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Academic Upgrading Grades 7-12
Education is your key to a better quality of life, benefitting not only you, but also the community in which you live and work. Empowered by education, you can broaden your knowledge, increase your job opportunities, and enhance your productivity and job satisfaction. As Alberta's largest community college, NorQuest College is proud to offer a strong selection of post-secondary diploma and certificate programs that lead to in-demand careers. Our career studies include health, human services, and business. We also offer foundational learning opportunities that include academic upgrading, adult literacy, employment readiness, and English as a second language education. At NorQuest, you will acquire the advanced skills required in increasingly complex workplaces. Our committed, supportive, and skilled faculty and staff will help you achieve your career and life goals. We want you to hit the ground running when you graduate so you can meet the immediate and long-term job needs of business and industry. We're proud that 95 per cent of our graduates find employment or continue their education.!SPAN>
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Program Type Academic Upgrading
Credential Type Non-Credential
Length 1 Year or Less
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning Available
Alberta Education high school transcript current within the last five years or NorQuest placement assessment
English Language Proficiency
If English is your second language, you must provide proof of English language proficiency (ELP) prior to admission. ELP must have been completed within the two years prior to application to the program. Acceptable evidence of ELP for this program is:
- Minimum CLB 5 in listening and speaking
- IELTS Academic overall score of 5
- TOEFL iBT overall score of 40
- CELPIP General overall score of 5
- Completion of ESLS 5000/ESLS 5100 and ESLW 5000/ESLW 5100 with a minimum of 80%
Full-time and part-time on campus and Online education
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Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available
Updated September 07, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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