Academic Related Courses (ACA)


    • CPCC’s ACA courses help students achieve academic and transfer success.
    • Classes are offered at all CPCC campuses and online in a variety of 4, 8, 12 and 16 week formats to meet the student needs.
    • ACA 111 and 122 provide 1 credit hour. ACA 111 is one contact hour per week and ACA 122 is 2 contact hours per week.
    • ACA 090 and 118 are 2 credit hours with 3 contact hours per week.

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          ACA 090: Student Success Strategies

          ACA 090, Student Success Strategies, is a 3 credit developmental course that is designed to help developmental students be successful from the onset of their college experience. This course is intended to provide students with skills and strategies to promote success in college, career, and life. Topics include the College’s physical, academic, and social environment, personal development and the cultivation of learning strategies essential for student success. Upon completion, students should be able to manage their learning experiences to meet educational and life goals.

          ACA 111: College Student Success

          This course introduces the College’s physical, academic, and social environment and promotes the personal development essential for success. Topics include campus facilities and resources; policies, procedures, and programs; study skills; and life management issues such as health, self-esteem, motivation, goal-setting, diversity, and communication. Upon completion, students should be able to function effectively within the college environment to meet their educational objectives.

          ACA 118: College Study Skills

          This course covers skills and strategies designed to improve study behaviors. Topics include time management, note taking, test taking, memory techniques, active reading strategies, critical thinking, communication skills, learning styles, and other strategies for effective learning. Upon completion, students should be able to apply appropriate study strategies and techniques to the development of an effective study plan.

          ACA 122: College Transfer Success

          This course provides information and strategies necessary to develop clear academic and professional goals beyond the community college experience. Topics include the CAA, college culture, career exploration, gathering information on senior institutions, strategic planning, critical thinking, and communications skills for a successful academic transition.  Upon completion, students should be able to develop an academic plan to transition successfully to senior institutions. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferrability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.