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Proficiency Credit at AACC

Anne Arundel County Public School (AACPS) high school students admitted to Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) can be awarded AACC proficiency credit for course(s) for which they demonstrate competency through a proficiency assessment. While articulated credit awards college credit, proficiency credit has an actual grade attached to the college credit earned. 

The following high school programs currently provide opportunities for students to earn proficiency credit. Each program links to related Plans of Study which visually demonstrate how high school pathways can move into corresponding AACC degrees and certificates. 

Carpentry

CISCO

Drafting/CAD

Network Systems Administration

Environmental Resource Management

Academy of Health Professions


Follow these steps to receive proficiency credit from AACC:        

  1. Complete a Request for Proficiency Credit Assessment form and return to AACPS pathways teacher for signature;
  2. Complete an online AACC application, unless currently an AACC student;
  3. If you have a documented disability and need testing accommodations, please call AACC Disability Support Services at 410-777-2306;
  4. Proficiency assessment may only be taken one time per eligible course;
  5. A grade > C earned on proficiency assessment is recorded on the AACC student academic transcript as Proficiency Credit;
  6. A maximum of 15 academic credits may be earned through credit by proficiency assessments.

    For additional information, contact your high school program teacher, or AACC at (410) 777-2891.

View Complete List of Plans of Study