Career and Industry Training

Career and Industry Training

Looking for a rewarding career, but in need of career or industry training? We offer a variety of programs designed to provide you with the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.

Click on the name of a course below to read more information.

  • Computer Training

    Program Information

    • Estimated Tuition: $80.00 to $100.00 per course
    • Time Commitment: 2-15 weeks

    We offer a variety of computer related courses that can be taken individually or as part of a series. The following are a list of current courses that we offer: Keyboarding, Beginning Computers, Beginning Word, Intermediate Word, Beginning Excel, Intermediate Excel and Power Point. Quickbooks is also offered through the Del Mar College Small Business Development Center.

    Office Assistant Institutional Certificate

    Students may also consider an Institutional Certificate in Office Assistance. To obtain this Continuing Education Certificate, students must complete the following 5 courses: Introduction to Computers, Beginning Word, Beginning Excel, Power Point and Office Assistant Fundamentals.

    For all courses, students are required to purchase a textbook as well as a flash drive.

  • Construction Trades


    10-Week Rebuild Texas Carpentry Training Program

    Del Mar College is in the business of training students for sustainable careers. The DMC Spring 2019 Carpentry Training Program begins April 29, 2019 with the foundation for Safety. Students kick-off the program taking Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a 30 Hour Construction Certification course that will teach students the skills, knowledge, and the safety or health hazards encountered on construction projects. Upon completion of the OSHA 30 Certification Course, students will transition into Intro to Blueprint Reading which is a concurrent course, running with the 10-week training program. Students will also take two other courses; Intro to Carpentry, and Framing & General Construction. Upon completion of the Carpentry Training Program, students will be ready for employment into the Workforce as an Entry-level Carpenter and can be referred to contracted employers for hire.

    See the Program's page for more Information.

    Viking News story on Carpentry Training.

  • Heavy Equipment & NCCER

    Feb. 7: Forklift Operator (8 hours): $25 (This is NOT NCCER).

    Feb. 22 – April 18: NCCER Core w/OSHA 10 (70 hours); Saturday 8a – 6pm; $55.

    Contact Dara Betz at or (361) 698-2415.

  • Intro to Pipeline & Petrochemical Industry

    Program Information

    • Estimated tuition: $350
    • Time commitment: 6-8 weeks


    South Texas is experiencing a growth in the Pipeline and Petrochemical industries. This program is designed for students interested in a certificate of completion for training in the pipeline industry. The initial course is an overview of pipeline design, maintenance, and operations, including safety and regulatory compliance. In addition, this course covers pipeline industry history and development, oil fields, pump stations and oil movements. Through this coursework and hands on learning, students will have a foundation for a growing and sustainable career, right here in the coastal bend.

    Students will be offered the opportunity to take more advanced level courses upon the completion of this introduction course. Additional courses will assist students in learning about blueprint reading, coercion control as well as Federal polices, procedures and guidelines.

  • Maritime

    Basic Safety Training

    The Coast Guard-approved Basic Safety Training course is an entry level course for anyone wanting to get in to the maritime field, 40 Hours. Completion of this course could lead to employment with a barge or tug/tow company, a recreational boating outfit, a line handling company, stevedore/longshoreman organization, or several others It is made up of four separate modules: Basic Firefighting, Personal Survival Techniques (swimming pool), Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities, and Basic First Aid and CPR. This is a 40-Hour course required for all mariners. No pre-requisites. 

    • Where: Del Mar College, West Campus, CED 107
    • When: June 1-5
    • Cost: $1,200 ($1,000 scholarships available for limited time. No application necessary. Student cost is $200.)
    • Requirements: Must have basic swimming skills, and men must be clean shaven for the live burn, DOT 5-Panel Drug test required prior to start of class.

    Scholarship money is available.

    Contact Jalyn Stineman at (361) 698-2181 or

  • National Electric Code Exam Prep Course

    Program Information

    • Estimated Tuition: $225.00 per class
    • Time Commitment: 84 hours

    This Electrical Code course includes minimum requirements for approval of electrical installation specified by the National Electrical Code (NEC). Examination of all aspects of electrical installation from the standpoint of safety for personnel and equipment.

    Students are required to purchase the class textbook – 2019 Electrical Code Book

    Call 361-698-2122 for more information.

  • Real Estate

Page last updated March 20, 2020.

Contact Information

Continuing Education
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404

(361) 698-2122
1-800-652-3357 (Option #5)

3209 S. Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78411