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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

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

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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

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

exterior of Cypress Creek Campus covered walkway with students passing by.

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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