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2016/17 Adult Basic Education (ABE)


About the Program

Adult Basic Education includes six (6) levels of study ranging from basic literacy to coursework at the Grade 12 level. Courses in this program enable participants to learn or re-learn skills needed to meet employment, personal or educational goals.

Participants in ABE engage in a program of study according to their personal needs and academic levels. Because of this, time spent in the program will vary for each individual.

Due to the range of courses available, the course offerings will vary at each program location (Community Learning Centres and Campuses).

Participants often enrol in the program as a first step to entering a Certificate or Diploma Program.

Students may take ABE courses on a full or part-time basis.

Length of Program

2 semesters; full time


Nunatta Campus; various Community Learning Centres

Admission Requirements

Applicants wishing to apply to this program must:

  • be individuals who are preparing to enter or re-enter the workforce
  • be 17 years of age or older
  • have an interest in preparing to enter the workforce
  • be willing to examine their lives to identify the barriers which are preventing them from finding employment and be prepared to work on developing an action plan to overcome these barriers
  • have completed ABE English 110 and Math 110 or be assessed at ABE 120 in these subjects

Application Deadlines

Applications must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by May 16, 2016.

Entrance is usually based upon completion of the NAC placement assessments.

Applicants will be admitted to this program based on program eligibility criteria, subject to available space and resources.

Do you need financial assistance? You may be eligible for the Adult Learning and Training Support (ALTS) program. The deadline for ALTS applications is July 15.

For more information on how to apply, visit your local campus or Community Learning Centre. You can also e-mail the Registrar's Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone toll-free: at 1-866-979-7222.

Record of Achievement

Adult Basic Education Record of Achievement, Nunavut Arctic College

Credit Transfer Opportunities

Not applicable

Employment Opportunities

This program provides skills development toward possible entry-level employment in Nunavut. Completion of this program will better position graduates to find employment as entry-level office assistants, or other entry-level positions that require skills in level 2/3 document use and level 2/3 numeracy.

Course Outline

Click here to download course outline for this program (PDF).

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For more information on our programs and courses, contact the Registrar's Office at 1-866-979-7222

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