Diploma

Niitsitapi Literacy & Adult Upgrading Program

The Niitsitapi Literacy & Adult Upgrading Program provides meaningful educational opportunities for all learners, encourages a successful educational journey.

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Program Details

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.

duration
1-3 academic years
credential
Diploma
Location
Main / Satellite Campus
semester start dates
September 5, 2022
Application Deadline
November 15, 2022
requirements

Admission Requirements

Applicants currently in high school or who are completing academic upgrading must submit proof of enrollment and any available midterm marks. Final marks must be submitted within one month following the completion of the course(s)

Age for acceptance

19 years and older as of September 30 of each year, and have been out of school for a full academic year.

Completed Application

Foundational Learning Assistance

Accuplacer assessment

Completed accuplacer assessment

Completed Funding Application

Funding is available through the Alberta Works Grant/UCEPP; limited seats available.

Ready, Willing and Able Interview

Initial Meeting with Student Funding Advisors

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The Niitsitapi Literacy Program and Adult Upgrading Program offer courses that assist students in achieving their personal, cultural, and academic goals.

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Niitstitapi Literacy Program

The program is based on foundational learning, academic learning, and Blackfoot cultural learning, which provides learners with more opportunities to create a better life for themselves, their families, and their communities. Learners are confident and prepared to move forward with their educational journeys.

Niitstitapi Literacy Program

Courses

All the courses for this program.
English (Literacy) 20-4/30-4

English (Literacy) 20-4/30-4

5 Credits

English 10-1/20-1/30-1

English 10-1/20-1/30-1

5 Credits

English 10-2/20-2/30-2

English 10-2/20-2/30-2

5 Credits

Social Studies 10-2/ 20-2 / 30

Social Studies 10-2/ 20-2 / 30-2

5 Credits

Math (Literacy) 10-4/20-4

Math (Literacy) 10-4/20-4

5 Credits

Mathematics 10-3

Mathematics 10-3

5 Credits

Mathematics 20-3

Mathematics 20-3

5 Credits

Mathematics 30-3

Mathematics 30-3

5 Credits

Mathematics 10C

Mathematics 10C

5 Credits

Mathematics 20-1

Mathematics 20-1

5 Credits

Mathematics 30-1

Mathematics 30-1

5 Credits

Science 10

Science 10

5 Credits

Science 24

Science 24

5 Credits

Biology 20

Biology 20

5 Credits

Biology 30

Biology 30

5 Credits

Chemistry 20

Chemistry 20

5 Credits

Chemistry 30

Chemistry 30

5 Credits

Aboriginal Studies 10

Aboriginal Studies 10

5 Credits

Aboriginal Studies 20

Aboriginal Studies 20

5 Credits

Aboriginal Studies 30

Aboriginal Studies 30

5 Credits

Blackfoot 10/20/30

Blackfoot 10/20/30

5 Credits

CALM

Career and Life Management (CALM)

5 Credits

Drama 10/20/30

Drama 10/20/30

5 Credits

Physical Education 10

Physical Education 10

5 Credits

Career and Technology Studies

Career and Technology Studies

1 Credits

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Funding Available

Contact a Student Funding Advisor to complete the funding application process.
Note: Continuing students must apply for funding every academic year.
Main Campus: Campbell Eagle Child - campbelle@mikaisto.com / (403) 737-2400Satellite Campus: Gerald Wright - geraldw@mikaisto.com / (403) 327-6984
Funding is limited.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to our most commonly asked questions. If you don't see your answer please contact:

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.

“Having the elders pray for me and guide me helped move me forward. Learning our ways in classes changed the way I see things. I realized what my path was and I bring home what I’m learning to my children.” ~Former Student~
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Curriculum is delivered by Alberta Education Certified Instructors and Blackfoot Eminent Scholars Adult learners receive credit through Alberta Education.
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