Level Up Program


The Level Up application is currently CLOSED. The application will reopen on JULY 8TH for FALL 2024 classes. Click here to receive an email when the application is live.

What is Level Up?

The Level Up program gives eligible adult learners the opportunity to begin taking college-credit courses leading to an Occupational Skills Award(OSA) in an in-demand career field, paid for by Career Pathways. The program also covers the cost of any required textbooks/materials for the OSA courses.

Are you eligible?

To participate in the Level Up program, you must:

  • Already have a high school diploma or GED from any country (documentation required)
  • Be a Texas resident (living in Texas for at least 12 months)
  • Reside within the ACC Service Area
  • Not be TSI-complete (if you are complete in one area, that is okay)
  • Not be on an F, B, or J visa
  • Not have a college degree from the United States (college degrees from other countries are OK)
  • Have completed ESL 4 (ESL students only)

What’s the process?

Step 1 – Attend Orientation

You must first complete the Career Pathways application. Within this application, you will select a mandatory in-person orientation date, so please make sure that the time you choose fits your schedule. At this orientation, you will learn more about the program and take a short assessment test.   

Step 2 – Registration

As a new Level Up student, you will select an Occupational Skills Award (OSA) to pursue from the list below. The Level Up coordinator will work with you to complete the registration process. The cost of your OSA courses and the required textbooks/equipment for those courses will be paid for by Career Pathways. ACC students are also eligible for a free Capital Metro Green Pass.

Step 3 – Study, Sleep, Class, Repeat!

Finally, this is your time to shine! As you begin this new chapter as an ACC student in the Level Up program, keep in mind that you are expected to:

  • Check your ACC email regularly
  • Arrive to/join class on time
  • Actively participate in class
  • Complete assignments according to deadlines
  • Attend support classes/workshops

If you are unable to meet these requirements, you may be ineligible to continue in the program.

Occupational Skills Award options

Business Pathways

Computer Science & Information Technology Pathways

Design, Manufacturing, Construction, and Applied Technologies Pathways

Note: A prior criminal conviction could keep you from becoming licensed in certain careers by the state of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please contact Career Pathways staff to examine career options. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.

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