Summer Academic Upgrading
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.
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.
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.