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Academic Upgrading (AU)


Certificate of Completion


Program Code: 0659

Length: 3 semesters starting in September

Humber’s Academic Upgrading program, offered at the North Campus, is a tuition-free program. Academic Upgrading will give you the opportunity to become comfortable in a college environment while helping you improve your essential English, math and computer skills, as well as build biology and chemistry skills in lab-based environments. We offer part-time and full-time learning options. Academic Upgrading is an Employment Ontario program funded by the Ministry of Labour, Training & Skills Development.

The faculty and staff in the Academic Upgrading program are committed to helping our students determine their educational and career goals and plan the steps needed to reach those goals. They offer AU students assistance in:

  • developing individualized training plans
  • defining career and educational goals
  • finding support and resources that lead to success

Note: Students can earn the Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate by completing ACE Communications (ACEC E10), ACE Business Math (ACEC M20), and any two other ACE-level courses with a grade of 70 per cent or higher in each of the four ACE courses. In addition, students with a GPA of 60% of higher are awarded a Certificate of Completion.

This program is not available to international applicants.

Courses

No courses available

Admission Requirements

Admission selection is based on an English and math assessment administered during one of the information sessions that applicants must attend.

Admission selection is based on the following requirements:

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    Academic

    To qualify for the program, students must be:

    • 19 years of age or older
    • a resident of Ontario
    • legally able to work in Ontario
    • assessed in an information and assessment session

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

How to Apply

Visit liberalarts.humber.ca/current-students/departments/academic-upgrading.html for registration instructions.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please see admission requirements on the program page to enter your location.

Fees

Academic Upgrading is a free Employment Ontario program funded by the Ontario government.

 

Equipment & Device Requirements

All Semesters

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5 Intel i7 (Quad 4 Higher)
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Memory 8GB of RAM Expandable to 16 GB
Storage 250 GB Storage Space Solid State Drive (SSD) Preferable
Monitor Minimum 13 Inch Screen 15 Inch Screen
Other Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac Built-in Ethernet Port and a USBc Port

Pathways

Humber offers a number of transfer options and pathway opportunities. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions or refer to the program page.

Contact Information

Program Specific Questions

Academic Upgrading Office
416.675.6622 ext.74842
academicupgrading@humber.ca


Admissions Questions

Domestic Students

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Contact the International Centre

international.humber.ca/contact

1-416-675-5067

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Select information only is included in this printable PDF. For complete program details, refer to humber.ca/programs.

Print/Download Date: September 24, 2021