International Sugar Institutes

Nicholls State University offers two cane sugar institutes each year during the summer. They include the  Sugar Cane Refiners’ Institute, which began in 1978, and the 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    May 30 – June 8, 2018

International Cane Sugar Refiners’ Institute   July 9-20, 2018

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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