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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.


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

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Alamo Colleges' Library Information

St. Philip's College
• MLK Campus Library
• Southwest Campus Library


Know the type of job you want to train for? Then an I-BEST training program is right for you. 

If you know you need to “brush up on your basics” and you want to quickly enter a high-demand training program, I-BEST can get you on a fast-track to a career! 

Rather than having to wait to build your basic skills before training, I-BEST allows you start training immediately while at the same time building the basic skills needed for the job. We offer training in a variety of occupations through the I-BEST Model. You can learn more about program options here. 

Not sure what you want, but don't want to be in remedial classes anymore? Try one of our College and Career Prep Academies. These courses help you brush up on your basics while learning all about growing career fields like health and biosciences, business and STEM. Learn more here.  



Students who require developmental or remedial education can sometimes face up to four semesters of “basics” (reading classes, writing classes, math classes) before entering a class for the degree or certificate program that brought them to college in the first place.  I-BEST pairs those basics skills and contextualizes them for the certificate or degree program you’re interested in.

In other words, you could do this (the traditional way): 



Or this (the I-BEST way):




Contextualized is just a fancy way of saying “relevant”.  In other words, you could take a standard reading class and read a passage about weather patterns, and learn new vocabulary related to could types, or you could enroll in an I-BEST healthcare training program and read a passage about types of blood draws and learn medical terminology.




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 Alamo I-BEST

Westside Education and Training Center