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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
  • 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 online learning and Academic Upgrading.

Upcoming Offerings:
February 5 - February 16, 2024
March 4 - March 15, 2024
April 8 - April 19, 2024

Topics include:

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

This course is FREE and if you do not have a laptop, it's no worry! Northern Lakes College will lend you a laptop to complete this course. Take the course online from home.

Contact us to apply today!

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


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.