Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program, 2001-2002

The Adult Basic Education (ABE) program was designed to give adults an opportunity to complete their high school education. ABE is offered at the College of the North Atlantic and at approved Private Training Institutions.

The course comparison matrices provided on the following pages show the current ABE courses and the equivalent former ABE courses, BTSD (Basic Training for Skills Development) courses, and high school courses (current and old). There are five content areas covered by these matrices including, General Options, Employability Skills, Communications Skills, Mathematics, and Science. Courses listed under “current high school” which are outside content areas and have no equivalent under “current ABE”, may be used for general options credits.

Courses in high school prior to 1982 (in Math, English, and Science) are worth 4 credits each, unless otherwise indicated. Courses in other subject areas (Geography, French etc.) are worth 2 credits each. For BTSD courses, former ABE courses, and current high school courses, credits will be transferred on a “one- for-one” basis. This means that the credit value of each course taken has the same credit value transferred into the current ABE program. Examples, IC3215 is worth 2 credits, Language 3101 is worth 1 credit, C9 + C12 are worth a total of 2 credits.

ABE credits can be accumulated by:

  1. completing the required ABE courses described in the Adult Basic Education Program Guide Level III;
  2. completing courses under the “old” ABE program or BTSD program;
  3. completing courses in the present high school curriculum;
  4. completing courses in the pre-1983 re-organized high school program (grades 10 & 11);
  5. completing courses other than those described above (eg. apprenticeship courses, courses in other languages etc.);
  6. completing courses in Level II of the ABE curriculum; and
  7. maturity credits in recognition of experience in the adult world.

Note:
The Atlantic Provinces Educational Foundation is in the process of creating common curriculum for the Atlantic region. In September 1996, the revised Chemistry 3202 course was offered in high schools across the province. Due to major content changes there is no equivalency with the ABE Chemistry course. Individuals who completed the ABE program prior to 1996, would receive credit for the former high school Chemistry 3202 course however, those who completed the program after 1996, would not receive credit for the current Chemistry 3202 course, but would still receive credit for Chemistry 2202.
Please consult the appropriate institutional calendar or Registrar’s/Student Services Office for more information.

ABE Level III Communications Skills Course Comparison Matrix

Current ABE Course Former ABE Course BTSD Course Current High School Course(not including recent APEF revisions) Old High School Course(Prior to ’82)
’90 – 94 Prior to 1990
IC 3211 Basic Grammar CS 3211 Basic Grammar 4100 C-16
IC 3214 A/B Oral Communications CS 3214 A/B Oral Communications 4204 C-9, C-12 Basic English 1102  
IC 3113 Evaluative Comprehension CS 3113 Evaluative Comprehension 4101 C-13 Language 1101 English 10 (4 credits)
IC 3218 A/B Introduction to Literature 4208 Thematic Literature 1200 OR Literary Heritage 2201
IC 3215 Research Writing CS 3215 Research Writing 4203 C-18, C-21 Language 2101
IC 3116 Business Communications CS 3116 Business Communications 4205 C-14, C-16, C-19 Business English 3102
IC 3117 Vocational English CS 3117 Vocational English 4106 C-9, C-12, C-18 Vocational English 2102
IC 3219 Newfoundland Literature CS 3219 Newfoundland Literature 4215
IC 3220 Canadian Literature CS 3220 Canadian Literature Canadian Literature 2204
IC 3112 Writing Skills CS 3112 Writing Skills 4102 C-17, C-20 Language 3101
English 11 (4 credits)
IC 3321 Thematic Literature CS 3318 Introduction to Literature

Thematic Literature 3201
IC 3222 Optional Literature formerly CS 3221

3202 Literary Heritage
OR
3203 Folk Literature


3103 Advanced Writing



3104 Language Study

ABE Level III Employability Skills Course Comparison Matrix

Current ABE Course Former ABE Course BTSD Course Current High School Course(not including recent APEF revisions) Old High School Course(Prior to ’82)
’90 – 94 Prior to 1990
IE 3211 Consumer Studies GO 3212 Consumer Studies

