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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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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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