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From basic torch-cutting to more advanced arc and TIG welding techniques, the Welding Program offers a variety of courses designed to help you start or continue a career in welding. Closely adhering to the quality standards set by the National Center for Construction Education Research, the ACC Welding Program teaches students the safe and effective use of tools as well as the skills needed to obtain employment.

Welding courses combine classroom studies with extensive hands-on training in the welding lab at the ACC Main Campus in Alvin. Each student is furnished with a workstation and materials to maximize learning and small classes with a maximum students to instructor ratio of 16:1 also ensure the best possible learning environment for welding students.

Historically, the demand for skilled welders has always been high and all indications show that career opportunities are steadily increasing. In the past, Alvin Community College welding graduates have found jobs in a number of industries including petrochemical refineries, construction companies, fabrication shops and ship yards. The shortage of skilled welders has created a demand so great that entry-level positions now command excellent salaries and benefits.


  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must have Social Security number
  • Must be in good physical health
  • Must meet with program coordinator before registering in advanced courses

Welding Job Training Certificates

NCCER Welding 160-Hour Program 

This program follows the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) and prepares you for the NCCER Level 1 credential.  The program consists of two courses:  NCCER Core (CEOSHT 1015) and NCCER Welding Level 1 (CEWLDG 1007).  Upon successfully passing the NCCER Level 1 test, you can opt to take the NCCER Level II classes to further upgrade your skills.  The programs total tuition and fees for students living in ACC's district is $2,100.00.  For students living outside of ACC's district the total tuition and fees is $2,140.00.  Click here for more information about grant funding for this program.  

Upcoming Classes in the NCCER 160 Hour Welding Program 


The National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Core curriculum explains the importance of safety in the construction and industrial crafts.  Trainees will learn how to identify and follow safe work practices and procedures and how to properly inspect and use safety equipment.  Trainees will be able to describe the safety practices associated with elevate work; energy release; and various hazards encountered on job sites.  Upon successful completion of the course, trainees will be award a Construction Site Safety Orientation credential.  


Course No.
CEOSHT 1015 ACW15 
07/09/2018 to 07/16/2018
08:00AM to 04:30PM MTWTH D124 M. Mejia
Students who enroll in this course must also enroll in CEWLDG 1007 ACW15
Tuition & Fees In-District $440.00 Out-of-District



NCCER Welding Level 1  
This welding certification course provides training in welding tool use and safety blueprint interpretation, welding theory and terminology, hands-on cutting torch applications, SMAW electrode classification, hands-on oxygen arc welding applications, and pipe/plate welding.  This course follows the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) guidelines to welding procedures and covers the four modules in the NCCER Level 1 curriculum that our industry partner, the Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF) selected as vital.  CMEF an educational affiliate of ABC Greater Houston.


Course No.
CEWLDG 1007 AC15 07/17/2018 to 08/09/2018 08:00AM to 04:30PM MTWTH D120 M. Mejia Students enrolled in this class must enroll in CEOSHT 1015 ACW15
Tuition & Fees In-District $1,511.60 Out-of- District




More information at: 281-756-3671 or

For REGISTRATION visit Building H, Room 103, ACC Main Campus.


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Address: 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, TX 77511
Telephone: (281) 756-3500

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