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Academic Upgrading – Fleming College, Cobourg Campus

Agency Academic Upgrading – Fleming College, Cobourg Campus
Phone (main) (905) 372-6865
Phone (toll free) 1-866-353-6464
Fax (905) 372-8570

Address The Fleming Building, 1005 Elgin Street West, Cobourg ON
Mailing Address 1005 Elgin Street West, Cobourg ON K9A 5J4
Location Intersection Burnham St. & Elgin Street
Contact(s) Bernardine LeRoy, Coordinator

Sharon LeRoy, Support Staff
Hours Office hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; call for evening appointments
Area Served Northumberland County
Languages of Service English
Fees Fees for service covered by Government of Ontario or other sponsoring agencies; subsidies for transportation & childcare available for those who qualify
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible
Organization Type Community College
Service Description Academic Upgrading, an Employment Ontario program, offers core courses in Communications (English skills) and Mathematics, and electives in Computer Awareness, Biology, Chemistry, and Strategies for College & Work. The program prepares students for post-secondary study at college, for the work force, for apprenticeships, or for other training, according to the goals of the student.

Students can apply their courses to obtain the Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate, a recognized standard of achievement offered at all 24 community colleges. The ACE Certificate provides the equivalent of Grade 12 for college entrance and meets the admission criteria as an equivalency to Grade 12 for apprenticeship programs. It is also generally recognized by the community at large as equivalent to a Grade 12 level of education for purposes of employment.

The length of the program varies by individual according to the number of courses required and the number of hours a week that the learner is able to attend. With the agreement of the program coordinator, a student may choose to enrol for as few as three hours or as many as 25+ hours a week. Daytime and evening hours are available year round. Most students complete their upgrading within 6 months.
Eligibility Ontario residents who are 19 years of age or older are eligible. Eligible residents also include those who have their OSSD, and who require pre-requisites for post-secondary or apprenticeship or who need to refresh their skills in preparation for employment, education or training.  Those residents 16 to 19 years old are eligible by exception only.
List of Employment Services
  • Academic assessment
  • Career advising
  • Preparation for post secondary/ apprenticeship training/ employment/ volunteering 
Last Revised May 2, 2017