Allen County Community College
About Allen County Community College
Allen Community College's main campus is located in Iola, Kansas, in the Neosho River Valley. The small city is within a two-hour drive to Kansas City, Wichita, and Topeka. The city itself offers golf courses, a country club, and a classic drive-in theater. For history buffs, Iola has the Allen County Historical Museum as well as the Old Jail Museum, plus the Allen County Veteran's Memorial Wall. The city's Bowlus Fine Arts Center also hosts the Buster Keaton Celebration one weekend each September "to celebrate the genius of Buster Keaton through the study of his art and influence upon the motion picture industry."
Allen Community College offers a two-year AS degree in computer aided design that includes Web page development, engineering graphics, and visual basic study. Students may also choose the Manufacturing Technology certificate, which focuses entirely on computer aided design and engineering graphics and can be completed in less than one year. In the field of art, students can complete a two-year AA degree studying drawing, design, and painting. Students with an AA degree in art can continue on to study architecture, fashion, computer graphics, illustration, computer animation, and various other design careers.
ACC awards institutional scholarships to both full-time and part-time students. Scholarships available to full-time students include the Presidential Scholarship, Dean's Scholarship, and Merit Scholarship. Part-time students may be eligible for a small scholarship each semester once at least twelve credit hours at Allen have been completed. Allen County residents may be eligible for the Allen County Grant each semester. Allen also offers Early Start Scholarships for summer school to first-time students needing developmental education. Allen also offers athletic and activity-based scholarships.
ACC students can participate in many activities including Concert, Pep, or Jazz Band, Choir or Madrigal/Jazz Singers, Theater, and Yearbook. Opening Week includes nightly activities such as Casino Night and the annual Hall Olympics. Organizations such as the Student Senate and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society are present as well. Students have access to services including free peer tutoring at the Student Success Center and the Writing Center, job assistance on the Career and Workforce Development Web site, a centrally-located campus library, and eight computer labs available across campus.