Fast Track Careers

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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 will 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.

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. 

50% Off These Top 12 High-Demand Programs

You can get a 50 percent discount on these 12 noncredit certificate programs. To be eligible, start classes by December 15 and stay enrolled until you complete all courses in the program. 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.

Career/Skill Median Starting Wage* Median Annual Income Estimated Time to Complete 50% Cost Through 2020 More Information
Accounting & Bookkeeping $14.77 Per Hour $42,379.15 3 Months $495 View
Administrative Assistant $11.53 Per Hour $42,128.03 2 Months $723 View
Certified Nurse Aide $10.39 Per Hour $29,372.63 3 Months $554 View
Certified Production Technician $13.84 Per Hour $39,804.86 3 Months $1,100 View
Dental Assistant $13.77 Per Hour $41,838.75 12 Months $1,546 View
HVAC $14.31 Per Hour $42,244.81 3 Months $1,450 View
Medical Assisting $12.79 Per Hour $34,652.47 12 Months $3,821 View
Medical Billing & Coding $12.79 Per Hour $ 37,378.65 9 Months $2,859 View
Medical Office Support $12.82 Per Hour $36,239.27 5 Months $1,145 View
PC Technician $15.71 Per Hour $48,570.03 6 Months $1,150 View
Phlebotomy Technician $11.72 Per Hour $35,790.06 3 Months $900 View
Welding $14.33 Per Hour $42,277.39 3 Months $900 View

Other Noncredit Programs to Consider

  • Business
    • Career/Skill Median Starting Wage Median Annual Income Estimated Time to Complete More Information
      Accounting & Bookkeeping $14 Per Hour $42,237 3 Months View
      Administrative Assistant $12 Per Hour $57,910 2 Months View
      Project Manager $20.91 Per Hour $75,547.30 2 Months View
  • Information Technology
    • Career/Skill Median Starting Wage Median Annual Income Estimated TIME TO COMPLETE More Information
      Apple Swift Programming $21.02 Per Hour $86,742.67 2 Months View
      AWS Solutions $31.35 Per Hour $105,249.47 2 Months View
      Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) $21.02 Per Hour $86,742.67 3 Months View
      Certified Information Systems Auditor $31.23 Per Hour $108,580.43 3 Months View
      Certified Network Defender (CND) $25.25 Per Hour $81,526.79 2 Months View
      Cisco Certified Network Associate $18.98 Per Hour $57,513.62 6 Months View
      CompTIA Security+ $18.98 Per Hour $57,513.62 3 Months View
      Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) $31.23 Per Hour $108,580.43 56 Hours View
      Information Security; Preparation for CISSP, CASP, and SSCP $31.23 Per Hour $108,580.43 56 Hours View
      JAVA Certification $21.02 Per Hour $86,742.67 10 Months View
      Microsoft Certification $31.35 Per Hour $105,249.47 3 Months View
      Oracle Certification $31.35 Per Hour $105,249.47 10 Months View
      PC Technician $15.71 Per Hour $48,570.03 6 Months View
      Python Development $21.02 Per Hour $86,742.67 3 Months View
      Salesforce Administrator $25.25 Per Hour $81,526.79 1 Month View
      VMware Program $25.25 Per Hour $ 81,526.79 3 Months View
      Web Developer $16.86 Per Hour $71,783.98 18 Months View
  • Manufacturing
    • Career/Skill Median Starting Wage Median Annual Income TIME TO COMPLETE More Information
      Certified Production Technician $13.84 Per Hour $39,804.86 3 Months View
  • Skilled Trades
    • Career/Skill Median Starting Wage Median Annual Income Time to Complete More Information
      HVAC $13.21 Per Hour $42,598 3 Months View
      Plumbing $14.26 Per Hour $51,682.89 16 Weeks View
      Truck Driving $12.89 Per Hour $40,204.41 2 Months View
      Welding $13.27 Per Hour $40,023 3 Months View
  • Healthcare
    • Career/Skill Median Starting Wage Median Annual Income TIME TO COMPLETE More Information
      Certified Nurse Aide $10.39 Per Hour $29,372.63 3 Months View
      Dental Assistant $13.77 Per Hour $41,838.75 12 Months View
      Medical Assisting $12.79 Per Hour $34,652.47 12 Months View
      Medical Billing & Coding $12.79 Per Hour $37,378.65 9 Months View
      Medical Office Support $12.82 Per Hour $ 36,239.27 1 Semester View
      Nurse Re-Entry/Refresher (RN Series) $26.06 Per Hour $49,281.96 2 Months View
      Nurse Re-Entry/Refresher (LVN Series) $16.64 Per Hour $49,281.96 2 Months View
      Phlebotomy Technician $11.72 Per Hour $35,790.06 3 Months 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. Median annual income represents mid-level career progression.

