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ACE Self Management/Self Direction

ACE 1088

Prerequisite: All ACE Distance students must complete the Learn to Learn course BEFORE enrolling in an ACE Distance course. This prerequisite requirement will be verified. Students without the prerequisite may be required to withdraw from the ACE course. Information regarding the Learn to Learn course can be found in the ACE Online Communiqué for Students. Please see the link to the communiqué below.

This course provides learners with the opportunity to manage their personal development. Learners will develop a personal profile which will include, but not be limited to, an exploration of their temperament type and skills identification with an introduction to Essential Skills. They will also gain experience utilizing various problem-solving skills to increase their effectiveness in interpersonal relationships, communicating assertively, goal setting, stress and time management. As well, they will consider aspects of how to increase self confidence, self awareness and self esteem. Learners will also have the opportunity to examine, manage and engage in their own career building process by researching the career planning process, labour market information, and the trends affecting the current work world. As well, learners will examine the Essential Skills framework in relation to employer expectations. Learners will develop a portfolio by assessing their personal profiles and creating either an employment plan or a career training plan. They will use computers for research and word processing purposes. In all cases, learners will select outcomes according to their own personal background and educational/vocational goals.


Effective January, 2013 students registered to take an ACE Distance course through the tuition-free option managed by the College Sector Committee who have not logged on within 13 days of the start of the course will be removed from the course. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the CSC at If you are removed from a course you will not be able to register for any further ACE Distance courses as a tuition-free student.

The minimum passing grade for this course is 70%.


  • Fall - None required
  • Winter - None required

Scheduled Dates

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CRN Day Date Time Hours Location/
Delivery Method
Fee Availability
10016September 1, 2021 to January 19, 202212:00 am - 12:00 am100Monthly Intake Online$0.00
10359November 1, 2021 to March 21, 202212:00 am - 12:00 am100Monthly Intake Online$0.00
10667January 11, 2022 to May 31, 202212:00 am - 12:00 am100Monthly Intake Online$0.00
10989March 1, 2022 to July 19, 202212:00 am - 12:00 am100Monthly Intake Online$0.00
10971April 1, 2022 to August 19, 202212:00 am - 12:00 am100Monthly Intake Online$0.00
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