Mission and History
To fulfill its mission, the Programs of Hospitality Management, Travel & Tourism and Meeting & Event Management will pursue four essential goals:
- To educate in the fields of Hospitality Management, Travel & Tourism and Meeting and Event Management
- To actively seek out those who may benefit from a community college education
- To revitalize the relationship with the community at large
- To grow selectively to achieve distinction
We are exceptionally proud to have served Central Texas communities for more than a decade. We at Austin Community College are committed to teaching the creativity and commitment it takes to be successful in the hospitality industry. Our students work alongside renowned professors and chefs. Let us help you to become a leader and provide you with experiences that are unmatched in any educational setting anywhere.
Why Our Programs?
Our programs are accredited by both the Accreditation Council of Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) and Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS).
Who Joins Our Programs?
Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? A desire to be a leader in an exciting field? Want the best education to achieve these dreams? Becoming part of ACC’s hospitality, travel & tourism or meeting & events programs will position you among like-minded students who enjoy the dynamics of these diverse industries. Whether your background lies in business, liberal arts, or the fine and performing arts, there is a place for you in the hospitality industry. While our student population is quite diverse, there is a common belief that a career is best pursued by having a Passion and Exuberance for Being of Service to Others.
What Makes Our Programs Unique?
We offer both Associates of Applied Science Degrees and Certificates in three different fields: Hospitality Management, Travel & Tourism and Meeting & Event Planning.
We offer an Associates of Applied Science degree in Hospitality Management-Baccalaureate Preparation designed specifically for transfer to a 4-year institution upon graduation or for transfer as general education credits.
We are the only program nationally that has four complete degree and certificate programs in these fields.
We are among a handful of Meeting and Event Planning programs in the nation that offers a degree and certificate, and the only one that is a public institution.
We offer courses in block time, so you can elect to attend a class once per week thus allowing you to work.
We offer courses both during the day and at night, to work with your schedule.
We offer departmental advising to ALL STUDENTS each semester to help you stay on track.
We are active in our industry and community service programs
We assist with job and internship placement.
We offer professional development and industry networking activities.