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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 Southern High School

Did you know you can earn AACC credit toward a Graphic and Web Design – Visual Arts Transfer (A.A.)? In addition, while completing coursework, you will begin to create a strong portfolio of work that will support future endeavors whether you plan to apply to an art school, a four-year graphic design or other art program, or complete your Graphic and Web Design – Visual Arts Transfer (A.A.) at AACC.

Fall, junior year, on-location 

  • ART-100 – Two-Dimensional Design

Spring, junior year, on-location

  • ART-106 – Introduction to Digital Design

Fall, senior year, open enrollment at AACC or online

  • ART-120 – Digital Photography I
  • ART-166 – Graphic Design 1

Spring, senior year, open enrollment at AACC or online

  • ART-170 – Web Design 1
  • ART-264 – Fundamentals of Typography 

During the entirety of the program, students will need access to the most up-to-date Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. AACC currently offers students a student discount price of about $20 per month. 

Note: AACC and Anne Arundel County public high schools meet annually to review and confirm AACC Dual Enrollment courses offered on location at AACPS high schools. 

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.

AACC will have the option of offering online courses in lieu of on-location 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 Southern

You can earn proficiency credit by completing this CTE program at Southern 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.

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


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