Alamance Community College
About Alamance Community College
Alamance Community College is located in Graham, North Carolina, 50 miles Northwest of Raleigh. The school is less than five miles from the Haw River Trail, a great location for hiking, canoeing or kayaking. Visitors can also take a step back in time by visiting Historic Snow Camp, originally a Quaker settlement that now offers an outdoor theatre with live dramas depicting the settlement's struggle during the American Revolution and participation in the Underground Railroad before the Civil War. This area of North Carolina has much to offer families, from stock car races at Ace Speedway to the Haw River Wine Trail, offering tours of five neighboring wineries along the riverbank.
Alamance Community College includes an industrial and graphics technologies division offering two programs of study. The Associate degree in advertising and graphic design can be completed in two years if students continue courses through the Summer sessions. Coursework includes computer graphics, drawing fundamentals, graphic design, typography, illustration, and multimedia design. In the last semester students will put together a portfolio of work for review and credit as a requirement of graduation. The digital and multimedia design certificate can be completed in less than one year. Required courses include computer graphics and multimedia design.
There is a computer information technology department in the business division of the school that offers several programs of study. The Associate degree in Web technologies can be completed in two years with Summer sessions. Coursework includes introduction to Web graphics and Internet multimedia, Web development tools, and Web design. The Web design certificate can be completed in less than one year, with study in Web graphics and Web design.
A variety of scholarships are available to qualified students enrolled at ACC. Some are based on financial need, while others are based on academic performance and/or departmental recommendation. Generally a student can be considered for all scholarships through submission of just one application. Available scholarships include the North Carolina Community College System Scholarship, the President's Academic Scholarship, and the Wachovia Technical Scholarship.
ACC offers many student services in an effort to help all students become successful. ACC provides an open computer lab with tutorial services, an on-campus child care facility, counseling and disability services, and job placement assistance. There are also many student organizations available to help students get more out of their college experiences. Groups include the Student Government Association, the Animal Care Club, and the Visual Arts Club, plus many honor societies and service clubs. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredited the College in December 1969.