ACC in the News

Business leaders need to know: How are we training workers for this demanding economy?

Posted on Fri, 09/14/2018 - 6:04pm

Austin Business Journal: Business leaders need to know: How are we training workers for this demanding economy?   By Kimberly Reeves The shift in how Austin-based hospital operator Ascension Seton thought about workforce development came with the...

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Debate on Pflugerville annexation into ACC heats up

Posted on Wed, 09/12/2018 - 5:04pm

Austin-American Statesman: Debate on Pflugerville annexation into ACC heats up By: Mike Parker, Austin Community Newspapers Staff Despite being months away from Election Day, a robust discussion is already underway on whether the Pflugerville area...

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ACC to offer drop-in child care for those juggling school and parenthood

Posted on Sat, 09/01/2018 - 11:03pm

KXAN News: ACC to offer drop-in child care for those juggling school and parenthood   By: Yoojin Cho Sep 11, 2018 AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Community College is now moving forward with its plan to build a drop-in child care center at its Highland...

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Continuing Education Courses to be offered at LHHS

Posted on Tue, 08/21/2018 - 11:04am

THE INDEPENDENT, LIBERTY HILL: Continuing Education Courses to be offered at LHHS AUGUST 20, 2018 By Rachel Madison Continuing education courses in both HVAC and plumbing will be offered to area adults through Austin Community College at Liberty...

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State-of-the-art law enforcement training center opens at ACC Hays

Posted on Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:44pm

KXAN News: State-of-the-art law enforcement training center opens at ACC Hays By: Alyssa Goard Aug 16, 2018 KYLE, Texas (KXAN) -- This fall Austin Community College's Hays campus will have a new addition: the Public Safety Training Center. The...

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Pflugerville voters to decide in November whether to join ACC district

Posted on Thu, 08/16/2018 - 9:04pm

Austin-American Statesman: Pflugerville voters to decide in November whether to join ACC district By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz - American-Statesman Staff Thursday, August 16, 2018 Voters in the Pflugerville school district will decide in November whether...

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Fall brings new classes to ACC Hays campus

Posted on Thu, 08/02/2018 - 3:24pm

Hays Free Press: Fall brings new classes to ACC Hays campus BY CYNDY BARTON ON AUGUST 1, 2018 Retired Texas Ranger GW Hildebrand gets a twinkle in his eye when he talks about Austin Community College’s new Hays Criminal Justice and Emergency...

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ACC, Verizon partnership brings technology to Elgin

Posted on Wed, 08/01/2018 - 2:34pm

Elgin Courier: ACC, Verizon partnership brings technology to Elgin   Tuesday, July 31, 2018  By: Julianne Hodges For many rural students with an interest in technology, hands-on experience and access to equipment can be nearly impossible to come by...

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Capital Metro changes service agreements with Austin Community College, University of Texas

Posted on Mon, 07/30/2018 - 7:54pm

Community Impact: Capital Metro changes service agreements with Austin Community College, University of Texas By Amy Denney  July 30, 2018 Longstanding agreements with two higher education institutions in Austin were renewed Monday by the Capital...

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What investigators are looking for in deadly apartment fire

Posted on Mon, 07/30/2018 - 12:35pm

KXAN News: What investigators are looking for in deadly apartment fire   by:  Phil Prazan   Alyssa Goard Posted: Jul 23, 2018 SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — Determining the cause and origin of a deadly fire that ripped through a San Marcos apartment...

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CapMetro leaders to discuss free rides for ACC students, staff

Posted on Sat, 07/28/2018 - 7:34pm

Spectrum News: CapMetro leaders to discuss free rides for ACC students, staff   By Spectrum News Staff  | July 28, 2018  AUSTIN, Texas -- Austin Community College students and staff could soon be able to ride CapMetro for free. The plan would allow...

