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Explore a career in
Tourism

The tourism, recreation, and leisure services industry is a world-wide phenomenon that offers tremendous career opportunities. What better place to begin your journey than in the beautiful Canadian Rockies!

Learn more about our Tourism and Recreation Programs

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Firefighting - A Family Tradition

Laura Monsen first became a student at College of the Rockies in 2015 when she received her Level 1 and 2 firefighting training. In 2017, after five years with the Castlegar Fire Department, Laura became their first female officer. In an effort to better prepare for her new role, Laura is now enrolled in the College’s Fire Officer course. Read more about Laura's journey.

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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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Study Tourism Management!

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 you will have the opportunity to participate in a work placement to gain hands-on experience in a tourism related business.

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Turn your education into an adventure!

Spend more of your time out of the classroom and right in the action, and turn your education into an adventure! The Mountain Adventure Skills Training (MAST) program provides first-hand outdoor adventure experience.  Earn professional certifications for the adventure tourism industry.

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Cannabis Retail Specialist Program

The cannabis industry is poised for explosive growth - start your career here.

Our 26-week Cannabis Retail Specialist program is designed to provide training for employment in one of Canada's most rapidly evolving industries. This program is available online, four times per year, and includes a work placement to gain hands-on experience in a retail cannabis related business.

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