About the Information Technology Institute Program

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.

What is the Information Technology Institute?

The Information Technology Institute is a community-learning environment that addresses the challenges of preparing students to enter the workforce with the high-demand skillset that the industry requires.

You’ll progress alongside other students with the same interests and goals and receive individual guidance from expert faculty mentors. The institute will offer a networking certificate (27-30 credit hours) as a one-year program designed for graduation to employment.

Full-time course load

You’ll enroll in four 8-week classes per semester (fall and spring) consisting of state-of-the-art networking courses that lead to a certificate. In the summer, you’ll take a final course combined with an opportunity to obtain an internship with one of over 400 industry partners.

Block scheduling

Imagine taking all classes on a single campus with a consistent schedule. You’ll attend with a group of 16 students, taking classes Monday through Thursday from approximately noon to 4:30 p.m.

Classes held at Riverside Campus

The Information Technology Institute meets for classes at the Riverside Campus. Institute courses will be completed in the sequence below.

Fall Semester COSC 1301
Introduction to Computing
  ITNW 1325
Fundamentals of Networking Technology
  COSC 1336
Programming Fundamentals
  ITSC 1325
Personal Computer Hardware
 Spring Semester ITSC 1307
Unix Operating Systems
  ITNW 2321
Networking with TCP/IP
  ITNW 1354
Windows Servers
  INTW 2312
 Summer Semester ITSY 1300
Fundamentals of Security
  IITSC 2264


An internship in information technology is an excellent path to bridge the gap between going to school and starting a career. Valuable work experience with seasoned IT professionals not only teaches you the ropes of the field but also looks great on a resume. The placement rate of students into internships taking ITSC 2264 is 90 percent. Obtaining an internship at the end of a one-year certificate can result in a full-time job offer.

Speakers Series

As tech trends are in constant flux, speakers from the IT industry will visit the classroom to discuss emerging issues.

How to get more information and/or apply to the Information Technology Institute?

  • All interested students should sign up for the regularly scheduled information sessions at http://sites.austincc.edu/cs/iti/
  • At the introduction session, students will be provided information on the networking industry to include job skills, job outlook, and salary. Representatives will available for registration and financial aid.