2011-2012Workforce Annual Report hccs.edu/workforce2012 Training Houston’s Workforce
Energy 5 Health 7 Partnerships 13 Hospitality 21 Information Technology 23 Manufacturing 25 Student Services 29 Table of Contents 2Division of Extended Learning end of year report for 2011
Letter from the Associate Vice Chancellor of Workforce I am pleased programs, continuing professional education, on Houston’s high growth, high demand to present the and customized training initiatives. industries (Energy, Healthcare, Manufacturing, first Houston Transportation and Global Supply & Logistics, Our economy operates in a globally Information Technology, Personal Services, Community competitive market and the ability to and Business), we are continuing to be College develop and retain skilled workers is crucial an essential part of Houston’s economic Workforce for business. Today’s workforce requires development by producing a pipeline of highly Instruction postsecondary educational credentials, qualified professionals to enter the workforce Annual technical skills, the ability to learn new or transfer to universities and pursue further Report. concepts quickly, critical thinking skills, studies. Houston and the ability to work and communicate Community effectively in a diverse workplace. At HCC, we are not only providing education College is and relevant training, we are changing working Students need these skills to earn family- people’s lives. The faculty and staff thatto align education with industry standards sustaining wages, and employers need their support these programs are the truethat allow our students to transition easily employees to help them stay competitive. champions in these efforts. The studentfrom the classroom to the workforce, while We understand these needs and we are stories in this report capture the essence ofmeeting the needs of business and industry. focused on aligning them through innovative the transformation taking place around theWe are helping Houston’s economy by learning processes, embedding industry district in workforce instruction. I am proudsuccessfully responding to the region’s relevant credentials to workforce programs, of the accomplishments of the last year, andworkforce and business development needs. and by engaging the business community in I am excited about the innovative projectsHCC continues to prepare the emerging our curriculum design. taking place right now for next year.workforce by providing students with greater Through strategic research and activeaccess to career options; serving employers engagement with local and state stakeholdersthrough flexible and customized training; in workforce and economic development,and, offering portable skills and credentials we are developing a road map for furtherto incumbent, displaced workers, or those innovations in workforce training. This roadseeking a career change. This report captures map will culminate in our Workforce Houstonthe highlights of our progress in the last year 2020 report in early spring 2013. Focused Madeline Burillo, Ed.D.in workforce instruction, including: workforce Associate Vice Chancellor Workforce and Division of Extended Learning 4 Division of Extended Learning end of year report for 2011
Plant Design Management What makes HCC’s program uniqueSystem (PDMS)Houston Community College has beensuccessfully operating classes in Plant DesignManagement System (PDMS) for the pastfour years. PDMS is used predominantly byoffshore and petrochemical design industries.The software is also used for engineering,design and construction projects, chemical,process water treatment, and power plants, total in the PDMS certificate including: basic functions, equipment, piping, drawing, beamsand paper and pulp manufacturing. PDMS and columns, panels and plates, ASL Accessways, and stairs and ladders. What makesalso has a marine application. This true spec HCC’s program unique is the vast experience of the instructors. With more than 30 yearsdriven database application uses a proprietary of experience in the field, HCC instructors are well-versed and battle tested in the world ofrelational database structure. In the past Plant Design Management Systems. The PDMS program prides itself on being able to giveyear, related job prospects in the oil and each student the vital hands-on experience they need for the job market. Plans for the PDMSgas industry have skyrocketed, creating program in 2013 include adding an electrical related course to the PDMS repertoire of classes.more opportunities for beginning PDMS In the 2011-2012 academic year, 314 students completed the PDMS certificate at HCC.technicians—giving HCC students the uniqueopportunity to get state-of the-art trainingin an emerging industry with long-term jobprospects. There are seven courses in Energy 6 Division of Extended Learning end of year report for 2011
Petroleum In addition, some graduates are enrolled at the University of Houston’s Cullen College ofEngineering Technology Engineering for Petroleum Engineering.With Houston as the epicenter of the energy The PET program continues to grow. Thesector, the Petroleum Engineering Technology enrollment in 2011-2012, more than doubled(PET) program was created in 2007 to meet the number of students from the previousthe needs of the energy industry. The PET academic year. Cumulative duplicatedprogram provides high quality education enrollment for summer, fall and springand training to HCC students and prepares of 2011-2012 was more than 900 with 32them for careers in various fields involving graduates.Petroleum Engineering Technology andrelated applied sciences and engineeringtechnologies.Graduates of the Petroleum EngineeringTechnology program are employed in oil andgas exploration and production, data entrymanagement and evaluation, well operationsand completions, environmental control, plantand reservoir engineering, geological surveys,engineering sales, research and development,government labs and related field operations,manufacturing and other relevant activities. PET students have co-authored publications in OffshoreHCC PET graduates are working throughout Magazine (June, 2009) and the ASEG of the Southwest Gulf Conference on Marchthe energy sector at companies includingHalliburton, Baker Hughes, Jones 26, 2010. On December 1, 2010 the PET students’ work was presented in a paperEngineering, Marathon Oil, Oxy Petroleum, at the OSEA2010 conference inBP Conoco Phillips, Shell and ExxonMobil. , Suntec, Singapore.
