Page 1

Assiniboine International

Viewbook


Last Year’s grads say it all Photo Credit: Keywest Photo

94% Have Jobs

after graduation

94% Recommend

acc to a friend or family member


$45,708 Average

first year salary upon Graduation

93% Choose to

stay in Manitoba after graduation


Brandon, Manitoba

Location:

Churchill

Dauphin Souris

Winnipeg Brandon

Where is

Manitoba?


Manitoba basks in more than 2,300 hours of bright sunshine per year with southern Manitoba enjoying up to 16 hours of daylight during peak summer weeks. Winnipeg has held the ‘Slurpee Capital of the World’ title for ten consecutive years, gulping 400,000 of the semi-frozen drinks per month. Winnipeg’s Royal Canadian Mint produces 15 million plated coins each day for circulation in Canada and in 60 countries around the globe.

assiniboine.net/international

Manitoba is known as Canada’s friendliest province.

Churchill is known as the ‘Polar Bear Capital of the World’ for being the most accessible place to view polar bears in the wild.

The 582-foot free-suspension footbridge running over the Souris River is the longest in Canada.

Winnipeg was the first city emergency phone number.

in the world to develop a 911

The city of Brandon is known for its agricultural shows put on by the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba: The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, Manitoba Summer Fair and Manitoba Livestock Expo, the province’s largest livestock show and sale.

about / Assiniboine Community College

Fun Facts:

3


REAL SKILLS, REAL JOBS REAL SKILLS, REAL JOBS

Meet Ilarion ACC has done a great job of educating me, because I was able to secure the job of my choice right after graduation. The last two years gave me the best learning experience I have ever had and laid a foundation for my future success in Canada. Ilarion Makarikhin, Ukraine Business Administration, class of ‘16


Reasons why you should

Study in Manitoba

Manitoba is an excellent choice to help you meet your education goals. Our education system and institutions are internationally recognized, with leading-edge facilities and first-rate instructors. Manitoba offers high quality, affordable education and training throughout the province in rural or urban settings. 1 Affordable world-class education 2 Internationally recognized diplomas and certificates 3 Priority assessment eligibility for your Canadian permanent residency status**

assiniboine.net/international

5

4 Work while you study and after you graduate 5 FREE health insurance coverage* 6 Up to 60% or $25,000 income tax rebate on your post-secondary tuition fees 7 Genuine English language immersion experiences 8 Variety of recreational, cultural and entertainment activities 9 Friendly urban centres and welcoming small rural towns

Photo Credit: Sandy Black * You must hold a valid study permit for six months or longer to be eligible. See gov.mb.ca/ie/study/medical for more information. ** Visit immigratemanitoba.com/mpnp-for-skilled-workers for eligibility.

Photo Credit: Sandy Black

about / Assiniboine Community College

10 International Education Act protects you while you study


Photo Credit: Sandy Black

Did you know? International students have come from over 60 countries to attend ACC.

Where is

Brandon?


Facts:

Second largest city in Manitoba Safe, multicultural city Vibrant and growing community Brandon’s population: 46,000 people Trading area: 180,000 people

Brandon is located 200 km west of Winnipeg, 365 km east of Regina and 100 km north of the United States border. Brandon has been nicknamed the "Wheat City" in honour of its rich agricultural heritage and reputation as a prosperous farming community. Brandon is the little city with the big heart and has twice been voted one of the top ten cities in Canada in which to live by Chatelaine magazine. It is a progressive community with quality of life that must be experienced to be appreciated.

"You Belong in Brandon!"

about / Assiniboine Community College

Brandon Fast

assiniboine.net/international

7


Photo Credit: Sandy Black

Why

Brandon?


Brandon has four distinct seasons and many activities to keep you fit and entertained.

Spring

Fall

The spring welcomes blooming flowers and the return of the Canada goose. The spring migration season is one of the best times for bird watching, as hundreds of thousands of birds and geese return to their nesting grounds in Manitoba. Spring is also great for other wildlife viewing and outdoor adventures, thanks to long days and pleasant weather.

