Plus a total of 8 credits taken from the following courses:
AED-032 Math, Money & Managing it all
AED-042 Budgeting and Managing your Money
AED-053 Scheduling, Clock and Calendar Skills
AED-059 Math and Money Basics
AED-030 Basic Computer Skills
AED-036 Intermediate Computer Skills
AED-037 Exploring the World with Computers
AED-041 Computer Foundations
AED-046 Introduction to Inspiration Computer Program
AED-067 Adaptive Technology for Communication
AED-068 Basic Computer Skills 2
AED-069 Computer Foundations 2
AED-070 Intermediate Computer Skills 2
Note: Students are required to take at least one course from each of the academic domains (literacy, numeracy and computer literacy).
Pass in 10 credits.
Admission to the Department of Accessible Learning Programs
Attend an interview with instructor
Have a cognitive or mental health disability
Note: North Island College staff are available and happy to support unique student needs as well as assist with course planning and the admission process. Please contact the Department of Accessible Learning Services for more information.
To Be Successful
Students should have an interest and motivation to participate in learning about the world of work. Student success may depend on the ability to work independently and in a group setting.
Making education accessible for those with a documented disability is a key priority for NIC. We offer a wide range of services, supports and resources for students. For more information visit: Accessible Learning Services.
Department Chair, Faculty
Erin M Cathro
Accessible Learning, Adult Basic Education
Master of Special Education (Flinder's University, Australia, 2013)
Subjects: Access Education
Gain important literacy, numeracy and computer literacy skills for the workplace as you:
build confidence and independence,
gain functional skills with technology
raise your self-esteem and sense of safety.
apply numeracy with basic math skills such as measurement
learn to make change, read a clock and manage your time.
learn how to use the internet safely
learn how to access a computer for word processing and email.
produce a learning and career exploration portfolio.
Depending on your skills, you may exit to competitive employment, supported work, volunteer positions or further specific skills training. Types of employment will range according to your ability, interest and the local labour market.
Tuition & Costs Estimate
Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, NIC appointed uniforms, or field trips not included in these estimates.
While we do our best to share accurate and timely fee information, changes may occur. For more information, visit our tuition page.
Learning courses are eligible for an Adult Upgrading Grant and we can help you with the application process to apply for funding.
out if this program is eligible for Student Aid BC funding.