2020/2021 Courses

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Pincher Creek Community Adult Learning Programs: September 2021-June 2022

We look forward to meeting your learning needs, we offer a variety of in-person/distanced and online/text/phone options. Many of our services are free of charge, connect today and continue your learning journey.

Mission: We empower people from Pincher Creek, Piikani, and surrounding communities to reach their potential by facilitating Learner-centered journeys.

Please note all programs, office hours and opportunities are subject to change without notice based on best practices for COVID-19. We follow all current COVID-related best practices.

Connect with us by phone, text, or email for full details or to register for programs.
403-627-4478, pinchercreekalc@gmail.com, www.pincherlearn.ca
Please register and prepay for all programs 1 WEEK PRIOR TO the START DATE.
E-transfer payment to pinchercreekalc@gmail.com
*Many programs/services are free of charge
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9 am-3 pm, September 7, 2021 – June 24, 2022
Open by appointment only for exam invigilation July /August
972 Police Avenue, Community Education Wing, just South of United Church Thrift Shop, Pincher Creek, AB


Are you interested in finishing high school? Obtaining employment? 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 coaching and referrals to help you choose what your next step could be,
  • Tutor support for GED Prep, Math grades 5-9, Upgrading, English 30 classes, English Language Learning, Skills for Learning, and Digital Skills,
  • Connections to student aid/financing opportunities,
  • Support for online learning, device borrowing, and our learning space with wife ( subject to COVID best practices)
  • 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 the next steps on your learning journey. There is no cost for assistance with your learning plan!

Call or text: 403-627-4478

Exam Invigilation (call for details and to book your exam,)

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. Please call ahead for full details and invigilation policy, exams are by appointment only, $20 fee applies:

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 Okanagan College
Lethbridge College Norquest College University of Alberta
Accuplacer/Live & Online Upgrading- Northern Lakes College
Bow Valley College

GED Prep Program (Curriculum from Norquest College, grades 9-12)
and Math Preparation Program (Norquest College Curriculum, grades 5-9)

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 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 3 days per week, beginning the 3rd week of September with the expectation that projects and assignments will be worked on from home as well. This program requires dedication and commitment. We will offer you strong supports, tutoring and learning space, and access to WIFI. 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. Some funding options are available, please call for details.

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 in downtown Pincher Creek.

Text or call us for helpful support. 403-627-4478 (some in-person supports are limited based on COVID-19 best practices. This may change daily, please call for updates)

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. There is no cost, and coffee is on us. Families are welcome. Online and in-person options available, please call for details.

Available Mondays at 1 pm beginning 2nd week of September at 972 Police Ave. Please call 403-627-4478 to register.
Cost: None

ELL and Literacy Tutor Support

Are you wanting to improve your speaking, reading, writing, or understanding of the English language? Many Albertans and New Canadians 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, the 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

9-10 workshops, Spring dates, details TBA

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.
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 the 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 a computer for test-taking practice
  • Lunch provided (please advise of allergies at time of registration)

Located at our Pincher Creek CALP Classroom - 972 Police Ave - or online as needed
REGISTER early, limited space! 403-627-4478
Instructor: Shannon Jackson
Cost: $35.00/Learner. The fee may be waived if cost is a barrier to the learner

Potential Best

This 6-week learning program is ideal for individuals seeking to achieve employment, further learning, and other meaningful pursuits. Come with your goals, find your path to achieving them. Grow your skills to cope with anxiety around learning, time management, organization, reading/writing, math skills, digital skills, communication, being with others, remembering who you are, and other skills relevant to you. Childcare, transportation, and refreshments provided. Open to all Adult Learners. Limited spots register through Adult Learning or through a community agency referral.

Dates: September and January registrations, 9:30-11:30 am. Spaces fill quickly, please call/text our office to register at 403-627-4478 or Lucille Provost, Indigenous Outreach, 403-339-0673
Grade 9-12? We would love to support your learning journey, call to register for the Potential Best: Power Up! Program!

Blackfoot Language

This is a wonderful local opportunity to grow your understanding of Piikani Blackfoot culture and language. You will gain confidence in learning and speaking basic conversational Blackfoot in the Piikani First Nation dialect. This 8-week program begins in October and runs once a week 5:30 pm-7 pm. Everyone welcome, this is a fun and unique opportunity to learn and practice Blackfoot. 10 spaces available, may be offered online as needed.

Dates: October and February registrations, call early, limited space available!
Cost: $30/person, fee will be waived if it is a barrier to learning.

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 attaching 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! In-person and online/text/phone options available based on COVID-19 best practices. Our staff and client safety is our first priority. Please call for details.

Times: available by appointment only, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Call today for details.
Cost: $10 for a 30-minute private session at Adult Learning Office, 732 Kettles street. 403-627-4478

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/COVID-19 best practices.
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