About CPD

Noncredit Classes for Professionals and Lifelong Learners

Whether you’re preparing for a career or picking up a new hobby, the Continuing and Professional Development (CPD) division at San Jacinto College offers you a variety of noncredit courses for workforce training and lifelong learning.

Enhance Your Job Skills

The workforce area of the division offers courses that keep workers up to date on the latest technologies in industries such as petrochemical, manufacturing, health care, aerospace and maritime. These courses are available through contract training, open enrollment and grant funding. 

  • Contract training programs are designed in partnership with companies to address specific needs to keep workers competitive within their industries.
  • Open enrollment is for individuals who are looking to change career paths. It provides fast-track curriculum options that give you the necessary credentials to obtain a job in your desired field.
  • Based on availability and specific criteria, grant-funded courses are available to businesses and individuals to address a specific training need within an industry. 

Learn for Fun

Not only does the division provide vital training for workers, many participants find enjoyment by picking up new skills they've been eager to learn. CPD also offers lifelong learning courses that offer people a variety of affordable lessons in areas such as dance, martial arts, scrapbooking, retirement and motorcycle riding. More than 40 course options have been developed for the purpose of leisure learning and to help people expand their horizons.

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