Become a leader in learning.

The demand for qualified educators is always pressing, and teacher shortages in some regions mean that need is on the rise. Whether you’re drawn to early child development,  pre-kindergarten through high school teaching, health education, or even personal fitness training, Austin Community College programs will help you launch a rewarding career inspiring others. A teacher helps others reach their full potential. A career in teaching could help you reach yours.


Credit Programs

  • Child Care and Development

    Early childhood professionals play important roles for young children and their families. Courses in this program cover childhood behavior, relationships, diversity, curriculum, guidance, and health. You also can apply what you learned at ACC’s nationally accredited childcare center.

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  • Education Instruction

    This program is designed to help future teachers develop the academic and reflective skills to respond effectively to the diverse educational needs of an evolving society. Degree tracks are available for early childhood-through-sixth grade teachers, fourth-through-eighth grade teachers, and eighth-through-12th grade teachers.

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  • Health and Kinesiology

    Wellness, fitness, and injury prevention/rehabilitation experts help people of all ages lead healthier lives. As a student in this program, you’ll study human movement, strength training, health behavior, disease prevention, and more. You’ll be prepared for a career in a number of health-related fields or to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program.

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  • Personal Fitness Trainer

    Personal fitness trainers help us reach fitness, health, and wellness goals. This program provides the scientific understanding and practical skills required to design efficient and safe fitness programs. Your associate degree will prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or take several national certification exams.

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Continuing Education Programs

  • Continuing Education
    No continuing education courses available.

Flexible Options

Distance Learning

Convenient online classes anywhere an internet connection is available.

Teacher Prep Institute

A learning community for future teachers in early childhood to sixth grade.

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ACC student Kelly B.
format_quote To see firsthand the things we learned and discussed in class — both good and bad — was such a great experience. At ACC’s Children’s Lab School, I eventually ran the class myself. I don’t care how many books you read or classes you ace, NOTHING can prepare you like real-world experience."
Kelly B.
Major: Child Care & Development