This course has been developed for students planning on entering the Forestry, Wildlife Management or Renewable Resources programs. The main emphasis will be on Plant Biology, Evolution and Diversity, and Ecology, with the structure and function of the cell, energy production in the cell and basic genetics completing the course.

This course (formerly Biol 51) deals mainly with human aspects of biology. Some introductory cell physiology will be covered as will an introduction to genetics. The focus will then shift to human anatomy and physiology. Eight organ systems will be studied during the remainder of the course.

Chem 49 covers matter and energy, the Periodic Table, naming compounds, balancing molecular formulas and basic chemical reastions.  Also introduced are organic chemistry, biochemistry and nuclear chemistry, and measurements and calculations.

Chemistry is introduced as an experimental science.  Chemical symbols, nomenclature and the quantitative aspects of chemical reactions are emphasized.  The fundamentals of classical atomic and molecular structure are presented.  The field of organic chemistry is briefly introduced.  The laboratory experiments provide oportunities to work with standard labware and apparatus to observe a variety of chemical reactions and to carry our quantative measurements. 

This course covers topics similar to those in Chemistry 50 but in greater detail. Included topics are reaction kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base reactions, oxidation-reduction, gas laws and organic chemistry. The lab portion of this course demonstrates the listed topics as well as provides the student with a chance to work with a variety of chemicals in a safe and effective manor.

The course presents the basic concepts of using a computer. This class offers exposure to the hardware, terminology, and functions of the personal computer. Hands-on experience using popular software will allow exploration and a basic introduction to windows, word processing, the internet and digital photo enhancement. Guided, step-by step labs provide an opportunity to practice these new skills.

The course is designed to introduce computers and some basic applications to those who have had little experience with computers.

This course is an introduction to word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel) and databases (Access). Students will learn about computer security (viruses, and other malware) and critical thinking as applied to computers. Students will also learn electronic communication and design via basic photo-editing and an introduction to webpage design using html, xhtml, and CSS.

Prerequisites: CPST 10 and ENGL 10 or equivalent skill level. Equivalent Courses: Computer Studies 50 is equivalent to CPST 52 & 53 together.

This course is designed for those who have a solid background in computing and are quite familiar with the "Windows" environment, file management, word processing, spreadsheets, email, search engines and have some experience with Html and databases.

This course requires much independent study, much like that required in a career within the computing field. Upon consultation with the instructor, the course content will be modified to meet the needs and interests of each individual student.

This course helps adults build their math knowledge, skills, and strategies for work, life, and further math courses.

Topics include a review of number functions, followed by an introduction to real numbers, equations and inequalities, polynomials, rational expressions, graphing linear equations and inequalities and systems of equations.

Completing this course prepares students for Math 50.

Prerequisites: Math 10, permission of ABE instructor, or sufficient Computerized Placement Test (CPT) score.

This course covers concepts in linear motion, Newton’s laws, heat, electricity and light and sound and uses kinematics and measurement to quantify physical changes. A strong lab component enables practical students learning.

Students meet with an instructor at the campus nearest them to discuss their goals and assess their skill level. Available in Grand Forks, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, and Trail.

This course prepares students for further studies in physics and is equivalent to a Grade 11 level physics.

Prerequisites: Math 49 or sufficient Computerized Placement Test (CPT) score with basic algebra skills (mostly solving equations and rearranging equations). Equivalent Courses: Physics 52 and 53 together are equivalent to Physics 50. Corequisites: Math 50.

Science 10 is an intermediate level survey course. Students are introduced to various topics in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.