Austin Community College District

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Business Industry

Bookkeeper

Accounting Specialist AS

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Studying accounting at Austin Community College can really pay off — both personally and professionally. You’ll learn how to help businesses stretch dollars, grow profits, prepare taxes, manage payrolls, keep good financial records, and much more. This program offers career certificates, noncredit Continuing Education courses, associate degrees, and university transfer credits to help you reach your unique goals.

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Accounting Technician Certificate

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Studying accounting at Austin Community College can really pay off — both personally and professionally. You’ll learn how to help businesses stretch dollars, grow profits, prepare taxes, manage payrolls, keep good financial records, and much more. This program offers career certificates, noncredit Continuing Education courses, associate degrees, and university transfer credits to help you reach your unique goals.

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Office Manager

Business Administration

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Learn how to keep any workplace running smoothly by studying Business Administration at Austin Community College. You’ll develop the skills needed for administrative roles at private, public, and nonprofit organizations. 

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Logistician

Logistics and Supply Chain Management AS

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Help organizations and businesses meet consumer demand by pursuing a career in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Austin Community College's program will prepare you for a job in warehousing, distribution, manufacturing, purchasing, and more. Earn an associate degree or fast-track certificate, depending on your goals.

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Logistics and Supply Chain Management Certificate

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Help organizations and businesses meet consumer demand by pursuing a career in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Austin Community College's program will prepare you for a job in warehousing, distribution, manufacturing, purchasing, and more. Earn an associate degree or fast-track certificate, depending on your goals.

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Real Estate Appraiser

Real Estate Brokerage Licensing, A.A.S.

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Austin Community College’s Real Estate Program can prepare you for an exciting and lucrative career. You’ll learn about residential versus commercial sales, property management, and more. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to take the real estate broker or real estate licensing exam.

If you are interested in working in real estate, you should be mature, highly motivated, flexible, organized, and detail oriented. Real Estate agents and brokers need to have a thorough knowledge of the real estate market in their communities. They are familiar with zoning and tax laws and are generally at the center of most real estate transactions.

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Real Estate Licensing Level 1 Certificate

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Austin Community College’s Real Estate Program can prepare you for an exciting and lucrative career. You’ll learn about residential versus commercial sales, property management, and more. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to take the real estate broker or real estate licensing exam.

Real Estate Licensing Level 1 Certificate - A minimum of 180 classroom hours of Real Estate instruction, comprised of five mandatory courses, is required to sit for the Texas Real Estate Sales Licensing Exam. A holder of a sales license can only perform real estate activities under the sponsorship (and supervision) of someone who holds a broker license. Final approval of the degree plan for graduation is provided by the Admissions Office. Application for graduation must be on file in the Admissions Office before the published deadline of the student's final semester. The ACC Catalog contains important information about graduation. The Real Estate Department is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. ACBSP is the premier accrediting association for business schools and programs with a focus on teaching excellence. The Real Estate College Credit program is also accredited by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC).

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Construction Industry

Welder

Achitectural and Ornamental Metals: Blacksmithing Specialization, A.A.S.

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Whether you want to create sculptures or repair pipelines, Austin Community College’s Welding Technology Program can help. You’ll master a variety of techniques including shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and flux-cored arc welding. This program provides hands-on training in blueprint interpreting, fabrication, ultrasonic testing, welding inspection, and more.

With this degree, students will receive training in basic welding, fabrication techniques, and safe practices. Study will focus on the skills required of an architectural blacksmith, as well as experience and theory in welding technology and industrial applications. A graduate with this interdisciplinary degree can gain access to an established employment market and a practical means of livelihood working as a welder, fabricator, or architectural blacksmith.

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Architectural and Ornamental Metals: Blacksmithing Level 1 Certificate

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Whether you want to create sculptures or repair pipelines, Austin Community College’s Welding Technology Program can help. You’ll master a variety of techniques including shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and flux-cored arc welding. This program provides hands-on training in blueprint interpreting, fabrication, ultrasonic testing, welding inspection, and more.

The Architectural and Ornamental Metals: Blacksmithing Level 1 Certificate provides students with training in basic welding, fabrication techniques, and safe practices. Study will focus on the skills required of an architectural blacksmith, as well as experience and theory in welding technology and industrial applications. A graduate with this certificate can gain access to an established employment market and a practical means of livelihood working as a welder, fabricator, or architectural blacksmith.

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Architectural and Ornamental Metals: Metal Sculpture Level 1 Certificate

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Whether you want to create sculptures or repair pipelines, Austin Community College’s Welding Technology Program can help. You’ll master a variety of techniques including shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and flux-cored arc welding. This program provides hands-on training in blueprint interpreting, fabrication, ultrasonic testing, welding inspection, and more.

The Architectural and Ornamental Metals: Metal Sculpture Level 1 Certificate provides students with traditional training in basic welding, with a focus on the skills required of an architectural metal worker or a metal sculptor, as well as experience and theory in welding technology and industrial applications. A graduate with this interdisciplinary certificate can gain access to an established employment market and a practical means of livelihood.

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Architectural and Ornamental Metals: Metal Sculpture Specialization, A.A.S.

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Whether you want to create sculptures or repair pipelines, Austin Community College’s Welding Technology Program can help. You’ll master a variety of techniques including shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and flux-cored arc welding. This program provides hands-on training in blueprint interpreting, fabrication, ultrasonic testing, welding inspection, and more.

With this degree, the student will receive traditional training in basic welding, with a focus on the skills required of an architectural metal worker or a metal sculptor, as well as experience and theory in welding technology and industrial applications. A graduate with this interdisciplinary degree can gain access to an established employment market and a practical means of livelihood.

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Code Welding, A.A.S.

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Whether you want to create sculptures or repair pipelines, Austin Community College’s Welding Technology Program can help. You’ll master a variety of techniques including shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and flux-cored arc welding. This program provides hands-on training in blueprint interpreting, fabrication, ultrasonic testing, welding inspection, and more.

This option is for the student desiring a production-based degree, and offers a synthesis of manipulative skills and technical knowledge. Its versatility allows the graduate to pursue a career as a code welder, or to work in supervision by utilizing the technical competencies acquired from academic course work.

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Inert Gas Welding Occupational Skills Award

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Whether you want to create sculptures or repair pipelines, Austin Community College’s Welding Technology Program can help. You’ll master a variety of techniques including shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and flux-cored arc welding. This program provides hands-on training in blueprint interpreting, fabrication, ultrasonic testing, welding inspection, and more.

This sequence of courses introduces students to the technical aspects of Inert Gas Welding. It provides students with entry-level skills for the close-tolerance welding required in the sheet-metal, piping, and related industries. All courses can be applied to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Welding Technology with a specialization in Code Welding.

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Pipe Welding Level 1 Certificate

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Whether you want to create sculptures or repair pipelines, Austin Community College’s Welding Technology Program can help. You’ll master a variety of techniques including shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and flux-cored arc welding. This program provides hands-on training in blueprint interpreting, fabrication, ultrasonic testing, welding inspection, and more.

The Structural Welding Level 1 Certificate must be completed before beginning the Pipe Welding Level 1 Certificate. This certificate builds upon the Structural Welding Level 1 Certificate by providing additional training in welding piping and tubular products. It prepares the student to enter the workforce as a combination welder certified to weld pipe and plate. All courses may be applied towards the Associate of Applied Science in Welding Technology with a specialization in Code Welding.

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Structural Welding Level 1 Certificate

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Whether you want to create sculptures or repair pipelines, Austin Community College’s Welding Technology Program can help. You’ll master a variety of techniques including shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and flux-cored arc welding. This program provides hands-on training in blueprint interpreting, fabrication, ultrasonic testing, welding inspection, and more.

The Structural Welding Level 1 Certificate provides training and shop experience in welding and fabricating plate. It prepares students for immediate, entry-level employment with minimum training. All courses may be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science in Welding Technology with a specialization in Code Welding. This certificate prepares the student to pursue the Pipe Welding Certificate.

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Ultrahigh Purity Piping Level 1 Certificate

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Whether you want to create sculptures or repair pipelines, Austin Community College’s Welding Technology Program can help. You’ll master a variety of techniques including shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and flux-cored arc welding. This program provides hands-on training in blueprint interpreting, fabrication, ultrasonic testing, welding inspection, and more.

The Ultrahigh Purity Piping Level 1 Certificate provides students with the immediate, entry-level skills necessary for employment in industries using critical and close-tolerance piping, including semiconductor, biomedical and beverage applications. All courses can be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Welding Technology with a specialization in Code Welding.

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Welding Inspection Specialization, A.A.S.

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Whether you want to create sculptures or repair pipelines, Austin Community College’s Welding Technology Program can help. You’ll master a variety of techniques including shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and flux-cored arc welding. This program provides hands-on training in blueprint interpreting, fabrication, ultrasonic testing, welding inspection, and more.

With this degree, students will receive training in basic welding, structural fabrication techniques, and safe practices, in addition to preparation for the challenging and diverse field of welding inspection. As part of the capstone experience, qualified graduates may opt to take the AWS QC-1 National Certified Welding Inspector examination administered by the American Welding Society.

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Architectural Drafter

Architectural CAD/ Building Information Modeling Specialization Level 1 Certificate

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Learn to draft everything from microchips to skyscrapers in Austin Community College’s Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design Program. You’ll become familiar with software like AutoCAD, Revit, Cadence, Solidworks, and more. Earn a career certificate to enter the workforce quickly and then apply your credits toward an associate degree in a variety of disciplines.

This program is intended for students pursuing careers in the field of Architectural Computer Aided Design (CAD)/Building Information Modeling (BIM). Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design program's Architectural CAD advisor before pursuing this certificate program.

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Architectural Specialization, A.A.S.

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Learn to draft everything from microchips to skyscrapers in Austin Community College’s Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design Program. You’ll become familiar with software like AutoCAD, Revit, Cadence, Solidworks, and more. Earn a career certificate to enter the workforce quickly and then apply your credits toward an associate degree in a variety of disciplines.

This program is intended for students pursuing careers in the Architectural CAD Drafting and Design Specialization field, or by students preparing to transfer to university architectural programs. Architectural CAD drafters work with architects and designers in the preparation of drawings necessary to build a structure. Study of construction techniques and materials, as well as building codes are important to the education of an architectural drafter. Some architectural drafters specialize in residential architecture (homes) while others may specialize in commercial architecture (buildings and apartments) while others may specialize in structural drafting (steel buildings, concrete structures). Students who choose the Architectural Specialization career track are employed by organizations that offer services to the Architectural, Engineering, Construction, and/or Building industries. These may include working for an Architect, Professional Engineer, a MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) design firm or a civil engineering firm (design of subdivisions, roads, etc.). Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design faculty advisor before pursuing this degree program.

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Certified CAD Drafter

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Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) operators continue to command excellent salaries in a wide range of industries, including architecture, construction, manufacturing, and semiconductor fabrication. A CAD certification is an excellent option if you already have a degree in another field and are looking to quickly obtain an entry-level position. A certificate can often be completed in as little as one year if you pursue a full-time course of study.

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Civil CAD Specialization Level 1 Certificate

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Learn to draft everything from microchips to skyscrapers in Austin Community College’s Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design Program. You’ll become familiar with software like AutoCAD, Revit, Cadence, Solidworks, and more. Earn a career certificate to enter the workforce quickly and then apply your credits toward an associate degree in a variety of disciplines.

This program is intended for students pursuing careers in the field of Civil Engineering Computer Aided Design. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design faculty advisor before pursuing this certificate program. The Civil CAD Specialization Level 1 Certificate includes courses that apply towards the Associate of Applied Science degree in Civil Specialization.

