Adult Basic Education (ABE) Intermediate Program for Youth

Upgrade your academic training in a comfortable environment. Complete the ABE intermediate program and earn your Grade 10 equivalency while studying at the Broadway Youth Resource Centre, located off-campus. The ABE program will prepare you for Grade 11 studies at VCC or in the public school system, entry into a career program, or for employment. With individual, self-paced instruction in English, mathematics, science and social science, the learning environment in the adult basic education program is structured to meet the needs of young adults aged 15 to 18 years.

Broadway Youth Resource Centre
#215 – 2455 Fraser Street
Vancouver, B.C. V5T 0E6
Phone: 604.709.5640 or Email: ABEYouth@vcc.ca

Program Status: Accepting applications.
Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Self-Paced Varies ABE Intermediate Certificate Broadway Youth Centre Full-time

Apply Now

Apply Now

Online Fax / Mail In Person
If you're ready and know the program you want, apply now. Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and fax to 604.443.8450 Visit us at one of our campus locations.

After you apply, you can check application status to see if all of the requirements have been met or to update contact information. Please use the temporary login ID and Personal Identification Number (PIN) that you used to complete your original online application.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements


VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.

Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.
This program is available to young adults between the ages of 15 and 18 who are in need of academic upgrading but are unable to enter other educational programs. The program is open to any student who has been out of school for at least one year or who has permission from their secondary school principal confirming a need for this program. Students may be referred through community agencies, schools, parents or students themselves.

Fees and Other costs

Application Fee No Fee
Tuition Fee $416 per course
Student Union Fee $29 per term
College Initiative Fee $7 per course
Student Union Health Plan Fee $ 0.0
Student Union Dental Plan Fee $ 0.0
U-Pass Fee $ 39.50
Other Costs Some textbooks and instructional materials are provided.
Approved Adult Upgrading Grant may cover the cost of these classes. See Financial Aid for Applications U-PASS $39.50 per month subject to eligibility.
$8 - Campus Resource Fee

Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made. The application fee is non-refundable. For more information, see withdrawals and refunds specific to this program.

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

Earn your Grade 12 diploma, improve your literacy skills or upgrade your academic qualifications to pursue further study and start a new career.

VCC offers a range of academic courses for adults designed to meet individual goals. Attend an information session to learn about our math, science, computer and English courses, meet our teachers, ask questions and learn how to apply.

Join us at VCC's Broadway campus, 1120 East 7 Avenue at Glen Drive, across from VCC/Clark SkyTrain station.

Adult Upgrading Grants are available to cover tuition for qualified students in 2015-16. Ask us more at an information session or contact VCC Financial Aid to find out if you qualify.

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email: ABEYouth@vcc.ca

Career Prospects

Career Prospects

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule


Biology 11 - Part 1 (BIOL 0861) 0.0 credits  course outline
Biology 11 - Part 2 (BIOL 0871) 0.0 credits  course outline
English 10 - Part 1 (ENGL 0750) 0.0 credits
English 10 - Part 2 (ENGL 0752) 0.0 credits
English 11 - Part 1 (ENGL 0861) 0.0 credits
English 11 - Part 2 (ENGL 0871) 0.0 credits
Communications 12 (ENGL 0994) 0.0 credits
Math 10 - Part 1 (MATH 0750) 0.0 credits  course outline
Math 10 - Part 2 (MATH 0751) 0.0 credits  course outline
Business and Consumer Math 10 - Part 1 (MATH 0752) 0.0 credits
Business and Consumer Math 10 - Part 2 (MATH 0753) 0.0 credits
Math 11 - Part 1 (MATH 0861) 0.0 credits  course outline
Math 11 - Part 2 (MATH 0871) 0.0 credits  course outline
General Science 10 (SCIE 0751) 0.0 credits
Social Science 10 (SOSC 0751) 0.0 credits

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