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Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) funding might be available. For more info:

Successful companies will not only search for the best new-hires but will also investigate ways to “upskill” their incumbent workers to meet ever changing business needs. But, maintaining a skilled and educated workforce can be a challenge for any company as in-house training budgets are oftentimes the first area to be reduced during cost reduction programs. “Designed by industry, for industry”, the LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology (CPET) is strategically positioned to “flange" with the petrochemical industry providing a superior learning experience for a competitive price.

 

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CPET can work with you to develop a customized training program to meet your company’s needs in areas such as:

  • Process technology,
  • Instrumentation,
  • Electrical,
  • Non-destructive testing,
  • Environmental, health, and safety, and
  • The crafts (pipe/boiler making, millwright, ...)

Contact CPET today to discover how we can satisfy your workforce training needs.


Payment Options

CPET is pleased to offer our clients a variety of payment options.  Questions:  Contact Laura Phoenix at 281-476-1806.

Self-pay with a credit card

If you are selecting a course and intend to pay directly with your own or a company credit card, you can use the registration links provided to select the course, create your student account, and pay directly with a credit card.

During the checkout process, you will need to create a San Jacinto College account which will generate for you a unique SJC Student identification number (G#).  Write this down as you will need to remember it for all transactions with SJC.

Third party pay via PO, check, or other method

Frequently, a student's employer is paying for the course and prefers to pay using a method other than a credit card.  In this scenario,  the following procedure should be followed.

  1. The student or employer should provide student information so the student(s) can be registered in the course.  A spreadsheet for logging the student information is provided here. 
  2. The student or employer will need to provide a company letter stating that the company agrees to pay the tuition.  The letter should also state the preferred method of payment (i.e.: PO, check, etc.) and contact information for payment arrangements.  A sample company voucher letter is provided here.  
    • NOTE: The voucher letter will need to be submitted within 24 hours of registering for the course, or the registration system will automatically un-enroll the student due to nonpayment.
  3. CPET will register the student(s) and submit the registration information and company voucher letter to the SJC Business Office.
  4. The SJC Business Office will coordinate directly with the company to arrange payment. 
Contract

Many companies will contract with CPET for custom courses developed in collaboration between the company and CPET.  For this scenario, CPET will provide a contract template to begin the process of drafting the course details.

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) - Skills Development Fund (SDF)

What is the TWC Skills Development Fund? The TWC (SDF) plays a vital roe in providing training statewide to meet the growing demand for a skilled and trained workforce. Partnering with private companies (referred to as "private partners"), TWC will award grant money to be used at community colleges to meet specific training needs. Private partners and the individuals selected for training in the program must meet eligibility criteria which are summarized in the presentation in bullet #1 below. The program will grant an average of $1800/trainee for a total company cap of $500,000 although multiple companies can collaborate in a "consortium" to pool trainees into classes that meet shared needs. The training must satisfy a criteria of at least 55% business technical (i.e.: Operations Troubleshooting) and no more than 10% on non-technical training (i.e.: Leadership Skills) with the remaining amount available for general technical (i.e.: Fire Safety, Intro to Word). The grant can include delivery of proprietary training (although no more than 50%). Important point to consider: a company can only participate in one TWC grant at a time and is ineligible for an additional grant for one year after completion of the first grant.

What are the company's obligations to participate in this grant fund? First, the company must meet the eligibility criteria and develop, in coordination with SJC, a training plan of specific training to be delivered to specific people, on a planned schedule. Second, if the company does not send the trainees to the agreed training, the company will be charged a pro-rated cost per student. Third, companies agree to retain the trained employee for at least 90 days after that employee completes training.

How do I get started? The documents provided below are for informational purposes only. Contact us for the most current version, and don't worry - we'll help with the documentation!

TWC Skills Development Fund (SDF) Presentation -Provides an overview and eligibility criteria. TWC Private Partner Information Form - Begin here to apply for partnership.

 

Do you have any grant opportunities right now? Yes; glad you asked! Our current and upcoming opportunities are outlined below. Contact us for more information.

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) - Skills Development Fund (SDF) - "SHELL" grant

2021 TWC "Shell" Skills Development Fund - Recent changes in the TWC contract process may lead to a more streamlined contracting process. Companies still complete the same paperwork but are no longer required to have a year-long training plan. Instead the paperwork can be completed for one training courses allowing for quicker turnaround on development and approval. This new process, referred to as a "shell" grant, can be developed and delivered rapidly and is outlined below.

