College Preparation and High School Equivalency Diplomas

Program OverviewAdmission Requirements  Tuition and Fees Government Funding Program Structure High School Equivalency Diploma Advanced High School Equivalency Diploma Potential Pathways Faculty and Staff Alumni Testimonials

Program Overview 

Are you missing an admission requirement, or do you want to gain the necessary pre-requisites for further educational opportunities? The College Preparation program offers Alberta Education equivalent courses at the grade 10, 11, and 12 levels on a full-time, or part-time basis. Most courses are offered during the day, but occasionally there are evening and online options as well. Applications are accepted for fall, winter, and spring semesters.

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Admission Requirements   

Academic Foundations Certificate

Successful completion of the Academic Foundations Certificate with a minimum C- grade in:

  • Academic Foundations Language Arts 100
  • Academic Foundations Math 100

or,

Transcripts

Transcript marks indicating successful completion of a program equivalent to an Alberta Education grade 9 or higher, or

Academic Placement Assessment

Completion of an ACCUPLACER demonstrating skills at or above the Grade 10 level.

English Language Proficiency 

Tuition and fees

The following fee schedule may be subject to change without notice. Tuition and related fees are set on an annual basis. For more information, visit the Keyano College Credit Calendar. 

 Full Time Domestic Tuition and Fees
  
Full Time Fees Fall Winter Spring
Tuition ***$435.00 per course ***$435.00 per course ***$435.00 per course
Campus Rec Fee $65.00 $65.00 $65.00
Health & Dental Fee *$126.00 *$126.00 *$126.00
Student Association Building Fee $17.92 $17.92 $17.92
Student Association Fee $112.00 $112.00 $112.00
Technology Fee $85.00 $85.00 $85.00
Lab Fees **$31.00 **$31.00 **$31.00
Part Time Domestic Tuition and Fees
Part Time Fees Fall Winter Spring
Tuition ***$435.00 per course ***$435.00 per course ***$435.00 per course
Campus Rec Fee $65.00 $65.00 $65.00
Student Association Building Fee $17.92 $17.92 $17.92
Student Association Fee $112.00 $112.00 $112.00
Technology Fee $85.00 $85.00 $85.00
Lab Fees **$31.00 **$31.00 **$31.00
 Full Time International Tuition and Fees
 
Full Time International Fees Fall Winter
Tuition ***$1,305.00 per course ***$1,305.00 per course
Campus Rec Fee $65.00 $65.00
Health & Dental Fee *$126.00 *$126.00
Student Association Building Fee $17.92 $17.92
Student Association Fee $112.00 $112.00
Technology Fee $85.00 $85.00
Lab Fees **$31.00 **$31.00
Part Time International Tuition and Fees
Part Time International Fees Fall Winter Spring
Tuition ***$1,305.00 per course ***$1,305.00 per course ***$1,305.00 per course
Campus Rec Fee $65.00 $65.00 $65.00
Student Association Building Fee $8.96 $8.96 $8.96
Student Association Fee $56.00 $56.00 $56.00
Technology Fee $85.00 $85.00 $85.00
Lab Fees **$31.00 **$31.00 **$31.00

* Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage - deadlines can be found at StudentCare website

** For students taking Biology 30, Chemistry 30, and/or Physics 30.
*** Tuition is due 10 business days before the start of each semester.

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Government Funding

The government of Alberta offers financial support to help with education and living costs through its Foundational Learning Assistance Program. Before you can apply for funding you must apply for admission to Keyano College and be accepted into your program.

 How to Apply for Government Funding
  • Once you've been accepted into your program, ask Keyano College to confirm your enrollment in the student management system. Or, have your institution complete the High School Enrolment Foundational Learning Assistance Form
  • You will also need a verified My Alberta Digital ID account
  • Once Keyano College has confirmed your enrollment and you have set up your My Alberta Digital ID, the government will send you an email to invite you to apply for funding. The email will come from: foundational.learning.assistance@gov.ab.ca
  • Once you get that email complete your application for funding. Be sure to submit your funding application up to 8 weeks before your program starts. Incorrect or incomplete applications will delay processing times. 

