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English Language Learning (ELL)

The English Language Learning sequence of courses is comprised of English for Academic Purposes [ENGA] and English as a Second or other Language [ESLA]

English for Academic Purposes [ENGA]

English for Academic Purposes [ENGA] classes focus on learning how to converse, read, understand, and write academically in Standard American English. ENGA courses are parallel in scope to developmental Integrated Reading and Writing [INRW] courses with an emphasis on language acquisition. These classes are available continuously to the community. For further information, please call Dr. JoAnn Martinez at (210) 486-2643. Each course has a curriculum that is specifically designed to meet the academic needs of the individual learner.

English as a Second or other Language [ESLA]

English as a Second or other Language [ESLA] classes focus on individuals who want to improve their Listening/Speaking skills, Reading, Writing, and Grammar for college-level courses. These classes are available continuously to the community. For further information, please call Dr. JoAnn Martinez at (210) 486-2643. Each course has a curriculum that is specifically designed to meet the academic needs of the individual learner.



The St. Philip’s College Library has two locations. The main location is in the Center for Learning Resources (CLR), a wing of the Multipurpose Building at St. Philip’s College, located at 1801 Martin Luther King Dr. The second location is in Building 1, at Southwest Campus, located at 800 Quintana Rd. Both libraries feature quiet, comfortable individual and collaborative study areas, including group and individual study rooms. They offer computers with Internet access and software programs for student projects, email, and research, as well as rooms for library instruction and media viewing. A small fee is charged per page for computer printouts using the GoPrint System. Reference and Instruction librarians periodically give tours, provide Individual Research Assistance, and are available during operating hours for in-person help with research needs. Patrons can also contact librarians using the Ask-A-Librarian service via chat, e-mail, text, and phone.

The Library’s collections include books, e-books, music CDs, DVDs, and streaming video, all of which may be checked out or accessed online. The library also has Course Reserves and a textbook collection for in-library use.

The library’s web site provides patrons with quick online access to books, articles and other media through the online Discovery service and online databases. SPC library patrons can easily access library holdings and resources from any Alamo Colleges Library or from their home or office through the library’s web site.

Other resources found on the Web site include general library information, library guides, and library-service request forms. SPC faculty may contact any Librarian or complete a request form to schedule library instruction.

For further information about the library, please see below.

Library Homepage:

Ask Us:

Distance Education Student Resources:

Phone: 210-486-2330


Distance Learning

Distance Learning is a form of education, where students work interactively with faculty and other students via a learning management system called Canvas. It has access to class notes, tests and quizzes, discussion forums, email, conferencing tools, and other instructor-selected resources. Distance learning can be more flexible in terms of time and can be delivered virtually anywhere. Distance Learning Courses are the same as on campus courses in terms of academic quality, credit hours, transferability, and cost.

Popular distance learning delivery methods used at St. Philip’s College include:

Online Courses
Internet or Online Courses are a convenient and flexible alternative for obtaining college credit. Instead of attending classes on campus, students may take a college course from a convenient location using a computer with internet access. Students can access assignments, notes, class presentations and exams through the internet at times that fit their schedules.  Online courses are the same as on-campus classes in credit hours, transferability and cost and are taught by distance learning certified faculty members

Hybrid or Blended Courses:  “Hybrid” or “Blended” are names commonly used to describe courses in which face-to-face time has been replaced by online learning activities. In a hybrid course, a portion of the class learning activities is online, which reduces the amount of time spent in face-to-face classroom. 

Difference between a hybrid and online?  Students who take hybrid courses continue to meet in the classroom for the number of scheduled hours for that course. An online course is conducted entirely online. 

Web-Enhanced Courses:  Web enhanced courses meet on campus, however instructors may use the Canvas platform for assignments, notes, class presentations or exams.

