Diesel Engines

This certificate program provides students seeking a career in diesel technology the skills necessary to successfully enter the workforce. Topics will include use of engine measuring tools and the principles of operations for major engine components. Students will also be brief on the materials needed to take the ASE test of Diesel Engines. Classes are taught at the Ball High Automotive Center.

Automotive Climate Control

Explore and familiarize yourself with the theories and systems of Automotive Air Conditioning and Heating systems.  Emphasis is given  to the basic refrigeration cycle, diagnosis and repair of system malfunctions, manual and electronic climate control systems and safety.  EPA guidelines for refrigerant handling, new refrigerant replacements are presented.  Classes are taught at Ball High Automotive Shop. Please see our current schedule for more information.

Quickstart  Helpers – Tuition-Free Training

Thanks to a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission, Galveston College is offering a new Quickstart program designed to help people find entry-level jobs as helpers in the fast-growing HVAC  and Electrical industries. Classes run for 8-weeks, and you will be presented with basics of a trade, including safety procedures, tools usage, regulations, codes and more. This program is designed for people who need to learn the basics of a trade and start making money right away.


Galveston College’s Pipefitting program can help prepare you for an entry level job with advancement opportunities. Our program follows the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum.

TCEQ Water

Galveston College is an approved training provider for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. You can begin your career in water management by starting on a  path to earning your Class D License or Continue your career with our advanced classes.


Galveston College welding program works to meet demand for skilled labor welders. 

Contact: Continuing Education Department


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Regular Hours

Monday & Tuesday 
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday
 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.