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Get Skills for Essential Careers

Train for a new career quickly and affordably at Austin Community College. ACC’s Fast Track Career Certificates can give you a helpful edge in the job market by equipping you with the in-demand skills Central Texas employers need now. Noncredit and for-credit certificate options are available to help you achieve fast results and long term success.

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Noncredit Certificates

ACC’s Continuing Education Division offers noncredit skill certificates that prepare you to start a new career or advance in your current profession even faster. These programs have been identified by Workforce Solutions Capital Area as great training options for people looking to start a new career in the shortest amount of time.

50% Discount on CE’s Fast Track Programs

You’ll receive a 50% discount on most Continuing Education Fast Track Career programs through August 2021. The savings are already applied to the cost you see listed here.

  • Business
    • Continuing Education Business Programs

      Career / Credential Hourly Earnings (Entry Level → Median) Annual Earnings (Entry Level → Median) Estimated Time to Complete Cost More Information
      Accounting & Bookkeeping $14.52 → $20.64 per/hr $30,201 → $42,931 annually 3 Months to complete $495 Request Info | View
      Business Office Technology $12.79 → $20.27 per/hr $26,603 → $42,161 annually 2 Months to complete $723 Request Info | View
      Project Manager $16.70 → $46.90 per/hr $34,736 → $97,552 annually 2 Months to complete $1,249.50 Request Info | View
      Translation & Interpreting $19.31 → $38.51 per/hr $40,164 → $80,100 annually 3 Semesters to complete $592 Request Info | View
  • Design, Manufacturing, Construction & Applied Technologies
    • Continuing Education Design, Manufacturing, Construction & Applied Technologies Programs

      Career / Credential Hourly Earnings (Entry Level → Median) Annual Earnings (Entry Level → Median) Estimated Time to Complete Cost More Information
      Certified CAD Drafter $17.87 → $27.13 $37,169 → $56,430 10 weeks $996.00 Request Info | View
      Certified Production Technician $17.91 → $41.05 $37,252 → $85,384 3 Months $1,100 Request Info | View
      HVAC $14.31 → $20.31 $29,764 → $42,244 3 Months $1,450.00 Request Info | View
      Lineworker* $19.43 → $30.28 $40,414 → $62,982 6 Weeks $3215 Request Info | View
      Truck Driving* $9.98 → $18.07 $20,758 → $37,585 5 weeks $4500 Request Info | View
      Heavy Equipment Operator $14.62 → $20.04 $30,409 → $41,683 3 Weeks $1,975  
      Welding $14.29 → $20.14 $29,723 → $41,891 3 Months $900.00 Request Info | View
      Plumbing $14.40 → $26.43 $29,952 → $54,974 16 Weeks $1399.50 Request Info | View

      * Indicates a non-discounted CE program.

  • Education
    • Continuing Education Education Programs

      Career / Credential Hourly Earnings (Entry Level → Median) Annual Earnings (Entry Level → Median) Estimated Time to Complete Cost More Information
      Paraeducator $8.91 → $11.81 $18,532 → $$24,564 3 Weeks $126.50 Request Info | View
      Teacher Certification $16.90 → $27.90 $35,152 → $58,032 12 months + Paid Teaching Experience part $3,000.00 Request Info | View
  • Information Technology
    • Continuing Education Computer Science & Information Technology Programs

      Career / Credential Hourly Earnings (Entry Level → Median) Annual Earnings (Entry Level → Median) Estimated Time to Complete Cost More Information
      Cisco Certified Network Associate $18.21 → $33.10 $37,876 → $68,848 6 Months $2608.50 Request Info | View
      CompTIA Security+ $18.71 → $36.61 $38,916 → $76,148 3 Months 297.50 Request Info | View
      Information Security;Preparation for CISSP, CASP, and SSCP $18.71 → $36.61 $38,916 → $76,148 56 Hours $447.50 Request Info | View
      PC Technician $18.21 → $33.10 $37,876 → $68,848 6 Months $1,150.00 Request Info | View
      Software Developer Bootcamp* $16.86 → $34.51 $35,068 → $71,780 [c] 6 Months $6,498 Request Info | View
      Web Developer $16.86 → $34.51 $35,068 → $71,780 12 Months $1,980.00 Request Info | View

      * Indicates a non-discounted CE program.

  • Healthcare
    • Continuing Education Health Sciences Programs

      Career / Credential Hourly Earnings (Entry Level → Median) Annual Earnings (Entry Level → Median) Estimated Time to Complete Cost More Information
      Certified Nurse Aide $8.09 → $10.33 $16,827 → $21,486 3 Months $554.00 Request Info | View
      Patient Care Technician $10.40 → $14.15 $21,632 → $29,432 10 weeks $1,206.50 Request Info | View
      Medical Assisting $12.78 → $16.65 $26,582 → $34,642 12 Months $3,821.00 Request Info | View
      Medical Billing & Coding $12.79 → $16.94 $26,603 → $35,235 9 Months $2,859.00 Request Info | View
      Medical Office Support $12.80 → $17.02 $26,624 → $35,401 1 Semester $1,145.00 Request Info | View
      Ophthalmic Assistant $13.15 → $16.92 $26,561 → $38,667 6 months $1,926.50 Request Info | View
      Dental Assistant $13.77 → $20.11 $28,641 → $41,820 12 Months $1,546.00 Request Info | View
      Phlebotomy Technician $8.33 → $16.40 $17,326 → $34,112 3 Months $900.00 Request Info | View
      Veterinary Assistant $9.68 → $16.47 $34,257 → $42,411 12 Months $1,988.50 Request Info | View

*Earnings information is based on data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a Strada company.

