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

Opportunities for mechanical maintenance technicians, industrial machinery mechanics and millwrights will increase 41 percent by 2022. The average hourly wage is $23.15. Completers of the Mechanical Maintenance Technician Program may find employment in:

  • Petrochemical Plants and Refineries
  • Manufacturing and Production Facilities
  • Energy Exploration Facilities
  • Construction Sites
  • Machine and Fabrication Shops
  • Power Plants

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CNC Machinist

The Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board projects that by 2022 opportunities for CNC machinist will increase 49.7 percent. The average hourly wage is $19.18. Completers of the Manual Machinist Program may find entry-level employment in:

  • Petrochemical Plants and Refineries
  • Manufacturing and Production Facilities
  • Machine and Fabrication Shops

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Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning

The Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board projects that by 2022 opportunities for HVAC technicians and installers will increase 25.7 percent. The average hourly wage is $19.84. Completers of the Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Program may find employment in:

  • Residential Homes and Apartments
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Hotel and Motels
  • Hospitals
  • Restaurants
  • Manufacturing and Production Facilities

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Welding

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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Welding program, female welder

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