PETROCHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY FAQ's
How long is the training?
The Instrument Technician Program is approximately 14 months. The Process Technology Program is approximately 9 months.
Where are the classes at? At what time?
Classes are facilitated at Cerritos College. Classes are schedule from Monday to Friday 5-9pm and occasional Saturdays.
How do I get into the program?
SBCC has a 5 step recruitment process 1. Submit an Application 2. Interview 3. Assessment 4. Motivational Statement 5. Selection.
Submit an online application/interest form at www.sbaycenter.com if the minimum qualifications are met, we will call you to schedule an interview.
What other benefits do I receive in this program?
There will be an onsite Workforce Development Specialist (WDS) assigned to assist you in getting resources such as financial aid, GI Bill, interview and resume workshops, etc. The goal of the WDS is to help you become employable after the end of your training.
Once I am in the program, do I have to attend all the classes?
Yes! The program is based on a cohort model...We work as a team.
Am I guaranteed a job once I receive me certificate?
Jobs are not guaranteed. We will prepare you and give you direct access to the refineries that have partnered with the program; however, you will still need to meet their hiring requirements.
How can I get on a waitlist?
There is no waitlist. We only take interest forms when recruitment is open.
When will recruitment open?
Recruitment is based on the number of employments available from our refinery partners in order to enroll a class.
Why can’t I enroll classes with Harbor College?
Classes are exclusive to the program. The program is focused on training participants based on the number jobs available. For example, if there are 10 vacant positions with our partner refineries, then we will recruit based on that number of vacancies. EPP only trains if there’s a guaranteed position available and if positions are not vacant, EPP will put the training on hold until further notice.
Why can’t I access the interest form online?
The form will only be available during the recruitment period. The recruitment dates will be posted on this website.
“This program is funded by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 through the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network.”
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