ACI Services Inc. and Zane State College have received the 2016 Outstanding Business Partnership award from the Ohio Association of Community Colleges. The honor is awarded to businesses that have partnered with a local community college to raise awareness or advance programming, outreach, capacity or community impact.
ACI has a long partnership with Zane State College. Over the years, ACI has contributed parts, tools, and equipment for training; served on technical advisory committees; had employees as guest lecturers; and provided guidance for the development of laboratory training systems and curriculum. It has also donated money to the college to expand offerings, student capacity, and modern technology across several programs.
ACI provides engineered compressor products and services to a worldwide market. It currently has 50 full time employees with eight being Zane State graduates. ACI actively recruits Zane State students for staffing, internships, specialized instruction, and learning experiences.
Zane State College offers multiple programs targeting gas compression, including The Gas Compression Engineering Technology Program; The Oil & Gas Engineering Technology; and a Compression Station Operator Certificate Program.
The Gas Compression Engineering Technology Program covers the basic science and technology of natural gas exploration, production, and development, with special emphasis on compression and transmission of gas. The Oil & Gas Engineering Technology Program emphasizes the basic science and technology of oil and natural gas exploration, development, and distribution. The Compression Station Operator Certificate is designed for entry level petroleum production employees. This program provides employees with the basic skills and knowledge required for the safe and efficient operations of natural gas compressor stations.