Online Learning - Academic Upgrading - Academic & Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate Online

Students who do not have the admission requirements for specific apprenticeship and post-secondary programs may wish to complete the Academic & Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate.

Getting Started

All ACE online students must complete the “Learn to Learn” course prior to enrolling in ACE. This 20-hour course will determine suitability to online learning and academic upgrading. To register for Learn to Learn visit and click on “L2L Registration”.

Registering for ACE Online

Please note that the tuition free intakes of ACE Distance courses will only be available in January, April and September.
If you are registering for one of the high demand courses including: Core Math, Communications, Chemistry or Biology please contact Arlene Cronin at: to be placed on the waiting list for the course as soon as you have completed the L2L

If you are wishing to get started in one of the other courses then please submit the ACE Online Registration Form. You may start with one ACE Course – please indicate this one course on the registration form. Once you have been registered you will receive a welcome e-mail that will include information about textbooks and log-in.

Transferring from ACE In-Class to Ace Online

If you’re interested in transferring to the online format from in-class, please have your instructor complete the Transfer Request. He/she must then submit the form to the Online Learning department in room N103A.

NOTE: To receive an ACE Certificate, students must successfully complete Communications, Mathematics, and two other courses from the course list. Students may register in individual courses to fulfill requirements of most post-secondary programs.


The ACE Certificate Program is specifically designed for upgrading academic skills of adults and is offered via OntarioLearn Distance Education. ACE allows students to achieve the entrance requirements for apprenticeships and many post-secondary programs in a relatively short period of time. The Academic and Career Entrance Certificate is a recognized Ontario Grade 12 equivalency for the purpose of entrance to post-secondary, apprenticeship registration and employment.

This program is paid for by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The ACE Program is tuition free for Ontario students attempting online courses the first time. Subsequent attempts to complete an ACE Online course will require payment of tuition fees.


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