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Academic and Career Entrance (Part-time)

Credential:
Certificate
Program Code:
1149
School:
Career and Academic Access

About the Program

The ACE Certificate is provincially recognized as a Grade 12 equivalent for the purpose of admissions to all Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology, for apprenticeship training and by many major employers.

The CE delivery of the ACE program offers core and optional courses in communications, mathematics and chemistry.

To receive a full ACE Certificate, students are required to complete the communications course as well as one math course plus any other two courses from the ACE course list. Individual ACE courses may also be taken separately. A more comprehensive selection of ACE courses is available through our regular full-time Academic Upgrading delivery.

The College continues to offer individual Academic Upgrading courses to students who require courses or portions of courses to enable them to apply to their chosen post-secondary program at Conestoga College.

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Graduate Opportunities

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 a 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

Program Related Resources

Program Outcomes

Program Courses

Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.

Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
Electives: Program Option - Communication
Student must pass 1 Course(s)
Select from the list below
COMM1250 Preparatory Communications-Options (ACE)

Description: This course prepares students for entry into all diploma, certificate, and some apprenticeship college programs. Students will learn how to develop and improve the skills and knowledge needed to complete the following tasks: read with understanding, interpret and analyze information, think critically, express ideas in writing, and support opinions with details. This course meets ACE Communication requirements.
Hours: 0
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
OLRN1406 Communications (ACE)

Description: COURSE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Students must be a Canadian citizen and a resident of Ontario.
Students must successfully complete the Learn to Learn course (OLRN1109) through the College Sector Committee prior to registering for this course. Proof of these requirements must be submitted to the OntarioLearn office at drichardson@conestogac.on.ca or call Conestoga College at 519-748-5220 ext. 2488. To register for the Learn to Learn course, go to www.acedistancedelivery.ca
Successful learners must be effective communicators in academic, personal and work settings. Effective communicators are able to express themselves well when presenting and defending ideas and opinions by using oral, visual, and written forms of communications. Graduates who achieve the learning outcomes will have well-developed communications skills that will prepare them for success in a variety of college post secondary programs and the workplace.
Hours: 120
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1108 or OLRN1109
CoRequisites:

Details
Electives: Program Option - Mathematics
Student must pass 1 Course(s)
Select from the list below
MATH1375 Preparatory Mathematics for Business (ACE)

Description: This course prepares students for entry into a variety of business programs. Students will learn and apply strategies, skills, concepts, procedures, and representational methods to solve problems in pre-algebra, algebra, and finance relevant to business programs and careers.
Hours: 0
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
MATH1385 Preparatory Mathematics for Technology & Apprenticeship (ACE)

Description: This course prepares students for entry into a variety of engineering technology programs. Students will learn and apply strategies, skills, concepts, procedures, and representational methods to solve problems in pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry/trigonometry relevant to engineering technology programs and careers.
Hours: 0
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
MATH1420 Preparatory Mathematics for Trades (ACE)

Description: This course prepares students for entry into a variety of trade programs and apprenticeship. Students will learn and apply strategies, skills, concepts, procedures, and representational methods to solve problems in pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry/trigonometry relevant to trade programs, apprenticeship, and related careers.
Hours: 0
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
MATH1691 Core Mathematics (ACE)

Description: This course will enable students to increase their skills in core mathematics. Students will learn and apply strategies, skills, concepts, procedures, and representational methods to solve problems in pre-algebra and algebra.
Hours: 0
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
OLRN1535 Core Math (ACE)

Description: The Core Mathematics course is designed to give students a grounding in varied aspects of Mathematics, including numeric and algebraic operations; measurement and geometry; collecting, displaying and analyzing data; mathematical relationships; statistics and probability; simple and compound interest; and everyday financing.
Hours: 120
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1108 or OLRN1109
CoRequisites:

Details
OLRN1545 Technology Math (ACE)

Description: COURSE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Students must be a Canadian citizen and a resident of Ontario.

