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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, Computers, Job Preparation and Maintenance.

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 - Linda Ulliac:780-623-5542
St. Paul - Deni Gill:780-623-5579

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Career Potential

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

Credentials

Adult Education Certificate

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     

Transferability
N/A

Program Start/End Dates
August 26 to December 17, 2021 (Fall Term)
January 4 to April 29, 2022 (Winter Term)

Locations
Frog Lake First Nation
Lac La Biche Campus
St. Paul Campus

Domestic Student Fees
Application Fee $53.50

Fall Term
Fee payment deadline: August 16, 2021

Tuition $1678.00
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $73.27
Recreation Fee $51.00
Book Rental Fee $421.36
Total $2,340.33

Winter Term
Fee payment deadline: December 17, 2021

Tuition $1678.00
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $73.27
Recreation Fee $51.00
Book Rental Fee $421.36
Total $2,340.33

Part-time Fees
Tuition is calculated using “cost-per-credit” one credit is $116. Calculate the cost by multiplying the number of credits per course by $116.

Visit  Portage Bookstore for textbooks and supplies


International Student Fees
Application Fee $160.00

Fall Term
Fee payment deadline: August 16, 2021

Tuition $5034.00
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $73.27
Recreation Fee $51.00
Book Rental Fee $421.36
Total $5,696.33

Winter Term
Fee payment deadline: December 17, 2021 

Tuition $5034.00
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $73.27
Recreation Fee $51.00
Book Rental Fee $421.36
Total $5,696.33

Visit  Portage Bookstore for textbooks and supplies

Tuition Deposit (non-refundable for oversubscribed programs and international only)
Domestic Students - $100
International Students - $500

Need help funding your education? Check out our funding options.

Other purchases may be necessary in order for students to complete their courses/program.

Academic Foundations

  • COMPUTER LITERACY 300A

    Course ID: COML003A

    Name: COMPUTER LITERACY 300A

    Hours: 27

    Credits: 0

    Computer Literacy Part A is a course in which students are provided with an introduction to computers, including the development of fundamental computer operation skills, proper keyboarding skills, basic word processing, and internet skills.

  • COMPUTER LITERACY 300B

    Course ID: COML003B

    Name: COMPUTER LITERACY 300B

    Hours: 27

    Credits: 0

    Computer Literacy Part B is a course which is an extension of Computer Literacy Part A. It provides an introduction to computers and the development of fundamental skills in computer operations, keyboarding, word processing and the internet. Students will continue to work on improving keyboarding speed and accuracy and will complete a series of projects in word processing.

  • COMMUNICATIONS 300A

    Course ID: COMM003A

    Name: COMMUNICATIONS 300A

    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 300B

    Course ID: COMM003B

    Name: COMMUNICATIONS 300B

    Hours: 133

    Credits: 0

    Communications 300 Part B is a course which focuses on the writing process, perfecting sentence structure and paragraph development leading to essay construction. Exposure to literary works and their analyses prepares students for entry into English Language Arts 10-1 or English Language Arts 10-2.

  • DIVERSITY AWARENESS

    Course ID: DIAW101

    Name: DIVERSITY AWARENESS

    Hours: 27

    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.

  • JOB PREPARATION

    Course ID: CTR1010

    Name: JOB PREPARATION

    Hours: 27

    Credits: 1

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

  • MATHEMATICS 200

    Course ID: MATH002

    Name: MATHEMATICS 200

    Hours: 133

    Credits: 0

    Mathematics 200 is a course which reviews math operations with whole numbers and operations with fractions and decimals. It is a course which makes connections among mathematical ideas, other concepts in mathematics, everyday experiences and other disciplines. Students will become mathematically literate, appreciate the value of mathematics, and make informed decisions as contributors to society. A variety of teaching assessment strategies help build upon the diverse knowledge, cultures, communication styles, skills, attitudes, experiences, and learning styles of students.

  • 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 10-3.

  • MATHEMATICS PREPARATION 10

    Course ID: MAT1041

    Name: MATHEMATICS PREPARATION 10

    Hours: 125

    Credits: 5

    Mathematics 10 Preparation is a course which is designed to cover the basic algebra skills required for high school math courses. Topics include number systems, fractions, algebraic expressions, patterns and equations, problem solving, exponent laws, measurement, and geometry.

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