Dental AssistantTo meet the changing needs of thedental industry, the Center for HealhtcareProfessionals (CHP) and Corporate CollegeDepartments of Houston Community College(HCC) partnered to create dental assistantadvanced certification training. This newtraining addresses recent changes to TexasState Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE)requirments that now allows dental assistantsto perform both Coronal Polishing and Pit &Fissure Sealant procedures.Because these skills are not part of mostdental assistant’s basic training, the TSBDErequires that dental assistants be trainedand certified in each of these skills beforeproviding these services in the dental setting.It is estimated that there are 10,000 to 15,000dental assistants in the greater Houston area Coleman College Dental Assisting Programthat will need this training. is a Texas CODA-Accredited Program of the ADA, and recognized by the Texas StateHCC dental assistant training is offered Board of Dental Examiners to provide Coronalin state-of-the-art facilities by instructors Polishing and Pit & Fissure Sealant Courses.with years of professional and educationalexperience to ensure the courses meet the For more information, visit hcccolemancollege.org/requirements associated with certification for hcc-chp/ or hccs.edu/corp.dental assistants under the TSBDE. HCC’s Health 8 Division of Extended Learning end of year report for 2011
HCC Dental Hygiene Linda Percell, RDH, MHScAs a dental hygienist for over 40 years, I have seen many changes occur within the field of dentistry. The expansion of duties for auxiliaries and the responsibilities given to the dental hygienist have all been positive and challenging. Today, the need for practicing dental hygienists has increased, and the field is expected to grow exponentially. It is both exciting and rewarding to have the opportunity to change the dental health—as well as the overall health—of a patient. There are not too many professions that allow one to accomplish this goal in so short a time. Over the years, the dental hygienist has gone from performing a prophylaxis (cleaning of the teeth) to becoming a preventive caregiver who performs therapeutic services by treating periodontal (gum and bone) disease. Moreover, the ability to perform a risk assessment of the patient has become an integral part of the process of care. By identifying risk factors, such as: medical and dental concerns, cavities (decay), and periodontal disease, the dental hygienist can develop an individualized care plan for the patient. That is why continuing professional education is so important. Today, dental hygienists have the opportunity to share knowledge by teaching clinical skills and didactic instruction to the dental assistant. With continuing professional education certification, dental assistants can perform expanded functions, such as: coronal polishing and the application of pit and fissure sealants. Who better than the dental hygienist to teach these skills? Without continuing professional education efforts, I would not be where I am today. As the dental hygiene profession continues to move forward, it is clear that in order to provide the patient with proper care, evidence based practice must be utilized. The only way to accomplish this goal is to never quit learning.
College Credit For surgical technologist through military service are qualified to enter the accelerated programHeroes: Surgical Tech to fast-track a speedy return to the workforce.Houston Community College (HCC) is amember of a statewide College Credit TWC and HCC are committed to helpingfor Heroes Initiative (CCHI) consortium veterans translate their military service skillscomprised of seven community colleges and into college credits and certifications.the Medical Education and Training Campus The College Credit for Heroes initiativeat Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. Thanks maximizes college credits awarded toto seed funding provided by the Texas veterans for their military experience in orderWorkforce Commission, the CCHI consortium to expedite each veteran’s transition intois actively engaged in the development of the Texas workforce with the recognition ofeducational models. These include innovative the skills they established while serving theapproaches for awarding college credit by country.evaluating military allied healthcare trainingand experience, including testing and priorlearning assessments, with the goal ofimplementing a statewide system for othercolleges and training providers.Houston Community College responded tothe call of the Texas Workforce Commission(TWC) and established the AcceleratedAlternate Delivery Program to meet theneeds of the College Credit for Heroesparticipants. Veterans already trained as Helping veterans move from military to workforce facts: Administered by the Texas Workforce Commission, this workforce development initiative is designed to recognize the exceptional knowledge and skills gained by military service members and award them college credits for their military experience, allowing these veterans to more easily re-enter the workforce. 10 Division of Extended Learning end of year report for 2011
Electronic Medical RecordsHouston Community College received a $1million dollar grant to train health informationtechnology specialists thanks to theCommunity College Consortia to EducateHealth Information Technology Professionals.The two-year grant is part of the HealthInformation Technology for Economic andClinical Health Act (HITECH) and was awardedin September 2011, but has been extendeduntil 2013.The purpose of the grant is to provide anintensive six-month certificate programdesigned to prepare students to work as aHITECH IT health professional to support the professionals who can complete training inadoption and implementation of electronic less than six months. Upon completion of thehealth records. program, graduates are expected to sit for theThe grant was implemented by the Center national competency exam developed by thefor Healthcare Professionals at HCC American Health Information ManagementColeman College for Health Sciences with Association (AHIMA). Graduates areadministrative support from the Division of candidates for employment with healthcareExtended Learning. The grant funded the institutions, physician offices, and vendors ofdevelopment and implementation of an EHRs.intensive online CE program. This high tech So far, more than 700 people have appliedtraining focused on six Health IT workforce for the grant with 515 enrolling in theareas. The program is designed for self- program. As of June 2012, 277 students havemotivated, experienced Healthcare and IT completed the program. Houston Community College received a $1 million dollar grant
