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College Preparation

Whatever your need we have an option for you! 

We understand the needs of adult learners. Juggling education, family life and work is not always an easy thing to do. That's why Portage College offers courses in a variety of ways, at all grade levels, so you can work on the specific courses you need. Intakes take place in fall, winter and spring. Call a student advisor to find out about funding options and how you can begin your studies. 

Delivery options include: 
• Full time 
• Part time 
• Online 
• Onsite Learning - tutorial support with experienced teachers.

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Career Potential

The majority of post-secondary institutions require that specific pre-requisite courses be completed before admission to their programs is granted. College Preparation qualifies students for programs in post-secondary institutions, offers courses for credits towards a high school diploma and increases job opportunities.

Credentials

Adult Education Certificate

Admission Requirements

Educational

  • Program Math Assessment
  • Canadian Adult Achievement Test C: omit Math and Mechanical Reasoning and Science
  • Course placement is dependent on Stanine of 4 in: Reading Comprehension and Language

Other

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

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Transferability

Portage College has transfer agreements in place with other colleges and universities which allows you to gain access to post-secondary learning opportunities.

Program Start/End Dates
August 26 to December 17, 2021 (Fall Term)
January 4 to April 29, 2022 (Winter Term)

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

Domestic Student Fees
Application Fee $53.50

Fall Term
Fee payment deadline August 16, 2021

Tuition $1678.00
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $73.27
Recreation Fee $51.00
Book Rental Fee $421.36
Total $2,340.33

Winter Term
Fee payment deadline December 17, 2021

Tuition $1678.00
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $73.27
Recreation Fee $51.00
Book Rental Fee $421.36
Total $2,340.33

Part-time Fees
Tuition is calculated using “cost-per-credit” one credit is $116. Calculate the cost by multiplying the number of credits per course by $116.


Visit  Portage Bookstore for textbooks and supplies

International Student Fees
Application Fee $160.00

Fall Term
Fee payment deadline August 16, 2021

Tuition $5034.00
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $73.27
Recreation Fee $51.00
Book Rental Fee $421.36
Total $5,696.33

Winter Term
Fee payment deadline December 17, 2021

Tuition $5034.00
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $73.27
Recreation Fee $51.00
Book Rental Fee $421.36
Total $5,696.33

Visit  Portage Bookstore for textbooks and supplies

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

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

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

College Preparation and UCEP

  • BIOLOGY 20

    Course ID: BIOL020

    Name: BIOLOGY 20

    Hours: 125

    Credits: 5

    Biology 20 is a course which will deal with the biosphere, cellular matter and energy flows, matter and exchange in ecosystems, and matter and energy exchange by the human organism. Students investigate the impact of science and technology on society and, at the same time, become aware of the roles and limitations of biology, science in general and of technology in problem solving in a societal context. This course encourages the development of positive attitudes that support the responsible acquisition and application of knowledge related to science and technology. It incorporates Aboriginal perspectives in order to develop in all students an appreciation of the cultural diversity and achievements of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples. The three foundational components of science courses: attitudes, knowledge, science, technology and society (STS) as well as skills will be reflected in the learning outcomes of this course.

  • BIOLOGY 30

    Course ID: BIOL030

    Name: BIOLOGY 30

    Hours: 125

    Credits: 5

    Biology 30 is a course in which students obtain an understanding of systems of change in human organisms, reproduction and development, cells, chromosomes and DNA, as well as change in populations and communities. The impact and limitations of science and technology on society is also an integral part of this course. This course encourages the development of positive attitudes that support the responsible acquisition and application of knowledge related to science and technology. It incorporates Aboriginal perspectives in order to develop in all students an appreciation of the cultural diversity and achievements of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples. The three foundational components of science courses: attitudes, knowledge, science, technology and society (STS) as well as skills will be reflected in the learning outcomes of this course.

  • CHEMISTRY 20

    Course ID: CHEM020

    Name: CHEMISTRY 20

    Hours: 125

    Credits: 5

    Chemistry 20 is a course which helps students to understand the chemistry principles behind the natural events they experience and the technology they use in their daily lives. Chemistry is the study of matter and its changes and each unit in Chemistry 20 uses a different context to investigate the nature of the matter and to examine its properties and changes. This course encourages the development of positive attitudes that support the responsible acquisition and application of knowledge related to science and technology. It incorporates Aboriginal perspectives in order to develop in all students an appreciation of the cultural diversity and achievements of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples. The three foundational components of science courses: attitudes, knowledge, science, technology and society (STS) as well as skills will be reflected in the learning outcomes of this course.

