Associate in Arts
61 credits

The Associate Degree in Behavioral Health prepares graduates to have the educational foundation to serve as “Behavioral Health Aides” as determined by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. The emphasis requirements ensure that students receive clinical instruction in order to obtain the fundamental knowledge, skills, and ethical principles for professional entry-level work in the behavioral health field. The emphasis focuses on Alaskan Native issues presented in rural Alaskan environments and may provide a basis for continued study in human services related programs.

The Associate Degree in Christian Ministry prepares graduates to take on entry-level ministry positions. The degree requirements ensure that graduates have the Bible and Theological training along with the general education background necessary to serve in any church, but particularly those in rural Alaskan settings.

The Associate Degree in Paraprofessional Education prepares graduates to serve as “highly qualified Paraprofessional Classroom Aides” as determined by the United States Department of Education. The degree requirements ensure that graduates meet the requirements to be highly qualified to serve as Paraprofessional classroom aides in any K-8 classroom, but particularly those in rural Alaskan settings.


Certificate of Biblical Studies
30 credits

The one-year Certificate of Biblical Studies is designed for students who desire a strong biblical foundation in preparation for further study at ACC, at another college, or for effective ministry in a local context.  The program provides Bible, ministry, and general education courses to help equip student to become all that God has created them to be and to equip them with the educational and life skills needed to be engaged citizens in their communities.

To receive a Certificate of Biblical Studies, a student must pass 30 required credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0. Students should attempt no fewer than 15 credit hours per semester.

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Academic Credit

A unit of academic credit is the measure of the total time commitment an average student is expected to devote to learning per week of study. One unit of credit represents a total of three hours per week of of in-class and out-of-class work (Carnegie Unit of Credit). In this context, an hour is defined as 50 minutes. For traditional delivery methodologies, one unit of academic credit equals: 1 hour of lecture or seminar, and two hours of study per week, or 2 hours of laboratory, studio, or similar activities and one hour of study per week.

For a complete description of programs and courses download the ACC Academic Catalog 2017-18.