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Centennial College Academic Upgrading

  • English

  • Math (Core and Technical)

  • Science (Biology, Chemistry)

  • Career Exploration

  • Digital Literacy

Centennial College offers tuition-free, Academic Upgrading programs to help provide students pathways toward reaching their academic or career goals. Through Academic Upgrading programs, students can upgrade and ultimately obtain their high school diploma equivalent to prepare for college entry.

The Career and College Transition (CCT) program is geared towards High School or Ontario Secondary School Diploma graduates focused on returning to school. This stream of programming offers the opportunity to upgrade essential skills in math, English, biology or chemistry required for admission to post-secondary college or university programs.

The Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) program is offered to students who have not completed a High School Diploma or Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Students completing four ACE courses obtain the ACE certificate, which is a High School Diploma equivalent. Core ACE courses include; English, Math and Sciences.

Students of the program are given the opportunity to learn in a supportive, adult learning and college environment with qualified Centennial College instructors. Students benefit from full access to tutoring, learning strategists, counselling, accessibility supports, career advising, textbooks/school supplies and access to Centennial College services and resources.



SERVING: Anglophone

REGISTRATION PROCESS: Contact the program to inquire. Prior to course registration, students will be required to complete a participant registration form. An assessment test will be administered to determine Academic level for English composition, comprehension and Mathematics. Placement in courses based on assessment results, post-secondary or employment goal.

INTAKE: Courses are offered in semester format with start dates 3 times per year - May, September and January. Semesters are 14 weeks in length.

ELIGIBILITY: 19+, Ontario resident, proficient in listening and speaking skills - Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 interested in working towards goal of post-secondary education entry, employment or apprenticeship. To be successful, students must be able to commit to approximately 8 hours of live (synchronous) classes and 8 hours of asynchronous course work (total of 16 hours per course).

ACCESS: During the Pandemic, this program is fully accessible and offered online with synchronous and asynchronous classes, access to Instructors and services. Once health restrictions are lifted, students can expect an on-campus and in-class delivery experience. Students can visit their Covid-19 Student Information Centre website for up to date and extensive details on safety protocols, closures and campus re-entry processes.


Centennial College Ashtonbee Campus75 Ashtonbee Road, Scarborough, Ontario M1L 4C9


"Anxiety was what I felt when I heard the words essay and math, until my first semester in the Career and College Transition program at Centennial College. The instructors were excellent! They helped me every step of the way because they wanted me to succeed. After completing English, I was able to write an essay for the Eileen Atkinson Memorial Scholarship and received it. While I do have a long way to go for my program of choice, I am confident in new found skills that I will get there"

– Shawna Mclean