Del Mar Works - Petrochemical and Industrial Careers

Petrochemical Industrial Careers

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Fueling the Coastal Bend Job Market

  • Industrial/ Petrochemical jobs represent one of the largest segments of the Coastal Bend employment market.
  • Nearly 8,000 skilled men and women are currently employed in the region providing the energy that fuels the nation.
  • With $50 billion in new and upgraded industrial investment occurring in the region in recent years, this career sector offers good salaries, steady employment and promotion opportunities for those who are prepared.
  • Del Mar College offers workforce credentials, certificates and degrees necessary to the Industrial/Petrochemical industry.
  • Welding

    Welding Applied Technology

    • Del Mar College offers Associate in Applied Science Degrees and Certificates for Welding Applied Technology
    • Master flat, vertical, horizontal and overhead welding techniques for building and repair
    • Understand blueprints and other structure plans and meet performance standards
    • Certified welders also meet advanced industry-standards and specific code requirements
    • Projected Job Openings in the Region: 2,121
    • Median Hourly and Annual Wages: $21.77 / $47,240

    Wages Source: U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2018, May 31). May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Corpus Christi, TX. Retrieved May 31, 2018. Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend 2018-2019 Targeted Occupations List.

  • Petroleum Process Technology

    Petroleum Process Technology

    • Del Mar College offers Associate in Applied Science Degrees and Certificates for Petroleum Process Technology
    • Use fundamentals of petroleum processing, instrumentation and physical science
    • Understand mathematics, quality controls, chemical reactions and distillation processes
    • Serve as process operator in the petrochemical, refinery and manufacturing industries
    • Master automatic control systems, instrument calibration, installation and troubleshooting
    • Projected Job Openings in the Region: 1,214
    • Median Hourly and Annual Wages: $38.52 / $81,720

    Wages Source: U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2018, May 31). May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Corpus Christi, TX. Retrieved May 31, 2018. Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend 2018-2019 Targeted Occupations List.

  • Industrial Rotating Equipment Mechanic

    Industrial Rotating Equipment Mechanics—Millwright Applied Technology

    WAGES SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2018, May 31). May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Corpus Christi, TX. Retrieved May 31, 2018. Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend 2018-2019 Targeted Occupations List.

  • Nondestructive Testing

    Nondestructive Testing Technology

    • Del Mar College offers Associate in Applied Science Degrees and Certificates Nondestructive Testing
    • Test vehicles, aircraft, pipelines and other structures for flaws and improvements
    • Use ultrasonic, radiographic, thermal, infrared and other testing techniques
    • Ensure industry-standard testing protocols are used to protect public safety
    • Projected Job Openings in the Region: 871
    • Median Hourly and Annual Wages: $26.89 / $60,700

    WAGES SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2018, May 31). May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Corpus Christi, TX. Retrieved May 31, 2018. Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend 2018-2019 Targeted Occupations List.

  • Industrial Machining

    Industrial Machining Applied Technology

    WAGES SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2018, May 31). May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Corpus Christi, TX. Retrieved May 31, 2018. Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend 2018-2019 Targeted Occupations List.

  • Industrial Instrumentation Technology

    Industrial Instrumentation Technology

    WAGES SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2018, May 31). May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Corpus Christi, TX. Retrieved May 31, 2018. Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend 2018-2019 Targeted Occupations List.

  • Chemical Process Technology

    Chemical Process Technology

    WAGES SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2018, May 31). May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Corpus Christi, TX. Retrieved May 31, 2018. Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend 2018-2019 Targeted Occupations List.

Page last updated September 25, 2018.

Women in Process Technology

Industrial Instrumentation

Contact Information

Division of Business, Industrial, and Public Safety Education
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-1702