Fall 2018 – Registration at Austin Community College

acc logoFall Registration is going on now at Austin Community College (ACC), and our classes are filling up fast!

ACC is one of the largest community colleges serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing students – there are currently more than 100 D/HH students enrolled from Texas and other states, as well as from other countries, who are taking workforce, developmental and college credit courses.  While students who are Texas residents may qualify for the tuition waiver, out-of-state students often receive support from their TWC/DARS/VR agencies for tuition, books, housing, and food while attending ACC.

Check out our new Deaf-related website austincc.edu/deaflearners that explains how to get started.

Austin Community College has an excellent ASL ESOL (English for Speakers/Signers of other Languages) program that is designed for direct communication in ASL and written English http://www.austincc.edu/esol/deaf/.  ASL fluent Instructors who are also certified in Deaf Education teach our ASL-ESOL classes.  We offer free Tutoring using both Deaf and hearing tutors fluent in ASL, with access to computers, webcams, and other technology to help you succeed. The ACC Interpreter Services offers equal access to communication for ACC students, staff, and faculty who are deaf/hard of hearing and provides Interpreters, CART, and speech-to-text/captioning services.  A Deaf Counselor provides registration, counseling, college transfer and workforce planning assistance for students.

ACC has more than 235 degrees and certificate programs and our Deaf students major in virtually every field ranging from Jewelry to Engineering, Automotive, Physics, Building Construction, Renewable Energy, Social Work, Radiology, Education, Welding and more!  ACC has Articulation Agreements with both NTID and Gallaudet University for transfer of college credits from one school to the other, and the Gallaudet University Regional Center- South (GURC-S)  www.austincc.edu/gurcsouth is located on the ACC Riverside Campus.

Since ACC does not have student dorms, we have recently identified some off-campus housing with the University Coop Services, which offer secure, affordable and deaf-friendly options.  Laurel House has about 70 residents.  Rent is around $650/month and includes food, wifi, and utilities – a great bargain!  In exchange for this reduced rent, students are required to participate in shared governance and work in the house for 4 hours a week (cooking, light cleaning, etc.). This is a really secure environment and a wonderful opportunity for deaf and hearing students to build a true learning community! Callum is the contact person for tours and more information, and his email address is Laurelmembers@gmail.com.

Fall classes begin August 27th, so if you are interested in attending ACC,  please contact Dr. Patti Singleton, Counselor via VP 512-410-1604 and Voice 512-223-6262, or drpatti@austincc.edu for more information.

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