Advanced College Experience (ACE), Community College of Philadelphia

Posted by on April 08, 2013

9th – 12th Grade Students and those pursing a GED: Sign Up for the ACE Program!
Program Dates: July 8 – August 6, 2013
Get a head start on college with Community College of Philadelphia’s summer ACE program. ACE, the Advanced College Experience, will provide you with an opportunity you will never forget! ACE provides college-level courses for highly motivated high school students going into 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grades or students pursing a GED. We accept public, private, charter, archdiocesan and home-schooled students. Meeting students from diverse backgrounds and getting a jump on college with the possibility of earning college credits, exploring career interests or using your creative talents are some of the many reasons we think you should talk to your teachers, friends and family about registering for ACE.

The ACE program offers a cross-section of the regular college courses we have at Community College of Philadelphia. The classes are intensive and include a full semester of course material from July 8 – August 6. Courses meet Monday through Thursday, three and one-half hours per day. There are no classes on Fridays. One class is offered online. (See course descriptions for exact times.) It’s a tough schedule and requires hard work, dedication to the task and, most of all, a desire to learn new and exciting academic skills. You can take two ACE courses. However, please be aware that this a lot of work.

Courses Offered in 2013:
Introduction to Architecture, Design and Construction
Introduction to Law
Science, Technology and Society (online)
Introduction to Video Production
Introduction to Spanish
Introduction to Japanese
Introduction to Computer Graphics
Introduction to Music Technology
Foundations of Early Childhood Education
Fire Prevention and Protection
Environmental Science
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Introduction to Business
Survey of Justice

For more information about each course, please click on the ACE Program Brochure at

ACE courses are held at the College’s Main Campus, located at 1700 Spring Garden Street. The Main Campus is easy to reach by public transportation and by car.

The full cost of a course is only $250.00. Books are not included. Students may purchase their books in the College’s Bookstore in the Pavilion Building. Please make your check or money order for $250.00 payable to Community College of Philadelphia. Cash will not be accepted. Your application will not be processed without payment.
Entrance Requirements:

Applicants for ACE must have:
at least a 2.5 GPA
a recommendation letter
the signed permission of a parent or guardian. See application at

Classes fill quickly, so please apply early. If the class you have selected is full, you may be given the option of selecting another class. If you do not wish to make another selection, you will receive a full refund.

Call the ACE Office with questions at 215-751-8779 or email

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