Education Archive

Welcome from the President

Welcome to Alvin Community College’s Spring 2016 edition of Career Focus, where you will learn about how ACC can help those planning to start a new career. There are many exciting things on the horizon for ACC.

Respiratory Care

One of the most vital roles in healthcare is caring for a patient’s respiratory system. From premature babies with underdeveloped lungs to an elderly individual who may have been affected by disease, respiratory therapists work with patients

Community College Facts

• 66% of nurses and healthcare workers and 84% of first responders receive training from community colleges. • Average income for top individuals in some jobs that require an Associate Degree can be more than the average

Alvin Community College Bond 2016

In 2015, the Alvin Community College Board of regents unanimously voted for a strategic plan that included “to plan and develop a campus in the vicinity of the west side of the college taxing district and address

Early Childhood Education

One of the most important professions in education is Child Development. ACC offers an Associate Degree in Child Development, a certificate in Child Development and a certificate in Early Childhood Administration. “Early Childhood Education is the foundation

Court Reporting

Courtrooms across the country are in need of highly-trained court reporters to record the activities during legal proceedings. “The court reporter serves a vital role in the legal field,” said Micki Kincaide, ACC Court Reporting Chair. “They

Pharmacy Technician

As the need for options grows among patients, pharmacy technicians are seeing their role expanded in the healthcare field. “They’re gaining more and more responsibilities to allow pharmacists to assist medical doctors in making sure medications don’t


Polysomnography is an emerging profession in the healthcare field.  Polysomnography is the study of sleep disorders.  Graduates help with the treatment and diagnosis of the causes like narcolepsy, sleep apnea and insomnia. After watching her father deal

Allied Healthcare and Industrial Careers

Certified Nursing Assistant A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is a vital link to any healthcare team. It is a great entry point into many careers in medicine, including becoming a licensed vocational nurse or a registered nurse. 

Alvin Community College Guide to Careers

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

Steps to Getting Started

STEP 1 Apply to ACC: STEP 2 Apply for Financial Aid Create an FSA (Federal State Aid) ID Apply for Financial Aid at STEP 3 Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement Required for students less than

Pipefitting, Welding & Process Technology Programs

Pipefitting As the petrochemical industry continues to thrive in the Gulf Coast region, the demand for pipefitters will remain constant. “Plants must constantly maintain their infrastructure and that requires skilled pipefitters to keep operations going,” said Alfred

Industrial Design

After finishing high school, Ray Cruz said he had a difficult time trying to find a career. He drifted from one job to another while searching for an opportunity. When a friend told Cruz he was enrolling

Office Administration

Every industry whether it’s industrial, medical, or technological, needs administrators to ensure that operations run smoothly. ACC offers a two-year Associate Degree in Office Administration to prepare students for whatever they might face when it comes to

Industry Careers

CNC Machinist The CNC Machinist Immersion Program is designed to simulate a real shop environment for students ages 18 and older who will learn all aspects of a machine shop. The program is available in both day