Eagle Ford Oil & Gas Training & Education

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Oil & gas training and education is and will be essential to South Texas meeting the demands of Eagle Ford job growth.

From safety training to professional engineering courses, you can bet we’ll need more of just about every profession that supports the oil & gas industry. Many of the colleges in the area now have oil & gas programs and there are already numerous safety and energy training courses that can be found online.

We’ve compiled a list of various training services and colleges in South Texas who help develop oil & gas professionals.

Alamo Colleges – San Antonio Area
Alamo Colleges offer associate degrees, certificates and licenses in programs that prepare students for jobs and four year degree programs. Visit www.alamo.edu for more information.
Austin Community College – Continuing Education
Continuing Education at ACC can train you in less than a year. CE offered includes training in: 1st Aid, CDL (San Marcos), Air Pilot (San Marcos), Auto-CAD (AUTODESK Certified/Online), Welding, Technical Writing, Int’l Trade & IT. The college also offers: OSHA/ Hazmat, Tech-Math, Plumbing, Electrical & Machinist courses via our Customized Training Dept. Serving locations in Nixon-Smiley, Hays, Caldwell, Bastrop, Blanco, and Gillespie.
Del Mar College – Corpus Christi
Del Mar is a community college that offers various associate degrees, certifications, and continuing education. The college is now offering industry training in AutoCad, Electrical, Hazmat, Industrial & Technical Math, Mechanical, Plumbing, Safety, Surveying, and Transportation.
Coastal Bend College – Beeville, Pleasanton, Alice, Kingsville
Coastal Bend College provides various petroleum industry training courses that span from CDL certification to oil spill response.
Laredo Community College – Laredo
Laredo Community College offers degrees and certifications in electrical technology, diesel engine mechanics, and an oil & gas industry specialization.
Southwest Texas Junior College – Uvalde
Southwest Texas Junior College offers associate degrees and technical certifications in diesel technology, welding, and more.
Sul Ross Rio Grande College
Rio Grande College is a member of the Texas State University System and offers courses in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde.
Texas A&M International University
TAMIU is located in Laredo and is a member of the Texas A&M University System.
UT San Antonio
UTSA offers more than 100 undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs across multiple fields including architecture, business, engineering, and sciences.
Victoria College
Victoria College offers associate degrees and technical certifications in business, welding, and instrumentation technology.
Texas Workforce Commission
Skills Development Funds – The fund is Texas’ premier job–training program. The fund provides training dollars for businesses and workers. The commission believes success is achieved through collaboration among businesses, public Community and Technical colleges, Local Workforce Development Boards and economic development partners.Skills for Small Business– Small businesses can apply to TWC for training offered by local community or technical colleges, or the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).


Oil & Gas Training Program Coordinators

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  1. pablo hernandez says:

    what classes should i take if i don’t want to start off as entry level and higher pay?

  2. J. Miller says:

    Are any companies providing on-the-job training for a CDL?

  3. allen pete says:

    Would like training for entry level position on land in oilfield/gas industry. I have CDL with tanker endorsement, was told Eagle Ford coould help? Where can I get more info?

  4. Cody Villarreal says:

    Does anyone know of an oilfield company that has a program like TxDot where if you sign a contract to work for them for however many years after you graduate that they will pay your college expenses?
    Looking to return to Karnes County after majoring in Geographic Information Systems at Texas State.

  5. Do you pay to relocate?

  6. Spencer Denton says:

    My son is going to North Central Texas College taking an associates degree in Oil & Gas Production, and next Fall will be his final semester to get his degree. He is looking to do an internship this summer; who would he talk to about an internship/ job for your company? Could you please guide us in the right direction, to get on with Eagle Ford Shale? Thank you for your time…
    Stephanie Tronson

  7. Doug Stetzer says:

    A common theme in the “jobless recovery” of the last couple years has been the Skills Gap, or mismatch between skills held by the workforce and those demanded by potential employers.

    High-growth shale plays have not been immune to this as demand for skilled labor across the country has outpaced supply and highlighted gaps in both corporate and vocational training programs.

    I wrote an article on the about this skills gap, recent trends in training, and how it affects the oil & gas industry in particular. I welcome your thoughts on the topic, and hope you find the article worth sharing with your audience.


    • Flor Martinez says:

      Hi Doug,

      I find this industry and its needs very interesting. I am trying to get myself familiarized with your industry and its needs/concerns and issues. I have met with some folks in your industry and notice that the commonality is the ‘skill gap’ you are finding among potential candidates.

      I would like to know more about those specific gaps and what your plan of action is towards solving that if at all.