100% Online Occupational Skills Awards

Earning a fully online Occupational Skills Award (OSA) is an affordable option to gain valuable skills and stay current with the latest trends and technologies. Position yourself as a skilled professional in your field. Get started today!

Change you life. Apply.

Job-specific training looks great on the resume.

An Occupational Skills Award (OSA) is your ticket to quickly gaining a new set of skills for the workforce. You can also earn an OSA to level up your expertise for a current role.

Depending on the OSA you select, you can expect to take 3 to 5 courses in as little as a year. Get started on your next success!

Gain the skills needed to start your career.

14 Occupational Skills Awards (OSA) offered 100% online

Each credential offered by our Alamo Colleges is designed to strengthen your knowledge and the skills needed to further your career.


Creative & Communication Arts

Occupational Skills Award
  • Web Designer
    • NVC


Science and Technology

Occupational Skills Award

Occupational Skills Award

  • C++ Programming Skills
    • SAC
  • CISCO Certified Network Associate
    • PAC
  • CompTIA A+ and Network+
    • SAC
  • CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation
    • PAC
  • CompTIA A+, Linux+, and Network+
    • NVC
  • CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Preparation
    • PAC
  • CompTIA Network+ Certification Preparation
    • PAC
  • CompTIA Security+ Certification Preparation
    • SAC
  • Cyber Digital Forensics First Responders Preparation
    • PAC
  • Cybersecurity+ Industry Certificate Preparation
    • PAC
  • Java Programming Skills
    • SAC
  • Linux Professional Institute Certification
    • SAC
  • Web Programming​
    • SAC


All Online Programs

Did you know?

You can stack the credentials that lead to your degree.

Earning Alamo Colleges' stackable credentials means you can earn a smaller or a series of smaller awards and apply those credits to a larger credential later.

Learn more: Stacking credentials


How to apply to Alamo Colleges

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Apply and get accepted to college!

Applying is free and easy. Visit goapplytexas.org to complete your application. 

Apply now at GoApplyTexas.org

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Make sure you have what you need before you begin your application.

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Most students qualify for financial aid. 

Learn about applying for aid

Next Steps

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Access Student Portal

The Alamo Colleges District uses ACES as the online student portal for all of your information and can be accessed at aces.alamo.edu.

  • You will receive your ACES login information via email within 3-5 days of submitting your ApplyTexas application.
  • Be sure to complete the AlamoENROLL GoFAARR and Test Prep modules located in the "Start Here" tab.
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Select the link in the top-right corner of ACES to access your student email.

Submit Documents

You’ll need to gather and submit several important documents, including:

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You don’t have to wait to gather your paperwork. Start submitting these as soon as you apply. 

Get Registered

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Orientation and Registration

Celebrate your transition to college! You'll learn more about your college programs and services at New Student Orientation (NSO), which is required for all new and transfer students.

Once you attend NSO, you'll be able to meet with an advisor and register for classes. 

Learn more about NSO 

Make Payment

After you’ve registered, you’ll need to make sure your tuition has been covered by financial aid or your payments have been made to avoid having your classes dropped. 

View Registration and Payment Calendar

Questions about paying for college?

Learn more about Paying for College

What makes the Alamo Colleges so affordable?

$109 per credit
in-district tuition, fully online

Graduate college for less. All students living inside Bexar County in TX can earn a degree at $109 per credit hour.

Learn more: Tuition

$180 per credit
out-of-district/state tuition, fully-online

Out-of-district/state doesn't mean out of luck! Fully online students can earn a degree with an E-rate of $180 per credit hour.

Learn more: E-Rate

No-cost book rentals
with AlamoBOOKS+

Textbook rentals and instructional materials are covered in tuition, so you don't have to worry about extra costs for your education.

Learn more: AlamoBOOKS+

Get the support that's made for you

We know how getting started feels, so we're here to help. Chat with us here or fill out this form to connect with us.


AlamoONLINE Enrollment Coaches can

• Help you start the application process.

• Guide you in the enrollment process for fully online courses.

• Connect you to registration with a college advisor.

• Refer you to services available to online students.

Contact us today.


(210) 485-0110



About AlamoONLINE

What "fully online" means for you

You can earn your college degree or credential online with a learning style that fits you best. Our five Alamo Colleges offer online courses in two learning modes:

Asynchronous online learning
Students access their courses each week at any time.

Synchronous online learning
Students log in and participate in class at a specified time each week via Zoom or video conference.

No matter which mode you select, our Alamo Colleges are here to ensure you meet your goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

At the Alamo Colleges District

AlamoONLINE represents the range of opportunities for students pursuing degrees, certificates, or other offerings delivered 100% online from:

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