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Academic & Career Entrance Certificate

Program Code: ACEP
Credential Type: Grade 12 Equivalency
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The Academic & Career Entrance (ACE) program is specifically designed for upgrading adult academic skills of adults and utilizes a combination of self-directed study and teacher contact. The length of the program varies based on individual student goals. Participation in the program can be on a full or part-time basis. ACE allows students to achieve the entrance requirements for apprenticeships and many post-secondary college programs in a relatively short period of time. A diagnostic assessment will determine the academic level of entry into the program. 

The curriculum consists of Communications, Computers, Self-Management/Self-Direction, and various Mathematics and Science courses. Course selection is based on individual goals. Classroom hours can be scheduled around employment and family responsibilities. The program is delivered Monday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and evening classes may be available. This program is being offered throughout the provincial college system and is accepted as Grade 12 equivalency for most post-secondary programs at community colleges across the province. Students may register in individual courses to fulfill requirements of most post-secondary programs.

Note: To receive an ACE Certificate, students must successfully complete Communications, Mathematics and two other courses from the course list.


This program is for adult students who are Ontario residents and 19 years of age or older. Some exceptions may apply.

How to Apply
Interested students should contact the Academic Upgrading office to schedule a meeting. After meeting with an advisor, students will need to complete an Employment Ontario Academic Upgrading Application and Registration which will then be submitted to Lambton College's Academic Upgrading office.


ACE will provide those who complete with the credentials and skills needed for entrance to College, Apprenticeship registration and success in the workplace.


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For further information contact:

Academic Upgrading
519-542-7751 ext 3535


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