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Biology

BIOL 047 Biology 11 - Advanced (Ends Oct 2019)

Equivalent to Biology 11. Includes a survey of all the kingdoms of life, evolution and ecology. This course is a prerequisite for many university and vocational programs. It may used toward an Advanced Certificate.

Prerequisite: ENGL 037 or equivalent assessment.

BIOL 047 Biology 11 - Advanced (Effective Oct 2019)

Covers cell biology, evolution, diversity of life, and ecology. In addition to obtaining a body of knowledge in each topic, students will learn and apply biology-focused lab and field procedures.

Prerequisite: ENGL 037 or equivalent assessment.

BIOL 067 Biology 12 - Provincial

Equivalent to Biology 12, Biology 067 covers human biology, basic genetics and cell biology. This course is useful for other university and vocational programs, especially the health sciences. It may be used towards a Provincial Certificate.

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in ENGL 047, or equivalent assessment; min. "C+" in SCIE 030, or equivalent; or permission of the instructor.

Chemistry

CHEM 047 Chemistry 11 - Advanced

Advanced level Chemistry, equivalent to Chemistry 11, which is a prerequisite for many vocational and university programs. Topics include dimensional analysis with the metric system, measurement, the definition of matter, nomenclature system of chemicals, balancing chemical equations, aqueous chemical solutions, the mole and Avogadro's number, and stoichiometry and molarity.

Prerequisite: A min. "B+" in MATH 037; or one of Principles of Mathematics 11, MATH 041, MATH 045, or assessment.

CHEM 067 Chemistry 12 - Provincial

Provincial level chemistry, equivalent to Chemistry 12. Topics include stoichiometry and energy and their relationship to the gas laws, reaction rates, systems in equilibrium, acids and bases, and oxidation/reduction.

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in one of MATH 045, Principles of Mathematics 11, or equivalent, or assessment; and min. "C+" in one of CHEM 047, Chemistry 11, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

Computer Studies

COSC 067 Computer Science: Provincial Level

COSC 067 provides students with practical programming skills. These are developed in the context of program design and learning object oriented programming (OOP). This course is good preparation for Computer Science or any discipline which will require computer programming.

Prerequisite: MATH 047.

COST 030 Computer Studies - Intermediate Level

This is an introductory course designed to give students basic computer skills that they can use in both the college and work environment.

Prerequisite: ENGL 020 or equivalent assessment.

COST 047 Computer Studies 11 - Advanced

An exploration of computers and applications, designed for students with basic computer skills. Topics may include introduction to computer hardware, Windows, word processing, the internet, spreadsheet and database applications, and email.

Prerequisite: ENGL 037 or permission of instructor.

COST 067 Computer Studies 12-Provincial

Practical study of computer applications and skills, and how to apply them to effectively solve problems in academic, work and personal lives. Instruction modules include a minimum of two of the following topics: information technology, publishing/presentation, advanced spreadsheets, database management, networking, programming, graphics, online technologies, web publishing.

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in COST 047 or permission of instructor.

Education and Career Planning

EDCP 067 Education and Career Planning 12

An opportunity to develop skills for success in employment and/or further education. The course emphasizes communication skills and education and career planning. Other topics may include: student success skills, interpersonal skills, job search skills, and critical thinking.

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in ENGL 037 or equivalent, or assessment, or permission of instructor.

IECE 032 Indigenous Education and Career Exploration

Introduces Aboriginal students to the skills and attitudes necessary for successful transition from community to an educational institution. In an atmosphere that promotes cultural awareness and connections, students explore values, interests, skills, and dreams. Students access appropriate resources and create support networks while formulating education and career plans.

Prerequisite: None.

STSK 038 Indigenous Student Success and Academic Readiness - Intermediate Level

This ABE intermediate level Student Success and Academic Readiness course is designed to help Aboriginal students develop access, academic confidence and self-awareness necessary for success in life-long learning. Using First Peoples Principles of Learning, this course will explore Indigenous ways of knowing and learning while providing traditional academic skillsets. The understanding of self and connectedness play a significant role in the outcomes of this course.

Prerequisite: None.

STSK 064 Learning Strategies for Success in Math

This course will be helpful as a companion course for any math course at any level. Students will discover the purpose and meaning of the content of their mathematics course(s). Mathematical confidence, algebra skills, graphing skills, and number sense will also be enhanced using learning strategies based on brain science.

Prerequisite: Math 037 or any Math 11.

