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Welcome

Technical programs are intended to provide students with education that leads to employment after approximately one or two years.  A student may earn a certificate and/or an Associate of Applied Science degree in the programs as listed on the following pages.  These programs of study are not intended for transfer; however, some programs have bachelor’s degree linkages.  Consult a SWTJC counselor for more information

Johnny Guzman
Dean, College of Applied Sciences
jcguzman@swtjc.edu
(830) 591-7264
(830) 591-7354 (fax) 
Office Hours: 
Monday - Thursday: 8 am to 5 pm
 Friday: 8 am to 4 pm 

Vanessa Verjan
College of Applied Sciences/Liberal Arts
Administrative Assistant
vverjan@swtjc.edu
(830) 591-4178
(830) 591-7354 (fax)  
Office Hours: 
Monday - Thursday: 8 am to 5 pm
 Friday: 8 am to 4 pm 


Programs of Study

 

Applied Sciences

 

Business

 

Human Services

 
  Air Conditioning & Refrigeration   Administrative Information Technology   Child Development  
  Automotive Body Technology   Computer Information Systems   Cosmetology  
  Automotive Technology   Management   Criminal Justice  
  Diesel Technology       Radiologic Technology  
  Welding Technology       School of Registered Nursing  
  Wildlife Management       School of Vocational Nursing  

General Education Core

General Education Core for Technical Programs

Students who are interested in obtaining an A.A.S. degree in the technical programs will be required to complete a specific number of semester hours from each of the following groups of general education courses. 

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences   Humanities and Fine Arts   Natural Science and Math
(Formerly Group I)   (Formerly Group II)   (Formerly Group III)
ECON 2301   ARTS 1301   BIOL 1306,1307,1308,1309
GOVT 2305,2306   DRAM 2361   CHEM 1311,1312
HIST 1301,1302   DRAM 1310,2361,2362   MATH 1314,1324,1332,1342
PSYC 2301   ENGL 2322,2323,2327,2328   MATH 2312,2413
SOCI 1301   ENGL 2332,2333   PHYS 1301,1302
    HUMA 1301   PHYS 2325,2326
    MUSI 1306    
    PHIL 1301,2306    


Developmental courses cannot be used to satisfy elective course options in degree plans.  ENGL 1301 – Composition I, Speech courses, and freshman level languages cannot be used as
Humanities and Fine Arts electives. 

 

Admission Requirements

Students are admitted to the technical programs through regular college admission procedures (see Admission Regulations section).

Students enrolled in an A.A.S. program must adhere to SWTJC TSI requirements as noted in TSI Information and Requirements in Admission Regulations section of the Catalog.  Students enrolled in one-year Certificates, which require 42 or fewer semester hours, are required to take the TSI Assessment prior to enrollment unless they are exempt under TSI requirements (See Exemptions from TSI.)  Students enrolled in these one-year certificate programs are not  required to meet  TSI and/or developmental requirements.  Refer to individual certificate program requirements.  Enrolling in courses other than those required to complete the certificate program requires the student to meet all TSI and/or developmental requirements.

 

Tuition and Fees per Semester

Regular tuition and fees are charged for all of the technical programs as listed in this section (see Finance section).  Additional fees required for technical programs are listed individually under each program.


Dismissal & Suspension Policy

TECHNICAL PROGRAMS DISMISSAL AND SUSPENSION POLICY

The following procedures will be followed regarding the dismissal or suspension of any student from any of the following programs:

Administrative Information Technology
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Automotive Body Technology
Automotive Technology
Child Development
Computer Information Systems
Cosmetology
Criminal Justice
Diesel Technology
Management Program
Radiologic Technology
Registered Nursing
Teacher Aide
Welding Technology
Wildlife Management

  

The procedures are:

  1. A written request, from the instructor or division chairperson initiating the action, must be submitted to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs.
  2. The reason for the request must be listed.  Excessive absenteeism and unethical behavior are to be considered reasons for immediate dismissal.  Failure to achieve and maintain the scholastic probation policy each semester will also be considered a reason for immediate dismissal.
  3. The student should be informed that procedures are pending and advised of the available options.
    1. Students can voluntarily accept the recommendations of the instructor and division chairperson, or;
    2. Students can request a decision from the appropriate Vice-President which they can accept, or;The decision of the Vice-President can be appealed to the Disciplinary Committee or the Admissions Committee (scholastic).  The recommendations of the committee can be accepted, or;
    3. The decision of the Vice-President can be appealed to the Disciplinary Committee or the Admissions Committee (scholastic).  The recommendations of the committee can be accepted,
      or;
    4. The committee’s decision can be appealed to the President of the college.  The President’s decision can be accepted, or;
    5. The final decision can be requested from the Southwest Texas Junior College Board of Trustees.

Technical Program Resources

On-Time Completion Rates:
Technical Program Awards 2009 -2010 (.pdf)

Median Loan Debt Incurred:
Certificate Level I Programs 2013 - 2014 (.pdf)

Job Placement Rates:
THECB Perkins Data Resources 2014 - 2015 (.pdf) 

 


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