programs

On January 5, 2017, HTEC was put on Student Achievement Review – Campus-Level Show-Cause by their Accreditor, The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (“ACICS”), due to material noncompliance with retention (43%) and place (33%) standards and reported on the 2016 Campus Accountability Report.


Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R)

Houston’s Training and Education Center’s (H-TEC) Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning /Refrigeration program is a comprehensive course designed to train women and men regardless of previous training in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration. The objective of the program is to provide the student with technical skills based on HVAC/R systems repair, operation diagnosis, and troubleshooting so he/she can obtain job entry or advancement within the Heating, Cooling and Refrigeration industries. The graduate may have opportunities in many facets of the Heating, Cooling, or Refrigeration industries such as Heating/Cooling Technician, Refrigeration Technician, Industrial Maintenance Technician, Counter sales or sales representative typically listed for these industries.

Our HVAC/R environment will be task oriented, so every student will undergo written and performance-based learning. This hands-on approach will successfully prepare our students for employment in various HVAC/R positions in the field. Our instructors, under NCCER standards, will be Craft certified in the HVAC/R field and our facility is designed with technology including overhead projectors, an HVAC/R lab containing various HVAC/R equipment and components, a student-assisted tool crib and web-based learning and research work stations for students.

H-TEC will utilize the ContrenConnect™ curriculum developed by NCCER (www.contrenconnect.com). ContrenConnect is an interactive web-based tool that partners textbooks and internet driven materials to give the student a multi-dimensional learning experience.

Report Year: 2014 - 2015

Completion Rate: 100%
Employment Rate: 80%
Placement Rate : 80%

Reference:  Texas Workforce commission, Career Schools and Colleges

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Computerized Office Administration

The Computerized Office Administration program prepares students for employment in business environments. The program provides students with a broad base of technological and secretarial skills including; keyboarding, the modern office, technical skills and knowledge, office support and business skills, business communication and problem-solving skills, employment skills, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, and database applications. These “hands-on” courses involve job simulations whereby students participate in such activities as setting priorities, editing and proofreading, preparing tables and graphs, composing and typing correspondence. Graduates will possess marketable skills in the following areas: Business, medical, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications. A full time student will complete this program in 11 ½ months (45 ½ weeks).

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Computer Application Specialist 2000

The Computer Application Specialist 2000 Program is designed to provide the graduate with the key computer skills essential to succeed in the computerized business world of today targeting the following occupations: Word processors, Administrative Assistants, Executive Secretaries, Computer consultants, Computer/Record keeping, General Office Clerk. We have provided a multi-dimensional approach to each skills area, insuring that our students possess the hands-on experience in word-processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation basics at a level in demand in today’s business environment. Our graduates will possess the skills and competencies that place them at the top of the entry level market in the following areas: Medical, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications and technology related fields. A full time student will complete this program in 13 ½ weeks.

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Computer Application Specialist 2001

The Computer Application Specialist 2001 Program is designed to provide the graduate with the key computer skills essential to succeed in the computerized business world of today targeting the following occupations: Word processors, Administrative Assistants, Executive Secretaries, Computer consultants, Computer/Record keeping, General Office Clerk. We have provided a multi-dimensional approach to each skills area, insuring that our students possess the hands-on experience in word processing, spreadsheets, and database and presentation basics at a level in demand in today’s business environment. The objectives of this program is to: extend the student’s basic knowledge of and teach the fundamentals of Microsoft Office 2003; to help students discover the underlying functionality of Microsoft Office so they can become more productive; to expose students to practical examples of the computer as a useful tool; to acquaint students with the proper procedures to create documents, worksheets, databases, Outlook-related files, and slide shows suitable for coursework, professional purposes, and personal use. After completing this course, students will be prepared to take the specialist-level exams for the five basic Office Applications. Our graduates will possess the skills and competencies that place them at the top of the entry level market in the following areas: Medical, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications and technology related fields. A full time student will complete this program in 35 ½ weeks.

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Computerized Accounting Specialist

The Computerized Accounting Specialist program is designed to provide the student with the skills needed to perform a variety of accounting applications with emphasis on computer technology. This program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level employment and advancement in accounting positions. Upon completion of the program, the graduate will have basic accounting skills in journalizing and posting, and a basic working knowledge of accounting systems, as well as other general business skills. The graduate will also have practical skills in computer spreadsheet applications and word processing. These skills will allow the graduate to find employment in businesses, which have an accounting department or position.