New AmbulanceSimulation LabThe Public Safety Institute (PSI) at HCC Northeast College continuesto lead in innovative teaching initiatives for first responder training.An example of what makes HCC’s PSI program the premier firstresponder program in the country is the recent addition of theEMS Ambulance simulation lab to the EMS Paramedic Technicianprogram. This addition will allow faculty to incorporate additionalsimulation scenarios into the learning process for skills practice.The goal of the new lab is to strengthen and increase the learningenvironment for students. In the simulation lab, students will befocused on stabilizing and transporting patients for further care.Scenarios will allow students to take the simulation manikinsfrom the site where they first encounter a medical issue, throughtransport on a stretcher, to a makeshift ambulance setting. Thisdynamic, hands-on education is essential to improving studentsreaction time, motor skills and teamwork so they will be prepared for the job expected of them in the field.Over the last year, student performance in the PSI program has been exemplary. In 2011-2012, a total of 44 paramedic students took theNational Registry exam scoring a 100% passing rate. In addition, on March 16, 2012, the Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic programwas recertified for another four years by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). All of theseaccomplishments have led to an increase in enrollment, with over 736 basic and advanced duplicated enrolled students in the program in 2011-2012. 12 Division of Extended Learning end of year report for 2011
Houston Innovative The HILZ program is designed to align with the objectives and resources of the GulfLearning Zone (HILZ) Coast Partners for Student Success (PASS).project. The Houston Endowment has contributed over $1.2 million for HCC-HISD to helpHouston Community College (HCC) and students achieve college-level knowledgeHouston Independent School District (HISD) and skills while still in high school and avoidhave partnered to launch the Houston the costs and frustrations in developmentalInnovative Learning Zone (HILZ) project. education. Enrollment in the program beganThe pioneering dual credit pilot program’s in June 2012.goal is to offer high school students Tech-Prep, college readiness preparation and dualcredit courses beginning in the 10th gradethat lead to the completion of an associate School. Each cohort of students, beginningdegree or college certification from HCC upon in the 2012 summer semester, will takegraduation from high school. The intense approximately 384,000 contact hours over thethree year program will focus on high-demand length of the program. It is estimated thatand high-earning careers in the fields of: approximately 300 students will enroll in the • Engineering Technology HILZ program each year. • Process Technology • Pharmacy Technology The partnership between HCC and HISD calls • Network and Computer for nearly $5 million in startup funds, spread Administration over a four-year period. About $1.5 million of • Logistics and Global Supply, and the cost would be covered by federal funds • Manufacturing Technology specifically designated for HISD vocationalFive Houston area high schools and education programs to help prepare highone middle school have been chosen to school students for college level education.participate, they include: Furr, Kashmere, Two million dollars will come to HCC to payScarborough, Sterling, and Booker T. for instructional costs.Washington High Schools and Long Middle Houston Endowment has contributed over $1.2 million Partnerships 14 Division of Extended Learning end of year report for 2011
HCC announces Building and Contracting Leadership Certificate ProgramHCC Chancellor Mary S. Spangler and contractors gain a certain skill set neededHouston Mayor Annise Parker announced to expand their businesses and help thethe creation of the Building and Contracting Houston economy.Leadership Certificate at Houston Community Partners providing scholarship money forCollege in 2012. tuition, books, and lab fees include:The program is a joint venture with Clark • Clark ConstructionConstruction Group, LLC and Bartlett Cocke • Bartlett Cocke General ContractorsGeneral Contractors, LLC, to create a • Access Data supply, Inc.pathway for local independent contractors • Beard Integrated Systems, Inc.to expand and improve their contracting • Omega Engineers, Inc.skills and gain business skills to grow their • PCJ Consultantscompanies. • Reytec Construction ResourcesThis new continuing education certificateprogram focuses on building the infrastructure “This is exactly the type of partnership we need to encourage more small businessof contractors, who have a strong track owners and independent contractors to seek the skills needed to grow their business,record, knowledge of basic business, and said Dr. Spangler. “We are grateful for the generous support of our program sponsorsconstruction contracting. Opportunities in this and the opportunities they are providing for our city’s independent contractors. ”program will be expanded for independentcontractors, particularly minorities, and help
