Adult Learning Program (ALP) – African Canadian Transition Concentration
Start Date:Varies Duration: Varies depending on the course load and progress of student Credential:N.S. High School Graduation Diploma for Adults Concentration Overview If you self-identify as being Black and/or are from the African Canadian community, you have the option to earn your high school diploma from an Africentric perspective at the Akerley Campus. In your first year of the program, you will discuss topics such as culture, ancestry, traditions and world view. Learn about the knowledge and accomplishments of people of African ancestry and how they've influenced the world. Develop your confidence and potential by gaining exposure to African Canadian educators and mentors. In your second year, transition into the ALP program to complete the additional credits you need to earn your high school diploma. Admission Requirements Applicants must self-identify as being Black/from the African Canadian community (of African descent). Applicants must be out of school for at least one year and not have previously completed a high school diploma. Applicants must be 19 years of age or older. Applicants must have Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency. Applicants must reside in Nova Scotia at the time of application. In order to confirm placement in this program, all students must meet with an ALP counsellor to complete an assessment process. Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the following English Language requirement: Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) – minimum Level 6, or equivalent. Choose NSCC Our counsellors and instructors understand that, as an adult returning to school, you have unique needs. Because of this, you are assigned a faculty advisor who provides you with support throughout the program. Our ALP team helps you prepare, plan and pursue your learning to achieve your individual career and academic goals. You study in a college environment, where people are engaged in learning skills in a variety of occupational areas. If you're thinking of going on to further studies, this may help you to decide on your future. Other Info Tuition – for eligible students, there is no tuition cost, college services fee or student association membership fee for this program. Fees – there is a cost for the required Student Health & Dental Benefits that are provided to all full-time students. Students can opt-out of the Student Health & Dental plan if they already have equivalent coverage. ALP students who successfully complete the first 3 months of the program can have this fee covered by NSCC for one year. For metro campuses only, students are required to purchase a Metro Transit U-Pass. Students who already have a Department of Education recognized high school graduation diploma are not eligible for ALP. Students who need additional high school credits, but already have a high school diploma should apply to the Academic & Career Connections program. This program is a partnership between the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education, the Nova Scotia School of Adult Learning and NSCC.