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.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS
Whether you are looking for a career as a registered nurse (RN) or a licensed vocational nurse (LVN), Amarillo College has highly regarded, fully accredited programs that can take you there. Seventy percent of nurses in the area have attended Amarillo College. Students in both nursing programs take classes in contemporary, mediated classrooms within newly renovated facilities. The Nursing Resource Center (NRC) provides an environment for students to learn nursing skills in hospital-like settings. The clinical simulation laboratory within the NRC provides unique opportunities to practice patient-centered nursing care using simulated scenarios. Nursing students at AC obtain clinical experiences at various local hospitals, clinics, doctors offices, long-term care facilities, and schools throughout the community.
A licensed vocational nurse tends to the needs of sick, injured, convalescent, and disabled people. Vocational nurses work independently but are often supervised by medical doctors and registered nurses. Experienced vocational nurses may become charge nurses who oversee the work of other VNs and unlicensed medical staff, such as nursing assistants and aides. Registered nurses play an essential role in promoting health and wellness. They help improve the quality of life of everyone from infants to the elderly. Registered nurses provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
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