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Last Year’s grads say it all

94% Have Jobs

94% Recommend

ACC

87%

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to their studies

$45,708 Average first year

Salary

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Build houses, run a daily broadcast news show, chart a patient, analyze soil and water quality or develop computer networks: at Assiniboine Community College you’ll immerse yourself in real situations and spend more time away from the textbooks. We offer you more than 40 diploma and certificate programs in agriculture and environment, business, food and hospitality, health and human services, technology and trades. We also offer a variety of apprenticeship training in skilled trades. Small class sizes, instructors with industry background and all the right technology give you the tools for success. Our college knows that real-world skills and experiences are important. That’s why our programs connect you with industries and communities through projects, conferences, cooperative work placements and practicums, preparing you for a meaningful and interesting career. Your college experience is about more than just studying: there’s always time to fit in a little fun. You should participate in events like our annual Sun of a Beach volleyball tournament, organized by your Students’ Association. Varsity sports are also popular year-round, with hockey, volleyball, soccer and futsal teams to play on or cheer on.

Students like you also compete at provincial and national competitions each year. In recent years, our students have brought home 22 medals from Skills Canada, a national competition where hundreds of students compete in skilled trades and technology contests. Last year we welcomed more than 3,250 full-time and 4,250 part-time students. With campuses in Brandon, Dauphin and Winnipeg, we offer comprehensive education throughout the province. Thinking about studying at ACC? Arrange for a tour at one of our campuses, spend a day test-driving a program or meet with one of our student success advisors. We’ll answer all your questions and help prepare you for a successful college career.

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ON CAMPUS North Hill Campus Brandon

Our North Hill Campus is one of the most scenic places in the city. Perched atop of Brandon’s North Hill, you’ll have a stunning view overlooking the city and the Assiniboine River valley below. We continue to expand at this historic location and the North Hill Campus now welcomes about half of our Brandon-based students. The site boasts the Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts, housed inside a beautiful heritage building, combining the best of both new and old for students in Hotel & Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts, with restored dining areas and study rooms, a contemporary teaching kitchen and a culinary theatre. The spacious Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology features modern machine shops and classrooms in a historically rich setting. Taking a trade? You’ll enjoy the integrated, open-concept building, with study areas, a Learning Hub, small library and cafeteria. Nearby, our Sustainable Greenhouse is where you’ll bloom in the Horticultural Production and Sustainable Food Systems programs. The large, modern greenhouse, opened in 2013, is a central spot for applied research centered on food security and sustainability under our Field to Fork approach.

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Victoria Avenue East Campus Brandon

Our sprawling Victoria Avenue East Campus in Brandon features many large classrooms and well-equipped labs, along with our largest library, a campus bookstore, a fitness room, gymnasium, daycare centre, lecture theatre, television studio, full-service cafeteria, lounge areas and games room. It’s also home to our college radio station, CJ-106 FM. There are hundreds of computers available to students after classes, with 46 stations available during campus hours. Our Cultural Centre provides a welcoming environment for all students and hosts many regular events throughout the year including Elder visits, guest speakers, Bannock Wednesdays, movie nights and craft sessions. Whether you’re looking for a blazing-fast computer lab to put your networking skills to the test in our technology programs, a fully-functioning TV studio, or simulation mannequins to practice your nursing techniques, you’ll find the most up-to-date and interactive equipment here. If you’re in a business program, you’ll use the Victoria Avenue East Campus as your base to learn about financial methods that you’ll put into practice out in the community. Here is where you’ll also find many of our evening and weekend courses, at the Centre of Continuing Studies.

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We offer our Practical Nursing program and Continuing Studies courses at this campus.

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Our Parkland Campus in Dauphin is ideally placed in a central location to serve communities across the region. We welcome full and part-time students every year from surrounding communities such as Gilbert Plains, Roblin, Ste. Rose, Ebb and Flow, Bacon Ridge, Pine Creek, Camperville, Sandy Bay, Duck Bay, Skownan, McCreary, Swan River, Russell and Winnipegosis. We value our partnerships with our surrounding communities. The recently expanded and renovated campus now features a new trades shop, a lab for health care training, an enhanced student lounge and an early learning centre. Our Parkland Campus has two computer labs and a Learning Curve open to all students. There is a full-time student success advisor on site, which you can meet with one-on-one to discuss childcare, funding, housing and anything else before starting your studies. Annual activities on campus include a welcome BBQ for all students, holiday feast, alumni celebration and a carpentry housewarming party. We’ve also partnered with Parkland Crossing so there are more housing options for students. Along with our full-time day programs, ACC’s Centre of Continuing Studies hosts many general interest and career development courses. Other programs can be delivered as needed to meet specific needs through contracts with community agencies.

Business Administration

Business Administration is a two-year diploma program with either an Accounting or General specialization. The program starts in September with an optional exit to earn a one-year certificate.

Carpentry and Woodworking

Carpentry and Woodworking is a nine-month certificate program and is accredited for Level 1 apprenticeship, and includes a three-week work experience. The program starts in September and every year students build a house in partnership with Co-op Builders in Dauphin; students are provided with scholarships from Dauphin Co-op Builders.

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Comprehensive Health Care Aide

Comprehensive Health Care Aide is a six-month certificate program starting in January. The program allows the option of transferring qualifying credits into ACC’s Practical Nursing program.

PRACTICAL NURSING

Practical Nursing is a two-year diploma program. Parkland Campus will host a rotating rural site of the program with a start date of September 2017.

Mature Student High School

The Mature Student High School program allows you to obtain your high school diploma or upgrade your education so you’re ready for future college studies. The programs start every September and January, with day or evening options available.

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education is a two-year diploma program that prepares graduates for a rewarding career promoting the development of young children. This program runs every other September, with the next intake beginning in September 2017.

Parkland Daycare Facility

Our non-profit daycare, Parkland Campus Kids Inc., is licensed for 28 pre-schoolers and 12 infants and students get preferred access for their child-care needs. The centre is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offers a hot lunch program as well as two healthy snacks every day.


alumni Profile

Whitney Roberts

Owner / Operator, Tour Indoor Cycling Things have come full circle – or, full cycle – for Whitney Roberts, a graduate of Assiniboine Community College’s Business Administration program. After stops in Vancouver and Calgary, Whitney and her husband Dana returned to Brandon to open Tour Indoor Cycling. Originally from Deloraine, Manitoba, Whitney attended ACC’s Business Administration program and graduated with a Marketing specialization in 2007. While attending her first year at the college, she met her future husband, Dana, who was in his second year of the Web Design program (class of ‘06).

Meet Whitney

After graduation, the couple moved to Vancouver where Whitney got her Makeup Artistry diploma from the John Casablancas Institute. Always having a desire to work in the cosmetic industry, she felt the combination of her two diplomas was perfect for her career goals.

