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Entrance Requirements

Admissions

Entrance Requirements


The basic entrance requirement for Academy Canada programs is High School, Adult Basic Education or GED completion. Applicants who do not have their high school diploma can gain admission as a Mature Student if they are 19 years of age or older. Mature students will have an Admissions interview and write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT). In most circumstances the CAAT Test Level C is administered. Minimum scores must be equivalent to a High School level. If the applicant is unsuccessful in the CAAT test, the application will be reviewed to determine eligibility. Check with your Admissions Officer for details.

Several programs have additional requirements such as medical certificates, conduct certificates or a minimum grade in specific high school courses.  A full set of Academy Canada entrance requirements is provided below.

Program Entrance Requirements

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS TABLE (Animal Grooming Professional to Developmental Support Worker)

Program High School
or Equivalent
Certificate
of Conduct
Vulnerable Sector
Check
Reference Letters Immunization Tetanus Vaccination Additional
Requirements
Animal Grooming Professional         Applicants with color blindness may find some aspects of this program challenging.
Automotive Service Technician (Entry)            
Baker            
Business Administration            
Carpenter (Entry)            
Computer Aided Drafting           Credits in Level III Mathematics (Academic or Advanced) or Adult Basic Education equivalent. Under certain circumstances, students who do not meet the formal High School requirements may be accepted upon the recommendation of a High School Principal or Guidance Counsellor. Please contact an Admissions Officer for further details. Students who have not successfully completed Level III Mathematics (Advanced or Academic) must successfully complete Academy Canada’s non-credit Mathematics course in the first semester.
Construction/Industrial Electrician (Entry)            
Cook (Entry)            
Criminology       60% average in 9 Level III credits including a 60% in 3rd level Academic English preferred.
Developmental Support Worker        

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS TABLE (Esthetics to Law Enforcement Foundations)

Program High School
or Equivalent
Certificate
of Conduct
Vulnerable Sector
Check
Reference Letters Immunization Tetanus Vaccination Additional
Requirements
Electrolysis            
Esthetics and Spa Management            
Esthetics and Spa Management with Electrolysis            
Event and Promotions Management: Planner and Public Relations Specialist*           Level 3 Academic English is a preferred requirement.
Geological Engineering Studies            
Hairstylist (Entry)            
Home Support Worker/Personal Care Attendant       Complete Immunizations Record and submit to the Registrar by the end of the first term.
Insulator (Heat and Frost)            
Interior Decorating           Applicants with color blindness may find some aspects of this program challenging.
IT Network Professional         Applicants must have basic computer and software skills in order to enter this program. These skills may be acquired through day-to-day computer usage. Academy Canada does provide introductory training to build these skills in novice computer users, please contact an Admissions Officer for further details. Students who have not successfully completed Level III Mathematics (Advanced or Academic) must successfully complete Academy Canada’s non-credit Mathematics course in the first semester.
Law Enforcement Foundations        

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS TABLE (Massage Therapy to Physiotherapy Assistant)

Program High School
or Equivalent
Certificate
of Conduct
Vulnerable Sector
Check
Reference Letters Immunization Tetanus Vaccination Additional
Requirements
Massage Therapy         Biology Level II or III and 3rd level Academic English required. Any high school Chemistry or Physics preferred.
Multimedia Graphic Design            
Music and Recording Arts            
Natural Resources       Passing grade in Level III Mathematics (Academic or Advanced) and four (4) Science credits, Adult Basic Education equivalent, or mature student status. Students who have not successfully completed Level III Mathematics (Advanced or Academic) must successfully complete Academy Canada’s non-credit Mathematics course in the first semester.
Occupational Health and Safety          
Office Administration (General Studies)            
Office Administration Technology            
Office Administration (Skills Upgrading)           Applicants must have a minimum of two years combined training and experience in the office administration field.
Paralegal Studies       60% average in 9 Level III credits including a 60% in 3rd level Academic English preferred.
Photographic Studies            
Physiotherapy Assistant       Level II or III Biology and Level III Academic English and Certificate of Conduct with Vulnerable Sector Check; Any level high school Chemistry or Physics is preferred; Completed Immunization Record submitted to Registrar by end of first semester; Academy Canada’s English Essentials completed by end of first semester if Academic English requirement not met.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS TABLE (Plumber to Welder)

Program High School
or Equivalent
Certificate
of Conduct
Vulnerable Sector
Check
Reference Letters Immunization Tetanus Vaccination Additional
Requirements
Plumber (Entry)            
Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Entry)            
Supply Chain and Logistics            
Therapeutic Recreation    
Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality            
Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist            
Welder (Entry)            

