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Assiniboine Community College

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Assiniboine Community College (ACC) is a community college in Manitoba, Canada. It is accredited by the Manitoba Council on Post-Secondary Education, created by the government of Manitoba.

The Victoria Avenue East campus and the Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts are located in Brandon. The Parkland Campus, a satellite campus, is located in Dauphin, and training sites are located in Winnipeg, Russell, Neepawa, Russell, Swan River, and Steinbach.

ACC offers over 30 programs in the fields of agriculture, environment, business, health and human services and trades and technology. The enabling legislation for the college is the Colleges Act.

History

Assiniboine Community College was established as the Brandon Vocational Training Centre, opening its doors in February 1961 with two course offerings, 24 students, and a staff of two administrative personnel and two instructors. Soon renamed the Manitoba Vocational Training Centre, it grew steadily. By 1966, a staff of six administrative personnel and 18 instructors handled 11 different program offerings with a capacity of 300 students.

On December 15, 1969, Manitoba's three vocational-technical schools entered a new phase of development when they became community colleges. The Manitoba Vocational Training Centre was renamed Assiniboine Community College, the technical college in Winnipeg became Red River Community College (later renamed Red River College), and the technical college in The Pas became Keewatin Community College (later renamed University College of the North).