Industrial Craft Programs

Hands-on Training

Enroll in a hands-on program in HVAC, mechanical maintenance, CNC machinist or welding. Each program helps you increase your skills to enter or advance in the workforce quickly. Industry professionals advise each program so you gain the skills that employers seek, and you will receive a certificate that is recognized in industry.

Mechanical Maintenance Technician

Prepare to enter a high-paying field with growing opportunities with College of the Mainland’s Mechanical Maintenance Program.

Gulf Coast industries are investing billions of dollars in capital improvements throughout the Texas Gulf Coast area, and COM provides training that supports these industry demands.

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CNC Machinist

Home to over 200 chemical plants and to the largest petrochemical complex in the world, the Gulf Coast abounds with job opportunities for machinists.

College of the Mainland collaborates with local industry professionals to train students for in-demand, high-paying jobs.

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Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning

Working as troubleshooters and problem solvers, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) technicians find employment in commercial, residential and industrial settings.

Technicians set up, maintain and repair HVAC units. They install compressors, motors, condensers, thermostats, fans, ducts, pipes and other electrical components and connect parts to duct work and piping.

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Working with artistic precision, welders possess high-level skills that many companies, especially those in manufacturing, compete to employ. The overall employment of welders, cutters, solderers and brazers in the Gulf Coast from 2011 to 2020 is projected to grow 26.7 percent.

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