Alvin Community College, founded in 1948, began as an extension of Alvin High School in Alvin, Texas. This organization of the public school system continued for more than twenty years. Then, in the early 1970s, Alvin College was granted greater independence with a newly formed administration, district, and College Board. In addition, as the need for further education grew, Alvin Community College relocated to a separate facility, and nearly doubled the physical size of its campus in the 1970s. During the 1970s, the College also established a second campus, the Pearland College Center, in Pearland, Texas.
Today, Alvin Community College enrolls more than 5,000 students, and the main 113-acre campus in Alvin features 17 buildings, including the Learning Resources Center, academic and technology facilities, along with the Fine Arts Center and the Physical Fitness Center. In addition to academic programs, students participate in art exhibits, concerts, festivals, athletics, and other extracurricular events.
Alvin Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate’s degrees and certificates. Alvin Community College also retains approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and the Texas College and University System. In addition, the College is a member of multiple organizations, such as the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, the Association of Community College Trustees, and the Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Council.
Students can pursue Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied Science, and Associate of Science degrees, along with certificate programs. Alvin Community College supports nearly forty degree options, ranging from studies in Criminal Justice and Computer Information Technology to degrees in Psychology, Nursing, and Music. Students may also opt to enroll in one of the multiple certificate programs, that include studies in Culinary Arts, Human Services - Substance Abuse Counseling, Pharmacy Technician, and others.
For added flexibility, Alvin Community College offers a select number of programs online and provides additional distance learning options. Online programs include:
- Associate of Arts - General Studies, transfer program
- Associate’s and Certificate programs in Management Development
- Associate of Arts in Psychology
- Associate of Arts in Sociology
In addition to degree programs, Alvin Community College maintains a Continuing Education and Workforce Development division that promotes professional and career training programs, along with special interest and personal enrichment classes. Many of these programs are also available online for added flexibility. Ed2Go and Ed2Go Pro online educational systems provide training opportunities, including Activity Director and Command Spanish classes. Furthermore, students can pursue training through Gatlin - Career Education and the Real Estate / Career WebSchool programs. Online 360 Training courses at ACC include topics, such as Traffic School/Defensive Driving and Cosmetology CE courses, and students may also complete the Medical Administrative Assistant and Medical Coding and Billing programs online.
Tuition is determined by residency and charged per credit hour.
- Resident-In District, $1,423 per year (based on 12 credit hours per semester)
- Resident-Out of District, $2,440 per year (based on 12 credit hours per semester)
- Non-resident, $3,544 per year (based on 12 credit hours per semester)
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:At least 2, but less than 4 academic years
Adult Age Enrollments:N/A
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