James R. Ward


Lead Instructor Oil & Gas

Worked at Lone Star College Since


Area of Expertise

Oil & Gas

Classes Taught

IADC® Gateway Floorhand/Roustabout program, Introduction to Oil and Gas / Basics of Oil and Gas, Industrial Maintenance, Basic Mechanical, Workskills for the Workplace, Rig Floor Core Skills, IADC® Rig Pass®, Supervisory Skills, Frontline Supervision, Forklift Certification, Forklift Train the Trainer, Overhead Crane Certification, Overhead Crane Train the Trainer, NCCER Rigging, Safe and Correct Use of Hand Tools, Correct use of Tools, Safety in Pipe Storage and Transport, Precision Measurements, Visual and Dimensional Control of Body and Ends, Threads Visual Inspection, API Threads, Premium Threads, Mechanical Measurements and Wellhead 101

Degrees, Certifications, & Qualifications

IADC® Rig Pass® Instructor, IADC® Gateway® Instructor, IADC® Wellsharp® Certified, Drilling Operations, PEC Safeland Training, API RP2D Crane and Rigging Trainer, Crestcom Bulletproof Management Training, NCCER Craft Instructor/ / Curriculum Performance Evaluator and Construction Technology 

  • Rigging
  • Heavy Equipment Operations
  • Core Curriculum

NCCER Assessment Performance Evaluator:

  • Operator Backhoes
  • Operator Dozer
  • Operator Excavator
  • Operator Motor Graders
  • Operator Forklift
  • Operator Loaders
  • Operator Dump Truck
  • Operator Scrapers
  • Operator Rollers
  • Generic PV
  • Rigging Fundamentals
  • Rigging

Past Experience

Overhead Crane Operator/ Overhead Crane Train the Trainer, Forklift Operator / Forklift Train the Trainer, Mobile Crane Operator, Community College Petrochemical Initiative /Train the Trainer, Level III Hazmat Technician, MSSC Certified Production Safety Technician, ARCH Protection Training