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RISE - Rapid Industry Skills and Employability


Unemployment has become one of the biggest problems facing Texas today, currently more than 1.3 million people are unemployed. TSTC, in partnership with businesses and industries, has developed an innovative solution to help those Texans get back to work. 

Our Rapid Industry Skills & Employability (RISE) program can help you to learn the skills to quickly begin a new career. Upon successful completion, you will earn an Occupational Skills Award.



These short-term, skills-focused courses provide you with the ability to gain the basic technical skills you would need to start with an entry-level career. Some classes are offered online, face to face or a hybrid of both, making it easier for you to complete your program. 

Whether you are interested in a new career in information technology, business or industrial systems, or just looking to upgrade your skills, we can get you started in as little as 7.5 weeks.

Click on each program below for more information. 


*SCH = Semester Credit Hours

Time to CompleteDelivery MethodLocation(s)
15 WeeksHybridSweetwater

Curriculum:     

AUMT 1305 - Introduction to Automotive - 3 SCH
AUMT 1310 - Brakes - 3 SCH
AUMT 1416 - Suspensions & Steering - 4 SCH

Cost Estimate: $2,160 (State Tuition: $250 + Designated Tuition: $1910)
Award:
Occupational Skills Award in Basic Automotive
NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include textbooks, supplies, tools or equipment estimates. 

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Time to CompleteDelivery MethodLocation(s)
7.5 WeeksOnlineMarshall

 Curriculum:

ACNT 1325 - Principles of Accounting - 3 SCH
POFI 1349 - Spreadsheets - 3 SCH
ACNT 1311 - Intro to Computerized Accounting - 3 SCH

Cost Estimate: $1,944 (State Tuition: $225 + Designated Tuition: $1719)
Award:
Occupational Skills Award in Basic Accounting/Bookeeping
NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include textbooks, supplies, tools or equipment estimates. 

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Time to CompleteDelivery MethodLocation(s)
7.5 WeeksOnlineFort Bend County, Marshall  

Curriculum:

DFTG 1309 - Basic CAD - 3 SCH

DFTG 1345 - Parametric Modeling and Design - 3 SCH

DFTG 1325 - Blueprint Reading and Sketching - 3SCH

Cost Etimate: $1,944 (State Tuition: $225 + Designated Tuition: $1719)
Award:
Occupational Skills Award in Basic Computer Aided Drafting
NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include textbooks, supplies, tools or equipment estimates. 

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Time to CompleteDelivery MethodLocation(s)
7.5 WeeksOnlineEast Williamson County, Harlingen, North Texas, Waco

 Curriculum:

ITNW 1345 - Implementing Network Directory Services - 3 SCH
ITSC 1316 - Linux Installation and Configuration - 3 SCH
ITNW 2354 - Internet/Intranet Server - 3 SCH

Cost Estimate: $2,205 (State Tuition: $225 + Designated Tuition: $1980)
Award:
Occupational Skills Award in Basic Computer Networking Systems
NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include textbooks, supplies, tools or equipment estimates. 

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Time to CompleteDelivery MethodLocation(s)
7.5 WeeksOnlineEast Williamson County, Fort Bend County, Marshall, North Texas

Curriculum:

ITNW 1325 - Fundamentals of Networking Technologies - 3 SCH

ITNW 2321 - Networking with TCP/IP - 3 SCH

ITSY 1342 - Information Technology Security - 3 SCH

Cost Estimate: $2,484 (State Tuition: $225 + Designated Tuition: $2259)
Award:
Occupational Skills Award in Basic Cybersecurity
NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include textbooks, supplies, tools or equipment estimates. 

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Time to CompleteDelivery MethodLocation(s)
7.5 WeeksHybrid

 East Williamson County


Curriculum:

HART 1301 - Basic Electricity for HVAC - 3 SCH

HART 1307 - Refrigeration Principles - 3 SCH

HART 1310 - HVAC Shop Practices and Tools - 3 SCH

Cost Estimate: $1,944 (State Tuition: $225 + Designated Tuition: $1719)
Award:
Occupational Skills Award in Basic Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning
NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include textbooks, supplies, tools or equipment estimates. 

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Time to CompleteDelivery MethodLocation(s)
7.5 WeeksHybridWaco

Curriculum:

INMT 1305 - Introduction to Industrial Maintenance - 3 SCH

DFTG 1325 - Blueprint Reading and Sketching - 3 SCH

HYDR 1301 - Rigging and Conveying Systems - 3 SCH

Cost Estimate:
$1,944 (State Tuition: $225 + Designated Tuition: $1719)
Award:
Occupational Skills Award in Basic Industrial Systems
NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include textbooks, supplies, tools or equipment estimates. 

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Time to CompleteDelivery MethodLocation(s)
15 WeeksHybrid Marshall  

Curriculum:

ELPT 1311 - Basic Electrical Theory - 3 SCH

ELPT 1341 - Motor Control - 3 SCH

ELPT 1345 - Commercial Wiring - 3 SCH

Cost Estimate: $1,944 (State Tuition: $225 + Designated Tuition: $1719)
Award:
Occupational Skills Award in Basic Industrial Systems Electrical
NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include textbooks, supplies, tools or equipment estimates. 

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Time to CompleteDelivery MethodLocation(s)
15 WeeksHybridFort Bend County, Marshall, Waco

Curriculum:

MCHN 1300 - Beginning Machine Shop - 3 SCH

MCHN 1302 - Print Reading For Machining Trades - 3 SCH

MCHN 1320 - Precision Tools and Measurement - 3 SCH

Cost Estimate: $1,944 (State Tuition: $225 + Designated Tuition: $1719)
Award:
Occupational Skills Award in Basic Machining
NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include textbooks, supplies, tools or equipment estimates. 

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Time to CompleteDelivery MethodLocation(s)
15 WeeksHybrid Waco

Curriculum:

PFPB 1323 - Plumbing Codes- 3 SCH

PFPB 2308 - Piping Standards & Materials- 3 SCH

PFPB 2309 - Residential Construction Plumbing - 3 SCH

Cost Estimate: $2,205 (State Tuition: $225 + Designated Tuition: $1980)
Award:
Occupational Skills Award in Basic Plumbing
NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include textbooks, supplies, tools or equipment estimates.

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Time to CompleteDelivery MethodLocation(s)
7.5 WeeksOnlineEast Williamson County, Waco 

Curriculum:

IMED 1341 - Interface Design - 3 SCH

ITSE 1311 - Beginning Web Programming - 3 SCH

IMED 1316 - Web Design I - 3 SCH

Cost Estimate: $1,944 (State Tuition: $225 + Designated Tuition: $1719)
Award:
Occupational Skills Award in BasicWeb Design
NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include textbooks, supplies, tools or equipment estimates

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Time to CompleteDelivery MethodLocation(s)
15 WeeksHybridAbilene, Waco

Curriculum:

WLDG 1407 - Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes - 4 SCH

WLDG 1428 - Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) - 4 SCH

WLDG 2413 - Intermediate Welding Using Multiple Processes - 4 SCH

Cost Estimate: $3,312 (State Tuition: $300 + Designated Tuition: $3012)
Award:
Occupational Skills Award in Basic Welding-Multiple Processes
NOTE: This cost estimate sheet does not include textbooks, supplies, tools or equipment estimates

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