Brandon, ManitobaLOCATION
Estd 1961Established Year

Assiniboine Community College (ACC) was established in 1961 in Manitoba, Canada. The college is recognized for its deliverance of practical nurse training and six offerings of the Practical Nursing programs in Brandon, Winnipeg and two rural Canadian Province communities since 2007-08.

Why choose Assiniboine Community College?

The college is ranked at 10, 449th place in the world as per the webometrics’ record.

Key Features

  • “Spend a Day” program to know if the program is right fit for you or not.
  • 94% of recent graduates have jobs
  • Conferences, projects, practical and work placements give students a head start in finding meaningful and interesting careers
  • With small class sizes, instructors connect well with the students
  • Philosophy of hands-on education supported by classroom learning


Type of universityPublic
Faculty Members500
Total Enrolment3200
Basic Tuition Fee, Domestic StudentsCAD 3,000 – CAD 6,500
Test Scores AcceptedTOEFL, IELTS

Campus and Residence

ACC has three main campuses i.e. Victoria Avenue East Campus, Parkland Campus and North Hill Campus.

Victoria Avenue East Campus

The Victoria Avenue East Campus in Brandon features a full-service cafeteria, library, campus store, daycare center, lecture theatre, fitness room, radio station, gymnasium and games room.

Parkland Campus

Parkland Campus is ideally located in the heart of Dauphin, Manitoba serving communities across the region. Full and part-time students are welcomed to this vibrant campus that features a contemporary trades shop, enhanced student lounge, healthcare training lab and an early learning center.

North Hill Campus - Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts

The North Hill Campus features the Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts, which commenced in 2007 to students and members of the community. This Manitoba heritage building is where students study in oak-paneled rooms one moment and in a modern stainless steel kitchen the next.

In addition to this, if the students are interested in getting a high school diploma or upgrading their academic skills, then they can get admission in Adult Collegiate of ACC which started in 2010. There is Russell Training Centre of the college, located in Russell, Manitoba offering continuing studies, contract programs and other courses.

Also, there is ACC's Winnipeg Campus, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba offering the Practical Nursing program and continuing studies courses.

Residential Facilities

Residential facilities by ACC are available at Brandon University Residence. Apart from this, student services resources and Other Brandon resources can be availed by the students.

Brandon University Residence

Three kilometers from the ACC, students can get modern residences at Brandon University.

  • Good bus connectivity from ACC to Brandon University Residence.
  • Pay for room and meal plans
  • Participate in over 200 recreational events and activities throughout the year.
  • No utilities to pay
  • Internet, cable, fridge, TV available.

Student Services Resources

Students can choose from the list of private accommodations using Student Services Resources. Many private landlords list their private suites/ rooms/ room.

Other Brandon Resources

At Brandon city, students can avail free facilities in the form of web-based Rental Availability Directory. The accommodations are available as per budget, family size, number of roommates, etc.

Programs Offered at ACC

ACC offers over 70 programs further divided into certificate, diploma and apprenticeship programs. 15 programs are in the field of Distance Education, 9 Apprenticeship programs, 19 Continuing Studies Programs, 45 On-campus programs and 19 programs that are open to international students.

ACC offers programs in the following faculty:

  • School of Trades & Technology
  • English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • Distance Education
  • Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts
  • Mature Student High School Diploma (Manitoba Grade 12)
  • School of Business, Agriculture & Environment
  • School of Health & Human Services

Choose Your Schedule

A student can choose the various schedules from

  • Full time
  • Full-time with co-op
  • Part time
  • Weekend
  • Online

All About Application Process

Before applying at ACC, students must have their original transcripts of recent academic qualifications ready with them.

Proof of English Language Proficiency

It should be noted that English is the language of instruction and communication at ACC. Following are the test and acceptable scores to get admission in ACC:

  • IELTS—6.5 Academic, no sub score lower than 6.0
  • TOEFL—79 IBT, no skill score lower than 18
  • CanTEST—4.5 in reading and listening and 4.0 in writing and speaking
  • CAEL – 60

Academic transcripts

  • Students have to send the official original records or transcripts from all educational institutions that they have attended in the past years.
  • If any student is currently studying in a high school then they have to send an official transcript of the last grade or level that they have completed and a letter from their school confirming the subjects they are currently registered in.
  • Any transcripts relating to upgrading, GED or any other academic qualifications should also be sent.
  • All the documents must be in English or have English translations attached.
  • In all cases, the original transcript should accompany the student’s application.

