Austin Community College

5930 Middle Fiskville Road
512-223-4222

Mission Statement:

The ACC District promotes student success and improves communities by providing affordable access to higher education and workforce training in its eight-county service area.

To fulfill its mission, the college will provide, within its available resources, the mission elements prescribed by the State of Texas:

Vocational and technical programs of varying lengths leading to certificates or degrees.
Freshman- and sophomore-level academic courses leading to an associate degree or serving as the base of a baccalaureate degree program at a four-year institution.
Continuing adult education for academic, occupational, professional, and cultural enhancement.
Special instructional programs and tutorial service to assist underprepared students and others who wish special assistance to achieve their educational goals.
A continuing program of counseling and advising designed to assist students in achieving their individual educational and occupational goals.
A program of technology, library, media, and testing services to support instruction.
Contracted instructional programs and services for area employers that promote economic development.

Vision Statement:

The Austin Community College District will be recognized as the preferred gateway to higher education and training and as the catalyst for social equity, economic development, and personal enrichment.


Recent News

ACC examines global hunger in Global Issues Speaker Series

Austin Community College (ACC) presents a discussion on the rise in global hunger rates as part of the college's fall 2019 Global Issues Speaker Series. Hosted by ACC's International Programs, the presentation is Wednesday, September 25,…

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MyACC student app, web portal preview now available

Austin Community College students will soon have all their secure online information and services available in one place with the launch of MyACC portals. A preview of the student version will be available starting September 9, while faculty and…

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ACC honors Hispanic Heritage at Díez y Seis Celebration

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with its 12th annual Díez y Seis event Monday, September 16, from noon to 1 p.m. at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.). Former Texas Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, who served…

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ACC students, faculty, and staff practice best actions in an emergency

Austin Community College (ACC) practices emergency response procedures and tests its emergency notification system as part of Emergency Preparedness Week September 9 through 13.  Emergency Preparedness Week…

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Notice of Tax Revenue Increase

The Austin Community College District conducted public hearings on September 9, 2019 and September 12, 2019 on a proposal to increase the total tax revenues of the Austin Community College District from properties on the tax roll in the preceding…

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Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase

The Austin Community College District will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 6.6 percent. Individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser…

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ACC closed in observance of Labor Day

Austin Community College (ACC) will close in observance of Labor Day Monday, September 2. All offices will reopen 8 a.m. Tuesday, September 3. Student support offices on campus also will be closed Saturday and Sunday, August 31 and September 1.…

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Suiting up: Daniel Tully splits time between fighting fires and selling homes

Sirens scream overhead as Daniel Tully tugs on his boots and grabs his helmet. He always envisioned a career serving his community.  “I never know what my day will be. One call could be to a pool, the next could be in a field, fighting a…

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ACC Study: Ending Straight Ticket Voting will lead to fatigue

An analysis from the Austin Community College Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS) indicates ending straight-ticket voting will lead to voter fatigue and “roll-off” in voting, especially among minorities and older…

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Second chances: Lockhart inmates graduate from community college

Austin American-Statesman: Second chances: Lockhart inmates graduate from community college By Lara Korte…

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ACC expands no-cost textbook options for students through new national partnership

ACC students have saved more than $3.5 million through open educational resources over the past year  Austin Community College (ACC) is one of ten colleges and universities nationwide selected to participate in the 2019-2020 OpenStax…

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ACC and IBM partner to launch new apprenticeship program in Central Texas

Austin Community College (ACC) and longtime IT partner, IBM, announce a new apprenticeship program in Central Texas for students seeking careers in IT. The program, funded by a $1.5 million U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) grant, aims to train 350…

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ACC examines urgent workforce needs in new Workforce Development Report

Austin Community College (ACC) and the Austin Chamber of Commerce released the 2019 Workforce Development Report: Innovation, Collaboration & Transformation highlighting ACC’s efforts to build the workforce in the region’s most in-demand…

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ACC and Austin Chamber release the 2019 Workforce Development Report

Austin Community College (ACC), the Austin Chamber of Commerce, and Austin Mayor Steve Adler present the 2019 Workforce Development Report: Innovation, Collaboration & Transformation at the President’s Breakfast Wednesday, August 21. Date:…

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Austin Community College gets upgrade ahead of deal

  Bond Buyer: Austin Community College gets upgrade ahead of deal By: Richard Williamson   Austin Community College District's spendable cash and investments have nearly doubled since fiscal 2014, a factor in Moody’s…

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Explore careers in the music industry at ACC Open House

Austin Community College (ACC) invites prospective students and their families to learn about career and training opportunities in Music Business, Performance, and Technology (MBPT) 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Northridge Campus, Building…

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Vote Now! ACC’s Nursing Program named finalist for Best of the Best Awards

Austin Community College's Nursing Program is a finalist in the 2019 Austin American-Statesman Best of the Best Awards for nursing…

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ACC invites community to a celebration of Apollo 11 mission with Moon Party

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, faculty, staff, and the community to a Moon Party 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at ACC Round Rock Campus (4400 College Park Dr.). The…

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ACC and St. Edward’s University launch new partnership

Austin Community College (ACC) and St. Edward’s University launched a new partnership Wednesday, July 10, to streamline transfer opportunities for ACC students seeking a bachelor’s degree. “The opportunities we provide students…

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Earning As: July 2019

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. ACC was named among the Top 50 U.S. Colleges With The Best Presidents by Great Value…

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Congratulations June Bravo Award Recipients

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for June 2019. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC's values that demonstrate servant leadership. Cypress…

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State of Round Rock Campus discussed at Campus Conversation

Austin Community College (ACC) President/CEO, Dr. Richard Rhodes, led a discussion on the state of Round Rock Campus and the district at the June 27 Campus…

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From Student Affairs: Financial Aid Office Takes an Active Role in Student Success

ACC has long supported students in getting ready for college, worked with them to get them enrolled, and assisted them in receiving financial aid. But with more students participating in postsecondary education than ever before, and the adoption of…

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2018-2019 ACC Fact Book now available

The 2018-2019 ACC Fact Book is now available online. You can find this and previous versions of this publication here. This annual publication contains collegewide data and statistics that includes, but is not limited to, credit degrees and…

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ACC tackles transportation challenges for students with free unlimited Capital Metro rides

For the second year in a row, Austin Community College (ACC) students, faculty, and staff can ride Capital Metro and Metro Rail for free using the all-new Digital Green Pass. The pass offers unlimited rides to class, work, and anywhere else for one…

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ACC closed in observance of Independence Day

Austin Community College (ACC) will close in observance of Independence Day, Thursday, July 4. All offices reopen 8 a.m. Friday, July 5. Registration for 5.5-week summer courses remains open through Friday, July 5. Classes begin Monday, July 8.…

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Remembering former Trustee Royce Faulkner

The Austin Community College District honors the memory of Royce Faulkner, a former ACC Board of Trustee chair. Royce passed away at the age of 89 on June 25, 2019. “Royce left a mark on Austin that will be remembered for generations to…

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ACC students bringing new life into animated characters

Buzz Lightyear and Sheriff Woody made cinematic history in 1995 when Toy Story opened in movie theaters across the nation. It was the first fully computer-animated movie. While it captured the hearts of children and adults nationwide, it also…

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Celebrate equality with ACC’s annual Juneteenth Festival

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, employees, and the community to its annual Juneteenth Festival 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the Eastview Campus courtyard (3401 Webberville Rd.). The event commemorates the announcement of…

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ACC hosts information session for Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a final information session for the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy 10 a.m to noon, Saturday, June 15, at Highland Campus, Building 1000 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). The unique partnership allows…

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ACC and WGU Texas launch new partnership

Austin Community College (ACC) and Western Governors University (WGU) Texas launched a new partnership Monday, June 3, to create seamless transfer pathways for ACC students, employees, and graduates seeking a bachelor’s or master’s…

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ACC San Gabriel Campus wins state and national awards

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has awarded Austin Community College San Gabriel Campus in Leander its 2018 Excellence in Construction (EIC) Award. The project is one of 92 nationwide selected for a prestigious EIC. The award honors…

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Apply now for ACC’s RN-to-BSN Program

Registered nurses (RNs) looking to advance their careers may apply now for Austin Community College’s (ACC) RN-to-BSN Program. Applications for fall 2019 are accepted until Saturday, June 1. “Nursing is one of the most in-demand, fastest…

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ACC closed in observance of Memorial Day

Austin Community College (ACC) will close in observance of Memorial Day Monday, May 27. All offices will reopen 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 28. Registration for summer courses remains open through the weekend.  Eleven-week, 9-week, and 5.5-week session…

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Never settle: ACC student finds a second chance in IT

“When I think of Austin Community College, I see a big arena with different opportunities. You can do anything here, anything that is on your mind, you can tap into and go.” - Shermay…

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Celebrate ACC graduates at Spring Commencement, 5/17

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate record high graduation numbers at its spring commencement 6 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). More than 2,100 students are invited to…

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May 2019 Bond Projects Update

Construction crews focus on exterior framing of new ACC Highland paseo and a new floor level takes shape in the future Student Commons at Rio Grande…

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Congratulations April 2019 Bravo Award Recipients

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for April 2019. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC's values that demonstrate servant leadership. Cypress…

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Earning As: May 2019

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Melissa Curtis, Enrollment Management associate vice president, was accepted to the…

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Month-in-Review: April 2019

Tuesday, April 2 | Clothing DriveNearly 100 students benefited from the joint Adjunct Faculty Association/Student Life Clothing Drive at Round Rock Campus. The college collected more than 500 articles of…

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ACC honors record number of high school seniors graduating with college credential

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates its largest Early College High School (ECHS) class and other seniors who are graduating with college credits and committing to enrolling at ACC with the second annual President’s Reception, 6 to 8…

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Adopt a pet cared for by ACC vet tech students

Austin Community College (ACC) is working with area animal shelters to find forever homes for pets who were trained and cared for by students in the Veterinary Technology Program. Over the past semester, these dogs have undergone leash training and…

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ACC accounting alumna granted Elijah Watts Sells Award

Austin Community College (ACC) alumna Jamie Castor is named one of the top CPA exam performers in the nation by the American Institute of CPAs. Out of more than 86,000 candidates who took the national licensure exam in 2018, Jamie placed among the…

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ACC votes to keep tuition and fees steady for sixth consecutive year

For the sixth consecutive year, in-district tuition and fees at Austin Community College (ACC) will not change. The ACC Board of Trustees unanimously approved the proposed tuition and fee rates for 2019-20 during its regular May meeting Monday, May…

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ACC to launch second bachelor’s degree in spring 2020

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will launch the college’s second bachelor’s degree program in spring 2020. The ACC Board of Trustees approved the new Bachelor in Applied Science in Computer Information Technology during its…

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ACC unveils Fashion Incubator to meet growing fashion industry demands

Austin Community College (ACC) unveiled the new state-of-the-art ACC Fashion Incubator Tuesday, April 30. The 7,500-square-foot facility offers real-world learning opportunities, commercial design and manufacturing contract services, business…

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“The world has so much to offer”; Former foster care student sets out to serve others

After ten years in foster care and more than 30 placements, Corey Benbow found himself on his own at 18 years old. “When I aged out of the foster care system, I felt alone. I wasn’t sure how I was going to pay bills and be a contributing…

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ACC graphic design student wins 2019 Eco Bag art contest

ACC graphic design student Melanie Sutherland won the 2019 Eco Bag Art…

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ACC hosts inaugural Employee Wellness Fest 2019

Austin Community College (ACC) invites faculty and staff to its inaugural Employee Wellness Fest 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Eastview Campus Courtyard (3401 Webberville…

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ACC hosts Astronaut Stephanie Wilson & NASA’s Destination Station

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson and the NASA Drive to Explore mobile exhibit, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, at ACC Highland (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). The event is part of NASA’s Destination…

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ACC explores global hunger at Global Issues Spring Speaker series