Orientation to Online Learning (ORLN) Course:  If you are enrolled for the first time in any online class, you are REQUIRED to take the Orientation to Online Learning course. This course may be accessed through ACES, My Courses tab and will be available to you as soon as you register for it. The OLRN course is FREE, 100% online, self-paced, does not award college credit hours, and does not affect financial aid eligibility, enrolled hours, or Grade Point Average. Register for the self-paced, fully online OLRN course the same way as any other course.

If you need face-to-face assistance for this course, contact the Center for Distance Learning at (210) 486-2239 or come to SLC 212. You can check the website - for more information.

Online Course Requirements & Skills:  Online courses provide an alternative course delivery mode for students. The successful distance learning student must be highly motivated, self-disciplined, goal-oriented, focused and self-directed.  Students considering enrollment in an online course should be able to meet the following minimal technical requirements and skills.

  • Have access to the Internet
  • Possess basic Internet navigation skills
  • Have an email account and basic email skills
  • Have a working knowledge of the Windows or Mac computer environment

For further information regarding the above items, students may contact the instructor listed for each course. Additionally, students may also visit the St. Philip’s College Center for Distance Learning site at or call (210) 486-2239.

Brainfuse - 24/7 Online Tutoring

St. Philip’s College provides Brainfuse online tutoring service. Brainfuse is simple to use and is available through your Canvas course. Students connect to live educators from any computer that has internet access, with no special software installation or equipment required. Students work one-on-one, in real-time with an online tutor.

Access Brainfuse through your Canvas courses.

Archives (Historical Resources)

St. Philip’s College Archives is located on the third floor of the Center for Learning Resources on the Martin Luther King campus. The St. Philip’s College Archives holds a wide array of materials relating to the rich history of the Historically Black and Hispanic Serving College and the surrounding community. Of particular interest to students is our collection of archived catalogs, dating from 1903 to the present. Information from these catalogs can be requested via email (, phone (210-486-2583) or in person (Center for Learning Resources, Room 314 B). Students will also find photographs, oral history interviews as well as correspondence and other personal documents from prominent people in local and American history - Bishop James Steptoe Johnston, Ms. Artemisia Bowden and Dr. Clarence Norris, Sr., to name a few. Unlike library materials, St. Philip’s archival materials provide a first-hand look at the historically significant episodes of the College’s history that encapsulate the struggle for economic survival, the vision to provide equal educational opportunities for all, the fight for civil rights and the determination to serve the academic and skill development needs of the community.  Students have access to authentic historical documents to support their coursework as well as to enhance their learning opportunities by experiencing and judging history for themselves.  An archivist is available by appointment to answer questions and provide access to the materials.


Room and Board

St. Philip’s College assumes no responsibility for boarding or lodging for a student. St. Philip’s College has no dormitories, so each student is responsible for securing his or her own room and board. The college cafeteria is a contracted vendor who operates Monday through Thursday from  7 am to 2 pm.


Child Development Center

St. Philip’s College Child Development Center is located on the northwest corner of the campus for optimal convenience and  can accommodate up to 57 children.  The Center is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. The Center became nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children in January 2005. The Center is a Four-Star (highest rating) Designed Vendor for Child Care Delivery Services and a Training Laboratory for SPC Students. The center provides full-time, quality early care and education for children 18 months to 5 years of age. An emergent curriculum is  offered along with emphasis on short- and long-term projects.  Students, staff, faculty, and community members are eligible to use the facility. Hours of operation for child-care are Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30p.m. for students and 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for community rate, during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. The facility will be closed on  all Alamo Colleges holidays. Childcare fees are in accordance with Alamo Colleges’ policy and include breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack in accordance with USDA guidelines. Enrollment will be provided on a first-come basis and there is a waiting list in process. For additional information, please contact the Center at 210-486-2500.


Service-Learning at St. Philip’s College

Service-learning is a teaching method that links community service with learning objectives in academic and vocational/technical courses at St. Philip’s College. This model of learning combines classroom instruction and real-world application, benefiting both the student and the community equally.  For example, students completing education classes can improve their learning by spending time serving in an elementary school classroom, or biology students can better understand their subject matter while improving their environment. Reflection activities and critical thought are then used to connect the service experience with the coursework. Students participating in this educational experience will be more prepared to face the complexities of the workplace. Service-learning brings together learning and social responsibility to craft a more well-rounded student. The program impacts student academic motivation, needs in the community, leadership development and civic responsibility.

Reasons to enroll in service-learning classes:

  • Apply theory learned in the classroom
  • Gain real-world experience
  • Help your community
  • Increase your chances of getting scholarships
  • Added experience to your application to four-year institutions and to your resume

For more information about service-learning at St. Philip’s College, please contact 210-486-2517.


Student Life

The Department of Student Life focuses on student engagement to support retention and completion. We provide students with a wide range of opportunities to help them become active members of our campus community.

We provide information and support for Experiential Learning activities: Co-Curricular, and Extra-Curricular Experiential Learning activities. These activities are aligned with the Alamo Colleges District mission and are part of a holistic program of enrichment outside the classroom. These activities reflect the interests of a diverse community of life-long learners. The focus is on promoting leadership, educational advancement, health and physical wellness, and cultural, social, and recreational programs for an engaging college experience for every student. We provide the foundation for student organizations and their initiatives, facilitate activities and engagement opportunities, advise, mentor, and educate students to maximize their St. Philip’s College experience.

We commit to providing a setting that promotes Experiential Learning opportunities that:

  • Understand that a sense of belonging supports student retention
  • Acknowledge the uniqueness of each student while celebrating their collective gifts
  • Challenge students to understand the impact of their choices
  • Support their academic experiences
  • Encourage students to make ethical decisions
  • Foster an inclusive and welcoming environment that creates connections, celebrates all students, and builds a sense of community and pride
  • Enhance students’ personal development by assisting them in clarifying their values and developing leadership and soft skills needed to be successful in their careers

Click on this link for more information about Experiential Learning activities:

The Department of Student Life includes two student centers: the Everett L Turbon Student Center at the MLK Campus, and the Industrial Technology Center (ITC), Building 1, Room D-143 at the Southwest Campus. Other Student Life Units include two College Health Centers, Student Activities, Student Government, Student Organizations, and Extramural Sports. The College Health Centers are located in the Sutton Learning Center, Suite 127 at the MLK Campus and Building 1, C-100 at St. Philip’s College-Southwest Campus.



Everett L.Turbon Student Center

The Everett L. Turbon Student Center houses the Department of Student Life.  The Center is the “home away from home” for students. They can relax, study, visit with friends, eat at the Tiger Cafe, or visit the Bookstore. The Center has a six lane bowling alley, spaces to relax, TV viewing areas, a conference room, and offices for the Student Government Association (SGA), Future United Latino Leaders for Change (FULLC), and Collegiate 100 offices (C100) and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) offices. The Center has a two ping pong tables, four pool tables, and four areas for gaming or watching television.  Table top and board games such as dominoes and chess are also available.

The Department of Student Life also services a Student Center at the Southwest Campus, located in Building 1, Room D143. There are recreational spaces with pool tables, ping pong tables, and gaming stations for PlayStation and Xbox or to relax. An adjacent Fitness Center houses a treadmill, spin bike, exercise bike, exercise balls, exercise mats, a thigh master, and free weights.

Activities sponsored by the Department of Student Life offer something for everyone: leadership, ethical decision-making scenarios for the quality enhancement plan. We provide many events to share experiences and foster new friendships. Other activities include live music, health and fitness, karaoke, spoken word, photo booths with the SPC mascot, and fun activities sponsored by the Spirit and Pride Crew. These are just a few ways to get connected to your College. You can also paint up for game day and support our athletic teams. This entertainment is free to students and paid for by Student Services Fees. Speakers are also invited to share information on self-help, leadership, and development topics. We encourage all students to wear our school colors (royal blue and white) and join us each Wednesday for Spirit Day.

