Department Of Basic Education Grade 8

Department Of Basic Education Grade 8

Department Of Basic Education Grade 8, Basic education courses are designed for adults who want to improve their reading, writing or math skills from beginner levels to the end of Grade 8. Students work together in small groups or in self-paced classes. We offer classes in the morning, afternoon and evening. We also offer computer literacy classes twice per week. To register for basic education, you must be 16 years or older and speak English comfortably
 

Basic Education (Beginning skills to end of Grade 8)

Basic education courses are designed for adults who want to improve their reading, writing or math skills from beginner levels to the end of Grade 8. Students work together in small groups or in self-paced classes. We offer classes in the morning, afternoon and evening. We also offer computer literacy classes twice per week. To register for basic education, you must be 16 years or older and speak English comfortably.

This program is tuition-free, however other fees (e.g. U-Pass fee, Student Union fee) are still charged.
For assistance with these costs, ask VCC Financial Aid about the non-repayable Adult Upgrading Grant.

Program Status:
Accepting applications
Prior to applying please call please call 604.871.7000, ext. 7369.

Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
January, April, September and continuous intake Varies VCC Transcript Broadway Full-time
 

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Prior to applying or registering for any self-paced courses, please call 604.871.7000, ext. 7369 for an appointment or drop in to office 2713, building A, Broadway campus.

Program Description

Students work in small classes or receive individual instruction in self-paced classes.Study times, including seminars: Monday to Thursday
English – 12 hours per week
Math – 12 hours per week
Computer Literacy – 6 hours per week
For additional information about our math courses, please view the mathematics education chart.
Off-campus basic education locations:The Living Room
528 Powell Street
Phone: 604.255.7026
English and Mathematics
Monday to Thursday, 10 hours per week, afternoons
Vancouver Public Library Central Branch
350 W. Georgia Street
Phone: 604.331.3739
English and Mathematics
Monday and Wednesday, 10 hours per week, afternoons and evenings
To make an appointment for an interview or get more information call 604.871.7000, ext. 7369.

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.
Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.

Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

College policy: Admission to Vancouver Community College is based on the underlying principle of the potential for success within the time limits of the specific courses/programs.  Basic education is a program for adults who want to improve their reading, writing or math from beginning levels to the end of Grade 8. Basic computer skills are also offered.
Students applying for basic education classes must:

  1. Meet with the department and complete a reading, writing or math assessment. Bring any special tool or device (computer, tablet) needed for writing in basic education classes.
  2. Understand and speak or use English comfortably.
  3. Recognize and write some letters of the English alphabet.
  4. Answer questions on reading materials at the level they are able to read.
  5. Work co-operatively in a group or independently in the self-paced classroom.

Basic education is not an appropriate placement for students who have a strong academic background indicated by post-secondary training at a university or similar academic institution.
Students are referred to the Vancouver Community College program that best meets their educational needs. Students who need more work on oral language skills are normally referred to ESL programs. Students who are Deaf or hard of hearing or visually impaired are normally referred to a program for students with disabilities.

Fees and Other costs

Application Fee No Fee
Student Union Fee $30 – per term
College Initiative Fee $8 – per course
U-Pass Fee $41 – per month subject to eligibility
Other Costs $8 – Campus Resource Fee
Approved Adult Upgrading Grant may cover the cost of these classes. See Financial Aid for Applications
For book lists and prices, check Bookstore.

Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made. The application fee is non-refundable. Fees are refunded according to the refund policy. For further clarification, see withdrawals and refunds information page.

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Contact us:

call: 604.871.7000, ext. 7369
office: 2713, building A, Broadway campus


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