Working side by side with the Harlingen Fire Department, students in the Firefighters Academy will earn 468 hours of credit towards two certifications while gaining hands on experience in the field.HCISD offers five certification opportunities for students seeking careers within the automotive services industry. Not only will this program bring new college credit opportunities for students in the auto collision and auto mechanic field, it will provide them the opportunity to use a state of the art facility, recently upgraded through a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission.
Students in the Media Arts and Communications Academy (MACA) are exposed to situations and experiences that help shape their passion for potential careers in the industry. MACA captures students’ interests and awakens creativity as they gain in-depth knowledge in the field of visual communications.
HCISD’s Teacher Academy will provide students with experiences and skills necessary to be college, career, and workforce ready. Through the four-year academy, students will receive two certifications and experiences to ensure success in their future endeavors. The experience will create a culture of committed professionals and prepare educators for highly effective classrooms.
By offering career and post-secondary educational learning opportunities, HCISD students are gaining a head start in the medical field. In addition to the medical pathways of Harlingen School of Health Professions, HCISD is offering six health science certification options to students
HCISD has launched an academy for Architecture, Construction, Masonry, Plumbing, Electrical & Welding. While on track to earn certifications, senior level students will be offered opportunities to intern with local businesses to enhance their skills to become work-force ready.