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News & Announcements

Lend a hand for Operation Riverbats March 30-April 2

Austin Community College students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to take part in Operation Riverbats Mini Service Week, Thursday, March 30, through Sunday, April 2. Coordinated by ACC’s Student Life Office, Operation Riverbats service … 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 named national ‘Voter Friendly Campus’

The Austin Community College District (ACC) was named a “Voter Friendly Campus” for its efforts to break down barriers and empower students with information and tools to participate in the political process. The initiative, led … Continue reading

ACC hosts discussion on global environmental issues and solutions

Austin Community College will present a discussion on global environmental issues and solutions at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, at Rio Grande Campus, Auditorium, Room 201 (1212 Rio Grande). Presented by ACC’s National Society … 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

New Surgical Technology application guidelines for fall 2017

Austin Community College’s Surgical Technology Program has opened fall 2017 admissions to include students completing prerequisite courses this summer. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply now and will be accepted to the program on the condition … Continue reading

ACC closes for spring break March 13

The Austin Community College District will close for spring break beginning Monday, March 13. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, March 20.

Enter Eco Bag art contest for chance to win an e-reader

It’s time to submit designs for the annual Austin Community College Eco Bag contest held each year in association with Earth Week. Students are invited to submit original artwork with an earth and/or sustainability theme … 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

ACC student films debut at SXSW

Austin Community College’s (ACC) Radio-Television-Film (RTF) Department hosts ACC Sneak Peeks, a community screening of student films during the SXSW Film Festival from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 13, at the Austin Convention Center’s … Continue reading

Teaching Excellence award recipients bring personal touch to the classroom

In their combined seven decades in the classroom, Dr. Robert Blodgett, professor of geology, and Mario Aguilar, professor of paralegal, management, and real estate, have taught thousands of students. Still, developing a relationship with each … Continue reading

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Task force hosts forums on Campus Carry policies

Austin Community College’s Campus Carry Implementation Task Force is hosting a series of forums about the state’s Campus Carry law (Texas Senate Bill 11), which becomes effective for two-year colleges on August 1. The forums … Continue reading

ACC kicks off new construction at Round Rock Campus

Almost eight years to the day after Austin Community College broke ground on a campus to serve the rapidly growing Round Rock area, college and community leaders gathered to celebrate the next phase of development. … Continue reading

ACC awarded national grant to train retail workforce

Area retail workers can now advance their careers by completing a career-boosting industry certificate at Austin Community College, due to a $2.9 million grant from the League of Innovation for Community Colleges. The award, part … Continue reading

Inaugural Summit explores challenges, solutions for advancing success equity

More than 350 Austin Community College faculty, staff, students, community leaders, and education partners gathered at the college’s Eastview Campus February 3 to explore strategies for advancing opportunity and success equity for all population groups. … Continue reading

Luggage drive for foster care alumni underway; donate by May 5

Here’s a relatively simple way to show a little love for new and future Riverbats: Donate to Austin Community College’s annual luggage drive benefiting students transitioning from foster care. Faculty, staff, and students are invited … Continue reading

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Round Rock Campus expansion set to begin; celebrate groundbreaking Feb. 28

Austin Community College breaks ground on new and advanced education and training facilities at its Round Rock Campus 10 – 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 28. The event is free and open to the public. Click … Continue reading

ACC financial aid specialists offer free FAFSA help

The Austin Community College (ACC) Financial Aid Office is hosting workshops to help students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA Frenzy workshops are available at all campuses … Continue reading

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ACC examines Mexican film and contemporary social issues

Austin Community College (ACC) will present a discussion on Mexican filmography and its role in contemporary social issues such as political corruption, migration flow, and religion during the spring global issues speaker series. The presentation … Continue reading

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ACC to develop Campus Carry policies; learn how to stay informed

As the August 1 deadline approaches for Texas community colleges to comply with state law permitting guns on campuses, Austin Community College is developing campus carry policies and inviting the college community to provide input. … Continue reading

ACC hosts veteran authors for book readings and conversations

ACC Library Services hosts a series of readings and discussions as part of Read Across Texas: The Veteran Experience, a statewide reading program sponsored by the Texas Center for the Book. “Read Across Texas encourages communities … Continue reading

ACC Health Sciences hosts open house

Austin Community College’s Health Sciences Division is hosting an open house Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Rd. Participants can tour facilities, view demonstrations, and meet with faculty … Continue reading

ACC unveils Bioscience Incubator

More than 200 community members and friends joined Austin Community College January 31 to celebrate the grand opening of the ACC Bioscience Incubator. The event featured a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, music, food, and tours with demonstrations … Continue reading

Students may be eligible for tax credit: Your 1098-T form now available

You may be eligible for an educational tax credit on your federal income tax return. Retrieve your 1098-T form to find out if you qualify. Students may download and print this form through Self Service. Select the Tax Information tab to … Continue reading

Emergency Preparedness Week: Be informed to be prepared

Austin Community College will practice emergency response procedures and test its emergency notification system as part of Emergency Preparedness Week January 30-February 5. The college designates the third week of each semester as Emergency Preparedness … Continue reading

Apply now for summer 2017 Study Abroad programs

Applications are now being accepted for Austin Community College’s (ACC) summer 2017 Study Abroad programs. ACC Study Abroad programs are held during the first session of the summer semester. Programs are two to four weeks … Continue reading

Planning to transfer? Learn essentials at spring events

Planning to become a Longhorn, Aggie, or Bobcat? Learn the ins and outs of transferring and connect with university representatives at events scheduled at several Austin Community College campuses in February and throughout the spring … Continue reading

ACC’s free College Prep Program accepting spring applications

ACC’s College Prep Program, a free college preparation course for adults, is now accepting applications for the spring semester. Applications are due Tuesday, January 31, for classes beginning in mid-February. The free program, offered by … Continue reading

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