In fall, you can enjoy the wonderful fall colours all around you. There is lots to do and explore like the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra visiting Brandon four times a year, enjoying the harvest festivals in surrounding areas with pumpkin competitions and corn mazes or go trick or treating on Halloween.

Summer

Winter

Summers are sunny and warm. The perfect conditions for hiking and cycling the many trails around the area. With Riding Mountain National Park an hour north and Turtle Mountain Provincial Park an hour south, there are lots of opportunities for you to take in an outdoor adventure, spend a day at the beach or go on a camping trip at the lake. Take in a local band with Music in the Park, or attend one of our many summer fairs and festivals to fill up on music, culture and food.

Winter brings cold temperatures and snow, along with lots of opportunities to ice skate and cross country ski. Enjoy food and music from different cultures with our Winter Festival or enjoy the festival of lights at Riverbank Discovery Centre. Take a slide down a hill tobogganing or stay warm and take in a movie or a play from one of our local high school drama clubs.

about / Assiniboine Community College

Brandon Activities

assiniboine.net/international

9


Welcome to

ACC


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. 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.

Want to

Learn More?

Visit assiniboine.net/ international

about / Assiniboine Community College

Run a daily broadcast news show, assist a patient, analyze soil and water quality or develop communication systems. At Assiniboine Community College you’ll immerse yourself in real situations and spend more time away from the textbooks.

assiniboine.net/international

11


Community College?

What is a

about / Assiniboine Community College

assiniboine.net/international

12

We offer certificate and diploma programs in trades, technology, new media, agriculture and environmental studies, culinary and hotel, business, health and human services. However, programs that have waiting lists of Canadian students are not open to International Students. Visit assiniboine.net/international to see our list of available programs. Most of our post-secondary programs are designed for students who have completed either an equivalent of a Manitoba grade 12 high school diploma or college diploma/university degree. Some programs have specific course or minimum grade requirements; please check the program's Admissions Requirements page at assiniboine.net/programs. We also offer post-graduate diplomas where a college diploma or university degree is required. This allows students to gain the practical training valued by employers in business and technical fields.

Did you know? ACC’s Sustainable Greenhouse on the

North Hill Campus is 3,300 square feet and includes an experimental solar bay as well as conventional bay.


With a population of approximately 50,000 people, Brandon is the second largest city in the province. Low crime rates and access to recreational facilities make it safe and enjoyable choice for an education destination.

assiniboine.net/international

Assiniboine Community College (ACC) has campuses throughout Manitoba, a province in the centre of Canada.

We offer a number of programs in Dauphin. With a population of approximately 8,250 people, Dauphin is located near Duck Mountain Provincial Park and Riding Mountain National Park. Dauphin is a small and welcoming community surrounded by rich, productive farmland, natural beauty and lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation. We also have a campus in Winnipeg. With a population of approximately 665,000 people, Winnipeg is the largest city in Manitoba located where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet. The college is a publicly funded institution accredited under the College’s Act of Manitoba since 1969. ACC students are nationally recognized for their academic achievements and leadership qualities. ACC’s programs include both academic theory and practical experience. Small class sizes ensure students receive the supports they need. Many programs are linked with industry and as a result 94% of ACC’s recent graduates who are seeking work have found employment.

about / Assiniboine Community College

About ACC

13


Our campuses

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. The spacious Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology features modern machine shops and classrooms in a historically rich setting. Nearby, our Sustainable Greenhouse is where you’ll bloom in the Horticultural Production and Sustainable Food Systems programs. The large, modern greenhouse is a central spot for applied research centered on food security and sustainability under our Field to Fork approach.


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. Whether you’re looking for a blazing-fast computer lab to put your networking skills to the test in our technology programs or a fully-functioning TV studio, you’ll find the most up-todate 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.

Did you know? At our Victoria Ave East Campus, there are over

200 computers available to students

after hours.

assiniboine.net/international assiniboine.net

15

Here is where you’ll also find many of our evening and weekend courses, at the Centre of Continuing Studies.

