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.

  • Carpentry Training

    Del Mar College is in the business of training students for sustainable careers. 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 webpage for more information.

    Read the Viking News story on Carpentry Training.

  • 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.

  • 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 dbetz@delmar.edu 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.

  • Landscape Design, Maintenance and Turf Skills

    South Texas is experiencing a demand for qualified employees in the landscape and horticulture industry. Landscape and maintaining grounds of property requires knowledge of the plant material that grows in South Texas and how to take care of it. Workers in the horticulture industry will typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: identifying, pruning, irrigate, fertilize, and identify when a plant has a pest or disease, each plant has separate requirements that need to be met.

    The Landscape Design and Maintenance program will equip students for the workforce with the ability to understand the principles and  elements of design, the ability to interview clients, conduct a site analysis, choose plant material appropriate for each area, basic drawing and drafting skills, ability to read plans, and render a basic design.  Workers in the horticulture industry will typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following; sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and installation of mortar less segmental concrete masonry wall and other hardscapes. Landscape and maintaining grounds of property and turf grass maintenance will include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and installation of mortar less segmental concrete masonry wall and landscaping units. This area of Texas has mild to warm weather and a long growing season.

    Opportunities abound for those who want to enter this area as skilled workers or entrepreneurs are high in demand. The Del Mar College Landscape Maintenance skills training program is designed to meet the growing demand for skilled workers who are prepared to enter the landscape workforce. This Landscape Skills Training Program will prepare the student completer with an entry level Landscape Design or entry level Landscaper position. 

    The Landscape Maintenance Program consists of the following six courses. Course instruction will be online for the first four courses. All course schedules are listed below.

    • Xeriscape Management - Water Wise Management
    • Principles of Horticulture
    • Landscape Plant Materials
    • Landscape Design
    • Landscape Maintenance
    • Turf Grass Maintenance

    Please note that no Del Mar College Certificates of Completion, grades or Continuing Education credits will be earned until all sections of the Landscape Design, Maintenance and Turf Skills Program are completed. This means in order to receive any Del Mar College Continuing Education credits you must complete the courses.

    PROGRAM INFORMATION

    • Begins:  June 2, 2020
    • Estimated tuition:  $180 each course 
    • Time commitment:  3-4 weeks per course 
    • For more information, contact:  Mrs. Lori Blades, (361) 698-1374
    • Email: lblades@delmar.edu

    PROGRAM COURSES

    HALT 1006 LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE 

    This course provides an introductory course on Landscape Maintenance related to the care of landscapes, including the selection, installation, care and maintenance of plants. Students will learn how to maintain landscapes; select and plant vegetation through hands-on projects, and learn how to inspect for insect and disease control.

    SUMMER 2020 COURSE LISTING Class Begins Class Ends Days Location
    HALT 1006 Landscape Maintenance 06/02/20 06/25/20 TR Classroom

    HALT 1022 LANDSCAPE DESIGN

    An introduction to Residential Landscape Design will equip the workforce with the ability to understand the principles and elements of design, the ability to interview clients, conduct a site analysis, choose plant material appropriate for each area, basic drawing and drafting skills, ability to read plans, and render a basic design. Students will demonstrate procedures utilized in the development of a landscape plan; develop a landscape design; and perform a site analysis and incorporate the information into the final design. Course instruction will be online. This class is in preparation for the Landscape Maintenance course. 

    SUMMER 2020 COURSE LISTING Class Begins Class Ends Location
    HALT 1022 Landscape Design 10/12/20 12/20/20 Online
    HALT 1022 Landscape Design 10/26/20 01/03/21 Online

    HALT 1025 LANDSCAPE PLANT MATERIALS

    This class is an introductory course related to the identification of plant material used in the Gulf Coast area including, trees, shrubs, vines, annuals and perennials, bulbs, groundcovers, grasses and bamboos, palms and cycads, cacti and other succulents. Students will learn to identify plants, select plants for various landscape situations, but characteristics of plants; and describe cultural requirements of plants. This class is in preparation for the Landscape Design course.

    SUMMER 2020 COURSE LISTING Class Begins Class Ends Location
    HALT 1025 Landscape Plant Materials 08/31/20 10/11/20 Online
    HALT 1025 Landscape Plant Materials 09/14/20 10/25/20 Online
    HALT 1025 Landscape Plant Materials 09/28/20 11/08/20 Online

    HALT 1301 PRINCIPLES OF HORTICULTURE

    The Principles of Horticulture will equip the student with an overview of the horticulture industry, plant science, terminology, classification, propagation, environmental responses, and careers and opportunities in the field of horticulture.  Students end of course outcomes will utilize scientific nomenclature used in horticulture, explain the effect of environmental factors on plant growth and identify the various facets of the horticulture industry. Students are required to work through ten learning modules over the duration of a 10-week E-learning. Students will complete each module.  Modules will include an overview, list of topics, learning objectives, and study materials.  Students are to respond and participate in one discussion forum, complete projects, forum lectures, and an online quiz. The Principles of Horticulture is an on-line E-learning course provided through the Canvas platform.

    SUMMER 2020 COURSE LISTING Class Begins Class Ends Location
    HALT 1301 Principles of Horticulture 06/22/20 08/30/20 Online
    HALT 1301 Principles of Horticulture 07/06/20 09/13/20 Online
    HALT 1301 Principles of Horticulture 07/20/20 09/27/20 Online

    HALT 2005 XERISCAPE MANAGEMENT – WATER WISE MANAGEMENT

    An introduction to the ability to install landscapes that conserve water, using native and non-invasive adaptive plants, design principles, and irrigation methods, and any specialized maintenance necessary in these landscapes. Students will demonstrate using plant materials suitable for local or regional conditions; apply design principles used in xeriscaping and justify irrigation methods used in xeriscaping in preparation for the Landscape Design course. Course instruction will be online.

    SUMMER 2020 COURSE LISTING Class Begins Class Ends Location
    HALT 2005 Xeriscape Management - Water Wise Landscapes 06/08/20 06/21/20 Online
    HALT 2005 Xeriscape Management - Water Wise Landscapes 06/22/20 07/05/20 Online
    HALT 2005 Xeriscape Management - Water Wise Landscapes 07/06/20 07/19/20 Online
    HALT 2005 Xeriscape Management - Water Wise Landscapes 07/20/20 08/02/20 Online
    HALT 2005 Xeriscape Management - Water Wise Landscapes 08/03/20 08/16/20 Online
    HALT 2005 Xeriscape Management - Water Wise Landscapes 08/17/20 08/30/20 Online

    HALT 2012 TURF GRASS MAINTENANCE

    This course provides instruction in common turf grass cultural practices. Topics in the class include calculations, application of materials, and the operation and maintenance of equipment. Students will learn how to maintain landscapes; select and plant vegetation; inspect for insect and disease control and understand how to explain turf grass responses to cultural activities; describe cultural practices; and perform turf grass establishment procedures.  Student will perform a variety of tasks, which may include a combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and installation of mortar less segmental concrete masonry wall and other hardscapes.   

    SUMMER 2020 COURSE LISTING Class Begins Class Ends Days Location
    HALT 2012 Turf Grass Maintenance 07/07/20 08/27/20 TR Classroom
  • 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 jstineman@delmar.edu.

  • 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 May 12, 2020.

Contact Information

Continuing Education
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404

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

Location:
3209 S. Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78411