  • Company completes and submits PPIF form.
  • Company and SJC complete a draft training plan which is submitted to TWC to be signed.
  • Company can return for additional training as needed with minimal revisions to the paperwork.
Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) - Adult Education Funding
For more information:

The Texas Workforce Commission is dedicated to developing a qualified workforce to ensure the success of our Texas industries. Funding is available through SJC to provide selected training to individuals that meet minimum criteria. To be eligible:

  • Students must take a pre-test to determine reading, math, and language competency.
  • Students must not currently have a bachelors degree or higher from the United Sates.
  • Students must demonstrate they can pass a college level class with some support from SJC representatives.
  • Students must demonstrate intention to complete a course successfully and a readiness for emmployment.

Most of our training is offered as custom-designed courses delivered directly to a client;  however, CPET also offers a selection of continuing education courses available as open enrollment for the public.

The data below is updated for every semester, so check back here often.


Safety Awareness Training (Online offerings)

CPET is pleased to offer our clients a variety of computer-based safety awareness training courses. These courses can be taken as standalone courses or part of a package with hands-on work-based learning in our 35 state-of-the-art labs. The computer-based learning can be offered as remote options (taken anytime, anywhere providing convenience and efficiency), or they can be proctored by CPET personnel on your site or in one of CPET’s computer labs. Refer to the link below for more information.


Linked Courses - Registration open now!

The courses listed below are "linked" courses which link a continuing education (CE) trainee into a credit course. The CE student attends the same class as the credit students and completes the same work. However, upon completion, the trainee receives continuing education credits (CEUs) instead of academic credits. Linked courses provide CE students an opportunity to access the same learning without the necessity of being registered as an academic student pursuing a degree. (If you are interested in taking a course for academic credit instead of continuing education credits, then CLICK HERE to see all "for-credit" course offerings for Summer 2021.)

Electrical Courses
Course Day, Time

Reg. Link

(credit card pay)

Electrical Calculations I - ELPT 1215

Fall 2021:

  • Aug. 23 - Oct 13; ONLINE
 

Electrical Calculations II - ELPT 2215

Summer 2021:

  • June 7 - July 29: ONLINE
Click here to register

Electricity Principles, - CETT 1302

Summer 2021:

  • June 7 - July 29: Tuesday, 12:00PM-3:20PM

Fall 2021:

  • Aug 23 - Dec 10: Monday, 6:00PM - 9:45PM
Click here to register.

National Electric Code I - ELPT 1325

Summer 2021:

  • June 7 - July 29: Tuesday, 6:00PM- 8:40PM

Fall 2021:

  • Aug 23- Dec 10: Thursday, 6:00PM- 8:50PM
Click here to register.

Commercial Wiring - ELPT 1345

Summer 2021:

  • June 7 - July 29: Monday, 9AM-12:50PM
Click here to register.

Electrical Machines-  ELPT 1351

Summer 2021:

  • June 7 - July 29: Tuesday, 9:00AM-11:50AM
Click here to register.

Industrial Wiring - ELPT 1357

Fall 2021:

  • Aug 23 - Dec 10: Monday, 6:00PM - 9:45PM, Instructor= Le
 
Residential Wiring - ELPT 1429

Fall 2021:

  • Aug 23 - Dec 10: Tuesday, 6PM-8:40PM
 
Programmable Logic Controllers - ELPT 2319

Summer 2021:

  • June 7 - July 29: Tuesday, 6:00PM-9:20PM Instructor= Le
Click here to register.
Welding Courses
Course Day, Time

Reg. Link

(credit card pay)

Intro Shielded Metal Arc Weld (SMAW) - WLDG 1428

Summer: June 7 - Aug. 12:

  • Mon/Tues/Wed, 6PM-10PM

Fall:  Aug. 23 - Dec. 10

  • Mon/Wed/Fri,     8AM-10:40AM
  • Mon/Wed,        6PM - 9:55PM
  • Tues/Thus,      6PM - 9:45PM
  • Fri,       6:30PM - 11:30PM, AND Sat, 8AM - 12:30PM,
Click here to register.
Adv. Shielded Metal Arc Weld (SMAW) - WLDG 2443

Summer 2021:

  • June 7 - Aug. 12: Mon/Tues/Wed, 6PM-10PM

Fall:  Aug. 23 - Dec. 10

  • Mon/Wed/Fri,  10:45AM-1:25PM
  • Mon/Tues/Wed,  3PM-5:35PM
  • Mon/Wed, 6PM - 9:55PM
  • Tues/Thus, 6PM - 9:45PM
Click here to register
Intro Gas Tungsten Arc Weld (GTAW) - WLDG 1434

