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The mission of Alpena Community College is to meet lifelong learning needs by providing educational opportunities through effective stewardship of resources.
- Present and position ACC as a compelling, attractive institution of choice for all learners
- Achieve excellence in program areas of transfer, occupational/technical, developmental, community and continuing education
- Serve as a primary center for regional economic development, diverse programming, recreational/wellness opportunities, and cultural enrichment
- Foster an environment of learning that embraces change, cultural diversity, personal accountability, and global thinking
- Conduct college business with a view to developing partnerships and alliances to expand learning opportunities
Where we're located
The Alpena Community College main campus is situated on 700 acres in Alpena, Michigan, just a short distance from Lake Huron. Our Huron Shores Campus in Oscoda serves residents in and around Iosco County. In addition, we offer selected classes in Rogers City, Whittemore and Tawas City.
Who we serve
ACC offers two-year degrees, one-year certificates, customized training and cultural opportunities to all of Northeast Michigan. Each semester, we attract more than 2,000 credit students of diverse ages and backgrounds.
About two-thirds of our students live in the Alpena area, while the remaining one-third or so come from neighboring Alcona, Iosco, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties. In addition, the national reputation of some of our programs attract students from elsewhere in Michigan and throughout the United States.
A little history
Founded in 1952, Alpena Community College offered classes at Alpena High School (then on Second Avenue) until the current campus was established in 1957. We were part of the Alpena K-14 public school system until 1979, when district voters decided the college should be independent and governed by its own Board of Trustees.
Several additions and expansions over the years - including the establishment of the Huron Shores Campus in 1969 - helped us accommodate the growing demand for educational programs, while extending our services throughout the entire Northeast Michigan region.
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Read on for more details about ACC's history.