Apprenticeship Academy 
This academy aims to inspire students wanting to explore careers in architecture, construction, electrical, HVAC, masonry, plumbing, or welding.
While in the process of earning certifications, students intern with local business and receive on-site training, enhancing their skills to become workforce ready.
HCISD offers certification opportunities for students seeking careers within the automotive services industry. With the addition of Diesel Equipment Technology, students have access to a state of the art facility, recently upgraded through a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission.
-Diesel Equipment Technology

 Firefighters Academy 
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.

 Health Science Academy
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 seven health science pathway options to students' district-wide.
-Licensed Vocational Nurse

 Media Arts and Communications Academy 
Students in the Media Arts and Communications Academy are exposed to experiences that help shape their passion for potential careers in the industry. Students explore videography, radio broadcasting, graphic design, and printing and imaging technology.
-Radio Broadcast

 Public Services Academy 
Students interested in professions in health, law, education, or social services are able to explore their interests through authentic learning experiences in this academy.

 Veterinary Science
Seeking a career aimed towards helping animals, students in this academy learn the fundamentals of patient care. On a path towards furthering their education as a veterinarian, this academy provides an excellent jump start in this professional environment.