How, When and Where to Apply

Different programs at the institute are subject to different application procedures. Here are a few common steps that one has to follow to fill in the application form.

  1. Visit the official website of the university at
  2. Select the program of your choice.
  3. Provide personal information such as full legal name, address, phone number and email address.
  4. Declare your citizenship, primary language and educational background.
  5. Application fee to be paid is $95 for on-campus day programs (full-time, part-time) and distance education programs for domestic students and $200 for International applicants to full-time programs.
  6. Once your application is complete, mail it or bring it in person to
    Registrar's Office
    Assiniboine Community College
    1430 Victoria Avenue East
    Brandon, Manitoba
    R7A 2A9

Note: Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

Hours of Admissions Office

Victoria Avenue East Campus

Monday & Tuesday8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Thursday & Friday8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Waiver Options

Students will be waived off from English Language Requirements if any one of the below mentioned criteria is fulfilled:

  • Three years of full-time education in English at a secondary (high school) or post-secondary (university or college) level in Canada
  • Graduation from a Canadian high school with at least one Grade 12 English with a minimum of 70%
  • Graduation from a Canadian curriculum high school outside of Canada with at least one Grade 12 English with a minimum grade of 70%
  • Graduation from a Manitoba high school with atleast 70% marks and minimum one Senior 4 Core English subject.
  • Successful completion of three years of full-time study from a country on the test-exempt list, including Grade 11 or 12 English (not ESL). 

How Much Does it Cost to Take Admission at ACC

All regular certificate and diploma programs at Assiniboine are composed of courses. Course fees include tuition, fees, and Students’ Association fees.

Courses are assigned credits, which are calculated as follows:

40 academic hours3 credit
40 practicum/work experience/co-op work placement hours1 credit
Tuition fees are calculated at$37.20 per credit

Assessment Fee: $1.50 per credit for regular certificate and diploma distance education courses.

Student Services Fee: $1.00 per credit for regular certificate and diploma courses.

Tentative months to pay the tuition fee for various sessions

Fall TermSeptember
Winter TermJanuary

Living Costs

A typical monthly budget for a single student is:

  • Rent and utilities: $800 to $1000
  • Food: $250 to $350
  • Transportation: $30 to $300 (depending on the city, and whether you use a car)
  • Miscellaneous expenses: $100
  • Furniture: Variable
  • Recreation: Variable

Note that if you sign a contract to live in residence, you are making a commitment to be there for at least four months or the entire academic year. Financial penalties may be applicable if you leave early.

Transportation: Students attending any Brandon campus are able to board Brandon Transit regular route bus at any time, FREE.

Financial Aids

There are three main types of awards:

Scholarships - based primarily on academics

Bursaries - based primarily on financial need

Awards - Awards usually engage numerous criteria like academic accomplishment, community involvement or demonstrated financial need.

  • The scholarships are for entrance students and continuing students.
  • Students who wish to apply for the scholarships can fill the scholarship and award application offline at

Awards Office, Room 116A

Assiniboine Community College

1430 Victoria Ave E

Brandon, MB R7A 2A9

Work While You Study

On Campus

Students can work on campus while studying at the institute. They will have to fulfill the following conditions.

  1. Study full time in a program
  2. Have a valid study permit
  3. Have a SIN (Social Insurance Number)
  4. Can work a maximum of 20 hours/ week during the school year
  5. Can work full time during school holidays

Off Campus

International students can use their study permit to work in any type of employment for up to 20 hours per week and full-time during breaks. They must, however, maintain full-time student status (60% course load minimum) and achieve acceptable marks (2.0 GPA) to remain eligible.

How to get a SIN?

SIN is mandatory in order to work on campus or off campus and for tax purposes. It is in no way related to a person’s health insurance number. A social number is valid until the end of your stay or a maximum 5 years. You can renew the same if necessary.

One can obtain SIN by going in person to Service Canada office along with the following documents:

  1. Your Passport
  2. Your study permit
  3. Your off campus work permit/ co-op/internship program permit.

Alumni Network

Alumni of ACC can avail many benefits including the following:

  • Job Postings: Online job postings are provided in various fields for those who have had their education from the college.
  • Library access: Those who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills can find access to plethora of resources available at ACC Library.
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