Foundations Program

FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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.

Click on these links for brochures describing the Foundations program: English | Chinese | Korean | Persian | Punjabi | Spanish

The Foundations English program covers seven core courses (Foundations English 1 to 7) and several companion courses (Reading, Writing, and Speaking & Listening). This program strengthens and supports learning for students who want to enroll in Composition 11, Composition 12 and English Studies 12.

The Foundations Social Studies program is designed to develop skills needed for further study in Social Studies 11, BC First Nations Studies 12, Comparative Civilizations 12, Geography 12, History 12, Law 12 and Social Justice 12.

The Foundations Mathematics program has seven core courses (Foundations Mathematics 1 to 7) and prepares students for mathematics at the Grade 10, 11, and 12 levels.

The Foundations Computers program prepares students for a wide range of technology related courses at the grade 11 & 12 levels, including Business Computer Applications.


NEW STUDENTS REGISTER HERE

(Please note this applies to a student that has never attended Burnaby Continuing Education.  If you have taken classes within the last year, please register in the next section under “Student Registration”.

**This English assessment test is only valid to register for Burnaby Community & Continuing Education Classes**


Here are steps of the registration process for NEW STUDENTS: 

Step 1 If proper documentation is submitted, please see the next step.  If proper documentation is not submitted, you will be contacted with details of what is missing. 

Step 2: Once your online $35.00 (non-refundable) payment has been processed and your documents have been reviewed, you will receive an email with instructions for your online test.  Please allow 5-7 business days to process.

Step 3: You will be emailed your results with further instructions.

 



STUDENT REGISTRATION

Students who are currently taking a Foundations course with Burnaby Continuing Education or have recently completed an online English assessment with us.

Registration for English Foundations Fall day classes and Fall night classes is now closed.  Registration for Winter day classes will open at the start of November.

 

Click here for instructions on how to register.

 

Q2 = Day

S2 = Night

Registration                      

Please do not register for the same course more than once.  If you encounter any issues, please call 604-296-6901.

Withdrawal                       

Please use the Withdrawal button if you wish to withdraw from a course  If you have started the course, please also let your teacher know.

Course Verification          

Please use the Course Verification button to verify you are registered in a course.  Please allow 2 business days from the day you registered for your record to be updated. 


NBAEC & SBAEC –  Daytime Courses for Winter Semester. Q2 = Day 

Some classes may be blended

Please note – classes that are full or canceled due to low enrollment will not show up when registering

Please click on the schedule below to enlarge the image.


Burnaby South – Night Courses for Winter SemesterS2 = Night

Some classes may be blended

Please click on the schedule below to enlarge the image

Schedule coming soon

 



Office locations Office hours
North Burnaby Adult Education Centre (NBAEC) 
751 Hammarskjold Drive
Burnaby, BC V5B 4A1
Map(Access the office via the smaller South Campus building off Kensington Ave)
8:30am – 3:30pm
South Burnaby Adult Education Centre (SBAEC)
(Portable on west side of high school)
5455 Rumble Street
Burnaby, BC V5J 2B7
Map(Access the office via Watling St off Royal Oak Ave)Student parking space is very limited; only park in student parking.
Please call 604-296-6900 ext. 661097 
Burnaby South Secondary School
5455 Rumble Street
Burnaby, BC V5J 2B7
Map(Access the office via Antrim Ave off Beresford St)
School is open for instruction Tuesday and Thursday evenings during the school year.

COURSE REGISTRATION

Formal registration for courses can only be done after the assessment test is completed. Confirmation of registration will be done by the academic advisor and will be based on course availability.

The following documents are required to complete registration:

Document Example
Proof of citizenship status in Canada 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: Work Permit valid for the duration of your class. You MUST be working 20 hours per week or more. You MUST submit a signed and dated letter of employment on company letterhead stating – position, start date, and number of hours worked per week AND a most recent pay stub showing minimum of 20 hours work per week.
Proof of residence in BC Documents must include one item from Category A OR one item from Category B.

If choosing Category B, one item from Category C must be included.

Category A: Provincial Driver’s License or BC Service Card

Category B: Proof of ownership of dwelling or long-term lease or rental of dwelling (full document required).

Category C: Items include BC hydro bill, BC cable bill, Internet bill, letter from a local Canadian bank, provincial registration of automobile.

Picture ID One document with your picture and name:

  • Passport
  • BC Driver’s License
  • BC ID Card

COURSE WITHDRAWALS

Before withdrawing from a course, please contact your teacher or an academic advisor.


COURSE FEES

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. Payment by MasterCard or Visa.
– $1325 per course for international students and visitors

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 textbook deposit is required for each course. We only accept payment by MasterCard or Visa.
– Foundations courses charge a textbook deposit of $150.00
Textbook Deposit Refunds
– If all textbooks are brought back in good condition at the end of the course, a full refund will be issued.
– If all textbooks are brought back in good condition between 2 and 4 weeks after finishing or withdrawing from a class, the refund issued is $50.00 for Foundations courses.
– 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

NBAEC & SBAEC –  Daytime Courses for Winter Semester – Some classes may be blended

** Please see updated schedule at top of page**

 

Burnaby South –  Night Courses for Winter Semester  – Some classes may be blended

** Schedule coming soon**


SCHOOL LOCATIONS

Burnaby South Secondary School
5455 Rumble Street
Burnaby, BC V5J 2B7

(Access the office via Antrim Ave off Beresford St)

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

North Burnaby Adult Education Centre (NBAEC)
751 Hammarskjold Drive
Burnaby, BC V5B 4A1

(Access the office via the smaller South Campus building off Kensington Ave)

South Burnaby Adult Education Centre (SBAEC)
5455 Rumble Street
Burnaby, BC V5J 2B7

(Access the office via Watling St off Royal Oak Ave)

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

Byrne Creek Secondary School
7777 18th Street
Burnaby, BC V3N 5E5