Alpena Community College Reviews
Alpena Community College is a great college to start your education. I was able to finish all my prerequisites for a low cost! The professors are amazing and able to work with students one on one. The community surrounding the area is very kind, lots to do and full of life. The class sizes are small and allow for the students and professors to make friendly personal connections. There are a lot of important utilities offered to the students here as well, such as a computer lab, library, dining commons, gym, workout room, and more!
I love the range of programs offered at ACC. For such a small community college, there are multiple career and technical programs that a student can enroll in, complete, and have a nearly guaranteed job in a well-paying field. Without requiring transfer or additional studies, a student can graduate with immediate employment in nursing, welding, utility tech, concrete tech, auto body repair, and many others.
Alpena Community College is a very nice college and a very good starter school. The tuition is affordable especially for north east Michigan. Most instructors are helpful and the classes are ran pretty good. I am prepared for my next phase of education and perusing my bachelors else where.
Alpena Community College is an excellent school to attend. All of my professors thus far have been fair and knowledgeable. The board of directors is willing to converse with students as well as do what they can to improve the school. A welcoming community that is open to varying opinions.
I love the small class sizes at Alpena Community College. The student/professor ratio makes a friendly learning environment and professors are often available to their students.
I liked attending Alpena Community College because of the smaller class sizes, which enabled students to have more one on one time with the professors. The faculty at Alpena Community College is extremely intelligent and helpful! My only complaint about Alpena Community College would be the ever-rising tuition rates. Part of the campus is located right on the river, so the surrounding area is certainly beautiful!
Alpena Community College offers extremely professional educational services. For a small town college they offer a wide range of courses and degrees. Every professor I have met is helpful, caring and kind. Administrative representatives go out of their way to ensure everything runs smooth.
The professors and staff are extremely helpful in providing a successful learning environment. The college provides a wide variety of classes that can be transferred to many different universities. Also, they have a great nursing program. The science department at this community college is great, and offers some high level courses.
Alpena community college is small in size but love the individual attention you get during and after class. The area of Alpena community college is beautiful and there are a lot of things s to do. Alpena community college has a hockey team, basketball team(boys and girls). Those sports students get to go see the games for free.
I have been going to ACC for my whole college experience and although its located in a small town is has a certified program through detroit mercy and one of the best concrete tech programs in the world. It has a very clean and friendly campus but the food is pretty bland and winters are rough.
ACC is a great college! Great professors and coaches! The teachers are very willing to answer questions and help during their office hours. Administration is active, out and about on campus, accessible.
This is a great place to dual enroll while still in high school. Ahead in your high school credits? Then you should definitely consider using your time wisely and instead of wasting it on a useless high school elective, attending ACC to get that jump start on college.
Many credits do not transfer to other schools, I know this because many of my classmates were complaining about this. The school was not very flexible, they stated you should not even work if you attend nursing classes, they said it was a full time job, and it was because of all the busy work, I have thrown away a ton of homework after graduating, literally 3 big totes full of notebooks, handouts, concept maps, ect. My experience at ACC has not been convenient in any way whatsoever.
Maybe ACC has other degrees where they supply job info to grads but not in the nursing program. I did network a little during my first few years but when finishing up my RN I was so pissed off to just be at the college I was not in the mood to network or even converse with my classmates for that matter.
I still cannot believe some of the things that happened at ACC while I attended. The couple good instructors are overshadowed by the overwhelmingly arrogant yet pretty much useless instructors. If you sent an email or left a voicemail it was all in vain because you were not going to get any type of answer. Basically you were stuck dealing with the problem at the next class when you would physically see the instructor. Sometimes this did not work out for the best obviously. My classmates dealt with this as well of course. Some instructors were also very vague with their assignments, I failed one of my psych exams because I was wasting time working on a paper where the instructor drastically changed what he wanted the paper to cover and how he wanted it layed out There was no way to change what I had already done I had to start from scratch, and this was not an unusual occurrence. My classmates all had to deal with it too and many were not happy. Class size was small in the nursing program was prerequisites had more students, but this is relative, still small classes really. In my opinion the class size does not matter if the quality of the instructors and programs suck. Most instructors 95% would read off power points for lecture, not exciting or dynamic by any means. The vast amount of negative overshadows the few positive things so much I could not possibly recommend ACC to anyone and in fact that I why I am here typing this review. If it was a good experience I am sure I would not be doing this. Its not just the instructors who make this a negative experience, its the whole college, from the registrars office to the deans, I had no problem with the janitors. Besides them everyone else made the experience negative in one way or another. To the point where I truly believe some of these people are sick. To the point they enjoyed messing up other peoples lives. I've dealt with passive aggressive people before but ACC is bursting at the seems with them.
No employers recruited the campus for nurses, students were invited to the local hospital where clinical were held for recruiting but I have no interest in working at ARMC. Value of the degree earned is not good considering how much time I have invested in this degree. I am disgusted with ACC and how they were so quick to say the nursing program was a 2 year degree but I spent over 2 years taking prerequisites and over 2 years waiting to get into classes was overcharged in the process. With all the time I have spent there are many other fields I would have chosen if I would have known I would spend this much time towards an associates degree. With the time I have invested in school I should be looking at a possible six figure income but that will not happen in nursing, I can guarantee that. I could have easily gone for a speech pathologists degree and be making six figures. I feel ACC let me down in so many ways it is unforgivable. I did not even attend the pinning ceremony for my RN degree. I will never step foot on that campus again for anything! I really don't have anything good to say unfortunately.
The workload at ACC was intense, much of it busy work. It varied from class to class though, there was fluff classes mixed in with the nursing classes, like Nursing Management, fluff compared to the meat and potatoes of nursing. In my last semester the psych instructor decided for whatever reason to make the class extremely hard and two students including myself failed. I failed by 1.23%, coincidently there was a student who had failed the previous semester as well. This was the only class to my knowledge students failed out of. Another negative about ACC is if you fail a class you end up in a remediation type of program in which you must meet with a committee and show them work you have done to get ready to retake the class. The committee denied me my first time, adding over another year to the length of time it would take me to get my degree. They would not let me take psych until I made a new appointment with them the following year. The psych instructor told me the committee wanted to see you did a lot of work over the break, I had an awesome 60 page study guide I had made for the meeting. Right from the start all the instructors were attacking me and my study guide, saying I just copied out of the book, ect.. I still find it hard to believe they actually think they were helping me by holding me back for another year, not a year another year on top of the years they had already cost me. I could write a book about all the negative things that happened, there is so much detail I am not able to write in here because I am limited space for each section. There were a couple good instructors but that doesn't matter, the bad apples spoil the whole bunch and believe me ACC is rotten to the core. If you decide to attend there is a good chance you will experience some of the same tragedies as me, I would bet my life on it. I believe the majority of the faculty at ACC are not out to help students but are out to help themselves and improve profits.