ACC Affinity & Support Programs

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Adult Education
AE provides free classes in convenient locations across Travis County. 

Ascender
The Ascender program is open to all first-year Austin Community College students wanting to earn a bachelor’s degree. You’ll prepare for university transfer alongside a group of peers, receive one-on-one mentoring, attend family-friendly events, and much more.

Talk About it ACC (was Bae-B-Safe)
Sexual health program helps students prevent unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. Students are also connected to health care providers in the community. Contact: talk-about-it-acc@austincc.edu

Bold Representation of Achievement through Student Support (BRASS)
The BRASS program helps members prepare to become corporate and community leaders by participating in learning groups, specialized workshops, mentorship opportunities, and more. 

Career Scholars
Career Scholars have access to financial and academic support while working towards a certificate or associate degree in an approved area of study. 

Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
SAS provides equal and effective access for students with disabilities in order to fully participate in academic programs and all other aspects of ACC.

Student Advocacy Center (SAC) 
SAC provides specialized assistance and referrals to a select group of students who would benefit from additional assistance to overcome challenges and complete their education. 

Student Money Management 
SMMO helps students take control of their money by providing budgeting tools, workshops, and financial coaching.

TRIO
The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) focuses on ensuring personal, career, mentoring and tutoring support services for academic success. 

Veterans Services 
ACC Veteran Affairs specialists will help students navigate the college enrollment process and enjoy the full value of active duty or veteran’s educational benefits.

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