Updated: October 29, 2020 9:00 AM

Update on Winter term 2021

Provincial High School Equivalency Chart

This chart lists high school courses from other provinces and territories that are accepted by NorQuest College as being equivalent to Alberta Education courses. 

If you are trying to meet admission requirements at NorQuest College and took a course in another province that has a course code not listed on this chart (e.g. a course that was part of an older curriculum), you are responsible for providing further information so that we can determine an equivalency to an Alberta high school course. You may need to provide a course syllabus or ask your previous school to send written verification directly to NorQuest College that the course is equivalent to one of the listed provincial ministry courses. 

British Columbia

Alberta High School Courses British Columbia High School Equivalents
English Language Arts 30-1 English 12
English Studies 12
English Language Arts 12
English First Peoples (EFP) 12
English Literature 12
Literary Studies 12
Composition 12
English Language Arts 30-2 Communications 12
Technical and Professional Communications 12
Creative Writing 12
English Language Arts 20-1 English 11
Composition 11
Literary Studies 11
EFP: Literary Studies + Writing 11
English Language Arts 20-2 Communications 11
Technical and Professional Communications 11
Creative Writing 11
English Language Arts 10-1 English 10
Composition 10
Literary Studies 10
EFP: Literary Studies 10
English Language Arts 10-2 Communications 10
Technical and Professional Communications 10
Creative Writing 10
Language Arts 30-2 (Other Languages)
 
12-level or 12A-level language (other than English)
Social Studies 30-1 History 12
Mathematics 30-1 Pre-Calculus 12
Principles of Math 12
Mathematics 12 (Algebra)
Geometry 12
Mathematics 30-2 Foundations of Math 12
Applications of Math 12
Mathematics 31 (Calculus) Calculus 12 or AP Calculus 12
Mathematics 20-1 Principles of Math 11
Pre-Calculus 11
Mathematics 20-2 Applications of Math 11
Foundations of Math 11
Mathematics 10C Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10
Applications of Math 10
Principles of Math 10
Mathematics 10-3 Essentials of Math 10
Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10
Introductory Mathematics 10
Biology 30 Biology 12
Anatomy & Physiology 12 (since 2018)
Chemistry 30 Chemistry 12
Physics 30 Physics 12

Manitoba

Alberta High School Courses Manitoba High School Equivalents
English Language Arts 30-1 English 40S (2 credits at 40S level; Comprehensive, Literary, or Transactional Focus)
English Language Arts 30-2 English 40S (1 credit at 40S level; Comprehensive, Literary, or Transactional Focus)
English 40G
English Language Arts 20-1 English 30S (2 credits at 30S level)
English Language Arts 20-2 English 30S (1 credit at 30S level)
English Language Arts 10-1 English 20S
English Language Arts 10-2 n/a
Language Arts 30-2 (Other Languages) 40S level language (other than English)
Social Studies 30-1 History: Western Civilization 40S
Global Issues 40S
Mathematics 30-1 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S
Math 40S
Mathematics 30-2 Applied Mathematics 40S or 40G
Math 40G
Mathematics 31 (Calculus) Calculus 40S
Calculus 45S and Advanced Mathematics 45S
Mathematics 20-1 Pre-Calculus Math 30S
Mathematics 20-2 Applied Mathematics 30S
Mathematics 10C Applied or Pre-Calculus Math 20S
Mathematics 10-3 Essential Math 20S
Consumer Mathematics 20S
Biology 30 Biology 40S
Chemistry 30 Chemistry 40S
Physics 30 Physics 40S

New Brunswick

Alberta High School Courses New Brunswick High School Equivalents
English Language Arts 30-1 English 121 or 122
Anglais 126B
English Language Arts 30-2 English 123
English Language Arts 20-1 English 111 or 112
English Language Arts 20-2 English 113
English Language Arts 10-1 English 9/10
English Language Arts 10-2 n/a
Language Arts 30-2 (Other Languages) French 121, French 122, Latin 122, 126-level Language or French Immersion Language Arts 120
Social Studies 30-1 Canadian History 120 or 122
World Issues 120
Mathematics 30-1 Pre-Calculus 120A and 120B
Advanced Math with Intro to Calculus 120
Trigonometry and 3-Space 121 or 122
Mathematics 30-2 Foundations of Mathematics 120
Mathematics 31 (Calculus) Calculus 120 or AP Calculus
Mathematics 20-1 Pre-Calculus 110
Mathematics 20-2 Foundations of Mathematics 110
Math 112
Applications in Mathematics 113
Mathematics 10C Number, Relations and Functions 10
Mathematics 10-3 Geometry, Measurement and Finance 10
Biology 30 Biology 121 or 122
Chemistry 30 Chemistry 121 or 122
Physics 30 Physics 121 or 122

