Prospective Students

Welcome to our programs here at Austin Community College. It is our pleasure to assist you in your pursuit of a career within the growing industries of Hospitality Management, Event Planning, and Tourism.

Step 1: New to ACC

If you have graduated from high school or have a GED then you are ready to get started taking credit classes at ACC. Please review the Destination: ACC web page for the step by step process for all students new to ACC. If you are a current ACC student, skip to Step 2.

Step 2: Learn More About Our Programs and Degrees Offered Step 3: Hospitality Department New Student Advising

A face to face Departmental Advising appointment is a required process for all first-time and returning students of the Hospitality, Meeting & Event Planning, and Travel & Tourism programs. In doing so, the department strategically approves you for classes based on your progression and status in the program.

Advising appointments are available through the below google calendar links. Select an Instructor of your choice, then sign in using a google email (either your ACC email or personal gmail account). Then select the next available appointment, be sure to note the arrows for future weeks.

Michelle Fitzpatrick, Department Chair (specializes in Hospitality Management)
Liz Alexander, Associate Professor (specializes in Meeting & Event Planning)
Don Morris, Adjunct Professor (specializes in Travel & Tourism)

Step 4: Complete New Student Advising Form

Complete the New Student Advising Form and bring it to your Departmental Advising Appointment along with a copy of your Program Evaluation. Advising appointments are available through the below google calendar links. Select an Instructor of your choice, then sign in using a google email (either your ACC email or personal gmail account). Then select the next available appointment, be sure to note the arrows for future weeks.

Michelle Fitzpatrick, Department Chair (specializes in Hospitality Management)
Liz Alexander, Associate Professor (specializes in Meeting & Event Planning)
Don Morris, Adjunct Professor (specializes in Travel & Tourism)

Your Program Evaluation can be accessed though Student Online Services. Sign in and select "Program Evaluation" under "Academic Profile." Then select your degree plan on which you will be advised. After it loads, print at least one copy to attach and submit with your Current Student Advising Form.

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