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Steps to Success Information Session

Register for our in person Steps to Success Information Session for more information on how to join Academic Upgrading! Email today to reserve your seat!

Session Dates:

  • Thursday August 11 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
  • Tuesday August 23 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

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Are you:

  • 19+
  • Missing courses required to enter a college program?
  • Trying to upgrade basic or workplace level credits?
  • Wanting to update your academic skills?


  • ACE Communications (Gr.12 English)
  • ACE Apprenticeship Math (Gr.12 Math)
  • ACE Self Management 


  • Tuition free-program.
  • Financial support for daycare and/or transportation is also available for qualified learners.
  • Qualify for an offer of admission to a college program.
  • Improve your literacy and numeracy skills for employment, apprenticeship or other goals.
  • A supportive adult learning environment with qualified professors.
  • Robust and Interactive Instruction.
  • Take advantage of academic resources such as access to information on How to Apply to College, Applying for Financial Aid & OSAP, and more.
  • Enjoy the added benefits of the use of the Durham College library, cafeteria, and computers.
  • You’ll be surrounded by a community of other motivated, friendly students.


  • A free program funded through the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.
  • Offered every semester, please email for more information on course start dates.
  • Currently offered online - live and asynchronous classes designed to be flexible to meet your schedule!
  • Personalized to meet your needs!

Free skilled trades training

To address the skilled trades shortage in Canada, DC's Pre-Apprenticeship programs offer free training for aspiring workers who
want the necessary qualifications to enter or advance in the skilled trades.

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