Austin Community College (ACC) presents a discussion of global hunger at the 2019 Global Issues Speaker Series Wednesday, April 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Eastview Campus, Room 8500 (3101 Webberville Rd.).  ACC Philosophy adjunct professor Dr.…

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ACC hosts 13th annual Día de la Familia Festival, 4/27

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to the 13th annual Dí­a de la Familia Festival Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverside Campus (1020 Grove Blvd.). The interactive, family-friendly event celebrates…

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ACC celebrates Earth Week April 22-26

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates the 49th anniversary of Earth Day with dozens of events districtwide April 22 to April 26, with pre-party events starting Saturday, April…

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ACC hosts 8th Annual Peace and Conflict Studies Spring Symposium

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a day of art, music, and discussion focused on peace and conflict transformation at its 8th Annual Peace and Conflict Studies Spring Symposium 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Eastview Campus, Building…

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ACC starts bidding process to determine fate of Pinnacle building

  The Austin Community College District (ACC) is now accepting bids for its Pinnacle Campus building and the nine acres it sits on in Southwest Austin. The remaining 46 acres are not for sale because the college wants the option to build on…

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Faculty Spotlight: Stephanie Long

Stephanie Long has worked in the heat of the Mojave Desert and through a blizzard in Wyoming but, given the choice to work anywhere in the world, she would prefer to stay here in…

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Congratulations March Bravo Award Recipients

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for February 2019. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC's values that demonstrate servant leadership. Elgin…

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Highland and Rio Grande bond project updates: April 2019

Construction crews continue work on Highland Campus Phase 2 and Rio Grande Campus…

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Adobe Creative Cloud available to students, faculty, and staff at no-to-minimal cost

Austin Community College (ACC) has been selected as an Adobe Creative Campus, which means students, faculty, and staff will have access to the entire Adobe Creative Cloud suite for no-to-minimal cost starting Monday, April…

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Equity Advocates Town Hall: Helping DACA students thrive

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts an Equity Advocates town hall meeting to explore and discuss issues and resources for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) eligible students 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Riverside Campus,…

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Support student scholarships at inaugural Riverbat Paddle Battle

Austin Community College (ACC) and American Constructors co-host the inaugural Riverbat Paddle Battle supporting ACC student scholarships 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Rowing Dock on Lady Bird Lake (2481 Stratford Dr.).…

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Forging a career: ACC student follows passion to become better engineer

Sparks of light cascade around the welding technology lab at Round Rock Campus. It’s often seen as a predominantly male profession, but Rebecca Giuntoli is breaking that…

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ACC to evaluate selling portion of Pinnacle Campus property

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will explore opportunities to sell the Pinnacle Campus building and the nine acres it sits on in Southwest Austin. The remaining 46 acres are not for sale because the college wants the option to build…

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ACC named top Fulbright U.S. Scholars college

Austin Community College (ACC) has been named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2018-2019 by The Chronicle of Higher Education. ACC is the only community college in Texas to be awarded this…

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Calling all Riverbats to share their ACC story

Austin Community College (ACC) is hosting a casting call for students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the college on Tuesday, April 9, at ACC Highland. Austin Community College (ACC) is casting students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends…

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ACC job fair connects students with 1,000+ career opportunities

Austin Community College (ACC) invites ACC alumni, students, and other job seekers to a job fair and career exploration event Friday, April 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Highland Campus ACCelerator (6101 Highland Campus…

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ACC expands Vocational Nursing program with evening and weekend courses

Austin Community College (ACC) expands its vocational nursing program with new evening and weekend classes to accommodate students’ busy schedules. The new program option begins fall 2019. Applications are accepted through April…

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ACC closed for spring break 3/18 - 3/24

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for spring break Monday, March 18, through Sunday, March 24. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, March 25. Graduation applications are still being accepted. Students may apply at…

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ACC’s Child Watch Drop-In Center expands to serve more children

Austin Community College (ACC) and the YMCA of Austin are expanding services at the new Child Watch Drop-In Center at ACC Highland to serve more…

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ACC hosts Supergirl actress and trans advocate Nicole Maines

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to a conversation with actress and trans advocate Nicole Maines 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the ACC Highland Campus, Building 1000 Social Staircase (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). Maines, 21, stars as…

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ACC panel discusses equity-minded instructional practices

Austin Community College (ACC) presents a panel discussion on curriculum changes to engage underserved populations from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, March 9, at 1709 E. 12th…

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ACC hosts information sessions for RN-to-BSN bachelor’s degree program

Austin Community College (ACC) will host two information sessions as the application deadline for the RN-to-BSN program approaches. ACC’s RN-to-BSN program is the only one of its kind in Central Texas. The program includes online, hybrid, and…

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ACC talks Black History Month: Clarence Watson

Meet Clarence Watson, an ACC Social Work student and student…

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ACC hosts 5th annual Fairway 5k supporting student scholarships

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to lace up their running shoes to help support ACC students at the annual ACC Fairway 5K Cross Country Run & Walk 7:30 a.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Riverside Golf Course (1020 Grove…

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ACC hosts three panelists for Women in IT Spring Speaker Series

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, employees, and the community to its Women in IT Spring Speaker Series from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, at ACC Highland, Building 4000 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.).  “The lack of…

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ACC health sciences students discuss legislative issues with lawmakers

Austin Community College (ACC) students and faculty join hundreds of healthcare advocates from across the state for Occupational Therapy Day at the Texas Capitol. The group will gather 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, to raise awareness of issues…

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ACC talks Black History Month: Chantae Recasner

Meet Dr. Chantae Recasner, Faculty and Instructional Development…

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ACC study reveals record levels of straight-ticket voting

Straight-ticket voting reached a record level of 67.49 percent of ballots cast for the U.S. Senate candidates during the November 2018 general election, a more than six percentage point (pp) increase compared to the 2014…

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Donate now to the ACC Food Drive

Austin Community College (ACC) is accepting donations for its spring food drive during the month of February. Donations benefit the ACC Food Pantry…

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RN-to-BSN Program hosts site review for accreditation

The ACC RN-to-BSN Nursing Program will host a site review for accreditation of its program. The public is invited to meet the site visit team and share comments about the program Thursday, February 28, at 4 p.m. at Eastview Campus, Building 8000,…

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ACC talks Black History Month: Mervin J. Jones

Meet Mervin J. Jones, Student Affairs dean. He has gone from serving our country to serving not just ACC, but the Austin…

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ACC talks Black History Month: Rosalind Cunningham

Meet Rosalind (Roz) Cunningham, a completion counselor at Eastview…

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ACC students push for change at Community College Day

Austin Community College (ACC) students joined hundreds of their peers for Community College Day at the State Capitol Wednesday, January 30, to push for change this legislative session. Students participated in a rally on the South Steps with…

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ACC students join hundreds of peers for Community College Day

Austin Community College (ACC) students join hundreds of their peers from across the state for Community College Day, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Texas Capitol on Wednesday, January 30, to raise awareness of issues critical to community college…

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Vote Now! ACC student nominated for two Austin Music Awards

It’s not unusual to grow up with dreams of becoming an astronaut, actor, or even president. For one dual-credit Austin Community College student, those childhood dreams are her reality. Madi Meeks is nominated for two Austin Music Awards from…

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ACC course is nationally certified

Austin Community College (ACC) received its first nationally certified Quality Matters (QM) course, demonstrating the college’s ongoing commitment to quality online and hybrid learning. The Philosophy 1301 course, taught by Associate Professor…

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From Bars to Barbells: ACC Grad Wins Austin Chronicle Best Personal Trainer Award

In neon from head to toe and dance moves to boot, Austin Community College alumna Erica Nix tied for the Austin Chronicle’s 2018 Best in Austin Personal Trainer.  “It feels great to be appreciated and seen for the work I do in my…

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ACC offers extended deadline for FAFSA aid

Austin Community College (ACC) is accepting applications for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) program. The FAFSA is an online form that allows the government to determine a student’s eligibility for financial aid through…

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Submit your design for the 2019 Student Art Eco Bag Contest

It’s time to submit designs for the 7th annual Student Art Eco Bag Contest held each year in association with Earth Week, April 22 through…

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In Memoriam: Gus Garcia — Founding ACC Trustee

The Austin Community College District honors the memory of Gustavo "Gus" Garcia, one of the seven founding members of the ACC Board of Trustees. “Mayor Garcia was a devoted friend to the college and a mentor to generations of…

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Tuition payment deadline postponed due to technical issues

Austin Community College has extended its December 12 spring 2019 tuition deadline to 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, due to reports of payment system technical issues. No students will be dropped from classes for non-payment during this time. The…

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ACC hosts Establishing Shots fall showcase, 12/12

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, faculty, and the community to ‘Establishing Shots’ Wednesday, December 12, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Northridge Campus (11928 Stonehollow Dr.) for a special screening of student video…

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New zero-cost textbook program saves ACC students more than $2.1 million

Austin Community College students are saving millions of dollars in textbooks costs through new course and degree options known as Z-degrees and zero textbook cost (ZTC) classes. The courses use zero-cost learning materials called open educational…

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ACC delivers more than 4,300 books to Brown Santa Program

Austin Community College (ACC) delivered more than 4,300 books, puzzles, and games to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office Brown Santa Program Wednesday, December 5. Sponsored by the ACC Student Government Association, the book drive benefits…

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ACC celebrates more than 3,100 students at fall commencement

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate its summer and fall graduates during commencement 6 p.m. Friday, December 14, at Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). When: Friday, December 14Where: Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River…

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Visual Communication Department hosts Fall 2018 Student Portfolio Show

Austin Community College invites students, employees, and the community to the Visual Communication Department’s Fall 2018 Student Portfolio Showcase 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, at ACC Highland, Building 4000 (6101 Highland Campus…

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ACC hosts Juried Student Art Exhibition

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to the 2018/2019 Juried Art Exhibition featuring more than 50 works of art from ACC students including sculpture, photography, ceramics, printmaking, drawing, and painting. A reception…

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ACC closes for Thanksgiving holiday

Austin Community College (ACC) will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 22. All offices and campuses will reopen Monday, November 26. During the break, Campus Police will remain available and may be reached at…

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ACC student soars in NASA’s scholar program

If you spoke to Austin Community College student Laura Colten last year, her story would sound a lot different. "I am a mother of three. I was skeptical about starting over and going back to school,” says Colten. “Would I have…

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Follow the Journey: ACC professor & students capture official COTA photos for F1

Since the first checkered flag waved at Formula 1 (F1) in Austin, Austin Community College (ACC) adjunct professor of photography Keith Rizzo has been there to capture every moment. On Sunday, October 21, the grandstands and grass seats at Circuit…

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ACC hosts a reading & discussion series for veterans & community

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts Veteran’s Voices, a reading and discussion series for veterans and the community. Events will be 4 to 6 p.m. October 28, November 1, and November 13 at the ACC Highland Veterans Resource Center, Building…

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ACC intramural sports season begins

Games are underway for ACC’s fall intramural sports.  Sponsored by the ACC Student Life Office, intramurals are open to all ACC students and include women’s volleyball, co-ed softball, basketball, soccer,…

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ACC Communication Studies hosts second annual COMMS Week

Students, faculty and staff are invited to several communication events as part of the second annual ACC COMMS Week, hosted by the Communications Program.PechaKucha contestA student speech contest will be Tuesday, October 9, starting at 7 p.m. at…

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ACC trustees adopt 2018-19 tax rate

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees adopted a $0.1048 (10.48 cents) property tax rate for fiscal year 2018-19 on Monday, September 10. The $0.004 increase over last year is due to the issuance of the final voter-approved…

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Celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution at Signing Day event, 9/18

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts the 11th annual Constitution Signing Day event honoring the signing of the U.S. Constitution Tuesday, September 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Eastview Campus, Building 8000, Rm. 8500 (3101 Webberville…

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Board Brief : September 2018 | Equity & Inclusion, Childcare Plans, 2018 Tax Rate

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees recognized its community partners in equity and inclusion initiatives, adopted the 2018-19 tax rate, and examined future childcare plans at its regular meeting Monday, September 10,…

