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NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars(NCAS) at Johnson Space Center

Know of a community college student who dreams of having a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) career? NCAS gives community college STEM students an authentic NASA experience with encouragement to finish a 2-year degree or transfer to a 4-year university to pursue a NASA-related field or career. Visit the NCAS website to learn more:

To participate, a student must be:

  • US Citizen
  • At least 18 years of age and a high school graduate
  • Registered community college student for both Fall 2016 and
  • Spring 2017 semesters during the application process and project
  • Have at least a cumulative of 9 hours in a STEM discipline
  • Able to commit to 12-14 weeks working with NASA
  • Able to access the internet

If you or your students have questions about the application process, please plan to attend one of our online info sessions at

  • Friday, September 16, 2016 - 3:00-4:00 pm, CST
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 12:00-1:00 pm, CST
  • Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 5:00-6:00 pm, CST
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 6:00-7:00 pm, CST

Don’t delay! Applications are due November 16, 2016 at 2pm CST.

Email your questions to: or email Dr. Allen Underwood at


Texas A and M logoTexas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC

Start your engineering career with the new co-enrollment program for engineering students at ACC. Students start by taking classes at ACC, then transfer seamlessly into the College of Engineering at Texas A&M.

Students become a part of A&M from day one, and are guaranteed full admission to Texas A&M upon successful completion of the two year program. Applications for the Fall 2017 class will be accepted January through April 2017. For more information visit the Texas A&M - Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC webpage, or contact Dr. David Fonken, dean of math and science, at


Society of Physics Students Society of Physics Students

The Austin Community College Society of Physics Students is a chapter of a national organization that is designed for students with an interest in physics. They meet several times a month to explore internship opportunities, discuss various physics topics, host guest speakers, plan field trips and experiments, and to enjoy the company of others who love physics.

SPS couples the energy of handfuls of isolated, sometimes small groups of students into a support system of hundreds of similar groups and thousands of affiliated individuals across the globe. SPS members are eligible for awards, internships, research opportunities, grants, and more!

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Information and Resources for Students and Counselors

Looking for more information or resources? Visit the Resources and Information page.

Planning to Transfer to a Four-Year College?

Do you want to know how your ACC classes will transfer to some of the nearby colleges and universities? Transfer guides are available for:

ACC's Transfer Resources page is a good source of information about universities, degrees, course equivalencies and other resources. The University of Texas at Austin has a UT transfer guide for Austin Community College students.

Interested in Earth and Environmental Science? (Environmental Science/Geology)

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Austin Community College Hands-on Science (ACCHaoS)Students are amazied by science!

What is ACCHaoS? Check out our website at!

Coming soon to a school, library, or a Star Party near you!