No.1 The Department of Petrochemical Engineering
Established as early as the college, the department of petrochemical engineering has become the largest-scaled, characteristics-distinguished and teaching recourse-enriched key teaching and scientific research unit through 50 years of continuous development. Since its establishment, more than 13000 graduations have speaded all over the country, most of whom have qualified to be leaders or professional keymen in chemical industry and other areas. Graduations have won reputation due to their excellent occupational qualification and fine work spirit. The employment rate has exceeded 93% in the past three years. The department has become a well-known skilled-talents training base of national petrochemical field. There are more than 50 classes and 2000 students.
The department has a faculty 97 teaching staff, among whom 39 are professors, associate professors or senior engineers. To meet the needs of society, the department offers 10: petroleum processing and computer; petrochemical engineering; chemical engineering and technics; fine chemical engineering; salt chemical engineering; biological chemical engineering; industrious analysis; applied chemical technology; coal chemical engineering; environment protection and monitoring. There are 7 specialized training bases, including 31 labs. A series of off-campus training bases like Lanzhou Petrochemical Company guarantee the practical education of petrochemical majors.
With continuous efforts of many years, the department has acquired satisfying achievements in the combination of teaching and research. In the respect of teaching research and reform, 1 major qualified the key standard of provincial-level and 2 college-level; 1 provincial-level prime course; 4 teaching research results got awards of provincial education bureau. In addition, the teachers edited 18 national college programmed--textbooks and 18 sets of teaching materials. In the respect of scientific research, more than 10 scientific results were authenticated by provincial-level. The teachers published 126 academic articles in the near 3 years and 3 teachers have been appointed members of national college teaching guidance committee.
With the guidance of the banner "revitalizing the country with science and education; modernizing the Gansu with industry", the teachers and students of the department of petrochemical engineering are struggling to realize the goal of "national modal college"
No.2 The Department of Information Processing and Control Engineering
Established in 1991, with more than 3000 graduates, the department of information processing and control engineering offers 4 specialties--computer application technology, computer network technology, software technology, creation of graphic and image; 10 programs--software coding, plane designing, process controlling, network engineering, website designing, flash designing and creation, graphical and word processing in printing, database technology, software testing and maintenance, system maintenance; one information center, 2 in-campus and many off-campus.
The department has a faculty and staff of 85, consisting of 2 professors and 27 associate professors/senior engineers, 30 lecturers/engineers, one faculty member with a Ph.D. degree; many are pursuing Ph.D. degrees and master's degrees.
In 2003, the college was approved urgent-needed talent-training bases in the areas of computer application and software by department of national education and department of national information industry, which supplies the department with excellent further development space.
Many teachers of the department, who take part in teaching and scientific research actively, have been granted provincial-level awards of teaching results and quite a number of books edited by them have been published by Higher Education Publishing Press. The course of "application and practice of mathematics" has been valued provincial-level prime course. The students of the department, who possess not only relevant theoretical knowledge but also excellent practical skills, have got nearly 20 awards in national college mathematics modeling competition and first place of team award in the second computer skills competition of Gansu provincial college students. The employment rate of graduation remains above 90% continually. Most students have been employed by well-known enterprises all over the country.
No.3 Department of Humanities and Social science
Department of Humanities and Social science offers 7 specialties--accounting, marketing, electronic commerce, commercial agents, economic laws, business administration, advertisement and decoration and 7 teaching research offices, 1 art education center, 1 psychological consulting center, accounting training centers, electronic commerce training centers. There are 54 faculty members—1 professor, 10 associate professor, 33 lecturers and 587 students.
Educational aim of computerized accounting: senior specialized talents with a comprehensive development of moral sense, intelligence and physical quality, with a broad horizon and a good practical ability, with a better innovative capability, with a competence of accounting, finance and other economic management.
Educational aim of marketing: senior specialized talents with a comprehensive development of moral sense, intelligence and physical quality, with a broad horizon and a good practical ability, with a better innovative capability, with a 0mastery of basic theory and techniques of marketing, with a better competence of commodity sale promotion, sale planning, market development and a good professional spirit.
