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Unemployment has become one of the biggest problems facing Texas today; currently more than 1.3 million people are unemployed. TSTC, in partnership with businesses and industries, has developed an innovative solution to help those Texans get back to work.

Our Rapid Industry Skills & Employability (RISE) program can help you to learn the skills to quickly begin a new career. Upon successful completion, you will earn an Occupational Skills Award.

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These short-term, skills-focused courses provide you with the ability to gain the basic technical skills you would need to start with an entry-level career. Some classes are offered online, face to face, or a hybrid of both, making it easier for you to complete your program.

Whether you are interested in a new career in information technology, business, or industrial systems, or just looking to upgrade your skills, we can get you started in as little as 7 1/2 weeks.

Get your training for free!

If you’re unemployed or looking to better your career, you automatically qualify for our Back-To-Work Scholarship. You can get our short-term training 100% free for a limited time. Apply today and start training for your new career while scholarships are available.

Registration for the Summer 2021 Semester begins March 15 and ends May 7.
Classes will begin on Monday, May 10, 2021

Registration for the Fall 2021 Semester begins April 5 and ends August 27.
Classes begin Monday, August 30, 2021

Click on each program below for more information.

*SCH = Semester Credit Hours
Cost Estimates are based on Fall 2021 Tuition rates.

Basic Accounting and Bookkeeping OSA
Time to Complete
Delivery Method
Location(s)
7.5 Weeks
Online
All Campuses

 Curriculum:

ACNT 1325 – Principles of Accounting – 3 SCH
POFI 1349 – Spreadsheets – 3 SCH
ACNT 1311 – Intro to Computerized Accounting – 3 SCH

Cost Estimate: $1,998 (State Tuition: $225 + Designated Tuition: $1773)
Award: 
Occupational Skills Award in Basic Accounting/Bookkeeping
NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include textbooks, supplies, tools or equipment estimates. 
Click for contact information for the Basic Accounting/Bookkeeping program.

Apply

Basic Architectural/Mechanical Drafting OSA
Time to Complete
Delivery Method
Location(s)
9 Weeks
Online
All Campuses

Curriculum:

DFTG 1309 – Basic AutoCAD – 3 SCH

DFTG 1345 – Parametric Modeling and Design (Intro to Solidworks) – 3 SCH

DFTG 2331 – Advanced Tech in Arch Drafting & Design (Intro to Revit) – 3SCH

Cost Estimate: $1,998 (State Tuition: $225 + Designated Tuition: $1,773)
Award: 
Occupational Skills Award in Basic Architectural/Mechanical Drafting
NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include textbooks, supplies, tools or equipment estimates. 
Click for contact information for the Basic Architectural/Mechanical Drafting program.

Apply

Basic Automotive OSA

Curriculum: 

AUMT 1305 – Introduction to Automotive – 3 SCH
AUMT 1310 – Brakes – 3 SCH
AUMT 1416 – Suspensions & Steering – 4 SCH

Cost Estimate: $2,220 (State Tuition: $250 + Designated Tuition: $1,970)
Award: 
Occupational Skills Award in Basic Automotive
NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include textbooks, supplies, tools or equipment estimates. 
Click for contact information for the Automotive Technology program.

Apply

Basic Computer Networking & Systems Administration OSA
Time to Complete
Delivery Method
Location(s)
9 Weeks
Online
All Campuses

Curriculum:

ITCC 1314 – CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks – 3 SCH
ITCC 1344 – CCNA 2: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials – 3 SCH
ITCC 2320  – CCNA 3: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation – 3 SCH

Cost Estimate: $2,322 (State Tuition: $225 + Designated Tuition: $2097)
Award: 
Occupational Skills Award in Basic Computer Networking & Systems Administration
NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include textbooks, supplies, tools or equipment estimates.
Click for contact information for the Basic Computer Networking & Systems Administrations program.