1202 Consumer Studies
IE 3212 Computer Studies GO 3113 Computer Studies 5165
1100 MicroComputer Systems AND 2100 Computer Applications
IE 3213 Career Awareness GO 3216 Career Awareness

3101 Career Education
IE 3214 Personal Development GO 3217 Personal Development



ABE Level III General Options Course Comparison Matrix

Current ABE Course Former ABE Course BTSD Course Current High School Course(not including recent APEF revisions) Old High School Course(Prior to ’82)
’90 – 94 Prior to 1990
IG 3211 NF & LB Culture GO 3211 NF & LB Culture 1200 Cultural Heritage
IG 3112 Physical Education GO 3125 Physical Education 1100 Physical Education Physical Education 10 (2 credits)
IG 3113 World Religions GO 3124 World Religions 3100 Religious Studies ½ of Religious Education III 11 (Western Religions)(2 credits)
IG 3114 Canadian Issues GO 3114 Canadian Issues 1201 Canadian Issues Canadian Issues 10 (2 credits)
IG 3215 Family Studies GO 3215 Family Studies 2200 Family Living
IG 3116 Women’s Studies GO 3123 Women’s Studies
IG 3217 Contemporary History GO 3222 Contemporary History 3201 World History History 11 (2 credits)
IG 3118 Individual Study GO 3118 Individual Study 4209
IG3119 Canadian Law GO 3119 Canadian Law 2104 Canadian Law
IG 3120 Democracy GO 3120 Democracy 2102 Democracy
IG 3221 Human Geography GO 3221 Human Geography 3202 World Geography Geography 11 (2 credits)
3204 World Problems World Problems 11 (2 credits)
1290 Social Studies Geography 10 (2 credits)




2103 Canadian Economy 3190 Economics Economics 11 (2 credits)




2100 French 2101 French French 10 (2 credits)
3200 French French 11 (2 credits)
2200 Art & design Art 10 (2 credits)
3200 Art & Design Art 11 (2 credits)




1100 Foods 1101 Clothing Home Economics 10 (2 credits)




3100 Nutrition 3101 Textiles Home Economics 11 (2 credits)

ABE Level III Mathematics Course Comparison Matrix

Current ABE Course Former ABE Course BTSD Course Current High School Course(not including recent APEF revisions) Old High School Course(Prior to ’82)
’90 – 94 Prior to 1990
IM 3101 Algebra Readiness IM 3102 Geometry Readiness IM 3109 Algebra I IM 3210 Algebra II IM 3114 Geometry I

M 3211 Algebra I M 3212, M 3213 Algebra II/III M 3116 Geometry I


5142, 5183 5143, 5147 5148


M-13, M-14, M-15 M-14, M-17 M-10


1300 Mathematics
OR
1203 Academic Math 1300 Mathematics
OR
1203 Academic Math 1300 Mathematics
OR
1203 Academic Math


Matriculation Math 10 (4 credits)
IM 3203 Consumer Math M 3222 Consumer Math 5141 1202 Consumer Math Basic Math 10 (4 credits)
IM 3204 Practical Math I IM 3205 A/B Practical Math II M3223 Practical Math I M 3224 A/B Practical Math II 5144, 5145, 5146
M-8, M-11, M-13, M-14
2202 Vocational Math 2202 Vocational Math
IM 3106 Business Math I IM 3207 Business Math II M 3225 Business Math M 3226 Business Math II 5164 5164 M-18
3202 Business Math
IM 3208 Statistics M 3227 Statistics 3104 Statistics
IM 3211 Algebra III IM 3212 Algebra IV
PLUS
IM 3213 Algebra V
PLUS
IM 3216 Trigonometry IM 3115 Geometry II
M 3213, M 3214 Algebra III/IV M 3215 Algebra V

M 3120 Trigonometry II M 3117 Geometry II
5162, 5163, 5183 5182

5161, 5181
M-15, M-17 M-15 M-17 M-16
2200 Mathematics OR 2203 Academic Math 3200 Mathematics OR 3203 Academic
Math 2200 Mathematics OR 2203 Academic Math
Matriculation Math 11 (4 credits)
M 3218 Advanced Algebra II 2201 Advanced Math Honours Math 11 (4 credits)
IM 3219 Advanced Algebra III IM 3221 Advanced Geometry II


