College Your Way

College Your Way

4 Ways to Learn

Stay safe and inspired.  Austin Community College offers four types of classes, so you can keep learning no matter what. We’ll support you along whichever path you choose with virtual services, like free tutoring and academic advising.

Types of Classes

Flexible Online Classes (Asynchronous)
Coursework can be completed fully online whenever it’s convenient for you. There are no in-person requirements. 
Course location code: Distance Learning, Online DIL

Scheduled Online Classes (Synchronous)
Classes happen online at set times, so you can get to know your classmates and instructor. All coursework can be completed remotely. There are no in-person requirements. 
Course location code: Distance Learning, Synch Virtual Class Mtgs Req DIL

Hybrid Classes
Classes have online and in-person requirements. Typically, you'll meet online at a designated time for lectures and discussions, but head to a campus for socially-distanced hands-on learning and testing.
Course location code: Hybrid Distance DIL

In-Person Classes
Classes meet in-person with social distancing measures in place. If there is a need to transition to online learning, your professor will provide further instructions.
Course location code: Campus room & location

Note: When you’re ready to register, search for a specific class type by using the “Course location code.” Your options may be limited by your area of study. For the time being, only courses that require hands-on learning will meet in-person.

Learning Through COVID-19

ACC ranks top in the state and nation in online learning according to two recent reports. During COVID-19, many of our courses remain in online and virtual formats. Watch this video to hear directly from students who made the transition from the classroom to online.


We’re here to help! Contact us at 512-223-4636 or visit the Student Services Help Desk to chat with a real person.