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College offering 70-hour NCCER core curriculum, including OSHA 10 training, starting June 15

Article by: Melinda Eddleman

With the Coastal Bend experiencing an economic boom, construction is a “hot” industry needing workers who have the credentials desired among the local workforce. Del Mar College (DMC) has the solution.

Beginning Saturday, June 15, DMC Corporate Services is offering a 70-hour National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) core course, Introductory to Craft Skills, that includes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour General Industry Training course, with the total program serving as a pre-requisite for all NCCER craft credentials.


Upon completing this course, students will receive a globally recognized, portable credential in the construction industry. They can either take these credentials straight to the jobsite or continue their education.
Dara Betz, Director of NCCER and Workforce Programs – DMC Corporate Services

Sponsored by grant funds awarded to the College’s Safety Institute by Texas Mutual Insurance Company, tuition is $25 per student for training that would normally run $300. Classes will be held on the West Campus every Saturday June 15 through Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. To register, call the College’s Center for Economic Development at 698-1328 or register in-person at 3209 S. Staples.

Questions? Email dbetz@delmar.edu or call 698-1093.

Modules will cover topics such as Safety, Rigging, Construction Math and Drawings, along with hands-on training. Completing the curriculum gives participants the credentials needed to continue their education in any craft area they choose, including but not limited to rigging, welding, pipefitting, field safety, heavy equipment operations and project management.

The course is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research, a not-for-profit, industry-recognized education foundation established to standardize the training, assessment, certification and career development of construction and maintenance craftsmen in more than 70 different crafts.

NCCER credentials belong to participants once they finish the core course, and these qualifications will follow them wherever they go. Additionally, credentialing records are maintained with the NCCER National Registry where industries can track and verify qualifications and credentials of current and prospective employees.

About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.