Grant Programs

Industrial Training Grant Programs

Financial Assistance and Grants

Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)

Limited funds are available for persons who qualify through the College Financial Aid office, to assist with payment of tuition for workforce training programs (Allied Health, Business & Technology, and Industry). Books and fees are not included. This grant does not require repayment. Bring income tax records to the Continuing Education office located inside the H building, room 103 at the main ACC campus.

For more information, call 281-756-3787.

TWC Skills for Small Business Program

Funds available for small businesses interested in upgrading the skills of current workers and training for new workers. Contact Sarah Currie at 281.756.5710 or / Chase Burgin at 281.756.5711 or

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TWC Fast Start IV

The  Fast Start IV grant is an experimental program designed to enable students with previous welding experience, or education, can transfer their knowledge over to the new industry guidelines of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum. A total of twelve students will be selected to receive 10 weeks of training at no cost from a certified NCCER instructor in pipe welding, advance structural and special medals.  Upon completion, students will be entered into the NCCER national registry.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Must be 18 years of age;
  2. Must have participated in at least 1 semester of high school or community college welding or have at least 1 year of experience as a structural welder;
  3. Must pass a structural welding test designed by ACC staff;

For more information contact Chase Burgin at or call 281-756-5711


Julia Jose Ramirez, Welding and Pipefitting Student"The ACC welding and pipe fitting instructors were phenomenal. They were very informative and instrumental to the understanding and complete comprehensive nature of the art of welding. Their years of experience allows the ability to assist anyone because it's one thing to read a book about welding but it's a completely different experience in the shop. The instructors help build confidence in their students and encourage them to do better. My overall experience in the Veterans program was great. Every time I needed help I received it, and whatever I didn't understand an instructor broke it down until I grasped the concept".
– Julia Rose Ramirez, Welding and Pipe Fitting Student Fall 2015