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Pathways in Technology offers career pathways in computer technology, real estate, education, construction, cyber security, hospitality, or healthcare right out of high school. Earn a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree along with your high school diploma at no cost to you. You will be mentored from start to finish, have real-life work experiences, and be first in line for job opportunities upon program completion.

P-TECH by Campus (Click to expand sections below)

10701 South 1st Street
Austin, TX 78748
512-841-9900       

Akins is unique in AISD by having two distinct P-Tech programs at Akins: Real Estate and Tomorrow’s Teachers. Austin Board of Realtors is the partner for Akin’s P-Tech Realty program. In this partnership, ABOR realtors help develop coursework, speak to classes, design site visits for students, mentor, and help students with internships. Students in the pathway will complete the P-Tech program and graduate with an AAS in Real Estate from ACC.

Contact: John Rodriguez – john.a.rodriguez@austinisd.org

Pathways: 
•    Real Estate
•    Tomorrow’s Teachers

High Education Partner: Austin Community College (ACC)

Websites: 
https://www.akinseagles.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1663640&type=d&pREC_ID=1812762 

https://www.akinseagles.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1665982&type=d&pREC_ID=1815394

Industry Partners: 
•    Austin Board of Realtors (ABOR)
•    Austin Independent School District (AISD)

5601 Manchaca Road
Austin, TX 78745
512-414-2532        

Crockett’s P-TECH focuses on Construction Management, giving students exposure to careers in Construction, Engineering and Architecture. Students learn in a hands-on environment in Crockett’s state of the art, 9,200 sq. foot lab. Students complete the program ready to enter lucrative construction careers throughout Central Texas. Visit Crockett’s P-Tech website below to learn more about this valuable program.

Contact: Charla Merrel – charla.merrel@austinisd.org 

Pathway: Construction Technology

High Education Partner: Austin Community College (ACC)

Website

Industry Partners: 

  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Central Texas
  • Associated General Contractors, Austin
  • Carpenters and Joiners of America
  • City of Austin
  • IBEW – NECA
  • Independent Electrical Contractors, Centex
  • Grainger
  • Home Builders Association, Austin
  • Local 286
  • Marek
  • McCoy’s Building Supply
  • National Association of Women in Construction, No. 7
  • Roger’s – Obrien Construction
  • Ryan
  • Skillpoint Alliance
  • Walker Engineering

7309 Lazy Creek Drive
Austin, TX 78724
512-414-2543        

LBJ partners with Texas institutions of higher education and regional businesses and industry, giving students access to post- secondary education and workforce training opportunities.  The LBJ Early College Career Launch Health Sciences program is designed for students interested in a career in the healthcare industry.  Our program provides students the opportunity to receive hands-on experience in the healthcare through partnerships with Austin Community College and the Seton Healthcare Family.    

Contact: Courtney Jackson - Courtney.jackson@austinisd.org

Pathways: Health Careers

High Education Partner: Austin Community College (ACC)

Degree: Associate of Arts

Website

Industry Partners: Ascension Seton

1201 Payton Gin Road
Austin, TX 78758
512-414-2514     

IBM is the partner for Navarro’s P-TECH program. In this relationship, IBM gives students real world experience in IBM by providing IBM employees speaking to students, having students visit the IBM campus, provide mentoring, and help students with internships. Students have up to six years to complete the P-TECH program and graduate with an associate of applied science degree in either user experience design or computer programming from ACC.
  
Contact: Nahum Pacheco - nahum.pacheco@ibm.com

Pathways: Computer Technology

High Education Partner: Austin Community College (ACC)

Website

Industry Partners: IBM

7104 Berkman Drive
Austin, TX 78752
512-414-2523

The P-TECH program at Northeast ECHS is designed to provide students with free college classes at Austin Community College (ACC) and the opportunity to earn an Associate Degree in Applied Science with a specialization in Cybersecurity. With Dell Technologies as the partner, students will have access to Dell employees for mentoring, be able to go on site visits, and if they qualify participate in internships with Dell. While completing classes, students will also be able to obtain industry certifications that will allow them to work immediately after high school. 

Contact: Kevin Garcia – Kevin.Garcia@austinisd.org

Pathway: Cybersecurity

High Education Partner: Austin Community College (ACC)

Website

Industry Partner: Dell Technologies

 

1211 E. Oltorf Street
Austin, TX 78704
512-414-2527

The Austin Lodging Association and Visit Austin are the partners for Travis’s P-TECH program. In this relationship, industry partners give students real world experience in Hospitality Management field by providing professionals in management roles speaking to students, having students visit different sites to see the variety of options in the field, provide mentoring, and provide internships. Students have up to six years to complete the P-TECH program and graduate with an associate of applied science degree in the Hospitality field from ACC.

Contact: Jayma Vaughan - jayma.vaughan@austinisd.org

Pathway: Hospitality Management 

High Education Partner: Austin Community College (ACC)

Website

Industry Partners: 

  • Austin Hotel and Lodging Association
  • Visit Austin
     

 

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