Who We Are

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For more than 40 years, College of the Rockies has provided post-secondary education that meets the needs and aspirations of the people, industry and businesses of our region. Each year, we deliver instruction to approximately 10,000 learners, in a full range of programs, including: skilled trades, university studies, adult upgrading, early childhood education, health and human services, business, office administration, tourism and recreation, fire services, continuing education and general community interest.


Though our breadth of programs is wide, we strive to deliver the most personal student experience possible. Through smaller class sizes, highly-personalized instruction and dedicated support services, our students are primed to succeed in the job market, or in the next stage of their academic journey.

General Info General Info

Detailed Costs
Campus Locations

2700 College Way,
Cranbrook, BC

2700 College Way
Cranbrook, BC

Credentials Available
  • Trades Apprenticeship
  • Certificates: 1 Year or Less
  • Upgrading / HS Completion
  • Trades Foundation Certificate
  • Diplomas: 2-3 Years
  • Bachelor’s Degree: Career-Focused

Programs Programs

Info on All Programs
Study Abroad Opportunities

College of the Rockies provides a variety of options to students to learn abroad, including Field schools abroad. Field trips abroad and Semester exchange programs abroad.

Admissions Admissions

Basic Admissions Requirements

Admission requirements are based on the program of study. Students must choose a program and determine if they meet the requiresments before applying

English Proficiency Requirements

Many programs or courses at College of the Rockies require English 12 or equivalent. Communications 12 is not an equivalent to English 12.

Application Fee

A non-refundable $30 Application Fee is required.

How to Apply

Apply online through EducationPlanner or download the pdf. on the website and submit by mail or fax.

Admissions Contact Email

Financial Aid Financial Aid

Entrance Scholarships Deadline

Apply online between January 1 and March 31 each year

Entrance Scholarships Info
Other Scholarship Info
Student Loan Info

Financial Aid Contact Email

Residence Residence

First Year Residence Spots
Total residence capacity is 96 students; not limited to first year students
Residence Options

The Residence, Purcell House, is a secure building with 16 living units; each living unit has 6 private bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a kitchen and living room.

Total Average Residence Cost
$1,900 per semester
Residence Cost Details

In addition to the semester fee, a $35 Application Fee and $200 Damage deposit is required

Residence Application Deadline

Preference will be given to full-time students. Priority is given based on first come, first served and availability of room type requested.

How to Apply

Apply online or use the pdf. application form on the website.

Residence Contact Email
Residence Contact Phone

International Students International Students

International Student Info

Programs include ESL, Associate Degrees, a Business Degree option and several Certificate and Diploma programs

English Language Requirement

English Language Assessment required before registration, to determine if a student must take the English Language Program/and/or high school level English or are able to proceed directly to a full academic program.

More International Student Info

International Students Contact Email
International Students Contact Phone