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General Interest Courses - Fall 2018

Fall 2018 Registration for General Interest Courses


Register Online
August 16 - September 12, 2018

Register by mail, phone or in person: ONLY August 27 - September 12, 2018
Walk-in Registration: September 17th at 6:00-8:00 pm at site location

The NEW Fall 2018 Learn Explore Discover Guide will be delivered with the free newspaper on August 16, 2018 (Niagara This Week). Look for your copy!

Night School Credit Courses at St. Catharines Collegiate

Semester One registration will open up the week of August 27, 2018. Adult Walk - In registration will be Tuesday September 18, 2018 6:00 pm – a guidance counselor will be available to discuss course options for adult working towards their high school diploma, a transcript will be needed to discuss your options.

Personal Support Worker Program

All PSW programs run from September to June


DSBN PSW programs are provincially accredited and taught by Ontario Certified teachers who are R.N.s or R.P.N.s.

Students complete 400 + hours of clinical placements in a co-op setting in addition to in-class teaching time.

90% + employment rate into jobs in the Niagara Region paying $16-23 per hour.

Students can earn a high school diploma while completing the DSBN PSW program. The diploma is closer than you think!

Funding may be available to some candidates through social assistance programs. Contact your caseworker for more information and eligibility.

Payment plans are available for tuition fees.

 PSW Complete Programs
Daytime Eve / Weekend 
Lifetime Learning Center
535 Lake St., St. Catharines
Port Colborne High School
211 Elgin St., Port Colborne
Westlane Secondary School
5960 Pitton Rd., Niagara Falls

Information sessions will start in 2019. 

Welding Certification Program

Classes will be held at Grimsby Secondary School and Eastdale Secondary School. September 10, 2018 – February 1, 2019

Information Sessions will be held at Grimsby Secondary School (5 Bolton Ave., Grimsby) and Eastdale Secondary School (170 Wellington St., Welland)


Information Session Dates
Wednesday August 22nd – 7:00 pm
Wednesday August 29th – 7:00 pm
Wednesday September 5th – 7:00 pm

It is important to attend one of the information sessions, no registration is required to attend an information session 

Adult and Community Education Services has Moved!

We are now located at:
The Lifetime Learning Centre.
535 Lake Street
St. Catharines, ON, L2N 4H7
Phone: 905-687-7000

We are pleased to be able to offer a variety of programs for learners of any age. Need to finish High School? No Problem. Looking to upgrade some of your credits? We have options. Interested in English as a Second Language (ESL) or having your elementary-aged (SK-Grade8) child learn more about their heritage language? We’re here to help. Looking for literacy, basic skills or employability training? It’s all here – and much more.

Community Education Services provides a wide range of programs in community schools, the Lifetime Learning Centre and other sites in various locations in Niagara Region. Don’t know where to start looking? Check out our Program and Courses Page or our Learn Explore Discover Guide.


LEARN, EXPLORE, DISCOVER”  - Your guide to meeting your unique learning goals.


Diplomas, skill training, ESL and more! 

Join the DSBN community to achieve your personal goals. Whether you want to get your high school diploma, prepare for college or university, improve your English language or literacy skills, or upgrade your training for a new career, there are countless options available to you. We have learning centres across Niagara, so you are sure find the courses that meet your needs close to where you live or work.


Looking to learn a new hobby, keep your mind fit or keep your body moving? From cake decorating to website design to hip hop for health, our General Interest courses offer fun and creative ways for you to explore your talents and interests.


Can’t find what you need… let us help you. Give us a call, email us, or visit our website -- to keep it simple, we have listed our contact information on a separate web page. Just click on "Staff Contacts".  We want to keep in touch with you, so we can meet your needs, and the needs of our community. We can help you learn, explore and discover your potential!

Ed Stavnitzky, 

Adult, & Community Education