Students enrolled in the Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend learn industrial skills geared especially for employment in the refining, oil and gas, and commercial construction industries. Courses taught include: welding, pipefitting, instrumentation, scaffold building, mobile crane operations, industrial painting and pipeline construction. All programs provided by the Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend are fully accredited through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certifications required by most area, state and national employers.
For those interested in becoming an electrician or plumber, Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend offers two apprenticeship programs. These apprentices earn while they learn working with some the area?s most reputable electric and plumbing companies. The required 8,000 hours of on-the-job training gives our apprentices valuable skills and income before they graduate from Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend.
Adult Evening Program
Our adult training program is delivered during evening hours from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday evenings. Typically, students attend six hours a week split into two evenings a week: either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday for a 14-week semester. We offer three semesters throughout the year: Spring, Summer, and Fall.