Professional, Industry and Workforce Trainings

Professional, Industry and Workforce Training Certifications


We have a number of certification programs designed to provide you with the necessary skills needed to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.


Click the name of the program below for more information.

CVOP 1013:

The truck driver program is designed to provide the essentials of tractor-trailer driving to students who have minimal or no truck driving experience. The program objective is to provide students with basic knowledge and practical skills as an entry-level over-the-road and in-town driver of tractor trailers. The student will learn and develop skills, to prepare them to successfully pass the Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) driving and written examinations. Students will have received an overview and preparation for the State of Texas Class A Commercial Driver’s Test. The students will master the skills necessary to successfully pass the required exams: Special Requirements-Texas Commercial Vehicles, Air Brakes, Combination Vehicles, Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection and General Knowledge. They will also receive instruction to proficiently receive endorsements for: Tank Vehicles, Doubles & Triples, and Hazardous Materials. The student will also demonstrate skills in the maneuvering of the vehicle in various traffic conditions, and will attain job search and employment skills required to obtain and maintain employment.


  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be able to communicate in English
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or legal resident
  • Must have valid driver’s license Class C
  • Cannot have pending tickets (local or national). If you do, you must check with DPS.
  • Must not have criminal background.  If you do, you need to check with DPS that it will not affect your ability to obtain their CDL.
  • Students that are officially in the class (already paid/awarded) need to get a physical exam with a DOT approved clinic/doctor and a drug screening. It is required you do the physical one week before class starts.

CVOP 1005/1011:

The Bus Driver Program will successfully prepare students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to pass the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B exam. Course instruction is geared to help students effectively master the CDL written and driving examinations. In addition, other topics reviewed throughout the course include the following: in-depth coverage of the pre-trip inspection, in-cab air brake test, parallel parking of a vehicle designed to transport passengers, proper shifting, right and left-hand turns, movement in traffic, highway and city driving, backward movement and control.


  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be able to communicate in English
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or legal resident
  • Must have valid driver’s license Class C
  • Cannot have pending tickets (local or national). If you do, you must check with DPS.
  • Must not have criminal background.  If you do, you need to check with DPS that it will not affect your ability to obtain their CDL.
  • Students that are officially in the class (already paid/awarded) need to get a physical exam with a DOT approved clinic/doctor and a drug screening. It is required you do the physical one week before class starts.

PHRA 1013:

The Pharmacy Technician Training Program is designed to prepare the participant for eligibility to become a Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) agency. This training will provide instruction in Pharmacy processes such as assisting pharmacists, delivery of Service, serving patients, receiving and screening prescriptions and medication orders, preparing medication for distribution, compounding prescription and medication orders, I.V. flow rates, inventory of medication, equipment, and devices according to a pharmacy plan. Other topics discussed will include the history of pharmacy, terminology, reading and interpreting generic and brand name drugs and much more.

DNTA 1053:

This program is designed to provide students with necessary skills for entry-level employment in a dental office. Topics discussed in this program will include, but not limited to anatomy and terminology, legal and ethical issues, supporting Dentists through chairside assistance, performing multiple tasks in dental offices, preparing patients for treatment, sterilizing instruments, equipment maintenance, managing patient charts, scheduling appointments, completing medical forms and more. Clinical rotations are scheduled throughout the tenure of the program and CPR training will be conducted. Upon successful completion of this 100-contact hour course, students will be authorized to take the Dental Assistant state certification exam from the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.

OSHT 1010:

Forklift Operator and Certification - This course is designed for the beginner forklift operator focusing on safety and efficiency standards to meet OSHA training requirements [29 CFR 1910.178(I)(1)]. Forklift instruction and hands-on training includes: maneuvering, stability, truck design, instrumentation, controls, accessories, pre-use inspection, warehouse safety, written exam, and a driving proficiency exam. A Forklift Operator License that is valid for 3 years will be issued upon successful completion.

CNSE 1003:

This course prepares the student to meet the training requirements specified by OSHA for individuals working with industrial equipment. The class covers an Introduction to OSHA requirements, forklift class types, pre-inspection, stability, lifting/traveling/depositing loads, forklift and warehouse safety as described in 29 CFR 1910.178(l)(1). The student will earn a Forklift Operator certification by completing the course requirements. The course includes lecture and hands-on practical experience.

