Calendar

Short Course: Problem Solving Workshop (full)

This course is designed to provide a template of components to utilize with any problem-solving effort. The Eight Disciplines of Problem-solving methodology and process are presented to model the proper sequencing and application of those important problem-solving components. Participants will learn how to develop containment actions and discuss the importance of root cause analysis and corrective action using automation, mistake or error proofing, and operator training.

Kata in the Classroom (full)

Kata in the Classroom (KIC) is a hands-on exercise to introduce the scientific pattern of the Improvement Kata in school classrooms. It is targeted at Middle School Science teachers, but is used in a variety of K-12 and even College educational settings. Kata in the Classroom involves the activity of assembling a 15-piece cardboard jigsaw puzzle several times, and experimenting with ways to do it faster.

Introduction to Robotics Hybrid Camp (full)

Introduction to Robotics Camp will provide students an introduction to robotics design, programming methods, input and output in a microcontroller. Students will have the opportunity to learn the programming basics in C++ and object-oriented programming, as well as learn more about Arduino Uno and Arduino Integrated Development Environment. This is a hybrid course that includes a 3-hour online component to be completed before the in-person 7-hour lab. The camp is open to students in grades 8-12 and/or robotics teams of any age.

Bleeding Control Basics (full)

This two-hour course includes a formal presentation and hands-on practice of direct pressure application, wound packing, and use of a tourniquet. The course was developed for a non-medical audience to address the needs of the immediate responder to control life-threatening bleeding until help arrives.

Introduction to Robotics Hybrid Camp (full)

Introduction to Robotics Camp will provide students an introduction to robotics design, programming methods, input and output in a microcontroller. Students will have the opportunity to learn the programming basics in C++ and object-oriented programming, as well as learn more about Arduino Uno and Arduino Integrated Development Environment. This is a hybrid course that includes a 3-hour online component to be completed before the in-person 7-hour lab. The camp is open to students in grades 8-12 and/or robotics teams of any age.

Introduction to Robotics Hybrid Camp (full)

Introduction to Robotics Camp will provide students an introduction to robotics design, programming methods, input and output in a microcontroller. Students will have the opportunity to learn the programming basics in C++ and object-oriented programming, as well as learn more about Arduino Uno and Arduino Integrated Development Environment. This is a hybrid course that includes a 3-hour online component to be completed before the in-person 7-hour lab. The camp is open to students in grades 8-12 and/or robotics teams of any age.

Bleeding Control Basics (full)

This two-hour course includes a formal presentation and hands-on practice of direct pressure application, wound packing, and use of a tourniquet. The course was developed for a non-medical audience to address the needs of the immediate responder to control life-threatening bleeding until help arrives.

Leadership Bootcamp #13 (full)

The Leadership Bootcamp will equip new managers with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to transition into a new leadership position. Topics will include transitioning from technical expert to manager/leader, fundamental leadership skills, leveraging diversity, conduct and discipline, and promoting employee performance. 

This course is offered in collaboration with Texas A&M training partner, Eagle Leadership. 

Short Course: HEP002-Backhoe Operator (full)

This course provides entry-level operators with instruction on the proper operation of a backhoe and/or loader. Traditional classroom training provides participants with safe work practices, an understanding of machine mechanical systems and operational techniques. Hands-on exercises provide students with operational skills development designed to ensure proper use of the equipment.

Short Course: HEP213-Skid Steer Operator (full)

This course provides entry-level to advanced operators with the concepts, objectives and safety practices used during the operation of skid steer machinery in construction zone settings of all types. During the course, information covering use and site issues are discussed surrounding building construction, road and highway construction, oil field operations and pipeline work.

Short Course: HEP273-Forklift Operator (full)

This course utilizes Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to properly operate a forklift. In addition to safety best practices, participants receive hands-on opportunities to ensure each understands equipment-specific stability requirements, fork adjustment protocols, fueling procedures and other usage issues.

Short Course: HEP273-Forklift Operator (full)

This course utilizes Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to properly operate a forklift. In addition to safety best practices, participants receive hands-on opportunities to ensure each understands equipment-specific stability requirements, fork adjustment protocols, fueling procedures and other usage issues.

Short Course: HEP273-Forklift Operator (full)

This course utilizes Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to properly operate a forklift. In addition to safety best practices, participants receive hands-on opportunities to ensure each understands equipment-specific stability requirements, fork adjustment protocols, fueling procedures and other usage issues.

Short Course: HEP273-Forklift Operator (full)

This course utilizes Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to properly operate a forklift. In addition to safety best practices, participants receive hands-on opportunities to ensure each understands equipment-specific stability requirements, fork adjustment protocols, fueling procedures and other usage issues.

