Training Programs

Allied Health

One Year Certificate Programs
LVN/Vocational Nurse
Medical Coding Specialist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Medical Coding and Billing

Two Year Associate Programs:
LVN-A.D.N. Progressive or Transition
Paramedic to RN
Dental Hygiene
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Emergency Medical Technology
Emergency Medical Science
Health Information Technology
Medical Assistant Technology
Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical Office Management
Physical Therapy Assistant
Radiologic Technology
Respiratory Therapy or Respiratory Care
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Surgical Technology

Last 2 years of Bachelor Degree


Two Year Associate Programs:
Precision Manufacturing Technology or Precision Machining Technology
Mechatronics Technology


One Year Certificate Programs
Computer Aided Drafting Technology
Multimedia Specialist

Two Year Associate Programs:
Architectural Design and Engineering Graphics Technology
Biomedical Equipment Technology
Architectural and Civil Engineering Technology
Architectural and Visual Technology
Computer -Aided Drafting Technology
Computer Information Systems
Chemical Technology
Computer Specialist
Computer and Advanced Technologies - Specialization: Computer Support and Tele Xcommunication Specialist
Computer Networking and Security Technology
Computer Web Development
Computer Science - Graphics, Gaming & Simulation Programming
Digital Media Design
Informaton Technology - Specialization: Digital Forensics Specialist
Forensic Investigation
Informaton Technology - Specialization: Network Specialist
Aircraft Airframe Technology


One Year Certificate Programs
Office Specialist
Management and Office Management
Legal Office Specialist
Legal Assisting

Two Year Associate Programs:
Accounting Technology
Administrative Office Assistant
Business Administration - Specializaton: Accounting
Business Administration - Specialization: Import/Export/Logistics
Legal Office Assistant
Business Administration - Specializaton: Management
Business Management and Technology
Business Management Technology
Business Administration - Specializaton: Marketing
Public Administration
Paralegal or Paralegal Studies

Education/Social Services

One Year Certificate Programs
Basic Peace Officer
Police Officer

Two Year Associate Programs:
Child Care and Development
Social Work
Education and Training
Elementary: EC-6 Generalist
EC - 6th Grade Teaching
4th - 8th Grade Teaching
Middle School: 4-8 Generalist
Grades 8-12 Teaching
American Sign Language:
Deaf Support Interpreter
Sign Language Interpreter
Criminal Justice
Law Enforcement

Last 2 years of Bachelor Degree
Social Work (BSW)
Elementary Education: EC-6
Elementary Education - Bilingual Education: EC-6
Elementary Education - Early Childhood Specialization: EC-6
Early Care and Early Childhood Specialization for Elementary Education: EC - 6
Uteach - Math (Grades 4-8, 7-12)
Uteach - Chemistry (Grades 7-12)
UTeach - Life Science (Grades 4-8, 7-12)
Uteach - Math (Grades 4-8, 7-12)
Uteach - Physical Science (Grades 6-12)
Uteach - Physics (Grades 7-12)


One Year Certificate Programs
Fire Science: Basic Firefighter

Two Year Associate Programs:
Fire Science Technology
Computer Science

Last 2 years of Bachelor Degree
UTRGV: ONLY the last 2 years of the degree
Biomedical Sciences
BS in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Civil Engineering
BS Computational Science
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering Technology
Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences
Information Systems
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mathematics and Statistical Science

Specialized Trades

One Year Certificate Programs
Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technician
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology
Automotive Technology
Ford Maintenance and Light Repair
Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair
Auto Collision Generalist
Auto Body Repair Technology: Body Repair Specialist
Auto Body Repair Technology: Refinishing Specialist
Auto Mechanics Technology Line Specialist
Auto Mechanics Technology: Parts Specialist
Auto Mechanics Technology: Repair Specialist
Construction Supervision Assistant
Building Construction Technology
Construction Technology
Diesel Technology
Diesel Equipment Technology
Plumbing : Solar Thermal Technology
Electrician Assistant
Wind Energy Technology
Residential Electrician
Combination Welding
Structural and Pipe Welding
Structural Welding

Two Year Associate Programs:
HVAC Technology
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology
Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology: GM-ASEP
Auto Collision and Management Technology
Construction Supervision
Commercial and Residential Electrician
Building Construction Technology
Welding Technology
Diesel Technology
Wind Energy Technology
Electrician Technology

Pre-PSOT Training Programs (PSOT)

College Prep Academy (CPAcad)

Marketable Skills :

Commercial Drivers Licensing: Truck Driving - 4 weeks (CDL)
Patient Care Assistant (PCA)

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