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BC Adult Graduation Diploma – Provincial Level

Program Details

Length: There is no specific program length, courses run every term and certificates can be completed on any timeline

Total Credits: this program has no credits

Intake Terms: Fall, Winter, Spring

Campus: All Campuses

Cost: There is no cost for Academic Upgrading

Student Loans: Grant Eligible: Yes  - detail here

Credential Received

BC Adult Graduation Diploma

Overview

Program Summary

Looking to upgrade your skills? Want to get into that awesome first-year course or program? Improve subject understanding, study skills and complete prerequisite courses such as biology, chemistry, English, math and physics along with college success, computer sciences and social studies. All high school levels are available.

Our classrooms are supportive and respectful, and our instructors are committed to your success. Jump start your life with Academic Upgrading.

Program Outcomes

Learners participating in Academic Upgrading courses at Selkirk College will finish their studies being able to demonstrate a number of the program outcomes listed below:

  • Demonstrate increased self-confidence.
  • Manage financial matters by applying principles of numeracy, accounting and integration of relevant technology.
  • Use appropriate verbal, non-verbal and written skills to communicate.
  • Develop effective learning strategies and adapt them to new situations.
  • Create realistic personal, work, and educational goals and plans to achieve them.
  • Exhibit positive professional behaviour and employment related skills that maximize

Program Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

Students applying to Academic Upgrading are not subject to the general admission requirements for Selkirk College.

  • All applicants will be interviewed by an instructor to discuss past education, current academic goals and an appropriate set of courses.
  • The College Readiness Tool is used for advising on course level placement. Students will write the CRT assessment prior to course registration to help instructors determine ideal course level placement. Program Chair or designate, in consultation with Assessment Services, will determine which subtests of the CRT will be required and the cut off scores for each subtest, in order to verify an applicant’s potential for success and program admission.

Students must be 18 years of age or over at the time of registration.

  • Notwithstanding the above, students 16 or 17 years of age may be considered for admission. Students will be assessed for admission based on referral to the program.
  • In addition, the instructor who conducted the interview in part 2 must be satisfied that the under-age student can perform in an adult learning environment. Such admission decisions will be made by the Intake Instructors under the supervision of the School Chair.

Note: It is Selkirk’s intention to work collaboratively with our local school districts to ensure an under-aged student’s needs are best met by programming in the post-secondary system.

Additional Requirements

Before an applicant’s file is considered to be complete, students must:

  • participate in an intake interview (in person or by telephone) with an instructor
  • complete a Selkirk College Application for Admission form
  • sign their completed Course Registration form
  • complete funding paperwork: forms for either an Adult Upgrading Grant, Supplementary Adult Upgrading Bursary or a funding Opt Out form, including any associated documentation required (child care subsidy form, appendices, proof of income)

Graduation and Promotion

Students may be promoted based on demonstration of skills on a diagnostic assessment or prior learning assessment or with the Instructor's permission. It is recommended that students achieve a minimum grade of 'C' before progressing to the subsequent levels. There is no GPA calculation in Academic Upgrading. Students must pass the required courses with a minimum grade of 'P' in order to receive a credential.

Requirement

Provincial Level Courses

ENGL60English - Provincial Level

0.00

ENGL66Essential English - Provincial

0

BIOL60Biology - Provicial Level

0.00

CHEM60Chemistry - Provincial Level

0.00

CPST60Computer Studies - Provincial Level

0.00

EDCP60Education and Career Planning - Provincial Level

0.00

EDSS60Education and Student Success - Provincial Level

0.00

HIST60History - Provincial Level

0.00

IFA60Indigenous Fine Arts

0.00

MATH60Algebra And Trigonometry - Provincial Level

N/A

PHYS60Physics - Provincial Level

N/A

SOST60Social Sciences - Provincial Level

0.00

WORK60Workplace Experience - Provincial Level

0.00

Selkirk College awards a BC Adult Graduation Diploma to learners upon completion of the following courses. Courses and credits can be counted from post-secondary institutions, secondary schools, and often from workplace or other learning establishments.

Required Courses

MATH50Algebra - Advanced Level

N/A

Or

MATH54Mathematics: Advanced Level Business/Technical

N/A

Or

MATH56Foundations Math - Advanced Level

0.00

 

ENGL60English - Provincial Level

0.00

Or

ENGL66Essential English - Provincial

0

Choose three of the following elective courses

Elective Courses

BIOL60Biology - Provicial Level

0.00

CHEM60Chemistry - Provincial Level

0.00

CPST60Computer Studies - Provincial Level

0.00

EDCP60Education and Career Planning - Provincial Level

0.00

EDSS60Education and Student Success - Provincial Level

0.00

HIST60History - Provincial Level

0.00

IFA60Indigenous Fine Arts

0.00

MATH60Algebra And Trigonometry - Provincial Level

N/A

PHYS60Physics - Provincial Level

N/A

SOST50Social Studies - Advanced Level

0.00

SOST60Social Sciences - Provincial Level

0.00

WORK60Workplace Experience - Provincial Level

0.00