Workforce Certification Programs

Eligibility Requirements

    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Live in Harris County
    • Have a photo ID and social security number
    • Attend orientation and registration
    • High school diploma or GED certificate (May be waived for certain classes)
    • Commit to the 6 - 10 weeks of training and find employment after completion of certification
    • Certain classes may be taught in English and Spanish

Jumpstart your career with one of Adult Education's workforce certification programs

      Click the program you are interested in below for more information.

      • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in Spanish

      • NCCER Core Construction with MAREK in Spanish

      • Information Technology (IT)

      • Phlebotomy

      • Electrocardiograph Technician (EKG)

      • Pipefitting

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      • Adult education and literacy services are provided with support from the Gulf Coast Workforce Board to help individuals find a job, keep a job, or get a better job. Harris County Department of Education supports, and the Board is committed to providing a learning and working environment that promotes personal integrity, civility, and mutual respect free of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and gender expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.  

        Harris County Department of Education is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. (Please request reasonable accommodations a minimum of two business days in advance.) Relay Texas Numbers: 800-735-2989 (TDD), 1-800-735-2988 (voice), or 711.