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Academic Upgrading

Program Overview

Are you dreaming of a new career? Have you been out of school for a while? Upgrade your future now at Northern Lakes College. Academic Upgrading can provide you with the courses you need to meet your career goals!

With flexible high school offerings, this program is an accessible and affordable way to prepare you for your high school diploma, career training, or employment. You can take classes from home or on-campus in an online setting as a part-time or full-time student. The Academic Upgrading Program assists adults of all ages and abilities to reach their goals.

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Program Locations

Sep 05, 2023 - Jun 21, 2024 - NLC Live Online - Available Anywhere, Driftpile - Home Based, Lloydminster, Lloydminster - Home Based
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Program Year


Program Length:

40 Weeks

Program Type

Academic Upgrading

Program Delivery

Live Online with an option for Anytime/Anywhere.

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A high school transcript with a minimum Grade 10 Math (Math 10C - 50%, or Math 10-3 - 65%) Grade 10 English (English 10-1 - 50%, or English 10-2 65%).

Otherwise, an ACCUPLACER assessment is required. NOTE: The -4 levels do not meet academic requirements and applicants must do an ACCUPLACER assessment for entrance.

The courses follow Alberta Education program of studies and results appear on an Alberta Education transcript. These courses are recognized by Alberta's post-secondary learning institutions as well as in other provinces.

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