campus Gymnasium. This is a great event for full-time and part-time job seekers, and college and high school students planning their campus to career transition!

> Career & Job Fair Information

Presentation: Genomics in an Era of Shifting Ecological Baselines

Climate change is affecting British Columbia in many ways. In recent years we have seen intense fire activity and massive insect outbreaks. It is imperative that we document our current ecological baselines so that we can better recognize, manage and respond to change.

Join Dr. Dezene Huber on March 12th when he will be discussing his research using genomics to better understand the huge mountain pine beetle outbreak in the Interior, and the burgeoning spruce beetle infestation.

> Register today for this free event!

University Studies Program

Looking to earn a university degree? With no waitlists and affordable tuition, we offer students a wide variety of arts and science courses that are transferable to most universities in Western Canada. Some of our transfer programs include: Engineering, Pre-Commerce, Science, Pre-Education and much more.

> Learn more about our University Studies

Study Tourism Management Online

Our online Tourism Management program prepares you for a career in resorts, hotels, and other tourism operations. You can choose from a one-year certificate or complete the two-year diploma program.

The program includes courses in tourism, business management, and you will have the opportunity to participate in a work placement to gain hands-on experience in a tourism related business.

> We offer a variety of Tourism programs - learn more!