Angelina College

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Coordinates: 31°17′14″N 94°43′51″W / 31.2872°N 94.7307°W / 31.2872; -94.7307

Angelina College
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Angelina College Masthead
Motto A Great Place to Start
Type Community college
Established 1966
Endowment N/A
President Dr. Michael Simon
Administrative staff
Undergraduates c. 5,000
Location Lufkin, Texas, U.S.
Campus Small city
Colors royal blue, columbia blue, orange, and white
Nickname Roadrunners
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Angelina College Administration Building
Social and Behavioral Sciences Building
Angelina College Library
New Crockett Center of Angelina College

Angelina College is a community college whose parent branch is located in Lufkin, Texas. Additionally, the college has nine off-campus centers located in: Crockett, Hemphill, Jasper, Livingston, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, Trinity, and Woodville. The college enrolls upwards of 5,000 students in its undergraduate degree programs. In addition to its academic/vocational programs, the college has a community services division, which oversees the college's Adult Education Consortium, Continuing Education Units, and Career Development initiatives.[1]


Angelina College was founded on September 24, 1966 with construction of the original seven building campus having begun in November 1967. Angelina College first opened its doors to students in the fall of 1968.

Dr. Jack Hudgins was elected the first president of Angelina College December 12, 1966 by the trustees. Hudgins stepped down in 1991 and was succeeded by Dr. Larry Phillips, the college's second president. Hudgins remained on campus as a part-time music instructor. To honor his tenure as the president, the fine arts building was renamed Hudgins Hall in 2001.

In 2015, Dr. Michael Simon[2] succeeded Dr. Phillips as president making him the 3rd president of the college.


College buildings include :

  • Angelina Center for the Arts & Temple Theater
  • Temple Hall (Business)
  • Hudgins Hall (Liberal and Fine Arts)
  • Liberal Arts
  • Science & Mathematics
  • Technology and Workforce Development Center
  • Health Careers I & II
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Community Services Center
  • Shands Gymnasium
  • Angelina College Library
  • Angelina Police Academy
  • Angelina College Small Business Development Center

The Lufkin campus has a dormitory for students.[3]

College programs[edit]

- College Transfer Core Curriculum & Associate Degrees

- 30 occupational programs, certificates and associate of applied sciences degrees

- 31 programs or classes in Community Services (non-credit) that lead to certifications or licensure

- Adult Education, GED and ESL

Degrees & certificates[edit]

Business Division [4][edit]

  • Accounting, AAS
  • General Business, AAS
  • General Business, Level I Certificate
  • General Business, Management Development Emphasis
  • General Business, Office of Administration Emphasis
  • *Business, Leading to a BBA (Associate in Science in Business)
  • Computer Information Systems (CIS), Programmer/Analyst, AAS
  • CIS, Level I Certificate, Computer Information Specialist
  • Microcomputer Applications and Operations, Level I Certificate
  • CIS, Network Support Technician, AAS
  • CIS, Network Administration, Level I Certificate
  • CIS, Networking, Level I Certificate
  • Management Development, AAS
  • Management Development, Level I Certificate
  • Enhanced Skills Certificate, Management Development, Management Emphasis
  • Enhanced Skills Certificate, Management Development, Computer Emphasis
  • Office of Administration, AAS
  • Office of Administration, Level I Certificate
  • Office of Administration, Word Processing, Level I Certificate
  • Office Administration, Legal Secretary Specialty, AAS
  • Office Administration, Legal Secretary Specialty, Level I Certificate
  • Real Estate - Salesman, Level I Certificate
  • Real Estate, Level I Certificate

Fine Arts Division [5][edit]

  • *Visual Arts
  • *General Speech/Communication
  • *Journalism/Mass Communication
  • *Music Field of Study
  • Sound Recording Technology (SRT), Level I Certificate
  • SRT, AAS
  • Design and Applied Arts, Level I Certificate
  • Design and Applied Arts, AAS
  • *Theatre

Liberal Arts Division [6][edit]

  • *General Curriculum, AA or AAS
  • *Teaching, AA
  • *Health & Physical Education, AA

Technology and Workforce Division[7][edit]