Co-requisites: Any math course

STSK 067 Student Success - Provincial Level

This provincial-level course is designed to help students develop the learning skills, study strategies and self-awareness necessary for success in life-long learning. Study Skills 067 covers the learning outcomes and core topics of Student Success found in Adult Basic Education's (ABE) Articulation Handbook.

Prerequisite: Min. C+ in English 037 or equivalent, or assessment, or permission of instructor.

STSK 068 Indigenous Student Success and Study Strategies - Provincial Level

This provincial-level Student Success and Study Strategies course is designed to help Aboriginal Bridging students develop the learning skills, study strategies and self-awareness necessary for success in life-long learning. Using First Peoples Principles of Learning, this course will explore Indigenous ways of knowing and learning, while providing traditional academic skillsets to students. The understanding of self and connectedness play a significant role in the outcomes of this course. Credit will only be granted for one of STSK 067 or STSK 068.

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in ENGL 037, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

English

ENGL 011 English - Fundamental Level 1 (Ends Dec 2019)

This is an introduction to basic reading, writing, spelling and grammar.

Prerequisite: Meeting with a literacy placement advisor.

ENGL 011 English - Fundamental Level 1 (Effective Dec 2019)

Adult Basic Education at the Adult Literacy Fundamental (ALF) level is designed to provide reading, writing (ALFE), and associated skills and strategies for communication and learning. English has six designated levels that range from non-reading and non-writing to readiness for the Intermediate ABE level.

Prerequisite: Ability to speak and understand English (determined by assessment).

ENGL 012 English - Fundamental Level 2 (Ends Dec 2019)

This course builds on basic language skills studied in ENGL 011. Students gain confidence in reading short passages and writing simple correct sentences, as well as in setting personal goals.

Prerequisite: ENGL 011 or assessment.

ENGL 012 English - Fundamental Level 2 (Effective Dec 2019)

Adult Basic Education at the Adult Literacy Fundamental (ALF) level is designed to provide reading, writing (ALFE), and associated skills and strategies for communication and learning. English has six designated levels that range from non-reading and non-writing to readiness for the Intermediate ABE level.

Prerequisite: Ability to speak and understand English (determined by assessment) or ENGL 011.

ENGL 013 English - Fundamental Level 3 (Ends Dec 2019)

This course is designed to help adults read better. Emphasis is also placed on writing, spelling and introductory computer skills needed to succeed in other Adult Basic Education courses or in meeting learning goals.

Prerequisite: ENGL 012 or assessment.

ENGL 013 English - Fundamental Level 3 (Effective Dec 2019)

Adult Basic Education at the Adult Literacy Fundamental (ALF) level is designed to provide reading, writing (ALFE), and associated skills and strategies for communication and learning. English has six designated levels that range from non-reading and non-writing to readiness for the Intermediate ABE level.

Prerequisite: ENGL 012 or assessment.

ENGL 014 English - Fundamental Level 4 (Ends Dec 2019)

Learners acquire increased fluency in both reading and oral communication, as well as development of writing strategies.

Prerequisite: ENGL 013 or assessment.

ENGL 014 English - Fundamental Level 4 (Effective Dec 2019)

Adult Basic Education at the Adult Literacy Fundamental (ALF) level is designed to provide reading, writing (ALFE), and associated skills and strategies for communication and learning. English has six designated levels that range from non-reading and non-writing to readiness for the Intermediate ABE level.

Prerequisite: Ability to speak and understand English (determined by assessment) or ENGL 013.

ENGL 015 English - Fundamental Level 5 (Ends Dec 2019)

This course builds on everyday reading and writing skills developed in ENGL 014. It is useful for developing strategies for dealing with personal, work and educational situations.

Prerequisite: ENGL 014 or assessment

ENGL 015 English - Fundamental Level 5 (Effective Dec 2019)

Adult Basic Education at the Adult Literacy Fundamental (ALF) level is designed to provide reading, writing (ALFE), and associated skills and strategies for communication and learning. English has six designated levels that range from non-reading and non-writing to readiness for the Intermediate ABE level.

Prerequisite: Ability to speak and understand English (determined by assessment) or ENGL 014.

ENGL 016 English - Fundamental Level 6 (Ends Dec 2019)

This course focuses on mastery of fundamental skills in reading comprehension, narrative writing and acquisition of study skills needed for success in ENGL 037 and other intermediate level courses.

Prerequisite: ENGL 015 or assessment.

