COTR hosting bigger and better Open House event

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The College’s birthing simulator, used by students in Health programs, will be on site at the November 19 Rockies Fest Open House at College of the Rockies.

Rockies Fest Open House promises to be even more interactive and engaging

Mark November 19 on your calendar! College of the Rockies will be hosting their Rockies Fest Open House from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Cranbrook main campus.

“We frequently have people visit our campus who express surprise at our beautiful facilities and the technology and equipment available for teaching and learning,” said Jennifer Inglis, Recruitment Officer. “After two years of holding our Open House virtually, we’re excited to welcome the community back so we can show off all we have to offer. Whether you’re a potential student or not, I think you’ll get a lot out of this Open House.”

Mini lectures and the opportunity to observe or try technologies like a welding simulator, augmented and virtual reality, and a birthing simulator mannequin used by health programs will be available and the Fire Services program will be on site with their fire truck and a jaws of life demonstration (weather permitting).

Discover how gamification can make even calculus more fun, take part in a lecture about film adaptation, discuss how marketing is impacted by new technologies, learn about how our Bachelor of Business Administration prepares you for the CPA program, our international study abroad opportunities, and so much more. Be sure to stop by the Practical Nursing table to get your blood pressure checked too.

Tours of our campus will take place every 30 minutes and you can check out our new mobile education lounge as well. As always College faculty and staff will be on hand to answer questions about programs and services for students.

Fun activities like Four Directions Jeopardy will take place in yaqakiǂ ʔit̓qawxaxamki (Place Where People Gather, formerly the Aboriginal Gathering Place) where you can also enjoy Indigenous music from Numa Ka∙kin drummers while indulging in some freshly popped popcorn and cotton candy.

We invite you to stick around after Rockies Fest to cheer on our Avalanche volleyball teams. The women’s team is currently 3-1 and the men’s team is 4-0. They will be taking on Capilano in the College gymnasium, starting at 1:00 p.m.

To learn more, go to 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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Heather Jackson
Manager, Communications and Marketing
College of the Rockies