Columbia College has 3 levels of Academic Upgrading: Grades 1-6, Grades 7-9 and Grades 10-12. While each level is unique, learners in Grades 1-9 are working towards reaching their employment goals and learners in Grades 10-12 are focused on meeting the entry requirements into a further education program.
Helps adults improve their reading, writing, and math skills. Employability and essential skills are taught to help learners find entry-level employment. It is ideal for individuals who lack work or volunteer experience and have less than 7 years of education.
Helps adult learners improve their English, mathematics, and computer skills for entry into the workforce. It is ideal for mid-skilled learners who are looking to improve their employment status and return to work. Students at this level may also use the courses to prepare for entry into some training programs or entry into high school classes.
This program helps adult learners enter college or university programs. It is ideal for individuals who are interested in improving their high school marks.
This program is funded by Alberta Human Services. Students may be eligible to receive financial assistance to attend part-time or full-time studies.
Students who do not qualify for funding may be interested in our self-pay program. The cost of each course is $495 + materials (material costs will vary based on the courses selected).
Please contact the College at 403-235-9300 for further details.
Tutoring is available for students who have fallen below the minimal pass rate.
At Columbia College, Academic Upgrading falls under continuing education. Columbia College will award Certificates of Course Completion to those learners who successfully pass their courses.
Columbia College Certificate of Course Completion
Courses can be used for Alberta High School credits. Learners who earn 100 credits (which include required credits such as English 30, Social 30, Math 20, 2 science credits etc.) may graduate with an Alberta High School Diploma. They will be invited to attend Columbia College’s Convocation ceremony.
For more information on high school graduation requirements, credentials and credits, please visit:
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