Please note:

​Before registering for an ACE course, students must successfully complete the free Learn to Learn (L2L) module. Please email to get started.

Course description

The Ace Online Computer course has been designed to address new computer users with very little (if any) experience regardless of their physical location and/or computer equipment available to them as much as possible. With this in mind, it is not based on a specific operating system and/or application program(s), although specific examples are used throughout the course. Additionally, the goal has been to keep it as simple as possible and in plain language thereby implying and making the student feel as if the Instructor is actually in the room with them making it as easy as possible to follow the many instructions. The best place to start anything is at the beginning. Therefore, the course starts with the hardware and software (2 types) followed by the introduction and skills necessary for students to feel comfortable with the computer environment and management skills necessary to be able communicate online with the instructor as soon as possible. It then moves forward to address common student questions and concerns and then introduces additional communication tools, such as the Internet. Ethical issues and safety are then approached in a scenario-based manner to ensure an excellent understanding when using the computer as a communication tool in the largest Wide Area Network (Internet). Next students are introduced to and walked through generating documents from start to finish based on four of the main types of application software necessary in today’s society of technology. Finally, the course guides students toward the future of their choice by introducing necessary life skills and reiterating the use of the many skills and resources they have gained throughout course.

Course details

Hours: 100
Credits: 0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Please note: This course is offered through OntarioLearn. To review important information such as textbook, exam and grade information, visit the OntarioLearn Information web page.

Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Fall 2022 registration opens July 25, 2022. Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery with no assigned day or time requirements, independent course completion

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements

Hybrid: any combination of: in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery