Teacher Prep Institute

Prepare Now to Teach Our Future Generations

As Texas’ student population rapidly grows, there is an urgency to attract and prepare the next generation of public schoolteachers who are committed to equity and are equipped with the skills to address the unique and diverse needs of all students.

ACC’s Teacher Prep Institute gives you a clear, predefined path that gets you started on an Associate of Arts in Teaching Early Childhood – Grade 6. This university transfer degree provides you with the first two years of a four-year degree leading to teacher certification.

Pre-Health Science Institute

Get the Right Start for Your Health Sciences Studies

Your goal of a career in health sciences can lead to a wide range of high-demand jobs. But where your education begins is equally important. ACC’s Pre-Health Sciences Institute offers predefined paths to help you reach your educational and career goals.

The institute lets you learn in a community of students who share your interests and receive individualized attention from expert faculty. You may even finish college ahead of schedule.

Liberal Arts Institute

Become a Liberal Arts Scholar

The Liberal Arts Institute at Austin Community College combines many of the best educational resources the college offers.

The institute’s predefined course selection gives you a great start on a path toward an education in any liberal arts field. You’ll collaborate and progress alongside students with similar academic interests. You’ll also meet liberal arts professionals and develop strong relationships with institute faculty.

The experiences and program elements are proven to increase student success.

Pre-Engineering Institute

Engineering Brighter Futures

Get ready to tackle a four-year engineering degree by joining the Austin Community College Pre-Engineering Institute! This unique one-year program provides a competitive advantage to students preparing for the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC. The institute also is recommended for any student who’s interested in engineering but needs some preparation before taking calculus, engineering physics, and other core technical courses.

Information Technology Institute

Develop high-demand skills in an innovative learning environment.

It’s no secret—the opportunities for those who have tech skills in Central Texas are booming. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of information technology jobs is expected to grow 12 percent during the next decade, which is faster than average. ACC’s Information Technology Institute offers you a predefined course plan that makes it simple to quickly obtain the required skills to secure these well-paying jobs.

Honda PACT Institute

A lifetime of benefits

The Honda PACT (Professional Automotive Career Training) Institute offers state-of-the-art automotive technician training that will enable you to become a Honda- and Acura-certified technician.

Electronics & Advanced Technology Institute

Build a great career on an understanding of technology

As technology changes the world, high-tech skills can help you find a career you’ll love. The Electronic and Advanced Technologies Institute is a community-learning environment that lets you progress with a group of colleagues taking the same predefined set of courses. You’ll learn about electronics and how they’re used in nearly every area of our world. If you like to take things apart, or just want to know how things work, the Electronics and Advanced Technologies Institute is a great place to start your career education.

Business Studies Institute

Prepare for a Career in Business

Future business leaders can get a great start in Austin Community College’s Business Studies Institute with a clear, accessible path to reach your educational and career goals. The Business Studies Institute provides the high-quality coursework and access to state-of-the-art facilities to prepare you for success in a wide range of business-related fields. Upon completion of this institute, you’ll be prepared to enter ACC’s business administration degree program or transfer to a four-year university.

Upward Bound

A World of Opportunities Within Your Reach

Learning should be fun, and college should be an exciting path for any student who works hard. Upward Bound is a program that is designed to transform your high school experience by exploring, participating, and discovering the opportunities that await you beyond high school.

College Prep Program

Pass the TSI Exam and Become College Ready with ACC's College Prep Program

What is ACC College Prep?

  • Free 10-12-week program that builds confidence and key academic skills in reading, writing, and math
  • Intense preparation to enable you to enter ACC-- and succeed
  • Help with passing the TSI exam (the college entrance exam)
  • Students must commit to attending courses 2-4 days per week (Monday--Thursday)

How will College Prep Classes help me?

  • Gets you ready for college-level math, writing, and reading (textbooks provided)
  • Advisor support with completing a