Monthly Archives: August 2015

ACC closed for Labor Day; Student Services offices closed Sat., Sun.

Austin Community College is closed Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day. In addition, Student Services offices at all campuses will be closed Saturday, September 5, and Sunday, September 6. Classes will meet Saturday … Continue reading

ACC celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana en el Diez y Seis

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrará su octavo evento anual del Diez y Seis con un orador invitado especial, el Secretario de Estado de Texas Carlos Cascos, el miércoles, 16 de septiembre desde el mediodía … Continue reading

ACC partners with Adobe to provide students free software access

The Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Business, Government and Technical Communications Department is partnering with Adobe Systems, Inc., to provide students free access to the industry-leading toolkit Adobe Technical Communication Suite, which includes FrameMaker, Camtasia, … Continue reading

Program update: Technical Theater; Sustainable Production Management

The Austin Community College Drama Department’s Technical Theater and Sustainable Production Management certificates, which were expected to be offered beginning with the 2015-16 academic year, currently are not available. The college is working with the … Continue reading

ACC awarded $1M state grant to train healthcare workers

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will provide specialized job training for St. David’s HealthCare through a $1 million grant awarded by the Texas Workforce Commission. The training will help hundreds of healthcare workers upgrade … Continue reading

ACC recibe $1M para entrenar a personal de la salud

Austin Community College District (ACC) proporcionará capacitación laboral especializada para St. David’s HealthCare a través de un donativo de $ 1 millón de dólares otorgados por la Comisión de la Fuerza Laboral de Texas. La … Continue reading

ACC instructional leadership: Current deans and department chairs

Some Austin Community College departments are starting the new academic year with new or recently appointed leaders. Following is a list of deans and department chairs effective September 1. Update: Please visit Instructional Departments & … Continue reading

ACC hosts abstract exhibition of late artist Neal Adams

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will host an exhibit honoring abstract expressionist Neal Adams from August 24 through October 16 in the Rio Grande Campus Kramer Gallery, Building 3000 (1218 West Ave.). A reception for … Continue reading

Riverbats Excellence Award

Riverbats Excellence recipients exemplify commitment to service

ACC congratulates the recipients of the Riverbats Excellence award. Selected from previous Riverbats Bravo award winners, the Excellence award recipients exemplify teamwork, noteworthy customer service, morale-building, and integrity. In addition to four hours of paid … Continue reading

CAD student’s bold vision launches promising career

The tech industry drew in Andrew Sanderson from England to Austin. “This is where success is made,” says Sanderson. “I worked across Western Europe, Scandinavia, and the Middle East, but no other place had quite … Continue reading

Entrega de becas de la organización TACHE

El Austin Community College District (ACC) reconoció a doce estudiantes de la universidad por ser galardonados con una beca renovable de mil dólares otorgada por la Asociación Tejana de Chicanos en la Educación Superior o … Continue reading

ACC to offer new LEED certification courses in fall

Austin Community College (ACC) is offering a series of new courses in fall to address growing LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) construction demands. “Energy efficient, green building is growing rapidly in Central Austin. … Continue reading

ACC photography students receive top honors

Austin Community College (ACC) photography students received nine awards at the 2015 Texas Professional Photographers Summer Conference last month in Conroe. Students competed alongside state and regional professional and masters of photography. Of the 29 … Continue reading

Help us share our expertise: Vote ACC in SXSWedu PanelPicker

We know our Austin Community College faculty and staff have valuable knowledge to share. Now you can help them share it at the annual SXSWedu conference next March. Through the SXSWedu PanelPicker, prospective presenters submit … Continue reading

ACC helping women age 50+ get back to work

KXAN: ACC helping women age 50+ get back to work

ACC invita a la comunidad a venta masiva de artículos del Highland Mall

Los remanentes de Highland Mall están en venta, incluyendo los accesorios del almacén y coches de bebé El Austin Community College District (ACC) invita a la comunidad para obtener una pieza de lo que queda … Continue reading

ACC invites the community to a Highland Mall memorabilia sale

Remnants of Highland Mall available for purchase, including store fixtures and mall strollers. The Austin Community College District (ACC) invites the community to collect a piece of Highland Mall memorabilia at a surplus sale from … Continue reading

Congrats to July Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulates the July recipients of the Riverbats Bravo award. Nominated by their colleagues, Riverbats Bravo award recipients will be eligible for the Riverbats Excellence award given each semester to one employee from each campus. … Continue reading

Change ahead: What’s new for 2015-16

A new academic year typically means new activities and processes at Austin Community College. Following are some of the planned and ongoing initiatives happening this year. New and expanded academic pathways and programs Competency-based programs … Continue reading

Student enrollment, success rates increase in competency-based classes

As Austin Community College expands its competency-based learning options for students, enrollment and success rates in the highly flexible courses continue to grow. “The students love the competency-based, hands-on approach to learning, especially the older … Continue reading

HR Connection: TexFlex account deadlines, retirement plan contributions, retirees, and more

The following is provided by the Human Resources Department.   Don’t lose your money! Deadlines approaching for Texflex PY 2015 funds If you have a TexFlex spending account, you will forfeit the following account funds when … Continue reading

ACC begins transition to new online tools for students

Austin Community College advisors and counselors can now try out the new online tools ACC students will begin using this fall to manage their college experience. ACC is replacing the WebAdvisor tool with next-generation online … Continue reading

From the Provost: Discovering pride points

August 1 marked my first year as ACC’s provost. It’s certainly true that time flies! The past 12 months have been a nonstop flurry of meetings, traveling, observing, and listening. One of the best parts … Continue reading

ACC stepped into offer higher education here

Fredericksburg Standard: ACC stepped into offer higher education here

VisCom student designs 2015 Eco Bag; buy one now

Austin Community College student Denny Kim won the 2015 Eco Bag Art contest, sponsored by the Office of Sustainability and the Art Department. Faculty, staff, and students selected Kim’s design during Earth Week in April. … Continue reading

Rio Grande Campus garage

Time to buy parking permits, Green Passes

Austin Community College parking permits for the 2015-16 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: … Continue reading

ACC organiza taller de información para veteranos interesados en obtener habilidades en la industria de tecnología

Austin Community College (ACC) ofrecerá una sesión de información sobre el Programa de Capacitación para Veteranos de 10 a 11 a.m. el jueves, 20 de agosto en el campus de Riverside, Edificio G, Salón 8100 … Continue reading

ACC hosts information session for free veterans training program

Austin Community College (ACC) will host an information session about the college’s Veterans Training Program from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 20, at the Riverside Campus, Building G, Room 8100 (1020 Grove Blvd.). … Continue reading

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