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Job openings grow as Austin area battles skills gap

Posted on Thu, 07/26/2018 - 1:04pm

Austin-American Statesman: Job openings grow as Austin area battles skills gap By Bob Sechler - American-Statesman Staff The latest sign of the surging economy in the Austin metro area is, literally, a sign — “Help Wanted.” Postings for local job...

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Austin Community College grant to fund job training

Posted on Wed, 07/18/2018 - 1:30pm

Austin-American Statesman: Austin Community College grant to fund job training   By Staff - American-Statesman staff Tuesday, July 17, 2018 The Austin Community College District will provide specialized job training through a $312,000 Skills and...

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State Rep. Celia Israel: Annexing Pflugerville into ACC has value

Posted on Tue, 07/17/2018 - 9:27am

Austin-American Statesman: State Rep. Celia Israel: Annexing Pflugerville into ACC has value July 16, 2018 By Celia Israel, State Representative An election issue is shaping up that will directly benefit Pflugerville: joining the Austin Community...

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Army Futures Command impact bigger than just 500 planned jobs

Posted on Mon, 07/16/2018 - 9:34am

KXAN News: Army Futures Command impact bigger than just 500 planned jobs   By: Yoojin Cho Jul 13, 2018 AUSTIN (KXAN) — It's now official. The United States Army is bringing its Futures Command to Austin. They'll be setting up shop downtown at the...

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Moody's assigns Aa1 to Austin Community College District, TX's Series 2018 Limited Tax Bonds; Outlook Stable

Posted on Tue, 07/10/2018 - 7:57pm

Business Insider: Moody's assigns Aa1 to Austin Community College District, TX's Series 2018 Limited Tax Bonds; Outlook Stable 10 Jul 2018 New York, July 10, 2018 -- Moody's Investors Service has assigned an Aa1 rating to Austin Community College...

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Texas Tech partners with Austin Community College

Posted on Fri, 06/22/2018 - 4:04pm

KJTV: Texas Tech partners with Austin Community College LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech partners with Austin Community College to make it easier for students to transfer. This agreement also launches the "Tech Teach Across Texas" partnership between...

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ACC will launch bachelor’s degree program for registered nurses in fall

Posted on Wed, 06/20/2018 - 9:34am

Austin-American Statesman: ACC will launch bachelor’s degree program for registered nurses in fall By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz - American-Statesman Staff Wednesday, June 20, 2018 The program is designed for people who have already earned a nursing...

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ACC celebrates renovated, revitalized African American Cultural Center

Posted on Mon, 06/18/2018 - 5:34pm

Austin-American Statesman: ACC celebrates renovated, revitalized African American Cultural Center By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz - American-Statesman Staff Monday, June 18, 2018 The renovated African American Cultural Center can now display artifacts...

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Health professions programs expanding on ACC, Texas State Round Rock campuses

Posted on Mon, 06/18/2018 - 4:35pm

Community Impact: Health professions programs expanding on ACC, Texas State Round Rock campuses By Kirby Killough   | 8:32 am June 16, 2018   | Updated 5:01 pm June 18, 2018 Located in Round Rock’s higher education district off of University...

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Buffalo Soldiers program share tales at Austin Community College Juneteenth celebration

Posted on Fri, 06/15/2018 - 1:34pm

Austin-American Statesman: Buffalo Soldiers program share tales at Austin Community College Juneteenth celebration Juneteenth is a U.S. holiday honoring African-American heritage, which commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in...

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KLRU, former home of 'Austin City Limits' moving

Posted on Thu, 06/14/2018 - 7:34pm

Austin-American Statesman: KLRU, former home of 'Austin City Limits' moving  June 14th, 2018 by Austin American-Statesman Texas AUSTIN— KLRU, the public television station that has operated from the University of Texas since it went on the air in...

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New ACC campus first to expand Austin branch's learning model

Posted on Thu, 05/31/2018 - 9:04am

KXAN News: New ACC campus first to expand Austin branch's learning model By: Chris Davis Updated: May 30, 2018 LEANDER, Texas (KXAN) -- As one Austin Community College campus closes, another celebrates its grand opening Wednesday. The San Gabriel...

