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ACC launches 3rd bachelor’s degree this fall. Applications are now open.

Posted on Wed, 05/18/2022 - 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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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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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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ACC’s first student elected to the Board of Trustees resigns for full-time position

Posted on Tue, 02/01/2022 - 5:11pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is preparing for a transition in its board leadership with the departure of Trustee Nicole Eversmann. “ACC would not be where it is today without the leadership of Trustee Eversmann,” says Dr. Richard Rhodes,...

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ACC kicks off a series of events to honor Black History Month

Posted on Mon, 01/31/2022 - 11:39am

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the accomplishments and contributions of Black Americans to culture, society, and community. Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomes students, employees, and the community to...

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For second straight year, ACC named Best Place for Working Parents

Posted on Wed, 01/26/2022 - 12:58pm

For the second straight year, Austin Community College District (ACC) is designated the Best Place for Working Parents. Based on a series of questions, the college was recognized for its family-friendly policies, employee resources, and programs...

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ACC Experts: Staying financially strong during inflation

Posted on Wed, 01/26/2022 - 10:07am

Inflation is rising above its highest rate since 1982, according to the Consumer Price Index. ACC experts share what’s happening and steps you can take to stay financially stable. Written by: Karen Serna, Student Money Management Office Director No...

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Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Week 2022: It Takes Everyone!

Posted on Fri, 01/14/2022 - 3:14pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) invites students, faculty, staff, and community partners for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Week 2022, Monday, January 17 through Friday, January 21. The events include workshops, film...

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ACC Expanding Career Scholars: Get up to $5,000 for tuition & fees

Posted on Wed, 01/12/2022 - 4:34pm

Applications for fall 2022 open January 15 — Selected students get money to pay for college plus personalized support services The push to make college free for everyone continues to grow, and Austin Community College District (ACC) is doing more...

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ACC Board of Trustees January 10 Recap

Posted on Wed, 01/12/2022 - 12:04pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting on Monday, January 10, to hear college updates, discuss legislative priorities, appoint members to the college’s Regional Advisory Committees (RAC), and...

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ACC Board of Trustees approves 2022 federal legislative priorities

Posted on Mon, 01/10/2022 - 5:38pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees endorses the National Legislative Summit (NLS) Community College Federal Legislative Priorities for 2022. ACC’s Congressional delegation will attend the ACCT/AACC National Legislative...

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ACC announces new health and safety measures for Spring 2022

Posted on Fri, 01/07/2022 - 9:45am

Due to the recent spread of COVID-19 in Central Texas, Austin Community College (ACC) announces temporary changes to scale back the number of individuals on all campuses and increase safety protocols.  “While the Omicron variant is less severe, it...

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More Than 9,000 Graduates Invited to Attend Fall 2021 Commencement

Posted on Mon, 12/13/2021 - 5:17pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) has invited 9,162 graduates to attend the college's first in-person commencement since the start of the pandemic. The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 13, at the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park....

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Graduate Stories: Making it Happen & Making a Difference in the Lives of Others One Class at a Time

Posted on Mon, 12/13/2021 - 5:08pm

Giving back to the community and lifting others is what drives ACC fall 2021 graduate Devota Swenson. After leaving college in her 20s, Devota made the decision to return by enrolling at ACC in 2015. By 2017, she had one degree in hand and a dream...

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Support ACC students this #GivingTuesday

Posted on Thu, 11/18/2021 - 12:36pm

The ACC Foundation is asking the community to support ACC students on #GivingTuesday, November 30. The college hopes to raise $10,000 for student scholarships and the college's Student Emergency Fund. What you can do to give: On #GivingTuesday,...

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Trustees approve ACC's third bachelor's degree, a new associate degree

Posted on Wed, 11/17/2021 - 10:30am

Austin Community College District (ACC) Trustees unanimously approved two new degrees, including the college's third bachelor's degree and a new associate degree at the board's November 15 special meeting. BACHELOR OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY DEGREE IN...

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ACC commemorates Veterans Day 2021

Posted on Wed, 11/10/2021 - 1:45pm

On Veterans Day, Austin Community College District (ACC) honors those who served in our nation's military. The college is honored that more than 150 veterans have chosen to work at ACC. In recognition and appreciation of their service and dedication...

