2018 Graduates
Accelerate Texas IV, also known as Jumpstart at Brazosport College,
is a nine-week training program.
Our next training session begins June 17, 2019
and concludes on August 22, 2019.
  • Only pipefitting and electrical classes will be offered during the Summer 2019 session.
  • Orientation will be on Thursday, June 13 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Only those applicants meeting all eligibility requirements, including TABE Math scores, background checks and hair follicle drug testing will be eligible to attend the orientation session.
  • Please note that applicants that have any kind of college degrees (Associate's or higher) will not qualify for the JumpStart Program.
  • Take advantage of this great program by calling 979-230-3242 to see if you are eligible.
  • Our Accelerate Texas IV grant does not allow for wrap around services. If you need any type of assistance while attending the JumpStart program, please apply at the Lake Jackson Workforce Solutions office.
No Cost to Eligible Students
All expenses are covered including costs for tuition, TABE Math testing, background checks, hair follicle drug testing, TWIC Cards, and State of Texas Electrical Apprenticeship Cards for those in the electrical program.

Limited Spaces
Seats in this program are limited. Only 15 participants will be accepted for each craft class. This is a grant-based program, therefore certain criteria must be met in order to qualify for tuition assistance in the Jumpstart program.

What They're Saying
About Jumpstart!

Construction Citizen [11/5/15]

Houston Chronicle [12/1/15]

CareerFocus [Summer 2016]
Specialty Areas
Participants may specialize in electrical or pipefitting work. Placement may be based on space available in each class.
Upon completion, participants will receive:
  • Nine college credit hours
  • An Occupational Skills Award from Brazosport College
  • NCCER Blue Card - Core Curriculum Certification
  • NCCER Level 1 Craft Certification

You must be able to meet the requirements indicated on the following Pre-Screening Questions to qualify for the JumpStart program.


If you do not meet the qualification criteria and still want to participate, you can do a "Pay Out of Pocket" option. Please contact Art Longoria at 979-230-3242 for information. The pay out of pocket option is only available if classes are not filled with grant-eligible students.

CCPI: Pipefitting Video