ACC Institutes

Nervous about your first semester of college? ACC Institutes are one of the best ways to ensure you get the support you need to thrive. These specialized learning communities take the guesswork out of getting started and help you reach your academic goals.

Institute students:

  • Follow a predefined course schedule.
  • Take a full-time class schedule.
  • Work alongside peers who share their academic interests.
  • Have regular contact with faculty advisors.
  • Explore career opportunities.
  • Increase their odds of graduating on time.
  • Increase their odds of transferring to a four-year university.

Try out an institute your first semester, or make it an essential part of your Austin Community College journey. ACC Institutes are a great way to stay on track while learning about the topics that interest you most.

Jump-start Your College Journey with ACC Institutes

ACC Institutes Honda PACT instructor sits on the front fender of a blue car with the hood up.

Honda PACT Institute

The Honda PACT (Professional Automotive Career Training) Institute offers state-of-the-art automotive technician training that will enable you to become a Honda- and Acura-certified technician. Like the other ACC Institutes, students progress together and benefit from faculty mentorship.

Motherboard of a computer

Information Technology Institute

It’s no secret—the opportunities for those who have tech skills in Central Texas are booming. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of information technology jobs is expected to grow 12 percent during the next decade, which is faster than average. ACC’s Information Technology Institute offers you a predefined course plan that makes it simple to quickly obtain the required skills to secure these well-paying jobs.

ACC Institutes students work with engineering equipment during a Texas A&M Chevron Engineering Academy lab session.

Technician/Pre-Engineering (TPE) Institute

The Technician/Pre-Engineering (TPE) Institute has been designed to prepare you for a career as an Electronic Technician and/or Engineer.  Upon completion of this one year program, you will have the option to complete the associate degree or apply for the Texas A&M Chevron Engineering Academy or the Samsung or Applied Materials Apprenticeship Program.

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