ACADEMIC BRIDGING / UPGRADING PROGRAMS

ATHABASCA UNIVERSITY ELP PROGRAM
6,5,5,6

BOW VALLEY COLLEGE - ADULT UPGRADING
7,7,4,4

BOW VALLEY COLLEGE - BRIDGE PROGRAM
3,3,1,1

BOW VALLEY COLLEGE - EAP PROGRAM
6,6,6,6
or
7,8,8,8,

CHINOOK LEARNING SERVICES - ACADEMIC UPGRADING / HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT
7,7,7,7

COLUMBIA COLLEGE - ACADEMIC UPGRADING
4,4,4,4

EQUILIBRIUM INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION INSTITUTE - UPGRADING
2,2,2,2

EQUILIBRIUM INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION INSTITUTE - HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT PROGRAM
5,5,5,5

SAIT - ACADEMIC UPGRADING
7,7,7,7

SAIT - ELF (English Language Foundations)
4,4,4,4

U of C - EAP (English for Academic Purposes)
6,6,6,6
  • TOEFL of 523 (PBT paper-based test) to get into this program

U of C - EAPG (English for Academic Purposes for Graduate level students)
8,8,8,8


JOB SPECIFIC PROGRAMS

MOUNT ROYAL COLLEGE - ACE TESOL PROGRAM FOR MOUNT ROYAL COLLEGE TO BECOME AN ESL TEACHER
9,9,9,9

BOW VALLEY COLLEGE - HEALTH CARE AIDE AT BOW VALLEY COLLEGE
6,6,6,6

CENTRE FOR NEWCOMERS - HEALTH CARE AIDE PREPERATORY PROGRAM AT CENTRE FOR NEWCOMERS
5,5,5,5

CES PROGRAM - job training and internship at a place of work
6,6,5,5

COLUMBIA COLLEGE - LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse)
English 30-1 with 60%; English 30-2 with 70%
All students must achieve satisfactory results on the Columbia College Assessment.
International Applicants: English Language Proficiency can be demonstrated by any of the following:
• Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 560 on the paper-based test or a score of 83 on the Internet-based test (BT)
• Achievement of a valid Academic (IELTS) International English Language Testing System with an overall band score of 5.5
• Complete an English for Academic Purposes program with a grade of “B”.
• CLB 8

COLUMBIA COLLEGE - Health Care Aide
Applicants must have completed English 10 or equivalent. This may be achieved through our free Pre-Health Care Bridging Program.
All students must achieve satisfactory results on the Columbia College Assessment.
International Applicants: English Language Proficiency can be demonstrated by any of the following:
• Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 530 on the paper-based test or a score of 71 on the Internet-based test (iBT)
• Achievement of a valid Academic (IELTS) International English Language Testing System with an overall band score of 5, band score 4.5.
OR
• Complete an English for Academic Purposes program with a grade of “B”.
• CLB 7

COLUMBIA COLLEGE - Human Services Professional Program (HR)
Admission Requirements: As one step in the selection process, potential students will be asked to complete one or more assessments. These assessments will help
us determine if the student’s academic skills in such areas as reading and writing are sufficient enough to complete his/her program of study. If a student’s skills need to be improved in one or more academic areas he/she may be referred to tuition free upgrading courses at Columbia College (see Bridging Programs).
International Applications: English Language Proficiency can be demonstrated by any of the following:
• Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 560 on the paper-based test or a score of 83 on the Internet-based test (iBT)
• Achievement of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5 with a band score of 5.
• Successful achievement of the Columbia College English for Academic purposes program with a grade of B
• CLB 7-8

COLUMBIA COLLEGE - Dental Assistant
Admission Requirements: As one step in the selection process, potential students will be asked to complete one or more assessments. These assessments will help
us determine if the student’s academic skills in such areas as reading and writing are sufficient enough to complete his/her program of study. If a student’s skills need to be improved in one or more academic areas he/she may be referred to tuition free upgrading courses at Columbia College (see Bridging Programs).
International Applications: English Language Proficiency can be demonstrated by any of the following:
• Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 560 on the paper-based test or a score of 83 on the Internet-based test (iBT)
• Achievement of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5 with a band score of 5.5.
• Successful achievement of the Columbia College English for Academic purposes program with a grade of B
• CLB 8