Students are also encouraged to get involved in student organizations. There are numerous student clubs on campus. There are clubs organized by academic departments, diverse populations, social clubs, and special interests. Information on student clubs and organizations can be found in AlamoEXPERIENCE. Log into ACES, select student tab, scroll to the bottom right corner of the page, and click on AlamoEXPERIENCE or use this link to explore (You will need to set up your account during your first sign-in.)  After your profile is completed and you join the St. Philip’s College Department of Student Life click on AlamoExperience, and sign in to enter the AlamoExperience portal.  Click on the circle (top, right) with the initial of your first name, then search for St. Philip’s College Department of Student Life.

Students are also invited to participate in civic engagement by walking with St. Philip’s College in the MLK March, Caesar Chavez March, Juneteenth Parade, and Pride Parade.  We are proud of our students and their willingness to serve and represent that “Tiger Spirit” on and off campus.

Student Activities

Student Life provides engaging activities that enhance the college experience at St. Philip’s College. Student Life activities build a sense of community and pride within the college and create connections between SPC and its students.

A few ways Student Life connects students are through:

For more information, visit our web site at


St. Philip’s College supports activities ranging from Men’s and Women’s Basketball to Women’s Volleyball, Golf, and the Tiger Cheer Squad. Come out, support our sports teams, and participate in all of the activities! Student Life also supports activities beneficial to the health and wellness of SPC students.

  • Extramural Sports (i.e., Men’s/Women’s Basketball)
  • Tiger Cheer Squad
  • Intramural Sports (i.e., Flag Football, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball)
  • Tournaments (i.e. Dodge ball, Ping Pong, Pool)

Golf (serve on the student team for the SPC Golf Tournament held in March each year)


College Health Centers

The MLK and SWC College Health Centers are open and our Nurses are ready to serve.  Please contact one of our Nurses with questions about your health or stop by. The Nurses can provide free over-the-counter medications.

The Health Centers

The Health Centers will inspire and motivate the community we serve, to take responsibility for improving their health, quality of life, and life expectancy, by educating and promoting preventive health measures that will bring heightened awareness to better health-seeking behaviors and habits.

The Health Centers are staffed with professional and licensed nurses. We are here for you. No appointment necessary.

The following services are provided by the Health Centers:

  • Wellness services to include blood pressure, heart rate, weight, general health monitoring, and glucose monitoring.
  • Medical care is provided by administering emergency first aid and treatment for minor illnesses and injuries.
  • Activities are coordinated to promote health awareness (e.g., health fairs, blood drives, flu shots, vision, glaucoma, diabetes, hypertension screening, and Men & Women’s health.
  • Students and employees are referred to their family physician, or community agency, which may provide services not available on campus.
  • Information is disseminated to students and employees on a variety of health topics (e.g., birth control, pregnancy, diabetes, medications, emotional issues, good hygiene and general health habits).
  • Emergency personal needs items are provided free of charge.
  • Basic over the counter medications.

Helpful Links


1801 Martin Luther King Drive
Sutton Learning Center (SLC), 127
San Antonio Texas, 78203
Monday-Friday; 8am-5pm

Office: 210-486-2222

Emergency Cell: 210-868-3229


800 Quintana Road
Building 1, C-100
San Antonio Texas, 78211
Monday-Friday; 8am-5pm

Office: 210-486-7161

Emergency Cell: 210-868-3240


For more information visit our web site at 

In case of extreme emergencies, individuals should call Campus Police at 210-485-0911


Another option is to contact the Wellness 360 Health Clinic.

 Wellness 360 Health Clinic-Revised Content

Same day appointments are often available. Please have your Banner ID ready when you call so that we may verify that you are a currently enrolled student at one of the Alamo Colleges and eligible for the program.

