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ACC named Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation Campus Center

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is one of 10 institutions nationwide selected to serve as a site for a Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center. Formed by the Association of American Colleges … 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 launches expanded weekend college options in fall

Austin Community College this fall is expanding learning opportunities with new Weekend College degree and workforce certificate programs at Highland, Round Rock, and Riverside campuses. The programs provide students the option to complete an associate … 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

Extreme close up of weathered American flag with slight folds in the fabric as though it were rippling gently in a breeze.

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

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ACC celebrates Mujeres Emprendedoras graduation

Leadership program teaches women business skills to build earning potential Austin Community College will host the second annual graduation ceremony for Mujeres Emprendedoras, a women’s entrepreneurship and leadership program, noon Saturday, July 1, at the … 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

ACC invites community to annual Juneteenth Festival

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to its annual Juneteenth Festival 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.) to commemorate the announcement of the abolition of slavery … Continue reading

President’s Podcast: Answering the state’s nursing crisis

ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard M. Rhodes discusses a solution to the state’s nursing crisis in a President’s Podcast featuring guests Megan Snay, a May graduate of ACC’s nursing program, and Greg Hartman, chief of external … Continue reading

ACC San Gabriel Campus marks construction milestone

Construction crews, architects, and engineers working to bring Austin Community College’s San Gabriel Campus to life joined college and community leaders for a topping-out celebration June 7 at the campus site in Leander. Guests commemorated … Continue reading

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

ACC co-hosts small business partner conference May 24

        Austin Community College, the City of Austin, Travis County, and Austin Independent School District are partnering to offer a one-day conference for small businesses interested in working with government agencies. The … Continue reading

Austin Community College Spring Commencement ceremonies at the Frank Erwin Center on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

ACC celebrates its spring 2017 graduates

Photos from spring commencement May 11, 2017 at the Frank Erwin Center.

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

Applications accepted now for free college prep program

ACC’s College Prep Program, a free college preparation course for adults, is now accepting applications for the summer semester. Applications are due Wednesday, May 17. The free 12-week program, offered by ACC’s Adult Education Division, … Continue reading

ACC and JLABS host free workshop for STEM entrepreneurs

The ACC Bioscience Incubator hosts a free workshop to help entrepreneurs connect with investors 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, May 25, at its offices in ACC Highland (6101 Airport Blvd.). Hosted in partnership with … 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

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