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ACC Highland Phase 2 expansion set to begin; celebrate September 21

Construction is set to begin on ACC Highland phase 2 that will add advanced facilities to prepare students for high-demand careers and nurture local business growth. The college will host a ceremonial groundbreaking 10 to … Continue reading

ACC Constitution Debate Day Celebration

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin TX 78704 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. ACC’s Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS), the ACC Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and … Continue reading

Riverbat Bash kicks off fall semester

Austin Community College’s Student Life hosts the seventh annual Riverbat Bash to kick off fall semester Tuesday, September 12, through Thursday, September 21, at campuses districtwide. The events are free and open to the public and feature … Continue reading

ACC offers new medical device manufacturing degree

Austin Community College (ACC) now offers a new degree in medical device manufacturing to prepare students to work in the area’s growing biomedical-device industry. The associate degree program prepares students to design and fabricate medical … Continue reading

Parking tags & Green Pass available for 2017-18

Austin Community College parking permits for the 2017-18 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: $40 … Continue reading

New! Block schedules help students fit college into schedule

Starting this fall, Austin Community College introduces a blocked scheduling program that will make it easier for students to finish college faster. Block schedules are classes arranged back-to-back that count toward a designated degree or … Continue reading

ACC adopts campus carry policy

Austin Community College has adopted new rules for implementing the state’s campus carry law, which goes into effect for community colleges August 1. The comprehensive policy, based on recommendations by the college’s Campus Carry Task … Continue reading

President’s Podcast: Answering the state’s nursing crisis

ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard M. Rhodes discusses a solution to the state’s nursing crisis in a President’s Podcast featuring guests Megan Snay, a May graduate of ACC’s nursing program, and Greg Hartman, chief of external … Continue reading

ACC hosts largest graduating class at spring commencement

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate its spring graduates during commencement 6 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). More than 1,850 students are invited to participate … Continue reading

Sonography student receives first ACC Alumni Network scholarship

Kathy Farmer watches the monitor in front of her intensely as grainy black and white images come into focus. “I hope to help save lives,” she says. “It is very challenging but rewarding.” As a … Continue reading

Celebrate Earth Week April 17-22

Updated with new events! Austin Community College celebrates the 47th annual Earth Day April 22 with a week of sustainability events beginning Monday, April 17. See below for dates and times of Earth Week traditions and … Continue reading

ACC kicks off new construction at Round Rock Campus

Almost eight years to the day after Austin Community College broke ground on a campus to serve the rapidly growing Round Rock area, college and community leaders gathered to celebrate the next phase of development. … Continue reading

Inaugural Summit explores challenges, solutions for advancing success equity

More than 350 Austin Community College faculty, staff, students, community leaders, and education partners gathered at the college’s Eastview Campus February 3 to explore strategies for advancing opportunity and success equity for all population groups. … Continue reading

Notice of Joint Special Runoff Elections

NOTICE OF JOINT SPECIAL RUNOFF ELECTIONS ELECTION DAY TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016 EARLY VOTING THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1– FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016 (AVISO DE ELECCIONES SECUNDARIA GENERALES Y ESPECIALES CONJUNTAS 13 DE DECIEMBRE, 2016 Votación Adelantada jueves, 1 … Continue reading

Don’t wait: Use online tool to register for previously planned classes

Need a refresher on using the Student Planning tool? Click here to download and print Student Planning Tips & Tricks. Registration for Austin Community College spring semester classes is underway and the college is reminding … Continue reading

Notice of Joint General and Special Elections

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ACC program offers accelerated pathway for adult learners

Adults without a high school diploma or GED can start college immediately, thanks to a new grant offering free classes through Austin Community College’s (ACC) Career Pathways program. Funded by the Texas Workforce Commission, the … Continue reading

ACC Student Life hosts resource fairs for students

Austin Community College’s Student Life hosts the sixth annual Riverbat Bash to kick off fall semester Tuesday, September 6, through Friday, September 16, at campuses districtwide. “Riverbat Bash: Get Connected” features games, activities, giveaways, and refreshments. Students … Continue reading

Ballet folklorico dancers in bright purple dresses with multi-colored shoulder and skirt layers performing in the South Austin Campus courtyard

ACC celebrates 10 years at South Austin Campus

The Austin Community College District (ACC) invites students and the community to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ACC’s South Austin Campus Thursday, August 4, with a fiesta from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the campus … Continue reading

ACC Hosts Free Women’s Conference July 16

The twelfth annual Women’s Health, Motivation and Empowerment Conference will be from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at the Eastview Campus. The conference is geared toward women and girls of all ages. … Continue reading

Student Planning tool replaces WebAdvisor June 20

Austin Community College will discontinue the WebAdvisor registration system for credit courses (accessed via the “Express register” link in Online Services) at midnight Sunday, June 19. Beginning Monday, June 20, students will use the Self-Service … Continue reading

ACC students place at international DECA competition

Six ACC students recently competed at the 2016 Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference in Washington, D.C. DECA is an international organization open to all high school and college students interested in the business world. … Continue reading

ACC students get hands-on learning with rare historical fossils

The call came unexpectedly, and in that moment Torvald Hessel’s life took a turn. “I didn’t believe it. This is the story of life, and it was coming to my museum,” says Hessel, ACC professor … Continue reading

Innovating a nation: The lasting legacy of Drs. John and Suanne Roueche

As Drs. John and Suanne Roueche walked into the room, a nervous smile stretched across the face of Austin Community College nursing student Mario Hernandez. “I didn’t see college in my future,” says Hernandez. “I … Continue reading

ACC rally raises awareness of sexual and domestic violence

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to its second annual “Take Back the Night” march, rally, and vigil to raise awareness about sexual and domestic violence from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, at Highland Campus … Continue reading

ACC names future Leander campus

The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously named the district’s future Leander campus the ACC San Gabriel Campus during its regular meeting Monday, April 4. “This campus will be a vital part of … Continue reading

ACC hosts spring transfer events

Austin Community College (ACC) students looking to transfer to a four-year university will have opportunities this spring semester to discuss the transfer process, admission requirements, and programs of study with surrounding universities. University representatives will … Continue reading

ACC initiative accelerates women into IT fields

The Austin Community College District (ACC) launches the Women in Information Technology (IT) initiative, a program designed to accelerate women into entry-levels careers in IT, thanks to a grant awarded by the Bill and Melinda Gates … Continue reading

Here’s Whom The Obamas Invited To The State Of The Union Address

Huffington Post: Here’s Whom The Obamas Invited To The State Of The Union Address

ACC hosts last-minute enrollment drive at three campuses

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is opening three campuses from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, for students who want to start college this spring but still need to sign up … Continue reading

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