Anne Arundel Community College has made helping displaced ITT Technical Institute students a priority.
When the for-profit school closed without warning last week, around 35,000 students were left without a plan for their education.
AACC is reaching out to those students through an open house from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13. at its Center for Cyber and Professional Training.
The open house aims to help former ITT Tech students transition and continue on a path to success. A range of faculty and staff will be available to answer questions and talk to students about their short-term and long-term education goals to help craft the best transition scenario and individualized academic plan. Topics will include financial aid options, programs of study and how to transfer credits.
"As president of AACC, I want to let former ITT Tech students know that our doors at AACC are open to serve them," said Dr. Dawn Lindsay, AACC president. "We want them to know we are making it a top priority to help them transition, whether it's to continue with a degree, workforce certificate."
Through its foundation, AACC will also provide $150 textbook coupons as part of a welcome package for former ITT students.
"We know this must be a challenging and confusing time for these students, but as the community's college, Anne Arundel Community College is here to help them transition and reach their academic goals," said Lindsay.
Former ITT Tech students are encouraged to visit AACC's website for more information.
AACC's Center for Cyber and Professional Training is located at 7556 Teague Road in Hanover.