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

The Department of Education (DE) has not developed a disclosure form, therefore, STC provides the information in the following chart:

Division of Business & Technology

Certificate Plans / Gainful Employment
Academic Year
Accounting Clerk (CT1-ACCT) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Architectural Drafting (CT1-ARCH) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Automotive Technology (CT1-AUTO) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Banking (CT1-BNKG) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Basic Peace Officer (CT1-BCPO) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 - -
Civil Drafting (CT1-CIVL) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Combination Welding (CT1-WLDG) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Commerical Baking (CT1-COMB) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 - -
Commercial Cooking (CT1-COMC) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Computer Applications Specialist (CT1-COMP) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Computer and Information Technologies Specialist (CT1-TSS) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Computer and Internet Specialist Certificate (CT1-CPIN) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Computer and Network Specialist Certificate (CT1-CPNE) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 -
Computer Maintenance Specialist (CT1-CMS) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Computer Support Specialist (CT1-COSS) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Construction Supervision Assistant (CT1-CNBT) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 -
Design and Technical Graphics (CT1-DIGI) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Diesel Technology(CT1-DISL) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Electrician Assistant (CT1-ELPT) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Employee & Labor Relations Assistant View Details 14-15 - - - -
Fire Science - Basic Firefighter (CT1-FIRE) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 -
Ford Maintenance and Light Repair (CT1-FMLR) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Geographic Information Systems View Details - - 12-13 11-12 10-11
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology (CT1-HVAC) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Human Resources Assistant (CT1-HRPO) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Import / Export (CT1-IMXP) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Information Security/Digital Forensics Specialist (CT1-INFC) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Legal Office Specialist (CT1-LGOS) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Logistics (CT1-LOGS) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Management (CT1-MGMT) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Marketing (CT1-MRKG) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Mechatronics Technology Specialist (CT1-MECT) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Multimedia Specialist (CT1-MULT) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Office Specialist (CT1-SECS) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Payroll Assistant View Details 14-15 - - - -
Plumber Assistant View Details - 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Precision Manufacturing Technology (CT1-PMTD) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Recruiter Assistant View Details 14-15 - - - -
Structural Welding (CT1-STWL) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Telecommunication Technology (CT1-CONV) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11

Division of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Certificate Plans / Gainful Employment
Academic Year
American Sign Language - Trilingual Interpreter (CT3-TRIN) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Administration of Early Childhood Programs (CT1-ADEC) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 - -
Childcare and Development - Infant & Toddler (CT1-IFTD) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Childcare and Development - Pre School (CT1-PRSC) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11

Nursing & Allied Health Division

Certificate Plans / Gainful Employment
Academic Year
Emergency Medical Technology – Basic (CT1-EMTB) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Emergency Medical Technology – Intermediate (CT1-EMTI) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Emergency Medical Technology – Paramedic* (CT2-PARA) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Electronic Health Record Specialist (CT1-ELHR) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 -
Medical Assistant Technology (CT1-MDCA) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Medical Coding Specialist (CT1-MEDC) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Medical Information/Transcription Specialist (CT1-MITR) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Medical Office Specialist (CT1-MEDO) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 -
Patient Care Assistant (CT1-PCA) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Pharmacy Technology(CT1-PHRA) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 10-11
Vocational Nursing (CT2-LVN) View Details 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12 -

* This is a two-year certificate