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ACE Distance Program

The Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) program is a high school equivalency program for adult learners delivered in class by Ontario’s Community Colleges and online by the ACE Distance program.

It prepares you to apply for and succeed in community college postsecondary programs and apprenticeship training.

It is recognized as an OSSD (grade 12) equivalent by Ontario’s community colleges and by the Apprenticeship Branch.

More information is available under the Program Description tab.

These courses are part of the ACE Distance Program Program.

Course Name / Code Expected Availability Select

Compulsory Course(s)

Successfully complete 5

ACE Apprenticeship Math
Course Code:
MATH76003
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
ACE Biology
Course Code:
BIOL76000
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
ACE Business Mathematics
Course Code:
MATH76002
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
ACE Chemistry
Course Code:
CHEM76000
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
ACE Chemistry University Preparation
Course Code:
CHEM76001
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
ACE Communications
Course Code:
COMM76000
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
ACE Computers
Course Code:
APPL76000
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
ACE Core Math
Course Code:
MATH76000
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
ACE Physics
Course Code:
SCIE76000
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
ACE Self Managament and Self Direction
Course Code:
LIFE76000
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
ACE Technology Math
Course Code:
MATH76001
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
ACE University Level Biology
Course Code:
BIOL76001
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes

Compulsory Orientation

Compulsory Orientation

Academic Upgrading (AU) Orientation
Course Code:
WKSP78161
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes

ACE Distance program is suitable for:

  • College program candidates, with or without a high school diploma, who lack academic pre-requisites
  • College program candidates with outdated high school diploma or individual credits
  • Apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship candidates who lack academic pre-requisites
  • Injured workers
  • Re-training workers
  • Employees wanting to improve their skills and advance their career
  • Learners with history of interrupted education
  • Foreign trained individuals unable to obtain their academic records

Subjects offered:

ACE COURSE

OSSD EQUIVALENT

COMMUNICATIONS

English, Grade 12, College Preparation ENGT4C

CORE MATHEMATICS

Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation MEL4E

APPRENTICESHIP MATHEMATICS

Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 12, College Preparation MAP4C

BUSINESS MATHEMATICS

Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 12, College Preparation MAP4C

TECHNOLOGY MATHEMATICS

Mathematics for College Technology, Grade 12, College Preparation MCT4C

BIOLOGY
U-STREAM BIOLOGY

Biology, Grade 11, College Preparation SBI3C
Biology, Grade 12, University Preparation SBI4U

CHEMISTRY
U-STREAM CHEMISTRY

Chemistry, Grade 12, College Preparation SCH4C
Chemistry, Grade 12, University Preparation SCH4U

PHYSICS

Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation SPH3U
Physics, Grade 12, College Preparation SPH4C

Courses vary from 80 to 120 hours in length. Most courses are 120 hours long and require a minimum of 10 hours per week of study. To maximize your success and to avoid overloading yourself, you are only allowed to register in one course at a time. Once you have completed your first course, you can enroll in another course. You may enroll in as many courses as you require, but you may only participate in one course at any one time. If you are unsuccessful you will not be allowed to take another course for free.

Before registering for ACE Distance courses, you must have completed the Consent and Participant Information Form and Learn to Learn.

Step One: Complete the registration and Consent form required for all ACE Distance learner by clicking on the SIGN UP NOW button found on http://www.acedistancedelivery.ca

Once you have completed the registration and Consent from you will receive an acknowledgment that your forms have been received, and you will receive further instructions by the following Monday.

Step two: Complete the Essential Skills for Employment and Education assessment and meet our entry standards for Reading and Numeracy.

Step Three: Complete the 20 hour Learn to Learn Course required of all students before taking an ACE Distance course. Once you complete the Learn to Learn contact Emily Heipel (emilyheipel@sheridancollege.ca) at your enrolling college (Sheridan College). They will be able to provide you with detailed directions about the registration process. 

Please contact:

Emily Heipel

T 905 845 9430 x8052

emilyheipel@sheridancollege.ca

 

For more information, contact

ACE Distance contacts:

CALL 416.774.2479 (ANSWERING SERVICE)

This number is directed to an automated phone answering service. Messages will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

For a faster response, please contact us via email.

EMAIL:

COURSES IN ENGLISH:

Stephanie Balsdon

sbalsdonl2l@gmail.com

 

COURSES IN FRENCH:

Clarence Potvin

aceenligne@gmail.com

For more information, contact http://www.acedistancedelivery.ca

Graduation & Fees

$40.00 administrative fee paid at registration

Important Notes

Students can only take 1 course at a time so planning is essential. Students must meet the entry standard for each ACE course. 

ACE Distance courses are free to Ontario residents who are 19 years or older and is dependent on funding. Students are provided with one free opportunity to complete an ACE Distance course and can continue taking courses as long as they are passing. If a student fails a course or drops out of a course and wishes to return they must do so as a fee payer. It is important to choose your courses carefully and be realistic about the time you can devote to school to ensure you succeed.

Tuition-free registration takes place in January, March, April, June, September and November.