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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 National Center for Construction Education Research and the American Welding Society, 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.

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.


  • 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

Welding Job Training Certificates

NCCER Welding 160-Hour Program   New Updated Night Program!

This program follows the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) and prepares you for the NCCER Level 1 credential.  The program consists of two courses:  NCCER Core and NCCER Welding Level 1.  Upon successfully passing the NCCER Level 1 test you are can opt to take the NCCER Level II classes to further upgrade your skills.  

Upcoming Classes in the NCCER 160 Hour Welding Program  New Night Program!

The National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Core curriculum explains the importance of safety in the construction and industrial crafts.  Trainees will learn how to identify and follow safe work practices and procedures and how to properly inspect and use safety equipment.  Trainees will be able to describe the safety practices associated with elevate work; energy release; and various hazards encountered on job sites.  Upon successful completion of the course, trainees will be award a Construction Site Safety Orientation credential.  This course is required before enrolling in the NCCER Welding Level 1 course.


Course No.
 CEOSHT 1015 ACW10 
08/23/17 - 10/25/17
 06:00PM - 10:00PM
W TBA A Sustaita 
 CEPTRT 1013 ACW01 08/28/17 - 08/31/17  08:00AM - 04:30PM MTWTH D124 M Mejia
 CEPTRT 1013 ACW01
11/07/17 - 11/13/17 08:00AM - 04:30PM MTWTH D124 M Mejia
 Tuition & Fees  Tuition ID $436.80  Tuition OD $456.80 Other Fees $38.80   

NCCER Welding Level 1  
This welding certification course provides training in welding tool use and safety blueprint interpretation, welding theory and terminology, hands-on cutting torch applications, SMAW electrode classification, hands-on oxygen arc welding applications, and pipe/plate welding.  This course follows the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) guidelines to welding procedures and covers the four modules in the NCCER Level 1 curriculum that our industry partner, the Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF) selected as vital.  CMEF an educational affiliate of ABC Greater Houston.


Course No.
CEWLDG 1007 AC10 
08/21/17 - 12/11/17
06:00PM - 10:00PM
MT D249 M Mejia
 Tuition & Fees Tuition ID $1,500 Tuition OD $1,520 Other Fees $124.00  

NCCER Welding Level 2   New Night Course! 

This new course helps prepares individuals who currently hold a NCCER Welding Level 1 Certification.  The course follows NCCER curriculum and specifically focuses on NCCER modules identified by our industry partner, CMEF as being vital.  Specific modules that will be covered are 29304-16, 29305-16, pipe welding techniques and application as well as GMAW positions 1G, 2G, 5G, and 6G.

Course No.
08/23/17 - 12/07/17
06:00PM - 10:00PM
WTH TBA A Sustaita
Tuition & Fees Tuition ID $1,500 Tuition OD $1,520 Other Fees $124,40

Welding 320-Hour Program - Revised!

 This 320 hour certificate is more encompassing and will cover four courses: NCCER Core, torch cutting procedures, basic S.M.A.W., and intermediate S.M.A.W.   The first cohort of students start classes on September 28th and finish the program on November 1st.  The second cohort of students start their program on November 7th and finish their courses on February 12th.  Tuition and fees for in-district students is $4,350.40 for students out-of-district the tuition and fees is $4,390.40  Financial assistance is available for those that qualify. Request more information at or call 281.756.3671.

Upcoming Classes in the 420 Hour Program:

Course No.
Course Title  Date
CEPTRT 1013 ACW11 NCCER Core 08/28/17 - 08/31/17 08:00AM - 04:30PM MTWTH D124 M Mejia
CEPTRT 1013 ACW01  NCCER Core 11/07/17 - 11/13/17 08:00AM - 04:30PM MTWTH  D124 M Mejia
CEWLDG 1015 AC01 NCCER Torch Cutting Procedures 09/05/17 - 09/12/17 08:00AM - 04:30PM MTWTH D124 M Mejia
 CEWLDG 1015 AC 02 NCCER Torch Cutting Procedures 11/14/17 - 11/28/17 08:00AM - 04:30PM MTWTH D124 M Mejia
CEWLDG 1028 ACW07 NCCER Introduction to S.M.A.W. 09/13/17 - 10/05/17 08:00AM - 04:30PM MTWTH D124  M Mejia
CEWLDG 1028 AC02  NCCER Introduction to S.M.A.W. 11/29/17 - 01/15/18 08:00AM - 4:30PM MTWTH  D124 M Mejia
CEWLDG 1043 AC01 NCCER Intermediate S.M.A.W. 10/09/17 - 11/29/17 08:00AM - 04:30PM MTWTH D124 M Mejia
CEWLDG 1053 AC02 NCCER Intermediate S.M.A.W 01/17/17 - 02/12/17 08:00AM - 04:30PM MTWTH D124  M Mejia

More information at: 281-756-3671 or

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


Contact Us

Main Campus

Address: 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, TX 77511
Telephone: (281) 756-3500

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