The Gulf CoastCommunity Services Scholarship Recipient Fields of StudyAssociation (GCCSA)Houston Community College (HCC), School Transporta0on of Continuing Education partnered with TheGulf Coast Community Services Association Online (GCCSA) to provide scholarships and career IT training to low-income residents of the Gulf 1 Coast area. Health As of April 2012, more than $530,000 in Business scholarship money was awarded to 300HCC students, who studied in 23 different ATCP certificate areas including: AcceleratedTeacher Certification, online CE, business, 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 health, construction, transportation, and IT. Source: HCC Divison of Extended Learning Operations DepartmentThe Ascension II Skills Program is part ofGCCSA’s Ascension Series that focuses on The Ascension to Skills Program is a scholarship program that completely funds the tuitionthe development of assets for low-income and other ancillary fees, such as: uniforms and books, as well as anything else associated withstudents wishing to pursue continuing the completion of an HCC, School of Continuing Education Certificate. The grant has beeneducation certifications. extended into the 2012-2013 school year. $530,000 in scholarship money was awarded to 300 HCC students. 16 Division of Extended Learning end of year report for 2011
Capital IDEA Houston Foundation, the first ever awarded to aW.K. Kellog Foundation, The George community collegeFoundation and Capital IDEA’s mission is as part of its Familyto lift working people out of poverty by Economic Securitysponsoring educational services that lead Initiative.to life-long financial independence. CapitalIDEA understands that putting individuals on The college dreama community college campus is the best way for participants startsto accomplish this goal. The non-profit agency at a Capital IDEAalso realizes that student success in the information sessionclassroom requires more than simply covering where prospectivetheir college tuition. It involves picking up the students learn moretab on textbook and childcare costs, providing about the non-emergency funding when needed while also profit’s supportive services. Through 2011, One of Capital IDEA’s goals going forward ishaving a low student-to-staff ratio with regard Capital IDEA has served 703 Texas residents. to enroll 600 students a year in the Gulf Coastto career counseling and job placement The agency has already helped hundreds region. Bolstering the size of the Capital IDEAassistance. of underemployed individuals complete family while maintaining their existing high a community college program and obtain standards of service will ultimately lead toCapital IDEA’s phenomenal track record with employment in a high-demand field. The an increase in higher paying wages for thehelping HCC students succeed in school net result has been an average increase of families they serve.played a role in The George Foundation’s $26,000 in their annual earnings.decision in May 2012 to provide a $300,000gift enabling the non-profit to expand itsservices this fall to the HCC-Stafford campus Capital IDEA understands that putting individuals on ain Fort Bend County. community college campus is the best way to accomplish this GOAL.Capital IDEA’s initial efforts with HCC beganat the Southeast College thanks to a grantreceived in 2011 from the W.K. Kellogg
A Capital Success Albert Cisneros acknowleges that his way of living was not working. It had been nearly a decade since the Houston native graduated from Deer Park High School. Up to that point, Cisneros had worked an assortment of low-wage jobs that allowed him to live a carefree lifestyle. But as the years passed, Cisneros’ desire to build his own nest egg became a greater priority. The opportunity for a new beginning would ironically come from a dead- end job Cisneros was trying to escape. A Capital IDEA’s flier landed on the doorstep of Cisneros’ security job two years ago, prompting him to attend the non- profit’s next information session. During that meeting he learned more about their supportive services for aspiring Houston Community College students – from tuition, books and child care assistance, to career counseling and job placement. The experience was life-changing. “When I first heard (Capital IDEA) speak about how they work, it was too good to be true, Cisneros said. ” “I thought… where were you all when I was 20-years-old?” Further motivated by his mother’s decision to return to school, Cisneros enrolled at HCC in 2010 and began working towards an Associate Degree in Process Technology under Capital IDEA’s guidance. “One of the things I realized once I got into school was that I should have been doing this a long time ago, Cisneros said. “As soon as I got into some of these classes, I knew it would be ” something I liked. ” The finish line is within range for Cisneros. He has three more classes to complete this summer before obtaining his degree. Since going back to school his mentality has changed. He used to look forward to cashing his paycheck. Now Cisneros cannot wait to do his job. “The future is a lot brighter, Cisneros said. “I have choices. A lot of things have opened up ” for me.” The 30-year-old acknowledges that Capital Idea’s support from the start has played a significant role in his new, brighter outlook. “Anytime I’ve needed counsel, they’ve been there for me, Cisneros said. “I can’t wait to give ” back to this organization. I’ll never forget my time with Capital IDEA. ”“When I first heard (Capital Idea) speak about how they work, it was too good to be true.” 18 Division of Extended Learning end of year report for 2011
