COVID-19 Information & Resources for Students

Vaccine Clinic at NVC

Three vaccine clinics are planned at Northwest Vista College.
NVC joined with San Antonio Metro Health to bring these clinics for the community ages 12 and up who want to receive their first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The clinic offers the free Pfizer vaccine on a first-come, first-served basis. On all dates, the clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at NVC Mountain Laurel Hall, room 101B (college map), with convenient parking in lots 1- 4. No appointments are needed. Please bring your vaccine card if it’s your second dose.

Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 15, Manzanillo Hall, Second Floor
  • Wednesday, Oct.6, Mountain Laurel Hall 101B
  • Wednesday, Oct.27. Mountain Laurel Hall 101B



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 to qualify for testing prior to arrival.

  1. Go to 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.



  • 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

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Software & WiFi

Canvas: For courses that are facilitated through Canvas, the Alamo Colleges District learning management system, you can access Canvas through ACES.

  • Students will be able to access the Remote Ready Boot Camp for Students. You can find it in your Canvas course list. Zoom: Your instructors and your advisors will be using Zoom to interact with you.
  • Using Zoom via the Web: You do not have to set up an account because Zoom is available via the web:  Faculty and staff will send you meeting invites, and you can join the meetings by simply clicking on the link  
  • Using Zoom via the App: If you choose to download the zoom app, you must sign in “with SSO”. The company domain name is: alamo.  Once that information is entered, you will be directed to the ACES login page. Simply log in to your ACES account and your available meetings will appear.

How will we communicate with you:

  • ACES e-mail account: The official form of communication. We will be sending you updates, so please check regularly.
  • CANVAS: Your instructors may be communicating with you through your CANVAS course.

Website Updates:

Social Media: please check the college’s social media channels for updates and information. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can like/follow us using the links at the bottom of this page (look for the purple icons).


Attention: Please check the website for updates!

Financial Aid:

Paying Tuition:

If you need to pay your tuition for the semester, please visit

  • Credit Card: Pay on-line through your ACES Account
  • Check: Pay on-line through your ACES account.
  • Cash: Alamo College is still working on a process to pay by cash. Please check the website for updates.

College offers online/remote tutoring with both our regular in-house tutors and external tutors through Brainfuse. Brainfuse provides support for all Alamo Colleges students.

Brainfuse Online Tutoring can be accessed from within ACES or from any Canvas course:

  • Select Live Help if you have a quick question – sessions are 30 minutes.
  • Select Tutor Match if you want to work with an in-house tutor.
  • Select Writing Lab if you want a paper reviewed.

You have 7 hours for use with Live Help and the Writing Lab. Your time in Tutor Match is unlimited, but please respect the needs of others and only book up to 2 hours twice a week.

Brainfuse Tech Support:

If you need more time or have questions, you can:

The CARES labs will continue to serve students by providing online tutoring with NVC tutors through: Brainfuse-TutorMatch.

Please do not hesitate to contact me via email at if you need any assistance.