(713) 225-1955 info@housoc.com 3522 Polk St. Houston, TX 77003
(713) 225-1955 info@housoc.com 3522 Polk St. Houston, TX 77003

General Policies

General Policies

Admissions Policy & Procedure

Non-Discrimination Statement:

HSOC in its admissions, instruction, and graduation policies, practices no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, financial status, gender, ethnic origin, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

* Applicant must be at least 17 years of age (applicants under the age of 18 require written permission from a parent or legal guardian.)
* Students will need a valid ID or Driver’s License.
* Be enrolled in an eligible program of study.
* Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident or reside in the United States for other than a temporary purpose (supportive documentation may be required to verify residency or citizenship status i.e. work permit.)
* Maintain SAP Satisfactory Academic Progress in their course of study.

Upon receipt of all required documents and in good order, the prospective student is eligible to enroll in the school. When all admissions criteria and requirements are met, the prospective student is given the date of the next class. The first day of class will include financial aid and academic orientation, in which the students will sign their enrollment contract, student permit form and additional required paperwork.

Voter Registration

The Texas voter registration application form is available at any post office or Harris County offices. Texas does not accept online voter registration, so all registrations must be either mailed or completed in person. Your mailed application can be filled out by hand or typed. You can also request a postage-paid voter registration form online or visit your local post office, library, Texas Department of Public Safety office, or Texas Department of Human Services office to pick up an application. We recommend calling these offices beforehand to make sure they carry voter registration applications.

For more information, visit https://www.votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/.

Gainful Employment

Houston School of Carpentry
Program Name: Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic Certificate
Program Length: 30 weeks/45 weeks

This program is designed to be completed in 30 weeks/45 weeks.
This program will cost $15,000.00 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduates leaves with $______ of debt.
100% of program graduates obtained employment in the field according to TWC Career Schools and Colleges*.
Graduates of this program may find employment as a commercial or industrial Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic and Installer.

Heating And Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-9021.01

Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-9021.02

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-9021.00

Helpers – Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-9021.00

The final program integrity regulations published in the Federal Register on October 31, 2014, and a correction published in the Federal Register on December 4, 2014 [79 FR 64890 and 79 FR 71957] require postsecondary institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended, to disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution’s Gainful Employment (GE) Programs.

To assist institutions in meeting their disclosure obligation, the Department of Education designed and developed a Gainful Employment Disclosure Template (GEDT) for use by all Title IV postsecondary institutions and eligible programs. This GEDT allows institutions to quickly and easily create a Web page containing the required gainful employment disclosure information for each of their eligible educational programs.

Effective January 1, 2017, institutions must use this GEDT developed by the Department of Education to disclose the required information about their GE Programs in order to be in compliance with the GE Program regulatory requirements.

The materials below contain necessary information for institutions to comply with this requirement.


*2017-2018 TWC Career Schools and Colleges Student Completion, Employment, and Placement report.
Updated: 9/9/2019

1098T Policy

HSOC provides a copy of the 1098-T form to its students by no later than January 31st of each year as required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), for students whom received Title IV funding. This form is for informational purposes only and is provided for each student’s tax record. The 1098-T is used to advise students of their possible eligibility for educational tax credits.

FERPA Policy

Houston School of Carpentry maintains all students’ records according to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). All students seeking to obtain records or make amendments must submit a written request to a school official. Students have the right to request their information to not be revealed or publicized. Information maintained:

* Name
* Phone Number (s)
* Temporary/Permanent Address
* Email Address
* Dates of Attendance
* Program of Study
* Enrollment, Completion, or Placement Status




Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

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Student Body Diversity

Information on diversity of the student body, including percentage of enrolled, full-time students who are male, females, self-identified members of a major racial or ethnic group, and Federal Pell Grant recipients are available in the financial aid office upon request.

Copyright Infringement

Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including peer-to-peer file sharing is subject to disciplinary action by the school under the code of conduct rules as set forth in the catalog. In addition to the school’s disciplinary action, a student may be subject to civil and criminal liabilities. A summary of those follow:

Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In a file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.

Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than
$750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.

Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.

For more information, please see the Web site of the U.S. Copyright Office at http://www.copyright.gov/, especially the FAQ’s at http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/.

Cyber Security and Campus Security

Houston School of Carpentry

Nationally Accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.