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Grab those controllers: ACC powers up first Esports league

Posted on Fri, 10/23/2020 - 12:25pm

Get ready to give those thumbs a workout. Austin Community College District (ACC) launches its first-ever Esports league beginning Monday, October 26.  “With the Coronavirus pandemic, Intramurals aren’t happening face to face. This gives the...

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Cooking up significant changes at ACC Highland Phase 2

Posted on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 1:58pm

After being at Eastview Campus for more than two decades, Austin Community College’s (ACC) Culinary Arts program is preparing to move. “I'm a little nervous. It's going to be a lot of moving. We're moving all the stuff, but I'm just so excited about...

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: October 2020

Posted on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 11:00am

Rio Grande Campus RenovationsBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager The project is entering the home stretch! We are about three months out from substantial completion. The interiors are really starting to come together. Final...

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Fourth ACC course receives national QM certification

Posted on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 10:42am

Austin Community College District (ACC) is recognized with a new Quality Matters (QM) certification. The college's Medical Terminology course (HPRS 1206) was awarded the national distinction earlier this month. "It's an honor to receive QM...

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Meet the 2020-21 Classified Employee Association President

Posted on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 9:49am

With a new academic year comes newly elected employee association presidents at Austin Community College District (ACC). We talk to the 2020-21 presidents to learn more about them professionally and personally. Miguel DeLeon started working at ACC...

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On-campus computer and study areas reopening

Posted on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 9:19am

In recognizing students' need for access to technology, Austin Community College District (ACC) will begin to open study spaces in each region of the district in a limited capacity. Starting Monday, October 26, Highland and Round Rock campus...

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ACC Experts: Staying safe in an online world

Posted on Mon, 10/19/2020 - 11:09am

Written by Emilie Kuntz, ACC Senior IT Security Analyst  “If you connect it, protect it.”  October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and we want to keep you informed on what that means to Austin Community College District (ACC). Here are...

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ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Gary Moreno

Posted on Thu, 10/15/2020 - 12:02pm

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them. Meet Dr. Gary Moreno, ACC's new director of the Latino/...

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ACC Experts: Nine things to know about Breast Cancer

Posted on Thu, 10/15/2020 - 11:18am

  Written by: Tama Barrows RT.R.M.CT and Pamela Ivey RT.R.M, ACC Radiology graduates   October is breast cancer awareness month, and it’s when we like to remind everyone of the importance of women’s breast health. Here are the top nine things you...

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ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Susan Thomason

Posted on Wed, 10/14/2020 - 5:47pm

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) asks influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them and their advice for Hispanic/Latinx students. Dr. Susan (Susy)...

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ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Hector Aguilar

Posted on Thu, 10/08/2020 - 5:20pm

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Austin Community College (ACC) asks influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them and their advice for Hispanic/Latinx students. Dr. Hector Aguilar has worked...

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ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Laura Marmolejo

Posted on Thu, 10/08/2020 - 4:37pm

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them. Dr. Laura Marmolejo is the department chair for Advanced...

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ACC Board of Trustees October 5 Recap

Posted on Thu, 10/08/2020 - 2:20pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its October regular meeting on Monday, October 5, via teleconference due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Below are highlights from the meeting. ACC Equity CouncilACC is...

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ACC Fashion Incubator and Macy’s Barton Creek Square launch new, virtual program

Posted on Wed, 10/07/2020 - 12:57pm

Austin Community College District’s Fashion Incubator and Macy’s Barton Creek Square announce a new collaboration to help aspiring fashion designers and creative business owners explore what it takes to launch their own fashion business. Together,...

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ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Lydia CdeBaca-Cruz

Posted on Wed, 10/07/2020 - 9:07am

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Austin Community College (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them. Dr. Lydia CdeBaca-Cruz has been at ACC for four years. She...

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Dr. Guillermo (Willie) Martinez

ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Guillermo (Willie) Martinez

Posted on Wed, 09/30/2020 - 3:40pm

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them. In his nine years at ACC, Dr. Guillermo (Willie)...

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Austin Community College selected for new, national credentialing initiative

Posted on Wed, 09/30/2020 - 12:40pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) partners with Education Design Lab to up- and re-skill displaced workers as Certified Production Technicians (CPT) and Certified Medical Assistants (CMA) to support Central Texas' fast-growing healthcare...

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Dr. Gary Moreno, El Centro Latino/Latin American Studies Center director

ACC names new Latino/Latin American Studies Center director

Posted on Thu, 09/24/2020 - 11:50am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) names Dr. Gary Moreno as the new director of El Centro, the college's Latino/Latin American Studies Center. Moreno will continue El Centro's mission to build connections between the college and the broader...

