College of the Rockies, Cranbrook, Canada

Cranbrook, Canada


History, Affiliations & Rankings

College of the Rockies was founded in 1975 as East Kootenay Community College in Cranbrook to offer vocational, technical and academic courses. Later in 1995, the college was renamed as ‘College of the Rockies’. The Rockies has been ranked as the number one college in Canada for international students and overall average student satisfaction. As per the International Graduate Insight Group Ranking which is based on feedback from international students from 183 post-secondary institutions in 18 countries worldwide, the College of the Rockies ranks number one under four benchmarks, i.e. arrival experience, learning, living and support.

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

College of the Rockies has seven campuses with two main campuses located in Cranbrook that houses the administrative departments and the student services and trades programme centres. The eight Rockies campuses are named as Cranbrook campus, Gold Creek campus, Creston campus, Fernie campus, Golden campus, Invermere campus and Kimberley campus. With the expansion of the college over the years, it also started adding programmes and courses and today the College of the Rockies offers a wide range of courses in different areas of study. Some of the popular courses offered at the Rockies include Business, Health, University Studies, Child, Youth and Family Studies, Tourism, Recreation, Trades and Adult Upgrading, Global Studies, Kinesiology and Office Administration. Students also have the opportunity to choose between a variety of degrees, diplomas certificates and more, when choosing one of the many programmes at College of the Rockies Cranbrook.

Accomplishments & Alumni 

College of the Rockies has been successful in moulding and producing highly-qualified and accomplished graduates through its career-oriented training and education. The college also prides itself on offering services and support to the students and the surrounding communities, dedicated to contributing to the overall development of the students and communities alike. College of the Rockies recognises the achievements & accomplishments of its current students and alumni. Former men and women who are Rockies alumni are leaders and successful professionals in different sectors like business, tourism and hospitality, education, art & sciences, natural resource development etc. The alumni of the College of the Rockies contribute over $315 million every year that add to the economy of the region. Rockies’s alumni can be found all around the world making a difference in society. 

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

Around 2,400 students get enrolled under the different full-time and part-time courses, which also includes 300 international students from more than 45 countries. College of the Rockies has more than 850 employees who are passionate and dedicated to offering the best services and support to students, ensuring a comfortable stay for the students. College of the Rockies connects employers with its qualified students and graduates. Internships and job opportunities are available for current students as well as alumni. College of the Rockies also offers several on-campus job opportunities at all campuses that students can also apply to. All updates related to jobs and internships are posted on the online Career Portal throughout the year, therefore, students looking for job opportunities during their studies at the college must keep themselves updated with the latest information available on the website.

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Box 8500, 2700 College Way Cranbrook, BC, Canada V1C 5L7 | 250-489-8248 |

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