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Learning Formats

AACC offers the flexibility needed to suit your individual lifestyle and needs with courses and programs that are face-to-face, online, hybrid (combination of face-to-face and online) or held only weekends. Credit students should also check out our learning communities. 


Traditional (Face-to-Face)
Students may take credit, noncredit or credit/noncredit share classes at AACC’s Arnold campus or its facilities at the Glen Burnie Town Center, AACC at Arundel Mills: A Regional Higher Education Center or in a number of schools and senior centers around the county. The face-to-face classes meet at a designated time and place and can be held during the day, evenings or weekends.

Online
Online classes are conducted via the Internet, allowing students to attend around work or home schedules Most online credit courses follow a set schedule and provide opportunities for instructor-student, student-student, and student-content interactions. Some classes may require meetings for quizzes or to take exams in a testing center.

Most noncredit, continuing education courses are self-paced and are indicated as such in the course description, but some courses require real-time online web conference sessions. Many courses are offered in partnership with private educational organizations such as Ed2go or other colleges. Visit AACC’s Virtual Campus for more information.

Hybrid
Hybrid classes are a combination of online instruction and traditional face-to-face instruction. The online portion varies from 50-75 percent of the instruction.

Weekend
AACC offers students the ability to take up to 50 percent or more of the required courses to earn a degree, certificate or professional certifications on the weekends only. For a full list of these programs, visit the Weekend College webpage.

Learning Communities
Learning Communities links two or more courses aruond a common theme. By connecting subjects through readings and assignments, understanding of the material is easier and learning is improved. Furthermore, you'll work with the same community of students in each classes, helping each other succeed and making friends along the way. the instructors work together to reinforce and space assignments so that tests rarely fall on the same day. For a full list of courses that make up each learning community visit the learning community web page.