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Faculty of Academic and Career Advancement Programs

The mission of the Faculty of Academic and Career Advancement is to support you in becoming the most successful student you can be. We understand that options create opportunities; therefore, we provide many different ways to ease you into your university education or career goals. Our experienced faculty members are here to help you succeed by putting your needs at the heart of our student-centered curriculum.

Check us out—you'll be inspired by the options we have available for you!

Access Programs for People with Disabilities: Certificate of Completion

Kwantlen offers job preparation and work exploration programs for adults with disabilities.

Designation Earned Length Type (Full or Part Time) Start Date(s) Campus
Certificate of Completion 10 Months Full

September

 

Richmond
Surrey
Langley
Entry Requirements
Adults (18+) with a defined disability; Interview; APPD application package. Visit our website for Intake Session information.

Adult Upgrading: Certificate of Completion

Upgrade specific skills and knowledge in English (reading, writing, spelling), math and science. Prepare to write the General Education Development (GED) high school equivalency test, and other specific program entry tests. Students at the AU provincial-level may take undergraduate-level courses concurrently.

Designation Earned Length Type (Full or Part Time) Start Date(s) Campus

BC Adult Graduation Diploma (Adult Dogwood)

Adult Graduation Diploma

Varies Full
Part
Flexible
Sept
Jan
May and weekly intake options
Richmond
Surrey
Cloverdale
Langley
Entry Requirements
Course prerequisites vary. For continuous intake courses an assessment is required.

Qualifying Studies

Prepare for entrance requirements into university degree programs. Obtain a minimum grade of C in Advanced-level English Qualifying Studies courses to meet the proficiency requirement for university-level programs. Upgrade specific skills and knowledge in English, math and science.

Designation Earned Length Type (Full or Part Time) Start Date(s) Campus
N/A N/A Full
Part
Flexible
Sept
Jan
May
Richmond
Surrey
Cloverdale
Langley
Entry Requirements
Course prerequisites vary.

Career Choices and Life Success: Citation

Women identify and reach their career and life direction in this program. Learn to set attainable career and life goals assisted by vocational assessments, information research, networking and hands-on work experience. Graduate from the program with a personalized career portfolio and solid action plan.

Designation Earned Length Type (Full or Part Time) Start Date(s) Campus
Citation 15 Weeks Full
 

Sept

Feb

Langley

Langley

Entry Requirements
General University admission requirements apply. Information session; Interview.  See our website for Information Session dates.

English Language Proficiency: Diploma

This program provides academic preparation at four levels for ESL students who intend to enrol in university programs or courses, or to prepare for future employment.

Designation Earned Length Type (Full or Part Time) Start Date(s) Campus
Diploma Varies Full
Part
Sept
Jan
May
Richmond
Surrey
Entry Requirements
Appropriate placement via: Accuplacer; KIST; TOEFL testing.

Family Childcare: Statement of Completion

This part-time program prepares you to work effectively with young children and to set up a childcare business within a home environment.

Designation Earned Length Type (Full or Part Time) Start Date(s) Campus
Statement of Completion 1 Year Part TBA Surrey
Entry Requirements
Kwantlen admission requirements apply. Applicants must have a personal interview with the program coordinator, achieve successful completion of the orientation and successful completion of a criminal record check. Currently on hiatus, enquiries can go to us via chld@kpu.ca.
 

Good Beginnings: Statement of Completion

Acquire the basic skills and knowledge to provide children with a nurturing, quality, safe, healthy and stimulating environment.

Designation Earned Length Type (Full or Part Time) Start Date(s) Campus
Statement of Completion 30 Hours Part Sept, Jan, March Surrey
Entry Requirements
Kwantlen admission requirements apply. Applicants must have a personal interview with the program coordinator.