This college certificate program is a Grade 12 equivalent program recognized as meeting the requirements to enroll as an apprentice in Ontario, as well as the entry requirements for college and many university post secondary programs. Many employers, including the Ontario Provincial Police, Vale INCO, Tembec, CPR and Hydro One recognize ACE for hiring and promotion purposes.
Prior to beginning ACE, learners must have been assessed at an appropriate skill level or have completed Level 5 of LBS (Literacy and Basic Skills).
Students may opt to complete only those portions of ACE courses (modified courses) deemed necessary to enter their particular program of choice permitting them to move into post-secondary programming as quickly as possible. However, the ACE certificate is not awarded under this option.
Learners may qualify for help with transportation and/or childcare costs.
ACE courses are now available on-site or through blended delivery -a combination of web-based and on-site learning. Learners choosing this option will require computer internet access (high speed preferably) and textbook fees may apply. Learners must complete any course testing at a designated program site or under the guidance of a suitable invigilator. Some are offered via Contact North. ACE courses are also available in web-based format through Ontario Learn.
NOTE: Check with the institution regarding start/end dates, prices, and delivery method. These may vary according to program, section, and/or semester.