ENGL 016 English - Fundamental Level 6 (Effective Dec 2019)

Adult Basic Education at the Adult Literacy Fundamental (ALF) level is designed to provide reading, writing (ALFE), and associated skills and strategies for communication and learning. English has six designated levels that range from non-reading and non-writing to readiness for the Intermediate ABE level.

Prerequisite: Ability to speak and understand English (determined by assessment) or ENGL 015.

ENGL 037 English - Intermediate

This course carries credit at the ABE Intermediate level. It focuses on reading, sentence and paragraph writing, spelling, and vocabulary activities. On successful completion of ENGL 037, students will have the skills necessary to enter ENGL 047 (Academic English 11).

Prerequisite: ENGL 016 or assessment or permission of instructor.

ENGL 047 English-Advanced

Equivalent to English 11, focusing on essay writing, research and some study of literature.

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in ENGL 037 or assessment or permission of instructor. Strongly recommended that students have familiarity with basic word processing skills.

ENGL 067 English-Provincial

Equivalent to English 12, focusing on the study of novels, short stories, poetry, drama, essay writing and research. A prerequisite for many technical and university courses.

Prerequisite: Min. C+ in ENGL 047 or assessment or permission of instructor. Strongly recommended that students have familiarity with basic word processing skills.

ENGL 068 First Peoples Literature and Composition

This provincial-level English course focuses on the study of orature, fiction, poetry and drama by Indigenous authors. Students will write essays, deliver oral presentations and develop research skills. Readings and assignments in this course will explore Indigenous history and culture and incorporate First Peoples principles of learning. It is strongly recommended that students have basic word processing skills. Credit will only be granted for one of ENGL 067 or ENGL 068.

Prerequisite: Min. C+ in English 047 or English 11 within 5 years, or assessment, or permission of the instructor.

History

HIST 067 History 12-Provincial (ABE)

A survey of twentieth Century world history. It may be taken as part of the Provincial Adult Basic Education program.

Math

MATH 011 Adult Literacy Fundamental Math Level 1

Math 011 provides students with the skills necessary to enter Math 012.

Prerequisite: Basic reading skills.

MATH 012 Adult Literacy Fundamental Math Level 2

Math 012 provides students with the skills necessary to enter Math 013.

Prerequisite: Math 011 and basic reading skills, or assessment.

MATH 013 Adult Literacy Fundamental Math Level 3

Math 013 provides students with the skills necessary to enter Math 014.

Prerequisite: Math 012 and basic reading skills, or assessment.

MATH 014 Adult Literacy Fundamental Math Level 4

Math 014 provides students with the skills necessary to enter Math 015.

Prerequisite: Math 013 and basic reading skills or assessment.

MATH 015 Adult Literacy Fundamental Math Level 5

Math 015 provides students with the skills necessary to enter Math 016.

Prerequisite: Math 014 and basic reading skills or assessment.

MATH 016 Adult Literacy Fundamental Math Level 6

Math 016 builds on math skills learned in previous ALFM courses. Topics include ratio and proportion, percent, calculating discounts and tax and graphing. Math 016 provides students with the skills necessary to enter Math 030.

Prerequisite: Math 015 or assessment.

MATH 030 Level 3 Mathematics

The goal of this course is to enable students to acquire the mathematical knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to enter the trades or appropriate higher level courses. This Grade 10 level course includes measurement, perimeter/area/volume, ratios, percent, geometry, statistics, rational numbers and a brief introduction to algebra.

Prerequisite: MATH 016 or assessment.

MATH 037 Introductory Algebra (Ends Nov 2020)

The goal of this course is to enable students to acquire the mathematic knowledge, skills and strategies needed to enter advanced level Algebra, Physics and Chemistry. This course includes measurement, geometry, ratios, percent, rational numbers, algebra, linear equations/graphing, powers, roots, scientific notation, polynomials and trigonometry.

Prerequisite: MATH 016, MATH 030, assessment, or permission of intructor.

MATH 037 Introductory Algebra (Effective Nov 2020)

The goal of this course is to enable students to acquire the mathematic knowledge, skills and strategies needed to enter advanced level Algebra, Physics and Chemistry. This course includes measurement, geometry, ratios, percent, rational numbers, algebra, linear equations/graphing, powers, roots, scientific notation, polynomials and trigonometry.

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in MATH 030 or assessment

MATH 041 Introductory Algebra-Advanced

Basic algebra skills suitable for students with little or no previous knowledge of the subject. Provides good preparation for MATH 047.

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in MATH 030 or assessment. Assessment if prerequisite is more than 5 years old. Recommended: Grade 10 reading level.

