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    San Antonio College
  May 27, 2022
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College Overview


Our History


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 the mission of the Alamo Colleges, 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 22,000 credit students and an average annual enrollment of 16,000 other-than-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

  • Integrity
  • Communication
  • Community
  • Academic Freedom
  • Accountability
  • Shared Governance

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

Our Mission


San Antonio College is a public community college which provides for and supports the educational and lifelong learning needs of a multicultural community.  As a leader in education, San Antonio College is committed to excellence in helping students reach their full potential, with an emphasis on completion, by developing their academic competencies, critical thinking skills, communication proficiency, civic responsibility and global awareness.

San Antonio College fulfills its mission by offering the following:

  • Transfer education designed to provide students with the first two years of the baccalaureate 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 needing to bring their basic skills to a level appropriate for college work.
  • Continuing education to offer a variety of training, licensure, and professional programs.
  • Academic support services that include a comprehensive learning resource center and basic skills activities that complement instruction.
  • Student support services to provide assessment, advising, counseling, tutoring, financial assistance, and social and cultural activities for all students, including those with special needs.
  • Promotion of cross-cultural understanding and appreciation through instructional and social activities that contribute to cultural awareness and interaction.
  • Involvement of business, industry, and professional groups in planning and revising educational programs to meet workforce needs.
  • An environment conducive to learning through an attractive physical campus and wellness-oriented programs and services.
  • Continuous assessment of programs and services and the utilization of results for improvement.
  • And, operation of the college within available fiscal resources to provide accountability to taxpayers of the Alamo Colleges.

Our Affiliations


San Antonio College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associate degrees.

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: and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, phone: 404-975-5000, fax: 404-975-5020, email:

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 1361 Park St.; Clearwater, Florida 33756; 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

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

Outstanding Former Student: 2012-2013


   Rita Buck-Crockett

 Rita Buck-Crockett is San Antonio College’s Outstanding Former Student for 2012-2013.

Ms. Buck-Crockett is a former two-time Olympian and currently the Assistant Athletic Director and Head Coach-Sand Volleyball at Florida International University in Miami, Fla. 

In 1975 she led San Antonio College to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Championship in volleyball and she was named All American.

A  graduate of Marshall High School, Rita Crockett was recruited to play volleyball by SAC and attended on an athletic scholarship.  SAC had an intercollegiate volleyball team until 1981.

In a 2012 interview for the FIU News she said:

“I never dreamt as a little girl of wanting to be an Olympian. Living in San Antonio, we were a very poor family. I didn’t know that there was an Olympic volleyball team. We didn’t really know all that stuff. I did what my older brother did. He ran track, I ran track. He played baseball; I was his catcher so that he’d have somebody to throw the ball to. In high school I played basketball, was a cheerleader, ran track, played volleyball, was on the dance team and played softball.

“I finished high school and I got a job. I had an apartment with my best friend. (One day) a junior college volleyball coach and her husband, who was a junior college basketball coach, knocked on my door. They told me I needed to go to college because I was good academically and I was the best athlete around.”

Transferring from SAC, Ms. Buck–Crocket played volleyball with the University of Houston where she earned All-America Honors before joining the U.S. Olympic  Team  in 1980.   That was the Moscow Olympics that were boycotted by the United States.  Ms. Buck–Crockett  went on to complete in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles where the volleyball team won the silver medal.

It wasn’t until 2002 that Ms. Buck-Crockett was able to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies / Communications at the University of Iowa.

In 1984 Sports Illustrated magazine dubbed her “the Rocket” for her 42-inch vertical leap and her 100 mph kills.  She played professionally and coached for a number of years in Italy, Switzerland and Japan.

She has previously coached for Long Beach State University, the University of Iowa, Florida State, the Swiss National Team and the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado.  She joined Florida International University in 2011.

In 1999, Ms. Buck-Crockett was inducted into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame and the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2011.


Outstanding Former Student Award Recipients

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