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Austin artist Brian Joseph completes ACC TRHT Center mural

Posted on Tue, 11/02/2021 - 10:21am

A mural by artist, poet, and motivational speaker Brian Joseph has been completed at Austin Community College District's (ACC) new Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center (TRHT). The large, colorful mural features the Bydee people,...

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ACC recognized as Top Producer of Gilman Scholars

Posted on Wed, 10/27/2021 - 12:25pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) was recognized today by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for having produced the most Gilman recipients over the past 20 years in the Associate Institution 20-year...

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Career Ready Week October 25-29

ACC’s Career Ready Week connects students with job prep skills

Posted on Thu, 10/21/2021 - 10:04am

Learn how to job search, get employment resources & connect directly with employers hiring today  Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts its annual Career Ready Week October 25 through 29. Participants can sign up for specialized training...

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ACC’s Nursing Program recognized as one of the best in Texas

Posted on Mon, 09/27/2021 - 9:18am

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Nursing program is being recognized as one of the best in Texas. A new report released by Nursing Schools Almanac –– a comprehensive and analytical resource for prospective students — ranked ACC’s associate...

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ACC Board of Trustees September 13 Meeting Recap

Posted on Fri, 09/17/2021 - 3:08pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its regular meeting Monday, September 13, 2021. The college approved the fiscal year 2022 property tax rate and provided an update on new student enrollment and safety and security...

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Every dollar counts: Support ACC student scholarships through two unique events

Posted on Fri, 09/17/2021 - 11:16am

At a time when every dollar counts, you can help students stay on track. Registration is open now for two unique events benefiting student scholarships at Austin Community College District (ACC).  Riverbat Paddle Battle: A Kayak Race on Lady Bird...

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ACC Trustees adopt lower 2021-22 tax rate with expanded exemptions

Posted on Tue, 09/14/2021 - 10:31am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees voted to lower the college’s tax rate for 2021-22. The unanimous decision happened during the board’s regular meeting on Monday, September 13. The tax rate of $0.1048 (10.48 cents) per $...

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NI and ACC launch new Career Scholars program

Posted on Thu, 09/09/2021 - 11:27am

Austin Community College District (ACC) and NI (formerly National Instruments) announce a new all-inclusive scholarship program to help students from underserved communities gain careers in STEM fields. The NI Technical Scholar Program is part of...

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T-TEN partnership with Toyota

ACC partners with Toyota to launch training pipeline to careers

Posted on Wed, 09/08/2021 - 9:58am

Austin Community College District (ACC) announces its newest partnership with Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). The Technician Training & Education Network (T-TEN) will provide a pipeline for students to train and apply for careers with Toyota...

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ACC closed Monday, September 6, in observance of Labor Day

Posted on Thu, 09/02/2021 - 3:07pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Labor Day Monday, September 6. The college will reopen at 8 a.m., Tuesday, September 7.  Registration remains open for 14-, 12-, and 8-week classes. These short semester options...

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ACC and No-Comply agree to extend lease for the skate shop

Posted on Fri, 08/20/2021 - 4:30pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) and No-Comply Skate Shop are moving forward with a new plan to extend the lease for No-Comply. The agreement gives the college and skate shop more time to work toward a long-term solution. “I am excited to...

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Success Story! The benefits of adopting an ACC pet

Posted on Wed, 07/21/2021 - 11:31am

https://www.youtube.com/embed/t03YxCnSZcI Austin Community College District (ACC) needs your help finding homes for our pets. As the summer semester comes to a close, the animals cared for by our Veterinary Technology students need to find a...

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ACC Team Named Top Finisher in 2021 Community College Innovation Challenge

Posted on Thu, 07/08/2021 - 10:18am

After months of online meetings, arguments, and victories, a group of Austin Community College District (ACC) students meets for the first time to commemorate their big accomplishment.  “We've been communicating on Slack and through Zoom and Google...

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ACC closed Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day

Posted on Fri, 07/02/2021 - 10:49am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Independence Day, Monday, July 5. The college reopens 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 6. Registration for 5.5-week summer courses continues through Monday, July 5. The college also will...

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ACC opens Highland Campus to community for Manufacturing Careers Expo

Posted on Thu, 07/01/2021 - 9:08am

Austin Community College District (ACC) invites the community for a first in-person look at new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities at ACC Highland Campus (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). The college hosts a Manufacturing Careers Expo to learn...

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