Downtown Calgary Post Secondary Education Options

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Amid the headquarters mecca in downtown Calgary are two of our cities most influential post-secondary institutions. They are a key part of downtown’s all inclusive nature, a place where you will find everything from the best Calgary restaurants and shops to businesses and educational facilities.

Bow Valley College and the University of Calgary downtown campuses are essential in providing educational opportunities for thousands of people from all walks of life.

While both institutions have a different focus on what programs are offered, they do have the common goal of providing students with the best education possible.

Bow Valley College (BVC)

One of the newest and most exciting buildings in downtown Calgary is Bow Valley College’s South Campus. The expansion has given the post-secondary institution the ability to increase its student capacity two-fold to around 20,000 students.

Bow Valley College offers a wide variety of certificate and diploma programs, specializing in…

  • Academic Upgrading
  • Administration
  • Business
  • Continuing Education
  • Health Care
  • Human Services
  • Justice
  • English Languages
  • International Students

Reaching Bow Valley College’s downtown campus is as simple as getting off at the City Hall LRT station. South doors are found directly on the LRT platform, what a bonus!

If you are looking for a personable learning experience in any one of these areas and would like to do it in downtown Calgary, be sure to check out www.bowvalleycollege.ca for more information!

University of Calgary (U of C)

Our city’s largest post-secondary institution welcomed its first downtown campus students in the fall of 2010. The facilities focus is continuing education, with approximately 86 different courses offered, and is a tool in connecting university students and its researchers with Calgary’s downtown community.

Major departments found in the U of C downtown campus include…

  • Continuing Education
  • School of Public Policy
  • Student and Enrolment Services
  • Haskayne School of Business
  • Libraries and Cultural Resources

For more information on University of Calgary’s downtown campus, be sure to check out U of C Continuing Education today!

According to Calgary Economic Development, Calgary is second for the highest level of educational achievement of all the major Canadian cities.

Bow Valley College and the University of Calgary downtown campuses work closely with businesses in our city to create the best learning experiences and post-graduation job opportunities.

If you are looking to take your education to the next level, either one of these campuses might be the place to do it! Contact them today!

This has been a guest post from Calgaryism’s Cody Battershill. You can learn more about how you can become a guest blogger here.

Editor’s note: You can also check out the University of Lethbridge Downtown Calgary campus, University of Alberta’s downtown Calgary campus and SAIT’s Downtown Culinary Campus for post secondary education options in the downtown core.

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