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Area Career Center

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I make a decision to enter an ACC Career Program?

Students enter the program as juniors or seniors, so it is best to make some decisions while you are a sophomore. All ACC programs are either one or two year programs with the exception of Cosmetology which is a two year program only.

How do I enroll?

See your high school guidance counselor for an application form and info on how to complete the online registration.  Return the completed application to your counselor by the deadline. In some programs there are more applicants than slots. In that case, we consider attendance, grades, discipline and teacher and guidance counselor recommendations.

Are there any fees or special equipment requirements?

Fees and special equipment requirements vary by program. 

What about transportation?

All 8 sending districts provide transportation between your home school and the Hammond Area Career Center.  Be sure to ask your guidance counselor about transportation from your local high school.

Can I receive college credit and/or industry certifications at the ACC?

Yes, most of our courses provide the opportunity to earn college credit or certifications.  Check our website for more information on the individual program’s criteria.

Will the ACC help me find a job when I graduate?

The skills you learn at the Area Career Center – include learning how to develop a resume and apply for a job – definitely give you an advantage over other job applicants. Second year students also have internship opportunities.

Where will I go from here?

You may go directly to a high-wage, high-demand job with a bright future. • You may go on for more training in a one or two-year program after high school. • You may go on for a degree at a college or university.

How can I find out more about the program I am interested in?

Ask your guidance counselor for more information or view information regarding each program on this website.  Sophmore tours are held each year, allowing students to see two or three programs, first-hand.  Open houses are held each year allowing parents to tour the programs.

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