Established in 1925, San Antonio College is one of five colleges grouped within Alamo Colleges. The other institutions include St. Philip’s College, Northeast Lakeview College, Palo Alto College, and Northwest Vista College. All colleges are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, offering students associate degrees, certificate programs, and licensures. This school is located in San Antonio, Texas.
San Antonio College is a two-year institution which offers occupational programs to prepare students for jobs, or for transfer to four-year institutions. This college offers four distinct academic programs: Professional and Technical Education; Division of Arts & Sciences; Distance Education; and, Continuing Education and Workforce Development. The Professional and Technical Education program consists of 11 academic departments including American Sign Language, computer technology, allied health, business, mortuary science, radio-TV-film, computer information systems, engineering technologies, early childhood studies, and protective services. In addition, there are three special programs for digital design, human services, and sociology. The Division of Arts and Sciences is designed to prepare students for immediate entry into the workforce or for transfer to a four-year institution. This division consists of the following areas of study: astronomy, computer science, foreign languages, music, philosophy, speech, theatre arts, and more. Through Distance Education students are offered online classes, as well as online degree programs. The programs offered online include Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts; Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice; Associate of Applied Science in Corrections; Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement; Law Enforcement Certificate—Level I; as well as several certificates in the field of banking and financial services. The Continuing Education and Workforce Development division provides a variety of courses for students of all ages. There are professional development classes, nursing courses, youth programs, general education classes, law enforcement courses, medical administration, computer skills, and more.
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SAC invites all students interested in furthering their education, who have graduated with a high school diploma or equivalent. Prospective students are required to fill out and submit an application for admission online, send all transcripts (high school and prior college) directly to the school, send SAT/ACT test scores to the school, schedule to take the placement exam, meet with a counselor, and register for student orientation. Students who feel financial assistance may be needed should apply for financial aid at this time.
First-time students are also required to attend group advising. International students should contact the International Students Office to receive instructions for applying, as well as any additional forms required.
This school offers a number of financial aid options to qualifying students, including grants, loans, scholarships, and work study programs. All students must fill out and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial assistance.
The school website provides detailed information about the all aid available as well as descriptions of each, and semester deadlines.
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This school is one of five colleges within the Alamo College system which serves a variety of students, including first-time students, transfer students, international students, as well as working professionals.
The opportunities are endless for students to be involved in campus life. Students can participate in student clubs and organizations, the school pep band, KSYM—the student radio station, intramural sports, The Range—the student newspaper, and club sports. There are also several facilities which provide entertainment or social activities for students including the Scobee Planetarium, an art gallery, theater events, music events, and the Student Center which has a game room with billiards and more, a dining hall, and a Cyber Café.
In addition, there are a number of services offered to students, including a health center, a library, bookstore, counseling services, academic advising, and more.
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Although San Antonio College does not offer intercollegiate sports teams, it does offer students intramurals sports, as well as club sports for students who enjoy competitive team sports on a recreational level. The following recreational sports teams are offered: men’s and women’s tennis, men’s basketball, women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, men’s soccer, and a cheerleading team.
In addition, the college has a pep band which performs for volleyball, soccer, and basketball games.
On a historical note, this school’s cheerleading team won the COA Collegiate Cheerleading National championship event.