Location
Start Dates

  • January 10, 2022
  • May 05, 2022
  • September 06, 2022
Program Delivery

  • In Class
  • Combined Online
  • Blended

For information on Tuition & Fees for Adult Basic Education courses, please click on the 'Course Tuitions' tab and the 'Other Fees' tab.

Program Description

Our Adult Basic Education Program prepares you for further education and employment.  The supportive and flexible learning environment will help you develop foundational skills in reading, writing, math, computers, and science.  We also offer essential skills courses to build your digital skills, communication skills, planning and time management abilities, and much more. 

We are committed to your success.  Our team of instructors and support staff will work directly with you to help you reach your personal goals. 

Program Description

Bow Valley College offers Adult Basic Education in two main modes of instruction for the Winter 2022 term.

Adult Basic Education – Real-Time Online (RTOL)

Take advantage of the freedom and flexibility that online learning gives you in select Adult Basic Education courses. You can study from home, overseas, while working or travelling, or wherever you happen to be. You can also work at our downtown campus, where instructors are available on a drop-in and by-appointment basis between 8:00 and 4:00 Monday through Thursday.

Some features of this learning option are: 

  • Virtual participation through online video class sessions
  • Daily75- or 150-minute classes 
  • Scheduled between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday
  • Learners are expected to participate in all scheduled online activities
  • Minimum technology is required (see below for details)

For Winter 2022, we offer the following courses in RTOL:

  • Language Arts 4 & Language Arts 5
  • Basic Math 2, Basic Math 3, & Prep Math 10
  • Science Prep 

 

Adult Basic Education – Blended Learning

Are you interested in attending classes on campus? Blended courses allow learners to engage in their coursework through a mix of traditional, in-person instruction with scheduled or non-scheduled online learning activities.

Some features of this learning option are:

  • Three or four in-person classes scheduled each week 
  • One or two online or independent study sessions scheduled each week
  • Classes are scheduled between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Learners are required to participate in all scheduled in-person and/or online activities
  • Minimum technology is required (see below for details)

For Winter 2022, we offer the following courses in Blended delivery:

  • Reading 3, Writing 3, Language Arts 4 & Language Arts 5 
  • Basic Math 1, Basic Math 2, Basic Math 3, & Prep Math 10 
  • Science Prep 
  • Microsoft Office Fundamentals

Recommended Technology Requirements:

To participate in our classes, learners are required to have regular access to technology.

Students must have access to adesktop, laptop, or tabletthat:

  • Has reliable internet access
  • Allows you to watch video and hear audio
  • Has a camera
  • Has a microphone
  • Supports Microsoft Teams
  • Supports D2L
  • Allows you to receive and send email through your myBVC account
  • Allows you to view PDF and Word documents
  • Allows you to create text documents of 500 words and more
   

Financial Support

Our academic upgrading programs are eligible for Learner Income Support funding. Government of Alberta Learner Income Support (formerly "Alberta Works") is a financial support program managed by the Government of Alberta to support Alberta residents access adult education to help them towards more sustainable employment. Financial support may be available to you.

Check funding availability

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South Campus
345 - 6 Avenue SE
403-410-1402
Toll-free: 1-866-428-2669
info@bowvalleycollege.ca


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Room S1111, South Campus
345 - 6 Avenue SE
403-410-1402
Toll-free: 1-866-428-2669
info@bowvalleycollege.ca

"When I first came back to school for upgrading at Bow Valley College, I was petrified. But as times went on, I got to know the teachers and the learner support people. Their doors are always open, no matter how busy they are, they always take the time to answer my questions."

Pearl Armstrong

Student, Academic Upgrading 2018

Course Listing


Full course outlines are available here.

Curriculum subject to change.

Courses in Program

Adult Basic Education credit

This course builds on basic reading and comprehension skills. Students will compare texts, study literary conventions and terms, and build vocabulary. Students read fiction including short stories and novels, as well as non-fiction texts. This course prepares students for Language Arts 4.
Prerequisites: Placement Test

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

This course builds on understanding basic English grammar practices by utilizing different parts of speech. Students will learn how to improve and develop their writing skills of sentences through the application of fundamental grammar processes. This course guides students through the basic structures and rules of the English language with the focus on improving skills that are necessary to write clearly and accurately and prepares students for Language Arts 4.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

Language Arts 4 is a literacy course that prepares students to read and write in academic and real-world contexts. Learners are exposed to a variety of texts such as non-fiction, short stories, multimedia, and audio/visual presentations in order to build comprehension strategies. Learners engage with texts through skill-building tasks in order to enhance communication skills. This course prepares learners for Language Arts 5.
Prerequisite: C- in READ0103 and C- in WRIT0103

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

Language Arts 5 is a literacy course that continues to prepare students to read and write in academic and real-world contexts. Learners are exposed to a variety of texts such as non-fiction, short stories, multimedia, and audio/visual presentations in order to build comprehension strategies. Learners engage with texts through skill-building tasks. Learners will develop strategies of organization, problem-solving, and critical thinking. This course prepares learners for English Language Arts 10-1/-2.
Prerequisite: C- in ENGL0704 or C- in READ0104 and C- in WRIT0104

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

This course teaches students basic level math skills. Students will learn addition, multiplication, and fractions. Students also work with word problems. This course prepares students for Basic Math 2.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

This course teaches students basic math skills. Students develop skills in basic operations, and learn rounding, graphs, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, and percent. This course prepares students for Basic Math 3.
Prerequisites: C- in MATH0701, D in READ0102, D in WRIT0102

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

This course teaches students basic math skills. Students develop skills in ratio and proportion, percent, measurement, and geometry. This course prepares students for Prep Math 10, GED Math, and Math 10-3.
Prerequisites: C- in MATH0702, D in READ0103, D in WRIT0103

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

This course develops students' math skills. Students study number concepts, patterns and relations, variables and equations, measurement, geometry, and statistics. This course prepares students for Math 10C.
Prerequisites: C- in MATH0703 and D in ENGL0704 or D in READ0104 and D in WRIT0104

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.
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