(ILC) Independent Learning
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
JULY - Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm

Other High School Credit Programs:

Self-Paced, In-Class: http://stcharles.ca/CR
Independent Learning: http://stcharles.ca/ILC
Teacher Taught: http://stcharles.ca/adults/teacher ...
PLAR (Earn 17 credits in 6 weeks): http://stcharles.ca/PLAR
Co-op: http://stcharles.ca/COOP
International Languages: http://www.stcharles.ca/ILS
Night School: http://stcharles.ca/NS
Summer School: http://stcharles.ca/SS
Personal Support Worker: http://stcharles.ca/PSW
Culinary Arts Program: http://stcharles.ca/CHEF

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 AND AUGUST 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)

Stoney Creek Campus
60 Barlake (Violet & Centennial)
Tel: 905-577-0555 press 7 (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