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1819 N. Main St.
San Antonio TX, 78212
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    San Antonio College
  May 25, 2018
San Antonio College Schedule/Catalog 2018-2019

Workforce Development and Continuing Education - Public Service

It can be tough trying to keep up with all the advances in technology these days.  Just keeping up with social networking can be frustrating.  Add in the pressure of balancing work and family and it’s no wonder we sometimes feel overwhelmed or behind the power curve–So what can we do?

More times than not, the answer is TRAINING.  Not just training, but training that is convenient for my daily schedule and my other commitments.  That is what Continuing Education at San Antonio College is all about.

“What is Continuing Education”?

One way to answer the question is to point out the difference between “Education” and “Training”.  Education is what you get if you want to earn a college degree.  Training is more about learning the skills and earning the credentials needed for work or advancement in the workplace.  English composition, History, Math and Science are typical “Education” courses that lead toward a college degree.  Law Enforcement, Insurance Adjuster, Human Resource Generalist are “Training” courses that prepare you for a specific job.

Education and training are technically the same thing but they also are very different.  At San Antonio College you have a choice:  You can enroll as a degree-seeking college student or you can enroll as a Continuing Education student.

The information given in this eCatalog, is meant to give you a good idea of the type of training we provide and tempt you to sign up for one of our courses.  We hope to see you on campus and working with you to achieve your learning goals.

Customized Training


The Continuing Education Training Network plays an important role in helping local employers with their training needs. The division has delivered contracted instruction to local employers, professional associations, and other governmental agencies in our four-county service area since 1969. This service has been provided on and off campus in varying depth and breadth using a variety of methodologies, always geared to the particular needs of the organization requesting the service. This tradition will continue but with more emphasis on the application of new skills to the workplace and follow-up study, where applicable, to determine employee efficiency and productivity. The goal will be to demonstrate a return on investment for our clients.

The Continuing Education Training Network’s customized training service will also endeavor to:

  • Expand its business and governmental partnerships.
  • Support small business growth and entrepreneurship.
  • Work with economic development agencies to attract new businesses.
  • Provide entry-level training or retraining for new enterprises.
  • Seek special funding to upgrade workplace skills of the local labor force.

The Continuing Education Training Network reflects the college’s expanded commitment to support local employers through workforce education and training. A new delivery system now allows the division to be a more efficient, customer-oriented enterprise committed to quality instruction.

The new structure is comprised of five centers, two academies, one institute, and the only planetarium in south Texas. It includes:


Continuing Education (CE): English as a Second Language (ESL)
CE ESL classes are offered by the Department of Language, Philosophy and Culture
Center for English Language at San Antonio College
Oppenheimer # 119; email:  210-486-0965
en español: 210-486-1421


The Center or English Language Learning @ San Antonio College (CELL @ SAC) provides beginning through advanced English as a Second Language classes for organizations and businesses with employees and clients from multi-cultural backgrounds living and working in and around San Antonio. CELL @ SAC prepares students for both certificate and degree programs. Beginning and intermediate level classes focus on real life situations, while upper levels provide opportunities for students to improve their English abilities.

The Center for English Language Learning @ San Antonio College
(CELL @ SAC) ofrece cuatro niveles de ESL.  Cada nivel incluye classes de conversacíon, gramatica y lectura. Las clases preparan a los estudiantes para programas téchnicos y/o académicos. En los dos primeros niveles los estudiantes  mejoran el Inglés para poder comunicarse en situaciones de la vida diaria y el trabajo. En los niveles tres u cuartro los estudiantes mejoran las habilidades en ingles para carreas profesionales.


Course Descriptions:


ESL101:  This course is for students with no skill in the English language. Students learn correct spelling and the meaning for basic words in short expressions or text.

Semester Hours: (40)


ESL 1010 (ESLA 0310 - Speaking/Listening I)

Prerequisites: Placement test or approval by instructor.

In this course students learn basic conversational skills on familiar topics for every day communications. Speaking activities help students with pronunciation, intonation, and rhythm of common words and phrases of American English (for academic study or for the workplace).

