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Welcome to ACES

Alamo Colleges Education Services is a secure portal connecting Faculty, Staff & Students to Academic Resources, Email, and other Online Resources.

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The online environment is different than the traditional face-to-face classes.  Learning through the internet takes a different mindset and a set of learning skills.  Learning online is more student centered and will include a lot of student interaction.  Your participation in class is crucial.  So, in order to get started on the right track, we recommend you to contact us.



Students are required to complete the SmarterMeasure module prior to taking their first online course at San Antonio College.  Email yourself the results of the module to yourself and the instructor.


You will need to use the following Username and Password information in order to take the self-evaluation:  
For Online & Blended course students: Username: saconline
Password: student
For VCT students: Username: sacvct
Password: vct
Go to to get started.
Check Online Course Availability

To access a list of all distance credit courses available at San Antonio College, select the Course Search link on the left navigation bar.  Distance courses are additionally listed on SAC Class Schedules together with all on-campus courses.

Apply for Admission

Students should first enroll at San Antonio College (SAC) to register for courses.  Enrollment procedures are available on the Apply Online link.  You can complete the admissions process within five easy steps. 

Register for Classes

Once you complete the enrollment procedures, you can select the Online Registration Steps to complete the online registration process.

Course Syllabi All course syllabi are online and accessible via the San Antonio College website and Concourse, Alamo Colleges syllabi delivery system.  To access your course's Concourse syllabus, go to San Antonio College's main website, hover over Academics, click on Course Syllabi (eSyllabus & Concourse), then click on Enter Concourse Syllabus.  You can then search for your course syllabus by your instructor's last name.
Student Handbook and Acceptable Use Policy

Student Handbook 2012-2013
Appropriate Use of Information Technology Resources 

 Training Workshops

Fee-free technology training workshops are conducted each month for students needing technology assistance.  The workshops are designed to familiarize students with the requisite skills to become a successful online learner.  Access the Student Mega Lab for additional information.


Canvas is Alamo College's Learning Management Solution.  Canvas is a great system and has a lot of cool features, such as Social Media integration, e-portfolio options, personalized notifications, audio and video discussion posts, personal file storage, and more.  Canvas is accessed Canvas through ACES by clicking on the MY COURSES tab and then on the course link.  To learn about Canvas, select the Canvas Student Quick Guide.

Library Services

The San Antonio College library offers both on-site and online resources.  For more information, select the Distance Learning link within our library website.


In most cases, testing options are left up to the discretion of the course instructor and therefore your course may require on-site or proctored testing.  For college testing resources consult with your instructor.

Order Course Materials

Textbooks are available at the San Antonio College book store or you can order online.  Select the following link to learn more about the hours of operation and procedures to order material online.

San Antonio College Bookstore 

Get Involved  

At San Antonio College we offer students many opportunities to get involved:

Clubs and Organizations 

School Newspaper: The Ranger 

College Radio: KSYM 90.1 FM