Welcome To Health Professions
Austin Community College launched the health professions area in April of 2000 to provide training for individuals beginning their career in the industry and also to provide development opportunities for current professionals. Today, we offer a wide range of entry-level and continuing education programs for nurses, emergency medical personnel, long-term care administrators, dental professionals, licensed chemical dependency counselors and other important healthcare professionals.
Important Student Information
As of September 1, 2015, all students wanting to apply to a Health Profession Program should start their application by uploading their immunization record to Castle Branch (formerly Certified Profile). Use Package Code UL64im.
Immunizations and other documentation will be required prior to applications being accepted into Health Care Program. Please see program specific application for instructions.
Notice: New immunization Form
After December 1, 2015, this single page form will be the only one accepted.
Below you will find a listing of all the Health Professions programs we currently offer.
- Activity Director
- Certified Nurse Aide
- Chemical Dependency
- CNA Continuing Education
- Dental Assistant
- First Aid & Lifesaving
- Healthcare Test Preparation
- Laser Technician
- Long Term Care Activity Director
- Massage Therapy
- Massage Therapy CEUs
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Billing & Coding
- Medical Imaging
- Medical Office Support
- Medication Aide
- Nurse Re-Entry
- Ophthalmic Assistant
- Pharmacy Technician
- Pharmacy Technician CPE
- Phlebotomy Technician
- Veterinary Clinical Assistant
- Youth Medical Camp
Not seeing a particular program? View our full listing of Health Professions courses.
A career in the field of dentistry is both stable and rewarding. Our programs will prepare you to become a Certified Dental Assistant and enable you to quickly enter this rapidly growing profession.
- Clinical Observations
- Group Clinicals
- Preparation for TX State registration in dental radiology
This program prepares participants to operate effectively in the long-term care environment and for certification through the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP), the National Therapeutic Recreation Society (NTRS), or the Consortium of Therapeutic Recreation/Activities Certification, Inc.
Program includes studies in:
- Industry Regulations
- Volunteer Management
This program will prepare you to take the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) exam for licensure as a massage therapist in the State of Texas. You can also choose complementary coursework in laser aesthetics.
You will become qualified to:
- Assess soft tissue condition
- Improve range of motion
- Propose treatment plans
- Use multiple therapeutic tools
Medical Assistants are trained to perform a variety of skilled clinical and administrative tasks. Choose a program that leads to certification as a Registered Medical Assistant or from among the alternative clinical and administrative pathways available.
Key program notes include:
- 720 hours of coursework
- Full-time or Part-time options
- Classroom, clinical, and hands-on experience
- Prep for the National Medical Assistant exam
The pathway for this profession includes several building blocks. Choose an entry-level track, a career as a registered nurse, or from among many continuing education options to further your current professional pursuits.
This program provides a career pathway into the ophthalmology field and prepares students to join a team of sophisticated specialists who are trained to handle the intricacies of the human eye as well as the challenges eyesight problems often bring.
This certification track includes:
- Diagnosis and treatment of eye disease
- Fitting and dispensing contact lenses and eyeglasses
- Procedures for managing the entire medical practice
Graduates of this program become a Certified Veterinary Assistant.
This program includes:
- Front and back office skills
- Animal management techniques
- Preparation to assist with surgical procedures