Mission & Goals


Mission & Goals

Mission Statement

In alignment with Austin Community College’s mission statement, the Allied Health Sciences Department is structured to promote student success by offering equitable access and affordable education through a variety of ALHS courses that support and strengthen those students who are are engaged in one or more of the following activities:

  • completing prerequisites for one of ACC’s 14 specialized Health Science programs or another institution’s program,
  • seeking enrollment in one of ACC’s Health Science programs,
  • co-enrolled in an ACC Health Science program or another institution’s program,
  • co-enrolled in public schools to obtain dual credit,
  • investigating health-related careers,
  • seeking enrollment in the ACC Continuing Education dosage calculation course.

ALHS courses provide opportunities for equal access and support to students by offering courses in the traditional classroom setting, hybrid format, and through national Quality Matters (QM)-certified distance education.

In keeping with ACC’s values, all ALHS courses and formats address important student learning elements including equity, inclusion, and diversity. Our courses are designed to promote student persistence and retention, student satisfaction, student engagement, and student success. The ALHS Department is composed of stellar faculty, who participate in ongoing professional development, and are highly committed to the academic success of their students through the utilization of educational best practices and maintaining a sustainable, safe, and healthy environment for their students. To that end, our students obtain knowledge and skills they can use to positively impact their personal environment, their community, and ultimately, the world.

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Allied Health Sciences Updates

  • The Immunization and Tests Required Form Has Been Updated

    The Immunizations and Tests Required Form has been updated as of May 6, 2022. Please use the latest form when submitting your application requirements. For more information, visit the Immunizations page.

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  • ACC COVID-19 Information

    Please check the Coronavirus page often for the latest information on ACC's response to the pandemic.

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  • TEAS Testing Requirements for Health Sciences Applicants

    A TEAS Exam score is required to apply to the following programs: Dental Hygiene, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Radiology, and Vocational Nursing.

    If you are not applying to one of the programs above, then you are not required to take the TEAS Exam at this time. Please refer to the Application Process page for your program to see all application requirements.

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