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Academic Upgrading

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Program Description

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.


Sep 05, 2023 - Jun 21, 2024 - NLC Live Online - Athabasca, Athabasca - Home Based, Available Anywhere, Cadotte Lake, Cadotte Lake - Home Based, Chateh, Chateh - Home Based, Drayton Valley, Drayton Valley - Home Based, Driftpile - Home Based, Fort Vermilion, Fort Vermilion - Home Based, Fox Creek, Fox Creek - Home Based, Gift Lake, Gift Lake - Home Based, Grouard, Grouard - Home Based, High Level, High Level - Home Based, High Prairie, High Prairie - Home Based, Lloydminster, Lloydminster - Home Based, Loon River, Loon River - Home Based, Peace River, Peace River - Home Based, Peavine, Peavine - Home Based, Peerless Lake, Peerless Lake - Home Based, Slave Lake, Slave Lake - Home Based, Trout Lake, Trout Lake - Home Based, Valleyview, Valleyview - Home Based, Wabasca, Wabasca - Home Based

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Program Length

40 weeks

Academic Requirements

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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