The service provides basic care including treatments for:

   - Colds

  - Headaches

  - Sore throats

  - Earaches

  - Allergies

  - Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

  - Sinus infections

  - Urinary tract infections

  - Nutrition counseling

  - Other minor health issues

   - Referrals provided for students with more serious medical issues

Don’t have insurance? No problem. We will provide this service both to students with insurance and those who are uninsured. The Alamo Colleges is committed to working with students who may have a financial barrier limiting their access to medical care. Students must first call 210-485-0571 to set up their appointment and receive financial assistance. For more information, visit


Student Academic Grievance Policy

Faculty is responsible for classroom management, teaching strategies, testing, and evaluation of student performance. At academic institutions conflicts may develop within the educational process that requires academic intervention using the Academic Grievance process. When student complaints cannot be resolved through informal interaction with a faculty member or chair/coordinator, students are directed to use the Academic Grievance procedure (F.4.6) by completing the below Student Academic Grievance form, available from any division chair. Students are encouraged to use the Academic Grievance process only when there is clear and convincing evidence that a faculty member has treated the student unfairly, arbitrarily, or capriciously. The Academic Grievance procedure allows for unresolved complaints to continue moving from student, to instructor, to division chair, to dean until consensus is reached or final decision affirming or denying the grievance is made by the appropriate dean.


Student Advocacy Center

Student Advocacy Center

The Student Advocacy Center is available to all students enrolled in classes at St. Philip’s College.  The services help students who struggle with housing and food insecurity or other personal issues that may prevent the student from achieving their academic goals.  Following is a brief overview of the services provided.

Case Management Connects students with resources such books, housing/utility, public assistance, and medical assistance among other resources. 
Counseling Brief, solution-focused mental health counseling is available to students. 
Student Emergency Fund Emergency funds help with unforeseen expense, such as, medical assistance, utilities, or rent. 
Food Pantry In partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank, provides students and staff/faculty two bags of food per trip two times per month.  
Clothing Closet Clothing assistance is available through the clothing closet.  Participants are provided with one bag to fill with campus wear and may visit twice a month. 
Grab ‘n Go Snacks Students may visit once per day and may choose one snack item and one drink item.


*all services listed are based on full campus operation. Services and hours may be limited or altered if campus is closed or has limited

Occupancy (such as during COVID-19 pandemic).

This institution follows the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and is committed to actively protecting your personal information as applicable by law. 

Hours and Location:

Sutton Learning Center, 102

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8 AM- 5 PM

Wednesday: 8 AM- 5 PM

First Saturday of the month: 9 AM- 1 PM


Point of Contact:

Alexandra “Sasha” Wilhelm, MS, LPC, LBSW

Director of Student Advocacy Center


Health Center Coordinator, MLK


College Nurse SWC


Student Non-Academic Grievance Procedure

See Alamo Colleges Board Policy F.4.7.1


Student Code of Conduct

The Alamo Colleges is committed to fostering an environment of thoughtful study and discourse.  Shared values that guide the Alamo Colleges in fulfillment of its vision and mission also guide the systematic accumulation of standards of behavior that students must uphold as well as the responsibilities that they must accept according to policy.  Thus, the principles set forth in our Values: Students First, Respect for All, Community-Engaged, Collaboration, Can-Do Spirit and Data-Informed Decision Making are the hallmarks of our Student Code of Conduct.

See Alamo Colleges Board Policy

Alamo Colleges Civil Rights Policy

It is the policy of the Alamo Colleges to provide an educational, employment and business environment free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on protected criteria. Students and employees are responsible for maintaining an educational environment free of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and complying with all policies. 

See Alamo Colleges Board Policy

Alamo CARES: Title IX Response and Resource Information

St. Philip’s College is committed to providing a supportive learning environment and to fostering, safe, healthy relationships among our students. In this effort, Alamo Colleges has initiated AlamoCARES, a prevention, education and support program regarding dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. It is our sincere hope that AlamoCARES will empower you to make well-informed decisions about life issues that affect your college years and beyond.


