You can use your child as an excuse to not get your education or you can use them as the reason to do it.

Elizabeth

Server Software Specialist

What is the Women in Information Technology program?

The WIT program was developed to support women seeking a career in Information Technology.

For many women, going back to college to obtain a degree may seem like an impossible dream. Maybe you started college but life got in the way and you never finished. You may feel stuck in a job that pays the bills but isn’t going to offer you the career opportunities you want for long-term security. You might even have obligations such as caring for children or elderly parents. The Women in IT program was designed with you in mind. Join us for an information session and find out how we can support you as you can take charge of your future. The high-demand field of Information Technology needs women like you!

Accelerate through APT

Many of ACC’s IT degrees and certificates are offered through the Accelerated Programmer Training (APT) program. APT is competency-based, online, and allows students to move through courses at an accelerated pace as they master the material.

Graduate in One Year

For students who prefer a traditional classroom environment, block scheduling is another option. Both the Career ACCelerator and the Information Technology Institute (ITI) enable students to earn a certificate in one year and also provide internship opportunities. Once you earn your certificate, you can go on to earn your Associate Degree with just a few more classes.

Get the Support You Need

A dedicated student support specialist is available to direct you to college resources, support services, and act as your academic coach. You will also receive on-going departmental advising, have internship opportunities, and receive career placement assistance.

Become Empowered

We offer free workshops for WIT participants that not only cover topics to help you achieve academic and career success, but also teach valuable life skills. Workshop topics might include resume and cover letter writing, negotiation skills, cultivating optimism, conflict resolution, and successful goal setting.

6 great reasons this program is a smart choice…

Flexible

Online distance learning, block scheduling, accelerated or traditional classroom.

Fast-Track

Self-paced, accelerated, competency-based education available.

Affordable

Scholarships and financial aid available for tuition, books and childcare.

Support

Seminars provide essential skills for education and career success.

Career

Placement assistance for jobs in Austin’s fast-growing technology industry.

Confidence

Encouragement and opportunity to create your ideal career.

Ready to learn more?

Come to a fun and empowering information session!

Real Women. Real Inspiration.

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Programming

Keelee – Senior Programmer Analyst Keelee was encouraged to go to college by a neighbor who would become her lifelong role model. At only 10 years of age, she made the decision to get a college degree and she didn’t let anything stop her. A lack of resources, an unplanned pregnancy, and life’s other unforeseen obstacles, were no match for this confident woman. Keelee, along with her two friends and classmates, would go on to become the first black women to graduate from Penn State with a degree in an IT field.

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Networking

Elizabeth – Software Server Specialist Elizabeth moved to the U.S. at the age of 19 years old. She didn’t speak any English but she was determined to get her college degree. Elizabeth took ESOL classes and with the support of Capital IDEA, she began her pursuit of a degree in the IT field. Despite the added challenge of being a non-native speaker, Elizabeth excelled in her courses and is the shining example to her daughter that she set out to be.

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Computer User Support

Allison – Computer Support Supervisor Allison’s journey to a stable, rewarding career, took many turns. She had to overcome a lack of self confidence, addiction, and even a false start. After a successful career as a Navy jet mechanic, Allison found the confidence she needed to go back to college. With the help of the GI bill, she set out to get her degree in IT. Even though the going was tough, this powerful woman was tougher. She faced the challenges head on, proving to herself that she could reach her goals.

What's the Shortest Route from here to career?

ACC’s Women in Information Technology Program!