1. How do I find out about prerequisites for my postsecondary program?
Each college, university and apprenticeship program may have different prerequisites, so it’s best to check with the academic institution where you plan to apply. Contact the academic institution’s admissions department, counseling office or check the prerequisites on the college web site. (Click here for map of Ontario colleges)
2. What is the purpose of the Learn to Learn course?
Learn to Learn has three purposes: To ensure that you have the necessary personal and academic skills to function in an ACE level (grade 12)online environment, to provide experience in an online learning environment, and to help refine your educational or career goals by helping you to complete an Individual Training Plan (ITP).
3. How do I register for L2L?
To register for the Learn to Learn program click here.
4. How do I register for an ACE Distance course?
At the conclusion of Learn to Learn, you will be given directions for
registering for an ACE Distance course. ACE staff are not able to
register you. You must do this yourself.
5. What are the costs involved?
In the tuition free option there is no cost to you. This program, including textbooks if required, is fully funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
If you choose the feepaying option, click here for the most current fees.
6. Why would I pay fees when I can take ACE Distance for free?
The number of tuition-free intakes are limited to January, April and September. If you are planning to enroll in a postsecondary course in January or September you may not be able to wait until the next tuition-free intake to complete your prerequisites. Applications for September postsecondary admission occur in Februrary and applictions for January are submitted in August.
7. Can I take a mixture of tuition free and feepaying courses?
Yes - with proper planning you can maximize the number of free courses you can take. In Learn to Learn your teacher will help you develop the best plan for you.
8. How many ACE courses can I take at one
Because many ACE Distance courses are very intensive, we only allow people in the tuition-free option to enrol in one course at a time. Students in the feepaying option may enroll in as many courses as they require, but this is not recommended.
9. How long is each course?
You are allowed a maximum of 22 weeks to complete each course. Allow 7—10 hours per week for studies. With a greater commitment of time, it is possible to complete a course in fewer weeks. Courses range from 80 to 120 hours.
10. What credential do I get?
To receive an ACE Certificate, you must complete four courses: Communications (English or French), a Math and any two other courses offered through the program. You may request an official transcript from the registering college when you have successfully completed the program or are applying for postsecondary. You do not receive a certificate for each course.
11. I would really like to participate in an ACE Distance course, but I don’t have a reliable computer. Can you help?
No computer? No problem! There are 111 access sites in communities across Ontario where you can book time on computers at no charge. These sites are coordinated by Contact North across Northern Ontario and by the elearnnewtork.ca in the rest of the province. Local site coordinators can assist you on site and provide information about online training opportunities. These sites also can confirm your attendance for sponsors and supervise the writing of tests and exams. For more information about locations go to www.contactnorth.ca or www.elearnnetwork.ca.
12. I don’t think I’m academically ready for ACE Distance, but I can’t attend an on site program to prepare. Are there any other online academic preparation programs?
If you need to do some skills updating before taking ACE Distance programming, MTCU funds other organizations that specialize in providing foundational mathematics, communications, computer skills and career exploration modules. The LearningHUB provides programming for Anglophone students, Good Learning Anywhere supports first Nations, Aboriginal and Metis students and le Service de formation a distance de la Coalition ontarienne de formation des adultes delivers programming for Francophones. New this year is programming for deaf students through George Brown College and Durham Deaf Services called Deaf Learn Now. For more informtion about materials, scheduling and registration processes, visit their websites: www.learninghub.ca; www.goodlearninganywhere.com; www.sefad.ca and www.deaflearnnow.ca.
13. What if I have a problem?
For technical problems like trouble logging on or submitting assignments contact the 24/7 Help Desk at Embanet.
Contact the Distance Education department at the college of your choice to register for an ACE Distance course.
Contact your ACE Distance teachers if you are having academic or personal challenges affecting your progress.
Contact Mary Jonik email@example.com for help with Learn to Learn or if you need career advice once you are in an ACE Distance course.
14. Where can I get more information?
Contact Arlene Cronin, Arlene.firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with English courses and Clarence Potvin, email@example.com for help with French or Lynne Wallace, Executive Director of the CSC, firstname.lastname@example.org.