Established in 1961, Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is situated near Maryland’s capital city of Annapolis and the Naval Academy. It is a fully accredited, two-year institution that offers associate degrees and certificate programs, as well as letters of recognition in a variety of fields of study. After earning an associate degree, students may opt to continue their education at a four-year institution or enter the workforce immediately following graduation.
The School of Arts & Sciences provides students with a solid foundation in liberal arts within 14 academic departments, preparing them for transfer, as well as for entry into the workforce.
The School of Health Professions, Wellness & Physical Education prepares students in the field of personal or community health. Students in this program usually move onto four-year institutions to further their education. In addition, three new programs will be offered: Health Information Technology degree program; Electrocardiogram & Intravenous Therapy Technician certificate; and, Home Health Caregiver Option certificate.
The School of Business, Computing, & Technical Studies provides a wide variety of programs, degrees, transfer options, and certificates with hands-on training as well as other essential courses and skills to prepare students for entry into the workforce.
The School of Continuing & Professional Studies offers a variety of courses for all age groups including personal enrichment classes, job skills and professional certifications, youth courses, culinary arts classes, career training, basic skills courses, and more.
Distance learning programs are also offered. Students enrolled in distance learning can choose hybrid courses or telecourses. Hybrid courses incorporate classroom meetings on-campus, as well as Internet coursework. Telecourses consist of lectures on video, several discussions and labs on-campus either in the evenings or on Saturday, reading assignments, and access to the course instructor via email or phone. Distance learning students may pursue an online degree, certificate, or a letter of recognition.
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High School students wishing to gain an edge in their college careers can take part in one of the following programs to earn college credit:
- Early College Access Program
- Program Pathways
- Advanced Placement
- Gifted and Talented Program
- Concurrent Enrollment
Credit earned can be applied to a four-year university, which in the long run can be a savings in future tuition charges.
All students interested in furthering their education who have graduated with a high school diploma or equivalent are welcome to apply. Prospective students are required to fill out and submit an application for admission. Students may send a paper application directly to the school, or apply online at the school website.
The Admissions Office provides many services for students including assistance with the enrollment process, admissions presentations, as well as catalogs and class schedules. Campus tours are also available for students wanting to visit the campus prior to applying.
Various types of financial aid are available for eligible students. Aid may include grants, loans, scholarships, work study programs, and veterans’ benefits. Tuition payment plans are also offered.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed be considered for financial aid. Students interested in tuition payment plans should contact the business office for more information.
Financial aid may be available to students enrolled in continuing education courses. Please contact the financial aid office for further information.
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There are many opportunities for students to get involved in campus life, including intercollegiate sports and cultural events such as performing arts, music groups, and a fine arts gallery. In addition, the campus offers over 60 clubs and organizations, a bookstore, and a library with an online catalog, databases, and tutorials.
Services provided to students include academic advising, a career center, disability services, and health services.
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AACC supports 11 intercollegiate sports teams including men’s baseball, basketball, golf, lacrosse, and soccer as well as women’s soccer, basketball, cross country, lacrosse, volleyball, and softball. The Pioneers compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and the MD JUNO Athletic Conference.
The Pioneers have a strong history of accomplishments within their athletic programs. The women’s basketball team and the women’s volleyball team each won the 2009 NJCAA Region 20/District G championships, while the men’s lacrosse team took the 2009 Runner Up for Region 20. In addition, the men’s baseball team won the 2009 MD JUNO Conference Championship.
Many student-athletes continue playing intercollegiate sports at four-year institutions while earning a bachelor’s degree.
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