Alpena Community College

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Alpena Community College
Alpena Community College logo.png
Alpena Community College logo
MottoDiscover the value of an ACC education
TypePublic two-year
Endowment$3.3 million
PresidentDr. Donald MacMaster
Academic staff
StudentsApproximately 2,000
Location, ,
45°04′50″N 83°26′42″W / 45.080500°N 83.445090°W / 45.080500; -83.445090
Campus700-acre (2.8 km2), small-town
ColorsBurgundy and white         
AthleticsMen's basketball, Cross Country, and hockey; women's basketball, softball, and volleyball
AffiliationsACHA, MCCAA, NJCAA
MascotThe Lumberjack

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

The college offers two-year associate's degrees to students in the 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.


Alpena Community College is run on a semester schedule. Students are offered classes on campus and a multitude of online classes. 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, who 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 usually attends Alpena Community College for two years and then attends Ferris State University for the other two years. The future student must 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 an internship.


Art directors program[edit]

Right now nearly 60 percent of people who are in the art field are self-employed. Art directors make up the largest category of all artists, coming up with new designs and ways to present these designs. Art directors work on websites, articles, newspapers, and digital media. They look over this material to develop a design for publications. Usually art directors are in charge of the visual. The art directors work a normal work week, usually in offices at a firm or company. Some art directors are self-employed, and therefore they make their own work schedule and deadlines.

Psychology (Associate in Science)[edit]

This degree is intended for students who want to work in the psychology field, are pursuing an Associate in Science (AS) degree, or want to transfer to obtain a bachelor's or advanced degree in psychology. It stresses mathematics and biological factors in psychological phenomena. It can provide a foundation for clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, experimental psychology, forensic psychology, health psychology, physiological psychology, and neuropsychology. A minimum of 60 credits is needed for the Associate in Science degree.

Pre-Medicine (Associate in Science)[edit]

This degree is suitable for students going into pre-dental or pre-medical studies. This program can be altered depending on the need of any particular student, so a consultation with an academic advisor is required. A minimum of 60 credits is needed for the Associate in Science degree.

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