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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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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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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 Experts: 5 Simple Tips for Fire Safety at Home

Posted on Mon, 03/21/2022 - 9:38am

As more people move to Central Texas, the risk of fires continues to rise. ACC Experts help you protect your home and belongings with five fire safety tips. Written by: Ryan Grinnell, ACC Fire Training Academy director Fire safety is not a common...

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ACC Experts: Saving Money on Textbooks

Posted on Mon, 03/07/2022 - 9:16am

The cost of textbooks and other course materials add up quickly. Austin Community College District (ACC) experts share how faculty are creating both Zero Cost Textbook and Open Educational Resource (ZTC/OER) courses to help save students money. To...

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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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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 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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ACC Experts: Saving your plants after Winter Storm Uri

Posted on Wed, 03/10/2021 - 2:42pm

Winter Storm Uri did a number on outdoor plants. But all hope is not lost in saving them before spring. ACC’s Sustainable Agriculture Department shares expert tips to keep your garden growing.  By: Savannah Rugg, Agriculture Department Chair...

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Getting ahead: ACC experts explore four options to jumpstart college in high school

Posted on Mon, 12/21/2020 - 1:52pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) provides all high school students in the service area an opportunity to earn college credit while still attending high school at little to no cost. Our experts explore several options for students to take...

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ACC Experts: Giving During the Holiday Season – Or Any Time

Posted on Tue, 12/15/2020 - 10:30am

By Barry Silverberg, Director, Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College www.nonprofitaustin.org bsilverb@austincc.edu Giving is a very personal thing Whether intentionally or not, giving is based upon our values, what we believe, and...

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ACC Experts: Five things to know about food safety

Posted on Tue, 12/08/2020 - 9:55am

  Written by: Jessica Carrales, ACC Culinary Arts Assistant and Student December is Worldwide Food Service Safety Month which puts a focus on keeping food safe. As you prepare any holiday feast or treat, here are the top five things to keep in mind...

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ACC Experts weigh in on tips to prepare for a remote career

Posted on Wed, 11/18/2020 - 4:38pm

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic changed the way we learn and work. Now, Austin Community College District's (ACC) Career Services team is sharing ways to prepare students for the new job market. Written by: ACC Career Services team Impacts on...

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Top 5 ways to help pay for college

Posted on Wed, 10/21/2020 - 3:11pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is here to help you reach your college and career goals. Paying for classes should never get in the way. We offer the best tuition rates around and can connect you with dozens of ways to save. We believe...

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ACC Experts: Nine things to know about Breast Cancer

Posted on Thu, 10/15/2020 - 11:18am

  Written by: Tama Barrows RT.R.M.CT and Pamela Ivey RT.R.M, ACC Radiology graduates   October is breast cancer awareness month, and it’s when we like to remind everyone of the importance of women’s breast health. Here are the top nine things you...

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New Year's resolution to lose weight? ACC experts help prevent common injuries

Posted on Fri, 01/10/2020 - 11:52am

For those looking to stay active over the holiday season, it’s important to protect yourself from acute and overuse injuries. ACC’s Exercise Science department chair Pamela Soto explains what to watch for and steps you can take to protect yourself...

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As tensions rise in the Middle East it can be tough for veterans at home

Posted on Thu, 01/09/2020 - 8:48am

CBS Austin: As tensions rise in the Middle East it can be tough for veterans at home by Brittany Ford U.S. troops remain on high alert after Iran's recent attack on U.S military bases in Iraq. "The iconic photos of men and women lined up getting...

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Start Thinking About Filing Your 2019 Taxes: Tips from the ACC Experts

Posted on Fri, 12/06/2019 - 12:19pm

Fall is the perfect time to begin thinking about filing your 2019 taxes. Before the end of the year, take advantage of these tips to ensure that you’ll have hassle-free tax filing in April. 1. Check your federal income tax withholding. Take a moment...

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