Category Archives: Campus Updates

Updates for new and existing campuses

ACC Highland Campus achieves LEED Gold certification

The U.S. Green Building Council awarded Austin Community College’s Highland Campus LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification for sustainable design and construction. It is the first ACC campus built to gold standards … Continue reading

In the wake of Oregon’s tragedy

A message from the President/CEO and Police Chief: Community colleges and universities across the nation have been watching the tragic events unfold at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. Austin Community College sends its heartfelt sympathy … Continue reading

Going all in: Professor Liz Coccia teaches students to apply knowledge, share hope

For many, the thought of dealing with the disease of addiction is not exactly uplifting. But that’s just what Dr. Elizabeth Coccia, professor and chair of Austin Community College’s Human Services Department, found it to … Continue reading

Highland Campus, ACCelerator open extended hours

Austin Community College’s Highland Campus and ACCelerator computer lab now are open later during the week and on weekends to give students more time to use the ACCelerator, visit the library, get tutoring, or take … Continue reading

Emergency Preparedness Week begins at ACC

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is preparing its campuses in the event of an emergency with a series of drills Tuesday, September 8 – Friday, September 11. ACC hosts Emergency Preparedness Week each semester … Continue reading

ACC celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Diez y Seis event

Austin Community College (ACC) will host its eighth annual Diez y Seis event with special guest speaker, Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos on Wednesday, September 16, from noon to 1 p.m. at Riverside Campus … Continue reading

ACC closed for Labor Day; Student Services offices closed Sat., Sun.

Austin Community College is closed Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day. In addition, Student Services offices at all campuses will be closed Saturday, September 5, and Sunday, September 6. Classes will meet Saturday … 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

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 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 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 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

ACC launches new programs to meet industry demands

New degree and certificates begin this fall; open registration happening now Austin Community College (ACC) is expanding its degree and certificate programs in fall to meet regional workforce demands in rapidly growing industries such as … Continue reading

ACC selects Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects for Highland Phase II renovation

Design to begin on the region’s first Workforce Innovation Center The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees selected Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects as the lead architect/engineering team in partnership with  Perkins+Will (BGK Architects/P+W) for … Continue reading

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ACC Trustees approve Highland street names

Names commemorate community and college leaders The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees approved the final street names for the Highland Redevelopment Plan at its regular meeting, Monday, June 1. The names pay tribute … Continue reading

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ACC begins work on Highland Phase II

Mall closes to make way for region’s first Workforce Innovation Center On April 30 Highland Mall will close to the public, allowing Austin Community College (ACC) to begin pre-construction and abatement work that will transform … Continue reading

Veterans center grand opening celebrates services expansion

Grand opening 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at new facility Austin Community College is expanding resources to student veterans with the opening of the college’s fourth and largest veterans resource center at ACC Highland. … Continue reading

ACC Highland celebration Aug. 27: Update & other details

Something exciting is happening at the ACC Highland Campus! Here are updated details on Wednesday’s grand opening celebration. We have marching bands, mascots, Â #iamacc photo shoots, refreshments, campus tours, livestream webcasting, and a slate … Continue reading

ACC Highland Campus opens to new and prospective students Aug. 13

Enrollment services will be available at Austin Community College’s new Highland Campus, 6101 Airport Blvd., beginning 7 a.m. Wednesday, August 13, to help students register in time for fall. Registration ends Wednesday, August 20, for … Continue reading

Celebrate Highland Campus grand opening August 27

The community is invited to attend a grand opening celebration of the Austin Community College Highland Campus, 6101 Airport Blvd., from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 27. “This is a great opportunity to see … Continue reading

Celebrate Highland Campus at Aug. 27 dedication

Celebrate the opening of the new Highland Campus at a dedication ceremony Wednesday, August 27 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Program speakers include Dr. Sean Roden, a graduate of ACC’s Emergency Medical Services Professions Program. … Continue reading

ACC and Rackspace to partner at Highland

Austin Community College is preparing to bring a new public-private partnership to ACC Highland, formerly known as Highland Mall. The ACC Board of Trustees authorized the college to move forward with negotiating a multi-party agreement … Continue reading

ACC Kicks Off Fall Registration with New Campus, Programs

The opening of Austin Community College’s Highland Campus, a new career training program, and an innovative way to learn math are among the highlights at ACC this fall. Registration for fall classes starts June 9 … Continue reading

Be part of something exciting; Highland Campus opens for fall classes

Students enrolling at Austin Community College this fall have a new option for classes: the Highland Campus, opening Aug. 25 at 6001 Airport Boulevard. Highland Campus will be one of ACC’s largest locations, with capacity … Continue reading

ACC Puts Finishing Touches on Hays Campus; Student Registration Open

Major construction work is complete for the new Austin Community College Hays Campus, set to open in January. It is the first community college campus in Hays County and is expected to enroll nearly 1,000 … Continue reading

October 2013 – Hays Campus Update

Construction is substantially complete as of Sept. 26, 2013. We received certificates from the City of Kyle and Gensler Architects to certify completion. During the first couple weeks of October, representatives of the design and … Continue reading

September 2013 – Hays Campus Update

We are on schedule and on budget as of this month! Construction is about 90 percent complete, and we are slowly ramping down staffing at the Hays Campus construction site. There are 140 employees representing … Continue reading

July 2013 – Hays Campus Update

Construction is about 75 percent complete, and we have reached peak staffing at the Hays Campus construction site. There are 165 workers representing 60 sub-contractors working on a daily basis to complete the campus in … Continue reading

June 2013 – Elgin Campus Update

The ACC Elgin Campus is substantially complete, with some remaining touch-up work. The majority of the furniture has been installed and the remaining furniture for the library is being installed in late June and mid-July. … Continue reading

June 2013 – Hays Campus Update

With construction 65 percent complete, we are nearing a milestone this month. Pedernales Electric Cooperative will connect power so air conditioners can operate, allowing workers to install interior wall and floor finishes more quickly. We … Continue reading

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