Texas Engineering Extension TEEX

Texas Engineering Extension Service—TEEX
Limited Transfer

UPDATE 2/2/2022:  As a “college credit” option, TEEX is barely an option. The colleges that used to award credit for these courses have cut way back to nearly nothing. Since these appear in Chapter 2 of Homeschooling for College Credit this listing remains.

TEEX Cybersecurity courses are still available AND they are free, so you can still have your teen take these for high school credit AND they offer a ton of certificates for free/low cost.  These can be used toward job training or for personal interest.

What:  free courses in Cybersecurity open to anyone!

What:  inexpensive Forensics Certificate for high school students 



These are DHS/FEMA funded and therefore free for the general public to take.  The college credit part of this program expires 11/30/2021.  If you took them prior to that date, you can still get them on your Credly/Acclaim transcript.

Since we’ve lost the college credit option, I’ve regrouped the courses in small bundles to make it easy to arrange for high school credit.

Cybersecurity I, 0.5 high school credit

  • ARW168 Cyber Law and White Collar Crime
  • AWR174 Cyber Ethics

Cybersecurity II, 0.5 high school credit

  • ARW175 Information Security for Everyone
  • ARW138 Network Assurance & AWR 139 Digital Forensics Basics
  • ARW173 Information Security Basics
  • ARW178 Secure Software

Cybersecurity III, 0.5 high school credit

  • ARW169 Cyber Incident Analysis and Response
  • ARW176 Disaster Recovery for Information Systems
  • ARW177 Information Risk Management

Sign up for free Cybersecurity courses here

After you are enrolled, use this login URL to take the classes: https://my.teex.org

Each course consists of reading long modules and taking many quizzes.  Approximate time needed to complete EACH course:  1 day-3 days.

Forensic and Investigative Sciences

Target audience: high school students

Students who complete all the courses in a level will receive a certificate.

The Forensic and Investigative Sciences Level I is designed for high school students and will give graduates a recognized credential that can translate into greater recognition in a future career in forensics. (recommended 2 High School credits)

The Forensic and Investigative Sciences Level II After completing the required courses offered through the Texas Forensic Science Academy graduates will have an intermediate understanding of forensics topics. (recommended 2 High School credits)


Sign up for forensics courses here