ACC’s Advanced Manufacturing department incorporates both academic and Continuing Education skills development programs. Through this union, we provide the manufacturing industries of central Texas with all levels of support, from skills training for entry-level employees to academically prepared college graduates.
Advanced Manufacturing at ACC is a comprehensive program that offers credit and non-credit pathways to meet your academic and career goals. Our program features industry partnerships with local employers like Samsung Semiconductor, Applied Materials, and Tesla. In our state-of-the-art classrooms, you’ll get hands-on training in computer-aided design, production processes, quality control, electronics, and more. Read our news archive.
Want a degree or certificate?
AAS and Certificate Programs
Two certificates and three associate degrees are offered. If attending full-time, the certificates can be completed in a year (2 semesters) and the AAS degree takes about two years (4 semesters) to complete.
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Bachelor of Applied Technology in Manufacturing Engineering Technology
A stackable associate-to-bachelor’s degree program that bridges the demand for skilled professionals in the industry.
Are you a high school student?
High School Advanced Manufacturing IMPACT Academy
The ACC High School Advanced Manufacturing IMPACT Academy is a dual credit program in a high demand workforce area that can be completed by high school graduation.
Need a job? Explore Continuing Education.
Certified Production Technician (CPT) Program
Prepare for an entry-level job in Austin’s thriving manufacturing sector through the two-course CPT Program at ACC developed by the MSSC.
Thinking of engineering but not sure if you’re ready?
Technician/Pre-Engineering (TPE) Institute
Have you achieved a high school diploma or equivalent and want to prepare for a career as an Electronic Technician and/or Engineer? Learn more!
Learn skills to work at Tesla?
Tesla START Manufacturing at ACC
This 14-week intensive training program is the first of its kind in the nation and provides students hands-on learning and essential skills for a career in the dynamic manufacturing sector at Tesla.
Need to upskill to get that next job in manufacturing?
For working professionals needing to increase their knowledge to prepare them for that next-level job. Move up the ladder by learning more skills in this continuing education program.
Are you a company looking for corporate college options?
Corporate College at ACC
The Corporate College operates with the intention of meeting the needs of the business community that we serve. We routinely custom develop a wide array of specialized courses for our clients.
Are you an innovative, digital-ready small or midsize manufacturer?
ACC IMPACT Lab
Our business incubator prepares aspiring manufacturers and established entrepreneurs for success by providing space and resources to develop and iterate your physical prototypes.
Many Entry Points
Multi-Level Technician Tracks
Skills training from basic, mid-level to advanced
Options for Every Career Stage
Foundational CPT Program
“It’s hard to work a full-time job, go to school, and take care of my kids. This program lets me work a few days a week at Samsung and take classes on other days. Samsung not only pays for my classes and books, but I get paid to work, I get benefits, and paid time off. This program allows me a lot of opportunities and experiences I couldn’t get anywhere else.”
“I was in the engineering program in High School, and my teacher decided that I should give it a shot, put my foot through the door, get an interview and see if I could start working there.”