Industrial Education

CTE classes help you connect what you're learning to the real world. 

FRANK PHILLIPS COLLEGE CTE PROGRAM(s)

The Texas Panhandle is home to some of the largest petrochemical and refining operations. The demand for skilled technicians and operators continues to grow. Panhandle area companies continually hire students straight out of FPC workforce programs.

FPC offers certificate programs designed to meet the specific employment needs of the Borger community and greater Hutchinson county area. Certificate programs are normally 12-18 months in length, however the specific number of credit hours varies by program area.


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Dean of Workforce 
@fpctx.edu

Jason Emory
Director of Industrial Education
jemory@fpctx.edu

Tim Fangman
Assistant Professor of I&E
tfangman@fpctx.edu

Thomas Skaggs
Adjunct Instructor
tskaggs@fpctx.edu

Richard Maxwell
Adjunct Instructor
rmaxwell@fpctx.edu

Dean Smith
Full Time Instructor
dsmith@fpctx.edu

John LaCour
Full Time Instructor
jlacour@fpctx.edu

Bobby Forrest
Adjunct Instructor
rforrest@fpctx.edu

Johnathan Martinez
Adjunct Instructor
jmartinez@fpctx.edu

Cory Glover
Adjunct Instructor
cglover@fpctx.edu

Jobe Allen
Adjunct Instructor
jallen@fpctx.edu

Mike Leonard
Adjunct Instructor
mleonard@fpctx.edu

David West
Adjunct Instructor
dwest@fpctx.edu

Hannah Buchanan
CE Coordinator
hbuchanan@fpctx.edu

Career and Technical Education Courses
(updated 10.19.2021)

CBFM 2317 - Mechanical Maintenance

CETT 1325 - Digital Fundamentals

CETT 1409 - DC-AC Circuits

CTEC 1391 - Special Topics in Chemical Tech

DEMR 1316 – Basic Hydraulics

THECB CIP 47.0605
Fundamentals of hydraulics including components and related systems.

ELPT 1321 – Introduction to Electrical Safety and Tools

THECB CIP 46.0301.0000
Safety rules and regulations.  Includes the selection, inspection, use, and maintenance of common tools for electricians.

ELPT 1341- Motor Control

ELPT 1357 - Industrial Wiring

ELPT 1419 – Fundamentals of Electricity I

THECB CIP 46.0301.0000
An introduction to basic direct current (DC) theory including electron theory and direct current applications.

ELPT 2339 - Electrical Power Distribution

ELPT 2347 - Electrical Testing & Maintenance

ENER 1330 - Basic Mechanical Skills for Energy

IEIR 1343 - Industrial Equipment Maintenance

INMT 2303 - Pumps, Compressors & Mechanical Drives

INMT 1305 – Introduction to Industrial Maintenance

THECB CIP 15.0613
Basic mechanical skills and repair techniques common to most fields of industrial maintenance. Topics include precision measuring instruments and general safety rules common in industry, including lock-out/tag-out.

INMT 1355 – Industrial Power Plant Systems

THECB CIP 15.0613
Study the principles of operation and maintenance of industrial power plants. Emphasis placed on component replacement, tune-up, and field adjustments of engine systems.

INMT 2388 – Internship – Manufacturing Technology/Technician

THECB CIP 15.0613
A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer.

INTC 1305 - Introduction to Instrumentation

INTC 1348 - Analytical Instrumentation

INTC 1350- Digital Measurement & Control

INTC 1355 - Unit Operations

INTC 1356 - Instrumentation Calibration

INTC 1358 - Flow & Measurement Calibration

INTC 1391- Special Topics in Instrumentation

INTC 2336- Distributed Controls & PLC

INTC 2388- Internship in I&E Technology

PTAC 1302 - Introduction to Process Technology

PTAC 1308 - Safety, Health, & Environment I

PTAC 2387 - Internship: Process Technology/Technician

PTAC 2388 - Internship in Process Technology

PTAC 2420 - Process Technology II: Systems

PTAC 2438 - Process Technology III- Operations

MCHN 2307 – Millwright IV

THECB CIP 48.0501
This course will focus on troubleshooting, repair, assemble and install pumps.

Instrumentation & Electrical Technology Program(s)

FPC offers certificate programs designed to meet the specific employment needs of the Borger community and greater Hutchinson county area. Certificate programs are normally 12-18 months in length, however the specific number of credit hours varies by program area.

• Program is offered as dual-credit program.

• AAS Academic - An AAS is awarded upon completion of a two-year program designed to prepare students to enter and compete in the job market.


