Assiniboine Community College
|Assiniboine Community College|
|Type||public community college|
|President||new search currently underway.|
|Admin. staff||350 (full and part-time)|
|Other students||30 diploma and certificate programs|
|Location||1430 Victoria Avenue East Brandon, Manitoba, Canada R7A 2A9|
|Campus||urban/suburban/rural Brandon, Winnipeg, Neepawa and Russell.|
|Sports teams||ACC Cougars|
|Colours||Red & purple|
|Affiliations||ACCC, CCAA, Campus Manitoba, CBIE|
Assiniboine Community College is an accredited college with the Government of Manitoba Council on Post-Secondary Education. ACC offers over 30 programs in the fields of agriculture, environment, business, health and human services and trades and technology. With a main campus and the Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts located in Brandon, the Parkland Campus in Dauphin, and five training centres in Winnipeg, Neepawa, Russell, Swan River, and Steinbach, ACC offers comprehensive education services across the province. The enabling legislation is the Colleges Act
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.
The college is known for its delivery of practical nurse training, delivering six offerings of the Practical Nursing program in Brandon, Winnipeg and two rural Manitoba communities in 2007-08.
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 has an interesting 49-year history. Originally called the Brandon Vocational Training Centre, it opened its doors in February 1961, with a staff of two administrative personnel and two instructors, two course offerings, and a total of 24 students. 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 Technical Vocational schools entered a new phase of development when they became community colleges. The Manitoba Vocational Training Centre was renamed Assiniboine Community College, while the technical colleges in Winnipeg and The Pas became Red River and Keewatin Community Colleges.
In 1982, an expansion to the original college building was completed, which included additional classroom space, heavy duty and general shops, educational support services and Students’ Association offices and store. The expansion allowed the college to consolidate facilities and abandon inadequate training space at other Brandon locations.
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 September 2010 include:
|Harvey Armstrong, Chair||Jan Chaboyer, Vice Chair|
|Ernie Bart||Ray Berthelette|
|Student Representative||Doug Crookshanks|
|Michael Cox||Vickie Hanwell-McLean|
|Barry French||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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