Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Study Option


Missing a prerequisite for college? ACE is the Academic and Career Entrance Program, delivered by all 24 Ontario community colleges. ACE is recognized as the Grade 12 equivalent for admission to college programs and apprenticeship training. A growing number of employers also recognize ACE for hiring purposes.

ACE is now available through online study. You can register for any of the ACE courses through Canadore College. The Learn to Learn (L2L) module is a prerequisite for all ACE online courses. 

Each semester, there are a limited number of tuition-free seats available in ACE online courses for eligible students. Eligible students must be residents of Ontario who are taking the course for the first time. All other students must register with Durham College and pay applicable fees. Please visit ACE Distance for more detailed information about eligibility and registering in these courses.

Please contact for information on L2L and the registration process.

ACP401  ACE Communications
ACP402  ACE Core Mathematics
ACP403  ACE Chemistry
ACP404  ACE Biology
ACP405  ACE Physics
ACP406  ACE Self-Management/Self-Direction
ACP407  ACE Computer Applications
ACP412  ACE Apprenticeship Mathematics
ACP422  ACE Business Mathematics
ACP432  ACE Technical Mathematics

Most college level courses require textbooks; textbooks are not included in the course fees. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase any required textbooks.

Textbooks are available at the Campus Shop for in class, Contact North, and iLearn/D2L courses. The Campus Shop does not carry most OntarioLearn textbooks. OntarioLearn textbooks can be purchased at

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.