Academic Foundations

We provide an excellent opportunity for anyone wishing to pursue college training or improve skills for new employment prospects. Courses are offered during the day, Monday to Friday, at most campus locations. Intakes take place in fall and winter. Academic Foundations offers courses in: English, Math, Science and Computers.

Contact a student advisor near you to find out about funding options and how you can begin your studies.
Frog Lake - DawnAnn Ollenberger: 780-639-7110
Lac La Biche & St. Paul - Deni Gill: 780-623-5579

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Career Potential

Academic Foundations prepares students for direct entry into employment and/or further studies.

Credentials

Adult Education Certificate

Admission Requirements

Educational

  • Program Math Assessment
  • Canadian Adult Achievement Test B: omit Math and Mechanical Reasoning
  • Course placement is dependent on Stanine of 3 for 002 course level and Stanine of 4 for 003 course level in: Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary

Other

  • High School Transcripts if applicable
  • Written Composition
  • Interview
  • Training Plan     

Transferability
N/A

Program Start/End Dates
August 27 to December 18, 2020 (Fall Term)
January 4 to April 30, 2021 (Winter Term)

Locations
Frog Lake First Nation
Lac La Biche Campus
St. Paul Campus

Domestic Student Fees
Application Fee $53.50

Year 1

Fall Term
Fee payment deadline: August 14, 2020

Tuition $1678.00
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $68.48
Recreation Fee $0.00
Book Rental Fee $413.10
Total $2,276.28

Winter Term
Fee payment deadline: December 18, 2020

Tuition $1678.00
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $68.48
Recreation Fee $0.00
Book Rental Fee $413.10
Total $2,276.28

Visit  Portage Bookstore for textbooks and supplies

International Student Fees
Application Fee $160.00

Fall Term
Fee payment deadline: August 14, 2020

Tuition $5034.00
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $68.48
Recreation Fee $0.00
Book Rental Fee $413.10
Total $5,632.28

Winter Term
Fee payment deadline: December 18, 2020 

Tuition $5034.00
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $68.48
Recreation Fee $0.00
Book Rental Fee $413.10
Total $5,632.28

Visit  Portage Bookstore for textbooks and supplies

Need help funding your education? Check out our funding options.

Other purchases may be necessary in order for students to complete their courses/program.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most Portage College programs will be delivered online. students will need regular access to a computer with a webcam and an internet connection. High speed broadband access is highly recommended for the optimal learning experience.

For technical requirements, visit our Moodle page.


2020 - 2021

Audit Fee - 50% of Course Fee

Document re-issuance Fee - such as, student ID, meal card, certificates etc. (Non-refundable)
Fee is per document - $10

GED Exam Fee (refundable if writing is cancelled)
Writing Fee - $200
Re-write Fee - $190

Invigilation Fee (Non-refundable)
Administration Fee - $25
Invigilation Fee per hour - $25

Prior Learning Assessment Fee (Non refundable)
Cost recovery, minimum $250/course

Supplemental/Deferred Exams (Non-refundable) - $25

Transcript Evaluation Fee - not applicable to dual credit high schools (non-refundable)
External Advanced Credit  - $50

Transcript Fee - $10

Tuition Deposit (non-refundable for oversubscribed programs and international only)
Domestic Students - $100
International Students - $500
Paramedicine - $1500

Academic Foundations

  • COMPUTER LITERACY PART A

    Course ID: COML003A

    Name: COMPUTER LITERACY PART A

    Hours: 33

    Credits: 0

    This course provides students with an introduction to computers. In addition to developing proper keyboarding skills, this course introduces students to fundamental computer concepts. Using a hands-on approach, students complete a series of projects in word processing. This course is adapted to accommodate the intermediate learner.

  • COMPUTER LITERACY PART B

    Course ID: COML003B

    Name: COMPUTER LITERACY PART B

    Hours: 33

    Credits: 0

    This course is an extension of Computer Literacy Part A. Students will continue to work on improving keyboarding speed and accuracy, and they will complete a series of projects in word processing.

  • COMMUNICATIONS PART A

    Course ID: COMM003A

    Name: COMMUNICATIONS PART A

    Hours: 133

    Credits: 0

    Communications Part A is a comprehensive course in reading and English skills, with emphasis on writing development. This course exposes students to the practice of comprehension and grammar skills.

  • JOB PREPARATION

    Course ID: CTR1010

    Name: JOB PREPARATION

    Hours: 25

    Credits: 1

    Students develop successful employment search skills and a personal employment search portfolio.

  • DIVERSITY AWARENESS

    Course ID: DIAW101

    Name: DIVERSITY AWARENESS

    Hours: 3

    Credits: 0

    This introductory course is designed to allow the learner to develop an appreciation of the value of diversity within our culture. A unique combination of video and animation sets the path of exploration through a fictitious company. The interactive learning environment is designed for learner engagement and participation.

  • MATHEMATICS PREPARATION 10

    Course ID: MAT1041

    Name: MATHEMATICS PREPARATION 10

    Hours: 125

    Credits: 5

    Math 10 Preparation is designed for students who wish to enroll in Applied or Pure Mathematics 10, but are not sufficiently prepared for these courses. Topics include exploration of numbers, number connections, patterns, polynomials, and shape and space. Technology is an integral part of Mathematics Preparation 10. Prerequisite - Math 003 with a 60% or consent of the department.

  • MATHEMATICS 200

    Course ID: MATH002

    Name: MATHEMATICS 200

    Hours: 133

    Credits: 0

    This course reviews whole numbers and introduces fractions and decimals.

  • MATHEMATICS 300

    Course ID: MATH003

    Name: MATHEMATICS 300

    Hours: 133

    Credits: 0

    This course reviews fractions, decimals and metric measurement. It covers ratio and proportion, percent, measurement (perimeter, area, and volume) and introduction to geometry, data analysis, integers and rational numbers, and one step equations. This course serves as entry into Math Prep 10 (MAT 1041) or Math 14.

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