Process Technology

The Process Technology Program offers students core courses related to the process operations industry that will prepare them to develop in their careers as safe, efficient and environmentally responsible Process Technicians. Students entering this program should realize that Process Operators generally work rotating shifts in both hot and cold environments, perform tasks requiring good mental and physical aptitude, climb tall structures and work with a variety of chemicals.

The Process Technology program is committed to serving the community and industry in partnership with a quality, industry-driven curriculum. The program will develop and supply a technically prepared workforce in the Operator profession for the petrochemical industry. In addition to developing technical knowledge regarding plant operations, Process Technology students will develop communication and team building skills throughout the program.

An advisory committee consisting of education and industry representatives meets regularly to review, provide feedback and direct improvements in the program. 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for an Associate of Applied Science degree in Process Technology, students must have

  1. Completed the prescribed courses listed in this Catalog with an overall grade point average of 2.0 or better,
  2. Passed each class listed in the prescribed course of study with a grade of “C” or better,
  3. Met any individually prescribed behavior or remediation-related requirements.

Full-Time Schedule

Associate of Applied Science Degree - Petrochemical Process Technology

Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
PTAC 1302 Introduction to Process Technology 3
PSYC 2301
General Psychology
or Introduction to Sociology
 Semester Credit Hours12
Semester #2
CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I (Procees Tech) /Occupational Safety)(030) 4
PTAC 1310 Process Technology I - Equipment 3
PTAC 1308 Safety, Health, and Environment I 3
PHIL 2306
Introduction to Ethics
or Introduction to the Humanities I
 Semester Credit Hours13
Semester #3
PHYS 1401
College Physics I
or Applied Physics
PTAC 1332 Process Instrumentation I 3
PTAC 1350 Industrial Economics 3
PTAC 2314 Quality 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Semester #4
PTAC 2420 Process Technology II - Systems 4
PTAC 1354 Industrial Processes 3
Select from one of the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Business & Professional Communication  
Business Report Writing and Correspondence  
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness 1
 Semester Credit Hours11
Semester #5
PTAC 2346 Process Troubleshooting 3
PTAC 2438 Process Technology III - Operations 4
CTEC 2445 Unit Operations 4
 Semester Credit Hours11
 Total Semester Credit Hours60
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