ACC Bond Projects: Hays Campus

State-of-the-art training for first responders

ACC Hays Campus, which opened in 2014, enrolls nearly 1,700 students in transferable core curriculum courses, college-readiness classes, the Pathway Program (co-enrollment with Texas State University), and offers degrees in criminal justice, computer information technology, and office administration.

The 2014 Bond Program funds the construction of a first-responders center that will prepare students for critical jobs in law enforcement and emergency medical services. As the region’s primary trainer of first responders, ACC plays an essential role in keeping our communities safe and healthy.


  • New classroom building
  • EMT simulation labs and other indoor and outdoor training facilities
  • Additional parking

Phase II project at-a-glance*

  • Budget: $22.4 million
  • Total area: N/A
  • Projected opening enrollment capacity: TBD
  • Architect: Brinkley Sargent Wiginton
  • Construction Manager at Risk: JT Vaughn Construction
  • ACC Project Manager: Deborah Ford Femat

*Actual costs and timelines may vary as project teams are assigned and designs are finalized.

Hays Campus project latest updates

Follow our progress as we build new facilities to train professionals for critical front-line roles in healthcare and emergency services. You also can view detailed monthly construction reports on ACC’s Facilities and Construction Office webpage.

ACC Hays Campus

Hays design work continues; parking lot construction to begin

Architectural programming for Hays Campus Phase II is complete, and schematic design is underway. Plans for the 38 acres to be developed include an indoor firing range, an emergency vehicle operation course, a simunitions/classroom building, … Continue reading

Board selects construction manager for Phase II

ACC’s Board of Trustees selected JT Vaughn Construction as the construction manager for Hays Campus Phase II. The firm, one of three finalists considered out of the 10 submitted proposals, have completed more than 600 … Continue reading

Board selects Brinkley Sargent Wiginton for Phase II

ACC’s Board of Trustees selected Brinkley Sargent Wiginton as the architect/engineering firm for Hays Campus Phase II. The firm, one of three finalists considered out of the seven submitted proposals, will oversee construction of the … Continue reading

Board hears architect/engineering firm proposals

Three architectural/engineering firm finalists —Brinkley Sargent Wiginton, Randall Scott, and Gensler — presented proposals to ACC’s Board of Trustees. Selection is expected in December.  

ACC Hays Campus

RFQ for architect issued

ACC has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to solicit proposals for an architectural/engineering firm for Hays Campus Phase 2. Submissions are due August 13. The finalists are expected to present to the ACC Board … Continue reading

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