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Notice of Tax Revenue Increase

Dear ACC Taxpayers, The District is grateful to the community for its continued support and remains committed to delivering an exceptional return on investment. ACC is the primary gateway to higher education and career training … Continue…

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Congratulations July Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for July 2018. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC’s values that demonstrate servant leadership. Eastview…

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Highland Learning Lab hosts open house for faculty and staff

ACC’s Learning Labs invite faculty and staff to an open house 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, September 21, at ACC Highland Campus (6101 Highland Campus Dr.) to learn more about learning lab services and observe … Continue…

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Explore the night sky during Star Party, 8/31

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to stargaze at its first star party of the semester 6 p.m. Friday, August 31, at Round Rock Campus (4400 College Park Dr.). “This is a unique time … Continue…

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Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase

Dear ACC Taxpayers, The District is grateful to the community for its continued support and remains committed to delivering an exceptional return on investment. ACC is the primary gateway to higher education and career training … Continue…

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ACC Board calls for Pflugerville ISD annexation election

The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees officially called for an annexation election in Pflugerville ISD. The board voted unanimously during its regular meeting Monday, August 13. Voters will go to the polls on … Continue…

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ACC hosts statewide summit for foster care youth

Austin Community College hosts a statewide summit for foster youth to help them begin planning for college and career options in their future. The College and Career Conference will be August 16-17 at ACC Eastview … Continue…

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ACC awarded $30,000 grant to help students pay for unexpected expenses

Austin Community College was awarded a $30,000 Project Success: Emergency Fund Grant to help students who are facing unforeseen financial needs continue on their educational pathways. The grant, awarded by Trellis Company in collaboration with…

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ACC’s Catch the Next Program Named Finalist for Excelencia Award

Austin Community College’s Catch the Next (CTN) Ascender Program is a national finalist for the Excelencia Award for the second consecutive year. The award recognizes programs that use evidence-based practices to improve educational achievement…

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ACC student named 2018 Phi Theta Kappa Global scholar

Austin Community College student Jamille Souze Madeira has been named a 2018 Phi Theta Kappa Global Leaders of Promise scholar and awarded a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship is part of the Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise … Continue…

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Vote Now! ACC’s Nursing Program named finalist for Best of the Best Awards

Austin Community College’s Nursing Program is a finalist in the 2018 Austin American-Statesman Best of the Best Awards for nursing schools. Voting is now open and lasts through August 10. Follow these steps to vote … Continue…

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New student health insurance plan to begin August 22

Austin Community College has finalized a new 2018-19 health insurance plan for students. Offered through United Healthcare, plans will be available to purchase by semester or for a 12-month period. The new policy begins August … Continue…

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ACC bus pass will be free beginning August

Eligible ACC students, faculty, and staff can ride Capital Metro for free with an ACC Green Pass beginning fall semester. The Board of Trustees voted Monday, July 9, to eliminate the $25 Green Pass user … Continue…

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ACC Trustees hold public hearing for Pflugerville ISD residents about possible annexation into the district

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held a public hearing Monday night with  Pflugerville ISD residents to hear comment about putting an ACC annexation item on the ballot this November. More than … Continue…

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ACC closes in observance of Independence Day

Austin Community College will close in observance of Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4. All offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 5. Registration for fall and summer courses remains open. The second 5.5-week … Continue…

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New, improved ACC Catalog now available online

The ACC Catalog & Student Handbook is moving fully online. The new catalog format will be searchable, sustainable, and easier to reference and archive. A PDF version will also be available for download. The 2018-2019 … Continue…

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Congratulations May Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for May 2018. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC’s values that demonstrate servant leadership. Cypress Creek…

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Summer Global Issues Speaker Series examines Democracy in Eastern Europe

Austin Community College will present a discussion of the Democracy in Eastern Europe as part of the college’s 2018 Global Issues Speaker Series. Hosted by ACC’s International Programs, the presentation is Wednesday, June 27, from ……

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ACC to launch first bachelor’s degree program fall 2018

Austin Community College (ACC) will launch its first bachelor’s degree program this fall. The RN-to-BSN program addresses a critical nursing shortage in Central Texas and creates a new advancement pathway for local registered nurses (RN). ……

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ACC hosts Emergency Preparedness Week June 11-15

Austin Community College will practice emergency response procedures and test its emergency notification system as part of Emergency Preparedness Week June 11- 15. The college designates the third week of each semester as Emergency Preparedness…

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ACC invites community to annual Juneteenth Festival

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to its annual Juneteenth Festival 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, at the Eastview Campus courtyard (3401 Webberville Rd.). The festival, sponsored by the ACC African-American Cultural…

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ACC and KLRU launch new partnership at ACC Highland

Former Dillard’s women’s store will house joint office and production facilities Austin Community College (ACC) unveils plans for the redevelopment of the former Dillard’s women’s space at Highland in partnership with KLRU-TV, Austin PBS.…

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ACC Trustees certify annexation petition for Pflugerville ISD

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees certified a petition Monday night from Pflugerville ISD residents interested in putting an ACC annexation item on the ballot this November. The Pflugerville Friends 4 ACC … Continue…

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ACC closes in observance of Memorial Day

Austin Community College will close in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28. All offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 29. Registration for fall and summer courses will remain open. The first summer session begins Tuesday with…

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Trustees hold tuition rates steady, lower out-of-district fees

In-district tuition and fees at Austin Community College (ACC) will remain unchanged for a fifth consecutive year, and out-of-district fees and out-of-state tuition will decrease. The college’s Board of Trustees approved the 2018-19 tuition and…

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ACC Receives National Award for Wet Lab

College recognized for fostering industry partnerships and supporting entrepreneurship through the ACC Bioscience Incubator Austin Community College was awarded a “College of Excellence Award” from the National Association for Community…

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ACC welding students advance to nationals

Four ACC welding students will compete at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 25-29 in Louisville, Kentucky, after winning first in the state competition held last month. Kyle Gross, Thomas Hinkle Jr., and … Continue…

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Visit ACC Highland arts programs during WEST Austin Studio Tour

