Certificate Programs

Core Curriculum and Field of Study Certificates

The Core Curriculum Certificate is awarded to students who complete the Core Curriculum Requirements as outlined above.  The Core Curriculum for Southwest Texas Junior College has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; however, the certificate is an institutional award used to recognize this achievement and encourage continued student success.

The Field of Study Curriculum Certificate is awarded to students who complete the required number of semester credit hours satisfying one of the approved fields of study curricula as listed in the catalog (See Field of Study Curricula).  Field of study certificates have been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; however, the certificate is an institutional award used to recognize this achievement and encourage continued student success.

 

Technical Certificates

Technical certificates are included in some Board-approved collegiate programs.  Certificates consist of one year of technical instruction and, in some cases, integrated general education courses.  Students choose among a variety of career areas and acquire skills necessary to compete in the job market.

Requirements:

  1. Satisfaction of minimum entrance requirements.
  2. Completion of specific program and course requirements (see Technical Programs).
  3. Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on all college level courses.
  4. Earn at least twenty-five percent of semester credit hours at SWTJC.
  5. Make formal application for graduation.
  6. Must follow the catalog requirements of the academic year when the student first enrolled in the technical program or the current catalog.  There is a 10 year limit to the catalog used for graduation.