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Adirondack Community College is located in the northeastern part of the Town of Queensbury, New York. This two-year college was founded in 1961 to serve both Warren and Washington Counties. Its enrollment now includes students from many other counties, and from other states and foreign countries. The definitions of the political subdivisions of the state of New York differ from those in certain other countries or even various other U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ... Queensbury is a town located in Warren County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 25,441. ... Warren County is a county in the U.S. state of New York. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of New York. ...


General information

Adirondack Community College (ACC) is a two-year non-residential college that is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. It occupies 141 acres and has 4 classroom buildings, 2 non-academic buildings and a gymnasium. Additionally, it is an extension campus for several SUNY Plattsburgh (Plattsburgh State University) degrees. The State University of New York, abbreviated SUNY (IPA pronunciation: ) is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York, United States. ... The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh (also known as SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh State, or Plattsburgh State University) is a selective, four-year, public liberal arts college in Plattsburgh, New York. ... A B.A. issued as a certificate A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing a program of study. ...

There are approximately 3000 students, almost evenly split between part- and full-time.

The student to teacher ratio is roughly 17:1.

A staff of 99 full-time faculty and 147 part-time instructors teach students representing 38 New York State counties, 6 states other than New York, and 8 countries.[1]

The campus

  • Warren Hall (non-academic building) houses the business office, the financial aid office, payroll, office of the registrar, the Dean of Student affairs (Mike Kerman, as of 2006), the admissions office, and the office of accessibility services which provides assistance to students with disabilities.
  • Student Center (non-academic) houses the school bookstore, a cafeteria, a student lounge with big-screen TV, an air hockey table, and a number of couches, chairs, and tables for students to relax or sleep. It also houses the Student Activities office, which is home to the ACC Student Senate.
  • Eisenhart Hall is the oldest classroom building on campus. A major renovation was completed in April 2006, including a new geothermal heating system, as it previously was poorly climate controlled, and now also houses a SUNY Plattsburgh lecture hall. This building teaches primarily social science classes: psychology, sociology, history, and political science, though other classes are taught here as well.
  • Dearlove Hall is an academic building that houses the math lab, the center for reading and writing (CRW) and the learning specialist's office. The offices of most English and Math professors are located in the basement of this hall. Art, language arts, and mathematics courses are pimarily taught in this building. There is also an art gallery and a small lecture hall.
  • Scoville Building houses a small café, the library, the computer center, a computer lab, and the computer classrooms. There are only a few non-computer classrooms here, which mainly provide room for overflow from Eisenhart Hall. The top floor houses the Office of the President (Dr. Marshall Bishop, as of 2006; a search for a replacement was announced November 6, 2006[1]). The library contains more than 63,000 books, including over 5,000 reference books, and subscribes to over 340 journals and other periodicals.
  • Science & Humanities building is an academic building that contains all science labs, a performance auditorium, and several music classrooms. Music lessons for 17 instruments and private voice are available for credit to all students, regardless of major.

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Degree and certificate programs

  • Accounting AAS
  • Business Administration AAS
  • Business Administration AS
  • Business Information Technology Management Associates Degree in Applied Science
  • Business Information Technology Management Cert. Certificate
  • Business Information Technology Management Certificate
  • Commercial Cooking Certificate
  • Communication and Media Arts Certificate
  • Communications and Media Arts
  • Computer Science AS
  • Criminal Justice - Corrections AS
  • Criminal Justice - Police AS
  • Desktop Support Specialist Certificate
  • Drafting Certificate
  • Early Childhood Studies Certificate
  • Electrical Technology AAS
  • Engineering Science
  • Food Service AAS
  • Forest Technology One-Plus-One
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management AAS
  • IT - Computer Programming AAS
  • IT - Information Systems AAS
  • IT - Networking AAS
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences AA
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences AS
  • Marketing AAS
  • Mechanical Technology AAS
  • Music AS
  • Nursing AAS
  • Precision Machining Certificate Cert
  • Radio Broadcasting Certificate Cert
  • Radio-Television Broadcasting AAS
  • Radiologic Technician AS
  • Teaching Assistant Certificate (Pend)
  • Veterinary Science Technology One-Plus-One

Criminal Justice-Corrections is in the process of being phased out in anticipation of a Criminal Justice-Human Services degree, which will focus on drug and alcohol rehab. The Criminal Justice programme is one of the most popular majors. United States criminal justice system flowchart. ...

Liberal Arts-Social Science and Humanities students can choose a concentration in the following subject areas:

  • Art History
  • Art Studio
  • Creative Writing
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Human Services (expected to become a criminal justice degree program about Fall, 2007)
  • Journalism
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Social Science (Anthropology, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology)
  • Theater

Liberal Arts-Science and Math majors can concentrate in these areas:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Science
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

ACC also provides an extension campus where students can obtain a bachelor's or master's from SUNY Plattsburgh (Plattsburgh State) in the following areas: For other degrees, see Academic degree. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The State University of New York at Plattsburgh (also known as SUNY Plattsburgh or Plattsburgh State) is a public liberal arts university in Plattsburgh, New York. ...

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology or Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Masters of Science in Education Literacy, Education Curriculum and Instruction, or Liberal Studies[1].

Student life

The Student Senate and the College Activity Board (CAB) provide a variety of activities and events including monthly movies.

Additionally, there are a number of clubs representing a variety of interests. Students can join:

  • ACC ROCX (Outdoor/Adventure Sports)
  • Adirondack Broadcast Association
  • Adirondack Business Club
  • Anime Club
  • Anthropology Club
  • Chi Alpha Bible Study
  • Circle K (affiliated with the Kiwanis Club)
  • College Activity Board
  • Criminal Justice Student Organization
  • Culinary Arts Club
  • Dance Dance Revolution
  • Gamer's Sanctuary
  • G.L.O.W. (Gay, Lesbian, Or Whatever)
  • Mainstage Theatre Club
  • Math, Engineering, Computer Science Club
  • Media Arts Club
  • Music Club
  • New Horizons Returning Adult Student Support Group
  • Philosophy Club
  • Republican Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Nurses Club
  • Student Senate
  • Wrestling Club[1]

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ACC is a member of the NJCAA Region 3 and requires students be enrolled full-time and maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher. The following are inter-collegiate, competitive teams:
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  • Men's Baseball
  • Mens' and Women's Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Golf
  • Men's and Women's Soccer
  • Women's Softball
  • Women's Volleyball[1]


  1. ^ a b c d ACC Website

External links

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Situated in the foothills of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, ACC is conveniently located in Queensbury, New York between Saratoga Springs and Lake George.
Situated at the foothills of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains in Queensbury, New York, between Saratoga Springs and Lake George, Adirondack Community College is ideally located to satisfy an array of interests.
Adirondack Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other category protected by civil statute or regulation, in admissions, employment, education, or in any aspect of the business of the College.
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Adirondack Community College is committed to the belief that students are our first priority and should have the opportunity to realize their intellectual, social,cultural, physical, and personal potential.
ACC strives to assist students in their quest to gain an understanding of society, the physical world, and the lifelong nature of learning.
ACC is a two-year college affiliated with the State University of New York.
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