NVC Academic Workforce Area Gets a New Name

Northwest Vista College’s Workforce academic programs have a new name in order to align with Alamo Colleges District’s (ACD) six institutes.

Now called, NVC Computer Science, Technology & Business, the name change reflects the recognition that Associate of Applied Science (AAS) programs are also academic programs. ACD’s six institutes are:

  • Creative & Communication Arts
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Health & Biosciences
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics
  • Public Service
  • Science & Technology

The Department Chair Dr. John Grillo said that in addition to providing entry-level employment, an AAS serves as a means to pursuit of higher education, and many of the fastest-growing jobs in the nation are in Computer Science, Technology & Business.

“With this name change, future and current students will view Associate of Applied Science programs not as ‘Workforce’ but as career pathways under an academic-wide institute model,” he added.

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