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Job Fairs at ACC

Connect with jobs or internships through multiple job fairs at ACC this spring

Posted on Tue, 02/21/2023 - 2:42pm

To get students career ready while still in school, Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Career Services team hosts a series of job fairs this spring. Spring Job Fairs Date:  Wednesday, February 22Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Location:  Highland...

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Kelly Torrico Named New ACC Vice Chancellor of Human Resources

ACC names Kelly Torrico as new Vice Chancellor of Human Resources

Posted on Wed, 02/15/2023 - 10:03am

Austin Community College District (ACC) names Kelly Torrico as the college’s new Vice Chancellor of Human Resources. In this role, Torrico will support the adoption of best practices across the ACC community that strengthen ACC’s culture of...

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Amplify Center Grand Opening

Amplify Center Opens: ACC & UT-Austin Dell Medical School Partner for Mental Health Clinic

Posted on Mon, 02/13/2023 - 2:29pm

Supporting the entire student to develop a balance between personal and academic growth is a top priority for Austin Community College District (ACC). The college recently expanded its work to support the mental health and well-being of our students...

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ACC Named Best Community Colleges in Texas by

Posted on Thu, 01/26/2023 - 9:57am

College recognized for cost, quality, ROI, and student support Austin Community College District (ACC) ranks in the top 10 best community colleges in Texas, according to a new online report. researched and evaluated more than 3,000...

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ACC honors Black History Month 2023 with events, essay contest

Posted on Tue, 01/24/2023 - 11:58am

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the accomplishments and contributions of Black Americans to culture and society. ACC commemorates the month with a series of in-person and hybrid events open to ACC faculty, staff, students,...

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ACC closes for winter break

Posted on Mon, 12/19/2022 - 1:20pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for winter break beginning 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, until 8 a.m. Tuesday, January 3.  Spring registration will remain open through the break. Students may view the spring course schedule...

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NXP donates $250K to ACC for scholarships

New $250k donation from NXP Foundation funds scholarships & new manufacturing lab

Posted on Wed, 11/30/2022 - 4:46pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates a new $250,000 gift from NXP Foundation to support scholarships and a new advanced manufacturing lab at ACC Highland. The nonprofit organization associated with NXP Semiconductors presented a...

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Support ACC students this #GivingTuesday

Posted on Mon, 11/21/2022 - 2:24pm

The ACC Foundation is asking the community to support ACC students on #GivingTuesday, November 29. The college hopes to raise $10,000 for student scholarships to fund four new annual scholarships. What you can do to give: On #GivingTuesday, November...

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ACC Lights Up Purple to Honor Largest Scholarship Gift in College History

Posted on Thu, 11/10/2022 - 9:45am

Paying for college is one of the biggest barriers students face. According to national data, 68 percent of students worry about having enough money to pay for school. Austin Community College District (ACC) is proud to celebrate the largest donation...

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ACC receives $4M grant to expand child care for students

Posted on Thu, 10/20/2022 - 10:22am

Austin Community College District (ACC) increases its support to students with children through a $4 million grant from the Department of Education’s Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Grant Program.  The grant is a collaboration...

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‘A Legacy Beyond Bloodline’: ACC Hosts Former NFL Player Dr. Octavious Bishop

Posted on Wed, 10/19/2022 - 10:32am

Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomes Dr. Octavious Bishop for a conversation on mentorship, race, and inclusivity. ‘A Legacy Beyond Bloodline’ is cohosted by ACC’s Honors Program and the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus...

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Grand Reopening of Historic ACC Rio Grande Campus

Posted on Tue, 10/11/2022 - 5:11pm

The Rio Grande Campus at Austin Community College District (ACC) is back! ACC celebrated the grand reopening of Rio Grande Campus Main Building on Tuesday, October 11.  More than 300 people turned out for the college’s official ribbon-cutting...

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Getting workforce ready with Flex Factory

Posted on Thu, 10/06/2022 - 8:42am

Starting October 7, ACC’s Music Business Performance Technology (MBPT) will host a weekly open mic event for Arts & Digital Media (ADM) students to flex their creative muscles.  The Flex Factory serves as a “performance incubator” that can...

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IMPACT Lab Grand Opening

ACC’s IMPACT Lab celebrates ribbon-cutting with local VIPs

Posted on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 9:28am

As the Central Texas Manufacturing sector continues to grow, Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates the grand opening of the ACC IMPACT Lab, the college’s manufacturing incubator.  When: Friday, October 14 Time: 9:30 a.m. Where: ACC...

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ACC Highland Campus Phase 2 wins Best Project Innovation

Posted on Tue, 10/04/2022 - 2:55pm

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Highland Campus Building 2000 won the prestigious Best Project Innovation award at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) 2022 Impact Awards. Highland Campus Phase 2 was recognized for its originality and creativity...

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ACC Chancellor selected to serve on ACT Board

Posted on Thu, 09/29/2022 - 10:56am

Austin Community College District (ACC) Chancellor Dr. Richard Rhodes was selected to serve on the American College Testing (ACT) board. Dr. Rhodes is one of three new members appointed to the board and is the only community college chancellor named...

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ACC Trustees approve tax rate for 2022-23

Posted on Mon, 09/26/2022 - 11:48am

*Note: A clarification has been added regarding exemption opportunities and freeze.   The tax rate remains among the lowest of community colleges statewide The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees approved a new tax rate for...

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ACC Highland Campus awarded Stars of Distinction for Excellence

Posted on Fri, 09/23/2022 - 10:06am

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Highland Campus is being awarded Stars of Distinction for Excellence by the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) and the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) for the 2022-23 Exhibit of...

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ACC’s new Toyota training program receives certification; Helps address growing need for auto technicians

Posted on Thu, 09/15/2022 - 6:05pm

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Technician Training & Education Network (T-TEN) program received official certification Thursday, September 15. T-TEN provides a pipeline for students to train and apply for careers with Toyota and Lexus...

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Make Your Mark: ACC provides support for November election

Posted on Fri, 09/09/2022 - 1:37pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) provides support for Central Texans to make their mark in the upcoming November election.  Important Dates: To cast a ballot in November, voters must register by Tuesday, October 11. Early voting begins Monday...

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Unveiling of New Amado Peña Mural at ACC Highland Campus

Posted on Wed, 09/07/2022 - 8:01am

Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts an art exhibition honoring the works of Texas native and internationally acclaimed Southwest artist Amado Peña at ACC Highland Campus. Peña’s high-anticipated mural at ACC Highland — ‘Bridges to Success...

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Central Texas Names ACC Best College/University

Posted on Fri, 09/02/2022 - 1:18pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is the top college/university in the region, according to a new community-wide vote.  The annual Austin American-Statesman's 2022 Best of the Best Awards results are out, and ACC was awarded the distinction of...

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ACC closed Monday, September 5, in observance of Labor Day

Posted on Wed, 08/31/2022 - 3:39pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Labor Day Monday, September 5. The college will reopen at 8 a.m., Tuesday, September 6.  It’s not too late to register for fall classes at ACC. Registration remains open for 14-, 12...

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CHIPS Act Update at ACC Highland

U.S. Sen. Cornyn and Rep. McMcaul announce CHIPS for America Act at ACC’s Manufacturing Academy

Posted on Fri, 08/19/2022 - 4:26pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) hosted U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and U.S. Representative Michael McCaul (TX-10) on Friday, August 19, as they discussed highlights of  the new CHIPS for America Act.  In a joint press conference, they...

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ACC Trustees Unanimously Approve 2022 Bond Election

Posted on Thu, 08/11/2022 - 6:35pm

Funds to grow talent pipeline and expand in-demand programs The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees (BOT) unanimously approved a $770 million general obligation bond for the November 2022 ballot. If voters approve the bond,...

