Engineering

Explore the mechanical, systematic, and structural challenges of our world through our engineering. The Austin Community College program gives you a foundation in chemistry, mathematics, and physics through classroom and hands-on laboratory experience.

From chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering, upon completion, you will have a strong foundation to transfer and pursue a four-year degree. You could also co-enroll in the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy, which provides a direct path to transfer to one of the best engineering schools in the world.

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Career & Salary Information

The Texas Workforce Commission projects 25 percent growth statewide in engineering jobs over the next 10 years. High-paying, in-demand careers are available in any of engineering’s specialized branches. Here are just a few you might consider.

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians

    Operate, install, calibrate, and maintain integrated computer/communications systems, consoles, simulators, and other data acquisition, test, and measurement instruments and equipment, which are used to launch, track, position, and evaluate air and space vehicles. May record and interpret test data.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Agricultural Engineers

    Apply knowledge of engineering technology and biological science to agricultural problems concerned with power and machinery, electrification, structures, soil and water conservation, and processing of agricultural products.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Chemical Engineers

    Design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper, and pulp, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Civil Engineering Technicians

    Apply theory and principles of civil engineering in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities under the direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Civil Engineers

    Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Electrical Engineers

    Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.


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  • Environmental Engineers

    Research, design, plan, or perform engineering duties in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental hazards using various engineering disciplines. Work may include waste treatment, site remediation, or pollution control technology.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Industrial Engineers

    Design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes, including human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Industrial Safety and Health Engineers

    Plan, implement, and coordinate safety programs, requiring application of engineering principles and technology, to prevent or correct unsafe environmental working conditions.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Manufacturing Engineering Technologists

    Develop tools, implement designs, or integrate machinery, equipment, or computer technologies to ensure effective manufacturing processes.


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  • Manufacturing Engineers

    Design, integrate, or improve manufacturing systems or related processes. May work with commercial or industrial designers to refine product designs to increase producibility and decrease costs.


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  • Materials Engineers

    Evaluate materials and develop machinery and processes to manufacture materials for use in products that must meet specialized design and performance specifications. Develop new uses for known materials. Includes those engineers working with composite materials or specializing in one type of material, such as graphite, metal and metal alloys, ceramics and glass, plastics and polymers, and naturally occurring materials. Includes metallurgists and metallurgical engineers, ceramic engineers, and welding engineers.


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  • Mechanical Engineers

    Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.


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  • Mechatronics Engineers

    Research, design, develop, or test automation, intelligent systems, smart devices, or industrial systems control.


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  • Microsystems Engineers

    Research, design, develop, or test microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices.


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  • Nuclear Engineers

    Conduct research on nuclear engineering projects or apply principles and theory of nuclear science to problems concerned with release, control, and use of nuclear energy and nuclear waste disposal.


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  • Petroleum Engineers

    Devise methods to improve oil and gas extraction and production and determine the need for new or modified tool designs. Oversee drilling and offer technical advice.


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  • Photonics Engineers

    Design technologies specializing in light information or light energy, such as laser or fiber optics technology.


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  • Product Safety Engineers

    Develop and conduct tests to evaluate product safety levels and recommend measures to reduce or eliminate hazards.


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  • Robotics Engineers

    Research, design, develop, or test robotic applications.


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  • Solar Energy Systems Engineers

    Perform site-specific engineering analysis or evaluation of energy efficiency and solar projects involving residential, commercial, or industrial customers. Design solar domestic hot water and space heating systems for new and existing structures, applying knowledge of structural energy requirements, local climates, solar technology, and thermodynamics.


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  • Transportation Engineers

    Develop plans for surface transportation projects, according to established engineering standards and state or federal construction policy. Prepare designs, specifications, or estimates for transportation facilities. Plan modifications of existing streets, highways, or freeways to improve traffic flow.


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  • Validation Engineers

    Design or plan protocols for equipment or processes to produce products meeting internal and external purity, safety, and quality requirements.


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  • Water/Wastewater Engineers

    Design or oversee projects involving provision of potable water, disposal of wastewater and sewage, or prevention of flood-related damage. Prepare environmental documentation for water resources, regulatory program compliance, data management and analysis, and field work. Perform hydraulic modeling and pipeline design.


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Science

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Field of Study

Chemical Engineering Field of Study
Civil Engineering Field of Study
Electrical Engineering Field of Study
Mechanical Engineering Field of Study