Explore tech career training at ACC


The computer science and information technology field leads the way for some of the best jobs in Austin, but did you know many of those are going unfilled due to a shortage of qualified talent?

Programmers, IT specialists, information architects, software developers, and more are needed in almost every industry to sustain this Texas-sized economic boom. The Computer Science & Information Technology Area of Study at Austin Community college provides programs in a number of specializations that allow you to earn the credentials employers want most or seamlessly transfer to a four-year college to continue your studies!


Why Computer Science & IT?



Job Security

Currently, there are more than 7,000 IT job openings in Central Texas. It’s the largest growing sector in Austin.

Make a Difference

Develop the systems we all rely on and find work in just about any industry, including healthcare, robotics, video gaming, and more.

Earn Big

Skilled IT workers are in demand and their salaries reflects this. The median wage is as much as twice the average for all occupations.

Tap Your Creativity

Information technology is incredibly diverse. It’s not just about fixing computers or laptops. IT professionals are creative problem-solvers.

Degree & Certificate Programs

Additional options are available through the Continuing Education Division.

Associate Degrees

Computer Information Systems

Computer Programming

Computer Science

Game and Visualization Programming

Information Technology — Applications

Information Technology — User and Computer Support

LAN Systems — Network Administration

LAN Systems — Security Administration

Software Testing

Web Programming

Certificates & Occupational Skills Awards

Computer Information Technology Database

Computer Programming

Computer Programming — C++ Track

Computer Programming — Java Track

Computer Networking

Information Technology — User and Computer Support

LAN Systems — Network Administration

Software Testing

Web Developer Specialist

Flexible and Fast-track Options

Discover special college programs offering flexibility and additional support services to enter the job market, fast.

Career ACCelerator

A partnership between ACC and Capital IDEA to provide training for stackable credentials in high-demand IT fields. Offering financial aid and paid internships.

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Women in IT

A flexible, self-paced program designed to accelerate women into entry-level IT careers. Offering financial, educational, and job placement support services.

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Accelerated Programmer Training (APT)

Training option with competency-based and online classes to quickly launch a career or advance in IT programming. 

Ask an Advisor for Details

Get Started

Contact the College Destination Center at 512-223-7747 to speak directly with an enrollment advisor, apply, or request information to get started.

Fall classes begin August 28.