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St. Philip's College Library

MLK Campus: 210-486-2330
Location: Center for Learning Resources (CLR)

SWC Campus: 210-486-7023
Location: Building 1-C123


About Our Program

The Allied Construction Trades (ACT) Department offers a wide variety of Academic and Professional degrees and certificates to meet the needs of our students and the construction industry. Day and night classes are available. A.A.S. Degrees are offered in Electrical Trades, Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning, Power Generation and Alternative Energy, and Refrigeration, Constrution Technology, and Welding.

A Level 1 certificate is offered in Air Conditioning and Heating, Electrical Trades, Power Generation and Alternative Energy, Construction, Plumbing, Welding and Refrigeration. Occupational Skills Award Certificates are offered in Air Conditioning Systems installation and Service, Power Generation and Alternative Energy.

Population growth and increased demands in the nation’s infrastructure have created a demand for skilled and certified technicians. The Allied Construction Trades Department offers programs designed to prepare students to begin a career in Construction, Plumbing, Air Conditioning and Heating, Electrical, Power Generation and Alternative Energy, and Welding Technologies. The Allied Construction Trades Department provides workforce training that meet or exceed certifications requirements from national organizations like the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). American Welding Society (AWS), Plumbing and Heating and Cooling Contractors (PHCC), The North American Coard of Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).

SPC Power Generation Program on Great Day SA


Associate of Applied Science Degree Programs
Air Conditioning & Heating, A.A.S. Electrical Trades, A.A.S.
Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration Technology, A.A.S.   Power Generation & Alternative Energy, A.A.S.
Construction Technology, A.A.S.   Welder/Welding Technologist, A.A.S.


Certificates and Occupational Skills Awards Offered

Level 1 & 2 Certificates
 Electrical Trades Level 1 Certificate Power Generation and Alternative Energy Level 1 Certificate
 Plumber's Helper Level 1 Certificate Power Generation and Alternative Energy Level 2 Certificate
 Plumbing Trades Level 1 Certificate Residential Air Conditioning Installation Level 1 Certificate
 Structural/Pipe Layout Level 1 Certificate Residential Air Conditioning Technician Level 1 Certificate
Inert Gas GTAW/GMAW Welder (MSGW) Level 1 Certificate Refrigeration Level 1 Certificate
Occupational Skills Awards
  Power Generation and Alternative Energy (OSA)
Air Conditioning Systems - Installation (OSA) Air Conditioning Systems - Service (OSA)



What We Offer

  • We are an EPA Testing Center and a NABCEP Certification Testing Center
  • We Provide Competent Workforce Solutions for Local Industries

Faculty & Staff Contact Information

Department Chair: Craig Overmiller
Phone: 210-486-2495
MLK Campus – Applied Science Building (ASB) 234C
SW Campus – Building #1, C167
Administrative Services Specialist: Rebecca Keller
Phone: 210-486-2065
MLK Campus: Applied Science Building (ASB) 234


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***Note*** If you are new to online classes, you are REQUIRED to take the Orientation to Online Learning course, OLRN 0001, CRN #18893 or 20359. This course familiarizes students with navigating through the online system for a successful start. Register for the free, self-paced OLRN course the same way as any other course. See or call 210-486-2239 for more information.