Adult Upgrading

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Project Description

Adult Upgrading – Ongoing Registrations.

Duration: 49.5 weeks

Level: BC Adult Dogwood Certificate or BC Dogwood Certificate

Seabird Adult Education under Seabird Island Community School (Adult Education Program) provides courses which are part of the B.C. Adult Dogwood or a BC Dogwood certificate programs.  Adults who have not graduated (non-graduated adults) may take courses leading to the British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (the Dogwood) or leading to the Adult Graduation Diploma (the Adult Dogwood). In addition, if you are a student under 19 as of July 1, of the current year, you can also take courses to upgrade your marks or take higher-level courses for entry into a post-secondary institution (e.g. Foundations of Math).  This applies to both graduated and non-graduated students under 19 and is open to everyone – First Nations and non-First Nations and graduated or non-graduated.

In order to graduate with a BC Adult Dogwood students must have 20 high school credits which include:

  •  English 12 or English First Peoples 12

  • Mathematics 11 or 12 courses. We offer Apprenticeship and Work Place Math 11; and Foundations of Math 11 (in cooperation with Seabird Island Community School)

  • 3 4-credit Grade 12 level ministry courses which could include courses such as  Work Experience 12A, Career-Life Education and Data Management 12. For those under 19 trade electives can be taken at no cost.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL STUDENTS UNDER 19 CAN TAKE THEIR BC DOGWOOD OR ADULT DOGWOOD ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS ALONG WITH A TRADE OR VOCATION.

Under special permission students who are under 18 at the time of graduation must enroll in the 2004 Regular Dogwood program.  Under special permission students under 18 can attend the Seabird Island Adult Education Centre.

Please note that individuals must be 18 by the time of graduation in order to qualify for the BC Adult Dogwood.  Trade courses can be taken as Ministry electives as long as they are 3 Ministry Grade 12 courses.  Academic courses are FREE for students under 19 as of July 1 (graduated or non-graduated) and for First Nations on-reserve students over 19 and non-graduated.  For all others, courses can be purchased (see fees section).

DETAILS:

The following is a description of all the academic courses provided at Seabird Adult Education leading to a B.C. Adult Dogwood or BC Dogwood certificate.  Students should carefully consider which English language option they take.  If you are planning to attend a post-secondary institution please review the language pre-requisite before deciding which English course to take. Many post-secondary degree programs will require English 12, English First Peoples or English Literature 12 and students should confirm post-secondary pre-requisites before deciding on the type of language arts instruction.

LANGUAGE ARTS REQUIREMENT OPTIONS:

Courses

English 12 (120-hours – 4 credits): 

English 12 provides a framework for students to experience language in its full range of context and purposes.  The framework allows student to use language to communicate their ideas through a variety of print and non-print media, and to understand and draw conclusion from communications, either written, spoken or displayed visually. Language knowledge and skills are taught within the context of the six language arts processes of speaking, listening, writing, reading, viewing and representing.  As student’s progress through the grade levels, the communication processes and materials used become more complex, and students are expected to produce increasingly sophisticated work.  Students also explore Canadian, world and aboriginal literature as a way of understanding their literary and multicultural heritage. Students must obtain a minimum of 50% to pass.  Please check on grade expectations for any planned post-secondary program.

English First Peoples 12 (120-hours – 4 credits)

English 12 First Peoples (EFP 12) provides opportunities for all students to 1. engage with indigenous creative expression 2. enter the worlds of First Peoples provincially, nationally, and internationally. The course focuses on the experiences, values, beliefs, and lived realities of First Peoples as evidenced in various forms of text including oral story, speech, poetry, dramatic work, dance, song, film, and prose (non-fiction and fiction). English 12 First Peoples is the academic equivalent of English 12. Students will develop the English language and literacy skills and capacities they must have in order to meet British Columbia’s graduation requirements.  Students must obtain a minimum of 50% in the course to pass. Please check on grade expectations for any planned post-secondary program.

MATH REQUIREMENT OPTIONS:

In selecting your math option please carefully consider your future plans.  If you are considering moving on to post-secondary training, please check the institution and its program requirements prior to course selection to ensure that you have the required math pre-requisite.   Please note that for a BC Dogwood or BC Adult Dogwood graduation certificate you require a Mathematics Grade 11, 4-credit, 120-hour course. Post-secondary institutions may require a specific Grade 12 math course and minimum grades to enter individual programs.

Courses

Apprenticeship and Work Place Math 11 (120-hours and 4 credits): Apprenticeship and Work Place Math 11 is one of the math options that can be used towards a BC Dogwood or Adult Dogwood Certificate. This pathway 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 workforce. Topics include algebra, geometry, measurement, number, and statistics. The seven mathematical processes (communication, connections, mental mathematics and estimation, problem-solving, technology and visualization) are interwoven throughout the mathematical topics. This mathematics course is generally taught for those in a trade or vocational stream. Students must obtain a minimum of 50% in the course to pass.

