Student Learning Assistance Center (S.L.A.C.)

What is the S.L.A.C.?

The S.L.A.C. is designed to help the students of Alamo Colleges District get the most out of their education. The S.L.A.C. supplements classroom instruction by offering learning strategies that enhance the success potential of traditional students in the college environment.

What services are available? When?

You can come to the S.L.A.C. to type term papers, do homework assignments, get tutoring assistance, take make-up exams, and much more. You can use all of the services we offer free of charge, except for printing. Printing must be paid for with either a GoPrint printing card or a GoPrint online account.

The S.L.A.C. provides the following free computing, tutoring, and testing services:

  • Photo of computer stations in the Student Learning Assistance CenterComputer Lab Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Subjects Tutored:

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Economics
    • Engineering
    • English
    • English as a Second Language
    • Geology
    • Government
    • History
    • Mathematics
    • Philosophy
    • Physics
    • Spanish

    Note: Tutoring services are available by appointment only. Please contact us at 210-486-0165 or sac-slac@alamo.edu to schedule your appointment. 

    Self-Help Handouts and Course Tutorials on a variety of subjects are also available for download.

  • S.L.A.C. Make-Up Exam Proctoring Policy

    The Student Learning Assistance Center is here to assist the students of San Antonio College in proctoring make-up exams. The proctoring services of the S.L.A.C. are intended for make-up exams only.

    The S.L.A.C. will not proctor regular lecture and online course exams for the entire class. We will proctor make-up exams for select students (5 or less) at the approval of the instructor. 

    The normal proctoring hours for the S.L.A.C. are between the following hours:

    During Fall and Spring semesters:

    Monday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm 
    Friday: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Saturday: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

    During the Summer Session:

    Monday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

    Please Note:

    • Students must complete their exam by the end time. For example: If a student arrives at 6:41pm on a Tuesday evening (when we stop proctoring at 7:30pm) to take an exam, then they will have less than an hour to complete their test since all tests will be collected at 7:30pm whether the student is finished or not.
    • These hours are subject to change due to other scheduled events/classes so please call us at (210) 486-0165 to confirm the current testing hours.
    • No test proctoring will be done outside of the set hours.

    There will be no exam proctoring during Maymester or in between semesters.

    [Read more about How to Get an Exam Proctored & How S.L.A.C. Proctors Exams]

Who does S.L.A.C. serve?

The S.L.A.C. serves all currently enrolled Alamo Colleges District students.

What is the Mission & Vision of S.L.A.C.?

Mission Statement: To engage students to become confident, independent learners while providing academic and student support in a safe environment.

Vision Statement: The S.L.A.C. will be committed to providing great service to all students.

Shared Values: The members of Alamo Colleges District are committed to building individual and collective character through the following set of shared values in order to fulfill our vision and mission.

  • Students First 
  • Respect for All 
  • Community-Engaged 
  • Collaboration 
  • Can Do Spirit 
  • Data-Informed