Academic Success Classes (ACA)

The transition from high school to college can be difficult. ACA courses will 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.

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.