Directions to Students

You may choose any 18 of the following courses. They can be done in any order. You must complete 6 to complete level 1, 12 to complete level 2 and 18 to complete level 3 and program completion. The courses “My Personal Masonic Philosophy “and “My Personal Masonic Philosophy Re-Examined “are mandatory courses that are taken as the first and last course of the program. A certificate of completion will be issued after completing six courses.

There is one optional course of the student’s choice for each level. After completing each level you will be asked to pay $60 to enter the next level.  The Administer will send you an email informing that you owe $60 for the next level. Credit for courses completed will only be given once payment is received. Keep checking back as new and additional courses will be added over time.

Offered Courses

My Personal Masonic Philosophy ****

This course is in the form of an essay (1500 words no more) to allow the student to crystallize his own thoughts and beliefs of what it is like for him to be a Freemason.  What aspects of Freemasonry have influenced him the most in his life within the lodge room and in his life and relationship outside of the lodge room?  Our journeys are all different and unique and our aspirations and motivations set us apart but also complement us as a whole. What is your prospective?

  • Origins and History of Freemasonry to 1640
  • Origins and History of Freemasonry from 1631 through to 1717
  • Origins of Freemasonry 1717 through to 1813
  • Jurisprudence – Constitutions and Regulations of BC&Y
  • Philosophy, Ethics and Principles
  • History of Freemasonry in Canada
  • History of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon
  • Protocol
  • Masonic Symbolism — setting up lodge, requirements and their significance
  • Effective Leadership and Communication
  • Lectures and Charges Part I
  • Lectures and Charges Part II
  • Planning
  • Mentoring
  • Virtues
  • World Freemasonry
  • The Masonic Family
  • Level 1 – A Masonic Paper of Students Choice
  • Level 2 -A Masonic Paper of Students Choice
  • Level3 – A Masonic Paper of Students Choice
  • My Personal Masonic Philosophy Re-Examined *** – After program completion

This course is in the form of an essay (1500 words no more) to allow the student to re-examine his own thoughts and beliefs after completion of the Ashlar College Program.  He has studied, researched, thought and interacted with many ideas, traditions, histories and philosophies in his journey with the college.  What aspects of Freemasonry have influenced and possibly changed him the most. How has his view of the craft changed?  Our journeys are all different and unique and our aspirations and motivations set us apart but also complement us as a whole. What is your prospective?