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News & Announcements

ACC to launch first bachelor’s degree program fall 2018

Austin Community College (ACC) will launch its first bachelor’s degree program this fall. The RN-to-BSN program addresses a critical nursing shortage in Central Texas and creates a new advancement pathway for local registered nurses (RN). … Continue reading

ACC hosts Emergency Preparedness Week June 11-15

Austin Community College will practice emergency response procedures and test its emergency notification system as part of Emergency Preparedness Week June 11- 15. The college designates the third week of each semester as Emergency Preparedness … 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 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, at the Eastview Campus courtyard (3401 Webberville Rd.). The festival, sponsored by the ACC African-American Cultural … Continue reading

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ACC and KLRU launch new partnership at ACC Highland

Former Dillard’s women’s store will house joint office and production facilities Austin Community College (ACC) unveils plans for the redevelopment of the former Dillard’s women’s space at Highland in partnership with KLRU-TV, Austin PBS. The … Continue reading

ACC Trustees certify annexation petition for Pflugerville ISD

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees certified a petition Monday night from Pflugerville ISD residents interested in putting an ACC annexation item on the ballot this November. The Pflugerville Friends 4 ACC … Continue reading

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ACC closes in observance of Memorial Day

Austin Community College will close in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28. All offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 29. Registration for fall and summer courses will remain open. The first summer session begins Tuesday with classes … Continue reading

Trustees hold tuition rates steady, lower out-of-district fees

In-district tuition and fees at Austin Community College (ACC) will remain unchanged for a fifth consecutive year, and out-of-district fees and out-of-state tuition will decrease. The college’s Board of Trustees approved the 2018-19 tuition and … Continue reading

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ACC Receives National Award for Wet Lab

College recognized for fostering industry partnerships and supporting entrepreneurship through the ACC Bioscience Incubator Austin Community College was awarded a “College of Excellence Award” from the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) for its … Continue reading

SkillsUSA Welding Competition 2018

ACC welding students advance to nationals

Four ACC welding students will compete at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 25-29 in Louisville, Kentucky, after winning first in the state competition held last month. Kyle Gross, Thomas Hinkle Jr., and … Continue reading

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Visit ACC Highland arts programs during WEST Austin Studio Tour

Austin Community College’s Art, Jewelry, and Dance departments are hosting an open house during the 2018 WEST Austin Studio Tour, held over two weekends, May 12-13 and May 19-20. Visitors can tour the college’s newest … Continue reading

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Fall Registration and Tuition Dates Announced

Austin Community College has announced registration and payment dates for fall 2018. Find your registration and tuition deadlines below to get ready for fall! Fall Registration Dates May 14 Current and former students begin registering … Continue reading

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ACC leaders selected for Aspen Presidential Fellowship

Austin Community College’s Vice President of Student Services Dr. Virginia Fraire and Vice President of Institutional Planning, Development & Evaluation Dr. Mary Harris have been awarded the prestigious Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence. The renowned … Continue reading

Plan and save for your future: Attend the 2018 Financial Wellness Fair

Get expert answers to your home-buying or retirement-planning questions at the 2018 Financial Wellness Fair Thursday, May 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Highland Business Center. The fair and presentations are designed to … Continue reading

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Celebrate Día de la Familia

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to the 12th annual Dí­a de la Familia Festival Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverside Campus (1020 Grove Blvd.). The interactive, family-friendly event … Continue reading

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ACC GIS students test drone technology

Austin Community College Geographic Information Systems (GIS) students are learning how to create detailed maps using drone technology. Students tested their skills at Zilker Park with a mapping drone called the Robota Eclipse UAV (unmanned … Continue reading

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ACC hosts poetry discussion and scholarship contest

Austin Community College (ACC) and Cultural Lounge invite current and prospective students to a discussion on the book “Citizen: An American Lyric,” by poet Claudia Rankine. The event is Saturday, April 28, from 4 to … Continue reading

ACC celebrates nearly 2,000 graduates at spring commencement

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate its spring graduates during commencement Thursday, May 10. When: Thursday, May 10 Where: Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. Time: 6 p.m. Watch Live Nearly 2,000 graduation … Continue reading

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Apply Now for Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy

Information Session Set for Saturday, April 28. Application Deadline June 30. Fall applications are being accepted for the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC, a co-enrollment program that allows students to complete the first two … Continue reading

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Become a student leader: join Student Government Association

Austin Community College’s Student Government Association (SGA) will hold its annual election April 30 to May 5. The SGA encourages all students interested in running for an elected position to file as a candidate before the … Continue reading

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Let your voice be heard on racial issues

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, faculty, and staff to share their experiences with race and racism in a series of interviews designed to guide the development of the college’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation … Continue reading

ACC Jazz Ensemble performs tribute to former ACC student

The ACC Jazz Ensemble will perform at the 13th annual Texas Community Music Festival Friday, April 27, at Central Market North (4001 N. Lamar) from 8 to 9 p.m. Their concert, featuring jazz bassist Sophia … Continue reading

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ACC announced as a Gilman Top Producing Institution

The Austin Community College District (ACC) was named a Gilman Top Producing Institution by the U.S. State Department for its success in making international study and internships more accessible and inclusive. The list, released April 9, … Continue reading

Explore Some of Austin’s Hottest Jobs: ACC hosts Applied Tech Open House

Austin Community College invites the community to learn about tech career and training opportunities at the eighth annual Applied Tech Open House 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Round Rock Campus, Building … Continue reading

Celebrate Earth Week April 16-20

Austin Community College celebrates the 48th annual Earth Day April 22 with a week of sustainability events beginning Monday, April 16. The events highlight the college’s commitment to sustainable practices and engage students, faculty, and staff. … Continue reading

ACC hosts annual veterans resource fair

ACC invites veterans, military members, and the community to the annual From Humvee to ACC veterans appreciation and resource fair Tuesday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South Austin Campus, Room 1130 … Continue reading

ACC hosts summer music and recording workshops

High school students can learn about music and sound production and get hands-on experience at summer workshops hosted by Austin Community College. Sessions are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 16-29 and July 23-27 at … Continue reading

ACC examines history and politics of Jerusalem

Austin Community College will present a discussion on the history and politics of  Jerusalem and its role in the peace process as part of the college’s Spring 2018 Global Issues Speaker Series. Hosted by ACC’s … Continue reading

Pinnacle Campus to close for evaluation beginning summer 2018

The college is looking at needed repairs, renovations, and possible expansion opportunities Austin Community College (ACC) will close its Pinnacle Campus beginning summer 2018 to evaluate needed repairs, renovations, and possible expansions on site. Built … Continue reading

College closed for spring break March 12-March 19

The Austin Community College District will close for spring break beginning Monday, March 12. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, March 19.  

42nd annual Student Art Exhibition opens March 21

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to view its 42nd annual Student Art Exhibition March 21 through April 8 at Julia C. Butridge Gallery in The Dougherty Arts Center (1110 Barton Springs Rd.). Approximately … Continue reading

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