WHEN ARE COURSES OFFERED?
Our courses are offered Monday-Friday between 9:30-3:30. We have year-round delivery with a one- or two-week break between terms.
WHEN CAN I START?
Courses are self-directed in an online setting, so you can start at any time. Intake and placement testing occur online, so no appointment is needed. (Placement testing in English and math may be required based on your goals.) Once your eligibility is determined via placement tests and/or transcript review, you will complete the registration and orientation process online. Then you can start your classes!
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
This depends on your placement, the time you spend on your studies, and how quickly you learn. Students may take anywhere from a few months to two years to reach their goals. (See course information chart.)
WHAT WILL IT COST?
- The program is TUITION FREE for most Ontario residents
- Learning materials and textbooks are loaned to students and must be returned in good condition
- A tote with a pen, USB stick, lanyard, and ear buds are provided
WHAT IF I’VE BEEN OUT OF SCHOOL FOR YEARS?
We provide a non-threatening start to higher education via refresher courses in math, English, computers, or student success. Our SEL 93: Foundations course prepares you for the rigors of a college education and aids in balancing academics and personal life.
WHAT IF I’M NOT GOOD WITH A COMPUTER?
Our digital literacy assessment allows you to see which skills you need to develop. Take keyboarding or learn to use word processing, spreadsheets, database, and PowerPoint programs. Earn computer skills certificates in a variety of areas (we’re a Northstar Digital Literacy assessment and delivery site).
I JUST NEED A COURSE OR TWO TO ENTER COLLEGE. CAN YOU HELP?
Yes! Many of our students take just the coursework they need to enter a college program. (See course equivalency sheet for more information.)
HOW DO I ENTER COLLEGE AS A “MATURE STUDENT”?
To see if your current skills in English and/or math qualify you for direct entrance into a college program, you’ll need to write the CAAT test. Save time and money by taking our free placement tests in math or English first to see if you’d be able to pass the CAAT. We offer courses that prepare you for the CAAT, and our students do not pay the CAAT test fee if we refer them to write the CAAT in Student Services.
I HEARD YOU PAY FOR A COLLEGE COURSE? IS THIS TRUE?
Qualified ACE-level students enrolled in Academic Upgrading at Sault College can take a tuition-free, college-level course that counts toward a college certificate or diploma! We will even cover the cost of the textbooks! This is a great opportunity for students to “sample” a college course offering without having to take a full load. Furthermore, by successfully completing a college course required for the student’s intended college program, the student will have a reduced course load in one of the semesters of full-time postsecondary enrolment.
WHAT COURSES DO YOU OFFER?
We offer the following subjects:
- Communications (English)
- Microsoft Office Suite
- Digital Literacy
- Student Success
WHAT ARE YOUR COURSES LIKE?
We offer these structures:
- Self-paced, self-directed learning in an online setting
- Self-paced, self-directed learning in a classroom setting
- Traditional classroom setting (for Foundations course) when available
- Computer-based and computer-assisted learning
Program Contact: Academic Upgrading Office, (705) 759-2554 ext 2433, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition free; continuous intake (start any time of the year); self-paced, self-directed learning.
Online substitutes for Academic and Career Entrance courses are available.