Global Energy

Global Energy Center of Excellence

Situated in the "Energy Capital of the World," the Global Energy Center of Excellence trains and educates technically-skilled and safety conscious workers for the energy industry supporting the petrochemical, energy corridor and production companies in our region.

The Houston area is home to more than 3,700 energy-related companies, including more than 500 exploration and production firms, more than 150 pipeline transportation companies, 9 refineries, and the largest petrochemical manufacturing complex in the nation. The Global Energy Center of Excellence trains workers for each of these sectors.

Technological advancements in the industry as well as the great crew change driven by an aging workforce necessitate a next generation workforce and the Global Energy Center of Excellence addresses this need by training incumbents and potential new hires.

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Global Energy programs

Workforce programsContinuing Education programs
Electronics Engineering Technology Basic Access - Industrial Scaffold Builder
Instrumentation & Controls Engineering Technology Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Petroleum Engineering Technology Drilling Roustabout (Rig One)
Process Technology  

Information (Session)

Global Energy Workforce Programs virtual information sessions will take place on Mondays at 6:00 p.m.

In the information session, students will be advised for enrollment in Global Energy Workforce Programs and provided information regarding degrees and certificates, career and salary projections, industries hiring HCC students, financial assistance, scholarships, internships as well as food or childcare needs.

For registration, call 713-718-5534 or email the Chair of Global Energy Workforce Programs at

Mehmet Argin, Ph.D.

Dean of Global Energy Center of Excellence

Hours of Operation: Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm