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ACC & UT-Austin Dell Medical School Partner to Improve Mental Health Services for Students

Posted on Thu, 05/19/2022 - 3:27pm

Plans call for pilot Mental Health Clinic at ACC Eastview Campus Austin Community College District (ACC) and the University of Texas-Austin Dell Medical School provided an update about their plans to launch a new mental health pilot program at ACC’s...

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ACC student awarded prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

Posted on Thu, 05/19/2022 - 11:06am

Out of more than 1,200 applicants, an Austin Community College District (ACC) student, Faizan Khan, was awarded the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Khan – an immigrant from Pakistan – graduated in...

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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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ACC launches fall registration 1 week early to support new students

Posted on Tue, 05/17/2022 - 1:02pm

Putting off college for even one year can lead to the potential loss of $90,000 in lifetime earnings, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. To help high school seniors stay on track after graduating, Austin Community College District (...

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Ahead of commencement, ACC students thank faculty for helping them succeed

Posted on Fri, 05/13/2022 - 12:48pm

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. As students prepare for...

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Graduation Spotlight: Lira Amari Ramirez

Posted on Fri, 05/13/2022 - 12:38pm

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 in Cedar Park. One of those students is...

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Graduation Spotlight: Rebekah Peacock

Posted on Fri, 05/13/2022 - 11:26am

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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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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ACC Board of Trustees May 9 Recap

Posted on Thu, 05/12/2022 - 9:54am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting on Monday, May 9, to hear college and budget updates, swear in the interim board member, and learn about a new mental health pilot program. Below are...

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Graduation Spotlight: Pete Ramirez

Posted on Wed, 05/11/2022 - 2:20pm

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 HEB Center in Cedar Park. One of those students is...

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ACCENT: Get Ahead On Your Degree Plan By Taking ACC’s Summer Classes

Posted on Wed, 05/11/2022 - 12:53pm

Registration is now open to everyone for summer courses at Austin Community College District (ACC). ACC staff are ready to work with students 1-on-1 to help them apply and register. For custom support registering for classes, students may contact...

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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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ACC’s Radio-Television-Film ‘Establishing Shots’ returns for in-person showcase

Posted on Mon, 05/09/2022 - 10:53am

For the first time in two years, Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Radio-Television-Film (RTF) Department will showcase its students’ work in person at the ‘Establishing Shots’ show from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, at ACC Highland. RTF...

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Graduation Spotlight: Malia Capers-Cristobal

Posted on Thu, 05/05/2022 - 10:09am

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 HEB Center in Cedar Park. One of those students is...

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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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Spring 2022 Finals Week

Posted on Tue, 05/03/2022 - 3:33pm

Contributed by Student Affairs Communications Finals are coming up, which means the end of the semester is near. Now is the time to encourage our students to keep up the hard work and finish strong.  ACC Student Life offers help with virtual and in-...

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ACC celebrates record number of graduates during Spring Commencement

Posted on Tue, 05/03/2022 - 9:23am

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates another record-breaking graduating class at its spring 2022 commencement. More than 3,340 students are invited to participate. Combined with the almost 3,400 graduates who were recognized at fall...

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Apply Now for a Scholarship this Fall: Why students say it’s worth it!

Posted on Tue, 04/26/2022 - 3:30pm

There is still time to get cash for college. Scholarship season is here, and students who submit an application by Sunday, May 1, get priority consideration for fall scholarships.  Scholarships are the closest thing students can get to free money....

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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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ACC offers additional support as Summer Registration opens to everyone

Posted on Mon, 04/18/2022 - 9:47am

The job market is booming in Central Texas and so is the need for trained employees to fill the vacancies. Registration is now open to everyone for summer courses at Austin Community College District (ACC). “Summer is the perfect time to reduce your...

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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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Apply Now: One application connects you to hundreds of scholarship opportunities

Posted on Fri, 04/15/2022 - 12:18pm

$2,500 — that’s the average scholarship amount awarded to Austin Community College District (ACC) students every year. All students need to do is complete one form — the General Scholarship Application — for the chance to be connected to hundreds of...

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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 students, faculty, and staff present innovative collaboration at the TNRIS forum

Posted on Tue, 04/05/2022 - 12:48pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) Facilities & Construction (F&C) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) representatives were invited to present their work on a recent pilot project at the college at the Texas Natural Resources...

