Academic Upgrading

NorQuest College is a recognized leader in academic upgrading. We have provided upgrading and foundational training in Edmonton for nearly 40 years, and have prepared thousands of students to progress to further education or pursue more rewarding livelihoods. Whether it's improving high school marks to gain acceptance to the post-secondary program of your choice at NorQuest or another institution, supporting your return to academics to pursue a new career, or improving your literacy and foundational skills for work and life, NorQuest can get you where you need to go in our friendly, mature, and student-oriented environment.

NorQuest is an accredited high school as well as a comprehensive community institution, offering Alberta Education high school credit courses and equivalency courses. Successful completion will allow you to move forward to pursue your goals.

NorQuest's highly qualified and experienced staff will support you in achieving your specific goals by designing an individual learning plan to meet your particular needs as quickly as possible, ensuring that you understand your learning path, and providing student services and supports along the way if you require them.

Academic Upgrading
  • Credential

    Course Credits

  • Program Length

    Varies

NorQuest College operates as an accredited high school and offers courses that follow the Alberta Education curriculum, and prepare you to continue your studies at NorQuest or another post-secondary institution. All courses are four months long. Free placement testing is available.

  • Delivery

    In person, In person or online real-time, Online anytime, Online real-time

Academic Upgrading for ESL Youth
  • Credential

    Course Credits

  • Program Length

    4 – 30 months

Designed to increase academic and personal communication skills for English as a second language youth, ages 17–25, this program offers small class sizes and a supportive learning environment and will prepare you for further post-secondary programs. You will explore interesting themes throughout the program, including college life, Canadian history and government, healthy living, environmental stewardship, career planning, and connecting within the community.

  • Delivery

    In person

Foundations for Learning
  • Credential

    Course Credits

  • Program Length

    Varies

Delivered in partnership with Community Adult Learning Programs (CALPs) throughout our region, Foundations for Learning includes a range of 12-week online courses that allow you to strengthen your academic skills in your home community. Take courses online with in-person support at your local CALP.

  • Delivery

    Online anytime, Online real-time