Arts and Sciences - University Studies
Associate Degrees and Partnerships

Associate Degrees

All College of the Rockies associate degrees are equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in Arts or in Science.

Completion of an Associate of Arts or Science degree at College of the Rockies provides guaranteed 60-credit transfer to BC universities and guaranteed admission into third-year Arts or Science degrees at UVic; for more information see the UVic guaranteed admission page.

Students should plan carefully to ensure that all degree requirements are met. Education Advisors are available to assist students in planning their course selections for associate degrees.

Partnership Degree Programs

A number of degrees are offered through College of the Rockies and partner institutions. To learn more select from the following list:

Bachelor of Science Nursing 

All Registered Nurses who graduate in British Columbia are required to complete a four-year baccalaureate degree meeting new national and provincial standards for nursing education. The College of the Rockies is in partnership with the University of Victoria and seven other colleges and university colleges in BC to offer the Collaboration for Academic Education in Nursing program. There is an intake of students each fall.

To learn more,  visit the Registered Nursing Web site

Bachelor of Education: University of Victoria

The University of Victoria offers a five-year program in elementary teacher education at the College of the Rockies. This program leads to a Bachelor of Education degree (Elementary Curriculum) and to teacher certification.

The post-degree professional program commences with course work on-campus at the University of Victoria during July and August. This is followed by additional course work in Cranbrook during the fall term (September through December) and a 16-week school experience from January through April in the Southeast Kootenay or Rocky Mountain School District. The offering of this program option is contingent upon the number of qualified applicants who apply for a position in the program.

On successful completion of the program students may apply to the BC College of Teachers for certification.

To learn more,  visit the Teacher Education Web site

Dual Admission

If you are considering attending University of Victoria or University of Lethbridge we offer dual admission opportunities. Find our more by visiting: