On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, ACC unveiled phase 2 of Round Rock Campus during a grand opening celebration. The new building features the college’s third ACCelerator with approximately 140 computers, advanced classrooms, and state-of-the-art science labs as well as a social staircase where students can gather to relax or study.
The expansion at Round Rock Campus also allows for continued growth of ACC’s health sciences programs. Renovations are currently underway to provide three new beds to the nursing and cardiac sonography simulation labs.
The event marks an important milestone for the college’s capital improvement projects. It follows three other grand openings held this year for voter-approved 2014 bond projects: The Elgin Campus phase 2, with Veterinary Technology and Sustainable Agricultural Entrepreneur program facilities; the new San Gabriel Campus in Leander; and the Public Safety Training Center at Hays Campus, which offers the college’s first regional law enforcement training center.
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 force-on-force room, a firing range, and an emergency vehicle operator course (EVOC) along with specialty classrooms.
The expansion at Hays Campus provides advanced facilities for ACC students in first responders programs as well as law enforcement agencies in the region.
The Public Safety Training Center at Hays Campus was the college’s third grand opening celebration of projects funded by the 2014 GO bonds.
ACC celebrated the grand opening of San Gabriel Campus in Leander with a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 30.
The event featured guest speakers Dr. Richard Rhodes, ACC President/CEO, U.S. Representative John Carter, State Rep. Tony Dale, State Rep. Paul Workman, Williamson County Commissioner Cynthia Long, Leander Mayor Chris Fielder, Leander ISD Superintendent Dr. Dan Troxell, ACC Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Barbara Mink, Leander High School Senior Misty Valencia, and performances by the Running Brushy Middle School Jazz Band and Rouse High School Drumline.
The new campus will serve one of the fastest-growing areas in the region and relieve crowding at ACC’s Cypress Creek Campus. The campus primarily will offer general education courses and include the college’s second ACCelerator learning center as well as a 3,900 square-foot rooftop terrace.
San Gabriel Campus opens for classes fall 2018.
The first of three parks for Highland will open to the community Saturday, May 12. A kick-off celebration is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. at the Highland Greenway Park, located off Clayton Lane next to the Elan Parkside apartment complex. Families, students, and faculty and staff are invited to explore the two-acre park. The event includes food and beverages from Easy Tiger and Kick Butt Coffee. Families are invited to participate in lawn games and enjoy the lush green landscape. For more information, visit the Highland Redevelopment Project website.
Crews are finalizing installation throughout campus in April. The irrigation and landscape subcontractor also continues work at bio-retention ponds. The planting of trees continues and crews completed the installation of all three water collection tanks on site. A grand opening celebration is scheduled for the end of May.
ACC Elgin Campus celebrated the grand opening of Phase 2 on February 6. View photos from the event here. The expansion includes specialized facilities for the college’s Veterinary Technology and Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship programs. Read more about this and other capital improvement projects >