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AACC’s Correctional and Continuing Education department offers contract training with Job Corps, Maryland Department of Labor (MDOL), the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS), Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and Ordnance Road Correctional Center.

Our mission is to provide high-quality, accelerated career training that leads to employment in middle-skilled jobs, will pay a living wage and will act as an entry point to self-sufficiency.

A variety of affordable, year-or-less job training programs prepare students for employment in positions with good growth potential. With a focus on students entering the workforce or changing careers, all training programs have a clear career pathway and prepare students via hands-on training aligning with industry standards.


Areas and Offerings

Continuing Education

Child Care Assistant

The Child Care Assistant program prepares students to enter the child care field as an aide/assistant. Basic communication and workforce skills are emphasized. Students are prepared to be active members of the child care community to assist in providing a safe, nurturing and enriching environment for children in early care programs. Students explore concepts of growth and development and learn to create developmentally appropriate activities for children in these programs.

Training includes:

  • Basic communication and workforce skills
  • How to provide a safe, nurturing and enriching environment for children in early care programs
  • Exploring concepts of growth and development, and learning to create developmentally appropriate activities for children

Employment opportunities:

  • Public/private schools
  • Nanny
  • Parents' helper
  • Day care worker
  • Nursery school
  • Au pair

 Email us at CESP@aacc.edu to learn more.

Professional Animal Worker

Do you enjoy working with animals? The professional animal worker course prepares students to assist veterinarians and veterinary technicians in caring for animals in clinics and practices nationwide.

In this training you will: 

  • Learn how to assist in kennel care, wellness exams of animals and support within the veterinary office.
  • Learn to maintain and sterilize surgical instruments and equipment.
  • Demonstrate caring and professional behavior to patients, health care teams and patient advocates.
  • Learn communication techniques, client relations, and office and hospital procedures.
  • Learn soft skills for employment.

Email us at CESP@aacc.edu to learn more.

Warehouse and Inventory Control

Train in the growing field of warehouse and inventory control. This four-week program teaches students about safety, receiving and shipping goods.


Courses

SPP-524 Warehouse and Inventory Control Associate 
The program costs $610 for Anne Arundel County residents.

In this program you will:

  • Learn proper techniques for receiving and shipping products in a fast-paced environment.
  • Learn the procedural importance of proper stocking and order processing as they relate to improving a company’s competitiveness and profitability.
  • Understand global supply chain and logistics, order of receiving activities, product storage, order processing, packaging and shipment, and much more.

Employment opportunities:

  • Warehouse worker
  • Warehouse picker
  • Warehouse fulfillment associate
  • Seasonal warehouse fulfillment associate
  • Restaurant worker
  • Stocker
Email us at CESP@aacc.edu to learn more.

Home Health Aide

Home health aide caregivers are responsible for providing short- and long-term care, customized services, and support to meet each patient’s needs. Students will be prepared to provide sitter services, meal preparation, diet monitoring and daily living assistance.

Training includes:

  • Proper techniques for home health care
  • Companion and personal care, which accommodates safety and well-being, help around the home, or transportation to and from places
  • Cues on proper personal care such bathing and hygiene care
  • Knowing when to provide cues on dressing and grooming, feeding, oral and personal hygiene, and much more

Potential types of employment:

  • Companion care
  • Caregiver
  • Residential assistant
  • Support staff
  • In-house family health care needs

Email us at CESP@aacc.edu to learn more.

Dietary Aide

Train to become a dietary aide. A dietary aide is the person primarily responsible for preparing a healthy meal for a resident and being mindful of dietary restrictions, allergies and special concerns.

Through this training you will:

  • Learn basic safety training needs of general culinary industry.
  • Learn basic food service sanitation, kitchen equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Learn basic therapeutic diets and food preparation, food portion, and waste control.
  • Learn soft skills for employment.

Email us at CESP@aacc.edu to learn more.

General Construction and Safety Certificate

Train in the growing field of general construction. This course provides a foundation for employment in construction and construction-related careers. The general construction and safety workforce certificate provides a foundation for employment in construction and construction-related careers. Workers in this field operate hand and power tools of all types and a variety of other equipment and instruments. They prepare sites, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, manage waste materials and may assist other craft workers.

Courses

SPP-507 Introduction to Craft Skills
SPP-510 Construction Safety Training
OPA-354 Workforce Success Skills

Successful completion of all three programs earns the student an AACC certificate of completion. The program costs $1,173 for Anne Arundel County residents.

Email us at CESP@aacc.edu to learn more.

Correctional Education

Available Programs:

Contact Michele Savage at 410-777-2984 or msavage1@aacc.edu for details on:

  • Life Skills
  • Employment Readiness
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Barbering/Stylist
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Adult Basic Skills
  • GED Preparation
  • Business Support Management

Apprenticeship Programs

Landscape Management Technician Apprenticeship

Does working outdoors with plants and earth make you breathe easier? Have you considered a career in landscaping? AACC’s Landscape Management Technician Apprenticeship program provides classroom and paid, on-the-job training at no cost to the apprentice.

Learn about the landscaping apprenticeship.

Security Guard

Get an inside look at how security officers operate today with AACC's Security Guard program. Learn to perform the job professionally and effectively while exploring surveillance, patrol, observation and reporting.

Learn about the Security apprenticeship.


Faculty and Staff

Michele Savage, director

Felicia Bowen, coordinator

Laura Howard, coordinator

Megan Stakolosa, coordinator

Russell Wright, coordinator

Jonner Gonzalez, computer technician

Amy Leydecker, program assistant