American Samoa Community College

American Samoa Community College (ASCC) is a two-year higher education institution that awards associate's degrees in various academic and career-focus disciplines and fields of study. It is located on the main island of Tutuila in the village of Mapusaga, just south of the capital of Pago Pago. ASCC is only open to residents of American Samoa who have earned a high school diploma or completed their GED.

ASCC was founded in 1970 to provide for the higher education and career training needs of the American Samoan people and is the only community college or post-secondary higher education institution in American Samoa. Curriculum at ASCC focuses on teacher education, general education, liberal arts and vocational-technical training. The college has about 1,500 students.

ASCC awards both the Associate of Art (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees. For students seeking career-specific training the college offers 1-year certificates in vocation-technical education and teaching. Areas of study at ASCC include Agriculture, Business, Life Planning, English, Nursing, Math, Science, Criminal Justice, Samoan Culture, Health Sciences, and Trades and Technology, among others.

The community college is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). As a regionally accredited institution, credits earned at American Samoa Community College are transferrable to most four-year colleges and universities located in the states.

General Information

Phone Number: (684) 699 9155
Address: PO Box 2609, Pago Pago, 96799-2609
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 2-year
Size: Medium ( 1000+ undergrad )
Award Levels: Certificate, Associate
In-State Tuition $ 110/credit
Out-of-State Tuition $ 120/credit
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
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Associate of Art (AA) degrees are offered in:

  • Elementary Education
  • Human Services
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Samoan Studies
  • Visual Art

Associate of Science (AS) degrees are offered in:

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness
  • Architectural Drafting
  • Auto Body Repair
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business Management
  • Carpentry
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Electronics
  • Electrical Technology
  • Family & Consumer Science
  • General Agriculture
  • Health Science
  • Marine Science
  • Natural Resources
  • Nursing
  • Welding

Certificates of Proficiency are offered in:

  • Accounting
  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
  • Architectural Drafting
  • Auto Body Repair
  • Advanced Automotive Technology
  • Business Management
  • Basic Automotive Technology
  • Carpentry
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Diesel
  • Electronics - Consumer
  • Electronics - Communication Systems
  • Electronics - Computer Systems
  • Information Communication Tech
  • Electrical Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Guidance & Counseling
  • Public Health
  • Marine Option Program (MOP)
  • Networking & Computing
  • Practical Nursing
  • Welding

Certificates of Completion are offered in:

  • Auto Body Repair
  • Fundamentals of Automotive
  • Carpentry Fundamentals
  • Basic Electrical Theory
  • Welding Fundamentals
  • Nurse Aide (CNA)

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