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The Histologic Technician AAS program is a two-year, five-semester course of study requiring a total of 60 semester hours of credit. The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, 773.714.8886. Graduates are eligible for certification with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists-Board of Registry (ASCP-BOR). New classes begin in the fall of each year. The following courses HPRS 1201, MATH 1314, ENGL 1301, BIOL 1406 are prerequisites for admission to the Histologic Technician - AAS program. Total Credits Prereq Semester - 12
The Gulf Coast Gardener Occupational Skills Award (OSA) allows students to choose a path of study from three areas: nursery, floral, or interiorscaping. It provides students with a general knowledge of horticulture and horticultural practices related to nursery and floral production and landscaping.
The Horticulture Entrepreneur Specialization certificate is designed to prepare students to start their own business. The certificate focuses on the business management aspect of the industry as well as providing instruction in plant care and landscape design.
Horticulture is the art and science of cultivating plants. In the past, this referred to agriculture and simple gardening. New practices and tools have broadened the scope to include ornamental landscape horticulture or production horticulture.
The Hotel Management certificate introduces students to the basic management techniques and administrative practices and procedures of the hotel industry. Individuals completing this course of study are qualified for entry- level management positions within the industry. The certificate program focuses on the following areas of study: principles of food and beverage control, hospitality human resource management, hospitality financial management, hospitality marketing, guest room maintenance, front office procedures and facilities management.
The Hospitality Management Degree is designed to prepare graduates for entry level management positions in the hospitality industry. Students acquire a broad base of knowledge and skills for a successful career in a challenging business service environment. The program focuses on courses such as front office procedures, hospitality marketing, food and beverage management, hospitality resource management, and hospitality legal issues. All of these courses are uniquely designed for the hospitality service industry.
The Human Service Technology program is designed for students interested in the broad field of human services. This degree equips students for employment as technicians in a wide range of human service facilities offering services to varied populations.
The Certified Prevention Specialist Occupational Skills Award (OSA) completes the educational requirement of the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (TCBAP), Certified Prevention Specialist. In order to obtain the complete certification, a student must take an additional 2000 hours of field work and pass a written exam. For complete requirements, go to the TCBAP website, http://www.tcbap.org. The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) requires the Prevention Certification in order to administer prevention programs funded by DSHS.
Community Health Workers are individuals who work either for pay or as volunteers in association with the local health care system in both urban and rural environments and usually share ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status and life experiences with the community members they serve.
The Industrial Electricity program prepares students for employment in the electrical industry. There is an increased demand for trained electricians to work in the installation, maintenance, and service of residential, commercial and industrial electrical systems. Rewarding career opportunities exist in the areas of industrial automation and fiber optic installations. The program provides comprehensive, theoretical and hands-on training to meet the industry?s continued and changing demands for qualified personnel. Students are required to purchase tools and books.