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Welding

Approved for VA funding

From basic torch-cutting to more advanced arc and TIG welding techniques, the Welding program offers a variety of courses designed to help you start or continue a career in welding. Closely adhering to the quality standards set by the American Welding Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the ACC Welding Program teaches students the safe and effective use of tools as well as the skills needed to obtain employment.

Welding courses combine classroom studies with extensive hands-on training in the welding lab at the ACC Main Campus in Alvin. Each student is furnished with a workstation and materials to maximize learning and small classes with a maximum students to instructor ratio of Sixteen to one also ensure the best possible learning environment for welding students.

Historically, the demand for skilled welders has always been high and all indications show that career opportunities are steadily increasing. In the past, Alvin Community College welding graduates have found jobs in a number of industries including petrochemical refineries, construction companies, fabrication shops and ship yards. The shortage of skilled welders has created a demand so great that entry-level positions now command excellent salaries and benefits.

The ACC Welding Program staff and instructors maintain relationships with business and industry leaders that help to keep students informed about the latest job opportunities available in the Houston area. A job placement counselor is available to assist graduates seeking employment and students are encouraged to join a registry of program graduates that is updated when new job opportunities arise. Courses are VA approved for those that qualify.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding – One of the most popular forms of welding, this process uses a consumable electrode coated in flux to lay the weld. This is one of the most popular welding forms for repair and maintenance work as well as industrial fabrication and construction.

TIG Welding – Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding is a form of arc welding that uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode. Most commonly used to weld thin sections of material. This application is also used to weld thick metals together. This process is also used for exotic metals.

Pipe Welding – This type of welding simplest and most cost-effective way of connecting two or more pieces of pipe.

Introduction to Stick Welding – An introduction to basic stick welding and torch cutting methods. This course is designed for the farmer, rancher, artist, or handyman that needs to safely perform the most basic welding operation. It is also intended for the entry level student who may decide to pursue further education and a career in welding.

Welding Job Training Certificate – This 420 hour certificate is more encompassing and will cover four techniques: torch cutting procedures, basic S.M.A.W., intermediate S.M.A.W. and advanced arc welding. Contact the Welding Department at (281) 756-3672 for further information regarding the scheduling of classes and course information. Financial assistance is available for those that qualify.

Welding-Related Courses – Industrial Safety / First Aid and CPR.

Customized Training – The Welding Program can develop custom courses for industry groups and businesses to train or upgrade employee skills. More information at (281) 756-3671.

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must have Social Security number
  • Must be in good physical health
  • Must meet with program coordinator before registering in advanced courses

 

Upcoming Classes:

Introduction to MIG Welding
Fundamentals of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) which includes setup and safe use of GMAW equipment as well as instruction in various basic weld joints.

Alvin Campus / Min: 6 / Max: 16
Course No. 
Date(s)
Time
Day
Room
Instructor
CEWLDG 1002 AC01
09/14/16 - 10/27/16 6:00PM - 10:00PM WTHF
D124
A Sustaita
Tuition:
ID $1004
OD $1024
Other Fees
$294  

Introduction to Pipe Welding
An introduction to welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding process (SMAW), including electrodes selection, equipment set up, and safe shop practices.  Emphasis on weld positions 1G and 2G using various electrodes.

Alvin Campus / Min: 6 / Max: 16
Course No.
Date
Time
Day
Room
Instructor
SUMMER          
CEWLDG 1035 AC02 07/25/16 - 09/10/16
08:00AM - 04:30PM
FS
D124
A Sustaita
Tuition: IN $1300 OD $1320
Other Fees
$233
 
FALL          
CEWLDG 1035 AC01
09/23/16 - 11/05/16
08:00AM - 04:30PM
FS D124 A Sustaita
Tuition:
IN $1406
OD $1426
Other Fees
$319

Introduction to Stick Welding

An introduction to basic stick welding and torch cutting methods. This course is designed for the farmer, rancher, artist, or handyman that needs to safely perform the most basic welding operation. It is also intended for the entry level student who may decide to pursue further education and a career in welding. TEXTBOOK PROVIDED.

