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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.

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   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 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.  Tuition and fees for the 160 hour program is $2,100 for in-district students and $2,140 for out-of-district students

Upcoming Classes in the NCCER 160 Hour Welding Program

NCCER Core 
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 or NCCER Basic S.M.A.W. course.

ALVIN CAMPUS

Course No.
Date
Time
Day
Room
Instructor
 CEPTRT 1013 ACW08 
06/26/117 - 06/29/17
08:00AM - 04:30PM
MTWTH D124 M Mejia
 CEPTRT 1013 ACW09 08/01/17 - 08/07/17  08:00AM - 04:30PM MTWTH D124 M Mejia

NCCER Welding Level 1  NEW COURSE! 
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 includes some American Welding Society (AWS) standards.  The course 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 ACW08 
07/03/17 - 07/31/17
08:00AM - 04:30PM
MTWTH D120 M Mejia
CEWLDG 1007 ACW09 08/08/17 - 08/29/17 08:00AM - 04:30PM MTWTH D120 M Mejia


Welding 420-Hour Program - Revised!

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.  Total tuition and fees for the 420 hour program is $6,087.40 for in-district students and $6,167.40 for out-of-district students.   Financial assistance is available for those that qualify. Request more information at welding@alvincollege.edu or call 281.756.3671.

Upcoming Classes in the 420 Hour Program:

Course No.
Course Title  Date
Time
Day
Room
Instructor
CETRT 1013 ACW07 NCCER Core 05/23/16 - 06/08/17 08:00AM - 04:30PM MTWTH D124 A Sustata
CEWLDG 1007 ACW07 NCCER Basic S.M.A.W 06/12/17 - 07/06/17 08:00AM - 04:30PM MTWTH D124  A Sustata
CEWLDG 1043 AC03 Intermediate S.M.A.W 07/10/17 - 08/02/17 08:00AM - 04:30PM MTWTH D124 A Sustata
 CEWLDG 2044 AC03 Advanced Arc Welding 08/03/17 - 08/24/17 08:00AM - 04:30PM MTWTH D124  A Sustata


Welding Special Topic Classes

Introduction to Stick Welding  80 Hours Night Class!
The course covers the theory and introduction to the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) processes.  Skill in the welding process and the selection of materials and equipment will be stressed.  Tuition and fees for in-district students is $1,197.60 and $1,217.60 for out-of-district students.

Alvin Campus
Course No.  Date(s) Time  Day
 CEWLDG 1003 AC03 06/27/17 - 09/11/17 06:00PM - 10:00PM MT 

Introduction to TIG Welding  80 Hour Night Class!
The principles of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), including setup, GTAW equipment.  Instruction in various positions and joint designs will be stressed.  Tuition and fees for in-district students is $1,197.60 and $1,217.60 for out-of-district students.

Alvin Campus
Course No.  Date(s) Time Day
 CEWLDG 1034 AC03 06/27/17 - 09/11/17 06:00PM - 10:00PM MT

Introduction to MIG Welding  80 Hour Night Class!
The fundamentals of gas metal arc welding (GMAW).  INcludes setup and safe use of GMAW equipment as well as instruction in various basic weld joints. Tuition and fees for in-district students is $1,197.60 and $1,217.60 for out-of-district students.

Course No.  Date(s) Time Day
CEWLDG 1992 AC04 7/27/17 - 09/27/17 06:00PM - 10:00PM WTH

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

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


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Address: 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, TX 77511
Telephone: (281) 756-3500
Email: info@alvincollege.edu

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