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ACC Chancellor selected to serve on ACT Board

Posted on Thu, 09/29/2022 - 10:56am

Austin Community College District (ACC) Chancellor Dr. Richard Rhodes was selected to serve on the American College Testing (ACT) board. Dr. Rhodes is one of three new members appointed to the board and is the only community college chancellor named...

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Central Texas Names ACC Best College/University

Posted on Wed, 09/28/2022 - 1:18pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is the top college/university in the region, according to a new community-wide vote.  The annual Austin American-Statesman's 2022 Best of the Best Awards results are out, and ACC was awarded the distinction of...

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ACC hosts ACE Fellow to strengthen institutional and leadership capacity

Posted on Wed, 09/28/2022 - 8:03am

Dr. Lewis Image.jpg Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomes its inaugural American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow, Dr. Desmond Lewis. Lewis is one of 46 Fellows selected nationwide for the 2022-23 academic...

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ACC Trustees approve tax rate for 2022-23

Posted on Mon, 09/26/2022 - 11:48am

The tax rate remains among the lowest of community colleges statewide The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees approved a new tax rate for the 2022-23 property tax rate during a special meeting Thursday, September 22. The tax...

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ACC Highland Campus awarded Stars of Distinction for Excellence

Posted on Fri, 09/23/2022 - 10:06am

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Highland Campus is being awarded Stars of Distinction for Excellence by the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) and the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) for the 2022-23 Exhibit of...

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THANK YOU! New Amado Peña mural at ACC Highland Campus unveiled

Posted on Thu, 09/22/2022 - 11:39am

A big THANK YOU to the more than 250 people that came out to see the official unveiling of the new Amado Peña mural at Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Highland Campus on Tuesday, September 20. ‘Bridges to Success’ features artistic...

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ACC’s new Toyota training program receives certification; Helps address growing need for auto technicians

Posted on Thu, 09/15/2022 - 6:05pm

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Technician Training & Education Network (T-TEN) program received official certification Thursday, September 15. T-TEN provides a pipeline for students to train and apply for careers with Toyota and Lexus...

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Campus Conversations Happening This Fall at ACC

Posted on Wed, 09/14/2022 - 3:19pm

ACC Campus Conversations are back! This fall, the college hosts a series of conversations throughout the district and virtually to discuss what is happening at the college. Join us at one of the upcoming Campus Conversations to hear from ACC...

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Make Your Mark: ACC provides support for November election

Posted on Fri, 09/09/2022 - 1:37pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) provides support for Central Texans to make their mark in the upcoming November election.  Important Dates: To cast a ballot in November, voters must register by Tuesday, October 11. Early voting begins Monday...

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ACC participates in Healthcare Simulation Week from September 12 through 16

Posted on Thu, 09/08/2022 - 1:05pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) honors the changing landscape for healthcare professionals to learn and improve patient care through Healthcare Simulation Week. The fifth annual global event, sponsored by the Society for Simulation in...

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Reducing the cost of college: ACC’s Transfer Week helps students navigate the process

Posted on Wed, 09/07/2022 - 1:07pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts a series of workshops for Transfer Week Monday, September 12, through Friday, September 16. The virtual, in-person, and hybrid events allow students to connect with universities and ACC's transfer team...

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Unveiling of New Amado Peña Mural at ACC Highland Campus

Posted on Wed, 09/07/2022 - 8:01am

Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts an art exhibition honoring the works of Texas native and internationally acclaimed Southwest artist Amado Peña at ACC Highland Campus. Peña’s high-anticipated mural at ACC Highland — ‘Bridges to Success...

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Get connected & practice steps you can take to stay safe

Posted on Fri, 09/02/2022 - 9:43am

Planning for the unexpected and staying safe while on campus, Austin Community College District (ACC) practices emergency response procedures and tests its emergency notification system as part of Emergency Preparedness Week from Tuesday, September...

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ACC closed Monday, September 5, in observance of Labor Day

Posted on Wed, 08/31/2022 - 3:39pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Labor Day Monday, September 5. The college will reopen at 8 a.m., Tuesday, September 6.  It’s not too late to register for fall classes at ACC. Registration remains open for 14-, 12...

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Tour ACC’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Center

Posted on Mon, 08/29/2022 - 4:26pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) invites faculty, staff, students, and the community to a fall open house for the college’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (THRT) Campus Center. Fall 2022 Open House Where: Truth, Racial Healing...

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U.S. Sen. Cornyn and Rep. McMcaul announce CHIPS for America Act at ACC’s Manufacturing Academy

Posted on Fri, 08/19/2022 - 4:26pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) hosted U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and U.S. Representative Michael McCaul (TX-10) on Friday, August 19, as they discussed highlights of  the new CHIPS for America Act.  In a joint press conference, they...

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Welcome Back Riverbats! Navigating Your South Region Campus

Posted on Thu, 08/18/2022 - 10:42am

Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomes returning and new Riverbats as the fall 2022 semester begins Monday, August 22. The college remains committed to keeping students on track to reach their goals. As more students head to one of ACC’s...

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Welcome Back Riverbats! Navigating Your Central Region Campus

Posted on Thu, 08/18/2022 - 10:36am

Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomes returning and new Riverbats as the fall 2022 semester begins Monday, August 22. The college remains committed to keeping students on track to reach their goals. As more students head to one of ACC’s...

