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San Jacinto College
News Release
Thursday, July 20, 2017

TPEG scholarships available for business certification courses
Courses include accounting, payroll and bank teller

PASADENA, Texas – Need-based scholarships are available for courses in accounting, payroll and bank teller job training at San Jacinto College, thanks to the Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG). These scholarships fund the Accounting Specialist Fast Track Certificate Program, the Payroll Specialist course and the Bank Teller course for eligible participants.

The Accounting Specialist Fast Track Certificate Program, valued at $525, starts on Sept. 26 and ends on Nov. 16, meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9:30 p.m., on the San Jacinto College Central Campus. This program provides the fundamentals of bookkeeping, the accounting cycle and an introduction to payroll processing. After completing this course, participants may consider additional training for the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) exam preparation.

The Payroll Specialist course, valued at $790, starts on Oct. 21 and ends on Dec. 16, meeting on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the San Jacinto College Central Campus. Participants must meet the prerequisite of having completed the Accounting Specialist Certificate program or have college credit hours in accounting. Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) exam preparation is included in this course.

The Bank Teller course, valued at $350, starts on Oct. 3 and ends on Nov. 17, meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the United Way Bay Area Service Center. This is a fast-track course that prepares students to gain employment at a bank or credit union. Training is based on American Bankers Association’s Today’s Teller curriculum.

Basic eligibility for TPEG scholarships includes a demonstrated financial need. In addition, the applicant must be at least 18 years of age and have no student loans defaults or prior balance due to San Jacinto College. Scholarships are limited in number and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must complete the 2017-2018 Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA). Some courses may require specific prerequisites such as a high school diploma, GED, negative TB screening and a background check.

TPEG-funded courses are offered through San Jacinto College’s Continuing and Professional Development division. The San Jacinto College Central Campus is located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena. The United Way Bay Area Service Center is located at 1300-A Bay Area Blvd. in Houston. To apply for TPEG scholarships, please call 281.478.3636 or email

About the Continuing and Professional Development division
This division at San Jacinto College provides continuing education and training for both current and future employees in the professional and technical job sectors, as well as provides the public with noncredit open enrollment course options to enhance their lives. Professional and technical training is available through contract training, open enrollment, and grant funding. For more information, call 281-476-1838 or visit the
Continuing and Professional Development division website.

About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, 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 a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

For more information about San Jacinto College call 281-998-6150, visit or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

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