Joe Wyatt
Published November 5, 2018

Each November, colleges in Texas celebrate Accelerate TEXAS, an adult-education initiative aimed at putting people to work or into better jobs through events sponsored by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Success Is AC NewsAmarillo College will observe Accelerate TEXAS on Wednesday, Nov. 7 by presenting Industry Showcases within three separate academic communities – Business Management and Technology, Industry, and Healthcare – on three Amarillo campuses.


The Showcases are designed to give adult students a firsthand look at academic certificate programs into which they can transition seamlessly and position themselves to take advantage of high-demand career opportunities.


AC’s participating adult students are those presently studying English as a Second Language, or pursuing High School Equivalency credentials, or attending college-readiness courses.


The AC Showcases will be offered in the morning, and students can choose to attend the Showcase that best corresponds with their interests.


Showcase schedules


Healthcare on the West Campus:

(contact Janice Johnston, 806-236-6853, or Michele Rupe, 806-336-2624)


9:30-10 a.m. – Clinical Medical Assistant – Building A, Room 110

10-10:30 a.m. – Certified Nurse Aide; Patient Care Technician; and Electrocardiogram Technician – Building A, Room 110

10:30-10:45 a.m. – Phlebotomy; Massage Therapy; and Emergency Medical Technician – Building A, Room 215-C

10:45-11:30 a.m. – Mortuary Science – Building C


Business Management and Technology on the Washington Street Campus:

(contact Debbie Oliver, 806-367-1147)


9-9:45 a.m. – Business Management First Certificate Program – Ware Student Commons, Room 207

10-10:30 a.m. – Business Technology Certificate – Ware Student Commons, Room 207

10:30-11 a.m. – Paralegal Certificate – Ware Student Commons, Room 207

11-11:30 a.m. – Paralegal Testimony by April Mock – Ware Student Commons, Room 207


Industry on the East Campus:

(contact David Hall, 806-663-3821)


9:30-10:15 a.m. – Welding; Machining; Industrial Maintenance; Instrumentation; and HVAC – Manufacturing Education Center

10:30-11 a.m. – CDL; Automotive; Diesel; and Collision – Transportation Career Center

11-11:30 a.m. – Aviation – Aviation Hangar