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Civil Specialization, A.A.S.

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Learn to draft everything from microchips to skyscrapers in Austin Community College’s Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design Program. You’ll become familiar with software like AutoCAD, Revit, Cadence, Solidworks, and more. Earn a career certificate to enter the workforce quickly and then apply your credits toward an associate degree in a variety of disciplines.

This program is intended for students pursuing careers in the field of Civil Engineering Computer Aided Design. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design faculty advisor before pursuing this certificate program. The Civil CAD Specialization Level 1 Certificate includes courses that apply towards the Associate of Applied Science degree in Civil Specialization

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Computer Aided Design Foundation Level 1 Certificate

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Learn to draft everything from microchips to skyscrapers in Austin Community College’s Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design Program. You’ll become familiar with software like AutoCAD, Revit, Cadence, Solidworks, and more. Earn a career certificate to enter the workforce quickly and then apply your credits toward an associate degree in a variety of disciplines.

This multidiscipline program is intended for students exploring the career options in Computer Aided Design (CAD) as it relates to the fields of mechanical and civil engineering, and architecture. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design program advisor before pursuing this certificate program.

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Electronic Graphics Specialization, A.A.S.

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Learn to draft everything from microchips to skyscrapers in Austin Community College’s Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design Program. You’ll become familiar with software like AutoCAD, Revit, Cadence, Solidworks, and more. Earn a career certificate to enter the workforce quickly and then apply your credits toward an associate degree in a variety of disciplines.

This program is intended for students pursuing careers in the Electronic CAD Graphics Specialization field. Electrical CAD drafters prepare wiring and layout diagrams used by workers who install and repair electrical equipment and wiring in electrical distribution systems and buildings. Electronics CAD drafters draw wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, schematics, and integrated circuit layout drawings used in the manufacture, installation, and repair of electronic devices and components. Students who choose the Electronic Graphics Specialization career track are employed by organizations in the semiconductor and commercial electronics fields. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design faculty advisor before pursuing this degree program.

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Mechanical Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing Specialization Level 1 Certificate

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Learn to draft everything from microchips to skyscrapers in Austin Community College’s Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design Program. You’ll become familiar with software like AutoCAD, Revit, Cadence, Solidworks, and more. Earn a career certificate to enter the workforce quickly and then apply your credits toward an associate degree in a variety of disciplines.

This program is intended for students pursuing careers in the field of Mechanical Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM). Students wishing to focus in this field are strongly encouraged to meet with the Mechanical Coordinator in the Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design department before pursuing this certificate program.The Mechanical Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing Specialization Level 1 Certificate includes courses that apply towards the Associate of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Specialization.

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Mechanical Specialization, A.A.S.

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Learn to draft everything from microchips to skyscrapers in Austin Community College’s Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design Program. You’ll become familiar with software like AutoCAD, Revit, Cadence, Solidworks, and more. Earn a career certificate to enter the workforce quickly and then apply your credits toward an associate degree in a variety of disciplines.

This program is intended for students pursuing careers in the Mechanical CAD Graphics Specialization field. Mechanical drafters work with mechanical engineers and designers to prepare detail and assembly drawings of a wide variety of machinery and mechanical devices. They may be involved in specifying design elements such as the types of fasteners (nuts, bolts, screws) needed to assemble the machine. Mechanical drafters are usually trained in engineering techniques as well as manufacturing theory and standards. Students who choose the Mechanical Specialization career track are employed by those who offer services to the Mechanical Engineering, Fabrication, Automotive, and/or other Mechanical type industries. These may include working for a Professional Engineer, an industrial design firm, or assembly/fabrication enterprises. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design faculty advisor before pursuing this degree program.

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HVAC Technician

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology Level 1 Certificate

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Become a Central Texas hero by studying heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration technology at Austin Community College. This program prepares you to install, repair, and maintain HVAC systems using the latest industry equipment. You’ll learn about heat transfer, pressure and temperature laws, electrical circuitry, and more. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to take a professional certification exam.

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Certificate program provides the basics of service and repair. It is best suited for the individual desiring to enter the field with a minimum of formal training. All courses in the one-year certificate can be applied toward the Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree.

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Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology Ocupational Skills Award

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Become a Central Texas hero by studying heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration technology at Austin Community College. This program prepares you to install, repair, and maintain HVAC systems using the latest industry equipment. You’ll learn about heat transfer, pressure and temperature laws, electrical circuitry, and more. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to take a professional certification exam.

This award prepares students to enter the work force in one semester.

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Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology, A.A.S.

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Become a Central Texas hero by studying heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration technology at Austin Community College. This program prepares you to install, repair, and maintain HVAC systems using the latest industry equipment. You’ll learn about heat transfer, pressure and temperature laws, electrical circuitry, and more. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to take a professional certification exam.

The Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology program enables the student to become proficient in the installation, repair and maintenance of commercial and domestic heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems through the study of the theory and application of air conditioning principles. Study includes principles of heat transfer, pressure and temperature laws, soldering, electrical circuits, trouble shooting and maintenance procedures, and use of test equipment. The labs include extensive hands-on experience.

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HVAC

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Are you looking to break into a fast growing industry? Then the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program in Continuing Education at ACC may be the perfect fit for you. Austin is a rapidly growing city which means HVAC companies are struggling to meet the demand. There has never been a better time than now to pursue a career as an HVAC technician. There are many jobs in the following industries: HVAC companies, property management and hotel chains throughout our Central Texas region.

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Plumber

Plumbing

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Would you like to work in a rewarding career, that provides a valuable service? Then the Plumbing program in Continuing Education at ACC may be the perfect fit for you. Plumbers are always in demand, especially in our rapidly growing city. Be a part of the action by starting with the Plumbing classes at ACC.

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Public Service Industry

Social Services Assistant

Addictions Counseling Advanced Technical Certificate

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Provide crucial support to families, individuals, and communities through Austin Community College’s Human Services Program. You’ll learn the theory and solutions to some of today’s most pressing challenges for direct-service employment. With an associates degree in several specializations as well as certificates, you’ll be prepared for both entry-level employment and career advancement.

The Addictions Counseling Advanced Technical Certificate provides the coursework and practicum hours necessary for the individual holding an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in a non-social/behavioral science area who plans to sit for the state licensing exam in order to become a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC).

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Addictions Counseling, A.A.S.

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Provide crucial support to families, individuals, and communities through Austin Community College’s Human Services Program. You’ll learn the theory and solutions to some of today’s most pressing challenges for direct-service employment. With an associates degree in several specializations as well as certificates, you’ll be prepared for both entry-level employment and career advancement.

The Addictions Counseling Associate of Applied Science degree prepares students for careers in counseling and direct care work in the addictions field. This program prepares students for partial fulfillment of state licensure (LCDC) for alcoholism and drug abuse counselors. Eligibility is subject to approval by the appropriate state agency.

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General Human Services, A.A.S.

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Provide crucial support to families, individuals, and communities through Austin Community College’s Human Services Program. You’ll learn the theory and solutions to some of today’s most pressing challenges for direct-service employment. With an associates degree in several specializations as well as certificates, you’ll be prepared for both entry-level employment and career advancement.

The required course work in the General Human Services Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to provide students with basic skills necessary for employment in a wide variety of social service settings. Electives chosen in coordination with a Human Services program advisor allow the student to plan a degree that is individually tailored to meet each student's career objectives. Students planning to transfer to four-year institutions should consult with the Human Services program chair for information on transferable course work.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Advanced EMT Level 1 Certificate

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Help the community on the scene in an emergency or on day-to-day basis in a non-medical emergency by training to become an emergency medical technician or paramedic. Austin Community College’s nationally accredited Emergency Medical Services Professions Program equips students with quick-response medical skills, human anatomy, patient care, and more.

The Advanced EMT Level 1 Certificate award plan combines classroom teaching with supervised clinical and field experience for the emergency medical health professional. Emphasis is placed on patient assessment and initial treatment of the following: respiratory, bleeding and shock, and all types of trauma and burns. Students will also receive information on pharmacology, toxicology, environmental and infectious diseases and all aspects of EMS Systems. American Heart Association ACLS and PALS and a trauma course certification are offered as an enhancement of the program.

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Emergency Medical Servives, A.A.S.

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Help the community on the scene in an emergency or on day-to-day basis in a non-medical emergency by training to become an emergency medical technician or paramedic. Austin Community College’s nationally accredited Emergency Medical Services Professions Program equips students with quick-response medical skills, human anatomy, patient care, and more.

The Emergency Medical Services Associate of Applied Science degree combines classroom teaching with supervised clinical and field experience for the emergency medical health professional. Emphasis is placed on patient assessment and initial treatment of the following: respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine and nervous system problems; obstetrical, pediatric, geriatric and behavioral emergencies; bleeding and shock; and all types of trauma and burns. Students will also receive information on pharmacology, toxicology, environmental and infectious diseases and all aspects of EMS Systems. American Heart Association ACLS and PALS and a trauma course certification are offered as an enhancement of the program.

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Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

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Help the community on the scene in an emergency or on day-to-day basis in a non-medical emergency by training to become an emergency medical technician or paramedic. Austin Community College’s nationally accredited Emergency Medical Services Professions Program equips students with quick-response medical skills, human anatomy, patient care, and more.

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Institutional Certificate award plan offers college credit courses that include classroom, laboratory and clinical learning experiences. It provides an introduction to emergency medical care by providing educational modules on medical-legal, roles and responsibilities of the EMT, documentation and communication, airway management, patient assessment for medical and trauma patients, obstetrical and gynecological emergencies, childbirth, pediatric emergencies, ambulance operations, hazardous materials and mass casualty.

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EMT Paramedic Level 2 Certificate

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Help the community on the scene in an emergency or on day-to-day basis in a non-medical emergency by training to become an emergency medical technician or paramedic. Austin Community College’s nationally accredited Emergency Medical Services Professions Program equips students with quick-response medical skills, human anatomy, patient care, and more.

The EMT Paramedic Level 2 Certificate award plan combines classroom teaching with supervised clinical and field experience for the emergency medical health professional. Emphasis is placed on patient assessment and initial treatment of the following: respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine and nervous system problems; obstetrical, pediatric, geriatric and behavioral emergencies; bleeding and shock; and all types of trauma and burns. Students will also receive information on pharmacology, toxicology, environmental and infectious diseases and all aspects of EMS Systems. American Heart Association ACLS and PALS and a trauma course certification are offered as an enhancement of the program.

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Correctional Officer

Corrections, A.A.S.

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Take on the big responsibility of protecting and serving the community with Austin Community College’s Criminal Justice Program. Through hands-on training at the Public Safety Training Center at Hays Campus, you’ll learn practical and accessible training in the guidelines, procedures, and assorted skills to prepare you for emergencies, communication, crime prevention, investigation, and report writing. You must meet with the department chair prior to registration. Two associate degree programs and specialized certificates allow you to move straight into the workforce or transfer to a four-year university.

The Associate of Applied Science degrees in the Criminal Justice program includes courses in the Arts and Sciences curriculum as well as a wide array of Criminal Justice courses designed to prepare the student for further attainment of their educational goals and/or employment within the Criminal Justice System. The corrections emphasis includes elements of juvenile procedures, probation and parole, and institutional and community-based corrections. The Associate of Applied Science degree in Corrections includes field of study curriculum approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The Field of Study Curriculum for Criminal Justice consists of 15 lower-division semester credit hours that are fully transferable to other Texas public colleges and universities and are applicable to the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice or the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, including all specializations.

