Design, Manufacturing, Construction & Applied Technologies

Spring Registration Now Open!

New and returning students: spring registration is now open! Register now to get your classes! View All Dates

Important Dates
Jan 3 – Tuition deadlines begin
Jan 16 – 16wk, & 1st 8wk classes start
Mar 18 – 2nd 8wk classes start

At Austin Community College, students in the Design, Manufacturing, Construction, and Applied Technologies Area of Study receive practical, hands-on training in construction management, manufacturing, HVAC, and more. Explore programs below and see where your skills can take you. 

Develop Skills in Design and Manufacturing

At ACC, you'll learn to use your hands and develop critical thinking skills. 

  • Learn to Weld at ACC. Welding skills open doors across industries. Master the skills that are in high demand in construction, oil and gas, and sculptural art.  
  • Start a Career in Geographic Information Systems. Earn an associate’s degree or certificate in GIS, including a free one-year ArcGIS license, from ACC. GIS training prepares you for the workforce in a growing industry.
  • Gain In-Demand Automotive Skills. Learn high-tech automotive and engine repair with ACC and its automotive partners.
  • Earn Your Bachelor of Applied Technology. ACC offers a Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. Build on your work experience or your associate’s degree, and develop practical skills in technology, operations management, and leadership.


Rafael Lopez ACC Architecture Student

Unlocking Success: ACC Student’s Journey to Towering Achievements

The path to reaching new heights in your career isn’t always straightforward. For Austin Community College District (ACC) student Rafael Lopez, it took some building blocks to reach new heights.

“Since graduating, I’ve been able to obtain full-time work in 3D electrical design and have completed design projects for construction efforts all around the country. Locally, I’ve been able to take part in the design and construction of multiple skyscrapers.”

Learn more about ACC's Revit and CAD programs.

ACC Impact Lab Manufacturing Discussion with Gina Raimondo, U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Austin Community College hosted Secretary Gina Raimondo of the U.S. Department of Commerce for a special tour and roundtable discussion at ACC Highland Campus. Raimondo toured the college’s advanced manufacturing facilities, sat down with ACC Chancellor Richard Rhodes, Austin Mayor Kirk Watson, the interim CEO of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, industry leaders in the manufacturing sector of Austin, and an ACC manufacturing student to discuss the fast-growing industry and how ACC and employers are working together to build a highly-skilled workforce.

Apply to ACC

Our application process is straightforward, and we have advisors to help. Whether you are choosing a degree, certificate, or continuing education program, our advisors will help you choose the program map that is best suited to your career goal.


Inside this Area of Study

Manufacturing is a $18.5 billion industry in Central Texas, and it continues to expand. ACC and Tesla partnered to launch a new specialized training program. Tesla START Manufacturing provides hands-on learning opportunities for students to work directly with new and advanced technologies such as robotics and control systems to design, build, and maintain cutting-edge machines.

ACC Area of Study: Design, Manufacturing, Construction & Applied Technologies
Start Manufacturing
Tesla Start Manufacturing Program