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ACC offers extended deadline for FAFSA aid

Posted on 01/08/2019 - 11:38am

Austin Community College (ACC) is accepting applications for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) program. The FAFSA is an online form that allows the government to determine a student’s eligibility for financial aid through federal...

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Passes now available to ride Cap Metro free this spring

Posted on 01/07/2019 - 3:04pm

Green Passes for the spring 2019 semester are now available. The Green Pass offers eligible Austin Community College students, faculty, and staff unlimited rides on the Capital Metro transit system for one semester.

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ACC police allow officers to grow beards for cancer research

Posted on 01/04/2019 - 12:00pm

KXAN News: ACC police allow officers to grow beards for cancer research   By: Chris Davis Posted: Jan 04, 2019 06:06 AM CST AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Dozens of officers in the Austin Community College district will shave Friday for the first time in two...

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ACC Teaches Without Textbooks

Posted on 12/21/2018 - 10:00am

Austin Chronicle: ACC Teaches Without Textbooks BY AUSTIN SANDERS, FRI., DEC. 21, 2018

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2019 ACC Eco Bag Art Contest

Submit your design for the 2019 Student Art Eco Bag Contest

Posted on 12/20/2018 - 2:41pm

It’s time to submit designs for the 7th annual Student Art Eco Bag Contest held each year in association with Earth Week, April 22 through 26.

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ACC expands online programs as enrollment climbs

Posted on 12/20/2018 - 9:00am

Austin Community College (ACC) expands the number of online course and degree programs to increase flexible educational opportunities as enrollment climbs.   “This is the fastest growing student population at ACC. Students need more flexible options...

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ACC voters elect new trustee to Place 8 in run-off

Posted on 12/19/2018 - 2:46pm

Stephanie Gharakhanian won the December 11 run-off election for Place 8 on the Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees. "I am excited and ready to get to work,” says Gharakhanian. “I decided to run for this position because I...

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Bond project construction updates: Highland and Rio Grande

Posted on 12/19/2018 - 2:30pm

ACC continues to make progress on $386 million in capital improvement projects approved by ACC District voters in the November 2014 bond election. In 2018, the college celebrated expanding to Leander with the opening of San Gabriel Campus and held...

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Riverbats Bravo Award

Congratulations November Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on 12/19/2018 - 11:17am

Austin Community College congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for November 2018. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC's values that demonstrate servant...

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Earning A's: Faculty and Staff achievements, activities, and accolades

Posted on 12/19/2018 - 10:38am

This regular feature recognizes activities and honors of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. The Human Resources Department donated 728 cans of food for the Food Pantry for Austin Community...

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2018 Year In Review

Posted on 12/18/2018 - 4:06pm

2018 has been an eventful year for Austin Community College. The college opened one new campus and three new buildings, launched its first bachelor degree program, established exciting new partnerships, completed its website redesign, and hosted its...

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In Memoriam: Gus Garcia — Founding ACC Trustee

Posted on 12/18/2018 - 9:27am

The Austin Community College District honors the memory of Gustavo "Gus" Garcia, one of the seven founding members of the ACC Board of Trustees. “Mayor Garcia was a devoted friend to the college and a mentor to generations of students, alumni, and...

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New Skills to Share: Jewelry Professor Returns from Toolbox Initiative

Posted on 12/14/2018 - 3:56pm

With a drum, jewelry, and a new outlook in hand, Jewelry Department chair and professor James Lynn returns from West Africa with knowledge to share with his students. Lynn spent more than a week in Dakar, Senegal, as part of the Toolbox Initiative,...

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ACC could add to its partnership with Apple after announcement of new campus

Posted on 12/14/2018 - 12:31pm

CBS Austin News: ACC could add to its partnership with Apple after announcement of new campus by Adam Hammons

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Tuition payment deadline postponed due to technical issues

Posted on 12/12/2018 - 6:37pm

Austin Community College has extended its December 12 spring 2019 tuition deadline to 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, due to reports of payment system technical issues. No students will be dropped from classes for non-payment during this time. The...

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ACC's Public Safety Training Center to offer drone training

Posted on 12/11/2018 - 12:18pm

KXAN News: ACC's Public Safety Training Center to offer drone training Steffi Lee   AUSTIN (KXAN) — As more police and fire departments turn to drones as a resource for responding to emergency scenarios, Austin Community College’s Public Safety...

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ACC hosts Establishing Shots fall showcase, 12/12

Posted on 12/10/2018 - 1:00pm

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, faculty, and the community to ‘Establishing Shots’ Wednesday, December 12, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Northridge Campus (11928 Stonehollow Dr.) for a special screening of student video projects. Radio-...

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New zero-cost textbook program saves ACC students more than $2.1 million

Posted on 12/10/2018 - 12:04pm

Austin Community College students are saving millions of dollars in textbooks costs through new course and degree options known as Z-degrees and zero textbook cost (ZTC) classes. The courses use zero-cost learning materials called open educational...

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