Monthly Archive:: April 2014


At Brazosport College, we are focused on student success initiatives that provide the tools for you to reach your personal goals. We’re proud of our outstanding faculty, staff and many community partners to make this possible. Whether

BC student working toward the future

After spending four years as a gas turbine mechanic in the United States Navy, Joseph Castro knew he wanted to pursue a career in a chemical technology field. He also realized he could get this education right

Robert Bechlem: Pipefitting student invests in his future at BC

Robert Bechlem realizes the benefits of an education, and he’s taking full advantage of it. A resident of Surfside Beach, Robert enrolled at Brazosport College with the hopes of working toward a career that would allow him

Finding the Right Fit Qualified pipefitters are in constant demand

Brazoria County and southeast Texas are currently undergoing industrial growth in the petrochemical industry and, with that, comes a demand for qualified pipefitter craftsmen. Pipefitters fabricate, install and repair piping or tubing systems that convey liquid, gas

Jumpstart a new career: Working with automobiles becoming a successful high-tech job

The work of automotive service technicians has evolved from mechanical repair to a high technology job. As a result, trained technicians with the right skills will always be in demand and on track for a rewarding career

Jacob Kennedy: Columbia grad turning passion for cars into a career

Jacob Kennedy has always loved cars. Whether it’s driving, building or repairing, he’s had a passion for automobiles since he was a young child. Now he’s using Brazosport College as a vehicle to turn his hobby into

Facts & Finds

Manufacturing jobs increase for first time in a decade “Insourcing” is the new word in manufacturing, and for the first time in over a decade the number of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. is actually increasing. No

Not so typical

If you think that most college students are fresh out of high school, young, carefree, and living at a university, you’re way behind the times. Eighty-five percent of college students today don’t fit that mold. More often,

High demand for skilled workers

In Brazoria County, there are 18 petrochemical companies that employ more than 14,000 individuals, making it the largest industry in our county. Process technicians are a central part of these petrochemical facilities, as they operate production plants,

Jessica Rollo & Marinell Music: Mother, daughter put construction management degrees to good use

Jessica Rollo was seeking a career that provided a stable income, but she also wanted to stay close to home. As a result, she took some advice from her mother, Marinell Music, a longtime local industry veteran

Building a profitable future: Construction management is an expanding industry

A career in construction management is suited for someone who is interested in building and design, and working with people. It’s not only a profitable career, but construction management positions are in high demand by local companies.

Your Career Roadmap. Ten important career questions to put you on track to success

A good career doesn’t just happen without a little planning. If you’re in college–or getting ready for college–take this short quiz to see which steps you need to take to prepare for a career that really fits

Brazosport College can prepare you for a great career

Located on 156 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Lake Jackson, Texas, Brazosport College has served as the school of choice for students in southern Brazoria County since 1968. The broad range of courses and classes offered

Choosing a Career

For many people, deciding on a career can feel like taking a journey without either a map or a destination. Eventually, with some advice and direction, a little exploration, and maybe a dead end or two, you