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Unlock your potential and transform your life through Academic Upgrading

Do you want to:

  • Upgrade your English, math, science, or computer skills?
  • Prepare for a post-secondary program or an apprenticeship?
  • Improve your job opportunities and employment skills?
  • Go back to school in an adult environment?
  • Obtain your high school equivalency certificate (ACE)?

This free comprehensive program serves as a stepping stone towards enhancing your knowledge in English, math, and science. Whether you’re aiming to pursue post-secondary education, enhance your digital skills, advance in your career, or simply gain confidence in your abilities, this program is tailored to meet your unique needs.

Doors swing open when you start your future with confidence

Level up your skills or earn your Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) high school equivalency certificate with our flexible program that works around your schedule. Whether you want to upgrade your math, English, science, or computer skills to improve your job opportunities, prepare for college programs, or just go back to school, you can start classes any month of the year.

You’ll develop productive study habits and practice speaking more effectively. You’ll gain the problem-solving and team-building skills sought by employers. Your ACE certificate is recognized as an equivalent to an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) by all Ontario community colleges, as well as by the Minister of Labour, Immigration,Training and Skills Development for apprenticeships and a growing number of employers.

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Program highlights

  • Flexible learning options to fit your schedule and study at your own pace
  • Free for those who qualify (childcare, transportation, and other related costs may also be covered)
  • Access to Cambrian College services, including computer labs, internet access, counselling, and free tutoring
  • ACE is recognized as a grade 12 equivalency

    Admission requirements

    • Resident of Ontario
    • Eligible to work in Ontario
    • 18 years of age or older (16 years of age – interview required)

    Program delivery

    This program has a continuous intake that runs 12 months a year and offers classes in the day and evening, as well as online through our Learning Management System (Moodle). Individual timetables and courses of study are developed to accommodate your training needs and personal schedules.

    Apply for Academic Upgrading!

    To apply for Academic Upgrading, please watch the full video and then apply using the link below.

    Academic Upgrading
    Send email
    705-566-8101 ext.7712

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