Academic Related Courses (ACA)

Central Piedmont's Academic Related Courses (ACA) help students achieve academic, career and transfer success. Our ACA 122 College Transfer Success course is required for most programs at Central Piedmont as a way to help students get on a successful path to their career and future goals.

What You Will Learn

  • In ACA 090 Student Success Strategies, you will learn about time management, test taking, and note taking, as well as other strategies important for student success.
  • In ACA 122 College Transfer Success, you will explore careers and create a plan of action needed to enter your career path. Students learn essential academic and personal skills, and engage with support services offered at Central Piedmont. You will learn about all the program options, and how you can transfer to a university to continue your education if that is needed for your career.  

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Why Take ACA 122?

Students who have taken ACA 122 say the class helped by giving them confidence about their career choice, the choice of their major/program, and the courses they need to take while at Central Piedmont.

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Why choose Central Piedmont

We offer all students a real-world, hands-on, well-rounded education in order to provide the foundational skills and knowledge you need to succeed in any career.

Real World Education

At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.

What We Offer

  • Available Courses, Locations, and Delivery Methods

    For a full listing and descriptions of ACA courses, please visit the college catalog. Course offerings and availability are subject to change from semester to semester. Always confirm where and how (in-person, online, or combined) ACA courses are available for upcoming semesters.

    Visiting Students

    If you wish to transfer course credit back to your home institution, explore how to enroll at Central Piedmont as a visiting student.

    Continuing Education

    Central Piedmont's continuing education provides non-degree courses and programs, including job skills, industry-focused career training, certificates, certifications, professional licensure, and personal enrichment. Day, evening, weekend, and online opportunities are available.

    College and Career Readiness

    If you are looking for programs to gain the knowledge or skills necessary to finish a high school degree or to get a job, visit Central Piedmont's College and Career Readiness.

    College Credit for High School Students

    Visit Career & College Promise to learn about opportunities for high school students to earn college credit at Central Piedmont.

  • Explore Careers

    Taking ACA courses at Central Piedmont can give you the knowledge and foundation you need to succeed. Visit Career Coach for detailed career opportunities, salary information, and job openings.