Foundations Program

Program descriptionRegistrationCourse feesCourse scheduleSchool locations
FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM
The Foundations program is designed to strengthen basic skills in English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science and Computers in preparation for both employment and further studies.

Foundations courses are transition or bridging classes that prepare students for regular Grade 10, 11, and 12 courses. The learning outcomes of the Foundations program are designed to address literacy and needs up to the grade 10 level.

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Foundations English
Foundations Social Studies
Foundations Mathematics
Foundations Computers
REGISTRATION STEP 1 - Assessment test
Students must take an assessment test before registering for courses. Assessment and registration takes approximately 2 hours. Please arrive on time for the assessment/registration session. Students arriving after the assessment test has started will be asked to return for the next session.

Assessment fee – A non-refundable fee of $25.00 is charged for each student needing an assessment. We only accept payment by MasterCard, Visa or cash (bring payment for exact amount please; change for large bills may not be available).

Office locations Regular assessment hours Extra assessment hours
Schou Education Centre
4041 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC
Ongoing Assessment & Registration
every Tuesday at 1:30 pm
2017-Sep-12 to 2017-Dec-19
Registration cancelled 2017-Nov-14
Winter Term Registration
2018-Jan-08 at 9:30 am or 12:30 pm
2018-Jan-09 at 9:30 am or 12:30 pm
2018-Jan-10 at 9:30 am or 12:30 pm
South Burnaby Adult Education Centre (SBAEC)
5455 Rumble Street
Burnaby, BC
Ongoing Assessment & Registration
every Thursday at 1:00 pm
2017-Sep-14 to 2017-Dec-14
Registration cancelled 2017-Nov-09
Winter Term Registration
2018-Jan-08 at 9:30 am or 12:30 pm
2018-Jan-09 at 9:30 am or 12:30 pm
2018-Jan-10 at 9:30 am or 12:30 pm
Burnaby South Secondary School
5455 Rumble Street
Burnaby, BC
Ongoing Assessment & Registration
Tuesday evenings at 6:15 pm
2017-Sep-12
2017-Sep-19
2017-Sep-26
2017-Oct-10
2017-Oct-24
2017-Nov-07
2017-Nov-21
2017-Dec-05
2017-Dec-19
REGISTRATION STEP 2 - Course registration
Formal registration for courses can only be done after the assessment test is completed. Registration can only be done in person; registration cannot be done online or over the phone.

The following documents are required to complete registration:

Document Example
Proof of citizenship status in Canada Bring one document with your name:

  • Canadian citizens: Canadian birth certificate or current Canadian passport or Canadian citizenship card
  • Permanent residents: permanent resident card
  • Refugees: passport and refugee claimant documents
  • International visitors: passport and visitor visa
  • Work permit holders: passport and valid work permit
Proof of residence in BC Bring one document with your name and address:

  • BC Driver’s Licence
  • BC Care Card
  • BC ID Card
  • Utility bill (FortisBC, BC Hydro, land line telephone bill)
Picture ID Bring one document with your picture and name:

  • Passport
  • BC Driver’s Licence
  • BC ID Card
COURSE WITHDRAWALS
Students who withdraw from a Foundations course before 65% of the course hours have been completed will receive a final mark “W” (Withdrawn).

Students who withdraw from a Foundations course after 65% of the course hours have been completed will receive a letter grade as the final mark. This letter grade will be calculated based on their work to date as a percentage of the overall course mark.

TUITION FEES
Foundations courses are free for eligible students! There is no tuition fee for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and status refugees. Holders of work permits may also be eligible for tuition free courses.

International visitors must pay tuition fees:

  • $1325 per course for international students and visitors
  • $995 per course for parents/guardians of international students enrolled in a Burnaby public school

We only accept payment by MasterCard, Visa or cash (bring payment for exact amount please; change for large bills may not be available).


Tuition fee refunds

  • If the course is cancelled by Burnaby Community & Continuing Education, the tuition fee is refunded in full.
  • If a student wishes to withdraw, the tuition fee will be refunded (less a $35 processing fee) if a written request is received before the start of the second class. No refunds are issued after the start of the second class.
TEXTBOOK DEPOSITS
A $100 deposit is required for each course, payable on the first day of class. We only accept payment by MasterCard, Visa or cash (bring payment for exact amount please; change for large bills may not be available).


