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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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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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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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ACC and Austin PBS host Ready, Set, Learn!

Posted on Mon, 01/24/2022 - 3:50pm

Finding the balance between work, school, and kids can be overwhelming. Austin Community College District (ACC) partners with Austin PBS to help students with young children at home find the right balance and have fun while they’re at it. Join us...

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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 closes in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Posted on Fri, 01/14/2022 - 8:41am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is closed Monday, January 17, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The college’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (THRT) Campus Center will host a virtual remembrance event in honor of...

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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 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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ACC recognized for 5 top programs in state and nation in new rankings report

Posted on Thu, 12/16/2021 - 4:20pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is named one of the top institutions in the state and nation in 5 key programs according to a new report released by Intelligent.com. The national research group provides unbiased research to help students...

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Two Years in a Row: ACC named among best Engineering Degree Programs in the nation by Intelligent.com

Posted on Thu, 12/16/2021 - 3:44pm

For the second year in a row, Austin Community College District (ACC) is ranked with the best engineering associate degree in the nation. The recent report, released by Intelligent.com, compared 704 programs from 2,900 universities and colleges...

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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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Meet Fall 2021 Chancellor's Student Achievement Award Winner Yessica Marroquin

Posted on Mon, 12/13/2021 - 4:58pm

Graduate Stories: From Square One to the Finish Line On Monday, December 13, 2021, an 11-year journey will come to an end when Yessica Marroquin walks the stage to accept her associate degree in paralegal studies from Austin Community College...

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Happy Thanksgiving. ACC will be closed November 25-28

ACC closes in observance of Thanksgiving — Spring registration remains open

Posted on Mon, 11/22/2021 - 3:33pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 25, and reopen at 8 a.m, Monday, November 29. Registration for spring 2022 courses remains open during the break. The college is fully open next...

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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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Enrollment Express is Back! Schedule an appointment for 1-on-1 registration support

Posted on Tue, 11/02/2021 - 9:04am

Spring registration is now open for everyone, and Austin Community College District (ACC) is hosting two days of Enrollment Express events with in-person and online options to help students through the registration process. The first events will be...

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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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Daring Dialogue: Engaging Conversations about Being Successful as a Student of Color at ACC

You're Invited! ACC's TRHT Center hosts Daring Dialogue: Engaging Conversations about Being Successful as a Student of Color at ACC

Posted on Mon, 10/04/2021 - 3:58pm

Austin Community College District’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center hosts a virtual conversation for new and prospective students who want to learn more about what it takes to find success in college as a student of color. ...

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Millions of dollars in federal aid now available for college students

Posted on Fri, 10/01/2021 - 3:46pm

The new 2022–23 FAFSA application opens October 1, 2021  The new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form opens Friday, October 1, 2021. Current and future college students who want money to help pay for college are encouraged to apply...

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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 students can purchase deeply discounted tickets for 2021 Texas Tribune Festival

Posted on Mon, 09/20/2021 - 11:01am

Austin Community College District (ACC) students can participate at the annual 2021 Texas Tribune Festival (TribFest). The annual event invites the community to take part in bold discussions about politics, public policy, and the day’s news from...

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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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Excelencia in Education names ACC as a national finalist for accelerating student success

Posted on Thu, 09/16/2021 - 12:08pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is a national finalist for the 2021 Examples of Excelencia. The college’s Guided Pathways Advising Through Coaching program is one of 21 finalists and the only community college program recognized in Texas. ...

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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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Chancellor’s Student Achievement Award nominations now open

Posted on Thu, 09/09/2021 - 4:54pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is now accepting nominations for the fall 2021 Chancellor's Student Achievement Award. Presented at commencement, the Chancellor's Student Achievement Award is the most prestigious student award given by ACC....

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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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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 hosts Emergency Preparedness Week September 7-10

Posted on Tue, 09/07/2021 - 1:44pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) practices emergency response procedures and tests its emergency notification system as part of Emergency Preparedness Week September 7 through 10. Emergency Preparedness Week is designated for the third week...

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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 Education Student Receives 2021 Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship

Posted on Thu, 08/19/2021 - 11:57am

As the fall semester begins, one Austin Community College District (ACC) Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) student is getting extra support to complete her degree. ACC Education student Jennifer Ebert is one of only eight students internationally to be named a...

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ACC issues new, temporary measures for fall 2021

Posted on Fri, 08/13/2021 - 6:03pm

Face masks and self-health screening required Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Board of  Trustees met Friday, August 13, 2021, and unanimously approved new, temporary measures for the fall 2021 semester.  Effective August 20, 2021, anyone...

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Save time and money through ACC’s new FutureCATS transfer program

Posted on Fri, 07/30/2021 - 10:32am

Austin Community College District (ACC) launches a new program to save students time and money when they transfer. Created through the Equity Transfer Initiative, FutureCATS is a transfer support program for students planning to transfer and...

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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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