Design, Manufacturing, Construction & Applied Technologies

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.

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