Alamance Community College, located in Graham, North Carolina, was founded in 1958 as a technical school designed to meet the needs of Alamance County and the state as a whole. Since its founding the school has expanded greatly from its origin as an industrial education center to full community college. During its several decades operation the campus has seen growth and development, with the additional of new facilities and the incorporation of buildings from other schools used to meet students demands and expand program offerings. As a result, the school has remained modern in its facilities and dedicated to providing the community with the best possible education. Alamance Community College is one of the many community colleges that currently comprise the North Carolina Community College System.
Alamance Community College provides a number of academic and career training programs designed to meet the needs of the community. Academic transfer programs assist students in the completion of a bachelor's degree by providing lower division and general education courses for a given major over the course of two years, followed by transfer to a four year institution to complete the final two years and earn the degree. North Carolina's public institutions have agreements in place with the North Carolina Community College System, making transfer easier for those who follow curriculum guidelines. Those choosing to apply to private or out of state schools are recommended to meet with an academic advisor in order to plan a curriculum that best suits the transfer requirements of the school or school's desired.
Career programs offer training and skill development in a given technical or vocational field. Such training and skills are necessary to become perform as a professional within the workplace. Students will learn the abilities required through practical and classroom courses designed to offer real world experience and a better overall understanding of the field. Such programs take between one and two years to complete and result in either an associate degree or certificate that allows for the pursuit of employment at the entry level immediately after graduation. Many of the programs offered reflect the job needs of the community, thus facilitating employment locally.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Alamance Community College is a public two year open enrollment institution, and as such any student who meets the minimum requirements for admission may enroll by completing and submitting the application for admission. Students will be required to provide transcripts and test scores, and may be asked to take a placement exam to ensure they meet minimum general education requirements prior to registration. Students are encouraged to participate in orientation and meet with a counselor prior to the start of their first semester.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is a standard document utilized by schools to refer to the student's financial situation and make judgments regarding need, program eligibility and awards. Students may be asked to provide additional documentation by the school to ensure the FAFSA is accurate. Financial aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year, this is due to the changing financial situation of the student and his or her family each tax year.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $2,200-$2,600
- Out-of-State: $7,900-$9,504
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $72-$86 per unit
- Out-of-State: $260-$320 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||71%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||70%||$4,563|
|Receiving Student Loans||1%||$6,220|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Alamance Community College may provide student services like:
- Online classes
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assisting students to find work
- Child care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for ACC compared to community colleges in North Carolina, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|ACC||Alamance County||North Carolina|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1961)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Alamance Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Alamance Community College.
- Durham Technical Community College in Durham, NC (27 miles away)
- Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, NC (32 miles away)
- Piedmont Community College in Roxboro, NC (33 miles away)
- Rockingham Community College in Wentworth, NC (33 miles away)
- Randolph Community College in Asheboro, NC (38 miles away)