Jumpstart Fall 2020

BC’s free Jumpstart program registering for Fall 2020 semester

BC’s free Jumpstart program registering for Fall 2020 semester

Thu Jul 9, 2020

Registration is ongoing for a new session of Brazosport College’s Jumpstart program. The program is currently registering for its pipefitting, electrical and office administration programs.

For those who qualify, Jumpstart can provide the job training needed to enter a high-demand, high-wage career. The programs, which are free to qualified students, are scheduled to have face-to-face classes on the Brazosport College campus, observing physical distancing measures and other precautions.

The craft Jumpstart programs are nine-week programs that are conducted from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8:30 to noon on Friday. The program focuses on intensive, hands-on training that is designed to help one enter a new career in a short amount of time. The office administration Jumpstart program is a 12-week program that is conducted from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on some Fridays.

The new training sessions for pipefitters and electricians begin Wednesday, Aug. 19 and runs through Wednesday, Oct. 28. Orientation is scheduled from for Aug. 18.

Training sessions for the office administration courses begin Monday, Aug. 24 and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 18. Orientation is scheduled for Aug. 20.

All course expenses, including tuition, books, tools and lab materials, may be covered.

Seats in these programs are limited. Being grant-based programs, certain criteria must be met in order to qualify for tuition assistance in the program.

Successful pipefitting and electrical completers will earn nine college credits, an Occupational Skills Award from Brazosport College, a National Career Readiness certificate and NCCER Blue Card-Core certification. Successful office administrator completers earn nine college credits, an Occupational Skills Award from Brazosport College and will have the opportunity to earn MS Office certifications in Word and Excel.

Job fairs are conducted at the conclusion of both programs.

For more information, visit www.brazosport.edu/jumpstart or email Art Longoria at art.longoria@brazosport.edu.