Short Course: HEP273-Forklift Operator (full)

This course utilizes Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to properly operate a forklift. In addition to safety best practices, participants receive hands-on opportunities to ensure each understands equipment-specific stability requirements, fork adjustment protocols, fueling procedures and other usage issues.

Bleeding Control Basics (full)

This two-hour course includes a formal presentation and hands-on practice of direct pressure application, wound packing, and use of a tourniquet. The course was developed for a non-medical audience to address the needs of the immediate responder to control life-threatening bleeding until help arrives.

Kata in the Classroom (full)

Kata in the Classroom (KIC) is a hands-on exercise to introduce the scientific pattern of the Improvement Kata in school classrooms. It is targeted at Middle School Science teachers, but is used in a variety of K-12 and even College educational settings. Kata in the Classroom involves the activity of assembling a 15-piece cardboard jigsaw puzzle several times, and experimenting with ways to do it faster.

Leadership Bootcamp #14 (full)

The Leadership Bootcamp will equip new managers with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to transition into a new leadership position. Topics will include transitioning from technical expert to manager/leader, fundamental leadership skills, leveraging diversity, conduct and discipline, and promoting employee performance.

This course is offered in collaboration with Texas A&M training partner, Eagle Leadership.

Welding Fundamentals (Day Class)

This program focuses on the theory and application to provide essential skills in shielded metal arc welding, flux cored arc welding, gas metal arc welding, carbon arc gouging, oxyacetylene welding, plasma arc cutting, beveling and shearing. Upon successful completion of the course, students will sit for the American Welding Society D1.1 certification exam. 

This course is offered in collaboration with Texas A&M training partner, Texas Southmost College. 

OSHA 30-Hour Outreach Training for General Industry

This course provides students with basic safety and health knowledge, including OSHA policies, procedures and standards. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are most hazardous. Upon completion, a wallet card will be issued certifying that the student has completed 30 hours of OSHA training for general industry.

NCCER Maritime Welding (Mon-Thur, 5:30pm-9:30pm)

Maritime Welding is one of the places to find a prosperous career as a welder is in the maritime industry. Shipyards and ship repair facilities are plentiful in coastal areas and on rivers and lake systems.  Maritime welding can be done on land or sea and above or underneath the surface of the water.  It includes the work on ships, boats, and off-shore oil rigs.  It includes the installation and repair of metal structures and components. 

This course is offered in collaboration with Texas A&M training partner, Texas State Technical College. 

Programmable Logic Controllers Basic (Mon-Thur, 6pm-9pm)

Basic course in programmable control systems with emphasis on basic program techniques to include hardware identification, basic ladder programming and PLC communications. Communication between PLC hardware devices to include software and driver for the devices. 

This course is offered in collaboration with Texas A&M training partner, Texas State Technical College.

Welding Fundamentals (Mon-Wed, 6pm-10pm)

This program focuses on the theory and application to provide essential skills in shielded metal arc welding, flux cored arc welding, gas metal arc welding, carbon arc gouging, oxyacetylene welding, plasma arc cutting, beveling and shearing. Upon successful completion of the course, students will sit for the American Welding Society D1.1 certification exam.

This course is offered in collaboration with Texas A&M training partner, Texas Southmost College.

OSHA #510—Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction

This course covers OSHA standards, policies and procedures in the construction industry. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA Construction Standards, construction safety and health principles, and special emphasis on the most hazardous areas in construction.

OSHA #511—Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry

This course covers OSHA standards, policies, and procedures in the general industry. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA General Industry Standards, general industry principles and special emphasis on those areas in general industry which are most hazardous.

OSHA 30-Hour Outreach Training for Construction Industry

This course provides students with basic safety and health knowledge, including OSHA policies, procedures and standards. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are most hazardous. Upon completion, a wallet card will be issued certifying that the student has completed 30 hours of OSHA training for construction industry.

HEP002-Backhoe Operator

This course provides entry-level operators with instruction on the proper operation of a backhoe and/or loader. Traditional classroom training provides participants with safe work practices, an understanding of machine mechanical systems and operational techniques. Hands-on exercises provide students with operational skills development designed to ensure proper use of the equipment.

OSHA #2264—Permit Required Confined Space Entry

This course covers the safety and health hazards associated with permit-required confined space entry. Course topics include recognizing confined space hazards, identifying permit and non-permit required confined spaces, instrumentation to evaluate atmospheric hazards, ventilation techniques, development and implementation of a confined space program, proper signage, and training requirements.

HEP002-Backhoe Operator

This course provides entry-level operators with instruction on the proper operation of a backhoe and/or loader. Traditional classroom training provides participants with safe work practices, an understanding of machine mechanical systems and operational techniques. Hands-on exercises provide students with operational skills development designed to ensure proper use of the equipment.

