- May 03 2018
- August 30 2018
- Any-time Online
Additional monthly intakes:
June 1, 2018
Take advantage of the freedom and flexibility that ATOL gives you. You can study at your own pace from your home, overseas, while working or travelling, or wherever you happen to be. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- You need to be very responsible to keep up with your course. It's best if you have strong time management skills, intermediate computer skills, and are able to work independently.
• Communication with your instructor is mostly through email.
• Extra tutoring support is available.
• You'll be able to access your courses through D2L and make use of unit guides, assignments, media, and other resources.
• Take part in interactive labs in the science courses. These help you understand the experiment procedures.
• You can write exams at the Bow Valley College Testing Centre or with a supervisor.
• You can buy your textbooks online or in-person through the College bookstore.
• You can take assessment/placement testing in English and mathematics if you need to determine your skill level.
We strongly recommend that you have already completed the previous level course before you sign up for online upgrading. You have 24 weeks from the start date to complete your course.
ATOL Program courses
Alberta Education credit
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
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 English 20-1 or B in English 30-2
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
This is an Alberta Education diploma credit course. Topics include algebra and number sense, trigonometry, inverses of relations, logarithms, exponential and logarithmic functions, polynomial functions, and permutations. The -1 stream is designed for students who want to enter post-secondary programs that require the study of calculus.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 20-1
This is an Alberta Education diploma credit course. Topics include logical reasoning, geometry, trigonometry, statistics and probability. The -2 stream is designed for students who want to enter postsecondary programs that do not require calculus.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 20-2
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
This is a diploma course for Alberta Education credit. This course analyzes nervous and endocrine systems, reproduction and development, cell division, genetics and molecular biology, and population and community dynamics. This course prepares students for post-secondary programs in health and biological sciences.
Prerequisite: C- in Biology 20
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
This is a diploma course for Alberta Education credit. This course analyzes thermochemical changes, electrochemical changes, chemical changes of organic compounds, chemical equilibrium focusing on acid-base systems. This course prepares students for post-secondary programs that focus on chemistry and other sciences.
Prerequisite: C- in Chemistry 20
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
This is Alberta Education diploma credit course. This course analyzes momentum and impulse, forces and fields, electromagnetic radiation, and atomic physics.
Prerequisite: Physics 20 with a mark of 65% or equivalent