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Assiniboine Community College
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Tuition: $5,500  Students: 2,900
1430 Victoria Avenue East
Brandon, MB      R7A 2A9
(800) 862-6307

Assiniboine Community College

Assiniboine Community College (ACC), once called “Brandon Vocational Training Centre,” was established in 1961, with only a staff consisting of two administrative personnel and two instructors. Today, it is a public community college that serves around 9,500 students. The College specializes in agricultural training for the Manitoba province. Its mission is to “deliver innovative and applied education and training for a changing world,” and its values include: a student-centered organization, accountability for the public, superior service to its stakeholders, inclusiveness and diversity, and integrity. ... continued below

About Assiniboine Community College

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The College has two campuses in Brandon, five training centres in the province, and a satellite campus in Dauphin. It offers around eight apprenticeship programs, thirty diploma and certificate programs, mature student high school, distance education and continuing studies program. It has a Test Centre that comes with a separate, glass-walled room. It also comes with numerous desks, video-monitoring tools, and computers. ACC’s Library offers borrowing, interlibrary loans, reserve sections, information literacy, orientation and presentations. The Brandon University Residence offers housing accommodation, and it is only around 3 km from ACC. Some of its services include: Internet Services, Study Areas, Music Room, Television Rooms, Security Guards, Weight Rooms, and Parking.

Student Services and Student Life

The College offers the following student services: Aboriginal Students, Accessibility/Disability Services, Child Care, Choosing a Program, Employment Centre, Financial Aid, Housing and Transportation, Info for Counsellors, International Students, Learning Resources, Public Health Services, Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries, Student Advising, and Students' Association.

The Assiniboine Community College once organized an indoor beach volleyball tournament during winter, and this has grown into one of the major events in the campus. Today, it is called “Sun of a Beach,” and is held at Keystone Centre, which is Brandon’s major events complex. Players not only come from Manitoba, but also from Winnipeg, Saskatchewan, North Dakota, and even going as far as Florida and British Columbia.

The College offers men and women’s varsity team sports in Hockey, Men And Women’s Volleyball, Table Tennis, Badminton, and Golf. The teams also play at the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference. The College offers men and women’s varsity team sports in Hockey, Men and Women’s Volleyball, Table Tennis, Badminton, And Golf. The teams also play at the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference. The Students’ Association also offers intramural sports programs, which include: Dodgeball, Ping Pong, Floor Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Badminton, and Volleyball. Students can also take advantage of the full-equipped fitness rooms that offer free weights, cardio machines, and pacific home fitness equipment.

Academic Programs

ACC’s programs can be divided into six schools: School of Agriculture & Environment, School of Business, School of Health & Human Services, School of Trades & Technology, Distance Education, and Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts.

Off-Campus Living

The Colleges’ Students’ Services offers a list of private accommodations that are updated frequently. Although ACC does not endorse or supervise any of the listings, they can be very helpful for students who are planning to live outside the campus.

Brandon Information

Brandon, the second largest city and service centre in Manitoba behind Winnipeg, is a major hub for the surrounding agricultural area, with a trading area population sometimes estimated between 70,000 and 100,000 people. Brandon's industry reflects its agricultural history; its major industries are related to agriculture and include fertilizer and hog processing plants, as well as retail and government services for the surrounding area of Westman. Brandon is also home to Brandon University and Assiniboine Community College.