At San Jacinto College, our mission is to ensure you succeed and to empower you to achieve your goals, redefine expectations and encourage 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 wanted. If you plan to earn an associate degree and transfer to a four-year university, we can help you along your path. If career training for a certificate or associate degree is more along the path you choose to take, we can help you find the program that is right for you. 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 certificate or associate degree you want to earn, or four-year university you plan to attend. Learn more at, or call (281) 998-6150 to speak with an educational counselor. Art, Humanities, Communication & Design

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

Career opportunities (some may require a bachelor’s or master’s degree)*

Broadcast Technician $42,314
Choreographer $78,961
Editor $97,160
Film and Video Editor $58,102
Graphic Designer $49,012
Interior Designer $58,495
Multimedia Artist and Animator $59,797
Musicians and Singers $26.96** per hour
Public Relations Specialist $66,759

Sound Engineering Technician $54,148Business

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

Career opportunities (some may require a bachelor’s or master’s degree)*

Accountant and Auditor $88,921
Budget Analyst $92,271
Credit Analyst $84,978
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants $61,846
Financial Analyst $99,775
Paralegal and Legal Assistant $61,457
Real Estate Sales Agent $72,477

Construction, Industry Manufacturing & Transportation

  • Air Conditioning Technology (HVAC)
  • Automotive Collision Repair
  • Automotive Technology
  • Biomedical Clinical Equipment Technician
  • Construction Management Technology
  • Diesel Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Electronics Technology
  • Environmental Health and Safety Technology
  • Instrumentation
  • International Business Logistics & Maritime
  • Maritime Transportation
  • Non-destructive Testing
  • Pipefitting
  • Process Technology
  • Welding Technology

Career opportunities (some may require a bachelor’s or master’s degree)*
API Inspector $132,028^^
Automotive Body and Related Repairer $40,637
Automotive Service Technician and Mechanic $47,259
Captains, Mates and Pilots $121,048
Chemical Plant and Systems Operators $68,577
Electrician $55,261
Environmental Science and Protection Technician, Including Health $46,694
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanic and Installer $48,265
Helper – Electrician $36,859
Helper – Plumber, Pipefitter and Steamfitter $36,916
Medical Equipment Repairer $49,208
NDT Technician Level I – III $65,927^^
Occupational Health and Safety Technician $57,338
Plant and Systems Operators (all others) $45,181
Plumber, Pipefitter and Steamfitter $53,761
Quality Inspector $37,340**
Sailors and Marine Oilers $42,737
Welder, Cutter, Solderer, and Brazer $51,641


  • Child Development / Early Childhood Studies
  • Teaching

Career opportunities (some may require a bachelor’s or master’s degree)*
Elementary School Teacher (except Special Ed) $62,302
Secondary School Teacher (except Special Ed) $61,844
Education Administrator, Preschool and Child Care Center $47,422
Preschool Teacher $32,297
Child Care Workers $22,765

Health Sciences

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

Career opportunities (some may require a bachelor’s or master’s degree)*
Athletic Trainer $58,527
Certified Dietary Manager $51,029^^^
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant $45,000***
Certified Ophthalmic Technician $52,200***
Certified Tumor Registrar $51,032^^^
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer $84,975
Emergency Medical Technician $34,081
Environmental Science and Protection Technician, Including Health $46,694
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician $54,175
Medical Assistant $30,467
Medical Records and Health Information Technician $45,396
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Worker $42,538
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) $48,783
Personal and Fitness Trainers $39,210**
Pharmacy Technician $34,873
Physical Therapist Assistant $68,013
Radiologic Technicians $61,595
Registered Nurse $78,800
Respiratory Therapist $61,664
Surgical Technologist $52,102

Public Safety & Human/Consumer Services

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

Career opportunities (some may require a bachelor’s or master’s degree)*
Chefs and Head Cooks (including Pastry Chefs) $45,267
Correctional Officers and Jailers $43,337
Food Service Manager $62,976
Hairdressers, Hairstylists and Cosmetologists $34,041
Massage Therapist $33,101
Municipal Firefighter $50,257
Personal and Fitness Trainers $39,210**
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $64,659
Private Detectives and Investigators $53,426
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists $45,485
Skin Care Specialists (Esthetician) $28,596Science, Computer Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

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

Career opportunities (some may require a bachelor’s or master’s degree)*
Accountant and Auditor $88,921
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians $75,835
Chemical Engineer $151,306
Chemists $83,915
Civil Engineer $115,226
Computer Network Support Specialist $74,005
Computer Programmer $87,537
Database Administrators $89,358
Desktop Publisher $44,235
Drafter $76,944
Environmental Engineer $134,022
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health $46,694
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $93,174
Geological and Petroleum Technicians $82,887
Information Security Analyst $98,250
Mathematicians $43,269
Mechanical Drafter $71,427
Mechanical Engineer $113,474
Multimedia Artist and Animator $59,797
Network and Computer Systems Administrator $101,942
Physicists $108,735
Software Developers (Applications) $110,000
Software Developers (Systems Software) $113,701
Web Developer $74,929

Social & Behaviorial Science

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

Career opportunities (some may require a bachelor’s or master’s degree)*
Psychologists $95,141
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $90,397
Anthropologists and Archeologists $87,903
Political Scientists $83,376
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $73,060
Clinical, Counseling and School Psychologists $67,160
Public Relations Specialists $66,759
Counselors $63,632
Mental Health Counselors $48,623
Museum Technicians and Conservators $45,455
Social Science Research Assistants $31,921

Noncredit Classes for Professional and Life Long Learners

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, IT, CNC, PLC & Robotics
  • Health Occupations
  • Maritime

Corporate Training and Consulting

  • Applied Technology and Trades
  • Business and Professions
  • Computers, IT, CNC, PLC & Robotics
  • Health Occupations
  • Internships
  • Maritime

Community Programs

  • Aerospace Academy
  • Education
  • GED / Test Prep
  • Life Long Learning
  • Open House Events
  • Youth Programs


  • ult Education and Literacy
  • DOL H1B Ready to Work Petrochem Grant
  • Health Career Pathways Partnership Grant
  • TPEG
  • TWC Business Funding Opportunities
  •  TWC Fast Start II – HVAC