Career and College Prep
Program length varies based on student needs
Whether your goals are achieving employment, a College education or an apprenticeship – we can help you get there. You can improve on your English and Math skills, earn required English or Math credits, or achieve your Grade 12 equivalency. Let us help you get started on your journey. And it’s free!
"Within a year, I completed my Grade 12 equivalency through College Prep. I felt empowered, like I had accomplished something positive."
- College Prep 2011
- Child and Youth Worker student
"I needed to refresh my academic skills. The College Prep program was the perfect fit for me – fantastic class schedules and a great team of instructors. It gave me a jump-start and prompted me to strive for future success."
- College Prep 2008
- Developmental Services Worker 2010
"High school was a struggle for me. I really needed to get my life back on track. The faculty has played a major role in my success. The fundamental academic and life skills I am learning here are preparing me to pursue a career in fashion and commercial photography."
- College Prep 2013
"I left high school early and had not been in a classroom for over 20 years. This was a problem – College Prep was the solution. It was such a positive experience in a very diverse class – all ages and walks of life – led by teachers who were there to answer all of our questions."
- College Prep 2011
- Customs Border Services 2013
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (Grade 12 equivalency)
- Start Date
Find your career
The Career and College Prep program is a springboard to a better job or further studies at college. It allows:
- Mature students to earn their Grade 12 equivalency.
- High school graduates to upgrade or refresh their knowledge and skills.
- Students to improve their qualifications to apply to college programs and employment opportunities.
Is it for you?
This program is designed for students who:
- Want to upgrade their math, English and computer skills.
- Need to earn their Grade 12 equivalency to apply for an apprenticeship or post-secondary studies.
- Want to improve their qualifications for employment.
This program is geared to meet each student’s individual needs:
- Learn at your own pace.
- Study full-time, part-time or learn online.
- Individually tailored programs can include academic upgrading, training readiness, career and personal development, and job-search skills.
- We assess your personal learning style and teach workshops on how to make the most of your classroom time and how to succeed in school.
- Academic subjects are arranged to meet your individual needs.
- You can improve your skills in reading, writing, spelling, grammar, math and computers.
- Teaching is based on practical knowledge and situations you can apply in your everyday life.
Outstanding faculty make the difference
- Teachers create a positive learning environment.
- Learn in small classes with lots of individual attention.
- Professors are available for extra help.
- First Year - Semester One
- COMM6000 ACE Communication
This course emphasizes reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Students are asked to demonstrate their ability to evaluate the information, ideas, issues and styles evident in a variety of informational texts, media works and literary pieces. Students use different sources to gather information, select appropriate forms of writing, and choose from a range of organizational structures in producing unified and effective written work. Learners will also process and use oral communication effectively, assess a variety of media works, and create a culminating research report.
Prerequisite: COUN 6001
- MATH6013 ACE Core Math
This course is designed to give students grounding in varied aspects of mathematics, including numeric and algebraic operations; measurement and geometry; collecting, displaying and analyzing data; mathematical relationships; statistics and probability; simple and compound interest; and math uses in daily life.
Prerequisite: MATH 6012
- COUN6001 ACE Preparation Communications
- This course provides students with the necessary English reading and writing skills for functioning in an academic or work environment. Students are provided with lessons ranging from basic sentence structures to organizing and developing paragraphs. The reading components of the course will prepare students with the different styles of reading they will need in future courses from skimming for information, to in-depth comprehension of lengthy texts.
- MATH6012 ACE Preparation Math
- This course is designed for students who need to refresh their math skills before enrolling in other math courses. Units of study include whole numbers, decimals and fractions.
- First Year - Semester One (Electives)
- MATH6015 ACE Apprenticeship Math
This course is designed for students preparing for various apprenticeship programs and/or the workplace who wish to consolidate their basic mathematical skills and improve their problem-solving techniques. It builds on the algebraic skills mastered in previous mathematics courses, developing algebraic and trigonometric strategies that will provide the means to arrive at solutions in a structured, dependable way. Units of study include number sense and algebra; measurement and geometry; proportional reasoning; analytic geometry; relations and functions; trigonometric functions; statistics and probability; and personal finance.
Prerequisite: MATH 6013
- MATH6014 ACE Business Math
This course provides students with the mathematical skills needed to perform business operations. It builds a strong foundation for students moving on to further study and training in specialized Business Studies. It will also provide practical skills for those who wish to move directly into the world of business.
Prerequisite: MATH 6013
- COMP6000 ACE Computers
- This course has been designed to address new computer users with very little experience. Topics include; hardware and software, general maintenance of your computer, file management, email, online communication, internet, word processing, spreadsheet software, presentation software and database software.
- COUN6000 ACE Success Strategies
This course provides students with the opportunity for managing their personal development. Students will explore their temperament type and identify their skill, with an introduction to Essential Skills. They will also gain experience utilizing various problem-solving skills to increase their effectiveness in interpersonal relationships, communicating assertively, goal setting, stress and time management. As well, they will consider aspects of how to increase self-confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem.
In addition, students will also have the opportunity of examining, managing and engaging in their own career building process. They will research the career planning process labour market information, and the trends affecting the current work world. As well, students will examine the Essential Skills framework in relation to employer expectations. Students will create either an employment plan or a career training plan. In all cases, students will select outcomes according to their own personal background and educational/vocational goals.
- MATH6016 ACE Technical Math
This course builds on and expands the fundamental algebraic skills mastered in Core Math. The objective of the course is to teach students the necessary mathematical skills in preparation for technical/math-focused post-secondary college programs. After successful completion of the learning outcomes, students will be able to use their skills to solve applied problems involving linear, polynomial, rational and exponential expressions and equations, logarithmic functions, radical and complex numbers, trigonometry, measurement and geometry. The course will involve the use of both calculators and technology-specific software.
Prerequisite: MATH 6013
- Select 2 courses from above
*Courses subject to change.
The Career and College Prep program is designed for seamless entry into further studies at Loyalist. With your Grade 12 equivalency, you can:
- Apply for post-secondary certificate and diploma programs at Loyalist College.
- Apply to another college program.
- Pursue an apprenticeship.
- Pursue employment opportunities.
How much will it cost?
- Tuition is free for all students.
- This program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and Employment Ontario (Literacy and Basic Skills).
- Financial help is available for travel and daycare expenses for those who qualify.
- Any Ontario resident who is 19 years of age or older can apply
- If you are 18 years old, please call for further information
- The level at which you enter the program is determined by an interview and assessment
For more information or to apply, contact:
613-969-1913 ext. 2456 (Belleville campus)
613-332-1743 (Bancroft campus)
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