Return to Campus and Student Resources

Northwest Vista College is committed to student success. This web page is provided to students who are returning to campus, taking classes remotely or through the hybrid format (part remote, part on-campus). If you have any suggestions how to improve this page, please email NVC-News@alamo.edu.

Coming to Campus? Use the Health Screening Form

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Save Time with the Health Screening Form:

Use the Health Screening form link or QR code to save time when coming to campus. 

Answer the COVID-19 screening questions before you come to campus.

When you arrive, you show the approval screen, have your temperature taken, and receive a wristband for that day. 

Click Here for Screening Locations

Health Screening Form

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FREE COVID Testing at NVC

COVID-TEST-SIGNUP.pngTesting will be conducted in Mountain Laurel Hall, room MLH-101B (except for Sept. 15, when testing will be in MLH-203) on the following days/times:

  • Mondays 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Tuesdays 1:30 pm – 7:00 pm 
  • Wednesdays No Testing
  • Thursdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Fridays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

REGISTER PRIOR TO TEST 

Register to qualify for testing prior to arrival.

  1. Go to register.communitylabstesting.org to register for COVID testing.
    • Select "Site Type: School"
    • Select "Site Assigned: ACD Northwest Vista College" (you can start by just typing "acd" or "Nor" and select from the resulting list). 
      NOTE: Students and employees will need to VERIFY their phone number and email address prior to continuing.
    • Once registered, you will receive a unique QR code, which will be required when you arrive for testing.

  2. GO TO TEST SITE at one of the scheduled day/time slots listed above - Each person must have their QR code ready for testing when they arrive. You must show the QR code at the testing site. You can either show the code on your phone or print it out and bring it with you to the testing site.
COVID-19 Incident Reports

COVID-19 Incident Report Process Update

Click Here for the COVID-19 Incident Report Form

REPORT EACH and EVERY potential exposure, confirmed exposure, positive test result, and onset of COVID-19 symptoms is IMMEDIATELY, whether the affected person (individual who has been exposed to COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms) has been onsite at NVC or is working/learning remotely. Reports need to be submitted for employees working onsite or remotely, students learning onsite or remotely, vendors onsite within the past two weeks, and community members or others onsite within the past two weeks.

ANYONE can submit a report. It is preferable for the affected person to submit a report, but anyone can submit a report regarding an affected person. The MOST IMPORTANT thing is that a report is submitted IMMEDIATELY.

It is CRITICAL that a report is made whether the affected person has been onsite or remote (vendors, community members, or others onsite within the past two weeks) for several reasons.

  • Access requests and access lists are reviewed before submission to verify that no one on the list is an affected person.
  • Reports involving individuals who have been onsite trigger several follow-up actions, including close contact identification, disinfection of physical spaces, Risk Management follow-up, quarantine timeframes, access schedules, notifications, etc.
  • Reports involving individuals who have not been onsite trigger several follow-up actions, including Risk Management follow-up, quarantine timeframes, access schedules, notifications, etc.

 

FOLLOW-UP INSTRUCTIONS FOR AFFECTED PERSONS FOLLOWING REPORTING

  • Employees should stay home, notify their supervisor, and RESPOND to any phone calls or messages from Garvin Dansby, NVC coordinator of College Risk Management, the NVC Risk Management team, and Alamo Colleges District Enterprise Risk Management.
  • Students should stay home, notify their instructor, and RESPOND to any phone calls or messages from Garvin Dansby, NVC coordinator of College Risk Management, NVC Risk Management team, and Alamo Colleges District Enterprise Risk Management.
  • Employees working onsite and students attending classes onsite – DO NOT come to campus until officially released to do so by Risk Management.

RESPOND to all requests for follow-up information from Risk Management.

Contact Garvin Dansby, Coordinator of College Risk Management, for questions at gdansby3@alamo.edu.

Laptop Loaners and Hotspots Available for Students

760x427-LaptopCheckout.jpgCurrent Northwest Vista College students who are registered for college courses may qualify for free loaner laptops and hotspots.

To qualify for a loaner laptop, students need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be currently enrolled or have registered for summer or fall term

 

To qualify for a mobile hotspot, students need to:

  • Be currently enrolled or have registered for summer or fall term
  • Have NO access to high speed internet

 

Please fill out the form below first!

Please fill out the following form and wait to receive notification from Information Technology. An appointment will be set up for technology pick up. Please allow 2 - 3 business days for your request to be processed.

The following form must be filled out BEFORE a laptop loaner or hotspot is granted: 

Click Here for the Device Checkout Form

Please don't come to the college until you hear back with approval.