Austin Community College’s Art, Jewelry, and Dance departments are hosting an open house during the 2018 WEST Austin Studio Tour, held over two weekends, May 12-13 and May 19-20. Visitors can tour the college’s newest … Continue…

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Fall Registration and Tuition Dates Announced

Austin Community College has announced registration and payment dates for fall 2018. Find your registration and tuition deadlines below to get ready for fall! Fall Registration Dates May 14 Current and former students begin registering ……

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ACC leaders selected for Aspen Presidential Fellowship

Austin Community College’s Vice President of Student Services Dr. Virginia Fraire and Vice President of Institutional Planning, Development & Evaluation Dr. Mary Harris have been awarded the prestigious Aspen Presidential Fellowship for…

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Plan and save for your future: Attend the 2018 Financial Wellness Fair

Get expert answers to your home-buying or retirement-planning questions at the 2018 Financial Wellness Fair Thursday, May 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Highland Business Center. The fair and presentations are designed to … Continue…

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Celebrate Día de la Familia

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to the 12th annual Dí­a de la Familia Festival Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverside Campus (1020 Grove Blvd.). The interactive, family-friendly event … Continue…

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ACC GIS students test drone technology

Austin Community College Geographic Information Systems (GIS) students are learning how to create detailed maps using drone technology. Students tested their skills at Zilker Park with a mapping drone called the Robota Eclipse UAV (unmanned ……

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ACC hosts poetry discussion and scholarship contest

Austin Community College (ACC) and Cultural Lounge invite current and prospective students to a discussion on the book “Citizen: An American Lyric,” by poet Claudia Rankine. The event is Thursday, April 26, from 6:30 to … Continue…

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ACC celebrates nearly 2,000 graduates at spring commencement

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate its spring graduates during commencement Thursday, May 10. When: Thursday, May 10 Where: Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. Time: 6 p.m. Nearly 2,000 graduation candidates are ……

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Apply Now for Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy

Information Session Set for Saturday, April 28. Application Deadline June 30. Fall applications are being accepted for the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC, a co-enrollment program that allows students to complete the first two…

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Become a student leader: join Student Government Association

Austin Community College’s Student Government Association (SGA) will hold its annual election April 30 to May 5. The SGA encourages all students interested in running for an elected position to file as a candidate before the … Continue…

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Let your voice be heard on racial issues

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, faculty, and staff to share their experiences with race and racism in a series of interviews designed to guide the development of the college’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation ……

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ACC Jazz Ensemble performs tribute to former ACC student

The ACC Jazz Ensemble will perform at the 13th annual Texas Community Music Festival Friday, April 27, at Central Market North (4001 N. Lamar) from 8 to 9 p.m. Their concert, featuring jazz bassist Sophia … Continue…

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ACC announced as a Gilman Top Producing Institution

The Austin Community College District (ACC) was named a Gilman Top Producing Institution by the U.S. State Department for its success in making international study and internships more accessible and inclusive. The list, released April 9, ……

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Celebrate Earth Week April 16-20

Austin Community College celebrates the 48th annual Earth Day April 22 with a week of sustainability events beginning Monday, April 16. The events highlight the college’s commitment to sustainable practices and engage students, faculty, and…

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ACC hosts annual veterans resource fair

ACC invites veterans, military members, and the community to the annual From Humvee to ACC veterans appreciation and resource fair Wednesday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South Austin Campus, Room 1130 … Continue…

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ACC hosts summer music and recording workshops

High school students can learn about music and sound production and get hands-on experience at summer workshops hosted by Austin Community College. Sessions are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 16-29 and July 23-27 at … Continue…

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ACC examines history and politics of Jerusalem

Austin Community College will present a discussion on the history and politics of  Jerusalem and its role in the peace process as part of the college’s Spring 2018 Global Issues Speaker Series. Hosted by ACC’s … Continue…

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Pinnacle Campus to close for evaluation beginning summer 2018

The college is looking at needed repairs, renovations, and possible expansion opportunities Austin Community College (ACC) will close its Pinnacle Campus beginning summer 2018 to evaluate needed repairs, renovations, and possible expansions on site.…

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College closed for spring break March 12-March 19

The Austin Community College District will close for spring break beginning Monday, March 12. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, March…

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42nd annual Student Art Exhibition opens March 21

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to view its 42nd annual Student Art Exhibition March 21 through April 8 at Julia C. Butridge Gallery in The Dougherty Arts Center (1110 Barton Springs Rd.). Approximately … Continue…

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ACC graduate motivating change as vice president of Collegiate DECA

Austin Community College (ACC) business alumnus Joshua Koshy is learning a great deal about leadership since taking on the role of vice president of Collegiate DECA. “I have had the honor to serve alongside an … Continue…

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Photography Departments hosts statewide photography conference

ACC’s Department of Professional Photography hosted the 2018 Association of Texas Photography Instructors (ATPI) Winter Conference. The full-day conference drew in more than 380 students and instructors from 42 high schools across Texas. ACC…

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ACC hosts spring job fair and career exploration event

Austin Community College (ACC) invites ACC alumni, students, and other job seekers to a job fair and career exploration event Friday, April 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Highland Campus ACCelerator (6101 Highland Campus Drive). … Continue…

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ACC welcomes vice president of business and industry partnerships

Austin Community College (ACC) has named Garrett Groves vice president of business and industry partnerships. Groves will work with area businesses to identify emerging needs, evaluate opportunities for collaboration, and build strategic…

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President’s Podcast: Building Equity: Putting Ideas into Action

Community colleges are working diligently to overcome one of the longest-standing equity gaps in our arena: Persistence and graduation rates among historically underserved students of color.   ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard M. Rhodes discusses…

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So You Want to be an Engineer?

