ACE Smiths Falls
Welcome to the Academic Access Centre’s Smiths Falls location
The Smiths Falls Centre has been providing Academic Upgrading to the residents of Smiths Falls and Lanark County for more than 25 years.
We offer upgrading courses in English, mathematics, computer skills and success strategies. Take the courses you need to meet the admission requirements of your college program of choice. Or, earn the Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate, which is recognized by employers and across Ontario as a grade 12 equivalency for admission to college.
Academic Upgrading at the Smith Falls Centre is an Employment Ontario program that is funded by the Ontario government. Bursaries are available to cover tuition expenses. This means that Academic Upgrading courses at the Smiths Falls Centre are FREE for most Ontario residents.
We are located at 52 Abbott Street in the heart of beautiful Smiths Falls. Our hours of operation are Mondays to Thursdays, 9:00am to 2:30pm and Fridays, 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Program Code: 0850D01FSF
Academic Year: 2016/2017
- Our Program
- Fees & Expenses
- Admission Requirements
- Additional Information
- Archived Program Information
Prepare for college programs and/or employment by taking academic upgrading courses. Study only the courses you need to meet the admission requirements for your college program of choice. Or, earn the Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate, which is recognized across Ontario as a Grade 12 equivalency for admission to college and by many employers as meeting their minimum employment standard.
The delivery of most courses is individualized. Placement tests determine which communication and/or mathematics course(s) you start in. The length of time it takes you to complete your program depends on which course(s) you start in, which course(s) you need to reach your academic or employment goals and your own rate of progress.
To obtain the ACE Certificate you must complete ENL5958 College Preparation Communication and MAT5951 Intermediate Mathematics plus two electives with departmental approval.
This program is well-suited for students who:
- Are ready to set goals for the future.
- Are willing to work and show progress.
- Are prepared to attend regularly.
- Are able to work independently.
CoursesPrograms at Algonquin College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided an Algonquin email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.
Fees & Expenses
2016/2017 Academic Year
Tuition Fees listed are in effect for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Tuition Fees for part-time program: $6.42 per hour of instruction.
Tuition Fees for full-time program: $75.57 per week.
International Student Premium: $200 per week.
Tuition is free for Ontario residents who qualify for financial assistance under the Institution-Funded Special Bursary or Literacy and Basic Skills programs. Financial assistance may also be available for travel/or childcare costs.
Books and supplies are loaned to all students at no cost.
Material fee: $10.00.
Information Technology fee: $86.
Please note fees are subject to change.
2017/2018 Academic YearSorry - fees and expenses for this program are not yet available for the 2017/2018 academic year.
2017/2018 Academic Year
19 years of age or older.
Applicants have their reading skills assessed to determine their eligibility for the program.
2016/2017 Academic Year
Academic Upgrading is also offered at Algonquin College`s Woodroffe Campus and Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley (Pembroke). While learning outcomes for the Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate at the Woodroffe, Smiths Falls and Pembroke Campuses are standardized, the program of study at each location is reflective of local circumstances.
Academic Upgrading courses are offered in a classroom setting of up to 30 students. The courses have set curriculum and you are expected to meet the learning outcomes within given timelines. In light of this, Academic Upgrading is not recommended if you required a significantly modified or adaptive learning program in high school.
Algonquin College participates in the Literacy Services Planning and Coordination process in Ottawa, Lanark and Renfrew counties. As such, you may be referred or redirected to other literacy service providers whose programs may better suit your needs.
Program contact (Smiths Falls Centre):
Anne Davis, 613-727-4723 ext.3537
Program contact (Woodroffe Campus): Academic Access Centre, 613-727-4723 ext.5722 firstname.lastname@example.org
Program contact (Pembroke Campus): Angela Woollam, 613-735-4700 ext.2677 email@example.com
Every attempt is made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. The College reserves the right to modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable, or campus location at any time