American Samoa Community College
Saili le Atamai|
Seek the Knowledge/To Seek Knowledge
|Type||2-year community college|
|Endowment||Territory supported, grant from U.S. Economic Development Administration|
|President||(Acting) Dr. Rosevonne Pato|
Mapusaga (near Pago Pago), American Samoa|
14°19′18″S 170°44′32″W / 14.3217°S 170.7422°WCoordinates: 14°19′18″S 170°44′32″W / 14.3217°S 170.7422°W
|Campus||20 acres (81,000 m2)|
American Samoa Community College is a two-year WASC college located in the village of Mapusaga, on the island of Tutuila in American Samoa, an unorganized, unincorporated territory of the United States of America. Pago Pago, the capital of the territory and its center of commerce, is approximately 4.75 miles to the northeast of the school.
The college was established in 1970 as part of the American Samoa Department of Education to provide residents the opportunity to enjoy postsecondary education in the liberal arts, teacher training, vocational-technical education, and general education. The first freshman class had only 131 students. The school moved into a few buildings on the island before moving permanently to its current location in Mapusaga in 1974.
In 1979, the U.S. Economic Development Administration provided a grant that allowed the college to add five modern buildings for the fine arts, nursing, science, and vocational training. ASCC was also able to add a cafeteria and a gymnasium. A new library was added in 2003.
ASCC offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, as well as Certificate programs in the areas of liberal arts, teacher training, vocational-technical education, and general education. Other academic programs include:
- Salu Hunkin-Finau, former President of American Samoa Community College