Disability Services

The Disability Services (DS) office is committed to providing all students including our distance education students with equal access to quality education and providing reasonable accommodations to eligible students.

The DS coordinates accommodations for SPC students with permanent disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. These laws prohibit the discrimination in the recruitment, admission or treatment of students.

Guidelines to Establish Accommodations:

  • Students self-disclose and request accommodations through the Disability Services office.
  • Provide current documentation to include a diagnosis of the functional limitation of the individual.
  • Schedule an intake interview to discuss reasonable accommodations.
  • Confidential Letters of Accommodation are emailed to student and instructor.
  • The student is required to submit their request for class accommodations each semester enrolled at their home college.


Accommodations to students may include but are not limited to:

  • Extended Test Time
  • Alternative Test Site
  • Reader/Scribe for Course Exams or TSI placement test
  • Adaptive Technology
  • In Class accommodations
  • One-on-One tutoring for some course subjects


Disability Services is located in the Sutton Learning Center (SLC) at the MLK Campus, 1st floor, Suite102 and at Southwest Campus, Industrial Technology Center, A-135.  Please call us at 210-486-2199 or 210-486-7175 for additional information.


Interpreter Services

Specific information regarding interpreter services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals may be made at 210-486-1110 or at 210-853-5042 (Video Phone). The office is located at San Antonio College, Nail Technical Center, Room 109 G

College Health Services

The College Health Center, staffed with professionally trained and licensed nurses, educates and informs the college community of the art of “staying well”. College Health Center staff are readily available to respond and administer first aid for on-site emergency injuries and illnesses.

Visit the College Health Center to get:

  • Wellness services to include blood pressure, heart rate, weight, and general health monitoring.
  • Medical care is provided by administering emergency first aid and treatment for minor illnesses and injuries.
  • Activities are coordinated to promote health awareness (e.g., health fairs, blood drives, flu shots, vision, glaucoma, diabetes, hypertension screening, and men & women’s health.
  • Students and employees are referred to their family physician, or community agency, which may provide services not available on campus.
  • Information is disseminated to students and employees on a variety of health topics (e.g., birth control, pregnancy, diabetes, medications, emotional issues, and good hygiene and general health habits).
  • Emergency personal needs items are provided free of charge.
  • Basic over the counter medications

For more information visit our web site at


College Health Centers Locations:

Eliah Casillas, RN Brenda Major, LVN
Martin Luther King Campus St. Philip’s College - Southwest Campus
Sutton Learning Center, Rm 127 Building 1, C-100
210-486-2222 210-486-7161
In case of extreme emergencies, individuals should call Campus Police at 210-485-0911


Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa, founded in 1918, is recognized as the official honor society for two-year colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges.

Among the Society’s distinguished alumni are the late Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, astronaut Fred Haise, and journalist Jim Lehrer.

Why do I want to be a member?

Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is a permanent recognition of your hard work and academic achievement. That is why membership in Phi Theta Kappa is a special honor. Your membership will be recognized by colleges, universities, and potential employers.

What are the qualifications?

Membership is based on superior academic achievement and is conferred only by invitation.  You must have completed at least twelve college hours with an overall minimum cumulative 3.5 grade point average. 

For more information visit our web site at


Alamo Colleges Police Department - Public Safety (DPS)

  • The Alamo Colleges (DPS) building is located on the corner of Mittman and Dakota streets. It has an emergency phone located outside the building for immediate assistance.
  • Courtesy Patrol Assistance is available for locked keys and dead batteries during the hours of 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Escort service is also available for anyone needing assistance to his or her vehicle.


Police protection is afforded 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The primary objective of the patrol officer is to provide a safe environment for the employees, students, and the community. Protection of life and property.

