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Higher Education

Houston offers many fine institutions for higher learning including University of Houston, Rice University, University of St. Thomas, Texas Southern University and Houston Community College.

Shadow Creek Ranch is pleased to have Alvin Community College and University of Houston Clear Lake Pearland campus just a short drive away.

The Alvin Community College Advantage

Known for its high quality, well-respected programs and affordability, Alvin Community College (ACC) is one of the best tools available for achieving your academic and professional career goals. To make education easily accessible, ACC offers nearly 900 credit courses leading to numerous degrees at various locations in northern Brazoria County, including its two campuses, in Alvin and Pearland, and satellite locations at several area high schools. In the heart of historic downtown Pearland, at 2319 North Grand Blvd., the campus also focuses on technical programs and workforce development training. An added bonus is that Shadow Creek Ranch residents live inside the college district and enjoy lower tuition.

Offering services to people 18 months old and up, ACC is not just a college that prepares students to transfer to four-year universities. With its Child Development Lab School, its offers professional childcare for children of students and employees while providing an environment for Early Childhood Development students to gain hands on training.

For a new career, consider one of the exemplary rated programs, such as Radio/TV Broadcasting, Court Reporting, Criminal Justice and Associate Degree Nursing. Or consider the latest programs - Polysomnography (sleep study) or Pediatric Echocardiography.

High school students enjoy the Dual Credit program. It provides an opportunity for juniors and seniors to enroll in college-level courses and receive high school and college credit. By taking two classes per semester, students can earn up to 30 college credit hours (the equivalent to one year of college work) while still in high school. Students may enroll during the school year or the summer.

Are you a casual learner? ACC offers classes in areas of special interest like: Gift Ideas, Karate, Pen & Ink Oil Rouging, Interpersonal Communications, Party Planning 101, and many more.

For young learners, consider College and the Children's Theater. Both offer popular and fun opportunities for children to learn new skills that will last a lifetime.

The ACC Theatre hosts over five productions each year, with two Children's Theatre plays taking place in the summer. The Art Gallery houses works created by ACC students and often hosts works from other individuals, organizations and schools. The Gallery is open to the community year-round.

Looking for more? Take advantage of short courses to become a Realtor or Real Estate Inspector, Pharmacy Technician, Massage Therapist, or Bank Teller.

Give ACC a call and see how your family can experience a warm, friendly, and inviting college community close to home. For more information on the variety of college programs and events, call
281-756-3500 or visit www.alvincollege.edu.

Take Advantage of ACC!

University of Houston Clear Lake - Pearland Campus

University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland Campus provides the residents of Pearland and beyond an opportunity to expand their educational horizons through classes taught by expert faculty. UH-Clear Lake administrators and city leaders broke ground for UHCL Pearland Campus in May 2009, with classes beginning for students on Aug. 23, 2010.

A nationally accredited, upper-level university, UHCL partnered with the City of Pearland to bring career-building higher education to the Pearland community. Through UHCL Pearland Campus, area residents have access to exceptional academics and professionally active faculty. Students can complete junior, senior and graduate courses in high-demand disciplines such as business, education and psychology. As the satellite campus grows, so will its program offerings.

UHCL Pearland Campus shares the 30,659-square-foot modern facility at 1200 Pearland Parkway with Pearland Economic Development Corporation, which occupies 8,043 square feet. The university’s space includes classrooms, a library, a student lounge, teaching labs, offices and a faculty suite.

Call 281-283-2500 or visit their web site.