The Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program is designed for adults seeking to obtain an ACE Certificate without having graduated from high school.

The ACE Certificate is recognized by colleges and admissions offices as the equivalent to having completed grade 12. A number of employers are now recognizing the ACE Certificate as the equivalent to a high school diploma.

The Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) program is a continual intake program. That means you can enrol anytime!

To pass, participants must obtain a minimum of 70% in each course. Statistics show that, on average, ACE graduates pass college classes with a 3.2 grade point average (B+).

Full time students (17 hours per week) can register for one postsecondary course per semester, at no charge. This allows students to explore a field of study.

Participants benefit from a customized training program (full-time or part-time), ongoing registration, and all the services offered at Collège Boréal (sports centre, tutoring, special needs, resource centre, computer labs, student services, etc.). The learning material is free and financial aid to cover transportation fees is available to those who qualify.

We highly recommend ACE student enrol in self-management and computer classes.

This program is offered in all 24 Ontario colleges.

These courses are also available online.


  • Comprehension
  • Form and Conventional Texts
  • Research, Intention, and Form
  • Organisation
  • Writing Process
  • Presentation
  • Interaction
  • Active Listening
  • Analysis
  • Production
  • Word Processor
  • Spreadsheets
  • Presentation Software
  • Web Design
  • Database Software
  • File Management
  • Electronic Communication
  • Electronic Research
  • Internet Ethics
  • Self Awareness
  • Critical Thinking
  • Accountability
  • Objectives
  • Learning Strategies
  • Organizational Skills
  • Group Work
  • College Services
  • Community Engagement
  • Continuing Education
  • Numeration and Algebra
  • Relations
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Measurement and Geometry
  • Analytic Geometry
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Everyday Math
  • Numeration and Algebra
  • Measurement and Geometry
  • Proportional Reasoning
  • Analytic Geometry
  • Relations and Functions
  • Trigonometric Functions
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Personal and Work Finances
  • Sequences and Series
  • Exponential Growth
  • Sequences
  • Arithmetic Series
  • Geometrical Series
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Annuities
  • Data Collection
  • Data Organization
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Presentation
  • Sales and Purchases
  • Commissions
  • Factorization and Polynomials
  • Linear Equations
  • Equation Systems
  • Regular Expressions
  • Complexes and Radicals
  • Quadratics
  • Logarithms
  • Trigonometry
  • Cell Theory and Cell Parts
  • Cellular Processes
  • Virus, Bacteria, and Protist Reproduction
  • Biotechnology Viruses and Bacteria
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Respiratory, Circulatory, and Nervous Systems
  • Lymphatic and Immune Systems
  • Population Growth
  • Digestive System
  • Reproductive System
  • Nervous and Endocrine systems
  • Plant Classification
  • Plant Structure and Physiology
  • Plant Industry
  • Food Chains
  • Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Forces and Movement
  • Work, Energy, Power and Machines
  • Light and Optics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Acoustic Waves and Sound
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems