Texas Engineering Extension Service—TEEX
UPDATE 8/14/2021: TEEX is no longer a current viable option for earning college credit. Since this entry appears in Chapter 2 of Homeschooling for College Credit. this post will remain live. Note that the colleges that used to award college credit for these courses are no longer doing so.
Still, since these courses are still available AND they are free, 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. FYI are the number of college credits previously awarded for each course.
I’ve grouped the courses in small bundles to make it easy to arrange for high school credit. Each bundle = 1/2 high school credit in Cybersecurity.
- ARW168 Cyber Law and White Collar Crime
- AWR174 Cyber Ethics
- ARW175 Information Security for Everyone
- ARW138 Network Assurance & AWR 139 Digital Forensics Basics
- ARW173 Information Security Basics
- ARW178 Secure Software
- ARW169 Cyber Incident Analysis and Response
- ARW176 Disaster Recovery for Information Systems
- ARW177 Information Risk Management
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.
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.