How Computer-Integrated Machining is Transforming the Manufacturing Industry

POSTED BY encompass ON April 19, 2018

Manufacturing — we all know the role it plays in driving a successful economy, but what does it really mean? If you break down the word manufacture, you have “manu,” which means “with your hands,” and “factre,” which means to make or do. Ironically, technology has changed the manufacturing process immensely leaving little to do byRead More…

ACC Names 2018 Employee Excellence Recipients

POSTED BY Jonathan Young ON April 2, 2018

Alamance Community College has announced its 2018 recipients for Faculty Member, Adjunct Instructor, Workforce Development Instructor and Staff Member of the Year. The full-time teaching honoree serves as ACC’s nominee for the state’s Excellence in Teaching Award and the Alamance County area Gold Star awards later this year. All honorees will be recognized at thisRead More…

ACC to Host Public for Historic WWI Exhibit, Activities

POSTED BY Jonathan Young ON March 28, 2018

Alamance Community College is planning a host of activities on Thursday, March 29 to coincide with the centennial of the end of World War I—specifically North Carolina’s role in the conflict—with an exhibit and other activities titled “North Carolina in the Great War.” The College expects about 1,500 school students to attend the exhibit beginningRead More…

ACC’s Honor Society Members Win Awards at Regional Conference

POSTED BY Jonathan Young ON March 27, 2018

 Phi Theta Kappa honor society students at Alamance Community College won 13 regional awards and one international award in March at the annual Carolinas Region Convention in Myrtle Beach, SC where PTK members from across the southeast are recognized for their work and service in 2017. ACC’s chapter, Alpha Omicron Delta, completed several service projectsRead More…

ACC Preps to Host Hundreds for National Competition at Graham Campus

POSTED BY Jonathan Young ON March 5, 2018

Next week—March 14-17 to be exact–the Alamance Community College main campus will be overrun by more than one thousand horticulture students and professionals from across the United States in what is certain to provide the Graham-based school—and Alamance County–national recognition. Alamance Community College and its Horticulture Technology Department were named as the host site forRead More…

For 2nd Time in 3 Years, ACC Culinary Team To Compete For National Title

POSTED BY Jonathan Young ON February 28, 2018

(Above) Headed to the ACF national championship in New Orleans is ACC’s Hot Foods Team, from left: Maria Limon-Cruz, Larry Winstead, Ian Macklin, Trevor Slosek, and Maribeth McCook. Alamance Community College’s Student Culinary Hot Foods Team earned honors as the best culinary program in the southeastern United States after taking the top prize at theRead More…

ACC’s Tech Center Hosts Alamance Makers Guild Open House

POSTED BY Jonathan Young ON February 20, 2018

Alamance Community College played host for the February meeting of the Alamance Makers Guild in the Advanced Applied Technology Center (AATC). Five of the College’s industrial programs–Automotive, Computer-Integrated Machining, Heating and Air Conditioning, Welding and Mechatronics—are housed inside the facility.      Alamance Community College, the Alamance Makers Guild and Steam Junction, Alamance County’s Maker Space, haveRead More…

ACC Students Nominated for State Community College Awards

POSTED BY Jonathan Young ON February 19, 2018

Three high-achieving students are Alamance Community College’s nominees for separate state awards sponsored by the NC Community College System. 2018 Academic Excellence Award Recipient Christina Causey of Burlington returned to college at age 34 after floundering at jobs with only a high school diploma to her name. After two successful years, she graduated in 2017Read More…

ACC’s SGA Celebrates African Culture Feb. 26

POSTED BY Jonathan Young ON February 14, 2018

ACC’s Student Government Association (SGA) Presents: CELEBRATING THE HISTORY OF AFRICAN CULTURE Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 12:30-3:00 p.m. Following free lunch for all guests 11:30-12:30, performances include: A Capella Group Performance Spoken Word Chorus Performance Martin Luther King Speeches by Student Winners Kenya Safari Acrobats AND MORE!  Student Organizer: Mae McWilliams Sponsorships: Sherri Singer &Read More…

4 Reasons to Explore a Career in Computer-Aided Drafting

POSTED BY encompass ON February 14, 2018

In today’s rapidly changing world, it can be hard to find a career that offers job satisfaction, stability, and opportunities for career growth. Many young professionals are discovering promising careers through training in advanced technology, including computer-aided drafting. CAD technology takes plans and designs for products or buildings and turns them into a precise modelRead More…