ACC celebrates grand opening of Elgin Campus Phase 2

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates the grand opening of Elgin Campus Phase 2 Tuesday, February 6, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at ACC Elgin Campus (1501 W. US Hwy 290).

The expansion includes specialized facilities for the college’s Veterinary Technology and Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship programs.

“These new facilities allow us to expand training and learning in two crucial workforce programs,” says Mike Midgley, vice president of Instruction. “Students gain specialized skills directly on campus.”

The expansion features an 18,500-square-foot academic building with a surgical clinic, small animal wards for the vet tech program, a state-of-the-art processing kitchen and market for the sustainable agriculture program, and teaching spaces. It also includes an 11,000-square-foot outbuilding with space for washing and handling crops and storing farming equipment. The outbuilding also holds covered pens for larger animals and a cattle chute.

The new facilities adhere to government and accreditation requirements and will allow the college to expand its Sustainable Agriculture and Veterinary Technology programs.

The grand opening celebration is free and open to the community. It will consist of a short program, ribbon-cutting, self-guided tours, and refreshments.

To RSVP, visit the event registration site.

The Elgin Campus expansion is one of several ongoing voter-approved capital improvement projects. For more information, visit

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