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Greetings Friends!

If you live, work or play in Anne Arundel County, you likely have interacted recently with an Anne Arundel Community College graduate. Perhaps the phlebotomist who took your blood was a graduate of our 16-week program. Maybe the electrician who wired a new switch in the office apprenticed in one of our many skilled trades opportunities. And the creator of that peach cobbler croissant you inhaled Saturday morning? He may have honed his skills in AACC’s kitchens.

As president of AACC and its biggest cheerleader, I could go on about every program, but I will simply say, AACC graduates are everywhere. People in our communities are looking at their lives and choosing their own adventures to follow, and we are here to help.

We’re helping make this happen a few different ways.

Despite a global pandemic, we opened two brand new buildings on campus. The Clauson Center for Innovation and Skilled Trades was the first AACC building constructed entirely with philanthropic dollars from the community. It houses our electrical, HVAC, plumbing and sprinkler fitting apprenticeship programs, along with welding, forklift operations, framing and finish carpentry, and general contracting programs, tailored expressly to regional demand.

AACC’s other new building, a state-of-the-art home for the health and life sciences, acknowledges growing local medical needs. The Health and Life Sciences Building helps us respond in kind, with new space that allows our nursing program, along with other critical care programs, to double in size.

Not only did we do this all during COVID, we received accolades along the way, including being named the No. 1 community college in either the state or nation in computer information systems, information technology, culinary, nursing, LPN and even the No. 1 community college in the U.S. in 2021.

At AACC, we are dreamers who support dreamers. But we are not just the big idea people, we are also the big doers. By expanding our workforce development programs, we support the needs of our employers and our local economy while helping people choose their own path – their own adventure – to start and maintain successful careers.

Our accolades, our students, our graduates and their work in our community and beyond, all speak for themselves. And if you want to join, we have a place, a course, a program that’s right for you.



Our president is here to help.

Dr. Dawn Lindsay

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