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.

  • AutoCAD

    Beginning AutoCAD is an introduction to computer aided drafting where emphasis is placed on setup, creating and modifying geometry, storing and retrieving predefined shapes; placing, rotating and scaling objects, adding text and dimensions, using layers, coordinate plot/print to scale.

    Intermediate AutoCAD is the next step in computer aided drafting. Emphasis is placed on creating working drawings.

    In Advanced AutoCAD, the emphasis is placed on creating working drawings such as orthographic and isometrics with advance dimensioning.

    Contact us about our NEW cross-listed course option!

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  • Computer Training

    Program Information

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

    Fall 2019 Courses

    Course Title Dates Time Days
    POFT 1010.16158 Basic Keyboarding 08/19/19-09/09/19 5:30PM-8:30PM MW
    POFI 1024.16003 MS Word, Beginning 09/16/19-10/02/19 5:30PM-8:30PM MW
    ITSW 1022.16007 MS Excel, Beginning 10/07/19-10/23/19 5:30PM-8:30PM MW
    ITSW 1037.16011 MS PowerPoint,Beginning 10/28/19-11/13/19 5:30PM-8:30 PM MW
    ACNT 1010.16015 Quickbooks 11/18/19-12/11/19 5:30PM-8:30PM MW


    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


    Del Mar College Construction Trades Academy currently offers multi-trades in all aspects of construction to include Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30 Construction, mold remediation and restoration, carpentry and framing, drywall and interior finishes, flooring and maintenance, and several other trades areas. We provide the skills students need to become a leader in construction from a Construction Foreman to a Construction Manager.

    Students may currently select one of five concentrations: Mold Remediation & Restoration Services, Carpentry & Framing, Drywall & Interior Finishes, Flooring & Maintenance, and Roofing.

    Each concentration has from 2-5 courses. The courses will be taught concurrently. Programs are designed with an 8 hour days in mind to enable the student to complete the concentration quickly. Most courses are a minimum of 48 hours or fewer.

    If you are a student who can say you are a builder; you work well with your hands; you are an independent worker; and you are a problem solver, then this program is for you! The workforce needs YOU! REGISTER TODAY!

    NCCER Core Curriculum Credentials with OSHA 10

    A 70-hour course sanctioned by the National Center for Construction Education and Research and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Students receive a globally recognized, portable credential in the construction industry, as well as an OSHA 10-Hour Card. This course serves as a prerequisite for more than 70 NCCER craft areas.

    • Cost: $300
    • Schedule
      • 8 am - 6 pm Saturdays
      • August 18 to October 6, 2018

    Contact Dara Betz at for further information


    Registration is fast and easy! Call us to register over the phone: (361) 698-1328 or stop by 3209 S. Staples St.

    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.

  • Del Mar Safety Institute

  • Hurricane Harvey Relief Initiative

    Were you affected by Hurricane Harvey? Disasters create many different types of hardships. Losing your job is one many people face. If you are looking for work, the Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend (WSCB) can help.

    The WSCB can help you recover, re-employ and pay to educate you to help rebuild our communities. They have received targeted funding to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey. The Hurricane Harvey Relief Initiative is designated to rebuild impacted cities, counties, schools, and other eligible damaged property. This initiative provides a basis to ensure an effective workforce response system to create temporary jobs by assisting with clean-up, recovery and humanitarian efforts in the Coastal Bend region. CALL THEM TODAY for eligibility.

    Contact Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend at (361) 882-7491.

  • 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.  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.   This course includes the following modules: Personal Safety Training (to include time in a swimming pool); Basic Firefighting (to include a live burn); Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (what it means to work on a boat); and Basic First Aid/CPR.

    Name: Basic Safety Training 
    Dates: October 21-25 and October 28 to November 1, 2019
    Where: Del Mar College, West Campus, Public Safety Building 1, Room 109
    Cost: $1200, with scholarships available
    Requirements: Must have basic swimming skills, and men must be clean shaven for the live burn.

    Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties

    The Coast Guard-approved Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties course teaches participants the many requirements and regulations concerning security measures onboard a vessel.  Those who complete this course will be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge to carry out the duties assigned under the Vessel Security Plan.  Items covered in the course include: current security threats and patterns; recognition and detection of weapons, dangerous substances and devices; techniques used to circumvent security measures; crowd management; emergency procedures; and several others. 

    Name: Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties
    Dates: October 23rd and 24th from 4pm-8pm (must attend both dates for a total of 8 hours of instruction) OR October 29th and 30th from 4pm-8pm
    Where: Del Mar College, West Campus, Public Safety Building 1, Room 109
    Cost: $250
    Requirements: None

  • 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

    Next class will be in Fall 2019 – call 361-698-2122 for more information.

  • Real Estate

  • Welding

    Program Information

    • Estimated Tuition: $700.00-$1000.00
    • Time Commitment: 12-15 weeks


    Join the competitive field of welding, enhance your skills, or simply learn to weld! Our welding courses are designed to meet any level and support your career and training goals.

    Located at Gregory-Portland High School, this welding lab is centrally located in the heart of local industry. Night and weekend classes are available. Contact us for more information!

    Download the program supply list

Page last updated October 3, 2019.

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