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Process Operating Technology (AAS)
Associate of Applied Science

Purpose Statement

The field of process technology appeals to persons who would enjoy the challenges involved in controlling industrial plant processes to produce a final product.  This program offers students careers as safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible process operators in the petrochemical and oil refinery industries.  In addition to developing technical knowledge regarding plant operations and procedures, maintenance, safety, health and environment skills, students will develop their communication, computer, people, and team-building skills throughout the program.

First Semester Course Credit Hours
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
PTAC 1302 Introduction to Process Technology 3
PTAC 1408 Safety, Health and Environment I 4
PTAC 1432 Process Instrumentation I 4
  Total Hours 17
Second Semester Course Credit Hours
MATH  MATH 1314 College Algebra OR MATH 1332
Contemporary Mathematics
PTAC 1410 Process Technology I - Equipment 4
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communications OR SPCH 1315 Public Speaking, OR SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication OR SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communications 3
  Total Hours 10
Summer  Semester Course Credit Hours
Elective Language, Philosophy, and Culture OR Creative Arts * 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology OR SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 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 Cooperative Education-Chemical Technology OR CTEC 2445 Unit Ops 4
PTAC 2438 Process Technology III - Operations 4
PTAC 2446 Process Troubleshooting 4
  Total Hours 12
  Grand Total 60

*Core Curriculum Options

View course descriptions here: Course Catalog