1. Development of academic goals in preparation for transition to a four-year college/university
2. Demonstrated knowledge of college resources, services, and processes for CCC and four-year colleges/universities
3. Familiarity with the NC Comprehensive Articulation Agreement and your rights and responsibilities as a transfer student
under this agreement
4. Introduction into college culture including terminology of four-year colleges and universities
In this issue:
• Course Description
• Required Materials
• Course Goals
• Methods of Instruction
• Learning Activities
• Learning Outcomes
• Students Requirements
ACA 122 | College Transfer Success (Class = 0, Lab = 2, Credit = 1) Pre-requisites:
None | Co-requisites: None
This course provides information and strategies necessary to develop clear academic
and professional goals beyond the community college experience. Topics include the
CAA, college policies and culture, career exploration, gathering information on senior
institutions, strategic planning, critical thinking, and communications skills for a
successful academic transition. Upon completion, students should be able to develop
an academic plan to transition successfully to senior institutions. This course has been
approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course
requirement. (1 credit hour)
• .Access to the internet at least 3-4 days a week, each week (The Jim and Pasty
Rose Library is open to students Mondays-Thursdays from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm and
on Fridays from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm) If you are registered for an online course, it is
your responsibility to make sure that you have reliable internet access during the 7
weeks of the course.
• Microsoft Office 2013 is required to complete coursework. This software is
available to you for free as a student. See the HelpDesk in the Rose Library for more
• E-mail account; all students are required to use their CCC student e-mail address.
• There is no textbook needed for this course.
(please put ACA 122-713 in the subject line)
Office Hours: By Appointment and Blackboard IM
Office: 2102B Student Success Center
College Transfer Success ACA-122-713
Instructor- Tyra Silvers
Cleveland Community College
Americans with Disabilities/Section 504 RegulationsAmericans with Disabilities/Section 504 RegulationsAmericans with Disabilities/Section 504 RegulationsAmericans with Disabilities/Section 504 Regulations
If a student requires instructional modifications for this course, Disability Services-Americans with Disabilities
Act/Section 504 Regulations refer to Academic Bulletin and Student Handbook 2012*2013. The College will
make reasonable accommodations in its programs, services and facilities for disabled students and disabled
employees who are otherwise qualified. Students with special needs should contact the Student Services De-
partment for assistance such as note takers, readers, interpreters, etc.
Food and Drink in the ClassroomFood and Drink in the ClassroomFood and Drink in the ClassroomFood and Drink in the Classroom
No food or drinks are allowed in Classrooms or Labs.
Cellular Phone and Other Electronic Device UseCellular Phone and Other Electronic Device UseCellular Phone and Other Electronic Device UseCellular Phone and Other Electronic Device Use
According to College Policy, “Cleveland Community College is committed to providing an environment con-
ducive to learning. To that end, cellular phone and other electronic device use should be kept to a minimum
and conducted in areas that do not disturb others, preferably out-of-doors. If cellular phones or other elec-
tronic devices must be used while on the CCC campus, follow these procedures”:
• Turn cellular phone ringer off or set to ‘silent’ upon entering any classroom, computer lab, library, audi-
torium, or instructional area.
• Short, quiet cellular phone conversations may take place in corridors, away from doorways. Please move
extended conversations outside of the buildings.
• Move immediately to a hallway when receiving or placing calls. Take your belongings with you if you
must move to conduct a phone call.
• Be courteous to others by keeping your voice at a low volume.
• Faculty members have the right to limit the use of cell phones and other electronic devices during class
time. Violating classroom rules may result in a finding of academic dishonesty if violations occur during
examinations or individual projects. Faculty members reserve the right to confiscate any electronic device
visible during examinations or individual projects.
• Cell phones cannot be used in the library.
• Cell phones with picture taking capabilities are not allowed in restrooms, changing rooms, or locker
Using a personal computer during seated class time is a privilege extended by the instructor. The instructor
reserves the right to ask the student to defer from using a personal computer during class time.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
1. Develop a strategic plan for completing community college academic goals, including certif-
icates, diplomas, and /or associate degrees.
2. Develop a strategic plan for transferring to a university and preparing for a new career.
3. Identify the rights and responsibilities of transfer students under the Comprehensive Articu-
lation Agreement (CAA), including Universal General Education Transfer Component
(UGETC) designated courses, the Transfer Assured Admissions Policy (TAAP), the CAA ap-
peals process, and university tuition surcharge.
4. Evaluate learning strategies, including note-taking, test-taking, information processing, time
management, and memorization techniques, and identify strategies for improvement.
5. Identify essential college resources, including financial aid, advising, registration, tutoring,
library services, computer labs, and counseling services and recognize the importance of
these resources on student success.
6. Identify essential college policies and procedures, including academic integrity such as
avoiding plagiarism; calculating a GPA, and maintaining satisfactory academic progress for
financial aid eligibility and/or good academic standing.