Educational aim of electronic commerce: senior specialized talents with a comprehensive development of moral sense, intelligence and physical quality, with a broad horizon and a good practical ability, with a better innovative capability, with the knowledge of trade management and the competence of IT.
Educational aim of commercial agents: senior specialized talents with a comprehensive development of moral sense, intelligence and physical quality, with a broad horizon and a good practical ability, with a better innovative capability, with a mastery of international protocol and competence of communication and negotiation, with a better ability of agency business, sale planning, market development.
Educational aim of economic laws: senior specialized talents with a comprehensive development of moral sense, intelligence and physical quality, with a broad horizon and a good practical ability, with a better innovative capability, with a competence of law operation and the task of lawyer assistant.
Educational aim of business administration: senior specialized talents with a comprehensive development of moral sense, intelligence and physical quality, with a broad horizon and a good practical ability, with a better innovative capability, with a competence of business administration and other management tasks.
Educational aim of advertisement and decoration: senior specialized talents with a comprehensive development of moral sense, intelligence and physical quality, with a broad horizon and a good practical ability, with a better innovative capability, with a mastery of the basic theory and techniques of advertisement designing, programming and decoration, with a better competence of advertisement planning, market development and sale promotion.
A distinguished characteristic—"one specialization, and multi-skill; mutual interaction between theory and practice; protocol as the principal; skills as the key; capabilities as well as certificates" has been accumulated due to its wide range of studies and superior teaching team.
The teachers, who have been taking part in local economic construction and enterprise research actively, have got management modernization award of China Petrochemical Company, teaching results award of Gansu provincial education bureau, results award of enterprises management modernization. A series of textbooks and monographs edited by the teachers and nearly 100 academic articles have been published. A number of training classes have been accomplished successfully for administrative leads from many enterprises like Lanzhou Petrochemical Company and Lanzhou Water Supply Company.
No.4 The Department of Foreign Languages
Established in 2001, the department of foreign languages offers two specialties—business English and tourism English; four multi-media language labs and one copy room; a faculty of 54 teachers, consisting of 6 professors, 11 associate professors, 3 foreign teachers, 11 holding either a doctorate or a master's degree; 8 owning experience working abroad as translators and interpreters.
With the tenet "laying solid foundation, showcasing practice, catering to market and strengthening skills." in teaching, the department focuses on cultivating students with multidisciplinary talents and practical language knowledge in the course of years of teaching reform. Meanwhile, foreign teachers have been employed to improve students listening and speaking abilities and sharpen their competitiveness.
Long and close collaboration with Gansu Kanghui International Travel Agency and Feitian Hotel guarantees the students the excellent off-campus practice bases. Preparatory English training classes have been offered by the school for hundreds of technicians from Lanzhou Petrochemical Company before they went to work abroad as well. Up to now a majority of graduates have been employed by multinational enterprises such as Mobil and Exxon.
Contestants have won great honor for our college in both the 2004 and 2005 National English Speech Contest for College Students and Gansu Provincial Practical Spoken English Competition: twice the holders of Special Award, 5 first places, 3 second places, Special Talents Award and Best Organizer Award. a research paper titled Reform and Practice on college English Teaching was awarded third prize in teaching achievement by Gansu Educational Department. Over 40 research papers were published in the kernel and provincial language journals.
No.5 Department of Automobile Engineering
The department, set up in 2001, has a faculty of 18 teachers, 5 of whom are associate professors; 7 are lecturers and engineers; 7 teachers have "Double Certificates". There are also 116 guest teachers from companies who are experts in production, management and service. We have a matriculation of 313 students, 4 basic practice workshops and an on-the-campus auto maintenance shop; the total practice venues reach an area of 1600 square meters. And there is also an open-air practice space of 500 square meters. We boast advanced electrical control apparatus and automobile service equipment and have established close cooperation ties with several companies, firms, in which we have laid down several practice bases. The first-time employment rate of our graduates has been maintained at up to 98 percent in recent years.
