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The Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) Program in Translation and Interpretation provides the basic skills needed to become a translator or interpreter. Upon completion of this program, students will be eligible for translator/interpreter positions in various companies, or they will be able to start their own business as freelance translators. Prerequisites: AA, AS, AAS, or Bachelor degree.
(Deactivation pending SACSCOC approval. Enrollment is closed to new students.) The AAS Juvenile Justice Specialization program prepares students for a career as a Juvenile Probation Officer or for other related Juvenile Justice occupations. After program completion, students may transfer to Prairie View A&M?s School of Juvenile Justice to complete the Bachelor of Science degree. This program features competency-based instruction from Juvenile Probation Officers working in the field.
The Landscape Horticulture certificate provides students with fundamental instruction in horticultural science and applicable workforce skills with an emphasis on landscaping techniques.
This two-year program prepares students for a career in Law Enforcement. Upon successful completion of the program, students obtain an AAS degree and the opportunity to take the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) State Licensing Exam. This program satisfies all the educational requirements for such agencies as the Houston Police Department and the Department of Public Safety. Most of the coursework may be taken at any of the HCC campuses; however, the last semester must be taken at HCC Northeast Campus.
The Law Office Clerk certificate is a stepping-stone to the Paralegal Technology degree. This certificate allows students who are interested in working in a law office to gain entry to the legal world while working on courses which will advance them to a Paralegal position.
The Legal Assistant certificate allows a student to work in a law office or corporation as an assistant to an attorney or a trained paralegal. It consists of 30 semester hours which provides adequate training in the skills necessary to be a trained Legal Assistant.
The Legal Assistant-Medical Specialization is a step towards the Paralegal Technology degree from HCC with an emphasis in medical legal training. This certificate allows a student to work in a law office or corporation as an assistant to an attorney or a trained paralegal. The training and education offered by the certificate is ideal for those students who are interested, have been employed or who are currently employed in the medical field. It consists of 30 semester hours which provides adequate training in the skills necessary to be a trained Legal Assistant with a medical specialization.
HCC offers an optional route to the AAS Nursing Degree via the LVN-to-RN transition program. To apply for the program, students must have graduated from an accredited LVN program and meet all requirements for entry into the AAS Nursing program including criminal background checks. Students must demonstrate evidence of one of the following: six months recent (within one year) full-time clinical practice or one year recent (within one year) part-time clinical practice, and recently completed a nursing refresher course (within one year).
The Light Automotive Maintenance Technician Occupational Skills Award (OSA) is designed to provide students with basic knowledge in servicing practices, shop safety, rules, basic shop tools, test equipment, and gasoline engines and systems basics.
The AAS in Logistics and Global Supply Chain Management provides students with the knowledge and abilities to apply individual technical skills necessary to pursue a career in areas such as exporting/importing, materials handling, global transportation, warehouse and distribution center management, purchasing management, and traffic management.