WINNIPEG TRAINING CENTRE Conveniently located in Manitoba’s bustling capital, we offer Practical Nursing at our Winnipeg campus, as well as select Continuing Studies courses. This campus and its courses are unfortunately not available to International students.

PARKLAND CAMPUS DAUPHIN

This campus offers the Carpentry and Woodworking program to international students which is centrally located in the Parkland region. It boasts two full computer labs, a Learning Curve, a Cultural Resource Centre and a full-time Student Success Advisor on site. Along with our full-time day programs, this campus hosts many general interest and career development courses.

about / Assiniboine Community College

WINNIPEG


Why ACC? Real Skills, Real Jobs

Our grads say it all – 94% of grads seeking work have found employment. 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 graduation. It’s predicted that 75% of all new jobs will require some sort of post-secondary credential–we’ll get you career-ready!

Learn by Doing

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 CONNECTED

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.


Our name says it all – we’re a community. small class sizes make it easy for you to meet new friends and for your instructors to get to know you personally.

Make time for fun while you learn! Get involved with the ACC Students’ Association (ACCSA) by joining a club, running for student council, volunteering or simply attending events. The ACCSA hosts events to make your experience here memorable – from socials to movie nights to fun tournaments. Your Students’ Association is also an essential advocate for students, and provides you with a student health & dental plan and a free Brandon Transit pass for the entire year.

Amenities For You On top of that, we’ve got everything you need to survive long days of studying and attending classes – good food, a place to exercise, a place to unwind and of course, a place to hang out with your friends. We have on-campus daycare centres, a radio station, gym, libraries, games room, bookstore, fitness centre, full-service cafeterias, computer labs and the list goes on!

Supports on Campus At The Learning Curve, education assistants and a full-time learning strategist will help you with study skills, effective test-taking strategies and time management. We’ve also got a free peer tutoring service if you find yourself needing a little extra help in some courses. You can also take advantage of some of the activities through our mature student network.

about / Assiniboine Community College

THE Assiniboine community college ExPERIENCE

Your Fellow Students

assiniboine.net/international

17


ACCOUNTING & FINANCE Eight-month advanced diploma

Be prepared for a wide range of challenging careers in the financial sector. 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.

Programs

Available

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities also exist in the financial services industry as personal banking officers, lending officers, investment analysts, stockbrokers and customer service representatives.

Business Administration TWO-YEAR DIPLOMA CO-OP EDUCATION COMPONENT

The two-year diploma program equips students with the practical knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in business. Required courses provide a thorough education in the varied aspects of business. The second year of studies, students choose one of the seven specializations in one of the following areas: (Aboriginal financial management, accounting, financial services, general, human resources, management and marketing.)

Career Opportunities

Whether you want to operate your own business, or have a career goal in any of the specialization areas, Business Administration can put you on the path to your dream job.

General Business one year certificate

The General Business 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.

design, electronic design and repair, computer programming, network design, communication systems installation and project management.

Career Opportunities

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES – LAND AND WATER MANAGEMENT

Employment opportunities exist for entry-level positions in various business-related fields.

TWO-YEAR DIPLOMA Carpentry and Woodworking (Parkland) CO-OP EDUCATION COMPONENT NINE-MONTH CERTIFICATE

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 ninemonth Carpentry and Woodworking certificate program. You will finish complete woodworking projects, including contributing to the build of a complete house.

Career Opportunities

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.

Communications Engineering Technology TWO-YEAR DIPLOMA CO-OP EDUCATION COMPONENT

Design, manufacture and install the most up-to-date communications systems that keep us linked together. 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. Be a part of this exciting industry and work with cutting-edge technology while receiving top level wages.

Career Opportunities

You’ll be ready for a career as an engineering technologist in areas such as computer-aided

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. 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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Horticultural Production

ONE-YEAR CERTIFICATE CO-OP EDUCATION COMPONENT Be part of an innovative ‘Field to Fork’ suite of programs that impact the full cycle of food production. 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.

