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Academic Upgrading

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The Academic Upgrading program can support you in learning important concepts and developing skills and attitudes that build confidence and a solid foundation for your future academic career or chosen pathway.  Individualized programs and instruction are the keys to success!

Please contact us at 905-561-2190 ext. 4757 or [email protected] for details.

  • Academic Upgrading classes are FREE, non-credit, employment preparation and academic upgrading program.
  • Adults 19 years and over can participate.
  • Classes are individualized and taught in a self-paced, small class format to meet the specific needs of each student.
  • ELL students must have CLB 5 or higher in reading and writing to participate in LBS.

Supports Offered

  • Students will focus on non-credit reading, writing and numeracy skills to prepare for earning Secondary School credits or an Apprenticeship opportunity.
  • Help develop skills needed to write PLAR tests (to earn grade 9 and 10 credits toward Ontario Secondary School Diploma).
  • Builds basic computers skills to support transition to Credit, post-secondary or employment.
  • Students learn the fundamentals of education including Pre-High School levels of Literacy and Numeracy.

About the Program

  • Enrolment to the Academic Upgrading classes is continuous throughout the school year (September to June).
  • Part-time classes are available Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm  at Hill Park Learning Centre, City Learning Centre and online.
  • Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm online.


Continuing Education Hill Park Learning Centre – 465 East 16th Street, Hamilton – 905-561-2190

Continuing Education City Learning Centre – 110 King Street West, Plaza Level (above Food Court), Suite 606 – 905-526-9337

To Register

To make an appointment for and intake/assessment meeting, please click the button below:

Schedule Appointment – Literacy & Basic Skills (NON-CREDIT) Intake/Assessment


This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement.


Updated on Thursday, December 29, 2022.
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