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Now in its fourth year, 48 students to date have completed the San Jacinto College Energy Education and Career Corps (EECC) program thanks to support from $80,000 in grant funding from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.

Since 2013, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded an annual $20,000 workforce development and education grant to the College to help support 12 San Jacinto College engineering design graphics students selected for the EECC program. Each fall 12 students are selected through an application process to participate in the EECC program. Once accepted, students participate in paid engineering or drafting-related internships and complete at least 288 work-based learning hours as a requirement of their associate of applied science degree or technical certificate. Some of the objectives of the EECC program are to demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, and interpersonal and teamwork skills. Students also engage with employers by demonstrating professional written and verbal communication, using the terminology of the engineering/drafting industry and using reference materials to research standards for given drawings and assignments.

San Jacinto College is expressing its support for the Domestic Maritime Centers of Excellence Act, introduced in Congress yesterday by Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) with the support of Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX), Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) and other members of Congress.

The Domestic Maritime Centers of Excellence Act is intended to advance the capabilities of two-year community and technical colleges to assist the federal government and industry in securing the talent pipeline for domestic maritime industry jobs. This legislation will help fill a void in maritime training and education programs.

For the last decade, Clear Horizons Early College High School (CHECHS) has steadily raised the bar for early college high schools in Texas.

This year CHECHS is celebrating 10 years of educational excellence made possible through a partnership between Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) and San Jacinto College. The first of the College’s four early college high school programs, CHECHS is housed on the San Jacinto College South Campus. This allows for CHECHS students to simultaneously attend college courses while completing high school diploma curriculum requirements. In result, the students graduate high school with a diploma and an associate of arts degree.

PASADENA, Texas — LBC Tank Terminals Houston has pledged $200,000 to the San Jacinto College Foundation in support of student scholarships, program equipment and facilities support. The donation was presented to the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees on March 6, 2017.

HUTCHINSON, Kansas — The San Jacinto College men’s basketball team easily secured a spot in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I Men’s Basketball Championship quarterfinals with a 115-77 win over Connors State (Maryland) Tuesday afternoon at the Sports Arena in Hutchinson, Kansas.

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