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Northwest Vista (NVC) and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) have partnered together to offer students a seamless pathway to earn a four-year degree in engineering from UTSA’s Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design.

NVC engineering students can participate in the UTSA Transfer Academy for Tomorrow’s Engineers (TATE) program, where students will be co-enrolled at both institutions and take engineering courses taught by UTSA faculty at NVC. Upon completion of the program, students will transfer to UTSA to obtain their bachelor’s degree in any of the six UTSA engineering degree programs.


Did you know that the average starting salary for engineers is $60,797? As one of the fastest-growing engineering colleges in Texas, UTSA creates an atmosphere of innovation, research, and collaboration. Benefits of the TATE programs include:

It’s an opportunity to take UTSA engineering courses from UTSA faculty at NVC.
It’s an opportunity to earn your associate of science degree at NVC while pursuing your bachelor degree.
It’s a cohort-style program where UTSA TATE participants will take math, science, and engineering courses with other TATE participants.
You’ll have access to student services, student activities, student organizations, etc. at both institutions.
It’s an affordable four-year pathway to a UTSA engineering degree!

What to Expect

In order to complete the UTSA TATE program at Northwest Vista College and successfully transfer to UTSA:

  • Take 12 Credit Hours a Semester: Enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester at NVC.
  • Take 1 UTSA Course a Semester: Enroll in at least one UTSA approved engineering course each semester.
  • Earn 50+ Credit Hours: Complete at least 50 hours of transferable work from NVC, including two math and two science core curriculum courses and 10 hours of UTSA engineering courses.
  • Calculus Complete: Complete all required calculus courses for a UTSA engineering degree.
  • 2.5-3.0 Cumulative GPA: Maintain 2.5 cumulative GPA (3.0 GPA if transferring into Biomedical or Chemical Engineering). (We will calculate your cumulative GPA for all college-level courses from all schools attended. For repeated courses, grades from all course attempts will be used for calculation of cumulative GPA.)

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Be enrolled in a Northwest Vista College engineering program. New students can apply at
  2. Meet UTSA’s admission criteria for Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering. Criteria can be found
  3. Be calculus ready and TSI complete, as determined by Northwest Vista College.
  4. Meet with a NVC advisor to determine eligibility. Upon qualification, eligible students will receive an application link to their email address.

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