Official ACC Press Releases

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ACC celebrates 3,400+ graduates for 2020 fall commencement

Posted on Wed, 12/02/2020 - 12:00pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates a record number of graduates at its 2020 fall commencement. The virtual ceremony will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 12. More than 3,400 students are invited to participate. That’s up...

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Happy Thanksgiving

ACC closes 11/26 in observance of Thanksgiving, spring registration remains open

Posted on Sat, 11/21/2020 - 10:37am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 26. The college will reopen at 8 a.m, Monday, November 30. Registration for spring courses remains open during the break. Most courses will remain...

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ACC Nursing named Best of the Best for 3rd straight year

Posted on Thu, 11/12/2020 - 11:20am

For a third straight year, community voters selected Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Nursing Program as the best program in Central Texas in the 2020 Best of the Best awards, hosted by the Austin American-Statesman.   “We are so proud of...

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Austin Community College District Board of Trustees recognized with Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Award

Posted on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 11:07am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees was recognized with the prestigious 2020 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Board of Trustees Excellence Award. The distinction celebrates community college Boards of Trustees for their leadership and...

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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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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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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 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 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 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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ACC distributed $3.9 million to help students pay for college & expenses amid COVID-19

Posted on Thu, 07/09/2020 - 11:24am

Austin Community College District (ACC) continues to distribute funds for students impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). In spring and summer semesters, more than 3,600 students received federal aid dollars through the ACC CARES Act...

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ACC closed Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day

Posted on Thu, 07/02/2020 - 10:32am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Independence Day, Friday, July 3. Most staff, faculty, and students will resume remote operations at 8 a.m. Monday, July 6.   Beginning Monday, July 6, a small amount of technical...

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Fall registration opens for all students Monday, June 15

Posted on Mon, 06/15/2020 - 1:26pm

Registration for fall classes at Austin Community College District (ACC) begins Monday, June 15. Most fall courses will remain online.  “There are still a lot of unknowns about the Coronavirus, and ACC continues to monitor the situation daily with...

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ACC announces plan to begin its return to campus

Posted on Fri, 06/12/2020 - 3:29pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) will begin a gradual approach to return to campus beginning in July. The college released new health and safety procedures and protocols to safely phase-in a small number of workforce classes and student...

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ACC graduates share stories ahead of virtual commencement on Saturday

Posted on Fri, 06/05/2020 - 2:49pm

Austin Community College graduates, their families and friends, and the Central Texas community are invited to join together and recognize the achievements of ACC’s spring 2020 class. ACC encourages the community to wear purple in celebration and...

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ACC closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day

Posted on Fri, 05/22/2020 - 3:18pm

Austin Community College (ACC) will close in observance of Memorial Day Monday, May 25. Staff will resume remote operations 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26. Registration for summer courses remains open through the weekend. The college’s pass/no pass grading...

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Tuition won’t increase for 7th consecutive year at Austin Community College

Posted on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 12:31pm

Austin Community College continues to be the most affordable college option in Central Texas. For the seventh consecutive year, the college recommended that the Board of Trustees hold tuition and fees steady. Trustees approved the proposed rates for...

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ACC & Round Rock ISD celebrate first cohort of ECHS graduates

Posted on Mon, 05/18/2020 - 12:39pm

Austin Community College (ACC) and Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) celebrate the first cohort of Early College High School (ECHS) graduates Monday, May 18. More than 100 RRISD students are expected to graduate from ACC’s ECHS program...

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ACC celebrates a record number of 2020 graduates

Posted on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 10:16am

Austin Community College (ACC) will recognize more than 2,900 students who are expected to graduate this semester. In addition, more than 3,200 students were invited to fall commencement in December, marking the college’s largest group of candidates...

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More than 13,700 students enroll for ACC summer classes in first 24 hours

Posted on Wed, 05/06/2020 - 12:51pm

Registration for summer classes is underway at Austin Community College (ACC) for current and new students. Enrollment opened Monday, May 4. Within the first 24 hours more than 13,700 students had enrolled.  To compare, the total enrollment for...

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ACC students can now apply for federal CARES financial aid

Posted on Wed, 04/29/2020 - 5:19pm

Austin Community College (ACC) received the first portion of federal financial support to help students impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Applications for the ACC CARES Act Student Aid opened Wednesday, April 29. Current and newly enrolled...

