Why SEPATEC Is Right for You
You want more than a job. You want a career—one with stability, so you’ll have the security of knowing you can provide for your family, and one with opportunities, so you’ll know you can advance.
That’s why we invite you to take a closer look at working in propane. And to check out the training that Southeast Propane Alliance Technical Education Center offers, which can help you launch a successful career in the propane industry.
Here’s more about SEPATEC, and why it’s a great fit for you.
We’re industry experts. SEPATEC is owned and operated by the Southeast Propane Alliance, which has been involved in developing and expanding the propane industry in North Carolina since 1957. You will learn from leaders in the state’s propane industry who know today’s customers, equipment and best practices.
No filler classes. Our classes at SEPATEC are focused strictly on propane and helping you obtain propane-industry certifications. You don’t have to take other classes, like math, history or English.
State-of-the-art facilities. The 10,000-square-foot SEPATEC facility in Graham, North Carolina, not only holds classrooms, but also includes Propane Village. That is where visual props and equipment are used for training. You will be able to see and touch tools and equipment like electrical boards, hydrometers, regulators, tanks, cutaways, valves, brass fittings, tools and gauges. We’re conveniently located, with hotels and restaurants within walking distance.
Hands-on training. The best way to learn about working in propane is not found in a book. At SEPATEC, you learn by doing. About 50% of your course is hands on, with equipment such as you’ll be using in the field.
No wasted time. Our intensive eight-week CETP course is designed to make sure you have the training you need for industry CETP certification. You will have 319 hours of classes and hands-on training.
What makes SEPATEC a better option for me than other schools in North Carolia?
Because SEPATEC is operated by the Southeast Propane Alliance (SEPA), which represents propane businesses all over the state, we know what you need from your training and what our businesses need from their employees. SEPA members recognize and value the training you get at SEPATEC, and frequently hire graduates of our course. While we don’t participate directly when it comes to job placement, our members let us know when they have job opportunities and they’re invited to meet our students.
Do I need technical experience to attend SEPATEC?
You don’t need technical experience for our CETP course.