Welcome center eases registration

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The Tino and Millie Duran Welcome Center will assist new students with enrolling and registering for classes. An opening date has not been set.  Photo by E. David Guel

The Tino and Millie Duran Welcome Center will assist new students with enrolling and registering for classes. An opening date has not been set. Photo by E. David Guel

A nearby technology store will sell tablets, phones and accessories.

By Marco Horta

sac-ranger@alamo.edu 

The Tino and Millie Duran Welcome Center, located at 1533 N. Main Ave., will provide help with the admissions steps to attend this college.

The welcome center is focused on assisting new students with enrolling and registering for their classes.

Staff will help prospective students with questions about the college, submitting admissions applications and registration for classes.

The center will provide Apple products including Macbooks and iPads, computers, seating and work tables.

The welcome center is a one-stop location for anyone interested in attending this college and becoming ready for registration, Director of Enrollment Martin Ortega said.

“(It is) a front door to San Antonio College where, if and when a student is interested in attending San Antonio College, that will be their first step,” Ortega said.

Current students have the option of registering on their own (by current registration procedures) without the welcome center, but are welcome to use the center to register for the coming semesters.

Students currently working at the admissions office who qualify for a federal work-study program and current admissions staff will work at the center.

The operating hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday; and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first Saturday of the month, the same schedule as the admissions office in Fletcher Administration Center.

The welcome center will partner with the office of technology services to create an interactive experience with virtual maps and virtual tours of this college’s campus.

The center’s next step is “breaking the mold in a creative way to provide traditional admissions services to students and the community,” Ortega said.

A technology store will eventually open next to the center, Ortega said.

The store will sell tablets, phones and accessories besides providing support services.

The technology store will be the first of its kind for this college, said Ortega.

He could not provide a date for when the technology store will open. For more information, call enrollment services at 210-486-0721.

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  1. SAC welcome center wastes office space, does not benefit residents of Tobin Lofts and does not benefit the community of Tobin Hill. It takes away opportunities for local residents, local business and uses additional funds to implement an idea that was already well established on the SAC campus.

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