The transition from high school to college can be difficult. The Center for Academic Engagement (CAE) provides Academic Success Classes (ACA) to teach you the skills you need to succeed in college and at work.

If you’re new to college, need a refresher after a long break from school, or are majoring in certain career and technical programs, you’ll want to take ACA-111, College Student Success, during your first semester at GTCC, where you’ll learn tricks for time management, note-taking, study skills, and more.

If you’re transferring to a four-year university, ACA-122, College Transfer Success, will help you develop academic and professional goals, as well as create a transfer plan. Take ACA-122 in your first semester.

Other CAE Resources To Help You Succeed

  • On-campus Tutoring
  • Online Tutoring – GTCC students have access to 5 hours per semester of online tutoring sessions through  Access after you log into Moodle. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Titan Hub – The CAE provides a computer lab on the 3rd floor of the LRC that has study areas, printer and scanner capabilities, as well as Windows- and Mac-based computers. It is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon. – Thurs. and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.
  • Taking Anatomy & Physiology? Learn more about SPARK
  • Titan Link
    Titan Link provides resources and information that assists with non-academic challenges such as housing, transportation, food insecurity, child care, and emergency loan/grant/scholarship application access for GTCC.

Frequently Asked Questions

ACA-111 is required by two programs: the Aviation Management and Career Pilot Technology Program and the Welding Technology Certificate Program.

Anyone transferring to a 4-year college or university needs to take ACA-122 in their first semester. Each university in the North Carolina system has different course requirements for the first two years of college, so one purpose of ACA-122 is for students to determine what classes they need to take at GTCC in order to transfer to a university with junior standing.