In 1929, Amarillo College was founded as a junior college, independent of the local school district. By 1937, the college established its permanent campus on the Washington Street Campus in Amarillo, Texas. Through the twentieth century, curriculum expanded, adding vocational and allied health and occupational-technical programs. In addition, the college extended the physical campus to incorporate added locations including the West Campus, East Campus, Polk Street Campus, Moore County Campus, and the Hereford Campus.
Today, the two-year community college enrolls more than 11,000 students, and the student-to-faculty ratio is 21:1. Amarillo College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Amarillo College awards Associate’s degrees and certificates, along with sponsoring career and technical education, continuing education, dual-credit coursework, personal enrichment classes, and distance learning. Amarillo College awards more than 140 Associate’s degrees and certificate programs. Programs range in topics from Child Development, Business Management, and Public Relations to Renewable Energy, Robotics Technology, and Automotive and Aviation Maintenance Technologies.
In addition to professional or technical degree programs, students can pursue an Associate’s degree in General Education, gaining a broader background that is especially useful for transfer into four-year institutions. Career and Technical trainings feature topics including Energy and Utility Power, Mechanical Training, Truck Driving, Industrial Training, and other programs. The Continuing Education division sponsors professional and occupational classes and seminars. Programs include healthcare seminars and a Massage Therapy Certification, that further enhances the skill sets of working professionals. Furthermore, personal enrichment programs support learning for both children and adults, and dual-credit allows high school students to earn college credits.
Amarillo College’s distance education division provides both degree programs and distance learning classes. Distance education is delivered via online, hybrid 50% online and 50% face-to-face, on-campus instruction with web-assisted learning, telecourses, and ITV (synchronous two-way real-time video). SmarterMeasure determines learner readiness. In addition, students can seek resources, such as the library and the online AskAC helpdesk. Online Associate’s and certificate programs include:
- Business Administration, A.S.
- Criminal Justice, A.S.
- General Studies, A.S.
- Human Sciences, A.S.
- Mortuary Science Certificate
- Psychology, A.S.
- Residents of Amarillo Junior College district, $42 per semester hour
- Nonresidents out-of-district, $81 per semester hour
- Out-of-state/foreign residents, $142 per semester hour
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:Associate's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:4,501
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