Associate in Applied Science Degree & Certificate(s) in Instrumentation and Electrical Technology (I&E)

 The Instrumentation and Electrical Technology (I&E) program is intended to prepare students for positions within the petrochemical, energy and manufacturing industries. The degree has distinct areas of concentration in Instrumentation Technology and Electrical Technology. Exit points include certificates of completion in each discipline area, as well as the Associate in Applied Science Degree. An internship experience is incorporated into the degree and the certificate programs to provide practical, relevant on-the-job training. For more information, contact the Workforce Education department at ext. 776.

The 30-hour certificate of completion in Industrial Maintenance Technology will prepare students for industrial technician positions in several industries, including energy and manufacturing. 

Career Opportunities: There are several career options open to students who complete the Instrumentation and Electrical Technology (I&E) degree program. The job outlook in this area is favorable and employers are actively seeking graduates of this type of program. Many petrochemical plants are now requiring potential employees to have an associate degree prior to the offer of employment. Students receiving an Associate of Applied Science in Instrumentation and Electrical Technology (I&E), or receiving one of the certificates, typically enter the career pathways listed below.

  • Instrumentation Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Process Technology
  • Pump & Engine Technology

Associate in Applied Science: Instrumentation & Electrical Technology (I&E) (CIP 150404)

First Semester 15 credit hours

  • ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
  • ELPT 1319 Fundamentals of Electricity 3
  • INTC 1305 Introduction to Instrumentation 3
  • PTAC 1308 Safety, Health, and Environment I 3
  • INTC 1350 Digital Measurement and Controls 3

 Second Semester 15 credit hours

  • INTC 1356 Instrumentation Calibration 3
  • INTC 2336 Distributed Control and Programmable Logic 3
  • MATH 1314 or other College-Level Math
  • ELPT 2339 Electrical Power Distribution 3
  • ELMT 1357 Industrial Wiring 3
  • 3

 Third Semester 15 credit hours

  • ELPT 1341 Motor Control 3
  • ELPT 2347 Electrical Testing & Maintenance 3
  • INTC 1348 Analytical Instrumentation 3
  • INTC 1358 Flow and Measurement Calibration 3
  • SPCH 1311 or 1318 College-level Speech 3

 Fourth Semester 15 credit hours

  • HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation 3
  • INTC 1355 Unit Operations 3
  • INTC 2339 Instrument and Control Review 3
  • College-level Social or Behavioral Science (consult advisor) 3
  • INTC 2388 Internship-Instrumentation Technology 3

OR

  • INTC 1391 Special Topics in Instrumentation Technology 3

Total credit hours = 60 

 

Certificate of Completion - Instrumentation Technology

First Semester 12 credit hours

  • ELPT 1319 Fundamentals of Electricity 3
  • INTC 1305 Introduction to Instrumentation 3
  • PTAC 1308 Safety, Health, and Environment I 3
  • INTC 1350 Digital Measurement and Controls 3

 Second Semester 12 credit hours

  • INTC 1356 Instrumentation Calibration 3
  • INTC 2336 Distributed Control and Programmable Logic 3
  • INTC 1348 Analytical Instrumentation 3
  • INTC 1358 Flow and Measurement Calibration 3

 Third Semester 9 credit hours

  • INTC 1355 Unit Operations 3
  • INTC 2339 Instrument and Control Review 3
  • INTC 2388 Internship-Instrumentation Technology 3

OR

  • INTC 1391 Special Topics in Instrumentation Technology 3

Total credit hours = 33

 

Certificate of Completion - Electrical Technology

 First Semester 12 credit hours

  • ELPT 1319 Fundamentals of Electricity 3
  • INTC 1305 Introduction to Instrumentation 3
  • PTAC 1308 Safety, Health, and Environment I 3
  • INTC 1350 Digital Measurement and Controls 3

 Second Semester 12 credit hours

  • ELPT 2339 Electrical Power Distribution 3
  • ELMT 1357 Industrial Wiring 3
  • ELPT 1341 Motor Control 3
  • ELPT 2347 Electrical Testing & Maintenance 3

Third Semester 9 credit hours

  • INTC 1355 Unit Operations 3
  • INTC 2339 Instrument and Control Review 3
  • INTC 2388 Internship-Instrumentation Technology 3

OR

  • INTC 1391 Special Topics in Instrumentation Technology 3

Total credit hours = 33

Process Technology Certificate

FPC offers certificate programs designed to meet the specific employment needs of the Borger community and greater Hutchinson county area. Certificate programs are normally 12-18 months in length, however the specific number of credit hours varies by program area.

  • Prepares students to become a plant operator responsible for equipment, the hazards of the chemicals, and the chemistry and physics involved in process technology.
  • Teaches students to read piping and instrumentation diagrams, identify and troubleshoot equipment, and operate simulators.
  • Students will learn on a full sized glass distillation unit that will teach process distillation incorporating a stripper column as well as the main column and a custom chilled water unit. The pressure system, temperature readouts and controls, pump switch panel and flow controls are of ease for operation and safety.
  • Program is offered as dual-credit.
  • Program is offered as A.A.S Program.

Associate in Applied Science
Process Technology (PTEC) (CIP 410303)

First Semester 16 credit hours

  • ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
  • INTC 1305 Introduction to Instrumentation 3
  • PTAC 1302 Introduction to Process Technology 3
  • PTAC 1410 Process Technology I - Equipment 4
  • HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation 3

 Second Semester 14 credit hours

  • MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
  • PTAC 1308 Safety, Health, and Environment I 3
  • PTAC 2420 Process Technology II - Systems 4
  • SCIT 1414 Applied Chemistry 4

 Third Semester 16 credit hours

  • ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing 3
  • SPCH 1311 or 1318 College-level Speech 3
  • PTAC 2314 Principles of Quality 3
  • PTAC 2346 Process Troubleshooting 3
  • SCIT 1418 Applied Physics 4

 Fourth Semester 14 credit hours

  • College-level Social or Behavioral Science (consult advisor) 3
  • PTAC 2438 Process Technology III – Operations 4
  • Any 4 hours from AS degree plan 4
  • PTAC 2387 Internship-Instrumentation Technology 3

OR

  • CTEC 1391 Special Topics in Process Technology 3

Total credit hours= 60

 

Certificate of Completion – Process Technology (PTEC)

 First Semester 16 credit hours

  • INTC 1305 Introduction to Instrumentation 3
  • PTAC 1302 Introduction to Process Technology 3
  • PTAC 1410 Process Technology I - Equipment 4
  • PTAC 1308 Safety, Health, and Environment I 3
  • MATH 1314 or other College-Level Math 3

 Second Semester 14 credit hours

  • PTAC 2420 Process Technology II - Systems 4
  • PTAC 2346 Process Troubleshooting 3
  • PTAC 2438 Process Technology III – Operations 4
  • PTAC 2387 Internship-Instrumentation Technology 3

OR

  • PTAC 2314 Principles of Quality 3

Total credit hours= 30

Industrial Maintenance Certificate

FPC offers certificate programs designed to meet the specific employment needs of the Borger community and greater Hutchinson county area. Certificate programs are normally 12-18 months in length, however the specific number of credit hours varies by program area.

  • Prepares students with the mechanical skills to work on industrial pumps, compressors, and power systems used the manufacturing industry.

Certificate of Completion – Industrial Maintenance Technology

 First Semester 12 credit hours

  • ELPT 1319 Fundamentals of Electricity 3
  • INTC 1305 Introduction to Instrumentation 3
  • PTAC 1308 Safety, Health, and Environment I 3
  • INMT 1305 Introduction to Industrial Maintenance 3
  • Second Semester 12 credit hours
  • INMT 1355 Industrial Power Plant Systems 3
  • ELPT 1357 Industrial Wiring 3
  • INMT 2303 Pumps, Compressors & Mechanical Drives 3
  • DEMR 1316 Basic Hydraulics 3
  •  

Third Semester 6 credit hours

  • MCHN 2307 Millwright IV 3
  • INMT 2388 Internship- Manufacturing Technology 3

OR

  • INTC 1391 Special Topics in Manufacturing Technology 3

Total credit hours= 30                                                                                        

Marketable Skills Award – I&E 

  • ELPT 1319 Fundamentals of Electricity 3
  • INTC 1305 Introduction to Instrumentation 3
  • PTAC 1308 Safety, Health, & Environment I 3
  • INTC 1350 Digital Measurement and Controls 3

Total credit hours = 12                                                                                        

Occupational Skills Award – Basic Electrical

  • ELPT 1419 Fundamentals of Electricity 4
  • ELPT 1321 Intro to Electrical Safety and Tools 3
  • INTC 1391 Special Topics (Blueprints) 3

Total credit hours= 10                                                                                          

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Local Industries in Our Area

Phillips 66 Refinery

Phillips 66 Pipeline

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company

Nutrien

Orion

Tokai

Solvay Specialty Polymers

Xcel Energy

SERCO, Inc.

Austin Industrial

Scout Energy Partners

D.E. Rice Construction

TEAM, Inc.

Brock Group

Zachry Group

Conner Industries