The BC Adult Graduation Diploma (also known as the Adult Dogwood), program gives students high school completion and prepares them for careers and post-secondary education. IABE is accredited by the BC Ministry of Education and is affiliated with Vancouver Community College (VCC). This program embodies an Indigenous perspective by offering Cultural Studies, Social Justice, and Creative Writing with Indigenous approaches, First Peoples English and First Nations Studies. All our English courses use literature by Indigenous authors to provide a cultural and Indigenous worldview. After completing this program, graduates will meet the Grade 12 prerequisite requirements for post-secondary education.
Classes begin in January, April, and September 2023, in Vancouver B.C.
Our graduates can continue their post-secondary education at Native Education College by taking one of the certificate or diploma programs, including:
Structured classroom-based in-person courses
Our IABE program is tuition free, and if eligible you can get your fees, books and Upass covered by the Adult Upgrading Grant.
This program offers courses every day, Monday to Friday
Once this diploma is completed students are eligible for Universities and Colleges
To graduate with an Adult Dogwood, students must have:
Courses and credits can be counted from either or both the public secondary and post-secondary systems.
Of the five courses required for the Adult Dogwood, at least three must be completed after the adult student has entered the Adult Graduation Program, either through enrolment (instruction) or Prior Learning Assessment. This means that students can receive credit toward the Adult Dogwood for no more than two qualifying courses completed while in the B.C. (school-aged) Graduation Program. You cannot receive an Adult Dogwood using only courses completed prior to enrolling in the Adult Graduation Program.
Native Education College ABE program course offerings:
First Peoples English 040
|First Peoples English 060
|First Peoples English 080 / 081
MTH 061 or MTH 062
|First Nations Studies 080
|Creative Writing 080
Social Justice 080
Apply now for Spring Intake 2023