3201 Advanced Math 2201 Advanced Math
IM 3217 Advanced Algebra I IM 3220 Advanced Geometry I


1201 Advanced Math 1201 Advanced Math Honours Math 10 (4 credits) Honours Math 10 (4 credits)
IM 3222 Calculus Readiness 3105 Calculus Readiness

ABE Level III Science Course Comparison Matrix

Current ABE Course Former ABE Course BTSD Course Current High School Course(not including recent APEF revisions) Old High School Course(Prior to ’82)
’90 – 94 Prior to 1990
IB 3211 Cytology IB 3212 A/B Living Things B 3111 Cytology B 3212 A/B Living Things 6125
6128
S-20 S-21, S-22 2201 Biology 2201 Biology Biology 10 (4 credits)
IB 3113 Ecology IB 3214 Genetics IB 3115 Evolution IB 3316 Human Systems B 3113 Ecology B 3115 Genetics B 3114 Evolution B 3316 Human Systems 6128


6132
S-23 S-24

S-4, S-25
3201 Biology 3201 Biology 3201 Biology 3201 Biology Biology 11 (4 credits)
IH 3111 Introduction to Chemistry IH 3112 Chemical Language IH 3113 Reactions & Equations IH 3114 The Mole &
Stoichiometry
C 3111 Introduction to Chemistry C 3112 Chemical Language

C 3113 The Mole & Stoichiometry
6122 6126 6126 6134 S-10 S-10, S-17

2202 Chemistry 2202 Chemistry 2202 Chemistry 2202 Chemistry Chemistry 10 (4 credits)
IH 3215 Chemical Bonding IH 3116 Solution Chemistry IH 3117 Rates, Reaction & Equilibrium IH 3118 Acids and
Bases
C 3114 Chemical Bonding C 3115 Solution Chemistry C 3116 Rates, Reaction & Equilibrium C 3117 Acids and
Bases
6126 6126

6126

S-8, S-11 S-17
3202 Chemistry (former) 3202 Chemistry (former) 3202 Chemistry (former) 3202 Chemistry (former) Chemistry 11 (4 credits)
IH 3119 Organic Chemistry  
IH 3120 Electrochemistry  
IP 3111 Electricity I IP 3112 Electricity II IP 3213 Waves P 3115 Electricity I P 3116 Electricity II P 3214 Waves 6123 6129 6130 S-19 S-16 S-18, S-19 3204 Physics 3204 Physics 2204 Physics Physics 11 (4 credits)
IP 3214 Fluids and Heat P 3113 Fluids and Heat 6121, 6127 S-9, S-14 Physical Science 10 (4 credits)
IP 3215 Mechanics I IP 3216 Mechanics II P 3111 Mechanics I P 3212 Mechanics II 6124 6005 S-15 S-12, S-15 3204 Physics 3204 Physics Physics 10 (4 credits)
IS 3211 Oceanography S 3211 Oceanography
IS 3212 Geology S 3212 Earth Science 3203 Geology (1982 J – 1999 J) 3213 Earth Sciences(1998-1999 L) 3209 Earth Sciences (1999 -J) Earth Science 11 (4 credits)
IS 3213 Physical Science S 3213 Physical Science 6122, 6005, 6130 S-10, S-12, S-18 2205 Physical Science Physical Science 10 (4 credits)
IS 3214 Environmental Science S 3214 Environmental Science 3205 Environmental Science
IS 3215 Life Science
2203 Earth Science Earth Science 10 (2 cr.)
3290 Physical Science Physical Science 11 (2 cr.)

(*) Students that complete the former high school Chemistry 3202 must do one elective unit in carbon chemistry or electrochemistry or nuclear chemistry. Students that complete the first elective should be awarded credit in ABE for IH 3119; students that complete the second elective unit should be awarded credit for IH 3120.