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ACC ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Welcome to Assiniboine Community College! We hope you enjoy your time as a student at ACC. Upon graduation, you will automatically become a member of the ACC Alumni Association, and with that comes some great benefits. We want to stay connected with you and keep you updated on what’s happening at the college, as well as provide social and networking opportunities for our alumni. Visit www.assiniboine.net/stayconnected to update your contact information. For more information on the Alumni Association or to get involved, contact alumni@assiniboine.net or call 204.725.8700 ext. 7124 or visit www.assiniboine.net/alumni.

ACC TEST CENTRE

Room 223-1
The Test Centre is a quiet, secure, camera-monitored area equipped with ergonomic keyboards, chairs and specialized software for an optimal testing environment.
The Test Centre provides invigilation (proctoring) services for on-campus students to write missed tests/exams and accommodated tests. Distance Education students that are within driving distance to Brandon are asked to write their exams in the Test Centre. Staff are qualified to administer timed typing tests, exams from other institutions and certification exams from testing companies such as Pearson VUE (Cisco, CompTIA, Microsoft) and Certiport (Microsoft IT).
For further information regarding hours of operation, a fee schedule, or to book to write an exam, stop by Room 223-1 or contact us at:
Email: testcentre@assiniboine.net Toll Free: 800.862.6307 ext. 6700
Telephone: 204.725.8700 ext. 6700

ADMISSIONS

Located at the main entrance of the Victoria Ave East Campus, the Admissions & Registration desk is your “one-stop shop” for a variety of student needs including:

  • Tuition payments
  • Student ID cards
  • Assiniboine Community College Students’ Association 2015-2016 Day Planner
  • Duplicate transcripts, certificates/diplomas, and ID cards (at a charge of $10.50 per copy)
  • Additional print credits (for an additional charge)
  • Parking passes for Victoria Ave East Campus students
  • Registration Changes (Adds/Drops/Credit Transfers)

For more information regarding these or other services we provide please contact us at (204) 725-8701.

ASSINIBOINE EARLY LEARNING CENTRE

Assiniboine Early Learning Centre is an on-campus preschool program which provides care for children ages 2- kindergarten.  The centre also works with the college as a practicum site for Early Childhood Educators.

ASSINIBOINE INTERNATIONAL

Welcome International Students!
ACC is increasing its international student population, both in regular programs and in cohort groups. Assiniboine International staff work closely with your program staff and the Students’ Association to provide supports for your success.
We host events to help students meet new friends, develop study groups and other supports. We encourage international students to participate in all activities at the college, to have a good “Canadian college” experience.
Please consider volunteering with Students’ Association or Assiniboine International activities and with varsity or intramural sports.
You can contact Assiniboine International staff by emailing international@assiniboine.net or calling 204-725-8700, ext. 7019. You are important to ACC and we want to help you whenever you need it!

CENTRE OF CONTINUING STUDIES

Whether you’re interested in enhancing your job skills or just looking for a new hobby, the Centre of Continuing Studies offers courses to suit a wide range of individual needs.  Working to serve the needs of the community, we offer courses both on and off campus, during the day, evenings and weekends. Enroll in one of our many courses designed to advance you in your career, change careers, enjoy a new culinary experience, explore your creative side or improve personal wellness.

Programs that we offer:

  • Prairie Horticulture
  • Ag Expert
  • Masters Certificate in Project Management
  • Lean Green Belt Training
  • Human Resource
  • Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Management Skills
  • Marketing
  • Master Gardener
  • Applied Counselling Skills
  • Community Support Provider
  • Health Unit Clerk
  • Nursing Foot Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Practical Nursing Bridging
  • American Sign Language
  • Languages – Chinese, French, Spanish
  • Photography
  • Computer Studies
  • ACE TESOL
  • Power Engineering Level 4 and 5
  • Welder
    4 Month Level 1 Courses in:

    • Cooking
    • Computer
    • Professional Development
    • Trades – Welding, Carpentry
    • Nursing
    • Business
    • Gardening
    • Safety
    • Craft (Mosaic, Jewellery, Stain Glass, Wood Carving, Floral Design, Clay Molding)
    • Fitness & Wellness
    • Photography
    • Music

