Graphic of four diamondsWOMEN in INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Women in Information Technology (WIT) at ACC is an innovative program designed to support women seeking a career in the high-demand field of Information Technology (IT).

Are you into programming? Is Web Development your jam? No matter which one of the many IT fields you’re interested in, the Women in IT program is here to support you on the way to academic and career success

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Benefits of the WIT Program

For many women, going to college to obtain a degree may seem like an impossible dream. 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. 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!

Support

Our goal is to help women be successful in reaching both short term and long term goals despite unique challenges they may encounter.  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.

Community

Women in Information Technology seeks to create a community to support women and their journey in the IT field. We offer free events for WIT participants such as panel discussions which connect you with industry experts and cover topics to help you achieve academic and career success.  

how to get started

Step 1 – Become an ACC Student

Fill out the ACC Admissions Application, and do Steps 2-9 of the ACC Enrollment Process.

All students, please check for any holds on your application or account by logging on to Online Services, and checking under “Student Status.”

Step 2 – Fill out the WIT Intake Questionnaire

The WIT Intake Questionnaire will help us assess your level of readiness for competency-based education.

You will need your student ID to access this questionnaire. (You get your ACC Student ID# by completing Step 1.)

Step 3 – Schedule an Advising Session

After registering as an ACC student and completing the WIT Intake Questionnaire, you then need to set up a meeting with Suanna “Ellie” Hernandez, the WIT advisor. Schedule a meeting.

Step 4 – Register for Classes

Completed the ACC Enrollment Process?
Filled out the Intake Questionnaire?
Met with a WIT Advisor?
You are now ready to register!

Contact

WIT Coordinator
Kimberly Jorgenson
kjorgens@austincc.edu
(512) 223-1613

Student Support Specialist
Suanna “Ellie” Hernandez
suanna.hernandez@austincc.edu
(512) 223-3194

CSIT Department Chair
Mary Kohls
kohls@austincc.edu
(512) 223-3185

Other Support Organizations

Anitab.org

Austin Women in Technology 

Be inspired by these Women in IT

NETWORKING

Elizabeth – Server Software Specialist
As a non-native English speaker, Elizabeth excelled in her courses and became a shining example to her daughter.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Sara – .NET Stack Developer
Fiercely independent, obstacles and hardships didn’t stop her from making her mark in a male-dominated field.

COMPUTER USER SUPPORT

Allison – Computer Support Supervisor
Even though it was tough, this powerful woman was tougher, proving to herself that she could achieve her goals.

PROGRAMMING

Keelee – Senior Programmer Analyst
Life’s obstacles were no match for this confident woman. Keelee is a trailblazer in the field of Information Technology.

WEB DEVELOPER

Celia – Entrepreneur
This successful businesswoman juggled work, school, and the demands of motherhood in a new country without the support of family.