Southside Education and Training Center (SETC)

The Southside Education and Training Center (SETC) is planned in collaboration with Southside ISD to utilize existing land on the Southside ISD campus property. The goal of the project is to build the SETC facility to meet accreditation standards that would allow students the opportunity to earn both academic and workforce education degrees and certificated utilizing the collective instructional resources of Palo Alto College.

The SETC is part of the Alamo Colleges District Higher Education Regional Campus network, designed to increase access to higher education services for residents of underserved rural and high-needs sectors of Bexar County.

Architect: Lake Flato Architects

CMAR: Byrne Contractors

Building Square Footage: 47,071 (approx.)

Estimate to Complete: $23M

Building Components: Biblotech/Welcome center, training rooms, robotics, multipurpose room, AMT, Allied Health faculty/staff office; Nursing spaces, computer labs, classrooms, skills/sim lab, faculty office, conference room

Construction Start Date: February2021


Listening Sessions (July 2019):

Palo Alto College and its partners, the Alamo Colleges District and Southside Independent
School District, hosted two Listening Session events in July 2019. The purpose of these events was to listen to the community we serve and collect feedback on preferences and needs for programming at the SETC.

View the full results here. 

June 2021:

July 2021: