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Academic Programs

ACADEMICS

Academic Programs, Degrees and Certificates

With over 60 different degrees and certificate options, Angelina College has a variety of academic programs for you to consider. Continue your educational journey and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue your desired career.

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Browse this page to learn more about what you can study at AC.

Core Curriculum

Visit the Core Curriculum page to see the core courses you need to transfer.

What is an Associate Degree?

An Associate Degree is an award that usually requires at least 60 credit hours of college work in a grouping of courses designed to lead to transfer to an upper-level baccalaureate program.

Why choose an Associate Degree?
There are many possible reasons to choose an associate degree. You may want to enter the workplace more quickly and cost-effectively, you may want to study a full bachelor’s degree but not have strong enough grades, or you simply want to pay lower tuition fees for a few years before transferring.

Please note that an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) is a career degree that prepares you to enter skilled occupations, such as nursing, accounting, machining, computer networking, welding, etc. It’s not intended to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program, but some classes might be accepted if you later decide to transfer.

Tips: Consider the career you want to get into and apply for the degree that will best equip you for that position. Check current job listings in the location you want to work in and research the qualifications and skills most in demand among your target employers. (reference: topuniversities.com)

Associate Degree Types:
• (AA) Associate of Arts
• (AS) Associate of Science
• (AAT) Associate of Arts in Teaching
• (AAS) Associate of Applied Science

What is a Certificate?

Most certificate programs focus on training for a specific industry or career position. Certificates take less time than an associate degree to complete. They allow you to enter the workforce right after you finish a program. Certificates focus on occupational training and have limited scope. They do not focus on the broader educational goals of traditional degrees (bachelor’s degrees) or a graduate degree (master’s degree or doctoral degrees) (reference bestdegreeprograms.org).

• Level 1 Certificate: A workforce education program of study that consists of at least 15 and no more than 42 credit hours.
• Level 2 Certificate: A workforce education program of study that consists of at least 30 and no more than 51 credit hours.
• Level 3 Enhanced Skills Certificate: A workforce education program of study that consists of at least 6 and no more than 12 credit hours and is associated with an AAS degree program.

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What is Workforce & Continuing Ed?

The Workforce and Continuing Education (WCE) division offers certificate programs that provide training to jumpstart your career and prepare you to get a job in a short amount of time. WCE offers certificates for health professionals, peace officers, firefighters, heavy equipment operators, truck drivers, manufacturers, aspiring entrepreneurs, small business owners, and more.

Academic Schools at AC

At Angelina College, academic programs are categorized into distinct schools, each specializing in specific areas of study including:

School of Arts and Education
School of Business and Technology
School of Science and Mathematics
School of Health Careers

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AT ANGELINA COLLEGE

Click below to see the degrees and/or certificates offered at AC in each area of study.

2023/24 College Catalog

ALL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS, DEGREES & CERTIFICATES, A-Z

*Industry-Based

Art

Transfer Degree

DegreesCertificates
AA Associate of Arts in Visual Arts
Level 1 Certificate in Design and Applied Arts – Graphic Arts
AAS Associate of Applied Science in Design and Applied Arts – Graphic ArtsLevel 3 Enhanced Skills Certificate in Design and Applied Arts – Graphic Arts

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*Automotive Technology

Certificates
Level 1 Certificate in Automotive Technology

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Business Administration and Management

Transfer Degree

Degrees
Associate of Arts with Field of Study in Business Administration and Management

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Business and Supervision

DegreesCertificates
Associate of Applied Science in Business and Supervision
Level 1 Certificate in Business and Supervision

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*Child and Family Development

Transfer Degree

DegreesCertificates
Associate of Applied Science in Child and Family Development
Level 1 Administrative Certificate in Child and Family Development
Level 1 Certificate in Child and Family Development
Level 1 Certificate in Child Development (CDA)

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Criminal Justice

Transfer Degree

DegreesCertificates
Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice with Field of Study
Level 1 Certificate in Criminal Justice with Field of Study

