Academic Upgrading

BC Adult Graduation Diploma
TYPE:
  • Part Time
  • Full Time
LENGTH: 1 year
CAMPUS: Burns Lake - Fort St. James - Mackenzie - Prince George - Quesnel
FEES: BC Adult Education is Tuition-Free*
START DATE: Spring 2023 - Spring 2024
DELIVERY:
  • Alternate 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).

CNC offers Academic Upgrading (Adult Basic Education) courses in a variety of subjects, including:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • College and University Experience
  • Computer Studies
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Delivery Options

Classroom learning

Learn face to face with peers at one of our CNC campuses.  You will learn in a safe and accommodating group environment.

Flexible Learning Options with Hyflex

Hyflex courses give you the option of attending sessions in the classroom, participating online, or blending a combination of both.  

Registering for Hyflex Courses

Available Hyflex courses are listed below. You can still participate in a Hyflex course even if you can’t get to the location where it is offered. You just need access to a computer, as well as access to an internet connection in order to participate.  Your nearest CNC campus can help arrange the use of a computer during class hours.

Available Hyflex Course Offerings

Course Code Course Name Campus Course Dates Classroom Course Schedule
ENGL 045-201 Advanced Prep English QuesnelSept 6- Dec 16, 2022

N 209

S 205

TH 3:30pm- 5:30pm

MTW 3:30pm- 5:30pm

ENGL 051-101 Provincial Prep English: First Peoples Prince George Sept 6- Dec 16, 2022 3-350 M-F 9:30am- 11:00am
MATH 043-101 Advanced Math FoundationsPrince George Sept 6- Dec 16, 2022 3-352M-F 9:30am- 11:00am
MATH 045-201 Advanced Algebraic Math QuesnelSept 6- Dec 16, 2022 S 205 MTW 1:00pm- 3:00pm
TH 1:00pm- 2:30pm
MATH 050-101 Provincial Algebraic Math Prince George Sept 6- Dec 16, 2022 3-350

MWTH 11:00am- 12:30pm- in class

T/F- online/ asynchronous

See all course offerings under “Courses” tab.

Hyflex Course Materials

Whether participation is in-person or online, access to a computer and an internet connection is a requirement.

If you do not have your own access to a computer, contact your local campus in advance to coordinate a laptop rental. 

 

Intake Options

If you missed the registration date, don’t worry! CNC offers continuous enrollment for some academic upgrading classes in Mackenzie, Fort St. James and Quesnel. Today is an awesome day to start learning.  Check with Academic Advising at your campus to see if you can get started today.   

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
MATH-028 Fundamental Prep 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-043 Advanced Foundations Math 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
Spring 2023 Prince George In Class Varies
Spring 2023 Fort St. James In Class
Spring 2023 Mackenzie In Class Varies
Spring 2023 Quesnel In Class
Intersession 2023 Prince George In Class Varies
Intersession 2023 Burns Lake In Class Varies
Intersession 2023 Fort St. James In Class Varies
Intersession 2023 Mackenzie In Class Varies
Intersession 2023 Quesnel In Class Varies
Fall 2023 Prince George In Class
Fall 2023 Burns Lake In Class Varies
Fall 2023 Fort St. James In Class
Fall 2023 Mackenzie In Class
Fall 2023 Quesnel In Class
Spring 2024 Prince George In Class
Spring 2024 Fort St. James In Class
Spring 2024 Mackenzie In Class
Spring 2024 Burns Lake In Class Varies

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.

Open admission

Any program of study that does not have a selective admission process or fixed capacity and is on a “first qualified, first admitted” basis.

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.