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: September 2020

Posted on Thu, 09/24/2020 - 11:41am

Highland Campus 2014 Bond Phase 2By Pamela Collier, ACC Highland Phase 2 Project ManagerThe Black Box Theatre wood floor is being installed. The wood stage flooring in the Music Performance Hall will be installed soon. The fixed seating in the...

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Alejandra Polcik, manager of Hispanic Outreach Projects

ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Alejandra Polcik

Posted on Thu, 09/24/2020 - 10:53am

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them. Meet Alejandra Polcik, the manager of Hispanic Outreach...

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ACC Board of Trustees September 14 Recap

Posted on Wed, 09/23/2020 - 3:11pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its September regular meeting on Monday, September 14, in a hybrid format due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Below are highlights from the meeting. Two percent cost-of-...

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Agriculture Department Chair Savannah Rugg

ACC's Agriculture Program keeps hands-on learning going while at home

Posted on Tue, 09/22/2020 - 5:04pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) faculty are getting creative to keep students hands-on while learning from home. "I am distributing lab kits for each of my students in the horticulture course. We collected a series of different soil samples...

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Hispanic Heritage Month: ACC Master Advisor Hector Aguayo

ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Hector Aguayo

Posted on Fri, 09/18/2020 - 3:24pm

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) asks influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them and their advice for Hispanic/Latinx students. Hector Aguayo is a...

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Army Futures Command selects Austin Community College District as home for new AFC Software Factory

Posted on Wed, 09/16/2020 - 5:20pm

ACC to launch national flagship training program in software development, leadership & problem solving The Army Futures Command (AFC) names Austin Community College District (ACC) as the home for its new Software Factory. The Software Factory at...

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ACC Trustees adopt 2020-21 tax rate

Posted on Mon, 09/14/2020 - 5:07pm

AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 2.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000...

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Highland Campus Fontaine Plaza opens with lighting celebration

Posted on Mon, 09/14/2020 - 2:26pm

Austin Community College District's (ACC) Highland Campus has reached another important milestone with the opening of the Jacob Fontaine Plaza Park. The plaza, named after local civil rights leader and church founder Reverend Jacob Fontaine,...

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Third annual ACC International Festival celebrates different cultures

Posted on Thu, 09/10/2020 - 11:25am

Immerse yourself in culture, art, religion, and language from across the globe at Austin Community College District’s (ACC) third annual International Festival. ACC invites students, faculty, and their families to join us for a day of virtual...

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Notice to taxpayers: Public hearing scheduled for Monday, 9/14

Posted on Mon, 09/07/2020 - 11:28am

For 2020, ACC has proposed a property tax rate of $0.1058 ($0.0900 for Maintenance & Operations and $0.0158 for Debt Service) per $100 of valuation.  For ACC's no-new-revenue tax rate, voter-approval tax rate, unencumbered fund balances, and...

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ACC closed Monday, 9/7, in observance of Labor Day. Registration for classes remains open.

Posted on Thu, 09/03/2020 - 3:09pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Labor Day Monday, September 7. The college will reopen at 8 a.m., Tuesday, September 8.  Registration remains open for 14-, 12-, and 8-week sessions. The 14-week option is new this...

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ACC cuts tuition by 50 percent for fast track CE training programs

Posted on Wed, 09/02/2020 - 1:06pm

To support getting Central Texans back to work, Austin Community College District (ACC) launches deep discounts for 12 fast-track programs in the highest-demand sectors in the region, including health care, IT, and skilled trades.  Offered through...

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ACC becomes first community college in Texas to use 100% renewable energy

Posted on Tue, 09/01/2020 - 2:47pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is among the top colleges and universities in Texas to promote sustainable, green energy. Two ACC campuses — the ACC Round Rock and Elgin campuses now use 100 percent clean, renewable electricity making ACC...

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ACC kicks off fall 2020 semester

Posted on Thu, 08/27/2020 - 12:29pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomed students for the fall 2020 semester on Monday, August 24 with enhanced support and educational options to keep students on track. Online + Hybrid Learning: ACC's No. 1 priority as the college returns...

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: July/August 2020

Posted on Thu, 08/27/2020 - 9:24am

RIO GRANDE CAMPUS RENOVATIONSBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager Tremendous progress has been made over the past month. The two elevators are being installed. Decorative hand railing systems are being installed in the interior...

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ACC and FAA launch new drone training program

Posted on Wed, 08/26/2020 - 2:10pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) partners with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a new, innovative training program that prepares students for careers in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones. “Drones are the future. We use...

