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Check this page for news, announcements and upcoming events - it could be a barbecue with some employers with jobs to fill, a great networking opportunity with the local Austin HomeBuilders chapter (which has 900+ members), a special demonstration or ...anything!

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Historical news and events | Current news and events

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New Department Chair Sept. 1, 2011; other faculty and staff changes

As of September 1, 2011 Warren Heatwole stepped down as department chair after 25 years in that position. He is still teaching full time. Joey Case is the new department chair. He teaches at both campuses and his main office is at Round Rock. Brad Boelter is the Assistant Department Chair at Riverside. Welcome to other new adjunct professors (since 2010) Allison Dowd, John Pfannkuche, Donnie Thurman, (2011) Lenor Flores and Rick Dowden. Also welcome to Phillip Moreley, who is responsible for maintaining, repairing and organizing all of the power and hand tools.

Long-time instructor Merle Oxley, the second employee hired as a Building Construction Technology instructor in 1984, retired. During his initial years in the department, he developed a number of the classes and created numerous handouts, some of which are still in use.

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Crockett High School adds Construction Technology program starting 2009-2010

Crockett High School has added a Construction Technology Program starting in school year 2009-2010. It is the only construction technology program offered at an Austin high school. It is designed so that students can either transition directly to the workforce upon graduation or can pursue one of several construction-related certificates or associate degrees at ACC's Building Construction Technology department.

Learn more about Crockett's Construction Technology program

New class added!

CNBT 2305, Building and Contracting - set aside the tool belt and learn what's involved in running a construction company.

In the news

Read an interview with instructors Warren Heatwole and Brad Boelter about Educating Austin in the Austin Construction News.

Hand Tool Woodworking demonstrations January 2009

Many woodworkers attended two days of interactive demonstrations by Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, Inc. with guest presenters Paul Sellers and Frank Strazza of the Homestead Heritage School of Woodworking and John Economaki of Bridge City Toolworks.

Videos of some of their demonstrations | Photos

accmail - student email and more (Google apps)

All students have an ACC email account, thanks to an agreement with Google, which created gmail. It's called accmail and allows the college to easily share information about events and announcements with students.

instructors are directed to use the accmail student email accounts when communicating to students. And ACC will send important information to students via these email accounts, including emergency closings, emergency notices, and other college announcements and news.

How to set up / access your student email | Frequently asked student email questions
Frequently asked Google apps questions

Cool accmail tip!
Some students may check their primary email account more often than their accmail account. By setting up a forwarding filter, in their accmail accounts, they can receive all of (or some) email from their accmail account in their primary account (as well as in their accmail account).

See How do I automatically forward my accmail to another account?


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