The Career/College Preparatory Program is designed to provide adult learners with the opportunity to improve academic, technical, personal, and interpersonal skills in preparation for college programs, apprenticeships and future employment. Our program is specifically designed for adults to develop communication, mathematics, science and computer skills in a supportive college environment for the purpose of enhancing career and employment opportunities, future learning, and personal life.
This Employment Ontario program is funded by the Ontario Government.
- Meet college and apprenticeship admission requirements
- Study English, Sciences, Math
- Enhance computer and personal management skills
- Personal assessment and individualized curriculum
- Self-paced study: each upgrading level takes approximately 16 weeks to complete
- Full-time or part-time studies
- Career counselling available
Q: Who can take College Prep?
A: College Prep is for those who are missing admission requirements to the college program of their choice. Our highest level courses, called our ACE courses (Academic and Career Entrance), are regarded as being equivalent to 12 College (C) level for the purpose of admission to college or apprenticeship programs. College Prep is also an option for folks who technically meet the admission requirements but want to brush up rusty academic skills or boost self-confidence by easing into student mode. College Prep is also appropriate for folks who are looking for work or for those who already have a job but want to advance at their workplace.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: College Prep is free for most students. Contact the program coordinator on your campus of choice for more information
Q: What are the classes like?
A: In College Prep students receive the course material and work through it at their own pace, supported by College Prep faculty who will answer questions and provide clarification. For each of the core subject areas (math, English, biology, physics, and chemistry), instructors are available an average of twenty four hours per week. Computer instruction is available six hours per week. In addition, we offer small group stand-up teaching as well.
Q: How often do students attend College Prep classes?
A: Students themselves determine how often and when they can attend College Prep. We offer day and evening sessions so that each student can design his or her own schedule, one that fits the individual student’s other commitments such as work and family.
Q: When does the College Prep program start?
A: College Prep is continuous intake, so students don’t have to wait for certain times of the year to sign up. We’re open year-round, with the exception of a two week break at Christmas.
Q: How long does the program last?
A: Since College Prep is self-paced, the time students take to finish a subject will vary depending on how quickly students grasp the material, how much time they can devote to their studies, and how motivated they are. The ballpark figure is that one level of a subject will take four months to complete.
Q: How do I sign up?
A: Contact the College Prep Coordinator on the campus of your choice to find out whether College Prep is right for you:
Brockville: Bill Chafe, 613-345-0660, ext. 2176, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cornwall: Allison Taylor, 613-933-6080, ext. 2320, email@example.com
Kingston: Karen Ducharme, 613-544-5400, ext. 1553, firstname.lastname@example.org
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