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Spring 2020 Riverbats Employee Excellence Award Recipients

Posted on 08/27/2020 - 12:59pm

The Riverbats Employee Bravo Awards program recognizes employees whose actions reflect exemplary customer service as demonstrated by excellent communication, collaboration, or responsiveness in support of the mission, vision, and values of ACC. ...

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Month-in-Review: August 2020

Posted on 08/27/2020 - 12:50pm

2020 ACC Foster Care Luggage Drive raises record amount

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ACC kicks off fall 2020 semester

Posted on 08/27/2020 - 12:29pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomed students for the fall 2020 semester on Monday, August 24 with enhanced support and educational options to keep students on track.

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: July/August 2020

Posted on 08/27/2020 - 9:24am

RIO GRANDE CAMPUS RENOVATIONSBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager

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Public Safety Training Center Drone Program

ACC and FAA launch new drone training program

Posted on 08/26/2020 - 2:10pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) partners with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a new, innovative training program that prepares students for careers in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones.

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Vote Now for ACC Nursing Program in 2020 Best of the Best Contest

Posted on 08/26/2020 - 1:40pm

Austin Community College District's Nursing Program is a finalist in the 2020 Austin American-Statesman Best of the Best Awards for nursing schools. Voting is now open and lasts until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, August 29. Follow these steps to vote for...

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ACC launches new 14-week short semester option

Posted on 08/25/2020 - 10:22am

Austin Community College District (ACC) launches a new 14-week, short semester option for students this fall. Submitted applications for fall are up more than 15 percent. The 14-week option gives students who are still working through the...

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Google launches its first federally-registered apprenticeship program at ACC

Posted on 08/17/2020 - 9:14am

Austin Community College District (ACC) Google, and Pathstream announce a new partnership to launch Google’s first Department of Labor-registered apprenticeship program. The program offers apprentices a unique opportunity to receive training and...

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ACC Board of Trustees August 3 Meeting Recap

Posted on 08/13/2020 - 2:59pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its August regular meeting on Monday, August 3, via teleconference due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Trustees approved calling a general election on November 3 to fill...

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QM - Quality Matters national certification

Two ACC Health Sciences courses achieve national QM certification

Posted on 08/13/2020 - 2:38pm

Two Austin Community College (ACC) Health Sciences courses have achieved national recognition for quality online and hybrid learning, bringing the college's total to three courses with national Quality Matters (QM) certification.

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ACC students have saved more than $10 million in textbook costs

Posted on 08/13/2020 - 2:17pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) students have saved more than $10 million in textbook costs since the college launched zero textbook cost (ZTC) courses and degrees in 2017.

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Female student in Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at Austin Community College class

Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC becomes largest in Texas

Posted on 08/13/2020 - 2:03pm

A message from Shana Shaw, Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC associate professor of practice: Austin Community College (ACC), the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University (TAMU), and Chevron partnered to launch the Texas A...

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ACC Board of Trustees votes to rename president/CEO position to chancellor

Posted on 08/07/2020 - 12:38pm

The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees officially changed the title of ACC’s president/CEO to ACC chancellor. The unanimous vote took place during the board’s regular August meeting on Monday, August 3, and is effective immediately...

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Strong bond rating shows ACC’s continued fiscal strength

Posted on 07/31/2020 - 9:52am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) continues to show fiscal strength according to the latest bond ratings released by Moody’s Investors Service in July 2020.   “ACC is committed to maintaining a healthy outlook for our students and...

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New ACC committee focuses on equity in Strategic Enrollment Management

Posted on 07/30/2020 - 12:45pm

Austin Committee College District (ACC) is undergoing a collegewide process to create a strategic student enrollment plan with a focus on equity. A Strategic Enrollment Management committee has been formed at the direction of the President's Cabinet...

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: May/June 2020

Posted on 07/30/2020 - 11:49am

The Highland Campus South Parking Garage hit another milestone this summer. Construction crews added the college's name to the external-facing wall, which is visible from Interstate 35, Highway 290, and areas to the east and southeast of the campus...

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Month-in-Review: July 2020

Posted on 07/30/2020 - 11:20am

Snack Box Distribution

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MyACC faculty and staff portals launch this fall

Posted on 07/30/2020 - 10:36am

Austin Community College District (ACC) employees will soon be able to access all college information in one place with the MyACC Faculty and Staff Portals, which launch this fall. "We are excited to finally release portals for faculty and staff....

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President's Podcast How ACC Adapted During COVID-19

ACC President's Podcast | Taking Learning & Teaching Online: How ACC adapted during COVID-19

Posted on 07/30/2020 - 10:33am

When the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic reached Central Texas in mid March 2020, Austin Community College District transitioned to remote teaching and learning. In this President's Podcast, Dr. Richard Rhodes sits down with three ACC students and...

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