On Tuesday, April 24, 31 HISD students from Waltrip, Wheatley, North Forest, Scarborough, and Heights visited the Houston Community College Automotive Center of Excellence.
Students were given a shop tour of all automotive programs, including:
HCC’s automotive certificate program can be completed in one year, with an approximate program cost of $2,800. To complete an associate’s degree, one additional automotive course is required, as well as core academic classes. The approximate program cost for an associate’s degree is $4,000 (in-district).
Students learned that financial aid is available for these programs. In addition to tuition and fees, the cost of uniforms and textbooks can be covered.
HCC’s automotive programs are accredited through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). All students have access to Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) certification through Audi upon completion of this program.