Career Schools & Colleges — Program Overview

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The Career Schools & Colleges program regulates career schools in Texas and provides information and technical assistance to schools, students and the public. Career schools and colleges are privately owned institutions that offer classroom or online training in which students are taught the skills needed to perform a particular job.

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Customers

The Career Schools & Colleges program serves:

  • Current and prospective students of career schools
  • Currently licensed schools
  • Those considering opening a career school

Job seekers and employees can find information on Career Schools & Colleges and other training options at Training & Education. Schools can explore Career Schools & Colleges and other training programs at Training Providers’ Resources.

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Authority & Funding

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) regulates career schools in Texas and provides information and technical assistance to schools, students and the public. Regulatory functions include licensing schools, approval of programs of instruction, approval of key school staff, site inspections, investigation of student complaints and unlicensed schools, administration of the Tuition Trust Account to assist students of closed schools, and coordination with other approval and regulatory agencies.

Career schools and colleges pay licensing fees established in rule and statute. From those fees, TWC is appropriated funds for the regulation of career schools and colleges operating in Texas.

The Career Schools & Colleges program is governed by:

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Other Resources

TWC’s Career Schools & Colleges Web pages includes additional information on the Career Schools & Colleges program, including resources specific to current students of career schools, individuals considering attending a career school, currently licensed schools, and those considering opening a career school.

Last Verified: August 28, 2014

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