Alvin Campus / Min: 6 / Max: 16

Course No.
Date
Time
Day
Room
Instructor
CEWLDG 1003 AC01
09/12/16 - 11/15/16
06:00PM - 10:00PM MT
D124
A Sustaita
CEWLDG 1003 AC02
11/21/16 - 01/17/17 06:00pm - 10:00pm MT D124 A Sustaita
Tuition:
IN $1004
OD $1024
Other Fees
$294

Introduction to TIG Welding

An introduction to the principles and safe use of GTAW equipment. To include welding instruction and lab exercise on various joint designs using the TIG process. TEXTBOOK PROVIDED.

Alvin Campus / Min: 6 / Max: 16

Course No.
Date(s) Time Day Room Instructor
CEWLDG 1034 AC01
09/12/16 - 11/15/16
06:00PM - 10:00PM
MT
D124
A Sustaita
CEWLDG 1034 AC02 11/21/16 - 01/17/17
06:00PM - 10:00PM
MT D124 A Sustaita
Tuition: IN $1004
OD $1024
Other Fees
 $294  

Advanced Pipe Welding

Advanced pipe fabrication and pipe alignment for rotating equipment.  Includes identifying; describing; applying; and maintaining steam traps, inline specialties, special piping, hot taps, and valves.

Alvin Campus / Min: 6 / Max: 16

Course No.
Date(s) Time Day Room Instructor
SUMMER          
CEWLDG 2053 AC02
08/19/16 - 10/01/16
08:00AM - 04:30PM
FS
D124 A Sustaita
Tuition: IN $1300 OD $1320
Other Fees
$233
 
FALL          
CEWLDG 2053 AC01 09/23/16 - 11/05/16
08:00AM - 04:30PM
FS
D124
A Sustaita
Tuition:
IN $1406
OD $1426
Other Fees
$319
 

Welding Job Training Certificate

This 420 hour certificate is more encompassing and will cover four techniques: torch cutting procedures, basic S.M.A.W., intermediate S.M.A.W. and advanced arc welding. Financial assistance is available for those that qualify. Request more information at welding@alvincollege.edu or call 281.756.3671.

Upcoming Classes:

Torch Cutting Procedures

An introduction to oxy-fuel and arc welding and cutting practice and procedures.

ALVIN CAMPUS

Course No.                      Date(s)                       Time                             Day            Room   Instructor

CEWLDG 1015 AC01   08/11/16 - 08/18/16    08:00AM - 04:30PM   MTWTH    D124    M Mejia

Tuition:     IN $580          OD $600             Other Fees $213

Basic S.M.A.W.

This course covers basic maintenance and structural welding techniques and applications.

ALVIN CAMPUS

Course No.                      Date(s)                      Time                             Day           Room   Instructor

CEWLDG 1009 AC01   08/22/16 - 09/19/16   08:00AM - 04:30PM   MTWTH   D124   M Mejia

Tuition:   IN $1440          OD $14600            Other Fees $251


Intermediate S.M.A.W.

This course covers manipulative skills in welding techniques, applications, and theory.

ALVIN CAMPUS

Course No.                      Date(s)                      Time                             Day           Room   Instructor

CEWLDG 1043 AC01   09/20/16 - 10/17/16   08:00AM - 04:30PM   MTWTH   D124   M Mejia

Tuition:    IN $1440         OD $1460         Other Fees $251

Advanced Arc Welding

This course covers manipulative skills in welding techniques, applications, and theory.

ALVIN CAMPUS

Course No.                      Date(s)                      Time                             Day           Room    Instructor

CEWLDG 2044 AC01   10/18/16 - 11/14/16   08:00AM - 04:30PM   MTWTH   D124    M Mejia

Tuition    IN $1440          OD $1460          Other Fees $252

 

More information at: 281-756-3671 or welding@AlvinCollege.edu

For REGISTRATION visit Building H, Room 103, ACC Main Campus.




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