Amarillo College delivers Associate Degree and Certificate programs that enrich lives, inspire success, and provide an outstanding academic foundation.
AC students have success whether they are looking to immediately enter the workforce or proceed to a university.
Everything you need to achieve success is within easy reach at Amarillo College, including a team of enthusiastic faculty and staff who are fully committed to helping you realize your dreams.
Nothing takes precedence at AC over your success.
Your success is our sole purpose. Take advantage of scholarships, join an organization, or look for study abroad opportunities that few other community colleges offer.
Be your best self at Amarillo College.
Amarillo College is the most-affordable choice for quality higher education in the Panhandle and offers many ways to support your financial investment.
From corporate training opportunities to personal enrichment classes geared to every age group, the Continuing Education Division is a community resource true to its purpose.
TEACHING THE NEXT GENERATION TO THRIVE
Required for all CDEC & EDUC Majors!
Most of your CDEC/EDUC classes require you to complete a certain amount of observation hours and a criminal background check is required to be on file. The earlier you get this completed, the quicker you can start observing and complete that required task for the course requirements. Background checks for the CDEC Courses are completed by our staff at the West Campus Lab School and held on file for two years. The process can take up to 4 weeks, so by starting early you can help ensure a smooth observation experience. The deadline to get your paperwork and payment to the Lab School is by August 30 for Fall Semester and by January 30 for the Spring Semester.
Criminal Background Checks for Observations
Download: Required Background Check Documents
For Observations in Amarillo ISD
Criminal history or background checks are required by law for every position related to work with children and youth. The state is determined to protect young people. This screening process will help the CDEC/EDUC office know we are doing our part to help keep schools safe and secure. If you would like to discuss any specifics, please feel free to come see us!