Merit Shop Training (MSTI)

MSTI is the educational affiliate of ABC Texas Gulf Coast, is an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor and Assessment Center with the ability to deliver credentials through craft training, written assessments and performance verifications. NCCER training and certification is available for many crafts. See the printable 2018 MSTI Craft Training Catalog, or click the Course Description below for additional information.

MSTI Classes

Course Description                        Day(s)  Time(s)  Frequency  Contact # 
Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Rigger Classes  2 - 3 Days  7:00 am - 4:00 pm As Requested 979-824-7369 
Construction Site Safety Technician  M/W  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Year Round 979-824-7370 
Electrical Continuing Education Class 3rd TH of Month   5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Year Round 979-824-7370 
ICTP Training & Certification 2 Days  8:00 am - 4:00 pm As Requested  979-824-7365 
Project Management M/W or T/TH  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  Year Round  979-824-7370
Project Supervision M/W or T/TH  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  Year Round  979-824-7370 

MSTI is committed to workforce development and offers scholarships each year to area high schools. This scholarship is provided through Brazosport College  our 40+ year partner, for students wishing to study crafts or other construction related fields.

NEW! Daytime Rigging Courses


Available Craft Training


MSTI/Brazosport College Craft Training MSTI offers NCCER training and Certification for many crafts. The majority of the training is done in partnership with our 40+ year partner, Brazosport College. Fall & Spring Semester courses are available in the following areas:

 Available Craft Training

Automotive Mechanic

Machine Tools 

Construction Management




Engineering Graphics & Design

Safety Health & Environmental Mgmt. 





UTA OSHA Classes

JumpStart Programs are available for Electrical, Millwright and Pipefitting. For more information, click here.

OSHA Classes at ABC

The OSHA Education Center at The University of Texas at Arlington is the top-ranked OSHA Training Institute Education Center in the country. The Center provides OSHA prescribed professional and regulatory instruction through educators with decades of real world experience and leadership that upholds the highest quality standards to ensure students have training and support services required to protect workers, reduce losses, and realize the profitability of a safe and healthful work environment. Additionally, four levels of professional certifications are available in multiple tracks including: Safety and Health, Construction, General Industry, Oil & Gas, and Risk Management. These classes will be held at ABC Texas Gulf Coast Chapter in Freeport, Texas. MSTI is not an OTI Education Center, but serves as a host training organization for The University of Texas at Arlington OSHA Training Institute Education Center.

Course Description Day(s)  Time(s)  Frequency  Contact # 
Occupational Safety & Health Standards Gen Industry M - TH  8:00 am - 5:00 pm none scheduled 866-806-9190
Joint Commission Health Safety/Health Overview  Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm none scheduled 866-806-9190 
Trainer course for Healthcare Employee Safety/Health T/W 8:00 am - 4:00 pm  none scheduled 866-806-9190
Trainer Course for Medic First Aid & CPR  TH/F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  none scheduled 866-806-9190