- January 07, 2020
- Any-time Online
Take advantage of the freedom and flexibility that online learning 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 have 24 weeks from the start date to complete your course.
English Language Arts 30-1 & 30-2
Starting this fall term, if you are registering to take the online English 30-1 or English 30-2 course, you will have the option to choose between a paced and a self-paced class.
Instructor-paced “Online Class”
January 7, 2020 – April 17, 2020
If you choose to take this class, you will be provided with a timeline for the coursework in D2L and will be expected to:
- Meet weekly deadlines
- Participate in collaborative peer work through discussion boards
- Attend scheduled online live seminars through Adobe Connect in the evening
All seminars will be recorded and posted in D2L for review at a later time. You’ll also have access to on-campus face-to-face seminars which will be offered during the day.
Learner-paced "Online Course"
Starting monthly on October 1, 2019 and November 1, 2019
This option will provide you with 24 weeks from the start date to complete your course and it is your responsibility to pace yourself and keep up with the coursework. If you are someone who has strong time management skills, intermediate computer skills, and are able to work independently, this option could work well for you and you could finish the course expeditiously. Your instructor will be available to answer your questions, provide you with feedback and directions on how to make use of unit guides, assignments, media, and other resources that are available in D2L.
Admission RequirementsWe strongly recommend that you have already completed the previous level course before you sign up for online upgrading. You can take assessment/placement testing in English and mathematics if you need to determine your skill level.
"The Anytime Online English 30-1 course I took at Bow Valley College enabled me to discover something I didn’t anticipate. My teacher’s guidance, inspiration and sincere care helped me find and nourish my potential, thus expand and embellish my world. I’ll be forever grateful. "
Student, Anytime Online Upgrading 2018
ATOL Program courses
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 is an Alberta Education Diploma credit course. Students read and respond to novels, film or modern plays, Shakespearean plays, 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 ELA2105
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 SCN1270
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 SCN2231 or D in BIOL0201
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 SCN1270 and C- in MAT1791
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 SCN2796 or D in CHEM0201