OPENED FALL 2018
State-of-the-art training for first responders
The ACC Public Safety Training Center at Hays Campus opened in fall 2018. The new first-responder center will prepare ACC students for critical front-line roles in law enforcement and emergency medical services.
The project is phase 2 of Hays Campus. The main campus serves 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.
- 50-yard tactical indoor firing range with 12 double-wide lanes.
- 7,000 square-foot climate controlled force-on-force modular training room.
- Defensive tactics training room.
- 19-acre emergency vehicle operator course, known as EVOC.
- Outdoor areas for emergency medical training.
- Specially-outfitted tiered classrooms for emergency response training.
- Budget: $22.4 million
- Total area: Two buildings totaling 40,000 square feet; training track on 19 acres
- Architect: Brinkley Sargent Wiginton
- Construction Manager at Risk: JT Vaughn Construction
- ACC Project Manager: Deborah Ford Femat
On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, ACC unveiled its new emergency response training facility during the grand opening celebration of Hays Campus Phase 2. The new Public Safety Training Center features advanced training facilities for first responders including a … Continue reading
Progress continues at the Hays Campus Phase 2 training facilities. Designed for first responders and the college’s Criminal Justice program, the facility has been named the ACC Public Safety Training Center (PSTC). It includes a driving training course and firing … Continue reading
On November 15 a topping out ceremony was held at Hays Campus to celebrate the halfway point of construction. Read more and view photos >
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
Architectural programming for Hays Campus Phase 2 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
ACC’s Board of Trustees selected JT Vaughn Construction as the construction manager for Hays Campus Phase 2. The firm, one of three finalists considered out of the 10 submitted proposals, have completed more than 600 … Continue reading
ACC’s Board of Trustees selected Brinkley Sargent Wiginton as the architect/engineering firm for Hays Campus Phase 2. The firm, one of three finalists considered out of the seven submitted proposals, will oversee construction of the … Continue reading
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.
All Project Updates
Round Rock Campus: Community invited to grand opening, 9/26
August 28, 2018, 6:38 pm
Hays Campus: Community celebrates Public Safety Training Center grand opening
August 28, 2018, 6:33 pm
San Gabriel Campus: Student Services Now Open
June 13, 2018, 5:33 pm
San Gabriel Campus: Community celebrates grand opening
June 1, 2018, 5:51 pm
ACC Highland: First park opens Saturday, May 12
May 10, 2018, 6:42 pm