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Community and technical colleges across Texas have incorporated skill standards into their technical education programs to ensure that the workforce skill needs of business and industry are met. These programs have received Texas skill standards based recognition.

To receive program recognition, the colleges’ staff has documented the courses in which they teach the skill standards competencies, or key activities. The staff also has agreed to assess their students on the basis of the related performance criteria, skills and knowledge specified in the skill standards. The Texas Workforce Investment Council (TWIC) recommends that employers consider these programs first in their recruitment efforts, as a likely source of qualified job applicants.

In fiscal year (FY) 2023 (9/1/22 through 8/31/23), there were 45 recognized programs at 20 community and technical colleges in Texas.

To see the list of current recognized programs related to any college or occupational area, select the appropriate link in the columns below. Information provided for each program includes a link to the program's college website, the skill standards integrated into the program, and a crosswalk or matrix of the skill standards key activities integrated into the program's courses. Also listed is the program contact or the status for discontinued programs, closed programs, and expired recognitions. New programs recognized in FY 2024 (since 9/1/23) are also notated.

The status of the recognized programs on the pages linked below was last updated and is current as of 9/1/23.

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