Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate

As part of the Academic Upgrading program, you may optionally choose to complete the requirements for the Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate, which is accepted as equivalent to Grade 12 by Ontario community colleges and for registration as an apprentice.

Note that some courses are offered in Port Colborne and Fort Erie.

Course Details

For details about each course, use our Course Outline tool to look up the course by course code (ex. ENSD1088).

Earn your ACE Certificate Online!

The ACE program is offered online through ACE Distance Delivery. For more information visit

ACE Curriculum

Four courses are required in total.

Course Code Course Name
ENSD1088 Communications English
Choose 1 of the following:
Course Code Course Name
MASD1081 ACE – Technology Mathematics
MASD1082 ACE – Business Mathematics
MASD1083 ACE – Apprenticeship Mathematics
MASD1085 General Mathematics
Choose 2 of the following:
(Must be different than the course selected above.)
Course Code Course Name
MASD1085 General Mathematics
MASD1081 ACE – Technology Mathematics
MASD1082 ACE – Apprenticeship Mathematics
CAPL1085 ACE – Computer Studies
CHEM1061 Chemistry OBS/ACE Chemistry
PHYS1061 Physics OBS/Ace Physics
BIOL1061 Biology – ACE