Level Up

How does it work?

You sign up for a Level 1 college certificate using financial aid or self-financing, and we support you until graduation! We provide academic and advising support, an amazing graduation gift, and textbooks to borrow!


  • Up to $600 in textbooks
  • A $250 graduation gift
  • Weekly academic support classes


What is a Level 1 college certificate?

A Level 1 certificate is a 1-2 year college credit program that prepares you for a career.


Who can join this program?

+ Students in an in-demand Level 1 Certificate program who can benefit from weekly academic support classes.


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.


Do you accept everyone?

No.  We only accept serious, dedicated applicants who focus 100% on their future.  Our students attend our support classes, arrive on time, do homework, and commit to our program.

Sound like you?  Come join our all-star team!


Business Pathways
Accounting Clerk
Office Assistant 
Legal Administrative Assistant 
Medical Administrative Assistant
Medical Office Assistant

Computer Science & Information Technology Pathways
Computer Programming — Software Testing
Information Technology — User and Computer Support
Local Area Network Systems — Network Administration
Computer Programming — C++ Track
Computer Programming — Java Track
Web Developer Specialist

Design, Manufacturing, Construction, and Applied Technologies Pathways
Autobody Collision Repair
Autobody Refinishing
Basic Automotive
– Computer-Aided Drafting
Structural Welding
Ultrahigh Purity Piping

Get Started in 1…2…3!

1. Fill out the online application.
Not all questions will apply to you; please fill it out to the best of your ability.



2. Take the free TABE assessment test.

Call and say, “When can I take a TABE test?”

Eastview Campus (EVC)
Building 2000, Room 2155
3401 Webberville Road
Austin, TX 78702
Highland Campus (HLC)
Room 2221
6101 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78752

If you are a current HSE/GED student at ACC, you can skip this step.


3. Attend the next registration event.

Available Support Classes

HLC W 6:00PM-9:00PM
HLC Th 6:00PM-9:00PM
HLC Sa 9:00AM-12:00PM
NRG F 9:00AM-12:00PM



Contact Leticia Farrera
Ability to Benefit Coordinator


Dream big. Never quit.

A college education is not an unreachable dream. Support is available, and ACC is here to help you find your path to a great career. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.