2018/2019 Courses

What did you learn today?


Are you interested in finishing high-school? Getting your GED? Are you ready to pursue post-secondary goals to enhance what you're already doing?

We offer:

  • Support in locating your old transcripts
  • Ongoing referrals/mentoring to help you choose what your next step could be
  • Tutor support for GED Prep, Upgrading, English 30 classes, English Language Learning, and Computer Skills
  • Connections to student aid/financing opportunities
  • Support for online learning at our down town location
To access these services, simply call or stop by to make an appointment for personalized support to next steps on your learning journey. There is no cost for assistance with your learning plan! Call or text:403-627-7993

Exam Invigilation

We are connected with 17 Post Secondary and online High-schools! If you are pursuing education online and would like to have your exam supervised at our Pincher Creek location, arrangements can be made. We currently invigilate exams for the following Institutions:

  • Athabasca University
  • Food and Safety
  • Medicine Hat College
  • University of Lethbridge
  • SAIT
  • RICA (Real Estate exams)
  • Selkirk University
  • NAIT
  • Yard Stick Training Inc.
  • David Thompson University
  • Vista Virtual School
  • Okanogan College
  • Lethbridge College
  • Norquest College
  • University of Alberta
  • Accuplacer/Live & Online Upgrading- Northern Lakes College
  • Bow Valley College (GED Courses)

GED Prep Program

We can help you find your transcripts, upgrade, and work towards your GED. One-on-One or group tutoring is available.

DATES: There will be a September and January intake for the GED prep program. Your first step is to come in and see us and determine your options with funding and learning/employment goals.

On-site programming will take place 2 days per week, beginning in September with the expectation that projects and assignments will be completed outside of our learning space.

If you are interested in preparing for your GED test, please call us prior to June 30 and before September 10th (we are closed July and August in alignment with provincial schools and organizations), there is limited space for this opportunity. 403-627-7993

Location: Pincher Creek Adult Learning Space, 732 Kettles Street.
Instructor: Shannon Jackson

Pre High-School Upgrading

Norquest College now offers foundational learning programs for Adults from grades 4-9. Pincher Creek CALP can now provide this programming online with on-site tutored support! Learning journeys can be interrupted for any number of reasons. You can continue your learning journey from the comfort of your home or with support at our learning space downtown Pincher Creek. Stop by our Learning space, text or call us for helpful support. 403-627-4478

Coffee & Conversation Group for New Canadians

Offered weekly, September-June. This is a supportive group looking to practice their speaking and listening English Language skills. Topics are chosen to fit the needs of the group, no cost. Coffee is on us. Families welcome. Available Mondays at 1pm beginning September 10th, 732 Kettles Street, please call 403-627-4478 to register.
Cost: None

Financial Empowerment

Are you seeking knowledge of how to have your financial resources assist you in your goals? This is an a casual learning opportunity to share tips and information on how to be in control of your money and have it work for you, not the other way around!
Date: January, exact date and time tbd Cost: $10

I am Ready to Sign up for Further Learning, What do I take? How do I pay for it?

Adult Learning has gathered our learning partners to create a toolkit to assist new and potential learners to understand what they need to know to get to the next step on their learning journey. Topics covered will include

  • Finding transcripts
  • Online opportunities
  • Onsite opportunities
  • Invigilation offerings
  • Career cruising, what am I good at? What is my next step?
  • How do I pay for it? Student aid, grants and bursaries
Course Date: January, final date and time tbd
Cost: $10

ESL and Literacy Tutor Support

Are you wanting to improve you speaking, reading, writing or understanding of the English language? Many Albertans are in need of literacy support to obtain their driver's license, gain employment, fill out forms etc., we are here to help with informal and confidential tutoring services.

All services are anonymous, tutoring program is free of charge and is a 1 hour/week arrangement.

Registration is ongoing September-June. Cost: None

Learner's License Prep Class

  • 8-10 workshops, beginning in April, 9:00 am-11:30 am
  • Located at our Pincher Creek CALP Classroom
  • 732 Kettles Street (south of Post Office)
REGISTER early, limited space! 403-627-4478
Instructor: Shannon Jackson
Goal: To help adult students prepare to write the Alberta Learner's License knowledge test

