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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

Enroll now for new auto-tech training program

Enrollment is now open for a new automotive technology training program beginning spring 2018. The Honda Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) program provides additional automotive technology career certifications. Students gain hands-on experience with vehicle maintenance, … Continue reading

Congratulations, Riverbats!

The Austin Community College District celebrates the achievements of its summer and fall graduates. More than 2,300 students were eligible to participate. Congratulations, Riverbats! Watch highlights from the ceremony below: View photos from commencement:

ACC closes for winter break Dec 23-Jan. 3; spring registration remains open

The Austin Community College District (ACC) closes for winter break beginning Saturday, December 23. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, January 4. Spring registration remains open through winter break. Students may apply and register for classes online. Spring classes … Continue reading

ACC Health Sciences hosts open house

Austin Community College’s Health Sciences Division hosts its annual open house Saturday, February 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.) for those interested in exploring a career in healthcare. Community … Continue reading

Building the future with the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC

They’re getting the attention of major auto companies across the world. Ford is testing them. GM is beginning production, and Tesla says it will have one on the road by the end of the year. … Continue reading

Sign up now to receive your 1098-T Form electronically

Austin Community College offers students the opportunity to receive their 1098-T tuition statement electronically. This form is used to determine if you are eligible to claim an education credit. If you would like to receive … Continue reading

ACC to launch first bachelor’s degree program in fall 2018

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees approved two new degree programs including the college’s first bachelor’s degree during its regular December meeting. The RN-to-BSN Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) at ACC … Continue reading

Payton Mellor: A new addition to the Baylor Bear family

The transition into college was initially a challenge for Payton Mellor after his plan of sailing through it fell short of his expectations, but the obstacles he faced helped him overcome the psychological barrier of … Continue reading

ACC Riverbats All-Stars reign over Australia

ACC’s intramural basketball all-stars faced off with Australia’s Doncaster College Wednesday, December 6, and came home victors. The women Riverbats won 68 to 27 while the men Riverbats won 74 to 40. The exhibition basketball … Continue reading

Boxes wrapped in Christmas paper filled with children's books displayed on the Highland Campus Social Staircase

Riverbats give back: More than 5,200 books donated to Brown Santa

Austin Community College presented more than 5,200 children’s books to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office for its Brown Santa program Tuesday, December 5, at Highland Campus. Sponsored by the college’s Student Government Association (SGA), the … Continue reading

APT program wins state Star award

The Austin Community College Accelerated Programmer Training (APT) Program was recognized as one of the top performing college programs in Texas; winning the prestigious 2017 Star Award by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. It’s … Continue reading

ACC hosts Australian basketball teams for annual tournament

ACC’s intramural basketball all-stars host Australia’s Doncaster College Wednesday, December 6, at the Gus Garcia Recreation Center (1201 E. Rundberg Lane). The seventh annual exhibition basketball games are free and open to the public. The … Continue reading

ACC delivers more than 4,000 children’s books to Brown Santa program

Austin Community College will present more than 4,000 children’s books to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office for its Brown Santa program at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, at the Highland Campus social staircase (6101 Highland … Continue reading

5 reasons to get started in surgical technology

If you love the idea of working in the medical field, making a difference, and saving lives, a career in surgical technology can be a great way to get started in the healthcare industry. Here … Continue reading

Maricela Juarez: What once was a distant dream

Maricela Juarez, 45, has not lost hope to reach her dream of working in the Texas criminal justice system. “I am working on my associate degree in criminal justice at Austin Community College and want … Continue reading

ACC hosts information sessions for IT accelerated training program

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a series of information sessions for those interested in becoming a local area network administrator. The college’s Career ACCelerator Program will launch new training for this high-demand IT field beginning … Continue reading

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