Learn about the engineering profession from experts in Austin Community College’s Engineering Program.  “So You Want to be an Engineer” will be 10 a.m. Friday, February 23, at Highland Campus, Room 2405 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). ……

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Amplify Scholarships for ACC Students During Amplify Austin on March 1-2

Help support student scholarships during Amplify Austin, a communitywide day of charitable giving, from Thursday, March 1, at 6 p.m. through Friday, March 2, at 6 p.m. ACC’s Alumni Network is participating in Amplify Austin … Continue…

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Pell Grant funding now available in the summer

Current Austin Community College (ACC) students can begin to apply for additional Pell Grant funding now available for summer courses. Funding is accessible for students who have used their entire financial aid award during the … Continue…

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ACC hosts interactive social justice event: The Defamation Experience

Austin Community College invites the public to participate in an interactive social justice event 10 a.m. to noon Friday, February 23, at Eastview Campus, Room 8500 (3401 Webberville Rd.). “The Defamation Experience” is a play that…

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Apply now for fall scholarships; deadline is April 1

Now is the time to apply for scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. The Austin Community College Foundation offers hundreds of scholarships for a variety of majors and circumstances (see below). Apply early The deadline … Continue…

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Transfer Week helps students plan their bachelor’s degree

Students planning for a bachelor’s degree can explore their transfer options and meet university recruiters during Austin Community College’s annual Transfer Week, held February 19-23. The largest event is the Spring Transfer Fair, which…

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ACC celebrates grand opening of Elgin Campus Phase 2

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates the grand opening of Elgin Campus Phase 2 Tuesday, February 6, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at ACC Elgin Campus (1501 W. US Hwy 290). The expansion includes specialized facilities for … Continue…

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ACC hosts discussion on Iran and U.S. relations

Austin Community College will present a discussion of Iran’s past and present as part of the college’s 2018 Global Issues Speaker Series. Hosted by the college’s International Programs Office, the presentation is Wednesday, January 31, ……

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ACC hosts National Day of Racial Healing

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a series of events Tuesday, January 16, at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.) in observance of National Day of Racial Healing. Organized by the college’s Office of Equity and Inclusion, … Continue…

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ACC closes in observance of MLK Jr. Day

Austin Community College (ACC) will close Monday, January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The college will reopen Tuesday, January 16. Tuesday also is the start of the college’s spring semester. Registration … Continue…

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Registration underway for BACK TO WORK 50+ workshops

Austin Community College (ACC) is holding free information sessions and workshops to help women 50 and older find new careers, gain job search and computer skills, and build financial security. The first spring workshop for … Continue…

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Registration open for ACC short semester classes

Registration dates can sneak up fast, but students can still sign up for courses they need with Austin Community College’s short semester classes. The college offers a variety of 12 and eight-week courses. Classes are … Continue…

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Enroll now for new auto-tech training program

Enrollment is now open for a new automotive technology training program beginning spring 2018. The Honda Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) program provides additional automotive technology career certifications. Students gain hands-on…

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ACC closes for winter break Dec 23-Jan. 4; spring registration remains open

The Austin Community College District (ACC) closes for winter break beginning Saturday, December 23. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, January 4. Spring registration remains open through winter break. Students may apply and register for…

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ACC Health Sciences hosts open house

Austin Community College’s Health Sciences Division hosts its annual open house Saturday, February 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.) for those interested in exploring a career in healthcare. Community ……

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President’s Podcast: Changing developmental education at ACC

ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard M. Rhodes discusses an innovative learning model unfolding at the Highland Campus ACCelerator to enhance student success rates in developmental education. This President’s Podcast features guests Jenny Bragdon, a…

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ACC to launch first bachelor’s degree program in fall 2018

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees approved two new degree programs including the college’s first bachelor’s degree during its regular December meeting. The RN-to-BSN Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) at ACC…

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Peyton Mellor: A new addition to the Baylor Bear family

The transition into college was initially a challenge for Payton Mellor after his plan of sailing through it fell short of his expectations, but the obstacles he faced helped him overcome the psychological barrier of … Continue…

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ACC Riverbats All-Stars reign over Australia

ACC’s intramural basketball all-stars faced off with Australia’s Doncaster College Wednesday, December 6, and came home victors. The women Riverbats won 68 to 27 while the men Riverbats won 74 to 40. The exhibition basketball … Continue…

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Riverbats give back: More than 5,200 books donated to Brown Santa

Austin Community College presented more than 5,200 children’s books to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office for its Brown Santa program Tuesday, December 5, at Highland Campus. Sponsored by the college’s Student Government Association (SGA), the…

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APT program wins state Star award

The Austin Community College Accelerated Programmer Training (APT) Program was recognized as one of the top performing college programs in Texas; winning the prestigious 2017 Star Award by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. It’s…

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ACC hosts fall commencement

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate its summer and fall graduates at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 14, at the Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). The commencement ceremony honors students who have … Continue…

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ACC hosts Australian basketball teams for annual tournament

ACC’s intramural basketball all-stars host Australia’s Doncaster College Wednesday, December 6 at the Gus Garcia Recreation Center (1201 E. Rundberg Lane). The seventh annual exhibition basketball games are free and open to the public. The…

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ACC delivers more than 4,000 children’s books to Brown Santa program

Austin Community College will present more than 4,000 children’s books to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office for its Brown Santa program at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, at the Highland Campus social staircase (6101 Highland … Continue…

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5 reasons to get started in surgical technology

If you love the idea of working in the medical field, making a difference, and saving lives, a career in surgical technology can be a great way to get started in the healthcare industry. Surgical … Continue…

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Maricela Juarez: What once was a distant dream

Maricela Juarez, 45, has not lost hope to reach her dream of working in the Texas criminal justice system. “I am working on my associate degree in criminal justice at Austin Community College and want … Continue…

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ACC hosts information sessions for IT accelerated training program

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a series of information sessions for those interested in becoming a local area network administrator. The college’s Career ACCelerator Program will launch new training for this high-demand IT field beginning…

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High performance education in ACC’s Automotive Technology Program

With more than 1.2 billion cars in the world, and 263 million in the United States, automotive technicians are in high demand. “It amazes me how little most of us know about how a vehicle … Continue…

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ACC named top transfer college in state

Austin Community College (ACC) is the top college in the state of Texas for university transfer, according to a recent ranking by successfulstudent.org, a student resource website. The list identifies the top junior, community, and … Continue…

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Time to register for spring classes