Career Opportunities

Horticulture is a rapidly growing industry offering rewarding careers in both rural and urban settings across Canada. Positions open


TWO-YEAR DIPLOMA CO-OP EDUCATION COMPONENT

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 and chat with top industry professionals. Study fine wines, beers and liquors of the world by researching, sampling and serving them. Participate in cooperative work placements in exciting locales, such as the Niagara wine region or Banff.

Career Opportunities

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.

Interactive Media Arts (MEDIA SPECIALIZATION) TWO-YEAR DIPLOMA

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Interactive Media Arts

Legal Administration

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.

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.

(INTERACTIVE SPECIALIZATION) TWO-YEAR DIPLOMA

TWO-YEAR DIPLOMA

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

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.

Career Opportunities

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

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 four-week practicum placements provide students with real-world experience interacting with the workforce, meeting deadlines, accepting responsibility and demonstrating initiative.

Career Opportunities

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 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 a career as an administrative assistant or customer service representative, the Office Skills certificate will provide you with valuable technical training in accounting, communications, organization and software applications. This certificate program is ideal for students looking to update skills or supplement previous training.

Career Opportunities

19

assiniboine.net/Programs

Hotel and Restaurant Management

Career Opportunities

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.

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.

Sustainable Food Systems

ONE-YEAR ADVANCED CERTIFICATE CO-OP EDUCATION COMPONENT 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.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can access exciting work opportunities in food security or innovation in food production at the local, national or international level.

about / Assiniboine Community College

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.


Money Matters

about / Assiniboine Community College

assiniboine.net/international

20

Important Dates & FEES Fees Cost Tuition:

$10,000 - $15,500 CAD

Application Fee:

$150 CAD (non-refundable)

Commitment Fee:

$200 CAD (part of tuition fees)

Cost of Living

EXPENSE COST Accommodation

$6,000 – $12,000

Transportation

Free bus pass in Brandon

Other expenses (Clothes, cellphone, food etc.)

$2,500 – $3,500 ($250-$350 per month)

Total (estimated)

$8,500 - $15,500

Total: Cost of Living $18,650 $31,150 Public transportation for registered Assiniboine Community College students in Brandon is free. Hours of service are 6 a.m. – midnight, Monday to Saturday and 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Sunday and statutory holidays. Buses do not run on Christmas Day.


assiniboine.net/international

Regular programs: All regular programs require an equivalent (from your home country or another Canadian province) to a Manitoba Grade 12 diploma, including a “Language Arts” (in your first language) in the 12th year of study (or later). Most programs also require a Mathematics in the 12th year of study (or later). Some regular programs (primarily in our Technology programs) require an advanced level of Mathematics, or a minimum grade in Language Arts. See "Admission Requirements" on each program page for this information at assiniboine.net/admissionrequirements. All applicants must meet English language proficiency requirements. Please visit assiniboine.net/elp to ensure you meet requirements.

You will also need proficiency with keyboarding and basic computer applications, as you will do much of your schoolwork using a computer, and many programs do not teach these skills.

Post-graduate programs (we call these “advanced diplomas”): These programs require completion of a related college diploma (two year minimum) or university degree. All applicants must also meet English language proficiency requirements.

Did you know? As an ACC student at any of our Brandon campuses, your bus pass from Brandon Transit is included in your tuition.

about / Assiniboine Community College

Requirements

Admission

21


We have completed cohorts in culinary, hospitality, business, and health care aide. Check out our website for an upated list of cohorts available.

Cohorts

about / Assiniboine Community College

assiniboine.net/international

22

Throughout the year, Assiniboine Community College also offers cohort programs. In general, cohorts are only open to students represented by an approved Assiniboine Community College agent. Approved agents are posted on the college’s website. Visit assiniboine.net/international for more information.

