Adult Learning and Upgrading
Centres for Adult Learning & Programming
Open the door to a world of exciting careers by upgrading your skills, completing your high school diploma or entering into one of our integrated programs.
Take courses to suit your schedule! We have flexible learning options and different access points so you have the ability to balance family and work commitments. There are two intakes a year at Centre for Adult Learning - Brandon (located at our Victoria Avenue East campus) and at our Centre for Adult Learning - Parkland, located at our Parkland campus in Dauphin. Earn your Mature Student High School diploma, upgrade your marks or complete required prerequisite courses for entrance into post-secondary programs. We offer several courses that are integrated with a college program, meaning you earn your high school diploma and a college certificate at the same time! A personalized education plan is developed individually with each student to address your specific needs and future goals.
- Secondary Preparation
- Mature Student High School (MSHS)
- MSHS - Additional Credits (upgrading for high school graduates)
- Integrated Comprehensive Health Care Aide (graduate with both a MSHS diploma and a Comprehensive Health Care Aide certificate)
- Integrated Education Assistant (graduate with both a MSHS diploma and an Education Assistant certificate)
Adult Learning Programs to Meet Your Needs
Assiniboine’s adult learning programs offer a variety of learning options to meet your needs. Classes are available on-campus, full-time or part-time, day or evening in Brandon or Dauphin. Our programs are designed for anyone who would like to:
- achieve their high school diploma
- improve their skills
- increase their marks in a course
- earn prerequisites to enter college or university
Our high school courses are tuition-free. Students do pay materials and Students’ Association fees, which amounts to less than $50 per course. There is no application fee to apply to this program.
Mature Student High School
The Mature Student High School diploma requires eight credits and is equivalent to a regular high school diploma. We will develop an individual education plan for you based on the credits you may already have, your goals and your current academic skills.
The integrated programs allow you to accelerate your education and graduate with both a Mature Student High School diploma and a college certificate in less time than it would take you to do them separately. Our dual credit courses will allow you to earn both high school and college credits at the same time.
- Mature Student High School – Integrated Comprehensive Health Care Aide
- Mature Student High School – Integrated Education Assistant
The Centre for Adult Learning - Brandon follows a flex learning model for its programs. This competency-based model provides a flexible learning option for students who are unable to attend classes on a daily basis. Flex learning allows students to work on their own with access to online learning resources, a classroom and regular instructor support. Attendance every day is not mandatory, but students are encouraged to stay on track with the completion of course objectives. Students wanting to use the flex learning model must meet with the student success advisor to determine if this option is right for them.
Note: Not all courses are available in the flex learning model. See the student success advisor for more information.
Not Yet Ready to Enter the Mature Student High School Program?
If you aren’t quite ready to enter the Mature Student High School Program the Secondary Preparation program might be the right fit for you. You’ll work on improving your English and/or Math skills with individualized help that’s tailored to fit your needs. There is no cost to take this program.
*Currently only available at the Centre for Adult Learning-Parkland
Have Your High School Diploma, but Want to Upgrade Your Education?
If you have already achieved your high school diploma, but want to take more high school courses to meet post-secondary admission requirements or upgrade skills for a job, the Mature Student High School – Additional Credits program was created with you in mind. You are eligible to take up to four courses tuition-free.
The first step is to book an appointment with a student success advisor in Brandon or Dauphin. Our advisor will meet with you and discuss your goals, give you information about our programs and help you develop an education plan. They will also explain the application and registration process with you.
To book an appointment, please contact:
Centre for Adult Learning - Brandon
Victoria Avenue East campus | 1420 Victoria Avenue East, Brandon
204.725.8735 or toll-free 1.800.862.6307 ext 7134
Centre for Adult Learning - Parkland
Parkland campus | 520 Whitmore Avenue, Dauphin