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The Maintenance & Light Repair Certificate prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles and to provide customer/consultation services. Instruction includes brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, and heating and air condition systems. Students completing the award are prepared for immediate employment at the entry- and intermediate-levels as service consultants, service managers, and shop foremen. The Automotive Technology program is accredited by the (NATEF), which would include the new certificate. Licensure/Certification is not required for employment.
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 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.
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 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 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.