HCC partners planning their second cohort starting in fall 2012. In fact, the hospital administration waswith Memorial so satisfied with HCC’s training that they haveHermann for inquired about phlebotomy training for otherPhlebotomy Memorial Hermann departments.Training But perhaps the most beneficial aspect of the partnership is the strengtheningHCC Corporate College of the relationship between HCC and thepartnered with HCC Coleman Memorial Hermann Hospital System. ThisCollege for Health Sciences was demonstrated when HCC’s Medicaland the Center for Healthcare Laboratory Program Director mentioned thatProfessionals to develop a a few of her students were seeking jobs.new phlebotomy technician Without hesitation, Memorial’s Laboratorytraining program for Memorial Services System Executive recommendedHermann Healthcare System. locations that students should seekThe first cohort included employment upon finishing the program.employees from four areaMemorial Hermann Hospitals– Medical Center, Northwest,Southeast, and Sugarland. Thisgroup completed the programin Spring 2012. The rigorouscurriculum included 80 hoursof on-site classroom instructionand 100 hours of supervisedon the job lab work.The Memorial Hermannprogram administrators werevery pleased with the resultsand have already started
Community Outreach the educational advancement of their team partnered with the Houston Parks constituents. The outreach team conducted & Recreation Department to provide moreThe long-term health of higher education more than 80 city-wide presentations over than 150 teens college and career guidanceinstitutions depends on their ability to forge the past year. Over that same time period, through the Opening Doors Teen Mentorstrategic relationships with the community. the Outreach team has participated in 42 Program and the annual Teen Symposium.At Houston Community College, this task recruitment fairs and events, ranging from thefalls largely on the shoulders of the Business Each December, The Outreach Department Greater Houston Hispanic Forum to the BaylorDevelopment and Outreach team in the brings 30+ Texas Veteran Commission Teen Clinic Health Fair to chamber meetings.Division of Extended Learning (DEL). representatives to HCC to educate them The Outreach team’s client list has grown on the college’s programs and services.The team regularly meets with Workforce to more than 90 Houston-based partners. The team also attends TVC staff meetings.Solutions offices to better assess ways to A considerable amount of the team’s time In the past year, there have been more thanpay students’ education costs. The team and resources are dedicated to its partners, 20 instances where the Outreach teamconducts, on average, 25 annual site visits to particularly Child Protective Services (CPS) collaborated with other HCC Colleges onWorkforce offices. Additionally, they host an and the H.A.Y. Center. Their assistance in recruitment-oriented programs.annual fall luncheon bringing together 50+ developing a training-based grant with thepersonnel from Workforce offices and HCC’s The department ultimately works to find H.A.Y. Center will provide future employmentstaff to elevate the level of customer service organizations and industry representatives at T.D. Industries for 30 foster care youth.provided to HCC students. that value education and help them better Earlier this year, the Outreach Department understand the community college’sTo increase enrollment in HCC’s Continuing partnered with the H.A.Y. Center to host programs and services.Education training the college has developed a Prom Preparation and College & Careerrelationships with businesses, schools Day event for 100 high school students In 2011-2012, 395 students attended HCCand non-profit agencies interested in in foster care. In addition, the Outreach Workforce programs through Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Scholarships. 20 Division of Extended Learning end of year report for 2011
Culinary & Pastry ArtsHouston Community College’s Culinary & Pastry Arts program has grown rapidly since it’sopening in 2000. The program began as a certificate program, but grew to an AAS degreein 2003. In 2005-2006, the program graduated 27 students, by 2009-2010 the number ofgraduates increased to 58 with a total of 195 in the last five years.At this year’s May commencement, there were 49 graduates awarded an AAS in eitherCulinary or Baking and Pastry Arts. There were also 11 certificates awarded.HCC Culinary & Pastry Arts students began participating in competitions in 2009, not onlyplacing, but also winning several of the competitions. In 2012, HCC students won theChairman’s Award at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo “Uncorked Roundup & Best Bites”Competition. The culinary program was also featured in a Houston Chronicle article in June2012. Hospitality 22 Division of Extended Learning end of year report for 2011
Felipe Riccio Sous Chef at The Reef restaurant Felipe Riccio always knew he loved to cook. He was born in Mexico to an Italian father and says both of his cultures revolved around cooking. “Since I was little, food has always been a part of my life. People were always the happiest around food. ” So when he graduated from high school, going to culinary school seemed like the logical thing to do. What he didn’t expect was to find a state-of-the-art kitchen and some of Houston’s best chefs at Houston Community College. Thanks to a family friend, Felipe visited the kitchens at HCC and he says it was the best decision he ever made. “Every single cook I meet, I tell them don’t waste your money with those other schools. Go to HCC. I had a great experience, with great teachers in a program that is constantly evolving and trying to make it better. ” Felipe graduated with an AAS degree in 2010. During his tenure at HCC, Felipe was awarded three scholarships from the Greater Houston Restaurant Association, Opportunity 14, and the Hispanic Leadership Committee. He is currently one of the youngest sous chefs in Houston and works at the restaurant, The Reef. With his career skyrocketing and so many opportunities for chefs in Houston, Felipe’s not sure what his future career goals will be. But he does know that he will be cooking great food, feeding people, and making them happy.“Since I was little, food has always been a part of my life. ”