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Environmental Field Technician

Environmental Technology Advanced Technical Certificate

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Help protect the environment by studying Austin Community College’s Environmental Science and Technology Program. With specialized training and fieldwork, you’ll learn about Earth’s natural systems and the effect that human populations have on their structure and function. This program offers multiple paths to a career, including a fast-track certificate that allows you to work while continuing to complete one of two associate degree options. Advanced certifications also will enable you to pursue further in-depth training.

The Environmental Science and Technology program prepares students to address environmental and public health issues in a number of job fields. The Advanced Technical Certificate in Environmental Technology is for returning students who already possess an Associate of Science or Bachelor of Science degree in a natural science and have received program approval. It provides them with specialized advanced training in environmental technology.

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Environmental Technology Level 1 Certificate

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Help protect the environment by studying Austin Community College’s Environmental Science and Technology Program. With specialized training and fieldwork, you’ll learn about Earth’s natural systems and the effect that human populations have on their structure and function. This program offers multiple paths to a career, including a fast-track certificate that allows you to work while continuing to complete one of two associate degree options. Advanced certifications also will enable you to pursue further in-depth training.

Environmental scientists confront challenges that affect the livability of our world. This program prepares students to address environmental and public health issues in a number of job fields. The Environmental Technology Level 1 Certificate courses apply toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Environmental Technology, which prepares students for employment in the area of water resource sampling and assessment.

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Environmental Technology Level 2 Certificate

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Help protect the environment by studying Austin Community College’s Environmental Science and Technology Program. With specialized training and fieldwork, you’ll learn about Earth’s natural systems and the effect that human populations have on their structure and function. This program offers multiple paths to a career, including a fast-track certificate that allows you to work while continuing to complete one of two associate degree options. Advanced certifications also will enable you to pursue further in-depth training.

Environmental scientists confront challenges that affect the livability of our world. This program prepares students to address environmental and public health issues in a number of job fields. The Environmental Technology Level 2 Certificate courses apply toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Environmental Technology, which prepares students for employment in the area of water resource sampling and assessment.

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Environmental Technology, A.A.S.

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Help protect the environment by studying Austin Community College’s Environmental Science and Technology Program. With specialized training and fieldwork, you’ll learn about Earth’s natural systems and the effect that human populations have on their structure and function. This program offers multiple paths to a career, including a fast-track certificate that allows you to work while continuing to complete one of two associate degree options. Advanced certifications also will enable you to pursue further in-depth training.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Environmental Technology provides students with specialized training in environmental technology along with general education courses in the arts and sciences. It is designed to prepare students for employment in the area of water resource sampling and assessment. Students interested in this program should consult with a full-time environmental technology instructor before taking any courses.

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Firefighter

Fire Protection Technology, A.A.S.

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Become a professional firefighter with Austin Community College’s Fire Technology Program. We offer certificate and degree options to help you gain entry-level firefighter skills or advance your leadership credentials. Our state-accredited regional training academy is a rigorous but rewarding 16-week program that prepares you for the Texas Commission on Fire Protection’s certification exam in basic fire suppression. If you’re interested in a firefighter career, you can apply for ACC’s Fire Academy. We also offer an associate degree for current firefighters seeking to advance their careers with our associate degree.

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Fire Protection Technology includes courses in the Arts and Sciences curriculum as well as a wide array of Fire Science courses to prepare the student for further attainment of their educational goals and/or employment within the Fire Protection profession. Students should consult with the program advisors for transferable courses prior to enrollment. This degree plan requires that the student successfully pass a capstone course during the last semester of their program. Graduates of any Texas Fire Commission certified Basic Firefighter Academy who successfully pass the State Certification Exam and successfully completes a minimum of three semester credit hours from the Fire Protection Technology AAS degree plan may be granted twelve semester credit hours. Student should contact the program at pss.austincc.edu/fireprotection to determine eligibility for this credit.

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Firefighter Level 1 Certificate

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Become a professional firefighter with Austin Community College’s Fire Technology Program. We offer certificate and degree options to help you gain entry-level firefighter skills or advance your leadership credentials. Our state-accredited regional training academy is a rigorous but rewarding 16-week program that prepares you for the Texas Commission on Fire Protection’s certification exam in basic fire suppression. If you’re interested in a firefighter career, you can apply for ACC’s Fire Academy. We also offer an associate degree for current firefighters seeking to advance their careers with our associate degree.

The Firefighter Level 1 Certificate is designed to give the student instruction in the areas of firefighting that are required to be certified in fire suppression. Instruction includes but is not limited to the following: rules and regulations, forcible entry, ladder practices, fire streams, ventilation, rescue practices, inspection, automatic sprinklers, aircraft rescue and fire protection, self-contained breathing apparatus, and simulated emergency. The student works in a professionally staffed atmosphere with modern equipment. This course teaches the skills necessary to prepare the student for entry-level employment in the fire protection industry. This firefighter certification program is offered in the Spring and Fall semesters and requires a separate application through the fire training academy. For information about the application process, go to pss.austincc.edu/fireprotection. All eight courses must be taken concurrently and require program approval before registration.

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Police Officer

Law Enforcement, A.A.S.

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Take on the big responsibility of protecting and serving the community with Austin Community College’s Criminal Justice Program. Through hands-on training at the Public Safety Training Center at Hays Campus, you’ll learn practical and accessible training in the guidelines, procedures, and assorted skills to prepare you for emergencies, communication, crime prevention, investigation, and report writing. You must meet with the department chair prior to registration. Two associate degree programs and specialized certificates allow you to move straight into the workforce or transfer to a four-year university.

The Associate of Applied Science degrees in the Criminal Justice program includes courses in the Arts and Sciences curriculum as well as a wide array of Criminal Justice courses designed to prepare the student for further attainment of their educational goals and/or employment within the Criminal Justice System. The law enforcement emphasis includes elements of criminal law, police systems, court systems, criminal procedure, and criminal investigation.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Law Enforcement includes field of study curriculum approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The Field of Study Curriculum for Criminal Justice consists of 15 lower-division semester credit hours that are fully transferable to other Texas public colleges and universities and are applicable to the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice or the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, including all specializations. Students should always consult with an academic or Criminal Justice faculty advisor regarding transfer to a specific college or university. In addition, students should consult with an advisor at the Texas college or university to which they are transferring for additional information

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Texas Peace Officer Sequence Level 1 Certificate

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Take on the big responsibility of protecting and serving the community with Austin Community College’s Criminal Justice Program. Through hands-on training at the Public Safety Training Center at Hays Campus, you’ll learn practical and accessible training in the guidelines, procedures, and assorted skills to prepare you for emergencies, communication, crime prevention, investigation, and report writing. You must meet with the department chair prior to registration. Two associate degree programs and specialized certificates allow you to move straight into the workforce or transfer to a four-year university.

The Texas Peace Officer Sequence Level 1 Certificate program is the academic equivalent to the Basic Peace Officer Training Course required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) for all Texas Peace Officers to be licensed.

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Texas Peace Officer Specialization, A.A.S.

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Take on the big responsibility of protecting and serving the community with Austin Community College’s Criminal Justice Program. Through hands-on training at the Public Safety Training Center at Hays Campus, you’ll learn practical and accessible training in the guidelines, procedures, and assorted skills to prepare you for emergencies, communication, crime prevention, investigation, and report writing. You must meet with the department chair prior to registration. Two associate degree programs and specialized certificates allow you to move straight into the workforce or transfer to a four-year university.

The Texas Peace Officer Specialization Associate of Applied Science program is the academic equivalent to the Basic Peace Officer Training Course required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) for all Texas Peace Officers to be licensed. It will also satisfy the degree requirement rule by TCOLE in the Academic Alternative program.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Advanced Technical Certificate

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Become a critical part of the legal world through Austin Community College’s Paralegal Program. Faculty made up of working attorneys help you develop the comprehensive skills needed to be successful through research, draft, and document legal matters. Courses also are offered on nights and weekends to prepare you to function as a working paralegal. This program also offers an advanced technical certificate for those who have a bachelor’s or graduate-level degree.

The Paralegal Advanced Technical Certificate is for students who already have a bachelor degree or higher from an accredited college or university. It is designed to prepare the student to act effectively as a paralegal in a law office, government agency, or other law-related environment.

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Paralegal, A.A.S.

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Become a critical part of the legal world through Austin Community College’s Paralegal Program. Faculty made up of working attorneys help you develop the comprehensive skills needed to be successful through research, draft, and document legal matters. Courses also are offered on nights and weekends to prepare you to function as a working paralegal. This program also offers an advanced technical certificate for those who have a bachelor’s or graduate-level degree.

The Paralegal Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to prepare the student to act effectively as a paralegal in a law office, government agency, or other law-related environment.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Advanced Automotive Level 1 Certificate

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Keep vehicles and other machines running smoothly by pursuing a career in automotive technology and outdoor powered equipment. Austin Community College’s training program focuses on engine, drivetrain, brake, suspension, and heating/cooling repair. The associate degree pathway prepares you to take the ASE certification test, while fast-track career certificates help you find a job quickly.

At ACC, the technical training programs are designed to meet the needs of a modern automotive service facility. Emphasis is placed on real world approaches to diagnostic skill building and a thorough understanding of system theory and operations. Independent, self-directed learning is promoted through hands-on experience with mockups and modern vehicles and use of computer programs and audiovisuals. Students completing degree and/or certificate programs will leave ACC with the workplace skills and professionalism necessary to succeed in the automotive workforce.

Our expert instructors combine classroom lessons with hands-on shop time repairing real customers' cars. You can even gain valuable experience working on hybrid electric systems. And unlike many schools, ACC is certified by the ASE Education Foundation (ASEEF), putting you a step closer to the important ASE technician certification.

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Automotive Technology Advanced Technical Certificate

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Keep vehicles and other machines running smoothly by pursuing a career in automotive technology and outdoor powered equipment. Austin Community College’s training program focuses on engine, drivetrain, brake, suspension, and heating/cooling repair. The associate degree pathway prepares you to take the ASE certification test, while fast-track career certificates help you find a job quickly.

At ACC, the technical training programs are designed to meet the needs of a modern automotive service facility. Emphasis is placed on real world approaches to diagnostic skill building and a thorough understanding of system theory and operations. Independent, self-directed learning is promoted through hands-on experience with mockups and modern vehicles and use of computer programs and audiovisuals. Students completing degree and/or certificate programs will leave ACC with the workplace skills and professionalism necessary to succeed in the automotive workforce.

Our expert instructors combine classroom lessons with hands-on shop time repairing real customers' cars. You can even gain valuable experience working on hybrid electric systems. And unlike many schools, ACC is certified by the ASE Education Foundation (ASEEF), putting you a step closer to the important ASE technician certification.

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Automotive Technology Occupational Skills Award

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Keep vehicles and other machines running smoothly by pursuing a career in automotive technology and outdoor powered equipment. Austin Community College’s training program focuses on engine, drivetrain, brake, suspension, and heating/cooling repair. The associate degree pathway prepares you to take the ASE certification test, while fast-track career certificates help you find a job quickly.

At ACC, the technical training programs are designed to meet the needs of a modern automotive service facility. Emphasis is placed on real world approaches to diagnostic skill building and a thorough understanding of system theory and operations. Independent, self-directed learning is promoted through hands-on experience with mockups and modern vehicles and use of computer programs and audiovisuals. Students completing degree and/or certificate programs will leave ACC with the workplace skills and professionalism necessary to succeed in the automotive workforce.

Our expert instructors combine classroom lessons with hands-on shop time repairing real customers' cars. You can even gain valuable experience working on hybrid electric systems. And unlike many schools, ACC is certified by the ASE Education Foundation (ASEEF), putting you a step closer to the important ASE technician certification.

