IT Apprenticeship Program

Austin Community College is committed to training 350 Information Technology (IT) apprentices/pre-apprentices over the next four years. Through a $12 million DOL grant, ACC joins partners San Jacinto College, Alamo Community College, and Dallas Community College in providing apprenticeship opportunities for Central Texas students seeking a career in IT. ACC will be working with area businesses to develop these IT apprenticeship programs.


Want to find out how an IT apprenticeship can help you on your path to a high-tech career?


Want to know how you can develop a skilled IT workforce to grow your business?

Student Information

Apprenticeships in Information Technology

The length of an apprenticeship programs vary depending on the employer, complexity of the occupation, industry, and the type of program but they typically last 1-3 years. Some other features of IT apprenticeships include:
Industry-driven, high-quality career pathways where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce.
Apprenticeships focus on mastering specific skills an employer needs within their organization.
Apprentices obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, mentorship, and a portable, nationally-recognized credential.
Experienced mentors provide individualized training and support.

Benefits for Students

Paid Job
Earn a paycheck from day one, guaranteed to increase over time as you learn new skills
Hands-On Training
Learn job skills while earning a salary
Receive an industry-issued credential upon completion of an apprenticeship program
Degree Potential
Earn academic credit towards a college degree for the skills you learn during your apprenticeship
Career Advancement
Leverage your completed apprenticeship to further your career in IT
Meet people who can help you advance your career today and in the future

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Employer Information

Apprenticeship Benefits for Businesses

Stable, Reliable Pipeline

Ensure a stable, reliable pipeline of diverse, highly-skilled workers by “growing your own” through apprenticeships

Increase Knowledge Transfer

Leverage knowledge transfer through on-the-job training and mentoring, combined with education courses customized to company needs

Increase Employee Retention

91% of apprentices who complete an apprenticeship are still employed nine months later

Systematic Approach to Training

Ensure employees are trained and certified to produce at the highest levels required for careers in Information Technology

Reduce Turnover

Reduce turnover rates, increase productivity, and lower the cost of recruitment
[T]here are a lot of jobs…that we cannot fill. By going and getting folks with two-year degrees and training them to exactly what we need, they can help fill that gap. Dexter Henderson

Senior Location Executive/VP, IBM

Employer Resources

Helpful Links to Learn More about Apprenticeships

Department of Labor Apprenticeship site

Learn about Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship programs and policies

Employer page of site

Promote your open apprenticeship jobs, learn about apprenticeship as a workforce solution, connect with partners.

Texas Workforce Commission site

TWC Employer Apprenticeship resource page. Covers topics such as Smart Business Investment, Training, and Funding.

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