Category Archives: Current Students

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

High performance education in ACC’s Automotive Technology Program

With more than 1.2 billion cars in the world, and 263 million in the United States, automotive technicians are in high demand. “It amazes me how little most of us know about how a vehicle … Continue reading

ACC named top transfer college in state

Austin Community College (ACC) is the top college in the state of Texas for university transfer, according to a recent ranking by successfulstudent.org, a student resource website. The list identifies the top junior, community, and … Continue reading

Time to register for spring classes

Austin Community College’s (ACC) spring registration is now open to current and former students. New students begin registering Monday, October 30. The spring semester starts January 16. ACC offers hundreds of traditional and online classes, … 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 several programs to improve their language skills,” says Sunita Misra, Adult Education Specialist. … Continue reading

Applications now accepted for summer research experience

Austin Community College (ACC) students interested in STEM careers may apply now for the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Course (SUREC). Applications are accepted through Friday, November 10. Students selected for the 12-week program will participate in … Continue reading

ACC hosts Financial Awareness Week

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts Financial Awareness Week October 14 through October 20 to provide resources that help students and their families learn ways to plan for their future and manage their college expenses. “We … Continue reading

Sign Up Now for Fall Intramurals; Events Begin Oct. 2

Registration is now open for ACC’s fall intramural sports. Sponsored by the ACC Student Life Office, intramurals are open to all ACC students and include men’s & women’s soccer, co-rec soccer, co-rec flag football, men’s … Continue reading

ACC hosts Constitution Signing Day event

The Austin Community College District Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS) and Government Department cohost Constitution Signing Day 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, September 18, at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.) in Multipurpose … Continue reading

ACC hosts annual transfer fair

The Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts its annual Transfer Fair to help students expand on and discover transfer opportunities as they prepare for an advanced degree from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 28, … Continue reading

Riverbat Bash kicks off fall semester

Austin Community College’s Student Life hosts the seventh annual Riverbat Bash to kick off fall semester Tuesday, September 12, through Thursday, September 21, at campuses districtwide. The events are free and open to the public and feature … Continue reading

ACC signs articulation agreement with Texas Lutheran University

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Texas Lutheran University (TLU) in Seguin. Presidents Dr. Richard Rhodes and Dr. Stuart Dorsey signed an articulation agreement Monday afternoon, August … Continue reading

ACC honors Hispanic Heritage at Díez y Seis celebration

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with its 10th annual Díez y Seis event Thursday, September 14, from noon to 1 p.m. at Riverside Campus (1020 Grove Blvd.). Longtime state legislator Gonzalo Barrientos, … Continue reading

Apple and ACC launch new app development program

Austin Community College (ACC) launches a new app development program in partnership with Apple for students who want to pursue careers in the fast-growing app economy. The program features Swift curriculum, one of the world’s … Continue reading

ACC celebrates PRIDE week August 21-26

Note: The PRIDE Parade has been rescheduled to Saturday, Sept. 30 due to inclement weather. The Austin Community College District (ACC) joins the City of Austin and PRIDE Austin at the 27th annual Austin PRIDE … Continue reading

ACC TACHE chapter awards 20 student scholarships

For the third consecutive year, the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) – Austin Community College Chapter awarded scholarships to help students of Latino descent achieve a higher education. “As mentors we support … Continue reading

ACC offers new medical device manufacturing degree

Austin Community College (ACC) now offers a new degree in medical device manufacturing to prepare students to work in the area’s growing biomedical-device industry. The associate degree program prepares students to design and fabricate medical … Continue reading

Parking tags & Green Pass available for 2017-18

Austin Community College parking permits for the 2017-18 academic year are available for purchase online. Permit fees are unchanged: Students and hourly staff: $15 Adjunct faculty: $20 Staff, Classified: $30 Staff, Prof-Tech: $35 Full-time faculty: $40 … Continue reading

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

Math Department pilots fast-track developmental class options

The Math Program is introducing two pilot projects this fall aimed at helping developmental math students reach their goals sooner. Algebra Express – Includes 3 transferable college credits Recommended for students needing elementary or intermediate … Continue reading

Honors astronomy course explores the possibility of extraterrestrial life

The Honors Program is offering students a chance to explore the prospect of alien life and earn laboratory science credit this fall in a special astronomy course taught by Dr. Michael Endl, a research scientist … Continue reading

ACC to begin developing RN-to-BSN degree program

Austin Community College (ACC) is beginning its work to develop curriculum for a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN). Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 2118 into law Monday, June 12, authorizing ACC and other … Continue reading

ACC adopts campus carry policy

Austin Community College has adopted new rules for implementing the state’s campus carry law, which goes into effect for community colleges August 1. The comprehensive policy, based on recommendations by the college’s Campus Carry Task … 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

Welding professor helps students forge successful careers

How does a musician with aspirations of a career in the symphony end up an award-winning welding professor? According to Dr. Warren Donworth, Austin Community College professor of welding, it’s not that much of a … Continue reading

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ACC examines Arab Spring and its long shadow

Austin Community College (ACC) will present a discussion on the emergence of the Arab Spring and its impact on democracy development and human rights in countries from Tunisia to Syria. The presentation, part of the … Continue reading

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