Process Technology is one of the fastest growing careers in the Houston area, due to baby boomers retiring from the field.
To equip the industry with qualified, educated workers, Lone Star College-Kingwood will start its brand new Process Technology program in January 2017. The program will be housed at the LSC-Atascocita Center.
“The chemical and refining industries are in great need of process operators/technicians due to the large number of seasoned operators retiring in the next five to seven years,” said Linda LaCoe, director of process technology at LSC-Kingwood.
In preparation of the January 2017 start, faculty are looking for interested students to enroll in the program. The college will host information sessions on Oct. 25 and Nov. 29 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the LSC-Atascocita Center cafeteria. Potential students are encouraged to bring their unofficial transcripts if they have not enrolled in Lone Star College.
“Our goal is to inform prospective students about the process technology associate of applied science degree (AAS) and certificate,” LaCoe said. “We will also discuss what process technology is and the job duties of a process operator/technician.”
In order to be accepted into the Process Technology program, students must be at college level in reading writing and math. Students should possess aptitude in science and math, have good interpersonal and communication skills and be a team player.
LSC-Kingwood’s Process Technology program will prepare graduates for entry level careers in the petrochemical, refining, power generation, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, plastics and related manufacturing industries. Program courses include introduction to process technology, process instrumentation, safety, health and environment, process systems, principles of quality, and troubleshooting.
In fall 2017, the program will be moved to the new Lone Star College-Process Technology Center located in Generation Park. The 40,200 square foot facility will be furnished with state-of-the-art simulation equipment, a fully functional pilot plant and general academic classrooms to train students.
The LSC-Atascocita Center is located at 15903 West Lake Houston Parkway. For more information on the program or information sessions, email Linda.Lacoe@LoneStar.edu or visit http://www.lonestar.edu/Process-Technology-AAS.htm.
To register for the Job Fair or to post an ad on the campus Job Board, contact Kim Hammond at 281-312-1624 or email Kingwood.CareerServices@LoneStar.edu.
Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.
For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm
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The Process Technology Information Session is on Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. The session will provide important information on the program and various career opportunities.