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Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly do your graduates do?

The graduates are usually quality assurance and quality control technicians. They are responsible to assure that the products made by the companies meet the required specifications.

Example: Gasoline, JP4 Jet Fuel, Lube Oil, Alcohols, Deodorants, Cosmetics, Medications, Perfumes, Detergents, Chemicals, Paints, Plastics, and Gases. They are also responsible to assure that the companies comply with environmental laws by testing waste water and other discharges.

The Technicians learn analytical procedures and operate approximately 40 different analytical instruments which allow them to determine the characteristics of a sample.

Where do they work?

Most Technicians work in the Houston Gulf Coast Area. They do not live in Houston, but most live in the suburbs such as Clear Lake, Channelview, Deerpark, Pearland, and Pasadena. Others work in Baytown, Freeport, Texas City, Port La Vaca, Sweeney, and Corpus Christi.

How long is the program?

The program's curriculum will take two years to complete if a student takes all the required courses and does not fail any of them. There have been students graduate from the program at the age of nineteen (19) and acquire jobs paying in the mid to high $40,000.

Does the program require much MATH?

Yes, but the only math course required is College Algebra. All other math required is taught by the program's instructors as the students move through the curriculum.

Is it hard?

No. Any subject is hard if one does not study. The student decides to make something hard or not.

The program provides tutors and the students form study groups to assure that those who want to be successful are successful.

How much does it cost?

The total cost for the curriculum, two years of instruction including tuition, books, and supplies is approximately $7,000. This price does not include Room and Board.

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