University One for Aboriginal Learners Certificate
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Development
School of Access and Academic Preparation
Are you an Indigenous student interested in post-secondary courses but don’t feel ready academically? Give your skills and confidence a boost with this program designed to set you up for success.
If you are First Nations, Inuit or Métis and want help getting your writing, math and study skills up to speed for a post-secondary program, this course is for you. You'll gain knowledge and confidence, supported by instructors, fellow students and community Elders. Our goal is for you to gain all the academic skills you need to move into one of the many post-secondary programs at CapU. You could go into Business, Film, Tourism or a degree in Liberal Studies or Science — whatever your dream is, we're here to help you get there.
- Identify cultural influences on learning to develop personal strategies for lifelong learning.
- Apply strategies for academic success.
- Apply the elements of clear spoken and written communication.
- Collaborate with others to achieve a common goal.
- Apply critical thinking, critical reading, and critical writing to articulate multiple points of view.
- Apply quantitative reasoning skills to solve mathematical problems.
Note: Fees are subject to change. Some programs have fees for supplies and equipment that aren’t included in the estimate. To get an idea of what you’ll pay to study at CapU, try out our Tuition & Fees Estimator.
Total program credits: 18.00
Note: Dates are subject to change.
BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status
English 11 or English 12 or English 12 First Peoples with a C or higher
Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
Interview with Coordinator
For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).
Students whose grades do not reflect their academic potential may be admitted into the program after completing the department's writing assessment and interview.