Academic Foundations

We provide an excellent opportunity for anyone wishing to pursue college training or improve skills for new employment prospects. Courses are offered during the day, Monday to Friday, at most campus locations. Intakes take place in fall and winter. Academic Foundations offers courses in: English, Math, Science and Computers.

Contact a student advisor near you to find out about funding options and how you can begin your studies.
Frog Lake - DawnAnn Ollenberger: 780-639-7110
Lac La Biche & St. Paul - Chelsey Bourassa: 780-623-5577

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Admission Requirements

Educational:

  • Program Math Assessment
  • Canadian Adult Achievement Test B: omit Math and Mechanical Reasoning
  • Course placement is dependent on Stanine of 3 for 002 course level and Stanine of 4 for 003 course level in: Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary

Other:

  • High School Transcripts if applicable
  • Written Composition
  • Interview
  • Training Plan                             

Career Potential
Academic Foundations prepares students for direct entry into employment and/or further studies.

Academic Foundations

  • CAREER AND LIFE MANAGEMENT 20

    Course ID: CALM020

    Name: CAREER AND LIFE MANAGEMENT 20

    Hours: 75

    Credits: 3

    This course enables students to make well-informed, considered decisions and choices in all aspects of their lives and to develop behaviors and attitudes that contribute to the well-being and respect of self and others, now and in the future.

  • COMPUTER LITERACY PART A

    Course ID: COML003A

    Name: COMPUTER LITERACY PART A

    Hours: 33

    Credits: 0

    This course provides students with an introduction to computers. In addition to developing proper keyboarding skills, this course introduces students to fundamental computer concepts. Using a hands-on approach, students complete a series of projects in word processing. This course is adapted to accommodate the intermediate learner.

  • COMPUTER LITERACY PART B

    Course ID: COML003B

    Name: COMPUTER LITERACY PART B

    Hours: 33

    Credits: 0

    This course is an extension of Computer Literacy Part A. Students will continue to work on improving keyboarding speed and accuracy, and they will complete a series of projects in word processing.

  • COMMUNICATIONS PART A

    Course ID: COMM003A

    Name: COMMUNICATIONS PART A

    Hours: 133

    Credits: 0

    Communications Part A is a comprehensive course in reading and English skills, with emphasis on writing development. This course exposes students to the practice of comprehension and grammar skills.

  • COMMUNICATIONS PART B

    Course ID: COMM003B

    Name: COMMUNICATIONS PART B

    Hours: 133

    Credits: 0

    This course focuses on the writing process, perfecting sentence structure and paragraph development leading to essay writing. Exposure to literary works and their analyses prepares students for entry into English Language Arts 10-1 or English Language Arts 10-2.

  • JOB PREPARATION

    Course ID: CTR1010

    Name: JOB PREPARATION

    Hours: 25

    Credits: 1

    Students develop successful employment search skills and a personal employment search portfolio.

  • PERSONAL SAFETY

    Course ID: CTR1210

    Name: PERSONAL SAFETY

    Hours: 25

    Credits: 1

    Learners develop practical safety related knowledge, skills and attitudes, and obtain training and receive possible certification in emergency first aid. Learners will identify and describe: health and safety stakeholders; legislation relating to health and safety; hazards in the environment; careers in safety that demonstrate basic health and safety practices including: burn prevention; use of personal protective equipment and back care. The student will develop and implement a personal health and safety plan and successfully complete a course in emergency first aid to demonstrate basic competencies.

  • JOB MAINTENANCE

    Course ID: CTR2010

    Name: JOB MAINTENANCE

    Hours: 25

    Credits: 1

    Students acquire knowledge about workplace requirements, rights and responsibilities and relate this knowledge to personal career/employment expectations.

  • DIVERSITY AWARENESS

    Course ID: DIAW101

    Name: DIVERSITY AWARENESS

    Hours: 3

    Credits: 0

    This introductory course is designed to allow the learner to develop an appreciation of the value of diversity within our culture. A unique combination of video and animation sets the path of exploration through a fictitious company. The interactive learning environment is designed for learner engagement and participation.

  • CLASS 7 LEARNER PREPARATION

    Course ID: DTR010

    Name: CLASS 7 LEARNER PREPARATION

    Hours: 25

    Credits: 1

    This course is designed to give students background information to prepare them to write their learner’s permit exam. Learner must successfully pass Class 7 exam before taking training to learn to drive a car. A learner would take DTR010 or DTR 020, but not both.

  • MATHEMATICS PREPARATION 10

    Course ID: MAT1041

    Name: MATHEMATICS PREPARATION 10

    Hours: 125

    Credits: 5

    Math 10 Preparation is designed for students who wish to enroll in Applied or Pure Mathematics 10, but are not sufficiently prepared for these courses. Topics include exploration of numbers, number connections, patterns, polynomials, and shape and space. Technology is an integral part of Mathematics Preparation 10. Prerequisite - Math 003 with a 60% or consent of the department.

  • MATHEMATICS 200

    Course ID: MATH002

    Name: MATHEMATICS 200

    Hours: 133

    Credits: 0

    This course reviews whole numbers and introduces fractions and decimals.

  • MATHEMATICS 300

    Course ID: MATH003

    Name: MATHEMATICS 300

    Hours: 133

    Credits: 0

    This course reviews fractions, decimals and metric measurement. It covers ratio and proportion, percent, measurement (perimeter, area, and volume) and introduction to geometry, data analysis, integers and rational numbers, and one step equations. This course serves as entry into Math Prep 10 (MAT 1041) or Math 14.

  • SCIENCE 300

    Course ID: SCIE003

    Name: SCIENCE 300

    Hours: 117

    Credits: 0

    This course enables students to understand basic concepts in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Physical Science. The major areas of emphasis deal with the general nature of science and the application of science and technology to decision making. Students will be required to complete three of four areas of study.

  • SOCIAL STUDIES 300

    Course ID: SOCS003

    Name: SOCIAL STUDIES 300

    Hours: 134

    Credits: 0

    Social 300 focuses on five areas of study. The first focus is on basic geography; the second on World geography; the third on Canadian geography. The fourth area of study examines the Canadian government system and the importance of participatory citizenship. The final area of study briefly looks at Canadian history from pre-contact Aboriginal societies to 2000.

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