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Academic Upgrading

What You’ll Learn

Gain confidence and open doors to higher learning.

Our courses and programs help you gain confidence, prepare for further academic studies, complete admission requirements to college or university programs, meet employment requirements or satisfy a personal goal.

What to Expect – on campus

Fundamental & intermediate upgrading courses - to the Grade 10 level

You can start most fundamental and intermediate English and math upgrading courses (02-05) at any time. If your time commitments don't fit perfectly into our scheduled class times, contact us and we'll discuss how we can accommodate you. Courses are offered daytime and evening, year-round. Most of these classes are held at our Interurban campus. Some are also offered at Lansdowne Campus. Classes are in a self-paced format allowing you to move at your own pace and work on areas needing improvement.

College prep upgrading courses - Grade 11 and 12 levels

Grade 11 and 12 alternative upgrading courses (07–100) in English and math are offered year-round starting in January, May, July and September. Biology, chemistry, and physics are offered in January, May and September. Most courses are offered in a lecture-based format over one semester. However, some two-month intensive math and English courses are available, as are some self-paced courses. Most of these courses are held at our Lansdowne campus. However, some English and mathematics courses are also offered at Interurban campus.

What to Expect – community locations or distance learning

English (ENGL 02 – ENGL 09 levels), mathematics (MATH 02 – MATH 07 levels) and basic computer studies (COMP 030 and COMP 040) are also offered in other locations in the community. Some math courses (MATH 05 – MATH 07 levels) are also available online. In-person classes are offered during the day, September through April. They're in a self-paced format allowing you to move at your own pace and work on areas needing improvement.You can start whenever you're ready. Contact the agency of your choice for more information and help to get started.


Academic Upgrading

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 career program while upgrading the English and math skills required for admission. Where applicable, you'll have a seat reserved for you in the next intake of your desired program.

BC Adult Grad Diploma

Obtain this provincially-recognized diploma and complete your high school graduation.

Indigenous Upgrading and Indigenous Access

Take academic upgrading courses or programs offered in partnership with local  Indigenous communities and complete admission requirements for a post-secondary program or prepare for employment.

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Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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