Prepare for Academic & Career Success at Okanagan College
  1. Adult Academic & Career Preparation
    •   Adult Basic Education
    •   Literacy Skills for Adults
  2. Adult Special Education
  3. English as a Second Language

Get the skills you need for academic and career success at Okanagan College. Finish high school, improve your literacy skills, upgrade for admission to college studies, or take ESL courses that help complete English requirements for UBC and other institutions. Okanagan College Academic and Career Preparation (AACP) courses and programs offer many options to help adult learners reach their work and education goals in a friendly and supportive learning environment. 

Looking for Funding? 
Upgrading Funding

Adult Academic and Career Preparation

Adult Basic Education
High school courses at the fundamental (up to Grade 10) and intermediate levels (Grades 11 & 12) are offered in a variety of flexible learning formats throughout the year at all Okanagan College campuses and the Revelstoke Centre
  • Upgrade basic academic and work skills
  • Complete the BC Adult Graduation Diploma (finish high school)
  • Prepare for admission to college programs

Literacy Skills for Adults
Develop your reading, writing and basic math skills. Adult Literacy programs are available at all campuses. Start any time and learn at your own pace with our flexible and personalized programs.
  • Free tuition
  • One-to-one tutoring or small classes
  • Various start times
Adult Special Education

Adult Special Education at Okanagan College provides five Certificate programs for students with special needs who wish to work on employment preparation skills, academic skills, and independent living skills.

Courses focus on basic literacy and math skills, interpersonal and self-management skills, creativity and self-expression, workplace awareness and employability skills.

  • Basic Skills Certificate - A (BSCA)
  • Basic Skills Certificate - B (BSCB)
  • Advanced Skills Certificate (ASC)
  • PACE Program (Preparing for Access to Careers and Education)
  • SAME Program (Supported Access to Modified Education)
English as a Second Language

The ESL Department at Okanagan College is open to International students, Permanent Residents, and Canadian citizens. It offers three programs to fit the needs of English language students. Year-round intakes accommodate your schedule. Flexible learning options fit your educational goals. Friendly and supportive instruction ensures your success.

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English as a Second Language
  • English for Specific Purposes