Alamo Colleges Online

Welcome to online learning at the Alamo Colleges! We understand life can be busy juggling family, work, and school. Online learning ensures students reach their academic goals while remaining connected to their personal and professional lives. The Alamo Colleges offers many high-demand associate degrees and certificates fully online from any of the five colleges: Northeast Lakeview College, Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, St. Philip’s College, and San Antonio College.

Before enrolling in an online course or pursuing an online program, students should meet with an academic advisor. For a list of Fall 2018 online courses, view the Alamo Colleges online course offerings » 

Resources & Support

Below are resources and support offered by the Alamo Colleges District to help you.

Advising
Bookstore
Course Catalog
Disability Services
Financial Aid
Library
Payment Calendars
Registration
Student Resources
Tutoring Services
Veteran Affairs
 
Online Learning Self-Assessment

Although taking courses online is convenient and flexible, it may not be right for all students’ learning styles or needs. Please take the online learning self-assessment below to see if online learning is right for you.

  AgreeNeutral Disagree
1. I am self-motivated and capable of working independently.
         
2. I manage my study time well to complete assignments on time.
         
3. I am willing to devote 10-15 hours per week to study for my online course(s).
         
4. I am NOT easily distracted with my surroundings while I study.
         
5. I am comfortable in an environment in which visiting a college campus is infrequent or not at all.
         
6. I understand how to use basic computer technologies (mouse, keyboard, printer, etc.).
         
7. I am comfortable with basic computer operations (managing files and folders – create, copy/paste, delete – using standard word processing software, etc.).
         
8. I have access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection (cable, DSL, etc.).
         
9. I am able to use a web browser to navigate the internet (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc.).
         
10. I am comfortable communicating with my instructor(s)/peers in a primarily online format (email, discussion boards, etc.).
         
Total Score:


What does your score mean?

0-10: You may be better suited for traditional, face-to-face classroom courses.

11-20: Although face-to-face courses are more appropriate for you, if you decide to take online courses realize adjustments need to be made to maximize your success. You may want to explore hybrid (partially online) and/or web-enhanced courses as a possible alternative.

21-30: Online courses are suitable for you, and are ready to explore the online courses offered at the Alamo Colleges.