CHARTWELLS

We offer a variety of choices for your morning breakfast, including traditional Bacon, Eggs and Hash browns with toast, Breakfast Sandwiches & Wraps, Bagels, Toast, Muffins, Biscuits and Scones.
For Lunch, try our Sandwich Central Station where you can customize your wrap, sandwich or Panini. We offer multi grain breads along with a selection of wraps and fillings, including our vegetarian choices.
Our “On The Go” program features sandwiches, salads, fruit, yogurts, hummus, vegetable & dips as well as other grab and go items.
From our hot service counter, select all beef burgers, hot dogs, fries, chicken fingers, poutine, grilled cheese sandwiches, vegetarian burgers and numerous other choices.
Daily we offer home-style soups, pizza and a selection of freshly baked items daily. Ask about our DINE With Us Zip Thru Card!
Open Monday to Friday, we are located in the Victoria Avenue Campus and the Len Evans Trade Centre Building.

CULTURAL RESOUCE CENTRE

The Cultural Resource Centre is a great place for students to study, use the computer, eat lunch, meet new people, and relax. Crystal Bunn and Cecil Roulette offer many different resources and supports to all students.
Here are some activities and events to look out for through-out the year:

  • Bannock Wednesday
  • Role Model Presentations
  • Craft sessions
  • Resource Sessions
  • Volunteer Group
  • Elders Program

Everyone is welcome!

INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS

We believe in promoting pride in who we are and where we come from, as Indigenous people. We have many Indigenous student-focused events and activities throughout the year while encourage students to share new ideas and teachings.
If you have questions or needs during the school year, the staff will be glad to help you. Contact us with any questions you may have, our door is always open!
Cecil Roulette (204) 725-8700 ext. 7181
Crystal Bunn (204) 725-8700 ext. 7419
aboriginalservices@assiniboine.net

Victoria East Campus: Adult Collegiate:
Cecil: Monday, Wednesday & Friday Crystal: Monday & Friday
Crystal: Tuesday & Thursday

North Hill Campus:
Cecil: Tuesday & Thursday
Crystal: Wednesday (Len Evens 8:30 to 12:30 ~ MICA 12:30 to 4:30)

INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

You have an ACC username and password. Your password expires after 90 days. Change your password now before it expires. Passwords need to be a minimum of 6 characters, but the longer it is, the more secure. You can use spaces, so a password could be “I like my dog”. Don’t forget your new password. If you sign up for self service password resets (myacc.assiniboine.net), you can reset your password from home
Log in to your account and check your email often. We send everything to email. We don’t want you to miss an email. You have access to your Office365 email from home as well as at the college.
Check out the College browser home page for Information Technology’s documentation. Check the MyACC link on the College browser home page to get your grades or pay your account.
You can find a lot of material in shared directories (S drive) through your account and can store files in your directory (W drive).
You get print credits based on the number of courses you register for. If you need to print more than this, you can buy additional credit at the accounting desk.
Help is available during regular College hours at the IT Service Desk in room 613, or email ITServiceDesk@assiniboine.net

FINANCIAL AID & AWARDS

Assiniboine Community College students are eligible for loans and grants through the Manitoba Student Aid program. Students who have been in the workforce for at least a year and are unemployed, underemployed, or have been at home with children, may qualify for financial assistance through Employment Manitoba.

The Assiniboine Community College Foundation raises money that goes directly to students in the form of scholarships, awards and bursaries. Each year, our students receive anywhere from $150,000 to $200,000.
There are three main types of awards:

  • Scholarships – based primarily on academics
  • Bursaries – based primarily on financial need
  • Awards – Awards usually involve multiple criteria such as academic achievement, demonstrated
    financial need and school or community involvement.

The criteria for scholarships often include leadership and extracurricular activities, and some may have a financial need component as well. You’ll want to read the eligibility criteria carefully for each listing to know whether you’ll be eligible. All ACC awards can be found at www.assiniboine.net/awards

For more information, contact the Financial Aid & Award Officer at (204) 725-8700 ext. 6020 or

Campus Life Assiniboine Community College Students’ Association 2015-2016 Day Planner

FOLLETT BOOKSTORE

The ACC Follett Bookstore is located in Room 400 at the Victoria Ave East Campus.  We carry course materials, school supplies, general interest books, ACC clothing and gifts and confectionary items. Your purchases can be made online, by phone, fax, email or in person.