Computer Science and Business TechnologyThe HCC Computer Science Department has recognized that by embedding industrycertification options in our program curriculum and offering certifications in the classroomstudents stay motivated in school, receive an immediate industry recognized credential, andvalidate the program learning objectives.Keeping students enrolled, engaged, and pointed toward their careers outside of college isa challenge today. Students who achieve industry-recognized certification in technology getthe skills they need to stay motivated in school and receive an immediate credential anddistinction.In 2011-2012, the Computer Science Network programs in both credit and continuing educationembedded the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification in thier classes. In addition,the Business Technology department embedded the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)certifications, which will allow students to take MOS exams upon completion of the BusinessTechnology courses. By summer 2012, all Business Technology full-time faculty also becamecertified.Certifications validate HCC Computer Science and Business Technology student’s fundamentaltechnology knowledge, providing them with a foundation for their careers and helping themgain the confidence they need to succeed. Now students have the opportunity to securean associate degree in Information Technology, as well as Microsoft Certification right in theclassroom.MTA exams are based on high-demand industry career tracks and designed by Microsoft. Eachexam includes a companion MTA certification exam review kit to supplement our coursework. In 2012, All BusinessMTA content was easily imported and integrated into our existing curriculum. Students simply Technology full-time Facultyaccess a web based examination proctored by their instructor. became Microsoft Certified. Information Technology 24 Division of Extended Learning end of year report for 2011
Sean Otmishi is making a name for himself in television show “Innovative Technology” that But his dedication to his students doesn’tthe world of computer science education. The airs on HCCTV throughout the Houston area. stop there! Otmishi is also very excited aboutHCC Northwest college instructor is bringing a partnership between the HCC Northwest He is also working hard to keep HCC’shis passion for computer science to the computer science department and Host computer science AAS degree on theclassroom and winning a few awards along Gators University that allows students taking cutting edge by teaming up with VPS.netthe way. “Computer Science is certainly my Web Development courses the opportunity that provides students a “VPS” (virtualpassion, and HCCTV has provided a great to get free access to commercial-grade web private server). “This hands-on experience isplatform for unique discussion, which I also hosting accounts. Now students can create priceless, and it allows students to go from anuse to further the education of my students. and develop websites and maintain them academic environment directly to workforce, ”Furthermore, I am fortunate to work for an utilizing industry based technologies. Otmishi says.institution that has a television studio with And in his spare time, Otmishi launched agreat production quality and programming computer science club for HCC studentsoptions, Otmishi says. ” interested in the world of computer scienceOtmishi won an AVA Award from the and gaming. The club held their first event,Association of Marketing and Communication GAMECEPTION, in March of 2012!Professionals (AMCP) in January 2012.Otmishi received the organization’s highlyaccomplished platinum award for his HCC Computer Science Instructor Sean Otmishi
Machining Technology graduates in the operation and programming of computerized mills and lathes. These type of machines are part of modern manufacturing processes, and are used extensively byThe Associate in Applied Science degree different sectors in the manufacturing industry, said Robert Sanchez, HCC manufacturing and ”in Machining Technology is designed to engineering faculty.develop competent support technicians Houston Community College has developed a new HCC Advanced Manufactuing Technologyfor employment in the field of machine Institute at HCC Central. In the last year, HCC has acquired new CNC machines for theshop and related occupations. The curricula HCC-Central location and is currently upgrading the facilities and equipment of all relatedare designed to provide a broad-based manufacturing training programs.education with opportunities for specificemployment and personal interest goals. Recently, HCC received the National Center for Construction Education and ResearchThe shop has more than sixty pieces of Certification for its training facilities, curriculm and faculty. This certification acknowledges whatmanual equipment (such as lathes and milling HCC is doing to ensure a sustainable and skilled workforce.machines), seven computerized numericalcontrol (CNC) machines, turning and milling Authorizedmachines, six robotic arms, a computer Training Centerintegrated manufacturing (CIM) cell, hydraulic (ATC) forand pneumatic trainers, and 60 personalcomputers with up-to-date training materials. EngineeringThe program is also an Authorized Training GeometryCenter (ATC) for Engineering GeometrySystems: FeatureCAM (CAD/CAM) software. Systems:“The CNC courses on our Machining and FeatureCAM (CAD/Manufacturing programs prepare the CAM) software. Manfacturing 26 Division of Extended Learning end of year report for 2011
Enrique Chavez Manufacturing Engineering program “I’m 56-years-old. I have been unemployed for six months. Last fall, I came to HCC Central to join the Manufacturing Engineering program. I’ve learned to design and do modeling of parts and fixtures using software. I also learned CNC programming and I have improved my computer skills. I just got a good job that pays $18 an hour. I’ll be working during the summer months but I plan to return in the fall to continue with my associate degree. I’ll be taking additional classes in fluid power, design, electricity, instrumentation, and more advanced manufacturing. ” James Williams Welding program “I’m 48-years-old and I’ve been unemployed for about a year. I came to HCC Central this spring to take welding classes. I’m taking Industrial Math, Blueprint Reading, and Welding Fundamentals. Last month, I interviewed for a job and took a couple of tests, one writtenand one hands-on. I’ve been hired full-time for $15 an hour, plus overtime and a full benefits package. I’m very satisfied with what I’ve learned here at HCC. What I’ve learned here has been very beneficial, without this training I could not pass the tests nor have been hired. ”
