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Academic Upgrading for ESL Youth
As a contemporary academic institution, NorQuest College delivers workforce-relevant education and exceptional student supports that ensure our learners have opportunities to prosper and help build the community in which they live and work. NorQuest recently expanded its campus and opened the Singhmar Centre for Learning, featuring a new child care facility, innovative lab and simulation spaces, an Indigenous student centre, bookstore, and cafeteria.
As the Edmonton region’s only community college, NorQuest serves over 17,500 students annually throughout the province in full-time, part-time, online learning, and regional programming. We help learners with diverse educational backgrounds further their studies through foundational programs in academic upgrading, English language training, and employment preparation. Our post-secondary diploma, post-diploma, and certificate programs offer career paths in health, business, and community studies. We also offer a broad range of continuing education and professional development courses and programs to enable lifelong learning and new career growth opportunities.
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Drayton Valley, Wetaskiwin, Whitecourt!span>
Program Type Second Language Learning
Credential Type Non-Credential
Length 1 Year or Less
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
- NorQuest academic skills assessment
- First language other than English
English Language Proficiency: Acceptable evidence of ELP may be one of the following:
- CLBPT or CLBA: no section score below 5 in listening and speaking
- IELTS Academic: 5
- TOEFL iBT: 40
- CELPIP General: 5
- minimum of 80% in ESLS5000 or ESLS5100, and 80% in ESLW5000 or ESLW5100
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Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available
Updated March 14, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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