Specialized and Customized Training (Contract Education)
The specialized and customized training needs of business, industry, and public and
private agencies are served by the district’s contract education efforts. These efforts
are managed by the Extended Campus and headquartered at the Lompoc Valley Center.
In the last five years the college has trained 1,396 employees from 44 companies and
19 public agencies. Trainees during this period came from 16 different U.S. states
and 12 foreign countries to participate in a number of diverse seminars, mainly those
designed for the oil and gas industry.
Safety seminars offered to employees of upstream, midstream, and downstream energy
companies across the United States and the world have included Benzene Safety Awareness;
Cal Ops Site Orientation for ExxonMobil (modules covered are Work Management Systems
(WMS), Working at Heights (WAH), Job Safety Analysis (JSA), and SEMS II); EMS Safety
Services First Aid, CPR & AED; Fire Behavior Level III: Flammable and Combustible
Liquids; Lithium Ion Battery Safety Awareness; and Respiratory Protection and QNFT
The college also provides Petroleum Education Council (PEC) accredited courses in
SafeLandUSA and SafeGulf and the 4-hour H2S safety training called H2S Clear designed to meet the most comprehensive standards for H2S (American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 390), as well as the new ANSI requirements
coming out in 2016.
Training seminars for First Responders have included Arrest and Control (ARCON);
Collision Avoidance; Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC); Firearms-Tactical
Rifle; Force Options Simulator (FOS); and Law Enforcement Driving Simulator (LEDS).
In 2015 the college entered into a contract with the U.S. Department of Justice to
provide a highly successful welding program at the United States Penitentiary in Lompoc.
The first cohort completed this program in February, 2016 and it now serves as a model
education program for prisons throughout the United States.
Coordinator, The Extended Campus
Companies served include:
Advanced Testing Systems
American Petroleum Marketers/APM, LLC
Badger Daylighting Corp.
Brown Corrosion Services, Inc.
C&D Zodiac Aerospace
Central California Power
Far West Corrosion Control
Great Lake Services
Geophysical Service Systems (GSSI), Inc.
Harbor Offshore, Inc.
Joy Equipment, Inc.
RMS Pump Tools
Santa Maria Energy
Universal Plant Services
Agencies served include:
|Allan Hancock College Police Department
Arroyo Grande Police Department
Atascadero Police Department
City of Santa Maria Fire Department
Cuesta College Police Department
Grover Beach Police Department
Guadalupe Police Department
Lompoc Police Department
Morro Bay Police Department
Paso Robles Police Department
|Pismo Beach Police Department
San Luis Obispo County Fire Department
San Luis Obispo Police Department
Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara Police Department
Santa Barbara Fire Chiefs Association
Santa Maria Police Department
UC Santa Barbara Police Department
US Department of Justice
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