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*Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Degrees
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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*Diesel Technology

DegreesCertificates
Associate of Applied Science in Diesel Technology
Level 1 Certificate in Diesel Technology – Basic
Level 1 Certificate in Diesel Technology

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Drafting and Design Technology

DegreesCertificates
Associate of Applied Science in Drafting and Design TechnologyLevel 1 Certificate in Drafting and Design Technology

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*Electromechanical Technology

DegreesCertificates
Associate in Applied Science in Electromechanical Technology – Electrical Technician Specialty Level 1 Certificate in Electromechanical Technology – Electrician Specialty
Level 1 Certificate in Electromechanical Technology Maintenance Technician Specialty

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*Electronics Technology

DegreesCertificates
Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Technology Level 1 Certificate in Electronics Technology – Electronics Assembler
Level 1 Certificate in Electronics Technology – Computer Maintenance

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*Emergency Medical Services Program

DegreesCertificates
Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services Emergency Medical Services Certificate – Basic Program
Paramedic Certificate

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Engineering

Transfer Degree

Degrees
Associate of Science in Engineering

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General Studies

Transfer Degree; This degree is intended for individuals who wish to transfer to a university and pursue a bachelor’s degree in a more specific major

Degrees
Associate of Arts in General Studies

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Health and Physical Education

Transfer Degree; This degree is intended for individuals who are pursuing a career as a coach or physical education teacher in an educational setting

Degrees
Associate of Arts in Health and Physical Education

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Health Science

Degrees
Associate of Science in Health Science

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*Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Certificates
Level 1 Certificate in HVAC and Refrigeration – Commercial
Level 1 Certificate in HVAC – Residential

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*Law Enforcement Technology (beginning Spring 2025)

Machine Tool Technology

DegreesCertificates
Associate of Applied Science in Machine Tool Technology Level 1 Certificate in Machine Tool Technology – Computer Numerical Control Machine Operator
Level 1 Certificate in Machine Tool Technology – Machine Tool Operator

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Multidisciplinary Studies

Transfer Degree; This degree is intended for individuals who wish to pursue math or science related degrees

Degrees
Associate of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies

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Music

Transfer Degree

Degrees
Associate of Arts in Music

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*Network Administration

Degrees
Associate of Applied Science in Network Administration

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*Nursing

(must meet admission criteria for program)

Transfer Degree

DegreesCertificates
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Level 2 Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Associate Degree Nursing/Vocational Nursing Option Multi Entry/Exit Program (MEEP)
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing – LVN to ADN Transition Track
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing – LVN to ADN Transition Track

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*Office Administration

Certificates
Level 1 Certificate in Office Administration
Level 1 Certificate in Office Administration – Microsoft Office

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Paralegal (Legal Assistant)

Degrees
Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal (Legal Assistant)

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*Pharmacy Technology Program (PHRA)

(must meet admission criteria for program)

DegreesCertificates
Associate of Applied Science in Pharmacy Technology
Level 2 Certificate of Completion in Pharmacy Technology Program

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*Radiologic Technology

(must meet admission criteria for program)

Degrees
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology

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*Real Estate

Certificates
Level 1 Advanced Certificate in Real Estate
Level 1 Certificate in Real Estate Salesman

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*Respiratory Care Program

(must meet admission criteria for program)

Degrees
Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care

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*Surgical Technology Program

(must meet admission criteria for program)

Degrees
Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology

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Teaching

Transfer Degree; This degree is intended for individuals who are pursuing a career as a teacher in grades EC-6

Degrees
Associate of Arts in Teaching Leading to Initial Texas Teacher Certification*

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Theater

Transfer Degree

Degrees
Associate of Arts in Theater

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*Welding Technology

DegreesCertificates
Associate of Applied Science in Welding Technology
Level 1 Certificate in Welding Technology – Basic
Level 1 Certificate in Welding Technology – Intermediate
Level 2 Certificate in Advanced Welding Technology

