NOC Teams at National Trouble Shooting Competition April 21-22

Ponca City Now - April 21, 2023 6:19 am

Northern Oklahoma College has two teams in the Trouble Shooting Championship Competition in Pasadena, Texas.

The competition is set for April 21-22 at the LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology on the San Jacinto College Central Campus in Pasadena, Texas.

The teams are named the “Crude Okies” and the “Okie Olefins.”

Team members for the Crude Okies include Mark Goddard (coach), Xavier Tsosie (captain), Tristan Cunningham (member), Kyler Inman (member), and Ashley Fox (alternate).

Team members for the Okie Olefins are Mark Goddard (coach), Eric Segura (captain), Jacobe Estes (member), Cooper Anderson (member), and Heath Braden (alternate).

The North American Process Technology Alliance’s Troubleshooting Skills Competition (TSC) was created as a venue for advanced Process Technology students to demonstrate hands-on skills in real-time process problem solving.

Troubleshooting skills are necessary for developing a highly competent petrochemical workforce in the U.S., maintaining consistent high-quality production, and contributing to the security, safety, and regulatory compliance of our facilities.

This signature event pits the best student teams from educational institutions across the country in a competition for the title “NAPTA Troubleshooting Champions.”

Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public two-year community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services.

NOC serves nearly 4,000 students through the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, and NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater.  Of these students about 80% receive financial aid and/or scholarships. 75% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science; the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; and the Accreditation Commission for Education and Nursing.

For more information about Northern Oklahoma College please call (580) 628-6208 or visit the NOC website at


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