About Us

Located in the Kootenay Rocky Mountains of southeastern BC, we offer you lifestyle and learning opportunities to match our spectacular setting.

Our Main Campus and Gold Creek Campus are in Cranbrook. We also have regional campuses in Creston, Fernie, Golden, Invermere and Kimberley, which offer unique programs and courses.

What is the College of the Rockies advantage?

  • Smaller class sizes
  • Personalized instruction
  • Up-to-date technology
  • Great support services
  • Professional, friendly staff who are dedicated to student success make College of the Rockies the best place to live, learn and play!

Our Mission

TO TRANSFORM LIVES AND ENRICH COMMUNITIES THROUGH THE POWER OF EDUCATION.

Our Vision

TO CREATE AND DELIVER THE MOST PERSONAL STUDENT EXPERIENCE IN CANADA.

Our Values

It is not what we say, but what we do that matters.

Student Success Drives our Success

From the front door to the classroom, we are passionate in our commitment to take a personal interest in discovering what motivates and excites each student.

Appreciate People, Land and Culture

Whether student, co-worker or community member, we look for and nurture each other's potential. We approach each other with kindness and a caring for our future and the future of our communities. We celebrate each other's histories and accomplishments, knowing that when others do better, we all do better.

Listen and Accelerate Understanding

We listen first so that we can foster each other's success. Improving our listening improves our learning, our relationships and our productivity while minimizing conflict and misunderstanding.

Be Curious and Creative

We learn here! And when we approach learning and life with an open mind, ready for change, and able to view things in new ways, we can better support those around us to grow and learn as well. We will judge less and ask more frequently "What did we learn?" and "How else could we approach this?"

Programs taught in:
English

This school also offers:


College of the Rockies

Do you need to improve your English before taking a college academic program? Our English language Program (ELP) prepares you for academic success in a classroom with Ca ... [+]

Program Overview

Each semester offers a variety of courses for all levels of language learning to improve:

·Reading

·Writing

·Speaking

·Listening

·Critical thinking

After you take our assessment, you will start in a level that is best for you based on your ability. Courses are engaging and interactive at every level. Our instructors encourage student participation in all classes.

Pathway Options... [-]

Canada Cranbrook
September 2019
English
Full-time
15 weeks
Campus
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College of the Rockies

Our Business Management programs' focus on sustainability prepares you to be competitive in the changing business landscape. Consider business practices and decisions in ... [+]

About

Our Business Management programs' focus on sustainability prepares you to be competitive in the changing business landscape. Consider business practices and decisions in terms of the impact on the local or global environment, your community, society, and the economy.

Our small class sizes provide the opportunity for the type of one-on-one interaction you need to excel. No wonder our business students regularly win awards at the Western Canadian Business Competition.

The diploma program is offered both part-time and full-time, and courses are available both in-class and online. Choose your area of study from the following program streams:

Accounting General Management Marketing Accounting ... [-]
Canada Cranbrook
September 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Online
Read more in English
College of the Rockies

All College of the Rockies associate degrees are equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in Arts or in Science. Students should plan carefully to ensure ... [+]

Overview

All College of the Rockies associate degrees are equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in Arts or in Science. Students should plan carefully to ensure that all degree requirements are met. Education Advisors are available to assist students in planning their course selections for associate degrees.

General Requirements Sixty-semester credits of first- and second-year courses. An average overall grade of C+ or better calculated on all courses counting towards an associate degree, with a minimum grade of C in any one course. Definitions A first-year course is defined as a course which has assigned transfer credit at the 100 level at UBC, SFU, UVic or UNBC. A second-year course is defined as a course which has assigned or unassigned transfer credit at the 200 level or higher at UBC, SFU, UVic or UNBC. An Arts course is a course in a subject area for which there is a Baccalaureate of Arts degree at UBC, SFU, UVic or UNBC. These institutions are responsible for determining the Humanities (including Creative and Performing Arts) and Social Science course requirements. A Science course is a course in a subject area for which there is a Baccalaureate of Science degree or Baccalaureate of Applied Science degree at UBC, SFU, UVic or UNBC. ... [-]
Canada Cranbrook
September 2019
English
2 years
Campus
Read more in English
College of the Rockies

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- ... [+]

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The tourism industry is HOT - Start your career here.

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 related specialty courses.

This program is available entirely online. You can also take most courses in person at our Cranbrook campus. The Rockies are right outside the door, giving you the opportunity to blend lifestyle and learning in one of the most spectacular places on Earth – and one of BC’s hottest tourism destinations!

Why choose tourism as a career? Tourism is a top Canadian industry – 20 million travelers annually choose Canada. In BC, tourism is a $15 billion industry - close to 20,000 tourism-related businesses are operating in BC. There are more jobs available than job-seekers - since 2013/14, the demand for workers in the BC tourism industry has significantly exceeded supply. Program Options ... [-]
Canada Cranbrook
September 2019
English
2 years
Campus
Online
Read more in English
College of the Rockies

With our two-year Post-Degree Diploma in Sustainable Business Practices, you will study business principles and focus on the knowledge and analytical skills needed to pro ... [+]

About

With our two-year Post-Degree Diploma in Sustainable Business Practices, you will study business principles and focus on the knowledge and analytical skills needed to promote sustainability initiatives in the business environment. The diploma program allows you to build a foundation in economics, accounting, general management, and marketing and then develop more specific knowledge in sustainable business practices. Your courses will be delivered in a variety of ways, including face-to-face lectures, online and hybrid courses, and laboratory experiments.

Improve employability with a highly-specialized post-degree diploma in sustainable business practice Supplement your established area of study with the knowledge to thrive in the “green” economy Develop your sustainability planning and reporting skills to help local businesses reduce their impact on the environment Overview ... [-]
Canada Cranbrook
September 2019
English
2 years
Campus
Online
Read more in English
College of the Rockies
Address
College of the Rockies 2700 College Way, Box 8500
V1C 5L7 Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
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+1 250-489-2751