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Software Development (beginning Fall 2024)

Art

Transfer Degree

DegreesCertificates
AA Associate of Arts in Visual Arts
Level 1 Certificate in Design and Applied Arts – Graphic Arts
AAS Associate of Applied Science in Design and Applied Arts – Graphic ArtsLevel 3 Enhanced Skills Certificate in Design and Applied Arts – Graphic Arts

Visit Visual Art Webpage
Visit Graphic Arts Webpage

Business Administration and Management

Transfer Degree

Degrees
Associate of Arts with Field of Study in Business Administration and Management

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Child and Family Development

Transfer Degree

DegreesCertificates
Associate of Applied Science in Child and Family Development
Level 1 Administrative Certificate in Child and Family Development
Level 1 Certificate in Child and Family Development
Level 1 Certificate in Child Development (CDA)

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Criminal Justice

Transfer Degree

DegreesCertificates
Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice with Field of Study
Level 1 Certificate in Criminal Justice with Field of Study

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Engineering

Transfer Degree

Degrees
Associate of Science in Engineering

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General Studies

Transfer Degree; This degree is intended for individuals who wish to transfer to a university and pursue a bachelor’s degree in a more specific major

Degrees
Associate of Arts in General Studies

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Health and Physical Education

Transfer Degree; This degree is intended for individuals who are pursuing a career as a coach or physical education teacher in an educational setting

Degrees
Associate of Arts in Health and Physical Education

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Health Science

Degrees
Associate of Science in Health Science

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Multidisciplinary Studies

Transfer Degree; This degree is intended for individuals who wish to pursue math or science related degrees

Degrees
Associate of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies

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Music

Transfer Degree

Degrees
Associate of Arts in Music

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Nursing

(must meet admission criteria for program)

Transfer Degree

DegreesCertificates
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Level 2 Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Associate Degree Nursing/Vocational Nursing Option Multi Entry/Exit Program (MEEP)
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing – LVN to ADN Transition Track
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing – LVN to ADN Transition Track

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Teaching

Transfer Degree; This degree is intended for individuals who are pursuing a career as a teacher in grades EC-6

Degrees
Associate of Arts in Teaching Leading to Initial Texas Teacher Certification*

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Theater

Transfer Degree

Degrees
Associate of Arts in Theater

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INDUSTRY-BASED CERTIFICATES

Business and Technology Industry-Based

Automotive Technology

Certificates
Level 1 Certificate in Automotive Technology

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Child and Family Development

Transfer Degree

DegreesCertificates
Associate of Applied Science in Child and Family Development
Level 1 Administrative Certificate in Child and Family Development
Level 1 Certificate in Child and Family Development
Level 1 Certificate in Child Development (CDA)

Visit Webpage

Diesel Technology

DegreesCertificates
Associate of Applied Science in Diesel Technology
Level 1 Certificate in Diesel Technology – Basic
Level 1 Certificate in Diesel Technology

Visit Webpage

Electromechanical Technology

DegreesCertificates
Associate in Applied Science in Electromechanical Technology – Electrical Technician Specialty Level 1 Certificate in Electromechanical Technology – Electrician Specialty
Level 1 Certificate in Electromechanical Technology Maintenance Technician Specialty

Visit Webpage

Electronics Technology

DegreesCertificates
Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Technology Level 1 Certificate in Electronics Technology – Electronics Assembler
Level 1 Certificate in Electronics Technology – Computer Maintenance

Visit Webpage

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Certificates
Level 1 Certificate in HVAC and Refrigeration – Commercial
Level 1 Certificate in HVAC – Residential

Visit Webpage

Network Administration

Degrees
Associate of Applied Science in Network Administration

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Office Administration

Certificates
Level 1 Certificate in Office Administration
Level 1 Certificate in Office Administration – Microsoft Office

Visit Webpage

Real Estate

Certificates
Level 1 Advanced Certificate in Real Estate
Level 1 Certificate in Real Estate Salesman

