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AACC’s Correctional and Continuing Education department offers contract training with Job Corps, the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS), Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, and Ordnance Road Correctional Center.

Our mission is to provide high-quality, accelerated career training that leads to employment in middle-skilled jobs, will pay a living wage and will act as an entry point to self-sufficiency.

A variety of affordable, year-or-less job training programs prepare students for employment in positions with good growth potential. With a focus on students entering the workforce or changing careers, all training programs have a clear career pathway and prepare students via hands-on training aligning with industry standards.

Areas and Offerings

Continuing Education

Dietary Aide

Train to become a dietary aide. A dietary aide is the person primarily responsible for preparing a healthy meal for a resident and being mindful of dietary restrictions, allergies and special concerns.

Through this training you will:

  • Learn basic safety training needs of general culinary industry.
  • Learn basic food service sanitation, kitchen equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Learn basic therapeutic diets and food preparation, food portion, and waste control.
  • Learn soft skills for employment.

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Driver Education

Learn how to become a safe, smart and confident driver with a driving course at AACC taught by Elite Driving School, a company licensed and certified by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.

Courses are available for students 16 years or older, as well as those between 15 and 16 years old.

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Forest Conservation

Prepare for Maryland's Forest Conservation Qualified Professional license with AACC's state-approved training. Study the development of site maps, Maryland plants and forest types, and reforestation plans that integrate forest conservation values into new development.  

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Human Resource Management

AACC has partnered with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer this nationally recognized program. Students who complete the program demonstrate to employers that they have acquired a valuable body of knowledge. This course utilizes the SHRM Learning System, and is taught by highly credentialed, experienced instructors.

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Notary Public

Learn how to become a notary public in Maryland and serve as an official witness to the signing of contracts, agreements and a variety of other documents, all while expanding your options for secondary streams of income. You'll learn from an experienced instructor and explore procedures, functions, moral and legal responsibilities, and prohibited practices while helping fight identity theft.

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Personal Fitness Trainer

If you’re ready to begin a new fitness career or expand your expertise, check out AACC's Personal Fitness trainer programs. Imagine leading a group fitness program at a community center, gym or health club, or traveling to clients' homes to provide one-on-one personal training. With more Americans taking a proactive role in their health, careers in this field remain popular. That’s not to mention the growing online fitness trends which allow many trainers to design and sell workouts to a virtual community.

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Pool & Spa courses

Take classes at Anne Arundel Community College and get the skills needed to be a pool or spa operator this summer! Gain the knowledge and skills needed to take the pool and spa operators certification exam. Learn about regulations, maintenance, filter systems, chemicals and forms.

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Professional Animal Worker

Do you enjoy working with animals? The professional animal worker course prepares students to assist veterinarians and veterinary technicians in caring for animals in clinics and practices nationwide.

In this training you will: 

  • Learn how to assist in kennel care, wellness exams of animals and support within the veterinary office.
  • Learn to maintain and sterilize surgical instruments and equipment.
  • Demonstrate caring and professional behavior to patients, health care teams and patient advocates.
  • Learn communication techniques, client relations, and office and hospital procedures.
  • Learn soft skills for employment.

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Project Management

Project managers, update your skills or earn a certificate with these continuing education courses. AACC's continuing education business courses are taught by highly credentialed and experienced teachers. You can benefit from the most current information in your field or explore courses in related fields. We partner with companies and professional organizations to offer nationally recognized certifications and AACC also offers continuing education certificate programs to help demonstrate to employers that you've acquired a valuable body of knowledge.

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Radio Frequency

The Radio Frequency Spectrum Management training course is an online, noncredit course designed for new and experienced spectrum managers and others who deal with spectrum-related matters. The course is comprehensive, covering the legal, regulatory and technical aspects of spectrum management in an easy-to-understand format. It's an ideal training resource for professionals working in related fields as engineers, software developers, system and network planners and technicians.

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Correctional Education

Available Programs

Contact Michele Savage at 410-777-2984 or for details on:

  • Life Skills
  • Employment Readiness
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Barbering/Stylist
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Adult Basic Skills
  • GED Preparation
  • Business Support Management

Faculty and Staff

Michele Savage, director

Laura Howard, coordinator

Amy Leydecker, coordinator

Megan Stakolosa, coordinator

Jonner Gonzalez, computer technician