Choose a Pathway. Transform your Future.

Earn your associate degree in a high-demand field one year after graduating high school. 

Developed in partnership with Angleton ISD, Brazosport ISD, Columbia Brazoria ISD, Sweeny ISD, and Brazosport College, the Catalyst program allows high school students to take a structured path in order to attain an associate degree in an in-demand field. Students who complete the program are ready to go straight into a high-skill, high-wage job, all within one year of graduating high school.

Learn More about the Catalyst Program

Nominate a student for Catalyst

Catalyst Process Operations Student

Chemical (Process) Technology

Chemical (Process) Technology students learn to control or operate entire chemical processes or system of machines.

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Catalyst Instrumentation Student

Instrumentation

Instrument technicians design, install, repair and troubleshoot the instruments and control systems used in processing plants.

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Steps to Apply & Points of Contact

Brazosport College

Tori Amason

Coordinator

979-230-3431

Office email: catalyst@brazosport.edu

Angleton ISD

Heather Dodge
Dual Credit Counselor

AHS: 979-864-8001

Brazosport ISD
Brazoswood H.S.

Lisa Fain
Dual Credit Counselor
BISD: 979-730-7300
Ext. 11244

Brazosport ISD
Brazosport H.S.

Norma Rios
Dual Credit Counselor
BISD: 979-730-7260
Ext. 12661

Columbia-Brazoria ISD

Savannah Anderson
Dual Credit Counselor
CHS: 979-799-1720
Ext. 2025

Sweeny ISD

Savannah Anderson
Dual Credit Counselor

SHS: 979-491-8106

 Submit the Catalyst Program Application

The 2022 Catalyst Application is currently closed.

*The 2023 Catalyst Application opens on January 12th, 2023 .

Please note, students accepted into the Catalyst Program must complete all requirements outlined by Brazosport College Admissions.

Required Essay Question
The Catalyst Program application requires one essay question response with a minimum of 350 words. You will be allowed to attach a document to your electronic application or type directly into the application.

 Submit Two (2) Letters of Recommendation

Students applying to participate in the Catalyst Program must submit two letters of recommendation electronically. At least one reference must be a Math or Science teacher with whom you have had a course. The second reference can be a coach, teacher or community member who is familiar with your character and work ethic. 

The references you provide in your application will be automatically emailed a request to fill out the letter of recommendation form. If they do not receive an email, you may provide your references with the link above to access the form. Recommendation letters MUST be submitted by the application deadline to have a complete application. 

Students are required to submit:

 Submit an application through Apply Texas.

Please allow the admissions office 2 business days to receive and process your application. Once processed, you'll receive your BC ID, Username, and PIN Number to log into MyBC. You may complete the Catalyst Program Application before receiving your BC Student ID number.

What is MyBC?
MyBC is a student portal that allows you to view your college course schedule, check your financial aid status, view tuition and fee bill, and more.

 Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination

Required for anyone under the age of 22 attending classes on Brazosport College campus.

Dual Enrollment Forms

Dual Enrollment Forms may be obtained through your dual credit counselor. Students can find their counselor on the dual credit webpage. These will be submitted after applicants have been selected. Each semester you will be enrolled in the appropriate classes outlined in your program's degree plan.

 Required Testing

Students will be required to take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment in Reading and Writing. Students must be deemed college-level ready to be admitted into the Catalyst Program.

Students may be eligible for a TSI Exemption/Waiver based on high school test scores.

Learn more about the TSI Assessment and testing dates.