After her graduation in Vancouver, the pair ended up in Calgary. There, Whitney managed a MAC Cosmetics counter, and then moved into an account manager role with Benefit Cosmetics. “My diploma from ACC helped my career path immensely,” said Whitney. “In the cosmetic industry, I was chosen for positions and given promotions in large part because of my diploma.” Whitney got the idea for the spin studio business while living in Calgary. Admittedly, not being a “gym person,” a friend told her about a new spin studio that had opened and after she tried it once she was hooked. “The workout was incredibly fun and effective, and I immediately starting thinking about opening a studio in Brandon. My husband and I always knew we wanted to end up back in Brandon, and we thought that Brandonites would love this concept,” said Roberts.

The Business Administration program at ACC provided me with a well-rounded foundation, but it also gave me the confidence to succeed. I knew I could do this.

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Real Skills, Real Jobs

Learn by Doing

we’re connected

Our grads say it all – 94% of recent grads have jobs. The majority of our programs include a cooperative work placement or a work practicum as a part of the curriculum, so you get experience in your field before you even graduate. It’s predicted that three-quarters of all new jobs will require some sort of postsecondary credential – we’ll get you career-ready!

This isn’t just our motto; it’s our educational philosophy. We provide exceptional learning experiences and many times that means taking you outside of a traditional classroom. Whether you’re growing plants in our sustainable greenhouse, creating a meal in our teaching kitchen or building a house from the ground up, we’ll make sure you get the hands-on experience you need so you’re fully prepared for your future.

We’re proud to partner with professional organizations and other post-secondary institutions to ensure your education takes you further. A popular option is the 2+2 program, allowing you to combine two years at ACC with two years at a partner university, earning you a diploma and a degree in just four years. And increasingly, we’re seeing more students attending ACC for hands-on college training to complement their previous university education.


Spe nd a Day with U s One Day Can Change Your Life Test drive a career in Interactive Media Arts, Culinary Arts, Carpentry and Woodworking, Environmental Technologies or any one of our 40+ certificate and diploma programs. Our Spend a Day program runs from November to March for most programs, each academic year. When you spend a day at ACC, we partner you with a current student in the program of your choice and you will have the opportunity to: • Participate in classroom activities • Experience college life • Explore all of our helpful services for students • Meet current college students and instructors • Enjoy free lunch (on us!) for you and your student host Not ready to spend a day? Contact our recruitment team at recruit@assiniboine.net or 204.725.8750 or 800.862.6307 ext 8750 to schedule a campus tour or appointment with a recruitment specialist and start exploring our programs and your career options.

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REAL SKILLS, REAL JOBS REAL SKILLS, REAL JOBS

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ag & e n v iro nme nt AGRIBUSINESS

Two-year diploma Co-op education component Year 1 $3820 + $1210 Year 2 $2935 + 660 You can succeed in one of Canada’s largest industries with an in-depth education in the business and technology of agriculture. Work either outdoors or indoors in a rural or urban setting. Our Agribusiness program will develop your skills in agronomy, sales and marketing, communications, customer service, research, finance, office management, livestock and computer applications. This program features tours, field labs and extensive networking with industry. PUT YOUR SKILLS TO WORK Employment opportunities are varied and plentiful. Potential employers include grain companies, seed and crop input suppliers, banks and credit unions, livestock supply outlets, agricultural equipment dealers, government agencies, agronomists/ consultants and cooperatives.

Meet Colleen Land and Water Management, class of ‘05 Manager, Little Saskatchewan River Conservation District Hometown: Oak River, MB

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES – LAND AND WATER MANAGEMENT Two-year diploma Co-op education component Year 1 $4090 + $1650 Year 2 $2995 + $575 Prepare for a progressive career in natural resource management with this exciting program bringing together natural resources, technology and the environment in an agricultural context. If the environment and the quality of our natural resources are a concern for you, then this program will prepare you for a satisfying career in this field. Protecting our valuable water and land resources from harmful impacts plays an ever-increasing role in this era of agricultural and industrial expansion. Climate changes and new regulations will continue to impact the demand on water and land resources. get to work Your job can take you to a rural area or an urban centre. Graduates are in demand for exciting and challenging careers in conservation districts, agricultural organizations and all levels of government and industries across the prairies and beyond. Careers include Water Manager, Habitat Specialist, Environmental Technician and others in research, management, consulting and administration of sustainable land use practices.

HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTION

SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS

$3275 + $900

$3740 + $450

Learn how to grow and produce food for the kitchen and major restaurants. Be part of an innovative ‘Field to Fork’ suite of programs that impact the full cycle of food production. Study in our sustainable greenhouse at the North Hill Campus. This program focuses on three key sectors: fruits and vegetables, greenhouse production and nursery. Be part of research projects from the very start and help find ways to improve greenhouse management and food production. You will train in classroom, field and greenhouse environments while developing skills in production, problemsolving, sales and marketing.

Innovate new ways to grow, harvest and manage our food supply. Help research different greenhouse models and find out how to improve food security in cold climates. Explore both industry-standard and leading-edge approaches to food production in the greenhouse and field through learning activities in fruit, vegetable and agronomic crop production, greenhouse operations, plant breeding, pest-management, plant propagation and nutrient management. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with our faculty on projects aimed at addressing real-world food related problems.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Horticulture is a rapidly growing industry offering rewarding careers in both rural and urban settings across Canada. Positions open to graduates include: fruit grower, vegetable grower, nursery assistant, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) technician, plant propagator, garden centre worker, marketing and sales assistant and research assistant.

YOUR CAREER AHEAD Graduates can access exciting work opportunities in food security or innovation in food production at the local, national or international level. Potential employers include the private sector, government and First Nations organizations.

One-year certificate

One-year advanced certificate

WHAT’S THE COST? THE COLOUR CODE:

Tuition and other associated fees + Books, supplies, uniforms, etc. (All amounts are approximate)

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ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

Eight-month advanced diploma $2840 + $1200 Begin your successful career in the financial sector with a personalized Accounting & Finance program. Be prepared for a wide range of challenging careers. If you already have a college diploma or university degree, take your training to the next level. ACC’s Accounting & Finance advanced diploma allows you to take courses recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA), to prepare you for the CPA Professional Education program. Or you will take courses offered in conjunction with the Canadian Securities Institute.

REAL SKILLS, REAL JOBS REAL SKILLS, REAL JOBS

FUTURE JOBS Graduates find employment in all sectors of the business community, including public accounting firms, banks, trust companies, accounting and internal auditing departments in industrial firms, government, tribal councils, non-profit organizations and health care institutions. Employment opportunities also exist in the financial services industry as personal banking officers, lending officers, investment analysts, stockbrokers and customer service representatives.

Meet Jenn Office Administration, class of ‘07 Commercial Underwriting Supervisor, Portage Mutual Insurance Hometown: Portage la Prairie, MB

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B u s ine s s BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Two-year diploma Co-op education component Year 1 $2980 + $1475 Year 2 $3460 + $900–1585 It’s not business as usual. Big or small, in every industry, every organization needs you to solve problems in management and administration. The Business Administration program is designed with the entrepreneurial spirit in mind! Learn how to negotiate, invest, sell, market and manage people. This program will prepare you to administer and manage all types and sizes of businesses. In the second year students specialize in one of the following areas: aboriginal financial management, accounting, financial services, general, human resources, management or marketing. GET TO WORK Whether you want to operate your own business, or have a career goal in accounting, financial services, aboriginal financial management, human resources, management or marketing, Business Administration can put you on the path to your dream job.