  • Automotive Technology, Level I Certificate
  • Child and Family Development, AAS
  • Child and Family Development, Level I Administrative Certificate
  • Child and Family Development, Level I Certificate
  • Criminal Justice, AAS
  • Criminal Justice Leading to a BS/BA in Criminal Justice
  • Diesel Technology, Level I Certificate
  • Drafting and Design Technology, AAS
  • Drafting and Design Technology, Level I Certificate
  • Electromechanical Technology, AAS
  • Electromechanical Technology, Level I Certificate
  • Electromechanical Technology, Maintenance Technician Specialty, Level I Certificate
  • Electromechanical Technology, Renewable Energy Specialty, Level I Certificate
  • Electromechanical Technology, Robotic Specialty, Level I Certificate
  • Electromechanical Technology, Robotic (CNC) Machine Tool Repair Specialty, Level I Certificate
  • Electromechanical Technology, Energy Management Specialty, Level I Certificate
  • Electromechanical Technology, Master Electrician, Enhanced Skills Certificate
  • Electromechanical Technology, Fluid Power Specialty, AAS
  • Fluid Power Specialty, Level I Certificate
  • Industrial HVAC Specialty, Level I Certificate
  • Electronics Technology (AAS)
  • Electronics Technology (Networking) Level I Certificate
  • Electronics Technology, Computer Maintenance Level I Certificate
  • Electronics Technology, Digital Imaging Hardware Level I Certificate
  • Human Services (AAS)
  • Human Services Level I Certificate
  • Machine Tool Technology, Enhanced Skills Certificate, Journeyman Machinist
  • Machine Tool Technology, Machine Operator, Level I Certificate
  • Machine Tool Technology, Computer Numerical Control Machine Operator, Level I Certificate
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant (AAS)
  • Welding Technology (AAS)
  • Welding Technology, Level I Certificate - Basic
  • Welding Technology, Level I Certificate - Intermediate

Health Careers Division [8][edit]

  • Emergency Medical Services (AAS & Certificates)
  • Nursing - RN & LVN (AAS)
  • Pharmacy Technology (Certificate)
  • Radiologic Technology (AAS)
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (AAS)
  • Respiratory Care (AAS)
  • Surgical Technology Program (Certificate)

Science and Mathematics Division [9][edit]

  • Computer Science Field of Study
  • Engineering Field of Study
  • Engineering AS
  • General Science Concentration Transfer Program
  • Biology Concentration Transfer Program
  • Physics Concentration Transfer Program
  • Mathematics Concentration Transfer Program
  • Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, Pre-Pharmacy Concentration Transfer Program
  • Pre-Physical, Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration Transfer Program
  • Pre-Physician Assistant Concentration Transfer Program
  • Pre-Veterinary Assistant Concentration Transfer Program


Organization and administration[edit]

As defined by the Texas Legislature, the official service area of Angelina College is the following:[11]

Academic profile[edit]

Angelina College averages 5,000 students per semester with the majority of those attending class on-campus. The college offers all modes of education including online instruction (distance learning), hybrid model class instruction, and on-campus (face-to-face) instruction.

Angelina College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees. In addition, AC offers certificates and degrees in various programs tailored toward the local economy, especially programs in the medical field such as radiology, sonography, EMS, nursing (vocation and a 2-year RN program), pharmacy tech, and surgical tech.[12] One of its unique offerings is a LVN program which is housed on the campus of Hudson Independent School District, supposedly the first such program in the nation to be offered on a high school campus. The college also offers a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing, through A&M,[13] to students enrolled in the program at the Lufkin Campus. This program was introduced to the college in 2016, and it is meant to benefit those students who have graduated with their A.S.N. from Angelina College to continue their careers in nursing without having to leave the East Texas area.

Student life[edit]

Student Organizations include :

  • Alpha Beta Gamma International Business Honor Society
  • Angelina College Nursing Student Organization
  • Angelina College Student Association
  • Club Express
  • Live Poet's Society
  • Lufkin Community Band
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant Club
  • Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society
  • Press Club
  • PSI- Psychology and Sociology Inc
  • Spanish Club
  • VN Student Club for Vocational Nursing
  • GSA Angelina College Gay Alliance

Organized sports[edit]

The school colors are Royal Blue, Columbia Blue, Orange, and White and the school mascot is the Roadrunner. Angelina College competes in the NJCAA Region XIV Texas Eastern Conference in Men's and Women's Basketball, baseball and softball.[14]

Notable people[edit]


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