Alvin Community College to offer new automotive technology, welding programs

(Courtesy Austin Community College)
(Courtesy Austin Community College)

(Courtesy Austin Community College)

Alvin Community College received approval in August to begin offering new degrees and certificates through its welding and automotive technology programs, according to an Aug. 19 ACC media release.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board issued a notice Aug. 2 that ACC can expand its program offerings, per ACC Communications Coordinator John Tompkins. The community college can now offer an Associate of Applied Science degree and a Level 2 certificate for automotive technology at the J.B. Hensler College and Career Academy. ACC can also begin offering an AAS and Level 2 certificate in welding.


“Offering these advanced degrees and certificates will provide our students with a higher level of education that will benefit them as they pursue their careers,” ACC Vice President of Instruction Cindy Griffith said in the release. “These credentials will continue to pay dividends for our students long after they complete their degrees.”

The new degrees and advanced certificates will become available for students beginning in August 2022. ACC has offered the Level 1 certificate for both programs for many years, Tompkins told Community Impact Newspaper.

For more information about ACC's programming, visit www.alvincollege.edu/pathways/college-career-pathways.html.
By Colleen Ferguson

Reporter, Bay Area

A native central New Yorker, Colleen worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact Newspaper before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. She covers public education, higher education, business and development news in southeast Houston. Colleen graduated in 2019 from Syracuse University and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she worked for the university's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange. Her degrees are in journalism and Spanish language and culture. When not chasing a story, Colleen can be found petting cats and dogs, listening to podcasts, swimming or watching true crime documentaries.



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