Continuing, Professional and Workforce Education

Continuing, Professional and Workforce Education provides quality and lifelong education opportunities through college and career preparation, careerĀ  training, 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 11 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
  • Guitar
  • Oil Painting
  • Photography
  • Piano
  • Sewing

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
  • Performance Standards and Measures
  • Presentation Skills
  • Process Mapping
  • Productivity
  • Professional in Human Resources
  • Stress Management
  • Telephone and Email Etiquette
  • Time Management

3. College and Career Preparation

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

4. Conferences and Workshops

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

5. Education

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

6. English as a Second Language (ESL)

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

7. Healthcare

  • Activity Director
  • Certified Dietary Manager
  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
  • Community Health Worker (Promotor/a)
  • Computed Tomography
  • CPR
  • Dementia Certificate
  • EKG
  • Emergency Care Attendant (First Responder)
  • 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

8. Online Courses and Programs

9. Real Estate

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

10. Technology and Trades

  • Computer Assistant
  • Computer Basics
  • Construction
  • Excel
  • Forklift Certification
  • Internet Basics
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • OSHA Training
  • Pipe Welding
  • PowerPoint
  • Shipping and Receiving Logistics
  • Structural Welding
  • Word

11. 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)


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 Conferences

  • Business, Education, Health, and Technology areas

F. Professional Education and Development

  • Review courses for professional certifications and licenses