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 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Architectural Drafting (CT1-ARCH) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Automotive Technology (CT1-AUTO) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Banking (CT1-BNKG) Gainful Employment - 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Basic Peace Officer (CT1-BCPO) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 -
Civil Drafting (CT1-CIVL) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Combination Welding (CT1-WLDG) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Commerical Baking (CT1-COMB) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 -
Commercial Cooking (CT1-COMC) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Computer Applications Specialist (CT1-COMP) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Computer and Information Technologies Specialist (CT1-TSS) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Computer and Internet Specialist Certificate (CT1-CPIN) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Computer and Network Specialist Certificate (CT1-CPNE) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Computer Maintenance Specialist (CT1-CMS) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Computer Support Specialist (CT1-COSS) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Construction Supervision Assistant (CT1-CNBT) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Design and Technical Graphics (CT1-DIGI) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Diesel Technology(CT1-DISL) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Electrician Assistant (CT1-ELPT) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Employee & Labor Relations Assistant (CT1-EMPL) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 - - -
Fire Science - Basic Firefighter (CT1-FIRE) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Ford Maintenance and Light Repair (CT1-FMLR) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Geographic Information Systems Gainful Employment - - - 12-13 11-12
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology (CT1-HVAC) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Human Resources Assistant (CT1-HRPO) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Import / Export (CT1-IMXP) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Information Security/Digital Forensics Specialist (CT1-INFC) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Legal Office Specialist (CT1-LGOS) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Logistics (CT1-LOGS) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Management (CT1-MGMT) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Marketing (CT1-MRKG) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Mechatronics Technology Specialist (CT1-MECT) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Multimedia Specialist (CT1-MULT) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Office Specialist (CT1-SECS) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Payroll Assistant (CT1-PAYR) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 - - -
Plumber Assistant Gainful Employment - - 13-14 12-13 11-12
Precision Manufacturing Technology (CT1-PMTD) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Recruiter Assistant (CT1-RECR) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 - - -
Structural Welding (CT1-STWL) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Telecommunication Technology (CT1-CONV) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Division
Academic Year
American Sign Language - Trilingual Interpreter (CT3-TRIN) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Administration of Early Childhood Programs (CT1-ADEC) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 -
Childcare and Development - Infant & Toddler (CT1-IFTD) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Childcare and Development - Pre School (CT1-PRSC) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Nursing & Allied Health Division
Academic Year
Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ATC-DMSO) Gainful Employment 15-16 - - - -
Emergency Medical Technology – Basic (CT1-EMTB) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Emergency Medical Technology – Intermediate (CT1-EMTI) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Emergency Medical Technology – Paramedic** (CT2-PARA) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Electronic Health Record Specialist (CT1-ELHR) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Medical Assistant Technology (CT2-MDAS) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Medical Coding Specialist (CT1-MEDC) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Medical Information/Transcription Specialist (CT1-MITR) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Medical Office Specialist (CT1-MEDO) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Patient Care Assistant (CT1-PCA) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Pharmacy Technology(CT2-PHRM) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12
Vocational Nursing (CT2-LVN) Gainful Employment 15-16 14-15 13-14 12-13 11-12

** This is a two-year certificate