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What is Ptec express?

RPCC’s PTEC Express program is an accelerated program in which participants complete the Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) in Process Technology in 9 weeks. The program is rigorous, and graduates have many career opportunities in the process technology industry.

Where does PTEC Express Take Place?

RPCC’s Gonzales Campus in the Technical Training Center, located at 925 West Edenborne Parkway, Gonzales, LA 70737

When will PTEC Express Take Place?

The schedule for the Summer 2023 PTEC Express program is below:

PTECH Express summer 2023 schedule

How much does PTEC Express Cost? 

$5,152.76 (tuition and fees)
$752.04 for textbooks (estimated)
TOTAL: $5,904.80

Inquire about Financial Aid by emailing [email protected]

Who is eligible?

PTEC Express applicants must have completed the following courses with a grade of “C” or better at RPCC or any other regionally accredited college or university prior to starting PTEC Express:

o   College Algebra, 3 credit hours (MATH 1100)

o   English Composition I, 3 credit hours (ENGL 1010)

o   Business & Professional Communication, 3 credit hours (ENGL 2300)

o   Physical Science or Physics, 3 credit hours (PHSC 1010 or PHYS 2010)

o   Physical Science or Physics Lab, 1 credit hour (PHSC 1010L or PHYS 2010L)

o   Chemistry, 3 credit hours (CHEM 1010)

o   Chemistry Lab, 1 credit hours (CHEM 1010L)

o   Techniques of Speech, 3 credit hours (SPCH 1200)

o   Micro or Macro Economics, 3 credit hours (ECON 2010 or ECON 2020)

o   Introduction to Computer Technology, 3 credit hours (CSCI 1010)

How do I apply?

PTEC Express is a selective admission program. Application deadline is April 1, 2023. You must complete all 4 steps below by April 1, 2023 to be considered for admission into RPCC’s Summer 2023 PTEC Express Program:

STEP 1: Apply to RPCC for the summer 2023

STEP 2: After you apply, you will receive an email that will provide you with your Student ID#

STEP 3: Complete this form

STEP 4: Request that your official transcripts be sent to RPCC from all other colleges you have ever attended. *NOTE* If you attended RPCC, you do not need to send your RPCC transcript.

When will I know if I have been accepted?

You will be notified via email by April 25, 2023

If I am accepted, what’s next?

If you are accepted to the PTEC Express program, you will be required to attend an orientation session on May 12, 2023.

Classes start May 25, 2023.

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For more information, 

Contact Jeremy Whittemore at [email protected] or call 225-743-8653! 


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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


River Parishes Community College is committed to collaboration, accountability, respect & inclusion,
excellence, and sustainability.

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