Assiniboine Community College
|Assiniboine Community College|
|Type||public community college|
|Admin. staff||350 (full and part-time)|
|Other students||40 diploma and certificate programs|
|Location||1430 Victoria Avenue East Brandon, Manitoba, Canada R7A 2A9|
|Campus||urban/suburban/rural Brandon, Winnipeg, Dauphin, Neepawa and Russell.|
|Sports teams||ACC Cougars|
|Colours||Red & purple|
|Affiliations||ACCC, CCAA, Campus Manitoba, CBIE|
The main ACC campus and the Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts are located in Brandon. The Parkland Campus, a satellite campus, is located in Dauphin, and training sites are located in Winnipeg, Neepawa, Russell, Swan River, and Steinbach.
ACC offers over 30 programs in the fields of agriculture, environment, business, health and human services and trades and technology. The enabling legislation for the college is the Colleges Act
ACC offers apprenticeship programs, certificate programs, the Manitoba Mature Student High School Diploma program, continuing education programs 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 offers programs in the following faculty:
- School of Business, Agriculture & Environment
- School of Health & Human Services
- School of Trades & Technology
- Distance Education
- Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts
Assiniboine Community College was established as the Brandon Vocational Training Centre, opening its doors in February 1961 with two course offerings, 24 students, and a staff of two administrative personnel and two instructors. Soon renamed the Manitoba Vocational Training Centre, it grew steadily. By 1966, a staff of six administrative personnel and 18 instructors handled 11 different program offerings with a capacity of 300 students.
On December 15, 1969, Manitoba's three vocational-technical schools entered a new phase of development when they became community colleges. The Manitoba Vocational Training Centre was renamed Assiniboine Community College, the technical college in Winnipeg became Red River Community College (later renamed Red River College), and the technical college in The Pas became Keewatin Community College (later renamed University College of the North).
ACC is located in Brandon’s east end at 1430 Victoria Avenue East. The college also runs an Adult Collegiate located in downtown Brandon, which came into operation in the fall of 1995 and offers adult upgrading for various senior high school courses. ACC's Parkland Campus in Dauphin offers several full-time day programs and a range of evening and off-campus courses. The college has a regional centre in Russell, which was opened in 1992. ACC also has training facilities in Neepawa, Swan River and Steinbach.
In the fall of 2007, the college began the first phase of the move to a new campus at the former Brandon Mental Health Centre when the Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts was opened in the former Nurses' Residence building on the site.
Assiniboine Community College is relocating in phases from its Victoria Avenue East Campus, to what was formally called the Brandon Mental Health Centre on the North Hill. The second phase of this relocation has seen the trades programming moved to the new campus at the Len Evans Centre for Trades & Technology as of September 2010. The third phase will complete the move by relocating the remainder of Brandon-based programming into the Parkland building on the site.
Board of Governors
ACC is governed by a Board of Governors as legislated in the Colleges and Consequential Amendments Act of the Province of Manitoba, Canada. The board is responsible to the Minister of Advanced Education and governors are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. The ACC Board of Governors considers itself to be a policy board and has adopted a governing style that emphasizes outward vision, encourages diversity, provides strategic leadership and that clearly distinguishes between the work of the board and college staff. The Board is responsible for establishing college policy, developing the long-range vision and mission statement, ensuring effective and efficient management of resources, and maintaining communication with the community the college serves.
Members of the ACC Board of Governors as of June 2014 include:
|Martijn Van Luijn, Chair||Michael Cox, Vice Chair|
|Vickie Hanwell-McLean||Ray Berthelette|
|Randy Brown||Laura Kempthorne|
|Jim Murray||Terry Parlow|
|Scott Andrew||Staff Representative|
The Government of Canada sponsors an Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool that lists over 680 scholarships, bursaries, and other incentives offered by governments, universities, and industry to support Aboriginal post-secondary participation. Assiniboine Community College scholarships for Aboriginal, First Nations and Métis students include: Employment Equity Education Awards; Manitoba Hydro Second Year to Final Year Engineering Technology Bursary.
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