6/29/16 ACC adding classes this fall for ABSS CTEC students

ACC adding classes this fall for ABSS CTEC students
Staff Reports , The Mebane Enterprise 6/29/16  
Reprinted with permission.      

Alamance Community College is providing more classes through its Career and College Promise (CCP) program to give ABSS high school students additional opportunities to earn tuition-free college credit.

Beginning fall 2016, Alamance-Burlington high school students can take new classes at the school system’s Career and Technical Education Center--or CTEC—that can lead to certificates in Information Technology and Advertising and Graphic Design. Both sets of classes will be taught by ACC instructors during CTEC’s 5th Block, from 3:45 to 5 p.m.

The College has been offering classes at CTEC since fall 2014. Students from all six Alamance County high schools have the opportunity to earn college credits while they earn high school elective credits. They pay no tuition, and ABSS provides transportation during regular school hours and textbooks.

The University Transfer cohort at CTEC takes college-level courses that are guaranteed to transfer to four-year universities in the UNC system.

New classes available this fall that can lead to the certificate in Information Technology are Networking Basics and Introduction to Computers. These classes are taught on alternating days so students can take both simultaneously.

Classes that can lead to a Visual Arts Certificate are Photographic Imaging I, taught the first nine weeks, and Photographic Imaging II, taught the second nine weeks. These courses teach basic/advanced camera operations and photographic production.

“By adding these classes at CTEC during 5th block, we are giving students from all ABSS high schools an opportunity to take courses that they may not otherwise have access to at their local high schools due to scheduling problems or unavailability of courses,” said Cathy Johnson, Vice President of Instruction at ACC. “Students with particular interests in computer networking or photography-videography will be able to complete these college courses tuition-free while still fulfilling their high school requirements at their local high schools.