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Welding

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

Welding Job Training Certificates

NCCER Welding 160-Hour Program   NEW Updated 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 course:  NCCER Core and Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes.  Upon successfully passing the NCCER Level 1 test you are can  opt to take the NCCER Level II class to further upgrade your skills.

Upcoming Classes

NCCER Core  NEW COURSE! 
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 Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Process course.

ALVIN CAMPUS

Course No.
Date
Time
Day
Room
Instructor
CEPTRT 1013 ACW03
01/23/117 - 01/26/17
08:00AM - 04:30PM
MTWTH D124 M Mejia
 CEPTRT 1013 ACW06  01/23/17 - 02/02/17  08:00AM - 04:30PM MTWTH D124 J Garcia
 CEPTRT 1013 ACW05 04/10/17 - 04/13/17 08:00AM - 04:30PM MTWTH D124 M Mejia
 CEPTRT 1013 ACW07 04/10/17 - 04/23/17 06:00PM - 10:00PM MTWTH D124  J Garcia
Tuition:
IN $361
OD $381
Other Fees
$55

Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes  NEW COURSE! 
The course covers basic welding techniques using some of the following process:  Oxy-fuel welding (OFW) and cutting, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW).  Students will be able to demonstrate machine set-up and complete welds and cutting operations; demonstrate basic shop safety; identify types of electrodes used in welding processes; identify various welding and cutting standards; and demonstrate proper joint preparation techniques.  This course follows the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) and prepares the student for NCCER Level 1 testing.  Students must complete the NCCER Core class prior to enrolling.

ALVIN CAMPUS

Course No.
Date
Time
Day
Room
Instructor
CEWLDG 1007 ACW03
01/30/17 - 02/23/17
08:00AM - 04:30PM
MTWTH D120 M Mejia
CEWLDG 1007 ACW06 02/06/17 - 04/06/17 06:00PM - 10:00PM MTWTH D120 J Garcia
CEWLDG 1007 ACW04 03/06/17 - 04/06/17 08:00AM - 04:30PM MTWTH D120 M Mejia
CEWLDG 1007 ACW05 04/18/17 - 05/15/17 08:00AM - 04:30PM MTWTH D120 M Mejia
 Tuition: IN $1,576 OD  1,595  Other Fees  $108  

NCCER Level II    NEW COURSE!
The course covers manipulative skills in welding techniques, applications and theory and uses the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) curriculum.  Upon completion the student will test for a NCCER Level II credential. 
Requirements.  Students need to have evidence of completing a NCCER Level II credential prior to enrollment.

Course No.
Date(s) Time Day Room Instructor
CEWLDG 2013 AC01 02/13/17 - 04/24/17
06:00PM - 10:00PM
MW
D124
M Mejia
Tuition:
IN $2,011
OD $2,031
Other Fees
$139

Welding 420-Hour Program
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   02/13/17 -  02/20/17 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 02/21/17 - 03/28/17 08:00AM - 04:30PM  MTWTH D124  M Mejia
Tuition: IN $1,440  OD $1,460   Other Fees $253    


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 03/29/17 - 04/25/17 08:00AM - 04:30PM   MTWTH D124  M Mejia
Tuition:  IN $1,440 OD $1,460  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 04/26/17 - 05/23/17  08:00AM - 04:30PM   MTWTH D124  M Mejia
Tuition:  IN $1,440 OD $1,460  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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