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Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

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Keep vehicles and other machines running smoothly by pursuing a career in automotive technology and outdoor powered equipment. Austin Community College’s training program focuses on engine, drivetrain, brake, suspension, and heating/cooling repair. The associate degree pathway prepares you to take the ASE certification test, while fast-track career certificates help you find a job quickly.

At ACC, the technical training programs are designed to meet the needs of a modern automotive service facility. Emphasis is placed on real world approaches to diagnostic skill building and a thorough understanding of system theory and operations. Independent, self-directed learning is promoted through hands-on experience with mockups and modern vehicles and use of computer programs and audiovisuals. Students completing degree and/or certificate programs will leave ACC with the workplace skills and professionalism necessary to succeed in the automotive workforce.

Our expert instructors combine classroom lessons with hands-on shop time repairing real customers' cars. You can even gain valuable experience working on hybrid electric systems. And unlike many schools, ACC is certified by the ASE Education Foundation (ASEEF), putting you a step closer to the important ASE technician certification.

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Basic Automotive Level 1 Certificate

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Keep vehicles and other machines running smoothly by pursuing a career in automotive technology and outdoor powered equipment. Austin Community College’s training program focuses on engine, drivetrain, brake, suspension, and heating/cooling repair. The associate degree pathway prepares you to take the ASE certification test, while fast-track career certificates help you find a job quickly.

At ACC, the technical training programs are designed to meet the needs of a modern automotive service facility. Emphasis is placed on real world approaches to diagnostic skill building and a thorough understanding of system theory and operations. Independent, self-directed learning is promoted through hands-on experience with mockups and modern vehicles and use of computer programs and audiovisuals. Students completing degree and/or certificate programs will leave ACC with the workplace skills and professionalism necessary to succeed in the automotive workforce.

Our expert instructors combine classroom lessons with hands-on shop time repairing real customers' cars. You can even gain valuable experience working on hybrid electric systems. And unlike many schools, ACC is certified by the ASE Education Foundation (ASEEF), putting you a step closer to the important ASE technician certification.

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Auto Body Technician

Auto Body and Refinishing Certificate

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Improve the appearance and functionality of vehicles by becoming an Automotive Collision Repair specialist. Austin Community College’s training program gives you real experience repairing and modifying almost anything with wheels. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to take the I-CAR welding test.

Prior to enrolling in the Auto Body and Refinishing Enhanced Skills Certificate courses, students must already have completed the Auto Body Collision and Refinishing Technology Associate of Applied Science degree. This certificates prepares students for a career field with more specialized training.

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Auto Body Collision and Refinishing Technology, A.A.S.

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Improve the appearance and functionality of vehicles by becoming an Automotive Collision Repair specialist. Austin Community College’s training program gives you real experience repairing and modifying almost anything with wheels. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to take the I-CAR welding test.

The Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology Program will teach students to estimate, repair, and refinish vehicles that have been damaged.

Students completing the Auto Body Collision and Refinishing Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree will obtain expertise in auto body construction, surface prep, painting, dent repair, structural repair and MIG welding, along with many other valuable skills.

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Auto Body Collision Repair Level 1 Certificate

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Improve the appearance and functionality of vehicles by becoming an Automotive Collision Repair specialist. Austin Community College’s training program gives you real experience repairing and modifying almost anything with wheels. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to take the I-CAR welding test.

The courses in the Auto Body Collision Repair Level 1 Certificate applies towards the Auto Body Collision and Refinishing Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree.

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Auto Body Refinishing Level 1 Certificate

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Improve the appearance and functionality of vehicles by becoming an Automotive Collision Repair specialist. Austin Community College’s training program gives you real experience repairing and modifying almost anything with wheels. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to take the I-CAR welding test.

The courses in the Auto Body Refinishing Level 1 Certificate applies towards the Auto Body Collision and Refinishing Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree.

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Auto Body Repair Occupational Skills Award

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Improve the appearance and functionality of vehicles by becoming an Automotive Collision Repair specialist. Austin Community College’s training program gives you real experience repairing and modifying almost anything with wheels. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to take the I-CAR welding test.

The Auto Body Repair Occupational Skills Award prepares students to enter the work force in one semester.

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Marine Engine Repair Advanced Level 1 Certificate

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This certificate provides power mechanics technology training in the principles and operation of marine two and four cycle engines, electrical systems, engine failure analysis, tune-up, hydraulic principles, lower unit drives, and extensive laboratory experience. It includes marine engine transit mounting and height adjustments.

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Truck Driver

Truck Driving Certificate

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The adventure and freedom of the open road is exciting. With the shortage of qualified drivers across the Central Texas region, wages for commercial drivers are on the rise. The demand for local drivers is growing as the regional economic expansion continues, so now is the perfect time for you to answer the call of the road.

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Information Technology Industry

Software Developer

Applications Development- Coding and Design Specialization Level 1 Certificate

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Want a salary that exceeds the national average? Pursuing a career in Computer Information Technology (CIT) might help. CIT professionals are paid well because modern society depends on them to configure and maintain networks, support computer applications, and implement information security systems. Learn how to do all of that and more at Austin Community College. This program offers degree and certificate options to meet your unique goals.

The Applications Development - Coding and Design Level 1 Certificate features courses in programming, Swift in Xcode, and user interface design. This certificate is designed to stack into the Applications Development - Coding Specialization Level 2 Certificate and Associate of Applied Science degree career track. Consult with the program advisor or your academic advisor for more information.

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Applications Development- Coding and Design Specialization Level 2 Certificate

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Want a salary that exceeds the national average? Pursuing a career in Computer Information Technology (CIT) might help. CIT professionals are paid well because modern society depends on them to configure and maintain networks, support computer applications, and implement information security systems. Learn how to do all of that and more at Austin Community College. This program offers degree and certificate options to meet your unique goals.

The Applications Development - Coding and Design Level 2 Certificate features advanced courses in programming, Swift in Xcode, and user interface design. This certificate is designed to stack into the Applications Development - Coding and Design Specialization Associate of Applied Science degree. Consult with the program advisor or your academic advisor for more information.

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Applications Development- Coding and Design Specialization, A.A.S.

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Want a salary that exceeds the national average? Pursuing a career in Computer Information Technology (CIT) might help. CIT professionals are paid well because modern society depends on them to configure and maintain networks, support computer applications, and implement information security systems. Learn how to do all of that and more at Austin Community College. This program offers degree and certificate options to meet your unique goals.

Apple app developers specialize in building software programs (apps) for iOS mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads, and macOS devices using Swift in Xcode. They may also test, debug, or update existing apps. The Associate of Applied Science degree in Applications Development - Coding and Design Specialization features courses designed to prepare students for an entry level job as an app developer using Swift. Consult with the program advisor or your academic advisor for more information.

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Applications Development- Swift Level 1 Certificate

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Want a salary that exceeds the national average? Pursuing a career in Computer Information Technology (CIT) might help. CIT professionals are paid well because modern society depends on them to configure and maintain networks, support computer applications, and implement information security systems. Learn how to do all of that and more at Austin Community College. This program offers degree and certificate options to meet your unique goals.

Apple app developers specialize in building software programs (apps) for iOS mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads, and macOS devices using Swift in Xcode. They may also test, debug, or update existing apps. The Applications Development - Swift Level 1 Certificate is designed to stack into the Applications Development - Coding and Design Specialization Level 2 Certificate and Associate of Applied Science degree career track. Consult with the program advisor or your academic advisor for more information.

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Computer Programming Occupational Skills Award

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Want a salary that exceeds the national average? Pursuing a career in Computer Information Technology (CIT) might help. CIT professionals are paid well because modern society depends on them to configure and maintain networks, support computer applications, and implement information security systems. Learn how to do all of that and more at Austin Community College. This program offers degree and certificate options to meet your unique goals.

The Computer Programming Occupational Skills Award features four introductory courses in computing, programming, and networking. This award is designed to stack into the various career tracks offered by ACC's Computer Information Technology program. Consult with the program advisor or your academic advisor for more information.

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Computer Programming, A.A.S..

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Want a salary that exceeds the national average? Pursuing a career in Computer Information Technology (CIT) might help. CIT professionals are paid well because modern society depends on them to configure and maintain networks, support computer applications, and implement information security systems. Learn how to do all of that and more at Austin Community College. This program offers degree and certificate options to meet your unique goals.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Programming includes courses from the Arts and Sciences Curricula, as well as a variety of computer courses designed to train students for entry-level programming positions. Consult with the program advisor or your academic advisor for more information.

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Computer Programming- C++ Track Level 1 Certificate

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Want a salary that exceeds the national average? Pursuing a career in Computer Information Technology (CIT) might help. CIT professionals are paid well because modern society depends on them to configure and maintain networks, support computer applications, and implement information security systems. Learn how to do all of that and more at Austin Community College. This program offers degree and certificate options to meet your unique goals.

The Computer Programming - C++ Track Level 1 Certificate is designed for students interested in learning C++ programming language. Consult with the program advisor or your academic advisor for more information.

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Computer Programming- Data Science Track Level 1 Certificate

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Want a salary that exceeds the national average? Pursuing a career in Computer Information Technology (CIT) might help. CIT professionals are paid well because modern society depends on them to configure and maintain networks, support computer applications, and implement information security systems. Learn how to do all of that and more at Austin Community College. This program offers degree and certificate options to meet your unique goals.

The Computer Programming - Data Science Track Level 1 Certificate features courses in database platforms, operating system, and advanced programming. This certificate is designed to stack into the Data Science career track offered by ACC's Computer Information Technology program. Consult with the program advisor or your academic advisor for more information.

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Computer Programming- Java Track Level 1 Certificate

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Want a salary that exceeds the national average? Pursuing a career in Computer Information Technology (CIT) might help. CIT professionals are paid well because modern society depends on them to configure and maintain networks, support computer applications, and implement information security systems. Learn how to do all of that and more at Austin Community College. This program offers degree and certificate options to meet your unique goals.

The Computer Programming - Java Track Level 1 Certificate is designed for students interested in learning Java programming language. Consult with the program advisor or your academic advisor for more information.

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Computer Programming- Software Testing Level 1 Certificate

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Want a salary that exceeds the national average? Pursuing a career in Computer Information Technology (CIT) might help. CIT professionals are paid well because modern society depends on them to configure and maintain networks, support computer applications, and implement information security systems. Learn how to do all of that and more at Austin Community College. This program offers degree and certificate options to meet your unique goals.

Software Testers assure the quality of software programs and applications prior to deployment. They create test scenarios to make sure that the software is working as designed. If a bug is found, the software tester will write a detailed report so a programmer can go in and correct the issue. The courses in the Software Testing Level 1 Certificate apply towards the Computer Programming - Software Testing Specialization Associate of Applied Science degree. Consult with the program advisor or your academic advisor for more information.

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Computer Programming- Software Testing Specialization, A.A.S.

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Want a salary that exceeds the national average? Pursuing a career in Computer Information Technology (CIT) might help. CIT professionals are paid well because modern society depends on them to configure and maintain networks, support computer applications, and implement information security systems. Learn how to do all of that and more at Austin Community College. This program offers degree and certificate options to meet your unique goals.

Software Testers assure the quality of software programs and applications prior to deployment. They create test scenarios to make sure that the software is working as designed. If a bug is found, the software tester will write a detailed report so a programmer can go in and correct the issue.

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Computer Programming- Web Programming Specialization, A.A.S.

