Academic and Career Entrance
About the Program
The ACE Certificate is recognized as a Grade 12 equivalent for the purpose of admissions at all Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology, for apprenticeship training, and by many major employers.
ACE offers core and optional courses in communications, mathematics, the sciences, computers, and self-management/self-direction. To receive a full ACE Certificate, students are required to complete the communications course and one mathematics course plus any two other courses from the ACE course list. Individual ACE courses may also be taken separately.
Length: Length varies with student's academic goal - Certificate program (available full-time and part-time)
Location: Cambridge (Downtown), Waterloo, Guelph (includes Arthur), and Stratford (includes Listowel)
Start: Continuous intake
- 19 years of age or older (Age exceptions may apply.)
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Applicants will be admitted to this program based on program eligibility requirements and the applicant assessment results in mathematics and communications.
- Applicants for this program must be able to receive instruction and respond in the English language and may be required to complete the Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment and achieve Benchmark 7 in Listening/Speaking, Reading and Writing Descriptors.
- Students pursuing an ACE Certificate will be enrolled in the Academic Upgrading program.
- Applicants will be assessed for program suitability through an interview with program personnel and an assessment in mathematics and communications.
- Agencies may refer clients who meet their conditions of sponsorship to this program.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition: You may be eligible for waiver of tuition and for financial assistance with childcare and transportation. Please contact the campus of your choice for more detailed information.
Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to post-secondary programs at all Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology, to enter apprenticeship training and to apply for employment requiring Grade 12 at many major employers.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca
- Communicate orally and in writing
- Perform written and oral communications skills as required for selected work or College programs
- Interpret the media effectively
- Perform fundamental arithmetic calculations
- Perform operations and calculations in mathematics, measurement, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry as required for selected jobs or College programs
During the Program, students will complete other selected outcomes from the following list, based on individual plans:
- Recognize concepts of chemistry relating to atomic structure, bonding, gas laws, quantitative relationships, nomenclature, electrolysis, and families of elements as required for selected jobs or skill training programs.
- Perform basic computer skills needed to succeed in further studies or selected jobs
- Build self esteem by identifying personal strengths, feelings, beliefs, values, attitudes and recognize how they affect self and others
- Articulate and evaluate various problem solving processes and develop strategies to respond to life/work situations
- Demonstrate responsibility in their role as learner
- Formulate achievable educational, employment and personal goals
- Use efficient learning strategies to facilitate the learning process
- Work effectively with other learners on an individual basis and in a group setting
How to Apply to the Program
Tel: 519-748-5220 ext 3681
For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.