At San Jacinto College, we empower you to achieve your goals, redefine expectations, and explore new opportunities. With our 200-plus degrees and certificates across eight areas of study, you can get the training and tools to find a rewarding career and pursue the life you’ve always wanted.

Before registering, discuss your career goals with a San Jac advisor. Whether you pursue workforce training or earn an associate degree to transfer, we’ll connect you to the program that’s perfect for you. Learn more at or call us at 281-998-6150.  

Art, Humanities, Communication, and Design

  • Art and 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)*

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers (Postsecondary) $76,793
Broadcast Technicians $40,050
Choreographers $50,323
Editors $58,786
English Language and Literature Teachers (Postsecondary) $78,129
Film and Video Editors $51,822
Graphic Designers $47,943
Interior Designers  $60,798
Interpreters/Translators $43,179
Lighting Technicians $50,000
Media and Communication Equipment Workers $57,861
Music Directors and Composers $78,581
News Analysts, Reporters and Journalists $54,920
Producers and Directors $57,874
Proofreaders and Copy Markers $36,483
Public Relations Specialists $59,635
Sound Engineering Technicians $61,800
Special Effects Artists and Animators $62,244
Technical Writers $77,026


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Business Office Systems and Support
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneur
  • Long Term Care Administration
  • Paralegal
  • Real Estate

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

Accountants and Auditors  $79,540
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks $46,117
Budget Analysts $89,086
Credit Analysts $74,966
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants $61,638
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers $42,572
Human Resources Specialists $61,567
Insurance Underwriters $75,191
Paralegals and Legal Assistants  $59,375
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks $48,087
Project Management Specialists $97,802
Real Estate Brokers $58,317
Real Estate Sales Agents $38,337

Construction, Industry Manufacturing, and Transportation

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

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

Automotive Body and Related Repairers $46,837
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics $46,706
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists $49,625
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels $111,098
Chemical Plant and Systems Operators (Process Technology) $81,190
Construction Managers $98,969
Electricians $52,204
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians (Including Health) $49,830
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers $49,087
Medical Equipment Repairers $54,966
NDT Technicians Level I $74,392
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians $56,766
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters . $56,182
Sailors and Marine Oilers $46,794
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers $49,118


  • Child Development / Early Childhood Studies 
  • Teaching

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

Career/Technical Education Teachers (Secondary) $62,424
Child Care Workers $22,752
Education and Child Care Administrators, Preschool and Daycare $51,458
Elementary School Teachers (Except Special Ed) $62,424
Preschool Teachers (Except Special Ed) $28,696
Secondary School Teachers (Except Special Ed and CTE) $62,424
Substitute Teachers (Short-term) $28,558
Teaching Assistants (Except Postsecondary) $23,243

Health Sciences

  • Cancer Data Management
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Eye Care Technology
  • Health Information Management
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Billing
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Medical Radiography
  • Mental Health Services
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Personal Trainer
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Respiratory Care
  • Surgical Technician

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

Certified Ophthalmic Assistants $42,500
Certified Tumor Registrars $54,049
Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians $55,323
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $77,036
Emergency Medical Technicians $36,355
Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors $38,635
Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars $74,805
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses . $50,912
Medical Assistants $36,763
Medical Records Specialists $43,571
Occupational Therapy Assistants $75,737
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians $36,156
Paramedics $40,495
Pharmacy Technicians $37,309
Physical Therapist Assistants $71,899
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians $62,881
Registered Nurses $78,962
Respiratory Therapists $64,236
Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors $46,833
Surgical Technologists $58,436

Public Safety and 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)*

Bakers $27,151
Chefs and Head Cooks (Including Pastry Chefs) $38,773
Firefighters $47,678
Food Service Managers $60,453
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists $26,374
Massage Therapists $42,861
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $61,968
Private Detectives and Investigators $63,841
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists $48,221
Skin Care Specialists (Estheticians) $36,360

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

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

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

Agricultural Technicians $35,334
Architectural and Civil Drafters $60,255
Chemical Engineers $154,811
Chemical Technicians $77,610
Civil Engineers $98,025
Computer Network Support Specialists $62,457
Computer Programmers $93,140
Computer User Support Specialists $48,391
Database Administrators $94,981
Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians $40,923
Food Science Technicians $39,434
Information Security Analysts $101,380
Mechanical Drafters $66,209
Software Developers (Applications) $102,567
Web and Digital Interface Designers $76,515
Web Developers $62,458

Social and Behavioral Science

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

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

Anthropologists and Archeologists $60,924
Clergy $53,456
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists $78,994
Museum Technicians and Conservators $43,946
Philosophy and Religion Teachers (Postsecondary) $78,015
Political Scientists $95,888 (statewide)
Psychologists (All Other) $109,470
School Psychologists $78,749
Social Science Research Assistants $44,272
Sociology Teachers (Postsecondary) $77,327 

Noncredit Classes for Professional and Life Long Learners

Whether you’re preparing for a career or picking up a new hobby, the San Jacinto College Continuing and Professional Development Division offers a variety of noncredit courses for workforce training and lifelong learning. Workforce courses keep employees up to date on the latest industry technology and are available through contract training, open enrollment, and grant funding. You can also pick up new skills you’ve been eager to learn. CPD offers lifelong learning courses to promote leisure learning and to help you extend your horizons. Learn more at

Workforce Development and Job Training

  • Applied Technology and Trades 
  • Business and Professions
  • Computers, IT, CNC, PLC, and Robotics 
  • Health Occupations
  • Maritime
  • Corporate Training and Consulting

Task/Job/Organizational Performance Analysis 

  • Training Needs/Gap Analysis 
  • Measuring Training Effectiveness and ROI 
  • Implementing Effective On-the-Job Training Apprenticeships
  • Transitioning Training from a Functional Unit to a Business Unit 
  • Train-the-Trainer for Regulatory Compliance 
  • Strategies for Selecting, Training, and Qualifying Shift/Relief Supervisors 
  • Approaches to Team Training and Diagnostics 
  • Organizational and Human Performance Needs Assessments

Community Programs

  • Aerospace Education and Workforce 
  • Education 
  • Life Long Learning
  • Youth Programs


  • Adult Education and Literacy
  •  Health Career Pathways Partnership Grant
  • TPEG
  • TWC Business Funding Opportunities