Semester Hours: (40)


ESL 1011 (ESLA 0311 - Writing I)

Prerequisites: Placement test or approval by instructor.

In this course students practice and apply basic structures of English grammar, correct spelling and accurate punctuation to produce simple writing tasks on personal topics (for academic study or for the workplace).

Semester Hours: (40)


ESL 1012 (ESLA 0312 - Grammar I)

Prerequisites: Placement test or approval by instructor.

This course integrates grammar skills with listening, speaking, writing and reading activities based on common topics (for academic study or for the workplace).

Semester Hours: (40)


ESL 1013 (ESLA 0313 - Reading I)

Prerequisites: Placement test or approval by instructor.

In this beginning reading course, students read short personal stories and texts. They also learn basic strategies and vocabulary that aid reading comprehension. Students entering this class should have basic literacy.

Semester Hours: (40)


ESL 1020 (ESLA 0320 - Speaking/Listening 2)

Prerequisites: ESL 1010 or ESLA 0310, placement test, or approval by instructor.

This course helps students learn effective conversational and listening skills to function in a variety of personal, academic and/or professional situations. They practice speaking strategies that help them communicate with increased proficiency and confidence (for academic study or for the workplace).

Semester Hours: (40)


ESL 1021 (ESLA 0321 - Writing II)

Prerequisites: ESL 1011 or ESLA 0311, placement test, or approval by instructor.

In this course, students develop and apply basic writing skills for personal, academic, and professional communications. They produce a series of simple and compound sentences, as well as short paragraphs on personal topics (for academic study or for the workplace).

Semester Hours: (40)


ESL 1022 (ESLA 0322 - Grammar II)

Prerequisites: ESL 1012 or ESLA 0312, placement test, or approval by instructor.

This course helps students to understand and use basic grammar structures. Students learn to recognize and produce simple, compound, and basic complex sentences necessary for writing tasks

(for academic study or for the workplace).

Semester Hours: (40)


ESL 1023 (ESLA 0323 - Reading II)

Prerequisites: ESL1013 or ESLA 0313, placement test, or approval by instructor.

This course helps students improve reading comprehension of various reading selections from basic academic texts and personal interest stories. Students learn specific reading strategies and increase vocabulary (for academic study or for the workplace).

Semester Hours: (40)


ESL 1030 (ESLA 0330 - Speaking/Listening III)

Prerequisites: ESL 1020 or ESLA 0320, placement test, or approval by instructor.

This course helps students improve oral communication skills in a variety of personal, professional, and/or academic situations. They also learn to talk about and describe events and situations in group discussions and presentations. Listening activities provide students opportunities to understand spoken English from authentic sources (for academic study or for the workplace).

Semester Hours: (40)


ESL 1031 (ESLA 0331 - Writing III)

Prerequisites: ESL 1021 or ESLA 0321, placement test, or approval by instructor.

In this course, students develop writing fluency and vocabulary by using more complex writing skills for personal, academic, and professional communications. They produce well-constructed paragraphs with clear topic sentences, supporting details and a conclusion. They also use editing and revising strategies (for academic study or for the workplace).

Semester Hours: (40)


ESL 1032 (ESLA 0332 - Grammar III)

Prerequisites: ESL 1022 or ESLA 0322, placement test, or approval by instructor.

This course builds upon basic grammar structures to include additional verb tenses and complex sentences that support writing skills (for academic study or for the workplace).

Semester Hours: (40)


ESL 1033 (ESLA 0333 - Reading III)

Prerequisites: ESL 1023 or ESLA 0323, placement test, or approval by instructor
This course focuses on improving the students’ reading skills, vocabulary and comprehension. Students read a selection of fiction and nonfiction texts and apply new knowledge to personal experiences and academic assignments (for academic study or for the workplace).

Semester Hours: (40)


ESL 1040 (ESLA 0340 - Speaking/Listening IV)

Prerequisites: ESL 2030 or ESLA 0330, placement test, or approval by instructor.