Legal ADMINISTRATION Two-year diploma

Year 1 $2550 + $1140 Year 2 $2600 + $650-960 The two-year Legal Administration diploma prepares graduates to work in a variety of general or legal office environments. The program combines a comprehensive technical

vocabulary, procedural knowledge of Canadian legal processes and higher-level administrative training. Two four-week work placements will help students deal with realistic client matters and develop advanced word processing, presentation, accounting and spreadsheet skills in an office setting. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates of the program find employment in law firms, real estate offices, legal departments of government, courts or in any general office environment.

Medical Administration Two-year diploma

Year 1 $2550 + $1140 Year 2 $2600 + $650-960 This specialized two-year diploma program can lead you to a rewarding career in the healthcare industry. The program combines advanced administrative training where students gain a fundamental understanding of Canadian healthcare while developing their technical skills. Studies include accounting and record management, Human Resources management, medical transcription and research and report writing. Two four-week practicum sessions expose students to real-world working environments in a medical-related office settings. YOUR CAREER AHEAD Graduates of the program can expect to find employment opportunities in physician offices, residential health care facilities, hospitals, clinics and government.

Office Management Two-year diploma

Year 1 $2550 + $1140 Year 2 $2600 + $650-960 The two-year Office Management diploma program provides students with the extensive skills required to perform at an executive administrative level. Students format and prepare standard office documentation, gain an understanding of Canadian business concepts and apply executive office procedures. Two fourweek practicum placements provide students with real-world experience interacting with the workforce, meeting deadlines, accepting responsibility and demonstrating initiative.

communications, organization and software applications. This certificate program is ideal for students looking to update skills or supplement previous training. THE PLACES YOU’LL GO The one-year certificate program allows graduates to enter directly into the workforce in highly automated office environments or enter the second year of a related diploma program. WHAT’S THE COST? THE COLOUR CODE:

Tuition and other associated fees + Books, supplies, uniforms, etc. (All amounts are approximate)

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REWARDING CAREERS Extensive employment opportunities exist in many fast-paced administrative environments. Graduates are on the fast-track to careers as business managers, office managers or executive assistants.

Office skills

ONE-YEAR CERTIFICATE $2550 + $1140 Are you detail–oriented with a knack for solving problems? Challenge yourself and gain the skills you need to contribute as a front–line office professional in this intensive one-year certificate program. Whether you plan for a career as an administrative assistant professional in the private or public sectors, the Office Administration certificate will provide you with valuable technical training in accounting,

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Fo o d & H o s pita lit y HOTEL AND RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT Two-year diploma Co-op education component

Blend your skills with the experience you need to move up quickly in today’s growing hospitality industry. Expand your horizons to welcome the world while staying focused on the local advantage. The food and beverage industry is large and growing, and offers jobs all over the world! Learn the industry by visiting world-class vineyards to study viniculture, meet celebrity chefs and chat with top industry professionals. Study fine wines, beers and liquors of the world by researching, sampling and serving them. Participate in co-operative work placements in exciting locales, such as the Niagara wine region or Banff. YOUR CAREER AHEAD Graduates find employment in a wide range of challenging careers across the food and beverage industry, including hotels, lodges and resorts. Career choices include food and beverage service, convention services, front office, administration, hospitality marketing, housekeeping, reservations, restaurant, banquet and catering, human resources and new venture development.

Tuition and other associated fees + Books, supplies, uniforms, etc. (All amounts are approximate)

Two-year diploma

Year 1 $3945 + $1600 Year 2 $3745 + $325

Year 1 $4180 + $900 Year 2 $2570 + $1250

WHAT’S THE COST? THE COLOUR CODE:

CULINARY ARTS

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Indulge your creativity and rise to the challenge with our Culinary Arts program. You’ll take on the full menu of food preparation, including nutrition, presentation and international cuisine. If you enjoy getting creative in the kitchen, the Culinary Arts program will help you hone those skills to become an executive chef. You’ll also get the opportunity to gain practical experience in the well-known Grey Owl Restaurant and at other popular events hosted by ACC students. You will receive valuable experience in planning, preparing and serving food in a full-service, upscale restaurant. YOUR OPTIONS ARE ENDLESS Our graduates are employed as chefs in hotels, restaurants, resorts, institutional kitchens and catering companies. There are many opportunities for advancement, as the food service industry tends to promote from within.

REAL SKILLS, REAL JOBS REAL SKILLS, REAL JOBS

Meet Luciano Hotel and Restaurant Management, class of ‘15 Front of House Supervisor, Browns Socialhouse Hometown: Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico 15


REAL SKILLS, REAL JOBS REAL SKILLS, REAL JOBS

Meet AMBER Practical Nursing, class of ‘12 Licensed Practical Nurse, Riverdale Personal Care Home Hometown: Melita, MB 16


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COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE AIDE Six-month certificate $1575 + $1000

Be in a position to help those who need it most. Learn practical skills to care for patients and communicate in a clinical setting. If you’re caring, compassionate, sensitive and respectful to people of all ages and cultures, you’ll enjoy becoming a health care aide. Typical tasks may include dressing or assisting with hygienic needs, serving meals and providing meal assistance to patients, lifting and moving patients or assisting them to walk and observing and reporting patient conditions. STRONG CAREER OUTCOMES Graduates will find employment in acute and extended care hospitals, personal care homes, private care facilities, mental health settings and home care.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Positions are available in a variety of settings, including full-day infant, pre-school and school-age programs, nursery schools, full-day kindergarten programs and other child and family facilities.

EDUCATION ASSISTANT Four-month certificate $1490 + $1250 Help students be their best as an Education Assistant in the classroom. In the Education Assistant program you’ll work with school-age children from diverse backgrounds. Be part of an education team that helps children in a variety of settings such as classroom support, special education and speech. A great way to kick-start your career in the education field!

Two-year diploma

FUTURE JOBS Graduates find employment as classroom assistants in primary, middle and senior years schools, direct aides for disabled students, social service agency youth workers and private assistants for children requiring extra help.

Year 1 $3470 + $1875 Year 2 $3025 + $1175

POLICE STUDIES

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Prepare for a rewarding career promoting the development of young children. Focus on the importance of play and growth and develop the skills you need to offer intellectual stimulation and opportunities for physical, emotional and social development. Theory is integrated with practical work at centres throughout Manitoba.

Eight-month certificate $3320 + $2150 Challenge yourself both physically and mentally. This is an intense, eight-month preparation program for those who wish to pursue an exciting career in law enforcement. It is designed to provide police candidates with exposure to

the many varied aspects of modern policing, including the study of police powers and procedures, community policing, criminology, conflict management, interviewing, investigating and youth in trouble with the law.

