News And Notes From Around The College

Garcia selected as Piper nominee Dr. Rachel Garcia once defied the odds to find success in her science career, and she accepts the challenge to help others do so as well. Her willingness to help others is one reason she is this year’s San Jacinto College Minnie Stevens Piper nominee and Faculty Excellence Award recipient. “I vividly recall my experiences in college where I had to navigate...

Continuing education courses prepare people for the business world

There are many ways to break into the business world, but applicants have an even better chance at success by showing they have the training employers want for the corporate world. This is where San Jacinto College Business & Professions comes in to offer certification courses for working professionals or those looking for a career change. “Continuing and Professional Development benefits...

Students ready to take on the health care world as new nurses

Each semester, a new group of San Jacinto College nursing students graduate, ready to make their mark in health care. Many of them plan to transfer to universities and pursue their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), while others many plan to enter the workforce at surrounding hospitals and clinics. Liza Gonzalez gained valuable experience at seven clinical sites over the course of her two...
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Industrial technology programs lead to petrochemical

There’s no sign of the petrochemical industry slowing down, and employers continue to turn to San Jacinto College as the region’s workforce training hub. The College offers training in eight areas for jobs commonly found within the petrochemical industry: electrical technology, electronics technology, environmental health and safety technology, instrumentation, non-destructive testing...

Success Story: Jim Hodges

Jim Hodges earned an associate degree in construction management from San Jacinto College in 2005. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a project management concentration from Colorado Technical University. He serves as vice president of JV Driver Industrial Services, a subsidiary of the JV Driver Group U.S., located in Deer Park, where he manages a wide range...

Engineering program producing future industry leaders

Since fall of 2015, San Jacinto College’s engineering program has been one of the fastest growing associate degree programs College-wide. Students who complete the program can seamlessly transfer, fully prepared to enter engineering programs at four-year universities. Since then the program has seen great success. Two students, Amir Timani and Yasmeen Gonzalez, were chosen to participate...
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Auto collision repair is more than just body work

Vet signs up for classes rather than pay for a paint job Sanders are blasting, sprayers are hissing and hoods are popping- just another day in San Jacinto College’s auto collision and repair program. That is until you spot Ed Gil near the paint booth. At 74, he’s hard to miss among the 18 to 20-somethings who are there due to a love for fixing up cars and dreaming of starting their own body...
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Maritime Center continues growth after first year of residency along the Port

It’s been one year since San Jacinto College moved all of its maritime training to the Maritime Technology and Training Center on the Maritime Campus along Port Houston, and it’s becoming well known as the region’s training hub for U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)-approved courses. “Being a mariner in today’s world requires ongoing training,” said Chief John Stauffer, associate vice chancellor...

Diesel technology program gets new set of training wheels

The San Jacinto College diesel technology program has trained countless students who seek positions in various industries that depend on the operation and maintenance of diesel engines. Recently, the diesel technology program received quite an equipment upgrade with the purchase of a 2012 Navistar Prostar truck from International Trucks of Houston. The purchase was made possible from Perkins...

San Jacinto Guide to Careers

Your Community’s College Your academic experience is a collaborative path at San Jacinto College. Here, you have an umbrella of tools and resources to advance your success, classes that engage your passions and creative interests, hands-on research and field work to build marketable skills, one of the most affordable tuition rates in Texas and flexible schedules that make it easier to graduate...