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Google launches its first federally-registered apprenticeship program at ACC

Posted on 08/17/2020 - 9:14am

Austin Community College District (ACC) Google, and Pathstream announce a new partnership to launch Google’s first Department of Labor-registered apprenticeship program. The program offers apprentices a unique opportunity to receive training and...

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ACC Board of Trustees August 3 Meeting Recap

Posted on 08/13/2020 - 2:59pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its August regular meeting on Monday, August 3, via teleconference due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Trustees approved calling a general election on November 3 to fill...

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QM - Quality Matters national certification

Two ACC Health Sciences courses achieve national QM certification

Posted on 08/13/2020 - 2:38pm

Two Austin Community College (ACC) Health Sciences courses have achieved national recognition for quality online and hybrid learning, bringing the college's total to three courses with national Quality Matters (QM) certification.

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ACC students have saved more than $10 million in textbook costs

Posted on 08/13/2020 - 2:17pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) students have saved more than $10 million in textbook costs since the college launched zero textbook cost (ZTC) courses and degrees in 2017.

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Female student in Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at Austin Community College class

Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC becomes largest in Texas

Posted on 08/13/2020 - 2:03pm

A message from Shana Shaw, Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC associate professor of practice: Austin Community College (ACC), the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University (TAMU), and Chevron partnered to launch the Texas A...

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ACC Board of Trustees votes to rename president/CEO position to chancellor

Posted on 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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Strong bond rating shows ACC’s continued fiscal strength

Posted on 07/31/2020 - 9:52am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) continues to show fiscal strength according to the latest bond ratings released by Moody’s Investors Service in July 2020.   “ACC is committed to maintaining a healthy outlook for our students and...

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New ACC committee focuses on equity in Strategic Enrollment Management

Posted on 07/30/2020 - 12:45pm

Austin Committee College District (ACC) is undergoing a collegewide process to create a strategic student enrollment plan with a focus on equity. A Strategic Enrollment Management committee has been formed at the direction of the President's Cabinet...

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: May/June 2020

Posted on 07/30/2020 - 11:49am

The Highland Campus South Parking Garage hit another milestone this summer. Construction crews added the college's name to the external-facing wall, which is visible from Interstate 35, Highway 290, and areas to the east and southeast of the campus...

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Month-in-Review: July 2020

Posted on 07/30/2020 - 11:20am

Snack Box Distribution

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MyACC faculty and staff portals launch this fall

Posted on 07/30/2020 - 10:36am

Austin Community College District (ACC) employees will soon be able to access all college information in one place with the MyACC Faculty and Staff Portals, which launch this fall. "We are excited to finally release portals for faculty and staff....

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President's Podcast How ACC Adapted During COVID-19

ACC President's Podcast | Taking Learning & Teaching Online: How ACC adapted during COVID-19

Posted on 07/30/2020 - 10:33am

When the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic reached Central Texas in mid March 2020, Austin Community College District transitioned to remote teaching and learning. In this President's Podcast, Dr. Richard Rhodes sits down with three ACC students and...

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ACC goes virtual with 1-on-1 sessions to answer questions about college & prepare students for online/hybrid learning

Posted on 07/29/2020 - 10:51am

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) College Destination Center is now virtual and offering 1-on-1 support sessions in the final weeks of summer to answer questions about college and help students apply for financial aid, take ACC’s interactive...

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Samsung Apprenticeship helps ACC Manufacturing student earn and learn

Posted on 07/28/2020 - 11:41am

The world of manufacturing is changing from assembly lines to automation and robotics. “I'm the one who fixes the machines. It’s really cool and scary in a way. These machines are worth millions of dollars. It’s like walking into the Borg Cube on...

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ACC Welcomes Tesla to Central Texas

Posted on 07/22/2020 - 5:25pm

The company’s new Gigafactory in Travis County expects to bring thousands of new jobs in manufacturing Austin Community College District (ACC) is excited to welcome Tesla Inc. to the Central Texas community. Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, announced the...

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The Write Stuff: Published faculty help ACC student become author

Posted on 07/22/2020 - 2:19pm

“I would not have considered myself a writer. I had written things for my kids, but it felt like a hobby, not a career I could pursue.” Jenny Elder-Moke is now living her passion. Her first book, ‘Hood,’ was published by Disney-Hyperion in June. It...

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Congrats 2020 ACC Award Recipients

You’re Invited to ACC’s 2020 Awards Celebration! Cheer on your favorite faculty & staff

Posted on 07/22/2020 - 8:56am

Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts a virtual awards celebration recognizing recipients of its Excellence in Teaching and Leadership Awards Thursday, July 30, at 6 p.m. Faculty, staff, students, and the community are invited.  2020 ACC...

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ACC Board of Trustees July 6 Recap

Posted on 07/17/2020 - 4:06pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its July regular meeting on Monday, July 6, via teleconference due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Trustees approved the FY2021 budget, heard presentations on the CARES Act...

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