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What is The Alamo Colleges Continuing Education Department?

The Alamo Colleges Continuing Education (CE) Division creates and provides responsive workforce training programs for students, organizations, and incumbent workers.

We offer innovative, skills-focused training in as little as 4-16 weeks. We're flexible. We offer evening and weekend training in online, remote, and face-to-face modalities. CE-2-Credit workforce pathways also provide students an opportunity to earn Academic Credit Hours for certificates and degrees.

Our CE workforce training provides engaging, hands-on, and practical application in on-campus labs and externship sites. We have a seat at the table with area employers to ensure we capture relevant, real-world, required skills of high-demand and emerging industries to be a successful training provider.

Industry-recognized certifications or certificates are offered in business & entrepreneurship, health & biosciences, manufacturing & logistics, education, and science & technology.

CE has aligned with community programs such as Ready to Work: SA, Workforce Investment Act, and TPEG to create the opportunity for students to achieve their educational goals.

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General Information 


Our courses require a minimum of 80% attendance in order for participants to receive a Certificate of Completion from Alamo Colleges District. In some instances courses have attendance requirements beyond this percentage. Students should always make note of attendance requirements at the beginning of a course via their syllabus or direct conversation with the instructor. Be sure to ask about State Regulated courses that require a specific number of hours to qualify for a certification from a credentialing body.


Senior Citizen waiver and audits do not apply to Continuing Education courses.

For more information click here.

Class Information

The student should check their detail schedule for class information via their ACES account.

Steps to view class schedule:

  • Log in to ACES
  • Select Student from the left gray menu
  • Scroll down and look for Student Tools in the middle column
  • Click on Class Schedule
  • Select term

For questions please call (210) 21ALAMO (210-212-5266) Option 4

CE Payment and Payment Plans

Payment must be made 3 business days before the class start date. Registration is not complete until payment is made via the ACES student account. 

Enrollment of plan must be made before first day of class. Plans are available to students with a minimum of $440.00 in eligible charges.

For payment assistance please call 210-21ALAMO (210-212-5266).

For more information on CE payment plans, please visit the CE Payment Plan tab on our District Business Office page.

CE Payment Plan



Payment Date

Payment Amount

4-7 weeks
Down payment
Final Payment

date of enrollment/plan
1st month after enrollment

50% + admin fee
8-12 weeks
Down payment
1st payment
2nd payment

date of enrollment/plan
1st month after enrollment
2nd month after enrollment

50% + admin fee
9 months-1 year
Down payment
1st payment
2nd payment
3rp payment

date of enrollment/plan
2nd week of class
4th week of class
6th week of class

25% + admin fee
Alternative Teacher Certification/
Over $1000/13-16 weeks
Down payment
1st payment
2nd payment
3rp payment

date of enrollment/plan
1st month after enrollment
3rd month after enrollment
4th month after enrollment

25% + admin fee
Continuing Professional Education (CPEs)

The State Board approves the Alamo Colleges Continuing Education department for Educator Certification to provide CPE activities to Educators for the purposes of certificate renewal purposes. All Texas Educators who hold a Standard Certificate must renew it every five (5) years. As a condition of renewal, superintendents and principals must complete 200 clock hours of CPE, and all other educators must complete 150 hours.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Course Certificates

The Alamo Colleges Continuing Education is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award CEUs for some courses. Satisfactory completion of ten clock hours of qualified instruction equals 1.0 CEUs. Transcripts listing CEU credits satisfactorily completed will be available upon request. Otherwise, a certificate of completion is awarded upon course completion.

Continuing Education (CE) to Credit

CE students have the option to convert CEU's to academic credits for qualifying programs which may lead towards an academic certificate or associate's degree at any of the Alamo Colleges. A six-hour academic requirement must be met before the CEU's can be transferred into college credit.

Course Cancellations

Classes canceled due to low enrollment will result in a 100% refund. Alamo Colleges District staff will make every effort to contact and notify the student of the canceled course. Refunds require 7-10 business days to process. For additional information on how to set up your refund, click here.

Financial Aid for CE

Financial aid for Continuing Education is managed through the Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG). Students seeking financial assistance must follow the process outlined on our TPEG Website.  

Information Technology Services Assistance

Be ready on day one with Remote Ready Boot Camp

  • To prepare for remote learning, students are encouraged to take the one-hour Remote Ready Boot Camp (RRBC) training in Canvas.
    • Click on Canvas in ACES, scroll down in your dashboard until you see your college’s name and Remote Ready Book Camp.
Internet Access & Resources

Stay connected!

Are you taking a Continuing Education online course? Inquire about a loaner laptop or hotspot at dst-alamoICD@Alamo.edu

Campus Internet Access

Designated parking lot hotspots are available at the colleges for students and their family members to access campus Wi-Fi.

Students and family members are encouraged to stay in vehicles and practice social distancing. Directional signage will guide students to the locations.

Wifi Hotspot Location Maps:

Northeast Lakeview College Northwest Vista College Palo Alto College
St. Philip's College San Antonio College   

Low-Cost Home Internet Service

Programs are available to bridge the digital divide by providing students low-cost internet service.

Potential benefits include low-cost internet access, no in-home Wi-Fi modem fee, no deposits, no installation fees, and no term commitments for qualifying households.

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Minimum Age

Most of our classes are designed for adults seeking job skills training and are restricted to students 18 years of age or older. Please call 210-21ALAMO (210-212-5266) for more information.


Continuing Education students are allowed to park in designated "student parking" free of charge.


Any student requesting to be dropped or any registration canceled prior to the first day of class will receive a full refund.

Students can drop courses via ACES prior to the first day of class.

Refunds require 7-10 business days to process. 

Students requesting to be dropped from a course once the class has begun DO NOT qualify for a refund.

For additional information on refunds, click here.


To learn more about the CE Registration process, click on the button below.

CE Enroll now

Smoking Policy

Alamo Colleges District campuses are smoke-free facilities.

Technology Support

Technology Support

Contact - District Helpdesk Information

Help Desk is the central point of contact for all technology needs.

Phone: 210-485-0555 Option 4

Out of Town Students: 866-493-3947 (toll-free) Email: helpdesk @alamo.edu

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 8 am – 12 am

Saturday 9 am – 9 pm

Sunday 11 am – 12 am

Caller Checklist

When calling, have the following information readily available:

Last four digits of SSN


Date of Birth

Student Banner ID

VIA U-Pass

Continued Education students are not eligible to receive a free VIA U-Pass. For more information, visit our district VIA U-Pass page.