Providing Academic Support to Students

The PASS Program provides support services to Career & Technical Education students to assist them in completing their educational goals. PASS provides holistic comprehensive advisement to establish and enhance the connection between the student and college.

P.A.S.S. Program provides Career & Technical Education students with:

  • Intensive Case Management
  • Resource and Referral Services
  • Career/Academic Advising
  • Advising for Priority Registration
  • Childcare Assistance
  • Instructional Supplements
  • Enrichment Workshops

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Actively enrolled in a Career & Technical Education Program (Certificate/ Associate of Applied Science) and be pursuing classes in your respective major.
  2. For Instructional Supplements: Cumulative 2.25 GPA or higher and must be registered at least half time. For example, a minimum of 6 hours in Fall/Spring semester and at least 3 hours in Summer I or II semester.
    * Unless number of courses are only pending requirement for selective programs or completion of degree.
  3. For Childcare Services: Cumulative 2.7 GPA or higher and full-time status is required (12 hours-No internet classes) for Fall/Spring semesters. Summer requires enrollment in 6 hours for full time assistance and 4 hours or less for part time assistance (No internet classes).
    * Unless number of courses are only pending requirement for selective programs or completion of degree.
  4. The PASS Program is designed to assist Special Populations enrolled in Career and Technical Education programs. Special Populations include:
    • Individual with Disabilities
    • Displaced Homemakers
    • Economically Disadvantaged: receives Pell Grant, WIA, AFDC, Food stamps, Texas Public Education Grant
    • Non-traditional field of study
    • Individuals with limited English proficiency
    • Single parent, single pregnant woman, or displaced homemaker
  5. Must submit PASS Program application every academic year
  6. First time applicant must complete E-LASSI (Learning and Study Strategies Inventory) at the P.A.S.S. Program office at Technology Campus B-181. (Application will not be processed without E-LASSI completion).
  7. Must complete FAFSA Application (Regardless of eligibility status).
  8. Must complete free 1-hour mandatory workshop for Instructional Supplements and/or Childcare Assistance prior to application deadline. (No online workshops accepted; please check with Advising Specialist/Advisors for workshop availability). Students qualifying for Childcare assistance will be required to complete 2 additional 1-hour workshops during the semester.

Extended Limited Assistance (Beginning Fall 2018)

Extended Limited Assistance Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Actively enrolled in a Career & Technical Education Program (Certificate/ Associate of Applied Science) and be pursuing classes in your respective major.
  2. For Instructional Supplements: Cumulative 2.25 GPA
  3. The PASS Program is designed to assist Special Populations enrolled in Career and Technical Education programs. Special Populations include:
    • Individual with Disabilities
    • Displaced Homemakers
    • Economically Disadvantaged: receives Pell Grant, WIA, AFDC, Food stamps, Texas Public Education Grant
    • Non-traditional field of study
    • Individuals with limited English proficiency
    • Single parent, single pregnant woman, or displaced homemaker
  4. Must submit P.A.S.S. application every academic year
  5. Must complete FAFSA Application (Regardless of eligibility status)
  6. Must complete 1 mandatory workshop (On-line workshop) for Instructional Supplements.
  7. No access codes or course points will be supplied for extended limited assistance.
  8. Students participating in Extended Limited Assistance will receive textbooks based on availability only.
    Students enrolled in:
    • 1-2 courses will receive 1 resource only
    • 3-4 courses will receive 2 resources only
    • 5 courses or more will receive 3 resources only

Extended Limited Application Dates for Instructional Supplements (Textbooks Assistance) Only

Spring 2019
Career & Technical Majors Only:
November 12 - November 21, 2018

Fall 2019
Career & Technical Majors Only:
July 29 - August 9, 2019