You can use Academic Upgrading courses as prerequisites to other college courses, or to obtain Adult Basic Education (ABE) certificates — Fundamental, Intermediate, or Advanced. You can also use them to gain a BC Adult Graduation Diploma (formerly known as an Adult Dogwood).

Class formats

Regular Classroom: The instructor leads the students through the material each day. All students start on the same day, work through the course material together, and finish the course at the same time.

Continuous Intake: Students start their studies at different times throughout the year. Individual students may be studying different levels of courses. The instructor is there to help, but each student must be prepared to work independently. Students who are self-disciplined and work well with printed instructions will be successful in this environment.
Note: At the Prince George campus, only math courses may be offered on a continuous intake basis.

Academic Upgrading

  • Credential: Certificate/Diploma
  • Type: Full-time or part-time
  • Campus: Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Mackenzie, Prince George, Quesnel, and Vanderhoof
  • Fees: $544 (per course)
These fees are an estimate.