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ACE IT (Accelerated Credit Enrolment in Industry Training) is a dual-credit industry certification program that enables secondary school students to earn high school graduation credits and the opportunity to receive credit for the first level of the technical training in an Industry Training Authority (ITA) program or apprenticeship.

ACE IT is a head start toward completion of an apprenticeship and career success. ACE IT programs are developed and offered as partnerships between school districts and post-secondary institutions. Local employers also get involved in the development of ACE IT programs, and students who complete these programs typically have very good success in finding employment.

Grade 11 or 12 high school students, with good academic standing, who have not yet graduated are ACE IT eligible. Once accepted, students spend one semester (or more) at Northwest Community College (NWCC) receiving Level 1 training in a Trades program. Post-secondary institutions in BC that offer further technical training in the relevant trade recognize Level 1 credit, including NWCC.  

See NWCC Trades Foundation Programs Web pages for program descriptions.


Program Outline 

Please see individual trades under Programs and Courses for program outlines.

Career Opportunities 

Currently under review.

Admission Requirements 

Admission requirements are listed for each program and are not waived for ACE IT students.


ACE IT Application form here 

ACE IT students will also be asked to sign a Release of Student Information Authorization form. If you have any questions regarding this form please speak with your Admissions Officer or Trades Coordinator. 


Dates and Locations 
Terrace Automotive Service Technician - Foundation September 6, 2016 April 13, 2017
Hazelton Carpentry - Foundation February 6, 2017 June 23, 2017
Terrace Carpentry - Foundation September 6, 2016 February 3, 2017
Terrace Carpentry Foundation February 6, 2017 June 23, 2017
Houston Electrical - Foundation August 8, 2016 February 3, 2017
Terrace Electrical - Foundation February 2, 2017 July 21, 2017
Terrace Heavy Mechnical Foundations September 6, 2016 May 26, 2017
Kitimat Millwright Foundation February 6, 2017 June 30, 2017


Program Fees 

Tuition fees are paid by the Industry Training Authority (ITA) through your local school district. To apply for ACE IT, contact your high school counsellor.

For more information about ACE IT, check the ITA Web site or contact the Trades Programs Coordinator at NWCC.