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Chemical and Refining Industries

Process Technology Student working in the PET Plant

Earn real experience and make real connections

Our partnership programs between the college, surrounding communities and local industry ensure we're providing the best training using state-of-the-art equipment. People with these jobs develop and process chemicals, conduct laboratory tests, develop energy projects and control environmental hazards.

Explore Available Programs

Chemical Technology

  • Chemical Technology: Laboratory Technology

    Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

    As core members of scientific teams, chemical lab technicians are at the heart of operations in the chemical industry, helping to get quality products and services to customers.

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  • Chemical Technology: Process Operations

    Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

    Certificate

    In Brazoria County, there are about 20 petrochemical companies that employ more than 14,000 individuals, making it the largest industry in our country. Process technicians are a central part of these petrochemical facilities.

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Chemical Technology: Industry Training

Instrumentation Technology

  • Instrumentation Technology

    Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

    Certificate

    In Brazoria County, there are about 20 petrochemical companies that employ more than 14,000 individuals, making it the largest industry in our county. Instrument technicians are a central part of these petrochemical facilities.

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Types of Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree

The A.A. degree is the equivalent to the first two years at a university. Although at about half the cost, it’s a much more affordable way to start out. You’ll also be able to complete all your core curriculum requirements which transfer to any state university in Texas. Once you’re finished at BC, you’ll be prepared to transfer to a four-year university.

Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree

An A.S. degree is designed for students who are wanting to pursue a math or science oriented bachelor degree. Looking for a reason to choose BC? Not only do we offer the same quality education as a university, but you’ll also earn your degree at a price you can afford.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

An Associate of Applied Science is a two-year degree plan designed for students wanting to jump into a high-skill, high-wage job immediately after graduation. Whether you’re looking to be an EMT responding to accident scenes or working in petrochemical facilities ensuring the plant is running efficiently and safe, we’re committed to preparing you for your future. In fact, our partnership programs between the college, surrounding communities and local industry ensure we're providing the best training using state-of-the-art equipment.

Bachelor of Applied Technology (B.A.T.) Degree

The bachelor’s degree is an upper-level degree that offers students an opportunity to continue their education beyond the associate’s level. A Bachelor of Applied Technology degree prepares you to enter an advanced position within a specialized career field. Bachelor’s degrees require about four years of study (including time spent earning the associate degree).

Certificate

Certificates are specialized credit programs that train students in a specific field. For students who meet degree-seeking requirements, college credits earned through the certificate programs can be applied toward a related Associate of Science degree.

Business and Industry Credential

Business and Industry Credentials are non-credit programs that provide industry training which result in a workforce certificate. They are designed for quick entry into the workforce.