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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 Crofton High School

Did you know you have the opportunity to attend AACC credit 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 the following industry recognized certifications: Network+ (CompTIA) and Security+ (CompTIA) industry certification exams. These six courses also serve as a foundation to a pathway to an Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (A.A.S.) degree.

Fall Junior Year on-location at Crofton

  • CTS-107 - Cyber Essentials (Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101/ENG 101A), 4 credit hours

Spring Junior Year on-location at Crofton

  • CTS-110 - Network Essentials (Prerequisite: CTS 107), 4 credit hours

Fall Senior Year - online or at an AACC campus location

  • CTS-140 - Network Security Fundamentals (Prerequisite: CTS 110), 4 credit hours***
  • CTS-130 - Networking 1 (Prerequisite: CTS 110), 4 credit hours***

Spring Senior Year - online or at an AACC campus location

  • CTS-131 - Networking 2 (Prerequisite: CTS 130), 4 credit hours***

Additional course - optional - not required for certificate

  • CTS-120 - Introduction to Linux (Prerequisite: CTS 110), 4 credit hours***

Note: AACC and Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) meet annually to review and confirm AACC Dual Enrollment courses offered on-location at AACPS High Schools.

*A minimum of 12 students must enroll by the date agreed at the kick off meetings. Cancellation of sections may occur if there are issues with instructor availability, if minimum enrollments are not met, or due to other factors as outlined in the AACC Dual Enrollment MOU Addendum.

**Students must meet eligibility requirements to earn an AACC certificate including demonstration of ENG 101/101A eligibility.  See AACC's College Catalog and certificate requirements for details.

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

AACC will have the option of offering online courses, in lieu of on-site courses at AACPS high schools, at any time, including in times of instructor shortages and while the local, state or federal government have determined there is a public health emergency.

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 proficiency credit by completing this CTE program at Crofton High School:

  • Food and Beverage Management: ProStartF. 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. In addition to industry certification, students also can earn college credit.
  • Early Childhood Education/Child Care.  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 childcare 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 also can earn college credit.

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


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