The foundational learning and skills development contact centre can help you with your application and any questions about your application status. Call Toll-Free: 1-800-222-6485

 Program Structure

Please visit the Credit Calendar to learn more about these courses. 

Fall 2022 Winter 2023 Spring 2023
AFL 100 AFL 100  
AFM 100 AFM 100  
ENGL 10-1 INTS ENGL 10-1 INTS  
ENGL 20-1 INTS ENGL 20-1  
  ENGL 20-1 INSTS  
ENGL 30-1 A/B ENGL 30-1  ENGL 30-1
ENGL 30-2 INTS ENGL 30-2 INTS  ENGL 30-2 INTS
MATH 10C AHF MATH 10C AHF  
MATH 20-1    
MATH 20-2 MATH 20-2  
MATH 30-1 MATH 30-1  MATH 031
MATH 30-2 MATH 30-2  MATH 30-2
BIOL 25    
BIOL 30 BIOL 30  
  CHEM 25  
CHEM 30 CHEM 30 CHEM 30
PHYS 25    
  PHYS 30  
SOST 10-1    
  SOST 30-1  

A/B indicates two day sections of the class.

AHF means that the class is hyflex and students can attend in person or online.

INTS means that the class is offered in a synchronous online mode of delivery.

Subject to Change – for the most current course offerings, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 780-791-4801 or by email at registrar@keyano.ca 

High School Equivalency Diploma

If you are looking to earn a high school diploma, Keyano College offers a high school equivalency diploma that is recognized by universities, colleges, trade schools, and employers.

Credit may be granted for high school level courses completed in Canadian English language schools or accredited post secondary institutions. English 30-1 or 30-2 plus two other 30 level courses must be completed at Keyano College.

 High School Equivalency Diploma Requirements
In order to achieve a high school equivalency diploma, students must successfully complete the following requirements with a GPA of 1.7.
  • English 30-1 or 30-2
  • A minimum of 1 science course*
  • A minimum of 1 math course*
  • A minimum of 1 social studies course*

*Two subjects must be at the 30-1 or 30-2 level

Advanced High School Equivalency Diploma

If you are looking to earn a high school diploma, Keyano College offers an advanced high school equivalency diploma that is recognized by universities, colleges, trade schools, and employers.

Credit may be granted for high school level courses completed in Canadian English language schools or accredited post secondary institutions. English 30-1 or 30-2 plus two other 30 level courses must be completed at Keyano College

 Advanced High School Equivalency Diploma Requirements

In order to achieve this, students must successfully complete the following requirements with a GPA of 1.7.

  • English 30-1
  • Math 30-1
  • Social studies 30-1
  • And either option 1 or 2:   
    Option 1 Option 2
     Two of the following courses:  Math 031 and any of the following courses
     Biology 30  Biology 30
     Chemistry 30  Chemistry 30
     Physics 30  Physics 30
     Math 031  

 

Potential Pathways

Successful completion of college prep courses provides students with the entrance requirements for post secondary programs.

College Preparation enables you to meet the specific academic requirements for admission to certificate, diploma, or degree programs at Keyano College or other post secondary institutions.

Meet the Faculty and Staff

Our Instructors provide adult learners with an opportunity to upgrade their education to best prepare them for entrance into college, university or the workforce.

Lisa Turner-Chair of Education & Academic Upgrading

Lisa TurnerLisa joined the Keyano College faculty in 2011 as an Academic Upgrading instructor. In 2014, she became Chair of College and Career Preparation. In 2020, the portfolio also expanded to include the Bachelor of Education program. 

She holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of New Brunswick and a Master of Education from the University of Alberta and teaching certificates in both New Brunswick and Alberta. Lisa has approximately 30 years of experience working in adult education including 25 years within Alberta post-secondary institutions, and 5 years in the post-secondary world in New Brunswick. Her areas of discipline are English, history, and social studies. 

Lisa's research interests include; adult education, academic upgrading, and teaching and learning in post-secondary. 

  

Contact Information:

lisa.turner@keyano.ca

+1-780-791-5606

 

Dr. Tracy Boger - Instructor, Education and College & Career Prep 

Tracey BogarDr. Tracy Boger joined the Keyano College Faculty in 2013. She holds a BEd in Secondary education, MEd in Instructional Design, and a Ph.D. in Education. Her areas of discipline are Educational Technology, Educational Psychology, K-12 Education: 7-12 Mathematics and K-12 Education: 7-12 Social Studies. 

