As a new student working towards a diploma or associate degree, you will be required to take an ACA course designed to facilitate your first semester of transition and adjustment to college. These courses are designed to introduce you to college resources, help you map out your education plan, select a major when you’re ready, set some goals for yourself and dust off those study skills so necessary for your success!
A College Student Success course is required and must be completed within the first twelve credit hours.
Which ACA Course Should I Take?
Career Path – plan to complete a degree at Craven and go directly into a career.
ACA 111 – College Student Success
1 contact, 1 credit hour
Transfer Path – plan to earn a Bachelor’s Degree
ACA 122 – College Transfer Success
2 contact, 1 credit hour
Required for students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution after Craven.
Who Does Not Need to Take ACA?
Students are required to successfully complete ACA 111 or ACA 122 unless they have:
- Successfully completed a course equivalent at another regionally accredited college or university.
- Previously earned an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
- Students admitted directly into the following programs do not take an ACA course, but instead take an orientation course from their program: Health Information Technology – HIT 110, Medical Assisting – MED 110, Pharmacy Technology – PHM 110, and Physical Therapy Assistant – PTA 110.
- Students planning to transfer to get their bachelor’s in Engineering should take EGR 150.
If students switch programs they should consult with an academic advisor to verify if they need to take a different course for their new program as HIT 110, MED 110, PHM 110, PTA 110, and EGR 150 cannot be substituted for a required ACA course.