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  Aug 22, 2017
 
 
    
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College Overview


   

Our History

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San Antonio College was established as University Junior College in September 1925, under the auspices of the University of Texas. The following year, control of the College was transferred to the San Antonio Independent School District and the name was changed to San Antonio Junior College. Following passage of state legislation authorizing junior college districts, the San Antonio Union Junior College District was formed in 1945 and in 1946 assumed control of San Antonio College and its sister college, St. Philip’s Junior College. In 1948, San Antonio Junior College’s name was changed to San Antonio College, and in 1951, the College was moved to its present location on San Pedro Avenue. Five hundred students were enrolled at that time. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools granted accreditation to the college in 1955.

In the late 1960s, San Antonio College became a comprehensive community college by expanding offerings in occupational and technical courses and by assuming the San Antonio Independent School District’s Continuing Education Program. The name of the College District was changed to San Antonio Community College District in 1978 and in 1982 the District was renamed the Alamo Community College District.

In support of our mission, San Antonio College responds to Bexar County’s diverse community by providing high quality general education, liberal arts and sciences, career education, continuing education, and developmental education. The college has an average semester enrollment of 20,000 credit students. San Antonio College is the largest single-campus community college in Texas and one of the largest in the United States.

Our Vision

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San Antonio College will be nationally recognized for student success and best practices.

  • Students First
  • Respect for All
  • Collaboration
  • Community Engaged
  • Can Do Spirit
  • Data-Informed

Our Mission

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To empower our community for success by meeting the post-secondary learning needs of a diverse and globally-networked society.  To help students achieve their full potential by preparing them to graduate, transfer, or enter the workforce with effective critical thinking skills, communication proficiency, leadership ability, personal and civic responsibility, empirical and quantitative and understanding, performance proficiency, and the ability to work effectively in teams.

Purpose

San Antonio College fulfills its mission by offering the following:

  • Transfer education designed to provide students with the first two years of the bachelor’s degree
  • General education courses in the liberal arts and sciences to support all college degree programs
  • Career preparation provided through a wide range of programs to prepare students for immediate employment
  • Developmental studies for students to bring their basic skills to a level appropriate for college work
  • Continuing education, including a variety of enrichment, training, licensure, and professional programs
  • Academic and student support services for all students, including those with special needs, that include comprehensive advising and monitoring, high-quality learning resources, assessment, counseling, tutoring, and financial assistance
  • Academic co-curricular activities and social and cultural activities; and information literacy

 

Our Affiliations

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San Antonio College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees, and various Certificates.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of San Antonio College.  Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the college and not to the Commission’s office; the Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

The college is also an active member of the American Association of Community Colleges, the Community College Consortium, Association of Texas Colleges and Universities, the National League for Nursing, the Southern Association of Junior Colleges, the Texas Junior College Association, the Texas Public Community and Junior College Association, Texas Educational Theatre Association, and the Texas Association of Music Schools.

The Department of Nursing Education is accredited by the Board of Nursing (BON) for the state of Texas (333 Guadalupe #3-460, Austin, TX 78701, phone: 512-305-7400, fax: 512-305-7401, email: webmaster@bon.texas.gov) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, phone: 404-975-5000, fax: 404-975-5020, email: www.acenursing.org).

The Mortuary Science Department is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 3432 Ashland Ave, Suite G, St. Joseph, MO 64506, phone: 816-233-3747, fax: 816-233-3793.

The Dental Assisting Program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.

The San Antonio College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) - located at 25400 U.S. Highway 19 N, Suite 158, Clearwater, Florida 33763; phone number: 727-210-2350 - on recommendation of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE). Students who graduate from the Medical Assisting Program, with the exception of the medical office administrative assistant curriculum, qualify for the certification examination conducted by the AAMAE for the certified medical assistant credential.

Students who wish to view the school’s accreditation and licensing bodies documentation, may inquire at the Learning Resource Center Reserve Desk in the Moody Learning Center.

Our Representative Bodies

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  • College Council
  • Adjunct Faculty Council
  • Student Affairs Council
  • Chairs Council
  • Student Government
  • Faculty Senate
  • Staff Council

 

Outstanding Former Student Award Recipients

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Henry B. Gonzalez (Congressman) 1982-83
Blair Reeves (Judge) 1983-84
Albert Bustamante (Congressman) 1984-85
Dr. William Kirby (State Commissioner of Education) 1985-86
Capt. Larry Pearson (Navy test pilot, former Blue Angels Commander) 1986-87
Lisa Brown (Archaeologist) 1987-88
Edward Prado (Judge) 1987-88
Dr. Jerome Weynand (College President) 1987-88
James R. Vasquez (Public School Superintendent) 1988-89
Sarah Garrahan (Judge) 1988-89
Frank Gonzalez (Oceanographer) 1989-90
Nancy Klepper (Public School Educator) 1989-90
Diana Gonzales (Journalist) 1990-91
Bill Hayden (Founder/CEO CompuAdd) 1990-91
Jesse Treviño (Artist) 1991-92
Patsy Torres (Entertainer) 1992-93
Dr. Felix D. Almaraz (University Professor) 1993-94
William Sinkin (Banker) 1993-94
Dr. Judith Ann Loredo (College Administrator) 1994-95
Steven C. Hilbig (Bexar County District Attorney) 1994-95
Dr. Robert L. Jimenez (Psychiatrist) 1995-96
Dr. Leo Sayavedra (University Administrator) 1995-96
Francis R. Scobee (Challenger Astronaut) 1995-96
Tino Duran (Publisher of La Prensa) 1996-97
Al A. Philippus (San Antonio Chief of Police) 1996-97
Dr. Cynthia G. Broderick (Public School Educator) 1997-98
Dr. Jesse T. Zapata (University Administrator) 1997-98
Marinella Garcia-Murillo (Community Relations Specialist) 1998-99
Dr. James V. McLean (Veterinarian) 1998-99
Ciro Rodriguez (Congressman) 1999-00
Dr. Martin Basaldua (Physician) 1999-00
Oscar G. Hernandez (Community Services Administrator) 2000-01
Dr. Rudolpho Sandoval (University Administrator) 2000-01
Sara Kleban Radin (Judge) 2001-02
Albert Ortiz (San Antonio Chief of Police) 2002-03
Norma Rodriguez (San Antonio City Clerk) 2002-03
Ana de Portela (Artist) 2003-04
Dr. Tessa Pollack (University President) 2004-05
Hector M. Flores (LULAC President) 2004-05
Dr. Joe W. Neal (University Professor Emeritus) 2004-05
Dr. William Breit (University Professor Emeritus) 2005-06
Ward Allen White III (Assistant District Attorney) 2006-07
Alma L. López (Chief Justice, Texas Fourth Court of Appeals) 2007-08
Martha Salas (Director of Operations for the Air Force Worldwide Advocacy Family Program) 2008-09
Dr. Maria Hernandez Ferrier (President of Texas A&M University - San Antonio, Texas) 2009-10
Cary Clack (Metro Columnist) - Express-News 2010-11
Laura I. Rendón, Ph.D. (Professor) 2011-12
Rita Buck-Crockett (Assistant Athletic Director & Head Coach - Florida International University, Miami, Florida) 2012-13
Byron McClenney, Ed.D. (College Administrator and Leader) 2013-14
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