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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.

While in high school, you’ll be able to 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! We recommend working with your admissions advisor to pick out the right classes for you. 

Learn more about enrolling in ECAP.

AACC Courses at Crofton High School

While you can take any classes that you are eligible for at any of our locations, the pathway below offers some courses on location at Crofton High School!

Students who meet eligibility requirements and successfully complete these courses will earn an AACC certificate in network security. Students successfully completing the courses below and meeting eligibility criteria will be eligible to receive the certificate. This program provides partial foundation for Network+ (CompTIA) and Security+ (CompTIA) industry certification exams. These six courses also serve as a foundation to a pathway for the Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (A.A.S.) degree.

Fall – junior year

On-site at Crofton High School

Spring – junior year

On-site at Crofton High School

Fall – senior year

Offered at an AACC location or online

  • CTS-140 – Network Security Fundamentals
  • CTS-130 – Networking 1

Spring – senior year

Offered at an AACC location or online

Additional course (optional):

Not required for certificate

  • CTS-120 – Introduction to Linux

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 Crofton

You can earn articulated college credit by completing one of the following CTE programs at Crofton High School:

Project Lead the Way

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is an Anne Arundel County Public Schools' CTE instructional program that incorporates the national standards of The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Science Standards and the International Technology Education Association. The program prepares you for further education and careers in:

Specialty courses are selected by the school and not all courses are offered at every PLTW school. For a list of required courses, contact your high school counselor. This high school completer program offers college credit. For information email Melanie Coleman at

You can earn proficiency credit by completing one of the following CTE programs at Crofton High School:

Early Childhood Education: Child Development Associate (CDA)

The Early Childhood Education/Child Care Services program follows the high school Child Development Associate (CDA) Program of the National Credentialing Program. The CDA is nationally transferable, most widely recognized, credible and valid credential in the Early Childhood Education field. Students may earn the CDA in center-based programs, family child care and home visitors. Students complete 120 clock hours of child development education and 480 hours of experience working directly with children in licensed facilities. In addition to industry certification, students can also earn college credit.

For more information, contact your high school counselor or email Melanie Coleman, Instructional Pathways and Partnerships, Secondary, at

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 and marketing, and will receive 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  Melanie Coleman, Instructional Pathways and Partnerships, Secondary, at


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