Continuing & Distance Education
Individuals may take high school courses or continue their post-secondary education by taking additional courses or programs through a university, community college, the local school board, or other educational institutions.
Continuing education can lead to certification in a particular field, skills training, professional development or completion of a new diploma or degree. It can also be a more informal process that involves personal growth and enrichment through additional study and general interest courses.
Continuing education can also take place online. The term distance education refers to courses where students and instructors are located at a distance from one another. Students enrolled in distance education courses can complete the course in their home and earn high school, university and college credits.
For More Information
What is "continuing education"?
A definition of continuing education with links to local school boards and Ontario universities, community colleges, and private career colleges. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.
What is "distance education"?
A definition of distance education and how it allows newcomers to begin their studies before they come to Canada. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.
Independent Learning Centre
The centre provides education and testing services to adults who want to earn a high school diploma, upgrade their skills and pursue a career or post-secondary education.
Canadian Virtual University
An association of Canadian universities specializing in online and distance education. Includes information on how international students can start courses before coming to Canada.
A consortium of 24 Ontario community colleges, including St. Lawrence College, that deliver online courses as a complement to distance education. Includes information about courses and programs.
KIP “Call Kingston Home” Movie — Real Estate Agent
This video profiles a local real estate agent discussing what makes Kingston special and why she chose it as the home for her and her family. She talks about taking an intensive English-language program at Queen’s University and studying real estate at St. Lawrence college, local community groups, and what it means to her to call Kingston home. This Kingston Immigration Partnership (KIP) video is in Spanish with English subtitles.