Training courses at Tec Centro are a low cost to the student. Many courses only cost a registration fee ($50.00), books/uniforms, criminal background check, and (if needed) medical exam. For 90% of the programs, a high school diploma or GED is required. Each course (except for forklift training) includes a customer service and job readiness class.

Training last between 3 and 9 months and upon completion of the class, students will receive a certificate. There are classes both during the day and in the evening.

Certified Nurse Aide
3 month program 

This program includes an introduction to healthcare and medical terminology and a customer service class. To take the class, a HS diploma or GED is needed, and a TABE test level of 6 or more.

Next course begins: March 2019
Total cost you pay: $50
Sign up for the CNA course waitlist.

Dental Assistant
205 hour program 

The Dental Assistant program prepares participants to work as a dental assistant and for X-Ray certification. The program includes an 80 hour externship/internship component. HS Diploma or GED and a TABE test level of 8 or more required.

Next course begins: July 2019
Registration Fee: $50
Sign up for Dental Assistant course waitlist.

Physician Office Assistant
330 Hours

The POA educational program prepares the student for an entry-level position in an outpatient healthcare setting such as a medical practice or health-related call center. Students will become familiar with the general workflow of an outpatient medical practice, gain an understanding of medical insurance, and will be exposed to basic PC skills and the basic use of electronic medical records.

Next course begins: September 2019
Total cost you pay: $50
Sign up for the Physician Office Assistant waitlist.

Culinary Arts
4 month program

This program prepares participants with the basic culinary skills, such as culinary math, ServSafe Certification, and basic food preparation. Internship at Cafe Centro included.

Next course begins: March 2019
Registration Fee: $50
Sign up for the Culinary Arts course waitlist.


Facilities Maintenance
30 week program 

This course includes 24 weeks of class training in HVAC, plumbing, electrical, masonry, carpentry, and more. It also includes 6 weeks of on-the-job, paid, training and will teach OSHA safety practices.

Next course begins:  To be determined
Registration Fee: $50
Sign up for Facilities Maintenance waitlist.

Forklift Certification
6 hour training course

This course prepares a student with the basic skills on operating a forklift. During the training students will take a written test and a driving test.

Next course begins: To be determined

Welding & Metal Casting
3 week program 

This three-week program prepares individuals to work in the metal casting industry and is offered at Thaddeus Stevens College. HS diploma or GED preferred, TABE test love of 3 required.

Next course begins: To be determined
Registration Fee: $50
Sign up for Welding & Metal Casting waitlist.
Contact Esther Suarez for more information. (Email | Call)