COLUMBIA COLLEGE - Security Guard
Level 5 Canadian Language Benchmark

COLUMBIA COLLEGE - Criminal Justice Professional Program (By-Law Enforcement Officer (Animal Control Inspector, Commercial Transport Inspector, Parking Control Officer, Zoning Inspectors, etc.) • Border Services Officer • Child and Youth Worker • Corrections Officer • Probation and Parole Officer • Prison Guard • RCMP, Provincial, or Municipal Police Officer • Private Security Officer or Investigator • Social and Community Service Worker • Traffic Enforcement Officer
Admission Requirements: As one step in the selection process, potential students will be asked to complete one or more assessments. These assessments will help
us determine if the student’s academic skills in such areas as reading and writing are sufficient enough to complete his/her program of study. If a student’s skills need to be improved in one or more academic areas he/she may be referred to tuition free upgrading courses at Columbia College (see Bridging Programs).
International Applications: English Language Proficiency can be demonstrated by any of the following:
• Achievement of a valid TOEFL score of 560 on the paper-based test or a score of 83 on the Internet-based test (iBT)
• Achievement of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5 with a band score of 5.5.
• Successful achievement of the Columbia College English for Academic purposes program with a grade of B
• CLB 7-8

COLUMBIA COLLEGE - Office Assistant
Admission Requirements: As one step in the selection process, potential students will be asked to complete one or more assessments. These assessments will help
us determine if the student’s academic skills in such areas as reading and writing are sufficient enough to complete his/her program of study. If a student’s skills need to be improved in one or more academic areas he/she may be referred to tuition free upgrading courses at Columbia College (see Bridging Programs). An applicant must have a minimum keyboarding speed of 25 (WPM) net words per minute.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE - Business Management (Human resources professional (e.g. recruitment, training, compensation) • Business manager/owner • Accounting professional (examples: accounting technician, accounts payables/receivables assistant, bookkeeper, and payroll administrator) • Marketing agent or professional • Administrative officer • Banking/Investment officer • Bookkeeper • Credit/loans officer • Operations manager or specialist • Financial customer services representative • Financial planner • Insurance agent/broker • Inventory control specialist • Investment advisor • Marketing research analyst • Office Administrator • Purchasing agent • Retail store supervisor • Sales agent or specialist • Sales representative (wholesale, non-technical)
Admission Requirements: As one step in the selection process, potential students will be asked to complete one or more assessments. These assessments will help
us determine if the student’s academic skills in such areas as reading and writing are sufficient enough to complete his/her program of study. If a student’s skills need to be improved in one or more academic areas he/she may be referred to tuition free upgrading courses at Columbia College (see Bridging Programs).
International Applications: English Language Proficiency can be demonstrated by any of the following:
• Achievement of a TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based text; a score of 197 on the computer-based test, or a score of 71 on the Internet-based test (iBT)
• Achievement of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5
• Successful achievement of the Columbia College English for Academic purposes program with a grade of B

COLUMBIA COLLEGE - Bookkeeping Program ( • accounting technician • bookkeeper • accounts payable clerk • accounts receivable clerk • audit clerk • billing clerk • costing clerk • deposit clerk • income tax return preparer • invoice clerk • ledger clerk)
Admission Requirements: As one step in the selection process, potential students will be asked to complete one or more assessments. These assessments will help
us determine if the student’s academic skills in such areas as reading and writing are sufficient enough to complete his/her program of study. If a student’s skills need to be improved in one or more academic areas he/she may be referred to tuition free upgrading courses at Columbia College (see Bridging Programs). An applicant must have a minimum keyboarding speed of 25 (WPM) net words per minute.

TO GRADUATE LINC 5
7,7,6,6
TO GRADUATE LINC 4
6,6,5,5
TO GRADUATE LINC 3
5,5,4,4
TO GRADUATE LINC 2
3,3,3,3
TO GRADUATE LINC 1
2,2,2,2
TO ENTER LINC 1
1,1,1,1

CLB (Canadian Language Benchmarks vs. TOEFL)
TOEFL of 550-580 - the general requirement to get into most of Canada's universities,
is about LINC 8 and up
from: http://journals.sfu.ca/tesl/index.php/tesl/article/viewFile/909/728
  • TOEFL PBT score range from 310 and 677

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