Moving Ahead: Education, career training can get you into a good job

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Today’s job market is competitive. No matter what profession or trade you are currently in or are seeking to join, obtaining an education and enhancing your skills to work effectively is essential.

Companies are looking for a highly qualified, skilled workforce to streamline operations and maximize productivity. Whether you are just starting out, stagnant in your current job, desire greater responsibility, or seek a career transition, education and training are essential to gain knowledge and keep up-to-date with the latest best practices.

Victoria College’s certificates, associate degrees, and workforce and continuing education courses can get you into a good job in two years or less. If a four-year degree is part of your plan, Victoria College can also help you make that happen. You can earn your associate degree in general studies at VC and then transfer to any public university in Texas to earn a bachelor’s degree at a fraction of the cost.

Want to move ahead? Victoria College can help you discover good-paying, in-demand jobs such as those listed below.

Areas of Study

Business Management

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

AAS Degree – Business Management
Business Management Skills Certificate
Business Management Certificate

Prepares you to 

Work in managerial positions in various industries and businesses such as retail stores, financial institutions, and manufacturing facilities

Estimated Salary Range*

$30,000  to $60,000

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Computer Information Systems — Networking

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

Personal Computer & Local Area Network Technician Certificate

Prepares you to 

Get an entry-level job as a PC technician, network technician, LAN administrator, telecommunications technician, wireless network technician, or LAN security technician

Estimated Salary Range*

$29,000  to $75,000

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Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement++

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

AAS Degree – Criminal Justice

Basic Peace Officer Course Certificate

Prepares you to 

Work as a law enforcement officer, correction officer, probation officer, or loss prevention specialist

Estimated Salary Range*

$26,000 a $50,000

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Electrical

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

Electrical Training Courses WCE

Prepares you to 

Work as an electrician: install and maintain electrical and powering systems in homes, businesses and factories

Estimated Salary Range*

$26,000 to $61,000

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Electronic Health Records+

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

Electronic Health Records Training Course WCE

Prepares you to 

Work as an electronic health records analyst: evaluate filing systems and equipment and maintain database records according to information management theory

Estimated Salary Range*

$15,000 to $33,000

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Electronics Technology

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

AAS Degree – Electronics Technology

Electronics Technology Certificate

Prepares you to 

Work as an electronics technician: install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, and replace electronic equipment to ensure safety and quality

Estimated Salary Range*

$32,000 to $71,000

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Emergency Medical Services++

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

AAS Degree — Emergency Medical Services

EMT— Basic Certificate

EMT— Intermediate Certificate

EMT— Paramedic Certificate

Prepares you to 

Work as an emergency care attendant, emergency medical technician or a paramedic

Estimated Salary Range*

$17,000 to $40,000

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Firefighting++

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

AAS Degree – Fire Science

Basic Firefighter Certificate

Prepares you to 

Work as a firefighter: contain and put out fires in a variety of structures and extinguish wildfires

Estimated Salary Range*

$24,000 to $48,000

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Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

HVAC Training Courses WCE

Prepares you to 

Work as an HVAC technician: install, maintain and repair heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems

Estimated Salary Range*

$23,000 to $40,000

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Instrumentation

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

AAS Degree – Instrumentation

Instrumentation Certificate

Measurement Technician Certificate

Prepares you to 

Work as an instrumentation technician: set up, test, and operate instrumentation and electronic devices, such as pressure gauges, speedometers, and radiation detection devices

Estimated Salary Range*

$32,000 to $71,000

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Insurance Coding+

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

Insurance Coding Training Course WCE

Prepares you to 

Work as an insurance coder: translate a patient’s medical diagnosis into universal codes so that hospitals and insurance agencies can communicate about what specific medical services were performed on patients

Estimated Salary Range*

$15,000 to $33,000

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Medical Assisting+

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

Medical Assisting Training Course WCE

Prepares you to 

Work as a medical assistant: keep offices running smoothly by assisting with patient check in, x-rays, and medical files

