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Process Operating Technology (AAS)
Associate of Applied Science

Purpose Statement

This program will prepare graduates for employment in the petrochemical, oil refining, power generation and pulp/paper industries. Upon successful completion of the coursework, the student will be able to transfer to a four-year degree in Industrial Technology (BSIT) at Lamar University and a four-year degree in Process Technology through McNeese State University.

First Semester Course Credit Hours
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
PTAC 1302 Introduction to Process Technology 3
PTAC 1308 Safety, Health and Environment I 3
PTAC 1332 Process Instrumentation I 3
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations 3
  Total Hours 18
Second Semester Course Credit Hours
MATH 1314 OR
MATH 1332
College Algebra
Contemporary Mathematics
3
OSHT 2401 OSHA Regulations 4
PTAC 1410 Process Technology I - Equipment 4
PTAC 2436 Process Instrumentation II 4
Elective Communication * 3
  Total Hours 18
Summer  Semester Course Credit Hours
Elective Literature/Fine Arts * 3
Elective Social Science * 3
  Total Hours 6

42 Hours Completes the Process Technology Certificate

Third Semester Course Credit Hours
PTAC 2314 Principles of Quality 3
PTAC 2420 Process Technology II - System 4
SCIT 1418 Applied Physics 4
SCIT 1494 Special Topics in Chemistry 4
  Total Hours 15
Fourth Semester Course Credit Hours
CTEC 2480 Coop. Ed/CTEC 2445 Unit Ops 4
PTAC 2438 Process Technology III - Operations 4
PTAC 2446 Process Troubleshooting 4
  Total Hours 12
  Grand Total 69

69 Hours Completes AAS Degree

View course descriptions here: Course Catalog