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About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by the monuments of history, the industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As one college with multiple locations, San Jacinto College has a location nearby the majority of our students. Our College brings people together for all kinds of academic pursuits, workforce training, continuing education, and frequent gatherings of civic, community, and non-profit groups.

San Jacinto College is committed to serving the citizens, businesses, and industries of East Harris County. At the core of our values is student success. In fact, we are a recognized leader in the national student completion movement. San Jacinto College was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College in 2011 and received this recognition again in 2014. We achieved this status through a direct focus on removing barriers for completion, enhancing support systems, and emphasizing academic excellence.

The College is also committed to developing a skilled and trained workforce to meet the growing demands of industry in our region. We partner with industry to ensure we are teaching the skills that make our students employable immediately upon completion of their program. We have created fast-track and stackable credentials to help meet that workforce need and to ensure students have a pathway as they progress in their careers.

At San Jacinto College, we know that not everyone is a “traditional” student. Goals and scheduling demands are unique, so we offer courses during the day, during the evening, on weekends, and online. San Jacinto College students choose from 186 degrees and certificates in 46 technical programs and university transfer pathways. Our corporate partners benefit from a robust training program through the Continuing and Professional Development division.

San Jacinto College continues to lead in the Gulf Coast through grant-funded partnerships and collaboration with other colleges and organizations. These funds support student success through academic programs and initiatives promoting college retention and completion, regional workforce training, scholarships and tuition of various student programs, and creation of pathways to higher education and the workforce for middle and high school students.