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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

Learn about compensation study at July 20 info sessions

Austin Community College employees can learn about the recent non-faculty compensation study through information sessions that will be live streamed and repeated throughout the day Monday, July 20. Dr. Jeff Ling, executive vice president with … Continue reading


New website tracks ACC bond projects

Austin Community College has created a website to keep students, employees, and the community informed about the various capital improvement projects approved by voters in the November 2014 bond referendum. ACC Bond Construction Projects ( … Continue reading


ACC faculty launch area’s first science museum

While Austin may be known as a highly educated city and high-tech hub, the city has lacked one particular feature that most of its peer communities have: a dedicated science museum. Two Austin Community College … Continue reading


Board of Trustees briefs: FY 16 budget; Leander Campus architect

2015-16 budget approved At its July 6 regular session, The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees approved a $313 million budget for 2015-16. The balanced budget represents a 10 percent increase over the 2014-15 … Continue reading

Mark your calendar: Fall General Assembly is Aug. 21

Save the date for Fall General Assembly, Friday, Aug. 21, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Austin. Details are forthcoming; check the Workshop & Event Registration database to see the array of afternoon sessions … Continue reading


ACC cultivates its Sustainable Agriculture Program

Austin Community College’s Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Program is offering several new courses this fall to help aspiring and small-scale farmers reap profits from their produce. Noncredit classes in topics such as fruit tree production, soil … Continue reading


ACC board approves 2015-16 budget

The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees has approved a $313 million budget for 2015-16. The balanced budget represents a 10 percent increase over the 2014-15 budget, due largely to debt service on bonds … Continue reading


ACC hosts 11th annual women’s empowerment conference

Workshops focus on career development, relationships, and health Austin Community College will host the 11th annual Women’s Health, Motivation and Empowerment Conference on Saturday, July 18, from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Eastview … Continue reading


ACC selects Pfluger Associates for Leander Campus construction

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees has selected Pfluger Associates as the lead architect/engineering team for ACC Leander Campus “This selection is an important and meaningful step forward. The community has been … Continue reading


ACC, community agencies join efforts to reach prospective students

Austin Community College is joining forces with the Austin Chamber of Commerce and a number of community agencies to reach high school graduates who commit to going to college but abandon their plans. The college … Continue reading

HR Connection: Benefits information, staff development workshops, and more

The following is provided by the Human Resources Department.   Annual benefits enrollment is July 10 – 24 This year’s annual benefits enrollment period is July 10 – July 24. Changes made during annual enrollment … Continue reading


ACC launches pop-up help center for college and career planning

College Destination Center @ACC provides one-on-one assistance for those starting college The Austin Community College District’s (ACC) new pop-up resource center offers individualized help for college and career planning needs. The College Destination Center @ACC … Continue reading


ACC donates to Central Texas flood victims

The Austin Community College community donated supplies, time, and energy to victims of the Central Texas flooding in May. Students, faculty, and staff donated four truckloads of food, cleaning supplies, baby items, and other necessities … Continue reading

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ACC’s new programs answer festival industry demands

Students to gain skills for high-demand jobs in the local arts community Austin Community College (ACC) is launching two new certificate programs in fall in response to regional workforce demand in the arts community. “The … Continue reading


Explore ACC’s pop-up help center

Prospective students get individualized help with college and career-planning needs Austin Community College invites the community to explore the college’s new pop-up help center on Thursday, July 9, and get answers to the most-asked questions … Continue reading


June Bravo recipients go above and beyond

Congratulations to the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for June. Nominated by their colleagues, Riverbats Bravo award recipients are eligible for the Riverbats Excellence award given each semester to one employee from each campus. Visit … Continue reading

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ACC, ISD partners share ideas at AustinEd Summit

Almost 100 representatives from Central Texas educational institutions gathered at Austin Community College’s Riverside Campus June 11 for the college’s first annual AustinEd Summit. Attendees discussed secondary and postsecondary instruction, P-16 initiatives, student services, and … Continue reading


Apply to Supervisor Certificate Program by July 10

The deadline to apply to Austin Community College’s Supervisor Certificate Program has been extended to Friday, July 10. This program is designed for non-faculty employees with limited supervisory experience who have identified a supervisory position in their … Continue reading

State employee benefits extended for same-sex spouses beginning July 1

Austin Community College employees and retirees eligible for benefits through the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) can enroll their same-sex spouses and dependent children of those spouses in coverage beginning July 1. Details about … Continue reading


ACC 2015-16 catalog available online

The Austin Community College 2015-2016 catalog is available online to view or download at In addition to course descriptions, the catalog includes critical academic and general regulations, degree plans, and credit information. Portions are … Continue reading


ACC Highland project wins local, state, and national awards

Austin Community College’s Highland Campus continues to receive local, state, and national recognition with three new awards presented in recent weeks. The Austin Business Journal awarded Highland Campus with the Commercial Real Estate Overall Best … Continue reading

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