NCCER certified courses available in pipefitting, welding, and electrical

04.20.2015 | By Jeannie Peng-Armao

San Jacinto College offers Applied Technologies and Trades courses that certify people with the National Council for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) in the areas of welding, electrical, pipefitting, construction, and more.

Many of these courses are eligible for tuition assistance through the Ready to Work Grant through the Continuing and Professional Development division at San Jacinto College. Grant money is also available for veterans looking for training in the areas of pipefitting and electrical.

The following is a list of Applied Technologies and Trades courses available for registration:

NCCER Maintenance Level 1. Offered April 20 to May 1 - Modules include orientation to the trade, tools of the trade, fasteners and anchors, oxy-fuel cutting, gaskets and packing, craft-related mathematics, construction drawings, pumps and drivers, introduction to valves, introduction to equipment, material handling and hand rigging, mobile and support equipment, and lubrication.

NCCER Core. Offered April 27 to June 17, April 28 to June 18, and June 29 to Aug. 3 - Includes basic safety; introduction to construction math, hand tools, power tools, material handling, and construction drawings; and basic rigging, communication skills, and employability skills.

NCCER Electrical Level 1. April 28 to July 7 - Includes orientation to electrical trades; electrical safety; introduction to electrical circuits and the National Electrical Code; device boxes; hand bending; raceway and fittings; conductors and cables; basic electrical construction drawings; residential electrical services; and electrical test equipment.

NCCER Electrical Level 2A. April 27 to July 6 - Course outcomes include how to describe forces that are characteristic to alternating current systems and application of Ohm's law to AC circuits; understand AC and DC motors; state principles of human vision and characteristics of light while handling and installing various types of lamps and lighting fixtures; and bend conduit up to six inches;

NCCER Pipefitting 2B. April 27 to July 6- Course outcomes include how to select and size pull boxes, junction boxes, and handholds; understand transportation, storage, and setup of cable reels, methods of rigging, and procedures for complete cable pulls in raceways and cable trays; demonstrate the NEC installation requirements for cable tray, including cable installations; describe the methods of terminating and splicing conductors, including preparing and taping conductors; explain the purpose of grounding and bonding electrical systems per NED requirements; describe fuses and circuit breakers; and describe the various types of contracts and relays.

NCCER Pipefitting 1. Offered April 28 to July 7 and May 1 to July 11 - Modules include orientation to the trade, pipefitting hand tools, pipefitting power tools, oxy-fuel cutting, ladders and scaffolds, and motorized equipment.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10- Construction. Offered May 1 to May 2 - Learning outcomes include recognizing worker rights under OSHA, responsibilities an employer has under OSHA, how to protect oneself from material handling hazards, role of the workforce in improving the current culture, and the role of management in improving the current culture; and how to identify major fall hazards, common caught-in or between hazards, common struck-by hazards, type of electrocution hazards, ways to select appropriate lifesaving equipment, major health hazards common to the construction industry, and major hand and power tool hazards.

NCCER Maintenance Level 2. Offered May 11 to May 22 - Modules include basic layout; introduction to piping components; copper and plastic piping practices; high pressure steam system and auxiliaries; distillation tower and vessels; heaters furnaces, heat exchangers, cooling towers, and fin fans; and introduction to tube works.

NCCER Maintenance Level 3. Offered Jun 1 to June 12 - Modules include advanced trade math, precision measuring tools, installing bearings, and installing couplings, setting base plates, pre-alignment, conventional alignment, installing belt and chain drive, and installing mechanical seals.

NCCER Maintenance Level 4. Offered June 22 to July 2 - Modules include preventative and predictive maintenance, advanced blueprint reading, and compressors and pneumatic systems, reverse alignment, laser alignment, introduction to supervisory skills, troubleshooting and repairing pumps, and trouble shooting and repair gear boxes.

Advanced shielded metal arc welding (SMAW). Offered May 26 to Aug. 5 - This course covers advanced topics based on accepted welding codes. Training is provided with various electrodes in shielded metal arc welding with open V-groove joints in all positions. 

Introduction to shielded metal arc welding (SMAW). Offered May 27 to Aug. 8 - An introduction to shielded metal arc welding process. Emphasis placed on power sources, electrode selection, oxy-fuel cutting, and various joint designs. Instruction provided in SMAW fillet welds in various positions.

To register for any of the Applied Technology and Trade courses, visit Applied Technology and Trades is a part of the Continuing and Professional Development division. 

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. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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