At San Jacinto College, our mission is to ensure you succeed and to empower you to achieve your goals, redefine your expectations and encourage your exploration of new opportunities. With eight career pathways, you are encouraged to not only equip yourself with the training and tools needed to succeed in a career, but to find your place in the world and pursue the life you’ve always dreamed. If you plan to earn an associate degree and transfer to a four-year university, we can help you along your path. Before you register for classes, you should discuss your career goals with a San Jacinto College educational planner. We’ll make sure you’re selecting courses that meet the curriculum requirements of the four-year university you plan to attend. Learn more at, or call (281) 998-6150 to speak with an educational counselor.



  • Art
  • Art & Design
  • Audio Engineering
  • Dance
  • English
  • Interior Design
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Speech
  • Theatre and Film

Median Salary / year*
Choreographer: $89,365
Interior Designer:  $69,159
Editor: $67,214
Multimedia Artist and Animator : $67,084
Public Relations Specialist: $60,861
Graphic Designer: $46,371
Sound Engineering Technician: $40,769
Broadcast Technician: $34,633
Musicians and Singers: $24.15** per hour


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Business Office Technology
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneur
  • Paralegal
  • Real Estate

Median salary / year*
Accountant and Auditor: $86,862
Real Estate Sales Agent: $67,063
Paralegal and Legal Assistant: $56,338


  • Air Conditioning Technology (HVAC)
  • Automotive Collision Repair
  • Automotive Technology FAST
  • Biomedical Equipment Repair
  • Construction Management Technology
  • Diesel Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Electronics Technology
  • Environmental Health and Safety Technology
  • Ford ASSET
  • General Motors ASEP
  • Honda PACT
  • Instrumentation
  • International Business Logistics & Maritime
  • Maritime Transportation
  • Mopar CAP
  • Non-destructive Testing
  • Pipefitting
  • Process Technology
  • Toyota T-TEN
  • Welding

Median salary / year*
Captains, Mates and Pilots: $105,624
API Inspector: $69,000-$115,000^^
Chemical Plant and Systems Operators: $66,506
NDT Technician Level I — III: $57,807 — $103,991^^
Plant and Systems Operators (all others): $54,925
Environmental Science and Protection Technician, Including Health: $52,237
Medical Equipment Repairer: $50,361
Plumber, Pipefitter and Steamfitter: $49,484
Electrician: $48,245
Welder, Cutter, Solderer, and Brazer: $47,881
Occupational Health and Safety Technician: $47,340
Quality Inspector: $47,000-$95,000^^^
Sailors and Marine Oilers: $46,623
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanic and Installer: $45,776
Automotive Body and Related Repairer: $45,151
Automotive Service Technician and Mechanic: $44,169
Helper – Electrician: $34,468
Helper – Plumber, Pipefitter and Steamfitter: $33,058



  • Child Development
  • Child Care Administrator
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education Early Childhood – 6
  • Education Grades 4-6
  • Education Grades 8-12

Median salary / year*
Secondary School Teacher (except Special Ed): $57,332
Elementary School Teacher (except Special Ed): $57,266
Education Administrator, Preschool and Child Care Center: $51,629
Child Care Workers: $20,076


  • Cancer Data Management
  • Dietetics
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Eye Care Technician
  • Health Information Management
  • Invasive Cardiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Medical Lab Technology
  • Mental Health Services
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care
  • Sonography Medical Imaging
  • Surgical Technician
  • Vocational Nurse

Median salary / year*
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer: $83,155
Registered Nurse: $76,587
Physical Therapist Assistant: $64,579
Respiratory Therapist: $58,091
Certified Ophthalmic Technician: $52,500***
Environmental Science and Protection Technician, Including Health: $52,237
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN): $49,631
Surgical Technologist: $47,615
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Worker: $47,202
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant: $42,500***
Medical Records and Health Information Technician: $41,729
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician: $40,010
Emergency Medical Technician: $34,034
Pharmacy Technician: $33,913
Medical Assistant: $29,334


  • Chef Training
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Fire Protection Technology
  • Massage Therapy
  • Pastry Arts Chef
  • Personal Trainer
  • Restaurant Management

Median salary / year*
Municipal Firefighter: $45,325
Fitness Trainer: $44,961
Chefs and Head Cooks: $43,619
Massage Therapist: $34,935
Hairdressers, Hairstylists and Cosmetologists: $27,422


  • Applications Programming
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Simulation & Game Design
  • Desktop Support
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Design Graphics (Drafting)
  • Geology
  • Information Technology Security
  • Mathematics
  • Network Administration – Microsoft & CISCO
  • Physics
  • Web Design

Median salary / year*
Engineer: $124,078
Information Security Analyst: $97,139
Network and Computer Systems Administrator: $94,275
Drafter: $80,957
Computer Network Support Specialist: $70,936
Multimedia Artist and Animator: $67,084
Web Developer: $64,492
Desktop Publisher: $39,998


  • Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Government
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology


Whether you’re preparing for a career or picking up a new hobby, the Continuing and Professional Development (CPD) division at San Jacinto College offers a variety of noncredit courses for workforce training and lifelong learning. The workforce area of the division offers courses that keep workers up-to-date on the latest technologies in industries found in the Gulf Coast region. These courses are available through contract training, open enrollment and grant funding. Not only does the division provide vital training for workers, many participants find enjoyment by picking up new skills they’ve been eager to learn. CPD also offers lifelong learning courses that offer people a variety of affordable lessons developed for the purpose of leisure learning and to help people extend their horizons. To find out more, visit

Workforce Development and Job Training
Applied Technology and Trades
Business and Professions
Computers, Web, and IT
Health Occupations

Corporate Training and Consulting
Applied Technology and Trades
Business and Professions
Computers, Web, and IT

 Community Programs
Aerospace Academy
GED / Test Prep
Life Long Learning
Youth Programs

Adult Education and Literacy
DOL H1B IT Grant
DOL H1B Ready to Work Petrochem Grant
Health Career Pathways Partnership Grant
TWC Fast Start II – HVAC
TWC SDF Information 


* Salary source:, Gulf Coast Region
** Salary source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
*** Source: Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology

^ Salary source: ASQ QP Fall 2015 Salary Survey
^^ Salary source: PQNDT Salary Survey
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