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ACA Classes at Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC

ACA Classes

The Student Success Center coordinates all 'ACA' classes, or academic support classes, offered for degree credit. These classes are offered to assist you with time management skills, study skills, and transition skills to a four-year university. By taking one of these courses, you will learn more about campus resources, degree and career planning, and academic strategies to assist you in meeting your academic and personal goals. 

Students who enroll in a college orientation-type course typically perform better in college than students who do not. Therefore, all students enrolling in a two-year degree program, either as a primary major or a secondary major, are required to take an ACA class within the first 15 semester hours of enrollment. Specifically, ACA 122 (College Transfer Success) is required for Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Fine Arts degrees. ACA 115 (Success & Study Skills) is required for all Associate in Applied Science degrees.

The first 15 hours includes all attempted hours (including Developmental). Students must successfully pass ACA 115 or ACA 122 with a "C" or higher for credit. If this is not accomplished on the first attempt, the student will be required to re-enroll in ACA the following term with the following exceptions: Students who enter CCC with a two-year degree will receive credit for ACA 115, but not ACA 122. Students who enter CCC with a four-year degree or higher will receive credit for ACA 115 or ACA 122. The appropriate course will be substituted based on the student’s program of study.

Career and College Promise students who have not taken ACA while in high school and become CCC students will be required to take ACA in their first semester.


Benefits of taking an 'ACA' class

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Course descriptions for ACA Classes

ACA 115 - Success and Study Skills | 0 2 1
This course provides an orientation to the campus resources and academic skills necessary to achieve educational objectives. Emphasis is placed on an exploration of facilities and services, study skills, library skills, self - assessment, wellness, goal - setting, and critical thinking. Upon completion, students should be able to manage their learning experiences to successfully meet educational goals. Basic computer skills will be introduced to students unfamiliar with computers. Example Syllabus.

ACA 122 - College Transfer Success | 0 2 1
This course provides information and strategies necessary to develop clear academic and professional goals beyond the community college experience. Topics include the CAA, college policies and culture, career exploration, gathering information on senior institutions, strategic planning, critical thinking, and communication skills for a successful academic transition. Upon completion, students should be able to develop an academic plan to transfer successfully to senior institutions. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. Example Syllabus.

The Student Guide to CCC introduces students to the resources, tools, and information available at Cleveland Community College. Much of the information in this guide is also found in greater detail in the Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook. This Student Guide supplements the information already published and online; it does not take the place of it.


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