Austin Community College and local represenratives threw the “first dirt” Tuesday morning in the official groundbreaking at the Hays Campus. More than 100 people, including local citizens, students, governmental representatives, builders, architects and ACC officials welcome the start of construction of the $22.4 million Phase 2 project. This building will be used for criminal justice and emergency medical services professions programs. The new facility will include emergency management operations training classrooms, EMT simulation labs, a shooting range and other necessary training labs for criminal justice and first responder training.
Hays CISD’s juvenile justice students were on hand, helping with the celebration. The students are able to study juvenile justice at the high school and also at ACC.