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
The Amarillo College Physical Therapist Assistant Program takes two years to complete and leads to an associate’s degree that puts graduates to work in a variety of rewarding settings. AC graduates swiftly find career opportunities in outpatient physical therapy clinics, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, home-health agencies, schools, and sports and fitness facilities. Physical therapist assistants get great satisfaction out of helping patients and clients who have mobility challenges due to injury or disease.
Physical therapist assistants work under the direction of supervising physical therapists and assist with therapies designed to improve mobility, relieve pain, prevent or limit permanent physical disability, and promote overall fitness and wellness. Patients may include accident victims and individuals with short- and long-term disabling conditions, such as low back pain, fractures, head injuries, arthritis, heart disease, and cerebral palsy.
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