Academic Upgrading

Prerequisite: None
Intake: Continuous
Timeline: Based on Assessment/ Individual Needs

Course Content

This is a flexible, personalized, and supportive program for English-speaking adults (18+) who need to upgrade their reading, writing, math, science and computer skills. The program prepares students for post-secondary study, further skills training, apprenticeship or employment.

Placement tests help to determine the level and courses of study for each student. The length of time it takes to complete an academic upgrading program depends the level of skills and knowledge the student needs to achieve his/her academic or employment goals. 


Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who are:

  • Ready to set goals for the future
  • Committed to working hard
  • Eager to demonstrate progress
  • Prepared to attend regularly
  • Able to work independently

Please Note: The recommended hours of instruction can be time-lined at the discretion of the funding agency; options include 15, 20, or 30 hours per week. Clients benefit from the tailored programs and low student-teacher ratio that Pathways offers. Our standard student-teacher ratio is 3:1. Unless otherwise stated, quotes are based on an average rate of progression and include the cost of tuition, books, materials, fees, taxes, etc.