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Sign Up for Eight-Week Classes at AACC

Feb. 18, 2011

      It’s not too late to earn college credit before summer. Enroll in Anne Arundel Community College’s eight-week term that begins mid-March and add a couple more courses to your transcript.

      Courses offered for eight weeks or less cover the same depth of material as in a regular term, but the work is compressed into a shorter time period. These courses work best for highly disciplined students who want to make up a course that was canceled, who prefer taking courses over a shorter time span, who were unable to register for the entire term or who want to accelerate their academic progress.

      Choose from more than 140 courses ranging from general education courses such as “Personal and Community Health” (HEA 111), “Fundamentals of Oral Communication” (COM 111) and “Introduction to Sociology” (SOC 111) to topics in specific disciplines, such as “Small Business Management” (BPA 120), “Introduction to Criminal Justice” (CJS 111), “Issues and Trends in Health Care” for physician assistant students  or “Medical Terminology” (MDA 113) for people interested in the health professions.

      People looking to get an edge on the competition for hospitality jobs can take “Certification in “Sanitation” (HRM 119) or “Wine and Bar Service” (HRM 180). Teachers and education students needing continuing education can choose from a number of education courses offered after school hours or on Saturdays.

      Recognizing that many students need a flexible class schedule, most courses are offered online or after work. Some courses last only two-to-three weeks. A few courses begin slightly before the March 14 official start of the eight-week term; others begin after the college’s March 21-27 spring break. Pick up a schedule of classes on campus, at a public library or view it online,

            Registration is under way. Sign up anytime on the web at or by using the STARS touch-tone phone system, 410-777-2241, from 5 a.m. to midnight daily, even when the college is closed.

Register by mail or in-person at the Arnold campus, AACC at Arundel Mills, the Glen Burnie Town Center or the Fort Meade Army Education Center. For information, call 410-777-AACC (2222) or visit