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Classes in the AAS Automotive Technician program are taught in blocks. Students must register for all classes in a given semester at the same time. Any registration other than blocks of instruction requires departmental approval.
The Autobody/Collision Repair Technician certificate program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, reconstruct and finish automobile bodies, fenders, and external features. The program includes instruction in structure analysis, damage repair, non-structural analysis, mechanical and electrical components, plastics and adhesives, painting and refinishing techniques, and damage analysis and estimating.
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 Automotive Technician certificate program provides students with the same automotive technology core as the AAS degree and in some instances, the same employment opportunities including repair technician, service writer, service manager, shop foreman, and business owner. The certificate program does not include the academic classes which are required for the degree. The program is NATEF certified, and all instructors are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
The Financial Lending certificate is designed to provide students with a solid foundation for a career in the financial lending industry. For those students who wish to pursue a four-year degree, both the certificate and the AAS can be tailored to their best advantage. Most courses with the BNKG prefix are accredited and earn dual credit with the American Bankers Association (ABA).
The Financial Operations certificate is designed to provide students with a solid foundation for a career in the retail banking industry. For those students who wish to pursue a four-year degree, both the certificate and the AAS can be tailored to their best advantage. Most courses with the BNKG prefix are accredited and earn dual credit with the American Bankers Association (ABA).
The entry-level Teller Training Marketable Skills Achievement Award (MSA) prepares students for employment in a financial institution as a teller. Because of multiple start dates within a semester, students should contact the office or consult the schedule of courses for specific program start dates.
The AAS in Banking/Finance provides training in the financial services industry. The HCC School of Finance is fortunate to have a long standing relationship (over 44 years) with the American Bankers Association (ABA), located at 1120 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036, 512.472.8388. This link is provided by the Texas Bankers? Association (TBA), which is the local training provider for the ABA and helps with assistance and placement within the finance industry.
Students completing the Basic Fire Fighting certificate will meet the requirements for the Texas Commission on Fire Protection minimum standards for working as a fire fighter in the State of Texas. This certificate can be for credit or noncredit. Credit hours will apply to the AAS degree Fire Science/Firefighting.
The Associate in Science is intended primarily for students planning on transferring to a senior college or university to receive a baccalaureate degree in the following areas: computer science, engineering, health and natural sciences, or mathematics. (Biology Majors and Pre-Medical Programs)