In this course, students improve oral communication fluency and conversational strategies necessary to communicate in a wide range of personal, professional, academic, and cultural situations. Students also listen to English speakers in a variety of authentic real-world situations to understand different points of view to function in a global community (for academic study or for the workplace).

Semester Hours: (40)


ESL 1041 (ESLA 0341 - Writing IV)

Prerequisites: ESL 2031 or ESLA 0331, placement test, or approval by instructor.

In this course, students develop greater writing fluency and vocabulary by using more complex grammar structures and vocabulary to produce and revise multi-paragraph essays necessary for academic and professional communications (for academic study or for the workplace).

Semester Hours: (40)


ESL 1042 (ESLA 0342 - Grammar IV)

Prerequisites: ESL 2032 or ESLA 0332, placement test, or approval by instructor.

This course helps students use advanced grammar structures for effective college-level writing (for academic study or for the workplace).

Semester Hours: (40)


ESL 1043 (ESLA 0343 - Reading IV)

Prerequisites: ESL 2033 or ESLA 0333, placement test, or approval by instructor.

In this course, students read a variety of authentic selections that include various ideas and perspectives as well as different political and cultural values. Students are encouraged to become independent thinkers by analyzing opposing views (for academic study or for the workplace).

Semester Hours: (40)



What is the cost of the classes?
The cost is $168 per class.

Is there financial aid for CE non-credit classes?

No, all CE-ESL English classes must be paid in full before classes begin.

How long is the semester?

Our CE English classes are only two days per week for approximately eight weeks. Total hours: 48

Do I need to have at least a GED to be able to enroll in the CE English classes?

Neither a High School Diploma nor a GED is required to enroll in our CE classes.

Do I need to present any documents?

All you need to bring with you for the Michigan Placement Test is your ID with a photo of you, and a pencil.

How much does the Michigan Placement Test cost, and how long does it take?

This test is free, and will take about two hours.

Additional Contact Information:

Joanna Grogan, Program Director, Continuing Education

John Trilling, Coordinator, Center for English Language Learning @ San Antonio College (CELL@ SAC)

Public Service - Joanna Grogan 210-486-0409

The Center for Professional Development offers management, leadership, supervision, and other professional certification and licensure programs in insurance and human resource development.

Human Resources Management Certificate Program

This series of integrated modular courses is designed as a certificate series for functions typically found in the contemporary HR department of small to mid-sized companies.  The goal is to provide you with practical information needed to perform the daily tasks required by today’s HR professional.  Legal issues common to all HR functions are identified, addressed and discussed in order to equip you as HR practitioners.

Course Sequence

The following course sequence is based upon our recommendation.  However, you may take the courses in any order unless specifically noted in the course descriptions.

  1. Emerging Issues in Human Resources
  2. Human Resources Training and Development
  3. Employment Practices and Processes
  4. Employee Labor Relations
  5. Total Pay
  6. Employee Compliance for HR Management




Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CPSM) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCPSM). These professional certifications can open doors for professional advancement, serve to harmonize standards with changing expectations and signal to employers advanced professional development.

Ensure you’re prepared with our course designed for SHRM credential candidates. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success. 

This intensive 42 hour program combines expert instruction with the 2016 SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam.

Why Enroll in Our Course?

Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum provided in the 2016 SHRM Learning System is designed by global subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK). Throughout the program HR professionals are encouraged to acquire the Competencies and Knowledge they’ll need to effectively perform their jobs and achieve career success. Our course is designed to help you learn and retain the material effectively and efficiently by combining the best exam preparation system with expert instruction and peer discussion.

San Antonio College Program offers you a preparation course to help meet your needs and increase your success on the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.

