Certifications

Certifications and Fast Track Programs

Complete a certification or fast track program and gain valuable training and hands-on experience in your desired industry or trade. From Human Resources and Automotive Repair to Office Administration and Truck Driving, obtain the skills you need to get a competitive edge in today’s job market.

Current high-demand jobs in the Southeast Texas region include registered nurses, sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, retail salespersons, customer service representatives, first-line supervisors of retail sales workers, heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers, secretaries and administrative assistants, maintenance and repair workers, human resource specialists, laborers and freight, stock, and material movers.

Texas Gulf Coast Community College Consortium’s nine colleges offer many certifications and fast track program options that support these high demand fields. Explore our wide array of certificate programs to discover the fit that’s right for you!

Certificate Programs

Nursing and Health Care

Nursing and Health Care

Jump on the fast track to a rewarding career in the health care industry. Many of our certificate programs will prepare you with valuable career experience as you navigate through a range of health care scenarios. Think critically and problem-solve in an interactive learning environment while preparing for the rigor of a career in the health care industry.

Programs include:

  • Activity Director
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • EMT Paramedic
  • Medical Office Billing and Coding
  • Medication Administration for Certified Nurse Aid
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Veterinary Assistant

Colleges Offering This Program Area

Houston Community College
Lee College
Lone Star College System
Wharton County Junior College
Maintenance, Repair, and Industrial Trades

Maintenance, Repair, and Industrial Trades

Industrial trade businesses employ highly-skilled workers who repair, maintain, and operate complex equipment and heavy machinery. Students in the program learn the technical skills needed to thrive in a diverse range of booming industries. Taught by industry professionals, students will gain the skills that employers seek and receive an industry-recognized certificate.

Programs include

  • Automotive Technology
  • Auto Collision Repair
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC)
  • Heavy Vehicle & Truck Repair
  • Welding
  • Pipefitting

Colleges Offering This Program Area

Brazosport College
College of the Mainland
Galveston College
Houston Community College
Lee College
Lone Star College System
Wharton County Junior College
Truck Driving and CDL Training

Truck Driving and CDL Training

Shift your career into overdrive!  Complete a truck driving certificate program and fill the increasing demand for trained truck drivers. New graduates are needed now more than ever in this competitive and highly-lucrative industry. The truck driving certificate program will prepare you with the essential training and credentialing needed to get you moving on the road to success.

Colleges Offering This Program Area

Business and Human Resources

Business and Human Resources

Businesses of every size need a robust workforce to thrive, and human resources professionals possess the expertise to oversee recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training, compensation, and other key personnel functions. Through a broad range of courses, the human resources track will provide you with the tools you need to excel in a human resources career.

Programs include:

  • Human Resources Fast Track Certification
  • Business Technology and Management

Colleges Offering This Program Area

Logistics & Global Supply Chain Management

Logistics & Global Supply Chain Management

A Logistics and Supply Management certificate will prepare you to work in a dynamic industry focused on procurement, distribution, maintenance, and inventory management. Students will learn industry best practices and refine their skills to enter or advance in the workforce quickly.

Colleges Offering This Program Area

Retail, Sales and Customer Service

Retail, Sales and Customer Service

Customer service representatives offer the front line of assistance for consumers of retail products in many commercial industries. Learn how to master the art of creating a welcoming experience for customers through our retail, sales, and customer services programs.

Programs include:

  • Management
  • Marketing

Colleges Offering This Program Area

Brazosport College
College of the Mainland
Houston Community College
Lee College
Lone Star College System
Wharton County Junior College
Office Management and Administration

Office Management and Administration

Office administrators complete a variety of supportive tasks needed by an organization including bookkeeping, clerical work, scheduling, and document management.  Virtually every industry requires some form of administrative support. This certificate program will teach you current software and programs used in this role.

Programs include:

  • Office Administration
  • Management
  • Office Assistant
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Technology

Colleges Offering This Program Area

Brazosport College
College of the Mainland
Galveston College
Houston Community College
Lee College
Lone Star College System
San Jacinto College
Wharton County Junior College

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