Chevron Phillips gives students a glance at plant careers

08.02.2018 | By Jeannie Peng Mansyur

Students with the San Jacinto College process technology program recently toured the Chevron Phillips Chemical- Cedar Bayou plant. The event was a part of a variety of activities provided to San Jacinto College students by local industry. 

Industry partners play an integral role in the College’s development of process technology curriculum to ensure students graduate and are ready for hire with the modern skill sets for careers as plant operators. The College is working with the region’s petrochemical industry to construct the Center for Petrochemical, Energy, and Technology (CPET), the largest petrochemical training facility in the Texas Gulf Coast region for petrochemical workforce training.

The 145,000-square-foot Center will house petrochemical training programs in nondestructive testing, electrical, process technology, instrumentation/analyzer technology and training programs for the current industry workforce. It will also feature an exterior glycol distillation unit for hands-on training application. The Center will open in the fall of 2019.

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About San Jacinto College 

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 institution, a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students each year benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers eight areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce. 

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