Alpena Community College

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Alpena Community College
Alpena Community College logo.png
Alpena Community College logo
Motto Discover the value of an ACC education
Established 1952
Type Public two-year
Endowment $3.3 million
President Dr. Olin Joynton
Academic staff 125
Students approximately 2,000
Location Alpena, Michigan, United States
45°04′50″N 83°26′42″W / 45.080500°N 83.445090°W / 45.080500; -83.445090
Campus 700-acre (2.8 km2), small-town
Colors Burgundy and white         
Athletics Men's basketball, golf, and hockey; woman's basketball, softball, and volleyball
Mascot The Lumberjack
Affiliations ACHA, MCCAA, NJCAA
Website http://www.alpenacc.edu/

Alpena Community College (ACC) is a public two-year college located in Alpena, Michigan, United States, and was founded in 1952. The college has a 700-acre (2.8 km2) main campus in Alpena and another campus, Huron Shores, located on the former in Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, Michigan.

The college offers two-year associate's degrees to students in arts, general studies, science, and applied science. There are also one-year certificate programs in 13 concentrations, cooperative programs with six universities and three community colleges, and customized training for area businesses.

Description[edit]

Alpena Community College is run on a semester schedule. Students are offered classes on campus but a multitude of online classes are also accessible to those who are not able to attend weekly classes at the college. The fall semester generally starts in the middle of August and the spring semester starts at the beginning of January. Summer classes are only six weeks long and can be started in the middle of May or at the end of June. Alpena also offers a dual enrollment program for qualified high school students where they can attend classes on campus or online.

Alpena Community College is a small quiet college that offers several transferrable programs. Before attending Alpena Community College a student should speak with a counselor to figure out which college would accept the credits from ACC. ACC offers a 2+2 Bachelor's degree program in Nursing. A student will usually attend Alpena Community College for two years and then attend Ferris State University for the other two years. The future student will have to obtain a 2.0 grade point average in order for any credits to transfer. However, there are several other colleges that offer transferrable degrees. Just like any other college Alpena Community College offers all the courses that prepare a student for the nursing program and helps accelerate the student for their internship.

Programs[edit]

Art Directors Program[edit]

Right now nearly 60 percent of people who are in the art field are self-employed. Workers make art to create thoughts, ideas, and feelings through a variety of materials. Some use computers, pencils, watercolors, makers, and really anything. The art directors also make up the largest category of all artist coming up with new designs and ways to present these designs. Art directors work on all types of material such as web sites, articles, newspapers, and any digital media. They look over this material to develop a design for the publications. Usually art directors are in charge of the visual. The art directors work a normal workweek usually in offices or a type of firm or company. Some art directors are self-employed, there for they make their own work schedule and deadlines.

Psychology (AS)[edit]

Associate in Science

Intended for students who want to work in the psychology field, are pursuing and Associate in Science (AS) degree, or want to transfer to obtain a bachelor's or advanced degree in psychology. Stresses mathematics and biological factors in psychological phenomena. Can provide a foundation for clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, experimental psychology, forensic psychology, health psychology, physiological psychology, and neuropsychology. Refer to the Alpena Community College graduation requirements and degree distribution requirements. 60 credits minimum is needed for the Associate in Science degree.


Pre-Medicine[edit]

Associate in Science

Suitable for students going into pre-dental or pre-medical studies. Refer to the Alpena Community College graduation requirements and degree requirements. This program can be altered depending on the need of any particular student, so a consultation with an academic advisor is required. 60 credits minimum is needed for the Associate in Science degree.

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