Ready to start working on a noncredit certificate?

Visit the Continuing Education registration page or contact 512-223-7542.

For-Credit Certificates

Pursuing a for-credit certificate in one of the areas listed below can help you earn a college degree later down the road. Estimated time to complete is based on full-time enrollment.

  • Business
    • For-Credit Business Programs

      Career / Credential Hourly Earnings (Entry Level → Median) Annual Earnings (Entry Level → Median) Estimated Time to Complete Credits You Earn More Information
      Accounting Technician (Bookkeeper) $14.52 → $20.64 $29,330 → $42,931 3 Semesters 30 View
      Accounting Technician (Quickbooks) $14.52 → $20.64 $29,330 → $42,931 2 Semesters 17 View
      Logistics and Supply Chain Specialist $20.64 → $38.69 $41,693 → $80,475 2 Semesters 18 View
      Medical Office Assistant $12.79 → $20.27 $25,836 → $42,161 1 Semester 19 View
  • Computer Skills and Information Technology
    • For-Credit Computer Science & Information Technology Programs

      Career / Credential Hourly Earnings (Entry Level → Median) Annual Earnings (Entry Level → Median) Estimated Time to Complete Credits You Earn More Information
      C++ or Java Programming $20.39 → $41.08 $41,188 → $85,446 3 Semesters 27 View
      Coder/Designer $20.39 → $41.08 $41,188 → $85,446 4 Semesters 25-28 View
      Computer User Support $25.34 → $43.81 $51,187 → $91,124 3 Semesters 24 View
      Data Science Programming $20.39 → $41.08 $41,188 → $85,446 3 Semesters 30 View
      Database Programming $20.39 → $41.08 $41,188 → $85,446 3 Semesters 24 View
      Network Administrator $18.21 → $33.10 $36,784 → $68,848 3 Semesters 27 View
      Software Testing $20.39 → $41.08 $41,188 → $85,446 3 Semesters 24 View
      Swift Application Development $20.39 → $41.08 $41,188 → $85,446 3 Semesters 17 View
      Web Developer $20.39 → $41.08 $41,188 → $85,446 3 Semesters 21 View
  • Design, Manufacturing & Applied Technologies
    • For-Credit Design, Manufacturing, Construction & Applied Technologies Programs

      Career / Credential Hourly Earnings (Entry Level → Median) Annual Earnings (Entry Level → Median) Estimated Time to Complete Credits You Earn More Information
      Architectural and Ornamental Metals: Blacksmithing $14.29 → $20.14 $28,866 → $41,891 3 Semesters 36 View
      Architectural and Ornamental Metals: Metal Sculpture $14.29 → $20.14 $28,866 → $41,891 3 Semesters 36 View
      Basic Automotive $12.77 → $22.80 $25,795 → $47,424 2 Semesters 32 View
      Auto Body Collision Repair $11.86 → $19.33 $23,957$ → $40,206 3 Semesters 29 View
      Auto Body Repair $11.86 → $19.33 $23,957$ → $40,206 1 Semester 14 View
      Auto Body Refinishing $11.86 → $19.33 $23,957$ → $40,206 3 Semesters 26 View
      Automotive Technology $12.77 → $22.80 $25,795 → $47,424 1 Semester 12 View
      Carpentry $11.77 → $23.00 $23,775 → $41,840 3 Semesters 22 View
      Construction Manager $19.17 → $30.34 $38,723 → $63,107 3 Semesters 32 View
      Manufacturing Computer Aided Design $16.14 → $26.74 $32,603 → $55,619 3 Semesters 27 View
      Integrated Circuit Layout & Computer Aided Design $17.17 → $28.34 $34,683 → $58,619 3 Semesters 27 View
      Architectural Computer Aided Design/Building Information Modeling $17.87 → $27.13 $36,097 → $56,430 3 Semesters 27 View
      Civil Computer Aided Design $19.68 → $27.43 $39,750 → $57,054 3 Semesters 32 View
      Geographic Information Systems $12.78 → $19.70 $25,816 → $40,976 3 Semesters 21 View
      Geospatial Engineering $13.54 → $21.48 $27,351 → $44,678 2 Semesters 20 View
      Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology $14.62 → $21.23 29,532$ → $44,158 2 Semesters 25 View
      Advanced Manufacturing $17.91 → $41.05 $36,178 → $85,384 2 Semesters 23 View
      Medical Devices Manufacturing Technology $17.91 → $41.05 $36,178 → $85,384 2 Semesters 29 View
      Electronics Technician $24.26 → $33.71 $49,005 → $70,116 2 Semesters 23 View
      Power Technology $24.26 → $33.71 $49,005 → $70,116 3 Semesters 36 View
      Renewable Energy $24.26 → $33.71 $49,005 → $70,116 3 Semesters 34 View
      Inert Gas Welding $14.29 → $20.14 $28,866 → $41,891 1 Semester 12 View
      Structural Welding $14.29 → $20.14 $28,866 → $41,891 2 Semesters 24 View
      Ultra-High Purity Piping $14.29 → $20.14 $28,866 → $41,891 2 Semesters 16 View
  • Science, Engineering & Technology
    • For-Credit Science, Engineering & Technology Programs

      Career / Credential Hourly Earnings (Entry Level → Median) Annual Earnings (Entry Level → Median) Estimated Time to Complete Credits You Earn More Information
      Biotechnology $13.72 → $19.47 $27,714 → $40,497 2 Semesters 18 View
      Environmental Technology $17.37 → $25.11 $35,087 → $52,228 2 Semesters 16 View

*Salary information is based on data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a Strada company.

Ready to start working on a for-credit certificate? Visit the for-credit registration page or contact 512-223-4636.

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