Amarillo College is a community college in Amarillo, Texas. The college was first organized in 1929, and moved to the current main campus in 1937. Amarillo was one of the first public colleges in Texas to admit African Americans in 1951. The catchment area includes Swisher, Randall, Potter, Parmer, Oldham, Moore, Deaf Smith, Castro, and Carson counties. Today, the college serves more than 10,000 students at any given time. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The main campus, Washington Street, is located on nearly 31 acres near downtown Amarillo. Washington Street is home to the college’s own radio and television studios, including PBS member station KACV-TV. The Amarillo Art Center is also located on this campus.
The West Campus specializes in allied health and occupational technology programs, including Registered Nursing, Licensed Vocational Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Dentist Aide, Paramedic, Emergency Medical Technologist, Medical Data Specialist, Radiography, Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Surgical Technology, Respiratory Care, and more. The campus is located in close proximity to the hospital district and the Panhandle Regional Law Enforcement Agency, a convenience for students enrolled in law and medical programs.
The Polk Street Campus, located downtown, houses the Business & Industry Center. It is used largely for business and industry workforce trainings, rather than degree programs.
The East Campus is the technical center for the college. Students can study programs such as Auto Collision, Aviation Maintenance, Industrial Maintenance, Electronics, and Fire Protection at this campus.
Satellite campuses outside of town are located in Dumas and Hereford.