FAQs | Business Administration | Assiniboine Community College

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I transfer credits I have taken at another school?

    Students would need to submit an official original transcript with a completed 'Application for Credit' in order to have your previous courses evaluated.

    The decision is based on content and duration of instruction. Previous coursework must carry a minimum grade of 'C+' and have been completed within the last five years. You may be required to provide a course outline for the previously completed course.

  • What is Distance Education?

    Distance education enables you to complete courses and programs at Assiniboine Community College without having to leave your community and without having to attend classes.  Distance education courses have the same learning objectives as courses delivered on-campus. The content is the same in both cases and your credits are applied to on-campus programs. The only difference is in the method of delivery.

  • What is an on-line course?

    Currently a number of the courses delivered by distance education are available entirely on-line.  The learning management system used by ACC is called Moodle.  Instead of working with a printed course package, course material is contained in Moodle and is delivered over the Internet.  Within Moodle, students access the course content and numerous other resources, including discussion forums, self-assessments, interactive websites and assignments.  

  • Do I need to purchase software?

    This depends on the course you are taking. You will need to have your own copy of Microsoft Office for all computer courses such as Word Processing and Spreadsheets 1 and 2. However, some course packages include the software you will need; for example, Computerized Accounting 1 and 2 include a student version of Simply Accounting.

    Note: Remote desktop may also be used. It allows you to connect to the college’s network from any Windows PC or MAC with internet access. With remote desktop you login to a server at the college’s main campus. You see the same desktop icons, the same color scheme, etc. It’s just like using a computer at the college. This allows you to access your documents and run network applications without moving files to your home computer or having to install any software on your home computer. You can only use the software that is already installed on the remote desktop servers. You can only print to a college printer but since you would have to travel to the college to get your printout there is probably little point in doing so. You can save the document you want to print and then print it later from a computer at the college, or you can copy the document to your home computer, open it using the same software on your home computer and then print it to your printer. For instructions on how to connect, please click on the link below. 

    RDS Login

  • Do I require a computer at home?

    Yes. Having a computer is essential to taking an on-line course. Having a computer is also critical when taking a paper-based distance course as well, enabling you to maintain continuous contact with your instructor.

    The recommended computer configuration requirements are: 
    • Windows-based PC or compatible 
    • Minimum of 2 GB RAM 
    • Printer 
    • CD ROM drive with sound card and speakers/headset 
    • Windows, Windows 7, 8.1 pr 10 operating system 
    • Internet access: High speed T1, DSL telephone, or cable connections are all suitable means of accessing the course. A dial-up telephone connection will NOT provide full access to the course. 
    • Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013
    • A compatible web browser for Moodle. We recommend using Internet Explorer 11 or newer. The College does not support Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, although they are compatible with Moodle. Safari is not reliable with Moodle. 

    You will also need the following plug-ins installed on your computer, please visit each of the websites below: 
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader for required readings and further exploration material: http://www.adobe.com/go/EN_US-H-GET-READER 
    • Apple QuickTime Player for audio and video content: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/
    • Adobe Flash Player for animated graphic content: 
    http://www.adobe.com/go/EN_US-H-GET-FLASH

  • Where do I begin?

    There are two steps to the process of becoming a student with ACC:

    Step 1:  Apply to a program with the college; and

    Step 2:  Register in a course in the program.

  • How do I complete Step 1?

    Before commencing Step 1, ensure that you have spoken to a student advisor or to the Chairperson in the Business Programs office for any required academic advising.  

    Now you are ready to apply to ACC.  Obtain a copy of the Program Application and Guide.  You may print this from our website at www.assiniboine.net or pick one up at any of our campuses.  Complete the application form, indicating that you wish to take the program by distance.  Send the completed application form together with the application fee and your original transcripts from any other post-secondary institutions and high school.  It will take 2 – 3 weeks for your application to be processed.

     

  • How will I know that I have been accepted?

    Once your application has been processed by our admissions clerk you will receive an acceptance letter.  If the admissions clerk requires additional information from you, he or she will be in contact with you.

  • Am I ready to move to Step 2?

    Almost.  Before registering in a course, ensure that you understand your program requirements and that you are registering in courses where you already meet prerequisite requirements and the courses you have chosen are sequential to other prerequisite requirements.  Speak to a student advisor or to the Chairperson in the Business Programs office for clarification or for any additional academic advising.

  • How do I complete Step 2?

    There are currently two ways you can register for a course.  Please note that you must pay for the course at the time of registration.  You can either phone our Registration desk (204-725-8700 ext. 6648) or pay by credit card; or you may complete a course registration form and mail it together with your cheque or credit card number. 

  • Is there an application deadline?

    You must register in a course by the 20th of the month preceding a start date.  For example, if you wish to start a course for July 1, you must be registered by June 20.

  • Is there a course registration deadline?

    You must register in a course by the 20th of the month preceding a start date.  For example, if you wish to start a course for July 1, you must be registered by June 20.

  • How much does a distance education course cost?

    The Business Programs office offers 3, 6 and 12 credits courses.  The breakdown of fees is as follows:

    Business Programs Credits - Distance(PDF)

    **Course costs as of June 2017 - Costs may increase.

  • Will I require a textbook or any other materials?

    Costs fluctuate for all course materials so you should contact the ACC Bookstore directly at 725-8700, ext. 6788 to confirm prices.   Please note that course materials are paid separately and are not included with tuition fees.

  • How much will the course materials cost?

    Costs fluctuate for all course materials so you should contact the ACC Bookstore directly at 725-8700, ext. 6788 to confirm prices.   Please note that course materials are paid separately and are not included with tuition fees.

  • How long do I have to complete my entire program?

    Students must successfully complete all program requirements within five years.  The college recognizes that a student may need additional time to complete the program.  In this case, the student may make a request to the Chairperson of the Business Programs office for an extension to the five-year period.

  • How long do I have to complete each course?

    You have four months to complete 3-credit courses and six months to complete 6 and 12-credit courses. Most of the Business Programs courses are “self-paced” in their design. This means that you can take the full amount of time to complete your course or you can work quickly and complete the course on your own “fast-tracked” schedule.

Fast Facts

Duration/Start 2 Years / September

Credential Diploma

Credits 135

Optional Exit Yes

Optional Exit Credits 69

Co-op Work Placement Yes

Distance Delivery Yes

International Students Yes

Study Options
Distance Education
On Campus
Open to International Students

100

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