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Adult Basic Education

We get it! It’s a big step, but the reward is so much bigger! Apply for Adult Basic Education and know that NLC is with you every step of the way! Apply today!

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Adult Basic Education

Improve your skills and get prepared for our adult high school program or employment!

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. 

At NLC, we understand our students need the flexibility to balance work and home. Our Adult Basic Education program is flexible enough to fit into your lifestyle.

  • Take classes from home, work, or on-campus
  • Study face-to-face or online
  • Apply as a part-time or full-time student

The Adult Basic Education program assists adults of all ages and abilities.



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!

There is no application fee* for Adult Basic Education at NLC! 
Visit our online application page then select Academic Upgrading and NLC will be in touch to help you complete your Education Plan. 

*All other fees still apply


The perfect ONLINE, two-week program to prepare you for Academic Upgrading.

Upcoming Offerings: 
March 31 – April 14, 2023
April 17 – April 28, 2023
May 1 – May 12, 2023
May 15 - May 29, 2023

Topics include:

  • Meeting and Connecting with Others
  • Developing Skills
  • Personal Management Skills
  • Interpersonal Management
  • Financial Management

This program is FREE and for those who do not have a laptop, no worry! Northern Lakes College will lend you a laptop to complete this program. Take the program from home or from your local campus. Seats are limited. Apply today!

Call toll free 1-866-652-3456 and ask for your local Northern Lakes Campus who will assist you with the application.


Are you unsure where to start?
An Education Plan is the best place to start, and we can help you with that.
Contact us today! 1-866-652-3456

Areas of Study


The Adult Basic Education program will help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in pursuing your post-secondary education or employment. Adult Basic Education courses include:

BEL 101


BEL 201

BEL 301


Program Dates


Adult Basic Education Term 1 September – January

Adult Basic Education Term 2 February – June 

Further Educational Opportunities


Students may wish to pursue Adult High School courses or career programs as set out in their Education Plans.