Registration underway for VC industrial trades courses

Registration is underway for the following Victoria College industrial trades courses:

Electrical Level 1, which includes an introduction to the electrical trade, circuits, theory, safety and the National Electrical Code®.

Electrical Level 2, which covers a variety of topics such as alternating current, motors theory and application, circuit breakers and fuses.

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Level 3, in which students learn the application of troubleshooting principles and the use of test instruments to diagnose air conditioning and refrigeration components and system problems.

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Level 4, in which students study construction drawings, energy conservation equipment, building management systems, system startup and shutdown, commercial and industrial refrigeration systems and alternative heating and cooling systems.

Plumbing Level 1, which includes an introduction to the plumbing trade, safety, tools, drawings, fixtures, faucets and water distribution systems.

Welding Level 1, in which students learn basic welding processes including welding safety, oxyfuel cutting, plasma arc cutting, air carbon arc cutting and gouging, base metal preparation and weld quality.

Welding Level 2, which covers welding symbols, reading welding detail drawings, physical characteristics and mechanical properties of metals, and preheating and postheating of metals.

The courses are offered at various locations throughout the Crossroads, and most classes meet twice a week September through December.

These are noncredit courses that do not apply toward a credit degree, credit certificate or academic transfer. However, these Workforce & Continuing Education courses can lead to a nationally recognized certificate or state credential.

For more information on course dates, locations and registration, contact VC’s Workforce & Continuing Education Department at (361) 582-2528 or visit

Published: Friday, 21 August 2015

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