AACC won a 2005 Exemplary Initiatives Award from the National Council of Instructional Administrators (NCIA), an affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges, for its School at Work (SAW) program promoting workforce development efforts among its students and the national healthcare industry.
AACC's innovative and responsive educational programs earned the college the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce’s National Achievement Award. In presenting the award, the chamber especially noted the college’s strategic planning that has allowed it to grow to meet both workplace and community needs, its award-winning technology, and its entrepreneurship education.
AACC was named by the Center for Digital Education and the American Association of Community Colleges as the #1 mid-sized community college for using technology to deliver services to students, faculty and staff. This national recognition validates the efforts of the information technology staff to create systems that allow the college community to access information and perform task easily online.
The BWI Partnership Inc. gave AACC its Employer of the Year Award for establishing a major presence in the BWI business district and providing distinguished service to area citizens and regional businesses.
AACC was invited by the League for Innovation to apply for the 20th seat on its 20-member board. This very prestigious organization has more than 750 institution members and more than 100 corporate partners. It recognizes the achievements of AACC in becoming a learning college.
The Consortium for Community College Development designated AACC as its profile college for 2004.
The Andrew G. Truxal Library received the Excellence in Academic Libraries award from the Association of College and Research Libraries.
The Teacher Technology Training Program received the Maryland Association of Higher Education’s Distinguished Program award.
The National Council for Continuing Education and Training honored AACC with its Exemplary Program Award in Workforce Development for its innovative partnership with the county and Northrop Grumman Corporation.
AACC was selected as the Community College of the Year by the National Alliance for Business. This distinguished performance award demonstrated our commitment to meeting the needs of a changing society and business community.