HEP213-Skid Steer Operator

This course provides entry-level to advanced operators with the concepts, objectives and safety practices used during the operation of skid steer machinery in construction zone settings of all types. During the course, information covering use and site issues are discussed surrounding building construction, road and highway construction, oil field operations and pipeline work.

OSHA #511—Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry

This course covers OSHA standards, policies, and procedures in the general industry. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA General Industry Standards, general industry principles and special emphasis on those areas in general industry which are most hazardous.

OSHA #3015—Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics

This course covers the OSHA Excavation Standard and the safety and health aspects of excavation and trenching. Course topics include practical soil mechanics and its relationship to the stability of shored and unshored slopes and walls of excavations, the introduction of various types of shoring (wood timbers and hydraulic), soil classification and use of protective systems.

OSHA 10-Hour Outreach Training for General Industry

This course provides students with basic safety and health knowledge, including OSHA policies, procedures and standards. Special emphasis is placed on areas that are most hazardous. Upon completion, a wallet card will be issued certifying that the student has completed 10 hours of OSHA training for general industry.

Engaged Leaders – Foundation for the Future

Why are leaders important to the success of an organization? Leadership is essential to organizations around the world. Engaged leaders help make an organization successful and help to develop the next generation of leaders. The most successful organizations do not always recruit great leaders, they grow their own. They invest in their development to such a level that a pool of prepared and engaged talent is available to step into critical positions and responsibilities when the time comes. Quality service can only be delivered if employees are engaged, trained, and prepared to do their jobs. Employees are able to deliver an outstanding service experience and achieve measured results when leaders effectively lead their teams. Participants will learn ways to improve their leadership skills as well as their emotional intelligence. This course will provide participants with an awareness of the five leader behaviors which employees expect of their leaders. It will also identify areas within themselves that they can take action on to become a better leader or develop leadership skills that will allow them to step into leadership roles at their organization.

HEP002-Backhoe Operator

This course provides entry-level operators with instruction on the proper operation of a backhoe and/or loader. Traditional classroom training provides participants with safe work practices, an understanding of machine mechanical systems and operational techniques. Hands-on exercises provide students with operational skills development designed to ensure proper use of the equipment.

HEP213-Skid Steer Operator

This course provides entry-level to advanced operators with the concepts, objectives and safety practices used during the operation of skid steer machinery in construction zone settings of all types. During the course, information covering use and site issues are discussed surrounding building construction, road and highway construction, oil field operations and pipeline work. Minimum age requirement: 18 years  

Engaged Leaders – Foundation for the Future

Why are leaders important to the success of an organization? Leadership is essential to organizations around the world. Engaged leaders help make an organization successful and help to develop the next generation of leaders. The most successful organizations do not always recruit great leaders, they grow their own. They invest in their development to such a level that a pool of prepared and engaged talent is available to step into critical positions and responsibilities when the time comes. Quality service can only be delivered if employees are engaged, trained, and prepared to do their jobs. Employees are able to deliver an outstanding service experience and achieve measured results when leaders effectively lead their teams. Participants will learn ways to improve their leadership skills as well as their emotional intelligence. This course will provide participants with an awareness of the five leader behaviors which employees expect of their leaders. It will also identify areas within themselves that they can take action on to become a better leader or develop leadership skills that will allow them to step into leadership roles at their organization.

OSHA 10-Hour Outreach Training for General Industry (Spanish)

This course provides students with basic safety and health knowledge, including OSHA policies, procedures and standards. Special emphasis is placed on areas that are most hazardous. Upon completion, a wallet card will be issued certifying that the student has completed 10 hours of OSHA training for general industry.

Introduction to Electronics and Arduino

In this training, participants will be introduced to the Arduino Uno platform and will learn programming basics in C++. This course provides participants with the skill set necessary to introduce circuits, robotics design, programming methods and inputs/outputs in a microcontroller.

Objectives: (1) Recognize the microcontroller’s general inputs, outputs and purpose (2) Understand the basics of a programming language and algorithm (3) Use the software development kit for Arduino devices (4) Identify sensors and their uses (5) Find opportunities for automation

Introduction to Arduino for Teachers

Are you looking for a cost-effective electronics, introductory to robotics, or programming solution to implement in your classroom?

In this training, participants will be introduced to the Arduino Uno platform and will learn programming basics in C++. This course provides participants with the skill set necessary to introduce circuits, robotic design, programming methods, and inputs/outputs in a microcontroller to their students. Participants will also learn about available options for cost-effective implementation.

