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High school students learn about BC’s Catalyst program at Open House event

High school students learn about BC’s Catalyst program at Open House event

Thu Jan 19, 2023

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Brazosport College instrumentation instructor Brandon Hartman, right, gives students a tour of the BC Instrumentation Lab during a recent Catalyst Open House at Brazosport College.

Brazosport College recently hosted an Open House event to provide high school students more information about its highly acclaimed Catalyst program.

Students attending the event, which was held at the BASF Center for Process Technology, were able to have their questions answered about the Catalyst program, as well as the Process Technology and Instrumentation programs at Brazosport College. Students also had opportunities to tour the facilities and interact with college faculty.

Developed through a partnership between Angleton ISD, Brazosport ISD, Columbia-Brazoria ISD, Sweeny ISD and Brazosport College, the Catalyst program allows qualified high school students, beginning their junior year, 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. Students can apply for the program during their sophomore year of high school.

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.

Applications are currently being accepted for the next group of Catalyst students. To learn more about the program, visit www.brazosport.edu/catalyst.

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Brazosport College process technology instructor Chad Abney, talks to a group of high school students about the BC Process Technology program during a recent Catalyst Open House at Brazosport College. 

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Brazosport College instrumentation instructor Kent Bollich, left, talks to a student about BC’s Catalyst program at a recent Open House event at Brazosport College.

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Phillips 66 representatives Tabatha Coker, left, and Danielle Brunner, right, are pictured with BC Catalyst student and Phillips 66 intern Anahi Garcia, at a recent Catalyst Open House at Brazosport College.