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Plumbers are in high demand
Train for a rewarding career

Growing construction activity in BC has resulted in an increased need for skilled plumbers in commercial, institutional and industrial builds. Apply now for the Plumber Level 1 (Harmonized) Apprenticeship program starting October 2019.

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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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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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Explore Trades programs

Are you considering a career in Trades? Trades Exploration allows you to spend 15 weeks familiarizing yourself with 6 different trades: Carpentry, Industrial Mechanic (Millwright), Welding, Electrical, Heavy Duty Mechanic and Piping Trades (plumbing, steamfitter/pipefitter).

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Study Cannabis Education and Training Online

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. The next intake for this online program is September 30, 2019, and includes a workplace practicum to gain hands-on experience in a retail cannabis related business.

> Explore our Cannabis Retail Specialist Program

Study Tourism Management Online

Our online 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.

> We offer a variety of Tourism programs - learn more!