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Del Mar College

Del mar college building

Coastal Bend’s largest community college offers Associate degrees in more than 50 university transfer majors, along with Associate in Applied Science degrees and Certificates in over 160 occupational and technical fields.

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi campus

The ever-expanding “Island University” now serves more than 10,000 students, offering 33 undergraduate majors, 25 graduate programs and two doctoral degrees, through five colleges. Stand out programs include nursing, education and environmental science. TAMUCC is an NCAA Division I School, competing in basketball, baseball, tennis and other sports.

Craft Training Center

Craft Training aerial view

The Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend is located on a 30-acre campus located at 7433 Leopard Street in Corpus Christi, TX. Completely remodeled The new facilities include a welding lab with 30 additional welding booths and four classrooms, also included are classrooms and labs for electrical and instrumentation, and a large meeting/assembly room. The new buildings also feature 20-foot-wide covered outside instructional areas on each side of the buildings that provide additional training areas. The CTCCB facility now consists of over 72,000 square feet, doubling the capacity of the original facility.

 CTCCB is funded by man-hour contributions from local industry partners: Flint Hills Resources, Valero Refining Co., CITGO Refining & Chemicals Co. LP, LyondellBasell, REPCON, Inc., Brand Energy and, Chemours Corpus Christi. (Previously DuPont) Contributions from these industrial partners enable the CTCCB to keep the tuition and fees low to allow more students access to craft training. CTCCB is dedicated to providing its students a quality education at an affordable cost. CTCCB’s goal is to give students a chance to learn a craft and become a member of a skilled workforce.

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