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Program update: Technical Theater; Sustainable Production Management

The Austin Community College Drama Department’s Technical Theater and Sustainable Production Management certificates, which were expected to be offered beginning with the 2015-16 academic year, currently are not available. The college is working with the … Continue reading

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ACC awarded $1M state grant to train healthcare workers

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will provide specialized job training for St. David’s HealthCare through a $1 million grant awarded by the Texas Workforce Commission. The training will help hundreds of healthcare workers upgrade … Continue reading

ACC instructional leadership: Current deans and department chairs

Some Austin Community College departments are starting the new academic year with new or recently appointed leaders. Following is a list of deans and department chairs effective September 1. Deans and interim deans Department chairs

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ACC hosts abstract exhibition of late artist Neal Adams

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will host an exhibit honoring abstract expressionist Neal Adams from August 24 through October 16 in the Rio Grande Campus Kramer Gallery, Building 3000 (1218 West Ave.). A reception for … Continue reading

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Riverbats Excellence recipients exemplify commitment to service

ACC congratulates the recipients of the Riverbats Excellence award. Selected from previous Riverbats Bravo award winners, the Excellence award recipients exemplify teamwork, noteworthy customer service, morale-building, and integrity. In addition to four hours of paid … Continue reading

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CAD student’s bold vision launches promising career

The tech industry drew in Andrew Sanderson from England to Austin. “This is where success is made,” says Sanderson. “I worked across Western Europe, Scandinavia, and the Middle East, but no other place had quite … Continue reading

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ACC to offer new LEED certification courses in fall

Austin Community College (ACC) is offering a series of new courses in fall to address growing LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) construction demands. “Energy efficient, green building is growing rapidly in Central Austin. … Continue reading

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ACC photography students receive top honors

Austin Community College (ACC) photography students received nine awards at the 2015 Texas Professional Photographers Summer Conference last month in Conroe. Students competed alongside state and regional professional and masters of photography. Of the 29 … Continue reading


Help us share our expertise: Vote ACC in SXSWedu PanelPicker

We know our Austin Community College faculty and staff have valuable knowledge to share. Now you can help them share it at the annual SXSWedu conference next March. Through the SXSWedu PanelPicker, prospective presenters submit … Continue reading

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ACC invites the community to a Highland Mall memorabilia sale

Remnants of Highland Mall available for purchase, including store fixtures and mall strollers. The Austin Community College District (ACC) invites the community to collect a piece of Highland Mall memorabilia at a surplus sale from … Continue reading


Congrats to July Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulates the July recipients of the Riverbats Bravo award. Nominated by their colleagues, Riverbats Bravo award recipients will be eligible for the Riverbats Excellence award given each semester to one employee from each campus. … Continue reading


Change ahead: What’s new for 2015-16

A new academic year typically means new activities and processes at Austin Community College. Following are some of the planned and ongoing initiatives happening this year. New and expanded academic pathways and programs Competency-based programs … Continue reading


Student enrollment, success rates increase in competency-based classes

As Austin Community College expands its competency-based learning options for students, enrollment and success rates in the highly flexible courses continue to grow. “The students love the competency-based, hands-on approach to learning, especially the older … Continue reading

HR Connection: TexFlex account deadlines, retirement plan contributions, retirees, and more

The following is provided by the Human Resources Department.   Don’t lose your money! Deadlines approaching for Texflex PY 2015 funds If you have a TexFlex spending account, you will forfeit the following account funds when … Continue reading


ACC begins transition to new online tools for students

Austin Community College advisors and counselors can now try out the new online tools ACC students will begin using this fall to manage their college experience. ACC is replacing the WebAdvisor tool with next-generation online … Continue reading


From the Provost: Discovering pride points

August 1 marked my first year as ACC’s provost. It’s certainly true that time flies! The past 12 months have been a nonstop flurry of meetings, traveling, observing, and listening. One of the best parts … Continue reading


VisCom student designs 2015 Eco Bag; buy one now

Austin Community College student Denny Kim won the 2015 Eco Bag Art contest, sponsored by the Office of Sustainability and the Art Department. Faculty, staff, and students selected Kim’s design during Earth Week in April. … Continue reading


Time to buy parking permits, Green Passes

Austin Community College parking permits for the 2015-16 academic year are available for purchase online. Permit fees are unchanged: Students and hourly staff: $15 Adjunct faculty: $20 Staff, Classified: $30 Staff, Prof-Tech: $35 Full-time faculty: … Continue reading


ACC hosts information session for free veterans training program

Austin Community College (ACC) will host an information session about the college’s Veterans Training Program from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 20, at the Riverside Campus, Building G, Room 8100 (1020 Grove Blvd.). … Continue reading


Voter registrar training offered Sept. 25

Would you like to support our country’s democratic process by helping people register to vote? Austin Community College faculty and staff are invited to attend voter registrar training Friday, September 25, from 10:30 a.m. to … Continue reading


IT update: Upgrading to MS Windows 10

Take note: Austin Community College employees should not upgrade college-owned computers to Microsoft Windows 10 until further notice. The college’s Information Technology Department is testing the new operating system for compatibility and will provide more … Continue reading


ACC’s Business and Assessment Testing Centers expand services

Austin Community College’s (ACC) Business and Assessment Testing Center will expand services in the fall with new college-credit and workforce certifications exams. Offered within the Highland and Round Rock Campuses, the centers provide testing for … Continue reading

ACC selects members of Futures Institute

Twenty-four faculty, staff, and students have been selected to participate in a new group that will examine ways to restructure college programs and services to better support students’ on-time degree or certificate completion. The Futures … Continue reading

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ACC offering career exploration and job training for women age 50+

BACK TO WORK 50+ at ACC information sessions begin Thursday, August 6 The Austin Community College District (ACC) is holding information sessions for a new program created in collaboration with  AARP Foundation to help women … Continue reading

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ACC offers new Intro to Mexican-American studies class

Austin Community College is offering a new introductory course for students interested in learning more about Mexican-American culture. The 3-credit course, “Introduction to Mexican-American Studies” (HUMA 1305), will be taught Monday and Wednesday afternoon at … Continue reading

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Bond project update: Summary of recent activity

ACC staff continues to lay the foundation for construction on the 2014 bond projects. As project teams are confirmed, each project will be thoroughly evaluated to finalize plans, timelines, budget, and program space. Project managers, … Continue reading


ACC hosts open house for students interested in live music industry

The Music Business, Performance, and Technology Department (MBPT) at Austin Community College is hosting an open house for new and prospective students Saturday, August 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Northridge Campus, Bldg. 4000 Room … Continue reading

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ACC launching an accelerated Intensive English Program

Courses prepare international students for successful transition into college The Austin Community College District (ACC) is launching an Intensive English Program (IEP) in fall to prepare international students for college-level courses. “This is a very … Continue reading


ACC hosts open house for students wanting to enroll for fall

Destination: ACC Saturday is a one-day event for students to complete registration The Austin Community College District is hosting an open house for students who want to sign up for fall classes but haven’t started … Continue reading


ACC culinary students study overseas with French pastry chefs

Eight Austin Community College culinary arts students found themselves spending their summer break tucked inside a bright and bustling kitchen nestled in a castle atop the rolling hills of Yssingeaux, France. “This was a summer … Continue reading

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