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Program Description

Program Description

Work towards completing your high school credits at your own pace from home. Decide when and where to study.

OCT qualified teachers are available to assist you at St. Charles, 150 East 5th St Hamilton:
September to June - Monday evenings from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm (if Monday is a holiday, the teachers will be available on the Wednesday of that week)
JULY - Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm

All Our High School Credit Programs

Teacher Taught:
Self-Paced, In-Class:
Independent Learning:
PLAR (Earn 17 credits in 6 weeks):
International Languages:
Night School:
Summer School:
Personal Support Worker:
Culinary Arts Program:
Intro to Culinary Arts:

ILC + Self Paced Course List

Who May Apply

Adult students that are out of school (18 years of age and older), or Part-time Secondary school students (taking one or two courses in the current semester).

Full time secondary school students are not permitted to take courses through the ILC program during the school year - please see information under Youth - Summer School.

Application to Attend ILC (for Part-time Secondary School Students)

How To Register

Step 1
Call 905.577.0555, Press 5 then press 0 to make an appointment

Note: Appointments are only available at our mountain location

Step 2
Come in for your appointment with the following documents:

1. Official high school transcript (contact your former school if you don't have it)
2. Students who are currently enrolled in high school or have been away from high school for less than a year must get a letter of release stating they are no longer registered. Please contact your former school if you do not have this.
3. Birth certificate or passport
4. Proof of Ontario residency
5. $25 book deposit (we take cash, debit, and Visa). Deposit refunded upon return of book.
6. Immigration Documentation (for landed immigrants or refugees)

Step 3
Your start date can be as early as the next day.

Part-time secondary school students require a signed permission form from their Principal or designate stating that the student is a registered part time student and is permitted to take ILC courses at St. Charles.

Schedule and Locations

Courses start anytime.

Teachers are available and students can hand in work:
September to June on Monday evenings from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm
JULY on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm

Students can return and pick up books during regular business hours (see top of web page)

Mountain Campus:
150 East 5th Street (at Brucedale)
Tel: 905-577-0555 press 5 then 0 (Please do not come in person to register - call and make an appointment)

Downtown Campus:
770 Main Street East (by Sherman)
Tel: 905-577-0555 press 8 (Please do not come in person to register - call and make an appointment)

Free Parking


$25 (book deposit).
Deposit refunded upon return of book.
We accept VISA, Debit and Cash.

$1,032 per credit for visitors to Canada


Valedictorian Ramael Esho Exciting Energy at the 2019 St. Charles Credit, Culinary Arts & PSW Graduation Ceremony

Exciting Energy at the 2019 St. Charles Credit, Culinary Arts & PSW Graduation Ceremony

There were many cheers, lots of clapping, positive energy and even a shout of “I DID IT!” at this year's St. Charles graduation ceremony on June 20th (held at our 150 East 5th location). Credit, Culinary Arts and Personal Support Worker students were all smiles when they earned diplomas and certificates to reward their achievements.

Valedictorian Ramael Esho had good reason to be excited. His journey to that moment hadn’t been easy. While in Iraq he had to leave school for work to support his family. After four years, Ramael was unhappy and decided that education was the way to turn his life around. He came to Canada and took classes at St. Charles to complete his high school diploma.

“We should all feel proud of getting to this point tonight,” he explained, “because it was not an easy journey. We have many more opportunities available to us now, and we have accomplished an important goal.”

We wish all of our proud graduates luck on their new exciting journey, wherever it may take them.

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