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ACC examines species facing extinction in Global Issues Speaker Series

Austin Community College will present a discussion of the global biodiversity crisis as part of the college’s 2018 Global Issues Speaker Series. Hosted by ACC’s International Programs, the presentation is Wednesday, February 28, from 5 … Continue reading

ARMA spring Shred Day, April 28

ACC’s Records and Information Management reminds employees that ARMA Austin is offering free shredding of household documents at its annual fall Shred Day Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at ACC … 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

Roland C. Hayes: Helping students be the best they can be

Roland C. Hayes, African-American Cultural Center director and history professor, shares his inspiration in helping students achieve their dreams. Hayes was awarded the Austin NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award December 2 during the organization’s 52nd annual DeWitty/Overton … Continue reading

ACC hosts National Day of Racial Healing

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a series of events Tuesday, January 16, at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.) in observance of National Day of Racial Healing. Organized by the college’s Office of Equity and Inclusion, … Continue reading

ACC extends spring registration through Thursday

Editors Note: Registration has been extended to 5 p.m. Thursday due to this week’s weather closure. Austin Community College is extending registration for spring classes through 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, to allow more students … 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

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

Congratulations, Riverbats!

The Austin Community College District celebrates the achievements of its summer and fall graduates. More than 2,300 students were eligible to participate. Congratulations, Riverbats! Watch highlights from the ceremony below: View photos from commencement:

Show your Riverbat pride! Wear purple on Nov. 16

ACC students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to show their Riverbat pride by wearing purple Thursday, November 16. Each year ACC celebrates all things Riverbats by commemorating the birthday of its beloved mascot, RB. … Continue reading

Celebrating progress: RRC topping out celebration marks construction milestone

ACC and its construction partners celebrated progress at Round Rock Campus Phase 2 with a topping out celebration Friday, September 15, 2017.   Construction crews, crafts workers, architects, engineers, and others on the project team … Continue reading

Office of Equity and Inclusion: first-year successes

The Office of Equity and Inclusion was launched in 2016 to elevate ACC’s commitment to ensuring the college is welcoming and inclusive of all students. “In community colleges, we focus on doing things for all … Continue reading

Earning A’s: Faculty and staff activities, accomplishments, and accolades

This regular feature recognizes activities and honors of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below.   Woman of the Rock Round Rock Living magazine named Dr. Louella H. … Continue reading

Veterans Resource Center at ACC Highland has reopened

ACC’s Veterans Resource Center has reopened at ACC Highland (6101 Highland Campus Dr., Building 4000). The center offers the college’s military and veteran students a central, one-stop location for obtaining essential support services such as … Continue reading

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Congratulations September Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for September: Cypress Creek Stacy Flood Jeff Webb Elgin Barry Perez Highland Business Center Patricia Behr Audrey Hill Lonnie Villarino Highland Polly Monear Tammy Roberts George Stowers … Continue reading

ACC Highland Phase 2 expansion set to begin; celebrate September 21

Construction is set to begin on ACC Highland phase 2 that will add advanced facilities to prepare students for high-demand careers and nurture local business growth. The college will host a ceremonial groundbreaking 10 to … Continue reading

ACC Constitution Debate Day Celebration

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin TX 78704 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. ACC’s Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS), the ACC Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and … Continue reading

Riverbat Bash kicks off fall semester

Austin Community College’s Student Life hosts the seventh annual Riverbat Bash to kick off fall semester Tuesday, September 12, through Thursday, September 21, at campuses districtwide. The events are free and open to the public and feature … 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

New! Block schedules help students fit college into schedule

Starting this fall, Austin Community College introduces a blocked scheduling program that will make it easier for students to finish college faster. Block schedules are classes arranged back-to-back that count toward a designated degree or … 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

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 hosts largest graduating class at spring commencement

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate its spring graduates during commencement 6 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). More than 1,850 students are invited to participate … 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

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 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

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

Notice of Joint Special Runoff Elections

NOTICE OF JOINT SPECIAL RUNOFF ELECTIONS ELECTION DAY TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016 EARLY VOTING THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1– FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016 (AVISO DE ELECCIONES SECUNDARIA GENERALES Y ESPECIALES CONJUNTAS 13 DE DECIEMBRE, 2016 Votación Adelantada jueves, 1 … Continue reading

Don’t wait: Use online tool to register for previously planned classes

Need a refresher on using the Student Planning tool? Click here to download and print Student Planning Tips & Tricks. Registration for Austin Community College spring semester classes is underway and the college is reminding … Continue reading

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