This program operates on a year-round basis.
The length of each student’s program is dependent upon his/her Individual Student Program Plan (ISPP).
Course Delivery Schedule
Although most programs have a pre-determined course delivery schedule, it should be understood that classes may be rescheduled from time to time, depending on availability of classrooms, labs, and facilitators. Therefore, students must be available and prepared to attend classes during the time of day (morning, afternoon, evening and weekend) they are scheduled. It is very important that students prepare for the possibility of morning, afternoon or evening courses; while effort will be made to accommodate student needs, flexibility may be required on the part of students when scheduling classes.
Prospective students should be aware that the Academic Upgrading Department has established student orientation sessions prior to each semester commencement.
Program Start Dates
Students will be accepted on a continuous intake basis for Grades 1 to 8. Students beginning in Grade 9 or higher will begin classes at the start of a semester (April, August, and December). Please contact the Academic Upgrading Program Admission Advisor for application information at (403) 235-9300.
Students who complete their educational goals as set out in their Individual Student Program Plan will receive Certificates of Program Completion. They will also be invited to attend the annual College Convocation ceremonies held in October of each year.
In April of each year the College reports to Alberta Advanced Education on the success of its graduates in their field of training or their acceptance into another educational program. The College is proud to advise that last year over 90% of our professional program graduates were successful. Contact this program’s Student Program Advisor for further information.
Program Accreditation, Licensing, Membership and Professional Associations
The Academic Upgrading Program is accredited by Alberta Learning. Courses completed in this program are recognized by Alberta Learning as approved credit courses. Mature students may use these courses to meet the prerequisites for post secondary education. The program is also licensed by Human Resources and Employment so that students may qualify for funding to attend this program.
Please refer to the section titled “Recognition of the College” for a complete list of organizations that accredit and license the college as well as those organizations of which it is a member or is a professional associate.