Champions for Access

Whether you are the first in your family to attend college or looking to further your career, we believe that a first-rate education should be accessible to anyone.

See What the Future Holds

Explore career options and learn about programs and course offerings at Palo Alto College!

Keeping Students First

Founded in 1985 from the desire to provide higher education to residents of south San Antonio, Palo Alto College has spent more than 30 years serving over 100,000 individuals throughout San Antonio, Bexar County, and surrounding counties.

On Campus News

The latest news, important announcements, and success stories from Palo Alto College

  • CC: Aspen Prize

    Community Column: PAC named among top in nation

    This "PAC named among top in nation" column by Dr. Robert Garza was originally published in his biweekly column for the San Antonio Express-News' Southside Reporter and
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  • Dr. Amanda Salinas

    Spotlight Series: Dr. Amanda Salinas

    Believing that community college is a great start to a successful education and life, Dr. Amanda Salinas has spent a large part of her career working in the Alamo Colleges District, where her own educational journey began.
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    PAC tops list of best online community colleges in Texas

    A leading education research publisher announced their rankings of the top 10 online community colleges in Texas. Palo Alto College topped the list, and three other colleges in the Alamo Colleges District made the list, too.
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    Palo Alto College named “Rising Star” by national Aspen Prize

    The Aspen Institute named PAC a "Rising Star" award winner of the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance among community colleges.
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    The Ozuna Library: More than books

    Palo Alto College's Ozuna Library is a substantial student resource, offering books and much more to help students be successful.
    The Ozuna Library: More than books

Spotlight Events

  • PACfest 2019

    Thursday, April 25, Noon-10 p.m.

    Are you ready to Fiesta on the south side? Palo Alto College will host PACfest 2019, an annual official Fiesta® San Antonio event, on Thursday, April 25


Upcoming Events

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    Financial Literacy : Online CashCourse

    Tuesday, April 2
    At each of this month’s sessions, students may sign up for a chance to win a $250 Financial Literacy Award! A total of 10 winners will be selected each week.
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    Easter Holiday

    Friday, April 19
    The campus and district offices will be closed Apr. 19–21 for the Easter Holiday.
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    Farmer's Market

    Monday, April 22, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    The Farmer's Market is a one-stop-shop for healthy fruits and vegetables, as well as other food essentials.
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    Nursing Program : Transfer Advising Session

    Tuesday, April 23, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    University of Texas Health - San Antonio will be conducting one-on-one, 15-minute advising sessions by appointment only for students who are interested in applying for their Nursing program.
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    Financial Literacy Month : Pay Yourself First

    Tuesday, April 23, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m.
    Financial Literacy Month presents Pay Yourself First: Learn how to save money.
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    Lifeguard Training

    Wednesday, April 24, 5-10 p.m.
    This course is offered by the American Red Cross and includes certification and training equipment.
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    Friday, April 26, All day
    The campus and district offices will be closed to celebrate Fiesta.
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    Financial Literacy Month : To Your Credit

    Monday, April 29, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 12:30-2 p.m.
    Financial Literacy Month presents To Your Credit: Learn about credit and credit reports.
  • Craft and go at the Children's Library

    Story and craft at the Children's Library

    Wednesday, May 8, 5–7 p.m.
    On May 8, join the Children's Library this Summer for a Craft and Go Activity.
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    Maymester registration deadline

    Thursday, May 9, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
    Middle school and high school counselors are invited to explore various career paths offered through Palo Alto College's Professional & Technical Education and Business programs.