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ACC selected for Talent Strong Texas Pathways Program

Posted on 03/22/2023 - 11:05am

Austin Community College District (ACC) joins a group of colleges from across the state in an effort to develop programs that can skill up more Texans for high-demand careers.  The college was selected to participate in the Talent Strong Texas...

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Texas Architect: Double Time

Posted on 03/22/2023 - 10:35am

Title: Double Time Published: Texas Architect Author: Penny Snyder Link:  Austin Community College ushers a beloved building into the next century.

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ACC students can apply now for a scholarship for fall classes

Get free money for college: ACC scholarship season is now open

Posted on 03/21/2023 - 1:37pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) students can apply now for a scholarship for fall classes. There are more than 700 scholarships available, and it only takes one application to apply.

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ACC students named semifinalists for prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship

Posted on 03/20/2023 - 11:15am

Four Austin Community College District (ACC) students are semifinalists for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The highly competitive national scholarship provides transfer students with up to $55,...

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ACC Closed for Spring Break 3/13 through 3/19

ACC closes for Spring Break 3/13 through 3/19

Posted on 03/09/2023 - 7:22am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for spring break Monday, March 13, through Sunday, March 19. The college will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, March 20. ACC encourages everyone to take the week to prepare for the next steps. Short Semester

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SXSW2023 at ACC Rio Grande Campus

Education, Innovation & Technology Come Together at ACC during SXSW

Posted on 03/08/2023 - 2:03pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts a series of workshops, panels, and programs during South by Southwest (SXSW) from March 9 through March 11 at ACC Rio Grande Campus. 

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You're Invited: Spring Break Send-Off with the ACC Transfer Team & WGU

Posted on 03/06/2023 - 5:21pm

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Transfer Team and its partners at Western Governors University (WGU) invite you to an afternoon celebrating transfer opportunities between ACC & WGU.  Location: ACC Highland Campus (6101 Highland Campus...

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AMPLIFY Austin Day March 1-2

Join us March 1 for Amplify Austin and help ACC raise money for the Student Emergency Fund

Posted on 02/27/2023 - 11:09am

For a sixth year, Austin Community College District (ACC) joins Amplify Austin — a community-wide day of charitable giving. The ACC Amplify Austin Campaign begins this week and provides financial support to help ensure students don’t have to choose...

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“Rise Up and Raise Your Voice!” at the San Gabriel Campus

“Rise Up and Raise Your Voice!” at the San Gabriel Campus

Posted on 02/24/2023 - 10:17am

In honor and recognition of Black History Month, the Office of Student Life at San Gabriel Campus is providing thoughtful and impactful opportunities for students to share their voices. On Tuesday, February 28, students can stop by the whiteboards...

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Adulting 101, Friday, March 3

ACC hosts Adulting 101 to support emerging adults

Posted on 02/24/2023 - 9:09am

The landscape of higher education is changing and Austin Community College District (ACC) remains committed to supporting young adults, inside and outside of the classroom. The college hosts a one-day showcase called Adulting 101 to provide tools to...

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Health Science Open House, Saturday, February 25

Hear what students are saying: Join ACC’s Health Science Open House

Posted on 02/23/2023 - 9:43am

ACC invites you to explore careers in health science at its annual Health Sciences Open House. This event is open to students, their families, and the community-at-large to explore the college’s programs and find a rewarding career. Guests will...

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It's Scholarship Season! Here are 7 Tips for Writing Your Application Essay

Posted on 02/21/2023 - 3:56pm

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) scholarship application requires a personal essay—but don’t stress! It only needs to be 250-500 words. Here’s the prompt:  Please provide a personal statement of 250-500 words that discusses your educational...

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Job Fairs at ACC

Connect with jobs or internships through multiple job fairs at ACC this spring

Posted on 02/21/2023 - 2:42pm

To get students career ready while still in school, Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Career Services team hosts a series of job fairs this spring. Spring Job Fairs Date:  Wednesday, February 22Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Location:  Highland...

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Health Science Open House, Saturday, February 25

ACC hosts Health Sciences Open House: Exploring Healthcare Careers

Posted on 02/17/2023 - 10:53am

Central Texas is home to more than 25 hospitals, with almost $2.5 billion in construction underway by three major healthcare systems to expand. As those projects are expected to be completed in 2024, Austin Community College District (ACC) remains...

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Kelly Torrico Named New ACC Vice Chancellor of Human Resources

ACC names Kelly Torrico as new Vice Chancellor of Human Resources

Posted on 02/15/2023 - 10:03am

Austin Community College District (ACC) names Kelly Torrico as the college’s new Vice Chancellor of Human Resources. In this role, Torrico will support the adoption of best practices across the ACC community that strengthen ACC’s culture of...

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ACC Board of Trustees February 13 Recap

Posted on 02/14/2023 - 3:14pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting on Monday, February 13. Highlights include ACC Board Members meeting in the new boardroom, CommuniSpace updates, and Chancellor’s Priority #2. Below are...

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Lineworker program now 50% off, ACC expands discounts in response to ice storm

Posted on 02/14/2023 - 9:28am

Austin Community College District (ACC) takes proactive measures to support Central Texans after the recent ice storm left hundreds of thousands in the dark. College administration announced it will now offer a 50% discount on its Lineworker Program...

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Amplify Center Grand Opening

Amplify Center Opens: ACC & UT-Austin Dell Medical School Partner for Mental Health Clinic

Posted on 02/13/2023 - 2:29pm

Supporting the entire student to develop a balance between personal and academic growth is a top priority for Austin Community College District (ACC). The college recently expanded its work to support the mental health and well-being of our students...

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Start Here! Transfer Week Provides Tips to get from ACC to a University

Posted on 02/10/2023 - 3:54pm

More than 50% of Austin Community College District (ACC) students plan to transfer to a four-year institution to reach their academic goals. From February 13 through February 17, ACC hosts Transfer Week to support those dreams. More than two dozen...

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Student Help Desk Support

Posted on 02/08/2023 - 11:41am

A Message from ACC's IT Team Did you know that students have their own technology support structure through Student Technology Support and the Student Help Desk? At this time, the Faculty/Staff Help Desk is not equipped to handle student issues, so...

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