Summer 2021:

  • June 7 - Aug. 12: Mon/Tues/Wed, 6PM-10PM, Instructor= Cantu

Fall:  Aug. 23 - Dec. 10

  • Tues/Thurs, 8AM-11:50AM
  • Mon/Wed, 6PM - 9:55PM
  • Tues/Thus, 6PM - 9:45PM
Click here to register.
Adv Gas Tungsten Arc Weld (GTAW) - WLDG 2451

Summer 2021:

  • June 7 - Aug. 12: Mon/Tues/Wed, 6PM-10PM

Fall:  Aug. 23 - Dec. 10

  • Mon/Wed, 6PM - 9:55PM
  • Tues/Thus, 6PM - 9:45PM
Click here to register
Intermediate Pipe Welding - WLDG 2406

Summer 2021:

  • June 7 - Aug. 12: Mon/Tues/Wed, 6PM-10PM

Fall:  Aug. 23 - Dec. 10

  • Mon/Wed, 8AM - 11:55AM
  • Mon/Wed, 6PMPM - 9:55PM
  • Tues/Thus, 6PM - 9:45PM
Click here to register
Advanced Pipe Welding - WLDG 2453

Summer 2021:

  • June 7 - Aug. 12: Mon/Tues/Wed, 6PM-10PM

Fall:  Aug. 23 - Dec. 10

  • Mon/Wed, 6PM - 9:55PM
  • Tues/Thus, 6PM - 9:45PM
Click here to register
Intro to Blueprint Reading - WLDG 1413

Summer 2021:

  • June 7 - Aug. 12: ONLINE

Fall:  Aug. 23 - Dec. 10

  • Mon/Wed;, 6PM - 9:55PM
Click here to register
Oxyfuel Cut and Weld - WLDG 1204

Fall:  Aug. 23 - Dec. 10

  • Mon/Wed;, 6PM - 9:55PM
Click here to register
NDT Courses
Course Day, Time

Reg. Link

(credit card pay)

Radiographic Film Interpretation of Weldments - NDTE 1301

Summer 2021:

  • June 7 - Aug. 12: Tues/Thurs, 7:00PM-9:50PM

Fall 2021:

  • Aug 23 - Dec 10:: Mon/Wed, 5:15PM-7:30PM
Click here to register.
Introduction to Metallurgy - NDTE 1401

Fall 2021:

  • Aug 23 - Dec 10:: Tues/Thurs, 7:15PM-10:10PM
Click here to register
Intro to Ultrasonics 1,2 - NDTE 1405

Summer 2021:

  • June 7-Aug 12: Mon/Wed, 5:30PM-10:05PM

Fall 2021:

  • Aug 23 - Dec 10: Mon/Wed, 7:15PM - 10:10PM
Click here to register.
Liquid Penetrant, Magnetic Particle, & Visual Test - NDTE 1410

Summer 2021:

  • June 7-Aug 12: Tues/Thurs, 5:40PM-10:00PM

Fall 2021:

  • Aug 23 - Dec 10: Mon/Wed, 7:15PM-10:10PM
Click here to register
Eddy Current Testing - NDTE 1440

Summer 2021:

  • June 7-Aug 12: Tues/Thurs, 5:40PM-10:05PM, 
Click here to register
Metrology and Prints - QCTC 1448

Summer 2021:

  • June 7 - Aug 12: Tues/Thurs, 12:30PM-5:05PM, 

Fall 2021:

  • Aug 23 - Dec 10: Tues/Thurs, 7:15PM - 10:10PM
Click here to register.
Standards and Codes - QCTC 2331

Summer 2021:

  • June 7- Aug 12: Mon/Wed, 6:00PM-9:00PM

Fall 2021:

  • Aug 23 - Dec 10: Tues/Thurs, 5:15PM -7:10PM
Click here to register.
Intro to Corrosion - METL 1313

Summer 2021:

  • June 7 - Aug 12: Tues/Thurs, 12:30PM - 5:05PM

Fall 2021:

  • Aug 23 - Dec 10: Tues/Thurs, 5:15PM - 7:05PM
Click here to register.


General Open Enrollment Courses - Registration open now!

 

Electrical Courses
Course Day, Time

Reg. Link

(credit card pay)

NCCER Electrical Level 1

Summer 2021:

  • June 8 - Aug. 12
Click here to register.

 

   
Other Courses
Course Day, Time

Reg. Link

(credit card pay)

Introduction to Process Safety 

For more info, click here:

 
     

Special Programs

American Petroleum Institute (API)

Process Safety Management Certificate