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Vote Now for ACC Nursing Program in 2020 Best of the Best Contest

Posted on Wed, 08/26/2020 - 1:40pm

Austin Community College District's Nursing Program is a finalist in the 2020 Austin American-Statesman Best of the Best Awards for nursing schools. Voting is now open and lasts until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, August 29. Follow these steps to vote for...

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ACC launches new 14-week short semester option

Posted on Tue, 08/25/2020 - 10:22am

Austin Community College District (ACC) launches a new 14-week, short semester option for students this fall. Submitted applications for fall are up more than 15 percent. The 14-week option gives students who are still working through the...

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Google launches its first federally-registered apprenticeship program at ACC

Posted on Mon, 08/17/2020 - 9:14am

Austin Community College District (ACC) Google, and Pathstream announce a new partnership to launch Google’s first Department of Labor-registered apprenticeship program. The program offers apprentices a unique opportunity to receive training and...

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ACC Board of Trustees August 3 Meeting Recap

Posted on Thu, 08/13/2020 - 2:59pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its August regular meeting on Monday, August 3, via teleconference due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Trustees approved calling a general election on November 3 to fill...

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QM - Quality Matters national certification

Two ACC Health Sciences courses achieve national QM certification

Posted on Thu, 08/13/2020 - 2:38pm

Two Austin Community College (ACC) Health Sciences courses have achieved national recognition for quality online and hybrid learning, bringing the college's total to three courses with national Quality Matters (QM) certification. HPRS 2300 —...

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Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC becomes largest in Texas

Posted on Thu, 08/13/2020 - 2:03pm

A message from Shana Shaw, Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC associate professor of practice: Austin Community College (ACC), the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University (TAMU), and Chevron partnered to launch the Texas A...

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ACC Board of Trustees votes to rename president/CEO position to chancellor

Posted on Fri, 08/07/2020 - 12:38pm

The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees officially changed the title of ACC’s president/CEO to ACC chancellor. The unanimous vote took place during the board’s regular August meeting on Monday, August 3, and is effective immediately...

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Strong bond rating shows ACC’s continued fiscal strength

Posted on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 9:52am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) continues to show fiscal strength according to the latest bond ratings released by Moody’s Investors Service in July 2020.   “ACC is committed to maintaining a healthy outlook for our students and...

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New ACC committee focuses on equity in Strategic Enrollment Management

Posted on Thu, 07/30/2020 - 12:45pm

Austin Committee College District (ACC) is undergoing a collegewide process to create a strategic student enrollment plan with a focus on equity. A Strategic Enrollment Management committee has been formed at the direction of the President's Cabinet...

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: May/June 2020

Posted on Thu, 07/30/2020 - 11:49am

The Highland Campus South Parking Garage hit another milestone this summer. Construction crews added the college's name to the external-facing wall, which is visible from Interstate 35, Highway 290, and areas to the east and southeast of the campus...

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President's Podcast How ACC Adapted During COVID-19

ACC President's Podcast | Taking Learning & Teaching Online: How ACC adapted during COVID-19

Posted on Thu, 07/30/2020 - 10:33am

When the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic reached Central Texas in mid March 2020, Austin Community College District transitioned to remote teaching and learning. In this President's Podcast, Dr. Richard Rhodes sits down with three ACC students and...

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ACC goes virtual with 1-on-1 sessions to answer questions about college & prepare students for online/hybrid learning

Posted on Wed, 07/29/2020 - 10:51am

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) College Destination Center is now virtual and offering 1-on-1 support sessions in the final weeks of summer to answer questions about college and help students apply for financial aid, take ACC’s interactive...

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Samsung Apprenticeship helps ACC Manufacturing student earn and learn

Posted on Tue, 07/28/2020 - 11:41am

The world of manufacturing is changing from assembly lines to automation and robotics. “I'm the one who fixes the machines. It’s really cool and scary in a way. These machines are worth millions of dollars. It’s like walking into the Borg Cube on...

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ACC Welcomes Tesla to Central Texas

Posted on Wed, 07/22/2020 - 5:25pm

The company’s new Gigafactory in Travis County expects to bring thousands of new jobs in manufacturing Austin Community College District (ACC) is excited to welcome Tesla Inc. to the Central Texas community. Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, announced the...

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The Write Stuff: Published faculty help ACC student become author

Posted on Wed, 07/22/2020 - 2:19pm

“I would not have considered myself a writer. I had written things for my kids, but it felt like a hobby, not a career I could pursue.” Jenny Elder-Moke is now living her passion. Her first book, ‘Hood,’ was published by Disney-Hyperion in June. It...

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