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Learn a trade.


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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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A Sustainable Career

Michael Savarie grew up in Cranbrook and was always interested in attending College of the Rockies. The location, cost and smaller class sizes helped to cement his decision to choose the College to begin his education.

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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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Orientation Week 2016

We're welcoming new and returning students for the 2016-2017 academic year! Our Orientation Week starts on Tuesday September 6th at 9:00am. There are activities throughout the afternoon and a FREE BBQ. A full schedule of program orientations and welcome week activities/events are available on the orientation website.
 

See the complete schedule of Orientation Week 2016

Study Adventure Tourism this September!

Interested in Adventure Tourism? With our program you'll go from business training in the classroom to rock climbing, mountaineering, white-water kayaking and backcountry skiing in the BC Rockies. Apply for this Sept!

Learn more about Adventure Tourism Business Operations program

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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