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Lone Star Corporate College to offer petroleum industry certification

HOUSTON (June 18, 2012) Lone Star Corporate College will offer “Fundamentals of the Petroleum Industry” certification seminars as part of the ongoing Lone Star Corporate College Seminar Series.

The three-part, nine-week series will be held from Monday, July 9 to Saturday, Sept. 8 in three parts as a hybrid offering, meaning that the classes will take place mainly online with some classroom instruction provided at Lone Star College-University Park, 20515 State Highway 249 at Louetta Road in Houston.

Participants will learn the basics of upstream and downstream oil and gas production activities, as well as how hydrocarbon deposits are formed, explored, and produced. Upon completion of the three-part series, participants will receive a Drilling Industry Training certificate and a WellCAP certificate from the International Association of Drilling Contractors.

The series is geared toward anyone interested in learning the background of the petroleum industry, including technical or business professionals who are new to the petroleum industry or would like to broaden their industry knowledge, and all levels of the petroleum industry support staff. The seminar is also ideal for professionals and military veterans who are trying to transition into the oil and gas industry.

Courses can be taken in sequence or as individual offerings. Dates are below:

Fundamentals of the Petroleum Industry: Part I, July 9-28;
Fundamentals of the Petroleum Industry: Part II, July 30-Aug. 18;
Fundamentals of the Petroleum Industry: Part III, Aug. 20-Sept. 8.

The instructor-led section of the seminar will be presented by George King, a graduate of Texas A&M University who has 35 years of experience in the energy sector. King has extensive experience in power generation and hydrogen fuel cells, as well as geothermal, thermal solar, photovoltaic, wind, and bio-gas recovery systems.

Lone Star Corporate College is offering this certification seminar in partnership with PetroEd, a Houston-based organization that offers a wide range of multimedia technical training for the oil and natural gas industry.

With 75,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.