The Post Secondary Education programs are organized within the Continuing Education Department.
Post-Secondary programs are provided through contracts with colleges and universities serving the geographic areas where units are located. All offenders participating in these programs must meet the criteria for admission of each college or university and the established criteria of the WSD. The TDCJ also has established criteria that shall be met, in addition to, offenders receiving security and classification clearance before entry into the Post-Secondary programs. Contracting Colleges and Universities:
Two-year post-secondary academic programs provide classes that lead to the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, and Associate of General Studies degrees. Advancement toward and completion of a degree is emphasized.
Four-year post-secondary academic programs provide classes that lead to the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science, and Bachelor of Business Administration. Advancement toward and completion of a degree is emphasized.
Two-year post-secondary credit vocational programs offer training in 18 different occupational trades. This training is provided through a combination of shop training and classroom instruction. A certificate of completion and semester hours of college credit are earned upon satisfactory completion. Credit Vocational Programs include such trades as:
Two-year post-secondary non-credit vocational programs include training in five different occupational trades. This training is provided through shop training and/or classroom instruction, similar to credit programs. Non-credit vocational programs include such trades as:
- Cabinet Making
- Construction Carpentry
- Auto Mechanics
- Business Computers