ACC is further expanding its available programs, with a notable increase in advanced diploma options available. These advanced diplomas require students to have previous post-secondary education, as these diplomas are designed to build on previous experience and sharpen critical thinking skills that students acquire in post-secondary settings. Current advanced diplomas offered at ACC include Early Childhood Program Management, Sustainable Food Systems and Geographical Information Systems.
“In less than a year, a person can graduate and put what they’ve learned into action, seeking out new job opportunities, or advancement along their current career path,” said Bobbie Robertson, the current Dean of Business at ACC, “These programs are designed for learners to sharpen their skills in focused subject areas and ladder their existing education to branch into new fields.”
New to the college this fall will be advanced diplomas in Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Agribusiness, Human Resource Management and Indigenous Financial Management. Students can expect to study for eight months or up to a year, depending on the program.
While these advanced diplomas aren’t required for many positions that require post-secondary education, the increase in options highlight the changes in the job market. As there is less assurance that a diploma or degree will equate to a career, advanced diploma options may give students a competitive edge in the job market. Visit https://assiniboine.net/programs for more information on available programs.