What These Terms Mean

  1. High School/ ABE/GED or Mature Student: High School Graduates or Equivalent are eligible for admission. Students must complete an application form and provide a copy of High School, Adult Basic Education, or G.E.D. results. Under certain circumstances, students who do not complete the formal High School requirements may be accepted upon the recommendation of a High School Principal or Guidance Counsellor. Please contact an Admissions Officer for further details. Mature Students are eligible for admission to Academy Canada programs. These students must be at least 19 years of age, complete an application form, provide a copy of recent marks, and write a Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) as arranged by Academy Canada.
  2. Certificate of Conduct: Students must acquire a Certificate of Conduct from their local RCMP or RNC within six months of the start date. Other Conduct Certificates will not be accepted. Students are solely accountable for any offences not uncovered by the investigation which may preclude the student from subsequent work terms or employment.
  3. Vulnerable Sector Check: Students must acquire a Vulnerable Sector Check from their local RCMP or RNC within six months of the start date. Other Conduct Certificates will not be accepted. Students are solely accountable for any offences not uncovered by the investigation which may preclude the student from subsequent work terms or employment.
  4. Reference Letters: Students must submit two written letters of reference (no personal references) prior to registration.
  5. Immunization: Students must submit a completed immunization review form for work term/practicum placements. Students will be responsible for completing the immunization review form and submitting to the Registrar’s Office of Academy Canada by the end of their first term of study (with the exception of the Hepatitis B vaccination that requires multiple test periods which may be in progress). Non-compliance with this requirement could result in the student’s inability to participate in the work term/practicum component of this program which is also a required element for successful program completion. Various work term/practicum sites have specific requirements and different forms which must be completed prior to starting a work term. Students should check with the instructor upon program commencement to ensure the correct forms are completed. The process of verifying/obtaining all of the required immunizations for Work Term placement should begin immediately upon application to the program.
  6. Tetanus Vaccination: A Vaccination is mandatory for this program. Students are responsible for obtaining this vaccination from either their family doctor or a Public Health Nurse. Completed Tetanus Vaccination Confirmation Forms must be submitted to the Academy Canada Registrar’s Office before your first study semester ends. (Program Requirement)
  7. Specific High School/ABE Courses: Under certain circumstances, students who do not meet the formal High School requirements may be accepted upon the recommendation of a High School Principal or Guidance Counsellor. Please contact an Admissions Officer for further details.

Deadlines for submitting documentation

The Academy Canada Admissions Policy states:

  1. Applicants must submit a High School Transcript, Adult Basic Education (ABE) Diploma, General Education Development (GED) Diploma, or have met the minimum requirements on the Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) on or before registration day. Applicants will be given 72 hours to audit classes, after which time if academic entrance requirements are not produced, they will not be permitted to return to class.
  2. Students are permitted to audit classes for the first 21 days while awaiting submission of entrance requirements, including all documentation other than requirements listed in in note 1. The student will work with the Admissions Office to ensure all documentation is submitted. If after 21 days, the student does not submit the necessary documentation, they will not be permitted to return to class.
  3. Academy Canada will not sign a student's contract of study until such time as all entrance requirements have been met with documentation submitted.

Who can apply?

High School Graduate - If you possess a High School, Adult Basic Education, or General Education Development Diploma, you are eligible to apply to Academy Canada as a high school graduate. Documentation must be submitted on or before the first day of class.

Modified High School Diploma Completers - Students who have completed a modified high school curriculum or modified high school courses, such as an Individualized Education Plan or IEP, the third digit of a course number will be a 6 or 8 or the letter M, maybe eligible for admission based on one or more of the following requirements:

  1. Instructor interview with supporting documentation.
  2. Admissions Officer conducted assessment of past work experience and/or post-secondary education.
  3. College Administrator interview with supporting documentation.
  4. Recommendation Letters from High School Official(s) detailing modifications required and/or documented learning disabilities.

Mature Student - If you do not have a High School Diploma, but are age 19 or older, you can apply to Academy Canada as a mature student. Students must submit their most recent marks and complete the Canadian Adult Achievement Test prior to admission.

Specific Entrance Requirements - Individual Academy Canada programs may stipulate specific entrance requirements for admission, including specific courses and minimum grades. Programs may also stipulate non-academy requirements for admission such as a clear conduct certificate, medical assessment, interview, entrance exam, etc. Please refer to the program information pages for these specific academy requirements

Can I transfer credit from another institution?

Students who have successfully completed a comparable course at another recognized post-secondary institution no more than 10 years ago maybe eligible for an exemption in that course.

Students must submit, to the Registrar, an application for exemption accompanied by an official transcript and course description from the post-secondary institution where the course was completed.

Applications for exemptions must be submitted, with all appropriate documentation, no later than three weeks after the start date of each semester (for semester based programs) and no later than five days after the start date of each block (for block based programs).

Exemptions are noted as TC (Transfer of Credit) on Academy Canada transcripts. Marks from other institutions will not be calculated into the student's final average.

High School or Adult Basic Education courses do not qualify for exemption requests (with the exception of some Advanced Placement courses).

Course exemptions cannot exceed 20% of the courses (core and non-core courses combined) in the Academy Canada program.

A tuition reduction will not granted for exempted courses.

The Registrar will forward the Application for Exemption and documentation along to the campus Principal or designate for review. In some cases the instructor or Curriculum Administrator may need to be consulted. Where there is evidence that the student has mastered in excess of seventy percent of the competencies as outlined in the course description, an exemption will be granted. In the case of trade's courses, the student must have mastered in excess of seventy percent of each of theory and practical components of the course. The decision will be filed in the student's file.

Students have an option to appeal decisions regarding exemptions. These appeals can be made in writing to the Board of Directors at info@academycanada.com.

Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR):

Academy Canada's PLAR process provides students with an opportunity to document or demonstrate that they have achieved in excess of 70% of the objectives of a given course. In the case of apprenticeship trades, students will have to demonstrate that they have achieved in a 70%+ mastery of each the theory and practical components of a given course.

This comprehensive systematic process of evaluation that starts when you submit an application for PLAR along with a $50.00 assessment fee to the Registrar's office. The Registrar in consultation with the campus administrator will arrange for a qualified person in the respective competency to conduct the assessment.

Successful assessment results will be recorded as an exemption on your transcript. There will be no reduction in program tuition.

* - Pending Government Approval


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