THE PLACES YOU’LL GO Graduates may find employment with municipal, regional, provincial and Aboriginal police services in Manitoba and across Canada. Take note that police departments have hiring standards regarding sight, hearing and physical ability. You’re encouraged to explore these standards prior to entering this program. Other opportunities exist in corrections, sheriff’s offices, risk management and loss prevention.

PRACTICAL NURSING Two-year diploma

September start Year 1 $3115 Year 2 $2290 + $5090 (full program) January start Year 1 $2115 Year 2 $3290 + $5090 (full program) Becoming a nurse takes critical thinking, effective interpersonal and problem-solving skills, flexibility and a strong background in mathematics and science. Clinical nursing skills are taught in a lab setting and applied in acute and extended care health facilities, personal care homes, community agencies and private homes. Be part of the team that encompasses the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals, families and communities.

BOUNTIFUL JOB OPPORTUNITIES Many employment opportunities exist for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). Graduate LPNs may obtain employment in hospitals, personal care homes, medical clinics, private agencies and the community.

SOCIAL SERVICE WORKER Two-year diploma

Year 1 $2785 + $1825 Year 2 $2830 + $670 Make a meaningful difference in the lives of others while you promote social well-being and change. This program has an Aboriginal focus and prepares students to work as practical, front-line service providers in a variety of social service settings. The curriculum includes courses in social work methods, social welfare systems, addictions, community development, social policy and counselling. You’ll participate in field placement, exploring roles in community, health, education and institutional environments. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates may find employment in areas such as social services, regional health authorities, provincial corrections, probation services or communitybased assistance programs including drop-in centres, crisis centres, food banks, homeless shelters, group homes and mental health settings. WHAT’S THE COST? THE COLOUR CODE:

Tuition and other associated fees + Books, supplies, uniforms, etc. (All amounts are approximate)

$ 17


REAL SKILLS, REAL JOBS REAL SKILLS, REAL JOBS

Meet Dean Computer Systems Technology, class of ‘01 ACC Instructor, Network Administration Technology (NAT) “Change is the only constant with technology. Grads of the NAT program are prepared with the practical skills to problem solve any tech challenge that they’ll encounter in the field.” 18


te chn o lo g y CIVIL TECHNICIAN

ONE-year certificate Co-op education component $4146 + $1000 Solve everyday problems and design the future. Develop your problem-solving skills through drafting, surveying and computer-aided design. Build a solid foundation of basic civil engineering skills using Computer Assisted Drafting. Learn third angle project standards, 3D modelling and how to produce architectural drawings for a residential project. After graduation you can go directly into the workforce or transfer to civil engineering programs across Manitoba. JOB OPPORTUNITIES Graduates find employment with consulting engineering and architectural firms, manufacturers, construction and development companies, inspection testing agencies, material suppliers and government.

COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Two-year diploma Co-op education component Year 1 $4110 + $825 Year 2 $4135 + $650 Design, manufacture and install the most up-to-date communications systems that keep us linked together. Plug directly into a job with industry-driven and sponsored projects. Information and Communications Technology is a high-demand, fast-paced and challenging field; technologists working in this area are responsible

for equipment and systems that impact all aspects of communication. Imagine a world without bank machines or Interac, TV or radio, telephones or smart phones, computer networks or the Internet. The increased demand for high-speed communications and mobile devices increases the need for skilled workers in this area. Be a part of this exciting industry and work with cutting-edge technology while receiving top level wages. GET TO WORK You’ll be ready for a career as an engineering technologist in areas such as computer-aided design, electronic design and repair, computer programming, network design, communication systems installation and project management.

INTERACTIVE MEDIA ARTS

(Interactive Specialization) Two-year diploma Year 1 $3780 + $650 Year 2 $3720 + $250 Let your talent and creativity thrive in an exciting multimedia career. Learn how to merge technologies as you create compelling stories for varying media outlets. The Interactive Specialization develops skills in writing, design, image editing and code for interactive applications for web, mobile, animation and basic game development firms. Our experienced instructors push you to develop your skills in multimedia, learn new and better ways to create meaningful messages, images and designs that broaden minds. You’ll find this to be an invigorating and challenging program that builds your skills across a wide range of digital environments.

YOUR OPTIONS ARE ENDLESS Graduates find exciting and challenging careers as web designers, animators, rich media authors and content producers. Employers include design firms, advertising agencies, media production houses and large companies with their own web teams.

INTERACTIVE MEDIA ARTS (Media Specialization) Two-year diploma Year 1 $3710 + $680 Year 2 $3735 + $380 Indulge your creativity and excel in a fun, fast-paced career. Learn how to tell compelling stories within any audiovisual production role. This program teaches you to write, announce, shoot, record, edit and produce items for broadcast, cable and audio/visual departments. Create powerful messages through audio or visual productions. You’ll find this program hones your craft for television or radio environments. THE PLACES YOU’LL GO As a grad you’ll be qualified for many positions in the technical fields of audio, video and multimedia productions, as well as media communications. Prospective employers include audio, video and multimedia production houses, corporate and educational video production houses, recording studios, music and public address audio services, and television or radio stations.

NETWORK ADMINISTRATION TECHNOLOGY (Formerly Computer Systems Technology) Two-year diploma Year 1 $3600 + $575 Year 2 $3980 + $300 Learn to troubleshoot and support computer networks and servers. Study computer operating systems, programming and the architectures of computer hardware, networking systems and routing. Learn in cutting-edge electronic and computer lab facilities where you’ll experience industry-related problems and learn to analyze, troubleshoot, repair, install and provide technical support for computer systems and networks. After finishing this program you will be able to manage network routers, install and upgrade hardware and software, and develop internet applications. Graduates may choose to write industry standard certifications such as A+, Linux+, Network+, MCTS, MCITP, CCNA and CCENT. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates find employment in the areas of installing, troubleshooting and supporting data, wireless and voice networks, installing and upgrading computer hardware, installing and supporting computer software and Internet development including web server support. WHAT’S THE COST? THE COLOUR CODE:

Tuition and other associated fees + Books, supplies, uniforms, etc. (All amounts are approximate)

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20 Grade 12 diploma, including Consumer/Essential Math 40S

Agribusiness Automotive Technician

Senior-level Physics; physical sciences and computer courses

English 40G/40S

Applied Math 40S

Computer competency (Windows); Minimum 60% in English 40G/40S

Minimum 60% in English 40G/40S

Computer competency (Windows); Biology 40S and Chemistry 40S

Grade 12 diploma, including English 40G/40S; Pre-Calculus or Applied Math 40S with a minimum mark of 65% Grade 12 diploma, including English 40G/40S; Pre-Calculus or Applied Math 40S (Applicants with Consumer/ Essential Math 40S will be required to write a math assessment test.)

Grade 12 diploma

Grade 12 diploma, including Consumer/Essential Math 40S Grade 12 diploma, including English 40G/40S; Consumer/Essential Math 40S Grade 12 diploma, including English 40G/40S

Grade 12 diploma

Grade 12 diploma, including English; Pre-Calculus or Applied Math 40S (Applicants with Consumer/Essential Math 40S will be required to write a math assessment test.)

