ACE
ACE students earn college credit while in high school.

ACE College Credit Courses

ACE students attend college classes during the following periods:

  • Summer 2016: Two classes, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday. 6 credits.
  • Fall 2016: One class on Saturday, 9-11:45 a.m. 3 credits.
  • Spring 2017: One class on Saturday, 9-11:45 a.m. 3 credits.
  • Summer 2017: Two classes, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday. 6 credits.
  • Fall 2017: One class on Saturday, 9-11:45 a.m. 3 credits.
  • Spring 2018: One class on Saturday, 9-11:45 a.m. 3 credits.

Call the ACE office for exact dates. A total of 24 credits is possible. 

The GCC ACE Program academic focus is on the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC), to fulfill lower-division education requirements for students planning to transfer to any Arizona public community college or university. These courses satisfy the freshman and sophomore requirements of the baccalaureate degree at universities in Arizona and across the United States. 

ACE Courses:

First Year Composition

ENG081- Preparatory Academic Writing: Emphasizes preparation for college-level composition and related reading tasks with a focus on critical writing, reading, and thinking skills and processes. Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of "C" or better in ENG071 or ESL077, or permission of Department or Division. (Courses vary based on student’s placement test scores)  

ENG091 Fundamentals of Writing: Emphasis on preparation for college-level composition with a focus on organizational skills. Developing effective writing strategies through five or more writing projects comprising at least 2000 words in total. (Courses vary based on student’s placement test scores)  

ENG101 - First-Year Composition: Emphasis or rhetoric and composition with the focus on expository writing and understanding writing as a process. Prerequisites: English placement test, or a grade or "C" or better in ENG071. 

ENG102 - First-Year Composition: Emphasis on rhetoric and composition with a focus on persuasive, research-based writing and understanding writing as a process. Prerequisites: A grade of a "C" or better in ENG101.


Literacy & Critical Inquiry (L)

RDG081Reading Improvement: Designed to improve basic reading skills. Includes word recognition, prediction of contents of reading selections, and development of basic vocabulary. Emphasis on identifying main ideas and related details. Reviews following directions and the understanding of graphic materials. (Courses vary based on student’s placement test scores)  

RDG091 College Reading Skills I: Designed to improve basic reading and study skills, vocabulary and comprehension skills. Recommended to all students whose placement test scores indicate a need for reading instructions. (Courses vary based on student’s placement test scores)  

CRE101* - College Critical Reading: Apply critical inquiry skills to varied and challenging reading materials. Includes analysis, synthesis, and evaluation through at least two substantial writing and/or speaking tasks. General Education Designations: L

IFS201 - Research in the Digital Age: Development of skills and competency in accessing, evaluating and using information resources while examining the social and historical context, as well as the technological implications of the use and organization of information. General Education Designations: L


Computer Science (CS)

CIS105 - Survey of Computer Information Systems: Overview of computer technology, and word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. This includes programming and use of the Internet. Exploration of relevant emerging technologies. (Computer Usage credit/CS) General Education Designations: CS


Humanities and Fine Arts (HU)

ENH110 Introduction to Literature: Introduction to international literature through various forms of literary expression; e.g., poetry, drama, essay, biography, autobiography, short story, and novel. Provides a global overview of literature with special emphasis on diverse cultural contributions of women, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans. General Education Designations: HU

REL100* - World Religions: The development of various religions from the prehistoric to modern times. Political, economic, social and geographic relationships among world religions. Consideration of both Eastern and Western religions. General Education Designation: G, HU

PHI101 - Intro to Philosophy: General consideration of human nature and the nature of the universe. Knowledge, perception, freedom, and determinism, and the existence of God. General Education Designation: HU


Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB)

AJS101 - Intro to Criminal Justice: An introduction to crime and society's response to it. Examines the nature and causes of crime, the criminal law, constitutional safeguards, and the organization and operation of criminal justice system including the police, courts, jails, prisons, probation and parole departments, and community corrections agencies. Covers the history of the criminal justice system, terminology and career opportunities. General Education Designations: SB

