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Academic Upgrading

Courses and programs with credentials

We take you from where you are to wherever you want to go

Come to college and finish high school forever

You may want to finish your high school diploma, or just brush up on a few skills before starting on your post-secondary journey. Whatever you need, we have upgrading courses at all levels plus a supportive community to help you succeed.

Why Camosun?


Help centres

Camosun offers one-on-one tutoring and support with course work, academic and life skills.

Gain admission requirements or finish grade 12

Camosun offers a range of upgrading courses in English, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, and French that prepares you to enter trades and career programs or college and university programs.

Courses can be taken individually or grouped to complete a Certificate in Academic Upgrading or the BC Adult Graduation Diploma (a grade 12 equivalency).

A supportive learning community

Our instructors are highly qualified and committed to providing a friendly and caring learning experience in an adult learning environment. We understand diverse learning needs and are committed to student success. We provide help centres staffed with expert tutors and filled with resources to assist you.

Camosun offers a variety of other support services to help you succeed. Because you're already part of our college community, you'll enjoy a smooth transition into programs at Camosun.

Advantages of upgrading at Camosun

Our scheduling is flexible to fit your busy life: part-time, full-time, daytime, or evening. Take advantage of Camosun's customized upgrading to meet the admission requirements for specific trades, human services, or access career programs

If you’re working towards admission into another Camosun program and enrolled in the courses you need to meet its admission requirements, your application may be granted provisional qualification status. You’ll need to complete your prerequisite courses at least two months prior to the start of your chosen program.

Get an additional head start on program electives by combining your upgrading with university transfer courses.

Study options

Academic Upgrading courses and programs – Get the basics or get ready for college or university. Take one course or complete the courses needed for a certificate.

Access programs – Get a head start on your destination program while upgrading the skills required for admission.

BC Adult Graduation Diploma – Obtain this provincially-recognized diploma equivalent to high school graduation.

Aboriginal Upgrading & Indigenous Access – Take individual courses or an academic upgrading program offered in partnership with local First Nation communities.

Academic Upgrading

Individual courses, or certificate, or diploma
Study Options
Full-time, part-time, self-paced or lecture-based
On campus or in the community

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