Return to Campus and Student Resources

On campus classes have resumed. Please check your ACES email and Canvas to learn about updates and how to log into your course.

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.

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.

On campus classes have resumed. Please check your ACES email and Canvas to learn about updates and how to log into your course.
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We will continue to encourage mask usage at all locations, in alignment with CDC, city and county guidelines. Everyone is strongly encouraged to wear face coverings and practice physical distancing at all locations.

Available Services and Hours of Operation

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

Student Success Services

On Campus Hours (FALL 2022)

  • Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Friday:  1:00 pm-5:00 pm
  • The first Saturday of every month 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Upcoming Closures:

  • Thursday, Nov. 24 - College Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Remote Services

Welcome and Admissions Center

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

Advising
Advocacy and Counseling

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

Alamo Colleges Advocacy Helpline: (210) 486-1111 

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

Disability Services
Financial Aid

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

Student Life

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

Remote Hours

  • Monday-Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Additional hours/days by appointment only.

Zoom: https://alamo.zoom.us/j/93230420489
Zoom Meeting ID: 932 3042 0489
Email:
nvc-activities@alamo.edu

Click Here for the Student Life Webpage

Records and Residency
Testing Center

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 Support

Welcome and Admissions Center

On Campus Hours (FALL 2022)

  • Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Friday:  1:00 pm-5:00 pm
  • The first Saturday of every month 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Advising

On Campus Hours (FALL 2022)

  • Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Friday:  1:00 pm-5:00 pm
  • The first Saturday of every month 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Advocacy and Counseling

Huisache Hall, room HH-101

On Campus Hours (FALL 2022)

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Friday:  8:00 pm-5:00 pm
  • The first Saturday of every month 9:00 am-1:00 pm

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

Business Office

On Campus Hours (FALL 2022)

  • Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Friday:  1:00 pm-5:00 pm
  • The first Saturday of every month 9:00 am-1:00 pm

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

Disability Services

On Campus Hours (FALL 2022)

  • Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Friday:  1:00 pm-5:00 pm
  • The first Saturday of every month 9:00 am-1:00 pm

For more information contact us: nvc-access@alamo.edu or call 210-486-4466

Financial Aid

On Campus Hours (FALL 2022)

  • Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Friday:  1:00 pm-5:00 pm
  • The first Saturday of every month 9:00 am-1:00 pm

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

Student Life

On Campus Hours (August 2022)

  • Monday-Thursday 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

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

Records and Residency

On Campus Hours (FALL 2022)

  • Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Friday:  1:00 pm-5:00 pm
  • The first Saturday of every month 9:00 am-1:00 pm

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

Testing Center

On Campus Hours (FALL 2022)

  • Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Friday:  1:00 pm-5:00 pm
  • The first Saturday of every month 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Veteran Services

On Campus Hours (FALL 2022)

  • Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Friday:  1:00 pm-5:00 pm
  • The first Saturday of every month 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Phone: (210) 486-4417

Email: nvc-veterans@alamo.edu

Tutoring and Support Labs

LOH Learning Assistance Center (LOH 229/230)

  • Zoom: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-6:30pm
  • Face-to-face will resume on Feb. 7 unless otherwise noted

MLH Learning Assistance Center (MLH 104)

  • Zoom: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-6:30p
  • Face-to-face will resume on Feb. 7 unless otherwise noted

STEAM Makerspace (MLH 214)

  • Zoom: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-6:30pm
  • Face-to-face will resume on Feb. 7 unless otherwise noted

Click Here for the Learning Assistance Services Webpage

Centers for Academic Reading and English (CARE) Labs

  • Zoom: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-8:00pm and Fridays 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Face-to-face will resume on Feb. 7 unless otherwise noted

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 will resume on Feb. 7 unless otherwise noted

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

On Campus Services

Summer Hours

  • Monday-Thursday 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

Click Here for the Library Webpage

Vista Veterans Library
Study Resources in RLC-113

 

Classes will be offered in the following formats:

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

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

  • 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  

Online Bootcamp for Canvas

In preparation for online learning, NVC students are strongly encouraged to take the one hour training, 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


ZD Net
The coronavirus outbreak has seen an unprecedented number of people working and learning from home, and one of the tools that is making that possible is Zoom. But if you don't take care, you could find your meetings being gate-crashed or Zoom-bombed, potentially causing havoc and mayhem. (zdnet.com)


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