Civil Technician

Communications Engineering Technology

Comprehensive Health Care Aide1

Construction Electrician Culinary Arts Early Childhood Education1

Computer competency (Windows) Minimum 60% in Math and English; Applied Math 40S

Grade 12 diploma, including Consumer/Essential Math 40S Grade 12 diploma, including English 40G/40S; Consumer/Essential Math 40S Grade 12 diploma, including English 40G/40S; Consumer/Essential Math 40S

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Horticultural Production Hotel and Restaurant Management

Land and Water Management Specialization

Environmental Technologies

Education Assistant

Pre-Calculus Math to Grade 11; senior-level Chemistry and Physics

Grade 12 diploma, including Consumer/ Essential Math 40S

Carpentry and Woodworking1

Aboriginal Financial Management, Accounting, Financial Services, General, Human Resources, Management and Marketing specializations

Minimum 65% in English and Math; Applied Math 40S recommended for Aboriginal Financial Management, Accounting and Financial Services specializations

Computer competency (Windows)

Grade 12 diploma, including English 40G/40S; Consumer/Essential Math 40S

Grade 12 diploma, including English 40G/40S; Consumer/Essential Math 40S

Computer competency (Windows); Applied Math 40S; one or more science courses at the 30S level, especially Biology and Chemistry

Two-year diploma or university degree

Accounting and Finance

Business Administration1

Applied Math 40S or college/ university math courses

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

PROGRAMS

NOT REQUIRED, BUT RECOMMENDED

Criminal record check; child abuse registry check; CPR Level C certification

Compulsory orientation; academic assessment; criminal record check; child abuse registry check; CPR Level C certification

FoodSafe, Emergency First Aid

Compulsory orientation; academic assessment; immunizations; CPRHealth Care Provider certification; criminal record check; child and adult abuse registry checks; initial nonviolent crisis intervention training

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

English is the language of instruction at ACC. All applicants educated outside of Canada or in a country not on the test exempt list are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirement. Please visit assiniboine.net/elp for more information.

All students with E, M, or I courses will be referred to our special admissions process. Please visit assiniboine.net/specialadmissions for more information.

ADMISSION & PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

All programs require a complete Grade 12 diploma (except Mature Student High School). Most programs also have specific subject requirements as listed below. Where Consumer/Essential Math 40S is listed as the minimum requirement, Applied and Pre-Calculus Math 40S will be acceptable.


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Minimum 65% in Math and English; computer courses Applied Math 40S; computer courses

Grade 12 diploma, including English 40G/40S; Consumer/ Essential Math 40S Grade 12 diploma, including Consumer/Essential Math 40S

Grade 12 diploma, including English 40G/40S with a minimum mark of 70%

Grade 12 diploma, including English 40G/40S; Consumer/ Essential Math 40S

Office Management

Office Skills Piping Trades

Police Studies

Power Engineering

Two-year diploma or university degree Must be 19 years of age or older at time of enrolment or reach the age of 19 prior to course completion; must have been out of high school six months or more

Sustainable Food Systems Mature Student High School

3 Available at the Adult Collegiate in Brandon

2 Also available at the Winnipeg Training Centre

1 Also available at the Parkland Campus in Dauphin, MB

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Mature Student High School Integrated Comprehensive Health Care Aide3 Integrated Education Assistant3

Grade 12 diploma, including English 40G/40S with a minimum mark of 60%

Social Service Worker

Practical Nursing

Minimum 65% in Math and English; computer courses

Grade 12 diploma, including English 40G/40S; Consumer/ Essential Math 40S

Network Administration Technology

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Senior-level science and computer courses; Pre-Calculus Math 40S or Applied Math 40S strongly recommended; computer competency (Windows)

Grade 12 diploma, including English 40G/40S; Consumer/Essential Math 40S with a minimum mark of 60%

Grade 12 diploma, including English 40G/40S with a minimum mark of 60%; Consumer/Essential Math 40S with a minimum mark of 60%; one 40S Science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) with a minimum mark of 60%; Math for Nurses (Math-0014) with a minimum mark of 95%

Minimum 65% in Math and English; computer courses

Grade 12 diploma, including English 40G/40S; Consumer/ Essential Math 40S

Medical Administration

Compulsory orientation; interview; academic assessment

Criminal record check; child and adult abuse registry checks

Immunizations; CPR-Health Care Provider certification; criminal record check; child and adult abuse registry checks

Compulsory orientation; academic assessment and pre-entry interview; hearing and vision tests; medical release; valid driver’s license abstract; Emergency First Aid; criminal record check; child and adult abuse registry checks

Sponsored by a John Deere dealership; acceptance into Agricultural Equipment Technician Apprenticeship

Visit assiniboine.net/admissionrequirements for a full listing of equivalent Saskachewan and Ontario admission requirements.

Pre-Calculus Math 30S strongly recommended. For those intending to continue with further levels of power engineering training, Pre-Calculus Math 40S and Physics 40S

Minimum 65% in Math and English; computer courses

Grade 12 diploma, including English 40G/40S; Consumer/ Essential Math 40S

Legal Administration

Applied Math 40S

John Deere TECH

Grade 12 diploma, including English 40G/40S with minimum mark of 65% or a minimum Accuplacer test score for combined reading, comprehension and sentence skills of 140

Grade 12 diploma, including Consumer/ Essential Math 40S with a minimum mark of 60%

Grade 12 diploma, including Consumer/ Essential Math 40S

Interactive and Media Specializations

Interactive Media Arts

Industrial Metals Fabrication


AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN

Nine-month certificate $3420 + $4300 Keep things running with the skills you need to work in the automotive service industry. Focus on the basics of shop skills, electrical systems, engines and power trains as you learn to repair and service cars and light-duty trucks. This program offers a hands-on environment that requires a commitment to customer service and a dedicated individual who wishes to become part of the automotive service industry.

REAL SKILLS, REAL JOBS REAL SKILLS, REAL JOBS

YOUR FUTURE WORK Graduates find employment in automobile dealerships, automobile sales and repair shops, automotive component parts and rebuilding shops and other related businesses.

CARPENTRY and WOODWORKING

Nine-month certificate $3800 + $1525

Meet Cory

& Kyle

Carpentry and Woodworking, class of ’07 and class of ‘04 Co-owners, Cutting Edge Construction Hometown: Brandon, MB 22

Build on your future. Start with an introduction to basic tools and before you know it you’ll be reading blueprints, building stairs, framing walls and making your own cabinets with our nine-month Carpentry and Woodworking certificate program. Our modern shop provides capacity to put classroom skills to the test with hands-on building! You will finish complete woodworking projects, including contributing to the build of a complete house. CAREERS FOR YOU Graduates find employment opportunities in commercial and residential construction, materials merchandising, prefabrication centres, millwork and cabinet making facilities and in entrepreneurial ventures in building or woodworking fields.


