Incumbent Training

Today’s business landscape is fast-paced and rapidly changing. Looking for courses customized to your business’ needs? Do your employees need continuing education courses to keep their skills sharp? You can find it all at the Center for Petrochemical Energy and Technology (CPET).

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Your employees can boost their skills in a credit-earning college class — without having to enroll in a degree program. Linked courses enable workers to learn alongside enrolled students to earn continuing education credits and hands-on experience. Find a linked course today!
Electrical Course Students

Electrical Courses

Keep pace with evolving electrical technologies in one of these courses:

  • Electrical Calculations I and II
  • Commercial Wiring
  • Electrical Machines
  • Programmable Logic Controllers

Welding Courses

Sharpen your welding skills with a linked course focused on:
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Pipe Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Oxyfuel Cutting and Welding
Non-Destructive Testing Students

Non-Destructive Testing Courses

Learn all about the latest testing techniques in one of these classes:
  • Introduction to Ultrasonics
  • Metrology and Prints
  • Radiographic Film Interpretation of Weldments
  • Liquid Penetrant, Magnetic Particle, and Visual Testing
Process Safety Student and Instructor

Process Safety Certificate Program

Designed for operators, supervisors, and engineers in the chemical and energy industries, this program offers four introductory courses:

  • Introduction to Process Safety
  • Industrial Safety and Technical Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Risk Management
  • Fire Protection and Emergency Response

In each course, you’ll get 24 hours of online content and 24 hours of work-based learning at CPET. Complete all four courses to earn a Process Safety Continuing Education Certificate.

Pay for a Course

After you’ve found the right course, there are a number of ways to pay, including:
Use the registration link to select a course, create your student account, and pay directly with a credit card. After creating a San Jacinto College account during checkout, you’ll receive a unique identification number, which you can use for all future transactions.

If you’re purchasing a course for an employee, follow these steps:

  1. Provide the student’s information on the CPET Registration form for Employers.
  2. Within 24 hours of registering for the course, submit a letter that states that the company agrees to pay tuition, outlines the preferred payment method, and includes contact information. Use this sample letter as an example.
  3. Wait for registration confirmation from CPET and the San Jacinto College Business Office, who will arrange payment.

For customized courses, CPET will provide a contract template that outlines the payment process.

The Texas Workforce Commission’s Skills Development Fund awards grants averaging $1,800 per trainee to students who meet eligible criteria. To participate in this fund, companies must follow these steps:

  1. Meet the eligibility requirements outlined in this Skills Development Fund Presentation.
  2. Apply for partnership using this Private Partner Information form.
  3. Work with CPET to secure a grant, develop a specific training program, and create a schedule. Please note that to receive a grant, companies must agree to retain participating employees for at least 90 days after training.


Get in Touch

For more information on custom or general continuing ed courses, contact CPET.
Laura Sotu
Coordinator, CPET Reg Systems
(281) 476-1844x1844
Kelly Groaning
Coord, CPET Incumbent WF Train
(281) 478-2709
Jay Culver
Dir, CPET Incumbent Workforce
(281) 476-1894
Thomas Stang
Dir, Petrochemical Technology
(281) 542-2042
Flor Escatel
Sr Administrative Assistant
(281) 998-6150x1272

Learn More About Funding

Reach out to explore funding opportunities with the Texas Workforce Commission.

Kristina DeWitty
Director, CPD Grants Oversight
(281) 478-2784
LyondellBasell Center For Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology

Visit CPET

Stop by or reach out to the LyondellBasell Center For Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology with questions or inquiries.

Get in Touch

Phone (281) 998-6150

Hours 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Location 7901 Fairmont Pkwy
Pasadena, TX

Get in Touch

Phone (281) 998-6150

Hours 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Location 7901 Fairmont Pkwy
Pasadena, TX