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Phone: (204) 725-8721 Fax: (204) 571-0627

LEARNING CURVE

The Learning Curve is here to assist you with your learning. We provide workshops, one-on-one sessions with the Learning Strategist, tutors, assistive technologies, and more! Visiting The Learning Curve may assist you in developing:

  • an awareness of your learning strengths and challenges
  • effective learning strategies that can support your learning and help manage your time
  • a variety of skills including essay writing, mathematical problem solving, exam preparation, time
    management, and more!

These skills and strategies can help you overcome academic difficulties and succeed in college! Don’t wait until it’s too late! Get ahead and stay ahead in college – contact The Learning Curve today!

Visit, call, or email Caitlin – the Learning Strategist – today.
Room 430A, down the hall from the library 204-725-8700 ext. 6200 munnc@assiniboine.net

LIBRARY SERVICES

You are not interrupting our business, you ARE our business!  Come in to our library and let our friendly staff help you help yourself. Like to read a good book? We have a growing fiction section, and books, newspapers, magazines, DVDs and videotapes to help you with your assignments.  You’ll find the Library Computer Centre here – the main computer lab in the college.

On our library webpage, linked through the Student Intranet, you will find lots of online tools to help you find information – that’s what we’re here for.  Stop by or contact the ACC Library for our hours.

Phone, Fax, Email
Toll Free: 800.862.6307, extension 6638
Phone: 204.725.8727
Fax: 204.725.8740
Email: library@assiniboine.net
On the Web www.assiniboine.net/library

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Assiniboine Community College provides a number of mental health resources to students.  Check out the link to find out more about the local services and resources that are available.

http://assiniboine.libguides.com/mentalhealth/home?preview=e2e40cdeb169e152bf9d7e95ec36fbf7 

RADIO

@CJ106FM

STUDENT SERVICES

Student Services helps students achieve success at ACC by providing them with support, encouragement, advice, information and assistance wherever needed. Both current and prospective students are welcomed and encouraged to contact us with questions or concerns. No question is too big or too small.

Do you have:

  • High school marks below 60 percent?
  • Previous difficulty in a college or university program?
  • A learning disability?
  • A visual or hearing impairment?
  • A medical or mental health condition?
  • Concerns about managing your time as a student?
  • Questions about balancing college and family commitments or employment demands?
  • Financial issues/concerns?
  • Concerns about how long it’s been since you last attended school?
  • Concerns about living in a new community or adjusting to college?
    If anything on this checklist applies to you, we encourage you to contact Student Services to discuss it, as early as possible.

Each program has a Student Success Advisor. He/she is a great first contact for assistance with:

  • Academic Advising – Financial Advising – Personal Advising – Aboriginal Student Services
  • Accessibility/Disability Services – Information on Housing and Childcare

Email studentservices@assiniboine.net
Or visit www.assiniboine.net/studentservices

STUDENT SUCCESS ADVISORS

Victoria Ave East Campus
Business, Agriculture and Environment programs:  Roy Dearing Room 445 (ext. 6964)
Health and Human Services programs: Caley Strachan Room 223 (ext. 6963)
Technology programs: Caley Strachan , Room 223 (ext. 6963)
North Hill Campus Elan Jury, Room 214 Pineridge Building (ext. 7160)
Adult Collegiate Jeane Mischuk (ext. 6675)
Parkland Campus Joan Clarkson (ext. 6596)
Winnipeg Training Centre Larry Gagne (ext. 6527)
Email studentservices@assiniboine.net Or visit www.assiniboine.net/studentservices

VARSITY ATHLETICS

Home of the Cougars

Enhance your college experience through sport! ACC offers men’s and women’s volleyball, soccer and futsal as well as women’s hockey. Come to try-outs and be a part of the team!
To see a schedule and for more information, visit www.assiniboine.net/athletics

ACC Athletics – Victoria Ave East – Rm. 235A – 204-725-8700 ext. 6340