Academic and Career Entrance

Program: AACE
Credential: Week Certificate
Delivery: Continuous Intake
Length: 1 Semester
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: Fall 2024, Winter 2025, Summer 2025
Location: All Campuses


Students work toward a credential equivalent to Grade 12 for entrance to all Ontario Colleges, apprenticeship training, and employment. To receive a full Academic Career and Entrance Certificate, students are required to complete Communications and Core Mathematics plus two additional courses based on the students' goals. Individual 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 and styles of a variety of informational texts, media works, and literary pieces;

2. produce unified and effective written work using a range of organizational structures and credible sources of information; 

3. practice oral communication with a focus on reviewing, summarizing, using parallel structure, and sustaining an appropriate tone;

4. produce media using a variety of sources;

5. develop mathematical problem solving strategies that provide the means to arrive at numeric and algebraic solutions in a structured manner;

6. determine the relationship between variables in order to collect, organize, and display data appropriately;

7. use measurement, formulas, and estimation in a variety of applications; 

8. examine the relationship between an equation and its visual representation; 

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 and their goal.  

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

Disclaimer: The information in this document 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. 

Program outlines may be subject to change in response to emerging situations, in order to facilitate student achievement of the learning outcomes required for graduation. Components such as courses, progression, coop work terms, placements, internships and other requirements may be delivered differently than published.

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