Round Rock Campus expansion set to begin; celebrate groundbreaking Feb. 28

Austin Community College breaks ground on new and advanced education and training facilities at its Round Rock Campus 10 – 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 28. The event is free and open to the public.

Click here to RSVP for the Round Rock Phase 2 groundbreaking.

The phase 2 project will add a 45,000 square-foot general education building and renovate existing facilities to support a number of programs, particularly those for high-demand healthcare careers such as nursing, sonography, and surgical technology. Campus capacity will increase from 5,000 to 6,000 students.

RRC exterior

A new general education building will expand campus capacity.

“The Round Rock Campus has played an important role in supporting the rapidly growing communities in and around Williamson County,” says Dr. Richard Rhodes, ACC president/CEO. “The expanded facilities will help ensure we continue to deliver the early, accessible opportunities for education and training the region needs and values.”

The new building is scheduled to open summer 2018. Renovations are scheduled to be complete in fall 2018 (buildings 2000 and 3000) and spring 2019 (building 1000). Current plans call for the campus to feature:

The campus will include an ACCelerator learning lab with more than 140 stations.

  • A 12,000-square-foot ACCelerator learning lab, with more than 140 specially-equipped computer stations.
  • Additional nursing simulation space and sonography patient bays.
  • 13 additional classrooms.
  • 25 additional faculty offices.
  • Expanded and improved student services areas.

A social staircase will provide a place for students to gather or sit and study.

The Round Rock Campus has operated at or near capacity since opening in 2010. In fall 2016, the college welcomed more than 100 high school students to the new Round Rock Early College High School at ACC, the first early college high school housed entirely on an ACC campus. An additional 606 students within the Round Rock school district receive dual credit through ACC classes.

The Round Rock Campus expansion is one of several ongoing voter-approved capital improvement projects. For updates on each of the projects, visit austincc.edu/bond.

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