Career Pathways Certificate Programs

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Short-term programs for long-term opportunities

ACC offers free classes to help adult learners earn a certificate in select high-demand fields. Classes typically meet for two to three months at locations around Austin. Start and end times vary; see class dates and times below.

Who can enroll

Career Pathways free certificate programs are offered to students in ACC’s high school equivalency (HSE) classes, English as a Second Language (ESL) Level 3 and 4 students, and adults with other education barriers. Eligibility to work in the United States is required for some programs.

 

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TRAINING DESCRIPTION Start Date LOCATION DAYS/TIME
Para-Educator 

The program covers the ins and outs of working successfully with a licensed educator. Also, during the course, future Educational Aids will learn about the various learning styles of students and the appropriate instructional processes to address each style. Finally, the class will explore the core subjects of Reading, Writing, and Mathematics.

To earn the Educational Aide/Paraeducator Statement of Completion, participants must attend all course days of the program and pass a final valuation.

 3/23  Online

 

TWTH 6-9 pm

HVAC

Students will study topics including OSHA 10 training requirements, construction math, hand and power tools, materials handling and construction drawings. HART-1001 covers principles of electricity as required by HVAC: testing equipment, electrical circuits, and component theory and operation. HART-1007 covers refrigeration cycle, heat transfer theory, temperature/pressure relationship, refrigerant handling, refrigeration components, and safety. HART-1056 is a certification training class focusing on recovery, recycle, and reclaim of HVAC refrigerant. During the last day of this class, students will take the EPA Universal Examination.

3/22-7/30 Online and In-person

MWF/In-Person

TTH/Online

6pm-9:30PM

 Emprendedores 

(Principios de Negocio )

Estudiantes reciben información básica para establecer un negocio.  Aprendes lo que necesitas para abrir tu propio negocio y como poner tu negocio en línea.  El curso es completamente en Español este verano.

3/22-5/12 Online 

MTW

6pm-9pm 

 Office Clerk

Prerequisite: Computer Basics or equivalent skills. This intermediate-level course covers a variety of computer skills required in office work. Earn your IC3 Certification and gain confidence in your Google applications, web browsing and communication skills.

Computer and internet connection is required to participate in this class.

 3/22

Online

 

MTWTH 

9am - 12pm 

Office Clerk

Prerequisite: Computer Basics or equivalent skills. This intermediate-level course covers a variety of computer skills required in office work. Earn your IC3 Certification and gain confidence in your Google applications, web browsing, and communication skills.

Computer and internet connection is required to participate in this class.

 3/26 Online

 

Fridays

12pm-4:30pm

Office Clerk

Prerequisite: Computer Basics or equivalent skills. This intermediate-level course covers a variety of computer skills required in office work. Earn your IC3 Certification and gain confidence in your Google applications, web browsing, and communication skills.

Computer and internet connection is required to participate in this class.

 3/27 Online

 

Saturdays

9am -3pm

You may choose one free certificate program.

 

Note: A prior criminal conviction could prevent you from obtaining the state licensure needed for certain careers. You may also request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency. For questions please email the Career Pathways staff listed on the Career Pathways page.