Benefits To You

You’ll benefit from:

  • An experienced, SHRM-certified instructor.
  • The SHRM Learning System, historically ranked the #1 HR certification prep tool.
  • Ability to acquire the knowledge and understand the behavioral competencies to help you prepare for the exam.
  • A structured learning experience that keeps you on track.
  • Opportunities to network and learn from your peers.
  • Eligibility for tuition reimbursement.
  • Earning up to 36 professional development credits (PDCs) if you are attending this program for professional development only.

Benefits To Your Employer

Certification benefits your entire organization:

  • It demonstrates that your HR professionals have mastered the application of HR technical and behavioral competencies.
  • Certification prepares your HR staff to assume greater leadership roles and contribute to the strategic direction of your organization.
  • Exam preparation helps HR professionals bring new ideas to your organization that will help drive success.
  • It helps create a common HR language that optimizes consistency and effectiveness.
  • Certification is relevant worldwide, as exams cover the new global SHRM BoCK.

Who Should Enroll in Our Course?

Our certification preparation course is designed primarily for individuals seeking SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification. Certification is a great choice for HR professionals who want to:

  • Increase their knowledge
  • Advance their skills
  • Earn recognition from the global community


Eligibility Requirements

To earn your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP you must meet specific educational and work experience criteria at the time you submit your application in order to be eligible to sit for the exam. For details on these requirements, visit

Advancing your career. For those not seeking certification, the SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development. Participants gain a generalist viewpoint, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core HR competencies and increase productivity in the workplace.

Course Topics

The SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP is comprised of five modules of study:

  • HR Competencies
    • Leadership & Navigation
    • Ethical Practice
    • Business Acumen
    • Relationship Management
    • Consultation
    • Critical Evaluation
    • Global & Cultural Effectiveness
    • Communication
  • People
    • Talent Acquisition & Retention
    • Employee Engagement
    • Learning & Development
    • Total Rewards
  • Organization
    • Structure of the HR Function
    • Organizational Effectiveness & Development
    • Workforce Management
    • Employee Relations
    • Technology & Data
  • Workplace
    • HR in the Global Context
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Risk Management
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. only)
  • Strategy
    • Business & HR Strategy

This 42-hour course is the official SHRM program for National Human Resource Management Certification.  Management practices, selection and placement, training and development, compensation and benefits, employees, labor relations, and health and safety are all covered.

PHR Eligibility Requirements

  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a master’s degree or higher
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a high school diploma

SPHR Eligibility Requirements

  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a master’s degree or higher
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a high school diploma

All Lines Adjuster Training

San Antonio College is an approved provider through the Texas Department of Insurance.

Course Description

This course is designed to qualify students for the All Lines Adjuster License, in accordance with the Texas State Board of Insurance (TDI) requirements.  This course covers license maintenance, duration and regulation, contracts, adjusting losses, boiler and machinery insurance, auto insurance, commercial general liability, aviation insurance, surety bonds and fidelity coverage, Texas dwelling policies, Texas business owners’ policy, workmen’s compensation and other coverage’s.  Students must complete 45 hours of classroom work and, upon successful completion, will be given the examination for the All Lines Adjuster license in class.  Students who have scored satisfactorily on the exam may then submit their certificate and application to the Texas Department of Insurance for their license.


Law Enforcement Training Academy - Frank Francis 210-486-1337 or Michelle Contreras 210-486-1336

The Law Enforcement Training Academy offers professional certification for basic peace officer, jailer/corrections/ probation officer, and private security officer. The academy also offers law enforcement in-service courses.


San Antonio College Law Enforcement Training Academy has entered its 39th year of operation as an Academy licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education (TCLEOSE)   Since its beginning, the Academy has provided certified training for licensure as a peace officer in the State of Texas. The current basic peace officer course consists of 688 hours of training. Successful completion of the course allows the student to sit for the state peace officer licensing exam.  The Academy graduates over 250 Cadets each year and provides in-service training and continuing education courses for police officers in the field.  


Our Basic Peace officer Academy is eleven months long, and each phase is eleven weeks long. We offer weekend courses Saturdays and Sundays 8am to 5pm. It’s a two day course, or we also offer Monday through Thursday from 9am to 1pm or 6pm -10pm. We offer financial aid for those who qualify and it covers 50% of the tuition.  We also accept VA Benefits. Tuition for each Phase, and you pay as you go.

