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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 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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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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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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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 hosts surplus sale at Pinnacle Campus

Posted on Mon, 06/14/2021 - 9:25am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) invites the community to a surplus sale at Pinnacle Campus 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, through Saturday, June 19. The sale will be held in the campus parking lot at 7748 US-290 in Southwest Austin...

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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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Trustees authorize Chancellor to execute agreement to lease of Pinnacle property for staging and office site for Oak Hill Parkway Project

Posted on Tue, 06/08/2021 - 9:40am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees passed a motion to grant the chancellor the authority to execute an agreement for the use of the Pinnacle Campus property as a staging and office site only for the Oakhill Parkway project...

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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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‘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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ACC’s FY 2022 Budget Process Kicks Off

Posted on Thu, 04/22/2021 - 2:55pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is starting its fiscal year 2022 budget process with a balanced budget that keeps tuition and fees steady and includes compensation adjustment. Neil Vickers, ACC executive vice president of Finance and...

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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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March 2021 Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on Thu, 04/08/2021 - 3:37pm

The Riverbats Employee Bravo Awards program recognizes employees whose actions reflect exemplary customer service as demonstrated by excellent communication, collaboration, or responsiveness in support of the mission, vision, and values of ACC. ACC...

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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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The 3Cs at ACC spring 2021 update

Posted on Thu, 04/08/2021 - 2:48pm

Austin Community College District's (ACC) 3Cs initiative has taken several steps this spring toward improving the climate at the college for all employees through collaboration, connection, and caring. The Cross-College Communications Team (CCCT)...

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New enrollment process launching for students

Posted on Fri, 04/02/2021 - 3:38pm

A look at Salesforce and what it means for new students at ACC  On Monday, April 5, 2021 Austin Community College District (ACC) launched a new onboarding process for new students.  The migration to the Salesforce Customer Relations Management (CRM...

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April is Stress Awareness Month : Wellness Webinars Available

HR releases new employee webinars for Stress Awareness Month

Posted on Fri, 04/02/2021 - 2:12pm

April is Stress Awareness Month, and Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Human Resources Employee Wellness Program is offering new workshops to help employees manage stress and anxiety. ACC faculty and staff are encouraged to invest in their...

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From the ACC IT Newsletter: Build a Survey at ACC

Posted on Thu, 04/01/2021 - 10:42am

From the April 2021 ACC IT Newsletter:   Have you ever needed to create a survey and wondered if ACC had a specific provider for it? The answer is Yes. ACC has a centralized solution named Survey Monkey, and all ACC employees have access to the ACC...

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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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