Dr. Boger started her teaching career in 1996 and taught K-12 students in many different communities, including Fort McMurray, Edmonton, Cold Lake, and Krakow, Poland. She also previously worked as the Technology Professional Development (Tech PD) Coordinator for the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. In that role, she managed a team of Tech PD facilitators who provided pedagogical support to faculty in the use of technology for both teaching and research.

Her research interests include; surveillance technology, philosophy of technology, instructional technology, professional development, and student teaching.

 

Contact Information: 

tracy.boger@keyano.ca

+1-780-791-4833

 Leni Cherian - Instructor, College & Career Prep 

Leni CherianLeni joined Keyano College in 2004 and is an instructor in the College and Career Preparation program. She has a Master’s of Engineering degree specializing in Power Systems (University of Mumbai, India) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (University of Cochin, Kerala, India).

She has approximately 34 years of teaching experience, including 18 years with Alberta post-secondary education, and 16 years with the University of Mumbai. Her area of discipline is electrical engineering.

Leni's research interest is power system analysis. 

 

Contact Information:

leni.cherian@keyano.ca 

Patricia L. Collins - Instructor, College & Career Prep 

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Patricia joined the Keyano College faculty in 2005 and is an instructor of Biology and Chemistry in College Preparation (upgrading). She has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, a Master of Science in Earth and Ocean Sciences, and teaching certificates in both British Columbia and Alberta.

Prior to teaching at Keyano College, Patricia taught chemistry and science in the B.C. and Alberta high school systems and worked as a professional chemist for several years at the beginning of her career. On the creative side, Patricia enjoys cartooning, painting, writing, and photography. In recent years, she has published some of these creative works. Her areas of discipline are chemistry and biology. 

Patricia's research interests include; Analytical chemistry, geochemistry, and monitoring hazardous chemicals in the workplace, as well as water quality: measuring heavy metal and endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

 

Contact information: 

patricia.collins@keyano.ca

+1-780-791-8955

Kevin Rodgers - Instructor, College & Career Prep 

Kevin RodgersKevin joined the Keyano College faculty in 2010 and is an instructor in the College and Career Preparation Program. Kevin has a Master’s of Arts degree with a focused on Global Change. Prior to teaching at Keyano College, Kevin was a high school teacher with experience teaching in a variety of topics and levels across Canada. His areas of discipline are global studies, history, and education. 

Kevin's research interests include; Globalization, The growth of Neo-Nationalist movements, Military and Strategic Studies, Political Geography. 

 

Contact Information:

kevin.rodgers@keyano.ca 

+1-780-791-5702

Dr. Doug Ross - Instructor, College & Career Prep 

doug rossDr. Doug Ross joined Keyano College in 2004 and is an instructor in Academic Upgrading. He holds a Ph.D. in Adult and Workplace Education, a Master of Arts in Administration and Curriculum, a Bachelor of Arts in English and History, and a University Diploma in Inclusive Education. Dr. Ross recently met the challenge of achieving his Ph.D. from the University of Calgary while teaching full-time at Keyano College. His areas of discipline include English, history, and social studies. 

Dr. Ross has  approximately 18 years of experience working in post-secondary education at Keyano College, in addition to 15 years experience working in secondary education in Alberta. 

His research interests include; adult and workplace learning, adult immigrant re-credentialing processes, as well as teaching and learning in post-secondary.  

 

Contact Information:

doug.ross@keyano.ca 

+1-780-791-8948

Alumni Testimonials 

Anastasia Nichols I took college prep classes such as english, social studies, chemistry, and biology. These classes not only helped me get into my Bachelor of Education degree program here at Keyano, but they also helped me gain my confidence back in academics.  -Anastasia Nichols 

 

 

 

jonevan santiagoI am grateful for having Keyano College as my steppingstone towards my education experience and journey. I am now working full time in a business-related field, where I can apply the things I’ve learned from both Keyano College and NAIT. - Jonevan Santiago