Pathways

Change is constant
Keep learning always

Plans change, careers change, job skills and education requirements change

Our economy is demanding more education for workplace success.

BC's highly flexible post-secondary system allows for multiple pathways so that you can build upon your learning until you get the education and skills you need.

Wondering how to access post-secondary for the first time, or planning to return to upgrade your skills? One of the options below may be your ticket to a whole new world.

  1. ADULT BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAM
    Upgrade basic skills in reading, writing, computer literacy, and Math to Grade 12 equivalency (i.e. BC Adult Graduation Diploma).
  2. ADULT SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
    For people with disabilities, access an educational environment, attain job skills, increase work/life capabilities, and/or transition into the workplace.
  3. CAREER/VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS
    Obtain practical training, of up to three years, geared to find immediate employment in specific occupations.
  4. COMBINED ESL/CAREER PROGRAMS
    For second language learners, develop communication, theoretical, and practical skills needed for specific occupations.
  5. CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMS
    For post-secondary students, paid practical work experience connected to your academic, career, or technical program.
  6. DIRECT UNIVERSITY ENTRY
    High school graduates with the required high school courses and grades can enter university directly to pursue an undergraduate degree.
  7. DISTANCE AND ONLINE LEARNING
    An opportunity to study and learn from anywhere (home, coffeeshop, work, etc.), anytime.
  8. EMPLOYMENT PREPARATION PROGRAMS
    Explore your career options, focusing on self-exploration and skill building for the workplace.
  9. ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) PROGRAMS
    Build up ESL skills in speaking and listening, reading, vocabulary, grammar, and writing. Could be for personal growth or to transition into other post-secondary programs.
  10. FOUNDATIONS TRADES TRAINING
    Pre-apprenticeship programs offering credit towards the technical training portion of an apprenticeship and providing entry level skills so that you can find an employer to sponsor your apprenticeship training.
  11. EXTERNAL OR STUDY ABROAD
    Obtain university credits towards your studies and gain international educational experience at the same time.
  12. GENERAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT(GED)
    Preparation and Testing is an effective way to successfully complete a Secondary School Equivalency Certificate. The GED is made up of five multiple choices tests in language arts writing, lan­guage arts reading, social studies, science, and math. You can use it to fulfill post-secondary program admission requirements.
  13. PART-TIME STUDIES
    Designed to help you pursue your course work either during the day, evening, or weekends at a flexible pace, while working, travelling, or raising a family.
  14. TECHNOLOGY ENTRY PROGRAM
    Academic preparation programs that help you enter technology programs at the post-secondary level. Sometimes called bridging programs as they provide an opportunity to gain the skills and prerequisites to transition or bridge from your academic area of study to a technology area.
  15. TECHNICAL PROGRAMS
    Designed to equip you for immediate access to the workplace, these technical programs use a practical instruc­tion method and are generally in the mechanical or scientific areas.
  16. UNIVERSITY TRANSFER STUDIES
    University transfer studies/courses enable you to complete first and second-year university level course work at a college or university before transferring to an undergraduate degree program at a different institution.
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