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, and the Pathway co-enrollment program with Texas State University. Degrees offered include criminal justice, computer information technology, and office administration.

A new first-responder center will prepare students for critical front-line roles in law enforcement and emergency medical services.


  • Special classrooms for training emergency management technicians and others in emergency management operations
  • Tactical indoor firing range
  • 19-acre emergency vehicle operation training track
  • Simunitions training space

Project at-a-glance*

  • Budget: $22.4 million
  • Total area: Two buildings totaling 40,000 square feet; training track on 19 acres
  • Projected opening enrollment capacity: TBD
  • Architect: Brinkley Sargent Wiginton
  • Construction Manager at Risk: JT Vaughn Construction
  • ACC Project Manager: Deborah Ford Femat

*Final costs and timelines subject to change.

Project updates

Community leaders, first responders join groundbreaking celebration

Community leaders, area first responders, and friends joined Austin Community College May 9 for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Hays Campus phase 2 project. Guest speakers acknowledged the partnerships supporting the project, and said the … Continue reading

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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