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Distance Education

texas online colleges best community colleges 2021The Office of Distance and Alternative Education offers Austin Community College (ACC) students a convenient way to earn college credit through online and hybrid courses where the majority of instruction occurs when students and faculty are not in the same place.

These interactive, web-based classes are designed for students who desire flexibility in their studies. Course content and transferability are identical to classes offered on campus, giving students more scheduling options and a wider selection of classes to meet their needs.

We have a dedicated staff that supports faculty and students. Contact us via

Getting Started

ACC Faculty

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Awards & Recognitions

top Hispanic-serving online colleges 2021

the austin chronicle best of austin 2021 winner

online U best online colleges for ROI associate degree 2021

Our Staff

Erasmus Addae
Associate Vice President, Distance Education
(512) 223-0423

Jennifer Gray
Manager, Instructional Design
(512) 223-1375

Pamela Montalbano
Assistant I, Executive
(512) 223-0422

Ninghua Han
Director, Distance Education Quality Assurance
(512) 223-0417

Zuleyka Izquierdo
Manager, Distance Education Testing
(512) 223-1373

Christopher Davis
Assistant, Distance Learning
(512) 223-0419

Latasha Hussey
Analyst, LMS
(512) 223-0421

Amy Setter
Specialist, Distance Learning Support Services
(512) 223-0418

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Our Instructional Designers

Angelo Carlo Caverte
Designer, Instructional

Michelle Escudier
Designer, Instructional
(512) 223-9187



Marisa Mendoza
Designer, Instructional
(512) 223-0416

Marian Moore
Designer, Instructional
(512) 223-2117



Kathleen Serra
Designer, Instructional
(512) 223-9344

Distance Education in Focus Grant

The Distance Education in Focus: Improving Course Design and Strengthening Student Support (InFocus) grant provides $2.68 million to support work that will increase student persistence, retention, and success for Hispanic and other low-income students.

Virgil McCullough
Designer, Instructional
(512) 223-6308

Distance Education Assistant Deans & Divisions

Division Distance Learning Assistant Dean
Arts, Digital Media & Communications Dr. Kristina Elizondo
Business Larry Stephens
Computer Science & Information Technology Kriston Carson
Design, Manufacturing, Construction & Applied Technologies Stephanie Long
Health Sciences Dr. Jennifer Rigsby
Liberal Arts, Humanities & Communications Jason Vidrine
Liberal Arts, Social & Behavioral Sciences Dr. Eduardo Garcia
Public & Social Services James Daniels
Science, Engineering & Math Dr. Thomas Samuel

Distance Education Awards


E-Faculty Award


Michelle Fitzpatrick


Jeff Stringer


Richard Espinosa, Stephanie Long


Eddie Garcia, Scott Gibby


Outstanding Impact by an Individual in Higher Education


Richard Espinosa