Category Archives: Current Students

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 accounting alumnus ranks top in nation

Austin Community College (ACC) accounting graduate Joe Mader was named a Top CPA Exam performer by the American Institute of CPAs and was granted the prestigious 2016 Elijah Watt Sells Award. The recognition is presented … 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

2017 Eco Bag winning design

Eco bag design winners spread earth-conscience message

ACC graphic design major Alaina Brogan won the 2017 Eco Bag Art contest. Faculty, staff, and students selected Brogan’s design during Earth Week April 17-22. It will be printed on reusable bags that will be … Continue reading

ACC student elected to lead Collegiate DECA as vice president

Austin Community College (ACC) student Joshua Koshy was elected 2017-2018 executive vice president of Collegiate DECA while also drawing top honors at the international business student organization’s international conference held in Anaheim, California in April. … Continue reading

Free workshops for veterans address debt management, buying a home

Student veterans and their families can get helpful information on dealing with debt and buying a home at free workshops May 16 and 23 at ACC’s Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd. “Options for … 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

Creative art meets business: Kimberly Sacco takes on the fashion industry

Stepping back from the display table of graphic tees, Kimberly Sacco glances around the sales floor. Each mannequin is styled in the latest fashion trends. For Sacco, it’s a technical work of art. “I’ve always … Continue reading

Veterans Resource Center closes temporarily

Austin Community College’s Veterans Resource Center at ACC Highland is closed temporarily while crews perform demolition work associated with Highland phase 2 renovations and construction. Students and prospective students may receive assistance from Veterans Affairs … Continue reading

Honors Astronomy class, "Life in the Universe."

Honors Class Explores Extraterrestrial Life in Fall

Honors astronomy course explores the possibility of extraterrestrial life The Honors Program is offering students a chance to explore the prospect of alien life this fall in a 4-credit astronomy course taught by Dr. Michael … Continue reading

ACC students explore current topics at Capitol

ACC students got a close-up view of the legislative process during recent visits to the Texas Capitol. Government students see lessons in action About 60 students from the LBJ Early College High School and other ACC … Continue reading

ACC Trustees vote to hold tuition rates steady for fourth consecutive year

In-district tuition and fees at Austin Community College (ACC) will remain unchanged for a fourth consecutive year. The college’s Board of Trustees voted to maintain the 2017-18 tuition and fee rates for both in-district and … Continue reading

Culinary and Pastry Arts students win at national competition

Austin Community College culinary and pastry arts students competed at the 13th annual That Takes the Cake Sugar Art Show and Competition in Round Rock in February. The competition gave students an opportunity to showcase … 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 pairs popular core courses for veterans learning community

Austin Community College this fall is creating a new learning community for military veterans by pairing two core curriculum courses and offering them back-to-back. The courses, Introduction to Public Speaking (SPCH 1315-017) and Effective Learning: … Continue reading

Sonography student receives first ACC Alumni Network scholarship

Kathy Farmer watches the monitor in front of her intensely as grainy black and white images come into focus. “I hope to help save lives,” she says. “It is very challenging but rewarding.” As a … Continue reading

New Round Rock Campus parking lot opens

A new 301-space parking lot is now open on the north side of ACC’s Round Rock Campus (north of parking lot K). The additional spaces will ease parking congestion during the construction of a new … Continue reading

Fuerza Latinx poster

Explore success strategies for Latinx students at Apr. 20 forum

ACC faculty, staff, and students are invited to share thoughts about the Latinx education experience at a forum 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 20, at Eastview Campus. Following opening remarks by ACC President/CEO Dr. … 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

Take part in health and wellness fair April 26

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to a college health and wellness fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the Multipurpose Room 8500 and courtyard at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.). More than … Continue reading

Celebrate Earth Week April 17-22

Updated with new events! Austin Community College celebrates the 47th annual Earth Day April 22 with a week of sustainability events beginning Monday, April 17. See below for dates and times of Earth Week traditions and … 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

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