Courses and Eligibility

Academic upgrading courses prepare you for postsecondary programs, apprenticeships, or employment. Pursue individualized programs in English, Mathematics, Science or Computers.


Academic Upgrading courses include:
  • Communications—reading, writing, listening and speaking;
  • Mathematics—from basic operations and arithmetic to simple algebra, graphs, business math and trigonometry;
  • Science—physics, biology and chemistry to college entry level;
  • Computer Fundamentals—learn and apply common software programs.

You may also choose to earn the Academic and Career Entrance Certificate, which is accepted as equivalent to Grade 12 for application to Ontario’s public colleges and for apprenticeship registration.

Requirements

Choose this program if you:

  • Are 19 years of age or older
  • Don’t have a grade 12 diploma
  • Completed grade 12 some time ago and need to refresh your skills
  • Have your grade 12 diploma but lack specific subjects needed to enter a college program

Note: After completing the application/registration process, you may be eligible to start most Mondays during the usual school year. Tuition fees and costs of materials are paid by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. Support allowances may help pay for child care and transportation while in class.

Eligibility

Choose this program if you:

  • don’t have a grade 12 diploma;
  • completed grade 12 some time ago and need to refresh your skills, and/or upgrade your marks;
  • have a grade 12 diploma but lack specific courses needed to apply for a college program.