Continuing, Professional and Workforce Education

Continuing, Professional and Workforce Education provides quality and lifelong education opportunities through college and career preparation, career training, customized corporate training and economic development, professional education and development, workshops 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 five 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 11 institutes:


1. Arts and Design

  • Cake Decorating
  • Floral Design
  • Photography
  • Sewing
  • Video Editing

2. Business and Corporate Training

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

3. College and Career Preparation

  • ACT Preparation
  • SAT Preparation
  • High School Equivalency Preparation (GED)
  • Youth Camps
  • TSI Assessment Preparation

4. Workshops

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

5. Education

  • Child Development Associate
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Educational Aide I

6. English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • Beginning Level ESL
  • Intermediate Level ESL
  • Advanced Level ESL
  • High-Advanced Level ESL
  • Conversation Level ESL
  • TOEFL Preparation

7. Healthcare

  • Activity Director
  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
  • Community Health Worker (Promotor/a)
  • CPR (Heartsaver and Basic Life Support)
  • EKG
  • Emergency Medical Responder/Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
  • First Aid
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Health Information Management Clerk
  • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Scribe
  • Medication Aide
  • Medication Aide Update
  • Phlebotomy
  • Dental Assistant

8. Online Courses and Programs

9. Real Estate

  • Finance
  • Law of Agency
  • Law of Contracts
  • Principles I
  • Principles II
  • Promulgated Contracts
  • Brokerage
  • SAE CoursesĀ 
    • Appraisal
    • Investment
    • Marketing
    • Property Management

10. Technology and Trades

  • Computer Basics
  • Forklift Certification
  • Internet Basics
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office Specialist
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • OSHA-10 Training
  • Pipe Welding
  • Structural Welding
  • Quickbooks

11. Commercial Truck License Institute

  • Public Transit Bus Driving
  • Truck Driving

Registration Is Easy

  • Go to the STC campus of your choice or visit our webpage
  • Complete registration form
  • Pay in person or over the phone (cash, money order, credit or debit card)


A. College and Career Preparation

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

B. Career Training

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

C. Customized Corporate Training and Economic Development

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

D. Personal Enrichment

  • Fun courses to spice up your life

E. Professional Education and Development

  • Review courses for professional certifications and licenses