Location
Start Dates

  • May 03 2018
  • August 30 2018
Course Delivery

  • Flexclass

Program Description

We acknowledge that the land on which we offer this program is the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, and is also home of Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.  

Mission statement

The Aboriginal Upgrading program at Bow Valley College is designed to provide Indigenous learners with an educational experience that integrates Indigenous knowledge, traditions, and values. The program is committed to providing flexible delivery for students in order to respond to the academic success and wellbeing of learners. The program builds and sustains relationships founded on reciprocity among students, faculty, and the broader community.

Get the courses you need to enter post-secondary school. There is no fee to apply for the program, and you will receive help through every step of the way. The topics of tradition, culture, and community are an integral part of teaching. You'll also receive support from Elders at the Iniikokaan Centre. Enjoy flexible hours, too: choose to take either full-time or part-time studies.

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Prospective Student Centre

April Bellegarde
Room S1111, South Campus
345 - 6 Avenue SE
403-476-2256
abellegarde@bowvalleycollege.ca


Admission Requirements

  • Transcripts for high school courses successfully completed in Canada within the last five years; or
Prospective Student Centre

April Bellegarde
Room S1111, South Campus
345 - 6 Avenue SE
403-476-2256
abellegarde@bowvalleycollege.ca

Course Listing


Aboriginal Program Courses

In this course students will continue to develop reading comprehension skills and strategies. Students will compare and contrast texts, develop vocabulary, and critically analyze information. Students will read a variety of texts including poetry, short stories, novels, and non-fiction. This course prepares students for Reading 5.

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Flexclass In Class

In this course students critically analyze plot and characters, compare and contrast texts, as well as recognize and discuss an author's viewpoint. Students will read and respond to a variety of materials including media, novels, short stories and non-fiction. This course prepares students for English Language Arts 10-1 and 10-2.

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Flexclass In Class

This course continues to build on and increase students' writing skills. Students will write narrative and expository paragraphs incorporating proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation. This course prepares students for Writing 5.

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Flexclass In Class

In this course students continue to develop their writing skills to write clear, concise, and correct descriptive, narrative, and expository paragraphs. Students will also research, plan, and write an expository essay. This course prepares students for English Language Arts 10-1 and 10-2.

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Flexclass In Class

This is an Alberta Education credit course. Students explore and respond to novels or book-length nonfiction, film, Shakespearean, poetry, and short stories. Students write personal, critical, and analytical response to texts. This course prepares students for English Language Arts 20-1. The -1 stream helps students develop skills needed to write and critically analyze literature and nonfiction.
Prerequisite: B in READ0105 and WRIT0105

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Flexclass In Class

This is an Alberta Education credit course. Students explore and respond to novels or book-length nonfiction, film, modern plays, poetry, popular nonfictions, and short stories. Students write personal and critical response to contexts and texts. This course prepares students for English Language Arts 20-2. The -2 stream helps students improve functional and critical reading and writing skills.
Prerequisite: Grade 9 English or equivalent

Course Delivery:
Flexclass In Class

This is an Alberta Education credit course. Students explore and respond to novels, film, Shakespearean plays, modern drama, poetry, essays, and short stories. Students write personal, critical, and persuasive response to texts, literary texts, and prose. This course prepares students for English Language Arts 30-1. The -1 stream helps students develop skills needed to write and critically analyze literature and nonfiction.
Prerequisite: C- in English 10-1 or B in English 20-2

Course Delivery:
Flexclass In Class

This is an Alberta Education credit course. Students explore and respond to novels, film or book-length nonfiction, modern plays, poetry, and short stories. Students write personal, critical, and persuasive response to contexts, prose, and non-print texts. This course prepares students for English Language Arts 30-2. The -2 stream helps students improve functional and critical reading and writing skills.
Prerequisite: D in English 10-2

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Flexclass In Class

This diploma course is for Alberta Education credit. Students read and respond to novels, film or modern plays, Shakespeare, poetry, short stories, and popular nonfiction. Students write personal, persuasive, and critical response to literary texts, prose, and other texts. The -1 stream helps students develop skills needed to write and critically analyze literature and nonfiction.
Prerequisite: C- in Grade 20-1 or B in English 30-2

Course Delivery:
Flexclass Any-time Online In Class

This is an Alberta Education Diploma credit course. Students explore and respond to novels or book-length nonfiction, film, modern plays, poetry, essays and short stories. Students write personal, critical, and persuasive response to contexts, prose, and non-print texts. The -2 stream helps students improve functional and critical reading and writing skills.
Prerequisite: D in English 20-2 or English 20-1

Course Delivery:
Flexclass Any-time Online In Class

In this course students study the Aboriginal Perspective on oral tradition, worldview, traditional societies, contact, and cultural exchange. This course highlights current issues, art, and literature in Aboriginal cultures.

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Flexclass

In this course students study Aboriginal history and culture change in Canada. This course highlights the Aboriginal way of life, the effect of colonization, the Metis and Inuit struggles, treaties, assimilation, and education.

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Flexclass

In this course students study contemporary Aboriginal issues including inherent rights, traditional governance, Aboriginal rights and self-government, land claims, communities in today's society, and world issues.

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Flexclass

This is an Alberta Education credit course. Students will explore historical aspects of globalization, the effects of globalization on lands, cultures, human rights and quality of life. Through multiple perspectives students examine the effects of globalization on peoples in Canada and beyond, including the impact on Aboriginal and Francophone communities. Students will develop skills to respond to issues emerging in an increasingly globalized world. Students who achieve C- or higher in this course can choose to take Social Studies 20-1 or 20-2.

Course Delivery:
Flexclass In Class

This is an Alberta Education credit course. Students will explore the complexities of nationalism in Canadian and international contexts. The course covers the origins of nationalism and the influence of nationalism on regional, international and global relations. Through multiple perspectives students develop understandings of nationalism and how nationalism contributes to the citizenship and identities of people in Canada. This course prepares students for Social Studies 30-1.

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Flexclass

This is an Alberta Education credit course. Students will examine historical and contemporary understandings of nationalism in Canada and the world, the origins of nationalism as well as the impacts of nationalism on individuals and communities in Canada and beyond. Students examine examples of nationalism, ultranationalism, supranationalism and internationalism from multiple perspectives. Students will develop personal and civic responses to emergent issues related to nationalism. This course prepares students for Social Studies 30-2.

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Flexclass

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.

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In Class Flexclass

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.

Course Delivery:
Flexclass In Class

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.

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Flexclass In Class

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

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Flexclass In Class

This is an Alberta Education credit course. Topics include spatial sense and reasoning, algebra and number sense, graphing, and study of relations.
Prerequisite: Prep Math 10

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Flexclass In Class

This is an Alberta Education credit course. The -3 stream is designed for students who want to enter the trades or directly into the workforce. Topics include spatial reasoning and measurement, number sense, critical thinking, and algebra.
Prerequisite: Essential Mathematics

Course Delivery:
Flexclass

This is an Alberta Education credit course. Topics include algebra and number sense, trigonometry, quadratic functions, quadratic equations, and reciprocal functions. The -1 stream is designed for students who want to enter post-secondary programs that require the study of calculus.
Prerequisite: Math 10C with a grade of C

Course Delivery:
Flexclass Any-time Online In Class

This is an Alberta Education credit course. Topics include logical reasoning, properties of angles and triangles, acute triangle trigonometry, sine and cosine law, radicals, and quadratics. The -2 stream is designed for students who want to enter post-secondary programs that do not require calculus.
Prerequisite: Math 10C with a grade of D

Course Delivery:
Flexclass Any-time Online In Class

This is an Alberta Education credit course. The -3 stream is designed for students who want to enter the trades or directly into the workforce. Topics include spatial reasoning and measurement, number sense, critical thinking, statistics, and algebra.
Prerequisite: Math 10-3

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Flexclass

This is a foundational level science course for students with some formal science education at an elementary level. Students will be introduced to science concepts and vocabulary related to life and physical sciences such as light, mechanical and electrical systems, the cell, genetics, and chemistry. This course prepares students for Science 10.

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Flexclass In Class

This is an Alberta Education credit course. Students in this course will study energy and matter in chemical change, energy flow in technological systems, cycling of matter in living systems, and energy flow in global systems.
Prerequisite: Science Preparation

Course Delivery:
Flexclass Any-time Online In Class

This is an Alberta Education credit course. It is intended for students who do not need specialized sciences in career programs or trades. Students in this course study chemical changes, changes in motion, the changing earth, and changes in living systems.
Prerequisite: Science 10

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Flexclass

This is an Alberta Education credit course. This course analyzes energy and matter exchange in the biosphere, ecosystems and population change, photosynthesis and cellular respiration, and human systems. This course prepares students for Biology 30.
Prerequisite: C in Science 10

Course Delivery:
Flexclass Any-time Online In Class

This is an Alberta Education credit course. This course analyzes the diversity of matter and chemical bonding, forms of matter, matter as solutions, acids and bases, quantitative relationships in chemical changes.
Prerequisite: C in Science 10

Course Delivery:
Flexclass Any-time Online In Class

This is Alberta Education credit course. This course analyzes kinematics, dynamics, circular motion, work, and energy, oscillatory motion and mechanical waves.
Prerequisite: Science 10 with a mark of 65% or equivalent

Course Delivery:
Flexclass Any-time Online

These course consists of modules working in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Each module has 2 to 3 units with a final project. There is no final exam. Upon successful completion of COMP0702, COMP0101, COMP0201 and COMP0301, students will be proficient at an intermediate level in each of the Microsoft Office Applications.
Prerequisite: C- in COMP0702

Course Delivery:
Flexclass

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