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
    • Career/skill Median Starting  Wage Median Annual Income Estimated Time to Complete Credits You Earn Get More Information
      Accounting Technician (Bookkeeper) $14.77 Per Hour $42,379.15 3 Semesters 30 View
      Accounting Technician (Quickbooks) $14.77 Per Hour $42,379.15 2 Semesters 17 View
      Logistics and Supply Chain Specialist $18.25 Per Hour $68,638.19 2 Semesters 18 View
      Medical Office Assistant $12 Per Hour $35,000 1 Semester 19 View
  • Computer Skills and Information Technology
    • Career/Skill Median  Starting Wage Median Annual Income Estimated Time to Complete Credits You Earn Get More Information
      C++ or Java Programming  $21.02 Per Hour $86,742.67 3 Semesters 27 View
      Coder/Designer $ 21.02 Per Hour $86,742.67 4 Semesters 25-28 View
      Computer User Support $15.71 Per Hour $48,570.03 3 Semesters 24 View
      Data Science Programming $32.70 Per Hour $104,680.21 3 Semesters 30 View
      Database Programming $21 Per Hour $94,850 3 Semesters 24 View
      Network Administrator $26 Per Hour $60,900 3 Semesters 27 View
      Software Testing $25 Per Hour $81,531 3 Semesters 24 View
      Swift Application Development $33 Per Hour $106,465 3 Semesters 17 View
      Web Developer $25 Per Hour $65,514 3 Semesters 21 View
  • Manufacturing
    • Career/Skill Median Starting Wage Median Annual Income Estimated Time To Complete Credits you Earn Get More Information
      Advanced Manufacturing $14 Per Hour $52,663 2 Semesters 23 View
      Electronics Technician $24.46 Per Hour $70,115.24 2 Semesters 23 View
      Geospatial Engineering $13.22 Per Hour $38,867.07 2 Semesters 20 View
      Manufacturing Computer Aided Design $13.84 Per Hour $39,804.86 3 Semesters 27 View
      Medical Devices Manufacturing Technology $11.62 Per Hour $40,176.99 2 Semesters 29  View
      Logistics and Supply Chain Specialist $18.25 Per Hour $68,638.19 2 Semesters 18 View
      Ultra-High Purity Piping $14.33 Per Hour $42,277.93 2 Semesters 16 View
  • Skilled Trades
    • Career/Skill Starting Wage median Annual Income Estimated Time To Complete Credits you Earn Get More Information
      Architectural Computer Aided Design/Building Information Modeling $19.68 Per Hour $57,052.79 3 Semesters 27 View
      Basic Automotive $12.71 Per Hour $47,176.53 2 Semesters 32 View
      Carpentry $9.35 Per Hour $37,421.50 3 Semesters 22 View
      Civil Computer Aided Design $19.68 Per Hour $57,052.79 3 Semesters 32 View
      Construction Manager $17.66 Per Hour $82,410.43 3 Semesters 32 View
      Geographic Information Systems $17.61 Per Hour $58,867.16 3 Semesters 21 View
      Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology $14.31 Per Hour $42,244.81 2 Semesters 25 View
      Integrated Circuit Layout & Computer Aided Design $17.17 Per Hour $58,949.52 3 Semesters 27 View
      Structural Welding $16.40  Per Hour $48,888.27 2 Semesters 24 View
  • Science, Engineering & Technology
    • Career/Skill Median Starting Wage Median Annual Income Estimated Time To Complete Credits you Earn Get More Information
      Biotechnology  $13.72 Per Hour $40,497.28 2 Semesters 18 View
      Environmental Technology $17.37 Per Hour $52,227.56 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. Median annual income represents mid-level career progression.

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

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