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Take Advantage This Year of New Programs at AACC

Dec. 2, 2011

      Take advantage of additional ways to earn college credit and workforce skills through Anne Arundel Community College’s new programs in computer technologies, electrical engineering, entrepreneurship, event planning and catering, game design and public health.

      AACC’s new Associate of Science in Engineering degree will let graduates transfer seamlessly to Maryland four-year engineering programs. Engineering students meeting certain criteria may be eligible for help with tuition through the college’s Engineering Scholars Program, funded from a National Science Foundation grant. AACC graduates who want to complete their bachelor’s degree in engineering without leaving the county can transfer to Frostburg State University, which offers courses at the AACC at Arundel Mills site.

      Students interested in the video game industry can choose from two new associate degrees that focus on design, the Game Art and Design Associate of Arts option of the Arts and Sciences Transfer degree for students working toward a bachelor’s degree or the Game Interface Design Associate of Applied Science Visual Arts degree option that prepares students to enter the workforce. AACC already has a Game and Simulation Programming Associate of Science Computer Science Transfer degree option that focuses on the programming aspect of the game industry and prepares students to continue their education at a four-year institution.

      To prepare for a job in public health, AACC added a Public Health Professions Associate of Science transfer degree with two options – Health Care Management and Public Health.

      AACC created five computer technologies certificates to replace one larger one so that students could take only the ones they needed to earn specific certifications. The new ones include CISCO Certified Network (CCNA), Network Security, Advanced Network Security, Server Administration and Security and Digital Forensics – Network and Mobile Device.

      People thinking about starting or expanding a new business have new options this year, an 18-to-19-credit Business Management certificate option in Entrepreneurship and two nine-credit Letters of Recognition, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Leadership.

      Those whose job involves planning events or conferences can earn a certificate while learning about the hospitality industry with the new Event Planning and Catering certificate.

      These new offerings are part of the 49 degrees, 70 certificates and 28 letters of recognition available at AACC. Spring classes begin Jan. 18, Jan. 30 and March 12. To register or for information, visit or call 410-777-AACC (2222).