San Jacinto College to offer courses in craft skills, truck driving, and occupational safety
Jeannie Peng-Armao -- March 4, 2013
PASADENA, Texas – The San Jacinto College Continuing and Professional Development (CPD) division will offer a variety of applied technologies and trades courses this semester to include craft skills, truck driving, and occupational safety.
Each of these courses focuses on areas of industry facing aging workforces and new hiring requirements, which result in a need for more skilled workers.
The truck driving industry is a vital component of the supply chain and is projected to grow 21 percent by 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The College will offer a six-week certification course from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 8 to May 16, at the San Jacinto College Central Campus. Program curriculum will include general knowledge of truck driving, air brakes, doubles and triples, tank vehicles, hazardous materials, and pre-trip knowledge. Cost of registration is $2,050. Many students are eligible to apply for grants to cover the cost of the course.
The Certified Occupational Safety Specialist course is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 18 to 22 and May 13 to 17, at the Central Campus. The course will offer a set of learning modules to equip workers with the core competencies of occupational safety and health for the chemical, construction, energy, engineering, fire, food, government, human resources, health, medical, municipal, oil and gas, security, shipyard, transportation and utility fields. Course instructors are experts in the field and are Authorized Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Outreach Training Providers in construction and general industry. Cost of registration is $1,699.
The College will offer its newest course in craft trades with the Introduction to Craft Skills.
This course is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., March 26 to May 30, at the Central Campus. It will include 80 hours of learning modules such as general workplace skills, basic safety communications, occupational math and blueprint reading, introduction to hand and power tools, scaffolding and rigging, introduction to pipefitting, welding fundamentals, basic electrical, and sheet metal.
Upon completion, students can continue their training by way of a follow-up specialty course in electrical, commercial wiring methods; pipefitting, fundamentals of pipe fabrication; sheet metal, an introduction to the materials, tools and techniques used in the sheet metal industry; or welding, an introduction to the fundamentals of equipment used in oxy-fuel and arc welding. Cost of registration is $467.
The San Jacinto College Central Campus is located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena. To register for any of these courses, email erin.bradley @sjcd.edu or email@example.com, or call 281-478-3698 or 281-478-3687.
About the Continuing and Professional Development division
This noncredit division of the College provides training for both current and future employees in the professional and technical job sectors, as well as provides participants with open enrollment course options to enhance their lives. Professional and technical training is available through contract training, open enrollment and grant funding. For more information, call 281-476-1838.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.
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