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ACC announces new updates to health and safety protocols for Spring 2022

Posted on 03/11/2022 - 4:15pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) announces updates to its health and safety protocols, after the Board of Trustees authorized the Chancellor the flexibility to increase or decrease COVID-19 health and safety measures of ACC students,...

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New health and safety protocols begin 3/21

Posted on 03/11/2022 - 12:26pm

During its regular meeting on Monday, March 7, ACC’s Board of Trustees discussed the college’s ongoing health and safety protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a 7-2 vote, Trustees authorized the college to more readily make changes to our...

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U.S. Sec. of Education tours ACC Highland Campus: Spotlights Women's History Month and STEM programs

Posted on 03/10/2022 - 12:02pm

“The model that you have here is something that I want to see replicated many different places. The Veterans Resource Center, I want to see more there. I love what I heard about STEM, and I love how this is the school being responsive to the...

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ACC Board of Trustees March 7 Recap

Posted on 03/10/2022 - 10:20am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting on Monday, March 7. An update was provided on update on health and safety protocols, online education, the strategic plan, and an overview of the budget study...

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ACC at Center of Technology, Innovation, and Defense at SXSW

Posted on 03/10/2022 - 9:29am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will welcome prominent figures across government, the tech sector, and academia as it opens SXSW 2022 at the downtown Rio Grande Campus.

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ACC students are heading to the national DECA Conference

Posted on 03/10/2022 - 8:39am

Ten Austin Community College District (ACC) students are heading to the international DECA conference in April.  The students recently placed at state and are now eligible to compete internationally. They’ll represent the college and Texas in the...

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ACC’s Paralegal program receives approval from the American Bar Association

Posted on 03/09/2022 - 4:12pm

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Paralegal program was awarded full approval from the American Bar Association. “We are very proud of the work that went into obtaining this approval,” says Shawn Slack, ACC Paralegal department chair. “ABA...

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ACC Experts: Saving Money on Textbooks

Posted on 03/07/2022 - 9:16am

The cost of textbooks and other course materials add up quickly. Austin Community College District (ACC) experts share how faculty are creating both Zero Cost Textbook and Open Educational Resource (ZTC/OER) courses to help save students money. To...

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Keeping Austin history alive through ACC’s History Wall

Posted on 03/04/2022 - 9:38am

The history of Highland is coming to life. This week Austin Community College District (ACC) installed a new wall mural honoring the historical significance of this land in Central Texas. The work is expected to be completed today. Where: Paseo at...

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ACC disbursed $55 million+ to help students cover expenses during COVID

Posted on 03/02/2022 - 2:50pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) continues its work to make college something everyone can afford and pursue. To date, the college has distributed more than $55 million to over 15,500 students through the Higher Education Emergency Relief...

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ACC Board of Trustees seeks applicants to fill Place 5 vacancy

Posted on 02/23/2022 - 3:38pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees (BOT) is now accepting applications for its Place 5 seat. The board adopted a process to select the new Trustee during a special meeting Monday, February 21. 

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ACC Experts: Investing in Real Estate

Posted on 02/23/2022 - 11:25am

Investing in real estate can yield a positive return on investment when managed properly. ACC Experts share what you need to know when it comes to investing. Written by: Job Hammond, Real Estate & Finance adjunct professor  

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First ACC IMPACT Lab company develops sensing drone for severe weather

Posted on 02/21/2022 - 5:49pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomes the first company to its manufacturing incubator, the ACC IMPACT Lab.  Zpryme LLC is a research, media, and events agency focused on energy. Date: Tuesday, February 22 Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where...

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ACC Experts: What to know about filing your taxes

Posted on 02/18/2022 - 2:20pm

The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) continues to impact day-to-day life. With new tax laws and stimulus checks, ACC Experts share what you need to know when it comes to preparing your taxes this year.  How has the pandemic affected your 2021 tax...

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Happening Now: ACC student competing at New York Fashion Week

Posted on 02/10/2022 - 3:06pm

Local fashion designer and ACC student Lisa Husberg is in New York competing against six other designers at the inaugural SohoMuse & Runway 7 Runway Muse show. Husberg is a member of the ACC Fashion Incubator’s designer-in-residence program...

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ACC offers two new scholarships for Certified Information System Security Professional

Posted on 02/10/2022 - 1:24pm

Applications are now open for two new scholarships for students who want to start a career in cybersecurity.  The new Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) scholarship, offered in partnership with (ISC)² Chapters, will help...

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ACC offers free COVID-19 testing for everyone

Posted on 02/08/2022 - 1:25pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) offers FREE COVID-19 testing at select campuses districtwide for students, employees, and the community. No appointment is required, and walk-ins are welcome. Testing schedule: Tues. Feb. 8, 9 am - 4 pm      

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Vote Now for the 10th Annual Eco Bag Contest

Posted on 02/08/2022 - 12:31pm

It is time to cast your vote for your favorite design on the 10th annual Eco Bag Contest. Austin Community College District (ACC) students submitted more than 30 designs, and 16 have moved forward to the final round.  You have until Friday, February...

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Getting the best value for a college degree: Transfer Tips from ACC to a University

Posted on 02/07/2022 - 9:12am

Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts a series of workshops for Transfer Week Monday, February 7, to Friday, February 11. The events offer students an opportunity to connect with universities and ACC's transfer team to learn more about what...

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