Programs

College Preparation

ADULT LEARNING

About this Program

  • You must be 18 years or older.
  • An interview with an Academic Advisor is recommended.
  • If you have been away from school for four years or more, you may be asked to take the Medicine Hat College Math, Science and/or English Locator (Assessment). Contact a Medicine Hat College Academic Advisor at 403-529-3819.

Further Information Related to College Preparation Studies

Plan your program taking into account outside activities and demands at home. Instructors may move you up or down a level in a subject during the first month of classes if it is found that you are incorrectly placed. If you are in University Transfer Combined Upgrading, you are expected to complete necessary prerequisite courses during your first year at Medicine Hat College for the university program selected.

There are a number of levels of courses in this program.  Those numbered 010 or 013 are beginning courses at the high school level in a particular discipline.

The 020 or 023 courses are designed for people who have some previous knowledge in a particular discipline.  In some cases, they are beginning courses where only one course is required prior to the Grade 12 equivalent course.

The 030 and 033 courses are Grade 12 or matriculation equivalent courses.

Equivalency Courses
Biology 020, 030
Chemistry 020, 030
Computers 010
English 010, 013, 020, 023, 030*, 033
Master Student 100
Physics 020, 030
Science 009, 010
Social Studies 010, 020, 030, 033
Math 010R, 010FN, 010, 020FN, 020, 030FN, 030*, 031

*English 030 is accepted in place of Alberta Education's ELA 30-1 and Math 030 is accepted in place of Alberta Education's Pure Math 30 by Alberta's colleges, universities, and technical institutes as per the Alberta Transfer Guide.

NOTE:  These are equivalent to high school courses but cannot be used for the completion of a Department of Education high school diploma.  However, they may be used towards a high school equivalency diploma awarded by Medicine Hat College.

In College Preparation, you will develop the skills that you need in order to prepare you for the workplace and for future educational opportunities.

Discover tuition and related program costs

What is your education going to cost?

Our TUITION and FEES page provides a total cost estimate for your program including books and supplies and related expenses.

Fund your education

Looking for ways to help fund your education?

There are lots of options like student loans, scholarships, bursaries and emergency funding available.
Check out our FINANCIAL AID page for more information.

Learn about transfer options

Many programs offered at Medicine Hat College qualify for transfer credits to other institutions. In some cases, you must transfer to another institution to complete your program and gain your credential.

The ACADEMIC CALENDAR has official information on transfer options for each program.
Please consult the calendar or meet with an academic advisor for more information.

Access student supports

At MHC, we care about students and want to help you succeed.

As a student, there may be times when you require support. Our SERVICES page provides you with links to a number of campus supports including academic success, counselling and care, health and wellness, and many other resources.

Explore international study opportunities

Have you always wanted to study abroad?

Enhance your education, share in cultural diversity and embrace new experiences. Visit the INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY PROGRAM section to find out more.