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

Instrumentation & Controls Engineering Technology

Petroleum Engineering Technology

Process Technology


Basic Wastewater Operations

Basic Water Works Operations

Drilling Roustabout (Rig One)

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

NCCER Core: Introductory Craft Skills

NCCER Scaffolding

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Health, Safety, & Environmental (HSE)

Virtual Information Session (prospective students)

 Global Energy workforce programs virtual information sessions for prospective students will take place on Mondays from 2 pm to 3 pm. During the information sessions, students will be advised of the enrollment options in the Global Energy workforce programs. To register, please call 713-718-5534 or email

Get In Touch

Global Energy Center of Excellence

Global Energy Center of Excellence Dean
Homer Stewart, BS, MED.
Phone: 713-718-2135

Division Chair
Dr. Azita Ahosseini
Phone: 713-718-2133

Electronics Engineering Technology Program Coordinator
Mohammad Rahighi

Petroleum Engineering Program Coordinator
Farrish Betton
Phone: 713-718-8692

Industrial Technology & Energy Department
Phone: 713-718-2070

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