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ACC Riverbats All-Stars reign over Australia

ACC’s intramural basketball all-stars faced off with Australia’s Doncaster College Wednesday, December 6, and came home victors. The women Riverbats won 68 to 27 while the men Riverbats won 74 to 40. The exhibition basketball … Continue reading

Boxes wrapped in Christmas paper filled with children's books displayed on the Highland Campus Social Staircase

Riverbats give back: More than 5,200 books donated to Brown Santa

Austin Community College presented more than 5,200 children’s books to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office for its Brown Santa program Tuesday, December 5, at Highland Campus. Sponsored by the college’s Student Government Association (SGA), the … Continue reading

APT program wins state Star award

The Austin Community College Accelerated Programmer Training (APT) Program was recognized as one of the top performing college programs in Texas; winning the prestigious 2017 Star Award by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. It’s … Continue reading

ACC hosts fall commencement

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate its summer and fall graduates at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 14, at the Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). The commencement ceremony honors students who have … Continue reading

ACC hosts Australian basketball teams for annual tournament

ACC’s intramural basketball all-stars host Australia’s Doncaster College Wednesday, December 6, at the Gus Garcia Recreation Center (1201 E. Rundberg Lane). The seventh annual exhibition basketball games are free and open to the public. The … Continue reading

ACC delivers more than 4,000 children’s books to Brown Santa program

Austin Community College will present more than 4,000 children’s books to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office for its Brown Santa program at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, at the Highland Campus social staircase (6101 Highland … Continue reading

5 reasons to get started in surgical technology

If you love the idea of working in the medical field, making a difference, and saving lives, a career in surgical technology can be a great way to get started in the healthcare industry. Here … Continue reading

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

Accelerated Programmer Training nominated for state award

The State of Texas has selected Austin Community College’s (ACC) Accelerated Programmer Training (APT) Program as one of eight finalists for the annual Star Award, presented by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for programs … 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

Upcoming concerts ft. the ACC Jazz Ensemble and Redd Volkaert

The ACC Jazz Ensemble is teaming up with Grammy-winning guitarist Redd Volkaert for a series of performances in October, all open to the public. Concert Show Thursday, October 5, 7:30 p.m. Little Woodrow’s Sports Bar, … 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 Highland Phase 2 expansion set to begin; celebrate September 21

Construction is set to begin on ACC Highland phase 2 that will add advanced facilities to prepare students for high-demand careers and nurture local business growth. The college will host a ceremonial groundbreaking 10 to … Continue reading

ACC Constitution Debate Day Celebration

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin TX 78704 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. ACC’s Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS), the ACC Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and … 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

Sign up for Oct. 13 Golf Scramble and support student fund

It’s time to use those golf clubs for a good cause. Austin Community College (ACC) hosts its 12th annual Golf Scramble Friday, October 13, at Riverside Golf Course (1020 Grove Blvd.). Check-in begins at 7:30 … Continue reading

Congrats Riverbats Excellence recipients

ACC congratulates the recipients of the Riverbats Excellence award. Selected from previous Riverbats Bravo award winners, the Excellence award recipients exemplify teamwork, noteworthy customer service, morale building, and integrity. In addition to four hours of … Continue reading

Congrats July Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for July. Nominated by their colleagues, Riverbats Bravo award recipients are eligible for the Riverbats Excellence award given each semester to one employee from each campus. Visit the Riverbats Bravo … 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

Congrats June Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for June. Nominated by their colleagues, Riverbats Bravo award recipients are eligible for the Riverbats Excellence award given each semester to one employee from each campus. Visit the Riverbats Bravo … Continue reading

ACC closes in observance of Labor Day

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Labor Day Monday, September 4. Student support offices on campus also will be closed Saturday and Sunday, September 2-3. Classes and other events scheduled … 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

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