Adult Upgrading: Certificates of Completion
All intakes for these certificate programs have been suspended, although some upgrading courses are still being offered.
For further information, contact an Academic Advisor for the Faculty: kpu.ca/aca/aca-advisor
Adult Upgrading offers students recognition of their achievement as they advance their literacy and numeracy skills. Most courses are given in a continuous-entry, individually paced format, and are available year-round. Courses in the Certificates of Completion are part of the BC Adult Upgrading Transfer program and may be taken at other post-secondary institutions and transferred to KPU.
The Fundamental Certificate of Completion recognizes a student's readiness to advance to the next level of high school completion and mastery of the fundamentals of reading, writing, and mathematics. Students will benefit from the fundamental level if they have difficulty with basic reading, writing, and math.
The Intermediate Certificate of Completion recognizes the equivalent completion of Grade 10. Students are well on their way to completing high school graduation, for direct entry into many trades and vocational programs, and for the GED. The courses within this certificate are currently under review.
The Advanced Certificate of Completion recognizes the equivalent completion of Grade 11. Upon completion, many students will be ready to challenge undergraduate course-work, and are ready to work towards BC Adult Graduation Diploma (Adult Dogwood). Completion of Advanced English will normally allow a student to succeed in the LPI test. The courses within this certificate are currently under review.
The following program admission requirements apply:
- All applicants, except those referred by instructors, must take assessments in English and math to ensure appropriate placement in the courses. Assessments are booked through Student Enrolment Services at 604.599.2000.
Note: Students enrolled in continuous-intake format may be required to satisfy a learning contract in order to renew their enrollment.
Fundamental Certificate of Completion Requirements
|ENGQ 0064||Basic Writing Skills 2||3 credits|
|ENGQ 0065||Basic Reading Skills 2||3 credits|
|MATQ 0006||Adult Literacy Fundamental Mathematics Level 6||no credits|
Intermediate Certificate of Completion Requirements
(Grade 10 equivalency)
|ABEE 0070||Intermediate English (English 10)||3 credits|
|MATQ 0010||Intermediate Mathematics (Math 10)||3 credits|
|ABES 0010||Intermediate Science (Science 10)||3 credits|
|An intermediate level (grade 10 or higher) socials course.||3 credits|
Advanced Certificate of Completion Requirements
(Grade 11 equivalency)
|ABEE 0081||Advanced English (Grade 11 equivalent)||3 credits|
|MATQ 0011||Advanced Mathematics (Math 11)||3 credits|
Plus any two of the following:
|ABEB 0011||Advanced Science (Biology 11)||4 credits|
|ABEB 0012||Provincial Science (Biology 12)||4 credits|
|ABEP 0011||Introduction to Physics (Physics 11)||4 credits|
|A language at the grade 11 level or higher||3 credits|
Students may apply for the Adult Upgrading Grant. Please contact the Academic & Career Advancement Educational Advisor at 604-599-2063 for further information.
Upon successful completion of the Adult Upgrading option, students are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion in Adult Basic Education.
At a Glance
Faculty of Academic and Career Advancement
- University Preparatory
- Certificate of Completion
- Open intake
Curriculum Effective Date: