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Trades Training Programs

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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An Electrifying Future

Brett wasn’t a big fan of high school and knew that he wanted to find work in a trade. When the opportunity to take part in the ACE-IT program (now Youth Train in Trades) became available, he jumped at the opportunity to finish attending high school early and begin working on getting the training he needed to work in a skilled trade. Read more about Brett.

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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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Turn your education into an adventure!

Spend more of your time out of the classroom and right in the action, and turn your education into an adventure! The Mountain Adventure Skills Training (MAST) program provides first-hand outdoor adventure experience.  Earn professional certifications for the adventure tourism industry.

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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.

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Study Tourism Management this September!

Our 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.

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Cannabis Retail Specialist Program

The cannabis industry is poised for explosive growth - start your career here.

Our 26-week Cannabis Retail Specialist program is designed to provide training for employment in one of Canada's most rapidly evolving industries. This program is available online, four times per year, and includes a work placement to gain hands-on experience in a retail cannabis related business.

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