Our graduates will possess the skills and competencies that place them at the top of the entry-level market for career employment. Students will be prepared for employment positions such as full-charge bookkeeper, bookkeeper assistant, accounting clerk, automated records clerk, accounts payable clerk, accounts receivable clerk, payroll clerk, auditing clerk, data entry clerk, customer service representative, office manager, general office clerk, accounting receptionist, and other related office assignments.  Employment opportunities can be found in both public and private industries and large and small alike i.e.  Accounting firms, business offices, medical facilities, and etc.

The overall program will require 11 months, approximately (45 ½ weeks) to complete for the full time student (depending on Holidays, in between term breaks and in-service days, etc.)  The individual completing this program will receive a certificate upon completion.

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Network & Computer Systems Administrators

The Network and Computer Systems Administrators program prepares students for employment in the field of Computer Support and Computer Networking. The program provides students with a broad base of technological skills including: extensive knowledge of operating systems, computer applications (comprehensive and advanced), networking essentials, client/server support, Computer Repair training to prepare for the Comp TIA A+ certification exams, Network+, Security+, and Computer User Support. These “hands-on” courses involve job simulations whereby students participate in such activities as troubleshooting, assembling, and disassembling computers, setting up networks, help desk simulation, and multi-tasking in a team oriented environment The Social Media Security Intelligence & Analytics course of instruction prepares individuals with working knowledge and skills in the areas of social media theory and principles, social media technical composition, social media risks, security and incident response, social media policy framework, including terms of service and privacy statements. Once completed students will learn to anticipate attacks and guard sensitive information from social media hackers, and, in the event of a breach, have tools to quickly respond to security incidents. Students will have proven competency to help guide organization’s social media personnel security policy ins and outs of using a social medial tool to monitor social networks for actionable intelligence.

Graduates will possess marketable skills in the following areas: Help Desk support, PC Repair technician, Information Technology Specialist (IT Specialist), Support Specialist, Computer Technician, Computer Support Specialist, Help Desk Analyst, Technical Support Specialist, Network Support Specialist, Electronic Data Processing Auditor (EDP Auditor), Network Technician, Computer Specialist as well as Information Security Technician, Security Administrator, Security architect, Security Engineer or any other role that is responsible for information security. . A full time student will complete this program in 11 ½ months (50 ½ weeks).

Length of Time

The length of time required to graduate from the day program is 11 ½ months (50 ½ weeks) depending on the holiday schedule. Terms I through V are 7-9 weeks long in length. There is a week break between each term.

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English as a Second Language

HTEC’s vocational ESL program is an entry level program spanning 11 ½ months in teaching conversational English.  The program consists of 1020 clock hours/66 credit hours.   The ESL curriculum is designed for bilingual and foreign students to help them develop proficiency in oral and written English by practicing basic skills in listening to, speaking, reading and writing American English. Students will be placed in the program according to assessment test results and teacher evaluation.

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Medical Assistant

The Medical Assistant program is designed to provide the graduate with the key skills essential to success in the medical office world of today.  The Medical Assistant performs routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the medical office running smoothly in both the front and back office.   The Medical Assistant program also prepares the student for the basics of clinical care of patients in a long term care facility.   (They should not be confused with Physician Assistant.)  Since medical assistants are trained in both administrative and clinical procedures, they are capable of filing a variety of entry-level positions, including clinical or administrative assistant, medical receptionist, medical secretary and medical insurance biller.

The Medical Assistant performs many administrative duties as well as clinical duties. The medical assistant performs such duties as: scheduling patient appointments, processing insurance claims, weighing patients, taking vital signs, giving shots, taking blood, assisting the physician, etc.  The program assures that all students will develop and possess the hands-on experience in both the clinical and automated office environment. 

Our graduates will possess the skills and competencies that place them at the top of the entry-level market for career employment. They will be prepared to work in various types of medical environments such as hospitals, nursing homes, private doctor’s offices, clinics, medical billing and collection companies, and insurance companies.

The overall program will require 10 months, approximately (40 weeks) to complete for the full time student (depending on Holidays, In between term breaks and in-service days, etc.)  The individual completing this program will receive a certificate upon completion.

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Computer Support Specialist

This course of instruction prepares individuals for entry-level jobs as a computer repair and help-desk support. Graduates may find suitable employment with computer manufacturing, computer sales, and companies with IT departments on the help desk. Students will learn to troubleshoot and repair personal computers and network devices as well as conduct computer diagnostics to investigate and resolve problems and/or provide technical assistance and support.. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to install, upgrade, and support personal computers and associated peripheral devices in a network environment.

Report Year: 2014 - 2015

Completion Rate: 0.00%
Employment Rate: 0.00%
Placement Rate : 0.00%

Reference:  Texas Workforce commission, Career Schools and Colleges

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