Location
Start Dates

  • January 07, 2021
  • May 05, 2021
  • September 01, 2021
Program Delivery

  • In Class
  • Flexclass

For information on Tuition & Fees for High School Upgrading courses, please click on the 'Course Tuitions' tab and the 'Other Fees' tab.

Program Description

Bow Valley College offers high school upgrading in two modes of instruction.

High School – Real Time Online [RTOL]

Here are some of the advantages of this learning option:

  • 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.
  • A science laboratory technician leads science course labs.

We have added even more courses to our RTOL offerings. For Winter 2021, we now offer the following courses in RTOL:

  • Biology 20 & Biology 30
  • Chemistry 20 & Chemistry 30
  • Physics 20 & Physics 30
  • Science 10
  • Mathematics 10C, 20-2, 30-2, & 30-1
  • English Language Arts 10-2, 20-2, 30-2 & 30-1
  • Social Studies 10-2

High School – Combined Online

Take advantage of the freedom and flexibility that online learning gives you in select high school courses. You can study from home, overseas, while working or travelling, or wherever you happen to be. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • You need to be very responsible to keep up with your course. It's best if you have strong time management skills, intermediate computer skills, and are able to work independently.
  • Communication with your instructor is by Microsoft Teams test and audio/video chat, and through email.
  • You'll be able to access your courses through D2L and make use of unit guides, assignments, media, and other resources.
  • You will be required to meet weekly deadlines
  • There are opportunities to participate in collaborative peer work through discussion boards
  • In Science, you will take part in interactive labs in the science courses. These help you understand the experiment procedures.
  • You can buy your textbooks online through the College bookstore.
  • You have 16 weeks from the start date to complete your course.

All high school courses listed in our calendar will be offered in Combined Online during the Fall 2020 term.

Minimum Technology Requirements for Winter 2021

Because all our offerings in Winter 2021 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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South Campus
345 - 6 Avenue SE
403-410-1402
Toll-free: 1-866-428-2669
info@bowvalleycollege.ca

Ojeen

"The School of Foundational Learning is a place where the instructors strive to rebuild your confidence and where your success is important to them. Through the encouragement I have received from my instructors while upgrading over the last two years, I was able to achieve all the courses I needed to take my next step at University."

Ojeen Youhana

Student, Academic Upgrading 2018

Course Listing


Courses in Program

In Class course delivery subject to change

This is an Alberta Education credit course. Students explore and respond to novels or book-length nonfiction, film, Shakespearean plays, poetry, and short stories. Students write personal, critical, and analytical response to texts. This course prepares students for English Language Arts 20-1. The -1 stream helps students develop skills needed to write and critically analyze literature and nonfiction.
Prerequisite: B in ENGL0705 or B in READ0105 and B WRIT0105

Course Delivery
Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required.

This is an Alberta Education credit course. Students explore and respond to novels or book-length nonfiction, film, modern plays, poetry, popular nonfictions, and short stories. Students write personal and critical response to contexts and texts. This course prepares students for English Language Arts 20-2. The -2 stream helps students improve functional and critical reading and writing skills.
Prerequisite: C- in ENGL0705 or C- in READ0105 and C- WRIT0105

Course Delivery
Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required. 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 is an Alberta Education credit course. Students explore and respond to novels, film, Shakespearean plays, modern drama, poetry, essays, and short stories. Students write personal, critical, and persuasive response to texts, literary texts, and prose. This course prepares students for English Language Arts 30-1. The -1 stream helps students develop skills needed to write and critically analyze literature and nonfiction.

Prerequisite: C- in English 10-1

Course Delivery
Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required.

This is an Alberta Education credit course. Students explore and respond to novels, film or book-length nonfiction, modern plays, poetry, and short stories. Students write personal, critical, and persuasive response to contexts, prose, and non-print texts. This course prepares students for English Language Arts 30-2. The -2 stream helps students improve functional and critical reading and writing skills.
Prerequisite: C- in English 10-2

Course Delivery
Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required. 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 is an Alberta Education Diploma credit course. Students read and respond to novels, film or modern plays, Shakespearean plays, poetry, short stories, and popular nonfiction. Students write personal, persuasive, and critical response to literary texts, prose, and other texts. The -1 stream helps students develop skills needed to write and critically analyze literature and nonfiction.
Prerequisite: C- in ELA2105

Course Delivery
Any-time Online A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required. Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required. 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 is an Alberta Education Diploma credit course. Students explore and respond to novels or book-length nonfiction, film, modern plays, poetry, essays and short stories. Students write personal, critical, and persuasive response to contexts, prose, and non-print texts. The -2 stream helps students improve functional and critical reading and writing skills.
Prerequisite: C- in English 20-2 or English 20-1

