Training and upgrading

If you are looking for training that will help you gain skills for employment or meet the academic requirements to pursue education, there are options available to you.

For more information, click the links below. 

Academic Upgrading - Mohawk College, Fennell Campus

Academic Upgrading is a flexible program designed to help you achieve your college, apprenticeship and/or employment goals. Our courses are designed for students who did not complete high school and need required courses (English, Math or Science) to apply for a post-secondary program or those wanting to refresh their skills. This program provides GED preparation and up to grade 12 equivalency in English, Science and Math.  

Academic and Career Entrance (ACE)

Academic and Career Entrance Distance is a free, government-funded upgrading program for adults in Ontario who would like to take online courses to prepare for college, apprenticeship, or employment. These courses are accepted as OSSD equivalent by Colleges and Apprenticeships for purposes of admission.

To learn about high school equivalents for the OCE courses, or more information on in-class options, please visit the Obtaining Grade 12 Equivalents for Admission page.

City School - Mobile Unit, various locations and online

City school offers roadblock-free access to education around the community through its mobile units. They provide free post-secondary and employment courses to community members. You may qualify if you’re 19+ with little to no post-secondary education. 

Continuing Education (CE)

Continuing Education at Mohawk College offers flexible learning options to suit your schedule. Explore your professional, practical, or personal interests in a broad range of areas of study.

  • Specialize your skills
  • Enhance your education
  • Build your resume
  • Explore life-long learning

Deaf Empowerment Program

This program is taught in American Sign Language (ASL) for adults who are Deaf, Deafened or Hard-of-Hearing and are looking to prepare for the General Education Diploma (GED) test, gain requirements to apply for college study or improve skills needed for the workforce. This program is also taught in spoken English!