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Noncredit Age Requirements

AACC's noncredit courses are open to anyone with or without a diploma or degree who is 16 years or older by the first day of class. Classes for younger than 16 years old are offered through Kids in College and Family Time Intergenerational courses. For intergenerational courses, all youths must register and be accompanied by a registered adult.

Noncredit Course Cancellations

The college may cancel a course that lacks sufficient enrollment a week before it is scheduled to begin. When a course is canceled, we make every effort to notify all registered students promptly. A full refund is processed automatically unless the student elects to transfer to another course or section. You can help avoid cancellations by registering at least two weeks before the starting date.

Wait List Procedures

The wait list is an electronic roster of eligible students who are waiting for a seat to become available in a closed (filled) section. The wait list stores names in order of request to allow access to seats that may become available. There are no wait list limits for noncredit courses.

If a seat becomes available in a Continuing Education/noncredit course, the system will automatically call you at your phone number on record. You are required to call the Instructional Support Center within 24 hours at 410-777-2325 to complete your registration or you will lose your position on the wait list.

You can use MyAACC to view your wait lists, monitor your position on your wait lists and remove yourself from any unwanted wait lists.

Unscheduled Closings

When severe weather or other emergency conditions occur, listen to local radio, TV stations or check the college's home page or Sign up for a text message alert to your cell phone and email address by going to the Campus Alerts page.

Every attempt will be made to reschedule classes that have been impacted by an emergency closing. However, we reserve the right to update the course schedule depending upon the availability of resources. For the most up to date course offerings, visit us on the Web at

When the college closes, all classes at all on-campus and off-site locations are canceled for the day. The college does not necessarily close when Anne Arundel County public schools close; however, when public schools close for inclement weather or emergencies all AACC classes at public school locations are canceled.

When Anne Arundel County public schools close as a result of scheduled (nonemergency) closings, AACC classes will meet.

Late Openings

When the college opens late due to severe weather or other emergency conditions, all continuing education courses scheduled to begin prior to the opening time will be canceled for that day.

Credit/Noncredit Share

Select courses may be taken for either academic credit or on a noncredit basis. For credit registration information, call 410-777-2243. If you are enrolled in a credit/noncredit share as a noncredit student you will not earn academic credit. However, with the instructor’s written permission, you may transfer to credit status during the first three weeks (or nine classroom hours) of the course. Continuing education staff can explain the simple transfer procedures.

Noncredit Course Advertisements

Courses and class schedules listed in the Noncredit Schedule of Classes, promotional literature and on this website are subject to change. The college regrets any discrepancies or typographical errors. This website, the Noncredit Schedule of Classes and any promotional literature are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and the college.

Personal Finance Instruction

AACC's personal finance instructors do not provide advice on specific investments. Neither AACC nor the instructor is responsible for any investments students make. 

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

AACC cannot confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in states other than Maryland. If you plan to apply for licensure in a state other than Maryland, contact that state’s licensing board to determine whether the AACC course or program meets requirements for licensure in that state. If you need assistance finding contact information for your state, or if you need additional information regarding professional licensure, please contact the school of continuing education and workforce development Instructional Support Center at 410-777-2325.