  • Phase I       $500.00 
  • Phase II      $500.00      
  • Phase III     $600.00  
  • Phase IV    $525.00.    To Include examination            


688- Hour Basic Peace Officer Course

Phase I

Introduction and Orientation-4hrs

2-Professional Policing-8hrs

4 U.S. & Texas Constitutions and Bill of Rights,  

Criminal Justice-12hrs

Code of Criminal Procedure-20hrs

Arrest, Search and Seizure-28hrs

Penal Code- 48hrs

Civil Process-8hrs

Health & Safety Code- Controlled Substance Act-16Hrs

Family Code- Juvenile issues-12Hrs

Spanish 16-Hrs

Total Hours =172


Phase II

Fitness & Wellness, and Stress Management -16hrs

Professionalism & Ethics-8hrs

Multi-culturalism & Human Relations-10hrs

Written Communication-20 hrs

Emergency Communications-12hrs

Communication and Problem Solving -16hrs

Victims of Crime-10 hrs

Family Violence and Related Assaultive Offenses-20 hrs

Crisis Intervention Training(CIT) & Mental Health Code-16 hrs

Criminal Investigation-44 hrs



Protection of, and Crime Scene Search

Interviewing Techniques

Booking Procedures

Courtroom Demeanor and Testimony

Case Management

Total Hours =172


Phase III

Force Options-24 Hrs

Mechanics of Arrest-40 Hrs


Professional Police Driving (Driving Track)-18Hrs

Patrol-42 Hrs

Total Hours =172


Phase IV

Traffic Law, Crash Investigation, Traffic Direction-70 Hrs

Intoxicated Driver and S.F.S.T. 28-Hrs

Alcoholic Beverage Code-4 Hrs

Emergency Medical Assistance-16 Hrs

Professional Police Driving (Leal)-14 Hrs

Hazardous Materials Awareness-8 Hrs

Racial Profiling -4Hrs

Identity Crimes-4Hrs

Asset Forfeiture-4Hrs

Tcleose Rules Overview-4Hrs

Tcleose Licensing Exam Review-4Hrs

Total Hours =172


In-Service Classes to include any of the following:

  • 2107 Use of Force
  • 3182 State & Federal Law Update
  • 2108 Arrest, Search & Seizure
  • 2109 Conversational Spanish
  • 2105 Child Abuse
  • 2601 Crime Scene Search
  • 2120  Crisis Communications 
  • 2222  Firearm Instructor
  • 3131  Basic Civil Process
  • 3182  State and Federal Law Update
  • 3232  Special Investigative Topics
  • 3255  Asset Forfeiture
  • 3256  Racial Profiling
  • 3270  Human Trafficking
  • 3271  Advanced Human Trafficking 
  • 3277  Identity Theft Crimes
  • 3286  Eyewitness Evidence
  • 3702  Field Training Officer Course
  • 3737  New Supervisor Get Resource  
  • 3804  HIV, AIDS, and Hepatitis 
  • 3841  Intermediate Crisis Intervention Training 
  • 3843  Crisis Intervention Training
  • 4001  Mental Health Officer Course
  • 3939  Cultural Diversity 
  • 4001  Mental Health Officer Course


Level I Certificate Programs


Peace Officer Certification

The Peace Officer Program prepares the student to take the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) Examination for basic peace officer certification. Courses cover the broad knowledge and skills required to serve as a licensed peace officer in Texas. Students will participate in weapons training and the professional police-driving lab to receive full peace officer certification upon successful completion of this program.

Required Courses Contact Hours
  CJLE 1006 Basic Peace Officer Phase I 172
  CJLE 1012 Basic Peace Officer Phase II 172
  CJLE 1018 Basic Peace Officer Phase III 172
  CJLE 1024 Basic Peace Officer Phase IV 172
  Total Hours: 688