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ACC First Day Program cuts down on cost of textbooks

Program launches this summer and fall in select classes Austin Community College (ACC) is helping students save money on texbooks by implementing the First Day Program, which provides deep discounts on digital textbooks and class … Continue reading

ACC GIS students test drone mapping technology at Zilker Park.

ACC GIS students test drone technology

Austin Community College Geographic Information Systems (GIS) students are learning how to create detailed maps using drone technology. Students tested their skills at Zilker Park with a mapping drone called the Robota Eclipse UAV (unmanned … Continue reading

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ACC hosts poetry discussion and scholarship contest

Austin Community College (ACC) and Cultural Lounge invite current and prospective students to a discussion on the book “Citizen: An American Lyric,” by poet Claudia Rankine. The event is Saturday, April 28, from 4 to … Continue reading

ACC celebrates nearly 2,000 graduates at spring commencement

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate its spring graduates during commencement Thursday, May 10. When: Thursday, May 10 Where: Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. Time: 6 p.m. Watch Live Nearly 2,000 graduation … Continue reading

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Apply Now for Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy

Information Session Set for Saturday, April 28. Application Deadline June 30. Fall applications are being accepted for the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC, a co-enrollment program that allows students to complete the first two … Continue reading

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Become a student leader: join Student Government Association

Austin Community College’s Student Government Association (SGA) will hold its annual election April 30 to May 5. The SGA encourages all students interested in running for an elected position to file as a candidate before the … Continue reading

Explore Some of Austin’s Hottest Jobs: ACC hosts Applied Tech Open House

Austin Community College invites the community to learn about tech career and training opportunities at the eighth annual Applied Tech Open House 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Round Rock Campus, Building … Continue reading

Celebrate Earth Week April 16-20

Austin Community College celebrates the 48th annual Earth Day April 22 with a week of sustainability events beginning Monday, April 16. The events highlight the college’s commitment to sustainable practices and engage students, faculty, and staff. … Continue reading

ACC hosts summer music and recording workshops

High school students can learn about music and sound production and get hands-on experience at summer workshops hosted by Austin Community College. Sessions are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 16-29 and July 23-27 at … Continue reading

ACC examines history and politics of Jerusalem

Austin Community College will present a discussion on the history and politics of  Jerusalem and its role in the peace process as part of the college’s Spring 2018 Global Issues Speaker Series. Hosted by ACC’s … Continue reading

42nd annual Student Art Exhibition opens March 21

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to view its 42nd annual Student Art Exhibition March 21 through April 8 at Julia C. Butridge Gallery in The Dougherty Arts Center (1110 Barton Springs Rd.). Approximately … Continue reading

ACC graduate motivating change as vice president of Collegiate DECA

Austin Community College (ACC) business alumnus Joshua Koshy is learning a great deal about leadership since taking on the role of vice president of Collegiate DECA. “I have had the honor to serve alongside an … Continue reading

Photography Department hosts statewide photography conference

ACC’s Department of Professional Photography hosted the 2018 Association of Texas Photography Instructors (ATPI) Winter Conference. The full-day conference drew in more than 380 students and instructors from 42 high schools across Texas. ACC faculty, staff and volunteers … Continue reading

Student Achievement award nominations due March 30

Nominate a deserving student for the Spring 2018 Presidential Student Achievement Award. Presented at commencement, the Presidential Student Achievement Award is the most prestigious student award given by ACC. The recipient must demonstrate academic excellence, … Continue reading

ACC hosts spring job fair and career exploration event

Austin Community College (ACC) invites ACC alumni, students, and other job seekers to a job fair and career exploration event Friday, April 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Highland Campus ACCelerator (6101 Highland Campus Drive). … Continue reading

President’s Podcast: Building Equity: Putting Ideas into Action

Community colleges are working diligently to overcome one of the longest-standing equity gaps in our arena: Persistence and graduation rates among historically underserved students of color.   ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard M. Rhodes discusses social … Continue reading

So You Want to be an Engineer?

Learn about the engineering profession from experts in Austin Community College’s Engineering Program.  “So You Want to be an Engineer” will be 10 a.m. Friday, February 23, at Highland Campus, Room 2405 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). … Continue reading

ACC examines species facing extinction in Global Issues Speaker Series

Austin Community College will present a discussion of the global biodiversity crisis as part of the college’s 2018 Global Issues Speaker Series. Hosted by ACC’s International Programs, the presentation is Wednesday, February 28, from 5 … Continue reading

ARMA spring Shred Day, April 28

ACC’s Records and Information Management reminds employees that ARMA Austin is offering free shredding of household documents at its annual fall Shred Day Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at ACC … Continue reading

Pell Grant funding now available in the summer

Current Austin Community College (ACC) students can begin to apply for additional Pell Grant funding now available for summer courses. Funding is accessible for students who have used their entire financial aid award during the … Continue reading

ACC hosts interactive social justice event: The Defamation Experience

Austin Community College invites the public to participate in an interactive social justice event 10 a.m. to noon Friday, February 23, at Eastview Campus, Room 8500 (3401 Webberville Rd.). “The Defamation Experience” is a play that incorporates … Continue reading

Apply now for fall scholarships; deadline is April 1

Now is the time to apply for scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. The Austin Community College Foundation offers hundreds of scholarships for a variety of majors and circumstances (see below). Apply early The deadline … Continue reading

Transfer Week helps students plan their bachelor’s degree

Students planning for a bachelor’s degree can explore their transfer options and meet university recruiters during Austin Community College’s annual Transfer Week, held February 19-23. The largest event is the Spring Transfer Fair, which includes … Continue reading

ACC celebrates grand opening of Elgin Campus Phase 2

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates the grand opening of Elgin Campus Phase 2 Tuesday, February 6, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at ACC Elgin Campus (1501 W. US Hwy 290). The expansion includes specialized facilities for … Continue reading

ACC hosts discussion on Iran and U.S. relations

Austin Community College will present a discussion of Iran’s past and present as part of the college’s 2018 Global Issues Speaker Series. Hosted by the college’s International Programs Office, the presentation is Wednesday, January 31, … Continue reading

ACC hosts National Day of Racial Healing

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a series of events Tuesday, January 16, at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.) in observance of National Day of Racial Healing. Organized by the college’s Office of Equity and Inclusion, … Continue reading

ACC closes in observance of MLK Jr. Day

Austin Community College (ACC) will close Monday, January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The college will reopen Tuesday, January 16. Tuesday also is the start of the college’s spring semester. Registration … Continue reading

ACC extends spring registration through Thursday

Editors Note: Registration has been extended to 5 p.m. Thursday due to this week’s weather closure. Austin Community College is extending registration for spring classes through 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, to allow more students … Continue reading

Registration underway for BACK TO WORK 50+ workshops

Austin Community College (ACC) is holding free information sessions and workshops to help women 50 and older find new careers, gain job search and computer skills, and build financial security. The first spring workshop for … Continue reading

Registration open for ACC short semester classes

Registration dates can sneak up fast, but students can still sign up for courses they need with Austin Community College’s short semester classes. The college offers a variety of 12 and eight-week courses. Classes are … Continue reading

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