ACC Hosts College Fair at New Elgin Campus June 1

Austin Community College will host a college fair at the new Elgin Campus Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event

The ACC Elgin Campus opens for classes Aug. 26.

gives prospective students, parents, and the community an opportunity to tour the campus and explore college and career training programs.

Attendees can meet with admissions staff as well as representatives from academic, extracurricular, and support programs. The college fair also offers early registration for those who complete the admissions process and plan to take classes at Elgin Campus when it opens this fall.

The event will showcase a variety of training programs in high-demand career fields, including:

  • Sustainable Agriculture (ACC’s newest program)
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Hospitality, Meeting & Event Planning, and Travel & Tourism
  • Applied Technology
  • Visual Communication

“We’re going to be doing some exciting and unique things at this campus,” says Betsy Erwin, the campus manager and an Elgin resident. “It’s going to be great to have a campus in my hometown and to see young people grow up with a college in their community. Everyone is welcome to come to this event and get a taste of what we have to offer.”

Residents of Elgin ISD as well as nearby Manor ISD are part of the ACC taxing district, making them eligible for the low, in-district tuition rate of $67 per credit hour.

The college fair will be held in conjunction with the Greater Elgin Chamber of Commerce’s business expo. The expo features exhibitors, live entertainment, demonstrations, and more. Both events are free and open to the public.

“We are so proud to see this campus come to fruition,” says David Glass, a local businessman who helped lead the community effort to join the ACC District. “The Elgin community and surrounding areas have been very supportive and ready for the new opportunities the campus will bring.”

The ACC Elgin Campus is located at 1501 W. U.S. Hwy. 290. Parking for the event is at the campus, with overflow parking and shuttle service from Neidig Elementary School (13700 County Line Rd.).

Please note the campus remains closed to visitors except during the college fair. The campus officially opens Monday, Aug. 26.

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