The Academic Access Centre prepares students for further education, training and employment through academic upgrading and advisement. We are known for our innovation, leadership, qualified instructors, highly effective teaching techniques, and student success.
The Academic Access Centre offers the following services:
Academic Access Advisors
Advisors are available to meet with you one-on-one to discuss your academic goals and identify the steps necessary to reach them.
Need to become college eligible? Academic Upgrading enables you to earn the Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate, a Grade 12 equivalency in a college environment. Or, study only the courses you need to meet the admission requirements for your postsecondary program of choice. Courses are offered in English, mathematics, biology, chemistry, computer skills and success strategies.
Last year, 616 Academic Upgrading students gained the training and skills required to get into, and be successful in, their postsecondary program of choice. In total, these students transitioned into 100 different postsecondary and apprenticeship programs.
Academic Upgrading is an Employment Ontario program that is funded by the Ontario government. Bursaries are available to cover tuition expenses, and in some cases childcare and transportation. This means that Academic Upgrading courses are FREE for most Ontario residents. For more information on Employment Programs and Services in the Ottawa area, visit: http://www.eoon.ca/index.php
Our Service Pledge: As part of the Ontario College System, we provide provincially recognized academic programming and credentials in a supportive environment to help you plan and reach your educational and career goals. To learn more: AU Service Charter
Academic Assistance for Adults with Developmental Disabilities (AAADD)
AAADD offers various courses to adults with an intellectual-developmental disability.
Nunavut Sivuniksavut is a unique eight-month college program, based in Ottawa, for Inuit youth from Nunavut.