Specialized Trade Division

One Year Certificate Programs
  • Heating, Ventilation Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Tech
  • Geothermal Heating and Cooling
    -Air Conditioner & Refrigeration Technology
    -Commercial Equipment Specialist
    -Domestic Equipment Specialist
    -Residential Equipment Specialist
  • Auto Body Repair Technology: Body Repair Specialist
  • Auto Body Repair Technology: Refinishing Specialist
  • Automotive Technology/Technician
  • Automotive Technology: Line Specialist
  • Automotive Technology: Parts Specialist
  • Automotive Technology: Repair Specialist
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Construction Technology: Green Building
  • Plumbing Solar Thermal Technology
  • Residential Electrician Solar Photovoltaic Technology
  • Commercial Electrician Small Wind Turbine Technology


    Two Year Associate Degree Programs
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Tech
  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology: Commercial Equipment Specialist
  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology: Domestic Equipment Specialist
  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology: Residential Equipment Specialist
  • Auto Collision Tech
  • Automotive Technology
  • Automotive Technology: GMASEP
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Combination Welding
  • Welding Technology
  • Plumbing
  • Renewable Energy Technology
  • Wind Energy & Turbine Technology




  • Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement (VIDA) helps low-income, unemployed and underemployed Rio Grande Valley residents get the training they need to secure a high-skilled, high-wage job. Copyright 2012 Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement (VIDA)