Apply

Basic Cybersecurity OSA
Time to Complete
Delivery Method
Location(s)
9 Weeks
Online
All Campuses

Curriculum:

ITNW 1325 – Fundamentals of Networking Technologies – 3 SCH

ITNW 2321 – Networking with TCP/IP – 3 SCH

ITSY 1342 – Information Technology Security – 3 SCH

Cost Estimate: $2,322 (State Tuition: $225 + Designated Tuition: $2097)
Award: 
Occupational Skills Award in Basic Cybersecurity
NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include textbooks, supplies, tools or equipment estimates. 
Click for contact information for the Basic Cybersecurity program.

Apply

Basic Electromechanical Automation (PLC) OSA

Curriculum:

CETT 1303 – DC Circuits – 3 SCH

CETT 1305 – AC Circuits – 3 SCH

MECH 1372 – Programmable Logic Controllers – 3 SCH

Cost Estimate: $1,674 (State Tuition: $225 + Designated Tuition: $1449)
Award: 
Occupational Skills Award in Basic Electromechanical Automation (PLC)
NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include textbooks, supplies, tools or equipment estimates.
Click for contact information for the Basic Electromechnical Automation OSA program.

Apply

Basic Industrial Systems OSA

Curriculum:

INMT 1305 – Introduction to Industrial Maintenance – 3 SCH

DFTG 1325 – Blueprint Reading and Sketching – 3 SCH

HYDR 1301 – Rigging and Conveying Systems – 3 SCH

Cost Estimate:
 $1,998 (State Tuition: $225 + Designated Tuition: $1773)
Award: 
Occupational Skills Award in Basic Industrial Systems
NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include textbooks, supplies, tools or equipment estimates. 
Click for contact information for the Basic Industrial Systems program.

Apply

Basic Industrial Systems - Electrical OSA

Curriculum:

ELPT 1311 – Basic Electrical Theory – 3 SCH

ELPT 1341 – Motor Control – 3 SCH

ELPT 1345 – Commercial Wiring – 3 SCH

Cost Estimate: $1,998 (State Tuition: $225 + Designated Tuition: $1773)
Award: 
Occupational Skills Award in Basic Industrial Systems Electrical
NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include textbooks, supplies, tools or equipment estimates.
Click for contact information for the Basic Industrial Systems program. 

Apply

Basic Machining OSA

Curriculum:

MCHN 1300 – Beginning Machine Shop – 3 SCH

MCHN 1302 – Print Reading For Machining Trades – 3 SCH

MCHN 1320 – Precision Tools and Measurement – 3 SCH

Cost Estimate: $1,998 (State Tuition: $225 + Designated Tuition: $1773)
Award: 
Occupational Skills Award in Basic Machining
NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include textbooks, supplies, tools or equipment estimates. 
Click for contact information for the Basic Machining program.

Apply

Basic Plumbing OSA

Curriculum:

PFPB 1323 – Plumbing Codes- 3 SCH

PFPB 2308 – Piping Standards & Materials- 3 SCH

PFPB 2309 – Residential Construction Plumbing – 3 SCH

Cost Estimate: $1674 (State Tuition: $225 + Designated Tuition: $1449)
Award: 
Occupational Skills Award in Basic Plumbing
NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include textbooks, supplies, tools or equipment estimates.
Click for contact information for the Basic Plumbing program.

Apply

Basic Web Design OSA
Time to Complete
Delivery Method
Location(s)
7.5 Weeks
Online
All Campuses

Curriculum:

IMED 1341 – Interface Design – 3 SCH

ITSE 1311 – Beginning Web Programming – 3 SCH

IMED 1316 – Web Design I – 3 SCH

Cost Estimate: $1,674 (State Tuition: $225 + Designated Tuition: $1449)
Award: 
Occupational Skills Award in Basic Web Design
NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include textbooks, supplies, tools or equipment estimates
Click for contact information for the Basic Web Design program.

Apply

Basic Welding Multiple Processes OSA

Curriculum:

WLDG 1407 – Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes – 4 SCH

WLDG 1428 – Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) – 4 SCH

WLDG 2413 – Intermediate Welding Using Multiple Processes – 4 SCH

Cost Estimate: $3,528 (State Tuition: $300 + Designated Tuition: $3228)
Award: 
Occupational Skills Award in Basic Welding-Multiple Processes
NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include textbooks, supplies, tools or equipment estimates
Click for contact information for the Basic Welding Multiple Processes program.

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