Submitted by victoria.garza on Thu, 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.
- Online + Hybrid Learning: ACC's No. 1 priority as the college returns for a new semester continues to be the ongoing health, safety, and well-being of our students and employees. Most courses remain online for fall, but the college expanded in-person opportunities with new hybrid learning options for courses that require at least some face-to-face interaction. Most of these courses are in high-demand workforce programs such as Skilled Trades and Health Sciences. Those who return to campus follow ACC's new health and safety protocols including social distancing, facial coverings, and health screening and temperature checks at the door.
- Free Virtual Student Support: It's not just classrooms going online. ACC's robust student support services also are virtual. The college offers students free support such as tutoring, advising, academic coaching, counseling, and library services.
- ACC CARES Act Student Aid applications open for fall: Current and newly enrolled students who have been impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to apply. ACC will review all applications to match students with the best financial support options.
- ACC's second bachelor's degree program launches: The first cohort for ACC's new bachelor's degree starts class this fall. The Bachelor of Applied Science in Software Development program is designed for IT professionals who want to advance their careers. Sixty students are part of the first cohort.
The college continues to monitor regional developments and impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and works closely with local and state health and public safety agencies, as well as local government, schools, and universities to track the evolving situation. Additional in-person opportunities may become available throughout the semester as the situation allows.