Sep 20, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Calendar 
2021-2022 Academic Calendar

Learn More About Adult Basic Education

You can finish your BC Adult Graduation diploma along the way. If you’re planning to take a college program, you can also take upgrading courses at the same time and graduate from college with your BC Adult Graduation diploma too. This may qualify you for a wider range of job opportunities. Ask an educational advisor for details.

How Does Upgrading Work?

NIC’s educational advisors will work with you to recommend courses that are right for you. Advising sessions at the college are 30 minutes long. You can request a telephone appointment if that’s easier than coming in person. Speak to an advisor to find out if you need to upgrade. Watch the program video to learn more.

Apply to the Adult Basic Education program.
Take an NIC assessment or provide NIC with your high school transcript.
Work with your advisor to develop your course plan.
Register and start classes.

Course Timetables / Study Options

You will find a wide variety of upgrading courses available at all NIC locations. There are scheduled courses that meet at the same time every week, and there are continuous entry courses at the Fundamental and Intermediate levels. The continuous entry and online courses are generally self-paced, but must be completed within four months of registering. Some courses allow you five months to complete, and they all include instructor support and follow-up.

Educational advisors at your nearest campus can provide you with a timetable of courses suited to your goals and your schedule. It is possible for you to build your timetable around jobs and child care. Contact an educational advisor to make your appointment today.