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Want a salary that exceeds the national average? Pursuing a career in Computer Information Technology (CIT) might help. CIT professionals are paid well because modern society depends on them to configure and maintain networks, support computer applications, and implement information security systems. Learn how to do all of that and more at Austin Community College. This program offers degree and certificate options to meet your unique goals.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Programming - Web Programming Specialization includes courses from the Arts and Sciences Curricula, as well a set of web programming computer courses designed to train students for entry-level web programming positions. Consult with the program advisor or your academic advisor for more information.

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Web Developer Specialist Level 1 Certificate

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Want a salary that exceeds the national average? Pursuing a career in Computer Information Technology (CIT) might help. CIT professionals are paid well because modern society depends on them to configure and maintain networks, support computer applications, and implement information security systems. Learn how to do all of that and more at Austin Community College. This program offers degree and certificate options to meet your unique goals.

The courses in the Web Developer Specialist Level 1 Certificate will apply towards the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Programming - Web Programming Specialization degree. These courses are designed to train the student for an entry-level Web programming position.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Certified Cisco Network Associate

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Cisco certification carries enormous weight within the computer networking community and opens doors to many hi-tech career possibilities. Austin Community College is a member of the Cisco Networking Academy and offers convenient classes, excellent facilities, and a clear path for you to gain valuable Cisco knowledge and experience.

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Computer Networking Occupational Skills Award Certificate

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Want a salary that exceeds the national average? Pursuing a career in Computer Information Technology (CIT) might help. CIT professionals are paid well because modern society depends on them to configure and maintain networks, support computer applications, and implement information security systems. Learn how to do all of that and more at Austin Community College. This program offers degree and certificate options to meet your unique goals.

The Computer Networking Occupational Skills Award features four introductory courses in computing, information security, and networking technologies. This award is designed to stack into the Network Administration career track offered by ACC's Computer Information Technology program. Consult with the program advisor or your academic advisor for more information.

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Local Area Network Systems- Network Administration Level 1 Certificate

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Want a salary that exceeds the national average? Pursuing a career in Computer Information Technology (CIT) might help. CIT professionals are paid well because modern society depends on them to configure and maintain networks, support computer applications, and implement information security systems. Learn how to do all of that and more at Austin Community College. This program offers degree and certificate options to meet your unique goals.

The Local Area Network Systems - Network Administration Level 1 Certificate features courses in programming, network technologies, TCP/IP, UNIX, hardware, and network administration courses. This certificate is designed to stack into the Local Area Network Systems - Network Administration Specialization Associate of Applied Science degree. Consult with the program advisor or your academic advisor for more information.

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Local Area Network Systems- Network Administration Specialization, A.A.S.

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Want a salary that exceeds the national average? Pursuing a career in Computer Information Technology (CIT) might help. CIT professionals are paid well because modern society depends on them to configure and maintain networks, support computer applications, and implement information security systems. Learn how to do all of that and more at Austin Community College. This program offers degree and certificate options to meet your unique goals.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Local Area Network Systems - Network Administration Specialization prepares students for entry-level network administration positions, specializing in local area network systems. This degree is an ACCTech program participant. High school students may receive college credit for approved courses taken during high school. Consult with the program advisor or your academic advisor for more information.

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Database Administrator

Computer Information Technology- Database Level 1 Certificate

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Want a salary that exceeds the national average? Pursuing a career in Computer Information Technology (CIT) might help. CIT professionals are paid well because modern society depends on them to configure and maintain networks, support computer applications, and implement information security systems. Learn how to do all of that and more at Austin Community College. This program offers degree and certificate options to meet your unique goals.

Database administrators use software to collect, store, and organize a company’s information such as customer records. They ensure the data is easily accessible for company use but safe from unauthorized access. The Computer Information Technology - Database Level 1 Certificate is designed to stack into the Computer Programming Associate of Applied Science degree. Consult with the program advisor or your academic advisor for more information.

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Oracle Certified Professional Database Administrator

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Oracle is a world's largest enterprise software company and the Oracle certification carries significant weight throughout the software industry. ACC offers a series of courses, all of which are led by certified instructors and include official Oracle course materials, to prepare you to obtain these highly valued and instantly recognizable industry credentials.

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Oracle Certified Professional PL/SQL

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Oracle is a world's largest enterprise software company and the Oracle certification carries significant weight throughout the software industry. ACC offers a series of courses, all of which are led by certified instructors and include official Oracle course materials, to prepare you to obtain these highly valued and instantly recognizable industry credentials.

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Systems Analyst

Information Technology- Applications Specialization, A.A.S.

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Want a salary that exceeds the national average? Pursuing a career in Computer Information Technology (CIT) might help. CIT professionals are paid well because modern society depends on them to configure and maintain networks, support computer applications, and implement information security systems. Learn how to do all of that and more at Austin Community College. This program offers degree and certificate options to meet your unique goals.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Technology - Applications Specialization is a workforce pathway that provides students with the skills that local employers need in the Information Technology field. With training in this program, students will learn how to configure and maintain networks, support computer applications, and implement information security systems, depending on their career path. Consult with the program advisor or your academic advisor for more information.

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IT Support Specialist

Information Technology- User and Computer Support Level 1 Certificate

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Want a salary that exceeds the national average? Pursuing a career in Computer Information Technology (CIT) might help. CIT professionals are paid well because modern society depends on them to configure and maintain networks, support computer applications, and implement information security systems. Learn how to do all of that and more at Austin Community College. This program offers degree and certificate options to meet your unique goals.

The Information Technology - User and Computer Support Level 1 Certificate provides an introduction to applications, hardware, networking, and help desk support. This certificate is designed to stack into the Information Technology - User and Computer Support Specialization Associate of Applied Science degree. Consult with the program advisor or your academic advisor for more information.

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Information Technology- User and Computer Support Specialization, A.A.S.

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Want a salary that exceeds the national average? Pursuing a career in Computer Information Technology (CIT) might help. CIT professionals are paid well because modern society depends on them to configure and maintain networks, support computer applications, and implement information security systems. Learn how to do all of that and more at Austin Community College. This program offers degree and certificate options to meet your unique goals.

Computer User Support specialists provide support for computer software and hardware. They may troubleshoot issues for computer users over the phone as a help desk technician. They may also support developers, analysts, and administrators within an organization. The Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Technology - User and Computer Support Specialization is designed to prepare students for entry-level computer user support positions. Consult with the program advisor or your academic advisor for more information.

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PC Technician/CompTIA

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Leap into a demanding yet rewarding profession as a PC Technician. Begin your career in the exciting world of information technology with ACC's PC Technician courses. Our CompTIA Certification classes will prepare you to install, configure, and maintain PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems and printers, and other related hardware and networks.

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Data Security Management

Local Area Network Systems- Cybersecurity Specialization, A.A.S.

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Want a salary that exceeds the national average? Pursuing a career in Computer Information Technology (CIT) might help. CIT professionals are paid well because modern society depends on them to configure and maintain networks, support computer applications, and implement information security systems. Learn how to do all of that and more at Austin Community College. This program offers degree and certificate options to meet your unique goals.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Local Area Network Systems - Cybersecurity Specialization is designed to prepare students for employment in the areas of internet, network, and operating system security. The curriculum focuses on providing skills in system security analysis, designing and creating secure systems, troubleshooting security problems via appropriate testing measures, conducting forensic documentation and the development, implementation and maintenance of an organizational security plan and policy. Due consideration is given to legal and ethical issues and current and emerging legal and technical issues. Consult with the program advisor or your academic advisor for more information.

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Communications Industry

Broadcast Engineer

Audio Engineering Level 1 Certificate

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Interested in producing albums or concerts? Consider studying music business, performance, and technology at Austin Community College. You can learn about the legal aspects of the music industry, get access to state-of-the-art recording studios, participate in an internship program, and more.

The courses in the Level 1 Certificate in Audio Engineering apply toward ACC's Associate of Applied Science in Audio Engineering Specialization.

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Streaming Television and Broadcast Production, A.A.S.

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Learn to create compelling media by studying radio-television-film at Austin Community College. ACC’s in-house production studio offers opportunities for hands-on experience, and coursework covers screen storytelling, creative digital production, and more. The program is led by experts in the field, and RTF credits transfer to four-year universities like UT and Texas State.

This creative program trains students in essential modern media production fundamentals, skills and techniques using cutting-edge industry tools. Balancing the art, craft and business of multimedia storytelling for evolving forms of TV, students develop projects from concept to completion, integrating studio/field production, interactive development, post-production workflow, and use of the latest distribution technologies to share work across platforms for impact. An embedded "community media track" includes apprenticeship-style internships and co-creation opportunities with on-site Austin PBS, ACC-TV and off-site industry collaborators.

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AV Technician

Audio Engineering Specialization, A.A.S.

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Interested in producing albums or concerts? Consider studying music business, performance, and technology at Austin Community College. You can learn about the legal aspects of the music industry, get access to state-of-the-art recording studios, participate in an internship program, and more.

The Audio Engineering Specialization Associate of Applied Science degree plan is centered around the recording studio and music production.

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Audio-Visual Technician Level 1 Certificate

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Interested in producing albums or concerts? Consider studying music business, performance, and technology at Austin Community College. You can learn about the legal aspects of the music industry, get access to state-of-the-art recording studios, participate in an internship program, and more.

The courses in this Audio-Visual Technician Level 1 Certificate can be applied towards ACC's Associate of Applied Science in Live Sound and Stage Production.

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Digital Composition Specialization, A.A.S.

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Interested in producing albums or concerts? Consider studying music business, performance, and technology at Austin Community College. You can learn about the legal aspects of the music industry, get access to state-of-the-art recording studios, participate in an internship program, and more.

The Digital Composition Specialization Associate of Applied Science degree focuses on creating all types of music and sound with your computer.

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Film and Emerging Media Production, A.A.S.

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Learn to create compelling media by studying radio-television-film at Austin Community College. ACC’s in-house production studio offers opportunities for hands-on experience, and coursework covers screen storytelling, creative digital production, and more. The program is led by experts in the field, and RTF credits transfer to four-year universities like UT and Texas State.

The program balances the art, technological craft and business of screen storytelling through immersive coursework in digital film-making as well as TV production, and integrated option areas such as digital imaging, visual effects and marketing. Culminating capstone courses include internship and digital portfolio options.

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Film/Video Production Management Level 1 Certificate

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Learn to create compelling media by studying radio-television-film at Austin Community College. ACC’s in-house production studio offers opportunities for hands-on experience, and coursework covers screen storytelling, creative digital production, and more. The program is led by experts in the field, and RTF credits transfer to four-year universities like UT and Texas State.

This program provides practical project-based training through applied digital film making and television production principles and techniques, from creative development through post-production, with additional emphasis on media management.

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Film/Video Production Technology Level 1 Certificate

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Learn to create compelling media by studying radio-television-film at Austin Community College. ACC’s in-house production studio offers opportunities for hands-on experience, and coursework covers screen storytelling, creative digital production, and more. The program is led by experts in the field, and RTF credits transfer to four-year universities like UT and Texas State.

This program provides practical project-based training through applied digital film making and television production principles and techniques, from creative development through post-production, with additional emphasis on the script to screen process.

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Manufacturing Industry

Electro-Mechanical Technician

Automation, Robotics and Controls Technology Specialization, A.A.S.

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Learn to design, build, and repair high-tech systems by studying Engineering Technology at Austin Community College. Whether you’re interested in robotics, renewable energy, nanoelectronics, or computer manufacturing, ACC can help you meet your career goals. In this program, you can earn an associate degree or pursue a fast-track option for quick career opportunities.

