Career Pathways Certificate Programs

Application will open February 14th!

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). 

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. 

Please visit this page on February 14th for more information!





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.

March 20 to June 12


Monday-Friday, 5 days a week

9am to 1pm


(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.

TBA Online 



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.

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

March 24th Online

12pm - 5pm

March 25th Online

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.