TR ADES CONSTRUCTION ELECTRICIAN

Nine-month certificate $3230 + $1250 Plug in to a highly technical career as a Construction Electrician. Learn a wide range of skills from electrical safety and codes to more advanced skills in wiring and blueprint reading. This exciting field is an excellent career choice! The Construction Electrician program is an entry level program for individuals seeking to become electricians. Learn in a modern electrical shop and gain hands-on experience. GET TO WORK Graduates find employment opportunities with electrical contractors, construction companies, maintenance departments of industrial companies, public utilities and wholesale supply houses. Many graduates choose to start their own business.

HEAVY DUTY EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN Two-year diploma Co-op education component Year 1 $3805 + $3425 Year 2 $3600 + $200 Tackle complex challenges in the highly technical heavy equipment service field. Gain practical skills with all kinds of engines, systems and safety regulations. This is a program with some heavy duty learning and excellent job prospects! Through hands-on learning with equipment such as back hoes, semis, tractors and excavators,

the program provides basic theory and practical training in the operation, service, diagnosis and repair of heavy duty, agricultural and transport equipment. WHERE YOU’LL WORK Graduates find employment as technicians in the farm machinery, transport truck and construction equipment sectors.

INDUSTRIAL METALS FABRICATION 11-month certificate

Full Program $5250 + $1550 machining $2575 + $950 welding & fabrication $2865 + $600 This is a fascinating program focusing on machining and welding trades. You’ll learn safe handling of machinery and the chance to test your programming abilities and handeye coordination. This program offers two specializations. The Machining Specialization includes courses on lathes, milling machines, drill presses, band saws and grinding machines. The Welding and Fabrication Specialization includes courses on oxyacetylene, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding and plasma cutting. YOUR OPTIONS ARE ENDLESS Graduates find employment in industries such as mining, automotive manufacturing and rebuilding, farm machinery manufacturing, aerospace, hydro, railways and custom manufacturing and repair.

JOHN DEERE TECH Four-year certificate Year 1 $460 + $2160 Year 2 $460 + $1560 Year 3 $460 +$160 Year 4 $460 + $60 Challenge yourself to explore the full depth of John Deere engines, power trains, hydraulics and machine set-up systems. The John Deere TECH program is unique in Manitoba. You work exclusively on John Deere equipment and must be sponsored by a John Deere dealership. This program is taken in conjunction with four levels of apprenticeship training. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates find employment with a sponsoring John Deere dealership or in the farm machinery industry, repairing, servicing and setting up a wide range of machinery.

PIPING TRADES

Nine-month certificate $3500 + $900 Develop skills with plumbing, gas, steam and pipe fitting in the Piping Trades program. Work on a variety of equipment to learn the function, installation and troubleshooting procedures for the controls of various manufacturers. Emphasis is on the design and installation of piping systems used for human safety and comfort and the protection of property. Students work on new equipment, trainer boards, calibration tools and safety equipment.

PUT YOUR SKILLS TO WORK Graduates of this program find employment with plumbing and heating contractors, industrial piping contractors, public utilities, wholesale supply houses, fire sprinkler installers and water and waste water treatment facilities.

POWER ENGINEERING Eight-month certificate Year 1 $3285 + $2400 Keep industry running smoothly with the essential skills for a challenging career in Power Engineering. If you want a career and not just a job, then this is the program for you. The skills of a power engineer are in high demand and graduates of this program are sought after by many employers in the industry. The program deals with the operation and maintenance of stationary engines and related mechanical equipment such as steam engines, air compressors, boilers and turbines, to name just a few. POWERFUL JOB OPtionS Graduates find employment opportunities in hospitals, government agencies, school divisions, regional health authorities and numerous other plants and building complexes. WHAT’S THE COST? THE COLOUR CODE:

Tuition and other associated fees + Books, supplies, uniforms, etc. (All amounts are approximate)

$

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apprenticeship

Train for your career as a certified journeyperson. Manitoba has more than 55 designated apprenticeship trades and ACC is proud to partner with Apprenticeship Manitoba to offer many of them. You’ll learn through a combination of on-the-job practical training and in-school technical training. Agricultural Equipment Tech

Industrial Electrician

Pork Production Tech

Automotive Service Tech

Heavy Duty Equipment Tech

Carpenter

Power Technician

Construction Electrician

Machinist

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic: Commercial Residential

Gasfitter “B”

Plumber

Welder

Training for a certified journeyperson varies from two to five levels, depending on the trade. For each level, you spend about 80% of your time learning from your employer; the other 20% is for short-term technical training. Choosing a trade program will take

you on a career path that promises to be both rewarding and challenging. Roll up your sleeves and let’s get to work! ACC’s apprenticeship training takes place at the Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology at the North Hill Campus in Brandon.

d i s ta n ce EDUCATION

Why study by distance? No matter where you are in the world, you can study at ACC. You can continue to work full- or part-time, parent and participate in community activities, all while working towards a college certificate or diploma. Our virtual learning environments are open 24-7 and 365 days a year, meaning you decide when and where you want to study. We deliver a learning package and support materials right to your home. This may include a print-based or online course guide, manual, text, audio tapes, video tapes and any other resources you’ll need for your course.

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certificatES

diplomas

• Comprehensive Health Care Aide

• Business Administration

• Comprehensive Health Care Aide Challenge

• Early Childhood Education

• Education Assistant • General Business • Office Skills

Our dedicated instructors are available by phone, email and online to answer questions and provide feedback.

advanced diplomas

Visit assiniboine.net/distance for more information.

• Early Childhood Program Management

• Accounting and Finance


mo ne y m at te r s

Don’t let the cost of education hold you back. Everyone should consider applying for financial aid – chances are you’re eligible for some support! You can receive funding from more than one source, so do your research and ensure you apply to all possible sources. Need a little guidance? Visit assiniboine.net or contact our Financial Aid & Awards office at 204.725.8700 ext 6020. Government Student Aid

Employment Manitoba

Visit manitobastudentaid.ca for Manitoba or search for ‘student aid’ online to find information for your home province. Some funds may even come in the form of nonrepayable grants: money you don’t have to pay back.

Financial assistance is available through Training and Employment Services. Visit their office to speak to an employment consultant and discuss options for funding.

Other funding opportunities

In Manitoba, provincially funded student loans If you are First Nations or Métis, there may are interest-free and you don’t need to be other funding sources available to you. start repaying until after you finish Speak to your band office or the Manitoba your studies. Métis Federation to determine your eligibility for funding. ACC Scholarships,

Awards & Bursaries

Around $200,000 is available for ACC students every year. Deadlines vary, but they are always after college starts. Visit assiniboine.net/awards to learn more.

There are also agencies that support students with disabilities and offer funding options for post-secondary education.

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s tu d e nt s e rv i ce s ACC’s Student Services provides a wide range of services to both future and current students of our college. Whether you’re thinking about college, preparing for college or looking for help while studying, Student Services can help you. Our academic areas or our Student Success Advisors can help you get answers to your questions. Please contact one of the following offices or a Student Success Advisor within the area you wish to study.

