2019/2020 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
  • Help with learning the skills you need to be a successful adult student: time management, organization skills, budgeting, essay skills, basic math, computer savvy and more!
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:403-627-4478

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: Intake is ongoing, we recommend registration by early September or mid-February of each semester. Your first step is to come in and see us and determine your options with funding and learning/employment goals. TESTING: testing can now be done one test at a time in either Taber or Lethbridge.

On-site programming will take place 2 days per week, beginning the 3rd week of September with the expectation that projects and assignments will be completed outside of our learning space. For ongoing support through to completion, we strongly advise registering before mid February so you will have time to complete the course before the June closure.

To register and book your spot (limited space available) please call 403-627-4478.

Location: Pincher Creek Adult Learning Space, 972 Police Avenue.
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 2nd week of September , 972 Police Ave, 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 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
Location: CALP Learning space, Pincher Creek
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: Ongoing

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

  • 9 workshops, beginning April, details tba
  • Located at our Pincher Creek CALP Classroom
  • 972 Police Ave
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.

Dates: September and January registrations, 9:30-11:30am. Spaces fill quickly, please call/text our office to register at 403-627-4478 or Lucille Provost, Indigenous Outreach, 403-339-0673

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.

Dates: October and February registrations, call early, limited space available!

Cost: $30/person, fee will be waived if it is a barrier to learning.

Firearm Safety

4th Saturday of every Month, September-June. Adult Learning Building, 972 Police Ave. $115 includes textbook. Instructor: Nigel Whittington

One on One Computer Training

Have a computer or device question? One-on One computer tutoring is the perfect opportunity to ask your questions in a safe, confidential place. No such thing as a silly question. 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, all ages welcome!

Cost: $10 for 30 minute private session at Adult Learning Office, 732 Kettles street. 403-627-4478

Times: available by appointment only, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Call today for details.