News and Information

Additional ACC calendar information can be found here.

Preview Photos of Highland Learning Center

Here's a sneak peek at the new ACC campus, opening in Fall 2014. Physics, Astronomy, and Engineering will be offering classes there - check out the Fall course schedule for HLC!


New courseNew Engineering Course Added for Fall 2014

Electrical Circuits I - a NEW 4 hour course for Engineering majors! Coming to Rio Grande on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Fall 2014!

Study real flux capacitors! Learn to be well-grounded in circuits! Learn the stunning truth about phasers!

Prerequisites: MATH 2414 and PHYS 2426
Co-requisite: MATH 2420

For more info about the class, check out the Engineering course catalog.

For specifics on the schedule, go to the online course schedule for Engineering.

New course!


New Physics Course Offered for Fall 2014

Great for Sonography and Electronics students!

Applied Physics (PHYS 1410) is a NEW one semester survey course in physics intended to give students an overview of physical concepts as well as experience applying those concepts to simple problem solving.

Interested? Check the course schedule for times, days, and requirements.


Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students in Physics

The Nucleus, a digital collection of information for Physics students, has a comprehensive listing of research experiences for undergraduate students in Physics. Many of these opportunities are open to freshman and sophomores. Check out this link for more information.

The Nucleus is maintained by the National Society of Physics Students.

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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.

Contact ACC SPS at, or visit their Facebook page at


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 Environmental Science or Geology?

Visit the Geology website at Check out Environmental Sciences and Technology at


STudents are amazied by science!ACCHaoS

What is ACCHaoS? Check out our website at!

Coming soon to a school (or a Star Party!) near you.....



Updated: August 19, 2014