If your son or daughter is thinking about going back to school, you probably have some questions. This is a very important decision for your child as well as you. Keep reading or come by and see us. We'd love to show you around.
"I was a single mother, I needed a career, I needed change, and I needed to do something for myself. I started off as a student. I worked out in the medical field with patients, where I got to work with them one on one. And now I am an instructor. I love what I do. I can't even imagine what I'd be doing right now (if it weren't for ACC)."
Your son or daughter is considering going back to school. We're excited for them and know that you are too. The next several months will be full of challenges and excitement as they learn and prepare for their future. Your support is important. We'd love to have you involved from the first admissions interview right on through to graduation. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.
Below are some questions that parents frequently ask:
How is my child going to pay for school?
Every student's situation is different, so our Financial Aid Officers work with students on an individual basis to help them find the funds for which they qualify. Part of their job is to help students keep it all straight and make sure they've filled out the proper forms in the proper manner.
What are the classes like?
Generally speaking, each program is a combination of traditional classroom learning and hands-on clinical and laboratory experience. Most courses also require an externship. All of this is geared toward preparing your son or daughter for the real world.
We invite all prospective students to visit the campus and observe the teaching environment. We'd like to extend that invitation to you as well.
What happens after graduation?
Our job doesn't end when the diplomas and certificates are handed out. We take our career services seriously. We can't guarantee employment, but we can guarantee that we'll do everything we can to help get their career started. We offer help with resume writing, interviewing and other job search skills. ACC graduates are also welcome to return and audit classes free of charge as long as they're in the health care industry.
*US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Career Guide to Industries, 2010-11