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New HVACR courses will enhance training for students

San Jacinto College HVACR students such as Cesar Garcia will have enhanced training options thanks to new courses that will launch at the start of the fall 2016 semester. Photo credit: Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.   At your service New HVACR courses will enhance training for students   By: Rob...
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Scholarships Making Higher Education Possible

By: Amanda Fenwick   There is a common misconception that scholarships are for valedictorians or star athletes only. In reality, there are numerous scholarships available to San Jacinto College students pursuing various programs, majors and career tracks. Applying for scholarships is a fiscally responsible way to fund your education. Yet many students lose educational funding...
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New project will help ‘scale up’ student success initiatives

With student success at the core of the San Jacinto College mission the College is one of 30 community colleges nationwide selected to participate in the Pathways Project, furthering the important work already in place in support of the national Success Agenda. The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is coordinating a national partnership to build capacity for community...
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News and Notes

Gala raises nearly $250,000 for scholarships The 2016 San Jacinto College Foundation Sailing to Success Gala raised nearly $250,000 in support of student scholarships. The event, held this year at the Sylvan Beach Pavilion, was co-hosted by John and Tookie McMahan, and Rear Admiral William and Nancy Pickavance, USN (Ret.). San Jacinto College Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Larry Wilson...

Coming up next year!

Coming up next year! San Jacinto College will soon offer the invasive cardiovascular technology program. Invasive cardiovascular technologists assist physicians with cardiac catheterization procedures. They also prepare patients for cardiac catheterization and interventions as well as monitor blood pressure and heart rate using electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) equipment during procedures and...
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Faculty spotlight: Kerri Hines, San Jac Certified, comes full circle as nursing department chair

Kerri Hines returns to her alma mater to become nursing educator   Faculty spotlight: Kerri Hines, San Jac Certified, comes full circle as nursing department chair By: Jeannie Peng Mansyur Kerri Hines spends her days in the midst of nursing education. As department chair of nursing at San Jacinto College, she’s able to give back to the College where her passion for health...
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Continuing and Professional Development offers job training for robust manufacturing industry

San Jacinto College CNC training is designed to introduce students to computerized shaping and cutting of material. Photo credit: Jeannie Peng Mansyur, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department. Continuing and Professional Development offers job training for robust manufacturing industry Advanced manufacturing courses include training in...
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Offering a multifaceted approach to prepare students for college

Offering a multifaceted approach to prepare students for college San Jacinto College provides a variety of programs to move students from college prep and into college-level courses By: Jeannie Peng Mansyur Not everyone may be ready for a college-level math class, but that doesn’t mean a student can’t be brought up to speed fast through college preparatory (college prep) courses...
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Helping people get back on track through occupational therapy

Helping people get back on track through occupational therapy New program trains students to become occupational therapist assistants By: Jeannie Peng Mansyur There are therapists who help people improve mobility, and then there are therapists who help people to use their newfound mobility to complete everyday tasks. San Jacinto College is introducing a new associate degree program...
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Weekend College offers flexible degree plan for working students

Weekend College offers flexible degree plan for working students By: Andrea Vasquez For many college students, going to school full-time is no longer an option. Campuses are finding ways to adapt their course offerings to the “new traditional” student who works full-time, has family responsibilities and other personal obligations. In fall 2014, San Jacinto College launched its Weekend...
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SuperGirls in STEM

Photo credit: Andrea Vasquez, San Jacinto College Young girls in the SuperGirls Shine program participate in a hands-on chemistry demonstration at a STEM luncheon event hosted at the San Jacinto College South Campus. Photo credit: Andrea Vasquez, San Jacinto College Dr. Brenda Hellyer, San Jacinto College chancellor (left) and Loretta Williams Gurnell, SuperGirls Shine Foundation...
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Personal Trainer

San Jacinto College graduate Geri Niess, foreground, works with client Janie Nieto during a class session. Niess works as a fitness trainer for Camp Gladiator. Photo credit: Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.   Off to a fast start First graduate of personal trainer program hits the ground running   By: Rob...