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The AAC offers classes in basic skills essential for college success.

Enroll in an AAC class and receive one-on-one instruction and a personalized curriculum!

The AAC offers classes in basic skills essential for meeting the demands of college:

  • AAC 100 Study Skills 
  • AAC 102 Basic Spelling
  • AAC 106 Vocabulary Development
  • AAC 112 Basic Math Review
  • AAC 113 Algebra Preparation
  • AAC 120 Individualized Study

AAC classes are different

Academic Achievement Center classes follow a hybrid format. Although some work will be done online, attendance at weekly face-to-face meetings is required. Meetings with the AAC professor will take place in the AAC (LIB, first floor) or via Zoom.

At these meetings, the AAC professor will review your progress, give you tests and provide you with personalized help.

AAC classes follow a self-instructional format with flexible scheduling. Because they do not meet on a set schedule, you will see "TBA" when you look at the meeting days and time in the online registration system. AAC classes require students to study independently with the assistance of learning specialists who are on duty; they do not have formal lectures.

Prior to the start of class, the AAC professor will contact you to set an appointment for the first meeting, which will include an orientation to the class. It is very important that you attend the first meeting after classes start. If you do not attend, you may be dropped from the course.

AAC requirements for course success

With the exception of AAC 102 Basic Spelling, you will be required to pass a set number of tests with 70% competency, complete a course notebook, and take a post-test in order to pass the course. For more information, email Professor Jeffrey Merritt.

Individualized Study

If you enroll in Individualized Study, a specific program will be designed for you. Your visits to the AAC must be spent on that program. You can't come in and study other subjects and have those hours count toward the hourly requirement. This class is generally recommended only for students who have already taken one of the other AAC classes and would like to continue building their skills in that subject area.

Choose the best course for you

You decide what classes may best address any problems you may be having with college-level classes.

To decide which AAC course to take, ask yourself which of the following statements best describes your situation:

It has been many years since I have been in school and I am afraid I will not be able to keep up. How should I begin?

  • AAC 100 Study Skills

I am a non-native English language speaker and need help with English.

  • AAC 102 Basic Spelling
  • AAC 106 Vocabulary Development

When I take notes in class, I get "lost" or I don't know what to write down. After class, my notes are so messy I cannot understand them.

  • AAC 100 Study Skills

I am scared to death of taking tests. No matter how hard I study, I "blank out" when it comes time to take the test.

  • AAC 100 Study Skills

I often have trouble reading because I do not understand the words.

  • AAC 106 Vocabulary Improvement

I am a chronically bad speller. I make spelling mistakes such as "stoped," "comeing," "condishun" and "basicly."

  • AAC 102 Basic Spelling

I have dropped my algebra class several times. I have trouble keeping up with the instructor.

  • AAC 112 Basic Math Review
  • AAC 113 Algebra Preparation

I have already taken an AAC course, but I want to study more about the same topic.

  • AAC 120 Individualized Study