Category Archives: Students & Alumni

ACC trustees adopt 2018-19 tax rate

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees adopted a $0.1048 (10.48 cents) property tax rate for fiscal year 2018-19 on Monday, September 10. The $0.004 increase over last year is due to the … Continue reading

ACC hosts annual Constitution Signing Day event

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts the 11th annual Constitution Signing Day event honoring the signing of the U.S. Constitution Tuesday, September 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Eastview Campus, Building 8000, Rm. 8500 (3101 … Continue reading

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Board Brief : September 2018 | Equity & Inclusion, Childcare Plans, 2018 Tax Rate

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees recognized its community partners in equity and inclusion initiatives, adopted the 2018-19 tax rate, and examined future childcare plans at its regular meeting Monday, September 10, … Continue reading

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Notice of Tax Revenue Increase

Dear ACC Taxpayers, The District is grateful to the community for its continued support and remains committed to delivering an exceptional return on investment. ACC is the primary gateway to higher education and career training … Continue reading

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Explore the night sky during Star Party, 8/31, at Round Rock Campus

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to stargaze at its first star party of the semester 6 p.m. Friday, August 31, at Round Rock Campus (4400 College Park Dr.). “This is a unique time … Continue reading

ACC Board calls for Pflugerville ISD annexation election

The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees officially called for an annexation election in Pflugerville ISD. The board voted unanimously during its regular meeting Monday, August 13. Voters will go to the polls on … Continue reading

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ACC hosts statewide summit for foster care youth

Austin Community College hosts a statewide summit for foster youth to help them begin planning for college and career options in their future. The College and Career Conference will be August 16-17 at ACC Eastview … Continue reading

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ACC awarded $30,000 grant to help students pay for unexpected expenses

Austin Community College was awarded a $30,000 Project Success: Emergency Fund Grant to help students who are facing unforeseen financial needs continue on their educational pathways. The grant, awarded by Trellis Company in collaboration with … Continue reading

Upward Bound students during class on Thursday, July 12, 2018.

ACC’s Catch the Next Program Named Finalist for Excelencia Award

Austin Community College’s Catch the Next (CTN) Ascender Program is a national finalist for the Excelencia Award for the second consecutive year. The award recognizes programs that use evidence-based practices to improve educational achievement for … Continue reading

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ACC student named 2018 Phi Theta Kappa Global scholar

Austin Community College student Jamille Souze Madeira has been named a 2018 Phi Theta Kappa Global Leaders of Promise scholar and awarded a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship is part of the Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise … Continue reading

ACC nursing student Valarie Green learns practical skills during lab on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Eastview Campus.

Vote Now! ACC’s Nursing Program named finalist for Best of the Best Awards

Austin Community College’s Nursing Program is a finalist in the 2018 Austin American-Statesman Best of the Best Awards for nursing schools. Voting is now open and lasts through August 10. Follow these steps to vote … Continue reading

Upward Bound students during class on Thursday, July 12, 2018.

New student health insurance plan to begin August 22

Austin Community College has finalized a new 2018-19 health insurance plan for students. Offered through United Healthcare, plans will be available to purchase by semester or for a 12-month period. The new policy begins August … Continue reading

ACC bus pass will be free beginning August

Eligible ACC students, faculty, and staff can ride Capital Metro for free with an ACC Green Pass beginning fall semester. The Board of Trustees voted Monday, July 9, to eliminate the $25 Green Pass user … Continue reading

ACC closes in observance of Independence Day

Austin Community College will close in observance of Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4. All offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 5. Registration for fall and summer courses remains open. The second 5.5-week … Continue reading

ACC hosts Emergency Preparedness Week June 11-15

Austin Community College will practice emergency response procedures and test its emergency notification system as part of Emergency Preparedness Week June 11- 15. The college designates the third week of each semester as Emergency Preparedness … 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 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, at the Eastview Campus courtyard (3401 Webberville Rd.). The festival, sponsored by the ACC African-American Cultural … Continue reading

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ACC and KLRU launch new partnership at ACC Highland

Former Dillard’s women’s store will house joint office and production facilities Austin Community College (ACC) unveils plans for the redevelopment of the former Dillard’s women’s space at Highland in partnership with KLRU-TV, Austin PBS. The … Continue reading

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ACC Receives National Award for Wet Lab

College recognized for fostering industry partnerships and supporting entrepreneurship through the ACC Bioscience Incubator Austin Community College was awarded a “College of Excellence Award” from the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) for its … Continue reading

SkillsUSA Welding Competition 2018

ACC welding students advance to nationals

Four ACC welding students will compete at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 25-29 in Louisville, Kentucky, after winning first in the state competition held last month. Kyle Gross, Thomas Hinkle Jr., and … Continue reading

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Visit ACC Highland arts programs during WEST Austin Studio Tour

Austin Community College’s Art, Jewelry, and Dance departments are hosting an open house during the 2018 WEST Austin Studio Tour, held over two weekends, May 12-13 and May 19-20. Visitors can tour the college’s newest … Continue reading

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Celebrate Día de la Familia

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to the 12th annual Dí­a de la Familia Festival Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverside Campus (1020 Grove Blvd.). The interactive, family-friendly event … Continue reading

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ACC GIS students test drone technology

Austin Community College Geographic Information Systems (GIS) students are learning how to create detailed maps using drone technology. Students tested their skills at Zilker Park with a mapping drone called the Robota Eclipse UAV (unmanned … Continue reading

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ACC hosts poetry discussion and scholarship contest

Austin Community College (ACC) and Cultural Lounge invite current and prospective students to a discussion on the book “Citizen: An American Lyric,” by poet Claudia Rankine. The event is Saturday, April 28, from 4 to … Continue reading

ACC engineering class on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Highland Campus Building. 4000.

Apply Now for Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy

Application Deadline Extended to July 31. Information Session Set for Saturday, July 14. Fall applications are being accepted for the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC, a co-enrollment program that allows students to complete the first … Continue reading

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Become a student leader: join Student Government Association

Austin Community College’s Student Government Association (SGA) will hold its annual election April 30 to May 5. The SGA encourages all students interested in running for an elected position to file as a candidate before the … Continue reading

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Let your voice be heard on racial issues

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, faculty, and staff to share their experiences with race and racism in a series of interviews designed to guide the development of the college’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation … Continue reading

ACC Jazz Ensemble performs tribute to former ACC student

The ACC Jazz Ensemble will perform at the 13th annual Texas Community Music Festival Friday, April 27, at Central Market North (4001 N. Lamar) from 8 to 9 p.m. Their concert, featuring jazz bassist Sophia … Continue reading

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ACC announced as a Gilman Top Producing Institution

The Austin Community College District (ACC) was named a Gilman Top Producing Institution by the U.S. State Department for its success in making international study and internships more accessible and inclusive. The list, released April 9, … Continue reading

Explore Some of Austin’s Hottest Jobs: ACC hosts Applied Tech Open House

Austin Community College invites the community to learn about tech career and training opportunities at the eighth annual Applied Tech Open House 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Round Rock Campus, Building … Continue reading

Earn your network certificate in 1 year with ACC’s new IT Institute program

  Limited seats are available for ACC’s new Information Technology Institute (ITI). The pilot program begins fall 2018. The accelerated, back-to-back, in-classroom courses are designed so you can earn a certificate in Network Administration in … Continue reading

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