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Parking changes at ACC Highland begin February 15

Posted on 02/11/2021 - 4:54pm

Parking at Austin Community College District’s Highland Campus will change beginning Monday, February 15, due to ongoing construction and development. Parking Updates

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ACC Board of Trustees February 1 Recap

Posted on 02/11/2021 - 1:17pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its regular February meeting on Monday, February 1, in a virtual format due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Below are highlights from the meeting.

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ACC Spring 2021 Retirees

Posted on 02/11/2021 - 1:13pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) would like to recognize the following employees who retired this semester and thank them for their service to the college. ACC faculty and staff are encouraged to share their memories in the message wall below...

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: January/February 2021

Posted on 02/11/2021 - 12:54pm

Rio Grande Campus RenovationsBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager

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ACC Fast Track program starts on the right track

Posted on 02/11/2021 - 12:42pm

Austin Community College District's (ACC) Fast Track Career Program, aimed at getting Central Texans back to work, continues to grow. More and more students are seeing the need to earn a short-term credential that leads to an in-demand career in one...

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ACC Civics Lab aims to promote civic literacy and experience

Posted on 02/11/2021 - 12:01pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) aims to promote civic literacy and experience among the ACC student body through its new Civics Lab, which launched this fall.

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ACC talks Black History Month: Jason Brown

Posted on 02/10/2021 - 2:38pm

Meet Jason Brown, the inaugural manager of the college's BRASS program.

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ACC joins new, national campaign to increase transfer rates for underserved populations

Posted on 02/08/2021 - 11:51am

Austin Community College District (ACC) joins the Equity Transfer Initiative (ETI) to help develop programs and pathways to increase transfer rates for African-American, Hispanic, adult, and first-generation learners.  National data show 80 percent...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Larry Davis

Posted on 02/04/2021 - 2:31pm

Meet Larry Davis, ACC's Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer.

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ACC selected for prestigious Racial Equity Leadership Academy

Posted on 02/03/2021 - 4:08pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) was selected to participate in a new, innovative academy designed to tackle racial equity issues in higher education. 

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Enrollment now open for new Travis ECHS Hospitality Management Program

Posted on 02/03/2021 - 1:42pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) partners with Austin Independent School District (AISD), Austin Hotel Lodging Association, and Visit Austin for a new innovative program at Travis Early College High School (ECHS). Enrollment is now open for...

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ACC’s Adult Education division recognized with several state awards

Posted on 02/03/2021 - 1:23pm

Austin Community College District's (ACC) Adult Education (AE) division received several statewide awards that recognize the division's performance, executive director, and students. Texas Workforce Commission Best in Class AwardThe Texas Workforce...

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ACC Board of Trustees approves 2021 federal legislative priorities

Posted on 02/03/2021 - 8:52am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees approved the 2021 federal legislative priorities during its regular board meeting Monday, February 1. All policy initiatives are in line with ACC's mission to promote student success and...

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Black History Month 2021: The Future of Black America

ACC celebrates Black History Month 2021 with series of events

Posted on 02/02/2021 - 2:50pm

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the accomplishments and contributions of Black Americans to culture and society. Austin Community College District (ACC) commemorates the month with a series of virtual events and profiles....

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ACC employee exercise challenges to help you reach your goals

Posted on 01/28/2021 - 3:25pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) employees are invited to participate with their colleagues in a couple of friendly exercise competitions. 2021 Exercise StarsRegistration for the annual Exercise Stars exercise incentive program, hosted by ACC...

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Earning As: December 2020/January 2021

Posted on 01/28/2021 - 1:26pm

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.

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Month-in-Review: January 2021

Posted on 01/28/2021 - 12:50pm

TRHT Week 2021

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ACC and Stephen F. Austin State University form new partnership

Posted on 01/27/2021 - 2:45pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) launched a partnership with Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Nacogdoches, Texas. The new partnership will provide students with a seamless transition to SFA upon fulfilling their associate degree at...

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ACC recognized as a top 2021 Engineering Degree Program

Posted on 01/26/2021 - 5:21pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) has been recognized as one of the Best Engineering Degree Programs by, a higher education resource guide. ACC, the only community college on the list, ranked number 24 in the list of the Top 50...

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