For the first time in little over a year, NVC Vista Central: Welcome and Admissions Center engaged with students face-to-face at Stevens High School. Following all safety protocols, Vista Central Enrollment coaches held a “farmers market” style recruitment event outside on April 7 to help students with their admissions and enrollment process. Valerie Acosta Vasquez,… Read More


Northwest Vista College has been named one of the 2021 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges (MPPWCC) for the third time by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education. According to the bi-weekly newsmagazine, Northwest Vista College was chosen as one of 16 community colleges in the nation through “a web-based survey approach to examine categories such as family friendliness, salary/benefits and professional… Read More


Northwest Vista College has continued to support students, employees and the community by partnering with the San Antonio Food Bank to host Pop-Up Markets to help mitigate food insecurity locally. The first one at NVC was on April 1. In true Wildcat spirit, numerous volunteer and various NVC departments collaborated to make the event a… Read More


Northwest Vista College in collaboration with Microsoft, will develop a Microsoft Datacenter Academy, the only one in Texas and one of only seven in the U.S. The Microsoft Datacenter Academy at Northwest Vista College will begin welcoming students in spring 2022 and will be located in Pecan Hall. “This partnership gives students top-of the-line equipment… Read More


Northwest Vista College hosted its annual Jack Stone Award for New Music on March 23 – the only national music competition dedicated solely to music composition for community college students. The competition was created in 2010 by music faculty Dr. Beth May who was teaching at Northwest Vista College at the time. Both the competition… Read More


The Return to Campus Task Force will begin creating plans for May, summer and fall as we monitor local conditions and prepare to move forward at NVC. Current plans drafted with tentative start dates: • May 2021: Plan for Level 4 up to 10% capacity –  May 3, 2021 • Summer 2021: Plan for Level 3 up to… Read More


In a year’s time, Alamo Colleges and each of the colleges have had to issue statements supporting Black, Hispanic, LGBTQ, and now Asian American communities against hate crimes and systemic racism. These public statements and the need for more action has sparked the creation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Councils at the District office and… Read More


IT’S TIME TO PARTICIPATE AND SUPPORT NVC GRADUATES! VOLUNTEER AT THE NVC CRUISE-THRU COMMENCEMENT On Friday, May 7 at 7 pm, Northwest Vista College will host a Spring Commencement at the Dub Farris Athletic Complex parking lot. In order to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe during this time, the ceremony will be a “NVC… Read More


Contributed by Julie Boerm Dual Credit Director of High School Programs Dual Credit enrollment at Northwest Vista College has slowly been increasing over the years. More and more high school students are taking advantage of the program because it helps them get started with their college education and finish a degree program sooner than expected.… Read More


Thank you for helping NVC select names for the STEM building and the future renovated Cypress Campus Center. The new STEM building will be called Cedar Elm STEM Center and the Cypress Campus Center will be renamed as Cypress Cultural Center. Survey results are below. STEM Building: 42.7% – Cedar Elm STEM Center 25.4% – Cedar Elm… Read More


Contributed by Rolando Sánchez Economics Faculty Recently, Economics faculty Rolando Sánchez joined the efforts of Alamo Colleges Online of offering digital badges certification across all five campuses. According to the District’s Course+ Badge Initiative, faculty from all disciplines were encouraged to sign up for the training in order to become certified as Badge Specialists, which are faculty… Read More


For elementary grade-school students, one of the major barriers to future success is not having a solid math foundation. As kids progress in grades, their opportunities to lucrative STEM-related careers diminish if they don’t know basic math facts. For the last three years, Northwest Vista College’s Community Math team has been tutoring parents at West Side community… Read More