Certificates

Certificate programs offer concentrated study to help you become specialized in your field without having to meet the extended requirements of a standard degree program. Earn a certificate to learn more about a subject, become expert in an emerging field, or boost your career. The programs are abbreviated enough to easily fit into the schedule of a busy professional, but thorough enough to give you a deep knowledge and understanding of the subject matter as well.

In accordance with Federal Regulatory Citations, institutions are required to provide the following information for each program that leads to gainful employment  which are:

  1. Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes
  2. On-time graduation rates
  3. Cost of the Program to include books and fees
  4. Placement rate for students completing the program
  5. Median loan debt incurred by students who have completed the program

Gainful Employment Programs

If a program has less than 10 graduates per year, due to privacy issues, the Median Loan Debt and the On-Time Graduation rates are not reported to the public.

* In order for a program to be considered part of the gainful employment, the program has to meet the following:

  • has to be financial aid eligible
  • technical programs of at least one academic year in length
  • program has to lead to a certificate or credentialed non-degree
  • clock hour programs have to be 600 hours or longer
  • college credit certificate programs have to be 30 credit hours or less

For more information, please contact STC Student Financial Services (956) 872-8375

Certificate Plans / Gainful Employment *

* 2013 – 2014 Gainful Employment (GE)

Business & Technology Division
Academic Year
Accounting Clerk (CT1-ACCT) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Architectural Drafting (CT1-ARCH) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Automotive Technology (CT1-AUTO) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Banking (CT1-BNKG) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Basic Peace Officer (CT1-BCPO) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 - -
Civil Drafting (CT1-CIVL) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Combination Welding (CT1-WLDG) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Commerical Baking (CT1-COMB) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 - -
Commercial Cooking (CT1-COMC) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Computer Applications Specialist (CT1-COMP) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Computer and Information Technologies Specialist (CT1-TSS) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Computer and Internet Specialist Certificate (CT1-CPIN) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Computer and Network Specialist Certificate (CT1-CPNE) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 -
Computer Maintenance Specialist (CT1-CMS) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Computer Support Specialist (CT1-COSS) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Construction Supervision Assistant (CT1-CNBT) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 -
Design and Technical Graphics (CT1-DIGI) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Diesel Technology(CT1-DISL) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Electrician Assistant (CT1-ELPT) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Employee & Labor Relations Assistant Gainful Employment 14-15 - - - -
Fire Science - Basic Firefighter (CT1-FIRE) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 -
Ford Maintenance and Light Repair (CT1-FMLR) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Geographic Information Systems Gainful Employment - - 12-13 11-12 10-11
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology (CT1-HVAC) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Human Resources Assistant (CT1-HRPO) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Import / Export (CT1-IMXP) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Information Security/Digital Forensics Specialist (CT1-INFC) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Legal Office Specialist (CT1-LGOS) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Logistics (CT1-LOGS) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Management (CT1-MGMT) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Marketing (CT1-MRKG) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Mechatronics Technology Specialist (CT1-MECT) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Multimedia Specialist (CT1-MULT) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Office Specialist (CT1-SECS) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Payroll Assistant Gainful Employment 14-15 - - - -
Plumber Assistant Gainful Employment - 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Precision Manufacturing Technology (CT1-PMTD) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Recruiter Assistant Gainful Employment 14-15 - - - -
Structural Welding (CT1-STWL) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Telecommunication Technology (CT1-CONV) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Division
Academic Year
American Sign Language - Trilingual Interpreter (CT3-TRIN) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Administration of Early Childhood Programs (CT1-ADEC) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 - -
Childcare and Development - Infant & Toddler (CT1-IFTD) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Childcare and Development - Pre School (CT1-PRSC) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Nursing & Allied Health Division
Academic Year
Emergency Medical Technology – Basic (CT1-EMTB) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Emergency Medical Technology – Intermediate (CT1-EMTI) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Emergency Medical Technology – Paramedic** (CT2-PARA) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Electronic Health Record Specialist (CT1-ELHR) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 -
Medical Assistant Technology (CT1-MDCA) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Medical Coding Specialist (CT1-MEDC) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Medical Information/Transcription Specialist (CT1-MITR) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Medical Office Specialist (CT1-MEDO) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 -
Patient Care Assistant (CT1-PCA) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Pharmacy Technology(CT1-PHRA) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Vocational Nursing (CT2-LVN) Gainful Employment 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 -

** This is a two-year certificate