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Rehabilitation Programs Division

Post-Secondary Education Programs (Academic and Vocational)


The purpose of offering post-secondary programs in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is to give inmates an opportunity for rehabilitation by developing their mental skills and providing marketable job training skills so they can re-enter society as successful productive citizens. Career and technical training also address the TDCJ's need for qualified inmate workers.

Post-secondary programs are provided through contracts with colleges and universities serving the geographic areas where units are located. Inmates wishing to participate in these post-secondary programs must meet the criteria for admission of each college or university. The TDCJ has criteria that must also be met, and inmates must receive security and classification clearance before entry into the programs.

Academic/Vocational Interest Form (Male)
Academic/Vocational Interest Form (Female)

The Post-Secondary for Contracted Personnel Training schedule for the FY 2022-2023 is as follows:

April 2023
April 27, 2023

May 2023
May 25, 2023

June 2023
June 29, 2023

July 2023
July 27, 2023

August 2023
August 31, 2023

September 2023
September 28, 2023

October 2023
October 26, 2023

November 2023
November 16, 2023

December 2023
December 7, 2023


James Barron, Deputy Director, Post-Secondary Education
TDCJ - Rehabilitation Programs Division
PO Box 99
Huntsville, TX 77342
Phone: (936) 355-1934
Fax: (936) 437-7077