College to begin Corrosion Technology program
Monday, March 7, 2011
Posted by: Andrea Yoxall
Prospective students are invited to come to Seward County Community
college/ Area Technical School to check out the new Corrosion Technology
program that will begin in August.
Corrosion Technology is the first of three programs that are a part of a United States Department of Education Title V Developing
Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program Grant. To be eligible
for this grant, 25 percent of the undergraduate full-time equivalent population
must be Hispanic.
The Corrosion Technology program, which will include
a one-year certificate and a two-year associate in applied science degree, will
begin during the fall 2011 semester. In addition to an on-campus classroom and
lab, the program will include a field lab that will have over 2,000 feet of
pipeline to be used for training. New government regulations have focused on
increased corrosion control, which is steadily increasing the demand for
trained corrosion technicians. In the 4,912 square miles comprising the seven
SCCC/ATS Kansas counties, more than 9,000 miles of pipeline must be checked
regularly for corrosion, the leading cause of pipeline explosions.
This program will include alternate delivery of
classes, including podcasts, online or hybrid classes, interactive or streaming
video or web-based interactive delivery.
The grant provides an economic boost to the
community as well as nearly $1.5 million in personnel salaries and nearly
$1million in construction during the five years of grant activities. The injection of federal dollars will
provide significant benefits to our community.
Future programs include Process Technology and
For information about Corrosion Technology, contact
William Worley, Corrosion Technology Program Specialist, 620-417-1645 or firstname.lastname@example.org.