Niitsitapi Literacy Program & Adult Upgrading Program
The Niitsitapi Literacy Program and Adult Upgrading Program provide cultural and educational courses that assist students and the community in achieving their personal / cultural / academic goals. Our traditional teachings are based on Kainayssini. Incorporating our culture in the classroom strengthens our Niitsitapi identity.
Our Kaahsinnooniks play a significant role within our college; they are involved in curriculum development, professional development, and delivery of lessons with the students. The learning is more meaningful since Kaahsinnooniks are in the classroom; the traditional knowledge is accurate. Adult learners receive credit through Alberta Education and instructors are certified teachers with Alberta Education. Our programs are designed to implement meaningful educational opportunities for all learners, which creates a successful educational journey, a bridge to Niitsitapi Arts & Sciences courses and other Post-Secondary institutions, and / or the workforce.
Alternate Students 19 years and older as of September 30 of each year and who have been out of school for a full academic year
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE:
Credential: Curriculum is delivered by Alberta Education Certified Instructors and Blackfoot Eminent Scholars Adult learners receive credit through Alberta Education. Courses are accepted as requirements at post-secondary institutions.
Length of Program: 10 months
Method of Delivery: Instructor taught courses with assistive technology, engaging classroom strategies, and self-directed learning at both the Main and Satellite Campuses.
Program Intakes: fall (September program start)
Winter (January program start)
Initial Meeting; scheduling a date to be academically assessed
- Accuplacer test
- Application Package
- RCCC forms
- Funding Applications
- Ready, Willing and Able Interview
June 15th each academic year for September – January semester
November 30th each academic year for January – June semester
Selection Process for Admission:
Completed Applications and Seat Availability; Waitlist Option