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Take three classes for FREE this fall at Austin Community College

Posted on Wed, 08/10/2022 - 10:13am

Want a free college class this fall? It’s not too late to sign up. This fall Austin Community College District (ACC) offers up to three FREE classes that can lead to an in-demand workforce credential.  The college’s Level Up Program, provided in...

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ACC Board of Trustees August 1 Recap

Posted on Tue, 08/02/2022 - 4:05pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its August regular meeting on Monday, August 1.  Trustees approved the FY 2022-23 budget, including a compensation package, calling a general election on November 8 to fill three...

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ACC & Dell Medical School launch new clinic to boost mental health services

Posted on Wed, 07/20/2022 - 10:00am

New Amplify Center will open this fall at ACC Eastview Campus  New, national data show that depression rates among college students are on the rise. Austin Community College District (ACC) is teaming up with the Dell Medical School at the University...

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Go Purple: ACC Support for PRIDE

Posted on Mon, 06/06/2022 - 9:19am

ACC Highland will light up purple from Sunday, June 5, through Saturday, June 11, in recognition of PRIDE Month and in honor of the college’s commitment to promoting a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. The college strives to educate...

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Graduation Spotlight: Nathan Lu

Posted on Thu, 05/12/2022 - 1:00pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates a record number of graduates at its spring 2022 commencement ceremony. More than 3,340 students are invited to participate Friday, May 13, at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. One of those students is...

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AAPI Month springs in with guest speakers; healing session

Posted on Tue, 05/10/2022 - 11:46am

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a series of events at ACC Highland Campus.  These events not only cultivate the culture this community shares but also introduce community...

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Austin’s booming construction industry faces growing need for more workers; ACC experts weigh in

Posted on Wed, 05/04/2022 - 12:07pm

The Austin skyline offers a constant view of construction cranes, and with more companies and people moving to the area, future plans won’t change that anytime soon. The construction industry is a promising career path, but the region is facing a...

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Get your bachelor's in manufacturing at ACC

Get a bachelor's degree in Manufacturing at ACC. Information session happening July 6

Posted on Sun, 05/01/2022 - 11:17am

Registration is open for the first cohort in Austin Community College District’s (ACC) newest bachelor’s degree program. The Bachelor’s of Applied Technology (BAT) in Manufacturing Engineering Technology is designed to move working professionals in...

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Highland Campus Phase 2 Grand Opening

Hundreds turn out as ACC celebrates grand opening of Highland Campus

Posted on Fri, 04/22/2022 - 3:10pm

More than 300 turned out to celebrate a major milestone at Austin Community College District (ACC). The college hosted a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony for  ACC Highland Phase 2 on Friday, April 22, 2022.  “This is so exciting, we have been...

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ACC Highland Campus Phase 2 earns LEED Gold certification

Posted on Wed, 04/20/2022 - 1:47pm

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) newest campus, Highland Phase 2, is being recognized for its sustainable design and construction. The campus was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S....

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‘Do it for the Dillos’ ACC names winner 2022 Eco Bag Art contest

Posted on Mon, 04/18/2022 - 9:05am

This year's winner of the 10th annual Eco Bag contest is ACC Graphic Design student, Elizabeth Arteaga. Elizabeth’s design was selected out of 34 submitted designs through districtwide voting for Earth Week by faculty, staff, and students. Her...

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10+ years in the making: ACC celebrates grand opening of Highland Campus

Posted on Wed, 04/13/2022 - 9:37am

Meet us at Austin Community College District’s (ACC) newest campus. More than a decade in the making, ACC celebrates the grand opening of its flagship Highland Campus (6101 Highland Campus Dr.) with a celebration and community open house. ACC...

