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.

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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 FOR AN ASSESSMENT TEST


REGISTRATION STEP 1 – REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE ASSESSMENT TEST 
REGISTRATION STEP 2 – GO TO YOUR CHOOSEN LOCATION FOR YOUR IN-PERSON ASSESSMENT TEST

Students must take an assessment test before registering for courses. Your test location can be different from your course location. Assessment and registration takes approximately 2 hours. Please arrive 15 minutes early for the assessment/registration session; students arriving after the assessment test has started will be asked to return for the next session.

A non-refundable assessment fee of $25.00 is charged for each student needing an assessment. We only accept payment by MasterCard, Visa or debit

 


CURRENT STUDENTS & FORMER STUDENTS REGISTER HERE 

Students who have taken a course with Burnaby Continuing Education within the last year and have a student pupil number and students who have taken an assessment test within the last 6 months.


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

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

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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 through Thursday evenings.

REGISTRATION STEP 3 – 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: passport and valid work permit
Proof of residence in BC 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 One document with your picture and name:

  • Passport
  • BC Driver’s Licence
  • 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. We prefer payment by MasterCard, Visa, or debit.
– $1325 per course for international students and visitors
– $995 per course for parents/guardians of international students enrolled in a Burnaby public school

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, Visa or debit.
– 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 Fall Semester – Some classes may be blended

Please click on the schedule below to enlarge the image

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

Please click on the schedule below to enlarge the image

 

 


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.