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EvoLLLution: How Continuing Ed Fits in with The Overarching Institution

Posted on 05/02/2022 - 2:04pm

Austin Community College District Vice Chancellor for Institutional Research and Analytics Jenna Cullinane Hege served as the expert for How Continuing Ed Fits in with The Overarching Institution with The EvoLLLution. The Continuing Education...

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ACC & Texas State partner to launch new program for transfer students

Posted on 04/28/2022 - 10:09am

More than two years into the pandemic, community, and four-year colleges and universities across the country face an imperative to help more students earn their two-year degree at a community college and then successfully transfer to a four-year...

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Congrats, Riverbats! ACC Welding students win big at SkillsUSA Championships

Posted on 04/27/2022 - 11:38am

Several Austin Community College (ACC) Welding Technology students are heading to nationals. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, six students from ACC’s welding program were invited to compete at the SkillsUSA state competition in April....

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Apply Now for a Scholarship this Fall: Why students say it’s worth it!

Posted on 04/26/2022 - 3:30pm

There is still time to get cash for college. Scholarship season is here, and students who submit an application by Sunday, May 1, get priority consideration for fall scholarships.  Scholarships are the closest thing students can get to free money....

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Hundreds turn out as ACC celebrates grand opening of Highland Campus

Posted on 04/22/2022 - 3:10pm

More than 300 turned out to celebrate a major milestone at Austin Community College District (ACC). The college hosted a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony for  ACC Highland Phase 2 on Friday, April 22, 2022. 

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ACC Highland Campus Phase 2 earns LEED Gold certification

Posted on 04/20/2022 - 1:47pm

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) newest campus, Highland Phase 2, is being recognized for its sustainable design and construction. The campus was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S....

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ACC offers additional support as Summer Registration opens to everyone

Posted on 04/18/2022 - 9:47am

The job market is booming in Central Texas and so is the need for trained employees to fill the vacancies. Registration is now open to everyone for summer courses at Austin Community College District (ACC). “Summer is the perfect time to reduce your...

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‘Do it for the Dillos’ ACC names winner 2022 Eco Bag Art contest

Posted on 04/18/2022 - 9:05am

This year's winner of the 10th annual Eco Bag contest is ACC Graphic Design student, Elizabeth Arteaga. Elizabeth’s design was selected out of 34 submitted designs through districtwide voting for Earth Week by faculty, staff, and students. Her...

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Apply Now: One application connects you to hundreds of scholarship opportunities

Posted on 04/15/2022 - 12:18pm

$2,500 — that’s the average scholarship amount awarded to Austin Community College District (ACC) students every year. All students need to do is complete one form — the General Scholarship Application — for the chance to be connected to hundreds of...

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10+ years in the making: ACC celebrates grand opening of Highland Campus

Posted on 04/13/2022 - 9:37am

Meet us at Austin Community College District’s (ACC) newest campus. More than a decade in the making, ACC celebrates the grand opening of its flagship Highland Campus (6101 Highland Campus Dr.) with a celebration and community open house.

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ACC Board of Trustees appoints Dr. Manuel Gonzalez as interim Trustee

Posted on 04/12/2022 - 6:48pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees appointed an interim Trustee, Dr. Manuel (Manny) Gonzalez, in a split decision, to the vacant Place 5 seat during a special meeting on Monday, April 11.  

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ACC Board of Trustees appoints new, interim Trustee

Posted on 04/11/2022 - 6:57pm

DR. MANUEL GONZALEZ WAS SELECTED TO FILL PLACE 5 SEAT Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomes a new interim Trustee to the college’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Manuel (Manny) Gonzalez was appointed to the Place 5 seat by members of the ACC...

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

Posted on 04/05/2022 - 12:59pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) Trustees voted to keep tuition and fee rates unchanged for 2022-23 to help make college more affordable for more students. The decision came during the Board’s regular meeting on Monday, April 4. It marks a...

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ACC students, faculty, and staff present innovative collaboration at the TNRIS forum

Posted on 04/05/2022 - 12:48pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) Facilities & Construction (F&C) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) representatives were invited to present their work on a recent pilot project at the college at the Texas Natural Resources...

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Money Geek features ACC Real Estate and Finance Professor Job Hammond

Posted on 04/05/2022 - 11:31am

Expert Insight for Beginner Rental Property Investors: ACC Real Estate and Finance Professor Job Hammond is featured as the expert on Money Geek. Click here for the full article. Excerpt from article, written by Job Hammond  

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Two ACC PTK Students Named 2022 Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholars

Posted on 03/25/2022 - 1:17pm

Out of more than two thousand applications nationwide, two Austin Community College District (ACC) Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) students were selected as 2022 Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholars. The students will be recognized internationally during PTK’s...

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ACC helps connect the dots to resources through Adulting 101

Posted on 03/21/2022 - 2:34pm

Figuring out life can be tough, but we’re here to help.  Registration is now open for Austin Community College District’s (ACC) one-day showcase called Adulting 101. Join us online or in-person to learn skills that can help you find success beyond...

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ACC Experts: 5 Simple Tips for Fire Safety at Home

Posted on 03/21/2022 - 9:38am

As more people move to Central Texas, the risk of fires continues to rise. ACC Experts help you protect your home and belongings with five fire safety tips. Written by: Ryan Grinnell, ACC Fire Training Academy director

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ACC to close for Spring Break March 14 through March 21

Posted on 03/11/2022 - 4:20pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) closes for Spring Break starting on Monday, March 14, through Sunday, March 21. The college reopens 8 a.m., Monday, March 21. Registration remains open for the second 8-week session. Short semester courses...

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