Adult Education Institutions

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Published by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training - Colleges and Skills Development
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Taking high school courses can help with various educational paths – improving literacy and numeracy skills, working towards high school graduation, upgrading for work or for entrance into a post-secondary program. School districts offer tuition-free high school courses for adults at secondary schools, adult learning and continuing education centres throughout the province. Post-secondary institutions (colleges and universities) offer tuition-free literacy, upgrading and high school-level courses which are referred to as Adult Basic Education, Access or pre-postsecondary courses. This dataset shows all of the institutions in B.C. that offer Adult Education courses and credits.

Data and Resources

Additional Information


To helps users find institutions near them that offer Adult Education programs. In the future this dataset will be linked directly to a web app that will assist users in finding local Adult Education programs.

Data Quality

Data was collected by ministry staff in February 2018. The contact email in the data was purposely intended to be a generic email (e.g. to prevent the need to update the data whenever a specific staff member in charge of the program changes roles. If you need to add or change your institution’s contact details please contact the person listed in the Contact Information section below. Please be aware that this dataset is not an accurate description of course vacancy. Course offerings and availability are changed at the institution’s discretion. Not all institutions offer all courses and each will have varying levels of vacancy. This data is accurate as of February, 2018.

Lineage Statement

Data updated September 2018 to reflect the institution name change at Coast Mountain College (previously Northwest Community College).

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Contact Information

NameVincent Portal (businessExpert)
OrganizationMinistry of Advanced Education and Skills Training
Sub-OrganizationColleges and Skills Development
NameChristine Broda (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Advanced Education and Skills Training
Sub-OrganizationColleges and Skills Development

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Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2018-03-20
Record Last Modified 2020-08-10
Resource Status onGoing