Allied Healthcare and Industrial Careers

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Alvin_allied_health_industrialCertified Nursing Assistant

A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is a vital link to any healthcare team. It is a great entry point into many careers in medicine, including becoming a licensed vocational nurse or a registered nurse.  Working in hospitals, hospice, and other medical settings, CNAs assist with feeding, ambulating, bathing and other activities associated with daily living.

The 112-hour program exceeds all requirements established by the Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities. CNAs entering the job market can earn an average of $12.00 an hour. The U.S. Labor Department projects new job openings will grow by 21 percent in the next decade.

For more information, call 281.756.3581 or e-mail cna@alvincollege.edu.

Clinical Medical Assistant / Radiologic Technician

Consider a career as a Clinical Medical Assistant, (CMA) in a fast growing field.  The 420-hour comprehensive program offers students the skills needed to assist physicians in hands-on patient care. CMAs  perform lab tests, administer medications, implement treatments and explain basic care to patients.

The CMA program also includes education and clinical experience in skeletal radiographic positioning, imaging and evaluation (X-Rays).  Students learn applied human anatomy and radiological procedures of the skull, chest, spine, abdomen and upper extremities.

Upon successful completion of the program, students may take the NCMA Exam to become a National Certified Medical Assistant and also qualify to register with the State as a Non-Certified Radiological Technician (NCRT). The State registration will allow a CMA/NCRT the ability to take skeletal x-rays under a doctor’s supervision. According to the U.S. Labor Department the median salary for Clinical Medical Assistants is $29,960. The median salary for a NCRT is $39,490 per year.

For more information, call 281.756.3787 or e-mail cma@alvincollege.edu.

Dental Assistant

Through classroom lecture and lab training, ACC’s Dental Assistant program prepares students to work in all areas of a dental office.  Under the direct supervision of dentists, dental assistants assist with patient care, perform minor lab functions, and provide administrative office support.  Day and evening course options accommodate working students.  The median salary for a dental assistant is $35,390 per year.  Funding for Veterans is available for those that qualify.

For more information, call 281.756.3820 or e-mail dental@alvincollege.edu.

Licensed Massage Therapist

Massage Therapy is one of the fastest growing industries in 2016 and is projected to grow at a faster than average rate, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many massage therapists are self-employed working as contractors or sole proprietors, thus working independently setting their own hours and work days.  The median salary for a Massage Therapist is $37,180 per year  according to the U.S. Labor Department.

ACC’s 529-hour Massage Therapy program satisfies the requirements needed for one to apply for the MBLEX exam, State Jurisprudence exam and apply for state licensure.

For more information, call 281.756.3787 or e-mail ce@alvincollege.edu.

CNC Machining

From manual milling and turning to CNC skills, students will gain hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art machine shop and CNC simulator labs. Students will be trained with necessary skills to enter the high demand workforce. The median salary for a CNC Machinist is $41,510 per year according to the U.S. Labor Department.

Interesting in learning more?  Take one or more of our CNC workshops. One workshop introduces CNC lathe techniques where students will make a chess piece to take home. This worshop is FREE.  Another  workshop is a one day introduction to laser engraving using CorelDRAW X7 and an Epilog Helix CO2 Laser System to engrave on wood, metal and other mediums. This workshop has a $45 fee.

For more information, call 281.756.3670 or e-mail cnc@alvincollege.edu.

Pipe Fitting

CEWD offers two pipe fitting programs. The 160‑hour program has two 5 week courses that include Basic Pipe Fitting Fundamentals and Blue Print Reading.

The 420-hour program has four courses that include Basic Pipe Fitting, Blue Print Reading, Fabrication and Blue Print Reading, and Advanced Fabrication and Installation.

Positions in pipe fitting are expected to grow by 22 percent over the next six years with an average salary of $41,510 per year according to the U.S. Labor Department.

Julia Rose Ramirez, a GED student at ACC, recently received free training in Pipe Fitting and Welding through the TWC Veterans Petrochem Grant.

For more information, call 281.756.3671 or  e-mail pipefitter@alvincollege.edu.

Welding

The Welding Department at ACC offers evening introduction courses in MIG, Pipe, Stick and TIG welding.  In addition, a 420-hour program with four course sections includes Torch Cutting Procedures, Basic & Intermediate S.M.A.W. and Advanced Arc Welding.  Day classes are offered Monday-Thursday, with combined classroom studies and extensive hands-on training in the welding lab.

Our staff and instructors maintain relationships with business and industry leaders to keep students informed about the latest job opportunities. The national median salary for welders is $37,420 per year according to the U.S. Labor Department.

For more information, call 281.756.3671 or e-mail welding@alvincollege.edu.

See full story at www.alvincollege.edu/CEWD/Industrialtraining

Continuing Education Workforce Development (CEWD) Financial Aid

Texas Public Education Grants (TPEG) – Limited funds are available to assist with tuition for workforce training programs. Students must apply and complete the Financial Aid Application. Call the CEWD office at 281.756.3787.

VA Funding – Funds available to Dental Assistant students who qualify.  Contact the program coordinator at dental@alvincollege.edu or 281.756.3820.

Workforce Investment ACT (WIA) – Funds for the Welding program are eligible for the WIA scholarship. Contact the CEWD office at 281.756.3787, cewd@alvincollege.edu or visit the H Building, Room 103.

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