Welcome from the President

Welcome to Alvin Community College’s Fall 2015 edition of CareerFocus, where you will learn how ACC can help those planning to start a new career. If you opened this edition of CareerFocus looking for an opportunity to

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

Education Will Pay You Back!

Estimated 90% students remain in Texas and contribute to economic growth Higher student earnings and associated increases generate an annual value of approx. $114.4 million Graduates will generate approx. $288.7 million in added labor income annually in Texas Annually

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


Crystal Galicia knew she wanted a profession in the law. “The legal field has always had my attention,” she said. “I’ve always wanted to be in the courthouse.” Galicia enrolled in the ACC Paralegal Associate Degree program

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

Health Care Careers Programs

Respiratory Care Heather Wylie wanted a new career, but she wasn’t sure which direction to take. The Alvin mother had looked at different options but had not been able to make a decision. Then her 8-year-old daughter

Veterans Services

Whether it’s helping to apply for funding or register for classes or counseling, veterans of the armed forces have many services available to them at ACC. Since 2009, the number of veterans enrolling at ACC has increased

Online Degrees

As society grows increasingly mobile, community colleges must meet the needs of students who require instruction outside of the classroom. ACC currently offers four degrees that can be earned completely online and is planning to add six

Student Services

Advising Services Alvin Community College provides students with an experienced, professional advising staff available to assist students from the initial inquiry about college through graduation. Our advisors and counselors assist students through advisement and educate them for

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 www.AlvinCollege.edu Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid Obtain a FAFSA ID at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid Apply for Financial Aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov Step 3: Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement Consult our website for additional information regarding the submission

Welcome from the President

Welcome to the Alvin Community College edition of Career Focus. This issue includes information and options for the many careers waiting for you at ACC! ACC is home to nationally-recognized programs, many unique to the college, led

Emerging Careers in Health Care

Pediatric Echocardiography To meet the demand for sonographers who work with children, ACC launched its Pediatric Echocardiography Program in 2011. ACC was one of the first colleges in the country to start an accredited Associate Degree program.