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Academic Upgrading

Prepare for your future. Out of school for a while? Need credits to finish high school or qualify for a career training program at a college or university? We deliver flexible academic courses to prepare you for further study.


The Alberta Government has announced that post-secondary colleges and universities will be returning to face-to-face delivery where possible for September 2021.

That means the Academic Upgrading program welcomes students to campus.

Rest assured, Portage College will continue to monitor the pandemic situation closely and take guidance from Alberta Health Services and the Ministry of Advanced Education. If there are any changes or adjustments to the program - we will make those announcements to the public. Be sure to check back here often for updates.

Academic Foundations

If you need to upgrade courses in order to move forward with your career, Academic Foundations is the place for you to start your journey.

Start Your Adventure

College Preparation

If you would like to return to school but need to upgrade your courses before entering a program of study, then our College Preparation is what you need. College Prep is an extremely flexible group of courses designed to help you complete high school courses and establish your career path.

Your Pathway starts here


Community Adult Learning Programs are led by trained educators, faculty work with adults who want to upgrade their reading, writing, math, computer, or English Language skills to improve their daily lives.

Achieve your goals

GED Preparation and Testing

The GED is for adults who left high school without a diploma. The GED is recognized throughout Canada and the United States.

We're Here to Help

We acknowledge that Portage College’s service region is on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaty 6, 8 and 10, which are also homelands to the Métis people. We honour the history and culture of all people who first lived and gathered in these lands.
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