ACC leaves San Marcos’ Goodnight Center for Hays campus in Kyle

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Austin Community College programs previously offered at the San Marcos Goodnight Center are taking place at the ACC Hays campus in Kyle starting this semester.

The center first opened in April 2010 and offered courses in computer science and information technology, general studies, liberal arts, business and automotive technology. San Marcos CISD had been collecting rent for the property, but in November 2018, ACC announced that the center would close after the spring 2019 semester.

ACC Director of College Communications Jessica Vess wrote in an email that the center was seeing lower enrollment in the past few years, “in particular among courses in automotive technology.”

Vess said the community college district had 319 students during the spring 2017 semester, compared to 152 students in spring 2019.

All courses other than automotive technology that were offered at the Goodnight Center will be offered at the ACC Hays campus, located 1200 Kohlers Crossing in Kyle. The campus opened in 2014 and is the community college district’s 10th full-service campus, according to the ACC website.

In July, ACC Vice President of Instruction Mike Midgley told Community Impact Newspaper in an email that automotive technology courses will not be offered at the Kyle campus due to the lack of specialized facilities.

“These specialized facilities remain available for interested students at ACC Riverside Campus,” Midgley wrote, adding that fall registration numbers showed increased enrollment at the Hays and Riverside campuses.

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