The AIC Plan for Excellence (APEX) Program is a comprehensive approach for undergraduate students to move toward their own apex. The program has been intentionally designed to develop a solid foundation for a lifetime of personal and professional success.
The APEX Program is intentionally structured around four primary learning goals that we believe students should achieve during their time at AIC. These include:
All undergraduate students in each of the Schools must satisfy the College’s APEX program, including general education requirements. Beyond the general education requirements, each school has its own major fields of study, the details of which are included within each departmental listing.
Apex: the top or highest part of something, especially one forming a point.
APEX is a shared undergraduate journey that transforms students through academic, community, and leadership opportunities. These opportunities will foster students’ intellectual, personal, and professional growth and development.
The program is designed to help students as they transition to AIC, engage in learning both inside and outside of the classroom, develop meaningful and lasting relationships, and get connected to the campus community.
The APEX Program is composed of three interlocking parts: four 1-credit APEX courses, the co-curricular experience, and the general education core curriculum. The series of APEX courses are designed around the core goal of helping the student achieve success in higher education through the development and implementation of educational, professional and personal goals. Each student learns the skills and strategies necessary to fully engage and actively participate in the learning experience inside and outside the classroom. Through the APEX series, each student explores time management, civility and civic responsibility, developing and implementing career goals, internship and leadership opportunities, multiculturalism in the workplace, developing and using a portfolio, budgeting and financial literacy, networking, and finding employment. More information on each part can be found below.
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