Students must successfully complete the Learn to Learn course (OLRN1109) through the College Sector Committee prior to registering for this course OR have successfully completed another ACE course OR have successfully completed an OntarioLearn course. Proof of these requirements must be submitted to the OntarioLearn office at drichardson@conestogac.on.ca or call Conestoga College at 519-748-5220 ext. 2488. To register for the Learn to Learn course, contact marlawhite75@gmail.com

The Technology Mathematics course builds on and expands the fundamental algebraic skills mastered in Core Mathematics. The objective of the course is to prepare students to have the necessary mathematical skills to prepare for mathematics –focused college post secondary programs. Students who successfully achieve the learning outcomes will be able to apply their skills to solve applied problems involving trigonometry, polynomial/rational exponential expressions, polynomial/exponential/ logarithmic functions, and the principles of geometry and measurement.
Hours: 120
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1108 or OLRN1109, OLRN1535
CoRequisites:

Details
OLRN1555 Apprenticeship Math (ACE)

Description: COURSE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Students must be a Canadian citizen and a resident of Ontario.
Students must successfully complete the Learn to Learn course (OLRN1109) through the College Sector Committee prior to registering for this course. Proof of these requirements must be submitted to the OntarioLearn office at drichardson@conestogac.on.ca or call Conestoga College at 519-748-5220 ext. 2488. To register for the Learn to Learn course, contact marlawhite75@gmail.com

ACE Apprenticeship mathematics is designed for students preparing for various college apprenticeship programs and/or workplace who have completed ACE Core Mathematics and wish to consolidate their basic mathematical skills and improve their problem-solving techniques. Units of study include number sense and algebra; measurement and geometry; proportional reasoning; analytic geometry; relations and functions; trigonometric functions; statistics and probability; and personal finance.
Hours: 100
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1108 or OLRN1109, OLRN1535
CoRequisites:

Details
OLRN1565 Business Mathematics (ACE)

Description: This course is designed to increase comprehension and performance of mathematical operations and to involve the student in the application of business mathematical techniques. The material covered includes the study of arithmetic and geometric sequences and series; simple and compound interest; annuities; exponential growth; retail mathematics; data analysis - collecting, organizing, and analyzing data; self-study and the application of learned skills to numerous problems; developing student skills in handling business mathematical problems.
Hours: 120
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1108 or OLRN1109, OLRN1535
CoRequisites:

Details
Electives: Program Option
Student must pass 2 Course(s)
Select from the list below
CDEV1240 Self Management/Self Direction (ACE)

Description: This course provides students with an opportunity to learn and use success strategies that can be applied to their academic, employment and personal life. The strategies will equip them with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to become effective, confident and flexible learners. The course will focus on areas such as self-reflection, critical thinking, goal setting, study skills, organizational skills, group dynamics and career/employment exploration.
Hours: 0
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
COMP1012 Computer Studies (ACE)

Description: This course provides students with a working knowledge of a Windows operating system, word processing software, spreadsheet software, and electronic communication to succeed in further studies and the world of work. Students will be able to create documents and navigate the Internet to conduct research and communicate in educational, workplace, and personal settings.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
MATH1375 Preparatory Mathematics for Business (ACE)

Description: This course prepares students for entry into a variety of business programs. Students will learn and apply strategies, skills, concepts, procedures, and representational methods to solve problems in pre-algebra, algebra, and finance relevant to business programs and careers.
Hours: 0
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
MATH1385 Preparatory Mathematics for Technology & Apprenticeship (ACE)

Description: This course prepares students for entry into a variety of engineering technology programs. Students will learn and apply strategies, skills, concepts, procedures, and representational methods to solve problems in pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry/trigonometry relevant to engineering technology programs and careers.
Hours: 0
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
MATH1420 Preparatory Mathematics for Trades (ACE)