Estimated Salary Range*

$15,000 to $30,000

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Medical Laboratory Technology++

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

AAS Degree — Medical Laboratory Technology

Prepares you to 

Work as a medical lab technician: perform routine tests on blood and other body fluids to help diagnose a disease and monitor treatment effectiveness

Estimated Salary Range*

$38,000 to $50,000**

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Medication Aide+

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

Medication Aide Training Course WCE

Prepares you to 

Work as a medication aide: administer prescribed medicines to residents of long-term care facilities and monitor for adverse reactions to medicines

Estimated Salary Range*

$22,880 to $27,040**

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Millwright

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

Millwright Training Courses WCE

Prepares you to 

Work as a millwright: assemble, maintain, and disassemble machinery in factories and other industrial settings

Estimated Salary Range*

$26,000 to $67,000

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Nursing+

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

AAS Degree – Nursing++
LVN-ADN Transition Program++

Vocational Nursing Certificate++

Nurse Aide Training Course+ WCE

Prepares you to 

Work as a registered nurse (RN) to provide care for patients through assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation

Work as a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) to help care for ill or injured people and perform health maintenance duties under the supervision of RNs or physicians

Work as a nurse aide: perform basic nursing care, such as bathing, feeding, and grooming, under the direction of a nurse

Estimated Salary Range*

$34,000 to $67,000

$25,000 to $42,000

$14,000 to $22,000

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Pharmacy Technician+

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

Pharmacy Technician Training Course WCE

Prepares you to 

Help pharmacists prepare prescribed medications, provide customer service, and perform administrative duties in a pharmacy

Estimated Salary Range*

$19,000 to $32,000

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Phlebotomy+

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

Phlebotomy Training Course WCE

Prepares you to 

Work as a phlebotomist: collect blood specimens for lab tests

Estimated Salary Range*

$15,000 to $30,000

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Physical Therapist Assistant++

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

AAS Degree – Physical Therapist Assistant

Prepares you to 

Work as a physical therapist assistant: provide patient treatment, such as mobility exercises and functional training

Estimated Salary Range*

$40,000 to $73,000

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Pipefitting

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

Pipefitting Training Courses WCE

Prepares you to 

Work as a pipefitter: lay out, assemble, install, and maintain pipe systems, supports, and other related equipment

Estimated Salary Range*

$22,000 to $47,000

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Process Technology

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

AAS Degree – Process Technology

Prepares you to 

Work as a process technician: control the production of products from their raw material stage to their final production stage in a variety of process industries

Estimated Salary Range*

$31,000 to $78,000

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Professional Office Technology

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

AAS Degree – Professional Office Technology

(Specialize in Accounting Assistant, Administrative Assistant, or Medical Office)

Professional Office Technology Certificate

Prepares you to 

Work as a receptionist, secretary, administrative assistant, bookkeeper, or accounting clerk to help keep offices running smoothly

Estimated Salary Range*

$14,000 to $34,000

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Real Estate

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

Real Estate Training Courses WCE

Prepares you to 

Work as a real estate broker or sales agent: buy and sell property for clients

Estimated Salary Range*

$15,000 to $42,000

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Respiratory Care++

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

AAS Degree – Respiratory Care

Prepares you to 

Work as a respiratory therapist under the direction of a physician to evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders

Estimated Salary Range*

$35,000 to $56,000

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Truck Driving+

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

Truck Driving Training Course WCE

Prepares you to 

Work as a commercial truck driver: transport supplies, equipment, and finished goods from one point to another so they can be distributed, bought, or sold

Estimated Salary Range*

$19,000 to $46,000

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Welding

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Degrees, Certificates, & Courses

Basic Welding Certificate

Advanced Welding Certificate

Welding Training Courses WCE

Prepares you to 

Work as a welder: meld metals together to produce products for construction and fabrication industries

Estimated Salary Range*

$24,000 to $47,000

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