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Build your future.
Learn a trade.


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StatsBC indicates that "by 2017, 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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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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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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Mountain Hospitality Job Skills Training Opportunity

We are offering a training program that will provide you with the skills to get started in the hospitality industry. This program is being offered at 6 different campuses and funding is available for eligible students.

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Piping Trades Foundation

The 24-week pre-apprenticeship foundation program is designed to help you to get the knowledge and skills you need to be prepared for employment in the piping trades. Our program prepares you for work in a wide variety of industries including pipeline construction, gas plants, pulp mills and oil refineries. This program enables those seeking apprenticeships to market themselves to future employers.

> Learn more about our Piping Trades Foundation program.