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ACC online for summer 2020

ACC extends online classes through summer semester

Posted on Wed, 04/08/2020 - 12:22pm

Austin Community College (ACC) will move all summer classes online for the summer 2020 semester to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the health and safety of students and employees.  “We are in uncharted territories that require...

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ACC campuses remain closed until May 31; Pass/Fail option available for semester

Posted on Wed, 04/01/2020 - 3:30pm

President amends grading policy to support students during transition to online learning Austin Community College (ACC) will offer a Pass/No Pass option for students this spring semester in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on classes....

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ACC campuses remain closed until 4/13. Classes resume online Monday, 3/30

Posted on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 8:18am

In an effort to help contain the spread of COVID-19 in our region, Austin Community College (ACC) has made the difficult decision to keep campuses closed to students and the public until Monday, April 13. Spring classes will resume remotely on...

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ACC prepares Personal Protective Equipment donations for local healthcare workers

Posted on Tue, 03/24/2020 - 2:16pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is assembling Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits to support regional healthcare workers and first responders during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  “This is a difficult time for everyone in our community....

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Closing equity gaps in Austin: Austin Community College named “Leader College of Distinction”

Posted on Fri, 02/21/2020 - 9:51am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is recognized as a national leader for its work to support underserved students, close equity gaps, and increase completion rates. The college was awarded the Leader College of Distinction by Achieving the...

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ACC is doubling enrollment for its Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy

Posted on Wed, 02/12/2020 - 11:23am

With enrollment expected to double in fall 2020, Austin Community College (ACC) invites future engineers to a series of information sessions about the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC. The co-enrollment program allows students to...

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ACC named top-producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars for second consecutive year

Posted on Tue, 02/11/2020 - 11:13am

For the second straight year, Austin Community College District (ACC) is recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs released its 2019-2020 list Monday, February 10....

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Find a career in healthcare: ACC hosts Health Sciences Open House

Posted on Mon, 02/10/2020 - 8:53am

Demand for local healthcare professionals is growing. One in every four new jobs expected over the next decade in Central Texas is in healthcare. Austin Community College (ACC) hosts its annual Health Science Open House for students and the...

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ACC closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 1/20.

Posted on Thu, 01/16/2020 - 12:52pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is closed Monday, January 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The college will reopen Tuesday, January 21, which also is the start of the spring semester.  Registration for spring classes...

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ACC closes for winter break December 20 - January 1

Posted on Wed, 12/18/2019 - 11:11am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for winter break beginning 5 p.m. Friday, December 20. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, January 2. Spring registration will remain open through the break. Students seeking registration...

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ACC Registered Nursing program selected as one of the best in Texas

Posted on Tue, 12/17/2019 - 11:18am

Austin Community College’s (ACC) Nursing Program is recognized as one of the best Registered Nursing (RN) programs in Texas by NursingProcess.org — a leading online source for nursing education and career information. The site analyzed 134...

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ACC welcomes 3,200 students for fall commencement 12/13

Posted on Thu, 12/12/2019 - 12:26pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate record-high graduation numbers at its fall commencement 6 p.m. Friday, December 13, at Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). More than 3,200 students are invited to participate. When:...

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Explore a future in Engineering at ACC and Texas A&M

Posted on Wed, 12/04/2019 - 12:05pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts an information session for students who want to learn more about the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC. The event will be held 10 a.m to noon, Saturday, December 7, at Highland Campus, Building...

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ACC names director of Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center

Posted on Tue, 12/03/2019 - 12:29pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) names Khayree Williams as the new director of the college’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center (TRHT).  “I’m eager and excited to get started,” says Williams. “I consider myself a...

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ACC’s Z-Degree program awarded prestigious Texas Star Award

Posted on Mon, 12/02/2019 - 12:00pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Z-Degree program was recognized as one of the top college programs in the state — awarded a 2019 Star Award by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board during an awards reception Friday, November 22...

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Happy Thanksgiving

ACC closed in observance of Thanksgiving and will reopen Monday, 12/2. Spring registration remains open.