Who is this course for?
Adult students with test anxiety, ELL students, an option for government issued ID.
Class limit: 8 students
Programming (subject to change based on learner needs etc):
  • Overview of the Graduated Driver's License process in Alberta
  • Overview of Alberta Driver's Handbook; section by section
  • Terminology, graphic simulations, practice questions, daily quizzes, cumulative practice tests at end of course-online
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Multiple choice exams, computerized exams
  • Practice tests
  • Online - to simulate actual test-taking experience
  • Exam prep and test anxiety reduction strategies
  • Option to book one-on-one tutorials for area specific concerns
Included in Course
  • In-class copy of Alberta Driver's Handbook for each learner
  • Notebook or small binder for each student
  • Access to computer for test-taking practice
  • Lunch provided (please advise of allergies at time of registration)

COST: $35.00/Learner. Fee may be waived if cost is a barrier to learner

Potential Best

This foundational learning program for is ideal for individuals seeking to achieve employment and other meaningful pursuits. Come with your goals, find your path to achieving them. Childcare, transportation and meals included. Open to all Adult Learners. Limited spots, register through Adult Learning or through a community agency referral.

Cost: $25. Fee will be waived if it is a barrier to learning.

Offered 4 times/year October, January, March, and May, one day a week, 4- hour day time class, for 6-10 weeks. Beginning in October. Spaces fill quickly, please call to register 403-627-4478

Piikani Potential Best

This new program was piloted in Spring of 2018 with great success! This foundational learning program has been created with the intention of acknowledging the unique traditions of Blackfoot Adult Learners. The intended outcomes of this 8-week program are graduates with a learning plan and the ability to pursue their new goals. Childcare, transportation and meals included.

Cost: $25. Fee will be waived if it is a barrier to learning

To register please call/text Lucille Provost, Indigenous Learning Liaison: 403-339-0673 or 403-627-4478

Blackfoot Language

Jaron Weasel Bear and Lucille Provost return to instruct Blackfoot Language. This 8 week program begins in October and runs once a week 6pm-7pm. Greetings, basic commands, history & culture, some protocol and Blackfoot alphabet will be discussed. The final class will include a Blackfoot celebration and each student will do a short presentation in Blackfoot. Everyone welcome, this is a wonderful opportunity to learn and practise Blackfoot. 10 spaces available, refreshments provided.

Cost: $25/person, fee will be waived if it is a barrier to learning.

Firearm Safety

4th Saturday of every Month, September-June. Adult Learning Building, 732 Kettles Street. $115 includes textbook. Instructor: Nigel Whittington

One on One Computer Training

Stop by Adult Learning 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month for One-on One help with your computer or device questions. Need help to attach a picture? Skype? Find your computer files or figure out your ipad? Shannon Jackson is here to help. Call for your appointment. This is a safe and respectful environment, no such thing as a silly question! Cost: $10 for 30 minute private session at Adult Learning Office, 732 Kettles street. 403-627-4478

Service Best Training

This is a great opportunity for business owners, staff and students as well as anyone wanting to enhance their resume!

Class Details: Takes place Saturday, November, exact date tbd

Location: Pincher Creek Community Adult Learning Classroom, 732 Kettles Street, Pincher Creek (location may change depending on number of participants), 9am-4pm, please bring a lunch. Refreshments provided. Childcare provided at no additional cost if arranged at time of registration.

Cost: $80/person

Registration Deadline:
2 weeks prior to course start date, first come, first served. Limited space available.
Call 403-627-4478 or stop by 732 Kettles Street to register.

Service Best Certification

Good service doesn't happen by accident! Enrolling your frontline staff in a Service Best workshop gives them the skills and confidence to deliver great customer service. It helps graduates to create memorable customer experiences, identify and respond to customer needs and turn dissatisfied customers into loyal fans. Creating a service culture requires an investment in training to develop skills and engage frontline staff, supervisors and managers in conversations about the importance of providing superior service. Service Best participants gain:
  • Knowledge and techniques to deliver exceptional customer service
  • Skills for handling difficult situations with customers
  • Understanding of behaviours and qualities associated with developing and maintaining the positive attitude necessary for providing excellent service
  • Confidence in their role as a service professional
*Service Best includes a 25-question, multiple choice knowledge check

The Community Adult Learning Program endeavors to reduce barriers to learning in our community. If financial need is expressed in person or by a referring agency, CALP fees will be reduced or waived as needed. Course dates/offering/fees are subject to change without notice based on changing needs of community/organizations. Check o ut our convenient downtown space complete with Learner Library, Post- Secondary Resource Library, Adult Learning Space, free wifi and laptop use. We can help connect you to the next step of your learning journey!

Nee Dak Spoom Moh Bin Noen

Drop by 732 Kettles St., just South of the Pincher Creek Post Office, Mon-Thurs, 9am-4pm