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Changes Coming with Fall Registration

Fall 2010 registration is under way for all students – and whether you are an ACC newcomer or you’ve been here for a while, there are a number of new things you need to know.

New campus opens: ACC opens its eighth comprehensive campus in Round Rock this August, and registration is now open for ACC Round Rock classes (and for all other ACC sites).

Phase I of ACC Round Rock will accommodate 5,000 students. It comprises five buildings and about 275,000 square feet – almost a third of the size of the seven existing ACC campuses combined. Round Rock classes include both core curriculum and workforce education – such as automotive technology, computer science, welding, and health sciences programs. The campus is closed to the public until the first day of fall classes, August 23, so students  can complete all admissions and registration needs at the nearby Round Rock Higher Education Center or any ACC campus.

Check out the fall schedule for ACC Round Rock; the schedule for all ACC campuses and centers can be found here.

New orientation requirement: Beginning this fall, all students new to college (anyone with zero credit hours) must attend an orientation session. The Orientation Program (TOP) is offered through Student Life and helps students make a smooth transition to college.

“This is a fun and interactive event that will answer your questions, put any anxieties to rest, and help you get started on the right foot,” says Cheryl Richard, director of Student Life. “Orientation will make you aware of all the resources available to you at ACC, and you’ll also have an opportunity to meet other students and get familiar with your campus.”

TOP is offered on several dates in August; each session lasts about three hours..

Online TOP registration is available at

All students who complete TOP by the first day of class will be entered into a drawing for a semester’s worth of free books. Students who do not go through orientation before classes start will have a hold placed on their account.

New degrees and certificates: ACC has several new degrees and certificates for students to explore, in addition to core curriculum courses and workforce programs in a wide variety of areas.

New awards include:

  • Utility Lineworker Associate of Applied Science Degree (Electronics and Advanced Technologies)
  • Utility Lineworker Certificate (Electronics and Advanced Technologies)
  • Motion Graphics Specialization Associate of Applied Science Degree (Visual Communication)
  • Motion Graphics Specialization Certificate (Visual Communication)
  • Web & Interactive Design Specialization Associate of Applied Science Degree (Visual Communication)
  • Web & Interactive Design Certificate (Visual Communication)
  • Interactive Media Technology Specialization Associate of Applied Science Degree (Visual Communication)
  • Interactive Media Technology Certificate (Visual Communication)
  • Computer Programming – Software Testing Specialization Associate of Applied Science Degree (Computer Information Technology)
  • Computer Programming – Software Testing Certificate (Computer Information Technology)

“ACC offers more than 235 associate degrees and certificates, including many workforce areas not taught at four-year universities,” says Mike Midgley, vice president of workforce education and business development. “The college is pleased to offer these new degrees and certificates, which connect students to high-demand careers and ensure a pool of highly skilled workers for employers across the region.”

For complete registration information, visit For assistance selecting classes, please contact an advisor.

ACC offers payment plans that allow students to spread the cost of tuition and fees over the term, giving them more payment flexibility. To set up a payment plan, click here.

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One Response to “Changes Coming with Fall Registration”

  1. Bill Tucker says:

    The new CIS Software Testing degree and certificate were requested by industries in the Austin area to fill a need for software testers. Students wanting to enroll in this new program should schedule ITSE 1391 – Introduction to Software Testing in the fall.