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Academic Upgrading
Centennial College
Ashtonbee Campus
75 Ashtonbee Road
Room B2-08
Scarborough, Ontario
M1L 4C9




The Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) program

The Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) program

The Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) program is offered to students who have not completed a High School Diploma or Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Students completing four ACE courses obtain the ACE certificate, which is a High School Diploma equivalent for those interested in pursuing apprenticeships, employment or post-secondary program entry.

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we've moved things online. We miss our students and look forward to welcoming you on campus for in-class delivery in the future. In the meanwhile, courses are available online in mathematics, English communications, biology and chemistry, and will continue to offer robust and interactive instruction, and access to supports. Our Spring/Summer semester begins on May 25. Please call or email for more information and registration details.

Course Descriptions


This chemistry course provides learners with a strong knowledge of chemistry as it applies to industry and environmental issues. Emphasis is given to analyzing problems and communicating scientific information effectively. The content of this course reflects the needs of many adult learners entering post-secondary college programs in health and environmental sciences. As such, it allows for learners to complete three core units and two elective units of study. Chemistry Grade 12C equivalent


This course covers a spectrum of biology topics at a level that is comparable to Ontario Grade 11 and 12 biology curricula. The course provides places an emphasis on understanding various biological concepts both from the theoretical and practical perspectives. Students are expected to do a considerable amount of reading and independent study outside scheduled class hours. Biology Grade 12C equivalent


Core Mathematics

Successful learners in this program will be able to perform numeric and algebraic operations with and without the use of technology, estimate measurements, collect, display, and analyze data and effectively defend and communicate their solutions. Math Grade 12C equivalent

Technical Mathematics

The Technology Mathematics course builds on and expands the fundamental algebraic skills mastered in Core Mathematics.  Calculators and/ or appropriate software is an integral part of the course.  The objective of the course is to prepare students to have the necessary mathematical skills to prepare for mathematics-focused college post secondary programs.  Students who have successfully achieved the learning outcomes will be able to apply their skills to solve applied problems involving trigonometry, polynomial/ rational/ exponential expressions, polynomial/ exponential/ logarithmic functions, and the principles of geometry and measurement. Math Grade 12C equivalent


The ACE English course is designed to enhance the full range of writing and reading skills using materials and activities relevant to the learners’ interests and goals. This course will prepare learners to deal with workplace communications requirements or to succeed in further education. English Grade 12C equivalent

Course Hours

Time of Day Hours
Day-time Hours 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Night-time Hours 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM