Tuition and Fees
How to Apply
Current Course Offerings
Program Delivery Location: Merritt, Community Based
Format: Full-Time, Part-Time
Start Dates: September, January, May
Stefan Zabek MA
Programs in this Department
BC Adult Graduation Diploma
The College Readiness program offers courses designed to help adults obtain prerequisite skills for entry to NVIT career/technical and/or academic programs. College Readiness is designed for the adult learner who did not complete high school or who needs to review high school level academic skills before advancing to post-secondary level study. Courses in the program help students to develop skills in reading, writing, study skills, mathematics and science at fundamental through provincial levels (literacy/numeracy through grade 12).
With a focus on helping students apply effective learning and study skills to the development of academic competencies various instructional approaches and methods are used. Students receive regular feedback about their progress and are given helpful guidance along the way. Instructors and instructional support professionals are available to provide on-going individual help and support. A primary goal is to help students to develop and achieve their own learning potential, to take control of their learning and to know how to access support.
Some of the College Readiness courses are offered during evening sessions. Many of the classes fill quickly and as such interested students are encouraged to register early for courses! For information regarding scheduling and course availability contact the department head.
En’owkin Centre Deliveries
The College Readiness Program offered at the En’owkin Centre is designed to validate cultural aspirations and identity, and motivate academic excellence. This program utilizes a cooperative project-based curriculum approach, rather than a textbook and test method. Students engage in real world projects of benefit to the larger community. Learning is "hands on" as much as possible. Past learning projects include publishing an Okanagan photo-history book of horse, ranch, and rodeo history; production of children’s videos adapted from traditional stories (from scriptwriting to video editing), and other culturally and socially relevant learning activities.
Courses within this program can be used to qualify a student for the BC Adult Graduation Diploma which is the adult student equivalent of a High School Diploma. For more information about eligibility please refer to the BC Adult Graduation diploma information www.bced.gov.bc.ca or speak with the department head.
College Readiness courses at NVIT are provincially articulated and are therefore transferable to other BC post-secondary colleges and institutes.
BC Adult Graduation Diploma
The BC Adult Graduation Diploma is provincially recognized and is available to adults who take courses to complete graduation through a secondary school, adult education centre or a community college. Students must:
• be 19 years or older (may be 18 if out of school for at least a year providing NVIT accepts the student);
• complete three courses through enrolment in a course, or through Prior Learning Assessment, after enrolling in an Adult Program.
This Diploma requires completion of five courses which must include the completion of three courses in an Adult Program or through Prior Learning Assessment.
The courses needed to be completed for the Diploma include:
• ENGL 060 or ENGL 12/English 12 First Peoples; and
• At least one mathematics course at the MATH 05x level or a BC high school Mathematics 11 course; and
• Three additional qualifying courses at the provincial (grade 12) level or higher, OR INST 050 and two provincial (grade 12) level or higher qualifying courses.