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Applied Sciences

Applied Sciences Programs are about helping students, employees, and lifelong learners of all ages fulfill their career potential.

A technical education pathway is affordable and fast. In one or two years, you can receive the skills you need to get the job you have always wanted. Currently, ninety percent of the jobs in the fastest-growing occupations require some level of postsecondary education and training. (U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2010)

Blinn College offers degrees and certificates in a wide range of areas including nursing, physical therapist assistant, business, information management, dental hygiene, and fire science - just to name a few. You are sure to find a field of interest and an occupation that will be in demand for years to come.

Businesses are seeking highly qualified employees. In fact, eighty to ninety million U.S. adults today, about half of the adult workforce, do not have the basic education and communication skills required to get or advance in jobs that pay a family-sustaining wage. (U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2010)

Take a look at Blinn's one-year Applied Sciences certificates and the two-year Associate of Applied Science degrees and see how you can earn the skills that employers desire.

Haley Folsom, LVN Transition graduate, recently won an Apple iPad Mini from Blinn College’s Applied Sciences Division after completing her graduate survey and automatically entering a drawing. The survey provides important data that is vital to program and curriculum improvement. This approach has proven successful as the Applied Sciences Division was designated by the Texas Workforce Investment Council (TWIC) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) as one of the two promising practice models in the state. The TWIC said Blinn’s system is valuable “in evaluating employer satisfaction with graduates from Texas community and technical colleges and in the use of satisfaction data to improve institutional and student performance.”