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ACC, Southern Methodist University Partner to Increase College Graduates

ACC, Southern Methodist University Partner to Increase College Graduates
A new agreement between Austin Community College and Southern Methodist University aims to boost the number of college graduates in the state of Texas by easing the transfer process and allowing students to combine credits to earn an associate degree – even if they transfer before community college...

ACC Culinary Students Gain Real-World Experience at Riverbats Cafe

ACC Culinary Students Gain Real-World Experience at Riverbats Cafe
Austin Community College culinary arts students are putting their training to work in the Riverbats Café, an on-campus restaurant open to the community. The café opens for lunch on Wednesdays, now through April 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd., Room 3158). In addition...

View the Night Sky at ACC Star Party Feb. 7

View the Night Sky at ACC Star Party Feb. 7
Austin Community College is hosting its first star party of the semester Friday, Feb. 7 – giving the college and community an opportunity to stargaze from the Round Rock Campus observation deck. The event will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with shows in the Austin Planetarium’s Discovery Dome, a digital mobile...

Registration Open for ACC Short-Session Classes

Registration Open for ACC Short-Session Classes
Registration is open for Austin Community College’s short-session classes for the spring semester. The college offers a variety of 12-week and 8-week courses that can be completed on campus or online. The 12-week session begins Feb. 10; the deadline to register is Feb. 5. The 8-week session will begin...

ACC Partners with Area School Districts to Launch New Early College High Schools

ACC Partners with Area School Districts to Launch New Early College High Schools
The Austin Community College District announces partnerships with Elgin and Bastrop school districts to offer Early College High School programs that provide hundreds of students the opportunity to earn a two-year college degree while in high school. The Texas Education Agency earlier this month approved ACC...

ACC Celebrates Grand Opening of Hays Campus

ACC Celebrates Grand Opening of Hays Campus
The Austin Community College District will celebrate the grand opening of Hays Campus on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. (1200 Kohlers Crossing in Kyle). Hays Campus is ACC’s 10th campus and the first community college in Hays County. “We are excited to open the doors of our new Hays Campus,”...

ACC Expands Accelerated Training for In-Demand Computer Programming Jobs

ACC Expands Accelerated Training for In-Demand Computer Programming Jobs
Austin Community College is expanding course offerings for Accelerated Programmer Training, an online program designed to speed entry into high-demand tech careers and lead to a college degree. According to the Austin Chamber, last fall more than 7,400 Central Texas-area job openings required computer and IT...

Free ACC Program Helps Adults Start College

Free ACC Program Helps Adults Start College
Enrollment is under way for Austin Community College’s Transitions program, a free college preparation course for adults. Applications are due Friday, Jan. 3. Transitions helps high school graduates and GED earners develop and reinforce skills in reading, writing, and math so they can successfully complete...

ACC’s College Connection Earns National Recognition

ACC’s College Connection Earns National Recognition
An Austin Community College program that helps high school seniors navigate the college application process is being recognized for its successful track record in addressing a common community college challenge. ACC’s College Connection is one of 10 programs nationwide selected as a finalist for the 2014...

ACC Students, Police Present 2,500 Books to Brown Santa Program

ACC Students, Police Present 2,500 Books to Brown Santa Program
Austin Community College’s Silver Star Children’s Literacy Project and ACC District police have collected nearly 2,500 books for the Travis County Sherriff’s Office Brown Santa program. Students will present the books to Sheriff Greg Hamilton at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at ACC’s Rio Grande Campus...

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