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We hate to brag, but ‘Kootenay Life’ with its blend of outdoor activities, culture and scenery is pretty awesome. As a College of the Rockies student, you have the unique opportunity to blend lifestyle and learning in one of the most spectacular locations on Earth. 

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Cooking Up A Great Career

Brandon Kennedy has always loved to cook. Looking to improve his skills, he enrolled in the Professional Cook Training program at College of the Rockies in 2001. Since his training he has had the opportunity to refine his cooking skills in a wide variety of environments. Learn more about Brandon's cooking career.

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Finding her calling

Haley Pelton wasn’t sure what she wanted to do after graduating from high school in 2007. She began taking University Studies courses at College of the Rockies because of the affordable tuition and ability to remain at home. Read about Haley's path from COTR to Midwifery

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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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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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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.

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Open House 2015

Join us at our Open House on Wednesday, February 11 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. You’ll have the chance to explore our programs, speak with our instructors, get guidance from our education advisors and much more. 

Find out about all our Open House events & activities

Carpentry Foundation program starts in February

Have you considered a career in carpentry?  Get started this February with our Carpentry foundation program and develop the skills and knowledge you need to enter into the Carpentry trade.

Learn about our Carpentry Foundation program

Haul Truck Driver Training

We offer training for haul truck drivers in the ever-expanding Canadian mining industry. You'll learn in the classroom and with online modules. You'll also get right in to our state of the art, motion-based simulator to run through real-life scenarios and gain hands-on experience. 

Learn more about the Haul Truck Operator Program