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Academic Upgrading

Northern Lakes College has strategies in place to ensure students can safely complete any practical aspects of their programs.



ACADEMIC UPGRADING

NLC offers accredited high school courses that can help you meet post-secondary requirements, earn a high school diploma, or gain employment. These programs are designed for adults of all ages and abilities and are available full-time and part-time.

ACADEMIC UPGRADING FUNDING
Students can apply for Learner Income Support Office (LISO) funding, formally known as Alberta Works. Click here for more information.

NEW! You can now study from home and still receive funding, there is no longer a requirement to attend classes at a Northern Lakes College campus.

Begin in February 2022. Applying online is free! Select Academic Upgrading and NLC will be in touch to help you complete your Education Plan.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION

Reaching your educational goals is possible with our Adult Basic Education program. The Adult Basic Education program is an accessible and affordable way to prepare you for your high school diploma, career training, or employment. 

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION FUNDING
Students that apply for foundational learning with our Adult Basic Education program could be eligible for sponsorship of course tuition and learner resource fees through our Community Adult Learning Program. This includes a laptop!

Begin in February 2022. Applying online is free! Select Academic Upgrading and NLC will be in touch to help you complete your Education Plan.

 

Program Dates

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Academic Upgrading
Term 1: September – January 
Term 2: February – June  

Adult Basic Education
Term 1: September – January 
Term 2: February – June  

Integrated Foundational Pathways – Stepping Forward
September – June

Delivery Methods Explained

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Face-to-Face: Courses where the instructor and the students are interacting at the same time, at the same physical location. 

NLC LIVE Online™: Scheduled classes online, where students log in to a program (Blackboard Collaborate™) with instructors and peers on the same day, at the same time.

NLC Anytime, Anywhere: Courses where you do not have scheduled classes, but where you log in to a program online (Moodle) at any time and do your work. 

Blended: Courses where you have a combination of face-to-face and online (NLC Anytime, Anywhere and/or NLC LIVE Online).

Dual Credit: Students in high school can experience College programs while earning post-secondary credits.

Explore our Academic Upgrading programs

Academic Upgrading

Academic Upgrading

Complete your high school courses to meet your career goal, post-secondary requirements, earn a high school diploma, or gain employment.

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Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education

Reaching your educational goals is possible with Basic Education Level courses and Employability Skills courses.

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Integrated Foundational Pathways – Stepping Forward

Integrated Foundational Pathways – Stepping Forward

Return to high school with ease! With the completion of this program, you can enter the Adult Basic Education or Academic Upgrading programs feeling confident.

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