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AACC offers 54 degrees and 62 certificates through our five schools. From accounting to early childhood education, from nursing to creative writing—if you want to earn credit toward a degree or certificate, there’s an academic program here for you.

Credit Areas of Study

We've tried to make finding the right academic program easier by sorting them into broad topics. Choose one of the areas below and explore your academic options.

Architecture and Interior Design

Learn to balance right-brained creativity with left-brained precision in these award-winning programs.


Computers and Technology

Acquire problem-solving skills and technical competency within the ever-changing field of computer science and technology.


Education is a steady, rewarding profession that offers the chance to influence students' lives through teaching, administration, curriculum development and even school system planning. There are many paths to becoming a teacher and whether your interests are in adult, early childhood, elementary, secondary or special education, AACC’s TEACH Institute provides extensive support – from credit degrees and certificates to ongoing continuing professional training.


Learn to innovate, invent, build, maintain and use the tools and machines with which our world is built. In short, learn to engineer.

English and Communication

No matter what you do or where you go, a mastery of words will give you an advantage.

Health Sciences

Homeland Security and Criminal Justice

Criminal justice and public safety are at the center of many of today's pressing issues. Be a part of the solution.

Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism

Gain the skills to be an integral part of the dynamic and growing hospitality industry.

Legal Studies

Do you find the intricacies of our legal system fascinating? Does a juicy Supreme Court ruling make your day? If so, you may want to explore a career in law.


Develop analytical skills, computer-based problem-solving ability and the use of mathematical reasoning.

Performing Arts

Move, sing, act, play your way to an academic degree or certificate.


Immerse yourself in the discipline of careful observation and scientific experimentation.

Social Science

Cultivate your sense of community, art, civilization’s achievements and failures – past and present.

Visual Arts

Develop an appreciation of the visual arts across varying fields of study, artistic styles and media.

World Languages

The Department of World Languages offers credit courses in sixteen languages, from Arabic to Portuguese, Japanese to Italian. Visit the department page for a complete list. World Languages also offers a degree in the following area of study.

Build Your Own Degree

Some students come to AACC knowing exactly what they want to do. They want to be an economist or paleontologist or something you and I have never heard of. Do we have that major? Maybe. Maybe not. But don't despair, we might have something better.

Transfer Studies

The Transfer Studies, Associate of Arts (A.A.). allows you to explore different subjects or concentrate on a specific course plan while completing your state of Maryland general education requirements. If you hope to transfer to a specific program or school, one of our advisors can help structure your AACC studies specifically for that purpose.

Learn more about the Transfer Studies, A.A. from our catalog.




Are you unsure of which path to follow? Are you having trouble finding your area of interest?


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Credit Schedule of Classes

Fall 2017 Credit Schedule 232x300

Download a Schedule of Credit Classes for:
Summer 2017.
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