Newfoundland and Labrador

Alberta High School Courses Newfoundland and Labrador High School Equivalents
English Language Arts 30-1 English 3201
Thematic Literature 3201
Literary Heritage 3202 and Language 3101
English Language Arts 30-2 English 3202
Literary Heritage 3202
Language 3101
English Language Arts 20-1 English 2201
English Language Arts 20-2 English 2202
English Language Arts 10-1 English 1201
English Language Arts 10-2 English 1202
Language Arts 30-2 (Other Languages) 3200 Level Language (other than English)
Social Studies 30-1 World History 3201
Histoire Mondiale 3231
Mathematics 30-1 Advanced Mathematics 3201
Math 3200
Math 3204 or 3205
Math 3103
Mathematics 30-2 Academic Mathematics 3201
Math 3206
Mathematics 31 (Calculus) Calculus 3208
Mathematics 20-1 Advanced Mathematics 2201
Mathematics 2204 or 2205
Mathematics 20-2 Academic Mathematics 2201
Math 2206
Mathematics 10C Mathematics 1201
Math 1204
Mathematics 10-3 n/a
Biology 30 Biology 3201
Chemistry 30 Chemistry 3202
Physics 30 Physics 3204

Nova Scotia

Alberta High School Courses Nova Scotia High School Equivalents
English Language Arts 30-1 English 12: Academic or Advanced
English 12: African Heritage
Canadian Literature 12
English Language Arts 30-2 English/Communications 12
English Language Arts 20-1 Advanced English 11
English 11
English Language Arts 20-2 English/Communications 11
Technical Reading and Writing 11
English Language Arts 10-1 English 10
English Language Arts 10-2 n/a
Language Arts 30-2 (Other Languages) 12-level Language (other than English)
Social Studies 30-1 Global History 12
Mathematics 30-1 Pre-Calculus Math 12
Advanced Mathematics 12
Mathematics 30-2 Academic Mathematics 12
Math Foundations 12
Mathematics 31 (Calculus) Calculus 12
Mathematics 20-1 Advanced Mathematics 11
Pre-Calculus 11
Mathematics 20-2 Mathematics 11 (Academic)
Mathematics Foundations 11
Mathematics 10C Mathematics 10 (Academic)
Mathematics Foundations 10
Mathematics 10-3 Mathematics at Work 10
Mathematics Essentials 10
Biology 30 Biology 12
Chemistry 30 Chemistry 12
Physics 30 Physics 12

Northwest Territories

Alberta High School Courses Northwest Territories High School Equivalents
Northwest Territories and Alberta use the same high school curriculum. All course codes are the same.

Nunavut

Alberta High School Courses Nunavut High School Equivalents
Nunavut and Alberta use the same high school curriculum. All course codes are the same.

Ontario

Alberta High School Courses Ontario High School Equivalents
English Language Arts 30-1 English ENG4U (excluding English Writer’s Craft EWC4U)
Studies in Literature ETS4U
Anglais EAE4U
OAC English
English Language Arts 30-2 English ENG4C 
English Language Arts 20-1 English ENG3U
English Language Arts 20-2 English ENG3C
English Language Arts 10-1 English Academic ENG2D
English Language Arts 10-2 English Applied ENG2P
Language Arts 30-2 (Other Languages) Any Language at Level 4 or 5 (other than English)
Social Studies 30-1 Canada: History Identity and Culture CHI4U
World History: The West and the World CHY4U
OAC History
Mathematics 30-1 Advanced Functions MHF4U
Mathematics of Data Management MDM4U
OAC Algebra/Geometry
Mathematics 30-2 Mathematics for College Technology MCT4C (old code: MTT4G)
Foundations for College Mathematics MAP4C
Mathematics 31 (Calculus) Calculus and Vectors MCV4U
Mathematics 20-1 Functions MCR3U
Mathematics 20-2 Foundations for College Mathematics MBF3C
Functions and Applications MCF3M
Mathematics 10C Foundations of Mathematics MFM2P
Principles of Mathematics MPM2D
Mathematics 10-3 MAT2L (Locally developed math)
Biology 30 Biology SBI4U
OAC Biology
Chemistry 30 Chemistry SCH4U
OAC Chemistry
Physics 30 Physics SPH4U
OAC Physics

Prince Edward Island

Alberta High School Courses Prince Edward Island High School Equivalents
English Language Arts 30-1 English 611A
English 621A
English Language Arts 30-2 English 631A
English Language Arts 20-1 English 521A
English Language Arts 20-2 English 531A
English Language Arts 10-1 English 421A
English (Pre-IB) 421B
English Language Arts 10-2 English 431A
Language Arts 30-2 (Other Languages) 621-level Language (other than English)
Social Studies 30-1 Canadian History 621A
Mathematics 30-1 Pre-Calculus (MAT621B)
Mathematics 30-2 Foundations of Mathematics 12  (MAT621A)
Mathematics 31 (Calculus) Calculus (MAT611B)
Mathematics 20-1 Pre-Calculus 11 (MAT521B)
Mathematics 20-2 Foundations of Mathematics 11 (MAT521A)
Mathematics 10C Foundations of Mathematics & Pre-Calculus 10
(MAT421A or MAT421B)
Mathematics 10-3 Apprenticeship & Workplace Mathematics 10 (MAT421K)
Biology 30 Biology - BIO621A
Chemistry 30 Advanced Chemistry - CHM611A
Chemistry - CHM621A
Physics 30 Physics - PHY621A

