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Academic Upgrading

What You'll Learn - Indigenous Upgrading and Indigenous Access Programs

Stay in community and get the upgrading you need

Camosun offers upgrading in partnership with local First Nations communities. Courses in English, math, and computer studies include Indigenous components designed to meet the needs of Indigenous students.

Upgrading options

English (02-09 levels), math (02-07 levels) and basic computer studies courses are offered at Saanich Adult Education Centre, Songhees Learning Centre and the Victoria Native Friendship Centre. Classes are self-paced, daytime, September through April. You can start whenever you're ready.

Academic upgrading

You can take courses one at a time from Fundamental and Intermediate to College Prep (Grade 11 & 12) levels, or grouped as a:

Work towards Grade 12 equivalency

You can begin working towards the BC Adult Graduation Diploma (Grade 12 equivalency) by starting in our Indigenous upgrading programs and then transitioning onto campus.

Other study options in the community

We offer two Indigenous Access certificate programs to prepare you to enter college and pursue university-level studies or a career in the field of human services. Taught at the  Saanich Adult Education Centre (SAEC) on Tsartlip First Nation, near Brentwood Bay, you get the best of both community and college worlds. Upgrade your English and math skills while immersing yourself in a deeper understanding of Indigenous community and culture.

Are you of Indigenous ancestry?

Located in Victoria, BC, traditional territory of the Coast and Straits Salish peoples, Camosun College welcomes 1,100 Indigenous students each year.

Camosun College views any student who is a descendant of the Indigenous peoples of North America to be an Indigenous student. This includes status and non-status Indians, Métis, Inuit and Native Americans who reside in Canada.

Want more details?

For more information during September to May, contact the instructional assistant at the community centre you wish to attend.

Saanich Adult Education Centre

Karen Whetung
Anishinaabe

Phone
250–370–3132 (Camosun)
250-544-2192 (SAEC)
Email
whetungk@camosun.ca
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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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