Career Pathways Certificate Programs

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Short-term programs for long-term opportunities

ACC offers free classes to help adult learners earn a certificate in select high-demand fields. Classes typically meet for two to three months at locations around Austin. Start and end times vary; see class dates and times below.

Who can enroll

Career Pathways free certificate programs are offered to students in ACC’s high school equivalency (HSE) classes, English as a Second Language (ESL) Level 3 and 4 students, and adults with other education barriers. Eligibility to work in the United States is required for some programs.

 

The application will open on November 15th!

TRAINING DESCRIPTION LOCATION DAYS/TIME
Entrepreneur

Identify a project that is meaningful to you and develop it into a business. Students will learn: public speaking, the importance of Body Language, budget planning, website design, how to make a business plan, and much more. 

 Online

 

TTH/9am-12pm

WF/9am-11:30am

 

Para-Educator 

The program covers the ins and outs of working successfully with a licensed educator. Also, during the course, future Educational Aids will learn about the various learning styles of students and the appropriate
instructional processes to address each style. Finally, the class will explore the core subjects of Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. To earn the Educational Aide/Paraeducator Statement of Completion,
participants must attend all course days of the program and pass a final evaluation.

 Online

Intro to Teacher Aide

and

Para-Educator

 Office Clerk

Prerequisite: Computer Basics or equivalent skills. This intermediate-level course covers a variety of computer skills required in office work. Earn your IC3 Certification and gain confidence in your Google applications, web browsing and communication skills.

Computer and internet connection is required to participate in this class.

Online

MTWTH

 

9am - 12pm 

Office Clerk

Prerequisite: Computer Basics or equivalent skills. This intermediate-level course covers a variety of computer skills required in office work. Earn your IC3 Certification and gain confidence in your Google applications, web browsing, and communication skills.

Computer and internet connection is required to participate in this class.

Online

Fridays

 

12pm-4:30pm

Office Clerk

Prerequisite: Computer Basics or equivalent skills. This intermediate-level course covers a variety of computer skills required in office work. Earn your IC3 Certification and gain confidence in your Google applications, web browsing, and communication skills.

Computer and internet connection is required to participate in this class.

Online

Saturdays

 

9am -3pm

Accounting and Quickbooks

Prepare itemized statements, bills, or invoices and record amounts due for items purchased or services rendered. Perform bookkeeping work, including posting data or keeping other records concerning costs of goods or services or the shipment of goods.

Take the Quickbooks certification exam as part of the class. Computer and internet connection is required to participate in this class. PC computer with Windows 10 required.

Online

Available 

Spring 2021

You may choose one free certificate program.

 

Note: A prior criminal conviction could prevent you from obtaining the state licensure needed for certain careers. You may also request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency. For questions please email the Career Pathways staff listed on the Career Pathways page.