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Agriculture Department Chair Savannah Rugg

ACC's Agriculture Program keeps hands-on learning going while at home

Posted on 09/22/2020 - 5:04pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) faculty are getting creative to keep students hands-on while learning from home.

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Hispanic Heritage Month: ACC Master Advisor Hector Aguayo

ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Hector Aguayo

Posted on 09/18/2020 - 3:24pm

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) asks influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them and their advice for Hispanic/Latinx students.

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Army Futures Command selects Austin Community College District as home for new AFC Software Factory

Posted on 09/16/2020 - 5:20pm

ACC to launch national flagship training program in software development, leadership & problem solving

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ACC Trustees adopt 2020-21 tax rate

Posted on 09/14/2020 - 5:07pm

AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 2.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000...

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Highland Campus Fontaine Plaza opens with lighting celebration

Posted on 09/14/2020 - 2:26pm

Austin Community College District's (ACC) Highland Campus has reached another important milestone with the opening of the Jacob Fontaine Plaza Park. The plaza, named after local civil rights leader and church founder Reverend Jacob Fontaine,...

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Meet the 2020-21 Full-Time Faculty Senate President

Posted on 09/10/2020 - 11:43am

With the new academic year starting, Austin Community College will talk to the incoming 2020-21 employee association presidents. We will ask each of them a few questions to learn more about them professionally and personally.

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Third annual ACC International Festival celebrates different cultures

Posted on 09/10/2020 - 11:25am

Immerse yourself in culture, art, religion, and language from across the globe at Austin Community College District’s (ACC) third annual International Festival. ACC invites students, faculty, and their families to join us for a day of virtual...

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Notice to taxpayers: Public hearing scheduled for Monday, 9/14

Posted on 09/07/2020 - 11:28am

For 2020, ACC has proposed a property tax rate of $0.1058 ($0.0900 for Maintenance & Operations and $0.0158 for Debt Service) per $100 of valuation.  For ACC's no-new-revenue tax rate, voter-approval tax rate, unencumbered fund balances, and...

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ACC closed Monday, 9/7, in observance of Labor Day. Registration for classes remains open.

Posted on 09/03/2020 - 3:09pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Labor Day Monday, September 7. The college will reopen at 8 a.m., Tuesday, September 8.  Registration remains open for 14-, 12-, and 8-week sessions. The 14-week option is new this...

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ACC cuts tuition by 50 percent for fast track CE training programs

Posted on 09/02/2020 - 1:06pm

To support getting Central Texans back to work, Austin Community College District (ACC) launches deep discounts for 12 fast-track programs in the highest-demand sectors in the region, including health care, IT, and skilled trades.  Offered through...

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ACC becomes first community college in Texas to use 100% renewable energy

Posted on 09/01/2020 - 2:47pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is among the top colleges and universities in Texas to promote sustainable, green energy. Two ACC campuses — the ACC Round Rock and Elgin campuses now use 100 percent clean, renewable electricity making ACC...

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Spring 2020 Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on 08/27/2020 - 12:59pm

The Riverbats Employee Bravo Awards program recognizes employees whose actions reflect exemplary customer service as demonstrated by excellent communication, collaboration, or responsiveness in support of the mission, vision, and values of ACC. ...

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Month-in-Review: August 2020

Posted on 08/27/2020 - 12:50pm

2020 ACC Foster Care Luggage Drive raises record amount

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ACC kicks off fall 2020 semester

Posted on 08/27/2020 - 12:29pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomed students for the fall 2020 semester on Monday, August 24 with enhanced support and educational options to keep students on track.

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: July/August 2020

Posted on 08/27/2020 - 9:24am

RIO GRANDE CAMPUS RENOVATIONSBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager

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Public Safety Training Center Drone Program

ACC and FAA launch new drone training program

Posted on 08/26/2020 - 2:10pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) partners with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a new, innovative training program that prepares students for careers in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones.

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Vote Now for ACC Nursing Program in 2020 Best of the Best Contest

Posted on 08/26/2020 - 1:40pm

Austin Community College District's Nursing Program is a finalist in the 2020 Austin American-Statesman Best of the Best Awards for nursing schools. Voting is now open and lasts until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, August 29. Follow these steps to vote for...

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ACC launches new 14-week short semester option

Posted on 08/25/2020 - 10:22am

Austin Community College District (ACC) launches a new 14-week, short semester option for students this fall. Submitted applications for fall are up more than 15 percent. The 14-week option gives students who are still working through the...

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