The TAB Program
Save money and earn a Bachelor of Applied Technology degree (BAT) in Computer and Information Technologies through the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate program (TAB). Start by earning an AAS in Computer Programming at Austin Community College, then have all your classes transfer to South Texas College, where you can complete your studies online, in a competency-based program, at a fraction of the cost of traditional, in-class programs.
Get your bachelor degree through ACC and South Texas College
Save money. Start at Austin Community College, then transfer to South Texas College. Graduate with a Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) in Computer and Information Technologies, then enter the workforce or go on to graduate school.
- Computer Network Architect
- Computer & Information System Manager
- Network & Computer Systems Administrator
- Database Administrator
- Web Administrator
Competency-based education (CBE) allows students to accelerate toward a degree or certificate. CBE focuses on content mastery, rather than semester-based completion. This means students can apply their prior learning to move through courses as fast as they are able to show mastery of content.
Ideal CBE student
The ideal CBE student is self-disciplined, able work independently, and can complete coursework online. CBE is especially beneficial to students who need a flexible schedule to earn their degree around family or work obligations.
CBE at ACC
Austin Community College has initiated rolling start dates so that, if desired, students can begin new APT courses much sooner than the traditional model of waiting for the next semester to begin.
How to get started
You need to be admitted to the program to take the accelerated classes. Although you are able to view courses in the Semester schedule, the APT sections are “locked” and enrollment is handled by the Student Support Specialist of Department Chair and only for students admitted to the program.