Course Delivery
Any-time Online A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required. Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required. 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 is an Alberta Education credit course. Students will explore historical aspects of globalization, the effects of globalization on lands, cultures, human rights and quality of life. Through multiple perspectives students examine the effects of globalization on peoples in Canada and beyond, including the impact on Aboriginal and Francophone communities. Students will develop skills to respond to issues emerging in an increasingly globalized world.
Prerequisites: C- in ENGL0705 or C- in READ0105 and C- in WRIT0105

Course Delivery
Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required. 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 is an Alberta Education credit course. Students will explore the complexities of nationalism in Canadian and international contexts. The course covers the origins of nationalism and the influence of nationalism on regional, international and global relations. Through multiple perspectives students develop understandings of nationalism and how nationalism contributes to the citizenship and identities of people in Canada. This course prepares students for Social Studies 30-1.
Prerequisites: C- in SST1772

Course Delivery
Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required.

This is an Alberta Education credit course. Students will examine historical and contemporary understandings of nationalism in Canada and the world, the origins of nationalism as well as the impacts of nationalism on individuals and communities in Canada and beyond. Students examine examples of nationalism, ultranationalism, supranationalism and internationalism from multiple perspectives. Students will develop personal and civic responses to emergent issues related to nationalism. This course prepares students for Social Studies 30-2.
Prerequisites: C- in SST1772

Course Delivery
Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required.

This is an Alberta Education diploma credit course. Students will explore the origins and complexities of ideologies and examine multiple perspectives regarding the principles of classical and modern liberalism. Students analyze various political and economic systems assess the viability of the principles of liberalism. Developing understandings of the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship encourages students to respond to emergent global issues.
Prerequisites: C- in SST2771

Course Delivery
Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required.

This is an Alberta Education diploma credit course. Students will examine the origins, values and components of competing ideologies. They will explore multiple perspectives regarding relationships among individualism, liberalism, common good and collectivism. Students examine various political and economic systems to determine the viability of the values of liberalism. Developing understandings of the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship will encourage students to respond to emergent global issues.
Prerequisites: C- in SST2772 or D in SST2771

Course Delivery
Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required.

In this course students study the Aboriginal Perspective on oral tradition, worldview, traditional societies, contact, and cultural exchange. This course highlights current issues, art, and literature in Aboriginal cultures.
Pre-requisite: C- in ENGL0705

Course Delivery
Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required.

In this course students study Aboriginal history and culture change in Canada. This course highlights the Aboriginal way of life, the effect of colonization, the Metis and Inuit struggles, treaties, assimilation, and education.
Pre-requisite: C- in SSN1154

Course Delivery
Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required.

In this course students study contemporary Aboriginal issues including inherent rights, traditional governance, Aboriginal rights and self-government, land claims, communities in today's society, and world issues.
Pre-requisite: C- in SSN2154

Course Delivery
Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required.

This is an Alberta Education credit course. Topics include spatial sense and reasoning, algebra and number sense, graphing, and study of relations.
Prerequisite: C+ in MATH0801, D in ENGL0705 or D in READ0105 and D in WRIT0105; MAT1791 (repeat)

Course Delivery
Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required. 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 is an Alberta Education credit course. The -3 stream is designed for students who want to enter the trades or directly into the workforce. Topics include spatial reasoning and measurement, number sense, critical thinking, and algebra.
Prerequisite: D in MATH0801 or C+ in MATH0703; MAT1793 (repeat)

Course Delivery
Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required.

This is an Alberta Education credit course. Topics include algebra and number sense, trigonometry, quadratic functions, quadratic equations, and reciprocal functions. The -1 stream is designed for students who want to enter post-secondary programs that require the study of calculus.
Prerequisite: Math 10C with a grade of C

Course Delivery
Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required.

This is an Alberta Education credit course. Topics include logical reasoning, properties of angles and triangles, acute triangle trigonometry, sine and cosine law, radicals, and quadratics. The -2 stream is designed for students who want to enter post-secondary programs that do not require calculus.
Prerequisite: Math 10C with a grade of C-

Course Delivery
Any-time Online A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required. Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required.

This is an Alberta Education credit course. The -3 stream is designed for students who want to enter the trades or directly into the workforce. Topics include spatial reasoning and measurement, number sense, critical thinking, statistics, and algebra.
Prerequisite: D in Math 10-3

Course Delivery
Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required.

This is an Alberta Education diploma credit course. Topics include algebra and number sense, trigonometry, inverses of relations, logarithms, exponential and logarithmic functions, polynomial functions, and permutations. The -1 stream is designed for students who want to enter post-secondary programs that require the study of calculus.
Prerequisite: C in Mathematics 20-1

Course Delivery
Any-time Online A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required. Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required.