Foundations of Mathematics 11 (120-hours and 4 credits): Foundations of Mathematics 11 is one of the math options that can be used towards a BC Dogwood or Adult Dogwood Certificate. This pathway 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 theoretical calculus. Topics include logical reasoning, geometry, measurement, relations and functions, statistics and mathematics research project. The seven mathematical processes (communication, connections, mental mathematics and estimation, problem-solving, technology and visualization) are interwoven throughout the mathematical topics. You must obtain a minimum of 50% in this course to pass and have it count towards your BC Dogwood or BC Adult Dogwood.

This mathematics course along with Foundations of Mathematics 12 is required for anyone wanting to enter the UBC Native Indian Education Teacher Education Program (NITEP) being offered at Seabird College in 2017.  For those in the teacher education program, you must have a 65% averaged with the Foundations of Math 12 to meet the UBC requirements. Please check on grade expectations for any planned post-secondary program.

 

Work Experience 12A (120-hours and 4 credits): 

This Grade 12 Ministry of Education course can be used as one of the 3 Ministry courses towards your BC Dogwood or Adult Dogwood certificate. Work Experience 12A and Work Experience 12B differ from most courses in that they are primarily designed to take place outside of the school setting. At least 90 hours of course time must consist of actual work placements. The work experience does not need to occur at just one site, but may take place at multiple sites. The remaining course hours may be devoted to in-school learning or assessment activities for the course, or further work placements. The in-school component of the course may be offered in a variety of formats, including scheduled classroom settings, seminars, drop-in sessions, electronic instruction, and one-on-one instruction. Work Experience 12A and Work Experience 12B may be offered as part of a school’s career programs or as stand-alone courses to help students fulfill their work experience and/or community service hours required for graduation. Some of the learning outcomes for Work Experience 12A and 12B will also help students create evidence for the community connections component of Graduation Transitions for those in the BC Dogwood program. All students participating in a work experience course receive 30 hours of in-class instruction in workplace safety, employee rights, work readiness, and employee expectations all of which are transferable skills to any occupation. Thirty (30) hours of this program consist of in-class instruction in workplace safety, rights and work readiness and responsibility. Students must obtain 50% in this course to pass.  Work Experience is required by most trade and vocational programs.

CAREERS:  Taken with B.C. electives in a trade, the combination of a BC Adult Dogwood and trade certificate is a perfect way to obtain both your high school credential and a trade or vocation with employment opportunities.

CREDENTIALS:  BC Adult Dogwood Certificate or BC Dogwood Certificate

INSTRUCTORS:  Monique Dillon and Ann Brentmar.

HOURS/DAYS:  Monday to Fridays – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Statutory holidays, Christmas Break and other holidays as specified in the student handbook

PRE-REQUISITES:  For the Adult Dogwood: 18 years of age as of the time of adult graduation and:

  • Graduated under 19 as of July 1, of the current year (all students) or

  • Non- graduated under 19 as of July 1, of the current year (all students) or

  • Non-graduated Status First Nations Living On Reserve (any age)

Students can be under 18 under special circumstances but they must be enrolled in the 2004 regular Dogwood.

DURATION:  Each 4 credit course is 120 hours.

PROGRAM START AND FINISH:  September to June (49.5 weeks).

LOCATION:  Seabird College, 2812 Chowat Rd – Seabird Island Band, Agassiz BC.

PROGRAM COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS:  To obtain a BC Adult Dogwood certificate students must take 20 high school credits which must include a Language Arts Course (English 12, English First Peoples 12), Mathematics 11 – 4 credit course (Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 or Foundations of Math 11) and three Ministry of Education courses which could include Career-Life Education, Work Experience 12A, and Data Management 12.

DUAL CREDIT:  Can be taken with trades electives. Possible exceptions.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:  If you are taking this program as a dual credit program towards your B.C. Adult Dogwood/BC Dogwood Diploma program funding opportunities exist. Funding is also available for Graduate students. Please set up an appointment to review your funding options with a student advisor.  There are many different layers of funding opportunities, geared to each individual. Please check with your local employment office for other potential funding opportunities.

As a program under Seabird College, an Accredited Private Post-Secondary Institution, this program may be eligible for funding under the Federal Government’s Aboriginal Post-Secondary Support Program.  Please check with your Education Coordinator at your Band.

ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENT:  Minimum of 20 students for each course.

CONTACT:  Elaine Malloway, Registrar

E-mail: colreg@seabirdisland.ca

Telephone: 604-796-6839

www.seabirdcollege.ca