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- Business and Liberal Arts
- Career and Technical Education
- Science, Math, and Agriculture
- Associate degree
Continuing Professional: No
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): No
Most Popular Majors
- Fire Science and Fire Fighting: Unknown
- General Construction Trades: Unknown
- General Studies: Unknown
- Nursing Assistant: Unknown
Special Study Options
Distance Learning Opportunities: Yes
Study Abroad: No
Weekend/Evening College: Yes
Teacher Certification: No
Classes can have at least 12 students and at most 35 students. Such small classes allow instructors to give sufficient attention to each student.
Given the small size of the classes, students usually have good relationships with their professors, even beyond the classrooms. Some professors will even schedule a retreat out of their work schedule to get with the students.
Testing & Grading Procedures
AWC's grading policy is as follows: A is exceptional (four points per credit), B is good (three points per credit), C is satisfactory (two points per credit), D is unsatisfactory (one point per credit), and F is unsatisfactory (zero points per credit). Depending on the instructors, students may have homework, quizzes, tests, and exams throughout the semester, and each type of assessment will contribute to a certain percentage of the final grade. For example, homework can be 5 percent, quizzes 10 percent, tests 35 percent, and midterms and final exams 50 percent.
Typical Lecture - Single Day
A typical lecture usually starts with a quick review of materials viewed during previous lectures, then the professor will go through new material. Discussion usually takes place for students to undertand the new material, with a learning check session at the end. Finally, depending on the professor, students may have a quiz before the end of the lecture.
Typical Course - Start to Finish
On the first day of class, students are given the course syllabus which contains all of the information about the course, including the course description and policies, the assessment methods and tentative schedule, and the instructor contact information and office hours. For the subsequent sessions, students will be exposed to new material. Assessments will take place according to the schedule given on the syllabus. Usually students have a midterm exam and final exam.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
- Registration for classes sometimes takes a long time for new students who are not familiar with the online registration process.
- The minimum number of students for a class to start is 12. Sometimes a class will get canceled for not having enough students.
- There are a lot of scholarship opportunities at AWC, but most students do not take advantage of them because they are not aware of them.
Tips to Succeed
- Take advantage of extra-credit opportunities that some professors offer for participating in events related to the course or for going to the tutoring center.
- Take advantage of the free tutoring offered by the Student Success Center; subjects include math, writing, chemistry, and physics, just to name a few.
- Talk with professors during their office hours. Instructors have office hours on campus so that students can walk in to get the help they may need on material they don't understand in class.
African American: 4%
Asian American: 2%
Native American: 1%
Average Faculty Salary
Did You Know?
Priority registration is a system that allows students who have already accumulated a certain number of credits toward their major to register for classes before other students.