Visit Webpage

Welding Technology

DegreesCertificates
Associate of Applied Science in Welding Technology
Level 1 Certificate in Welding Technology – Basic
Level 1 Certificate in Welding Technology – Intermediate
Level 2 Certificate in Advanced Welding Technology

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Health Careers Industry-Based

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Degrees
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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Emergency Medical Services Program

DegreesCertificates
Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services Emergency Medical Services Certificate – Basic Program
Paramedic Certificate

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Nursing

(must meet admission criteria for program)

Transfer Degree

DegreesCertificates
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Level 2 Certificate in Vocational Nursing
Associate Degree Nursing/Vocational Nursing Option Multi Entry/Exit Program (MEEP)
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing – LVN to ADN Transition Track
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing – LVN to ADN Transition Track

Visit Webpage

Pharmacy Technology Program (PHRA)

(must meet admission criteria for program)

DegreesCertificates
Associate of Applied Science in Pharmacy Technology
Level 2 Certificate of Completion in Pharmacy Technology Program

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Radiologic Technology

(must meet admission criteria for program)

Degrees
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology

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Respiratory Care Program

(must meet admission criteria for program)

Degrees
Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care

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Surgical Technology Program

(must meet admission criteria for program)

Degrees
Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology

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Workforce and Continuing Education Industry-Based

WORKFORCE & CONTINUING EDUCATION INDUSTRY-BASED

CPR
EKG Technician
Fire Academy
Forklift Operator
Heavy Equipment Operator
Law Enforcement Academy
Medical Assistant
Medication Aide
Nurse Aide
Patient Care Technician
Phlebotomy Technician
Truck Driving Academy

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WORKFORCE & CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS

ADULT EDUCATION & LITERACY CENTER

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY (GED®)
WORKREADY & ABILITY TO BENEFIT INCLUDING:
SELECT ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAMS
SELECT BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY PROGRAMS
SELECT PUBLIC SAFETY PROGRAMS

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ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS

EKG TECHNICIAN
*MEDICAL ASSISTANT
MEDICATION AIDE
*NURSE AIDE
*PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN
PHLEBOTOMY

*programs also offered as part of the AC Work Ready program

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BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

CORPORATE TRAINING
*HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
*TRUCK DRIVING ACADEMY (Class A CDL, Class B CDL, & Endorsements)

*programs also offered as part of the AC Work Ready program

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NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP CENTER

Nonprofit professionals and leaders may earn a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership at AC. Class topics include:

BOARD GOVERNANCE ESSENTIALS
BRIDGES OUT OF POVERTY
DONOR DEVELOPMENT – THE FUNDRAISING CYCLE
HIGH-IMPACT LEADERSHIP
LIVING ON THE EDGE – POVERTY SIMULATION (IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LUFKIN JUNIOR LEAGUE)
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID FOR ADULTS (IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BURKE)
NONPROFIT FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
PUBLIC SPEAKING
TRENDS AND INNOVATION IN PHILANTHROPY
UNDERSTANDING GRIEF

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PUBLIC SAFETY

*FIRE ACADEMY
*LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY
PRIVATE SECURITY OFFICER
9-1-1 DISPATCHER
JAILER
FIREFIGHTER CONTINUING EDUCATION
LAW ENFORCEMENT IN-SERVICE TRAINING

*programs also offered as part of the AC Work Ready program

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RISK MANAGEMENT & SAFETY

BASIC SAFETY & COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR INDUSTRY
CPR – BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS)
CPR + AED (NON-HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS)
FIRST AID
CAREGIVER SUPPORT
FORKLIFT OPERATOR
OSHA GENERAL INDUSTRY PROGRAMS
CORPORATE SAFETY TRAINING

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SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

The Small Business Development Center delivers expert business advice and training to help existing and future business owners in the area start, grow and succeed.

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DEGREE & CERTIFICATE PATHWAYS

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