At NIC, we support your needs every step of the way — from your initial assessment to your self-paced, flexible learning plan and one-on-one assistance in class. We can help you build confidence and skills to succeed in your education, training and employment goals. Upgrading courses at NIC are tuition-free.

Adult Basic Education Programs

The NIC Advantage

  • Tuition-free
  • All courses up to grade 12
  • Flexible schedules
  • Online and in-person options
  • Work at your own pace
  • Sign-up anytime
  • Meet the admission requirements for programs at NIC or other institutions

Faculty Profiles

Tony Trudel
Faculty, Adult Basic Education

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Department News

Upgrading opens doors for NIC business student
NIC student Kyle Gus is on a path he wouldn’t have dreamed of 10 years ago — getting his degree in business from NIC.

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I’m taking upgrading classes in science and math to prepare for the Engineering Foundations certificate. It’s helpful to learn in an adult setting and the instructors, like Kathy Heywood, made the material really accessible.

Katie Tilley
NIC Upgrading student