Preparing you for success
Have you been away from school for a long time? Do you need to learn basic literacy, improve your grades, or finish high school? It’s all possible with our many learning options.
Alberta Works grant funding
You are ready, willing, and able to attend school, but you don't have money to pay for upgrading? Check if you are eligible for Alberta Works grant funding provided by the government. Unemployed or marginally employed adult residents of Alberta that have financial need and require skills training to find stable employment could qualify for this type of financial help.
Bow Valley College offers Artstream in partnership with Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD). If you want to attend ACAD but don’t quite meet the academic or English requirements, this may be the program for you.
Adult Basic Education Program
Reading and understanding a document, writing a paragraph or adding and subtracting fractions could be challenging. Come back to learning, strengthen your skills and get ready for higher education.
Adult Literacy and Essential Skills Research Institute
ALESRI promotes and conducts critical inquiry, applied research and innovation in the field of foundational learning (adult literacy, basic education, upgrading and essential skills).Learn More
Faculty & Staff
Dean, School of Foundational Learning
Dr. Keith Seel
Dr. Seel, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Certified Volunteer Administrator, is the Dean of the School of Foundational Learning (SFL) at Bow Valley College. He is responsible for the academic programs in the SFL. Dr. Seel is committed to learner success and ensures that courses and programs help learners achieve their goals. Prior to coming to Bow Valley College, Dr. Seel was responsible for the Institute for Nonprofit Studies. He has several years of experience teaching with the Calgary Board of Education. As well, he is a published author and researcher.Meet Our Team
Foundational Learning Events
Tuesday Apr 16, 2019
South Campus, ATB Hall
Learning Boot Camp
Attend Learning Boot Camp to sharpen your study, learning, and organizational skills. Learn how to balance work, life, and school while connecting with students, staff, and campus services.