Amarillo College (AC) was founded in 1929 as an independent junior college district - the first such organization in the State of Texas. Following its transplant to a new facility in 1937, the college primarily provided courses in the arts and sciences - adopting more vocational programs in 1942. The school continued to grow in size and scope from the '50s and '60s onward, becoming the new home of Texas State Technical College - Amarillo's programs in 1995. Today, AC serves more than 11,000 students at campus locations at Washington Street, West Campus, East Campus, Polk Street, Moore County and Hereford.
AC's mission states that it is dedicated to "enriching the lives of our students and our community" through key academic and social values like student success, quality education, opportunity for all, community responsiveness, collaboration and responsible stewardship.
Those living in student housing or an off campus apartment at AC have access to the school's exceptional academic programs, fields of study and continuing education opportunities. Students may pursue associate's degrees or certificates in programs like advertising/public relations, chemistry, business administration, education, criminal justice, photography, computer science, psychology, radiation therapy, veterinary medicine, social work, engineering and journalism.
Student living and university living at AC revolve around a variety of traditional student campus organizations and activities. Though the school had no athletic programs for many years, in 1999, AC introduced the AC Fencing Team and AC Fencing Association.
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