Whether you’re looking for ACC’s nursing programs, dental hygiene, phlebotomy, or other degrees or certificates, Austin Community College provides the training you need to enter the health sciences field.
We offer state-of-the-art training facilities, experienced faculty who practice and teach, and a hiring pipeline to local employers.
Students start with the General Studies in Pre-Health Sciences Program track. This provides the prerequisite credits for any Health Sciences major at ACC or transfer to a four-year university.
Your advisor will help you register for the right courses for your desired major and determine if any previous coursework meets these prerequisites.
Note: Admission to ACC does not guarantee admission as a health science major, as these programs have additional requirements.
Choose your plan and course of study from ACC’s Health Sciences Area of Study credit programs and continuing education options.
Investigate degrees, certifications, and continuing education programs that will move you toward your career goals.
You will find: program details, prerequisites, award plans, and program maps.
Before graduate nurses can practice, they must pass the NCLEX licensure exam. What is the NCLEX? This exam tests nurses on their nursing practice acumen. It is thorough, intensive, and difficult. Whether students choose the RN or LVN career path, they first have to tackle the NCLEX.
Demand for healthcare professionals continues to grow. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with an aging population, the growth of healthcare IT, and a healthcare provider shortage, have all made the healthcare sector one of the largest sources of new jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Before deciding on a specific job, though, it’s important to ask: what healthcare career is right for me?
Registered nurses (RNs) are often called the backbone of the healthcare industry. They are responsible for almost all aspects of patient care, from giving medication and performing diagnostic tests to educating patients and their families on their illnesses and treatments.
Our application process is straightforward, but we have advisors to help. Once you’ve decided on a program, choose General Studies in Pre-Health Sciences as your major. An advisor will help you choose the program map that is best suited to your degree goal.
Students enrolled in Health Sciences programs at ACC have access to advanced learning simulation centers at ACC Highland. The ACC Regional Simulation Center provides immersive learning experiences using state-of-the-art technology and the best practices in simulation-based education. It features a simulation operating room, labor and delivery suite, and emergency room.