Courses

Our CALP team will help you set learning goals that make sense for YOUR life and learning goals. We offer flexible programs that meet your needs, in a safe and welcoming learning space.

If you would like to learn more about our programs, please fill out our "Adult Learner Interest" form.

*Support may be available to help with costs, transportation, or technology. Contact the CALP team at the Learning Centre to find out more.

Courses:

NEW - Language Arts for High School Equivalency (CAEC) and Academic Upgrading

This online guided study group will help you with your reading and writing skills so you feel confident going back to school!

We will help you:

  • Improve your reading comprehension
  • Develop skimming and scanning strategies
  • Identify main ideas and supporting details in written texts
  • Make inferences based on facts and background information
  • Organize ideas and write a short essay
  • Practice decoding math word problems
  • Manage test anxiety and stay focused on learning


When:
May 6 - June 24
(no class on May 20)

Monday afternoons
1:30 - 3:00 pm

Where: Online

Cost: $175.00

Sign up here: https://forms.office.com/r/s1Wt7PYvAZ

High School Equivalency and Trades Entrance Readiness (Spring 2024)

Get ready to write your High School Equivalency exams (the new Canadian Adult Education Credential) or challenge the Trades Entrance exam.

In this program, we will focus on:

  • Math foundations
    •   Whole numbers
    •   Math facts
    •   Addition and Subtraction
    •   Multiplication and Division
    •   Fractions
    •   Integers
    •   Ratio, Rates and Percentages
We will also help you with:
 
  • Confidence in learning
  • Time management
  • Study skills
  • Test taking and managing test anxiety

Our tutors can also help with:

    Reading and writing
    •   Develop skimming and scanning strategies
    •   Identify main ideas and supporting details in written texts
    •   Identify and explain compare and contrast relationships in texts
    •   Make inferences based on facts and background information
    •   Organize ideas in a systematic way for writing non-fiction and essays


Enjoy a relaxed learning atmosphere with a small group, and an instructor who tailors the sessions to your needs and your pace.

This program will set you up for success, and give you the confidence to write your High School Equivalency (CAEC) or Trades Entrance Exams.

When:
Thursdays
4:30 - 6:00 pm
April 18 - June 20

Where:
The CALP at NorQuest
4907 - 51 Avenue
Whitecourt

Cost: $200.00 (includes printed and digital workbooks and resources)

Register here:
https://forms.office.com/r/qTGTzncQiu

Foundations for Learning - online anytime with in-person tutoring support

With a mix of online lessons and exercises, support from a NorQuest College instructor AND a tutor here in Whitecourt, these courses will give you the flexibility to work at your own pace, and get all the help you need along the way.

Choose the course that's right for you:

  • Pre-Trades Math and Science Preparation Foundations
  • Prep for Practical Nurse Math Foundations
  • Pre-Algebra Math Foundations
  • High School Math Prep Foundations
  • ESL Intermediate Listening and Speaking Foundations


When: Open start date

This "online anytime" course takes most people 10 - 14 weeks to complete.
 

Where:

In person tutoring at

Whitecourt Community Adult Learning Centre

4907 51 Avenue, Whitecourt

Cost: $304. (for Canadian Citizens; International fees may vary)

 

Don't have a computer? Ask about our Chromebook lending program!


To Register:

Email: calp@norquest.ca
Call: 780-778-3691
Text: 780 220-6460

English Conversation Café (Spring 2024)

The ESL Conversation Café is a safe place where adults from all backgrounds can practice speaking and listening in English, learn new vocabulary, and make friends in the community.

Each week, small groups will choose a topic to discuss, and our experienced English teacher will help lead the conversation.

When:
April 17 - June 26
Wednesdays
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

 

Where:
The CALP at NorQuest
4907 - 51 Avenue
Downtown Whitecourt


Cost: $150.00
Need help with the registration fee? Call Odette, CALP Team Lead, at 780-778-3691 to talk about flexible payment arrangements and/or available subsidies.

(New participants are always welcome, but you must register in advance. Fees will be pro-rated if you register later in the session)

Registration is required for these sessions, as space is limited!


Register here: 
https://forms.office.com/r/vWRn11YTST

English Grammar and Writing (Spring 2024)

This class will help you improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking (pronunciation) in English.

When:
Wednesdays
2:00 – 3:30 pm
April 24 - June 26

Where:
The CALP at NorQuest
4907 - 51 Avenue
Whitecourt

Cost: 150.00

Register here:
https://forms.office.com/r/Bv3TpQtLre

One-on-one Tutoring

Adult students (18 years and older) are paired with a trained tutor who can help you improve your reading, writing, math, or help you with basic computer and digital skills. Tutoring for new speakers of English (ESL/ELL) is also available.

Each tutor and student pair will work one-on-one, at their own pace, on your goals in reading, writing, math or English Language Learning.

Gain confidence, develop and strengthen your skills at your own pace, and open doors to new learning, community and employment opportunities.

New participants are always welcome!

 

To Register:

Email: calp@norquest.ca
Call: 780-778-3691
Text: 780 220-6460


*If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please see the "Become a Tutor" page for more information.

Registration Deadline: Ongoing

Hours: 1 - 2 hours a week for at least 6 months

Cost: FREE

To register for a course call or text us at 780.220.6460, email us at calp@norquest.ca or fill out our contact form.

Our Programs:

Adult Literacy (Reading, Writing, Document Use)

Want to improve your reading or writing? Need to feel more confident understanding and filling out forms?

Work one-on-one with a tutor, or join a small informal group to improve your literacy so you feel more confident to:

  • Read and understand important safety information, policies and procedures, fill out forms or take on more responsibility at work
  • Read with your kids, grandkids and other important children in your life
  • Understand and fill out forms for school, doctor’s office, or government services

Math and Numeracy

Whether you want to improve your math skills to help out with homework, manage your family budget, or you need it for work, the CALP at NorQuest can help.

We can offer classes or pair you with a tutor to build your skills and confidence with:

  • Whole numbers, addition, subtraction
  • Multiplication, and division
  • Fractions and decimals
  • And more!

English Language Learning

The Community Adult Learning Program at NorQuest can help you improve your English. Work one-on-one with a tutor, or join a small informal group to:

  • Practice your conversational English
  • Learn English for the workplace
  • Study English to help you connect with your community (school, doctor, government, volunteer opportunities…)

High School Equivalency and Trades Entrance Readiness

Are you thinking about going back to school? The Community Adult Learning Program at NorQuest can help you set yourself up for success.

  • Work one-on-one with a tutor, or join small informal study groups to practice and improve the skills you need to get ready for a return to formal education
  • Take an online Prep course, and get in-person tutoring support at our Whitecourt Learning Centre. Find the right combination of online, independent study, and personal support to prepare you for your next steps
  • Get information about formal education opportunities, how to access them, and get the skills you need to succeed

See yourself here.

Through career-focused education and exceptional student services, we create opportunities for people from all walks of life that will have a lasting impact on Alberta and its people. At NorQuest, we aim higher and go further to ensure your success and that you have the skills to enhance the quality of life for you, your family, and your community.

We welcome you at any stage of learning to find your place here.

We are always looking for people who are interested in helping adult learners