STUDENT SUCCESS ADVISOR & ACADEMIC AREA CONTACTS

Meet Caley “I like getting to know students and being able to help them succeed. It’s fun to meet with folks before they apply, to help them sort through the menu of what we have to offer and see what matches with what they are hoping to do with their lives.” A counsellor for nearly 15 years, Caley began her career as a Student Success Advisor at ACC in 2008 and has advised in most program areas at the college. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Winnipeg and a Master of Education from the University of British Columbia. 26

Agriculture & Environment Business Health & Human Services Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts Technology Trades Adult Collegiate Winnipeg Training Center Parkland Campus

School Reception

Student Success Advisor

725.8712

ext 6685

Roy

ext 7160

725.8724

ext 7500

Roy

ext 7160

725.8730 ext 6072

Caley

ext: 6963

725.8741

ext 6213

Elan

ext 6964

725.8718 725.8715 725.8735

ext 6529 ext 6736 ext 7194

Caley ext 6963 Elan ext 6964 Rebecca ext 6675

694.7111

ext 6240

Katie

ext 6257

622.2222

ext 6590

Joan

ext 6596


WE ’ r e H E R E TO SU P P O R T YOU GeT Advice

Student Success Advisors Student Success Advisors are available at all campuses and in all academic areas. Thinking about becoming a student? Meet with a Student Success Advisor to discuss your academic and career plans and to get information to make the transition to college. Student Success Advisors provide information about college programs and courses, the admissions process, financial assistance, housing, daycare and more. Email studentservices@assiniboine.net or call 204.725.8723 to connect to your advisor.

Receive Support

Accessibility/Disability Services We’re committed to supporting and accommodating students with disabilities and to promoting equal access to college education. Students with physical and sensory disabilities, learning disabilities or physical or mental health conditions should contact Student Services as early as possible before beginning college. We can organize many services, including: • Accommodations for admissions testing • Financial information and assistance with applications • Transition assistance: orientation to campus, etc. • Co-ordination of access to special materials • Assistance with obtaining and learning to use special equipment/software • Exam accommodations • Tutoring/learning supports Students wishing accommodation for a documented disability should contact the Student Success Advisor associated with their program area. Appointments can be made directly with the staff in the Dean’s offices at the schools of Business, Agriculture & Environment, Health & Human Services,

Trades & Technology or the Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts or by contacting the switchboard at the general inquiry number. Please remember to bring all of your documentation to the appointment. Documentation will enable the advisor to become familiar with your situation and determine the assistance needed.

Succeed with ACC

Check out The Learning Curve The Learning Curve is here to help you succeed! We provide assistance with study skills, effective test-taking strategies, time management and other learning strategies. Education assistants are available to help students with specific programs, or to develop effective writing, math, computer and study skills. Assistive technology is also available to help students read and write more effectively. We can also help pair you with a peer tutor.

We can help The Library

The friendly ACC Library staff is here to help you. They can assist you with your research, finding library materials or finding and evaluating online information. The central library is at the Victoria Avenue East Campus with a library now at the North Hill Campus in the Learning Hub. The library has many resources to support students including online tools and research databases, books, eBooks, newspapers, magazines and videos.

Get your Books & Swag ACC Bookstore

The ACC Bookstore is open at the Victoria Avenue East Campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Here you can buy or rent new and used print or digital textbooks. There’s also an opportunity to sell them back to us! Stock up on supplies and snacks to study with friends and grab a clean and comfy sweatshirt for that long study session ahead. You can cut down on exam jitters when you know we’ve got you covered with notebooks, pens, pencils and calculators. You can also show off your school spirit with a t-shirt, a coffee mug, a back pack or some socks! We are more than just a bookstore, we’re your Campus Store. We are here to support you throughout your academic career. We’ve got you covered from orientation to graduation!

GET SETTLED Housing

The search for a place to live should begin early. Housing can be more difficult to find toward the end of the summer. Students who arrive in late August often face a limited choice and higher costs. Brandon University welcomes single students in modern residences located three kilometres from our Victoria Avenue East Campus, with easy access to bus services. For details, call 204.727.7394, email residence@brandonu.ca or visit brandonu.ca/residence. Both the Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council Housing Authority (204.729.3600) and the Brandon Friendship Centre Housing Referral Service (204.727.1407) have a limited amount of family housing available.

Library Computer Centres offer access to computers outside of class and help is available for computer questions any time the library is open. The Library also offers comfortable seating areas, books for study and pleasure, coil bindery machines and quieter group work areas.

Student Services maintains a list of houses, apartments, room and board and light-housekeeping rooms available. Call 204.725.8723 or toll-free at 800.862.6307 ext 6639, or email studentservices@assiniboine.net to request a copy. Accommodations listed are not endorsed or supervised by ACC and students must make their own arrangements. Students are advised to inspect all accommodations before accepting them.

Call us at 204.725.8727, email library@assiniboine.net or check us out at assiniboine.net/library.

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Ta kin g Yo u r E d u c ati o n Fu r the r Whether you’re attending ACC with plans for further postsecondary education or coming to us with a post-secondary credential, we want to ensure you get the credit you deserve. We recognize that some students coming to ACC may have taken courses at another post-secondary institution that are the same or similar to courses offered at ACC. You can request to have these courses reviewed once you’ve applied to your program and we’ll grant you credit where possible. This can help you avoid duplicating something you already know and can reduce both the time and cost of your college education. We also know that for some students, their learning doesn’t stop at ACC and they have plans to continue their education and complete another credential. Our most popular option is the 2+2 program: start at ACC with a two-year diploma then transfer to a partner university for two more years to earn your degree.

The job-ready skills I gained from my program at ACC were the perfect complement to my rural development degree from university.

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Meet Laura Agribusiness, class of ‘16 Farm Agronomist, Sundance Farms Ltd. Hometown: Shoal Lake, MB

REAL SKILLS, REAL JOBS REAL SKILLS, REAL JOBS


ELP

english language proficiency

English is the language of instruction and communication at Assiniboine Community College (ACC). All applicants educated outside of Canada must demonstrate ability in English that will meet the demands of classroom instruction, discussions and written assignments. There are several ways to provide proof of ELP, including completion of English as a Second Language classes (level 7-8, depending on college program). Another option is to complete and provide an acceptable score on a recognized test of English Language proficiency: IELTS: 6.5 Academic, with no sub score lower than 6.0. CanTEST: 4.5 reading and listening, with 4.0 writing and speaking TOEFL: 79 iBT overall, with no skill score lower than 18 CAEL: 60 MELAB: 80

ESL

english as a second Language

As part of Assiniboine International, our English as a Second Language (ESL) program is committed to helping new Canadians gain the English language skills needed to integrate into life in Canada. The ESL program offers a variety of classes aimed at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels 5–8, with an emphasis on reading, writing, listening and speaking. We also offer computer training and language courses with a focus on the business and health professions. Our TESOL trained teachers can help you prepare for further education and increase your skills and confidence in English. We offer classes Monday to Thursday in the morning, afternoon and evening, Friday morning and Saturday morning and afternoon. Please visit us at 723 Rosser Avenue (doors open off the main street and you proceed to the lower level of the Adult Collegiate), or email us at esl@assiniboine.net or call 204.725.8744 for information or to register.