REAL SKILLS, REAL JOBS REAL SKILLS, REAL JOBS

Meet Joan Since my first day of classes, I was impressed with the academic and professional knowledge provided by the department staff and teachers. I can testify that at ACC, I found what I was looking for for my professional future. Furthermore, I started working in one of the most prestigious engineering firms in Brandon before the graduation date. Joan Perez Marchena, Dominican Republic Civil Technician, class of ‘16


E LP

english language proficiency

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

Assiniboine International has entered into Pathway Provider Partnership Agreements. Students registered at a recognized pathway school are admitted on a conditional basis. Pathway schools provide programming designed to help the student meet the English language requirement needed for an identified Assiniboine Community College academic program. To learn more about Assiniboine International’s approved English language Pathway providers please visit assiniboine.net/international.

For more information on options for providing proof of English language proficiency, please visit assiniboine.net/elp or if you have questions, call +1.204.725.8723 and make an appointment to talk with a Student Success Advisor.

about / Assiniboine Community College

Pathways

Academic

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.

assiniboine.net/ELP

23


Two+Two

about / Assiniboine Community College

assiniboine.net/international

24

Take a two-year college diploma then study two years at a partner institution and receive a four-year university degree or related diploma. This is often less expensive and the college portion is relevant, transferable and practical. ACC has agreements with institutions across Canada. Check the Careers & Connections link on your program page. Visit assiniboine.net/programs to get started.

Examples of partner institutions: Athabasca University

Red River College

University of Lethbridge

Brandon University

Royal Roads University

University of Manitoba

Lakeland University

University of Calgary

University of Victoria

Did you know? This past year at ACC,

more than a third

of our incoming students have already been to post-secondary.


Varsity

Athletics

Join a Team today! ACC offers:

• Men’s and women’s American soccer (football) • Men’s and women’s futsal (indoor soccer) • Men’s and women’s indoor volleyball • Women’s ice hockey

assiniboine.net/Athletics

25

It doesn’t cost anything to play for ACC. We cover the cost of transportation, meals, hotels and uniforms when we travel to play other colleges and universities.

Contact international@assiniboine.net for more details. Check out the Cougar Athletics schedule at assiniboine.net/athletics.

about / Assiniboine Community College

Playing on a team is a great way to make friends, stay active and represent your school!


(ACCSA)

Student Life

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!

Why you should be part of ACC Students’ Association • Network with professionals in the local business community • Build your resume with real work experience • Advocate for students within the college • Personalize your college experience with events and causes that matter to you • Voice your opinion • Get paid

What ACCSA offers you • • • • • • • • • • • •

Events Socials Awards & Bursaries Clubs Health & Dental Plan Student Lounge Boardroom Student Advocacy Entertainment Student Council Fitness Card Bus Pass

• Graduation & Class Photos • Intramurals • Emergency Student Food Bank • Paw Pass • Accident Insurance • Games Room • Battery Booster Pack • Student Focus • Volunteer opportunities

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. We specifically have a council position available for an International Student Representative to voice the unique concerns, feedback and perspectives of our international student demographic. These council members meet on a biweekly basis and work with college representatives on important college 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.

Contact us at +1.204.725.8710 or visit accstudents.com.


SA Mission

To encourage student success by being the voice of the students while enhancing the student life experience.

about / Assiniboine Community College

accstudents.com

27


Services

Support

Meet Ksenia Manitoba is “the land of opportunity” as it warmly welcomes newcomers and provides us with substantial job prospects. From the bottom of my heart, I say “thank-you” to the faculty and staff members for their endless support and kindness, for knowledge their passed to us, for confidence they helped us to establish. I sincerely believe you will never experience such personal attention in a big city college, as you do at ACC. Additionally, the college has absolutely fantastic resources but for much lower tuition fees. ACC is a smart choice.

Ksenia Sushkova, Russia General Business, class of ’16

REAL SKILLS, REAL JOBS REAL SKILLS, REAL JOBS


Services and Supports for

International Students

assiniboine.net/international

29

Preparing to come to Manitoba and study at Assiniboine Community College.

Practical questions like getting health insurance or a driver’s license.

Academic needs like tutoring, program planning or accommodations for a disability.