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Two ACC PTK Students Named 2022 Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholars

Posted on Fri, 03/25/2022 - 1:17pm

Out of more than two thousand applications nationwide, two Austin Community College District (ACC) Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) students were selected as 2022 Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholars. The students will be recognized internationally during PTK’s...

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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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ACC Experts: 5 Simple Tips for Fire Safety at Home

Posted on Mon, 03/21/2022 - 9:38am

As more people move to Central Texas, the risk of fires continues to rise. ACC Experts help you protect your home and belongings with five fire safety tips. Written by: Ryan Grinnell, ACC Fire Training Academy director Fire safety is not a common...

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ACC to close for Spring Break March 14 through March 21

Posted on Fri, 03/11/2022 - 4:20pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) closes for Spring Break starting on Monday, March 14, through Sunday, March 21. The college reopens 8 a.m., Monday, March 21. Registration remains open for the second 8-week session. Short semester courses...

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ACC announces new updates to health and safety protocols for Spring 2022

Posted on Fri, 03/11/2022 - 4:15pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) announces updates to its health and safety protocols, after the Board of Trustees authorized the Chancellor the flexibility to increase or decrease COVID-19 health and safety measures of ACC students,...

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New health and safety protocols begin 3/21

Posted on Fri, 03/11/2022 - 12:26pm

During its regular meeting on Monday, March 7, ACC’s Board of Trustees discussed the college’s ongoing health and safety protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a 7-2 vote, Trustees authorized the college to more readily make changes to our...

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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 Board of Trustees March 7 Recap

Posted on Thu, 03/10/2022 - 10:20am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting on Monday, March 7. An update was provided on update on health and safety protocols, online education, the strategic plan, and an overview of the budget study...

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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 students are heading to the national DECA Conference

Posted on Thu, 03/10/2022 - 8:39am

Ten Austin Community College District (ACC) students are heading to the international DECA conference in April.  The students recently placed at state and are now eligible to compete internationally. They’ll represent the college and Texas in the...

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ACC’s Paralegal program receives approval from the American Bar Association

Posted on Wed, 03/09/2022 - 4:12pm

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Paralegal program was awarded full approval from the American Bar Association. “We are very proud of the work that went into obtaining this approval,” says Shawn Slack, ACC Paralegal department chair. “ABA...

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ACC Experts: Saving Money on Textbooks

Posted on Mon, 03/07/2022 - 9:16am

The cost of textbooks and other course materials add up quickly. Austin Community College District (ACC) experts share how faculty are creating both Zero Cost Textbook and Open Educational Resource (ZTC/OER) courses to help save students money. To...

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Keeping Austin history alive through ACC’s History Wall

Posted on Fri, 03/04/2022 - 9:38am

The history of Highland is coming to life. This week Austin Community College District (ACC) installed a new wall mural honoring the historical significance of this land in Central Texas. The work is expected to be completed today. Where: Paseo at...

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ACC disbursed $55 million+ to help students cover expenses during COVID

Posted on Wed, 03/02/2022 - 2:50pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) continues its work to make college something everyone can afford and pursue. To date, the college has distributed more than $55 million to over 15,500 students through the Higher Education Emergency Relief...

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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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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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Happening Now: ACC student competing at New York Fashion Week

Posted on Thu, 02/10/2022 - 3:06pm

Local fashion designer and ACC student Lisa Husberg is in New York competing against six other designers at the inaugural SohoMuse & Runway 7 Runway Muse show. Husberg is a member of the ACC Fashion Incubator’s designer-in-residence program...

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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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Vote Now for the 10th Annual Eco Bag Contest

Posted on Tue, 02/08/2022 - 12:31pm

It is time to cast your vote for your favorite design on the 10th annual Eco Bag Contest. Austin Community College District (ACC) students submitted more than 30 designs, and 16 have moved forward to the final round.  You have until Friday, February...

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Getting the best value for a college degree: Transfer Tips from ACC to a University

Posted on Mon, 02/07/2022 - 9:12am

Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts a series of workshops for Transfer Week Monday, February 7, to Friday, February 11. The events offer students an opportunity to connect with universities and ACC's transfer team to learn more about what...

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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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