Category Archives: Current Students

Pell Grant funding now available in the summer

Current Austin Community College (ACC) students can begin to apply for additional Pell Grant funding now available for summer courses. Funding is accessible for students who have used their entire financial aid award during the … Continue reading

ACC hosts interactive social justice event: The Defamation Experience

Austin Community College invites the public to participate in an interactive social justice event 10 a.m. to noon Friday, February 23, at Eastview Campus, Room 8500 (3401 Webberville Rd.). “The Defamation Experience” is a play that incorporates … Continue reading

Roland C. Hayes: Helping students be the best they can be

Roland C. Hayes, African-American Cultural Center director and history professor, shares his inspiration in helping students achieve their dreams. Hayes was awarded the Austin NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award December 2 during the organization’s 52nd annual DeWitty/Overton … Continue reading

Apply now for fall scholarships; deadline is April 1

Now is the time to apply for scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. The Austin Community College Foundation offers hundreds of scholarships for a variety of majors and circumstances (see below). Apply early The deadline … Continue reading

Transfer Week helps students plan their bachelor’s degree

Students planning for a bachelor’s degree can explore their transfer options and meet university recruiters during Austin Community College’s annual Transfer Week, held February 19-23. The largest event is the Spring Transfer Fair, which includes … Continue reading

ACC hosts discussion on Iran and U.S. relations

Austin Community College will present a discussion of Iran’s past and present as part of the college’s 2018 Global Issues Speaker Series. Hosted by the college’s International Programs Office, the presentation is Wednesday, January 31, … Continue reading

Register for ACC’s fourth annual Fairway 5K benefiting student scholarships – Sunday, March 4

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to lace up their running shoes to help support ACC students at the fourth annual ACC Fairway 5K Cross Country Run & Walk on Sunday, March 4, from … Continue reading

Registration open for ACC short semester classes

Registration dates can sneak up fast, but students can still sign up for courses they need with Austin Community College’s short semester classes. The college offers a variety of 12 and eight-week courses. Classes are … Continue reading

Enroll now for new auto-tech training program

Enrollment is now open for a new automotive technology training program beginning spring 2018. The Honda Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) program provides additional automotive technology career certifications. Students gain hands-on experience with vehicle maintenance, … Continue reading

ACC Health Sciences hosts open house

Austin Community College’s Health Sciences Division hosts its annual open house Saturday, February 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.) for those interested in exploring a career in healthcare. Community … Continue reading

Building the future with the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC

They’re getting the attention of major auto companies across the world. Ford is testing them. GM is beginning production, and Tesla says it will have one on the road by the end of the year. … Continue reading

Sign up now to receive your 1098-T Form electronically

Austin Community College offers students the opportunity to receive their 1098-T tuition statement electronically. This form is used to determine if you are eligible to claim an education credit. If you would like to receive … Continue reading

President’s Podcast: Changing developmental education at ACC

ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard M. Rhodes discusses an innovative learning model unfolding at the Highland Campus ACCelerator to enhance student success rates in developmental education. This President’s Podcast features guests Jenny Bragdon, a former ACCelerator … Continue reading

Payton Mellor: A new addition to the Baylor Bear family

The transition into college was initially a challenge for Payton Mellor after his plan of sailing through it fell short of his expectations, but the obstacles he faced helped him overcome the psychological barrier of … Continue reading

ACC hosts fall commencement

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate its summer and fall graduates at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 14, at the Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). The commencement ceremony honors students who have … Continue reading

ACC hosts Australian basketball teams for annual tournament

ACC’s intramural basketball all-stars host Australia’s Doncaster College Wednesday, December 6, at the Gus Garcia Recreation Center (1201 E. Rundberg Lane). The seventh annual exhibition basketball games are free and open to the public. The … Continue reading

ACC delivers more than 4,000 children’s books to Brown Santa program

Austin Community College will present more than 4,000 children’s books to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office for its Brown Santa program at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, at the Highland Campus social staircase (6101 Highland … Continue reading

5 reasons to get started in surgical technology

If you love the idea of working in the medical field, making a difference, and saving lives, a career in surgical technology can be a great way to get started in the healthcare industry. Here … Continue reading

ACC closes for Thanksgiving holiday

Austin Community College will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 23. All offices and campuses will reopen Monday, November 27. During the break, Campus Police will remain available and may be reached at 512-223- 7999 in … Continue reading

Maricela Juarez: What once was a distant dream

Maricela Juarez, 45, has not lost hope to reach her dream of working in the Texas criminal justice system. “I am working on my associate degree in criminal justice at Austin Community College and want … Continue reading

ACC hosts information sessions for IT accelerated training program

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a series of information sessions for those interested in becoming a local area network administrator. The college’s Career ACCelerator Program will launch new training for this high-demand IT field beginning … Continue reading

High performance education in ACC’s Automotive Technology Program

With more than 1.2 billion cars in the world, and 263 million in the United States, automotive technicians are in high demand. “It amazes me how little most of us know about how a vehicle … Continue reading

ACC named top transfer college in state

Austin Community College (ACC) is the top college in the state of Texas for university transfer, according to a recent ranking by successfulstudent.org, a student resource website. The list identifies the top junior, community, and … Continue reading

Time to register for spring classes

Austin Community College’s (ACC) spring registration is now open to current and former students. New students begin registering Monday, October 30. The spring semester starts January 16. ACC offers hundreds of traditional and online classes, … Continue reading

ACC hosts information sessions for English language offerings

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a series of free information sessions about the college’s English language programs. “ACC offers non-native speakers of English several programs to improve their language skills,” says Sunita Misra, Adult Education Specialist. … Continue reading

Applications now accepted for summer research experience

Austin Community College (ACC) students interested in STEM careers may apply now for the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Course (SUREC). Applications are accepted through Friday, November 10. Students selected for the 12-week program will participate in … Continue reading

ACC hosts Financial Awareness Week

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts Financial Awareness Week October 14 through October 20 to provide resources that help students and their families learn ways to plan for their future and manage their college expenses. “We … Continue reading

Sign Up Now for Fall Intramurals; Events Begin Oct. 2

Registration is now open for ACC’s fall intramural sports. Sponsored by the ACC Student Life Office, intramurals are open to all ACC students and include men’s & women’s soccer, co-rec soccer, co-rec flag football, men’s … Continue reading

ACC hosts Constitution Signing Day event

The Austin Community College District Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS) and Government Department cohost Constitution Signing Day 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, September 18, at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.) in Multipurpose … Continue reading

ACC hosts annual transfer fair

The Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts its annual Transfer Fair to help students expand on and discover transfer opportunities as they prepare for an advanced degree from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 28, … Continue reading

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