Alvin Community College Guide to Careers

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Choosing a career path is an important decision and ACC is dedicated to providing an education to fit a wide variety of career goals. Choose from certificates, associate degrees and transfer studies to prepare you for careers that support your unique interests and ambitions.


Business Careers

Can you see yourself starting a business or managing an organization? Thrive on order and accountability? Then business studies just might be the place for you.

Business Administration, AS

Court Reporting, AAS

Court Reporting Scopist, Certificate

Human Resources, CE Certificate

Management, AAS

Office Administration, AAS, Certificate

Paralegal, AAS, Certificate

Professional Development,
CE Certificate

Possible Career Paths Texas Average Salary

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerk $36,310

Court Reporter $59,530

Executive Secretary and Administrative Assistant $51,390

First-line Supervisor, Non-retail Sales $82,310

First-line Supervisor, Retail Sales $42,840

Human Resources Assistant $37,110

Office Manager $37,240

Paralegal $52,670


Art, Design and Communication Careers

Bursting with ideas and looking for a way to bring them to life? Whether on stage, in the kitchen, behind the drawing board or at a desk turn your active imagination into a career.

Art, AA

Communications – Radio/TV Broadcasting, AS, AAS, Certificate

Culinary Arts, AAS, Certificate

Culinary Management, Certificate

Drama, AA

Music – Instrumental, AA

Music – Voice, AA

Musical Theater, AA

Possible Career Paths Texas Average Salary

Actor $46,070

Animated Voice Specialist $40,510

Chefs and Head Cook $45,410

Film and Video Editor $45,460

Musician $49,380

Production Assistant $42,530

Radio and Television Announcers $49,480


Activity Professional, CE Certificate

Aesthetic Laser Technician, CE Certificate

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), CE Certificate

Clinical  Medical Assistant

(CMA), CE Certificate

Dental Assistant, CE Certificate

Diagnostic Cardiovascular

Sonography – Adult Echocardiography, AAS, ATC

Pediatric Echocardiography,

Vascular Sonography, AAS, ATC

Emergency Medical Technology, AAS, Certificate

Advanced Emergency Medical Technology – EMT, Certificate

Intraoperative Monitoring, ATC

Massage Therapy, CE Certificate

Medication Administration for Nurse Aide, CE Certificate

Neurodiagnostic Technology, AAS

Non-Certified Radiological Tech (NCRT), CE Certificate

Nursing – RN, AAS, Transition (LVN to RN)

Pharmacy Technician, AAS, Certificate

Phlebotomy Technician, CE Certificate

Polysomnography, AAS, ATC

Respiratory Care, AAS

Veterinary Assistant, CE Certificate

Vocational Nursing, Certificate

Possible Career Paths Texas Average Salary

Aesthetic Laser Technician $34,210

Certified Nurse Assistant $23,810

Dental Assistant $32,740

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer $65,490

Massage Therapist $36,690

Paramedic $33,450

Pharmacy Technician $31,850

Phlebotomy Technician $29,270

Radiologic Technologist $53,490

Registered Neurodiagnostic Technologist $41,600

Registered Nurse $67,860

Registered Polysomnographic Technologist $53,210

Registered Respiratory Therapist $55,130

Veterinary Assistant $23,280

Vocational Nurse $43,730


IT and Computer Careers

Happiest when you’re dissecting code or developing a database?  Do you wear your geek badge with pride? Choose from a range of IT careers creating, maintaining and troubleshooting in the digital world.

Computer Information Technology, AAS, Certificate

Computer Networking, AAS, Certificate

Computer Training, CE Certificate

Possible Career Paths Texas Average Salary

Computer Network Support Specialist $65,050

Computer Programmer $79,990

Computer User Support Specialist $49,840

Database Administrator $75,610

Information Security Analyst $88,090

Web Administrator $80,770


Education, Community and
Public Service Careers

Love working with people? Happiest when you’re making a positive contribution to the welfare of others? Consider making your career in education or community service.

Child Development / Early Childhood Administration, Certificate

Child Development / Early Childhood, Certificate

Child Development, AA

Criminal Justice – Basic Law Enforcement, Certificate

Criminal Justice – Crime Scene Technician, Certificate

Criminal Justice – Field of Study, AA

Criminal Justice Law Enforcement & Police Administration, AAS

Human Services – Substance Abuse Counseling, AAS, Certificate

Teaching, AAT

Possible Career Paths Texas Average Salary

Police Patrol Officer $53,030

Preschool Teacher $34,270

Security Officer $25,840

Social and Human Service Assistant $32,700

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselor $38,240

Teacher Assistant $20,780

Hands On

Industrial and Service Trades Careers

Love making things and making things work better? Choose a career that keeps you busy building, repairing and improving.

CNC Machinist, CE Certificate

Commercial Truck Driving (CDL), CE Certificate

Industrial Design Technology, AAS, Certificate

Pipefitting, CE Certificate

Process Technology, AAS, Certificate

Welding, CE Certificate

Possible Career Paths Texas Median Salary

AutoCAD Drafter $50,670

First-line Supervisors of Construction Trade $60,570

Machinist $40,100

Mechanical Design $60,830

Pipe Design $50,670

Pipefitter $46,680

Process Operator $60,560

Truck Driver $40,570

Bachelors and Beyond

Transfer Study Career Paths

You can save thousands of dollars by starting at ACC before transferring to a four-year university to earn a bachelor’s degree.  No matter what your skills and interests, starting your education at community college means getting a foundation of basic classes in an attentive environment all while spending less on tuition.

Art, AA

Biological Science, AS

Business Administration, AS

Child Development, AA

Communications – Radio/TV Broadcasting, AS

Computer Information Technology – Computer Information Systems, AS

Criminal Justice, AS

Drama, AA

General Studies, AA

Health Science, AS

History, AA

Mathematics, AS

Music – Instrumental & Voice, AA

Musical Theater, AA

Physical Science, AS

Psychology, AA

Sociology, AA

Sports and Human Performance, AA

Teaching, AAT

Possible Career Paths Texas Median Salary

Accountant $73,600

Biologist $53,800

Chemist $68,400

Computer Scientist $107,940

School Teacher $50,290

Fine Artist $51,200

Historian $71,850

Laboratory Technician $36,260

Marketing Analyst $70,000

Mechanical Engineer $97,650

Physicians Assistant $102,260

Physicians—Family and General Practice $187,530

Social Worker $58,070

Technical Writer $67,120

Writers and Author $55,110

Starting salaries will be lower and more experienced workers can expect higher levels of pay. All salaries from




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