COM100* - Introduction to Human Communication: Theory and practice of communication skills in public, small group, and interpersonal settings. Includes study of the speech communication process. (Oral Communication credit) General Education Designations: SB

GCU122* - World Geography II: Western Hemisphere: Description and analysis of variations in social, economic, and political phenomena in major world regions. Emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Anglo America. General Education Designations: G, SB

PSY101 - Introduction to Psychology: To acquaint the student with basic principles, methods and fields of psychology such as learning, memory, emotion, perception, physiological, developmental, intelligence, social and abnormal. General Education Designation: SB

PSY132* – Psychology and Culture: Presents current knowledge about human diversity in behavior and culture using examples from a variety of contexts within western and global societies.  Highlights topics in cross-cultural psychology, such as inter-group relations, diverse cognitive styles, ethnocentrism, gender, personality, emotion, language, communication, work and health.   The role of enculturation throughout the lifespan will be explored to increase awareness of how behavioral and cognitive principles affect interactions in a multi-cultural world.  General Education Designation: C, SB, G

SOC101 - Introduction to Sociology: The systematic study of social behavior and human groups, particularly the influence of culture, socialization, social structure, stratification, social institutions, differentiation by region, race, ethnicity, sex/gender, age, class, and socio/cultural change upon people's attitudes and behaviors. Prerequisites: None. General Education Designations: SB

SOC140- Race and Ethical Relations: Examines how the social construction of race shapes social interaction and social institutions. Explores the consequences of power, privilege and oppression among major ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Prerequisites: None. General Education Designations: SB, C


Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (C)

PSY132* – Psychology and Culture: Presents current knowledge about human diversity in behavior and culture using examples from a variety of contexts within western and global societies.  Highlights topics in cross-cultural psychology, such as inter-group relations, diverse cognitive styles, ethnocentrism, gender, personality, emotion, language, communication, work and health.   The role of enculturation throughout the lifespan will be explored to increase awareness of how behavioral and cognitive principles affect interactions in a multi-cultural world.  General Education Designation: C, SB, G


Historical (H) or Global Awareness (G)

GCU122* - World Geography II: Western Hemisphere: Description and analysis of variations in social, economic, and political phenomena in major world regions. Emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Anglo America. General Education Designations: G, SB

PSY132* – Psychology and Culture: Presents current knowledge about human diversity in behavior and culture using examples from a variety of contexts within western and global societies.  Highlights topics in cross-cultural psychology, such as inter-group relations, diverse cognitive styles, ethnocentrism, gender, personality, emotion, language, communication, work and health.   The role of enculturation throughout the lifespan will be explored to increase awareness of how behavioral and cognitive principles affect interactions in a multi-cultural world.  General Education Designation: C, SB, G

REL100* - World Religions: The development of various religions from the prehistoric to modern times. Political, economic, social and geographic relationships among world religions. Consideration of both Eastern and Western religions. General Education Designation: G, HU


Oral Communication

COM100* - Introduction to Human Communication: Theory and practice of communication skills in public, small group, and interpersonal settings. Includes study of the speech communication process. (Oral Communication credit) General Education Designations: SB


Critical Reading

CRE101* - College Critical Reading: Apply critical inquiry skills to varied and challenging reading materials. Includes analysis, synthesis, and evaluation through at least two substantial writing and/or speaking tasks. General Education Designations: L


General Electives

CPD150 – Strategies for College Success: Focus on increasing student success through college orientation and personal growth, study skills development, and educational and career planning.

 

* Indicates courses that fulfill 2 or more core requirements.

Associate in Arts (AA) Degree Checksheet

Contact:

Building: Administration (A) -150
Phone: (623) 845-3094
Fax: (623) 845-3132
Email: ACEPlus@gccaz.edu
Hours of Operation

Fall/Spring

Tues.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Summer

Mon.- Thurs. 7 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.