Automobile Checking and Maintenance Skills: the students of this major will have a basic knowledge in the structure, principle, performance as well as up-to-date techniques concerning modern automobiles. They are to use advanced and sophisticated instruments to check, diagnose and maintain motor vehicles and they shall have the capacity in management and marketing.
Automobile Technique and Marketing:This major aims to cultivate applied talents to command elementary knowledge in the structure, principle, performance as well as up-to-date techniques concerning modern automobiles. They are to master marketing theory and skills about complete vehicle and parts and specialize in car service and management, sales, etc.
Automobile Electronics: this major supplies applied talents to command elementary knowledge of the auto structure, principle, performance. they will be highly skilled in auto electrical appliances, car computer, principles of auto electronic control system and They will be capable of using advanced and sophisticated instrument to check, diagnose and maintain motor vehicles and they will have broad skills in management and marketing.
No.6 Further Education School
As a secondary college affiliated to Lanzhou Petrochemical College of Vocational Technology, the Continuing Education College specializes in adult education, on-the-job worker training, before-work training for both demobilized and transferred military personnel, before-work training for civilians, professional certificate training and national technical level approval training. We have also established a number of correspondence schools, on-the-job master classes and two-year university courses for college graduates in collaboration with such famous universities and colleges as Xi’an Jiaotong University, Sichuan University, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou Jiaotong University, Lanzhou University of Technology. The goal is to turn out capable talent that is so necessary for society. We have adhered firmly to the principle of Combining Three Teachings as One, taking certificate teaching as our main orientation, to improve the quality of continuing education, expand fields and subjects in occupational education. Decades of experience in education have enabled us to accumulate thorough expertise in management. The state of the art have given us a high level of access to our clients and patrons and our graduates as well as trainees are well received throughout the country.
Our graduates are petrochemical oriented in their job hunting after graduation. We aim to serve the society, to corporate and develop various education models with enterprises. Several talent training bases have been established under the auspice of Sinopec Lanzhou Petrochemical Group Limited, Sinopec Lanzhou Petrolem Company, The fifth Construction Company of Sinopec, Qinghai Salt Lake Chemical Engineering Company, Ningxia Jinyuyuan chloride Basification Company, Qinghai Hanhai Group Limited, respectively, so as to cultivate talents in acutely needed fields.
No.7 Department of Civil Engineering
This department has a faculty composed of 25 teachers, 13 of whom are professors, associate professors or senior engineers and 10 lecturers; 6 hold master’s degree. There are also 116 guest teachers from companies who are experts in production, management and service. The staff in our department have devoted themselves both to teaching and research since 2001 and they have taken parts in 5 research projects--2 of which have been approved by provincial and ministerial authorities and 1 approved in the college. And they have also published over 36 research papers, compiled 4 textbooks and 6 training courses. Two of the teachers are members of provincial textbook compilation committee for professional education.
There are three majors in our department: Management of Architectural Engineering, Architectural Engineering and Technique, and Industrial and Civil Engineering. Our main focus in teaching is based on all around development of morals, intellect growth, physical fitness as well as aesthetics and labor education. Our graduates will have elementary acquaintance in civil engineering and management with a substantial acquaintance with architectural engineering and technique, project management, project budget and supervision.
Our leading courses are: Basics of Computer, Architectural Drawing, House Construction, House Structure, Constructing Organization and Design, Construction Management, Project Budget, Water and Electricity Installation, Contract Management, Project Supervision.
Career Orientation: Our graduates will be qualified to work as superintendents, managers, marketing personnel in Quality Surveyors', as managing staff specializing in project management, project budget and supervision in construction groups, companies or firms or as sales persons of construction products.
We have turned out nearly one thousand graduates, most of them are now working for PetroChina, Sinopec and in supervision agencies in Shanghai, Zhejiang and Fujian and other provinces. The first-time employment rate of our graduates has remained steadfast at up to 90 percent for several years.