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School of Access

Community Partnerships

Your School in community

As well as offering programs on both the Lansdowne and Interurban campuses, the School of Access engages community in six different off-campus sites to enhance your educational experience.

Upgrading programs now tuition-free at Camosun

Starting this fall, Camosun will no longer be charging tuition for upgrading courses.

The Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) will continue to cover the cost of textbooks and student and registration fees for eligible students. Please talk to a financial aid advisor for more information.

The community is your campus

There are many reasons why people may be reluctant or even afraid to pursue post-secondary education or career training. Community Learning Partnerships (CLP), a department of the School of Access, takes education to community-based sites to make it easier to begin or return to learning in a less intimidating place than a college campus.

CLP  offers Academic Upgrading in English, math and computer studies from Fundamental and Intermediate (up to Grade 10) to College Preparatory (Grade 11 and 12) levels. There are also opportunities for offering other programming such as the career and education exploration program, Building Employment Success for Tomorrow, and Employment Training and Preparation.

Indigenous Partnerships

Through Community Learning Partnerships, we work with a number of First Nations community partners to identify and help coordinate culturally sensitive Indigenous programming that responds to the unique education needs of the community. Learn more.

Other Partnerships

CLP also works with several other agencies to provide educational opportunities for their clients, with Camosun instructors but within the familiar community environment. Learn more.

Building bridges

In addition to the partnerships formed with CLP, another School of Access department, Employment Training and Preparation, offers students a smooth transition from secondary school. And, outside of the college, our agency advisors help us to continue to provide the most relevant and current education.

Dual Credit programs

Camosun's South Island Partnership offers dual credit programs to transition students from secondary school to college while earning high school credits and/or certification.

If you are a secondary school student, you’ll learn more about Employment Training and Preparation programs – and get a head start on your future ETP program – by taking Pathways for Life. You'll prepare for entry-level employment in food service, customer service and gardening for four Fridays in the Winter Semester.

Program Advisory Committee (PAC)

The School of Access offers programs and courses that are constantly changing and evolving. The members of the School's Program Advisory Committee provide advice on currency and relevance of Access programs and create valued links to the community.

If you would like to know more or become involved, email us at or call 250-370-3295.

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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