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Consider getting a jump start on college by knocking out a general education credit or exploring a course in your desired field.

You’ll take classes for free and get your feet wet on what college courses are like. Remember though, your grade is part of your college transcript, so choose wisely and apply yourself!

AACC Courses at Arundel High School

Did you know you have the chance to take AACC courses at Arundel High School? Students who meet eligibility requirements* and successfully complete these courses will earn an AACC certificate in Small Business Management, beginning the pathway to complete the Associate of Applied Science degree in business management. Ask your high school counselor for details.

Prior to senior year – proficiency credit opportunity

  • ESI-103 – Introduction to Entrepreneurship (completed as proficiency credit or through open enrollment AACC course)

Junior year spring 

  • BPA-111 – Introduction to Business (ENG-101/101A eligibility recommended) (3 credits) on-location at Arundel High School
  • BPA-125 – Marketing Principles (3 credits) online asynchronous open enrollment

Senior year fall – AACC open enrollment

  • BPA-120 – Small Business Management (successful completion of BPA-111 is recommended) (3 credits)
  • BPA-162 – Business Communications (ENG-101/101A eligibility required) (3 credits)

Senior year spring – AACC open enrollment

  • BPA-127 – E-marketing (3 credits) online

*Students must meet eligibility requirements, including demonstration of ENG-101/101A eligibility, to earn an AACC certificate. Review the certificate requirements in the AACC College Catalog for details.

AACC has the option of offering online courses in lieu of on-location courses at Anne Arundel County public high schools at any time. This includes times of instructor shortages and while the local, state or federal government have determined there is a public health emergency. Cancellation of sections may occur if there are issues with instructor availability, if minimum enrollments are not met or due to other factors.

Open enrollment sections are available to both high school and non-high school students. AACC cannot guarantee available seats in sections and recommends students submit all registration paperwork to designated high school personnel prior to the first day of registration for the term at AACC.

Earn College Credit at CAT-South

Students attending the Center for Applied Technology-South (CAT-South) can earn college credits by enrolling in selected Career Technology Education (CTE) programs. You then just need to successfully complete your CAT- South program, and earn a C or better on the AACC college proficiency assessment(s). Grades below C will not be reflected on your AACC college transcript. 


More Opportunities at Arundel

You can earn proficiency credit by completing this CTE program at Arundel High School:

  • Food and Beverage Management: ProStart. The ProStart program introduces high school students to a variety of careers within the restaurant, food service and hospitality industry. Students will study and practice professional food preparation, preparation of international cuisines, food safety and sanitation, customer service relations, accounting, cost control, marketing and an introduction to aspects of lodging management. Students will follow the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation industry standard curriculum with the potential to earn a ProStart and ServSafe certification.

For information contact your high school counselor or email Judy Wilson, coordinator, Instructional Pathways and Partnerships - Secondary, at

AACC On-Site Advisor

As an Arundel High School student, you not only have access to your high school counselors and receive regular college visits from an AACC admissions advisor, but you can discuss your career and education goals with an AACC transition advisor whether or not you plan to attend AACC. Contact your Arundel counseling office for information. 


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Admissions & Enrollment Development
AACC Admissions Advisor

Emma Thompson


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Onsite Advising

Arundel High School has an AACC College Transition Advisor onsite!

Carrie Ruffo-Miller
AACC College Transition Advisor
Arundel High School 

Entrepreneurs Scholarship

$12,000 Entrepreneurs Scholarship for students who want to start businesses.

Learn about this scholarship.