Need a break? Check out ACC’s list to watch, listen, or read

A blanket, couch, and Netflix used to sound like a perfect way to unwind after a long week. Now it has turned into a daily routine as Central Texans stay at home to flatten the curve and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you have already completed the latest season of “Ozark” or cleared out your queue, don’t worry — ACC is here to help.

Below is a list of content created by ACC to watch, listen, or read.


Oh, it’s on. ACCTV is now live and brings you the newest content in technology, education, entertainment, lifestyle, politics, and more. The public media outlet is run by Austin Community College students, faculty, staff, and community partners.

COVID-19 Edition

ACCTV offers the latest information and updates on COVID-19 to keep you informed on the topical issues and concerns including help students through the Student Emergency Fund and technology support.

Here you can also find information from ACC experts, including the best ways to learn from home, staying informed on COVID-19 without getting overwhelmed, or learning a new hobby with DIY demos from gardening to floral design.

The Forum- How to Pay for College

A panel of ACC financial aid representatives talk about paying for college. Check out different ways to make college low to no cost in this roundtable. 

ACC About Town 

With stay-at-home orders in place, all those fun events and festivals are on pause in Austin. Check out this video to get your fill of what Austin has to offer. ACCTV visits Rooster Teeth's RTX conference. Hosted by Radio-TV-Film student Austen Shankle, take an inside look with a celebrity and ON THE SPOT host, Jon Resinger.

CinemaWorks Late Night 

Hear directly from an executive producer of one of the most popular shows on TV right now, HBO’s “WESTWORLD.” Radio-TV-Film student Rowan Wesolick interviews Film and TV producer Athena Wickham. Hear about the work behind launching “WESTWORLD” and what it takes to be successful in the entertainment industry.

Day In The Life (of an ACC Student)

Calling all “Master Chef” and “Great British Bake Off” fans, get a behind-the-scenes look of what it takes to prepare dinner for guests at the ACC Culinary Arts’ Riverbat Cafe. “Day in the Life” follows David Greenfield, ACC Culinary Arts student, who, over the course of a day, works as the head chef. 

Fashion Hour with ACC's Fashion Incubator

Complete your look with the perfect accessory. Nina Means hosts “Fashion Hour” monthly at ACC and this episode features Kent Stetson, a New York City handbag designer. Stetson discusses how handbags came about and learn tips on how to own and operate a successful business in the very competitive fashion industry.



Looking to shake-up your podcasts? ACC is revolutionizing what college is and committed to closing equity gaps. Hear straight from ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard Rhodes in the President’s Podcast. Dr. Rhodes and featured guests examine issues impacting higher education today.

The Power of the Scholarship: Supporting Students at ACC

Paying for college can be one of the biggest obstacles people face when pursuing their degree, but students with a scholarship are four times more likely to graduate. In this edition of the President's Podcast, Dr. Rhodes talks with Jim Koerner, ACC Foundation board chair; Kirby Baird, donor and president of Spawglass Austin office; and Sophia Monetti, ACC student and recipient of the ACC Boots & Bats Scholarship. Listen as the panel discusses how an investment can change a person's life and how you could reach your academic goals. 

Skilling up the Manufacturing Workforce in ATX

Learn how you can begin training for one of the highest-paying job fields in Central Texas, manufacturing. Dr. Rhodes sits down with experts in the field including Ed Latson, Austin Regional Manufacturing Association executive director; Garrett Groves, ACC vice president of Business & Industry partnerships; and Laura Marmolejo, ACC Manufacturing department chair. The fast-growing manufacturing industry is searching for well-trained employees to invent, design, build, and repair equipment and technologies that produce U.S. products in a global economy.

Building Equity: Putting Ideas Into Action

Central Texas continues to face problems with equity gaps and ACC is committed to closing them. Hear from Geronimo Rodriguez, chief advocacy officer for Ascension Seton, and Clarence Watson, ACC Social Work student, as Dr. Rhodes asks them questions on racial healing, transformation, and how to build equitable learning outcomes.



Learn about students, faculty, issues, and efforts at ACC in the Newsroom. New stories populate weekly to cover the highlights for COVID-19 impacts, resources and support, as well as featured stories on student and staff accolades and accomplishments. 

ACC faculty and staff create Personal Protective Equipment in fight against COVID-19 spread 

As classes transition fully online, ACC is stepping in to help workers on the frontlines. Check out how staff and faculty are creating personal protective equipment.

Dumpster diving helps ACC Welding student create masterpieces

Art comes in many forms. Learn how an ACC Welding and Art student takes discarded materials and turns them into stunning sculptures. Follow along as she describes her process and check out the creations she makes with materials found in dumpsters.

"We are going to be your neighbors": ACC helps break the cycle at Lockhart Correctional Facility

Life is all about second chances. Meet the 19 students at the Lockhart Correctional facility who earned their certification in manufacturing. This story delves into how they are able to work together, without the luxury of modern-day technology, to prepare themselves to reenter society, land a job, and break the cycle.

Bursting at the seams: Treasured handmade fabric collection gifted to ACC Fashion Incubator

ACC wouldn’t be what it is without the support from the community. A massive donation of one-of-a-kind fabrics was given to ACC’s Fashion Incubator for students to use in class. Hear the incredible story behind the woman who created the hand-dyed fabrics that were once sold by the Smithsonian Museum.