Quebec

Must present a minimum of two Semesters at CEGEP (pre-university) level, and a minimum 5 credits in the specific subject series to meet Alberta Education 30, 30-1, or 30-2 admission requirements.

Alberta High School Courses Quebec High School Equivalents
English Language Arts 30-1 English Literature courses numbered in the 603 series (CEGEP level)
English Language Arts 30-2 n/a
English Language Arts 20-1 English language arts courses at the Year 11 level
English Language Arts 10-1 English Language arts courses at the Year 10 level
Language Arts 30-2 (Other Languages) CEGEP level language arts other than English. Courses numbered in the 601 series (Francais), or 607 to 616 series (Other Languages)
Social Studies 30-1 History courses numbered in the 330 Series (CEGEP level)
Mathematics 30-1 Mathematics courses numbered in the 201 Series, excluding Statistics (CEGEP level)
Mathematics 30-2 n/a
Mathematics 31 (Calculus) Series 201 -Calculus I (CEGEP level)
Mathematics 20-1 Math courses at the Grade 11 level
Mathematics 10C Math courses at the Grade 10 level
Biology 30 Biology courses numbered in the 101 Series (CEGEP level)
Chemistry 30 Chemistry courses numbered in the 202 Series (CEGEP level)
Physics 30 Physics courses numbered in the 203 Series (CEGEP evel)

Saskatchewan

Alberta High School Courses Saskatchewan High School Equivalents
English Language Arts 30-1 English Language Arts A30 and B30
 
Francophone or French Immersion applicants who present a 30 level Francais or French Language Arts course (FLA) need only present ELA A30 or B30 to meet the English 30-1 requirement
English Language Arts 30-2 English Language Arts A31 and B31
Literature 30
English Language Arts 20-1 English Language Arts 20
English Language Arts 20-2 Communication Studies 20
Creative Writing 20
English Language Arts 10-1 English Language Arts A10 and B10
English Language Arts 10-2 n/a
Language Arts 30-2 (Other Languages) 30-level language arts (other than English)
Social Studies 30-1 History 30
Native Studies 30
Social Studies 30
Sciences Sociales 30
Mathematics 30-1 Pre-Calculus 30
Math B30 and C30
Mathematics 30-2 Foundations of Mathematics 30
Math A30 or B30
Mathematics 31 (Calculus) Calculus 30
Mathematics 20-1 Pre-Calculus 20
Mathematics 20-2 Foundations of Mathematics 20
Mathematics 10C Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10
Mathematics 10-3 Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 10
Biology 30 Biology 30
Chemistry 30 Chemistry 30
Physics 30 Physics 30

Yukon

Alberta High School Courses Yukon High School Equivalents
English Language Arts 30-1 English 12
English Studies 12
English Language Arts 12
English First Peoples (EFP) 12
English Literature 12
Literary Studies 12
Composition 12
English Language Arts 30-2 Communications 12
Technical and Professional Communications 12
Creative Writing 12
English Language Arts 20-1 English 11
Composition 11
Literary Studies 11
EFP: Literary Studies + Writing 11
English Language Arts 20-2 Communications 11
Technical and Professional Communications 11
Creative Writing 11
English Language Arts 10-1 English 10
Composition 10
Literary Studies 10
EFP: Literary Studies 10
English Language Arts 10-2 Communications 10
Technical and Professional Communications 10
Creative Writing 10
Language Arts 30-2 (Other Languages) 12-level or 12A-level language (other than English)
Social Studies 30-1 History 12
Mathematics 30-1 Pre-Calculus 12
Principles of Math 12
Mathematics 12 (Algebra)
Geometry 12
Mathematics 30-2 Foundations of Math 12
Applications of Math 12
Mathematics 31 (Calculus) Calculus 12 or AP Calculus 12
Mathematics 20-1 Principles of Math 11
Pre-Calculus 11
Mathematics 20-2 Applications of Math 11
Foundations of Math 11
Mathematics  10C Foundations of Math 10
Pre-Calculus 10
Applications of Math 10
Principles of Math 10
Mathematics 10-3 Essentials of Math 10
Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10
Introductory Mathematics 1
Biology 30 Biology 12
Anatomy & Physiology 12 (since 2018)
Chemistry 30 Chemistry 12
Physics 30 Physics 12