Confidential support for personal issues.

Contact with community agencies & services.

Our Learning Commons staff provide study skills and research assistance, to help you understand and be successful in a Canadian college. Assiniboine’s International Coordinator is a licensed Immigration Consultant of Canada Regulatory Council and can provide information about work permit applications and study permit extensions. Assiniboine International staff will work closely with the ACC Students’ Association International Representative, to plan events and activities to welcome you and help you build a community of friends and supports, plus have fun!

Did you know? The ACC Cougars has seven varsity teams. Playing on a team is a great way to make friends, stay active and represent your school!

about / Assiniboine Community College

ACC’s program Student Success Advisors and International Student Advisor work together to help you with needs like:


Opportunities

Work


Working

While you study Working on campus You may work on-campus at the institution in which you are studying. You do not need a work permit to work on-campus.

Co-op or internship (if the work is integral to your academic program) If your program has a compulsory, paid work experience or cooperative education component, you are entitled to work during the co-op/work experience period. You must apply for a work permit for this period. This work permit restricts you to working only in your field of study.

Off-campus Work Program (part-time) Starting on June 1, 2014, international students can use their study permit to work in any type of employment for up to 20 hours per week and full-time during breaks. Check the IRRC website carefully for information relevant to you. You must continue to maintain full-time student status (60% course load minimum) and achieve acceptable marks (2.0 GPA) to remain eligible.

Post-Graduation Work Permit Students who have completed a program of at least eight months may be eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit that allows them to work for the number of months equalling the duration of their program. (For example, students completing an eightmonth program can get a Post-Graduation Work Permit for eight months. However, students who compete a two year diploma may be eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit that allows them to work in Canada for up to three years.)

Our helpful library staff can request items from other libraries across Canada and bring it in for you.

Volunteer Work You may volunteer in Canadian organizations. Many organizations have volunteers who provide a variety of services. These positions are unpaid, and volunteers may not do the work of regular paid employees. You do not need a work permit for these positions. Contact Assiniboine International at international@assiniboine.net for more details.

Please visit www.cic.gc.ca for more information.

about / Assiniboine Community College

There are several opportunities for full-time international students to work in Canada.

Did you know?

assiniboine.net/International

31


Did you know? Last year 170 international students attended ACC

HOW TO APPLY

about / Assiniboine Community College

assiniboine.net/international

32

Submit an application form, application fee and scanned copies of academic documents. Once accepted, a Letter of Acceptance and orientation booklet will be sent to you. All International Students must meet the English language proficiencyrequirements, please visit assiniboine.net/elp for more information. International application forms can be downloaded from assiniboine.net/international.

Steps to Apply 1.

Apply early!

6.

Apply for study permit.

2.

Complete the international application form.

7.

Pay your fees on time.

3.

Pay the non-refundable application fee of $150.

9.

4. Review program admission requirements to ensure you have included all of the required documents. Details can be found on our website or by contacting us at: international@ assiniboine.net. 5.

Send scanned copied transcripts of your secondary education, exam results or post-secondary education with certified translations if necessary to: international@assiniboine.net.

8. Look for your orientation package. Make living arrangements as soon as possible.

10. Arrange for travel. Plan to arrive on campus at least one week prior to the start of classes in order to attend the orientation sessions and allow time to get to know your new environment. 11. Please provide your official, original transcripts of your secondary education, exam results or post-secondary education with certified translations before your program start date.


Contact Us For more information on attending Assiniboine Community College:

assiniboine.net/international

international@assiniboine.net

+1.204.725.8700 ext 6160


For more information on attending Assiniboine Community College: E international@assiniboine.net P +1.204.725.8700 ext 6160 Victoria Avenue East Campus 1430 Victoria Ave. East Brandon, MB, Canada R7A 2A9

assiniboine.net/international acc m a n i t o b a @ acc m b acc m a n i t o b a acc m b A C C MB

International Viewbook  

The International Viewbook lists programs available for international students at Assiniboine Community College.

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you