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.

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

Note: Courses subject to change.

Assistance Available

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

Academic Upgrading is a tuition-free program.

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

Admission Requirements

  • 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. Attend an information session. The information session includes a brief one-on-one consultation with an academic adviser to determine program suitability.

Information Sessions:

Please arrive 15 minutes early.

Brampton Info Sessions

Davis Campus, Brampton

Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.
Room: B132

905-459-7533, x5449 or

Oakville Info Sessions

Skills Training Centre, Oakville

Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m.
Room: B20

905-845-9430, x8052 or

Georgetown & Milton Info Sessions

Literacy North Halton

Information sessions are also offered in partnership with Literacy North Halton in Georgetown and Milton.