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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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Great Questions Seminars changing the way we learn at ACC

Posted on Mon, 06/28/2021 - 1:28pm

“Education is the best investment that you can make in yourself, and ACC offers the best value for that investment. Now, more than ever before, it is easier to fit an ACC degree plan into your life, and Great Questions is an excellent start to that...

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ACC experts explain what you can do to make the most of your transfer plans

Posted on Fri, 06/25/2021 - 2:09pm

  by Alexa Haverlah, Content Marketing Intern, ACC Teaching & Learning Excellence Division Austin Community College District (ACC) continues its work to make the transfer process from ACC to a four-year university smooth and seamless.  The...

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Need Money or College? Free financial aid sessions June 26, July 17, August 7

Join an information session for tips on finding money for college

Posted on Mon, 06/21/2021 - 4:11pm

Need money for college? Austin Community College District (ACC) can help you find it. The college hosts a series of workshops each month through summer to share information about financial aid options and resources.  “Most students qualify for some...

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Tesla Launches National Manufacturing Technician Program with Austin Community College District

Posted on Tue, 06/15/2021 - 8:24am

Tesla’s START Manufacturing program gives students hands-on experience & customized training for high-demand manufacturing careers at Tesla Austin Community College District (ACC) and Tesla announce Tesla START Manufacturing at ACC. The...

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ACC graduate earns prestigious Elijah Watts Sells Award; national CPA award for top performers

Posted on Mon, 06/14/2021 - 10:12am

Of more than 75,000 students across the nation who took the CPA exam in 2020, only 89 were selected top performers by the American Institute of CPAs. One of those students, and the only one from a community college, is Austin Community College...

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ACC hosts Emergency Preparedness Week June 14-18

Posted on Thu, 06/10/2021 - 4:07pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) practices emergency response procedures and tests its emergency notification system as part of Emergency Preparedness Week June 14 through 18.  Emergency Preparedness Week is designated for the third week of...

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ACC Board of Trustees June 7 Recap

Posted on Wed, 06/09/2021 - 9:18am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its regular meeting Monday, June 7. The college provided an update on the recent budget study, details about proposed homestead exemptions, and the issuance of maintenance tax notes...

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ACC fully reopens campuses this fall with options for all students

Posted on Thu, 06/03/2021 - 11:21am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will fully reopen this fall. The college is expanding on-campus and online options so students have more choices to get the classes they want, when they want them, and with the support they need. Registration...

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ACC closed Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day

Posted on Fri, 05/28/2021 - 9:18am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Memorial Day Monday, May 31, and will reopen 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 1.  Registration for summer remains open through the holiday weekend. The first day of summer classes begins...

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ACC takes big step toward free college

Posted on Thu, 05/27/2021 - 9:22am

During a year many struggled to continue their education, Austin Community College District (ACC) launched a new all-inclusive scholarship program to help cover the costs of college. New data on ACC’s Career Scholars program show students in the...

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ACC Board of Trustees May 3 Recap

Posted on Wed, 05/26/2021 - 11:20am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees virtually met for its regular meeting on Monday, May 3. Below are highlights from the meeting. 2021-22 Tuition and Fee RatesThe Board unanimously approved to leave in-district tuition and...

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Like Mother Like Daughter: ACC nursing students keep it in the family

Posted on Wed, 05/19/2021 - 12:37pm

A mother and daughter duo are making a career in nursing a family affair. Marie Valerio and Catalina Arellano are taking their next steps after finishing up their respective programs at Austin Community College District (ACC).  "I am the first nurse...

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‘I never thought I was going to graduate from college’; Meet ACC’s Chancellor Student Achievement Award winner

Posted on Mon, 05/10/2021 - 9:23am

"There are so many possibilities at ACC. You don't just have to pick one thing and go with it. It's flexible enough for you to be able to pursue what you're passionate about. No matter your financial or personal situation, ACC has the resources...

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

Posted on Wed, 05/05/2021 - 9:30am

For the eighth consecutive year, tuition and fees will remain at just $85 per credit hour for in-district students at Austin Community College District (ACC). The ACC Board of Trustees unanimously approved the proposed tuition and fee rates for 2021...

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EXCLUSIVE: Get a first look at Austin Community College's newly renovated Rio Grande campus

Posted on Mon, 05/03/2021 - 2:33pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) hosted a tour of the Rio Grande Campus Building 1000 with Austin American-Statesman columnist Michael Barnes. EXCLUSIVE: Get a first look at Austin Community College's newly renovated Rio Grande campusBy:...

