Science, Engineering & Math

ACC prepares you for a career in engineering, environmental science, technology, and math. Two engineering institutes lead to Texas A&M; or choose a general studies in science degree that transfers. Explore programs below or request more information.

ACC Engineering: Designed for Success

ACC’s engineering degree plan is a roadmap for student advancement. Focused math classes help students advance their skills at every level.

Technician/Pre-Engineering (TPE) Institute

The one-year TPE Institute trains students for a career as an electronics tech. It’s also an excellent way to prepare for the A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy.

Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy

Start your classes at ACC and finish at A&M with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. To learn more and to apply, explore the Academy page.

ACC Biotechnology: Leaders in Science

The Austin biotech industry is booming, and ACC biotechnology students are at the cutting edge of science. Get started on an exciting career in science at ACC.

ACC Bioscience Incubator

ACC’s Bioscience Incubator provides biotechs with state-of-the-art lab facilities and students with internships and job options. Students learn to work in a commercial environment, doing science.


ACC is also home to the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded InnovATEBIO National Biotechnology Education Center. Students learn the technical skills that biotech companies are looking for.

ACC Is Your Ticket to Tech

What will you discover in ACC’s science, engineering, and math area of study? Explore degree programs today and break new ground in your education.

Credit Programs

  • Biology
    • Discover what makes up life and living organisms with Austin Community College’s Biology Program. With dedicated faculty and limited class sizes, you’ll get one-on-one learning support in and out of the classroom. Courses will prepare you for multiple paths, whether you’re interested in enrolling in one of ACC’s many popular Health Sciences career programs or completing up to two years of affordable and transferable credits for a bachelor’s degree.

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  • Biotechnology
    • Study bioscience and gain valuable lab skills working alongside experienced researchers. Austin Community College’s Biotechnology Program is a key partner in developing a biotech education center and is home to the Bioscience Incubator, which provides students with valuable exposure to emerging research.

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  • Chemistry
    • Learn about matter and how substances interact with Austin Community College’s Chemistry Program. You’ll learn about the intricate relationships between atoms to explain the behavior and interaction of all matter. Our program prepares you to complete core curriculum requirements and transfer to complete your bachelor’s degree. You also have an opportunity to advance your skills with the Green Energy At Texas summer research program in partnership with the University of Texas at Austin. 

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  • Conservation Science and Wildlife Management
    • Help protect and conserve wildlife and natural resources for present and future generations. Austin Community College offers an Associates degree and several certificates in wildlife conservation and management. You’ll learn the principles and techniques of wildlife habitat conservation and sustainable hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation. When you complete your degree or certificate, you’ll be prepared for roles such as:

      • Wildlife technician
      • Conservation science technician
      • Fisheries technician 
      • Forestry technician
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  • 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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  • Environmental Science and Technology
    • Help protect the environment by studying Austin Community College’s Environmental Science and Technology Program. With specialized training and fieldwork, you’ll learn about Earth’s natural systems and the effect that human populations have on their structure and function. This program offers multiple paths to a career, including a fast-track certificate that allows you to work while continuing to complete one of two associate degree options. Advanced certifications also will enable you to pursue further in-depth training.

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  • General Studies in Science
    • Unlock possibilities with Austin Community College’s General Studies Program. Dedicated faculty and advisors will help you customize your degree plan and develop a necessary foundation in science, engineering, and math. This degree is designed for transfer to a four-year university.

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  • Geology
    • Connect with the Earth more closely, discover potential geologic hazards, and analyze seismic activity through geology. Austin Community College’s Geology Program provides you with a physical, historical, and environmental perspective on the natural processes that shape our planet. You will complete this program with a strong foundation to continue your education at a four-year college or university.

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  • Mathematics
    • Find the solution to some of the world’s most significant problems through Austin Community College’s Mathematics Program. ACC’s math faculty are committed to your success, providing innovative teaching and multimedia technology to support your mastery of this important subject. You will complete this program with a strong foundation to continue your education at a four-year college or university.

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  • Physics
    • Unlock the secrets to this world and the universe through Austin Community College’s Physics Program. You’ll learn the principles and applications of physics, such as chemistry, astronomy, geology, meteorology, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, and nuclear physics. Associate degrees are offered in physics and astronomy, transferring toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year university.

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  • Pre-Engineering Institute
    • Your path to apply to the Texas A&M Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC.

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  • Texas A&M Engineering Academy
    • Get a head start on your Texas A&M engineering degree with the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at Austin Community College. Offered in partnership with Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering, this unique program offers students an opportunity to pursue an engineering degree while co-enrolled at Texas A&M and ACC.

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Continuing Education Programs


Inside this Area of Study

Demand for engineers in Central Texas is expected to reach 4,840 by 2022. In response to this anticipated growth, Texas A&M and ACC created the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC. Supported by Chevron, the Academy provides talented students an opportunity to pursue their engineering degree in a co-enrollment program between Texas A&M and ACC.

ACC Area of Study: Science, Engineering & Math
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