Textbook deposit refunds

  • If all textbooks are brought back in good condition within 2 weeks after finishing or withdrawing from a class, a refund of $90 will be issued.
  • If all textbooks are brought back in good condition between 2 and 4 weeks after finishing or withdrawing from a class, a refund of $50 will be issued.
  • If textbooks are returned more than 4 weeks after finishing or withdrawing from a class, no refund will be issued.
  • If textbooks are returned in a damaged condition, no refund will be issued.
COURSE SCHEDULE
SEMESTER – Winter daytime classes (January to March)
LOCATION – South Burnaby Adult Education Centre (SBAEC)

Course name Course ID Days Times Dates
Foundations English 1-2 SE1A Mon|Tue|Wed|Thu|Fri 9:15 am to 11:30 am 2018-Jan-15 to 2018-Mar-12
Foundations English 3-4 SE3A Mon|Tue|Wed|Thu|Fri 9:15 am to 11:30 am 2018-Jan-15 to 2018-Mar-12
Foundations English 5-6 SE5A Mon|Tue|Wed|Thu|Fri 9:15 am to 11:30 am 2018-Jan-15 to 2018-Mar-12
Foundations English 6-7 SE7A Mon|Tue|Wed|Thu|Fri 9:15 am to 11:30 am 2018-Jan-15 to 2018-Mar-12
Foundations Speaking & Listening 1-2 SL1A Mon|Tue|Wed|Thu|Fri 12:00 pm to 2:15 pm 2018-Jan-15 to 2018-Mar-12
Foundations Writing 3-4 SW3A Mon|Tue|Wed|Thu|Fri 12:00 pm to 2:15 pm 2018-Jan-15 to 2018-Mar-12
Foundations Writing 5-6-7 SW5A Mon|Tue|Wed|Thu|Fri 12:00 pm to 2:15 pm 2018-Jan-15 to 2018-Mar-12

SEMESTER – Winter daytime classes (January to March)
LOCATION – Schou Education Centre

Course name Course ID Days Times Dates
Foundations English 1-2 UE1A Mon|Tue|Wed|Thu|Fri 9:15 am to 11:30 am 2018-Jan-15 to 2018-Mar-12
Foundations English 3-4 UE3A Mon|Tue|Wed|Thu|Fri 9:15 am to 11:30 am 2018-Jan-15 to 2018-Mar-12
Foundations English 5-6 UE5A Mon|Tue|Wed|Thu|Fri 9:15 am to 11:30 am 2018-Jan-15 to 2018-Mar-12
Foundations English 6-7 UE7A Mon|Tue|Wed|Thu|Fri 9:15 am to 11:30 am 2018-Jan-15 to 2018-Mar-12
Foundations Mathematics 5-6-7 UM5A Mon|Tue|Wed|Thu|Fri 9:15 am to 11:30 am 2018-Jan-15 to 2018-Mar-12
Foundations Speaking & Listening 1-2 UL1A Mon|Tue|Wed|Thu|Fri 12:00 pm to 2:15 pm 2018-Jan-15 to 2018-Mar-12
Foundations Writing 3-4 UW3A Mon|Tue|Wed|Thu|Fri 12:00 pm to 2:15 pm 2018-Jan-15 to 2018-Mar-12
Foundations Writing 5-6-7 UW5A Mon|Tue|Wed|Thu|Fri 12:00 pm to 2:15 pm 2018-Jan-15 to 2018-Mar-12

SEMESTER – Winter evening classes (February to June)
LOCATION – Burnaby South Secondary School

Course name Course ID Days Times Dates
Foundations English 1-2 SE1W Tue|Thu 6:15 pm to 9:15 pm 2018-Feb-20 to 2018-Jun-14
Foundations English 3-4 SE3W Tue|Thu 6:15 pm to 9:15 pm 2018-Feb-20 to 2018-Jun-14
Foundations English 5-6 SE5W Tue|Thu 6:15 pm to 9:15 pm 2018-Feb-20 to 2018-Jun-14
Foundations English 6-7 SE7W Tue|Thu 6:15 pm to 9:15 pm 2018-Feb-20 to 2018-Jun-14
OUR SCHOOLS
Burnaby South Secondary School
5455 Rumble Street
Burnaby, BC

Student parking space is very limited; please only park in areas specifically designated as student parking.



Schou Education Centre
4041 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC

Student parking space is very limited; please only park in areas specifically designated as student parking.



South Burnaby Adult Education Centre (SBAEC)
5455 Rumble Street
Burnaby, BC

Classrooms are located in the portables on the west side of Burnaby South Secondary School.

Student parking space is very limited; please only park in areas specifically designated as student parking.