ACC Digital Credentials

ACES are a set of 12 transferable skills that are highly valued by employers and advanced programs of study. Each skill has four associated outcomes that have been aligned with Chaffey's Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs). ACES-ILOs can be imported into all Canvas courses and added to the rubric for any assignment, enabling direct assessment of institutional outcomes at the individual course level. Students who earn an achieving or mastery assessment in all outcomes for a skill twice will receive a digital credential. 

12 ACES Skills

ACES At-a-Glance


Students adapt to new situations, analyze feedback to make improvements, recognize opportunities, and revise goals in response to new information and/or circumstances


Students cultivate an environment of teamwork and success, demonstrate shared leadership, manage disagreements productively, and respect other team members' ideas and contributions. 


Students develop content that addresses the intended audience, apply effective presentation skills, express themselves with clarity, and show active listening skills.  


Students examine information, investigate issues holistically, identify different approaches to solving a problem, and apply appropriate strategies to implement reasoned and/or feasible solutions.


Students accurately interpret quantitative information, transform relevant data into numerical representations, communicate quantitative evidence effectively, and apply appropriate forms of quantitative analysis to answer questions or draw conclusions.


Students employ effective digital tools, share information in an ethical manner, use online investigation strategies, and evaluate the credibility of online information sources for potential biases and inaccuracies.


Students recognize differences in communities and/or perspectives, respect diverse backgrounds and identities, demonstrate emotional intelligence, and engage in constructive interactions with others.


Students demonstrate an understanding of the interconnectedness of humans and nature, engage in ethical perspectives on environmental issues of climate justice, and take personal actions and/or reflections to promote sustainability. 


Students exhibit curiosity, take innovative aproaches to accomplishing tasks, synthesize different sources of information, and create unique works, arguments and/or products.


Students demonstrate initiative to solve problems, understand discipline norms and expectations, exercise conscientiousness, and apply personal strengths to matching academic/careeer pursuits. 


Students demonstrate perseverance, engage in growth mindset thinking, use effective coping strategies, and leverage their personal strengths to achieve long-term goals. 


Students explain the ethical imperatives for equity and antiracism, develop an understanding of fundamental human rights, and engage in civic participation and leadership.