Academic Upgrading

BC Adult Graduation Diploma
TYPE:
  • Part Time
  • Full Time
LENGTH: 1 year
CAMPUS: Burns Lake - Fort St. James - Mackenzie - Prince George - Quesnel - Vanderhoof
FEES: BC Adult Education is Tuition-Free*
START DATE: Fall 2019 - Spring 2020
DELIVERY:
  • In Class
  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Location & Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees

Overview

You can use Academic Upgrading courses to help meet prerequisites for other college courses and programs, or to obtain a BC Adult Graduation Diploma (formerly known as an Adult Dogwood).

Academic upgrading courses are also part of Access Progams offering guaranteed admission of advanced standing in:

  • Business
  • Early Childhood Care and Learning
  • Engineering
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Medical Radiography Technology
  • Natural Resources and Forest Technology
  • Practical Nursing
  • Social Service Worker

Class formats

Regular classroom

With the regular classroom format, all students start on the same day, work through the course material together, and finish the course at the same time. The instructor leads the students through the material each day.

Continuous intake

With the continuous intake format, students start their studies at different times throughout the year. Individual students in the same room may be studying different levels of courses. The instructor is there to help, but each student must be prepared to work independently.

Students who are self-disciplined and work well with printed instructions will be successful in the continuous intake environment.

Note: All courses may not be offered at all campuses. Check with Academic Advising at your campus for details.

Academic Upgrading Courses

You can use Academic Upgrading courses as prerequisites to other college courses, or to obtain Adult Basic Education (ABE) certificates - Fundamental, Intermediate, or Advanced. You can also use them to gain a BC Adult Graduation Diploma (formerly known as an Adult Dogwood).

Academic Upgrading: Fundamental Level

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
ENGL-020 Basic Prep English 0 15 weeks
MATH-028 Fundamental Mathematics 0 15 weeks
MATH-029 Basic Preparatory Mathematics 0 15 weeks

Academic Upgrading: Intermediate Level

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
COMP-030 Intermediate Computer Studies 0 15 weeks
ENGL-030 Intermediate Prep English 0 15 weeks
MATH-030 Intermediate Algebraic Math 0 15 weeks

Academic Upgrading: Advanced Level

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
CHEM-045 Advanced Level Chemistry 0 15 weeks
COMP-045 Computer Studies 0 15 weeks
ENGL-045 Advanced Prep English 0 15 weeks
MATH-042 Trades Math Algebra & Trig 0 15 weeks
MATH-041 Trades Math I 0 15 weeks
MATH-044 Advanced Developmental Math 0 15 weeks
MATH-045 Advanced Algebraic Math 0 15 weeks
PHYS-045 Advanced Preparatory Physics 0 15 weeks

Academic Upgrading: Provincial Level

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
CUE-050 Student Success - Provincial Level 0 15 weeks
BIO-050 Provincial Prep Biology 0 15 weeks
CHEM-050 Provincial Preparatory Chem 0 15 weeks
ENGL-050 Provincial Prep English 0 15 weeks
ENGL-051 Provincial Prep English: First Peoples 0 15 weeks
MATH-050 Provincial Algebraic Math 0 15 weeks
PHYS-050 Provincial Preparatory Physics 0 15 weeks

Locations & Dates

CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.

START DATE CAMPUS DELIVERY LENGTH
Fall 2019 Burns Lake In Class
Spring 2020 Burns Lake In Class
Fall 2019 Fort St. James In Class
Spring 2020 Fort St. James In Class
Fall 2019 Mackenzie In Class
Spring 2020 Mackenzie In Class
Fall 2019 Quesnel In Class
Spring 2020 Quesnel In Class
Spring 2020 Prince George In Class
Fall 2019 Prince George In Class
Fall 2019 Vanderhoof In Class

Entry Requirements

To enter the Academic Upgrading program, you must be at least 18 years old.

To enrol in Academic Upgrading courses, you can:

  • Bring a high school transcript for review. The transcript assists with evaluating what course prerequisites you already have and determines your education plan. You can make an appointment with a CNC advisor or regional Academic Upgrading contact person to discuss your options. Or
  • If you do not have the course prerequisites, you are required to take the Academic Upgrading placement assessment. This allows you to be placed at the appropriate course level and assists with determining your educational plan. To get an application form for the Academic Upgrading program and to sign up for the placement, contact CNC Office of the Registrar, or a regional Academic Upgrading contact person. Or
  • You may have other options if you do not meet the Academic Upgrading admission requirement. We encourage you to meet with a CNC advisor or regional Academic Upgrading contact person.

Invest in your future

BC Adult Education is Tuition-Free*.

Please note the following fees.

  1. Development Fee — Please note that development fees vary based on number of courses taken up to a maximum of $20.80.
  2. Extensions — Should the time limit be exceeded and the student is granted an extension, additional student union and CFS fees will be assessed ($10.72 and $2.19 per month).
  3. *Student Fees — Academic Upgrading students must pay student fees. These are not included in the estimate.

Grants

There are grants available for the Academic Upgrading program. Find out if you are eligible for the Adult Upgrading Grant.

Paying for college

We're here to help. You can apply for scholarships and bursaries through CNC. We can also help you find loans and other funding. Visit Financial aid to find out how.