This is an Alberta Education diploma credit course. Topics include logical reasoning, geometry, trigonometry, statistics and probability. The -2 stream is designed for students who want to enter postsecondary programs that do not require calculus.
Prerequisite: C- in Mathematics 20-2

Course Delivery
Any-time Online A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required. Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required. 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 is an Alberta Education credit course. The -3 stream is designed for students who want to enter the trades or directly into the workforce. Topics include spatial reasoning and measurement, number sense, critical thinking, statistics, algebra, and probability.
Prerequisite: D in Mathematics 20-3

Course Delivery
Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required.

This is an Alberta Education credit course. Math 31 is taken as a corequisite or pre-requisite to Math 30-1. Topics include differential and integral calculus, algebraic computations of functions and graphs. This course helps prepare students who want to study university level mathematics.
Prerequisite: B in Math 30-1

Course Delivery
Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required.

This is an Alberta Education credit course. Students in this course will study energy and matter in chemical change, energy flow in technological systems, cycling of matter in living systems, and energy flow in global systems.
Prerequisite: C- in SCIE0801 , C- in ENGL0105 or C- in READ0105 and C- in WRIT0105, C- in MATH0801

Course Delivery
Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required. 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 is an Alberta Education credit course. It is intended for students who do not need specialized sciences in career programs or trades. Students in this course study chemical changes, changes in motion, the changing earth, and changes in living systems.
Prerequisite: C- in SCN1270

Course Delivery
Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required.

This is an Alberta Education diploma credit course. It is intended for students who do not need specialized sciences in career programs or trades. Students in this course study how living systems respond to their environment, chemistry and the environment, electromagnetic energy, and energy and the environment. This science course is accepted as a 30 level science in many post-secondary institutions and career programs.
Prerequisite: C- in SCN2270

Course Delivery
Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required.

This is an Alberta Education credit course. This course analyzes energy and matter exchange in the biosphere, ecosystems and population change, photosynthesis and cellular respiration, and human systems. This course prepares students for Biology 30.
Prerequisite: C in SCN1270

Course Delivery
Any-time Online A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required. Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required.

This is a diploma course for Alberta Education credit. This course analyzes nervous and endocrine systems, reproduction and development, cell division, genetics and molecular biology, and population and community dynamics. This course prepares students for post-secondary programs in health and biological sciences.
Prerequisite: C- in SCN2231 or D in BIOL0201

Course Delivery
Any-time Online A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required. Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required. 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 is an Alberta Education credit course. This course analyzes the diversity of matter and chemical bonding, forms of matter, matter as solutions, acids and bases, quantitative relationships in chemical changes.
Prerequisite: C in SCN1270 and C- in MAT1791

Course Delivery
Any-time Online A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required. Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required. 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 is a diploma course for Alberta Education credit. This course analyzes thermochemical changes, electrochemical changes, chemical changes of organic compounds, chemical equilibrium focusing on acid-base systems. This course prepares students for post-secondary programs that focus on chemistry and other sciences.
Prerequisite: C- in SCN2796 or C- in CHEM0201

Course Delivery
Any-time Online A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required. Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required. 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 is Alberta Education credit course. This course analyzes kinematics, dynamics, circular motion, work, and energy, oscillatory motion and mechanical waves.
Prerequisite: C in SCN1270 and C- in MAT1791

Course Delivery
Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required.

This is Alberta Education diploma credit course. This course analyzes momentum and impulse, forces and fields, electromagnetic radiation, and atomic physics.
Prerequisites: C- in SCN2797 or C- in PHYS0201

Course Delivery
Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required.

During this course, you will become computer literate by understanding the essentials of operating a computer, including the operating system, file management, basic hardware, keyboarding, Internet, and email. During this project-based course, you will also learn how to create, format, and manage documents; create spreadsheets using formulas and functions; and create presentations slides with text and images.
Prerequisites: C- in ENGL0704 or C- in READ0104 and C- in WRIT0104

Course Delivery
Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required.

This course consists of modules working in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Each module has 2 to 3 units with a final project. There is no final exam. Upon successful completion of COMP0702, COMP0101, COMP0201 and COMP0301, students will be proficient at an intermediate level in each of the Microsoft Office Applications.
Prerequisite: B in COMP0702, D in ENGL0705 or D in READ0105 and D in WRIT0105

Course Delivery
Flexclass A course delivery mode where learners work at a college location but at their own pace and at times of their own choosing within available instructional support hours. Scheduled exams may be required.
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