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Industry-recognized credentialing course being offered for $25 registration fee

Article by: Michael Bratten

An industry-recognized credentialing course offered at Del Mar College (DMC) beginning Aug. 18 now costs just $25 for registration.

The 70-hour course, NCCER Core Curriculum Credentials with OSHA 10 Credentials, is sanctioned by the National Center for Construction Education and Research and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


NCCER and OSHA 10 credentials are extremely sought after by oil and gas companies, industrial plants and manufacturers. Completing this prerequisite core curriculum gives the trainee the credentials needed to continue education in any NCCER craft area he or she chooses.
Dara Betz, Program Manager for Workforce Programs – Corporate Services

Classes are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays from Aug. 18 to Oct. 6 at DMC’s West Campus, Old Brownsville and Airport roads.

Those interested can register by phone at (361) 698-1328 or in person at the DMC Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples St.

The course covers topics such as safety, rigging, construction math and drawings and hands-on training. NCCER credentials are recognized in the private and government industrial sectors as the standard for the training, assessment, certification and career development of construction and maintenance craftspersons.

Bechtel, Flint Hills Resources, Chemours and Valero are just a few of the local companies that recognize NCCER credentials.

“With the industrial expansion happening in our area and a significant portion of the construction workforce retiring, this is an ideal time to earn credentials and make yourself marketable in construction trades,” Betz said.


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