Adult Academic and Career Preparation (Adult Upgrading)
Adult Academic and Career Preparation at the Revelstoke Centre
The Adult Academic and Career Preparation Department offers upgrading courses for adult learners. Our courses provide students with basic literacy skills, prerequisites for admission to post-secondary programs, and requirements for the B.C. Adult Graduation Diploma.
Revelstoke AACP Course Offerings
Fundamental Level Courses
These courses are for those who wish to improve their basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills. Fundamental courses prepare students for the Intermediate courses.
Mathematics 41/42, 51/52, 61/62
Intermediate Level Courses
These courses prepare students for Advanced level courses or for college programs that have a prerequisite of grade 10 or equivalent.
Advanced Level Courses
These courses prepare students for Provincial level courses and for some post-secondary certificate and diploma programs.
Chemistry 11 **NEW** This course is offered through distance education
Provincial Level Courses
This is the highest level of study offered by the AACP Department and it prepares students for admission to certificate, diploma, and degree programs.
All courses at the Revelstoke Centre are offered through a flex class format.
Some courses are offered through continuous enrollment. Please ask the coordinator for more details.
How to Become an AACP Student at the Revelstoke Centre
- Call to ask about upgrading at (250) 837-4235 extension 6516 and ask for the AACP coordinator.
- Complete a free skills assessment in English and mathematics. A skills assessment is required for students who have not completed prerequisite courses and is recommended for all students who have been out of high school for three or more years.
- Discuss the assessment results with an AACP Coordinator, an AACP instructor, or an Education Advisor to help you decide which courses to take. Ask about financial assistance from the AACP Coordinator. Application forms are available at the front desk or online.
- Apply for admission to the Adult Basic Education program and register for classes. An instructor or coordinator can help you with this process. All fees must be paid at the time of registration.
How Much Will Upgrading Cost?
Upgrading courses are tuition-FREE. New students must pay a $30.00 OC application fee. Textbook / material costs vary from course to course. Many textbooks are available for loan.
All students are strongly encouraged to apply for the Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG). These funds may cover costs like childcare and transportation.
For more information about courses, booking a skills assessment or financial assistance, please contact Sarra Dupuis at (250) 837-4235 ext. 6516 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in finding upgrading courses at other OC campuses? Learn more here.
Meet Rachel Dion
How did upgrading at Okanagan College help you work toward your educational/career goals?
The courses I took through Okanagan College gave me the confidence boost I needed to undertake the university degree that I wanted to do. I was only short a few pre-requisites in order to be admissible. The teachers at OC really helped me throughout the whole process.
Would you recommend upgrading at OC to others?
Most definitely! It is so flexible, it can fit anyone's schedule! I was working full-time (or more) and had a volunteer position in town, busy schedule, but very doable! I have also tried online courses and it is nothing to compare. You are left out on your own instead having a good support system.
What was the most rewarding aspect of completing upgrading at OC?
That you can see your final goal getting closer! I had not been in school for almost a decade. I didn't know if I could actually do it! It is very rewarding to see how well you can do when you put in a bit of effort.
The teachers were amazing. Everyone is so understanding of your situation, regardless of what it might be, and they put everything in place to make sure that you can succeed. You feel supported and that's crucial for someone going back to school after a long time.
|Rachel Dion I AACP Student