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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 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 Baker Certificate Level I Award is designed to train students in bread making, breakfast pastries, and American style cakes. The hands-on instruction focuses on using the latest technology, techniques, and raw food materials to prepare students for today?s contemporary bakery. Instruction is taught in specialized classrooms and practical labs and include work experience in the preparation and cooking of a variety of breads, rolls, pastries, pies, and cakes. Emphasis is placed on the use and care of commercial equipment used in food preparation, sanitation in food handling, cooking and baking methods, preparation of special dishes, food standards, aspects of nutrition, and gourmet baking.
The Baking & Pastry Arts AAS program is designed to equip graduates for leadership positions in the food industry. The program provides students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and technical skills to become successful pastry professionals.
The Baking & Pastry Arts Certificate provides students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and technical skills to become successful pastry professionals. Students develop competencies in breads, rolls, cake production and decoration, chocolates and confections, contemporary plated desserts and production pastry techniques. Concepts of baking theory and nutrition, food safety and sanitation, bakery service operations, and supervision skills focus on professional and management skills development necessary for success in the workplace.
The entry-level Teller Training Marketable Occupational Skills Award (OSA) 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.
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 Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program is designed to train individuals in the field of air conditioning, heating and refrigeration equipment, maintenance and repair and in the use of EPA-approved recovery equipment. Individuals satisfying course competencies have career opportunities in a variety of job classifications such as service and repair of residential and commercial air conditioning and refrigeration systems. All seeking employment as air conditioning/refrigeration technicians must pass an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification test. HCC recommends students pass this test before completing the program.