NCTC to offer welding classes in partnership with Bowie ISD

Elizabeth F. Dieter | Jul 13, 2017

North Central Texas College is offering special Welding classes for the Fall 2017 semester at the Bowie High School Ag Building, open to all Montague County residents. Fall classes at NCTC start on August 28, 2017 and run through December 15, 2017. Applications and registrations are being accepted now on the NCTC Bowie campus.

“We are excited about the opportunity to start our welding program at Bowie High School this semester,” said Industrial Technology Department Chair Kenny Smith. “North Central Texas College has a long history in training welders to meet industry standards, now this training will be available to the students of area high schools and open enrollment students in the surrounding area.”

A brand new Industrial Technology Center will be coming to the Bowie campus, offering courses in a variety of industrial topics, including Welding.

“NCTC is looking forward to the opening of the new Industrial Technology Center on the Bowie Campus in 2018,” said CTE Dual Credit Coordinator Danelle Wolf, “but we are very fortunate to be able to start offering Welding classes at Bowie High School this summer until the new building opens. This opportunity will allow Montague County residents to start their Welding career as soon as possible.”

There will be one dual-credit course open in the mornings from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Students in any high school in Montague County are welcome to enroll in this course. For enrollment information, students should first contact their high school counselor.

An open enrollment section of welding will be held on weeknights at 6 p.m. Unlike dual credit, anyone can enroll in this course and can get registration information by contacting the Bowie Campus at 940-872-4002.

“This is just the beginning of the training that will be offered in Bowie at the new Industrial Technology Center,” said Smith.

An Open House will be held at the Bowie High School Ag Building on July 31, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. Community members and prospective students are invited to see the brand new machinery that will be in the labs, as well as ask any questions about the programs or the new ITC expansion. Hot dogs and giveaways will be provided for those who visit early.

“We are extremely grateful for Bowie ISD and all their efforts to make this opportunity possible,” said Smith.