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Tesla Launches National Manufacturing Technician Program with Austin Community College District

Posted on 06/15/2021 - 8:24am

Tesla’s START Manufacturing program gives students hands-on experience & customized training for high-demand manufacturing careers at Tesla Austin Community College District (ACC) and Tesla announce Tesla START Manufacturing at ACC. The...

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ACC graduate earns prestigious Elijah Watts Sells Award; national CPA award for top performers

Posted on 06/14/2021 - 10:12am

Of more than 75,000 students across the nation who took the CPA exam in 2020, only 89 were selected top performers by the American Institute of CPAs. One of those students, and the only one from a community college, is Austin Community College...

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ACC hosts surplus sale at Pinnacle Campus

Posted on 06/14/2021 - 9:25am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) invites the community to a surplus sale at Pinnacle Campus 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, through Saturday, June 19. The sale will be held in the campus parking lot at 7748 US-290 in Southwest Austin...

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ACC hosts Emergency Preparedness Week June 14-18

Posted on 06/10/2021 - 4:07pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) practices emergency response procedures and tests its emergency notification system as part of Emergency Preparedness Week June 14 through 18. 

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ACC Board of Trustees June 7 Recap

Posted on 06/09/2021 - 9:18am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its regular meeting Monday, June 7. The college provided an update on the recent budget study, details about proposed homestead exemptions, and the issuance of maintenance tax notes...

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Trustees authorize Chancellor to execute agreement to lease of Pinnacle property for staging and office site for Oak Hill Parkway Project

Posted on 06/08/2021 - 9:40am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees passed a motion to grant the chancellor the authority to execute an agreement for the use of the Pinnacle Campus property as a staging and office site only for the Oakhill Parkway project...

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ACC fully reopens campuses this fall with options for all students

Posted on 06/03/2021 - 11:21am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will fully reopen this fall. The college is expanding on-campus and online options so students have more choices to get the classes they want, when they want them, and with the support they need. Registration...

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ACC closed Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day

Posted on 05/28/2021 - 9:18am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Memorial Day Monday, May 31, and will reopen 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 1.  Registration for summer remains open through the holiday weekend. The first day of summer classes begins...

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ACC takes big step toward free college

Posted on 05/27/2021 - 9:22am

During a year many struggled to continue their education, Austin Community College District (ACC) launched a new all-inclusive scholarship program to help cover the costs of college. New data on ACC’s Career Scholars program show students in the...

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ACC Board of Trustees May 3 Recap

Posted on 05/26/2021 - 11:20am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees virtually met for its regular meeting on Monday, May 3. Below are highlights from the meeting.

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Like Mother Like Daughter: ACC nursing students keep it in the family

Posted on 05/19/2021 - 12:37pm

A mother and daughter duo are making a career in nursing a family affair. Marie Valerio and Catalina Arellano are taking their next steps after finishing up their respective programs at Austin Community College District (ACC).  "I am the first nurse...

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‘I never thought I was going to graduate from college’; Meet ACC’s Chancellor Student Achievement Award winner

Posted on 05/10/2021 - 9:23am

"There are so many possibilities at ACC. You don't just have to pick one thing and go with it. It's flexible enough for you to be able to pursue what you're passionate about. No matter your financial or personal situation, ACC has the resources...

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8 years in a row: Austin Community College District keeps tuition low

Posted on 05/05/2021 - 9:30am

For the eighth consecutive year, tuition and fees will remain at just $85 per credit hour for in-district students at Austin Community College District (ACC). The ACC Board of Trustees unanimously approved the proposed tuition and fee rates for 2021...

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EXCLUSIVE: Get a first look at Austin Community College's newly renovated Rio Grande campus

Posted on 05/03/2021 - 2:33pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) hosted a tour of the Rio Grande Campus Building 1000 with Austin American-Statesman columnist Michael Barnes. EXCLUSIVE: Get a first look at Austin Community College's newly renovated Rio Grande campusBy:...

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ACC continues record breaking graduation numbers with spring 2021 ceremony

Posted on 05/03/2021 - 2:14pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates the accomplishments of 2,800+ graduates with a virtual spring graduation. Combined with the 3,400+ graduates being recognized during the fall commencement in December, this marks another record-...

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Proposed change to degree & certificate designations administrative rule

Posted on 04/22/2021 - 3:54pm

A proposed modification to Austin Community College District's (ACC) administrative rule 1.01.001 regarding degree and certificate designations is now available for review and comment by employees. The change proposed would add a Bachelor of Applied...

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Summer registration now open to current and future Riverbats

Posted on 04/22/2021 - 3:45pm

Registration is now open for anyone looking to get ahead this summer at  Austin Community College (ACC). The summer semester begins Tuesday, June 1, with 5-, 9-, and 10-week class options.  Teams are ready to work with students 1-on-1 to help them...

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ACC’s FY 2022 Budget Process Kicks Off

Posted on 04/22/2021 - 2:55pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is starting its fiscal year 2022 budget process with a balanced budget that keeps tuition and fees steady and includes compensation adjustment. Neil Vickers, ACC executive vice president of Finance and...

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Renowned chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph launches new ACC scholarship

Posted on 04/22/2021 - 2:50pm

Award-winning chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph and the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce have partnered with Austin Community College District (ACC) to launch the Bristol-Joseph Scholarship Foundation. The foundation offers culinary scholarships to...

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