Austin Community College
High School Programs Orientation

ACC Core Curriculum

  • Texas law mandates that all state-supported colleges and universities offer a Core Curriculum of at least 42-credit hours that will automatically transfer to all Texas public colleges and universities.
  • Choose the right classes! To complete the Core Curriculum you must earn a certain amount of credits per subject area (see below). Check your program to ensure the classes you pick match your major's requirements. If you plan to transfer, contact your future institution to ask if your core curriculum classes fulfill your transfer plan.

Core Curriculum Requirements

Subject AreaRequired Credits
Communication6
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, and Culture3
Creative Arts3
American History6
Government/Political Science6
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Component Area Option6
Total42