Academic Upgrading

The skills you need to enter a college program or improve your job prospects.

Program Information

Designation: Letter of Standing

Campus: Skills Training Centre (Oakville), Davis Campus (Brampton)

Starts: September, January, May

Academic Upgrading is a tuition-free program that provides you with the admission requirements needed to apply to a college program or workplace skills needed for employment. The program is recognized by all colleges in Ontario and is tailored to meet your specific educational needs.

Please watch this presentation to learn more about Academic Upgrading

Courses include:

  • Communications (up to Grade 12)
  • Mathematics (up to Grade 12)
  • Math for Technology
  • Chemistry (up to Grade 12)
  • Biology (up to Grade 11)
  • Computer Applications
  • Strategies for Success

Classes are offered in during the day from 9am-noon and 1pm-4pm.

Winter 2017 - evening classes will be offered from 6:30-9:30pm

Courses are delivered face to face and blended.

Note: Courses subject to change.

Assistance Available

Financial assistance may be available for transportation and daycare expenses for those who qualify.

Employment Ontario

Academic Upgrading is a tuition-free program.

This Employment Ontario project, program or service is funded by the Ontario government.

Admission Requirements

Academic Upgrading (AU) is striving to provide current and easily accessible information. Starting in Winter 2017, AU information sessions will be available online, and the face - to - face sessions will be phased out.

Please refer to the online presentation for more information on Academic Upgrading

  • Minimum 19 years of age (some exceptions may apply).
  • Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark 6 in Speaking and Listening if English is not first language.
  • All applicants are assessed in order to determine individual student's entry-level.

Interested in applying?

You can apply by downloading our pdf form and emailing back to us.
To access the online form, you will need to open it in Internet Explorer or Google Chrome. The form is not compatible with Firefox or Safari browsers.
To apply to our Davis Campus, please download the form here, fill out the form and email to
To apply to our STC Campus, please download the form here, fill out the form and email to
Please save the form to your desktop before filling it in and emailing to us.  
After you have submitted your form, someone will be in touch with you to book your one to one consultation with a student support specialist

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