Category Archives: Campuses & Community

ACC celebrates Rio Grande Campus groundbreaking

The Austin Community College District (ACC) breaks ground on renovations at its Rio Grande Campus 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 10. The event is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP … Continue reading

Landing a job in Austin’s tech boom

The Career ACCelerator Program at Austin Community College is bridging the gap between the area’s unemployed and its robust IT industry. “Jobs with good salaries are going unfilled because of a lack of skilled IT … Continue reading

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ACC closes Tuesday in observance of Independence Day

Austin Community College will close in observance of Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4. All offices will reopen 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 5. Registration for fall and summer courses remains open. The second 5.5-week summer … Continue reading

ACC hosts information sessions for English language offerings

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a series of free information sessions about the college’s English language programs. “ACC offers non-native speakers of English a number of options for language training,” says Dr. Shannon Bailey, ESOL … Continue reading

ACC hosts music and recording workshops for high school students

High school students can learn about the recording industry and get hands-on experience in audio and sound production at summer workshops hosted by Austin Community College. Sessions are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 24-28 … Continue reading

Mujeres-Emprendadoras

ACC celebrates Mujeres Emprendedoras graduation

Leadership program teaches women business skills to build earning potential Austin Community College will host the second annual graduation ceremony for Mujeres Emprendedoras, a women’s entrepreneurship and leadership program, noon Saturday, July 1, at the … Continue reading

ACC invites community to annual Juneteenth Festival

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to its annual Juneteenth Festival 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.) to commemorate the announcement of the abolition of slavery … Continue reading

ACC San Gabriel Campus marks construction milestone

Construction crews, architects, and engineers working to bring Austin Community College’s San Gabriel Campus to life joined college and community leaders for a topping-out celebration June 7 at the campus site in Leander. Guests commemorated … Continue reading

ACC closes in observance of Memorial Day

Austin Community College will close in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, All offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 30. Registration for fall and summer courses will remain open. Summer sessions … Continue reading

ACC co-hosts small business partner conference May 24

        Austin Community College, the City of Austin, Travis County, and Austin Independent School District are partnering to offer a one-day conference for small businesses interested in working with government agencies. The … Continue reading

Get involved in equity initiatives at upcoming workshops

ACC faculty, staff, and students are invited to learn how to promote inclusive and equitable communities at the following workshops hosted by the Office of Equity and Inclusion, which is within the college’s Department of … Continue reading

Groundbreaking celebrates future Hays Campus first responder center

Community leaders and friends joined Austin Community College May 9 to break ground on a new first responder training center at ACC’s Hays Campus. While architectural renderings provided guests with a glimpse of the state-of-the-art … Continue reading

Summer community programs at Austin Community College

Summer is just around the corner and Austin Community College (ACC) has a few options grade school and potential students can consider. Pre-Med Summer Youth Academy Juniors and seniors in high school interested in pursuing … Continue reading

Hays phase 2 building

ACC to break ground on Hays first responder facilities

  Construction is set to begin on a new first responder center at Austin Community College’s Hays Campus that will prepare students for critical jobs in law enforcement and emergency medical services. The college will … Continue reading

ACC and Concordia University Texas launch co-enrollment program

Austin Community College and Concordia University Texas have launched a co-enrollment partnership starting fall 2017 to offer career-technical students a flexible, affordable path to a bachelor’s degree at ACC. The program, called “Concordia Connect 3+1,” … Continue reading

ACC Welding Technology students place in state competition and art shows

Two ACC welding students will compete at the Skills USA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 19-23 in Louisville, Kentucky after placing in the state competition last month. Bret Sunvision and Robert Feller placed first … Continue reading

ACC hosts campus carry forums

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will host a series of forums in April to discuss the implementation of Senate Bill 11 (the campus carry law) and get input from college students, faculty, and staff. … Continue reading

ACC students apply now for NASA scholars program in fall

Austin Community College (ACC) students interested in an opportunity to interact with NASA scientists and engineers may apply now for NASA’s National Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS). Applications are accepted through Tuesday, May 2. … Continue reading

Riverbat Ambassadors connect new and future students to college life

Austin Community College is introducing its first Riverbat Ambassadors, a team of students dedicated to helping current and prospective members of the ACC community start strong and make the most of their college experience. The … Continue reading

ACC hosts 11th Annual Día de la Familia

Austin Community College (ACC) invites families to the 11th annual Dí­a de la Familia festival on Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverside Campus (1020 Grove Blvd.). The bilingual event celebrates … Continue reading

Campus Community Engagement Conversations

Share thoughts on equity and inclusion at campus conversations

Austin Community College faculty, staff, and students are invited to share ideas for promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive college community at a series of campus conversations that begin Monday, April 3, and continue throughout … Continue reading

Rio Grande Building 1000

Rio Grande Campus Building 1000 to close

The main building at ACC’s Rio Grande Campus will close mid-May in advance of a 2½-year renovation project that will update the 100-year-old structure with state-of-the-art classrooms, an ACCelerator, and modern, open common spaces. The … Continue reading

Global Issues Speaker Series: April Events

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts two events in April as part of its spring global issues speakers series. The first event, a global creative media panel session, is Wednesday, April 12, from 5 to 7 … Continue reading

April forums address campus carry policies

Austin Community College students, faculty, and staff can learn about the state’s campus carry law and provide input on new policies regulating concealed guns on campuses at three forums in April. ACC’s Campus Carry Implementation … Continue reading

ACC hosts open tennis tournament

Austin Community College hosts an open tennis tournament from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, April 7, at Riverside Campus tennis courts. Sponsored by the ACC Student Life Office, the tournament will feature all-day, singles … Continue reading

ACC hosts Gospel Extravaganza celebration

Austin Community College hosts the 17th Annual Gospel Extravaganza, featuring Central Texas gospel artists and performers from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at ACC Eastview Campus, Room 8500 (3401 Webberville Rd). “The Black Students … Continue reading

ACC hosts recruiting day for new Texas A&M Engineering Academy

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students and the community to meet with advisors from ACC and Texas A&M University from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, at the Highland Campus ACCelerator to … Continue reading

April 7 workshop offers strategies for winning NSF grants

Individuals and organizations wanting to improve their chances of obtaining grants through the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program are invited to a free workshop Friday, April 7, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. … 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 7, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Highland Campus ACCelerator (6101 Airport Blvd.). “This … Continue reading

ACC students share voices at state capitol

Two groups of Austin Community College students recently converged on the Texas Capitol to advocate on behalf of their peers and their future career fields. “These are great opportunities for our students’ voices to be … Continue reading

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