Career Pathways Certificate Programs

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Free computer workshops available: View and sign up here.

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.

Individuals with F1 or F2 (International Student), J1 or J2 (Exchange Visitor), and B1 or B2 (business/tourism) visas are not eligible for this program. 

Orientation information will be sent 24 hours prior to the meeting, so please watch your email (Hotmail account users will need to check their junk mail). 

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(Teacher Assistant)

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 evaluation.

A High School diploma or equivalent is required.

October 16th, 2023





Prepare itemized statements, bills, or invoices and record amounts due for items purchased or services rendered. Perform bookkeeping work, including posting data or keeping other records concerning costs of goods or services or the shipment of goods.

Take the Online Quickbooks certification exam as part of the class.

Start date: Sept. 12th




9am to 1pm 

Office Clerk

Prerequisite: Basic computer skills are needed. 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.

A computer and internet connection is required to participate in this class.


October 20th, 2023



Fridays 12pm - 5pm

October 21st, 2023



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.