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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

Culinary and Pastry Arts students win at national competition

Austin Community College culinary and pastry arts students competed at the 13th annual That Takes the Cake Sugar Art Show and Competition in Round Rock in February. The competition gave students an opportunity to showcase … Continue reading

Summer community programs at Austin Community College

Summer is just around the corner and Austin Community College (ACC) has a few options grade school and potential students can consider. Pre-Med Summer Youth Academy Juniors and seniors in high school interested in pursuing … Continue reading

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ACC to break ground on Hays first responder facilities

  Construction is set to begin on a new first responder center at Austin Community College’s Hays Campus that will prepare students for critical jobs in law enforcement and emergency medical services. The college will … Continue reading

ACC pairs popular core courses for veterans learning community

Austin Community College this fall is creating a new learning community for military veterans by pairing two core curriculum courses and offering them back-to-back. The courses, Introduction to Public Speaking (SPCH 1315-017) and Effective Learning: … Continue reading

Sonography student receives first ACC Alumni Network scholarship

Kathy Farmer watches the monitor in front of her intensely as grainy black and white images come into focus. “I hope to help save lives,” she says. “It is very challenging but rewarding.” As a … Continue reading

ACC and Concordia University Texas launch co-enrollment program

Austin Community College and Concordia University Texas have launched a co-enrollment partnership starting fall 2017 to offer career-technical students a flexible, affordable path to a bachelor’s degree at ACC. The program, called “Concordia Connect 3+1,” … Continue reading

ACC Welding Technology students place in state competition and art shows

Two ACC welding students will compete at the Skills USA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 19-23 in Louisville, Kentucky after placing in the state competition last month. Bret Sunvision and Robert Feller placed first … Continue reading

ACC hosts campus carry forums

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will host a series of forums in April to discuss the implementation of Senate Bill 11 (the campus carry law) and get input from college students, faculty, and staff. … Continue reading

Take part in health and wellness fair April 26

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to a college health and wellness fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the Multipurpose Room 8500 and courtyard at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.). More than … Continue reading

Celebrate Earth Week April 17-22

Updated with new events! Austin Community College celebrates the 47th annual Earth Day April 22 with a week of sustainability events beginning Monday, April 17. See below for dates and times of Earth Week traditions and … Continue reading

ACC students apply now for NASA scholars program in fall

Austin Community College (ACC) students interested in an opportunity to interact with NASA scientists and engineers may apply now for NASA’s National Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS). Applications are accepted through Tuesday, May 2. … Continue reading

ACC selected for influential League for Innovation board

Austin Community College has been selected to join the Board of Directors of the League for Innovation in the Community College, an international consortium dedicated to enhancing community colleges for their students and communities. The … Continue reading

Riverbat Ambassadors connect new and future students to college life

Austin Community College is introducing its first Riverbat Ambassadors, a team of students dedicated to helping current and prospective members of the ACC community start strong and make the most of their college experience. The … Continue reading

ACC hosts 11th Annual Día de la Familia

Austin Community College (ACC) invites families to the 11th annual Dí­a de la Familia festival on Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverside Campus (1020 Grove Blvd.). The bilingual event celebrates … Continue reading

Rio Grande Building 1000

Rio Grande Campus Building 1000 to close

The main building at ACC’s Rio Grande Campus will close mid-May in advance of a 2½-year renovation project that will update the 100-year-old structure with state-of-the-art classrooms, an ACCelerator, and modern, open common spaces. The … Continue reading

Global Issues Speaker Series: April Events

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts two events in April as part of its spring global issues speakers series. The first event, a global creative media panel session, is Wednesday, April 12, from 5 to 7 … Continue reading

April forums address campus carry policies

Austin Community College students, faculty, and staff can learn about the state’s campus carry law and provide input on new policies regulating concealed guns on campuses at three forums in April. ACC’s Campus Carry Implementation … Continue reading

ACC hosts open tennis tournament

Austin Community College hosts an open tennis tournament from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, April 7, at Riverside Campus tennis courts. Sponsored by the ACC Student Life Office, the tournament will feature all-day, singles … Continue reading

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

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