Assiniboine Community College
Assiniboine Community College (ACC) offers over 40 unique programs in the fields of agriculture, environment, business, health and human services, food and hospitality, trades and technology. Our Victoria Avenue East Campus, North Hill Campus (Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology and the Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts) and the Adult Collegiate are located in Brandon, while a satellite campus is located in Dauphin. Three training centres in Winnipeg, Neepawa and Russell provide comprehensive education services across the province.
Whether you want to study full-time, part-time, or by distance education, ACC offers apprenticeship programs, certificates, diplomas, mature student high school, continuing studies and contract training. The college’s educational delivery is offered through a variety of approaches, including face-to-face, distance and online, blended learning and integrated programs.
ACC has over 300 full-time employees and an annual full-time enrolment of 2,800 including apprenticeship. The college’s total annual enrolment is approximately 10,000 when combined with distance education, continuing studies and contract students from across Manitoba.
ACC is in the middle of an exciting relocation to a beautiful heritage site on Brandon's north hill. In the future, eventually all of the college's Brandon-based programming will train at this campus, overlooking the Assiniboine River valley with a view of the city. The college is moving in phases, to make sure we take the time to get it right for our students of the future! We completed phase one in 2007, opening the doors of the Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts (MICA) to students and community.
Phase two was the completion of the $45 million Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology in September 2010. This 130,000 square foot facility features innovative machine shops, laboratories, computer rooms and smart classrooms and houses trades and apprenticeship training. The final phase of ACC's move to the hill will be the renovation and expansion of the Parkland building into the academic centre of the new campus.
In 2015 Assiniboine Community College invested approximately $280,000 converting the former automotive trade building into the Public Safety Training Centre at the college’s Victoria Avenue East campus. The Public Safety Training Centre is a unique facility that will help train law enforcement to expect the unexpected. ACC’s students in the college’s police studies program will get the chance to practice crime scene photography, evidence identification and handling, and arrest procedures. The centre helps position ACC as a provincial leader in public safety training and is available for use by justice agencies across the country.
The only one of its kind in Manitoba, the centre’s new large training area, equipped with 111 movable panels, will allow public safety workers, including police, to practice a variety of scenarios including high-risk scenarios, tactical training and self-defense. The four-foot by seven-foot panels can be quickly reconfigured into various layouts within the 7,000-square-foot main training area. Alongside the huge training area, there’s a mezzanine with a pair of classrooms and a debriefing room. Together, that means students can be taught a technique in a classroom, then put it immediately into practice in the training area, very few facilities in Canada allow that sort of no-delay training.
Assiniboine Community College Adult Collegiate (ACC-AC)
725 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB R7A 0K8
Adult Learning Programs
Assiniboine Community College’s adult learning programming is available at the Adult Collegiate in downtown Brandon. The Adult Collegiate is for those who want to achieve a Mature Student High School Diploma or complete their regular High School Diploma to meet entrance requirements for post-secondary education, or to increase their competitiveness in the job market. We offer flexible and affordable options for getting a high school diploma or additional courses.
We offer classes both during the day and in the evening. Distance and online courses are also available for those who prefer to work independently and outside of the classroom. Dual credits are offered for those who wish to earn their high school diploma as well as take courses that will count towards your college credential.
English as an Additional Language
ACC is proud to be an official testing centre for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) in Brandon, Manitoba. ACC Adult Collegiate offers day, evening and weekend options for newcomers to Canada who are looking to improve their English skills with English classes for Canadian Language Benchmarks 5 - 8. We also offer a language lab with a variety of self-study English language computer software. Tutors are available to assist.
Applicants must have a minimum CLB level of 5 and a referral from Westman Immigrant Services before applying to this program. General eligibility for any Labour and Immigration funded programs require that students fall into one or more of these categories: Permanent Residents, Canadian citizens born outside, Canada Refugee claimants, Provincial nominees (including spouses and children) who have received their letter of approval from the province.
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