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Process Technology (C) Certificate

Purpose Statement

This program prepares students for careers in entry-level process operations positions. It prepares students to become safe, efficient and environmentally responsible operators in the petrochemical and oil refinery industries. The program works closely with the Gulf Coast Process Technology Alliance organization that establishes standards to provide and deliver quality curriculum in the field. Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to transfer coursework to Lamar Institute of Technology or McNeese State University to complete a two-year degree in process technology.

Program of Study

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 OR
Contemporary Mathematics
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
  Grand Total Hours 42

* Prerequisite for PTAC 2436: PTAC 1332-Process Instrumentation I
** Prerequisite for PTAC 1410: PTAC 1302-Introduction to Process Technology

Note: Articulation agreements exist with Lamar Institute of Technology and McNeese State University.

View course descriptions here: Course Catalog