Accelerate Your Future with the ACE Program!
The Accelerated College Education (ACE) program at the Natomas Center puts you on the fast track toward a Bachelor's degree!
ACE is designed for working adults who wish to complete 46 units of general education transfer and Associate degree requirements. The program is made up of a pre-planned set of classes. Students enroll in two short-term classes every eight weeks during the semester, for a total of 10-12 units each semester. Each week, students attend classes one weeknight and on Saturday at the Natomas Center. No classes are scheduled in the summer.
ACE is a cohort program that allows you to complete a two-year set of courses as a unified group of students. As a cohort you have the opportunity to collaborate and learn from your fellow students over the course of your study. The cohort model fosters long-lasting relationships that can extend beyond the classroom.
Frequently Asked ACE Program Questions
ACE provides a convenient schedule for working students or other busy adult learners. ACE allows students the opportunity to complete general education and associate degree classes at a much quicker pace.
- Continue working while you complete your educational goals
- Prepare to transfer to a university
- By completing the ACE Program you can qualify for the CSU General Education Certificate or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer (IGETC) Certificate
Absolutely. You will need to make a counseling appointment to review your course work.
For more information on placements, visit the ARC Assessment Center website.
While we encourage students to take the package of courses together, under some circumstances a student might be able to take only one of the courses offered in the 8-week session. You should consult with the coordinator of the program to determine if this is a possibility.
No, the classes and units earned through the ACE Program are treated exactly the same as any other course and become part of your permanent record. ACE classes can be applied toward degree applicable programs. Students would need to speak to a counselor to determine degree eligibility.
ACE Courses offered for Fall 2023
Saturday, August 19th - Wednesday, October 11th
- HCD 310: Hybrid; Saturday. 8:30 - 11:30am
- ANTH 310: Hybrid; Saturday. 12:40 - 3:45pm
- ANTH 300: ONLINE
- ANTH 301: Hybrid; Sat. 12:40 - 3:45pm
- ASTR 300: Online
- ENGWR 300: Online
- ENGWR 300 / 94: Online
Saturday, October 14th – Saturday, December 9th
- TAFILM 300: ONLINE
- HIST 323: ONLINE
- COMM 301: Hybrid; Wednesday 6:00 - 9:05PM
- MUFHL 300: ONLINE
- PSYC 330: Hybrid; Saturday 8:00 - 11:35am
- ENGWR 302: Online