ACC celebrated the grand opening of Elgin Campus Phase 2 Tuesday, February 6, with a program and tour of the new expansion. The campus now includes specialized facilities for the college’s Veterinary Technology and Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship programs. Read more >
At their November 2 regular meeting, the Austin Community College (ACC) Board of Trustees heard proposals from the three architectural/engineering firm finalists for Elgin Campus Phase 2 — O’Connell Robertson, BLGY Architecture, and Architecture Plus. The board is expected to make a selection in December.
An evaluation committee interviewed architect/engineer candidates for Elgin Campus bond projects, who are expected to present to trustees in November. Staff has requested that trustees select the A/E at their November 16 work session, so that holiday breaks won’t interfere with the selection schedule. Facilities and Construction plans to issue an RFQ for a construction manager in mid-October.
Follow our progress as we expand programs and services at Elgin. The campus will have new facility additions as indicated in the 2014 bond program to house the college’s veterinary technology and sustainable agriculture entrepreneurship training.
Currently at the campus, farm facilities for the sustainable agriculture program are being developed (with funds approved before the 2014 bond election). A greenhouse is in the works; the college plans to create a diverse orchard and vegetable cropping garden during the spring 2016 semester. An architect for Phase II of Elgin Campus will be selected soon.
Austin Community College will offer its first Continuing Education (CE) non-credit, Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship courses this fall, and more courses will be created by the spring semester.
For additional information about sustainable agriculture courses, please visit the department website at austincc.edu/agriculture.
Core courses for ACC’s veterinary technology program will also be offered fall 2015. Details can be found online.