Austin Community College’s (ACC) spring registration is now open to current and former students. New students begin registering Monday, October 30. The spring semester starts January 16. ACC offers hundreds of traditional and online classes,…

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ACC hosts information sessions for English language offerings

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a series of free information sessions about the college’s English language programs. “ACC offers non-native speakers of English several programs to improve their language skills,” says Sunita Misra, Adult…

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Applications now accepted for summer research experience

Austin Community College (ACC) students interested in STEM careers may apply now for the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Course (SUREC). Applications are accepted through Friday, November 10. Students selected for the 12-week program will…

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Accelerated Programmer Training nominated for state award

The State of Texas has selected Austin Community College’s (ACC) Accelerated Programmer Training (APT) Program as one of eight finalists for the annual Star Award, presented by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for programs ……

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ACC hosts Financial Awareness Week

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts Financial Awareness Week October 14 through October 20 to provide resources that help students and their families learn ways to plan for their future and manage their college expenses. “We … Continue…

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Upcoming concerts ft. the ACC Jazz Ensemble and Redd Volkaert

The ACC Jazz Ensemble is teaming up with Grammy-winning guitarist Redd Volkaert for a series of performances in October, all open to the public. Concert Show Thursday, October 5, 7:30 p.m. Little Woodrow’s Sports Bar, … Continue…

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Sign Up Now for Fall Intramurals; Events Begin Oct. 2

Registration is now open for ACC’s fall intramural sports. Sponsored by the ACC Student Life Office, intramurals are open to all ACC students and include men’s & women’s soccer, co-rec soccer, co-rec flag football, men’s … Continue…

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ACC Highland Phase 2 expansion set to being; celebrate September 21

Construction is set to begin on ACC Highland phase 2 that will add advanced facilities to prepare students for high-demand careers and nurture local business growth. The college will host a ceremonial groundbreaking 10 to … Continue…

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ACC Constitution Debate Day Celebration

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin TX 78704 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. ACC’s Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS), the ACC Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and ……

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ACC hosts Constitution Signing Day event

The Austin Community College District Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS) and Government Department cohost Constitution Signing Day 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, September 18, at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.) in Multipurpose…

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Sign up for Oct. 13 Golf Scramble and support student fund

It’s time to use those golf clubs for a good cause. Austin Community College (ACC) hosts its 12th annual Golf Scramble Friday, October 13, at Riverside Golf Course (1020 Grove Blvd.). Check-in begins at 7:30 … Continue…

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Congrats Riverbat Excellence recipients

ACC congratulates the recipients of the Riverbats Excellence award. Selected from previous Riverbats Bravo award winners, the Excellence award recipients exemplify teamwork, noteworthy customer service, morale building, and integrity. In addition to…

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Congrats July Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for July. Nominated by their colleagues, Riverbats Bravo award recipients are eligible for the Riverbats Excellence award given each semester to one employee from each campus. Visit…

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ACC hosts annual transfer fair

The Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts its annual Transfer Fair to help students expand on and discover transfer opportunities as they prepare for an advanced degree from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 28, … Continue…

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Riverbat Bash kicks off fall semester

Austin Community College’s Student Life hosts the seventh annual Riverbat Bash to kick off fall semester Tuesday, September 12, through Thursday, September 21, at campuses districtwide. The events are free and open to the public and feature…

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Congrats June Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for June. Nominated by their colleagues, Riverbats Bravo award recipients are eligible for the Riverbats Excellence award given each semester to one employee from each campus. Visit…

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ACC closes in observance of Labor Day

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Labor Day Monday, September 4. Student support offices on campus also will be closed Saturday and Sunday, September 2-3. Classes and other events scheduled … Continue…

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ACC signs articulation agreement with Texas Lutheran University

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Texas Lutheran University (TLU) in Seguin. Presidents Dr. Richard Rhodes and Dr. Stuart Dorsey signed an articulation agreement Monday afternoon, August…

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ACC honors Hispanic Heritage at Díez y Seis celebration

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with its 10th annual Díez y Seis event Thursday, September 14, from noon to 1 p.m. at Riverside Campus (1020 Grove Blvd.). Longtime state legislator Gonzalo Barrientos, ……

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Apple and ACC launch new app development program

Austin Community College (ACC) launches a new app development program in partnership with Apple for students who want to pursue careers in the fast-growing app economy. The program features Swift curriculum, one of the world’s … Continue…

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Officials: Property Tax Notification

Dear ACC Taxpayers, The District remains grateful to the community for its continued support and remains committed to delivering an exceptional return on investment. ACC provides affordable higher education and training for more than 74,000 ……

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ACC kicks off historical groundbreaking at Rio Grande Campus

More than 100 years after the Rio Grande Campus first opened its doors, Austin Community College broke ground Thursday, August 10, on state-of-the-art renovations and historical preservation to the main building. “We’re preserving the history…

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ACC TACHE chapter awards 20 student scholarships

For the third consecutive year, the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) – Austin Community College Chapter awarded scholarships to help students of Latino descent achieve a higher education. “As mentors we support…

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ACC named Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation Campus Center

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is one of 10 institutions nationwide selected to serve as a site for a Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center. Formed by the Association of American Colleges … Continue…

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ACC offers new medical device manufacturing degree

Austin Community College (ACC) now offers a new degree in medical device manufacturing to prepare students to work in the area’s growing biomedical-device industry. The associate degree program prepares students to design and fabricate medical…

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Parking tags & Green Pass available for 2017-18

Austin Community College parking permits for the 2017-18 academic year are available for purchase online. Permit fees are unchanged: Students and hourly staff: $15 Adjunct faculty: $20 Staff, Classified: $30 Staff, Prof-Tech: $35 Full-time faculty:…

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ACC launches expanded weekend college options in fall

Austin Community College this fall is expanding learning opportunities with new Weekend College degree and workforce certificate programs at Highland, Round Rock, and Riverside campuses. The programs provide students the option to complete an…

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ACC celebrates Rio Grande Campus groundbreaking

The Austin Community College District (ACC) breaks ground on renovations at its Rio Grande Campus 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 10. The event is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP … Continue…

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