Crafts Academy

Crafts Academy Project
During the past five years, Brazosport College has added a number of facilities, including the BASF Center for Process Technology, the Dow Academic Center, the Byron and Sandra Sadler Health Professions/Science Complex, a new Student Pavilion and a revitalized library. Thanks to generous contributions from the community and industry partners, these facilities have enhanced Brazosport College’s vision of providing the very best programs with the latest technologies.

Dedicated on February 16, 2016, The Freeport LNG Crafts Academy is a 43,500 square-foot facility located within Brazosport College’s Science Technology Corridor.

The building supports workforce training for a variety of programs, including industrial and commercial pipefitting, industrial and commercial electricity, drafting, heating, air conditioning and refrigeration, machine technology/millwright, safety health and environmental management, industrial and commercial construction and automotive programs.

“It is an honor to have Freeport LNG’s name on a major building in the Science Technology Corridor of our campus,” said Brazosport College President Dr. Millicent Valek. “This partnership makes it possible for Brazosport College to have the labs and facilities necessary to deliver quality programs and to train a skilled workforce.” 

The facility was originally constructed in 1978 and renovated in 2014-2015 thanks to the generosity of a $1 million gift from Freeport LNG Development, L.P., as well as contributions from other contractors, industry partners and members of the Brazosport community.

“The development of our gas liquefaction and LNG export project in Southern Brazoria County will mean the need for a highly-skilled workforce,” said Michael S. Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Freeport LNG. “I am pleased that we are able to provide an investment to the College that will assist in providing the training and education necessary to help us staff our new facility.”

DraftingHARTMachine Technology
Welding TechnologyIndustrial & Commercial ElectricityIndustrial & Commercial Pipefitting
Construction ManagementAutomotive Technology