A.C.E. (Academic & Career Entrance) | St. Clair College

Contact the Registrar’s Office at info@stclaircollege.ca.

Program Code: K972
Status: Open
15 Weeks Per Level
Starts: September, January, May
Deb Wilmott
519-354-9100 ext. 3586

Free Upgrading

Great for anyone who requires Grade 12 equivalent courses.

Program Overview

This program is perfect for people who need the admission requirements to apply to a college program, to upgrade their workplace skills, or begin apprenticeship training. These courses are at a high school level of difficulty and are used for entry to a college program.

If you do not have a high school diploma or you completed high school some time ago and need to refresh your skills, this free program can help you achieve your career goals.

You may also choose to earn the Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate, which is accepted as equivalent to a Grade 12 Diploma by Ontario community colleges.

Courses range from:

  • Technical Mathematics
  • Communications (English)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Computer Skills
  • Self-Management

Students may select courses based on their needs.

A.C.E. is recognized throughout the Ontario College system.

Admission Requirements

  • Assessment testing
  • Age 18 and older (Some exceptions may apply)
  • A permanent resident of Ontario

Eligibility Requirements:

  • don’t have a grade 12 diploma
  • completed grade 12 some time ago and need to refresh your skills
  • have a grade 12 diploma but lack specific subjects needed to enter a college program

Application Process

To apply for this program, call 519-354-9100 ext. 3586 or email dwilmott@stclaircollege.ca.


The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Additional Information