Five colleges form the Alamo Colleges District. One of the more recent additions, Northwest Vista College offers over 18,000 students the opportunity to study in traditional and non-traditional forums through its main campus and several satellite locations. Palo Alto College was a finalist for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. St. Philip’s College was traditionally a black college since its founding in 1898 and continues to adapt to meet the needs of an ethnically diverse community. It has two campuses: the Martin Luther King Campus (MLK) and the Southwest Campus (SW). San Antonio College typically has an enrollment of over 20,000 students per semester and bears the namesake of the city in which the four preceding district colleges are located. Situated just to the northeast, in Universal City, Texas, Northeast Lakeview College opened in 2007 and, after ten years, received full accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Enrollment into one of the five colleges in the district is handled through ApplyTexas. A high school transcript with GPA or official scores from the GED will be expected. SAT or ACT scores that are sufficiently high may preclude the necessity of taking the TSI assessment. If this test is required, students may need to use the Go FAARR and Test Prep modules. In addition to statewide testing and Post-Assessment advising, students should be prepared to take two college-readiness testing modules through the district’s online interface, ACES.
Different colleges within the district offer different programs. For example, Northeast Lakeview College, Palo Alto College, and San Antonio College all offer a Biology program that has a pre-nursing emphasis. The last of these three schools has a designated nursing program that prepares students, through either the generic program or the career mobility program (which has either a vocational nurse or a military mobility track), to seek licensure through the Texas Board of Nursing upon completing the Associate of Applied Science Degree and passing the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). SPC has both a Vocational Nursing program and an LVN/Military to ADN program. The latter provides a single year of accelerated studies that may enable Licensed Vocational Nurses to attain an associate degree more rapidly.
Most of the colleges in the district, like Northwest Vista College, offer programs specifically designed for obtaining an Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT). This degree may enable graduates to fill the position of assistant teacher in schools. They may also, along with graduates from an Associate of Arts degree program in another discipline, transfer to a four-year institution and, upon completion of their studies, seek to obtain certification as a teacher.
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