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Personal trainer certification among 15 new fall 2019 classes


New to South Texas College, the Kinesiology Department adds its much anticipated personal trainer certificate for fall 2019. The certificate is a 19 hour course specializing in the various aspects of one-on-one training. STC presents at least 15 new courses for the fall including offerings in world dance, criminology and culinary arts.

South Texas College is set to add 15 new courses for students by fall 2019, according to the Office of Curriculum and Student Learning.

STC is consistently introducing new course offerings meant to challenge students and offer them insight, often in real world settings.

The college’s new lineup for the fall will introduce new courses in world dance, criminology, culinary arts, and a new personal trainer certificate for kinesiology students.

“STC continuously strives to offer courses that will give students opportunities to learn about the growing industries throughout our community, and hopefully give them options when it comes to choosing a career pathway.”
Christina Cavazos, Curriculum and Student Learning manager


The Kinesiology Department will add their much anticipated personal trainer certificate for the fall. The certificate includes an introduction to personal training that will enable students to explore all areas of the personal training occupation including marketing, legal aspects, and psychology while emphasizing one-on-one or group training situations.

Kinesiology will also introduce a course in fitness and exercise testing that will encompass techniques for conducting physical fitness assessments; as well as a theory of exercise program design where students will study the theoretical basis underlying physical fitness.

Please visit https://bit.ly/2M4fX7U for the full course list.


STC’s Drama Department will also add an exciting course in World Dance. Through the course, students will become immersed in different cultures, history, and their influences on contemporary dance society. Students will also have the opportunity to experience the cultural origins, significance, motivations, and techniques from dances spanning the globe.

For more information about Drama courses at STC please visit https://bit.ly/2LEeHJe

Public Safety

Public Safety will add a course in Criminology. This course will cover current theories and empirical research pertaining to crime and criminal behavior and its causes, methods of prevention, systems of punishment, and rehabilitation.The full list of Public Safety Courses can be found at https://bit.ly/2OcAWIp

To learn more about STC's law enforcement program visit https://bt.southtexascollege.edu/law-enforcement/index.html

To learn about STC's Fire Science program visit https://bt.southtexascollege.edu/fire/index.html


Culinary Arts

STC’s Culinary Arts Program will also add four new courses including Meat Preparation and Cooking, Professional Kitchen Essentials, Cake Baking and Production, and Quantity Bakeshop Production.

The meat preparation course will include preparation, storage, and cooking techniques for beef, pork, lamb, poultry, seafood, and game. Kitchen essentials will address current events, skills, knowledge, and behaviors in the industry. Cake Baking and Production will cover principles and techniques of cake production including identification, functions, mixing, and baking. Quantity Bakeshop will cover advanced baking techniques to include volume production of a variety of breads and desserts.

For more information about STC’s Culinary program please visit https://bit.ly/2UkSY9X

“STC continuously strives to offer courses that will give students opportunities to learn about the growing industries throughout our community, and hopefully give them options when it comes to choosing a career pathway,” said Christina Cavazos, Curriculum and Student Learning manager.

Students who want to browse all of the course offerings, or begin registering for the fall semester can visit https://www.southtexascollege.edu/register/ for additional information.

Students can avoid an additional $60 registration fee if they meet the early payment deadline, which is Aug. 16 for fall 2019. Regular payment deadline for fall is Aug. 25, and final payment is due by Sept. 11. Classes not paid in full by 5 p.m. on the final deadline may be dropped. Fall classes begin Aug. 26.