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Proficiency Credit at AACC

Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) and Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) have joined together to create a proficiency agreement. This legal agreement describes how AACPS high school students admitted to 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. 

Academy of Health Professions



Environmental Resource Management

Homeland Security Signature

Interactive Media Production

IT Networking Academy (CISCO)

Network Systems Administration

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. Steps to completing an AACC online application;
  4. Review the proficiency agreement;
  5. Meet any additional requirements as identified in the AACPS/AACC proficiency agreement;
  6. If you have a documented disability and need testing accommodations, please call AACC Disability Support Services at 410-777-2306;
  7. Proficiency assessment may only be taken one time per eligible course;
  8. A grade > C earned on proficiency assessment is recorded on the AACC student academic transcript as Proficiency Credit;
  9. 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