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 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.

 Online

1/19-3/10

TWTH 6-9 pm

Intro to Para-Educator

If you are not sure you will like being a Teacher Assistant, or if you need extra language and vocabulary support, try this class first. This class will help you prepare to take the Para-Educator training without using your one free training credit.

 Online

 

1/19-3/11

TTH 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.

Online

1/19-3/11

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.

Online

1/22-3/12

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.

Online

1/23-3/13

Saturdays

9am -3pm

Accounting and Quickbooks

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. Computer and internet connection is required to participate in this class. PC computer with Windows 10 required.

Online

1/19-4/29

MTWTHF

9am - 1pm

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.