College’s Annual Open House more interactive than ever

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Image shows a nursing student listening to the heartbeat of a baby manikin.
A manikin that gives birth is just one of the interactive demonstrations for attendees of College of the Rockies’ Open House on November 4 between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm

November 4 event will take place from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

A nursing manikin that gives birth, dental assistant demonstrations, a welding simulator to test your skills, a carpentry CNC demonstration.  These are just some of the interactive presentations that will be available at College of the Rockies’ annual Open House, taking place Saturday, November 4 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

“People are often surprised by the extent of our facilities and program offerings,” said Jennifer Inglis, Recruitment Officer. “We are excited to welcome the community to visit our campus; meet our faculty, staff, and students; take part in our interactive presentations; and learn about our more than 60 programs.”

Those interested in a university education will see how all degrees can start at the College, learn about dual credit opportunities, and see demonstrations from Biology, Chemistry, Geology, and Physics faculty. Business and tourism faculty will be on hand to discuss their various programs, while the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will demonstrate their simulator manikin as she gives birth to a little manikin baby.

The Dental Assistant program will be providing tours and demos, Kinesiology will offer fitness testing, and you can play Plinko with Child, Youth and Family studies faculty while learning about their programs.

Trades faculty will also be on hand to demonstrate some of their state-of-the-art technology including the Carpentry program’s CNC machine. A 24M Grader Simulator will be demonstrated outside the Gymnasium entrance.

“We also look forward to introducing the public to our new Idea Lab; our innovations in teaching and learning, including virtual reality goggles in the classroom; study abroad opportunities, and our new Learning Commons” Inglis said. “Since last year’s Open House, the College has experienced many changes as we continue to grow to give our students the best possible experience.”

Attendees at this year’s Open House can also enter to win prizes, including a $1,000 tuition voucher.

Learn more at: cotr.ca/open-house


About College of the Rockies

For more than 45 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 welcome more than 10,000 full-time and part-time students into a full range of programs, including: skilled trades, university studies, adult upgrading, early childhood education, health and human services, business, office administration, tourism, hospitality, recreation, fire services, continuing education, and contract training. 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.

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College of the Rockies