Alvin Community College Continuing Education Workforce Development programs are open for registration for the Fall 2020 semester.
Registration for the Fall is now open and will close on August 17. Classes begin on August 24.
CEWD programs are designed to provide a fast track into the workforce. There are several CEWD programs in a variety of healthcare, industrial, business and technical fields that can be completed in less than a year in job markets that are in high demand.
There are many industrial programs available including: Commercial Truck Driving, Welding, Pipefitting and more.
“Our programs have been designed by subject matter experts with the student’s best interest in mind and leave with the nationally recognized credentials and certifications industry requires to enter the workforce,” said Chase Burgin, ACC director of Industrial programs.
The Truck Driving program is in high demand and students can start their careers quickly after finishing their education, said Sarah Currie, ACC director of Business, Technical and Community programs.
“Within four weeks students are able to complete training and obtain their class ‘A’ CDL License and enter the workforce,” she said.
There are scholarships available for construction trade programs to assist students who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. There are more details about the program at www.alvincollege.edu/cewd/technical/.
“Grants and financial aid options are available for both day and night classes- including our Construction Trades Grant, that can cover the entire cost for some of our entry-level courses,” Burgin said.
There are also several medical programs available students seeking a quick entry into high demand fields.
"Now more than ever, the healthcare field is in demand,” Currie said. “ACC's Continuing Education Workforce Development department offers hybrid programs in Medical Office Billing and Coding, Clinical Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant and Veterinary Assistant."
The CEWD Department also offers a GED prep program and an English to Speakers of Other Languages program.
“ACC’s GED Instructors go above and beyond to ensure the success of their students,” Currie said. “Our 75 hour program is now available online.”
ACC recently released a revised schedule of courses for the 2020 Fall semester to increase the safety of students and faculty in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The schedule provides flexible learning choices for students through a combination of online and face-to-face instruction.