Are you looking for a pathway to a new career?
Program: University and College Access Program
School: Developmental Studies
Delivery Method: Classroom
Program Duration: One year
Delivery Location: Aurora Campus, Inuvik, Thebacha Campus, Fort Smith, and Yellowknife North Slave Campus.
The University and Access Program (UCAP) is under the broader umbrella of the Aurora College School of Development Studies. The UCAP Program provides a combination of prerequisite and college preparation courses to enable students to enter the following Aurora College post-secondary programs: Early Learning and Child Care, Practical Nurse, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Business Administration, Environment and Natural Resources, and Trades and Apprenticeship. The UCAP prepares students to take the Category 2 and 3 Trades Entrance Exams to enter the following Apprenticeship Programs: Plumber/Gasfitter, Oil Heat Systems Technician, Electrician, and Heavy Equipment Technician.
The UCAP includes a combination of 85% Adult Literacy and Basic Education (ALBE) and Alberta Education Grade 11 and 12 courses, and 15% Specialty Access courses. The Aurora College School of Developmental Studies has developed ALBE curriculum which includes six levels of study. The ALBE Courses in UCAP range from the 140 to 160 levels.
Courses in this program enable students to learn or relearn skills needed to meet employment, personal or educational goals. Participants in the University and College Access Program (UCAP) enroll in a program of study according to their career goals and academic levels. Because of this, time spent in the program will vary for each individual.
Due to the extensive range of courses available, the course offerings will vary at each Aurora College campus location. The courses for every Aurora College Career Pathway may not be available at each campus. Participants mainly enroll in the program to meet prerequisite entry requirements for Aurora College certificate, diploma, degree or trade programs. Students may enroll in this program on a full-time or part-time basis through either classroom or distance delivery.
Aurora College has developed a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process to ensure the ALBE curriculum used in the Access Programs is current and relevant