Student Development

Department: Student Development
Institute: Creative & Communication Arts
College: SAC

What is the Student Development program?

This program offers a variety of courses designed to help students successfully transition to college and improve the skills necessary for their academic success.

What will I learn?

The program includes courses that will develop or enhance the academic and interpersonal skills you need to succeed in college and life. Topics include study techniques, personal responsibility, time management, critical thinking skills, financial literacy, career planning, learning resources, and informational literacy. Students who have fewer than 15 college-level credit hours (excluding dual credit) at the time of their first enrollment at San Antonio College are required to enroll in SDEV 0370 or EDUC 1300 in their first semester, depending on test scores utilized for course placement as part of the enrollment process. Students pursuing a certificate can opt to enroll in EDUC 1100. Students placed on Academic Dismissal are required to enroll in Strategies for Success (SDEV 0171) as a condition of their enrollment. This course helps identify and develop strategies to overcome barriers to academic success.

What can I do with this course of study?

Student Development courses will prepare you to succeed in college-level academics. Students who successfully complete these foundational courses have shown a higher rate of success in their other courses than those who do not.

What's special about this program?

Programs that develop and strengthen student capacity for academic success are widely recognized as best practices. San Antonio College has long been a leader in fostering student achievement through student development courses. The proven effectiveness of our courses has resulted in accolades and awards at both the state and national levels. More importantly, students continue to acknowledge the positive impact of this course on their academic success.

Contact Us

Julie Engel, MA, LPC
Professor Coordinator
Chance Academic Center (CAC) 323
(210) 486-0340

Kara Mowrey, Ed.D.
Adjunct Faculty Coordinator
CAC 323
(210) 486-0372

Jessica Breeden
Sr. Specialist – Student Success
CAC 323
(210) 486-0362

Cindy Solis
Administrative Associate
CAC 323
(210) 486-0370