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Welcome Back Riverbats! Navigating Your North Region Campus

Posted on Thu, 08/18/2022 - 10:04am

Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomes returning and new Riverbats as the fall 2022 semester begins Monday, August 22. The college remains committed to keeping students on track to reach their goals. As more students head to one of ACC’s...

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ACC Trustees Unanimously Approve 2022 Bond Election

Posted on Thu, 08/11/2022 - 6:35pm

Funds to grow talent pipeline and expand in-demand programs The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees (BOT) unanimously approved a $770 million general obligation bond for the November 2022 ballot. If voters approve the bond,...

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ACC Experts: Keeping your A/C running through the summer heat

Posted on Fri, 08/05/2022 - 10:41am

The summer heat is here and isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Austin Community College District (ACC) Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) experts share things you can do as a homeowner to protect your AC and reduce the cost of energy...

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Additional back-to-school support at ACC’s Resource & Registration Fairs

Posted on Thu, 08/04/2022 - 10:59am

It is officially back-to-school season! Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts a special fair to help students get support to start classes this fall.  The ACC Registration & Resource Fair is happening at FIVE campuses across the district...

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ACC Board of Trustees August 1 Recap

Posted on Tue, 08/02/2022 - 4:05pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its August regular meeting on Monday, August 1.  Trustees approved the FY 2022-23 budget, including a compensation package, calling a general election on November 8 to fill three...

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ACC Board of Trustees approves FY 2022-23 budget

Posted on Tue, 08/02/2022 - 3:47pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees approved a $467 million budget for fiscal year 2022/23, during its regular board meeting, Monday, August 1.  The balanced budget includes raises for all employees and funds the operations of...

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ACC to build Study Abroad programs through national grant

Posted on Thu, 07/28/2022 - 1:26pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) has been selected to receive funding support from the U.S. Department of State’s Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program. ACC is one of 44 colleges and universities across the...

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ACC honored by Excelencia in Education for effort to support students beyond degree completion

Posted on Fri, 07/22/2022 - 3:21pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is recognized for its intentional work focused on serving Latino students by Excelencia in Education. As the economy continues to rebound from the pandemic, “Beyond Completion: Post-completion Efforts at...

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ACC & Dell Medical School launch new clinic to boost mental health services

Posted on Wed, 07/20/2022 - 10:00am

New Amplify Center will open this fall at ACC Eastview Campus  New, national data show that depression rates among college students are on the rise. Austin Community College District (ACC) is teaming up with the Dell Medical School at the University...

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ACC awarded $40,000 to develop new nursing & health AI incubator

Posted on Wed, 07/13/2022 - 1:42pm

The college is one of 15 selected nationwide to join national AI Incubator Network Austin Community College District (ACC) was awarded a $40,000 grant from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), Dell Technologies, and Intel, as part...

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ACC students look at flooding impacts for Citizens Science Program

Posted on Mon, 07/11/2022 - 4:25pm

  With sudden, heavy rains, Central Texas is known as flash flood alley. The impacts can have deadly results. A group of Austin Community College District (ACC) students took an in-depth look at the impacts and safety of flooding in the area. It...

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ACC Experts: Prepare now as Hurricane Season arrives

Posted on Tue, 06/07/2022 - 1:03pm

The Atlantic hurricane season is officially underway. While Central Texas isn’t on the coast, there is still a level of concern. Austin Community College District (ACC) offers an Emergency Management program where students learn how to monitor,...

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ACC to close on Monday, May 30, to observe Memorial Day

Posted on Fri, 05/27/2022 - 9:32am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31.  Registration for summer and fall classes remains open. For summer sessions, eleven-week, 9-week, and 5...

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ACC Honors program: Art students recognized for outstanding work

Posted on Thu, 05/26/2022 - 10:11am

Right now, students are preparing for their next step in life and registering for summer and fall classes at Austin Community College District (ACC). The college’s Honors Program is now accepting applicants for the semester as well. The Honors...

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ACC appoints college’s first Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Posted on Tue, 05/24/2022 - 9:55am

JacksonNicole.jpeg Austin Community College District (ACC) has named Nicole Jackson as the college’s first Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR).  The EIR was created to bring real-world expertise and entrepreneurial...

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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 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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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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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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EvoLLLution: How Continuing Ed Fits in with The Overarching Institution

Posted on Mon, 05/02/2022 - 2:04pm

Austin Community College District Vice Chancellor for Institutional Research and Analytics Jenna Cullinane Hege served as the expert for How Continuing Ed Fits in with The Overarching Institution with The EvoLLLution. The Continuing Education...

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Get your bachelor's in manufacturing at ACC

Get a bachelor's degree in Manufacturing at ACC. Information session happening July 6

Posted on Sun, 05/01/2022 - 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 & Texas State partner to launch new program for transfer students

Posted on Thu, 04/28/2022 - 10:09am

More than two years into the pandemic, community, and four-year colleges and universities across the country face an imperative to help more students earn their two-year degree at a community college and then successfully transfer to a four-year...

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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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Highland Campus Phase 2 Grand Opening

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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