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.

9/1-10/12

 Online

TWTH

9am-12pm

9/4-11/6

NRG

Saturday

8am - 4pm

Accounting

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 Quickbooks certification exam as part of the class. College credit is available upon successful completion of the course and passing end-of-term exams. A computer and internet connection is required to participate in this class. PC computer with Windows 10 required.

9/8-12/3

Online 

Waitlist

MTWTHF

9am-1pm

9/8-12/15

NRG

Waitlist

MTWTHF

6pm -9:30pm

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.

9/3-10/22 Workforce Solutions - North

Fridays

12pm-4:30pm

9/4-10/23 Online

Saturdays

9am -3pm

HVAC

Learn basic skills and knowlege to be an HVAC technician. This course provides hands-on practice with refrigeration techniques and basic electricity for HVAC technicians, along with prepartion for the EPA certification exam.

9/27/21-2/16/22 Premier High School - North

MTWThF

6pm-9:30pm

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.