Admissions

 

Gulf Coast Trades Center serves at-risk adjudicated youth referred to us from counties throughout the nation.

  • Must be between 15 and 18 years of age
  • Must be willing to participate in a personal interview and campus visit
  • Must be vocationally motivated
  • Must be willing to participate in a battery of tests and assessments to determine skills, functioning, and
  • competencies
  • Must be able to demonstrate an ability to benefit from the vocational training offered
  • Must be referred from a state or county youth-serving agency

Recreation

 
Gulf Coast Trades Center offers:
 
  • A gymnasium with large electronic scoreboard
  • Olympic size swimming pool with certified lifeguards on duty
  • Enclosed weight room
  • Baseball and football fields
  • Outdoor covered pavilion
 
Through the Texas Association of Charter Schools, students participate in leagues and tournaments in the following sports:
 
  • Flag football
  • Volleyball
  • Baseball
  • Track
  • Basketball

Building Trades / Building Maintenance (BT1)

Our Building Trades program takes a multifaceted approach to developing young people. By combining intensive classroom instruction with hands on experience gained in our facility, students acquire a level of proficiency and professionalism that is unmatched by programs of its kind.

Upon completion of our Common Curriculum described earlier, students begin to focus their training through course offerings specializing in the Building Trades & Building Maintenance field’s.

  • Tool Identification and Use
  • Measurements
  • Measurement Tool Identification and Use
  • Material Selection and Estimation
  • Site Preparation
  • Blueprint and Layout Technique
  • Basic Carpentry
  • Construction Framing
  • Drywall Construction and Finishing
  • Electrical Wiring Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
  • Plumbing Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
  • OSHA 10 Certification
  • Available Food Handler’s Certification
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Building Trades / Bricklaying & Masonry (BT2)

Our Bricklaying Masonry program takes a multifaceted approach to developing young people. By combining intensive classroom instruction with hands on experience gained in our laboratory facility, students acquire a level of proficiency and professionalism that is unmatched by programs of its kind.

Upon completion of our Common Curriculum described earlier, students begin to focus their training through course offerings specializing in the Bricklaying and Masonry field.

  • Tool Identification and Use
  • Measurements
  • Measurement Tool Identification and Use
  • Material Selection and Estimation
  • Material Preparation and Application, Layout, Blueprints, and Plans
  • Floor Covering Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
  • Carpentry Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
  • Site Preparation
  • Layout Work
  • Plaster Placing Methods
  • Troweling Methods
  • Finishing
  • OSHA 10 Certification
  • Available Food Handler’s Certification
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Automotive (AT)

Our Automotive Technician program takes a multifaceted approach to developing young people. By combining intensive classroom instruction with hands on experience gained in our automotive facility, students acquire a level of proficiency and professionalism that is unmatched by programs of its kind.

Upon completion of our Common Curriculum described earlier, students begin to focus their training through course offerings specializing in the Automotive Technician field.

  •  Tool Identification and Use
  •  Measurements
  • Measurement Tool Identification and Use
  • Use of Parts and Repair Manuals
  • Basic Automotive Maintenance
  • Brake System Repair
  • Lubrication
  • Tire Repair
  • Cooling System Repair
  • Tune-Ups
  • Available OSHA 10 Certification
  • Available Food Handler’s Certification
 

Business Information Management (BIM)

Our Business Computer Information Systems program takes a multifaceted approach to developing young people. By combining intensive classroom instruction with hands on experience gained in our computer lab, students acquire a level of proficiency and professionalism that is unmatched by programs of its kind.

Upon completion of our Common Curriculum described earlier, students begin to focus their training through course offerings specializing in the Desktop Publishing field.

  • Computer Hardware Identification and Use
  • Computer Operating Systems
  • Keyboarding
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Databases
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Graphic Communication
  • Filing Systems
  • Bindery Process
  • Telephone Skills
  • Available OSHA 10 Certification
  • Available Food Handler’s Certification
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Culinary Arts (CA)

Our Culinary Arts program takes a multifaceted approach to developing young people. By combining intensive classroom instruction with hands on experience gained in our food service facility, students acquire a level of proficiency and professionalism that is unmatched by programs of its kind.

Upon completion of our Common Curriculum described earlier, students begin to focus their training through course offerings specializing in the Culinary Arts field.

  • Equipment/Tool Identification and Use
  • Weights, Measures and Conversions
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Shop and Utensil Sanitation
  • Basic Nutrition
  • Menu Preparation
  • Basic Food Preparation
  • Available OSHA 10 Certification
  • Available Food Handler’s Certification

 

Horticulture (HC)

Our Horticulture program prepares our students to become employed in an industry that contributes over 25 billion dollars to the United States economy every year.  By combining intensive classroom instruction with hands on experience gained in our greenhouse facility and campus, students acquire a level of proficiency and professionalism that is unmatched by programs of its kind.   Students will receive a certificate of 720 hours of hands on training in Horticulture and their Junior Master Gardeners Certification.

  • Upon completion of our Common Curriculum described earlier, students begin to focus their training through course offerings specializing in the Horticulture field.
  • Equipment/Tool Identification and Use
  • Measures and Conversions
  • Plant Identification
  • Interiorscaping
  • Plant Growth and Development
  • Horticulture Chemicals
  • Plant Propagation
  • Nursery Plant Production
  • Landscaping Design and Maintenance
  • Available OSHA 10 Certification
  • Available Food Handler’s Certification