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Industry Education

LeTourneau Technical Institute was created in part to educate and provide hands-on training to workers at R.G.'s manufacturing facility, LeTourneau Industries. For the first 10 years at LeTourneau Tech, students would spend three days a week working at LeTourneau Industries and another three days per week going to classes. The goal was to teach these workers both theoretical knowledge and practical skills that they could apply in their jobs. Today, the Office of Industry Engagement's industry education programs seek to share LeTourneau University knowledge and expertise with industries to improve their workflows.

  • Industrial Energy Management 101
  • Other Opportunities


Industrial Energy Management 101

Learn about energy management from LETU alumnus Tim Dugan, an expert in industrial energy analysis with 24 years of real-world field and modeling experience. Dugan was previously a certified instructor for DOE Compressed Air Challenge and the Hydraulic Institute, and he is currently a webinar teacher, technical writer, and conference workshop teacher for Compressed Air Best Practices.

In this three-day, non-credit course, you will learn about the fundamentals of pumps and compressors, measurement tools and techniques, datalogging and data validation, and preliminary analysis skills. You will also develop baseline models and data plots like those used in energy and reliability improvement projects. This unique course teaches both theoretical knowledge in a classroom environment at LeTourneau University as well as practical knowledge in the field. You will work with real pumps and compressors at both Eastman Chemical's training facility and at LeTourneau's own central cooling and heating systems facility. Plus, you will learn methods of low-cost datalogging which you can use to evaluate systems at your own workplace.

Dugan will also be available to remotely mentor students throughout the summer.

The skills taught in Industrial Energy Management 101 are ideal for:

  • Facilities Engineers
  • Plant Managers
  • Industrial Energy Auditors
  • Commercial Energy Auditors
  • Process Engineers
  • Utility Engineers
  • Energy Managers


Cost for the class

Industry Professionals: $1,500
College Students: $750*

*Scholarships available for students in financial need. If you need a scholarship, please contact before completing your registration.

The Office of Industry Engagement plans to provide more opportunities for industry education classes in the future.

May 2023 Industrial Energy Management 101 Class Photos

Have questions? Contact:


Alan Clipperton

Vice President of Global Initiatives and Industry Engagement