Applied Trades

Hands-on jobs require hands-on training. You can't learn to drive without ever getting behind the wheel. You can't learn to repair diesel engines without ever popping the hood. Our courses in Applied Trades will hone your skills in welding, truck driving, pipefitting, and HVAC with hands-on learning and training, all while following industry-recognized standards.

Not Afraid To Get Your Hands Dirty

Our programs provide opportunities for both the most novice of learners to the experts of the field. Get your footing in the field or freshen up on your skills today.
Construction students on job site


Has your passion for building legos turned into a passion for constructing buildings? Try out our construction program! With more than 20 courses following the National Center for Construction Education Research Foundation's standards, you will leave San Jac equipped with the tools to make a dent in the ever-growing construction industry.
Diesel Technology Student


Some of the biggest transporters of goods and services run on diesel, and just like regular engines, need mechanics to keep them on the road. Get your head start in the diesel industry with our courses in Diesel Engine I & II, Preventative Maintenance, and Electronic Control. Develop new skills to help keep our big rigs running right. 
Electrical Tech Student

Electrical / Electronics

An electric career deserves an electric education. At San Jac, you'll get just that. Get your start in the field or expand upon your expertise alongside our professors, and do it all at our state-of-the-art LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology.
HVAC students installing air ducts

HVAC / Refrigeration

Whether you're feeling like it's getting hot in here or ice ice baby, we have an extremely cool program that's hot with interest. Learn beginner and advanced residential and light commercial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) knowledge and skills with San Jac's HVAC / Refrigeration program. Courses will help students gain abilities in electrical and mechanical controls and systems, refrigeration, installation, and customer service.
Truck driving student in diesel truck

Truck Driving

Drive your career to new places with our Truck Driving program. Coordinated with the Department of Transportation, you'll learn the necessary skills to safe driving practices with behind-the-wheel instruction in both city and highway conditions along your journey of becoming a professional truck driver.


Our welding program provides instruction for all positions on carbon and stainless steel plate and pipe, using the following multiple processes: 

  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) “Stick” 
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) “MIG” 
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) “TIG” 
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) processes, plus Oxy-Fuels

By the end of your courses with us, we are confident you'll be seeing sparks fly.


Four Ways to Register


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Visit one of our convenient locations at the following campuses to register.

Central Campus: Interactive Learning Center,
Room C-1.128, 8060 Spencer Hwy., Pasadena

North Campus: Slovacek Student Center Building,
Room N-12.212, 5800 Uvalde Road, Houston

South Campus: Administration Bldg., Room S-8.1403,
13735 Beamer Road, Houston


Register for your course online. Each course schedule will only show available classes in that instructional area. Begin the registration process by selecting the course schedule that interests you.

Register Online


Fax or Email

Download and complete this registration form, then fax or email it at any time. We process forms during normal business hours. For students under 18 years of age, please complete the Parent Waiver Form.

Email: registration.cpd@sjcd.edu

Central Campus
Fax: 281-476-1833

North Campus
Fax: 281-459-7196

South Campus
Fax: 281-922-3422


Call 281-542-2020 to register by phone.
Please have your personal information, as well as the course you'd like to take, ready when you call.

Contact Us

For inquiries or additional information on our programs.
Taylor Herbert
Sr Administrative Assistant
(281) 478-3698