Academic and Career Entrance

Program: AACE
Credential: Week Certificate
Delivery: Continuous Intake
Length: 1 Semester
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Summer 2020
Location: All Campuses


Students work toward a credential equivalent to Grade 12 for entrance to all Ontario Colleges, apprenticeship training, and employment. Students select courses from a variety of areas including communications, mathematics, science, computers and success strategies. To receive a full Academic Career and Entrance (ACE) Certificate, students are required to complete the Communications course and the Core Mathematics course plus any two other courses from the ACE course list. Individual ACE courses may also be taken separately for credit.

Career Opportunities

Future opportunities may include post-secondary studies, skills training, apprenticeship training, or direct entry opportunities into the job market.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. interpret information, ideas, issues, and styles of a variety of informational texts; media works, and literary pieces; 
  2. use professional sources for gathering information, selecting appropriate forms of writing, and choosing from a range of organizational structures to produce unified and effective written work;
  3. practice oral communications with a focus on previewing, reviewing, summarizing, using parallel structure, and sustaining an appropriate tone; 
  4. review a variety of media works to produce one type of media work; 
  5. develop mathematical problem-solving strategies that provide the means to arrive at solutions in a structured, dependable way; 
  6. determine the relationship between variables in order to collect, organize, and display data appropriately; 
  7. use measurement and estimation in a variety of applications;
  8. determine the relationship between the form of an equation and the shape of its graph; 
  9. compare simple and compound interest.

The Program Progression

Fall Intake - All Campuses
Winter Intake - All Campuses
Summer Intake - All Campuses

Admission Requirements

This program is for adult learners who are Ontario residents.

Applicants will be admitted to this program based on program eligibility requirements and the applicant’s 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.

Additional Information

Hours may vary depending on the student’s initial assessment.

Graduation Requirements

2 Program Courses
2 Program Option Courses

Graduation Eligibility

The passing grade for all courses is 50%. Additionally, a student must attain an overall program average of 70% in order to graduate with an Academic and Career Entrance certificate.

Program Tracking

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
Program Courses  
AACE 1000 Academic and Career Entrance Communications 84
AACE 1003 Academic and Career Entrance Core Mathematics 84
Option Courses  
Select 2 courses from the available list during registration. 84
Note: Course hours are dependent on the goal path and individual learner plan for each student.  
 Total Hours252
Program options may include:
AACE 1001Academic and Career Entrance Computers
AACE 1002Academic and Career Entrance Keys to Success
AACE 1004Academic and Career Entrance Business Mathematics
AACE 1005Academic and Career Entrance Apprenticeship Mathematics
AACE 1006Academic and Career Entrance Technical Mathematics
AACE 1007Academic and Career Entrance Biology
AACE 1008Academic and Career Entrance Chemistry
AACE 1009Academic and Career Entrance Physics

Information contained in College documents respecting programs is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.  

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