Academic Resources

At The American Campus, our first priority is student success. From admissions support to academic and career advising, we will be with you every step of the way.

Administrators, faculty, and staff at TAC are selected because of their commitment and passion for education. We provide an unrivaled academic experience that not only prepares and qualifies you for employment, but for success in life.

As a student, you can always contact any faculty, staff or administration member and let us know how we can help.

Academic Schedule

The American Campus’ programs of study are designed on four academic years each consisting of three semesters, paralleling semesters at the U.S. institutions. This allows faculty and student exchanges between the TAC and partnering universities for specific programs.

Semesters are not identified by season (i.e. fall, spring, or summer) as they are in the United States because of confusion between southern hemisphere and northern hemisphere partnering schools. Semesters are approximately 16 weeks with one to two breaks in between.

The American Campus’ programs of study are completed in 4  semesters for two-year degrees or 8 semesters for four-year degrees.

Each semester is approximately 16 weeks with one to two week breaks in between. Semesters follow the following schedule:

  • Semester A: January – May
  • Semester B: June  – August
  • Semester C: August – December

When new students begin a program they participate in an orientation that guides them through the expectations of an American program of study and have opportunities to apply new learning skills with mentoring students and faculty. They then work with a cohort group and their instructors to learn and apply course materials.

Note: The start and end of the semester may vary based on the academic program.
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Academic and Career Advisement

Advisors are an important part of your educational experience. They’ll assist you from the beginning to the end of your time at TAC in the following ways:

  • Understanding the sequence of classes and class requirements
  • Avoiding and overcoming academic problems
  • Identifying activities that will expand your overall educational experience

We encourage new and prospective students to meet with an advisor as one of the first steps of their educational experiences. All students should continue to work closely with their advisor(s) throughout their time at TAC to receive help and guidance.  

The Advising Center is located on the bottom floor of the TAC building at:      

The American Campus
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About American Degrees

American universities offer prestigious and useful university degrees because of the rigor of the education and the quality of the material and instruction.  

An Associate's Degree is a two-year degree. This degree typically focuses on core classes with an emphasis in a given subject. Thus, students develop a broad foundation of knowledge as well as some specialized skills. Graduates can either enter the workforce in entry-level positions, or they can further their education.

Bachelor’s Degree is the traditional degree given by American colleges and universities. It normally requires at least four years of full-time study.  A bachelor’s degree prepares graduates for entrance into the workforce or for progression toward a higher degree or certification.  This degree focuses on both breadth (general education courses which give students introductory knowledge in several subjects) and depth (courses which concentrate study in one area, called a major).

Master’s Degree is given in a specialized field and generally requires an additional 1-2 years of full-time study beyond a bachelor’s degree. Some students may be qualified to begin this degree based on their previous work experience rather than education.

Certification Program prepares students to do one particular aspect of a field of study and may be completed at several points during an educational career. Certificate programs vary in length and depend upon the number of courses required.

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Technical Resources

Our students have access to the following resources at no cost:

  1. Computer laboratories
  2. High Tech Classroom
  3. Email account
  4. Office365 including;
    • Microsoft Office download
    • OneDrive cloud storage
    • Sharepoint for collaboration
    • Yammer

Digital Resources

Students of The American Campus have access to electronic resources through computers located in the library. Students will also have access to their partner institution's electronic resources. Assistance is also available to help our students to find the best sources.

Open Access Academic Resources:

Google Scholar
Only scholarly publications are indexed in this search engine. A search for a broad term can provide more than 4 million results, so it is necessary to conduct a specific, targeted search.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
Search the 4,546,143 electronic theses and dissertations contained in the NDLTD open access archive for your subject of interest.

The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository
Browse 22,181 publications in 11 collections, 513 sub-collections or search within 6476 publications with agricultural content.

Directory of Open Access Journals
DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. The total contents are 9,349 Journals, and 2,345,547 Articles

Directory of Open Access Repositories OpenDOAR
This service, lets you search the contents of the repositories listed in OpenDOAR for freely available academic research information. This quality assured approach leads more directly to useful and relevant information. Full texts are available for most results.

Directory of Open Access scholarly Resources (ROAD)
This database indexes journals, conference proceedings and academic repositories.

University of Utah Digital Library
USpace's Theses and Dissertations collection includes dissertations, theses and masters projects from University of Utah graduates.

Open Stax at Rice University
Peer-reviewed. Openly licensed. 100% free. Backed by additional learning resources. Review our OpenStax textbooks and decide if they are right for your course. Simple to adopt, free to use. This website makes it easy to improve student access to higher education.

Book Boon from Great Britain 
Download free eBooks and Textbooks.

Open Textbook Library from the University of Minnesota
Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. 

Open Textbooks at Saylor Academy
This website has almost 100 free, full-length certificate courses ready for you to take right now. Many of thier courses can connect to zero-tuition college credit through our dozens of partner colleges and universities.

Lyryx Learning from University of Calgary 
Open Textbook and Online Homework for Higher Education.

Open Textbooks at BC Campus 
Search for quality open textbooks offered in a variety of digital formats; the first step in adopting open educational resources. 

InTech Open for Science Texts  
World's leading publisher of Open Access books. Built by scientists, for scientists.

Textbook Revolution
Textbook Revolution is a student-run site dedicated to increasing the use of free educational materials by teachers and professors.

Online Mathematics Textbooks from Georgia Tech
Most college mathematics textbooks attempt to be all things to all people and, as a result, are much too big and expensive. This perhaps made some sense when these books were rather expensive to produce and distribute, but this time has passed with Online Mathematics Textbooks.

Project Gutenberg 
Project Gutenberg offers over 59,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.

Textbook Go 
TextBookGo is building the largest online resource for free etextbooks for college. All of the online textbooks they provide are 100% free for you to use. All of the textbooks they provide are open source and have been approved by the publishers license and terms for free use.

Online Books at University of Pennsylvania 
This website will allow you to search for any online book. Listing over 3 million free books on the Web.

More from Reading Resources You Can Trust 
College textbooks don’t come cheap. Students have to pay a huge sum to get quality textbooks. However some good universities and websites allow access to free college textbooks online. Here are 10 of the best places to find free college textbooks.

 

English and Writing:

Purdue OWL—The Purdue Online Writing Lab
This is an excellent and very well-known resource for those learning English as a Second Language and those who want to improve their writing.