The Engineering Technology program's Associate of Applied Science degree in Manufacturing, Automation and Robotics Technology Specialization includes courses in Electronics, Arts & Humanities, and High Tech Manufacturing. The curriculum prepares students for technical positions in virtually every manufacturing industry including automotive, computer, semiconductor, steel, pharmaceutical, food, aerospace, plastics, chemical, petroleum, paper and in various other general manufacturing industries. In addition to having the skills for the many manufacturing industries, graduates can also work in Research and Development environments where automation is required. Any industrial environment where automated instrumentation is used for testing, checking, producing, injecting, measuring, transporting, etc. requires people with these skills.

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Manufacturing Technology- Advanced Manufacturing Specialization, A.A.S.

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Learn to design, build, and repair high-tech systems by studying Engineering Technology at Austin Community College. Whether you’re interested in robotics, renewable energy, nanoelectronics, or computer manufacturing, ACC can help you meet your career goals. In this program, you can earn an associate degree or pursue a fast-track option for quick career opportunities.

The Manufacturing Technology - Advanced Manufacturing Specialization Associate of Applied Science degree will prepare students as technicians for the local manufacturing industry. Students gain knowledge and skills in quality control, computer-aided design, automated manufacturing, electronics, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), CNC machines, pneumatics, and schematic and blueprint reading. Hands-on lab activities are a major part of the instruction. To receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in the Engineering Technology program, students must: (a) make a minimum grade of C in all required electronic, math, and science courses and (b) have an overall GPA of 2.0 or greater.

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Manufacturing Technology- Advanced Manufacturing Specialization, A.A.S.

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Learn to design, build, and repair high-tech systems by studying Engineering Technology at Austin Community College. Whether you’re interested in robotics, renewable energy, nanoelectronics, or computer manufacturing, ACC can help you meet your career goals. In this program, you can earn an associate degree or pursue a fast-track option for quick career opportunities.

The Manufacturing Technology - Advanced Manufacturing Specialization Associate of Applied Science degree will prepare students as technicians for the local manufacturing industry. Students gain knowledge and skills in quality control, computer-aided design, automated manufacturing, electronics, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), CNC machines, pneumatics, and schematic and blueprint reading. Hands-on lab activities are a major part of the instruction. To receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in the Engineering Technology program, students must: (a) make a minimum grade of C in all required electronic, math, and science courses and (b) have an overall GPA of 2.0 or greater.

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Production Associate

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Prepare for an entry-level job in Austin's thriving manufacturing sector through the Certified Production Technician (CPT) Program at Austin Community College. ACC's certification program was developed by the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) and consists of two courses.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronics Technician Specialization Level 1 Certificate

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Learn to design, build, and repair high-tech systems by studying Engineering Technology at Austin Community College. Whether you’re interested in robotics, renewable energy, nanoelectronics, or computer manufacturing, ACC can help you meet your career goals. In this program, you can earn an associate degree or pursue a fast-track option for quick career opportunities.

The Electronics Technician Specialization Level 1 Certificate provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform as entry-level technicians in various industries such as high-tech manufacturing, energy and transportation.

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Electronics Technician Specialization, A.A.S.

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Learn to design, build, and repair high-tech systems by studying Engineering Technology at Austin Community College. Whether you’re interested in robotics, renewable energy, nanoelectronics, or computer manufacturing, ACC can help you meet your career goals. In this program, you can earn an associate degree or pursue a fast-track option for quick career opportunities.

The Electronics Technician Specialization Associate of Applied Science degree focuses on providing students a general but very strong background in electronics technology. Students are required to take a broad array of electronics courses that are essential for a wide variety of technician jobs. Graduates go to work for the semiconductor, power utility, manufacturing, research, and many other types of companies including the airport, train companies, large semiconductor manufacturing and small research firms. To receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in the Engineering Technology program, students must: (a) make a minimum grade of C in all required electronic, math, and science courses and (b) have an overall GPA of 2.0 or greater.

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Engineering Technology Specialization Level 2 Certificate

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Learn to design, build, and repair high-tech systems by studying Engineering Technology at Austin Community College. Whether you’re interested in robotics, renewable energy, nanoelectronics, or computer manufacturing, ACC can help you meet your career goals. In this program, you can earn an associate degree or pursue a fast-track option for quick career opportunities.

The Engineering Technology Specialization Level 2 Certificate courses apply toward the Engineering Technology Specialization Associate of Applied Science degree as well as prepares students to directly enter the workforce. This certificate prepares students for engineering-related technical jobs in a multitude of industries.

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Manufacturing Technology- Advanced Manufacturing Specialization, A.A.S.

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Learn to design, build, and repair high-tech systems by studying Engineering Technology at Austin Community College. Whether you’re interested in robotics, renewable energy, nanoelectronics, or computer manufacturing, ACC can help you meet your career goals. In this program, you can earn an associate degree or pursue a fast-track option for quick career opportunities.

The Manufacturing Technology - Advanced Manufacturing Specialization Associate of Applied Science degree will prepare students as technicians for the local manufacturing industry. Students gain knowledge and skills in quality control, computer-aided design, automated manufacturing, electronics, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), CNC machines, pneumatics, and schematic and blueprint reading. Hands-on lab activities are a major part of the instruction. To receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in the Engineering Technology program, students must: (a) make a minimum grade of C in all required electronic, math, and science courses and (b) have an overall GPA of 2.0 or greater.

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Manufacturing Technology- Advanced Manufacturing Specialization, A.A.S.

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Learn to design, build, and repair high-tech systems by studying Engineering Technology at Austin Community College. Whether you’re interested in robotics, renewable energy, nanoelectronics, or computer manufacturing, ACC can help you meet your career goals. In this program, you can earn an associate degree or pursue a fast-track option for quick career opportunities.

The Manufacturing Technology - Advanced Manufacturing Specialization Associate of Applied Science degree will prepare students as technicians for the local manufacturing industry. Students gain knowledge and skills in quality control, computer-aided design, automated manufacturing, electronics, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), CNC machines, pneumatics, and schematic and blueprint reading. Hands-on lab activities are a major part of the instruction. To receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in the Engineering Technology program, students must: (a) make a minimum grade of C in all required electronic, math, and science courses and (b) have an overall GPA of 2.0 or greater.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Manufacturing Technology- Advanced Manufacturing Specialization, A.A.S.

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Learn to design, build, and repair high-tech systems by studying Engineering Technology at Austin Community College. Whether you’re interested in robotics, renewable energy, nanoelectronics, or computer manufacturing, ACC can help you meet your career goals. In this program, you can earn an associate degree or pursue a fast-track option for quick career opportunities.

The Manufacturing Technology - Advanced Manufacturing Specialization Associate of Applied Science degree will prepare students as technicians for the local manufacturing industry. Students gain knowledge and skills in quality control, computer-aided design, automated manufacturing, electronics, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), CNC machines, pneumatics, and schematic and blueprint reading. Hands-on lab activities are a major part of the instruction. To receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in the Engineering Technology program, students must: (a) make a minimum grade of C in all required electronic, math, and science courses and (b) have an overall GPA of 2.0 or greater.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Sonographer

Cardio-Vascular Sonography Advanced Technical Certificate

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Interested in seeing what is beneath the surface? Austin Community College’s Sonography Program provides two specialty tracks to provide crucial medical insights –– students must complete both the associate of applied science degree and an advanced technical certificate. You’ll leave with hands-on experience using high-frequency sound waves in ACC’s state-of-the-art ultrasound scanning lab to diagnose issues in organs, tissues, or blood flow.

Enrollment is restricted to students in the Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography (DCVS) Program. Prior to enrolling in the Cardio-Vascular Sonography Advanced Technical Certificate courses, students must already have earned the Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography (Echocardiography) Associate of Applied Science degree.

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Computer Tomography Certificate

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Studying radiology at Austin Community College can provide a window into life-saving diagnoses. You’ll use advanced equipment to develop extensive knowledge of patient care, anatomy and physiology, image production, radiation protection, and procedures. This program offers an associate degree with the opportunity for advanced certificates in cardiovascular intervention, magnetic resonance imaging, and cardiovascular interventional technology.

Computed Tomography (CT) technologists use ionizing radiation to create three-dimensional images for diagnostic purposes. They work in hospitals, clinics, labs, and outpatient centers. Technologists working in CT produce cross-sectional x-rays using a rotating x-ray unit. A computer then uses these images to create a 3D image used for diagnosis. Admission is limited to American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Credentialed applicants. For additional certification and continuing education requirements, visit the ARRT website at https://www.arrt.org/earn-arrt-credentials/credential-options/computed-….

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Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography (Echocardiography), A.A.S.

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Interested in seeing what is beneath the surface? Austin Community College’s Sonography Program provides two specialty tracks to provide crucial medical insights –– students must complete both the associate of applied science degree and an advanced technical certificate. You’ll leave with hands-on experience using high-frequency sound waves in ACC’s state-of-the-art ultrasound scanning lab to diagnose issues in organs, tissues, or blood flow.

The Diagnostic Cardio-Vascular Sonography Program consists of two awards: the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography (Echocardiography) and the Advance Technical Certificate (ATC) in Cardiovascular Sonography.

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography, A.A.S.

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Interested in seeing what is beneath the surface? Austin Community College’s Sonography Program provides two specialty tracks to provide crucial medical insights –– students must complete both the associate of applied science degree and an advanced technical certificate. You’ll leave with hands-on experience using high-frequency sound waves in ACC’s state-of-the-art ultrasound scanning lab to diagnose issues in organs, tissues, or blood flow.

The Diagnostic Medical-Vascular Sonography Program consists of two awards: the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and the Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) in Medical-Vascular Sonography.

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Medical- Vascular Sonography Advanced Technical Certificate

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Interested in seeing what is beneath the surface? Austin Community College’s Sonography Program provides two specialty tracks to provide crucial medical insights –– students must complete both the associate of applied science degree and an advanced technical certificate. You’ll leave with hands-on experience using high-frequency sound waves in ACC’s state-of-the-art ultrasound scanning lab to diagnose issues in organs, tissues, or blood flow.

Enrollment is restricted to students in the Diagnostic Medical-Vascular Sonography (DMVS) Program. Prior to enrolling in the Medical-Vascular Sonography Advanced Technical Certificate courses, students must already have earned the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate of Applied Science Degree.

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Cardiovascular Technician

Cardiovascular- Interventional Technology Certificate

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Studying radiology at Austin Community College can provide a window into life-saving diagnoses. You’ll use advanced equipment to develop extensive knowledge of patient care, anatomy and physiology, image production, radiation protection, and procedures. This program offers an associate degree with the opportunity for advanced certificates in cardiovascular intervention, magnetic resonance imaging, and cardiovascular interventional technology.

Cardiovascular Interventional Technologists work with sophisticated fluoroscopic equipment to take images of the heart and surrounding blood vessels. Technologists assist with procedures such as angioplasty, stenting, thrombolysis, embolization, ablation, and biopsies. Students who successfully complete the didactic and clinical portions of the program will be eligible to write for the ARRT CI exam. The CI credential will enable you to qualify for positions in cardiac catheterization laboratories nationwide.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nurse Aid

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As the U.S. population continues to age, there is a growing need for those who are committed to the care of the elderly. The Austin Community College Certified Nurse Aide program has been created to help meet this pressing need. We are committed to educating entry-level nursing assistants by helping them achieve the level of knowledge, skills and abilities required to provide the basic care required by residents of long term care facilities.

In addition to long-term care, CNA's are also hired at hospitals, home care settings, hospice, and is a pre-requisite to other healthcare programs such as nursing and sonography.

