The Achieving College and Career Advancement department is here to support you in achieving your academic goals. Our focus is supporting you wherever you are in your educational journey. We have course offerings for if you are a first-time student who just graduated high school, if you are returning to school after a break or if you are just looking for ways to improve.
Our courses provide you with information and resources available at AACC, assist with academic and career planning and they offer techniques to improve study habits and promote personal skills. Our goal is to help you maximize your opportunities to succeed in college and beyond.
ACA-100: Student Success Seminar is a 1-credit course open to new and returning college students. The course helps you learn to study better, manage time more effectively, set attainable academic goals and access critical college resources.
Learn more about ACA-100 in our video:
ACA-110: Success in the Online Classroom is a 1-credit course designed to help you be successful in the online classroom. You will learn appropriate online communication skills, discover available resources and support, identify time management and organization techniques, and practice actively participating in an online course.
ACA-120: Achieving Career Readiness is a 1-credit course open to college students who want to investigate career options or who are ready to enter the workforce. You will discuss your passions, match your academic goals to your career goals, create a résumé, practice interviewing skills, identify job search strategies and learn effective communication skills.
Our faculty come from a variety of areas and bring many experiences to the ACA-100, ACA-110 and ACA-120 classes. Some of our faculty members work in other college departments, such as academic advising or tutoring, some work in other academic areas and some work in other professions, such as teaching, accounting or social work. What they all have in common is their dedication to helping students like you be successful. Here are some of the faculty members you will meet in ACA courses.
Interdisciplinary Assistant Professor and Chair
Mary Bachkosky, JD
Associate Professor, Legal Studies Institute
Student Success and Retention Advisor
Academic and Transfer Advisor
Audra Butler, Ed.D.
Director of Assessment and Instructional Innovation
Professor, World Languages
Robert Hurd, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator, Internships
Manager, Event Services
Director, Information Center
Marjorie Rawhouser, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Transfer Advising
Khadijat Richmond, Ed.D.
Director of Transfer Advising
Darian Senn-Carter, Ed.D.
Interim Director and Professor, Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Institute
Assistant Director, Center for Faculty and Staff Development
Director, Response Center
Director of Transfer, Articulation and Career Alignment
Assistant Director, Testing and Assessment Services