Orientation

We are here to help make your experience at the College the best it can be. There are loads of services to help you succeed, and tons of opportunities to get involved in college life.

Please make sure you participate in this important event which is usually scheduled for the last week of August or first week of September for the Fall semester, the first week of January for the Winter semester, and the first week of May for the Spring/Summer semester.

You will receive an email outlining Orientation and the day you will attend based on your program.

We look forward to seeing you and welcome to St. Clair College at Ace Acumen Academy!

Students are encouraged to and may participate in their in-person orientation session taking place:

January 3rd, 2024: Brampton Campus

January 4th, 2024: Mississauga Campus

January 5th, 2024: Toronto Campus

 


 

Important Information for Students to Know

Information Related to Respiratory Illness, including Covid-19, for Winter 2024

Welcome back! As we move into the 2024 Winter semester, the College will continue to follow current public health recommendations as they relate to COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses prevalent in the public this Winter.

Please use the COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool at the link below if you are looking for current guidance.


"Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities"

The College is committed to the establishment of an atmosphere of respect and appreciation for the rights and responsibilities of all those associated with the College including students. Please become familiar with this document and the matters addressed in this Code. View this document.


"Just the Facts" Booklet

This information is produced by the Registrar's Office and provides important information regarding policies, procedures and deadlines to drop/add courses, start and end dates of semesters, tuition payment information, re-admission policy, advanced standing etc. View this information online.


Student Training Manuals

All students are asked to complete three short training modules before March 30, 2024. The training modules include:

  1. Learn It To Earn It - Academic Integrity and the Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities
  2. Consent and Sexual Misconduct Reporting
  3. Emergency Response

All training modules will appear on Blackboard starting November 15, 2023.

Students who take this training before January 9, 2024, will be eligible for one of twenty $500 bursaries!

These modules are required of all students and completion of all three will be a requirement to move on to winter semester. View the Student Mandatory Training FAQs.


Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is integral to a student's academic success at St. Clair College at Ace Acumen. Academic integrity means to demonstrate learning honestly and honourably.

Academic integrity standards and practices may differ between education institutions, and it is important for new students to recognize and understand the academic integrity standards and practices at St. Clair College at Ace Acumen. Violations of the College's academic integrity standards can result in serious consequences for students.

This training module will also provide you with resources and strategies to avoid violations of our academic integrity standards.

Visit the Academic Integrity webpage to learn more.


Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

St. Clair College at Ace Acumen is committed to preventing and responding to sexual misconduct and sexual violence. This module helps students to understand why addressing this topic is so important and what consent means. It also addresses appropriate relationships between staff and students and outlines resources and supports available for students who have questions, need support and/or want to report an incident of sexual misconduct or sexual violence.

Visit Sexual Assault & Sexual Violence Support to learn more.


Emergency Response

This training module helps student to understand how to react to different emergencies on campus. It also outlines how the College will communicate emergencies to staff and students and how students can report emergencies to Campus Security.

View the Campus Emergency Response Guide Here.


Access to College Systems

If you have not received your account activation information, are having trouble logging in, or need to reset your password, please contact the IT Help Desk.


Advanced Standing

All transfer credit requests will be processed through the Registrar's Office.

Please ensure that students provide the required documentation in order for the College to proceed with your request.

  1. Course outline of the course you wish to receive credit for
  2. Official transcript
  3. A $25.00 fee per credit transfer evaluation will be assessed, up to a maximum of $100.00 per submission.

Please note that it is important that you do not drop the class you are seeking to gain credit for until you have been able to verify on your SIS that the request has been processed.

Information can be found on the Registrar’s Office Website:


Student Services

  • Counselling/Accessibility: St. Clair College at Ace Acumen provides a variety of student support services including Academic Counselling, Personal Counselling, Career and Educational Planning, Crisis Intervention, and e-Counselling. Students Services also has a wide range of services for students with short- or long-term physical, learning, hearing, visual, or psychological disabilities. Call or email to book an appointment:
  • Accommodation Plans: An Accommodation Plan is created by a College Counsellor, in consultation with the student that outlines reasonable and appropriate learning accommodations and supports that may assist in overcoming disability related learning barriers. This plan does not include modifications to the program and courses. Academic Accommodation Plans are prepared in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.
  • Orientation for Students with Disabilities: Through a series of short workshops and presentations this orientation is designed to provide students with disabilities an understanding of the services available to them. We encourage self-advocacy and independence. At the end of the session, you will have all the information you need to be prepared for your first day of college. Visit the Thrive in the Hive - Orientation for Students with Disabilities web page for additional information.
  • Tutoring: Tutoring Services provide FREE tutoring for students enrolled in full-time registered courses wishing to improve their academic performance. Individualized and group tutoring services are provided during the academic year.  How to apply for one-to-one tutoring
  • Mental Health: St. Clair College has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association to provide Mental Health Counselling to our students. We provide coaching, counselling, psychoeducation, as well as internal and external referrals. Visit our Mental Health webpage for more information about all the supports available to you as a student. We also have 24/7/365 professional and anonymous online and phone mental health counselling through Good2Talk and WeConnect.
  • Deaf and Interpreting: Deaf or hard of hearing students can request for American Sign Language/English Interpreter services as soon as they register with a counsellor through the Student Services office.

