Mission: Creating Opportunities for Success. Vision: To become responsible members of our world community, we create exemplary models for: Learning to Be...Learning to Work...Learning to Serve...Learning to Lead... History: Northwest Vista College began offering classes in the fall of 1995 as one of the newest additions to the Alamo Colleges. Classes were held at the Northside Independent School District and at partner corporation sites. Our enrollment that first semester was 12 students. Currently there are nearly 12,000 students taking courses at Northwest Vista College and several off-site locations in a traditional daytime classroom setting as well as evening, Internet, hybrid and weekend courses. Most of the programs offered lead to a two-year associate degree or one-year certificate option. Most recently Northwest Vista college opened four new buildings, Juniper Hall, Red Bud Learning Center, Cypress Campus Center and Live Oak Hall. Our Palmetto Fine and Performing arts building will open summer 2009.