Police duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Patrol functions (vehicle, foot, and bike);
  • Identify suspicious activities and persons;
  • Conduct field interviews;
  • Conduct field investigations;
  • Respond to call(s) for service;
  • Provide escorts;
  • Non-emergency requests;
  • Traffic enforcement;
  • Traffic accident investigations;
  • Respond to alarms;
  • Conduct investigations;
  • Community relations;
  • Crime prevention activity;
  • Disturbance calls;
  • Record the above (written reports).

Calls are assigned to the patrol officer on a priority basis. Criminal calls have priority over service calls or non-emergency requests. The DPS also has bike patrols assigned to all campuses between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. The bike officers patrol the interior of all campuses as well as the parking lots.


Campus Parking Regulations

Every student attending classes who operates a motor vehicle and parks on the College campus must purchase and properly display a “Student Parking Registration”  (see Tuition Section). To be valid, the Parking Registration must be placed on the passenger front window with the registration number facing the front of the vehicle.  A  registration placed in any other manner will be classified as “No Registration.”  Parking registrations are valid for one (1) academic year (September 1 through August 31.) The purchase of a Parking Registration DOES NOT guarantee the student a parking space on the College campus, but only authorizes the student to park in authorized “student”  parking lots if space is available and the Parking Registration is properly displayed. It is imperative that the student who operates a motor vehicle secures a copy of the Traffic and Parking Rules and Regulations at the time he or she purchases the Parking Registration. This will minimize misunderstandings and penalties involving the issuance of Parking Citations.

The Alamo Colleges Police Department of Public Safety Officers are commissioned Peace Officers vested with the power and authority to issue traffic citations and summons, to arrest and file charges, if necessary in the City or Justice of the Peace Courts. A student found in violation of the Traffic and Parking Rules and Regulations will be issued a Traffic/Parking Citation. Each Campus citation is $12.00 if paid within ten (10) days of the issue date on the citation. Fines shall be paid at the Bursar’s Office or mailed in. If not paid within ten (10) days of the issue date on the citation, the fine increases to $18.00. The Alamo Colleges Department of Public Safety Office may be contacted at (210) 485-0099. For citation information call (210) 486-2999. There is a 24-hour dispatcher on duty for emergency service who may be contacted at (210) 485-0911.  If you are issued a Justice of the Peace citation, you must appear in the court stated on the citation.  Failure to appear may result in criminal charges.


Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

General Use Computer Labs

General use computer labs are provided by Information and Communication Technology (SPC-ICT) in the Norris Technical Building on the Martin Luther King (MLK) Campus, Southwest Campus (SWC), Central Texas Technology Center (CTTC), Joint Base San Antonio Randolph Air Force Base, and Joint Base San Antonio Lackland Air Force Base. These labs contain networked personal computers, printers, and a large assortment of academic and productivity software. The SPC-ICT general use computer labs are connected to the Internet.  General use computer labs are scheduled by faculty members to support the academic needs of their students.

Open ICT Student Computer Labs

Networked computers with Microsoft Office Suite, special-use software and Internet access are available for student use in open labs on the MLK Campus and SW Campus. Students can use the open lab computers to access their ACES account. Open computer labs are available at the MLK Campus in the TnT Center, Center for Learning Resources CLR second floor, Room 210 and at Southwest Campus Library in Building 1, Room C123 on a first-come, first-served basis during open lab hours. Lab hours will be posted at the beginning of each semester.

Students are expected to follow all the Alamo Colleges’ Acceptable Computer Use Procedures.  These procedures are available in the student computer labs and can be found on the SPC-ICT Website.

For information, contact:  Information and Communication Technology, 

Martin Luther King Campus (MLK)

(210) 486-2777

Southwest Campus (SWC)

(210) 486-2777


St. Mary’s University Military Science (MS) Army ROTC

(Available to St. Philip’s College students)

The Alamo Colleges (St. Philip’s College), have an agreement to participate in the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Program with the St. Mary’s University Department of Military Science. A student from St. Philip’s College who wishes to take Army ROTC may enroll for the course just as they would any other class. Ensure that the prerequisites are met prior to enrolling.  Students may opt to attend class at either the University of the Incarnate Word or at St Mary’s University.

