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Career Exploration

Explore your abilities, interests and personality style, and find out about the job you were meant to do. Career Exploration assists students in exploring carer options and setting career gaols that will provide job satisfaction.

Career Exploration classes target improving the understanding of career options and personal interests, aptitudes, and abilities, along with personality styles while examining real jobs in the community. The class includes a personalized vocational evaluation and career report.
Rubric Number Course Name Clock Hours
POFT 1006 Career Exploration 13

When can I start? Flexible entry/exit. Call 214 860-5900 for details.
When do I attend classes? 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Tuition and Fees
Course Cost
Career Exploration $300.00

Who pays for the courses?
Financial assistance is available through a variety of sources. 

Program Spotlight

WELDING NEWS The Bill J. Priest (BJP) Workforce Training Department is very proud to announce that they have earned the prestigious designation of an Accredited Testing Facility (ATF) through the American Welding Society (AWS). This will allow BJP the ability to offer Welding certifications to students as well as meet the certification needs of business and industries that are served by the Institution.

Until now, San Antonio and McAllen have been the only other areas to offer this service, leaving North Texas industry traveling long distances to gain certifications.

Byron Zarrabi, the director of Welding, states, “This is an important and exciting accomplishment for the Welding program, Bill J. Priest, the Dallas County Community College District, and local industries. Bill J. Priest is also proud to announce that they have a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Pooya Koohbanani, on staff with plans for having all instructors obtain CWI certification.”

Learn more:
Fundamentals of Welding
Fabrication Welding

For details about graduation rates, program costs and other important information, view the gainful employment disclosure.