What is The Alamo Colleges Continuing Education Department?
Answer: We are the “training arm” of the Alamo Colleges District with locations across the region.
What is a “training arm”? Most people know the Alamo Colleges District for our Academic Degree programs which have earned national recognition for the quality education we provide. As the training arm, we provide you with hands-on training that teaches you the skills necessary “to do the actual job”. We study occupations and job projections and work with employers to capture the relevant, real-world job skills and applications in demand today.
We specialize in Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare, Business Services, Information Technology, and Law Enforcement, all growth industries in San Antonio.
Our instructors are trained professionals, who bring years of experience from their ﬁelds. They provide practical insight into your learning experience that prepares you for doing the job well.
We accept everyone with the ability to beneﬁ t from our training regardless of how much or how little education you have, how old or young you are, or how much experience you have and there are no tests required to enroll. Give us a call and let’s talk about how we can help you achieve your career goals.
Our courses require a minimum of 80% attendance in order for participants to receive a Certificate of Completion from Alamo Colleges District. In some instances courses have attendance requirements beyond this percentage. Students should always make note of attendance requirements at the beginning of a course via their syllabus or direct conversation with the instructor. Be sure to ask about State Regulated courses that require a specific number of hours to qualify for a certification from a credentialing body.
Senior Citizen waiver and audits do not apply to Continuing Education courses.
The student should check their detail schedule for class information via their ACES account.
For questions plase call (210) 21ALAMO (210-212-5266)
Payment must be made 3 business days before class start date. Registration is not complete until payment is made via ACES student account.
For payment assistance please call 210-21ALAMO (210-212-5266).
For more information on CE payment plans, please visit the CE Payment Plan tab at our District Business Office page.
The Workforce Training Network is approved by the State Board for Educator Certification to provide CPE activities to Educators for certificate renewal purposes. All Texas Educators who hold a Standard Certificate must renew it every five (5) years. As a condition of renewal, superintendents and principals will be required to complete 200 clock hours of CPE, and all other educators must complete 150 hours.
The Workforce Training Network is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award CEUs for some courses. Satisfactory completion of ten clock hours of qualified instruction equals 1.0 CEUs. Transcripts listing CEU credits satisfactorily completed will be available upon request. Otherwise, a certificate of completion is awarded upon course completion.
CE students have the option to convert CEU's to academic credits for qualifying programs which may lead towards an academic certificate or associate's degree at any of the Alamo Colleges. A six-hour academic requirement must be met before the CEU's can be transferred into college credit.
A course may be canceled due to low enrollment. If a student is a paid student in a course that is canceled, they will receive a full refund within 7 to 10 business days. Alamo Colleges District staff will make every effort to contact and notify the student of the canceled course.
Many classes must be limited in size due to the nature of the subject matter and size of available facilities. Although most course training programs are open to students who feel they can benefit from the instruction, some courses are restricted to those students with specific prerequisites. In these instances, program managers will verify that students meet prerequisite requirements.
Financial aid for Continuing Education is managed through the Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG). Students seeking financial assistance must follow the process outlined on our TPEG Website.
Be ready on day one with Remote Ready Boot Camp
- To prepare for remote learning, students are encouraged to take the one-hour Remote Ready Boot Camp (RRBC) training in Canvas.
- Click on Canvas in ACES, scroll down in your dashboard until you see your college’s name and Remote Ready Book Camp.
Are you taking a Continuing Education online course? Inquire about a loaner laptop or hotspot at dst-alamoICD@Alamo.edu.
Campus Internet Access
Designated parking lot hotspots are available at the colleges for students and their family members to access campus Wi-Fi.
Students and family members are encouraged to stay in vehicles and practice social distancing. Directional signage will guide students to the locations.
Wifi Hotspot Location Maps:
|Northeast Lakeview College||Northwest Vista College||Palo Alto College|
|St. Philip's College||San Antonio College|
Low-Cost Home Internet Service
Programs are available to bridge the digital divide by providing students low-cost internet service.
Potential benefits include low-cost internet access, no in-home Wi-Fi modem fee, no deposits, no installation fees, and no term commitments for qualifying households.
Most of our classes are designed for adults seeking job skills training and are restricted to students 18 years of age or older. Please call 210-21ALAMO (210-212-5266) for more information.
Continuing Education students are allowed to park in designated "student parking" free of charge.
Payment is due at registration. If you cannot meet this obligation, contact the appropriate institute Program Manager. Program Managers:
Classes canceled due to low enrollment will result in a 100% refund. Any student requesting to be dropped or any registration canceled prior to the first day of class will receive a full refund.
Students can drop from courses via their student ACES account online prior to the first day of class. https://alamoaces.alamo.edu
Refunds require 7-10 business days to process.
Students requesting to be dropped from a course once the class has begun DO NOT qualify for a refund.
Alamo Colleges District campuses are smoke-free facilities.
Contact - District Helpdesk Information
Help Desk is the central point of contact for all technology needs.
Phone: 210-485-0555 Option 4
Out of Town Students: 866-493-3947 (toll-free) Email: helpdesk @alamo.edu
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 8 am – 12 am
Saturday 9 am – 9 pm
Sunday 11 am – 12 am
When calling, have the following information readily available:
Last four digits of SSN
Date of Birth
Student Banner ID
Continued Education students are not eligible to receive a free VIA U-Pass. For more information, visit our district VIA U-Pass page.
For Program Information, Contact Us At
210-21ALAMO (210-212-5266) or 1-844-20ALAMO (1-844-202-5266)