College Readiness


To meet course requirements for the adult graduation program, eligible students must be :

Must be 19 years or older (may be 18 if out of school for at least a year providing En'owkin Centre accepts the student) this is consistent with NVIT(the accrediting institute) requirements.

The College Readiness Program is designed to validate cultural aspirations and identity, and motivate academic excellence. This program utilizes a cooperative project-based curriculum approach, rather than a textbook and test method. Students engage in real world projects of benefit to the larger community. Learning is “hands on” as much as possible. Past learning projects include publishing an Okanagan photo-history book of horse, ranch, and rodeo history; production of children’s videos adapted from traditional stories (from script writing to video editing), and other culturally and socially relevant learning activities.

Five courses are required to graduate: English 060, Math 050, and three additional advanced courses. Students are prepared to be successful in college and university programs. The College Readiness program can be combined with the N'syilxcen Language Program.


Available classes in the college readiness program:
ENGL 050/ 060- Writing Skills & Literature and Composition,  
MATH 050 – Introduction to Algebra,
SCIE 061 – Eco-literacy,
INST 050/ 060 – Indigenous Studies I & II,
NSYL 050/ 060 - N'syilxcen I & II,
FINA 060 – Studio Foundations,
FINA 061 – Drawing,
FINA 062 – Painting,
FINA 063 – Sculpture,
FINA 064 – Printmaking,
FINA 065 – Publishing


Please Note:
Programs can also be specially arranged with Bands to serve specific community needs.
The college readiness program is affiliated with Nicola Valley Institute of Technology


If you are interested in learning more about this program contact:


Kathleen Michel, Student Services


Phone: (250) 493 7181 Ext. 223


Tracey Kim Bonneau, Interim Education Coordinator

Phone: (250) 493 7181 Ext. 208







En'owkin Centre Programs


N'syilxcen - Okanagan Language

College Readiness


Foundations in Indigenous Fine Arts


Certificate in Aboriginal Language Revitalization


National Aboriginal Professional Artist Training


Applied Ecology and Conservation


Developmental Standard Term Certificate in N'syilcen


Aboriginal Access Studies


Aboriginal Early Childhood Education


En'owkin Centre Partners


University of Victoria


Unversity of British Columbia - Okanagan

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology


BC College of Teachers