Posted on Wed, 11/27/2019 - 8:36am

Austin Community College (ACC) will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 28. All offices and campuses will reopen 8 a.m., Monday, December 2.  Registration for spring courses will remain open. Students may apply and register for...

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ACC collects games & puzzles for annual Brown Santa Program

Posted on Tue, 11/26/2019 - 10:20am

Austin Community College (ACC) is collecting donations for the Travis County Sheriff’s Office Brown Santa Program. The annual gift drive supports families in need. This year, the Sheriff’s Office is collecting games and puzzles.   “When I was much...

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ACC, Austin Pets Alive! & Bastrop County Animal Shelter start new partnership

Posted on Fri, 11/15/2019 - 3:37pm

Partnership places pets cared for by ACC Veterinarian Technology during the semester in loving homes Austin Community College (ACC) launches a first-of-its-kind partnership with Bastrop County Animal Shelter and Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) to provide...

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ACC celebrates nine years of Riverbat by going PURPLE, November 20

Posted on Thu, 11/14/2019 - 4:46pm

Put on your Riverbat T-shirt, hat, or anything purple to support the Austin Community College’s (ACC) commitment to student and community success with Riverbat Day on Wednesday, November 20. It celebrates nine years since ACC unveiled its official...

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ACC recognized as one of the nation’s top community colleges

Posted on Wed, 11/06/2019 - 1:10pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is named one of the top community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program for its commitment to strong and improving student outcomes. Colleges were reviewed for learning,...

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Connect with the hottest careers in Central Texas at ACC Fest

Posted on Tue, 11/05/2019 - 10:39am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites current and prospective students and their families to explore majors and career paths at the annual ACC Fest.   DATE: Saturday, November 9, 2019 TIME: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. LOCATION: ACC Highland Campus, 6101...

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ACC hosts two community meetings on Pinnacle Campus future

Posted on Tue, 11/05/2019 - 9:16am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will host a series of Community Conversations to share information and get feedback about the future of its Pinnacle Campus in Southwest Austin. The conversations will be held at Oak Hill United Methodist...

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ACC celebrates with third annual Veterans Day Commemoration

Posted on Mon, 11/04/2019 - 9:28am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomes veterans, students, their families, and employees to the third annual Veterans Day Commemoration from noon to 2 p.m., Monday, November 11, at ACC Elgin Campus (1501 U.S. 290, Elgin).  Veterans and...

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ACC named finalist for national Excelencia award

Posted on Mon, 10/21/2019 - 12:26pm

ACC only community college in Texas recognized for Latino success by Excelencia in Education Austin Community College (ACC) is a national finalist, and the only community college in Texas, for the 2019 Examples of Excelencia recognition. The award,...

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ACC Nursing named Best of the Best for 2nd straight year

Posted on Tue, 10/15/2019 - 12:14pm

Austin Community College’s (ACC) Nursing Program was selected 2019 Best of the Best among area nursing programs by community voters in an online poll through the Austin American-Statesman. “We take immense pride in the quality and value of our...

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ACC transforms lives with 2nd annual Boots & Bats Gala

Posted on Thu, 10/10/2019 - 1:36pm

Presented by HEB, every dollar raised directly supports student scholarships Austin Community College (ACC) hosts the second annual Boots & Bats Gala Saturday, November 2, to support student scholarships.  Date: Saturday, November 2 Time: 6 p.m...

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ACC awarded $7.5 million NSF grant to build national biotechnology network

Posted on Wed, 10/02/2019 - 12:03pm

New center will expand biotechnology education and encourage research opportunities at 2-year colleges nationwide The Austin Community College District (ACC) was awarded a $7.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a...

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ACC developing new incubator to fuel job growth and talent pipeline in Austin’s growing manufacturing industry

Posted on Wed, 09/25/2019 - 2:41pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is developing the college’s third incubator at ACC Highland to nurture businesses and grow a talent pipeline in Austin’s $12.3 billion manufacturing industry. A third of major employers in Central Texas are...

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ACC awarded $250,000 to build apprenticeships in high-demand programs

Posted on Sat, 09/21/2019 - 4:26pm

ACC partners with more than a half-dozen employers to expand IT, healthcare & manufacturing tracks The Austin Community College District (ACC) will expand apprenticeship and other earn-and-learn positions for students through a $250,000 grant...

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