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Monday, June 30, 2014

ACC Starts Access Granted Program

Alvin Community College is now working with local industry and the Workforce Solutions to create the Access Granted program, which provides free job training for those interested in the pipefitting and welding fields.

Workers interested in joining the oil and gas field can apply for a spot in the program by contacting the Workforce Solutions offices.

There is an ever-increasing need for new welders as the industry is seeing a rapid pace of retirements. The average age of a welder now is 55 years. U.S. Labor Department projections show the number of welding jobs will increase by 15 percent over the next 10 years.

The Pipefitting program will take five weeks to complete while the Welding program will take 14 weeks to finish.

There are 82 slots open in Pipefitting and eight available for Welding.

Classes will begin on July 7.

For more information about the programs, call assistant grant coordinator Tricia Park at 281-756-5714.

Campus Events Calendar

«October 2015»

October 3, 2015

ACC will host its annual Student Leadership Conference on October 3 at the Nolan Ryan Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information 281-756-3686.
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October 7, 2015

ACC will host the Dolphin Wing Fling to teach students about the dangers of drinking and driving on October 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. outside the Student Center.
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October 8, 2015

Registration for the second mini semester for fall will end on October 8. For more information call 281-756-3500 or visit
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10/10/2015 - 10/17/2015

October 10-17, 2015

Drama productions of Getting Sara Married will run from October 10-17 at the ACC Theatre. All performances start at 7:30 p.m. There will be a 2:30 p.m. performance on October 11. For more information or to purchase tickets visit:
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October 15, 2015

Free screenings, flu shots and healthcare information will be made available to the public during the Fall Fitness Fair on October 15 in the Science/Health Science Building from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 281-756-5660.
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October 24, 2015

ACC will host its 40th Annual Fall Festival and Zombie 5k Fun Run on October 24 on the college campus from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information or to sponsor a booth, call 281-756-3600.
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