Barbara Jordan Career Center

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    Each year Barbara Jordan Career Center will accept junior students from nine area high schools in HISD:
    1. Furr
    2. Heights
    3. Houston
    4. Kashmere
    5. North Forest
    6. Northside
    7. Washington
    8. Wheatley
    9. Yates
    If you attend one of the schools listed above, we have available space in the following career areas or pathways:
    • Architecture
    • Auto Tech
    • Construction Tech
    • Cosmetology
    • Culinary Arts
    • Education and Training
    • Electrical Tech
    • Government and Diplomacy
    • Health Science
    • Marketing/Entrepreneurship
    • Welding
    If accepted into our program, you will spend half your day on your home campus working on required academic classes. The other half of the day (either am or pm) you will be engaging in a real-life career curriculum in one of our exciting pathways. You will remain a student enrolled at your home campus, but will spend part of your day at Barbara Jordan Career Center. Transportation will be provided.  
    Many of our career paths offer opportunities for certifications you can use after graduation, such as ServSafe (Culinary Arts), Cosmetology Operator License, and NCCER Core (Construction).  Automotive Technology and Welding offer dual-credit with Houston Community College without the cost of tuition.
    Because students in our career pathways may interact with our business partners and work with equipment similar to that found in the workplace, we will adhere to some important acceptance guidelines. In order to be eligible to attend BJCC, you must:
    • Have 12.0 credits by August 2024 (We do not count NGs for credit unless they are cleared);
    • Have good attendance;
    • Be starting your third year of high school in August 2024;
    • Be on track to graduate with your classmates in the spring of 2026.
    In other words, you must be serious about the career you wish to pursue and demonstrate maturity and dedication in the classroom. We are going to work hard to provide opportunities for you and expect you to work just as hard at learning all you can while you are with us. Our goal is to make you College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready!