You can use Academic Upgrading courses as prerequisites for other college courses and programs, or to obtain a BC Adult Graduation Diploma (formerly known as an Adult Dogwood). Academic upgrading courses are also part of Access programs offering guaranteed admission of advanced standing in Business, Early Childhood Care and Learning, Engineering, Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Radiography Technology, Natural resources and Forest Technology, Practical Nursing, and Social Service Worker programs.

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: All courses may not be offered at all campuses. Check with Academic Advising at your campus for details .

Academic Upgrading

  • Credential: BC Adult Graduation Diploma
  • Type: Full-time or part-time
  • Campus: Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Mackenzie, Prince George, and Quesnel
  • Fees: Tuition-free
These fees are an estimate.