Howard College - Big Spring, Lamesa, San Angelo, SWCID

Continuing Education

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We invite you to be a part of Howard College Lamesa Campus Department of Community Education’s non-credit programs and classes. Our wide variety of classes will help you keep in step with today’s rapidly changing world.  You choose the class that’s right for you.  Topics are current, challenging, and taught by individuals dedicated to teaching.

Non-credit short courses, seminars, and workshops offer a broad range of activities intended to provide information to individuals of all ages.  Continuing Community Education programs at Howard College have been designed to give students an opportunity to explore new activities for personal growth and enjoyment as well as lifelong learning opportunities and professional development.

During the year, Howard College will plan additional credit-free courses, seminars and workshops in cooperation with businesses, industry, individuals, and organizations in the community.  The college will constantly strive to meet educational needs and will develop special programs in response to demand.  We invite you to contact Howard College concerning an educational interest.  Community Education classes are offered on a non-credit basis. Community Education Units (CEU’s) are awarded for successful completion of some courses. Generally, there are no entrance requirements or examinations.

Upcoming Classes (Lamesa Campus):

Certified Nurse Aide
(NURA 1001, 90 hours, 9 CEU’s)
Designed to provide basic nursing skills, emphasizing long-term elderly care facilities. Includes physical and psychological needs, safety, infection control, and resident rights. Applicants must read, write, speak, and understand English to be successful in this course. Tuition includes $10.00 malpractice insurance, $93.00 state certification exam fee, and textbook fee. Scrubs are required for clinicals.

Prior to enrollment in this program, a background check must be completed through the following website: Employment status will also be verified through the DADS’ Nurse Aide Registry and the Employee Misconduct Registry. Upon registration, students must bring their social security card, driver’s license, and shot records showing they have had at least the first 2 hepatitis B vaccines. 

Night Course
  • Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and alternating Saturdays
  • Time:  5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Locations: Lamesa Campus, Room 5
  • Instructor: Teresa Burns
  • Cost: $570
  • Dates:
    • October 14, 2013 – December 2, 2013
Medication Aide Re-Certification
This 7 hour course fulfills the annual education renewal requirements for the certified medication aide. Topics include review and update of medication aide training rules, medication administration, and related responsibilities.
  • Instructor:  Patricia Coulter
  • Location: Howard College/ Lamesa Campus Room 3
  • Time:  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM 
  • Cost:  $45.00
  • Day: Saturday
  • Date:  
    • November 16, 2013
Fall Wreath Making Class
Students will have a completed Fall Wreath by the end of class. For more information and to register, contact Donna Coulter at (806) 872-2223.
  • Location:  Howard College / Lamesa Campus
  • Date:  Saturday, November 9, 2013
  • Time:  9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
  • Cost:  $20.00 plus supplies
Hours Office Hours:  Monday to Thursday  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Closed Weekends
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