Continuing, Professional and Workforce Education

Continuing, Professional and Workforce Education provides quality and lifelong education opportunities through college and career preparation, career pathways, customized corporate training and economic development, professional education and development, professional conferences, and personal enrichment courses. The department is committed to empowering all individuals and employers with necessary knowledge, skills and credentials to help them fulfill their personal and professional goals for a better quality of life.

Classes are scheduled with flexible hours, including evenings and weekends throughout Hidalgo and Starr Counties. Classes are delivered both online and in traditional classroom settings. Courses can be scheduled in response to community demand where 12 or more students register for the class. Mandatory Continuing Education Units (CEU) meeting licensing requirements are available for professionals. A Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U) grade is earned for continuing education courses. Continuing, Professional and Workforce Education offers ongoing courses through the following 12 institutes:


Arts and Design

  • Cake Decorating
  • Digital Image
  • Floral Design
  • Guitar
  • Oil Painting
  • Photography
  • Piano

Business and Corporate Training

  • Computerized Accounting
  • Customer Service
  • Effective Coaching
  • Employability Skills
  • Frontline Supervisor
  • Interpersonal Skills and Styles
  • Leadership Skills
  • Office Clerk
  • Performance Standards and Measures
  • Presentation Skills
  • Process Mapping
  • Productivity
  • Professional in Human Resources
  • Stress Management
  • Telephone and Email Etiquette
  • Time Management

College and Career Preparation

  • ACT Preparation
  • GED Preparation
  • Kids College
  • Teens College
  • TSI Assessment Preparation

Conferences and Workshops

  • Child Development
  • College Success
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Technology


  • Alternative Teacher Certification (Bilingual Generalist EC-6 and Generalist 4-8)
  • Child Development Associate
  • Substitute Teacher

English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • Advanced Level ESL
  • Beginning Level ESL
  • Citizenship Preparation
  • Conversation Course
  • High-Advanced Level ESL
  • Intermediate Level ESL
  • Spanish
  • TOEFL Preparation


  • Activity Director
  • Certified Dietary Manager
  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
  • Clinical Assistant
  • Computed Tomography
  • CPR
  • Dementia Certificate
  • Dental Assistant
  • EKG
  • Emergency Care Attendant
  • First Aid
  • Health Information Management Clerk
  • ICD 9 and 10
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Medication Aide
  • Medication Aide Update
  • Pharmacy Technician Trainee
  • Phlebotomy

Online Courses and Programs

Police Academy

Real Estate

  • Finance
  • Home Inspection
  • Law of Agency
  • Law of Contracts
  • Principles I
  • Principles II
  • Promulgated Contracts

Technology and Trades

  • Computer Assistant
  • Construction
  • Electrician's Aide
  • Excel
  • Forklift
  • HVAC and Refrigeration Technician Assistant
  • Internet
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • OSHA Training
  • Pipe Welding
  • PowerPoint
  • Shipping and Receiving Logistics
  • Welding Fundamentals
  • Word

Truck and Bus Driving

  • Defensive Driving
  • Public Transit Bus Driving
  • School Bus Driving
  • Truck Driving

Registration Is Easy

  • Go to the STC campus of your choice
  • Bring Picture ID
  • Complete registration form
  • Pay (cash, money order, check, credit or debit card)


College and Career Preparation

  • Programs that equip you with foundation skills to enter career pathways

Career Pathways

  • Programs leading to certification that will make you competitive and marketable in the workplace

Customized Corporate Training and Economic Development

  • Customized programs and courses that help employers and their workforce compete in our global economy

Personal Enrichment

  • Fun courses to spice up your life

Professional Conferences

  • Business, Education, Health, and Technology areas

Professional Education and Development

  • Review courses for professional certifications and licenses