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The basic literacy program is intended for students who are non-readers and for those who wish to improve their basic math, reading, writing and spelling skills. One-to-one instruction is available in Houston, Smithers, Hazelton, Terrace, Kitimat, and Masset. Group classes are usually available in Prince Rupert. In an effort to meet the needs of the student, the time and place of instruction with a tutor is flexible. There is no cost for these services (except for the Prince Rupert classes) and all books will be loaned to the student.
NWCC works in partnership with the following local community literacy organizations:
- Literacy Haida Gwaii
- Literacy Terrace
- Kitimat Community Services Society
- Storytellers' Foundation - Hazelton
- Smithers Community Services Association
- Houston Link to Learning
For more information, contact your local NWCC campus or Decoda Literacy Solutions | BC's Literacy Organization.
If you know anyone who may have difficulty reading, please give them the information about these literacy programs.
Northwest Community College supports training programs for people who would like to be a tutor in the Basic Literacy program. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in participating in this program, please contact your local NWCC campus.
BC Adult Graduation Diploma Program (Adult Dogwood)
The Adult Graduation Diploma Program provides an opportunity for adults who did not graduate from secondary school to earn an official document stating that they have a high school equivalency standing. This standing may assist them in qualifying for better jobs, for promotion within their own organizations, and in applying for admission to post-secondary educational institutions.
NWCC offers courses towards earning your Adult Graduation Diploma through our Career & College Preparation (Upgrading) Department. Contact your local NWCC campus for dates and procedures.
Transfer Credit Guide
Some students who attend NWCC plan to continue their post-secondary education at a degree-granting institution. Credit earned through Northwest Community College courses and programs can be transferable to other provincial post-secondary institutions.
The BC Transfer Credit Guide describes transferability between colleges, university colleges and universities in British Columbia.