Description: This course prepares students for entry into a variety of trade programs and apprenticeship. Students will learn and apply strategies, skills, concepts, procedures, and representational methods to solve problems in pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry/trigonometry relevant to trade programs, apprenticeship, and related careers.
Hours: 0
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
MATH1691 Core Mathematics (ACE)

Description: This course will enable students to increase their skills in core mathematics. Students will learn and apply strategies, skills, concepts, procedures, and representational methods to solve problems in pre-algebra and algebra.
Hours: 0
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
OLRN1515 Self Management and Self Direction (ACE)

Description: The Self management/Self Direction course provides students with an opportunity to learn and use strategies that can be applied to their academic, employment, and personal life. The strategies will equip them with the knowledge, skills, and behaviours to become effective, confident and flexible learners. The course will focus on areas such as self reflection, critical thinking, goal setting, study skills, organizational skills, group dynamics, and career /employment exploration.
Hours: 80
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1108 or OLRN1109
CoRequisites:

Details
OLRN1526 Computers (ACE)

Description: The Ace Online Computer course has been designed to address new computer users with very little (if any) experience regardless of their physical location and/or computer equipment available to them as much as possible. With this in mind, it is not based on a specific operating system and/or application program(s), although specific examples are used throughout the course. Additionally, the goal has been to keep it as simple as possible and in plain language thereby implying and making the student feel as if the Instructor is actually in the room with them making it as easy as possible to follow the many instructions. The best place to start anything is at the beginning. Therefore, the course starts with the hardware and software (2 types) followed by the introduction and skills necessary for students to feel comfortable with the computer environment and management skills necessary to be able communicate online with the instructor as soon as possible. It then moves forward to address common student questions and concerns and then introduces additional communication tools, such as the Internet. Ethical issues and safety are then approached in a scenario-based manner to ensure an excellent understanding when using the computer as a communication tool in the largest Wide Area Network (Internet). Next students are introduced to and walked through generating documents from start to finish based on four of the main types of application software necessary in today's society of technology. Finally, the course guides students toward the future of their choice by introducing necessary life skills and reiterating the use of the many skills and resources they have gained throughout course.
Hours: 100
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1108 or OLRN1109
CoRequisites:

Details
OLRN1535 Core Math (ACE)

Description: The Core Mathematics course is designed to give students a grounding in varied aspects of Mathematics, including numeric and algebraic operations; measurement and geometry; collecting, displaying and analyzing data; mathematical relationships; statistics and probability; simple and compound interest; and everyday financing.
Hours: 120
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1108 or OLRN1109
CoRequisites:

Details
OLRN1545 Technology Math (ACE)

Description: COURSE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Students must be a Canadian citizen and a resident of Ontario.

Students must successfully complete the Learn to Learn course (OLRN1109) through the College Sector Committee prior to registering for this course OR have successfully completed another ACE course OR have successfully completed an OntarioLearn course. Proof of these requirements must be submitted to the OntarioLearn office at drichardson@conestogac.on.ca or call Conestoga College at 519-748-5220 ext. 2488. To register for the Learn to Learn course, contact marlawhite75@gmail.com

The Technology Mathematics course builds on and expands the fundamental algebraic skills mastered in Core Mathematics. The objective of the course is to prepare students to have the necessary mathematical skills to prepare for mathematics –focused college post secondary programs. Students who successfully achieve the learning outcomes will be able to apply their skills to solve applied problems involving trigonometry, polynomial/rational exponential expressions, polynomial/exponential/ logarithmic functions, and the principles of geometry and measurement.
Hours: 120
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1108 or OLRN1109, OLRN1535
CoRequisites:

Details
OLRN1555 Apprenticeship Math (ACE)

Description: COURSE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Students must be a Canadian citizen and a resident of Ontario.
Students must successfully complete the Learn to Learn course (OLRN1109) through the College Sector Committee prior to registering for this course. Proof of these requirements must be submitted to the OntarioLearn office at drichardson@conestogac.on.ca or call Conestoga College at 519-748-5220 ext. 2488. To register for the Learn to Learn course, contact marlawhite75@gmail.com

