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.
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.ed
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/
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 [email protected].
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 [email protected] for more information.