Community and Business
The Visual Communication Department is part of ACC’s workforce education. We’re training students in practical skills to help them find employment when they graduate. We value community and business partnerships which support the success of our students and the quality of our instruction.
Our curriculum is developed and taught by dedicated faculty who also work professionally in their areas of expertise. The curriculum is approved by Advisory Boards comprised of local industry professionals from each area of specialization. Our degrees and course content are frequently reviewed to ensure that we teach the most current and marketable skills.
In this section are links to several ways the Austin community and local industry can connect with us, benefiting the students and the community.
Post a Job
If there is a job opportunity at your business, we are happy to assist you in getting the word out. Let us know details and we will email an announcement to VisCom students. Students contact employers directly and are not pre-approved by an instructor. Thank you for your interest in recruiting at Austin Community College. We look forward to helping you find qualified candidates for your positions.Post a Job
Post an Internship
Looking for an intern? There are many advantages when students participate in an internship, including acquiring “real-world” work experience and developing useful employment contacts.
Internship class: There are several criteria to consider, the first of which is your time frame. We offer a for-credit internship course which follows the ACC academic schedule for spring, summer and fall semesters (16 weeks in spring and fall, 11 weeks in the summer). If the internship is unpaid, students work a minimum of 12 hours, and no more than 18 hours per week. If you pay an intern, you and the student can determine how many hours he or she will work.
To be approved to take this class, the student will need to have completed at least 30 hours toward a degree of certificate in the VisCom department. Interns are available in the areas of Graphic Design and Production or User Experience¬†Design.
If you interview and accept one of our intern students, you and the student will develop objectives for the student to meet by the end of the semester. During the course of the semester, the student must be supervised by someone in the workplace who will assist the student in the acquiring of skills that will benefit them professionally in their area of study. At the end of the semester the student submits a work report to the course instructor and receives a grade for the class.
Unofficial Internships: Often companies contact VisCom with an internship position that doesn’t follow ACC’s academic schedule or is for a short-term project. These unofficial internships may still benefit a VisCom student, and an email announcement is sent to students.
A few things employers should consider about unofficial internships:
- Student contacts employer directly and is not pre-approved by an instructor
- Student does not receive class credit
- Availability of interns varies depending upon student’s area of study
- Meeting the guidelines of the Fair Labor Standards Act that governs internships is entirely up to the employer. Visit this Department of Labor site for further information.
For either type of internship, we’ll need more information about what you are looking for. Please fill out this short questionnaire, and we’ll send a confirmation email within one week of receipt.Post an Internship