A mandatory Leadership Laboratory is held every Wednesday afternoon from 2-4 PM, to further develop leadership skills through a varied program consisting of field trips, practical exercises, and visits to military installations. This laboratory is required each semester for all ROTC students. In most cases, ROTC cadets may receive an academic minor in Military Science.

The Coordinator for Military Science, Michael Dillard, is the point of contact for students from St. Philip’s who want more information about ROTC. You may contact him at 210-486-2389 or SLC 219X. You may also contact the Army ROTC program at St Mary’s University in Treadaway Hall for more information.  The telephone number is (210) 436-3415 or email at

  *   Four-Year Program

The Basic Course, usually pursued concurrently with the freshman and sophomore years, is voluntary for students who are physically qualified for military training. There is no obligation incurred by non-scholarship Basic Course cadets. Active Duty, Reserve or National Guard veterans who have completed basic training, or High School students who have completed three or four years of High School JROTC may be granted credit for the Basic Course with approval from the Professor of Military Science.

Students who are physically qualified and have met the standards in academic achievement and demonstrated leadership ability may pursue the Advanced Course. Cadets are normally enrolled in the Advanced Course during their Junior and Senior Year. Students are required to attend the five-week ROTC Leadership Development Assessment Course (LDAC) the summer following their junior year at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Upon satisfactory completion of LDAC and the academic work required for a degree, students are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the United States Army, Army Reserve, or the Army National Guard.

  *   Two-Year Program

In addition to the standard four-year course outlined above, the Army ROTC offers a two-year program for those who did not complete or receive credit for the ROTC Basic Course. In order to enroll in the Advanced Course under the two-year program, a student must successfully complete four weeks of leadership training, provided at the Leadership Training Course (LTC) during the summer months prior to beginning their junior year of college. If students desire to take advantage of this opportunity, they should communicate directly with the Professor of Military Science no later than March 1st of the year preceding the Fall semester of their junior year. Those students seeking a Master’s Degree are eligible to participate in our two-year program.

  *   Scholarship and Remuneration

The Department of the Army offers four, three, and two-year competitive scholarship assistance to qualifying ROTC students. This assistance consists of payment up to $20,000 a year to cover tuition and fees, and a $1200.00 per year book allotment, plus a monthly stipend of $250.00 to $450.00 per month during the period of enrollment (not to exceed 40 months). The student need not be enrolled in the ROTC program prior to competing for a scholarship. Students interested in competing for scholarship assistance under this program should contact the Army ROTC Enrollment Officer at St Mary’s University (

  *   Uniform and Equipment

All uniforms, textbooks and other equipment will be issued to students enrolled in Army ROTC courses at no cost. Students are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all items issued to them.


Veterans Affairs

The mission of the Office of Veterans Affairs: We are dedicated to providing the highest quality and comprehensive support to student veterans and their family members in an atmosphere that provides commitment, respect, and academic excellence.

St. Philip’s College is a signatory to the Presidential Executive Order — Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members; and the “8 Keys to Veterans’ Success” which are steps that postsecondary institutions can take to assist Veterans and Service members in transitioning to higher education, completing their college programs, and obtaining career-ready skills.

The Office of Veteran Affairs offers assistance to students receiving educational assistance under one of the public laws for veterans and/or their dependents. Students utilizing Veteran Affairs benefits and/or the Hazelwood exemption should contact the Veteran Affairs Office to obtain information regarding enrollment and specific requirements.

New student veterans and/or dependents are required to declare a degree/certificate- and provide official transcripts from every institution attended, including appropriate military transcripts (Joint Services Transcripts-JST and CCAF for Air Force).

Students using VA benefits and/or the Hazelwood exemption must notify the Office of Veterans Affairs of any adds, drops, course, or program changes.

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