Rules and requirements:

  • First come, first serve
  • Only 1 device per student
  • Only 1 student will be allowed into building, at a time
  • Student ID required

Click Here for a Map of the Device Checkout/Return Location 

You can reach our NVC IT Help Desk line at: (210) 486-4777. 

Low Cost Internet Information

Affordable internet solutions are available.

Programs are available to bridge the digital divide by providing students and employees low-cost internet service.

Click Here for Low Cost Internet Information

The health and wellness of students, faculty and staff at Northwest Vista College is the highest priority.

For the Fall 2021 semester, Northwest Vista College, along with sister colleges within the Alamo College District, will continue to encourage mask usage at all locations, in alignment with CDC, city and county guidelines. In compliance with the governor’s executive order, face coverings will no longer be mandatory. Everyone is strongly encouraged to wear face coverings and practice physical distancing at all locations. 

Northwest Vista College and the Alamo Colleges District are Now Enrolling and Registering Students for the Fall 2021 Semester!

Available Services and Hours of Operation

Student Success Services

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
First Saturday 9:00 am– 1:00 pm

Hours are subject to change as we return to campus - please check regularly.

Upcoming Closures:

Friday, October 29, 2021 
Employee Development Day
College Closed

Remote Services

Welcome and Admissions Center

Phone: 210-21-ALAMO (210-212-5266)
Email: nvc-admissions@alamo.edu

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • First Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Sept. 4)

Hours for Online Drop In sessions:

  • Monday – Wednesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 
  • Thursday 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
  • Friday 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Online Drop In sessions are available to all incoming prospective students (new to college, transfer students, or looking to take a summer course).

Join a Remote "Drop In" Session (Zoom)

Advising

Phone: 210-486-4100

Hours for Phone Services:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • First Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Sept. 4)
  • Online Drop In Assistance

For quick questions regarding holds or assistance with prerequisite overrides, call us at 210-486-4100 or use our online chat service on the website. 

Hours for Online Drop In sessions:

  • Monday 1:00pm 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00am12:00 pm

Chat on the Advising Services Webpage

 

Advocacy and Counseling

Email: nvc-advocacyctr@alamo.edu
Phone: 210-486-HELP (210-486-4357)

Alamo Colleges Advocacy Helpline: (210) 486-1111 

Remote Services Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • First Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Sept. 4)

Click Here for the Student Advocacy & Emergency Aid WebpageClick Here for Community Resources

Business Office

Phone: 210-21ALAMO (210-212-5266) 
Email: dst-vbo2@alamo.edu

Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • First Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Sept. 4)
Disability Services

Phone: 210-486-4466
Email: nvc-access@alamo.edu

Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • First Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Sept. 4)

Click Here for the Disability Services Webpage

Financial Aid

Phone: 210-212-5266
Email: nvc-sfa@alamo.edu

Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • First Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Sept. 4)

Hours for Online Drop-in sessions:

  • Monday and Thursday: 9:00 am – 11:30 am and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join a Remote "Drop In" Session (Zoom)

Student Life

Phone: 210-486-4009
Email: mmorgan66@alamo.edu

Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • First Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Sept. 4)

Click Here for the Student Life Webpage

Records and Residency

Phone: 210-212-5266
Email: nvc-records@alamo.edu

Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • First Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Sept. 4)

Click Here for the Records and Transcripts Webpage

Testing Center

Phone: 210-486-4346
Email: nvc-assessment@alamo.edu

Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • First Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Sept. 4)

Hours for Online Drop in sessions:

  • Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 11:00 am and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join a Remote "Drop in" Session (Zoom)

Veteran Services

Phone: (210) 486-4417
Email: nvc-veterans@alamo.edu

Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • First Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Sept. 4)

Click Here for the Veterans Center Webpage

Student Services now in DWWC (NOT CCC)

Student services are now located in the new building, Desert Willow Welcome Center (DWWC), including admissions, advising, and more. They are no longer located in Cypress Campus Center (CCC).

Click here for a campus map to locate DWWC

On Campus

Welcome and Admissions Center

On Campus Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • First Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Sept. 4)

Click Here to Sign Up for an Admissions Appointment

Advising

Students needing technology may come to campus to be remotely assisted by any support service department.  

On Campus Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • First Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Sept. 4)

If you need to reserve an on campus computer for your pre-scheduled advising appointment click here

Advocacy and Counseling

On Campus Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • First Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Sept. 4)

Appointments (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday)

  • First Morning Appt at 9:00
  • Last Morning Appt at 11:00
  • First Afternoon Appt at 1:30
  • Last Afternoon Appt at 4:30

To make an appointment, please email us at nvc-advocacyctr@alamo.edu or call 210-486-HELP (4357)

Business Office

On Campus Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • First Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Sept. 4)

NOTE: Monday-Friday Office Closed from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 

Closure: Office will be closed Friday, Sept. 10

To contact the Business Office, please email us at dst-vbo2@alamo.edu or call 210-212-5266.

