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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
210-486-4513 
mailto:nvc-library@alamo.edu
Mon - Thur: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm
Sun: CLOSED 
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These are one, two, and three credit classes designed to assist students with relevant college related concerns in a class setting with the goal of helping you to fulfill the aims of a NVC education, thus experiencing success and happiness while attending NVC.

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SDEV 0171 (1 credit hour)

Description: This course is designed for the academically at-risk student needing to improve skills for academic success. Topics covered in this course include, but are not limited to: time/priority management, study techniques, motivation, goal setting and decision making, critical thinking skills, learning styles, stress management, career planning, and interpersonal skills.

  • Required of students placed on Academic Dismissal, Permanent Academic Dismissal and/or Financial Aid Suspension.
  • Recommended for students on Continued Academic Probation.
  • Student must receive a grade of C or better to successfully complete this course.
  • Credit does not transfer.

SDEV 0270 (2 credit hours)

Description: This course is for the new students transitioning to college. Course topics: college resources, time management, note-taking, degree plans and transfer strategies, campus culture, career exploration, and college policies and procedures.

  • Required of students having fewer than 15 college level credit hours (not to include dual credit).
  • Student must receive a grade of C or better to successfully complete this course.
  • Required for students in INRW 0420+
  • Best choice for students pursuing an AAS degree.
  • Credit does not transfer.

 

Learning Frameworks


EDUC 1300 (3 credit hours)

Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Level: INRW 0420

Description: A study of the 1) research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation, 2) factors that impact learning, and 3) application of learning strategies.

  • Required of students having fewer than 15 college level credit hours (not to include dual credit).
  • Student must receive a grade of C or better to successfully complete this course.
  • Satisfies SDEV requirements and 3 Elective credit hours in select degree plans including NVC AA degree.
  • Credits may transfer as an Elective at select colleges/universities.

NOTE: For students on a definite transfer plan, the EDUC 1300 will not transfer unless there are open electives in the plan.

 

Outcomes


What are the anticipated outcomes?

Involvement in a Student Development class has several strengths:

1) it enhances commitment to the task of career exploration and decision making, since a grade is involved,

2) you have the opportunity to be in a class with other students who have the same concerns, thus giving you mutual support and sharing of information and resources, and

3) it gives you the extended amount of investment in time and energy to explore and think about these issues adequately. With this in mind, we consider the classes to be among most successful ways to engage in career exploration, decision making, and meet challenges that shape their future lives and lives of those they touch. 

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Reflection on Journeys

"This [SDEV] class has been so helpful and a great learning experience. I'm grateful that I was "forced" to take this class. The lessons were extremely useful."

  --Barnes

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Office Hours

Monday - Wednesday and Friday:
8:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday:
8:00am - 7:00pm

First Saturday of the Month:
(Except December & January)
9:00am - 1:00pm


SDEV Main Phone:
210-486-4289