Objectives: (1) Recognize the microcontroller’s general inputs, outputs and purpose (2) Understand the basics of a programming language and algorithm (3) Use the software development kit for Arduino Devices (4) Identify sensors and their uses (5) Find opportunities for automation (6) Understand cost-effective implementation options

Engaged Leaders – Foundation for the Future

Why are leaders important to the success of an organization? Leadership is essential to organizations around the world. Engaged leaders help make an organization successful and help to develop the next generation of leaders. The most successful organizations do not always recruit great leaders, they grow their own. They invest in their development to such a level that a pool of prepared and engaged talent is available to step into critical positions and responsibilities when the time comes. Quality service can only be delivered if employees are engaged, trained, and prepared to do their jobs. Employees are able to deliver an outstanding service experience and achieve measured results when leaders effectively lead their teams. Participants will learn ways to improve their leadership skills as well as their emotional intelligence. This course will provide participants with an awareness of the five leader behaviors which employees expect of their leaders. It will also identify areas within themselves that they can take action on to become a better leader or develop leadership skills that will allow them to step into leadership roles at their organization.

Engaged Leaders – Foundation for the Future

Why are leaders important to the success of an organization? Leadership is essential to organizations around the world. Engaged leaders help make an organization successful and help to develop the next generation of leaders. The most successful organizations do not always recruit great leaders, they grow their own. They invest in their development to such a level that a pool of prepared and engaged talent is available to step into critical positions and responsibilities when the time comes. Quality service can only be delivered if employees are engaged, trained, and prepared to do their jobs. Employees are able to deliver an outstanding service experience and achieve measured results when leaders effectively lead their teams. Participants will learn ways to improve their leadership skills as well as their emotional intelligence. This course will provide participants with an awareness of the five leader behaviors which employees expect of their leaders. It will also identify areas within themselves that they can take action on to become a better leader or develop leadership skills that will allow them to step into leadership roles at their organization.

HEP002-Backhoe Operator

This course provides entry-level operators with instruction on the proper operation of a backhoe and/or loader. Traditional classroom training provides participants with safe work practices, an understanding of machine mechanical systems and operational techniques. Hands-on exercises provide students with operational skills development designed to ensure proper use of the equipment. Minimum age requirement: 18 years 

OSHA 30-Hour Outreach Training for General Industry (Spanish)

This course provides students with basic safety and health knowledge, including OSHA policies, procedures and standards. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are most hazardous. Upon completion, a wallet card will be issued certifying that the student has completed 30 hours of OSHA training for general industry.

NCCER Maritime Welding (Mon. – Fri., 8:00am – 4:00pm) Day

Maritime Welding is one of the places to find a prosperous career as a welder is in the maritime industry. Shipyards and ship repair facilities are plentiful in coastal areas and on rivers and lake systems.  Maritime welding can be done on land or sea and above or underneath the surface of the water.  It includes the work on ships, boats, and offshore oil rigs.  It includes the installation and repair of metal structures and components. 

This course is offered in collaboration with Texas A&M training partner, Texas State Technical College.

Orbital Tube Welding (Mon. – Wed. 1:00pm – 5:00pm) Day

This introductory orbital tube welding course includes the structure, identification, and testing of metals. It also covers temperature changes and their effect on metals, properties of metals, and factors affecting fabrication of various metals. Special emphasis on the disciplines of orbital tube welding, including cutting, facing, and development of welding procedures.

Orbital Tube Welding (Mon. – Wed., 6:00pm – 10:00pm) Night

This introductory orbital tube welding course includes the structure, identification, and testing of metals. It also covers temperature changes and their effect on metals, properties of metals, and factors affecting fabrication of various metals. Special emphasis on the disciplines of orbital tube welding, including cutting, facing, and development of welding procedures.

HEP213-Skid Steer Operator

This course provides entry-level to advanced operators with the concepts, objectives and safety practices used during the operation of skid steer machinery in construction zone settings of all types. During the course, information covering use and site issues are discussed surrounding building construction, road and highway construction, oil field operations and pipeline work. Minimum age requirement: 18 years  

OSHA #510—Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction

This course covers OSHA standards, policies and procedures in the construction industry. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA Construction Standards, construction safety and health principles, and special emphasis on the most hazardous areas in construction.

Understanding OSHA’s Permit-Required Confined Space Standard (OSHA #7300)

The one-day Understanding OSHA’s Permit-Required Confined Space Standard (OSHA #7300) course covers the requirements of the OSHA Permit-Required Confined Space Standard. Course topics include safety and health hazards associated with confined space entry, and the evaluation, prevention, and abatement of these hazards. The course covers OSHA requirements; it does not feature workshops (instrumentation, control methods and testing) which are included in the OSHA #2264 Permit-Required Confined Space Entry. This course is designed for small employers or a designated representative (line supervisor or manager) with the responsibility to develop a permit-required confined space program. Upon course completion students will have a basic understanding of confined space hazards, evaluating and abatement of the hazards, and determining when a confined space shall be classified as a permit-required confined space.