School of Industrial and Continuing Education (SICE)
Part Time (Weekend) Programme
The School of Industrial Continuing Education (S.I.C.E.) programme is the part-time study programme of the Petroleum Training Institute. As the name implies, it is geared towards making people working in the industries continue their education without breaking off from their jobs in the industry.
The programme came into existence due to the yearnings of the Oil, Gas and Allied Industries in Warri and its environs, to upgrade the capacity of their middle cadre manpower without disturbing their production.
Hitherto, most of the workers upgraded their technical knowledge through day releases from their companies or by shuttling. Day releases were at the expense of the Industry. Shuttling causes questionable practices at the workplace and in PTI.
As years went by, the SICE programmes stabilized in PTI and it metamorphosed to weekend programme to cater for students from far and wide.
The ICE programme has continuously and successfully run for over twenty five years ( 1995-till date). Many oil/gas and allied industries workers have benefited from the programme.
The objectives of the SICE programme are in line with the PTI mission and vision and these are as follows:
1. To foster the acquisition of technical knowledge by oil, gas and allied industries workers.
2. To enhance the student/worker performance on their jobs.
3. To give an opportunity to the self-employed workers in government offices and private companies, to improve their lot academically without disturbing their jobs.
The entry requirements for the National Diploma and Higher National Diploma SICE Programmes are as obtained in the full time programmes.
The certificates awarded to full-time students and SICE students are the same. The full-time and SICE students matriculate together and convocate together and they are taught by the same lecturers. There is no difference in the certificate awarded to full-time and SICE students .
The Lecturers/Instructors for the SICE programme are mainly the Institute’s full-time permanent lecturers/instructors, and some part-time lecturers engaged by the Institute for effective and efficient running of the programme to ensure the students get value for their money.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Petroleum and Natural Gas Processing
Industrial Safety Technology
Science Laboratory Technology
Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences
Computer Science and Information Technology
Petroleum Marketing and Business Studies
Welding Engineering and Offshore Technology