Welding Technology The welding program also gives the studentThe Welding Technology program is designed the distinct advantage of using the latestto provide comprehensive theoretical and equipment on the market. In 2011-2012, thehands-on training to prepare students for welding department acquired 11 new Gasimmediate employment in the welding Metal Arch Welding machines and the Gasindustry. There is an increasing demand for Toxin Arch Welding machine. Both pieces ofskilled workers in many industries, such as: equipment are all-purpose and can convertconstruction, oil and gas, and shipbuilding. into three different machines.HCC offers an outstanding welding programthat focuses on basic and advanced weldingtechniques and job safety all at the sametime. In addition, the expansive and recentlyrenovated HCC facilities allow for 68 peopleto be trained at one time making it easier “As of right now the placement rate is 98-and faster for students to get trained and get 100%. We have prospects getting hired ashired. soon as they get trained, said James Owens, ” HCC Welding Faculty. The basic certificate prepares students with the most essential skills for entry-level employment. It can be completed in one regular semester (fall or spring). The advanced certificate covers more complex areas in MIG, TIG, and Pipe welding techniques. It can be completed in one year. Students completing the advanced certificate can continue their education and obtain an Associate in Applied Science in Craft Management. 28 Division of Extended Learning end of year report for 2011
Career CoachIn an effort to expand students’ career options and outlook, Houston CommunityCollege partnered with Economic Modeling Specialist, Inc. to launch CareerCoach, an interactive web tool that enables students to easily explore thecollege’s program offerings and local employment data.Individuals can search an occupation or HCC program by using a keyword or jobtitle. This Career Coach tool will provide information regarding the occupation’searnings and employment trends – this also includes a listing of job opportunitiesin the Houston area. Career Coach features a résumé builder tool and a listingof top local jobs. The site generates a listing of the different credit-based degreeprograms offered at HCC that are available.“Education implies an investment of time and resources and this tool providesreal time data on career outlooks and projections, which can help individuals indetermining the return of their investment in specific fields of choice, said Dr. ”Madeline Burillo, HCC Associate Vice Chancellor of Workforce. HCC Career Coach site provides the following information in a user friendly format: • Earning trends by occupation • Employment Trends by occupation • Education and Training requirements • Region Job Postings by occupation • Resume Builder tool Visit the new Career Coach wesbite at: http://hccs.emsicareercoach.com/ccindex.php Student Services 30 Division of Extended Learning end of year report for 2011
Advanced College CreditAs a community college, HCC does much the processes, and (5) ensure processes A copy of the HCC, ACC manual can be foundmore than confer degrees or certificates. meet SACS compliance criteria. at www.hccs.edu/acc.HCC is also one of the nation’s most In late summer 2012, the new HCC Advancedeffective enablers of social mobility, creating College Credit (ACC) manual was published.opportunities for individuals to enter the This manual is a collaborative work of theworkforce in high growth, high demand HCC Foundation and the Kresge Foundation,occupations in the Gulf Coast region. The which provided a generous grant to helpreality is that many prospective students lower the costs of the development of theattend more than one institution before ACC manual.they earn a degree. Research indicates thatfor every additional year a student takes to Advanced College Credit training initiativescomplete a college degree the chance they will be implemented in fall 2012 for advisors,will graduate diminishes. deans and department chairs.In spring 2011, a task force was formed to The ACC manual also includes HCC’sreview and assess all of the HCC Advanced partnership with the Council for AdultCollege Credit processes. The Task Force was & Experimental Learning (CAEL). Ourmade up of Workforce, Academic and Student partnership with CAEL has provided HCCServices Deans, staff, faculty, Registrar’s access to nationally proven benchmarks ofoffice staff, Continuing Education staff and experimental learning assessment.the Apprenticeship Program Director. The It is the hope that this manual will providegoals of the Task Force were to: (1) assess the user with a clear pathway on how tocurrent procedures for advanced college advise and guide students through thecredit at all colleges, (2) identify areas for process of requesting Advanced Collegeprocess improvement, (3) benchmark national Credit and will be used as another tool tobest practices, (4) make recommendations to improve student success.improve, standardize, streamline, and simplify
Source: 2011-2012 HCC Fact Book 32Division of Extended Learning end of year report for 2011