  • CHEMISTRY 30

    Course ID: CHEM030

    Name: CHEMISTRY 30

    Hours: 125

    Credits: 5

    Chemistry 30 is a course which deals with organic chemistry, thermo chemical changes and electrochemical changes in acids and bases. In addition, Chemistry 30 explores the nature of science itself and develops the relationships. This course encourages the development of positive attitudes that support the responsible acquisition and application of knowledge related to science and technology. It incorporates Aboriginal perspectives in order to develop in all students an appreciation of the cultural diversity and achievements of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples. The three foundational components of science courses: attitudes, knowledge, science, technology and society (STS) as well as skills will be reflected in the learning outcomes of this course.

  • PHYSICS 20

    Course ID: PHYS020

    Name: PHYSICS 20

    Hours: 125

    Credits: 5

    Physics 20 is a course which emphasizes the science themes: Change and Systems through a study of kinematics and dynamics; Energy and Equilibrium by examining uniform circular motion and mechanical energy, work and power; and Energy and Matter by investigation simple harmonic motion and mechanical waves. This course encourages the development of positive attitudes that support the responsible acquisition and application of knowledge related to science and technology. It incorporates Aboriginal perspectives in order to develop in all students an appreciation of the cultural diversity and achievements of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples. The three foundational components of science courses: attitudes, knowledge, science, technology and society (STS) as well as skills will be reflected in the learning outcomes of this course.

  • SCIENCE 10

    Course ID: SCIE010

    Name: SCIENCE 10

    Hours: 125

    Credits: 5

    Science 10 is an integrated academic course, which helps students better understand and apply the fundamental concepts and skills common to life science, physical science, and earth science. It is also designed to show the link between science and technology and our society. Science 10 is a prerequisite for all 20 level science courses. This course encourages the development of positive attitudes that support the responsible acquisition and application of knowledge related to science and technology. It incorporates Aboriginal perspectives in order to develop in all students an appreciation of the cultural diversity and achievements of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples. The three foundational components of science courses: attitudes, knowledge, science, technology and society (STS) as well as skills will be reflected in the learning outcomes of this course.

  • DIGITAL PRESENTATION

    Course ID: INF1070

    Name: DIGITAL PRESENTATION

    Hours: 25

    Credits: 1

    Digital Presentation is a course in which students are introduced to Introductory Hypermedia (presentation) tools. Students develop skills with tools used for computerized presentations involving text, data, graphics, sound and animation.

  • DIVERSITY AWARENESS

    Course ID: DIAW101

    Name: DIVERSITY AWARENESS

    Hours: 27

    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.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 10-2

    Course ID: ELA10-2

    Name: ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 10-2

    Hours: 125

    Credits: 5

    English 10-2 is designed to concentrate on the development of language arts’ strategies and skills to strengthen student use of language and understanding of text. The emphasis in this course is on verbal and non-verbal communication. It will focus on the examination of the five basic components of communication with an emphasis on developing reading speed/comprehension and writing accuracy/fluency. Students study short stories, essays, poems, novels and plays.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 20-1

    Course ID: ELA20-1

    Name: ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 20-1

    Hours: 125

    Credits: 5

    English Language Arts 20-1 is a course which is intended for students who demonstrate strength in their use of language and their understanding of print and non-print texts. Emphasis in this course is on literature studies. This course prepares students for English 30-1, which is intended for students who wish to enroll in degree programs at post-secondary institutions following graduation.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 20-2

    Course ID: ELA20-2

    Name: ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 20-2

    Hours: 125

    Credits: 5

    English Language Arts 20-2 is designed to concentrate on the development of language arts’ strategies and skills to strengthen student use of language and understanding of text. The emphasis in this course is on verbal and non-verbal communication skills. This course augments a learner’s competence in the five basic areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing with an emphasis on understanding and producing writing in common genres such as essays, summaries, and business letters. Students will edit and revise writing, study short stories, drama, poetry, non-fiction, novels, film and media. This course prepares students for the English Language Arts 30-2 course which is intended for students who wish to enroll in a diploma or certificate program at a post-secondary institution or who wish to enter the labour force following graduation.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 30-1

    Course ID: ELA30-1

    Name: ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 30-1

    Hours: 125

    Credits: 5

    English 30-1 is a five-credit course designed for students who wish to master the composition skills necessary for an analytical approach to literature (as emphasized in college/university programs). It examines the traditional literary genres and also explores visual media. This course challenges students to deal with abstract concepts with sophistication. Students analyze short stories, non-fiction, poetry, drama, the novel, film and media.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 30-2

    Course ID: ELA30-2

    Name: ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 30-2

    Hours: 125

    Credits: 5

    English 30-2 is a five credit course with a functional orientation emphasizing clear skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and representing. Students undertake communication activities as they study short stories, non-fiction, poetry, modern and Shakespearean plays, films, and novels. This course helps prepare students for further training in college diploma programs or for situations they may encounter in the world of work. Students will study the novel, short stories, poetry and drama, and learn to represent ideas visually.

  • GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 20

    Course ID: GPSYCH020

    Name: GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 20

    Hours: 75

    Credits: 3

    General Psychology 20 is a course designed to develop within the student the skills and understandings that make it possible for more effective living in our complex environment. The course will focus on the scientific approach to understanding individual human behavior.

  • PERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY 20

    Course ID: PPSYCH020

    Name: PERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY 20

    Hours: 75

    Credits: 3

    Physics 20 is a course which emphasizes the science themes: Change and Systems through a study of kinematics and dynamics; Energy and Equilibrium by examining uniform circular motion and mechanical energy, work and power; and Energy and Matter by investigation simple harmonic motion and mechanical waves. This course encourages the development of positive attitudes that support the responsible acquisition and application of knowledge related to science and technology. It incorporates Aboriginal perspectives in order to develop in all students an appreciation of the cultural diversity and achievements of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples. The three foundational components of science courses: attitudes, knowledge, science, technology and society (STS) as well as skills will be reflected in the learning outcomes of this course.

  • JOB MAINTENANCE

    Course ID: CTR2010

    Name: JOB MAINTENANCE

    Hours: 25

    Credits: 1

    Students acquire knowledge about workplace requirements, rights and responsibilities and relate this knowledge to personal career/employment expectations.

  • JOB PREPARATION

    Course ID: CTR1010

    Name: JOB PREPARATION

    Hours: 27

    Credits: 1

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

  • KEYBOARDING

    Course ID: INF2020

    Name: KEYBOARDING

    Hours: 25

    Credits: 1

    Students enhance their occupational level keyboarding competence of all keystroke functions, using unedited, edited and straight copy material.

  • KEYBOARDING 1

    Course ID: INF1020

    Name: KEYBOARDING 1

    Hours: 25

    Credits: 1

    Keyboarding 1 is a course in which students develop accurate touch keystroking of text and data appropriate to personal use and the application of efficient workstation procedures.

  • MATH 10C

    Course ID: MATH10C

    Name: MATH 10C

    Hours: 125

    Credits: 5

    Math 10C is designed to provide students with mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills. It prepares students to solve problems, communicate and reason mathematically, become mathematically literate, and make informed decisions as contributors to society. The goal of Math 10C is to provide a starting point to develop the attitudes, knowledge, skills and understandings needed for specific post-secondary programs or entry into the workforce. It prepares students for either the Math-1 or the Math-2 course sequence beginning at the grade 11 level. The topics included are measurement and trigonometry, polynomial factoring and operations, linear relations and functions, and systems of linear relations.

  • MATH 10-3

    Course ID: MATH10-3

    Name: MATH 10-3

    Hours: 125

    Credits: 5

    Mathematics 10-3 is a course which provides students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the work force. Topics include algebra, geometry, measurement, trigonometry and finance. Math 10-3 prepares students to take Math 20-3.

  • MATH 20-2

    Course ID: MATH20-2

    Name: MATH 20-2

    Hours: 125

    Credits: 5

    The Mathematics 20-2 is a course that is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of calculus. Topics include: measurement, geometry, number and logical reasoning, statistics, and relations and functions.

  • MATH 20-3

    Course ID: MATH20-3

    Name: MATH 20-3

    Hours: 125

    Credits: 5

    Mathematics 20-3 is a course which is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the work force. Topics include measurement, geometry, numbers, algebra, and statistics.

  • MATH 30-2

    Course ID: MATH30-2

    Name: MATH 30-2

    Hours: 125

    Credits: 5

    Mathematics 30-2 is a course which emphasizes the needs of students to solve problems, communicate and reason mathematically, make connections between mathematics and its applications, become mathematically literate, appreciate and value mathematics and make informed decisions as a contributor to society.

  • MATHEMATICS PREPARATION 10

    Course ID: MAT1041

    Name: MATHEMATICS PREPARATION 10

    Hours: 125

    Credits: 5

    Mathematics 10 Preparation is a course which is designed to cover the basic algebra skills required for high school math courses. Topics include number systems, fractions, algebraic expressions, patterns and equations, problem solving, exponent laws, measurement, and geometry.

  • MATHEMATICS 200

    Course ID: MATH002

    Name: MATHEMATICS 200

    Hours: 133

    Credits: 0

    Mathematics 200 is a course which reviews math operations with whole numbers and operations with fractions and decimals. It is a course which makes connections among mathematical ideas, other concepts in mathematics, everyday experiences and other disciplines. Students will become mathematically literate, appreciate the value of mathematics, and make informed decisions as contributors to society. A variety of teaching assessment strategies help build upon the diverse knowledge, cultures, communication styles, skills, attitudes, experiences, and learning styles of students.

  • 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 10-3.

  • READING 15

    Course ID: READ15

    Name: READING 15

    Hours: 75

    Credits: 3

    Reading 15 is a course, which is designed to concentrate on the development of language arts strategies and skills to strengthen student use of language and understanding of text. In Reading 15 students will engage with a wide range of texts including but not limited to those that they need to be able to read in order to hone the competencies necessary to achieve success in their courses across the curriculum and in their lives beyond school. This course emphasizes the importance of scaffolding to promote increasingly independent literacy practices. Students will receive orientation to reading habits, writing processes, oral communication, and thinking skills. Students will develop confidence and motivation to succeed in active reading in school and daily life.

  • SOCIAL STUDIES 30-1

    Course ID: SOCS30-1

    Name: SOCIAL STUDIES 30-1

    Hours: 125

    Credits: 5

    Social Studies 30-1 is a course in which students will examine the origins and complexities of ideologies and examine multiple perspectives regarding the principles of classical and modern liberalism. An analysis of various political and economic systems will allow students to assess the viability of the principles of liberalism. Developing understandings of the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship will encourage students to respond to emergent global issues. This course incorporates Aboriginal perspectives in order to develop in all students an appreciation of the cultural diversity and achievements of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples.

  • SOCIAL STUDIES 30-2

    Course ID: SOCS30-2

    Name: SOCIAL STUDIES 30-2

    Hours: 125

    Credits: 5

    Social Studies 30-2 is a course in which students will examine the origins, values, and components of competing ideologies. They will explore multiple perspectives regarding relationship among individualism, liberalism, common good and collectivism. An examination of various political and economic systems will allow students to determine the viability of the values of liberalism. Developing understanding of the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship will encourage students to respond to emergent global issues. It incorporates Aboriginal perspectives in order to develop in all students an appreciation of the cultural diversity and achievements of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples.

  • SPREADSHEET 1

    Course ID: INF1060

    Name: SPREADSHEET 1

    Hours: 25

    Credits: 1

    Spreadsheets 1 is a course in which students have an opportunity to use basic functions and commands in spreadsheet software for general data manipulation and personal recordkeeping. Classroom instruction or independent study are the instructional strategies for this course.

  • SPREADSHEET 2

    Course ID: INF2080

    Name: SPREADSHEET 2

    Hours: 25

    Credits: 1

    Spreadsheets 2 is a course in which students have an opportunity to build advanced worksheets in spreadsheet software for data manipulation and personal record keeping.

  • WORD PROCESSING 1

    Course ID: INF1030

    Name: WORD PROCESSING 1

    Hours: 25

    Credits: 1

    Word Processing 1 is a course in which students develop skill in using basic commands and functions in word processing software, including document editing, and the formatting and printing of reports, correspondence and tables suitable for personal use applications. Classroom instruction or independent study is the instructional strategies for this course.

  • WORD PROCESSING 2

    Course ID: INF2050

    Name: WORD PROCESSING 2

    Hours: 25

    Credits: 1

    Word Processing 2 is a course in which students develop skills that expand the student’s word processing software commands and functions to produce mailable reports, correspondence (including letters and memos) and tables from rough draft copy.

  • WORD PROCESSING 3

    Course ID: INF3060

    Name: WORD PROCESSING 3

    Hours: 25

    Credits: 1

    Word Processing 3 is a course which develops advanced skills in word processing software for documents used in the workplace; mailable word processing documents.

  • WORKPLACE SAFETY PRACTICES

    Course ID: HCS3010

    Name: WORKPLACE SAFETY PRACTICES

    Hours: 25

    Credits: 1

    HCS3010

  • WORKPLACE SAFETY SYSTEMS

    Course ID: HCS3000

    Name: WORKPLACE SAFETY SYSTEMS

    Hours: 25

    Credits: 1

    HCS3000

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