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ACC continues record breaking graduation numbers with spring 2021 ceremony

Posted on Mon, 05/03/2021 - 2:14pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates the accomplishments of 2,800+ graduates with a virtual spring graduation. Combined with the 3,400+ graduates being recognized during the fall commencement in December, this marks another record-...

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Proposed change to degree & certificate designations administrative rule

Posted on Thu, 04/22/2021 - 3:54pm

A proposed modification to Austin Community College District's (ACC) administrative rule 1.01.001 regarding degree and certificate designations is now available for review and comment by employees. The change proposed would add a Bachelor of Applied...

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Summer registration now open to current and future Riverbats

Posted on Thu, 04/22/2021 - 3:45pm

Registration is now open for anyone looking to get ahead this summer at  Austin Community College (ACC). The summer semester begins Tuesday, June 1, with 5-, 9-, and 10-week class options.  Teams are ready to work with students 1-on-1 to help them...

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Renowned chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph launches new ACC scholarship

Posted on Thu, 04/22/2021 - 2:50pm

Award-winning chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph and the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce have partnered with Austin Community College District (ACC) to launch the Bristol-Joseph Scholarship Foundation. The foundation offers culinary scholarships to...

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Nina Almasy named new ACC Health Sciences dean

Posted on Thu, 04/22/2021 - 2:48pm

Dr. Nina Almasy has been named Austin Community College District's (ACC) new Health Sciences dean. She replaces Pat Recek, who retired after 24 years with the college in March. "I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the college and our students...

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Month-in-Review: March 2021

Posted on Thu, 04/22/2021 - 2:45pm

Creativity Rocks With Musician Billy MorrisonAustin Community College District (ACC) Arts and Digital Media Division hosted Creativity Rocks, an online conversation with musician, actor, and artist Billy Morrison on March 23. Morrison shared with...

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Rio Grande Campus construction update: April 2021

Posted on Thu, 04/22/2021 - 2:29pm

Rio Grande Campus RenovationsBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager The original project is now substantially complete as of March 1, 2021. We have performed several architectural interior and exterior punch list inspections to assess...

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ACC Scholarships

7 Tips for Writing Your Scholarship Essay

Posted on Wed, 04/21/2021 - 4:56pm

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) scholarship application requires a personal essay—but don’t stress! It only needs to be 250-500 words. Here’s the prompt:  Please provide a personal statement of 250-500 words that discusses your educational...

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ACC Visual Communications student wins 2021 Eco Bag Art contest

Posted on Mon, 04/19/2021 - 8:06am

This year's winner of the seventh annual 2021 Eco Bag Art contest is Hayley Deitemeyer, a visual communications student. Hayley’s design was selected out of 48 submitted designs through districtwide voting for Earth Week by faculty, staff, and...

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Earning As: March 2021

Posted on Thu, 04/08/2021 - 3:20pm

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of Austin Community College District (ACC) faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Dr. Molly Beth Malcolm, ACC Campus Operations...

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ACC Board Meeting April 5 Meeting Recap

Posted on Thu, 04/08/2021 - 3:07pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its April regular meeting on Monday, April 5, via teleconference due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Below are highlights from the meeting. Army Futures Command Software...

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ACC extends deadline for priority scholarship consideration

Posted on Tue, 03/30/2021 - 2:10pm

Students now have more time to apply for scholarships at Austin Community College District (ACC). The college announced a one-month extension to give new and current students more time to apply for a scholarship this fall. While students can apply...

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It's QEP Time: Submit Your Ideas to Improve Student Success

Posted on Thu, 03/25/2021 - 12:54pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is asking faculty, staff, students, and the community to submit ideas for projects that could help improve the student experience as part of the college's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) process. The QEP is a...

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ACC closed for spring break 3/15 - 3/21

Posted on Fri, 03/12/2021 - 10:50am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for spring break Monday, March 15, through Sunday, March 21. The college will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, March 22.  Registration remains open for 8-week classes.  This spring the college created more...

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A Campus Conversation: Transitioning to a 'new normal'

Posted on Thu, 03/11/2021 - 1:01pm

As ACC continues to monitor the changing dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic, the leadership team gathered for a live Campus Conversation with the Chancellor to provide an update on how the college is adapting. "I've been in higher education...

