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Explore Your Future!

We offer what you need to achieve success. Come explore and find out why so many students have decided to call one of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District the pathway to their future.

Not sure where to start? Our Career Assessment Tool can help.

1819 N. Main St.
San Antonio TX, 78212

Advising Services

Our dedicated certified advisors and staff play a vital role in the educational endeavors of San Antonio College students by providing academic advising, guidance, counseling, and course placement service year-round. Alamo Colleges District has also introduced Alamo Institutes to provide advising information regarding career pathway.

Which Advising Institute do I belong to?
Your institute depends on the degree plan or career path of your choice. See the list below of institutes & degree plans/ career paths offered at San Antonio College to determine which best suits your educational and career goals:

Business & Public Service Institutes: Accounting; Business Admin; Human Resources; Legal Admin; Music Business; Administrative Entrepreneurship; Human Services; Management; Office Assistant; Banking & Financial; Financial Management;
 International Business; Marketing Management; Real Estate. Public Service: Basic Fire Fighter; Drug/Alcohol Abuse; Criminal Justice; Mortuary Science; Political Science; Paralegal Studies; Sociology; Child Care Admin; Court Reporting; *Emergency

Management; Social Work; Teacher; Correctional Science; Legal Assisting; Early Childhood; Fire Science; Public Admin.; Records Management

Creative Communications & Arts Institute:   American Sign Language; Architecture; Art; Communications/ Speech; Dance; Drama; English; Fine Arts & Humanities; Foreign Languages; History; International Studies; Journalism; Liberal Arts;

 Music; Philosophy; Radio-Television-Broadcasting

 Health & Biosciences Institute: Biology/ Pre-Nursing; Pre-Pharmacy; Pre-Dental; Pre-Professional; Dental Assisting; Dentistry; Kinesiology; Emergency Medical Tech; Paramedic; Emergency Medical Services; EMT-Paramedic

 Medical Assisting; Medical Office Admin; Medical Technology; Medical Transcription Specialist; Medicine; Nursing-Career Mobility-LVN to RN/ Military to RN; Nursing-Generic

STEM/ Science & Technology Institute: Anthropology; Biology; Engineering; Environmental Science; General Science; Mathematics; Psychology; Computer Programming; Computer Support Specialist; Communication Design;

Computer Network Admin: Service Track; Computer Database Specialist; Computer Desktop Support Specialist; CISCO Certified Network; Information Security/ Assurance; Information Technology Security; MCSA: Windows Server Admin;

Network Administrator; Physical & Natural Science

Where is my Advising Institute located?

For location, phone number & advisor listing, visit Advisor Listing

Online Advising 

Online counseling and academic advisement builds and sustains partnerships with students to support their academic success and academic challenges and makes referrals for other support services.  

Graduation Project

Students are strongly encouraged to begin planning for graduation early by meeting with a faculty mentor or visit with a certified advisor or faculty mentor at the department office for your major to receive a preliminary degree evaluation and to discuss degree options and appropriate catalog year.  Students are encouraged to begin planning for graduation early by meeting with a faculty advisor or counselor and selecting a specific degree plan or academic/career goal.

Transfer and Career Center  

The Transfer and Career Center provides both transfer and career services in one location!  Transfer Services assist with exploring different avenues to obtain degree information from other colleges and universities in the state of Texas and throughout the country.  Career Services assists students in pursuing life-long career goals by helping to identify a major and career field, developing effective job search skills, and providing access to employment opportunities.  We have numerous events through out the year.  Please be sure to check our events calendar on our webpage to see all of the upcoming fairs and university/employer visits!  The Transfer and Career Center can assist with transfer plans, transfer requirements, career assessments, career planning and so much more!  Please contact us at: (210) 486-1500.

San Antonio Education Partnership (SAEP)

SAEP assists students with the transition from high school to college life; provide students with academic support services; increase student's academic and social awareness; develop student's leadership potential and academic survival skills, and improve retention and success of eligible SAEP students.


TRIO programs will benefit from comprehensive services including:  year-round tutoring, help with selecting the right courses for their education and career goals, year-round personal counseling for financial, academic and personal matters, help with the process of transferring to a four-year institution, and personalized assistance with financial aid, including help with finding and applying for scholarships.


Academic Standards -The Academic Dismissal Package and Progress report for the Fall of 2017 & Spring 2018 is listed below.  The package is the same for 1st, 2nd, and Permanent Dismissals. 

Academic Dismissal Petition Process (print with Waiver-see below)

 Petition for Waiver of Academic Dismissal  


You will need an Adobe Acrobat Reader for these forms. Download free version here



Contact Information


Advising Department


Christina Horton
Moody Learning Center
1st Floor


SUMMER 2017 Advising Hours  




8:00am - 7:00pm























Office hours & advisor availability may be limited on some days due to New Student Orientation (NSO). 

Students are seen by advisors on a walk in basis. You are encouraged to come in early to avoid an extended wait time.