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.
DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE USER EXPERIENCES
Imagine attending classes for only eight weeks and swiftly landing a job that pays between $32,000 and $42,000 in the first year, and quite a bit more as time goes by.
It can happen—and it typically does—for those who attend the Truck Driving Academy at Amarillo College, where 97 percent of the men and women who enroll in the Academy successfully complete the coursework and land in an industry desperate for newcomers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a present-day shortage of approximately 50,000 truck drivers nationwide, and that number is expected to increase as the Baby Boomer generation continues to retire. AC’s eight-week course utilizes state-of-the-art simulator training, classroom instruction and practical application to prepare students to successfully test for a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
A Class A CDL is your license to becoming not only a long-haul, interstate tractor-trailer operator, but it qualifies you to drive buses, delivery trucks, multi-axle emergency vehicles, dump trucks, concrete mixers, cranes, steamrollers – you name it.
Take a look at jobs in this field that are high paying and growing in our region right now. View data on wages, employment, and education requirements for these careers.