Senior Division – Computer Studies ABQ (Western, Winter 2024, Online)

January 31, 2024 to April 17, 2024

  • Category: ABQ, Online
  • Region: Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, GTA, Northern Ontario, Outside Ontario, Southern Ontario
  • Topic: Computer Studies
  • Grades: Senior (grades 11-12)

This course will enable teachers to receive additional basic qualifications for the senior division in Computer Science. This course will include curriculum planning, teaching strategies, and assessment of learning experiences for the senior division.


Course normally offered in Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter sessions.


  1. General Certificate of Qualification and Registration (CQR) in Good Standing
  2. An acceptable university degree or qualifications that the Registrar considers to be equivalent to such a degree
  3. For applicants who do not already hold a “Senior” qualification, a “B” average (70%) in a minimum of five full year university courses in Computer Studies are required.

For for applicants who hold a senior qualification, a minimum of two full year university courses in Computer Studies are required.

Note: Course weights vary across institutions. Courses weighted as 3 credits are likely to be half courses.

If you hold a Transitional Certificate of Qualification and Registration, you cannot enroll in an Additional Qualifications course.

Teachers trained outside of Ontario, who wish to teach in Ontario, must be a fully registered member of the Ontario College of Teachers PRIOR to registration in an AQ course. Exceptions may be made for trained teachers from other jurisdictions who do not plan to teach in Ontario. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

NOTE:  Due to the combined nature of some of our courses, course candidates are permitted to enroll in only one of the following subject courses per session: Business Studies-General, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Information & Communication Technology, and Computer Studies. Should a candidate enroll in more than one of the courses listed above, in the same session, they will be required to transfer to another course or withdraw. Withdrawals are subject to the $100 non-refundable deposit applied to all refund amounts.


We strongly advise having your transcript evaluated prior to enrollment in a course. Doing so will help us confirm your eligibility. To request a pre-evaluation, please forward a copy of your undergraduate transcript, in addition to the course title you wish to be considered for, and your OCT number to [email protected]. Please allow 5-7 business days for processing.

We cannot guarantee a response for requests received within 10 days of the registration deadline. Registration is also contingent on space availability in the course.

Required Documentation

Upon registration we will confirm, via email from [email protected], documentation required for admission. All documentation must be received by the ASPIRE office prior to the course start date.


Some Western AQ courses are offered in a combined format, where candidates across Schedule A (ABQ), Schedule D, or Schedule E may be combined. As candidates participate in course discussions and collaborative inquiries they work towards achievement of their course-specific expectations. Research has shown that classes of a combined nature provide participants with increased opportunities for social and emotional growth. Participants have been shown to:

  • develop more positive peer interactions;
  • display greater feelings of comfort and security, and a positive self-concept; and
  • have more opportunities for leadership within a community of learners.

(Naylor, 2000; Manitoba Education, 2003)

  • Organizer: University of Western Ontario
  • Cost: See
  • Location: Online
  • Website:
  • Contact: ASPIRE office
  • Phone: 519-661-2092
  • Email: [email protected]