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Brazosport College to host Open House for new Catalyst program

Brazosport College to host Open House for new Catalyst program

Thu Feb 14, 2019

Brazoria County is currently experiencing a historic expansion in its chemical industry. As a result, there is a high demand for skilled workers, such as process operators and instrumentation technicians.

With this in mind, Brazosport College and four area independent school districts have created an innovative new partnership, the Catalyst program, which will not only help fill some of these workforce needs, but also assist high school students toward high-skill, high-wage jobs in high-demand fields.

Developed through a partnership between Angleton ISD, Brazosport ISD, Columbia-Brazoria ISD, Sweeny ISD and Brazosport College, the Catalyst program allows students to take a structured path toward the completion of an associate degree in Process Operations or Instrumentation Technology within one year of high school graduation or an applied baccalaureate degree in Industrial Management within three years of high school graduation.

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with our school district partners to offer the Catalyst program,” said Dr. Lynda Villanueva, Provost and Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs, Brazosport College. “Catalyst is an innovative program that streamlines the completion of degrees in exciting fields that support our growing local economy.”

On Thursday, February 28, Brazosport College will host an Open House in an effort to provide students and their families with more information about the Catalyst program.

By attending the event, more can be learned about the process technology and instrumentation fields, as well as the new Catalyst program. Those attending the Open House will also tour the Brazosport College facilities and interact with College faculty. The event will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the BASF Center for Process Technology building on the Brazosport College campus.

“Interested students and their families should attend the Open House to learn more about how the Catalyst program can accelerate their success and fulfill their career aspirations,” Villanueva said.

The Catalyst program maximizes instructional time and ensures course availability for all students. Catalyst students also train in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities at Brazosport College that mirror industry requirements.

To learn more about the Catalyst program, call visit www.brazosport.edu/catalyst. For more information about the Catalyst Open House on Feb. 28, call (979) 230-3217.