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ACC Board of Trustees appoints Dr. Manuel Gonzalez as interim Trustee

Posted on Tue, 04/12/2022 - 6:48pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees appointed an interim Trustee, Dr. Manuel (Manny) Gonzalez, in a split decision, to the vacant Place 5 seat during a special meeting on Monday, April 11.   “We are extremely fortunate to have...

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9 years in a row: Austin Community College District keeps tuition low

Posted on Tue, 04/05/2022 - 12:59pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) Trustees voted to keep tuition and fee rates unchanged for 2022-23 to help make college more affordable for more students. The decision came during the Board’s regular meeting on Monday, April 4. It marks a...

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ACC helps connect the dots to resources through Adulting 101

Posted on Mon, 03/21/2022 - 2:34pm

Figuring out life can be tough, but we’re here to help.  Registration is now open for Austin Community College District’s (ACC) one-day showcase called Adulting 101. Join us online or in-person to learn skills that can help you find success beyond...

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U.S. Sec. of Education tours ACC Highland Campus: Spotlights Women's History Month and STEM programs

Posted on Thu, 03/10/2022 - 12:02pm

“The model that you have here is something that I want to see replicated many different places. The Veterans Resource Center, I want to see more there. I love what I heard about STEM, and I love how this is the school being responsive to the...

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ACC at Center of Technology, Innovation, and Defense at SXSW

Posted on Thu, 03/10/2022 - 9:29am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will welcome prominent figures across government, the tech sector, and academia as it opens SXSW 2022 at the downtown Rio Grande Campus. The two-day event begins on Friday, March 11 with a focus on information...

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ACC Board of Trustees seeks applicants to fill Place 5 vacancy

Posted on Wed, 02/23/2022 - 3:38pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees (BOT) is now accepting applications for its Place 5 seat. The board adopted a process to select the new Trustee during a special meeting Monday, February 21.  “While 2022 continues to be...

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ACC Experts: Investing in Real Estate

Posted on Wed, 02/23/2022 - 11:25am

Investing in real estate can yield a positive return on investment when managed properly. ACC Experts share what you need to know when it comes to investing. Written by: Job Hammond, Real Estate & Finance adjunct professor   Real estate is a...

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First ACC IMPACT Lab company develops sensing drone for severe weather

Posted on Mon, 02/21/2022 - 5:49pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomes the first company to its manufacturing incubator, the ACC IMPACT Lab.  Zpryme LLC is a research, media, and events agency focused on energy. Date: Tuesday, February 22 Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where...

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ACC Experts: What to know about filing your taxes

Posted on Fri, 02/18/2022 - 2:20pm

The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) continues to impact day-to-day life. With new tax laws and stimulus checks, ACC Experts share what you need to know when it comes to preparing your taxes this year.  How has the pandemic affected your 2021 tax...

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ACC offers two new scholarships for Certified Information System Security Professional

Posted on Thu, 02/10/2022 - 1:24pm

Applications are now open for two new scholarships for students who want to start a career in cybersecurity.  The new Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) scholarship, offered in partnership with (ISC)² Chapters, will help...

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ACC offers free COVID-19 testing for everyone

Posted on Tue, 02/08/2022 - 1:25pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) offers FREE COVID-19 testing at select campuses districtwide for students, employees, and the community. No appointment is required, and walk-ins are welcome. Testing schedule: Tues. Feb. 8, 9 am - 4 pm...

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ACC closed Thursday & Friday, Feb. 3-4, due to winter weather conditions

Posted on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 12:59pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is monitoring winter weather conditions. Regional forecasts predict freezing temperatures and precipitation beginning 2/2 and continuing through 2/4.  Out of an abundance of caution, and with students' and...

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ACC Student Government Association meets with U.S. Representative Doggett and Mayor Adler

Posted on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 9:45am

Austin Community College District (ACC) students hosted U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett and Austin Mayor Steve Adler in a special Zoom discussion, Monday, January 31.  The event, hosted by ACC’s Student Government Association (SGA) provided an...

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