Certificate Programs

New Classes Starting October 22nd!

You Must Attend Registration on October 18th!

Free Certificate Programs

+ Students may only pick ONE free training.
+ Open to the public, HSE students and ESL 3 and 4


Instructional Aides/ParaEducator 

  • High School Equivalency Required!
Dates: 4 Saturdays – 28 hours
                  Nov 10, Nov 17, Dec 1, Dec 8
Location: TBA (HBC or HLC)

Free Class
Salary: $10-14 per hour



Accounting & Bookkeeping

Next Class Starting in January

Mon, Wed, Fri
Highland Business Center
9:00AM – 1:00PM


Free Class
Salary: $10 – 24 per hour
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(CNA) Certified Nursing Assistant


Next Session: November 7th, at 4:30 p.m., Room #410

Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road


Continuing Education Enrollment
Welcome Packet
Schedule and Application

Free Class
Salary: $9 – 15 per hour
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Office Support
Coming October 22nd
Mon, Weds, Thurs
Workforce Solutions Capital Area
9:00AM – 12:00PM
Workforce Solutions Capital Area
1:00PM – 4:00PM
Eastview Campus Or Northridge Campus
9:00AM – 3:00PM
Free Class
Salary: $12 – 20

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Help Desk Analyst
Coming October
Eastview Campus
Mondays and Wednesdays
5:00pm-9:00pmFree Class
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Ask me about HVAC training!

Coming Spring 2019


Course Descriptions

    • Accounting/Bookkeeping – Learn how to use software like Excel to balance spreadsheets and handle accounts payable and receivable.  Jobs: accounts payable receptionist, a/p specialist.
    • Certified Nursing Assistant – Prepare for the state exam with hands-on experience in the classroom and as a volunteer.  Jobs: CNA, personal caretaker.
    • Help Desk Analyst – Are you good with computers?  This class teaches you how to help others with their computer questions and problems.  It requires a significant time commitment to pass certification. Jobs: help desk technician.
    • Office Support– 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 Microsoft Office, web browsing and communication skills. Each term focuses on one of the three IC3 subjects. Jobs: office admin, receptionist.


Who can sign up for free career training?

This free training is open to adults eligible to work in the United States.

  • HSE/GED students
  • ESL (Level 4) students
  • The public


How long is each program?

The average program is between 2 – 3 months.
Classes begin at different times in the year. Ask us for the next start date.


Where are the classes?

We have locations all over Austin.


What if I have a criminal conviction?

Please be advised that your prior conviction could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas in certain careers.  If you have a question about your background and licensure, please make an appointment with Mechelle Marler mmarler@austincc.edu to determine your career options. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.



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