International Sugar Institutes -- 2021

Nicholls State University offers two cane sugar institutes each year during the summer. They include the  International Sugar Cane Refiners’ Institute, which began in 1978, and the International Raw Cane Sugar Manufacturers’ Institute, which began in 1985. The success of these institutes can be contributed to many factors such as timely topics, excellent professors, Cajun food, southern hospitality and especially the support of organizations such as the Sugar Industry Technologists, American Society of Sugarcane Technologists, the American Sugarcane League and of course the many sugar companies, mills and refineries around the world. All these programs have the same format, two weeks of intense day long discussions on the various and timely topics of each aspect of sugar production.

Nicholls State University offers two cane sugar institutes each year during the summer. They include the  International Sugar Cane Refiners’ Institute, which began in 1978, and the International Raw Cane Sugar Manufacturers’ Institute, which began in 1985. The success of these institutes can be contributed to many factors such as timely topics, excellent professors, Cajun food, southern hospitality and especially the support of organizations such as the Sugar Industry Technologists, American Society of Sugarcane Technologists, the American Sugarcane League and of course the many sugar companies, mills and refineries around the world. All these programs have the same format, two weeks of intense day long discussions on the various and timely topics of each aspect of sugar production.

Upon successful completion of an institute, students are awarded a certificate of completion. Upon request, a certificate for applicable Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be issued at the close of each Institute.

Fees, also listed in the flyers, include tuition, room and board, as well as a copy of all the notes of the lecturers, which will serve as a reference for the students for many years.

The institutes are scheduled so that participants may enroll in one or two programs in a given summer. An added benefit of these short courses has been the many friendships and exchanges of ideas among the students.

Nicholls State University is happy to have contributed to the growth and success of the world sugar industry and is extremely proud to be a leader in world sugar education.

International Raw Cane Sugar Manufacturers’ Institute    June 2 -10, 2021 (may check in on June 1, 2021)

International Cane Sugar Refiners’ Institute   July 12-23, 2021 (may check in on July 11, 2021)

Register for Institute

For more information contact:

Office of Continuing Education
Nicholls State University
P.O. Box 2119
Thibodaux, LA 70310
Tel: 985-448-4444
Fax: 985-448-4552
E-Mail: continuing.ed@nicholls.edu

June 2-10, 2021

Online Registration

Objectives

The objectives of this program are:

  1. to promote training which will upgrade the skills of participants making them better employees;
  2. to provide background knowledge so that participants will be better prepared to assume positions of responsibility and leadership; and,
  3. to develop in participants an appreciation for the total operation of the plant.

Course Format

Classes will be lecture and discussion. Instructors will be encouraged to conduct an informal class in order to encourage questions and discussions by participants. A-V equipment will also be utilized when appropriate. After successful completion of course, students are awarded a Sugar Institute certificate of completion. Upon request, a certificate for applicable Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be issued at the close of each Institute.

Cost

The total fees for the short course are $2,700 per participant. This includes room, board and all workshop materials. Fees for commuters are $2,400. Housing is provided in the University residence hall and is included in the fees. Local motels are available for those who do not wish to stay in the residence hall. Commuter fees would then be applicable. Please make checks payable to: Nicholls State University. There is a $25 additional fee for all payments made by wire transfer. Participants name and company must be listed on all wire transfers.

***Registration Deadline for 2021 – May 21, 2021***

Payment Policies

  1. Payment must be made in U.S. dollars on a U.S. bank with a U.S. address. Payment must be received one week before the Institute begins.
  2. In the event of a housing status change, refunds will not be issued.
  3. Wire transfers are now accepted for an additional $25.00 fee.  The names of the participant and company must be listed on the transfer.
  4. Any cancellation must be received before close of business on the Friday before the start of the Institute in order to receive a full refund.