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Dental Assistant

Dental Assisting

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A career as a Dental Assistant is a steady and rewarding profession. And with Austin now rated as the fastest growing city in the nation, demand for qualified assistants is growing rapidly!

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Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene, A.A.S.

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Keep Central Texas smiling by becoming a dental hygienist. Austin Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program trains in a state-of-the-art facility where you learn to identify, treat, prevent, and educate patients on oral diseases to improve their health. This program offers an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene degree that provides job-ready skills and real-world experience so you can find a position as a dental hygienist in a variety of settings.

A dental hygienist is a licensed healthcare professional that provides treatment and educates patients in the control and prevention of oral diseases for the purpose of supporting the total well-being of the person.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Health Information Technology, A.A.S.

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Help keep healthcare professionals and patients organized and provide appropriate medical treatment by studying health information technology. You’ll learn to analyze medical records, assign codes, and process medical information required by insurance companies.

This program offers an associate degree to prepare you to enter the workforce. This degree plan is designed to prepare individuals for a career as Health Information Technicians through classroom study and supervised clinical experience.

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Medical Billing- Certified Coding Speialist

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The need for trained medical coding specialists is on the rise. To meet this growing demand, Austin Community College Continuing Education offers a one semester daytime program or a two semester online program.

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MRI Technician

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certificate

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Studying radiology at Austin Community College can provide a window into life-saving diagnoses. You’ll use advanced equipment to develop extensive knowledge of patient care, anatomy and physiology, image production, radiation protection, and procedures. This program offers an associate degree with the opportunity for advanced certificates in cardiovascular intervention, magnetic resonance imaging, and cardiovascular interventional technology.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging modality that utilizes the resonant frequency properties of atoms that are placed within a powerful magnetic field. MRI provides excellent contrast between different soft tissues of the body making it especially useful in neurological (brain), musculoskeletal, and cardiovascular imaging. The MRI program is offered to imaging professionals with a primary current certification in one of the following areas: Radiology R.T.(R)(ARRT), Sonography (ARRT or RDMS), Nuclear Medicine R.T.(N)(ARRT or NMTCB), or Radiation Therapy (R.T. (T)(ARRT).

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant

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As Austin continues on its chart topping pace as the nation's fastest growing city, the need for quality medical care is rapidly expanding. Medical Assistants who can perform a variety of skilled administrative and clinical tasks are in high demand. To meet this rapid growth in the medical profession, Austin Community College has created an accelerated "Fast Track" program which prepares students to quickly become a highly valued member of any clinical team.

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Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technology, A.A.S.

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Help reach accurate diagnosis and treatment decisions with Austin Community College’s Medical Laboratory Technology Program. You’ll learn laboratory procedures, data analysis, report creation, and more. This program offers an associate degree, with the opportunity for advanced certification training in molecular diagnostics for those looking to skill up.

The Medical Laboratory Technology program prepares students to function as Clinical Laboratory Technicians or Medical Laboratory Technicians in a wide variety of settings from physician office laboratories to modern tertiary care hospitals through classroom study and supervised clinical experience. The curriculum includes study of the formed elements of blood, coagulation mechanisms, analysis of body fluids, blood typing and cross-matching, techniques of sterilization and disinfection, bacterial descriptions and classifications, characteristics of pathogenic fungi and parasites, clinical chemistry analysis, and other aspects of medical laboratory technology.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Nurse Re-Entry LVN Series

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Are you a licensed nurse who has been away from the clinical setting? Are you seeking to have your Texas license reinstated, or are you from out of state and need to meet the Texas licensing requirements? Austin Community College can help. Our three course refresher series for RN's and LVN's will provide you with the necessary skills and system reviews required by the Texas Board of Nursing for successful reinstatement of a Texas nursing license.

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Vocational Nursing Level 2 Certificate

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Become the advocate patients need through one of Austin Community College’s multiple pathways into nursing. You’ll learn life-changing, critical patient-care skills including patient counseling, IV placement, monitoring vital signs, and much more. This program offers flexible learning options to meet individual needs and backgrounds–– with career certificates, associate degrees, and an RN-to-BSN Program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The Nursing Program at Austin Community College is a special admissions program with limited availability. Students preparing for the program may select "General Studies in Pre-Health Sciences" as their major on the application. Because requirements may change, consult the program website to confirm current requirements. Admission to the college does not guarantee entrance into a particular course or program of study.

ACC's Vocational Nursing program is a college-credit certificate program that includes classroom, laboratory, and clinical learning experiences. This program is designed to prepare the graduate to provide nursing care in structured health care settings for clients of all ages who have well defined health problems with predictable outcomes. Emphasis is placed on the ability to make sound judgments based on critical thinking skills, the knowledge of scientific principles and the ability to utilize technical skills in a variety of settings. In addition to the award plan noted below, there is an evening/weekend option. All courses in the Vocational Nursing Level 2 Certificate program will apply toward the Associate of Applied Science in Health Sciences - Vocational Nursing Specialty program. Please see the program website at sites.austincc.edu/health/vnsg for more information.

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Vocational Nursing, A.A.S.

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Become the advocate patients need through one of Austin Community College’s multiple pathways into nursing. You’ll learn life-changing, critical patient-care skills including patient counseling, IV placement, monitoring vital signs, and much more. This program offers flexible learning options to meet individual needs and backgrounds–– with career certificates, associate degrees, and an RN-to-BSN Program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The Nursing Program at Austin Community College is a special admissions program with limited availability. Students preparing for the program may select "General Studies in Pre-Health Sciences" as their major on the application. Because requirements may change, consult the program website to confirm current requirements. Admission to the college does not guarantee entrance into a particular course or program of study.

ACC's Health Sciences - Vocational Nursing Specialty program is a college-credit Associate of Applied Science degree program that includes classroom, laboratory, and clinical learning experiences. This program is designed to prepare the graduate to provide nursing care in structured health care settings for clients of all ages who have well defined health problems with predictable outcomes. Emphasis is placed on the ability to make sound judgments based on critical thinking skills, the knowledge of scientific principles and the ability to utilize technical skills in a variety of settings. In addition to the plan noted below, there is also an evening/weekend option. Please see the program website at sites.austincc.edu/health/vnsg for more information.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.A.S.

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Illness, injury, or other disabilities can prevent some individuals from engaging in daily activities. Through Austin Community College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, you’ll learn the practices, techniques, and equipment needed to help patients of all ages take part in educational, vocational, and leisure skills. Expert faculty and hands-on clinical experience will prepare you to complete an associate degree and take the national certification exam.

Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include: an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person's goals, customized intervention to improve the person's ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan. Occupational Therapy Assistants practice under the supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist.

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Pharmacy Technician

Phahrmacy Technician Level 2 Certificate

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Become a critical part of healthcare and help patients recover and maintain their well-being by studying with the Pharmacy Technician Program at Austin Community College. You’ll learn to distribute safe and effective medication to patients through laboratory work, data entry, inventory management, and customer service. ACC’s Pharmacy Technician Program is unique in Texas and one of only a few programs nationwide with a dual-accredited program offering transferable college credits and continuing pharmacy education. Multiple certificates, stackable credits, and an associate degree track allow you to build your resume by working in ACC’s state-of-the-art training facility.

The Pharmacy Technician is an integral member of the health care team. Pharmacy Technicians work with pharmacists in the preparation and distribution of pharmaceutical products in a variety of health care settings. The Pharmacy Technician is an integral member of the health care team. Pharmacy Technicians work with pharmacists in the preparation and distribution of pharmaceutical products in a variety of health care settings, including hospital and community pharmacies. Duties of a Pharmacy Technician include data entry, counting, pouring and labeling pharmaceutical products, customer service, sterile product preparation, and inventory management.

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Pharmacy Technician Level 1 Certificate

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Become a critical part of healthcare and help patients recover and maintain their well-being by studying with the Pharmacy Technician Program at Austin Community College. You’ll learn to distribute safe and effective medication to patients through laboratory work, data entry, inventory management, and customer service. ACC’s Pharmacy Technician Program is unique in Texas and one of only a few programs nationwide with a dual-accredited program offering transferable college credits and continuing pharmacy education. Multiple certificates, stackable credits, and an associate degree track allow you to build your resume by working in ACC’s state-of-the-art training facility.

The Pharmacy Technician is an integral member of the health care team. Pharmacy Technicians work with pharmacists in the preparation and distribution of pharmaceutical products in a variety of health care settings. The Pharmacy Technician is an integral member of the health care team. Pharmacy Technicians work with pharmacists in the preparation and distribution of pharmaceutical products in a variety of health care settings, including hospital and community pharmacies. Duties of a Pharmacy Technician include data entry, counting, pouring and labeling pharmaceutical products, customer service, sterile product preparation, and inventory management.

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Pharmacy Technician, A.A.S.

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Become a critical part of healthcare and help patients recover and maintain their well-being by studying with the Pharmacy Technician Program at Austin Community College. You’ll learn to distribute safe and effective medication to patients through laboratory work, data entry, inventory management, and customer service. ACC’s Pharmacy Technician Program is unique in Texas and one of only a few programs nationwide with a dual-accredited program offering transferable college credits and continuing pharmacy education. Multiple certificates, stackable credits, and an associate degree track allow you to build your resume by working in ACC’s state-of-the-art training facility.

The Pharmacy Technician is an integral member of the health care team. Pharmacy Technicians work with pharmacists in the preparation and distribution of pharmaceutical products in a variety of health care settings. The Pharmacy Technician is an integral member of the health care team. Pharmacy Technicians work with pharmacists in the preparation and distribution of pharmaceutical products in a variety of health care settings, including hospital and community pharmacies. Duties of a Pharmacy Technician include data entry, counting, pouring and labeling pharmaceutical products, customer service, sterile product preparation, and inventory management.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Technician

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A Phlebotomy Technician carries the important professional responsibility of collecting blood samples from patients by venipuncture or micro-techniques. Because the task is integral to the medical labs process, well qualified technicians are an extremely valuable part of the medical laboratory team and are currently in great demand. The standards of practice are high to ensure patient safety, and a high level of professionalism throughout the collection process.

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Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

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Help reach accurate diagnosis and treatment decisions with Austin Community College’s Medical Laboratory Technology Program. You’ll learn laboratory procedures, data analysis, report creation, and more. This program offers an associate degree, with the opportunity for advanced certification training in molecular diagnostics for those looking to skill up.

Phlebotomy is the practice of obtaining blood for testing purposes. Graduates of this one-semester certificate program fill vital roles in hospitals, clinics, and research facilities, and often go on to complete ACC's Medical Laboratory Technology program.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapy Assistant, A.A.S.

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Help rehabilitate patients from injury or disease by studying to become a physical therapist assistant. Award-winning faculty in Austin Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program train students to help improve mobility and relieve pain through exercises, manual techniques, research, and patient tracking. Students graduate from the associate degree program with the skills they need to pass the national licensing exam and land a fast-paced career.

Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA) perform physical therapy interventions and other duties under the supervision and direction of a physical therapist (PT). Physical therapy involves managing movement dysfunction and enhancing physical function and ability. This is achieved by restoring, maintaining, and promoting optimal physical function and optimal quality of life as it relates to movement and health. PTAs are expected to collect data and implement interventions within the PT's plan of care for patients of all ages with cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, neurological, and integumentary diagnoses. This is done to help prevent onset, progression, symptoms, and/or functional limitations that may result. This information is communicated to the supervising PT, both verbally and written.

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Radiology Technician

Radiology, A.A.S.

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Studying radiology at Austin Community College can provide a window into life-saving diagnoses. You’ll use advanced equipment to develop extensive knowledge of patient care, anatomy and physiology, image production, radiation protection, and procedures. This program offers an associate degree with the opportunity for advanced certificates in cardiovascular intervention, magnetic resonance imaging, and cardiovascular interventional technology.