Disability Services

Students needing technology may come to campus to be remotely assisted by any support service department.

On Campus Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • First Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Sept. 4)

To make an appointment, please email us at nvc-access@alamo.edu or call 210-486-4466

Financial Aid

On Campus Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • First Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Sept. 4)

NOTE: Monday-Friday Office Closed from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 

For questions, please email us at nvc-sfa@alamo.edu or call 210-212-5266

Student Life

Students needing technology may come to campus to be remotely assisted by any support service department.  

On Campus Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • First Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Sept. 4)

To make an appointment, please contact Marie Morgan at mmorgan66@alamo.edu or call 210-486-4009

Records and Residency

On Campus Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • First Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Sept. 4)

For questions, please contact the Records Office at 210-21-ALAMO or email us at nvc-records@alamo.edu

Testing Center

On Campus Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • First Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Sept. 4)

To make an appointment, please email us at nvc-assessment@alamo.edu or call 210-486-4346

Veteran Services

Students needing technology may come to campus to be remotely assisted by any support service department.

On Campus Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • First Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Sept. 4)

To make an appointment, please email us at nvc-veterans@alamo.edu or call 210-486-4417

Tutoring and Support Labs

LOH Learning Assistance Center (LOH 229/230)

  • Zoom: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-6:30pm
  • Face-to-face: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-6:30pm

MLH Learning Assistance Center (MLH 104)

  • Face-to-face & Zoom: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-6:30p

STEAM Makerspace (MLH 214)

  • Face-to-face & Zoom: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-6:30pm

Click Here for the Learning Assistance Services Webpage

Centers for Academic Reading and English (CARE) Labs

  • Zoom: Monday-Friday 8:00am-8:00pm and Saturdays 9:am-5:00pm
  • Face-to-face: Tuesday-Wednesday  9:00am-12:00pm

Click Here for the CARE (Centers for Academic Reading and English) Labs Webpage

WAC Lab (RLC 205)

  • Zoom: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Face-to-face: Tuesday-Wednesday  9:00am-12:00pm

Click Here for the WAC (Writing Across the Curriculum) Lab Webpage

Math Tutoring Labs

  • Zoom: Monday 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Zoom: Tuesday-Thursday 7:00am-9:00pm

Click Here for the Math Tutoring Labs Webpage

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Library

Remote Services

  • Monday-Thursday 7:30am-8:30pm
  • Friday 7:30am–4:00pm
  • Saturday 8:30am–2:30pm

On Campus Services

  • Monday-Thursday 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Friday 8:30am-12:00pm

Click Here for the Library Webpage

 

Classes will be offered in the following formats:

  • These are classes that are taught in person (face-to-face) at the campus.

    A limited number of these classes will be taught.

    Everyone is strongly encouraged to wear face coverings and practice physical distancing while they are on campus.

     

    Health Screening Form

    Use the Health Screening form link or QR code to save time when coming to campus. Answer the COVID-19 screening questions before you come to campus. When you arrive, you show the approval screen, have your temperature taken, and receive a wristband for that day. 

    Health Screening Form

    Health Screening Locations

    If you come to campus in-person for student services, face-to-face classes, or anything else, you will need to be screened at one of our checkpoints - please see the hours of operation for the buildings and map for locations below.

    MLH
    Monday – Thursday 6:00am -9:30pm
    Friday 7:00am -6:00pm
    Saturday 8:00am -2:00pm

    RLC & JH (2nd Floor, West Entrance)
    Monday – Thursday 7:00am -9:30pm
    Friday 8:00am -5:00pm

    PCA
    Monday – Thursday 7:00am -9:30pm
    Friday 8:00am -1:00pm

    LOH
    Monday – Thursday 7:00am -8:30pm
    Friday 8:00am -5:00pm
    Saturday 8:00am -12:00pm

    DWWC & HH
    Monday – Wednesday 7:00am -9:30pm
    Thursday 7:00am -7:00pm
    Friday 8:00am -5:00pm
    First Saturday 8:30am -1:00pm

    PH
    Monday -Thursday 7:00am to 5:00pm

    JH (1st Floor, East Entrance)
    **Limited hours**

    Please call 210-486-4530 for assistance with the health screening stations. 

    Click Here for a Detailed Printable Map (PDF)

    NVC Health Screening Stations

  • Synchronous instruction (live class meetings at scheduled class days and times), using technology-enhanced and fully interactive learning. It offers the benefits of face-to-face instruction while maximizing social distancing efforts. Remote instruction will take place via ZOOM, Canvas, and additional remote-access tools.

