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2016/17 College Foundation


About the Program

College Foundation is designed for students who meet the basic requirements for post-secondary programs but lack the specific, additional skills required for admission to professional degree and diploma programs, particularly those requiring a basic understanding of biology and chemistry.

The program provides an introduction to a variety of College programs, but primarily focuses on the development of strong foundational skills in reading, writing and speaking English at the college level and the foundations of science.

Upon successful completion, graduates will have improved their knowledge and usage of English and Inuktitut as well as scientific principles and concepts. They will also have developed an understanding and appreciation of what it takes to be successful in a university level program. Graduates will then be eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, or the Nunavut Teacher Education Program.

Length of Program

2 semesters; full time


Nunatta Campus; various Community Learning Centres (pending funding)

Admission Requirements

Applicants wishing to apply to this program must:

  • be 17 years of age or older
  • have a Grade 12 general diploma
  • submit three (3) letters of reference
  • submit a letter of interest explaining why he/she would like to enroll in the program

Applicants who are 19 years of age or older without the educational qualifications may be accepted as mature students, based on experience and on individual assessment.

Applicants will be admitted to this program based upon the program eligibility requirements and assessment results. Admission to this program is subject to space availability.

Application Deadlines

Applications must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by May 16, 2016.

Applicants may be assessed through the Nunavut Adult Placement Assessment and interviewed for suitability and interest in continued post-secondary study.

Do you need financial assistance? You may be eligible for the Adult Learning and Training Support (ALTS) program. The deadline for ALTS applications is July 15.

For more information on how to apply, visit your local campus or Community Learning Centre. You can also e-mail the Registrar's Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone toll-free: at 1-866-979-7222.

Record of Achievement

College Foundation Certificate, Nunavut Arctic College

Credit Transfer Opportunities

Not applicable

Employment Opportunities

Although this program is designed to prepare students for further education at the college/university level, the exploratory nature of the curriculum can help students

Course Outline

Click here to download course outline for this program (PDF).

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