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English, Social Sciences and Humanities - Academic Upgrading - Self-Paced


Experience VCC Join us at Experience VCC on October 24 for an evening of free workshops, entertainment, and prizes.

Upgrade your education in English, social sciences and the humanities to prepare yourself for today’s job market and for higher learning.

These courses cover topics such as reading, research, academic writing, grammar, vocabulary, critical thinking and media literacy. They can be used as prerequisites for VCC career and University Transfer programs as well as programs at other colleges and universities.

Self-paced classes include English 10, 11 and 12, Communications 12, Reading and Writing Skills, courses for entry into VCC career programs, and an ESL bridge course.

For information on self-paced classes, phone 604.871.7000, ext. 7366


This program is tuition-free, however other fees (e.g. application fee, U-Pass fee) are still charged.
For assistance with these costs, ask VCC Financial Aid about the non-repayable Adult Upgrading Grant.
Program Status:
Accepting applications

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Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Continuous Varies Intermediate or Advanced Certificate or Provincial Grade 12 Diploma Broadway and/or Downtown Full or Part-time

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If you're ready and know the program you want, apply now. Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and mail it to VCC Registrar's Office Visit us at one of our campus locations.

After you apply, you can check application status to see if all of the requirements have been met or to update contact information. Please use the temporary login ID and Personal Identification Number (PIN) that you used to complete your original online application.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.


Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.
(CLOB)
  • Students should be 18 years of age or older, or out of the public school system for at least one year.
  • College assessments in reading, writing and mathematics may be required.
  • All students must see an advisor for course placement and permission to register
  • ESL students wishing to register in self-paced:
    • Mathematics must have completed Upper Intermediate English or higher
    • Physics must have completed Upper Advanced English or higher
    • Biology must have completed English 059 or higher, and
    • General Science must have completed Upper Advanced English or higher.

Fees and Other costs


Application Fee $35
Student Union Fee $55 - per term
College Initiative Fee $8 - per course
U-Pass Fee $41 - per month subject to eligibility
Other Costs $8 - Campus Resource Fee

Approved Adult Upgrading Grant may cover the cost of these classes. See Financial Aid for Applications

For book lists and prices, check Bookstore.


Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made. The application fee is non-refundable. Fees are refunded according to the refund policy. For further clarification, see withdrawals and refunds information page.

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

Earn your Grade 12 diploma, improve your literacy skills or upgrade your academic qualifications to pursue further study and start a new career.

VCC offers a range of academic courses for adults designed to meet individual goals. Attend an information session to learn about our math, science, computer and English courses, meet our teachers, ask questions and learn how to apply.

Join us at VCC's Broadway campus, 1120 East 7 Avenue at Glen Drive, across from VCC/Clark SkyTrain station.

Adult Upgrading Grants are available to cover tuition for qualified students in 2015-16. Ask us more at an information session or contact VCC Financial Aid to find out if you qualify.





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Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 

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(CCAC 0758) Language Skills Access
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(CCAC 1084) Communications for Health Sciences
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(ENGL 0750) English 10 - Part 1
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(ENGL 0752) English 10 - Part 2
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(ENGL 0861) English 11 - Part 1
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(ENGL 0871) English 11 - Part 2
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(ENGL 0981) English 12 - Part 1
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(ENGL 0991) English 12 - Part 2
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(ENGL 0992) Technical and Professional English 12
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(ENGL 0994) English 12 Essential
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(ENGL 1040) LPI Test Preparation
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(ENSK 0716) Reading and Study Skills 10
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(ENSK 0726) Writing Skills 10
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(ENSK 0816) Reading and Study Skills 11
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(ENSK 0826) Writing Skills 11
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(ENSK 0916) Reading and Study Skills 12
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(ENSK 0926) Writing Skills 12
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(RSSK 1076) Reading and Study Skills
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(WRSK 1076) Writing Skills
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