The Niitsitapi Literacy & Adult Upgrading Program provides meaningful educational opportunities for all learners, encourages a successful educational journey, and provides a bridge to and prepare for post-secondary enrollment. Students can complete requirements for high school diploma and/or complete courses to apply for post-secondary entry as a mature student. Our program culturally and academically prepares students to embrace learning opportunities that will change their lives.
Age for acceptance
Completed Funding Application
Ready, Willing and Able Interview
English (Literacy) 20-4/30-4
Social Studies 10-2/ 20-2 / 30-2
Math (Literacy) 10-4/20-4
Aboriginal Studies 10
Aboriginal Studies 20
Aboriginal Studies 30
Career and Life Management (CALM)
Physical Education 10
Career and Technology Studies
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the program?
1-3 years (Literacy & Upgrading)
What credentials will I obtain upon completing the Literacy program?
Meet proficiency levels required to further their educational and / or employment goals.
What credentials will I obtain upon completing the upgrading program?
High School Diploma and/or complete Mature Student Requirements for Post-Secondary Entry
Are courses accredited with Alberta Education? Will I receive credits for the courses I take in the program?
(For both) Yes, all courses in the Niitsitapi Literacy & Adult Upgrading Program are Alberta Education connected and students will receive Alberta High School credits once they successfully complete a course. Alberta High School credits recorded on Alberta Education High School Transcripts.
Once I complete the Adult Upgrading, will I be able to apply to post-secondary programs at RCCC and/or other post-secondary institutions?
Yes, since all courses are registered with Alberta Education, students will be able to apply to post-secondary programs and will be prepared to succeed.
Will the programs’ curriculum prepare me to move forward with my education journey?
Yes, Alberta Education Certified Teachers/Certified Educational Assistants and Blackfoot Eminent Scholars deliver Indigenized Alberta Education Curriculum. Instructors/Educational Assistants collaborate with his/her counterpart to plan and design subject courses so that both campuses equally follow the Alberta Program of Studies and provide positive, consistent learning environments and resources.
What makes the Literacy & Adult Upgrading program different from other programs at other institutions?
The Adult Education Department understands the need for educational programming that provides cultural and academic learning as well as supports all learners so that he /she have more opportunities to create a better life for themselves, their families, and their communities. Our programs are based on foundational learning, academic learning, and Blackfoot cultural learning.