Officials with Alamo Colleges District on May 9 announced the launch of a new bachelor’s degree program designed to respond to increasing demands in various industries, specifically nursing, operations management, cybersecurity and cloud computing.

The background

According to a news release, leaders in the Alamo Colleges District want to be more proactive in equipping students with the skills needed to succeed in high-wage, high-demand fields with an affordable tuition.

District officials said the AlamoU bachelor’s program will provide a smooth, cost-efficient path to a four-year degree with no loss of credit.

San Antonio College, Palo Alto College, St. Philip’s College and Northwest Vista College each offer a differently focused AlamoU bachelor’s degree program:
  • San Antonio College: nursing
  • Palo Alto College: operations management
  • St. Philip’s College: cybersecurity
  • Northwest Vista College: cloud computing
ACD officials said they are developing an AlamoU bachelor’s degree program at Northeast Lakeview College.

What they’re saying

District leaders said the AlamoU program gives ACD students a way to receive more applicable, workforce-specific education in growing and diversifying career fields, such as information technology and health care.

"These new programs advance our district’s moonshot by providing our students with relevant, workforce-focused education that aligns with industry needs,” ACD Chancellor Mike Flores said in a statement. "By offering bachelor degrees, we aim to empower our students to thrive in competitive job markets and make meaningful contributions to their respective fields."