ACE Apprenticeship mathematics is designed for students preparing for various college apprenticeship programs and/or workplace who have completed ACE Core Mathematics and wish to consolidate their basic mathematical skills and improve their problem-solving techniques. Units of study include number sense and algebra; measurement and geometry; proportional reasoning; analytic geometry; relations and functions; trigonometric functions; statistics and probability; and personal finance.
Hours: 100
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1108 or OLRN1109, OLRN1535
CoRequisites:

Details
OLRN1565 Business Mathematics (ACE)

Description: This course is designed to increase comprehension and performance of mathematical operations and to involve the student in the application of business mathematical techniques. The material covered includes the study of arithmetic and geometric sequences and series; simple and compound interest; annuities; exponential growth; retail mathematics; data analysis - collecting, organizing, and analyzing data; self-study and the application of learned skills to numerous problems; developing student skills in handling business mathematical problems.
Hours: 120
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1108 or OLRN1109, OLRN1535
CoRequisites:

Details
OLRN1575 Biology (ACE)

Description: Biology is the study of life. The ACE Biology course is a study of the organization and energy of life, and begins with a study of the common features of all life. Students will choose one module of study of the human body and will then choose to do either a second module on the human body or a module on plant biology You will also study environmental biology which is the study of the interaction of living organisms with each other and with the abiotic, or non-living, parts of our universe. Focus is on the changing environment on planet Earth, a current and crucial issue. The course is interesting and informative on its own - as a preparation for post-secondary studies, it covers all the bases.
Hours: 120
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1108 or OLRN1109
CoRequisites:

Details
OLRN1585 Chemistry (ACE)

Description: COURSE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Students must be a Canadian citizen and a resident of Ontario.
Students must successfully complete the Learn to Learn course (OLRN1109) and ACE Core Math (OLRN1535) through the College Sector Committee prior to registering for this course . Proof of these requirements must be submitted to the OntarioLearn office at drichardson@conestogac.on.ca or call Conestoga College at 519-748-5220 ext. 2488. To register for the Learn to Learn course, contact marlawhite75@gmail.com

This Chemistry course provides learners with a strong knowledge of chemistry as it applies to industry and environmental issues. Emphasis is given to analyzing problems, performing laboratory exercises and communicating scientific information effectively. The content of the course reflects the needs of many adult learners entering post-secondary college program in health and environmental sciences. As such, it allows learners to complete three core units and two elective units of study.
Hours: 120
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1108 or OLRN1109, OLRN1535
CoRequisites:

Details
OLRN1590 Physics (ACE)

Description: ACE Physics will enable the learner to develop a foundation in the fundamental concepts of physics. The learner will qualitatively and quantitatively study and explore the topics of forces and motion; energy and simple machines; waves, sound, light, and optics; electricity and magnetism; and hydraulic and pneumatic systems. The emphasis will be on understanding the underlying physical concepts and principles, and applying them to a diversity of practical systems.
Hours: 120
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1108 or OLRN1109
CoRequisites:

Details
SCIE1030 Preparatory Chemistry (ACE)

Description: This introductory course will provide a basic chemistry background for students with little or no previous science exposure. Students will develop a core understanding of chemistry through the study of matter, atomic and molecular structures, nomenclature, chemical bonding/reactions, and chemical composition and quantities. Students will further develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills as they investigate chemical processes related to three of five elective topics: gases, solutions, acids and bases, oxidation-reduction/electrochemistry, and organic chemistry. Computer simulated laboratory exercises and hands on activities are used to enhance understanding of course content.
Hours: 0
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed

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Program Contact

For more information on the
online ACE courses, contact: Debbie Richardson, 519-748-5220 ext. 2488 or drichardson@conestogac.on.ca

For more information on the
in-class ACE courses, contact: Nike Lang, 519-748-5220 ext. 3681 or nlang@conestogac.on.ca

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