Austin Career Institute is an award winning licensed vocational school in Austin, Texas established by a licensed professional engineer. ACI is an approved vendor at Texas Workforce Commission Career Schools and Colleges and US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Our mission is to lift low income individuals, Veterans, displaced or laid off workers and New Americans into better paying, in demand careers through quality, short term education while simultaneously filling industry labor shortages, reducing the amount of government dependency, and strengthening the US economy.


Our focus is on you! We will teach you what you need to succeed! Our HVAC-R students will receive ACI's technician certificate, Texas Department of Licensing (TDLR) Certified ACR Technician license, EPA license training and testing and OSHA-10 Training and certification. Electrical students will receive ACI's technician certificate, Texas Department of Licensing (TDLR) apprentice electrician license and OSHA-10 Training and certification. These certificates will provide our students with powerful knowledge and skills they need in order for achieving their life goals. We also provide:
  • Free tuition and grants are available for qualified students
  • Hands on lab classes
  • Flexible Schedule
  • We are from the industry
  • Expedited path to career
  • Career training in different languages and ESL classes to overcome language barrier
  • Mastery level and cutting edge training
How Do I Get Started?

At ACI, we try to make enrollment as easy as possible. Follow these easy steps to start:

Call the Campus at 512-371-0100 or complete the contact form to schedule an appointment.

This is a requirement of enrollment and at this time, you can see, touch and feel the equipment, go over program details, get a tour of the school and get all your questions answered.


Congratulations for investing in your future. The next step is:
1. Meet with Enrollment Specialist.
2. If you are planning to apply for financial aid, ask your enrollment specialist what documents should you bring.
3. Meet with financial aid advisor to learn if you qualify for financial aid. If you do, fill-up the required applications.
4. Upon acceptance, choose a start date, reserve your spot in class by submitting your enrollment application and your admissions advisor will then guide you through our seamless process.
5. Start your training.

Why be a Technician?

• High Pay. National Median pay for HVAC tech is $22.54/h & electricians $24.57. *

• High Growth. HVACR and Electricians will see employment growth of 14 percent from 2014 to 2024 which is much faster growth than the average for all other occupations. *

• High Demand. Rising demand for trained technicians will result in excellent employment opportunities. The employment change (growth) 2014-24 for Electricians is 85,900 and HVACR 39,600.*

* Per TWC, Bureau of Labor Statistics data.


As I am working with many refugees in Austin , I noticed and learned that Austin Career Institute doing the extra miles to help each student , such as , provide counseling , resume , individual guidance, and job search. I don't want to forget hand on training as well . I can say from my experience with the refugees that ACI are passionate about their students success and wellbeing.

Mala Zamrik

when I came to this school I did not have any information about HVAC after I finish my class I got a lot of information, he is a good teacher and he helps all student inside and outside the class, so I am glad I chose this school. I would recommend ACI to anyone who would like get good education. for best school go to Austin Career Institute.

Amer Alkhafaji

The Best School! The Best Instructor! The best Friend!

Rastiar Jaff

The program is free if your qualified , also includes basic tools. Only two things you need to do. one, get off the couch and meet with aci Two, get ready to learn. Hands on with a staff that's wants you to excel. keep in mind a two week crash course will not give you the knowledge needed. full 9 months is needed to grasp and obtain the basics. make the right move and choose A C I. student and thankful , ovmike

Ovmike Hubbard


Graduation Rate*
of students were Graduated*

* Our students won't miss their classes. Our numbers prove it!

placement rate*
of our students were HIRED*

* At Austin Career Institute, we believe our Job isn’t done until we have assisted our students in finding their first career-level job.

of teachers are from the industry*

* All our teachers are licensed professionals and from the industry.