Houston college, university programs give students an edge into industry

Posted on 19 March 2012

Watch the video to learn about the drilling program at Lone Star College:
http://www.drillingcontractor.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/IADC-LoneStar-v2.flv

Watch the video to learn about the undergraduate petroleum engineering program at the University of Houston:
http://www.drillingcontractor.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/video-uh.flv

In the mecca of the oil and gas industry, Houston-area college and university programs are giving students a leg up into the industry, from field services to petroleum engineering. As the industry continues to expand, these institutions recognize the demand and opportunity to provide an educational background that leads to a career in the realm of oil and gas.

Companies have actively recruited graduates of Lone Star College’s drilling program, which began in January 2011. In one semester (16 weeks), students, who include veterans and professionals of other industries, can graduate with a marketable skills award certificate, which makes them a top candidate to local service companies. For more information on Lone Star College’s program, click here.

One of only a few programs in the US, the undergraduate petroleum engineering program at the University of Houston has received support from industry and has worked with companies to provide students with internships through their college career. The program, which began in fall 2009, was developed in response to the industry’s need for more engineers. For more information on the University of Houston’s program, click here.

In these videos, DC editorial coordinators Joanne Liou and Katherine Scott provide an overview of these programs being offered at Lone Star College and the University of Houston.

2 Comments For This Post

  1. Fernando Hinojosa Says:

    For the Lone Star certification program, is there a place where someone can get more info? Maybe a specific link? I know that LSC has lots to offer so it’s a little hectic trying to navigate through their website. Thanks!

  2. Vicki Cassidy Says:

    Hi Fernando. My name is Vicki Cassidy. I am the Manager of Media Relations for the Lone Star College System. You can find out more about the programs in this video at LoneStar.edu/CTE
    If you have more specific questions. You can reach me at VickiCassidy@LoneStar.edu.

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