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Highland Greenway Park opens to public as Highland development continues

Posted on Tue, 05/15/2018 - 3:37pm

KXAN News: Highland Greenway Park opens to public as Highland development continues By: Candy Rodriguez Updated: May 14, 2018 AUSTIN (KXAN) - It's a rise from the asphalt for one of Austin's newest parks: Highland Greenway Park. "We took a parking...

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New skilled trade certification program helps fill workforce needs in Round Rock

Posted on Mon, 05/14/2018 - 5:04pm

Community Impact: New skilled trade certification program helps fill workforce needs in Round Rock By Kirby Killough   | 5:09 am May 14, 2018 Last year a group of local organizations formed a partnership to address a workforce need in Round Rock....

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Survivor Of Suicide Bombing In Iraq Graduates From College In Texas

Posted on Fri, 05/11/2018 - 7:34pm

NPR: Survivor Of Suicide Bombing In Iraq Graduates From College In Texas By: Sasha Ingber Qusay Hussein was playing volleyball with friends in the Iraqi city of Mosul Aug. 3, 2006, when a car pulled up. The driver looked him in the eyes and smiled....

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Record number of high school students graduate with degrees from ACC

Posted on Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:29am

KXAN News: Record number of high school students graduate with degrees from ACC By: Yoojin Cho Updated: May 10, 2018 AUSTIN (KXAN) - Thousands of proud parents filled the Frank Erwin Center to watch their 17- and 18-year-olds walk across the stage...

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How IBM will push Austin high schoolers into computer science careers

Posted on Wed, 04/25/2018 - 5:44pm

Austin Business Journal: How IBM will push Austin high schoolers into computer science careers By Will Anderson  – Digital Editor, Austin Business Journal IBM Corp. wants to connect students at an East Austin high school to the lucrative field of...

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Austin aims to become fashion hub with help from ACC

Posted on Tue, 04/10/2018 - 1:04pm

KXAN News: Austin aims to become fashion hub with help from ACC By: Alyssa Goard Updated: Apr 10, 2018 07:40 AM CDT AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin isn't currently known for being a fashion hub, but if the City of Austin and Austin Community College have...

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Early College program benefits outweigh shortcomings for some

Posted on Tue, 03/06/2018 - 5:04pm

Elgin Courier: Early College program benefits outweigh shortcomings for some Tuesday, March 6, 2018 3:00 pm by Josh Orr In the spring of 2015, Elgin High School started offering Early College High School classes where students could take Austin...

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ACC opens Health Sciences Academy

Posted on Wed, 02/28/2018 - 5:18pm

Spectrum News: ACC opens Health Sciences Academy By Ashley McElroy  | February 28, 2018 @3:18 PM AUSTIN, Texas — Austin-area high school students will have one more place to go to earn college credits. Austin Community College celebrated the opening...

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ACC gets fashionable with new incubator in support of nascent industry

Posted on Sun, 02/18/2018 - 8:30am

Austin Business Journal: ACC gets fashionable with new incubator in support of nascent industry By Patricia Rogers  – Research Director, Austin Business Journal Feb 17, 2018 Austin Community College wants to put the Texas capital on the same...

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Austin Community College board approves new entrepreneurship program

Posted on Tue, 02/06/2018 - 9:39am

Community Impact: Austin Community College board approves new entrepreneurship program By Emma Freer   | 7:57 pm Feb. 5, 2018 The Austin Community College District will offer a new associate degree in entrepreneurship starting in the fall. The ACC...

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ACC staff pays off tuition debt for once homeless teen

Posted on Thu, 12/28/2017 - 5:34pm

Austin-American Statesman: ACC staff pays off tuition debt for once homeless teen By Nicole Villalpando and Andrea Ball Austin Community College wants Lyric Wardlow back in school. Members of the ACC Cabinet, campus operations and public affairs...

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