• 21 Advanced Technology (ACT)*Workforce at a glance… • 1,021 Marketable Skills Awards (non-funded CE)*The Workforce Education Division is comprised of three departments Workforce (CEU),GED Completers*** • 633 non-funded CE and AdultEducation Courses. As of Fall 2011, there were 11,662 students enrolled in workforce coursework.Workforce at a glance… • 6,083 CEU Credit* Workforce Student Demographics Fall 2 • 457 Non-funded CE* 2012**The Workforce Instruction Division is comprised of four departments: Workforce College Credit (SCH), Workforce (CEU), non-funded CE and • 5,122 Adult Education*Adult Education Courses.Career and Technicaleducate degrees and certificates made up 41% of41% of HCC graduates during the 2010-2011 academic year.Career and technical Education degrees and certificates made up HCC graduates during the 2010-2011academic year. • 1,112 AAS* • 1,112 AAS* • 1,577 Certificate 1, 2 & 3* • 21 Advanced Technology & 3* • 1,577 Certificate 1, 2 (ACT)* • 1,021 MarketableTechnology (ACT)* • 21 Advanced Skills Awards 46% Female • 633 GED Completers*** Awards (non-funded CE)* • 1,021 Marketable Skills 54% Male • 633 GED Completers***As of fall 2011, there were 11,662 students enrolled in workforce coursework. Workforce Student DemographicsWorkforce Student Demographics • 6,083 CEU Credit* Fall 2011 & spring • 457 Non-funded CE* 2012** Fall 2011 & Spring 2012** • 5,122 Adult Education 7% Black 46% Female 12% 39% Hispanic 54% Male 16% White Other Asian 26% *Source: 2011-2012 HCC Fact Book **Source: CBM001 & OIR Datamart Files *Source 2011-2012 HCC Fact Book ***Source: ABE Year-end State Report 7% **Source: CBM001 & OIR Datamart Files Black ***Source: The Adult Education Department 34 12% 39% Hispanic 16% White Division of Extended Learning end of year report for 2011 Other Asian 26%
Year-end highlights HCC Northwest Workforce Development won a $245,000 USDA grant, the seventh in a row, designed to develop a new, sustainable, earth-conscious, green initiative in agriculture: Aquaponics, with a new curriculum that will teach students how to create and manage a remarkable and significant ecosystem. HCC Southeast College Cosmetology students won first place at the 13th Annual Texas Independent Beauty Suppliers Association (TIBSA). Mayor Annise Parker was joined by U.S. Senator John Cornyn, the Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee, and various other community and business leaders to congratulate 53 local entrepreneurs, the first in Houston to graduate from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. The inaugural graduation event was held at HCC Southwest College. The HCC Foundation was named recipient of a $300,000 grant in 2011 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to fund Capital IDEA AT HCC: A Family Economic Security Project, including a Developmental Academy at HCC Southeast. HCC is a the first community college to receive funding from the Kellogg Foundation in support of their Family Economic Security mission to organize community colleges to create stronger educational linkages between high schools and employers.
Houston Community College received the prestigious 2011 National Bellwether Award fromthe Community College Futures Assembly. The competitive Bellwether Awards recognizeoutstanding programs or activities at the forefront of innovation, excellence and effectivenessin community colleges throughout the United States and Canada. HCC’s winning entry was inWorkforce Development “Exporting Houston Community College: Think Local, Act Global. ”Houston Community College received the 2011 Heiskell Award from the Institute ofInternational Education for innovative efforts in Internationalizing the Community CollegeCurriculum. The combined International Business, Logistics and Global Supply ChainManagement program has brought innovative ideas to its students and Houston as a result offaculty dedication.The Center of Health Professionals was created to provide continuing professional educationto health professionals for continued certification and licensure.Emergency Medical Services students experienced a 100% pass rate for Emergency MedicalTechniques National Registry exam; Fire Technology students experienced a 100% pass rateon the Texas Fire Commission certification exam, and Law Enforcement students experienceda 98% first-attempt pass rate on the licensing exam by the Texas Commission on LawEnforcement.Houston Community College developed and secured a grant through Perkins funds tooffer a new Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Electrical Power Technology. Thisspecialization is designed to train students to work in power-related services companies and toalso enhance credit transfer to Power Technology programs at Four-year universities with PowerTechnology degree plans. 36 Division of Extended Learning end of year report for 2011
The Ascension II Skills awarded more than $530,000 in scholarship funds, serving more than 300 students. Companies like British Petroleum (BP) are hiring HCC graduates and hosting career days at NE Campus. Houston Community College Southeast opened it’s new Workforce Building in June 2012.The three-story, 60,000 square-foot building will be the new home for cosmetology, logistics, business management, international business, office technology, certified nursing assistant (CNA), electrocardiography (EKG), phlebotomy, accounting, heating, ventilation and airconditioning (HVAC), basic electricity, and other programs. Initially, 1,600 students will study, learn and work within the walls of the Workforce Building. Eventually, as many as 3,000 students per semester will seek training and education in the building. Houston Community College Culinary students 2012 won the Chairman’s Award at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo “Uncorked Roundup & Best Bites” Competition. Houston Community College Northeast College started a student chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
Board of TrusteesMary Ann Perez, Chair, District IIIBruce Austin, Vice Chair, District IINeeta Sane, Secretary, District VIIYolanda Navarro Flores, District ICarroll G. Robinson, District IVRichard Schechter, District VSandie Mullins, District VIEva L. Loredo, District VIIIChristopher W. Oliver, District IXFor more informationcall: 713.718.5303or visit: hccs.edu/workforce2012
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