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So You Want to be an Engineer?

Learn about the engineering profession from experts in Austin Community College’s Engineering Program.  “So You Want to be an Engineer” will be 10 a.m. Friday, February 23, at Highland Campus, Room 2405 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). … Continue reading

Amplify Scholarships for ACC Students During Amplify Austin on March 1-2

Help support student scholarships during Amplify Austin, a communitywide day of charitable giving, from Thursday, March 1, at 6 p.m. through Friday, March 2, at 6 p.m. ACC’s Alumni Network is participating in Amplify Austin … Continue reading

Pell Grant funding now available in the summer

Current Austin Community College (ACC) students can begin to apply for additional Pell Grant funding now available for summer courses. Funding is accessible for students who have used their entire financial aid award during the … Continue reading

ACC hosts interactive social justice event: The Defamation Experience

Austin Community College invites the public to participate in an interactive social justice event 10 a.m. to noon Friday, February 23, at Eastview Campus, Room 8500 (3401 Webberville Rd.). “The Defamation Experience” is a play that incorporates … Continue reading

Apply now for fall scholarships; deadline is April 1

Now is the time to apply for scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. The Austin Community College Foundation offers hundreds of scholarships for a variety of majors and circumstances (see below). Apply early The deadline … Continue reading

Transfer Week helps students plan their bachelor’s degree

Students planning for a bachelor’s degree can explore their transfer options and meet university recruiters during Austin Community College’s annual Transfer Week, held February 19-23. The largest event is the Spring Transfer Fair, which includes … Continue reading

ACC celebrates grand opening of Elgin Campus Phase 2

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates the grand opening of Elgin Campus Phase 2 Tuesday, February 6, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at ACC Elgin Campus (1501 W. US Hwy 290). The expansion includes specialized facilities for … Continue reading

ACC hosts discussion on Iran and U.S. relations

Austin Community College will present a discussion of Iran’s past and present as part of the college’s 2018 Global Issues Speaker Series. Hosted by the college’s International Programs Office, the presentation is Wednesday, January 31, … Continue reading

ACC closes in observance of MLK Jr. Day

Austin Community College (ACC) will close Monday, January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The college will reopen Tuesday, January 16. Tuesday also is the start of the college’s spring semester. Registration … Continue reading

Registration underway for BACK TO WORK 50+ workshops

Austin Community College (ACC) is holding free information sessions and workshops to help women 50 and older find new careers, gain job search and computer skills, and build financial security. The first spring workshop for … Continue reading

Registration open for ACC short semester classes

Registration dates can sneak up fast, but students can still sign up for courses they need with Austin Community College’s short semester classes. The college offers a variety of 12 and eight-week courses. Classes are … Continue reading

Enroll now for new auto-tech training program

Enrollment is now open for a new automotive technology training program beginning spring 2018. The Honda Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) program provides additional automotive technology career certifications. Students gain hands-on experience with vehicle maintenance, … Continue reading

ACC closes for winter break Dec 23-Jan. 3; spring registration remains open

The Austin Community College District (ACC) closes for winter break beginning Saturday, December 23. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, January 4. Spring registration remains open through winter break. Students may apply and register for classes online. Spring classes … Continue reading

ACC Health Sciences hosts open house

Austin Community College’s Health Sciences Division hosts its annual open house Saturday, February 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.) for those interested in exploring a career in healthcare. Community … Continue reading

President’s Podcast: Changing developmental education at ACC

ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard M. Rhodes discusses an innovative learning model unfolding at the Highland Campus ACCelerator to enhance student success rates in developmental education. This President’s Podcast features guests Jenny Bragdon, a former ACCelerator … Continue reading

ACC to launch first bachelor’s degree program in fall 2018

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees approved two new degree programs including the college’s first bachelor’s degree during its regular December meeting. The RN-to-BSN Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) at ACC … Continue reading

Payton Mellor: A new addition to the Baylor Bear family

The transition into college was initially a challenge for Payton Mellor after his plan of sailing through it fell short of his expectations, but the obstacles he faced helped him overcome the psychological barrier of … Continue reading

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

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