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Rio Grande Campus construction update: March 2021

Posted on Thu, 03/11/2021 - 12:59pm

Rio Grande Campus RenovationsBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager Austin Community College District's (ACC) Rio Grande Campus received a temporary certificate of occupancy for the building on February 11. We moved furniture and...

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ACC students, faculty & staff support COVID-19 vaccinations at COTA

Posted on Thu, 03/11/2021 - 12:34pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) supported the community-wide COVID-19 vaccination event at Circuit of the Americas March 5 - 7. ACC Nursing students and faculty were selected to help administer vaccines. Additional college faculty and staff...

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Month-in-Review: February 2021

Posted on Thu, 03/11/2021 - 12:26pm

Black History Month: The Future of Black AmericaThis year's Black History Month events were planned by a committee made up of employees representing different departments at ACC. The college's first event, Kickback Black, was a fun and educational...

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ACC campuses reopening following Winter Storm Uri

Posted on Thu, 03/11/2021 - 11:50am

2021 Winter Storm Uri hit our community hard, causing damage across Central Texas, leaving many without power and water, and the aftermath resulted in broken pipes and water leaks. While Austin Community College District (ACC) fared well overall,...

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ACC Experts: Saving your plants after Winter Storm Uri

Posted on Wed, 03/10/2021 - 2:42pm

Winter Storm Uri did a number on outdoor plants. But all hope is not lost in saving them before spring. ACC’s Sustainable Agriculture Department shares expert tips to keep your garden growing.  By: Savannah Rugg, Agriculture Department Chair...

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ACC Board of Trustees March 1 Recap

Posted on Thu, 03/04/2021 - 12:36pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees virtually met for its regular meeting on Monday, March 1. An update was provided on equity hiring, student support, and an overview of the budget study. Below are highlights from the...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Yvette Crawford-Lee

Posted on Fri, 02/26/2021 - 11:26am

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) asks influential and accomplished faculty, staff, and students to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Phillicia (Yvette) Crawford-Lee works at the ACC Bioscience...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Chef Bryant Currie

Posted on Fri, 02/26/2021 - 11:12am

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) asks influential and accomplished faculty, staff, and students to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Chef Bryant Currie is an associate professor in ACC's Culinary...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Michelle Washington

Posted on Thu, 02/25/2021 - 2:13pm

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) asks influential and accomplished faculty, staff, and students to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Michelle Washington is an instructional coordinator at the ACC...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Dr. Shasta Buchanan

Posted on Wed, 02/24/2021 - 5:12pm

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) asks influential and accomplished faculty, staff, and students to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Dr. Shasta Buchanan has spent the last five years of her 20-...

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Parking changes at ACC Highland begin February 15

Posted on Thu, 02/11/2021 - 4:54pm

Parking at Austin Community College District’s Highland Campus will change beginning Monday, February 15, due to ongoing construction and development. Parking Updates The north and west parking lots located immediately in front of ACC Highland...

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ACC Board of Trustees February 1 Recap

Posted on Thu, 02/11/2021 - 1:17pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its regular February meeting on Monday, February 1, in a virtual format due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Below are highlights from the meeting. Federal Legislative...

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ACC Spring 2021 Retirees

Posted on Thu, 02/11/2021 - 1:13pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) would like to recognize the following employees who retired this semester and thank them for their service to the college. ACC faculty and staff are encouraged to share their memories in the message wall below...

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: January/February 2021

Posted on Thu, 02/11/2021 - 12:54pm

Rio Grande Campus RenovationsBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager RGC 1000 is quickly nearing completion. However, the college experienced a minor delay of a couple of weeks due to the impacts of a COVID-related shutdown that...

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ACC Fast Track program starts on the right track

Posted on Thu, 02/11/2021 - 12:42pm

Austin Community College District's (ACC) Fast Track Career Program, aimed at getting Central Texans back to work, continues to grow. More and more students are seeing the need to earn a short-term credential that leads to an in-demand career in one...

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ACC Civics Lab aims to promote civic literacy and experience

Posted on Thu, 02/11/2021 - 12:01pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) aims to promote civic literacy and experience among the ACC student body through its new Civics Lab, which launched this fall. The ultimate goal of the Civics Lab is to introduce ACC students to a variety of...

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