Methods of Instruction
Internet research, course documents, utili-
zation of Cleveland Community College
resources such as the College’s website
and Academic Bulletin and Student Hand-
book, CFNC.org, Comprehensive Articula-
tion Agreement of NC, skills and aptitude
assessments, audio/video supplements
Learning about college and state transfer resources and
processes, developing critical thinking skills; setting aca-
demic and career goals; developing technology, research,
and information literacy skills; developing intra and inter-
personal skills; planning for seamless transfer to a four-
year university in order to avoid ‘transfer shock’
Inclement WeatherInclement WeatherInclement WeatherInclement Weather
The College President will
make the decision as to
whether or not classes
will be held during peri-
ods of inclement weath-
er. Announcements will
be made on local radio
and television stations. If
day classes are canceled,
night classes are auto-
matically canceled. Check
the CCC website under
“Campus News” for in-
clement weather cancel-
Cleveland Community College expects students to practice
academic honesty at all times. Academic dishonesty refers
to cheating on tests, examinations, projects, and other as-
signed work. Plagiarism, a very serious form of academic
dishonesty, is work that has been written by someone oth-
er than the student submitting the work or work obtained
from an undocumented or improperly documented re-
are responsible for documenting both direct quotations
and paraphrased material. Direct quotations must appear
within quotation marks and must be documented. Para-
phrased material (written in the student's own words but
taken from another source) must also be documented
completely and accurately.
Critical/Analytical Thinking Activities
The course follows the processes and decision-making steps
of making the transition from a community college to a four-
year, higher education institution. The course covers strate-
gies for successful transferring, including the identification
and use of community college and university resources, activ-
ities that cover university policies and procedures, assessment
and development of critical thinking skills, and development
of various academic and career plans to ensure success.
Attendance policies for students beginning
online courses are determined when a student
successfully into Blackboard andandandand completescompletescompletescompletes
the first assignment, usually Orientation assign-
ment(s) requested by instructor. Students
who do not complete at least one graded Ori-
entation assignment by the advertised
date will be dropped from the course. There
F 70 and below
Weekly Schedule and Due DatesWeekly Schedule and Due DatesWeekly Schedule and Due DatesWeekly Schedule and Due Dates
The most important thing to keep in mind as you plan your time with this course is that it will move very quickly in 7 weeks.
You cannot afford to get behind or miss assignments; otherwise your grade will suffer. Do not let that happen to you!
OrientationOrientationOrientationOrientation---- 3 assignments are due for Orientation (Orientation quiz, Orientation email, and Orientation Blog) Details and
directions are located in the Orientation link in Blackboard. All Orientation assignments are due by 9:00 pm on Friday, Sep-
tember 5, 2014
Unit 1Unit 1Unit 1Unit 1- assignments due by 9:00 pm on Friday, September 5, 2014. Details for all required assignments are located in the
Unit 1 link.
Unit 2Unit 2Unit 2Unit 2- assignments due by 9:00 pm on Friday, September 12, 2014. Details for all required assignments are located in the
Unit 2 link.
Unit 3Unit 3Unit 3Unit 3- assignments due by 9:00 pm on Friday, September 19, 2014. Details for all required assignments are located in the
Unit 3 link.
Unit 4Unit 4Unit 4Unit 4- assignments due by 9:00 pm on Friday, September 26, 2014. Details for all required assignments are located in the
Unit 4 link.
Unit 5Unit 5Unit 5Unit 5- assignments due by 9:00 pm on Friday, October 3, 2014. Details for all required assignments are located in the Unit
Unit 6Unit 6Unit 6Unit 6- assignments due by 9:00 pm on Friday, October 10, 2014. Details for all required assignments are located in the
Unit 6 link.
Unit 7Unit 7Unit 7Unit 7- assignments due by 9:00 pm on Friday, October 17, 2014. Details for all required assignments are located in the
Unit 7 link.
Evaluation -How Your Grade Will Be Determined
10% of final grade = Orientation and Unit 1 | Laying the Foundation
15% of final grade = Unit 2 | Self-assessment
15% of final grade = Unit 3 | College Resources
10% of final grade = Unit 4 | College Policies
10% of final grade = Unit 5 | College Culture
20% of final grade = Unit 6 | CAA, AA & AS, 16 state universities
20% of final grade = Unit 7 | Plans of Study
Late Work and MakeLate Work and MakeLate Work and MakeLate Work and Make----up Work Policyup Work Policyup Work Policyup Work Policy
Late assignments will notnotnotnot be accepted or graded for credit unless there are extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s
control such as illness. Documentation may be required at the discretion of the instructor.
We Care About Your Success!We Care About Your Success!We Care About Your Success!We Care About Your Success! This course is part of a student success project between our institution and Starfish Retention
Solutions. Throughout the semester, you may receive emails from Starfish® regarding your course grades or academic per-
formance. Please pay attention to these emails and consider taking the recommended actions. They are sent to help you be