Library Services

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The Learning Portal provides shared access to resources from across Ontario colleges, organized into hubs of learning for ease of access and your convenience. Offering tutorials and helpful information on study skills, researching, copyright, academic honesty, citation, and digital citizenship, it is your one stop shop for the all the tools you’ll need to succeed academically.

Want to book a one-on-one virtual reference session with one of us? Send us an email to library@stclaircollege.ca and we can set up a video reference session through Microsoft Teams. We can walk you through any research and citation questions you may have and assist with best databases to use for your assignments.


Student Government

St. Clair College consists of many student government organizations. These organizations are the voice and advocate for students. They offer a number of services for full-time students across all campuses.

Learn more here:


Health Insurance

International students, please visit www.studentvip.ca/scc for more information about your health insurance.


Bookstore

Textbook and course material needs are available online at the St. Clair College Bookstore. Check out options for used, rental, and digital textbooks!

If you have any issues finding the material you need, please call or email your respective campus for assistance.

Learn more about how to access learning resources HERE.


Welcome! We're glad you’ve joined us for your orientation. We know how exciting and nerve-racking beginning college can be, especially during these unprecedented times, so we are here to provide you with some tips, as well as prepare you for what you can expect during your online classes.

Did you know that we have students from 80 countries on campus – from Tanzania to India to China and Colombia - so to our hometown students and to those from around the globe – welcome to St. Clair College!

President's Welcome

St. Clair College at Ace Acumen Academy - Land Acknowledgement

Out of deep respect for Indigenous peoples in Canada, Ace Acumen Academy recognizes and acknowledges that our properties are on the traditional territories of many nations including the Wendat peoples, the Anishinaabeg, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Métis, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

We also recognize the contributions and enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples in Ontario and the rest of Canada.

 


Thrives

All 1st-semester students at St. Clair College are enrolled in THRIVES - a course in Blackboard - designed to help you at college in your first few weeks and beyond. THRIVES is not mandatory but we believe that by participating in the modules, you will develop the skills, attitudes and behaviours that can help you transition to our college community and be more successful in your program. Completing modules also earns you entries into our THRIVES $500 Tuition Bursary draws. To find out more, we invite you to review our THRIVES webpages!

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THRIVES Essential Skills

The full THRIVES course will be available in Blackboard, but we wanted to share some Essential Skills to get you preparing for the Fall semester. Before classes start, there are important online platforms that you need to know how to use to access your courses, communicate with your professors, and more. This is also an appropriate time to get yourself and your environment ready for online learning. Our Essential Skills from the creators of THRIVES can help!

Technical Skills

There are two online platforms that you will use daily in your college career: SIS (Student Information System) and Blackboard. In our technical skills section, we will introduce you to the basics of accessing your account information in SIS and accessing your courses in Blackboard, our learning management system.

Communication Skills

Your college email is your main communication tool and checking your email regularly will be vital. We will provide you with some training and tips on using emails to communicate with college faculty and staff. Another communication tool, MS Teams, is used for individual and small group virtual meetings and we will cover what you need to know to get started!

Self-Management Skills

Attending college, particularly with online courses, requires you to manage much more of your learning on your own. We have advice for you on organizing your space and your time to get on track right from the first week of classes and to stay on track through the semester. As well, we will cover the many support services at the college that you can and should take advantage of when needed.

THRIVES Essential Skills is available on our THRIVES webpages and no login is required. You can get started right now!

The THRIVES course will be available in Blackboard by August 18, 2023.

 


Student Representative Council

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Welcome to the official voice of the students at St. Clair College. We have offices at South Campus in the Student Centre as well as in downtown Windsor in the TD Student Success Centre, and at each of our Satellite campuses in the GTA. The St. Clair experience is as much about personal development as it is about academic growth. To enhance the student experience; the SRC provides a wide array of services and programs to make your time at St. Clair College not only productive but enjoyable. All students are invited to get involved with the Student Representative Council as volunteers, class representatives and members. Getting involved with the SRC is a great way to meet new people and have a hand in planning activities on campus.

Please subscribe to the @stclairSRC social media accounts to ensure you are up to date with all our information. Join the SRC Email list to make sure you stay on top of all our active events and information by subscribing to our list.