Official ACC Press Releases

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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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ACC and IBM partner to launch new apprenticeship program in Central Texas

Posted on Fri, 09/20/2019 - 4:43pm

Austin Community College (ACC) and longtime IT partner, IBM, announce a new apprenticeship program in Central Texas for students seeking careers in IT. The program, funded by a $1.5 million U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) grant, aims to train 350...

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ACC honors Hispanic Heritage at Díez y Seis Celebration

Posted on Tue, 09/10/2019 - 12:17pm

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with its 12th annual Díez y Seis event Monday, September 16, from noon to 1 p.m. at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.). Former Texas Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, who served in the...

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ACC and Facebook partner to launch new digital marketing series

Posted on Wed, 09/04/2019 - 4:07pm

Austin Community College (ACC) and Facebook announce a new partnership to fuel the growing entrepreneurial industry in Austin. New Digital Marketing courses at ACC prepare students who want to pursue careers in the fast-growing digital marketing...

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Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase

Posted on Tue, 09/03/2019 - 2:55pm

The Austin Community College District will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 6.6 percent. Individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or...

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ACC closed in observance of Labor Day

Posted on Fri, 08/30/2019 - 9:16am

Austin Community College (ACC) will close in observance of Labor Day Monday, September 2. All offices will reopen 8 a.m. Tuesday, September 3. Student support offices on campus also will be closed Saturday and Sunday, August 31 and September 1....

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ACC’s zero-cost textbook program named finalist for Texas Star Award

Posted on Thu, 08/29/2019 - 4:57pm

The Austin Community College Z-Degree Program is recognized as one of the top performing college programs in Texas; named a finalist for the prestigious 2019 Star Award by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The Star Award program...

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ACC Study: Ending straight-ticket voting will lead to fatigue

Posted on Wed, 08/28/2019 - 8:43am

An analysis from the Austin Community College Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS) indicates ending straight-ticket voting will lead to voter fatigue and “roll-off” in voting, especially among minorities and older voters. “Our...

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ACC expands no-cost textbook options for students through new national partnership

Posted on Thu, 08/22/2019 - 10:46am

ACC students have saved more than $3.5 million through open educational resources over the past year  Austin Community College (ACC) is one of ten colleges and universities nationwide selected to participate in the 2019-2020 OpenStax Institutional...

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ACC examines urgent workforce needs in new Workforce Development Report

Posted on Wed, 08/21/2019 - 2:30pm

Austin Community College (ACC) and the Austin Chamber of Commerce released the 2019 Workforce Development Report: Innovation, Collaboration & Transformation highlighting ACC’s efforts to build the workforce in the region’s most in-demand...

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ACC and Austin Chamber release the 2019 Workforce Development Report

Posted on Thu, 08/15/2019 - 8:50am

Austin Community College (ACC), the Austin Chamber of Commerce, and Austin Mayor Steve Adler present the 2019 Workforce Development Report: Innovation, Collaboration & Transformation at the President’s Breakfast Wednesday, August 21. Date:...

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ACC’s first bachelor’s degree students complete the BSN program

Posted on Thu, 08/08/2019 - 3:48pm

23 Nursing students will complete their Bachelor’s degree in nursing this week at ACC Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates graduates of its first bachelor’s degree program with a completion ceremony 5 p.m., Friday, August 9, at Eastview Campus...

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ACC hosts Skill-up: Manufacturing Open House this Saturday

Posted on Wed, 07/31/2019 - 1:34pm

Austin is a top 15 U.S. city for manufacturing jobs Austin Community College (ACC) and the Austin Regional Manufacturers Association (ARMA) host the Skill-up: Manufacturing open house to connect students and the community to training programs and...

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Explore careers in the music industry at ACC Open House

Posted on Fri, 07/19/2019 - 2:51pm

Austin Community College (ACC) invites prospective students and their families to learn about career and training opportunities in Music Business, Performance, and Technology (MBPT) 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Northridge Campus, Building...

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ACC and St. Edward’s University launch new partnership

Posted on Thu, 07/11/2019 - 2:05pm

Austin Community College (ACC) and St. Edward’s University launched a new partnership Wednesday, July 10, to streamline transfer opportunities for ACC students seeking a bachelor’s degree. “The opportunities we provide students through partnerships...

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ACC closed in observance of Independence Day

Posted on Wed, 07/03/2019 - 10:36am

Austin Community College (ACC) will close in observance of Independence Day, Thursday, July 4. All offices reopen 8 a.m. Friday, July 5. Registration for 5.5-week summer courses remains open through Friday, July 5. Classes begin Monday, July 8....

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Tackle Transportation: Get your ACC Green Pass for free, unlimited Cap Metro rides.

Posted on Mon, 07/01/2019 - 1:50pm

For the second year in a row, Austin Community College (ACC) students, faculty, and staff can ride Capital Metro and Metro Rail for free using the all-new Digital Green Pass. The pass offers unlimited rides to class, work, and anywhere else for one...

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ACC awarded prestigious national Seal of Excelencia

Posted on Thu, 06/20/2019 - 4:22pm

Austin Community College (ACC) was awarded the national Seal of Excelencia by Excelencia in Education during an awards reception Thursday, June 20, for its positive role in serving Latino students. “ACC is committed to the intentional and critical...

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Celebrate equality with ACC’s annual Juneteenth Festival

Posted on Mon, 06/10/2019 - 1:53pm

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, employees, and the community to its annual Juneteenth Festival 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the Eastview Campus courtyard (3401 Webberville Rd.). The event commemorates the announcement of...

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ACC named finalist for national Seal of Excelencia

Posted on Fri, 06/07/2019 - 4:31pm

College recognized for its efforts to better serve Latino students, the fastest growing student demographic Austin Community College (ACC) is a national finalist for the inaugural Seal of Excelencia. The award, presented by Excelencia in Education,...

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Students get 1-on-1 help paying for college at Financial Aid Day

Posted on Fri, 06/07/2019 - 4:06pm

Austin Community College (ACC) awards more than $70 million annually to help students pay for classes, books, and life expenses. Current and future students are invited to learn how to access these funds at Financial Aid Day from noon to 4 p.m.,...

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ACC hosts information session for Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy

Posted on Fri, 06/07/2019 - 9:09am

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a final information session for the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy 10 a.m to noon, Saturday, June 15, at Highland Campus, Building 1000 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). The unique partnership allows...

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ACC hosts Emergency Preparedness Week June 10-14

Posted on Thu, 06/06/2019 - 7:03pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is preparing students, faculty, and staff by practicing emergency response procedures and testing its emergency notification system as part of Emergency Preparedness Week June 10-14. Emergency Preparedness Week is...

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ACC and WGU Texas launch new partnership

Posted on Mon, 06/03/2019 - 10:58am

Austin Community College (ACC) and Western Governors University (WGU) Texas launched a new partnership Monday, June 3, to create seamless transfer pathways for ACC students, employees, and graduates seeking a bachelor’s or master’s degree at WGU...

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