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RPCC Announces Summer 2023 PTEC Express Graduates

PTEC Express 2023 Graduates

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For Immediate Release:

Gonzales, LA – River Parishes Community College (RPCC) is excited to announce the graduates from the PTEC Express program this summer. 

PTEC Express is an accelerated program in which participants complete the Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) in Process Technology in nine weeks. The program is rigorous, and graduates have many career opportunities in the process technology industry. 

“This summer, our PTEC Express graduates completed all 14 required PTEC classes to earn the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Process Technology,” said Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Dr. Emily Campbell. “In these courses they learned about the roles and responsibilities of process technicians, industry standards for safety, quality assurance procedures, how plant equipment operates, and how to troubleshoot equipment issues. The program is rigorous and prepares students for high-skill, high-wage jobs in the manufacturing industry.” 

The courses for PTEC Express began on May 25th and finished last Friday on July 28th with a small celebration gathering and a presentation from the RPCC Chancellor, Mr. Quintin D. Taylor. 

“This program is designed to help those who have completed the General Education courses required for the Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Process Technology complete the course in one summer session,” said Process Technology Instructor, Jay Gross. “It took place from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The courses went by very quickly with multiple tests per day along with outside labs in 100-degree weather. This made for a very rigorous schedule for both students and faculty.” 
The PTEC Express graduates are Dremell Adams, Ciera Augustus, Michael Bergeron, BreAnna Champagne, Cole Conyers, Brayden David, Claire Gibson, Stephen Gil, Tremont Hampton, Elva Jacobs, Evan Thiel, and Deondre Watis. Congratulations to all of you! 
For more information, visit rpcc.edu. For questions, email [email protected] or visit the Gonzales campus at 925 West Edenborne Parkway Gonzales, La. 70737. 

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Campus Locations

Gonzales Campus
925 W. Edenborne Parkway
Gonzales, LA. 70737

Reserve Campus
181 Regala Park Road
Reserve, LA. 70084

St. Charles Campus
13145 HWY 90
Boutte, LA. 70039

Westside Campus
25250 Tenant Road
Plaquemine, LA. 70764


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