Brooks Open Learning Centre

Discover alternate learning options at Brooks Campus.

Open Learning Centre - Brooks Campus

The Open Learning Centre (OLC) offers you a way of taking the college preparation courses.  High school level courses are offered through a combination of direct instruction, tutorial and self-study. Courses taught in the Open Learning Centre cover the same curriculum as in regular classrooms including labs. The curriculum is similar to the Alberta public school system, but you will receive credit towards a Medicine Hat College high school equivalency diploma.

The Brooks Campus welcomes all potential students to into the College Preparation/Upgrading Program. First, you need to complete a Medicine Hat College application form and pay the $75 application in order to apply at the Brooks Campus - Medicine Hat College. You must also provide a copy of past high school transcripts or write an academic assessment, to be sure you begin studies at a level that suits your needs. We encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to determine a plan of study that will suit your needs.

You may register for College Preparation/Upgrading courses that begin in September and January. Courses are usually offered in the daytime and the evening, depending on the number of students registered. The OLC is designed for full or part time studies and allows you to manage work and family schedules. Courses are a maximum of 14 weeks in length. Government funding is available for upgrading courses - contact the academic advisor at 403.362.1682 for more information.

Courses Offered

  • ABE Math and English
  • Science 9, 10
  • Math 9, 10 prep, 10, 20, 20 FN, 30 and 30FN
  • English 9, 10, 13, 20, 23, 30 and 33
  • Bio 20, 30
  • Chem 20, 30
  • Social Studies 10, 20, 30

How Does the OLC Operate?
You will receive between two and four hours of direct classroom instruction a week. Unit testing and assignments are to be completed through self-study. It is recommended that you spend five hours a week per course in the OLC (includes class instruction and self-study).

An OLC tutor is available Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The tutors provide support for all upgrading subjects and administer quizzes and exams, which you can write at your convenience during OLC hours. Tutors can also offer some computer training.

 OLC Closures
The OLC follows the college calendar and is closed on all statutory holidays and other days as noted by MHC.