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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. UCAP provides a combination of prerequisite and college preparation courses to enable students to enter the following Aurora College post-secondary programs: Nursing, Business Administration, Environment and Natural Resources Technology.
UCAP includes a combination of 85 percent Adult Literacy and Basic Education (ALBE) and Alberta Education Grade 11 and 12 courses, and 15 percent 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 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 diploma or degree programs. Students may enroll in this program on a full-time basis through classroom and/or distance delivery.
Distance delivery of courses may not be available every academic year.
Aurora College has developed a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process to ensure the ALBE curriculum used in the Access Programs is current and relevant.