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Jim Pattison Centre for Excellence in Penticton

Adult Upgrading

Adult Basic Education

Tuition free!

Apply to the for coverage of student fees, partial  travel costs , unsubsidized  child care and school supplies.

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Phone: 250-762-5445 - ask to be transferred to Jessica Morcom (ext 4936)
Email: kelownaupgrading@okanagan.bc.ca

Phone: 236-420-6711 - ask to be transferred to Michael Rutten (ext 3245)
Email: pentictonupgrading@okanagan.bc.ca

Phone: 250-545-7291 - ask to be transferred to Simone Palmer (ext 2221)
Email: vernonupgrading@okanagan.bc.ca

Phone: 250-832-2126 - ask to be transferred to Allison Inkpen (ext 6715)
Email: salmonarmupgrading@okanagan.bc.ca

Upgrading is the right choice if you want to:

  • Complete high school graduation requirements
  • Upgrade your high school marks
  • Complete pre-requisites for the College's program or other university courses
  • Develop your reading, writing and math skills
  • Explore pathways to a new career

Delivery method

  • In-person and online courses available.
  • Courses and programs are offered throughout the year, and all College locations offer Adult Upgrading. 

Note: Please contact your home campus should you have any difficulties with online registration.

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Program at a glance

Certificates/Diploma

Fundamental Level Certificate

This level is for students wishing to improve their basic skills or to prepare for the Intermediate Level program.

Intermediate Level Certificate

This level prepares students for the Advanced Level program or for entry into post-secondary programs that have an admission requirement of Grade 10 or equivalent.

Advanced Level Certificate

This level prepares students for the Provincial Level and, with completion of English 012, for entry into many post-secondary programs that have an admission requirement of Grade 12 or equivalent.

Provincial Level Diploma

This is the highest level of the Adult Basic Education program and requires rigorous study. The Provincial Level prepares students for admission to post-secondary programs. The student who completes this level is eligible for a British Columbia Adult Graduation Diploma. Students should consult an Educational Advisor and carefully select their courses if they plan further study at the post-secondary level.

English courses available in Fall 2023/Winter 2024

Students must have completed the prerequisites for English courses within the five years prior to the start date for the ABE English course in which they wish to register. Any student not meeting this requirement will be required to write the AU English skills assessment. An interview may also be conducted to help determine the appropriate level.

Fundamental

  • English 40 (41/42)
  • English 50 (51/52)
  • English 60 (61/62)

Intermediate

  • English 70 (71/72)

Advanced

  • English 80 (81/82)

Provincial

  • English 12

Science courses available in Fall 2023/Winter 2024

Students must have completed the prerequisites for English and Math courses within the five years prior to the start date for the ABE Science course in which they wish to register. Any student not meeting this requirement will be required to write the AU English and Math skills assessment.

  • Biology 11 and Biology 12
  • Chemistry 11 and Chemistry 12
  • Physics 11 and Physics 12

Math courses available in Fall 2023/Winter 2024

Students must have completed the prerequisites for Math courses within the five years prior to the start date for the ABE mathematics course in which they wish to register. Any student not meeting this requirement will be required to write a mathematics skills assessment to determine their readiness to enter their desired course.

Self-paced courses:

Fundamental

  • Math 40 (41/42)
  • Math 50 (51/52)
  • Math 60 (61/62)

Intermediate/Developmental

  • Math 70 (71/72)
  • Math 80 (84/85)

Instructor-led courses:

Developmental (equivalent to Math 080 - Instructor led)

  • Introductory Algebra 11

Advanced

  • Math 11

Provincial

  • Math 12

Elective courses available in Fall 2023/Winter 2024

  • Computer Studies 60
  • Computer Studies 70
  • Computer Studies 11
  • Social Studies 11
  • Law 12
  • Psychology 12
  • Education and Career Planning 12

Pathways

See below for Adult Upgrading prerequisites required for this Pathway.

Pathways to Health
Admission Requirements (Adult Upgrading Courses)
Certified Dental AssistantEnglish 012 (minimum 60%), Biology 01

See below for Adult Upgrading prerequisites required for this Pathway.

 

Pathway
Admission Requirements (Adult Upgrading Courses)
Health Care AssistantEnglish 070 (English 10 equivalent), A science 011 is recommended

See below for Adult Upgrading prerequisites required for this Pathway.

Pathway
Admission Requirements (Adult Upgrading Courses)
Human Service WorkerEnglish 012 (minimum 60%)

See below for Adult Upgrading prerequisites required for this Pathway.

Pathway
Admission Requirements (Adult Upgrading Courses)
Pharmacy TechnicianEnglish 012 (minimum 60%), Biology 011 or Biology 012 (BC students) (minimum 60%), Math 011 (minimum 60%)

See below for Adult Upgrading prerequisites required for this Pathway.

Pathways to Health
Admission Requirements (Adult Upgrading Courses)
Therapist AssistantEnglish 012 (minimum 60%), Biology 012, Chemistry 011

See below for Adult Upgrading prerequisites required for this Pathway.

Pathway
Admission Requirements (Adult Upgrading Courses)
Pathway to Trades
Math 005  -  Trades Entrance Assessment Preparation Course OR Math 070

Skills assessment

Students can complete upgrading skills assessments in-person in 2-3 hours. 

Pre-requisites must have been completed in the last 5 years. If this is not the case, you will need to take a skills assessment.

Practice Math skills assessment

Multiplication table

Skills assessment dates and times

  • Wednesday, June 19, 11:30-2:30pm in B213
  • Friday, August 16, 1-4pm in B213
  • Thursday, August 22, 8:30am-10:30am in B213
  • Monday, August 26, 5-8pm in B213
  • Wednesday, August 28, 1-4pm in B213

Students may attend the assessments without registering. Please arrive 10 minutes early.  If you are unable to attend the assessment times above, please contact Arthur Bakx at abakx@okanagan.bc.ca to schedule an appointment. 

Skills assessments are available by appointment Monday and Wednesday evenings (5pm-7:20pm) during May and June. Contact Jessica Morcom at jmorcom@okanagan.bc.ca or 250-762-5445 (ext 4936). 

Please contact Mike Rutten at mrutten@okanagan.bc.ca or call 250-492-4305 (ext 3245) for online courses or to schedule an alternate time. 

  • June 20 at 1pm 

Individual Assessments:

Please contact the AU Coordinator to set up a time to write the math or English skills assessment.

Coordinator: Amanda Krebs  akrebs@okanagan.bc.ca  250-832-2126

*It is a good idea to speak with an Education Advisor both before and after an AU skills assessment.  Please contact our Salmon Arm education advisors to schedule an appointment. 

  • Wednesday, June 5 at 1pm in C344
  • Wednesday, June 19 at 1pm in C344
  • Wednesday, June 26 at 1pm in C344
  • Tuesday, July 30 at 9:30am in C344
  • Tuesday, August 20 at 9:30am in D343
  • Thursday, August 22 at 12:30pm in D343
  • Wednesday, August 28 at 12:30pm in D343
  • Friday, August 30 at 9:30am in D343
  • Tuesday, September 3 at 12:30pm in D343

Please call Simone Palmer at 545-7291 (ext 2221) or email spalmer@okanagan.bc.ca to reserve a space.  Please allow 2 1/2 hours for the assessment.

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