For more information on options for providing proof of English language proficiency, please visit assiniboine.net/elp or if you have questions, call 204.725.8723 and make an appointment to talk with a Student Success Advisor.

A s s i n i b o i n e I nte r n ati o n a l Did you know that international students have come from over 60 countries to attend Assiniboine Community College? We have many support services to ensure our international students have a great student experience while they are here. From our comprehensive orientation, to our expert student success advisors and our helpful, knowledgeable instructors

we work to support student success. We have a variety of programs available to international students. Assiniboine International is here to help more international students choose Brandon. Visit assiniboine.net/international for more information.

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STUDENTS ’ ASSOCIATION Your Assiniboine Community College Students’ Association exists to serve you, our students. We’re the voice of students at ACC and work hard to ensure your ACC experience is the best it can be! We are run by a team of elected executive council members and professional staff who work together to bring services, events and support to the ACC student body. Each spring, you’ll cast a vote for the next school year’s ACCSA Executive Council positions: President, Vice President of Finance and Vice President of Events & Marketing. Then, in September, we hold a General Council election to select 10 student representatives to bring forth student perspectives from throughout our college. These council members meet on a biweekly basis and work with college representatives on important initiatives that matter to you all while earning an honorarium and getting real, workplace experience! The ACCSA is a great opportunity for you to get involved and make some key connections within your college community and the business community as well. Who could ask for a better, more flexible job than getting paid to represent your classmates on issues, and events that matter to you?

The ACCSA exists for its members:

ACC students.

Visit our main office at the Victoria Ave East Campus in Room 413. Contact us at 204.725.8710 or accsa@assiniboine.net Visit accstudents.com for more information. 30


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Ind i g e n o u s a ffa ir s

Aboriginal Services are available at the Victoria Avenue East Campus, the North Hill Campus, the ACC Adult Collegiate and our Parkland Campus in Dauphin.

ACC is honoured to welcome students from many nations throughout the province and from across the country. Diversity contributes to the wealth of First Nations, MĂŠtis and Inuit knowledge at ACC where we strive to ensure a sense of belonging while valuing and celebrating individual success. We provide exceptional learning experiences through hands-on, affordable education in an environment that is warm and friendly with a strong sense of community. Our Aboriginal services include both traditional and mainstream counselling support as well as providing resources and

Cecil Roulette Aboriginal Counsellor / Cultural Consultant

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advice to faculty on Aboriginal issues. Our visiting Elders program provides students the opportunity to visit and learn from the Indigenous Knowledge Gate Keepers, our Elders. We also organize and support many activities throughout the year, including Aboriginal student orientation day, and ongoing cultural and social activities. We can also refer you to external Aboriginal organizations, services and community events and other resources. Please feel welcome to use the Cultural Centre at our Victoria Avenue East Campus as an informal place to relax and socialize with other students.

Crystal Bunn Aboriginal Services Officer


VA R SITY AT H LETICS

Join The Team! Cougars men’s and women’s volleyball, soccer and futsal teams play in the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference against other post-secondary schools in the province. Our women’s hockey team plays in the American Collegiate Hockey Association against schools in the Northern United States. You must be a full time student at ACC to play for the Cougars. ACC provides travel, meals, accommodations and clothing to our student athletes. For more information on Cougar Athletics, visit assiniboine.net/athletics or contact our Athletics Manager at varsity@assiniboine.net.

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A d u lt C o l l e g i at e Open the door to a world of exciting careers by upgrading your skills or completing your High School Diploma. We have small class sizes and focused one-on-one instructor attention, with day and evening program options to fit your needs. You can earn your Mature Student High School diploma, upgrade your marks or complete required prerequisite courses for entrance into post-secondary programs. We even offer several courses that are integrated with a college program meaning you get your high school diploma and a college certificate. Save time now and graduate sooner with this integrated pathway. A personalized education plan is developed individually with each student to address your specific needs and future goals.

Choose from: • Mature Student High School (MSHS) • MSHS - Additional Credits High School (upgrading for high school graduates) • Integrated Comprehensive Health Care Aide (graduate with both a MSHS diploma and a Comprehensive Health Care Aid certificate) • Integrated Education Assistant (graduate with both a MSHS diploma and an Education Assistant certificate).

Visit us at the ACC

Adult Collegiate 725 Rosser Ave. in Brandon, or email us at adultcollegiate@assiniboine.net or call 204.725.8735

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continuing studies

build your skills with acc

You can always improve. Whether you’re looking for professional development, or want to enrich your life with a new hobby or skill, whether you’re looking for a physical challenge or to expand your mind, the Centre of Continuing Studies at ACC has something for you.

From business and management to nursing and health care to cooking and photography, we have something for just about everyone, with courses at our Brandon and Dauphin campuses, as well as our training centres in Russell and Winnipeg. We also work with communities to bring learning right to your hometown.

Whether you’re looking for a quick workshop where you’ll bring home a finished project along with everything you need to know to start a new hobby, to a longer, in-depth course to challenge your mind for several months, or even a new language, we have courses and programs available to suit your schedule.

And of course, you can also take part in one of our many professional training programs, whether you’re looking to upgrade your skills or start a new career, from short workshops to full certificate programs in business and management, in nursing and in agriculture and trades-related areas

LEARNING FOR A

LIFETIME!

contact us at continuingstudies@assiniboine.net or visit assiniboine.net/cs

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Open Hou se F e b r ua r y 2 3 , 201 7 College isn’t all business and higher education, it’s also about having fun, networking and making life-long memories. Come by and see what we’re all about!

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Our annual Open House is a great opportunity to tour our campuses in Brandon and Dauphin. No registration is required for this come-and-go event. Bring family members or a buddy with you!

Of course, you don’t need to wait for an Open House to stop by. Arrange for a campus tour any time by calling 204.725.8750 or emailing recruit@assiniboine.net.

You’ll meet instructors, staff and students as you explore programs to find the perfect fit. You’ll even get the chance to try hands-on activities inside our shops, labs, kitchens and classrooms. Want to know more? We’ll have detailed information on topics like student finances and learning supports.

Take a day to try out your college future! Visit assiniboine.net for Open House details.


APP LY NOW It’s easy. An early application gives you the best chance of being accepted into your program of choice. To apply to ACC, you’ll need: • The completed application form • $75 application fee

204.725.8750 800.862.6307 ext 8750

• Official original high school transcript • Official original post-secondary transcripts (if applicable)

assiniboine.net/applynow

• Official proof of English language proficiency, if required (see assiniboine.net/elp)

Get ready to tell your friends and family: “I’m going to ACC!”


For more information on attending Assiniboine Community College: E

r ec r u i t @ a s s i n i b o i n e . n et

P 204.725.8750 TF 800.862.6307 ext 8750

assiniboine.net

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Meet Alyssa INTERACTIVE MEDIA ARTS class of ‘16

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