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  Apr 22, 2024
San Antonio College 2009-2010 Academic Catalog 
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San Antonio College 2009-2010 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Distance Education & SAC Online


Evening, Weekend, & Distance Education


The Distance Education Center at San Antonio College administers the SAC Online Program which provides innovative instructional delivery methods affording students access to college through flexible scheduling. Within the framework of the College mission and goals, the Distance Education Center works with all academic departments, with the local business community, and the cities of Seguin, New Braunfels, Spring Branch, Kerrville, and Bandera to develop educational responses to newly identified needs. Traditional courses, blended courses, as well as video courses (instructional TV) and online courses, are available to students in and out of Bexar County. These innovative instructional delivery methods are used to respond to the non-traditional educational needs within our community. The Distance Education Center offers college courses at area high schools, military bases, Citibank, and the cities of Seguin, New Braunfels, and Kerrville. Internet courses are available to out-of-state students through online registration.

Contract Training Through Distance Education

College credit and developmental education courses are available to business and industry through on-site contract training. Companies enjoy the convenience of on-site training, cost savings, and employee satisfaction.

SAC Online Program


Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science Degrees Online

San Antonio College offers 200+ college credit online courses that meet the core curriculum requirements for an online Associate of Arts Degree and an online Associate of Applied Science Degree. Both online degrees are approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. See the current San Antonio College Class Schedule or SAC Online  Web site for specific section numbers and course offerings.

 Business Certificates

  • Banking Level 1 
  • Business Management Level 1 
  • Financial Analysis Level 1 
  • Financial Management Level 1
  • Financial Services Industry Level 1
  • Small Business Management Level 1
  • Banking (Marketable Skills Certificate)
  • Financial Services Industry (Marketable Skills Certificate) 

Online Courses

Online courses allow students to access courses by computer through the Internet. Course requirements vary. Students are required to attend an on-campus or an on-line orientation on how to take an online course. Online courses transfer the same and cost the same as on-campus courses. For a preview of our online courses click on: Students are encouraged to click on course syllabus to preview course requirements before enrolling.

Blended Courses

Blended courses are classes in which at least 75 to 80 percent of the course is taught online and 20 to 25 percent of the course is taught on campus. Blended learning combines online learning with face-to-face learning in a traditional classroom. Blended courses combine online and traditional teaching elements such as:

  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Group Work
  • In person activities on campus

Blended courses are not recommended for students who do not have a flexible work schedule or who live out-of-state or out-of-country. See the SAC Online Web site at or the current San Antonio College Schedule for blended course offerings.

Video Courses

Video courses are college credit courses that are broadcast on television or accessible DVD. Students attend an on-site orientation, watch televised broadcasts, or DVDs, attend several on-campus review sessions, and take exams on-campus. Most of the course assignments are done by the student independently. Video courses provide flexibility for students who work and want to study at a time convenient to them. Lessons are broadcast on KLRN channel 9 (Time Warner, cable channel 10), and on Time Warner channel 19. Video courses are taught by experienced faculty. Video courses are college credit courses and cost the same as on-campus courses.

SAC Online at Military Bases

San Antonio College provides college student services and SAC Online course information to military and civilian personnel at Fort Sam Houston and Randolph AFB. Students can enroll in on-site courses, video courses, and online courses.

SAC Distance Education Center & SAC Online

Director of Distance Education & SAC Online, Helen Torres

For off-campus course information call: (210) 486-0390
For SAC Online Program information, call: (210) 486-0390


  • Mike Fitsko
  (830) 629-2647
New Braunfels ISD Learning Center
900 W. San Antonio Street
New Braunfels, Texas 78130


    Helen Torres, SAC Online Director,
Implements READ I Assessment for SAC Online students.

Dual Credit Program

The Dual Credit Program allows eligible high school students to earn college credit while they are completing their high school requirements. Dual credit courses are offered in participating high schools during the normal scheduling of classes. A dual credit agreement is developed between a high school and the college for each course. Curriculum content addresses the competencies of the college course as well as the secondary essential elements.

In addition, the student must meet the following requirements:

  • Pass the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills while in the 9th, 10th or 11th grade.
  • Demonstrate appropriate test placement scores for college-level reading, writing, and mathematics on approved achievement tests.
  • Submit a Dual Credit Student Data Form, residency form, tracking survey, and an official copy of the high school transcript. Contact your high school counseling office for information and forms.
  • Maintain enrollment that is limited to two dual credit courses per semester.
  • All tuition and fee charges are waived for eligible dual credit students.

NOTE: Students planning to transfer to other institutions should check with the institutions concerning their transfer policy.

Evening and Weekend College

Evening course offerings include regular academic courses leading to college degree and certificate programs, developmental education courses, and other courses of community service and vocational interest to adults. Courses are offered if there is sufficient demand. Late afternoon, evening, weekend, and distance education classes are scheduled for the convenience of students.