At San Jacinto College, our mission is to ensure you succeed and to empower you to achieve your goals, redefine expectations, and explore new opportunities. 

With eight career pathways, you can equip yourself with the training and tools to succeed in a career, 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 your focus, 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, and 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 $49,250
Choreographer $52,110
Editor $73,910
Film and Video Editor $83,880
Graphic Designer $58,370
Interior Designer $61,400
Multimedia Artist and Animator $88,080
Musicians and Singers $41,72** per hour
Public Relations Specialist $71,940


  • 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)*

Accountant and Auditor $81,660
Budget Analyst $82,690
Credit Analyst $86,170
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants $65,230
Financial Analyst $96,630
Paralegal and Legal Assistant $56,610
Real Estate Sales Agent $62,990

Construction, Industry Manufacturing, and 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 
  • 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)*

API Inspector $154,330^^
Automotive Body and Related Repairer $49,430
Automotive Service Technician and Mechanic $46,760
Captains, Mates, and Pilots $89,740
Chemical Plant and Systems Operators $65,460
Electrician $61,550
Environmental Science and Protection Technician, including Health $50,960
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanic and Installer $53,410
Helper – Electrician $35,440
Helper – Plumber, Pipefitter, and Steamfitter $34,990
Medical Equipment Repairer $55,090
NDT Technician Level I $71,884^^
NDT Technician Level II $101,397^^
NDT Technician Level III $125,699^^
Occupational Health and Safety Technician $74,480
Plant and Systems Operators (all others) $65,490
Plumber, Pipefitter, and Steamfitter $61,100
Sailors and Marine Oilers $55,680
Welder, Cutter, Solderer, and Brazer $46,690


  • Child Development / Early Childhood Studies Teaching

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

Child Care Workers $26,790
Elementary School Teacher (except Special Ed) $65,420
Education Administrator, Preschool, and Child Care Center $54,940
Preschool Teacher $42,570
Secondary School Teacher (except Special Ed) $67,340

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 Traininer
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Respiratory Care
  • Surgical Technician

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

Athletic Trainer $52,230
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant $36,930^^^
Certified Ophthalmic Technician $40,010^^^
Certified Tumor Registrar $60,900^^^
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer $77,790
Emergency Medical Technician $40,370
Environmental Science and Protection Technician, Including Health $50,960
Fitness Trainers $45,650
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) $50,090
Medical Assistant $36,930
Medical Records and Health Information Technician $48,270
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Worker $54,540
Occupational Therapy Assistant $63,420
Pharmacy Technician $36,450
Physical Therapist Assistant $59,440
Radiologic Technologist $64,840
Registered Nurse $80,010
Respiratory Therapist $65,640
Surgical Technologist $51,510

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)*

Chefs and Head Cooks (including Pastry Chefs) $58,740
Correctional Officers and Jailers $52,340
Firefighter $56,360
Food Service Manager $61,000
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists $32,740
Massage Therapist $47,350
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $70,000
Private Detectives and Investigators $60,100
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists $61,900
Skin Care Specialists (Esthetician) $41,230

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

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

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

Accountant and Auditor $81,660
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians $45,920
Chemical Engineer $114,820
Chemists $86,410
Civil Engineer $95,440
Computer Network Support Specialist $71,040
Computer Programmer $95,640
Database Administrators $99,420
Desktop Publisher $50,600
Drafter $60,390
Environmental Engineer $96,890
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, including Health $50,960
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, including Health $80,090
Geological and Petroleum Technicians $61,130
Information Security Analyst $107,580
Mechanical Drafter $61,490
Mechanical Engineer $95,560
Network and Computer Systems Administrator $89,460
Physicists $137,700
Software Developers (Applications) $109,950
Software Developers (Systems Software) $114,270
Web Developer $85,490

Social and Behaviorial Science

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

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

Anthropologists and Archeologists $69,960
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $89,290
Counselors $54,780
Mental Health Counselors $51,550
Museum Technicians and Conservators $49,990
Psychologists $90,710
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $90,160
Political Scientists $124,100
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $85,180
Social Science Research Assistants $53,560

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 (CPD) division offers a variety of noncredit courses for workforce training and lifelong learning. The division’s workforce area offers courses that keep workers up to date on the latest technologies in industries 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, but you can enjoy picking 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. To learn more, visit

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