Topics

  1. Overview of the Sugar Industry
  2. Cane as the Raw Material Varieties, Sampling and Payment Scale
  3. Preparation and Milling Storage, Washing, Chopping, Crushing/Diffusion, Maceration Water, Sanitation
  4. Clarification and Filtration Purification, Apparatus, Reagents, Reaction, Heating
  5. Evaporation and Crystallization Evaporation, Boiling Systems, Pans and Designs, Molasses Exhaustion
  6. Centrifugals Principles, Efficiency, Maintenance
  7. Energy Economy Steam Balances, Energy Balance, Electrical Utilization, Boiler Efficiencies, Bagasse as a Source of Fuel
  8. Basic Instrumentation/Operational Computers Juice Scales, Flow Meters, Control Valves, Operational Control
  9. Chemical Control Chief Chemists, Laboratory, Factory Control
  10. Raw Sugar/Molasses/Value Added Products Handling, Storage and Marketing
  11. Government Programs/Regulations Farm Bill, E.P.A., O.S.H.A., Quotas
  12. Problem Solving, Resumé, Evaluation

Individuals needing accommodations (ADA) please contact 985-448-4783 or visit www.nicholls.edu/ada

Nicholls State University
(985) 448-4444

 

Field Trips

International Cane Sugar Refiners’ Institute

July 12-23, 2021

Online Registration

 

Objectives

The objectives of this program are:

  1. to promote training which will upgrade the skills of participants making them better employees;
  2. to provide background knowledge so that participants will be better prepared to assume positions of responsibility and leadership; and,
  3. to develop in participants an appreciation for the total operation of the plant.

Course Format

Classes will be lecture and discussion. Instructors will be encouraged to conduct an informal class in order to encourage questions and discussions by participants. A-V equipment will also be utilized when appropriate. After successful completion of course, students are awarded a Sugar Institute certificate of completion. Upon request, a certificate for applicable Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be issued at the close of each Institute.

Cost

The total fees for the short course are $2,700 per participant. This includes room, board and all workshop materials. Fees for commuters are $2,400. Housing is provided in the University residence hall and is included in the fees. Local motels are available for those who do not wish to stay in the residence hall. Commuter fees would then be applicable. Please make checks payable to: Nicholls State University. There is a $25 additional fee for all payments made by wire transfer. Participants name and company must be listed on all wire transfers.

***Registration Deadline for 2021 — June 25, 2021***

Payment Policies

  1. Payment must be made in U.S. dollars on a U.S. bank with a U.S. address. Payment must be received one week before the Institute begins.
  2. In the event of a housing status change, refunds will not be issued.
  3. Wire transfers are now accepted for an additional $25.00 fee.   The name of the participant and company must be listed on the transfer.
  4. Any cancellation must be received before close of business on the Friday before the start of the Institute in order to receive a full refund.

Topics

  1. Overview of the Sugar Industry
  2. Clarification Methods
  3. Adsorption Process/Ion Exchange
  4. High-Grade and Low-Grade Crystallization
  5. Conditioning, Storage of Granulated and Liquid Sugar
  6. Centrifugals and Their Operation
  7. Sugar Marketing, Government Programs
  8. Energy Economy
  9. The Control Laboratory
  10. Basic Instrumentation/Operational Computers
  11. Overview of Legal Regulations(EEOC, EPA, FDA,OSHA, etc.)
  12. Statistical Quality Control
  13. Problem Solving, Panel of Experts
  14. Resumé, Evaluation

Individual needing accommodations (ADA), please contact 985-448-4783 or visit www.nicholls.edu/ada

Field Trips John Deere Industries, Domino Sugars, Honiron Inc., Enterprise Sugar Factor

For wire transfer payment options, please submit the form and contact Nicholls State University at     1-985-448-4444, or email liz.mccurry@nicholls.edu. NOTE: Wire transfers will require an extra $25 fee added to total program fee. Participants name and company must be listed on all wire transfers.

Raw Institute Dates:  June 2-10, 2021
Refiner’s Dates:  July 12-23, 2021

Sugar Registration Form

To Pay with credit/debit card, please call our office at 985-448-4444 or email liz.mccurry@nicholls.edu0

Sugar Online Registration

For wire transfer payment options, please submit the form and contact Nicholls State University at:
985-448-4444
or email: liz.mccurry@nicholls.edu.

NOTE:  Wire transfers will require an extra $25 fee added to total program fee. Participants name and company must be listed on all wire transfers.

International Raw Institute Dates: June 2-10, 2021
International Refiner’s Dates: July 12-23, 2021

 

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