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Adult and Continuing Education in Victoria BC

Education need not stop after high school, even after you’ve attained your degree, professional designation or trade certification.If you’re living in Victoria, you have access to all sorts of adult and continuing education.  Many of our educational institutions offer courses and programs (either credited or not) for adult learners.

All three School Districts within the Greater Victoria area offer adult and continuing education programs, so that mature learners can attain a high school graduation certificate, or improve their knowledge in particular courses (perhaps to acquire credits or courses needed for specific post secondary education).

The Greater Victoria School District (School District 61) offers a comprehensive Continuing Education program for any adult learner who wants to complete high school graduation or who needs review in high school level academic courses. You may pursue personal or professional interests with computer training programs; complete the prerequisite for college or univeristy, or simply take courses for personal interest. The Continuing Education Program offers two kinds of Grade 12 certificates: the 2004 Secondary School Graduation program and the Adult Graduation program. Both qualify students for entry into most post-secondary institutions.

The Sooke School District (School District 62) Continuing Education program is available to students who want to upgrade skills, improve basic literacy, achieve a high school diploma or complete prerequisite courses to post secondary programs. Classroom based courses are available on a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and online.

The Saanich School District (School District 63) offers courses through SIDES (South Island Distance Education School) Distributed Learning.  Aboriginal adult learners in Saanich can access a variety of courses through the Saanich Adult Education Centre (SAEC).

There are over 200 continuing education courses offered at Camosun College .  Do you want to upgrade your skills, gain certification in a high-demand field, improve on-the-job performance or simply learn something new?

The University of Victoria Continuing Studies program contains credit, non-credit and general interest courses, across a wide range of disciplines including:

  • Arts;
  • Business, Management ;
  • Computing, Technology;
  • Education, Teaching, Training;
  • Health, Wellness, Safety;
  • Heritage, Culture, Museums;
  • Humanities, History, Contemporary Issues;
  • Indigenous Language and Culture;
  • Intercultural Education and Training;
  • Languages;
  • Population Health Data;
  • Public Relation;s
  • Sustainability, Environment, and
  • Social Justice.

Many studies have shown that a lifelong habit of learning contributes to your mental acuity as you age, so don’t pack up those books!  Whether you need to acquire knowledge for your professional career, or just to keep you brain sharp, you’ll find what you need in one of the many continuing and adult education options that are available right here in beautiful Victoria.

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