ABE (Adult Basic Education) offers adult upgrading courses for those who need prerequisites for university entrance, or for the Adult Graduation Diploma.

ABE (Adult Basic Education) offers high-school equivalent courses:

  • Pre-requisites for university or college courses
  • Improving grades for university admission
  • Complete a high school diploma (Adult Graduation Diploma)

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We offer courses in a variety of subjects. Click on any subject to see the course description and prerequisites.

Check the Course Timetable to see our current offerings.

Need Assistance?  Call 250-740-6425 in Nanaimo, or 250-746-3500 in Duncan for more information or to make an appointment with an advisor.

As you look at our timetable, use this chart to understand the course codes:

Course number starts with:

Level Name

Grade Equivalent

01

Literacy/Fundamental

up to grade 9

03

Intermediate

10

04

Advanced

11

06

Provincial

12

 

For example, English 067 is a provincial or grade 12 course; Math 030 is an intermediate or grade 10 course.

Salud Espiritu, left, a board member of the Pieter de Reuver Foundation, Pieter de Reuver, and award winner Michelle Corbett gather at the Adult Basic Education graduation ceremony at VIU.

Salud Espiritu, left, a board member of the Pieter de Reuver Foundation, Pieter de Reuver, and award winner Michelle Corbett gather at the Adult Basic Education graduation ceremony at VIU.

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