A radiologic tech is a licensed healthcare professional with training in the safe use of x-ray equipment in clinical settings under the supervision of a radiologist or other physician.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

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From routine to life-saving medical procedures, Austin Community College’s Surgical Technology Program prepares you to assist in surgeries. You’ll learn the fundamentals of the surgical environment, surgical equipment preparations, handling specimens, and operating room procedures. Students can complete an associate degree to take the national certification exam.

The Surgical Technologist is an integral member of the surgical team. The Surgical Technologist works closely with the surgeon, anesthesiologist, and registered nurse to deliver direct patient care before, during, and after surgery.

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Vet Technician

Veterinary Clinical Assistant Certificate

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Cuddles and scrubs are on the lesson plan for veterinary technology students treating animals big and small. Austin Community College’s Veterinary Technology Program gives students hands-on experience with dogs, cats, bunnies, cattle, and more. You’ll learn through training in surgeries, dental procedures, radiology, and treatment plans. Once completing an associate degree, you can specialize emergency and critical care, internal medicine, wildlife refuge, zoological medicine, or research.

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Veterinary Technology, A.A.S.

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Cuddles and scrubs are on the lesson plan for veterinary technology students treating animals big and small. Austin Community College’s Veterinary Technology Program gives students hands-on experience with dogs, cats, bunnies, cattle, and more. You’ll learn through training in surgeries, dental procedures, radiology, and treatment plans. Once completing an associate degree, you can specialize emergency and critical care, internal medicine, wildlife refuge, zoological medicine, or research.

A veterinary technician works with veterinarians. Some areas of responsibility for veterinary technicians include general animal care, surgical assistance, medical treatments, laboratory tests and radiographs. A veterinary technician may function as an anesthetist, a nutritional counselor, a grief counselor, and office manager. The work of the veterinary technician varies with the type of practice. In a small practice, the technician will usually be involved in all aspects of patient care and at least some office management. In larger practices and in institutions, the technician may become specialized in some area of practice such as surgery or intensive care.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary and Hospitality Entrepreneurship Specialization, A.A.S.

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The Culinary and Hospitality Entrepreneurship Degree offers both culinary and hospitality majors a variety of classes with the goal of taking a small business vision to fruition. For students interested in business operations such as food trucks, coffee shops, wedding or event planner companies, cake shops, travel planning companies, small catering firms and other small businesses in the culinary, hospitality and travel industries, this program includes courses that will prepare the student with the technical competency and business skills for a student’s specific business interest. The degree has flexible electives crossing both the culinary and hospitality course offerings and includes the understanding and application of licensing, permits and a completed business plan to support a business start-up concept.

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Culinary Arts Level 2 Certificate

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This program is designed for students who wish to begin their culinary practices, learn the fundamental skills of working in a commercial food and beverage environment, and take additional management courses required for higher level line positions. Upon graduating at this level, a student who has become a junior member of the American Culinary Federation will be automatically eligible to apply for their Certified Culinarian Certification (first level of certification for Chefs). This certificate will also articulate into the Associate of Applied Science degree program. Transfer credits may also be considered. The time of completion for this Certificate for a student who attends full-time is 3 semesters. Employment and internship opportunities are available to all students within our programs.

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Culinary Arts, A.A.S.

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This program is designed for students who wish to begin their culinary practices, learn the fundamental skills of working in a commercial food and beverage environment, and plan to enter into higher-level line positions or management training positions in the culinary industry. Upon graduating at this level, a student who has become a junior member of the American Culinary Federation will be automatically eligible to apply for their Certified Culinarian Certification (first level of certification for Chefs). Transfer credits may also be considered. The time of completion for this degree for a student who attends full-time is 2 years. Employment and internship opportunities are available to all students within our programs.

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Hotel and Restaurant Specialization, A.A.S.

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The Hotel and Restaurant Specialization degree offers hospitality management majors with a basic background in hotel and restaurant operations, which is fundamental to all aspects of the hospitality industry. This degree offers an array of specialized hospitality courses. Course instruction includes hands-on laboratory experience and extensive interaction with the hotel and restaurant industry as well as traditional classroom lectures and demonstrations. Complimentary award plans are Hospitality Management Certificate, Culinary Arts Certificate, Meeting Planning Certificate, and Travel and Tourism Certificate. Transfer credits may also be considered. All students seeking this degree will need to be advised by the instructional program to finalize course selections.

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Energy Industry

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Power Technology Specialization Level 1 Certificate

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Learn to design, build, and repair high-tech systems by studying Engineering Technology at Austin Community College. Whether you’re interested in robotics, renewable energy, nanoelectronics, or computer manufacturing, ACC can help you meet your career goals. In this program, you can earn an associate degree or pursue a fast-track option for quick career opportunities.

The Power Technology Specialization Level 1 Certificate includes courses that apply toward the Power Technology Specialization Associate of Applied Science degree as well as prepares students to directly enter the workforce.

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Power Technology Specialization, A.A.S.

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Learn to design, build, and repair high-tech systems by studying Engineering Technology at Austin Community College. Whether you’re interested in robotics, renewable energy, nanoelectronics, or computer manufacturing, ACC can help you meet your career goals. In this program, you can earn an associate degree or pursue a fast-track option for quick career opportunities.

The Power Technology Specialization Associate of Applied Science degree caters to students who are interested in working for the power utility industry. Students acquire jobs in power generation (power plants), power transmission, and power distribution. Students are also required to perform industry internships as part of the program to dramatically increase their employability. Strong relationships exist with local employers such as Austin Energy, Pedernales Electric, Georgetown Utilities and others. To receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in the Engineering Technology program, students must: (a) make a minimum grade of C in all required electronic, math, and science courses and (b) have an overall GPA of 2.0 or greater.

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Solar Energy Technician

Renewable Energy Specializaiton, A.A.S.

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Learn to design, build, and repair high-tech systems by studying Engineering Technology at Austin Community College. Whether you’re interested in robotics, renewable energy, nanoelectronics, or computer manufacturing, ACC can help you meet your career goals. In this program, you can earn an associate degree or pursue a fast-track option for quick career opportunities.

The Renewable Energy Specialization Associate of Applied Science degree prepares students to become technicians or technologists for the broad and rapidly growing renewable energy industries. Emphasis is placed on photovoltaic technology but solar thermal, wind, and geothermal power are also covered. Students are required to take courses in Electronics, electromechanical systems, data acquisition, power safety, as well as PV, solar thermal, wind, and geothermal power. This degree prepares students to apply for companies that install, maintain, monitor, and even design these systems and materials. As the need for electrical power has continued to increase dramatically both domestically and internationally, the demand for renewable energy sources has also increased and is expected to continue doing so. To receive an Associate of Applied Science in the Engineering Technology program, students must: (a) make a minimum grade of C in all required electronic, math, and science courses and (b) have an overall GPA of 2.0 or greater.

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Renewable Energy Specializaiton, A.A.S.

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Learn to design, build, and repair high-tech systems by studying Engineering Technology at Austin Community College. Whether you’re interested in robotics, renewable energy, nanoelectronics, or computer manufacturing, ACC can help you meet your career goals. In this program, you can earn an associate degree or pursue a fast-track option for quick career opportunities.

The Renewable Energy Specialization Associate of Applied Science degree prepares students to become technicians or technologists for the broad and rapidly growing renewable energy industries. Emphasis is placed on photovoltaic technology but solar thermal, wind, and geothermal power are also covered. Students are required to take courses in Electronics, electromechanical systems, data acquisition, power safety, as well as PV, solar thermal, wind, and geothermal power. This degree prepares students to apply for companies that install, maintain, monitor, and even design these systems and materials. As the need for electrical power has continued to increase dramatically both domestically and internationally, the demand for renewable energy sources has also increased and is expected to continue doing so. To receive an Associate of Applied Science in the Engineering Technology program, students must: (a) make a minimum grade of C in all required electronic, math, and science courses and (b) have an overall GPA of 2.0 or greater.

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Renewable Energy Specialization Level 1 Certificate

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Learn to design, build, and repair high-tech systems by studying Engineering Technology at Austin Community College. Whether you’re interested in robotics, renewable energy, nanoelectronics, or computer manufacturing, ACC can help you meet your career goals. In this program, you can earn an associate degree or pursue a fast-track option for quick career opportunities.

The Renewable Energy Specialization Level 1 Certificate includes courses that apply toward the Renewable Energy Specialization Associate of Applied Science degree as well as prepares students to directly enter the workforce. To graduate from the Engineering Technology program, students must: (a) make a minimum grade of C in all required electronic, math, and science courses and (b) have an overall GPA of 2.0 or greater.

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Renewable Energy Specialization Level 1 Certificate

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Learn to design, build, and repair high-tech systems by studying Engineering Technology at Austin Community College. Whether you’re interested in robotics, renewable energy, nanoelectronics, or computer manufacturing, ACC can help you meet your career goals. In this program, you can earn an associate degree or pursue a fast-track option for quick career opportunities.

The Renewable Energy Specialization Level 1 Certificate includes courses that apply toward the Renewable Energy Specialization Associate of Applied Science degree as well as prepares students to directly enter the workforce. To graduate from the Engineering Technology program, students must: (a) make a minimum grade of C in all required electronic, math, and science courses and (b) have an overall GPA of 2.0 or greater.

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Wind Turbine Technician

Renewable Energy Specializaiton, A.A.S.

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Learn to design, build, and repair high-tech systems by studying Engineering Technology at Austin Community College. Whether you’re interested in robotics, renewable energy, nanoelectronics, or computer manufacturing, ACC can help you meet your career goals. In this program, you can earn an associate degree or pursue a fast-track option for quick career opportunities.

The Renewable Energy Specialization Associate of Applied Science degree prepares students to become technicians or technologists for the broad and rapidly growing renewable energy industries. Emphasis is placed on photovoltaic technology but solar thermal, wind, and geothermal power are also covered. Students are required to take courses in Electronics, electromechanical systems, data acquisition, power safety, as well as PV, solar thermal, wind, and geothermal power. This degree prepares students to apply for companies that install, maintain, monitor, and even design these systems and materials. As the need for electrical power has continued to increase dramatically both domestically and internationally, the demand for renewable energy sources has also increased and is expected to continue doing so. To receive an Associate of Applied Science in the Engineering Technology program, students must: (a) make a minimum grade of C in all required electronic, math, and science courses and (b) have an overall GPA of 2.0 or greater.

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Renewable Energy Specialization Level 1 Certificate

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Learn to design, build, and repair high-tech systems by studying Engineering Technology at Austin Community College. Whether you’re interested in robotics, renewable energy, nanoelectronics, or computer manufacturing, ACC can help you meet your career goals. In this program, you can earn an associate degree or pursue a fast-track option for quick career opportunities.

The Renewable Energy Specialization Level 1 Certificate includes courses that apply toward the Renewable Energy Specialization Associate of Applied Science degree as well as prepares students to directly enter the workforce. To graduate from the Engineering Technology program, students must: (a) make a minimum grade of C in all required electronic, math, and science courses and (b) have an overall GPA of 2.0 or greater.

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Electrical Lineman

Utility Lineworker

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Choosing a career as a Lineworker is both an exciting choice, and one that is full of opportunity! This profession not only satisfies the longing you have to be challenged in your work, but it also delivers a stable and strong financial future. Our Lineworker Certificate Program will not only give you the knowledge, but also the hands-on experience to help you enter this promising occupation. Our courses are designed around the premise of getting you trained, and out in the field.

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