Students can earn college credit while taking high school classes at CACC. Learn More.
CACC serves Centralia High School, Christian Fellowship School, Columbia Independent School, Heritage Academy, Home School, Douglass High School, Fr. Tolton Catholic High School, Battle High School, Hickman High School and Rock Bridge High School.
Normally, students enroll through their sending school. If you have questions, contact our career counselor.
Classes are held on an A/B day (see CPS calendar) alternating schedule. http://web.cpsk12.org/techservices/HACReg/HACReg.html
CACC Bell Schedule:
Bus Schedule: Transportation will be provided to the main CACC building from each of the CPS high schools.
No in most cases. Some programs offer adult enrollment as well as high school student. Contact our Professional and Community Education [Adult Education] programs if you have questions.
A student with a disability needs to tell his/her career/technical instructor that they have an Individual Education Plan or 504 plan. The instructor will notify the VRE, or the student may ask to speak with the VRE directly.
Accommodations may include: reading tests, providing a person to script oral responses, or editing written work. The VRE may also assist students in studying for tests, or assisting with projects/research, etc. VREs provide an alternative learning environment, such as a quiet place to study or take tests.
Parents, career/technical teachers, and counselors can refer high school students enrolled in career/technical classes to receive assistance with reading, writing, and mathematics. Students can receive help in the Student Services office at CACC and in Room 51A at Hickman High School.
Students can receive help during the school day, before and after school by appointment. Students are encouraged to meet with the Academic Support Instructors during the student’s study halls or unassigned periods.
This is a program designed for students in the Columbia Public School District who are under the age of 21 and unsuccessful in the traditional high school setting. This is an opportunity for students to attend a full-time day education program (2 or 3 credit classes only) where half of the day is spent in career and technical education training and half of the day is spent preparing for the high school equivalency exam.
Absolutely. Most students who plan from 9th grade on can take courses they need for academic preparation as well as career/technical education.
Summer school is an opportunity for students to get core classes necessary for graduation and free-up time during their yearly schedule for CACC courses. Graduated students have been quoted saying their CACC courses allowed them the opportunity to put theoretical knowledge to experience. This experience has set students apart while applying for scholarships, internships and college applications. Our courses sequence students toward their goal.
Research shows that students who have taken career/technical education courses often do as well or better in college than their counterparts because they have a specific career goal.
CACC students can develop leadership and compete in a variety of academic contests by joining organizations like FFA (Agriculture), DECA (Marketing), Educators Rising, FBLA (Business), HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) and SkillsUSA (Technical). Ask your instructor about joining a club!
CACC recognizes students based on workplace expectations at ICan Club breakfasts and classroom achievement at yearly awards ceremony.
We have several local businesses that serve CACC in many capacities, including, guest speakers, donations, advisory boards, grants, etc.
Our designated Partners in Education are MU-Operations and Big O’Tires of Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
If your business wishes to be involved with CACC please contact our strategic communications manager, 573-214-3800, ext. 29452.
eSchoolPlus Home Access Center (HAC) is your CPS official source for student attendance, grades, classwork, class schedule, and registration information (visible content decided by each school).
Instructions for using Home Access Center : https://www.cpsk12.org/cms/lib/MO01909752/Centricity/domain/82/tssitedocs/4howto/HAC_Instructions.pdf
A video explaining the Home Access Center registration process: http://web.cpsk12.org/techservices/HACReg/HACReg.html
Professional & Community Education
Courses vary in price, length and location. Short-term courses (those lasting one session to 12 weeks) can be found in our current catalog. Information about long term (work preparation type) programs can be found on our business and industry and adult health sciences pages.
For an additional copy of our course catalog, please stop by our offices located at 4203 South Providence Road. Or download a copy on our website homepage.
Many of our courses can be arranged at your own company. Please contact our Professional & Community Education Office atwith your requests.
The majority of our classes are for those 18 years and older unless otherwise stated specifically in the course description. Children can be an unexpected distraction to the learning of others.
CACC – South is located at 4203 S. Providence Rd., Columbia, MO 65203. We are south of Nifong Blvd. and just north of Rock Bridge High School. All Visitors must enter through the southwest door—down by the RBHS ballfields.
If attending classes at CACC there is parking available on the south and west side of the building. For classes at Rock Bridge High School, there is plenty of well-lit parking in the north lot.
Map and more info found here.
A withdrawal request received four or more working days prior to the start of class will be refunded less the following processing fees: $5 for course fees up to $99, $10 for course fees $100-$199, $15 for course fees more than $200. A withdrawal request received three or fewer working days prior to the start of class will be refunded 50 percent of tuition. No shows will not receive reimbursement.
If you are dissatisfied with a class, please contact us within 1 working day. Unfortunately, refunds cannot be credited after that. Each class needs a minimum enrollment. If this minimum is not met three working days before the start date, the class may be cancelled. When Columbia Public Schools is announced as closed due to weather, all adult classes will be cancelled as well. If possible, cancelled classes will be rescheduled. Policies, class and instructor information in this brochure are based on conditions at the time of printing and are subject to change. Credits expire one year from issuance.
If Columbia Public Schools is closed due to inclement weather, evening Adult Education classes will NOT be held. If conditions deteriorate during the day, please listen to local TV and radio stations for cancellation information after 4:00 pm. You will be contacted with the reschedule information as soon as it is available.
Yes, anyone 65 years or older may register for one class each semester at a 20 percent discount on the course fee. Fees for books, supplies, etc. must be paid at full cost. This discount may not be combined with any other discount or promotion. This discount is not applicable to career training programs or individual classes in the career training section of the catalog. Bring or mail proof of age with enrollment.
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