College Release Time
Regular full time employees may request paid release time up to three hours per week to attend a class. The request must be in writing on the College Release Time Application and approved prior to registration. The course must be considered directly related to the current or prospective employment and judged to be of benefit to both the employee and the state.
This program offers a set amount of financial assistance to UHCL employees who want
to pursue a degree or attend college courses for professional development. Reimbursement
of educational expenses is considered taxable income in accordance with the Internal
All benefits-eligible employees of the university are eligible to apply for reimbursement of tuition and/or fees, not including textbooks. The individual must have six months of continuous service within the UH System at the time of application for reimbursement and shall not have any financial obligations to the state of Texas in accordance with policy.
Career Exploration Workshop
Offered by Career Services, the career exploration workshop is a 12 hour workshop conducted in a small group format to assist individuals who need to engage in self-exploration in order to make career decisions. Vocational assessments and exercises help participants learn more about their personality, vocation interest and skills, vocational histories, and work values and how these factors contribute to choosing a career. The fee for non-students is $50. Learn more about the career exploration workshop or call 281-283-2590.
Extended and Professional Education
UHCL's extended and professional education programs are led by experts in their fields who will guide you through every step of your learning so that you leave UHCL ready to take on new challenges. If you are a working professional wanting to enhance skills, or someone looking to enrich your personal life through knowledge, UHCL can provide the classes to make it happen. To learn more, visit Extended and Professional Education Programs.