MATH 044 Business/Technical Advanced Mathematics (Ends Mar 2020)

This course provides students with practical applications useful in future vocational training courses or personal life. The mathematical skills are learned within the context of workplace and personal applications. This course satisfies the Math 11 requirement for the Adult Graduation Diploma but is not a prerequisite for Math 12.

Prerequisite: Math 10 Developmental, MATH 030, assessment, or permission of instructor.

MATH 044 Business/Technical Advanced Mathematics (Effective Mar 2020)

This course provides students with practical applications useful in future vocational training courses or personal life. The mathematical skills are learned within the context of workplace and personal applications. This course satisfies the Math 11 requirement for the Adult Graduation Diploma but is not a prerequisite for Math 12.

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in Math 030, or min. "C" in Math 037, or assessment.

MATH 045 Principles of Math 11: Part I

This advanced level course includes an introduction to algebra, solving equations, and roots. MATH 045 and 046 combined gives credit equivalent to Principles of Math 11.

Prerequisite: Min. "B" in MATH 030 or min. "C+" in MATH 037, or assessment, or permission of instructor.

MATH 046 Principles of Math 11: Part II

This advanced level course includes advanced algebra, fractional equations, trigonometry, and graphing. MATH 045 and 046 give credit equivalent to Principles of Math 11. Credit will only be granted for one of MATH 047 or MATH 046.

Prerequisite: "C+" in Math 045 or assessment or permission.

MATH 047 Principles of Math 11 - Advanced

Equivalent to high school Principles of Math 11 and a prerequisite for many Career/Technical and University programs. Topics include: basic algebra review; linear equations and inequalities; graphing, relations, and functions; polynomials and polynomial functions; rational expressions and equations; radical expressions and equations; quadratic equations; and trigonometry. Note: MATH 047 is equivalent to MATH 045/046. Students cannot receive credit for both MATH 046 and MATH 047. Credit will only be granted for one of MATH 046 or MATH 047.

Prerequisite: Min. "B" in MATH 037 or assessment or permission of instructor. Assessment if prerequisite is more than 5 years old. Recommended: Grade 10 reading level.

MATH 065 Principles of Math 12: Part I

The first half of the provincial level pre-calculus course. Includes topics such as graphing, relations, linear and quadratic functions, and systems of equations.

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in one of MATH 046, MATH 047, Principles of Math 11; or assessment, or permission of instructor. Assessment may be required if prerequisite is more than 5 years old. Recommended: Grade 11 reading level.

MATH 066 Principles of Math 12: Part II

The second half of the provincial level pre-calculus course. Includes topics such as polynomials, trigonometry and trigonometrics, and logarithmic functions Credit will only be granted for one of MATH 067 or MATH 066.

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in MATH 065 or assessment or permission. Assessment may be required if prerequisite is more than 5 years old.

MATH 067 Principles of Math 12

This provincial level pre-calculus course includes graphing, sequences, series, polynomial, trigonometric, and logarithmic functions.

Prerequisite: Min. "B" in one of MATH 046, MATH 047, Pre-calculus 11, or Principles of Math 11, or assessment, or permission of instructor. Assessment is required if prerequisite is more than 3 years old. Recommended: Grade 11 reading level.

Physics

PHYS 047 Principles of Physics 11 - Advanced (Ends Mar 2019)

Introductory physics, equivalent to Principles of Physics 11, which is a prerequisite for many technology, vocational, and university programs. Topics include: language and concepts of physics to describe physical processes and phenomena; measurement; kinematics; dynamics; electricity; heat; lab skills and safety; and preparation of lab reports.

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in one of MATH 037, MATH 041, MATH 045, Principles of Mathematics 11, or equivalent, or assessment, or permission of instructor.

PHYS 047 Advanced Physics (Effective Mar 2019)

An introductory physics course. Topics include language and concepts of physics to describe physical processes and phenomena, measurement, kinematics, dynamics, electricity, heat, waves and optics, lab skills and safety, and preparation of lab reports.

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in either MATH 037 or MATH 045, or assessment.

PHYS 067 Principles of Physics 12 - Provincial

Provincial Level physics, equivalent to Principles of Physics 12, for students intending to take science courses in university or technical programs. Topics include: kinematics in two dimensions; dynamics in two dimensions; electrostatics; electromagnetism; and waves.

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in one of MATH 046, MATH 047, Principles of Mathematics 11, or equivalent, or assessment, and min. "C+" in one of PHYS 047, Physics 11, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

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