ERCD 1011:

The EKG Technician training program is a comprehensive 60 contact hour program that will prepare the participant with the necessary training skills to become a certified EKG Technician. This program will cover topics critical to Electrocardiography such as Safety & Compliance, EKG Analysis & Interpretation, and Basic Life Support. Participants who complete the program will have an opportunity to take the National Healthcareer Association EKG Technician Certification Exam.

EDTC 1002:

The STAR program course is designed to prepare the participant with the skills necessary to serve school districts in the very important role of managing the classroom and students in a seamless manner in the temporary absence of the teacher. In this program, you will learn to identify the student’s needs, behavior modifications and classroom management. You will learn different teaching methodologies and mandated state standards required to enhance growth and the development of students. This course is 18 contact hours in duration.

RSTO 1041:

This course is the 16-hour certification program for owners and operators of establishments which prepare and serve food to the public. Upon successful completion of this course and passing the exam, the student will receive a ServSafe certificate which is valid for 5 years.

Prerequisite: Students must have a minimum 7th grade reading level.

EPCT 2004:

A course in the transport of hazardous materials and dangerous goods to meet the requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation Title 49 CFR, Sub Part H Sections 172.700-172.704, commonly referred to as Docket HM-126F, this docket sets the training requirements for employees (warehouse and office settings) and employers involved in all modes of transportation. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will receive a 3-year license.

EMSP 1020:

In this course, the student will receive respiratory lifesaving skills (choking and near-drowning) and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children, and infants. The student also will learn the appropriate use of an AED training device. This course meets requirements of the American Red Cross and upon successful completion the student will receive certification valid for two years. This course is designed for the community, workplace and professional setting.

NUPC 1020 / NURA 2005:

The healthcare industry is currently undergoing major changes in the manner in which patient care is provided. A Patient Care Technicians must possess the technical skills necessary to work alongside doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to service complex patient personal care issues including the implementation of selected portions of a specific care plan that may include rehabilitation services, basic bedside care, collection of laboratory specimens, Phlebotomy and EKG’s. This comprehensive 120-hour Patient Care Technician program will provide you with the basic medical knowledge and hands on skills necessary to perform or obtain technical diagnostic testing and perform direct patient care. Among other lecture topics, this program includes medical terminology; anatomy and physiology; patient care concepts in addition to labs requiring a student to practice and demonstrate EKG, Phlebotomy and base line nursing practical skills.

Prior to Enrollment:

  • Student must submit a PCT Application
  • Must pass a 5-panel drug screen
  • Must show proof of immunization records showing they have had: TDAP, MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis A & B Series, TB Test and Flu shot*, COVID-19 Vaccine*.

*Additional requirement for Externship.

All documentation must be submitted to Continuing Education Ft. McIntosh Campus, Eloy Garcia 102 or South Campus AAC 231.

OSHT 2011:

This course is intended to provide entry-level general industry workers information about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint as well as how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job related hazards on a job site. The training covers a variety of general industry safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter.

POFM 1017:

Administrative medical assistants are skilled multi-taskers who direct the flow of patients through an office. In this program, students will acquire skills that will allow you to efficiently increase revenue, process patient flow and provide a positive first contact experience for the patient.

Duties can include scheduling appointments, entering demographic and insurance information, managing patient check-in and check-out, answering phone calls, filing and retrieving paper records, maintaining electronic records, composing correspondence, performing daily financial practices, offering site assistance through patient intake and more.

Upon completion of this 80 contact hour course, you will be prepared for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

ACNT 1003:

The Introduction to Accounting course is dedicated to an emphasis on the significance of accounting as the true groundwork for the participant's professional, educational, vocational, and business objectives. The program develops the participant's understanding of bookkeeping and accounting, the basic bookkeeping functions, analyzing business transactions, the general journal and ledger, accounting adjustments, the monthly and annual closing process, and preparing financial statements. Tuition and fees include the cost of the NACPB bookkeeping certification exam.

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