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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.
Computer Engineering Technology is perhaps the most flexible of the specializations offered. In this program you learn practical skills needed for immediate employment as an electronics technician, or to continue to higher levels of education. The basic theory and skills learned allow the individual to grow in the ever changing field of electronics technology.
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 Basic Peace Officer Licensing program prepares students for a career as a Texas Peace Officer. Upon successful completion, students take the state licensure examination. Students must be at least 21 years of age and a US citizen, submit to fingerprinting for a criminal history report, physical examination and drug screen, psychological evaluation, achieve an acceptable score in English and reading on the COMPASS test, and have a high school diploma or GED. Students must meet stringent requirements that exceed general college rules for enrollment and completion of this program. Students may enroll in day (full or part-time) or night (part-time) classes.
The Welding Technology program is designed to offer students the necessary skills for entry level positions in the welding industry. There is an increasing demand for skilled welders in the fields of MIG (Metal Inert Gas), TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas), and Pipe welding.
The Biomedical Technology field has a growing need for technicians trained to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair medical equipment for health care facilities or research institutions. The Biomedical Electronics specialization includes a one-semester internship in a medical center, hospital, or medical equipment manufacturer, ensuring exposure to the latest equipment.
The Business Management-Entrepreneurship certificate provides students with instruction in entrepreneurial skills, business principles, accounting, and real life experiences through cooperative education. The program is designed to assist students in starting their own businesses.
The Business Management certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills required for entry-level positions in management. All courses in this certificate apply to the AAS in Business Management degree.
The Business Administration program provides distinctive learning that actively engages students, faculty, and the business community in developing knowledge and skills relevant for success in a complex global economy. The majority of Americans make their living in business, regardless of their academic major. The job market is opening up for individuals with an associate degree in business. The program offers an AAS degree and certificate with several specializations.
The Human Resource Management certificate provides students with the knowledge and abilities to apply individual technical skills within the defined area. All courses in this certificate apply to the AAS in Human Resource Management degree.