Location
Start Dates

  • September 01, 2020
Program Delivery

  • In Class

For information on Tuition & Fees for Adult Basic Education courses, please click on the 'Course Tuitions' tab and the 'Other Fees' tab.

Program Description

Our Adult Basic Education Program is better known as “Literacy and Essential Skills”

Learners gain foundational skills and knowledge in reading, writing, math and computers

All courses will be taught in Real Time Online (RTOL) for Fall 2020:

  • Daily live interactive online lessons Monday through Friday
  • All lessons recorded and available online
  • Live lessons offered daily between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

 

Minimum Technology Requirements for Fall 2020

Because all our offerings in Fall 2020 will be delivered through online formats, learners are required to have regular access to the following:

Students must have access to a desktop, laptop or tablet that:

  • Has reliable internet access
  • Allows you to watch video and hear audio
  • Has a camera
  • Has a microphone
  • Supports Microsoft Teams
  • Supports D2L
  • Allows you to receive and send email through your myBVC account
  • Allows you to view PDF and Word documents
  • Allows you to create text documents of 500 words and more

 

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Welcome Centre

South Campus
345 - 6 Avenue SE
403-410-1402
Toll-free: 1-866-428-2669
info@bowvalleycollege.ca


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Prospective Student Centre

Room S1111, South Campus
345 - 6 Avenue SE
403-410-1402
Toll-free: 1-866-428-2669
info@bowvalleycollege.ca

"When I first came back to school for upgrading at Bow Valley College, I was petrified. But as times went on, I got to know the teachers and the learner support people. Their doors are always open, no matter how busy they are, they always take the time to answer my questions."

Pearl Armstrong

Student, Academic Upgrading 2018

Course Listing


Courses in Program

Adult Basic Education credit

This course builds on basic reading and comprehension skills. Students will compare texts, study literary conventions and terms, and build vocabulary. Students read fiction including short stories and novels, as well as non-fiction texts. This course prepares students for Language Arts 4.
Prerequisites: Placement Test

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

This course builds on basic writing skills. Students will write sentences and paragraphs, as well as workplace materials. Students will incorporate proper spelling and grammar, as well as compose writing using email and word processors. This course prepares students for Language Arts 4.
Prerequisites: Placement Test

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

Language Arts 4 is a literacy course that prepares students to read and write in academic and real-world contexts. Learners are exposed to a variety of texts such as non-fiction, short stories, multimedia, and audio/visual presentations in order to build comprehension strategies. Learners engage with texts through skill-building tasks in order to enhance communication skills. This course prepares learners for Language Arts 5.
Prerequisite: C- in READ0103 and C- in WRIT0103

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

Language Arts 5 is a literacy course that continues to prepare students to read and write in academic and real-world contexts. Learners are exposed to a variety of texts such as non-fiction, short stories, multimedia, and audio/visual presentations in order to build comprehension strategies. Learners engage with texts through skill-building tasks. Learners will develop strategies of organization, problem-solving, and critical thinking. This course prepares learners for English Language Arts 10-1/-2.
Prerequisite: C- in ENGL0704 or C- in READ0104 and C- in WRIT0104

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

This course teaches students basic level math skills. Students will learn addition, multiplication, and fractions. Students also work with word problems. This course prepares students for Basic Math 2.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

This course teaches students basic math skills. Students develop skills in basic operations, and learn rounding, graphs, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, and percent. This course prepares students for Basic Math 3.
Prerequisites: C- in MATH0701, D in READ0102, D in WRIT0102

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

This course teaches students basic math skills. Students develop skills in ratio and proportion, percent, measurement, and geometry. This course prepares students for Prep Math 10, GED Math, and Math 10-3.
Prerequisites: C- in MATH0702, D in READ0103, D in WRIT0103

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

This course develops students' math skills. Students study number concepts, patterns and relations, variables and equations, measurement, geometry, and statistics. This course prepares students for Math 10C.
Prerequisites: C- in MATH0703 and D in ENGL0704 or D in READ0104 and D in WRIT0104

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

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