Answers to Your Questions
Can I schedule a visit?
Certainly! Call or email the location of which you wish to visit and we will set up a time with you to answer any of your questions and to give you a tour of our facilities. You are also welcome to stop by at any time.
Do you offer Computer Classes?
Through one-on-one tutoring and/or small group workshops, we ensure each person receives the level of assistance they need to gain new computer skills, whatever those may be. We offer Computer Basics, Microsoft Word Level 1 and 2, and Microsoft Excel 1 and 2.
Do you offer tutoring?
We can do a skills assessment and place you with a learning tutor to help you reach your goals. Our conversations are completely confidential. We try our best to accommodate any adult with a learning need and a desire to work on those skills. Our goal is to help adults who struggle with literacy to become more confident and skilled.
Can I become a tutor?
If you are 19 years or older, like working with people, have an open mind, believe that all people can learn and are interested in community development, you could be a great tutor! We support you with materials, training, and a great learning space. Times are flexible and work with your schedule. Please contact us for more information.
Do you offer Post-Secondary courses/programs?
Campus Alberta Central (CAC) is a joint venture between Olds College and Red Deer Polytechnic that provides post-secondary educational opportunities to communities throughout the central Alberta region. The Ponoka Learning Centre provides access to information, technology, and support to help ensure students have a positive learning experience. Visit the Campus Alberta Central (CAC) website for more information on these opportunities in Ponoka.
Do you offer exam proctoring?
We offer exam proctoring/invigilation for individuals taking distance education courses. Call our offices at least two weeks prior to your expected exam date to book an appointment. Exams may be written during office hours, subject to the availability of an exam proctor. Exams will be written in a private area. Online exams must be completed on one of our public access computers unless your institution allows you to use your own laptop. The cost of this service is $25 per exam. (Plus any charges for printing or postage.)
Is Campus Alberta Central (CAC) a college or university?
Campus Alberta Central is not a college—it is a joint venture between Olds College and Red Deer Polytechnic, operating as Campus Alberta Central. It offers courses and programs to students in rural Central Alberta. These courses and programs belong to those colleges and you become a registered student at their college.
Does the CAC offer full-time or part-time programs and courses?
Many programs offered through Campus Alberta Central are designed for part-time students to enable learners to work and/or manage life commitments while studying. Some programs will be full-time so please ensure you read all of the information on the program sheets on Campus Alberta Central's program page. For more information about programs, please call the program contact at the institution delivering the program.
Does Campus Alberta Central offer any scholarships for students?
Campus Alberta Central does not offer scholarships. Students may be eligible for funding for some programs but must inquire with the institution delivering the program.
How do I find out what is available to learn remotely?
Campus Alberta Central offers programs in communities in response to a regional learning needs survey. We ask, listen and respond to community input. To find the programs being offered, please contact the CAC Coordinator.
How do I find out if there is a program that I might be interested in?
Call or email the Adult Learning Coordinator or the CAC Coordinator to learn about upcoming courses and programs. You can find all our contact information on the Home page or Contact page of this site.