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Study at Amarillo College

Amarillo College or AC is a two year fully accredited community college situated in Amarillo, Texas. The college was established in the year 1929 as Amarillo Junior College. Prior the establishment of AC, Amarillo was the largest Texas City without a public college. AC became the first Texas junior college district to be organized independent of a school district on July 16, 1929. The College moved to its main campus on Washington Street in the year 1937. Today, Amarillo College has a total of six campuses. Some of the notable graduates of AC are medal of honor recipient John C. Morgan, former United States Secretary of the Treasury G. William Miller, and Susan Gibson, songwriter who wrote "Wide Open Spaces".

Profile of Amarillo CollegeAmarillo College is located in a medium-sized city, in Amarillo, TX. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Amarillo College top out at the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Students at Amarillo College often study mechanics and repair.

Amarillo College Selectivity

The school maintains an open-admission policy.

The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 10, 387 students (5, 640 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
Many students live in housing on or near campus.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Amarillo College, a public community college, is dedicated to providing educational, cultural and community services and resources to enhance the quality of life for the diverse population in the service area. "Amarillo College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine216registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, EMT paramedic
Mechanics and Repair142diesel mechanics, aircraft maintenance, automobile mechanics, autobody repair, aircraft powerplant tech
Medical Support and Technology135dental hygienist, surgical tech, radiographer, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, pharmacy tech, nuclear medical tech, dental assistant, . . .
Liberal Arts109general studies, interdisciplinary studies, liberal arts and sciences, social services, English, speech and rhetoric
Business and Management89business management, accounting technology
Security and Law Enforcement80criminal justice and police, fire-fighting, criminal justice and administration, fire protection tech, corrections
Engineering Technician68instrumentation tech, electromechanical tech, drafting, electronics tech, occupational safety tech, engineering technology
Computer Science and Engineering50data processing tech, computer programming, computer and info science, computer engineering
Funeral and Mortuary Science35funeral and mortuary
Therapy and Counselling33physical therapist assistant, psychology, substance abuse Counselling
Education and Teaching33elementary school teaching, music teaching, secondary teaching, physical education teaching
Media22communication studies, photo and film tech, radio and TV tech, advertising
Law20legal assistant, pre-law
office and Administration20administrative assistant, office data entry
Family and Social Work19child development, social work, child care management, child care provider
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy16occupational therapist assistant
Design13graphic design, interior design
Medical administration11medical records tech
Production Trades10welding
Real Estate and Construction Management7real estate
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Art Studies3art studies
Photography and Commercial Art2photography
Religion and Philosophy1religion
Contact: Amarillo CollegeAmarillo College

2011 S. Washington

Amarillo, TX 79109

General Phone: (806) 371-5000


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