Adult Upgrading

Campus Vernon (Jan, May, Sep), Penticton (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec), Revelstoke (Jan, Feb, Sep, Nov), Salmon Arm (Jan, Sep), Kelowna (Jan, May, Jul, Sep)
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Program Highlights

Courses designed for adult learners in a wide range of backgrounds to fit the needs of educational upgrading. Courses fill the requirements of the B.C. Adult Graduation diploma as well as various prerequisites for admission to post-secondary programs.




Tuition and Fees

Tuition free – see department for details.

Program Details

Fundamental Level Certificate

This level is for students wishing to improve their basic skills or to prepare for the Intermediate Level program.

Intermediate Level Certificate

This level prepares students for the Advanced Level program or for entry into post-secondary programs that have an admission requirement of Grade 10 or equivalent.

Advanced Level Certificate

This level prepares students for the Provincial Level and, with completion of English 012, for entry into many post-secondary programs that have an admission requirement of Grade 12 or equivalent.

Provincial Level Diploma

This is the highest level of the Adult Basic Education program and requires rigorous study. The Provincial Level prepares students for admission to post-secondary programs. The student who completes this level is eligible for a British Columbia Adult Graduation Diploma. Students should consult an Educational Advisor and carefully select their courses if they plan further study at the post-secondary level.

Adult Basic Education prepares students for a range of further studies. Students can earn certificates at the fundamental, intermediate, advanced and provincial levels. These certificates prepare students to meet the requirements of specific College programs; check the Calendar for which admission requirements are needed for your desired program.



Additional Information

View the official Calendar details and policies
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