  • Also known as: "Fully Distance Education," these courses are delivered entirely online in an asynchronous format.

About Registration

Please log into ACES and schedule an appointment through NAVIGATE! Also, visit https://www.alamo.edu/nvc/news-events/covid-19-info/covid-19-student/ for updated information!

For assistance with Registration Holds, contact the Records Office at 210-21-ALAMO (210-212-5266) or via email at nvc-records@alamo.edu.

New and Prospective Students, registration support is offered via online meetings – see the Admissions and Enrollment section below for more information.

Current Students, contact your assigned advisor for advising assistance – see the Advising section below for more information assistance. 

Advising Information

The NVC Certified Advisors are available to assist you in planning for your future through academic advising, career exploration and transfer planning. While the college is closed, all advising appointments will be conducted remotely through Zoom using either video conference or phone.

To schedule an appointment with your Certified Advisor:

  • Log in to your ACES Account
  • Click on the "Start Here" tab
  • Select the "Alamo NAVIGATE" icon
  • Click "Login"
  • Select the "Appointments" tab
  • Select "Schedule an Appointment"
  • Select the Reason for your appointment and hit Next
  • Select the Location and hit Next
  • Select the Day and Time that works for you and hit Next
  • Review the selection and confirm your appointment

Please check back regularly for updated appointment availability if you do not find an appointment time. 

Your assigned Certified Advisor can be reached by email. Please check your ACES student email account for a weekly email from your assigned advisor with resources and contact information. 

Once you have scheduled your advising appointment, your advisor will follow up with an email that includes the link for your zoom meeting.

For general information on how to set up an appointment, how to resolve advising holds or other general advising information, call our Advising Call Center at 210-486-4100.

Academics

Final Exam Schedules

Preparing for your Finals? Follow the link below to see the Final Exam Schedules for 2021-2022:

Final Exam Schedules  

Remote Ready Bootcamp for Canvas

In preparation for remote learning, NVC students are strongly encouraged to take the one hour training called Remote Ready Boot Camp: Student, which is available in Canvas. 

Instructional Video (try different browsers for any issues)  

 

Student Code of Conduct

Students are expected to follow all Alamo Colleges Board Policies, which includes the Student Code of Conduct. As always, it is important for students to uphold the Alamo Colleges value of Respect for All. Please remember the Student Responsibilities for Success (F.6.2)  policy which outlines college expectations of students in the all facets of the academic community (face to face and online classes, study abroad and study stateside). Read Also F.4.2.1-procedure.pdf

 

Title IX Learning Modules

To access the learning modules, check your ACES email for a link that will take you to the Everfi registration page and the learning content. 

If you have questions, using your ACES email, contact nvc-titleixhold@alamo.edu with your full name, Banner ID, and ACES username. 

 

Netiquette

Netiquette, simply defined, means etiquette on the Internet. In an online course, you will be speaking through writing both to fellow students and instructors. It is imperative to communicate well and professionally. The golden rule of netiquette in an online class or environment is, do not do or say online what you would not do or say offline. 

Netiquette Guidelines
  1. Be friendly, positive and self-reflective. When people cannot see you, and do not know you, feelings can be hurt if you are not careful how you express yourself. Think before you write. Do not respond when you feel angry. Wait. Write it down somewhere and come back to it. When you do, you may find that you no longer feel the same way, after you have had time to reflect. If you still feel the need to be heard, then take time to reread and rewrite it in terms that are easily embraced. When you feel a critique is necessary, express yourself in a positive tone.
  2. Use proper language and titles. Do not use “text” slang or even profane words in an online education environments they will likely sound offensive to the reader. Leave the characters like smiley faces, and instant message abbreviations out. They may be interpreted as childish or too casual for the online education environment. Do not refer to your professor as "Doc" or by his or her first name, unless it is acceptable with him or her to do so. Do not use caps lock when writing, as it insinuates yelling. Always say please and thank you.
  3. Use effective communication. This takes practice and thoughtful writing. Try to speak and write clearly at all times. Reread before you respond. Define and restate your words when necessary. Correct a misunderstanding right away. Be mindful of chosen words and joking.
  4. Ask for clarification. If you are unsure of what was said, or the instructor's directions, or are trying to interpret a person's expressions, then ask again. Do not sit in silence feeling confused or offended. A simple way to do this is to say (or write), "I did not understand...", always keeping the sense of the misunderstanding on yourself.

Zoom Security 

Preventing Zoom-Bombing 

Zoom Blog Articles


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